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Sep 22, 2016

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On today's show: Charlotte's strong but unequal economy, Mark Zuckerberg's 84-year plan to tackle disease and making sense of Yahoo's massive data breach. Plus: How to get to space without NASA's help.

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Trump's paid-maternity plan doesn't quite add up

Sep 22, 2016
The Republican proposes to fund six weeks of partially-paid maternity leave by "recapturing fraud and improper payments" in the nation's unemployment insurance system.
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Basic research, over decades, is Zuckerberg's goal

Sep 22, 2016
Facebook founder and his physician wife have a charitable venture built for the long haul.
 
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Blue Bell ice cream has a second listeria recall

Sep 22, 2016
Blue Bell's first recall was total. This one affects only two flavors of the popular ice cream.
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How to get to space without NASA

Sep 22, 2016
Julian Guthrie's new book, "How to Make a Spaceship" details the founding of the XPRIZE.
Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images

Yahoo confirms hack of 500 million user accounts

Sep 22, 2016
The company says the stolen information relates to a “state-sponsored actor.”
Workers use a crane to move a section of a Yahoo! billboard onto a truck on December 21, 2011 in San Francisco. The company confirmed today that there has been a hack of at least 500 million accounts.
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Those who support Colombia's peace accord with FARC see economic benefits

Sep 22, 2016
For the U.S., peace could expand trade and further economic relations.
A stencil image on a wall shows a tic-tac-toe board with the caption that reads, "No One Wins" in armed conflict.
Lorne Matalon

Charlotte's economy is strong but inequality remains

Sep 22, 2016
The unemployment rate for black people is double that for white people.
Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against police brutality in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 21, 2016, following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott the previous day.
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has 28 websites

Sep 22, 2016
Leaked data gave a glimpse at all of the isolated, totalitarian country's registered websites.
 Children of the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace attending extra facultative computer class after school on Oct. 18, 2007 in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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On today’s show: Charlotte’s strong but unequal economy, Mark Zuckerberg’s 84-year plan to tackle disease and making sense of Yahoo’s massive data breach. Plus: How to get to space without NASA’s help.

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