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'Hamilton' Producers Strike Deal To Share Profits With Original Cast Members

The Broadway hit musical, Hamilton, is up for 16 Tony Award nominations, and that's sure to boost its already high profits. In April, the musical's producers struck a deal to share some of its profits with original cast members. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Michael Paulson, a reporter for The New York Times, about what this means for the industry.
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Understanding The Political Crisis In Brazil

Brazil is in the midst of political turmoil as impeachment proceedings move forward against the country's president Dilma Rousseff. What's next for the country and its government?

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Low-Income Residents Being Squeezed Out Of Silver Spring At High Rates

Low-income residents are being priced out of Silver Spring at a faster rate than in almost any other metro area in the country, according to a new report from real estate firm Trulia.
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Why Does Random Chance Decide Who Gets Housing Subsidies?

When the federal government gives out social benefits such as food stamps, if you qualify, you get them. But housing vouchers are often distributed through a lottery.
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Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain's oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.
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Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."
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As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

The state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.
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Puerto Rico Defaults On $422 Million Debt Payment

Puerto Rico's governor has issued a debt moratorium on a $422 million payment that the U.S. territory was supposed to pay off on Monday.
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Starbucks And Steel: The Divergent Directions Of China's Economy

China is now home to two economies — one fading and industrial, and the other, a more thriving service sector. A steelworker, a Starbucks executive and a former banker explain.
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A 'Tough Decision': Puerto Rican Governor Says Island Will Miss Debt Payment

"I've decided that your basic needs come before anything else," Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said, adding that he will not close hospitals in order to pay the island's debt.

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