Seattle Space Needle elevator operator Michael Hall says despite the success of the attraction, his pay hasn't budged in four years. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

Carrot pullers from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Mexico. "We come from all states and we can't make a dollar in this field noways. [sic] Working from seven in the morning until twelve noon, we earn an average of thirty-five cents." California, February 1937 Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress hide caption

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The Salt

How Dorothea Lange Taught America To See Hunger And Humanity

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.

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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

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Shots - Health News

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

Giving the newborn one last boost of blood from the placenta may help increase social and motor skills at age 4, a study finds. Earlier studies have found health benefits in infancy.

Miami swimwear entrepreneur Mel Valenzuela (right) explains online strategies to Cuban business owners Victor Rodriguez (middle) and Caridad Limonta (left) in Wynwood this month. Miami boutique owner Monica Minagorri (rear) watches. Tim Padgett/WLRN hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami WLRN

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

Police were being investigated for their use of excessive force and civil rights violations. Part of the agreement, known as a consent decree, calls for retraining officers.

The Two-Way - News Blog

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work. "From the very first moment I took pictures [on the streets of Philadelphia], I loved it," Mark told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1988.

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Shots - Health News

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.

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It's All Politics

Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

The 12 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership account for almost 36 percent of the world's economy, which would make TPP by far the largest U.S. trade pact.

Tiny Desk

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear: Tiny Desk Concert

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.

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Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

We asked our panel of public-radio hosts to share their favorite new tracks. The resulting mix includes a Swedish R&B singer, a rising L.A. country star and an 18-year-old rapper.

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Goats and Soda

How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia earlier this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.

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