Why election security experts really like paper records

Aug 22, 2018
Our aging voting systems are vulnerable, but can Congress act fast enough to be effective?
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Mexico's new president: A beacon of hope for citizens — but not financial investors

Jul 2, 2018
A professor of Latin American Studies explains why financial market players are startled by the election results.
President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a celebration event at the end of the Mexico 2018 Presidential Election on Sunday in Mexico.
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Can Facebook regulate itself?

Feb 19, 2018
Facebook is a powerful way to manipulate U.S. citizens. Can it change to protect its users from misinformation?
Facebook has admitted to problems with ad metrics for the 10th time since September. Above, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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Getting Facebook out of controversy

Feb 13, 2018
It has been a rough couple years for Mark Zuckerberg and the company he owns. Facebook is at the uncomfortable center of the controversy over the 2016 election and how easily the company’s news algorithms were duped by the Russians.…

Trump on infrastructure: Did he keep his promises?

Feb 7, 2018
In his Contract With the American Voter, he pledged to spur $1 trillion in investments for projects around the country.
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised he'd bring change to Washington in his first 100 days in office.
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How Iran's election could affect an LA tech entrepreneur

May 5, 2017
The founder of "the Persian equivalent of Reddit" talks to us about doing business with Iran from afar.
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on Sept. 22, 2016 in New York City.
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Britain's prime minister to seek early election

Apr 18, 2017
Amid Brexit negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May is looking for a strong mandate.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in central London on April 18, 2017.
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Will France abandon the euro?

Mar 9, 2017
The U.K. voted to leave the EU last June in a turbulent move. Will we see similar changes in France?
A view of euro banknotes.
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Union City: a town waiting on Trump's promises

Jan 18, 2017
Voters in this small Pennsylvania community have hope, but need jobs.
Union City, Pennsylvania, once the "chair capital of the world," now searches for a new identity.
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Weekly Wrap: Wages and the economic threat of Russian hacking

Jan 6, 2017
Marketplace host Lizzie O'Leary talks with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune for the Weekly Wrap.