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Last week was heavy on White House executive actions. Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, says that with ineffective congressional leadership, it's the president's best option.
Oct. 15, 2017
On extremely short notice, two hospitals had to evacuate all their patients as wildfires spread rapidly through Santa Rosa, Calif., last Sunday and Monday. One nurse on duty tells her story.
Oct. 15, 2017
Tobacco enemas? Mercury pills? Ice pick lobotomies? A new book explains how throughout history, miracle "cures" often didn't just fail to improve people's health, they maimed and killed.
Oct. 15, 2017
In Wise Trees, a book by photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, you'll see a holy tree in the middle of an Indian candy shop, a communal tree in Mozambique, a tree of tragedy in Cambodia.
Oct. 15, 2017
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launches a goodwill tour in D.C., more big tech companies are pulled into the imbroglio and the White House weighs its Muller strategy.
Oct. 15, 2017
Bannon's speech at the Values Voter Summit wasn't overtly religious but he opened by reading from the Bible to make his case that the time was ripe for the type of crusade he wants to wage.
Oct. 14, 2017
The film academy's 54-member board of governors, including Oscar-winning actors Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Hanks, voted to strip the legendary producer of his membership.
Oct. 14, 2017
Officials say they have made some progress in containing the Northern California wildfires, but crews have been working for days on steep terrain with little rest and more work ahead.
Oct. 14, 2017
Several state attorneys general say they'll sue to protect the subsidies that help defray costs for low-income consumers. Many physician groups say they oppose the administration's action.
Oct. 14, 2017
Students are leaving their homes and sometimes their families, to catch a flight off the island. When they land, they hope to find electricity, running water, cell service, and homework.
Oct. 14, 2017
Following last month's hurricane, a Florida animal preserve home to more than 100 domestic and exotic animals is working on repairs. The owners are still "bouncing back."
Oct. 14, 2017
One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.
Oct. 14, 2017
Chef Hugh Acheson's new book contains more than 100 recipes for the workhorse kitchen tool of convenience. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."
Oct. 14, 2017
The Boy Scouts of America announced that starting next year, it will welcome girls into some of its programs. At least one Scout believes that welcoming girls is friendly, courteous and kind.
Oct. 14, 2017
The Trump administration has cut off funding to international groups that perform or promote abortion. That could mean a shutdown of family planning clinics in the African island.
Oct. 14, 2017
Zainabu Hamayaji went to extraordinary lengths to protect her 10 children from being abducted by Boko Haram.
Oct. 14, 2017
Dealing with a fire or other natural disaster is hard on anyone, from evacuation to aftermath. And people with physical or developmental disabilities have particular needs, say emergency planners.
Oct. 14, 2017
After three failed attempts at passing GOP health plans, President Trump appears to be trying to negotiate with Democrats by showing he's willing to facilitate the Affordable Care Act's collapse.
Oct. 14, 2017
Plus, a 48 percent graduation rate at some of the for-profit and virtual schools often touted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Oct. 14, 2017
The administration's decision to allow some employers to bypass a requirement to provide no-cost contraceptives to women on moral grounds would benefit specific anti-abortion groups.
Oct. 14, 2017

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