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Apple Scraps Headphone Jack In iPhone 7, Reveals Cordless AirPods

Why is Apple pushing users toward wireless earbuds? "Courage," says an Apple executive. Other news from the Apple event involved Super Mario, Pokemon Go and water-resistant features.
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Ireland Debates Collecting Unpaid Taxes From Apple

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Fintan O'Toole, an op-ed columnist for The Irish Times, about how collecting back taxes from Apple could transform Ireland.
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How Much Do Drugs For Rare Diseases Add To Health Care Spending?

Researchers analyzing recent drug spending in the U.S. say that high-priced drugs for rare diseases aren't having a widespread or significant effect on overall health care spending.
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Let's Talk Tiki Bars: Harmless Fun Or Exploitation?

These faux-Polynesian bars first became popular in the 1960s. Now, they're making a comeback. But some Pacific Islanders say there is a darker side to these downtown slices of paradise.
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Judge's Order Halts Construction On Part Of North Dakota Pipeline

A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe a temporary restraining order against a company building a crude oil pipeline. It covers only a portion of what the tribe requested.
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EpiPen's Dominance Driven By Competitors' Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

The company's lobbying of state legislatures is just one factor in EpiPen's dominance of the market. Manufacturers of competing devices have struggled to gain a foothold.
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Fast Casual Or Fast Food? Why It Matters In D.C.

Up until recently, Burger King and Cava Grill were the same kind of restaurant according to D.C.'s zoning rules. That changes this week.

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Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

The next iPhone, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, may be missing something familiar: the ubiquitous headphone jack. Usability experts say the change could really sit badly with Apple customers.
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An Economic Mystery: Why Are Men Leaving The Workforce?

Millions of men in their prime working years have dropped out since the 1960s — they aren't working or even looking for a job. Factors including technology, education and family reasons play a role.
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Gretchen Carlson: The Woman Who Brought Down Fox News' Roger Ailes

A look at Gretchen Carlson, the dutiful and diligent Fox News host who brought down the channel's powerful CEO and chairman, Roger Ailes.

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