Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

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Students leave school at the end of the day at the Global Impact STEM Academy. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

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Seattle's ballot measure ST3 would increase sales and motor vehicle taxes to raise $54 billion over 25 years, to build and expand light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit. Steven Vance/Flickr hide caption

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No Free Rides: Voters Asked To Raise Taxes For Trains, Buses

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf To Appear Before Senate Banking Committee

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Kids bike on Selma Road in Springfield, Ohio. "Springfield is a rather typical small city that has grown poorer over the years," former mayor Roger Baker says. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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Pleasure boats are docked along the Erie Canal in Fairport, N.Y. Some are asking whether the canal is worth subsidizing now that it's no longer a major commercial waterway. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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A Piece Of The Past, A Price In The Present: Paying For The Erie Canal

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New NPR Podcast 'How I Built This' Begins With Spanx

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Advice For Dealing With Workplace Retaliation: Save Those Nasty Emails

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Why Gap Insurance Is Making A Comeback

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In some ways, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's tax plans are mirror images of each other. Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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The Issues: Explaining Hillary Clinton's And Donald Trump's Tax Plans

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What Keeps Poor Farmers Poor?

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Meat Industry Turns Florida's Feral Hogs Into Prime Pork

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Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

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Minn. Nurses Walk Picket Line After Talks With Allina Health Fail

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Former coal miners are trained as linesmen in a program co-sponsored by the Hazard Community and Technical College and the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program in Hazard, Ky. EKCEP Inc. hide caption

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Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving

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Obama To Reassure Asian Allies Of U.S. Commitments To The Region

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Mike Hudson's team starts pulling apart an old barn on the shady side because the temperature is approaching 90 degrees in Malta Bend, Mo. The pieces of the barn will be sold as reclaimed barn wood. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media and KBIA hide caption

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Your Dilapidated Barn Is Super Trendy. Just Ask HGTV

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These Central Valley sheep are happily munching on sprouted barley grown indoors. Farmer Mario Daccarett says the barley, grown in shipping containers, is sweet and keeps his sheep full longer. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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With Water In Short Supply, One California Farmer Grows Feed Indoors

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New FAA Rules Allow More Commercial Drones In The Air

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Cheaper Gas Means More Americans Are On The Road

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Examining The Effectiveness Of The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

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An aggressive marketing campaign has made the EpiPen the go-to drug for treating anaphylaxis. Mark Zaleski/AP hide caption

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EpiPen Manufacturer Says It Will Help With Out-Of-Pocket Costs

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U.S. Panel Clears Chinese Company's Takeover Of Syngenta

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This Lawson convenience store in Kowaguchi, Japan, sells a selection of prepared meals and fresh vegetables and meats, along with products aimed at the elderly. Many of the store's older customers find it hard to get to the supermarket, the store's manager says. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

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Amber Lakin (front) and colleague Julia Porras work at Central City Concern, an organization that does outreach and job training to combat homelessness and addiction in Portland, Ore. Lakin went through the welfare system and now works with Central City Coffee, an offshoot of the main organization, which uses coffee roasting/packaging as a job training space. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

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