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Congressional leaders say they want a smooth transition from Obamacare. But insurance consultants say repealing the law before another plan is in place could jeopardize the insurance of millions.
Dec. 12, 2016
Atlanta's zoo announced the names of two 100-day-old panda babies born there this fall. Their names Ya Lun and Xi Lun mean "elegant" and "happy," and honor their mother, Lun Lun.
Dec. 12, 2016
More than a dozen super tall residential towers are under construction. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they're paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support good jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Dec. 12, 2016
Mozart sold the most CDs of any artist in 2016. Quartz reporter Amy Wang says that figure can help shed light on the state of the recording industry.
Dec. 12, 2016
Donald Trump said over the weekend that he doesn't need to get a daily intelligence briefing as president. It has become customary for the president to receive a classified update each morning.
Dec. 12, 2016
Former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd discusses the differences in how the two agencies handle intelligence amid the CIA's finding that Russia may have influenced the U.S. presidential election.
Dec. 12, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump is discounting the CIA's conclusion that Russian hackers deliberately tried to sway the U.S. election in his favor. But some of Trump's fellow Republicans want a full investigation.
Dec. 12, 2016
Boeing says its $17 billion deal with Iran Air will help support thousands of U.S. jobs. But the deal, made possible through the Iran nuclear agreement, is under threat with the incoming president.
Dec. 12, 2016
Once the largest U.S. rail company, the Pennsylvania Railroad ceased operations nearly half a century ago. But volunteers are researching and protecting that history at the station in Lewiston, Pa.
Dec. 12, 2016
New abortion regulations in Texas are part of a new wave of such measures that gained momentum after last year's undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood.
Dec. 12, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump may nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. The oil executive is a giant in the business world, but not as well known in political circles.
Dec. 12, 2016
Republican Sen. John McCain is pushing for a congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the U.S. presidential election. He explains to NPR's Steve Inskeep why it's worth investigating.
Dec. 12, 2016
Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products — from protein drinks to sliced deli meat. The organic industry just moved to ban it.
Dec. 12, 2016
The city is known as "Mother of the Martyrs" due to its high number of pro-regime fighters who've died in the years of war. Most who live here are Alawite Muslims, as is President Bashar Assad.
Dec. 12, 2016
It's the losing Democratic nominee's most public show of support yet for efforts to call into question the election results that gave Donald Trump the presidency.
Dec. 12, 2016
A single phone call has made the policy a central issue as Donald Trump prepares to assume office. The president-elect says he doesn't think the U.S. should feel bound by it.
Dec. 12, 2016
The court's decision regarding the estimated $1 billion settlement paves the way for the start of payouts to more than 20,000 former players over a degenerative brain disease.
Dec. 12, 2016
Current and former national security officials say the apparent disagreement about the intent of Russian hacks before the U.S. presidential election is unusual in a matter of such national import.
Dec. 12, 2016
Before she stopped drinking, Sarah Hepola relied on alcohol to get her through the holiday season. "What nobody mentions about all the holiday spirit is how much booze it requires," she says.
Dec. 12, 2016
"The choice of Tillerson is sensational. Trump continues to amaze," a Russian senator tweeted. The Kremlin was more circumspect, but it's clear the ExxonMobil chief has high-level fans.
Dec. 12, 2016

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