What China's rapid growth means for its everyday citizens
In China, independent media is censored, and people are afraid to talk openly, for fear of being arrested. So when Frank Langfitt reported in Shanghai for NPR, he offered free taxi rides in exchange for honest conversations. He learned about people's everyday lives in a rapidly changing country, and their views of Donald Trump's America.
EPA won't ban chlorpyrifos, despite harmful effects on kids
The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the use of a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which is used on fruit, vegetables, nuts, and soybeans. That’s despite research showing chlorpyrifos can have harmful effects on children’s brains.
President Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy: more of the same?
President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday, basking in chants of “send her back.” Those chants were directed at Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee.
Presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson on why she's not the Democratic version of Trump
Marianne Williamson, Oprah Winfrey's former spiritual advisor, has said she would defeat Donald Trump "by harnessing love." But she has some similarities to Trump: being an entrepreneur, running in celeb circles, and boasting an outsider status.
With Libra, Facebook wants to create its own money. Lawmakers are skeptical
The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big. Facebook has said it won’t launch Libra without regulatory approval, but the company has shown no sign of slowing down.