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Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

Tech Companies Blacklist White Supremacist Site

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been essentially purged from the Internet following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Silicon Valley Fights Back Against Extremism Online

Companies are waging a broad attack against white supremacist groups, cutting off their ability to raise money, post content or register their sites online. These moves are not unprecedented, but this muscle flexing raises a lot of questions — not just about free speech, but also about due process ...

Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

With Internet providers able to track and sell your browsing data, people who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks. But VPNs can themselves be insecure.

For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. The teens are demanding that the Garden now pay millions.

Nokia Claims The Next Evolution Of The Selfie: Meet The Bothie

Do you snap a quick pic of that gorgeous sunset or show social media how cute you look with a selfie? The Nokia 8 has a rear and front-facing camera that both work at the same time.

For 24 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. Three teens are shaming the state and the Garden into paying up.

Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

A group of Republicans gathered at former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.

Negotiations Begin On Trump's Campaign Promise To Rework NAFTA

Ailsa Chang talks to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers Union, about President Trump's promise to fix NAFTA. The 23-year-old deal is being reworked with Canada and Mexico.

Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.

Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

They Got Hurt At Work — Then They Got Deported

A joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica shows how a loophole in Florida law has led to the arrest and even deportation of undocumented immigrants after they suffer legitimate injuries on the job.

Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.

Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises, and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.

CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that ending what's known as cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years.

3 More Business Leaders Leave Trump's Manufacturing Council

"I'm resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it's the right thing for me to do," said the Alliance for American Manufacturing's Scott Paul. Later, both AFL-CIO representatives quit.

CEOs Cut Ties With Trump

What does the White House business council do anyway?

Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.

Making Sense Of Charlottesville: A Reader's Guide

The tragedy in Virginia has sparked compelling writing around the country, and around the Internet. Here's our roundup.

Bitcoin Streaks To $4,300 Mark, Continuing Meteoric Rise

The U.S. exchange rate for bitcoin rose to a record $4,300 on Monday — nearly $1,000 above its rate one week ago.

Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?

As our houses fill with the Internet of things, sensors will tell us whether we left the stove on or that we're out of paper towels. But critics worry these devices won't be secure and will spy on us.

CEOs Of Merck, Under Armour and Intel Resign From Trump's Business Council

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier was the first to announce he's leaving followed by Under Armour's Kevin Plank and Intel's Brian Krzanich. President Trump was criticized for his response to weekend violence.

White Supremacist Site Is Banned By GoDaddy After Virginia Rally

The Daily Stormer published a story mocking protester Heather Heyer and making light of the events in Virginia, prompting calls for GoDaddy, which hosts the site, to take the site down.

Disney Settles Defamation Case With Beef Products Inc.

Disney disclosed it paid $177 million to settle the "pink slime" defamation case involving the ABC network which it owns. NPR's Scott Simon talks to University of Michigan law professor Lenn Niehoff.

The Art Of The Pitch: Vendors Hawk Items At The Ohio State Fair

Many people go to the fair to ride the tilt-o-whirl or eat funnel cake. NPR's Planet Money team traveled to the Ohio State Fair to witness the ancient art of product salesmanship.

SoundCloud Saved By The Bell Of A Big Chunk Of Financing

After a noisy month in the press and a significant round of layoffs, SoundCloud announced today it had secured its largest round of financing to date, ending speculation of its demise .

California Court Orders Venture Capitalist To Reopen Disputed Beach

"This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public."

For The Love Of Huckleberries: August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Fruit

Every year, lovers of these tart, juicy berries trek into the forests of the Northwest to pick them at great effort. No one's managed to grow them commercially just yet, but their fans keep trying.