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Scientists meeting in San Francisco issue their 2016 report card. "The Arctic as a whole is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet," one says, and it is getting progressively worse.

As the president-elect has named his Cabinet picks, in the realm of domestic policy, it's clear he's aiming for a dramatic shift from the Obama administration and tradition.

Donald Trump has made huge promises for creating coal jobs. Not many really think he can deliver. Instead, hopes are high for a new plant in Ohio that converts natural gas into plastic pellets.

Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson will likely have to divest from his vast holdings in the energy giant to become secretary of state. But even that may not address concerns about conflicts of interest.

UNICEF reports dozens of children trapped in a building under fire; the U.N. has heard reports of civilians shot in their homes. Aid groups are set to evacuate survivors, but negotiations have failed.

At a meeting in San Francisco, thousands of researchers are pondering how they can influence President-elect Donald Trump's thinking on climate change.

Donald Trump appears to have moved away from the U.S.'s longstanding "one China" policy. Writer John Pomfret talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about the significance of this apparent shift in policy.

The Center for Reproductive Rights says the rule that fetal remains from abortions or miscarriages must be buried or cremated is politically motivated and aimed at shaming women.

More than a dozen residential towers are under construction. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them.

Abortion rights activists have filed a challenge to stop a new rule requiring clinics to bury fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages. The rule is also not sitting well with funeral directors.




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