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The woman set to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told senators that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. Other services could be cut entirely.
Feb. 22, 2017
In 1962, the University of Mississippi was at the heart of the desegregation battle. More than 50 years later, a junior on campus talks race, belonging and his sense of pride in Mississippi.
Feb. 22, 2017
It's gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there's a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?
Feb. 22, 2017
It's the latest twist in the inquiry into the killing of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who died 10 days ago shortly after being approached by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Feb. 22, 2017
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will welcome President Trump at the end of this week, but the conservative gathering has been skeptical of his worthiness in their circle.
Feb. 22, 2017
Widely considered the national dish, no one knows quite where it came from. But you can find this flavorful carb-packed treat anywhere from mama's kitchen to food carts and elaborate eateries.
Feb. 22, 2017
Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience.
Feb. 22, 2017
These clinics have long provided health care to low-income patients, and enjoyed expansion under the Affordable Care Act. With repeal looming, the centers' doctors worry about what's next.
Feb. 22, 2017
A warmer climate is melting an ice road on Lake Superior that usually forms in the winter. But increasingly, the ferry connecting an island on the lake with the mainland must run year-round.
Feb. 22, 2017
The Trump administration is considering listing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror organization. It's banned in some countries, but elsewhere in the Mideast is considered a mainstream political group.
Feb. 22, 2017
Protesters against the Dakota Access pipeline have until Wednesday to clean up and go home. Authorities want protesters off the land before the river thaws and floods the camp.
Feb. 22, 2017
Historical documents across the country are facing an issue other than age: An effort to preserve them decades ago is hastening the documents' demise.
Feb. 21, 2017
American drivers put 3.22 trillion miles on the nations roads last year, up by 2.8 percent from 2015. A better economy and lower gas prices fueled the increase, which highlights infrastructure needs.
Feb. 21, 2017
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a "very sympathetic case" involving the shooting of an unarmed Mexican teen on the border. The justices will decide if the boy's family may sue the border agent.
Feb. 21, 2017
The researchers found that ISIS took in approximately 50 percent less income last year than in 2014. That's because its financial fortunes are linked to the amount of territory it controls.
Feb. 21, 2017
Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.
Feb. 21, 2017
Low levels of iron in the blood may indicate a serious but treatable medical condition if caught early, but patients in a testosterone trial were not informed, a bioethicist finds.
Feb. 21, 2017
One day after he lost both a book deal and a prominent speaking gig, Yiannopoulos said he was stepping down as technology editor for the website formerly run by President Trump's chief strategist.
Feb. 21, 2017
An ad in a March 1852 edition of The New York Times led Zachary Turpin on an electronic search that uncovered a rags-to-riches novella that Whitman published anonymously.
Feb. 21, 2017
For more than an hour Tuesday, a runaway bull kept its dreams of freedom alive — until officers managed to capture it in Queens.
Feb. 21, 2017

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