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The Congressional Budget Office says millions of people would lose coverage under the proposed House bill. But the CBO's definition of insurance is more generous than what Republicans want.
March 14, 2017
The scandals and party in-fighting in this year's French presidential election have left voters unsure about which candidate to vote for.
March 14, 2017
'What will they say about you?' It's the name of a new Nike ad targeted to Arab women.
March 14, 2017
The University of Vermont, Burlington offers students a healthy-living environment, away from drugs and alcohol, to teach students to nurture their young brains.
March 14, 2017
An anti-piracy group says the Aris 13 oil tanker, which has an eight-member Sri Lankan crew, sent a distress call Monday and "then it disappeared."
March 14, 2017
When she was hired in 2003, a receptionist didn't wear a hijab to work. Her attempts to wear one three years later resulted in her being fired.
March 14, 2017
Researchers say 30 percent to 50 percent of the ice loss is due to natural variation in temperature and humidity, while human-caused warming is responsible for the rest.
March 14, 2017
The State Department says that Jason Greenblatt's trip to Israel and the West Bank is "the first of what will become many visits to the region."
March 14, 2017
The female-run Bandhu Gardens in Michigan sells surplus vegetables from backyards and hosts pop-up dinners and cooking classes to help meet the needs of recent immigrants and their families back home.
March 14, 2017
The Midwest said goodbye and good riddance to the winter storm that is now taking aim at the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.
March 14, 2017
Rocky wowed scientists when he showed he could control his vocal cords much the way people do. His abilities suggest that early humans might have spoken words 10 million years ago.
March 14, 2017
State-run coal mines are shutting down in China's rust belt. Facing layoffs, miners are worried about their future — and in the absence of labor unions, are organizing to demand better treatment.
March 14, 2017
Meet Kate Rubins, a virus-hunter turned astronaut. When she sequenced DNA in space for the first time, she opened the door to a new era in space biology.
March 14, 2017
After a huge decline in enrollment following Hurricane Katrina, the University of New Orleans considered dropping its sports program from Division I. But it reconsidered and today joins March Madness.
March 13, 2017
The surgeon and writer Atul Gawande says the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to attract the young, healthy people who are crucial to the health insurance market.
March 13, 2017
Rosenthal won hearts with her children's book and memoirs — and broke them with her essay announcing her terminal illness, a Modern Love piece called "You May Want To Marry My Husband."
March 13, 2017
Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks — through ads, social media, health counseling and changes to what vending machines sold. And it worked.
March 13, 2017
Refugees were seen as the answer to Germany's declining population and worker shortage. But the mood has darkened and those refugees who reached Germany face long waits as they struggle to assimilate.
March 13, 2017
As blind children depend more on technology to help them read, braille is seeming antiquated, with literacy rates at just 10 percent. So now, braille reading competitions are held to keep it in use.
March 13, 2017
On top of the fear immigrant parents have of the Trump administration's immigration enforcement, they worry about the children they could be separated from. So they're making plans, just in case.
March 13, 2017

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