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How Local Foster Care Plays A Role In "The Poverty Industry"

What happens when government aid doesn't go where it's supposed to?

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$15 Billion Settlement Proposed In Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.
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Ikea Recalls Millions Of Chests, Dressers Because Of Tip-Over Hazard

The furniture company began offering free wall-anchoring kits for tall dressers last year after two children died in accidents. Now, following a third death, it is recalling the dressers altogether.
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Volkswagen Will Pay U.S. Diesel Car Owners Up To $10 Billion

In a historic civil settlement, VW will buy back or repair cars sold as "clean" but that in fact polluted above legal levels. The company will also pay nearly $5 billion for environmental reparations.
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What Brexit Means For The U.S.

With a now-likely U.K. exit from the EU, America’s relationship with a key intelligence and global trade ally will change. Please join us to discuss what the British vote means for the U.S. economy, the 2016 presidential campaign and global security.

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Money, Hate And Hard Feelings: Brexit Fallout Continues In U.K., Europe

The U.K.'s credit rating has been downgraded. British police say there's been a rise in reports of hate crime incidents. And passions ran high on the floor of the EU.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
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Volkswagen Expected To Pay Billions To Settle Emissions Scandal

An agreement settling U.S. lawsuits against Volkswagen is expected to be filed in court on Tuesday. VW admitted last September that diesel cars had been designed to cheat air-quality tests.
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Obama Cautions Against 'Hysteria' Over Brexit Vote

"I think that the best way to think about this is a pause button has been pressed on the project of full European integration," President Obama told NPR's Steve Inskeep.
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Halfway Around The World, Brexit Hits Japan's Already Soft Economy

The world's third largest economy is still struggling to gain traction under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The British decision to leave the European Union has delivered another blow.

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