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Judges in Maryland and Hawaii struck blows against President Trump's second attempt to block residents of six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Here's a closer look at the rulings.
March 16, 2017
Making contraceptives available over the counter is safe, a review of research finds, and could lead to fewer unplanned pregnancies in both teens and adult women.
March 16, 2017
The South American polka dot tree frog initially appears unremarkable. But when researchers in Argentina shined an ultraviolet light on the frog, it glowed.
March 16, 2017
The proposed spending cuts released on Thursday would affect local arts groups as well as public radio and TV stations nationwide.
March 16, 2017
Some members of Congress say the U.S. government should use the patent rights it owns for any drugs that were developed with federal grants to drive down the prices of those drugs.
March 16, 2017
The president and his advisers are playing into lawyers' worst nightmare: digging their legal case into a deep hole by making remarks outside the courtroom.
March 16, 2017
An appeals court dispute between a Maine dairy company and its delivery drivers came down to a single punctuation mark — or rather, the lack of it. Count it a win for the controversial comma.
March 16, 2017
What does it mean to be black? What does it mean to be blacker?
March 16, 2017
The fiscal plan "puts America first" by slashing funds from many (but not all) global health and development programs.
March 16, 2017
The White House's proposed federal budget cuts everything from research to regulation, and makes clear that the administration doesn't view climate change as a priority.
March 16, 2017
The proposal from the White House calls for a $1.4 billion increase in funding for school choice; a total of $9 billion in cuts.
March 16, 2017
The National Institutes of Health, which funds research in treatments and cures, could lose 20 percent of its budget under the administration's proposal. More money would go for addiction treatment.
March 16, 2017
In California, officers undergo cultural diversity and discrimination training, which includes understanding the cultural composition of the state and discussing the impact of racial profiling.
March 16, 2017
McDonald's says it's account was "compromised." The tweet drew a wide range of responses — from pledges to eat a Big Mac today to calls for a boycott.
March 16, 2017
A bill making its way through the Kentucky legislature might end a decades-old busing program in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.
March 16, 2017
Opana ER has been linked to an HIV outbreak in rural Indiana among people who abuse the opioid painkiller. An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration says the drug is too risky.
March 16, 2017
An executive assistant suffered minor burns after a letter exploded at the International Monetary Fund's office in Paris on Thursday.
March 16, 2017
The document released on Thursday is more of a political statement than an actual budget, as Congress will need to approve a final plan. But it does indicate the president's priorities.
March 16, 2017
The lightly seasoned meat and veggie pie, prevalent in the Upper Peninsula, is pure fuel. Popularized by Cornish miners in the 1800s, it's come to symbolize tenacity in the face of trying conditions.
March 16, 2017
Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right party is celebrating a resounding win over populist Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom, in a result that's being welcomed by centrists and progressives.
March 16, 2017

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