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Yates, Clapper To Testify In Open House Hearing On Russian Election Meddling

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:34:30 -0400

On May 8, two Obama administration officials — former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper — will appear before the House investigation.

Why China Is Selling Cheap HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:50:50 -0400

It's a pilot project to reach youth who are at risk of infection — and reluctant to come to clinics because of the stigma around HIV/AIDS. Is anyone buying?

Robert Siegel Stepping Down As 'All Things Considered' Host In 2018

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:55:00 -0400

Siegel has spent more than 40 years at NPR — and more than three decades as host of All Things Considered. He says he will be leaving that role in January to "begin a new phase of life."

Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:39:49 -0400

Some urge ending funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program, and moving those 8 million kids to marketplace plans. But research shows the out-of-pocket costs to many families would soar.

China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:37:00 -0400

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

Ivanka Trump Talks Female Entrepreneurs And Her Father At W20 Summit In Berlin

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:53:00 -0400

The first daughter said women must have access to credit and mentors, "to encourage this next generation" of female business owners. But remarks about her father drew the biggest reaction.

Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:01 -0400

A new study finds that preschool-aged children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.

Almost 100 Days In, 'Trumpism' Is Still Not Clearly Defined

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Donald Trump is a man who's made a life out of branding. But as president, the brand is muddled — is he a protectionist looking out for the little guy or has he gone "mainstream"?

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:52:00 -0400

The 1970 Boundary Treaty requires that U.S. and Mexican officials on the International Boundary and Water Commission be in agreement before building structures that might affect the Rio Grande's flow.

Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:41:00 -0400

In a dispute that dates back decades, the Trump administration announced it will levy a tariff on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, which is used primarily in housing construction.

Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:16:00 -0400

Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. He is not associated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms.

Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:02:00 -0400

It's the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs of progress, troubling achievement gaps remain.

Justices Split Over Defendants' Right To Mental Health Expert Witnesses

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:50:00 -0400

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears likely to cast the deciding vote in a Supreme Court case involving a death row inmate's right to help from a mental health expert who is independent of the prosecution.

Albert Freedman, Game Show Producer Made Famous In 'Quiz Show,' Dies At 95

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:41:00 -0400

In the 1950s, the television producer captivated audiences with the hit game show Twenty-One. Freedman later admitted that he had given questions and answers to contestants in advance.

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:27:00 -0400

Zen was published by William Morrow in 1974, after being rejected by 121 publishing houses. The book has endured as a work of popular philosophy, and inspired many a road trip across the West.