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Journalist: As U.S. Retreats From World Stage, China Moves To Fill The Void

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:37pm

New Yorker journalist Evan Osnos says Chinese leaders think of President Trump as a "paper tiger" who makes promises he can't deliver and who can be "managed" with flattery.

Outrage As Some Baltimore Students Attend School In Frigid Classrooms

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:27pm

The city closed several schools this week because of heat and water problems, but parents and educators say the schools that remained open had major issues.

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Visiting Kansas' Iconic 'Home On The Range'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:45pm

The people of Smith Center, Kansas, have made a point of saving one old, weathered house in particular — the property where Brewster Higley wrote "Home on the Range."

Cancer Experts: Widespread Screening, Overdiagnosis May Be Skewing Our Understanding Of Risk

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:40pm

Two widely regarded cancer experts are arguing that the more people get screened, the more cancers we find and treat — and that might not be a good thing.

How Financing Works With California's New Pot Businesses

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:33pm

The state is considering a state-run bank to help finance marijuana businesses. Right now federal laws prohibit that.

Ethiopia Says It Will Free All Of Its Political Prisoners

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:30pm

It's a turnaround for a government that has cracked down on dissent — and has not even admitted that it held political prisoners. The prime minister said a notorious prison would be closed.

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What Mozart Did For Classical Music, Bizet Did For Romantic, One Columnist Says

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:20pm

Classical music columnist Fran Hoepfner discusses the impact of French composer Georges Bizet and his work, including the youthful "Symphony in C" he wrote at the age of 17.

Amid Iran Protests, North Korea Tweets, White House Begins Shaping 2018 Agenda

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:06pm

Political analysts Jamal Simmons and John Brabender discuss how President Trump hopes to shape the Washington agenda this year.

From Polio To Poverty To Sex Ed: 9 Predictions For 2018

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:57am

We asked doctors, researchers and aid workers to look into the future. Here's what they foresee.

California Nonprofit Looks To Combat Homelessness Through Sharing

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:52am

A tiny nonprofit in the Bay Area is using sharing to help ease one of the nation's worst homelessness crises.

How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:50am

A common misconception is that dogs and cats are more resistant to cold weather than humans because of their fur, but the risks to animals can be greater during a cold snap than during extreme heat.

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Santa Rosa Woman Reunites 'Fire Cats' And Owners After Northern California Wildfires

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:43am

In the aftermath of the October fires, Jennifer Petruska has devoted much of her time to finding lost cats — going out nightly with a group of volunteers.

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