Trump's Budget Relies On Optimistic Economic Forecasts, Critics Say

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Data-Driven Traders Begin To Dominate Financial Markets

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U.S. Looks To Get Mortgage Giants Fannie And Freddie Out Of Conservatorship

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Virginia Food Bank Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Hunger

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Morning News Brief: Manchester Blast, Russia Probe, Trump Budget

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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (second from right) holds a copy of the president's 2018 budget at the Government Publishing Office's plant in Washington, D.C. Mulvaney describes the plan as "taxpayer first." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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White House Proposes Deep Cuts To Safety Nets With 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan

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Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields After Stock Prices Dwindle

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Volunteers distribute free food at the mobile pantry in Hurley, Va. Poverty in the coal-mining region is 29 percent, twice the national average. Unemployment is also high, and younger families are moving out. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

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John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers at the University of Texas, Austin say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

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Ford Motor Company To Name New CEO, Reports Say

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Planet Money: On Why India Made Most Of Its Money Worthless

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Amtrak Is Under Fire For Delays At New York's Penn Station

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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks with the media in Atlanta on Apr. 18 as he runs against Republican Karen Handel to replace Tom Price, who is now the secretary of Health and Human Services. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The Gab.ai home page cites the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Gab.ai/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab

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Protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), including a costumed tiger, gathered at City Hall in Los Angeles last year to call on the city to prohibit circuses from using tigers, lions and other wild animals in their acts. Circuses have been a target of PETA since it was founded in 1980. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Ringling Bros. Curtain Call Is Latest Victory For Animal Welfare Activists

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Dan Howley tries out the Google Daydream View virtual-reality headset and controller on Oct. 4, 2016, following a product event in San Francisco. This week, Google announced plans for stand-alone VR goggles that won't need to be attached to a PC or smartphone. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus truck is unloaded as the "Out of this World" show is set up at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. This was one of the last few stops on the circus's final tour. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'A Kingdom On Wheels': The Hidden World That Made The Circus Happen

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Episode 772: Small Change

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Google Is Investing In 'Immersive Technology'

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