Theories that a preservative in childhood vaccines could cause autism have been dismissed and disproven. But that's not stopping the incoming president from launching a commission looking into it.
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Two Pennsylvania voters who buy health insurance on HealthCare.gov are frustrated with how expensive the plans have become. They voted for Trump in hopes he can bring down health insurance costs.
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Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly faced senators Tuesday for a confirmation hearing on his nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
Jared Kushner has a monster job ahead of him, even before he accepts the role of senior adviser to the president. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Susanne Craig of The New York Times about Kushner's significant business and financial holdings.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, faced his fellow senators in a confirmation hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell about the GOP's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and how Democrats are trying to defend it.
President Obama will deliver his farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago. NPR has a preview of what he is expected to say in his final speech as president.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican Sen. Roy Blunt about the testimony by intelligence officials before the senate intelligence committee Tuesday.
The heads of the big three intelligence agencies and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss their finding that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of cyber-mischief to disrupt the U.S. presidential election. It's the first public appearance by FBI Director James Comey since the election, and the first hearing by the spy czars since they issued their public report about the Russia campaign on Friday.
When Republicans attacked the proposed Affordable Care Act by falsely claiming that it contained "death panels," the White House initially saw the charge as being so absurd that no one would buy it.
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Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly would be the first non-civilian to head the sprawling department, which oversees areas ranging from immigration to airport security.
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Protesters interrupted the hearing where Jeff Sessions was being considered as Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. Groups oppose the nomination over Sessions' record on civil and voting rights.
The Republican senator from Alabama is Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. He faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Watch the hearing live and catch up on the key issues.
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Democrats recently raised objections about the wealthy philanthropist's incomplete financial disclosure paperwork. The announcement of the delay didn't mention any of those concerns.
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As President Obama prepares to deliver his farewell message to the country, we look back at the legacy the last eight years might leave.
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President-elect Donald Trump has named Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump's husband, as a senior adviser to the president — raising questions about both nepotism and conflicts of interest.
There are a total of 17 U.S. spy agencies. The four that consistently make headlines will be back in the news on Tuesday. They are testifying about Russia before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Sen. Sessions' confirmation hearing begins on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who served on the panel with Sessions.
President Obama delivers his valedictory speech from Chicago Tuesday night. Steve Inskeep talks to former Obama senior adviser Austan Goolsbee for an idea of what he expects from the speech.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who supports Sessions.