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President Trump issued an executive order on health care today. The order would remove requirements for basic benefits that are part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. He is telling federal agencies to permit wider use of so-called "association health plans" which currently do not meet the requirements for basic benefits like maternity care.

Human rights activist Huang Qi has been in Chinese government custody for nearly a year and is in failing health. The Chinese dissident was critical of the government after the Sichuan earthquake.

With a Cabinet post awaiting a nominee and hundreds of senior government positions unfilled, Trump says he is draining the swamp. Others say he is leaving "substitute teachers" in charge.

With more than 100 million subscribers around the world, Netflix is the premier video streaming service, But, as competition from Amazon, Hulu and others heats up, can Netflix stay on top?

The 2015 nuclear deal raised hopes that Iran might act in a more moderate fashion. But many of Iran's more provocative moves, including ballistic missile tests, aren't subject to the agreement.

Last night was one of the worst in U.S. men's soccer history. An embarrassing loss to Trinidad and Tobago means the team will not make the World Cup for the first time since 1986. What happens now?

Emily Cocks lost her home to the Atlas Fire burning through Napa Valley in California. She speaks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the moment she decided to leave and what she lost.

Kenya's opposition leader withdrew from the upcoming rerun of the recent presidential election, creating a constitutional crisis. Today, Kenya's courts allowed a distant contender to put his name on the ballot suggesting the Oct. 26 vote will happen.

Government agencies have a number of ways to get out their messages. There's press releases, news conferences and social media. And now, several cabinet departments are trying their hand at podcasts.

President Trump has had a combative few days on Twitter, going after NBC and the organization's "license" to report news, and trading digs with Republican Sen. Bob Corker.




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