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'Cheers And Jeers' As Boeing Machinists Narrowly OK Contract

With 51 percent of machinists voting yes, a new labor pact was approved. It means production of the new 777X widebody jet will be done in the Puget Sound region. But many in the rank-and-file think they gave up too much to keep the jobs in Washington State.
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Transgender Issues Follow Path Blazed By Gay Rights

Some gay and lesbian activists say 2013 was "the gayest year ever," but as 2014 opens, another issue is gaining traction — transgender rights.
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Boeing Machinists Accept Contract By Slim Margin

Boeing machinists voted Friday to accept a slightly revised offer that union rank-and-file rejected in the fall. Union leaders say they want to preserve pay and benefits, but they feared if machinists didn't accept the offer, Boeing would consider moving production of the 777X elsewhere.
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Female Farm Workers Speak Up About Sexual Harassment

Female laborers are starting to speak up about the hidden price some pay to keep their jobs in the fields: enduring sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. It can be emotionally difficult for any rape victim to press criminal charges, but female farm workers have to overcome additional cultural hurdles. (This story originally aired on Nov. 6, 2013 on All Things Considered.)
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Saving Babies' Lives Starts With Aquarium Pumps And Ingenuity

Students at Rice University in Houston are finding low-cost solutions to big global health problems. The women running the program are hoping to get these young engineers hooked on helping. One particularly successful device that helps infants breathe has already been tested in Malawi and will be distributed to hospitals around the country.
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Fifty Years Later, Did The U.S. Win The War On Poverty?

Jan. 8 is the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's War on Poverty. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reflects on whether Johnson succeeded in his goal.
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Bloomberg Contributed Personal Wealth To His Legacy

Michael Bloomberg has stepped down after 12 years as mayor of New York City, leaving a big imprint on the city. Errol Louis, the host of Inside City Hall on NY1, speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about Bloomberg's legacy.
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Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.
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Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art

How should you tell your friends that you're in friend-love with them? Sakugawa, the artist and author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You shares what inspires her work.
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Tree-Incarnation: Christmas Trees Return To Nature (A Poem)

Americans buy about 30 million live trees every year. Many end up as mulch, but in some communities they help rebuild dunes, create fish habitat and feed zoo animals. Hear the story of arborial resurrection in anapestic tetrameter.

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