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Michael Treadwell has schizophrenia and a drinking problem. He cycles in and out of jail on minor charges like public urination. It costs taxpayers major money, and he's not the only one.
April 15, 2017
A South Carolina congressional race to replace President Trump's Budget director is highlighting Republican divides, especially over health care.
April 15, 2017
President Trump is again at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, meaning his already-high travel costs are now higher. A group that tracks presidential travel says the visits could cost $1 million each.
April 15, 2017
Insurers and politicians struggle constantly to thread the needle between making sure people have good health insurance and figuring out who should pay, especially for those who need a lot of care.
April 15, 2017
To avoid penalties, people who didn't have health insurance in 2016 or who got federal assistance to pay the premiums need to take a little extra care when completing their tax forms this year.
April 15, 2017
From the White House press secretary's comparison of Hitler and Syria's President Bashar Assad to Trump's chocolate cake and dropping a bomb in Afghanistan, it was a heck of a week.
April 15, 2017
It's a story of an orphan. And her beloved "mummy" — who is a transgender woman. The ad from Vicks has become a viral sensation.
April 15, 2017
Federal marshals aren't the only new faces at the U.S. Education Department, we report in our weekly roundup of education news. The other big story: New York State's plan for free college.
April 15, 2017
A county judge and the state supreme court ordered the state not to put the inmates to death. The larger case challenges lethal drugs. The other argues that the inmate is not sane.
April 14, 2017
United says the decision must be made before customers board the plane. Battered by a viral video nightmare, the airline says this is an initial step toward delivering "the best customer experience."
April 14, 2017
Senegal is a Muslim majority country, with a Christian minority. Christians celebrate Good Friday with a sweet porridge called ngalakh. They share it with their Muslim family and friends, too.
April 14, 2017
The politics of respectability were complicated this week when a 69 year-old Asian-American doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight.
April 14, 2017
The former New England Patriots tight end, who is already serving a life sentence on a separate murder conviction, was found not guilty of charges that he killed two men in a 2012 drive-by shooting.
April 14, 2017
After 20 years as the magazine's cartoon gatekeeper, Bob Mankoff is stepping down. He says humor helps us cope with hardship, get along with one another — and, in general, makes life more enjoyable.
April 14, 2017
The fifth protester in roughly two weeks has died from injuries sustained in clashes with riot police. But demonstrators against President Nicolas Maduro have vowed to continue filling the streets.
April 14, 2017
In northern Syria, residents of Shia minority villages, long besieged by rebels, are leaving. Hundreds of miles away, two towns besieged by Syrian troops and their allies have started evacuating.
April 14, 2017
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history, which killed 32 people and wounded many others. Those who survived with no injuries carry emotional scars.
April 14, 2017
The device isn't the first technology that can turn water vapor into drinkable liquid water. But its creators say it uses less power and works in drier conditions — the key is something called a MOF.
April 14, 2017
Reversing Obama administration policy, the White House cites "grave national security risks." Watchdog groups have criticized the Trump administration's decision as a move against transparency.
April 14, 2017
Rohingya Muslims fleeing a recent crackdown in Myanmar are just the latest wave of refugees to arrive in Bangladesh. But patience is wearing thin in the impoverished country with scarce resources.
April 14, 2017

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