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State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest
The decision, confirmed to NPR by a U.S. official, will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision by then-President Barack Obama to reject the project.
GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials
The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.
Obama: 'America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act'
The former president celebrated the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Affordable Care Act on the day Republicans had planned to start the process of gutting it in celebration.
The Reality Show No One Was Watching
Participants in the British show Eden spent a year in the remote Scottish highlands, living off their will and wits with cameras rolling. The only problem? No episodes have aired since August.
A Poem From A Syrian Psychiatrist: 'Cloud-Cafe'
Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul writes poems to capture his longing for his troubled homeland.
Who Will Listen To The Suffering Syrians?
The conflict has created chronic mental pain in a country with few mental health specialists. Dr. Hassum Jefee-Bahloul, a Syrian psychiatrist who now lives in the U.S., has a plan to help.
Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria
The U.S. considers deploying hundreds more American troops to Syria in the final phase of the war against ISIS — one that could reshape borders and relationships in the Middle East.
After 'Bizarre' Moves, What's Next For Fractured House Intel Committee?
The chairman discussed evidence with the president without sharing it with the committee. The top Democrat on the committee says that's "disturbing," and the rift between them is raising eyebrows.
Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds
Researchers have long known behavior, environment and genetics play a role in cancer. A study in Science finds luck is also a major factor. Nearly two-thirds of cancer mutations arise randomly.
Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Trump Ultimatum For House GOP: Vote On Health Bill Or Affordable Care Act Stands
The message delivered by Budget Director Mick Mulvaney came after a vote was delayed. House Speaker Paul Ryan came out of the GOP conference Thursday night and said they would proceed on Friday.
U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules
The rules would require Internet providers to tell consumers what data they collect and get consent before selling. Republicans said ISPs were facing stricter regulations than companies like Google.
How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There's A Map For That
For the first time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released a handy map tracing the noise produced by airports and interstate highways in locations across the U.S.
Science-Loving Teens From Ghana And D.C. Geek Out Together
They competed in the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. We got to know the team that worked on a water purifier using neem leaves and ... cilantro.
South Korea Tries To Raise Sewol Ferry Nearly 3 Years After Deadly Sinking
More than 300 people perished in the disaster, mostly high school students on a field trip. Investigators hope to better understand why the ship sank once the Sewol is raised and put in dry dock.