Visitors look at the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge across the Yalu River from Dandong, in northeast China. A company operating from Dandong is under fresh sanctions by the U.S. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

U.S. Targets Chinese Company For Supporting N. Korean Nuclear Program

The U.S. Department of the Treasury says a Chinese conglomerate on the North Korean border has helped blacklisted North Korean companies procure raw materials that could be used for nuclear weapons.

U.S. Targets Chinese Company For Supporting N. Korean Nuclear Program

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Beijing-based restaurateur Song Ji (right) demonstrates his system, which allows customers to tip wait staff. Diners use smartphones to scan QR codes that the wait staff wear on their sleeves. This generates a tip of 4.56 yuan, or about 70 cents. Waitress Liu Enhui (left), the top tip-getter at the restaurant, says she can earn up to $30 a day in tips. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Long Criticized In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now being encouraged at some upscale, urban restaurants catering to wealthy, young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.

Long Criticized In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

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Movie Interviews

Acting For Film Or Acting For Life? Doc Tells Story Of Kim Jong Il's Captives

The North Korean leader was so crazy about movies that he kidnapped a South Korean actress and director and forced them to work for him. The Lovers and the Despot tells their story.

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Your Money

Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts Likely Hurt Customers' Credit Scores

Regulators say millions of unapproved credit card and bank accounts were opened for Wells Fargo customers. A big question is how to compensate those whose credit scores were hurt by what the bank did.

Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts Likely Hurt Customers' Credit Scores

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While feasting on a breakfast of hearty grains, the ewes at Dayspring Dairy are milked in two aisles with 12 ewes per aisle. Some have names like Valentine, Fuzzy Nibbleton, July, Cannonball and Latte. Meg McKinney for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.

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NPR Ed

How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.

How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

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Public health officials want doctors to consider treating alcohol abuse with medications that have a track record of success. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Medications Can Help People Stop Abusing Alcohol, But Many Don't Know That

Kaiser Health News

It is still rare for a person struggling with alcohol abuse to be prescribed naltrexone or acamprosate, two medications that have been proven to help. Efforts are underway to change that.

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All Tech Considered

Online Trackers Follow Our Digital Shadow By 'Fingerprinting' Browsers, Devices

Online tracking is no longer about "cookies." New technology helps trackers to link online breadcrumbs — including across devices — through browser settings, battery levels and other details.

Online Trackers Follow Our Digital Shadow By 'Fingerprinting' Browsers, Devices

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Khaleed Khateeb, 21, was the videographer for the Netflix documentary The White Helmets. "This photo was after double tap of aircraft in 27-7-2014," he says, referring to an air strike followed by another attack. "I don't know how I survived." Fadi al Halabi/Courtesy of Khaleed Khateeb hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Young Syrian With A Dream Risks His Life To Film New Documentary

Khaled Khateeb, 21, wants to show the world the heroic efforts of the White Helmets, a search-and-rescue group in Syria.

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All Tech Considered

Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

The U.S. is about to complete its long-planned handover of Internet domain name management to a global non-profit. Republicans argue it's an example of the Obama administration giving up U.S. power.

Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

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