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House GOP Says Health Care Fight Not Over, But Offers No Path Forward

3 hours 25 min ago

House Republicans say they will try again to advance a bill to repeal and replace key pillars of President Obama's health care law.

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What Trump Misses About Energy Jobs In America

3 hours 30 min ago

The president on Tuesday signed an executive order with the intention to help bring back coal jobs. But clean energy jobs, like solar, have taken off, far outpacing coal.

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Judge Approves $97 Million Settlement To Replace Flint's Water Lines

3 hours 38 min ago

Residents of the Michigan city have been struggling with a crisis over lead in the water for the past three years. Now, the state is required to replace lead service lines within three years.

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Songs We Love: Irma Thomas, 'Crazy Love'

3 hours 48 min ago

Thomas turns the Van Morrison classic into pure NOLA R&B, emphasizing the wonderful impracticality of unconditional love.

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Fate Of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Unclear Under Trump

3 hours 56 min ago

The Chesapeake restoration and others like it are in limbo because President Trump’s budget blueprint would eliminate funding for some regional cleanup programs.

Justice Department Joins Second Lawsuit Against UnitedHealth

3 hours 58 min ago

At issue are alleged overpayments from the government to the the insurer UnitedHealth Group, which runs popular Medicare Advantage plans.

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Adele Doesn't Know If She 'Will Ever Tour Again' — But Let's Weigh The Options

4 hours 3 min ago

On stage in Australia and New Zealand, the singer has hinted at retirement in recent days. Naturally, it's time for a little idle speculation.

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Senator: Treasury Secretary's Plug For 'Lego Batman' May Be Ethical Violation

4 hours 10 min ago

Last week, Stephen Mnuchin told a crowd he couldn't legally promote movies he helped fund, then recommended one. His audience laughed. The ranking senator on the Senate Finance Committee isn't amused.

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Flint Water Deal To Pay $87 Million To Replace Pipelines

4 hours 15 min ago

A proposed agreement will require the state of Michigan to replace up to 18,000 lead and galvanized water pipes in the city of Flint.

Scottish Parliament Backs Bid For New Independence Vote

4 hours 21 min ago

Lawmakers gave First Minister Nicola Sturgeon the power to pursue a referendum on independence — Scotland's second in several years. The move sets up a showdown with the U.K. government.

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Inside DARPA, The Pentagon Agency Whose Technology Has 'Changed the World'

4 hours 21 min ago

Journalist Sharon Weinberger discusses the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, which develops innovative scientific technologies for the military. Her new book is The Imagineers of War.

Two Inch Astronaut Is Back Already, Shares Some Real-Talk With 'Snitch Jacket'

4 hours 34 min ago

Only a year since the last one, the D.C. post-punk band already has album number four in the bag. Hear the weirdly catchy first single from Can You Please Not Help.

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New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Perfume Genius, More

4 hours 41 min ago

This week's essential mix includes a profoundly moving elegy to a lost sister from Hippo Campus, an electro-pop dance track from Sufjan Stevens' latest project, new music from Gorillaz and more.

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U.S. Breweries Top 5,300 As Craft Beer Makers Ride Double-Digit Gains

4 hours 42 min ago

Just five years ago, there were only around 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 — and they're finding a changing market.

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Treasury Secretary Says He's Not Concerned About Artificial Intelligence Taking Jobs

4 hours 56 min ago

In an interview, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the threat posed by artificial intelligence is "50 to 100 more years" away.

Las Vegas Celebrates Decision To Bring NFL To Town

5 hours 1 min ago

After a vote by National Football League owners, the Oakland Raiders will be relocating to Sin City in just a few years.

Acts Of Kindness Help Family Overcome Travel Ban

5 hours 8 min ago

When President Trump signed his travel ban in January, one family in Portland, Maine, was watching every development with great concern.

Study Reveals How Segregation Is Hurting Chicago

5 hours 15 min ago

The Chicago region is one of the most segregated in the country, according to a new study from the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute.

Drake Beats Drake: How Rap's Sensitive Giant Smashed Records With 'More Life'

5 hours 17 min ago

Drake set streaming records last week, an album chart record yesterday and singles chart records today. How'd he do it?

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In 'Word By Word,' One Merriam-Webster Editor Deconstructs The Dictionary

5 hours 28 min ago

What goes into the writing of a dictionary? In her book, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper gives a behind-the-scenes look at the process.




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