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3:31 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Transgender Bathroom Access At Work: New Federal Guidelines

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidelines for businesses, saying transgender employees should have access to the restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, which may be different from their gender by birth.

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NPR Story
3:31 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

The Challenges Of Unincorporated Cities

Both St. Louis and Baltimore are independent cities – they’re not incorporated into counties like most cities are. Those cities have struggled with some major problems in the past year.

Joseph Heathcott, professor of urban studies at The New School in New York City, joined Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to look at whether the fact that they’re independent cities is related to the problems.

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Goats and Soda
3:11 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

A Moment Of Silence After School Reopens In A Nepali Town

Schoolchildren in a Nepali village stand in a cornfield and observe a moment of silence to remember earthquake victims.
Donatella Lorch for NPR

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 3:19 pm

This morning at 10 a.m., school was in session in the town of Irkhu in eastern Nepal. It was only the second day of classes; the school had been closed since the April 25 earthquake.

It was a blistering hot day, but the school had neither water nor food to offer its students. There were 300 of them, out of the 500 students registered for the school. Their homes are now piles of rubble.

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The Two-Way
3:06 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Was Recent IRS Data Breach Preventable?

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 4:33 pm

A government watchdog says the Internal Revenue Service ignored many of its recommendations to improve computer security. But IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Senate panel Tuesday that a data breach reported last month involving the accounts of 104,000 taxpayers is an example of "a perfectly good security mechanism ... being overtaken by events."

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The Two-Way
3:04 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Video: Edward Snowden Takes Questions From London Audience

Former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden appears via live video link.
Amnesty International YouTube

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 4:09 pm

Nearly two years after his information about America's spying programs caused an international uproar, former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden spoke to an audience in London on Tuesday via live video feed.

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