An Economist On The 'Miserable 21st Century'

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When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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China Suspends Coal Imports From North Korea

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As Trump Vows To Grow Industry, Countries Move Away From Coal

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Facebook claims to have 1.23 billion daily users globally. Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he wants that number to grow and for users to conduct their digital lives only on his platform. bombuscreative/iStock hide caption

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Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

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Parents pick up their kids from Garfield Early Childhood Center, a pre-K facility serving all children in the district. Burmese, Mandarin, Arabic, and many Spanish dialects are among at least 27 languages spoken at home by children in the district. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

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Using The Blockchain To Change Prisons

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Driscoll's, the largest berry producer in the world, now grows about the same quantity of raspberries and strawberries in Mexico as it does in California. Many American producers have recently expanded their production to Mexico. Mike Mozart/Flickr hide caption

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Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

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A Departing Bank Regulator's Advice To Stave Off Another Financial Crisis

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"Sell by" and "expiration" labels on food products may contribute to food waste by misleading consumers to throwing away perfectly good food. Now, two food industry associations are encouraging food companies to do away with these labels. Ryan Eskalis/NPR hide caption

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Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho. North Idaho counties like Kootenai have seen their population double since the 1990s. Karen Ybanez/Flickr hide caption

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Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

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Two 787 Dreamliner aircraft are seen at the Boeing production facilities in 2012 in North Charleston, S.C. This week, Boeing workers in South Carolina will vote whether to unionize. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Years In The Making, Effort To Unionize S.C. Boeing Workers Comes To A Vote

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The Stock Market Has Rallied Since Trump's Election, But Some Worry It's An Illusion

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President Trump meets with advisors and Senate and House legislators at the White House on Feb. 2. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump, GOP At Odds Over 'Border Adjustment' Tax

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