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Lawsuit Filed Against Gas Company After Massachusetts Fires And Explosions
The suit alleges "antiquated" gas lines of Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, caused the over-pressurization of the system leading to the disaster in three towns.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:16:00 -0400)

Tesla Is Under Investigation By The Justice Department
Tesla says it handed over documents after CEO Elon Musk announced he would take Tesla private. Investigators might scrutinize the company's accounting practices and whether investors were misled.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:00:32 -0400)

Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands
The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:17:03 -0400)

Former Writer Saw Bert And Ernie As 'Loving Couple,' Sesame Workshop Disagrees
Mark Saltzman revived a longtime debate saying, yes, the beloved puppet pair were gay. Their producers and creators were quick to deny the claim.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:22:50 -0400)

How To Help Those Affected By Hurricane Florence
In the aftermath of the catastrophic storm, officials are encouraging people to volunteer and donate. Here's a guide on how to do that.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:47:00 -0400)

Facebook Allowed Employers To Exclude Women From Job Ads, ACLU Says
The complaint, filed Tuesday, says 10 businesses prevented women from receiving employment opportunities on the website. It also accused Facebook of excluding women in its own company.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:41:00 -0400)

Why The Way Hurricanes Are Classified Can Be Deceptive
Meteorologists have been using a nearly 50-year-old scale to measure the wind speed and storm surge of a hurricane. But it's not a good measure for rain, which can often become the most dangerous aspect of a storm.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:38:00 -0400)

New Limit On Refugees Allowed Into The U.S. Is The Lowest Since 1980
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Mark Hetfield, president of HIAS, a nonprofit that resettles refugees, about the new cap on U.S. refugees, proposed by the Trump administration.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:38:00 -0400)

President Trump Says He Stands By Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
President Trump strongly defended his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and said he feels terribly for him. Kavanaugh is accused of sexual assault when he was a teenager.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:56:00 -0400)

Boeing Calls Back Retired Workers To Help Keep Up With Supply Chain
Unfinished 737s are stacking up on the tarmac outside of a Boeing plant near Seattle as the supply chain struggles to keep up with demand. The company is calling back retired workers to help finish putting the planes together.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:37:00 -0400)

As Recovery Continues In The Carolinas, Floodwaters Test Resilience
N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper says the state is confronting catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. The recovery will involve difficult questions about living with the hazards of water.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:37:00 -0400)

How A Trade War Between The U.S. And China Could Impact Consumers
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David French of the National Retail Federation, about how the Trump administration's latest round of tariffs will affect consumers and the prices they pay.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:37:00 -0400)

Floodwaters Rise In Carolinas, Taking Lives And Prompting Environmental Concerns
The storm is blamed for 37 deaths in three states. More than 10,000 people in North Carolina are living in shelters, and thousands of people have been rescued from their homes.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:53:50 -0400)

Man Mocked For Shaving On Train Says He Was Leaving Homeless Shelter
The public grooming caught on tape made Anthony Torres the butt of jokes. Now he tells The Associated Press he had just gotten out of a shelter and didn't want family to see him looking unkempt.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:17:51 -0400)

Justice, Spy World Veterans Warn Of Consequences If Trump Releases Secret Docs
The president wants to release Russia investigation materials out of transparency, he says. But national security pros say he's imperiling sensitive information and hurting DOJ in the long run.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:02:00 -0400)

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