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At a gathering at the White House, Trump made a mocking threat toward a Texas state senator who wants to require the police to attain a conviction before seizing an individual's personal property.
Feb. 7, 2017
The Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary. Here's what educators, lawmakers and education groups have to say about it.
Feb. 7, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will allow the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River, cutting short an environmental impact assessment and removing the final barrier to construction.
Feb. 7, 2017
Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases cropping up in a decade has almost quadrupled. "We're in a hyperinfectious world," says one scientist.
Feb. 7, 2017
Banff National Park is hailing the beasts' return as a "historic and cultural triumph." Local indigenous communities also have strong spiritual ties to the bison, and welcomed their reintroduction.
Feb. 7, 2017
President Trump's order temporarily barring refugees and some visa holders from entering the U.S. is on pause. Now three judges will hear arguments for and against putting it back into effect.
Feb. 7, 2017
For Sam Polinsky, a Pittsburgh wrestler who performs as a loud Trump supporter, the enraged reaction his character elicits from Mexican audiences is exhilarating. He aspires to be Mexico's Hulk Hogan.
Feb. 7, 2017
The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana on Tuesday, and severe weather moving east threatened other Southern states.
Feb. 7, 2017
Citing the possible presence of a chemical used to euthanize animals, pet food maker Evanger's has issued a partial recall of its popular Hunk of Beef Au Jus product.
Feb. 7, 2017
The law voted on by Israel's parliament legalizes almost 4,000 unauthorized homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank. Critics say the move is a massive blow to any future peace deal.
Feb. 7, 2017
The most controversial Cabinet pick in recent memory squeaks through with some help from Vice President Pence. Here are some implications for higher education, school choice and more.
Feb. 7, 2017
Charles Dickens, born Feb. 7, 1812, was likely inspired by his own hunger to write some of the finest descriptions of Victorian food and cooking that have ever been recorded in literature.
Feb. 7, 2017
Mike Pence is not the first vice president to break any Senate tie, though; the right gives vice presidents a rare chance to be in the limelight and cast a consequential vote that makes a difference.
Feb. 7, 2017
In his new book, researcher Martin Gibala explains that workouts with periods of intense exercise aren't just for the super-fit. They also help make the most of limited workout time.
Feb. 7, 2017
The former French president faces trial over the alleged falsifying of account records by his party to hide more than $20 million in overspending by his 2012 campaign.
Feb. 7, 2017
Most women with breast cancer say they want testing to know if they carry BRCA gene mutations that increase cancer risk, but only around half of women at high risk actually get tested.
Feb. 7, 2017
Who else could have appeared in the 1976 film Car Wash — and also accept a National Book Award on behalf of the reclusive Thomas Pynchon?
Feb. 7, 2017
People with sickle cell trait, which includes about 10 percent of African-Americans, can get higher readings on a common blood glucose test. That could lead to diabetes treatment they don't need.
Feb. 7, 2017
The case against Jakarta's Christian, ethnic Chinese governor has raised serious concerns about religious and ethnic tolerance in a country that claims to be the Muslim world's most moderate.
Feb. 7, 2017
Twitter's "safe search" results will not display any tweets "that contain potentially sensitive content" as well as those from blocked or muted accounts.
Feb. 7, 2017

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