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Money Transfer Companies Fight Back Against IRS Scammers

There's a phone scam going around where an intimidating caller pretends to be from the IRS, demanding money immediately. There is also an anti-scam going on. At check cashing outlets, employees are dealing with terrified victims demanding to send money to fake IRS agents. Intervening requires awareness, compassion, and a script, just like the scammers use.
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The 'Added Sugar' Label Is Coming To A Packaged Food Near You

The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.
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Lawmakers Reach A Deal To Expand Regulation Of Toxic Chemicals

If it passes, the compromise bill would be the first update to the Toxic Substances Control Act in more than four decades. Supporters say it gives the EPA more power to ensure chemical safety.
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Does Old-School Political Advertising Work Anymore?

Donald Trump says he's rewritten the rules of media coverage and political advertising — he points to his primary victories. We examine whether that might be the case in the general election as well.
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Russia Hires PR Firm Burson-Marsteller To Help Spin Doping Scandal

Russia's track and field program is banned from international competition because of a doping scandal. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gene Grabowski, a former partner with Burson-Marsteller.
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Ballpark Vendors Need Hustle And A Clear Strategy

Selling hot dogs at a baseball game isn't just about having legs that can run stairs fast, and a loud yell. There's a lot of strategy involved.
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#5DollarChallenge: We Mapped Out The Best Meals You Can Buy For Five Bucks Or Less

Check out this map for some of your favorite meals from every region of the U.S. — based on submissions from NPR and Youth Radio readers and listeners.
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Why One Startup Is Offering Meals Made By Home Cooks And Middle-Schoolers

Young people are looking for new takes on fast food. Enter Josephine, a company that connects home chefs in the San Francisco area with folks in their neighborhood who are hungry for a good meal.
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Aviation Expert Highlights Security Challenges In Aftermath Of EgyptAir Crash

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Peter Goelz, a former National Transportation Safety Board investigator who worked with the Egyptian government in 1999 after an EgyptAir plane crashed into the Atlantic.
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Hollywood Stars Speak Out In Effort To Combat Gender Pay Gap

Actress Robin Wright made a splash when she revealed that it was only by threatening to go public that she was able to negotiate her House of Cards salary to be the same as that of her male co-star. Pay equity in Hollywood isn't a new issue, but getting around it by sharing salary information might be a new way to combat it.

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