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Women Farmers Band Together To Vent, Seek Support And Exchange Ideas

The agriculture industry is traditionally male-dominated. But that's changing: Over the past 15 years, the fraction of U.S. farms run by women has nearly tripled.
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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Defends The 'Smart Power' Of Economic Sanctions

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew granted NPR an exclusive interview to lay out his vision for the role of sanctions in U.S. foreign policy and national security. He touted what he called the success of sanctions on Iran but also conceded they are not a panacea and should not be overused.
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The Story Of Line 24: How Performing Artists Landed On The Tax Form

Many of the lines on tax forms like the 1040 seem oddly specific. Some are for farmers, some for divorcees, some for servicemen and women. Behind each of those we can see the process that shapes our tax code. NPR looks at one line — for performing artists — and how it came to be.
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IRS Commissioner Details Growing Problem Of Taxpayer Identity Theft

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the state of e-tax hacks.
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Deep Learning And Artifical Intelligence

Earlier this month Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence program beat a top professional player in the complex game of Go. New frontiers in machine learning and what computers are now able to teach themselves.

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Low-Income Renters Squeezed Between Too-High Rents And Subpar Housing

Tenants often stop paying rent to force the repair of poor conditions in the only housing they can afford. But landlords say can't fix the problems until they get the rent. It's a vicious cycle.
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Group Pushing Legalized Gambling In D.C. Wants To Open Casino In Anacostia

A group funded by an anonymous corporation registered in Delaware is pushing to legalize gambling in the District, first by creating a site in downtown Anacostia where people could play poker, blackjack and other card games.
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Living From Rent To Rent: Tenants On The Edge Of Eviction

Most people who end up facing eviction simply can't afford to pay their rent. Many low-income tenants work, but their rent outpaces their wages. An unexpected bill or a lost job can mean homelessness.
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Atlanta Businesses Again Lead Push Against Social Conservatives

Corporations in Atlanta have a long history of supporting a focus on business, not social conservatives' issues. Now the governor is vetoing a bill that LGBT groups say would lead to discrimination.
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Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

More Americans are looking for a second home — on wheels. After crashing hard in the recession, RV sales have rebounded and are on track to approach record levels this year.

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