An Obama-era national security adviser argues for diversity as Trump appoints McMaster

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The president reportedly interviewed four candidates. They were all white men.

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New Philadelphia law stops employers from asking salary history

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The law, slated to go into effect in May unless it's stopped by the state legislature, aims to close the gender salary gap.

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UN warns famine is on the horizon for several African countries

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United Nations World Food Programme sounds an alarm on impending food crises.

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This is how Home Depot is growing – without growing

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Home Depot has benefited from a strong housing market and demand from both professional contractors and do-it-yourself types. The company brought in an estimated $90 billion in revenue last year — without building a lot of new stores.  Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

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02/21/17: Revealing salary history will be history in Philadelphia

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About 20 million people are at risk of starvation within the next six months. We'll look at the four different food crises that are all happening at once. Next, we'll look at Home Depot's earnings growth, despite a lack of new stores, and a Philadelphia law that prevents companies from asking job applicants about past salaries.

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02/21/17: The electric-car economy

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A Volkswagen subsidiary will invest about $2 billion in electric cars over the next decade, as part of VW's settlement in the emissions cheating case.  We'll look at the challenges that an electric-car ecosystem faces. Next, attorney Jenny Afia will join us to talk about her role in rewriting apps' privacy policy for the British government.

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The word 'refugee' has a surprising origin

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It has its roots in 17th-century France, when a huge influx of French migrants known as "Huguenots" left their country.

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Japanese Americans remember a dark chapter when they were 'more number than name'

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Looking back to the US incarceration of Japanese Americans and how, as one historian puts it, people can "lose sight of our important national values of justice and rule of law."

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Leftist Lenin Moreno hopes to avoid runoff in tense Ecuador vote

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If the vote does go to a runoff, and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso wins the presidency, he has promised to end WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's asylum in Ecuador's London embassy.

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Why a food scientist is trying to make powdered breast milk

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Donated breast milk in liquid form can be expensive because it needs to be to be screened for disease and drugs, and then stored. One way to address this may be a technique called "spray-drying."

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Walmart results come amid fierce competition with Amazon

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Walmart releases its quarterly results tomorrow, and they should be interesting. The world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer has been scrambling to take on another retail titan -- Amazon. Walmart recently lowered the minimum purchase amount for free two-day shipping to $35. And if you're willing to pick up your online order at the local Walmart store, there's no shipping charge at all. Will free

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A four-letter word is shaping the debate on minimum wage increases

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Wage hike or wage increase? Does it really matter? Linguists would say "yes."

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02/20/17: An economics linguistic lesson

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When you read a story about minimum wage or hear a story about it on air, chances are we use the word "hike." It's short, it's punchy, but it also has some negative connotations attached to it. We take a look at the linguistics behind the word shaping our conversations about minimum wage. Also on today's show: New Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt takes control of the agen

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#29. @realDonaldTrump How will you continue to increase the presence of women in national security efforts? #100Days100Qs

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We know that when women are included in policing, given a seat at peace negotiations, and allowed to make and influence policy, the world is a safer place. Will the Trump administration take these facts into account?

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How the new EPA chief can take the agency in a new direction

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President Donald Trump picked his new National Security Adviser today. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will replace Michael Flynn, who resigned after withholding information about a call with Russia's ambassador. Tomorrow, Scott Pruitt -- another high-profile appointee -- will take his job as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Pruitt has a complicated past with his new agency.

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