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After The Battle, The Harvest: Programs Help Vets Move Into Farming

As thousands of younger Americans leave the military — which has been downsizing lately — the USDA would like them to consider carrying the torch as older farmers start to retire.
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Beverly Hills Plans For Driverless Shuttle Program

Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch tells Rachel Martin about his city's plan to connect residents to a new metro line using driverless shuttles.
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A Nation Engaged: Trade Stirs Up Sharp Debate In This Election Cycle

Americans shared their views on trade with NPR and member stations. One thing is clear: Millions of voters have deep feelings about trade — and often are at odds with each other about it.
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Artist J.M.W. Turner To Be Featured On U.K. £20, Ousting Economist Adam Smith

Following a national nomination process for a visual artist to honor, the U.K. has announced the new face of the £20 bill. He's known for landscapes, seascapes and innovative depiction of light.
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Shoemaker New Balance Challenges Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Shoemaker New Balance is criticizing the Obama administration over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The company is trying to make a running shoe with 100 percent American parts and feel the trade deal will doom shoes made in the U.S.
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Uber Reaches Tentative Settlement With Drivers In Class Action Suits

By settling class action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, Uber will be able to continue to categorize drivers in those states as independent contractors. The company will pay as much as $100 million to about 385,000 drivers in those cases. Drivers in California react to the settlement and explain what it may mean for them — and for their customers.
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Missouri's Proposed Religious Freedom Amendment Sets Old Allies At Odds

The business community, including solidly GOP-leaning groups, oppose the bill, after seeing the effect of similar measures elsewhere. The blowback has surprised Christian conservatives in Missouri.
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Friday News Roundup - International

President Obama meets with leaders in Britain and Saudi Arabia. Five-hundred migrants are feared drowned off the Libyan coast. And Brazil's president turns to the UN for support against her impeachment. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Federal Regulators Propose Tougher Rules Governing Wall Street Bonuses

Executives who get their firms in legal trouble could be forced to pay back bonuses retroactively.
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Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman is to replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note -- the first time in more than a century the front of our paper currency will feature a woman. Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson joins us with her take on the significance of the change.

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