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On Friday, first lady Michelle Obama honors the 2017 school counselor of the year, Terri Tchorzynski of the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Mich.
Jan. 6, 2017
Alabama's historically black Talladega College has accepted an invitation for its band to march in the parade which follows Donald Trump's inauguration. But the decision did not come easily.
Jan. 6, 2017
Audits show Medicare potentially overpaid five insurance plans by $128 million, yet the government recovered only $3 million. The finding adds to questions about oversight of Medicare Advantage plans.
Jan. 6, 2017
When the communist system in Russia came crashing down 25 years ago, many Russians hoped their country would become a democracy. But increasingly, democrats are choosing political exile.
Jan. 6, 2017
In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Democratic Party for not listening to the needs of everyday Americans.
Jan. 6, 2017
Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.
Jan. 6, 2017
A poll finds that 75 percent of people want Congress to either leave the law alone or wait to repeal it until they have a new law. For most people, controlling high health care costs is top priority.
Jan. 6, 2017
The four released detainees are from Yemen and have been accepted by Saudi Arabia. They were never charged and had been at the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than 14 years.
Jan. 6, 2017
The State Department on Thursday announced that Hamza bin Laden has been added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list. The action also imposes sanctions on the son of Osama bin Laden.
Jan. 5, 2017
Energy Information Administration reports the shift will probably happen by 2030, and it credits domestic natural gas production. The agency says it's watching variables such as new technology.
Jan. 5, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the oath of office, but as this deposition highlights, many business entanglements remain.
Jan. 5, 2017
Reports indicate that Trump is selecting Dan Coats, a former Indiana senator, to be his director of national intelligence. But Coats and Trump appear to have very different views of Russia.
Jan. 5, 2017
The former brokerage CEO and New Jersey governor has reached a civil settlement with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for his role in the company's 2011 bankruptcy.
Jan. 5, 2017
They went on strike a month ago, asking for a raise and better training and equipment. So far the government hasn't met their demands.
Jan. 5, 2017
For the sixth year in a row, Kiyoshi Kimura won a massive Pacific bluefin tuna at Tsukiji market's famed New Year auction. Conservationists are worried about the species' dwindling population.
Jan. 5, 2017
Foreign fisheries exporting seafood to the U.S. will now have to meet the same standards for protecting whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals as American fisheries do.
Jan. 5, 2017
The discovery provides our first "glimmer of understanding" about the unexplained, strong waves. Scientists don't think they're from aliens, but they're puzzled by what could be causing them.
Jan. 5, 2017
Donald Trump has suggested he may give his daughter and son-in-law a role in his administration. A law bars presidents from hiring family, but a court ruled it doesn't apply to White House staff jobs.
Jan. 5, 2017
From birth through age 30 or so, our ability to recognize faces keeps improving, research shows. At first, kids discern adult faces better than other kids' mugs. Not so after adolescence.
Jan. 5, 2017
Apple says it's "been informed" that the app violated local regulations. It's the latest in the long history of media restrictions in China, but also of tech companies getting involved in the efforts.
Jan. 5, 2017

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