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The Orphan Drug Act was created to help patients with rare diseases get life-saving medications. But soaring prices suggest the law is being manipulated to increase profits.
March 22, 2017
In a country with a population of more than 1 billion people, just 27 million paid taxes last year. Many Indians see no clear link between paying taxes and provision of government services.
March 22, 2017
Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx, will display the 20-foot bronze statue, a gift from the communist country. The city receives 150,000 Chinese tourists a year.
March 22, 2017
The two men were born in Germany but don't have citizenship; their families are from Algeria and Nigeria. German officials say it's the first time the government is taking such a step.
March 22, 2017
A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.
March 22, 2017
Whole Foods this month became the latest retailer to adopt a policy to ensure the canned tuna it sells is caught with methods that don't decimate fish stocks or trap other animals.
March 22, 2017
The fraught question came up during a House Intelligence Committee hearing this week. Some Republicans pointed to news stories based on leaks about the activities of Trump associates.
March 22, 2017
The state expanded Medicaid under a Republican governor a few years ago, extending health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Arizonans. But the GOP plan in Congress would cut much of that funding.
March 22, 2017
Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.Y., according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Critics called Barris "The King of Schlock" or "The Baron of Bad Taste."
March 22, 2017
Neil Gorsuch kept an even keel throughout the day, rarely betraying more than a hint of impatience or pique. He smiled a lot, made jokes about family and matched the mood of each of his interrogators.
March 22, 2017
When a show is well-written, when it has good actors, people want to watch." Courtney Jones, Nielsen
March 22, 2017
The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.
March 21, 2017
Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx, will display the 20-foot bronze statue, a gift from the nominally communist country. The city receives 150,000 Chinese tourists a year.
March 21, 2017
Everything from originalism to mutton busting was fodder as the Supreme Court nominee took questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
March 21, 2017
It's a tricky thing, casting. Directors have a vision for their lines — but what if that vision doesn't include a more inclusive palette?
March 21, 2017
Homeland Security says most personal electronics won't be allowed in carry-ons on flights from some majority-Muslim countries. The U.K. has acted similarly. Why the abrupt change? It's far from clear.
March 21, 2017
A teenage girl was "apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys," in a video watched live by about 40 people, The Associated Press reports. The girl, who was missing, has been located.
March 21, 2017
Ethics experts say Ivanka's dual role as a business owner and a West Wing adviser raises concerns about nepotism and conflict of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules.
March 21, 2017
Audie Cornish talks with health policy researcher Leighton Ku about the GOP proposal that would let states require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work.
March 21, 2017
That's a problem in Bangladesh, where pit latrines have brought rates of open defecation down — but led to the dumping of 'fecal sludge' in waterways. A new study proposes a possible solution.
March 21, 2017

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