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Thursday's Senate Intelligence hearing raised a host of important issues and at least one historical allusion.
June 8, 2017
About 5 percent of pregnant women infected with Zika in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories last year had babies with birth defects, says the federal health agency. And the risk isn't over.
June 8, 2017
The feds said the indictment represents one of the first federal racketeering charges ever brought against a vor v zakonei -- a Russian phrase that translates roughly as "thief-in-law."
June 8, 2017
The GOP-led House approved legislation that scales back the massive set of Wall Street regulations created after the 2008 financial crisis. The Financial CHOICE Act faces dim prospects in the Senate.
June 8, 2017
In the year since the state enacted a law allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for terminal patients who request it, over 500 people have sought that help. But some doctors are still reluctant.
June 8, 2017
A month after being fired, former FBI Director James Comey made his first public remarks about the dismissal and his conversations with President Trump during testimony on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
June 8, 2017
Winner's lawyer says his client plans to plead not guilty during a court hearing later today. The 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor allegedly gave classified material to a news outlet.
June 8, 2017
Fetuses in the third trimester responded more often to patterns that resembled faces than patterns that did not. The findings don't mean fetuses can recognize their parents' faces before they're born.
June 8, 2017
President Trump maintained Twitter silence during the Comey hearing and he didn't mention Comey during a speech before a religious group. But his attorney and his eldest son teamed up to defend him.
June 8, 2017
In 2011, Manal al-Sharif filming herself driving in a country where women are banned from getting behind the wheel. Driving, she says, is "a way to emancipate women. It gives them so much liberty."
June 8, 2017
At least 17 people have died in Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran. President Trump expressed condolences but said "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote."
June 8, 2017
A month after being fired, former FBI Director James Comey made his first public remarks about the dismissal and his conversations with President Trump during testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday.
June 8, 2017
Armchair analysis of U.S. politics took to barstools and picnic tables Thursday, as bar patrons around the nation watched ex-FBI Director James Comey testify on Capitol Hill.
June 8, 2017
We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.
June 8, 2017
After a long day of fasting, especially in summer, thirst can be stronger than hunger. The drinks of choice are usually sweet and fruity, but each country puts its own spin on a refreshing beverage.
June 8, 2017
A month after being fired, former FBI Director James Comey makes his first public remarks about the dismissal and his conversations with President Trump during testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday.
June 8, 2017
In polls leading up to the campaign's final day, Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was seen shrinking to 6 percentage points.
June 8, 2017
Recent cases involving Chinese nationals conspiring to steal trade secrets — from gene-spliced rice to corn seed — have highlighted the risk of intellectual property theft from U.S. companies.
June 8, 2017
Even as overall aid increases, the share of that money going to education has stagnated — leaving least developed countries in the lurch.
June 8, 2017
Suddenly aware of repetitive feedback loops in his life, Max Hawkins created apps that decided where he should go, what strangers' parties he should attend, even how he should spend Christmas.
June 8, 2017

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