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A member of the station staff pushes a portable wheelchair lift along the platform at an Amtrak station in DeLand, Fla. The company says its policies for having to adjust or remove seats has changed. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride

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Economist Gabriela Saade (left) presents Stacey Vanek Smith with a purse made entirely out of Venezuelan bolívares. Leena Sanzgiri/NPR hide caption

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A Bag of Bolívares: And Other Indicators From Venezuela

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Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public. Yana Paskova/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

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A woman carries a baby born on China's National Day, Oct. 1, 2019, at a hospital in Chengdu, China. Experts say that once-strict government restrictions on births is likely to place a burden on the country's economy. Visual China Group via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump signs a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, Liu He in the East Room at the White House on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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China Trade Deal: A Truce Awakens?

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, Calif., on March 14, 2019. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Electric Burn: Those Who Bet Against Elon Musk And Tesla Are Paying A Big Price

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Boeing 737 Max aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines crowd the tarmac of the airport in Victorville, Calif., after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the planes last year. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From left, then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participate in a USMCA signing ceremony in November 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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A guard walks with a detainee in the intake area at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in 2019. A previously confidential report obtained by NPR found "negligent" medical care and other problems at the facility. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Despite Findings Of 'Negligent' Care, ICE To Expand Troubled Calif. Detention Center

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How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

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President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He, China's top trade negotiator, sign a "Phase 1" trade agreement between the U.S. and China at the White House on Wednesday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Signs 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place

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Dating apps, including Tinder, give sensitive information about users to marketing companies, according to a Norwegian study released Tuesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Foxconn's substation under construction in Mount Pleasant, Wis., on Dec. 15, 2019. State officials hope the company will help turn the region into the next Silicon Valley. Chuck Quirmbach/WUWM hide caption

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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink, seen here in Paris in July, wrote in his annual letter to CEOs that climate change will soon cause "a significant reallocation of capital." Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Amazon's Counterfeit Products Threaten Safety

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The Food And Drug Administration reviews new drugs for approval much faster than it used to, but changes in the agency's standards have drawn questions. Michael J. Ermarth/FDA hide caption

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FDA Approves Drugs Faster Than Ever But Relies On Weaker Evidence, Researchers Find

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