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Worshipful female followers fought for the Mad Monk's leftover bread crusts. His infamous sweet tooth led to his death. Or did it? A century later, rumors about Russia's czarina whisperer still swirl.
Jan. 31, 2017
President Trump "is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community," the White House says.
Jan. 31, 2017
People continue to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage, even as huge questions loom about where millions of people will find health care in a year.
Jan. 31, 2017
Money from the Veterans Choice Act, which was meant to improve medical staffing levels at VA health centers, has had little impact on hiring numbers and how quickly vets get access to medical care.
Jan. 31, 2017
Consumer advocates say that these short-term policies, often in force for six months or less, don't have important safeguards that customers need. But the coverage can be cheaper.
Jan. 31, 2017
The Scouts' leaders announced the policy change after an 8-year-old transgender boy was forced out of a New Jersey troop last fall.
Jan. 31, 2017
President Trump promises to give priority to Christians when admitting refugees to the United States, but many Christian leaders say it's the wrong approach.
Jan. 31, 2017
The president replaced Sally Yates late Monday after she told Justice Department lawyers not to defend his executive order. The top federal prosecutor in suburban Virginia was elevated in her place.
Jan. 30, 2017
Canadians are mourning six people shot to death while praying. Alleged shooter Alexandre Bissonnette had expressed anti-Islam sentiments online. He faces 11 charges of murder and attempted murder.
Jan. 30, 2017
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has told lawyers she is not convinced President Trump's executive order restricting travel and immigration from many Muslim-majority countries is lawful.
Jan. 30, 2017
Kentucky has already enacted a bill that would prohibit labor unions from forcing non-union members to pay fees to the union. Lawmakers in Missouri and New Hampshire are debating similar bills.
Jan. 30, 2017
Fred Korematsu fought the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. Today he would be 98. But Google's choice to make him the Doodle focus doesn't seem like a total coincidence.
Jan. 30, 2017
They were ugly. And, unfortunately, they were not equipped with an anus. But the sand dwellers could be an important part of filling in our own early evolutionary tree.
Jan. 30, 2017
State Department employees are using the channel to register objection to the executive action temporarily blocking refugees and visas for citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries.
Jan. 30, 2017
The White House argues little has changed when it comes to its National Security Council. But the elevation of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to the Principals Committee represents a major departure.
Jan. 30, 2017
It's the first time the U.S military has made public the data collected by GPS satellites about solar events. It may help people predict Earth disasters caused by space weather.
Jan. 30, 2017
In the Puntland region of Somalia, clan elders usually rule on a rape case. But a community court heard this one — and issued its verdict on Sunday.
Jan. 30, 2017
The former president issued a statement saying he is "heartened by the level of engagement" over the weekend in opposition to the action, which he "fundamentally disagrees with."
Jan. 30, 2017
Many international students trying to get back to classes at NYU, MIT, Yale and other U.S. schools are now in limbo.
Jan. 30, 2017
A brutal law enforcement crackdown has led to the extrajudicial killings of thousands of suspected drug users and dealers. President Rodrigo Duterte was elected after vowing a "bloody war" on drugs.
Jan. 30, 2017

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