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Many of America's farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.
March 7, 2017
Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened the first Waffle House in 1955. Since then, the yellow Waffle House sign has become a familiar landmark in the Southeast.
March 7, 2017
Sessions said he was clarifying the testimony he gave at his Senate confirmation hearing, and said there wasn't a "continuing exchange of information" between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
March 6, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 decision that trial courts may look into jury deliberations if there is clear evidence of racial bias. Deliberations are normally off-limits after a verdict.
March 6, 2017
After weeks of internal debate, House Republicans have released their plan for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. It faces challenges from within the GOP, from interest groups — and the public.
March 6, 2017
Tossing a coin into a pool is believed to be good luck. But it proved to be terrible luck for an endangered sea turtle who consumed nearly 1,000 coins thrown into her pool.
March 6, 2017
President Trump accused his predecessor of monitoring his communications. Here is a rundown of the allegations, federal surveillance powers, and what we do and don't know.
March 6, 2017
Until recently, Russia took a narrow view of masculinity. Real men weren't supposed to worry about hair or skincare. Now there's a barbershop boom in Moscow, and young men are trying different styles.
March 6, 2017
The state auditor found $100,000 in retention payments were made to a chancellor who resigned amid a furor, only to be rehired months later.
March 6, 2017
After Germany cancelled a Turkish political rally in the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likened the German government to the Nazis.
March 6, 2017
Medical breakthroughs that were covered by newspapers were often later disproved by more comprehensive research, a study finds. That's a problem for scientists and journalists.
March 6, 2017
President Trump's first action, temporarily barring refugees and travel from specific majority-Muslim countries, had been suspended. The revised order goes into effect on March 16.
March 6, 2017
Trump's previous executive order caused chaos at airports and inspired protests and dozens of lawsuits. The new version omits Iraq, doesn't apply to existing visas and isn't in effect immediately.
March 6, 2017
As more research suggests some degree of dietary cholesterol is harmless, if not healthy, the egg's reputation is slowly returning. Yet some experts worry the science is being misinterpreted and spun.
March 6, 2017
NOAA's new weather satellite is carrying the first lightning detector ever parked in orbit over Earth. It has sent back its first images of real-time lightning storms in the Western Hemisphere.
March 6, 2017
The opinion cites the Trump administration's rescinding of federal guidance that allowed transgender students to use facilities that correspond with their gender identity.
March 6, 2017
Postings to a closed Facebook group included links to a Google Drive with even more images — and an invitation to contribute photos.
March 6, 2017
Hundreds of federal posts remain vacant, and the President says there are a lot of unnecessary jobs in government. Are the two related?
March 6, 2017
It's not clear whether spending a lot of time on Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram leads to social isolation, or whether the lonely seek solace in social media.
March 6, 2017
One scientist is predicting a risky year for tick-borne Lyme disease in the Northeast, and it's spreading. But don't panic. We've got tips.
March 6, 2017

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