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Republicans Prepare to Unveil Expensive Tax Reform Outline

Mike Pence

Puerto Ricans still waiting for aid a week after Maria's devastation


Senate intel leaders send a blunt message to Trump team

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate intelligence committee leaders had a larger goal in mind when they abruptly scrapped a closed-door interview on Tuesday morning with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen: Stop Trump officials from talking about their testimony.<p>Senate intelligence chairman Richard …

Donald Trump

Elephants Rescue Hundreds of People From Floods

Video shows the captive elephants being used to wade through deadly flood waters.<p>One of India's most revered animals is helping to rescue those affected by one of the region's worst incidences of flooding.<p>The Associated Press has reported over 250 killed, and thousands more affected. The Red Cross …


A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …


An Unusually Large Wildfire Has Burned for Weeks in Icy Greenland

There's something curious happening in icy Greenland: a wildfire that has been burning for weeks.<p>The wildfire appears to be historic in both its size and its duration, but no one can say for sure — because Greenland doesn't have longstanding records of fires. Officials haven't had much of a need …

Global Warming

Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers.<p>The story was on a medical condition that causes a soft, bulging belly, sometimes referred to as "mommy pooch" or "mummy tummy," because it's especially common among women in the months after they give birth. …

Women's Health

29 Of The Prettiest Ways To Keep Your Home Organized

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Trump’s campaign manager now seeks to lobby White House on behalf of foreign clients — after promising he wouldn’t

Corey Lewandowski’s new lobbying firm, aka “Trump’s K Street Office,” had said it wouldn’t rep foreign interests<p>One of President Donald Trump's first executive orders barred political appointees from his administration from lobbying for foreign governments and political parties for life. Members of …

New details emerge about 2014 Russian hack of the State Department: It was ‘hand to hand combat’

Over a 24-hour period, top U.S. cyber defenders engaged in a pitched battle with Russian hackers who had breached the unclassified State Department computer system and displayed an unprecedented level of aggression that experts warn is likely to be turned against the private sector.<p>Whenever …

Roger Ailes

Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

With an oversized check for $78,333, written to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday took the first step in fulfilling President Trump's pledge to give away his presidential salary.<p>Spicer said that the sum equaled Trump's salary for the first quarter of 2017, …

Donald Trump

11 Vibrant Recipes To Ring In Spring

At last, spring has sprung! Birds, buds, butterflies — and, most importantly, a new slew of fresh seasonal produce: crisp asparagus, bright berries, sweet peas, fresh mint, and more. From Strawberries & Oranges in Citrus Syrup to Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, these recipes are a delicious …

Health care defeat is a brutal loss for Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."<p>Friday's painful rebuke is an …

Dennis Hastert

DOJ Asks for More Time After House Intel Committee Asks for Wiretap Evidence

Nunes has promised his panel would look into potential surveillance of political parties as part of its broader investigation of Russian meddling in the election.<p>Schiff has said he would ask Comey about Trump's accusation when the FBI director appears at a House Intelligence hearing later this …

Donald Trump

EPA withdraws request for methane data

EPA withdrew a request for methane emission info from 15,000 companies nationwide<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an Obama-era request for methane emissions information from 15,000 oil and gas companies nationwide — a decision the …

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

It all started in the shower. Tucker Lane looked down, and there they were.<p>"Two ticks, on my right hip, directly next to each other," he says.<p>At the time, Lane didn't think much about it. He grew up on Cape Cod. Ticks are everywhere there in the summer. "Just another tick bite. Not a big deal," he …


Trump voters would be among the biggest losers in Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan

Americans who swept<p>President Trumpto victory — lower-income, older voters in conservative, rural parts of the country — stand to lose the most in federal healthcare aid under a Republican plan to repeal and replace theAffordable Care Act, according to a Times analysis of county voting and tax …

TVs spying on us is just the tip of the iceberg. Is Congress ready to act?

I have filed bills over the years to protect a little of what is left of our privacy but so far, few have paid attention. Maybe, finally, that will change now<p>As the FBI director, James Comey, recently said: “There is no such thing as absolute privacy.” The newly leaked CIA files raised a few …

James Comey

Among Questions for Trump on Iran: What About American Prisoners?

President Trump and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran have made no secret of their mutual contempt, raising fears of possible armed confrontation and doubts about the nuclear agreement reached under Mr. Trump’s predecessor.<p>Equally uncertain are the fates of at least seven people in Iran, five of them …

South Asia

AT&T Customers Can Now Call 911 Again After a 'Nationwide Outage'

The second biggest U.S. wireless carrier AT&T said its mobile phone service to 911 emergency dispatchers was restored on Wednesday evening after what …

'You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa

Security forces funded by US are accused of human rights abuses including summary executions and disappearances<p>Just before his torturers pushed him out of the van, barely conscious, on to the Nairobi pavement, Abdi was told he was one of the lucky ones: “You were supposed to die tonight.”<p>The …

Donald Trump

You Don't Need to Sit the LSAT to Get into Harvard Law School Anymore

Harvard Law School has said it will accept results from the graduate record examination, or GRE, for students hoping to enter its fall 2018 class, as …

College & University