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Paul Ryan became the reluctant speaker of the House after John Boehner resigned. Ryan has the unenviable task of trying to unify a fractious party. He sat down with reporters, including NPR.
Dec. 23, 2015
According to the latest data from the Department of Homeland Security, 235,413 people were deported from the United States. That is the lowest number recorded by the Obama administration.
Dec. 23, 2015
Selling little turtles as pets has been illegal for decades because they harbor salmonella and make children sick. But a resurgence of cases shows that the reptiles are still on the market.
Dec. 23, 2015
The issue was brought to the forefront when Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis declined to issue licenses to same-sex couples. The ACLU says this new policy will just complicate things.
Dec. 23, 2015
However the Supreme Court rules on affirmative action, it will affect the lives of college-bound teens. So we asked them: Should college admissions decisions take race into consideration?
Dec. 23, 2015
Leah Daughtry is a preacher and a political insider. Her task: to build a temporary city for 30,000 people for next summer's national political convention.
Dec. 23, 2015
Ham is the most popular family gift at Christmastime in Spain. And some Spaniards are feeling defiant after the World Health Organization's warning that that processed meats are linked to cancer.
Dec. 23, 2015
For some American Muslims, Christmas is a day to read the Quran's passages about the birth of Jesus — he's a prophet in Islam, too. For others, it's a day to trim the tree, or just relax.
Dec. 23, 2015
Thousands of homeless veterans have government vouchers to cover rent. But, despite financial support, many landlords remain unwilling to accept them — until they're assured of other services, too.
Dec. 23, 2015
A Supreme Court ruling in 2014 opened the door for an individual to give nearly three-quarters of a million dollars through a committee established by one candidate during the 2016 race.
Dec. 23, 2015
Jacobus Pharmaceutical freely gives its experimental drug to patients with a rare disease. Now a rival wants FDA approval to sell its own version — and expects to charge at least $37,500 per year.
Dec. 23, 2015
Long-haul truck drivers are protesting new road fees they say will hurt their business. The drivers are part of the blue-collar workforce that normally gives President Putin his strongest support.
Dec. 23, 2015
Since 2002, a computer error by the state's Department of Corrections permitted as many as 3,200 prisoners to be freed early. The department knew about the problem but a coding fix was never made.
Dec. 23, 2015
The crash is just the latest drone incident to interrupt a sporting event this year. As the popularity of drones has grown, governments are grappling with how to regulate them.
Dec. 22, 2015
The decision will mean a significant delay in the project, called InSight, because the orbits of the Earth and Mars are aligned in a way that makes a launch possible only every 26 months.
Dec. 22, 2015
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis is calling for a demonstration Wednesday at the Mall of America, part of a protest over the death of Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old black man killed by police last month.
Dec. 22, 2015
As you might have guessed, the answer is not Tanzania. So the holiday season is a good time to reflect on ... electricity.
Dec. 22, 2015
Liberia was Ebola-free for two months. Then the virus struck three family members. But how did they get it? That's what investigators are trying to figure out.
Dec. 22, 2015
When unemployment is high, school districts have very little trouble finding drivers. But low unemployment spawns an exodus. In Nashville, Tenn., the needs are especially pressing.
Dec. 22, 2015
Lakeisha Holloway killed one person and injured three dozen others when she drove her car onto a busy pedestrian walkway. Prosecutors have charged her with murder, saying it was intentional.
Dec. 22, 2015

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