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After the U.S. announced cuts in security aid, Pakistan reacted defensively but sought to tone down tensions. "Efforts are still underway to find common ground," says a foreign ministry spokesman.
Jan. 5, 2018
Trebek had the operation last month to treat a subdural hematoma that developed after he took a fall. The longtime game show host said Thursday he expects to be back in the studio "very, very soon."
Jan. 5, 2018
Also: Confusion over the new tax law prompts New York to threaten a lawsuit; new pro-government protests are held in Iran; and baby sea turtles work out on a teeny, tiny treadmill.
Jan. 5, 2018
President Trump's lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publisher, but the book went on sale days ahead of schedule. The White House has pushed back on the criticism in the book.
Jan. 5, 2018
The National Weather Service says there's a good chance that some locations will set temperature records today, as arctic air settles in after a massive winter storm.
Jan. 5, 2018
The Netherlands is one of a handful of European countries giving refuge to gay Chechens, after reports emerged that Chechnya's authorities were rounding up and torturing the LGBT community.
Jan. 5, 2018
"We're way behind on winter," one resident says. Higher than average temperatures in rural Alaska are being blamed for two deaths and are preventing people from hunting for food.
Jan. 5, 2018
It's a sharp drop from the November result of more than 250,000 jobs. With data for December now in, U.S. job growth fell in 2017, to 2.1 million from 2.2 million in 2016.
Jan. 5, 2018
Byrne served as governor from 1973-1982 and is best known for approving casino gambling and pushing through the state's first income tax — a move that nearly cost him reelection.
Jan. 5, 2018
Democrats say the new tax law unfairly targets blue states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will file a lawsuit, while confusion reigns for Americans who tried to prepay property taxes.
Jan. 5, 2018
Seven states saw a third or more of their hospitals punished under the federal heath law's campaign against hospital-acquired conditions. Critics accuse some unscathed hospitals of gaming the system.
Jan. 5, 2018
In some Latin American countries, Three Kings Day — Jan. 6 — is a bigger deal than Christmas. As the U.S. Latino population grows, so does interest in the holiday's signature cake, rosca de reyes.
Jan. 5, 2018
Germany runs huge trade surpluses. The U.S. hasn't seen one in decades. President Trump accuses the Germans of cheating, without offering specifics. But a number of factors fuel German export prowess.
Jan. 5, 2018
Apple announced that most of its products might be open to attacks that could mine passwords and other sensitive data. But the company said it was already working on patches to mitigate the flaw.
Jan. 5, 2018
South Korea says they will discuss North Korea's participation in February's Olympics. It's a sign of easing tensions after the North Korean leader announced he has a nuclear button on his desk.
Jan. 4, 2018
A call to clear the homeless from streets surrounding Windsor Castle ahead of Prince Harry's royal wedding has sparked national debate.
Jan. 4, 2018
Since 1970, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has not mandated an admission fee. Come March, that will change for out-of-state visitors — but critics haven't accepted the decision quietly.
Jan. 4, 2018
For a TV nerd, a storm that shuts down work and school means more time for binge-watching. It may be only a day or two, so viewing choices are crucial.
Jan. 4, 2018
Stock have been rising for years, and they are starting 2018 with another shot upward. The Dow Jones industrial average closed about 25000, marking the fastest run to a new 1,000-point milestone ever.
Jan. 4, 2018
As China's ban on ivory goes into effect, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to professor George Wittemyer of Colorado State University about the impacts on the global ivory trade and what it might mean for elephant poaching in Africa.
Jan. 4, 2018

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