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The run-up to the announcement has played out with the typical bravado and suspense of a reality TV show. The choice appears to be between federal Judges Neil Gorsuch or Thomas Hardiman.
Jan. 31, 2017
Gorsuch, 49, is one of the youngest Supreme Court nominees in decades. The judge has a sterling legal pedigree and has been likened to Justice Antonin Scalia, whom he's in line to replace.
Jan. 31, 2017
Aides from the president's campaign are working with a group that will not have to reveal donors. Contributors will fund efforts to promote his goals without revealing their role.
Jan. 31, 2017
The patients took the standard drugs and appeared to be cured. But then the infection came racing back.
Jan. 31, 2017
On an island where sheep, cats and mice thrive, the doves died off. But scientists have a plan to reintroduce the Socorro dove to its ancestral home.
Jan. 31, 2017
President Trump and Republican lawmakers say that letting insurers sell health plans across state lines would save money. But when Rhode Island tried it, the results weren't encouraging.
Jan. 31, 2017
Sarah Parcak used $1 million in TED Prize money to launch a program called GlobalXplorer that allows anyone online to analyze satellite images of archaeological sites for evidence.
Jan. 31, 2017
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly characterized the order as a "temporary pause" as officials "assess the strengths and the weaknesses of our current system."
Jan. 31, 2017
Saying that President Trump's immigration ban is illegal, the state's lawsuit cites instances in which he said he would base immigration decisions on religion.
Jan. 31, 2017
Gold is tasteless, odorless and has zero nutritional value, but it's appearing in everything from hamburgers to $1,000 sundaes. Much of it amounts to publicity stunts, though sometimes it's pure art.
Jan. 31, 2017
In North Dakota, a lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill any protester obstructing a highway as long as the driver did not do it intentionally.
Jan. 31, 2017
Amitai Etzioni, who escaped Nazi Germany as a child, proposes a way for the U.S. to bring in young Syrian refugee children. A similar past program brought in thousands of unaccompanied Cuban minors.
Jan. 31, 2017
"Tax Credit Scholarships" are a twist on vouchers. Florida's program is one of the largest in the country, serving 92,000 students.
Jan. 31, 2017
Since the U.S. reached a deal to curb Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for lifting some sanctions, both sides have argued over what exactly it says about ballistic missiles.
Jan. 31, 2017
Democrats boycotted a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday morning, preventing the panel from voting on nominees to lead the departments of the Treasury and health and human services.
Jan. 31, 2017
President Trump plans to announce his choice to fill the vacant ninth seat on Tuesday. There are a series of actions required to make the replacement official; it is expected to take months.
Jan. 31, 2017
The order, which temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, has prompted protests and legal action around the country. Here is the full text, annotated by NPR journalists.
Jan. 31, 2017
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has a new gig — as a special contributor on CBS' 60 Minutes, starting this fall. "There is only one Oprah Winfrey," says the show's executive producer, Jeff Fager.
Jan. 31, 2017
The idea got a standing ovation at the governor's State of the State address last night, with Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh saying, "Actually I had hoped that we would do that earlier."
Jan. 31, 2017
The president has moved up his Supreme Court nominee announcement to Tuesday. He is expected to choose from one of three judges, any of whom would be a socially conservative voice on the court.
Jan. 31, 2017

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