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A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.
Dec. 8, 2016
A corruption scandal has destroyed public support for President Park Geun-hye; her approval rating has fallen to 4 percent. Now the legislature prepares for a vote on her impeachment.
Dec. 8, 2016
Former Sen. John Glenn has died at 95. After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space.
Dec. 8, 2016
Puzder is CEO of CKE HOldings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, and is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.
Dec. 8, 2016
The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.
Dec. 8, 2016
South African Chris Bertish has set out from the coast of Africa with the intent to become the first person to cross the Atlantic alone on a stand-up paddleboard — though he's not the first to try.
Dec. 8, 2016
No one seems to have a satisfying definition of "identity politics," but clearly we've been paying too much attention to race, gender and sexual orientation, right? Not so fast.
Dec. 8, 2016
Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.
Dec. 8, 2016
Scientists have found the oldest complete set of smallpox genes in a sample of skin from a mummified child in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church.
Dec. 8, 2016
An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.
Dec. 8, 2016
Millions of years ago, a dinosaur about the size of a sparrow had a bad day. It got stuck in resin. Paleontologists recently came across the rare amber fossil containing its tail in Myanmar.
Dec. 8, 2016
The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was about 100 miles off the coast and that there was no risk of a tsunami. Residents in Ferndale, Calif., said they felt the earth "roll" under them.
Dec. 8, 2016
Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump and why he's not worried about libel suits from the new president.
Dec. 8, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make war on "radical Islam." It could mean a major — and risky — escalation of the counterterrorism policies favored by his White House predecessors.
Dec. 8, 2016
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the giraffe population has declined by as much as 40 percent in the past 30 years, and could face extinction if the trend is not reversed.
Dec. 8, 2016
The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS says it launched the strike at the request of the Iraqi military, and that ISIS was using the hospital as a command and control center.
Dec. 8, 2016
Ilhan Omar says she was "subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced" in a cab during her visit to the nation's capital.
Dec. 8, 2016
The fire in East Tennessee that began last month has killed at least 14 people and caused widespread destruction in the town of Gatlinburg. Two minors have been arrested, and might be tried as adults.
Dec. 8, 2016
Rachel Martin talks to Sean Spicer, the communications director for the Republican National Committee, about the overall shape of the Trump transition.
Dec. 8, 2016
A Pew Research Center study finds that people do not feel as overloaded by information as they did a decade ago. In fact, people with more access to information find it helps them simplify their life.
Dec. 8, 2016

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