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

Bob Best enthusiastically supports President Trump's tough policies against China and other countries. "I'm not a big tariff guy. I'm a free trade guy," says Best, who manages a heating and air conditioning company in Kennesaw, Ga. "But sometimes when the bully just doesn't listen, you've got to punch him in the mouth. And that's what he's doing." Best supports the president's actions even though they affect him directly. The price of the heating and air conditioning units that his company...

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Timing matters. With or without you the train is departing; the second hand doesn’t really stop when you won’t wind your watch; inspiration strikes in an instant but its reckoning can take an eternity. In the world of music, the concept of time doesn’t just pertain to cues to come in or a 4/4 beat - it is also equally about patience and the space an artist must allow themselves to create.

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Greens Gone Wild: Food From The Sidewalk

Food comes to us from a lot of places on the planet. But we assume most of those places are actually in the business of agriculture, not, say, the sidewalks of Oakland, California. But Oakland is exactly one of the places where researchers found edible greens growing wild. And even though some of the surroundings--residential and industrial--were a bit bleak, the plants didn't seem to care. Even plants grown in soil with potential contaminants could be washed and safely eaten.

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'Daring To Dream': Battling An Incurable Brain Cancer

The sound of toes prancing and the sight of tutus fluttering filled the studio on a frigid February afternoon at Columbia Gorge Dance Academy in Hood River. Dancers in little pink ballet shoes lined up one after another as teacher Nancy Clement began her Tuesday class for 4-year-olds. Vivian Rose Weaver strolled in late. The blonde haired and blue-eyed girl put up a fit when her parents tried to get her dressed before class. Vivian has difficulty walking and it had worsened within the last...

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How The Brain Shapes Pain And Links Ouch With Emotion

When Sterling Witt was a teenager in Missouri, he was diagnosed with scoliosis. Before long, the curvature of his spine started causing chronic pain. It was "this low-grade kind of menacing pain that ran through my spine and mostly my lower back and my upper right shoulder blade and then even into my neck a little bit," Witt says. The pain was bad. But the feeling of helplessness it produced in him was even worse. "I felt like I was being attacked by this invisible enemy," Witt says. "It was...

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Updated May 20 at 10:38 a.m. ET

Some critics of the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to the 2020 census are coming from a group that tends to stay away from politically heated issues — business leaders.

California’s Hottest Housing Bill Was Just Unexpectedly Shelved. Here's What You Need To Know

May 18, 2019
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Shock. Depression. Relief.

Those were just some of the reactions as the year’s most controversial state housing bill met its sudden demise. But very few people—supporters, opponents, and even the author himself—can claim to have seen this coming.

A couple of federal agencies you probably haven't heard of keep track of what farmers grow, what Americans eat and how the country's entire food system operates. And the Trump administration wants them out of Washington, D.C.

Last summer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) would relocate somewhere that's closer to farmers and public universities doing agricultural research. But critics, including many scientists, balked, saying the agencies won't be as effective.

"A Low-Fat Diet Helps Reduce The Risk of Death From Breast Cancer." Did a headline like this catch your eye this week?

Dozens of news organizations, including NPR, reported on a new study that found that a low-fat diet helped women reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer.

Updated at 3 p.m. ET

The Trump administration has reached a deal to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, in a move that could put the three nations a step closer to ratifying the USMCA trade deal that would replace NAFTA.

The tariffs will be lifted within two days, according to a joint U.S.-Canada statement posted by Canada's foreign ministry.

Health Care Plans For Undocumented Californians May Be Scaled Back

May 17, 2019
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Two proposals to offer health coverage to all undocumented residents passed major hurdles at the Capitol on Thursday, but they may not have the financial backing to cross the finish line.

Trump Delays Auto Tariffs For 6 Months

May 17, 2019

Updated at 11:34 a.m. ET

The Trump administration will delay tariffs on cars and auto parts imports for six months while it negotiates trade deals with Japan and the European Union, the White House announced Friday.

Hate and Bias incidents in Eugene fell 42 percent last year according to the latest annual report by the city. The report suggests there are several factors behind the decline.

UPDATE (Friday, May 17 at 9:45 a.m. PT) —

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is distancing herself from one of her agency heads’ support for stripping away federal endangered species protections for gray wolves. She said she was not aware of her wildlife chief’s support for the move and that she doesn’t agree with it.

UPDATE (12:43 p.m. PT) — A day after state economists revealed the largest "kicker" tax rebate in Oregon’s history might be flowing back to taxpayers next year, House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, is introducing a plan to cut it in half.


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