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Chinese shipping containers are stored at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, Calif. Americans like trade, in bigger numbers than ever. But they also believe China doesn't play fair in trade. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Trump's Trade War, Americans Will Be Asked To Show Economic Patriotism

Americans like trade, in bigger numbers than ever. But they also believe China doesn't play fair in trade.

In Trump's Trade War, Americans Will Be Asked To Show Economic Patriotism

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With the economy humming, U.S. unemployment is at a nearly 50-year low. Shouldn't we be excited? Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren't We Celebrating?

U.S. unemployment is at a nearly 50-year low. The jobless rate for Hispanics has never been lower. The past two years have been the best job market ever for African Americans. Shouldn't we be excited?

America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren't We Celebrating?

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The banquet of a noble Roman in ancient Rome was more than a lavish social meal, it was a crucial power tool — a way of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. Bildagentur-online/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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The Lavish Roman Banquet: A Calculated Display Of Debauchery And Power

A new book profiles 10 prominent emperors who helped shape the destiny of Rome. Part of their legacy includes wild stories of hedonistic banquets, when luxury ruled even as plebeians went hungry.

Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, speaks at Morehouse College on Feb. 17, 2018 in Atlanta. Smith announced on Sunday he will pay off the student debt of the college's entire 2019 graduating class. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class Of 2019

The billionaire founder of investment firm Vista Equity Partners made the surprise announcement in front of roughly 400 students while delivering the college's commencement address on Sunday.

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A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.

A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

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In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham — whose father is a refugee from Vietnam — explores how Vietnamese entrepreneurs came to dominate the nail salon business in the U.S. Adele Pham/Courtesy of 'Nailed It' hide caption

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How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary

If you got a manicure lately, chances are your nail salon was run by Vietnamese entrepreneurs. In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham investigates how refugees built a multi-billion dollar industry.

How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary

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