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Republicans' plans to overhaul the federal health law aren't expected to take effect immediately, so consumers can still sign up for 2017 coverage — and should, if they need insurance.
Dec. 13, 2016
UNICEF reports dozens of children trapped in a building under fire; the UN has heard reports of civilians shot in their homes. Aid groups are ready to evacuate survivors, but negotiations have failed.
Dec. 13, 2016
Instead of letting food rot, some entrepreneurs want to use it to feed insects, which can then nourish livestock. But federal regulations have been slow to catch up to the growth of insect farms.
Dec. 13, 2016
Six months ago a shooter opened fire in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and wounding 53 more. The tragedy spurred some to action while others struggle to understand why it happened.
Dec. 13, 2016
President-elect Trump doesn't like the daily intelligence briefings. He's passing them off to the vice president-elect, but they have a long history and presidents have found them invaluable.
Dec. 13, 2016
At a meeting in San Francisco, thousands of researchers are pondering how they can influence President-elect Donald Trump's thinking on climate change.
Dec. 13, 2016
The president-elect today will announce his intention to nominate the ExxonMobil chairman and CEO to become the country's top diplomat, a source with knowledge of Trump's decision tells NPR.
Dec. 12, 2016
Donald Trump appears to have moved away from the U.S.'s longstanding "one China" policy. Writer John Pomfret talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about the significance of this apparent shift in policy.
Dec. 12, 2016
Cybersecurity requirements for presidential smartphones could limit Trump's use of an app like Twitter, but President Trump also could ignore any recommendations that inhibit his use of social media.
Dec. 12, 2016
A study published Monday finds that newborns suffering through drug withdrawal now make up at least 7.5 per 1,000 hospital births in rural areas, in contrast to 4.8 per 1,000 in urban areas.
Dec. 12, 2016
Trump canceled a news conference scheduled for this week in which he planned to address how he would avoid conflicts between his business interests and his duties as president.
Dec. 12, 2016
The president-elect called costs for the Lockheed Martin-helmed project "out of control" and implied he'd scale back such costs after taking office.
Dec. 12, 2016
Abortion rights activists have filed a challenge to stop a new rule requiring clinics to bury fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages. The rule is also not sitting well with funeral directors.
Dec. 12, 2016
The Center for Reproductive Rights says the rule that remains from abortions or miscarriages must be buried or cremated is politically motivated and aimed at shaming women.
Dec. 12, 2016
A federal jury has sentenced the ex-lawmaker for 23 counts of conspiracy, fraud, bribery and money laundering in a series of elaborate schemes that misappropriated funds.
Dec. 12, 2016
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

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