The former Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon has no experience with housing, but said he wants to take the agency do more than that and "develop our fellow human beings."
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The U.S. government is ending its decades-old policy known as "wet foot, dry foot," that extended residency in the U.S. for Cubans who arrive on U.S. shores without a visa.
President Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. Obama said he was awarding it to "my brother."
On the first day of this Congress, Rep. Steve King of Iowa introduced a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. Now some Republicans say they want to wait until there's a replacement plan. NPR's Audie Cornish asks Rep. King why he wants to push ahead on repeal first.
An NPR/Ipsos poll shows that almost half of Americans, including Democrats, don't know the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of people without insurance.
After Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terror attack, he wanted justice. He embarked on a legal quest to get the right to sue a country: Iran. His case opened the doors to a new technique for deterring terror funding, but it also interfered with the U.S. government's diplomatic efforts.
Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday for his confirmation hearing to become President-elect Trump's director of the CIA. Pompeo is expected to face questioning about the role Russia played in meddling in the U.S. presidential election, the war against ISIS and other challenges. He is expected to be confirmed.
Trump Vineyard Estates filed a request to provide foreign workers with visas. His competitors are concerned about Trump's role in selecting the heads of the departments that approve those visas.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been chosen by President-elect Trump to be his secretary of housing and urban development. Carson's confirmation hearing is Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.
Donald Trump's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price, reveals his financial interests and how he plans to handle potential conflicts of interest.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis faces the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday for his confirmation hearing to become President-elect Trump's secretary of defense. The popular former four-star commander is expected to face questions about ISIS, Iraq, Afghanistan and other tough issues, but appears likely to be confirmed.
Survivors of campus sexual assault and their allies are imploring President-elect Trump's nominee for education secretary to continue cracking down on schools who don't take the issue seriously.
Calling Biden "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history," Obama gave his White House partner the nation's highest civilian honor in an emotional ceremony.
Linda Bean, co-owner of the family-owned outdoor retailer, says she gave money to PACs supporting Trump. Her political stance spurred calls for an L.L. Bean boycott under the hashtag #Grabyourwallet.
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U.S. investigators say they will examine whether public statements by FBI chief James Comey on the Clinton email investigation ran afoul of policies that caution officials on influencing an election.
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The president-elect plans to issue a report in 90 days on how the government can improve cyber security.
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The attorney drew a parallel to former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's wealth. "No one was so concerned," she claimed. But they were, and he disclosed his assets and placed them in a blind trust.
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Donald Trump announced that he is handing over management of his business to his adult sons and a long-time executive. Watchdog groups say Trump hasn't gone far enough to avoid conflicts of interest.
The U.S. is sending tanks and soldiers to Poland and the Baltic states to counter a perceived threat from Russia. It's part of the biggest U.S. military deployment in Europe in decades.
Donald Trump's attacks on the media dominated his first news conference since being elected president. He singled out BuzzFeed and CNN for criticism.