NPR News: Need Hurricane Aid? In One Texas City, If You Boycott Israel, You May Be Out Of Luck

Need Hurricane Aid? In One Texas City, If You Boycott Israel, You May Be Out Of Luck
A city official told NPR that Dickinson is simply following a recently passed state law: “The city has nothing to do with it.” But the representative who authored the law said it’s being misapplied.

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NPR News: Reporter Pulls Blanket Off Cozy Ties Between Mattress Companies And Reviewers

Reporter Pulls Blanket Off Cozy Ties Between Mattress Companies And Reviewers
Shoppers go online for reviews of the products they want to buy — like mattresses. But one reporter found out that reviewers often have cozy business deals with the companies they’re reviewing.

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NPR News: Legal Case Weighs Whether Mexican Girl In U.S. Illegally Should Have Access To Abortion

Legal Case Weighs Whether Mexican Girl In U.S. Illegally Should Have Access To Abortion
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., hears arguments on a case that pits a 17-year-old Mexican girl who is in the U.S. illegally and who wants an abortion against the Trump administration.

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NPR News: Russian Operatives Secretly Ran Websites To Emphasize Divisive Issues In U.S.

Russian Operatives Secretly Ran Websites To Emphasize Divisive Issues In U.S.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Conrad James, an activist who was contacted by the website BlackMattersUS and asked to organize a protest. Turns out, Russian social media trolls ran BlackMattersUS.

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