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FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.
June 22, 2017
Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced it plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.
June 22, 2017
To slaughter 2 million birds per week, Costco is contracting poultry farmers. But this requires a major financial investment from small producers, and the payoff may not be guaranteed.
June 22, 2017
Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.
June 22, 2017
Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can afford to lose only two votes.
June 22, 2017
For the shot to be accurate, many factors, from wind and gravity to the earth's curvature, would have to be taken into account.
June 22, 2017
Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago and now come in all kinds of shapes, from Tic Tacs to teardrops to pingpong balls. After studying some 50,000 eggs, a team of researchers thinks it knows why.
June 22, 2017
Edgar Maddison Welch pleaded guilty in March after entering the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., brandishing a rife in order to "investigate" a baseless conspiracy theory.
June 22, 2017
After it was leaked that Trump allegedly asked former FBI Director James Comey for loyalty during a private dinner, Trump suggested there may have been "tapes" of their conversations.
June 22, 2017
Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.
June 22, 2017
"We have never read a statute to strip citizenship from someone who met the legal criteria for acquiring it," Justice Elena Kagan wrote. "We will not start now."
June 22, 2017
Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.
June 22, 2017
The archbishop of Canterbury offered "an unreserved apology" for how the church handled a bishop's crimes against young men. The apology followed the release of a "harrowing" report on the incidents.
June 22, 2017
The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.
June 22, 2017
Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.
June 22, 2017
Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.
June 22, 2017
The country's changing attitudes toward pets are highlighted by the annual dog meat festival in Yulin City. The government issues a ban on dog meat sale, then promptly reversed it.
June 22, 2017
The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.
June 22, 2017
Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Non-Hispanic whites are the only group to see deaths outpace births.
June 22, 2017
The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.
June 22, 2017

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