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Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders appears in the following:

#NPRReads: Social Concern And The Drought In California

Friday, May 22, 2015

Also this week, a profile of plus-sized model Tess Holliday, algorithms in plain(ish) English, and suicide clusters in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Los Angeles Minimum-Wage Workers To Get A Raise

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In a vote of 14-1, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to increase the city's minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour by 2020. More than 40 percent of the workforce earns less than the hourly wage.

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Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.

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Santa Monica Cracks Down On Airbnb, Bans 'Vacation Rentals' Under A Month

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Santa Monica says renting out a house or apartment for less than 30 days without the permanent tenant present is illegal.

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University Of Virginia Dean Sues 'Rolling Stone' Over Discredited Rape Article

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

U.Va.'s dean of students says the article portrayed her as the "chief villain of the story." She's suing the magazine and the author for $7.85 million.

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New York Governor Pledges Action After Revelations Of Nail Salon Work Conditions

Monday, May 11, 2015

After The New York Times published a series on exploitative work conditions at nail salons, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a task force to confront the issue.

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Whole Foods Tries To Shake 'Whole Paycheck' Rep With Cheaper Spinoff

Friday, May 08, 2015

The company hopes to attract millennials, saying the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

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Report: Record 38 Million People Displaced Within Their Country

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The report says the citizens are internally displaced due to conflict or violence. Since they're homeless in their own country, they lack benefits refugees who left the country might receive.

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Recovery Begins For Small Businesses Hit By Baltimore Riots

Monday, May 04, 2015

Stores in Baltimore are welcoming customers back Monday as the National Guard begins to move out. But the small mom-and-pop stores in the neighborhood are in for a long road to recovery.

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In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew and Maryland's governor declared Sunday a day of prayer and peace.

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Baltimore Police Hand Freddie Gray Investigation Report To Prosecutors

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Baltimore Police Department task force found the van transporting Gray made one more stop than originally thought.

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Google Experimenting With Patent Marketplace To Combat Trolls

Monday, April 27, 2015

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.

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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

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Twitter Now Allows Users To Receive Direct Messages From Any User

Monday, April 20, 2015

Before today, a Twitter user could send direct messages only if the recipient was one of the user's followers. Now there's an option that would allow users to message anyone on Twitter.

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WikiLeaks Makes It Easy To Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

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Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended by the league last fall amid allegations of child abuse involving his 4-year-old son.

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SpaceX Launches Successfully, But Rocket Doesn't Survive

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Dragon spacecraft heads to the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission. What wasn't routine was the attempt to land the spent rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean.

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White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Airplane Makes Emergency Landing After Worker Trapped in Cargo Hold

Monday, April 13, 2015

Alaska Airlines Flight 448 returned to Seattle, after the pilot heard "banging from beneath the aircraft." It turned out that a ramp agent had fallen asleep in the cargo hold.

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Storm Clouds Delay SpaceX Spacecraft Launch

Monday, April 13, 2015

The rocket will carry supplies to the International Space Station. SpaceX hopes to land the reusable rocket on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

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