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Newest Senate Health Care Overhaul Would Increase Uninsured By 22 Million, CBO Says

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:36:00 -0400

The latest report has similar findings to prior estimates: big increases in the uninsured population, with some deficit reduction. But there's a big caveat: This bill will likely change.

Justice Department Announces 'Largest Darknet Takedown In History'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:25:00 -0400

A joint operation by the department, the FBI and international law enforcement has shut down AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the world's largest anonymous marketplaces for illicit drugs and goods.

Elon Musk Says He Has 'Verbal' OK To Build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:02:00 -0400

There's still much to do before getting formal approval, the entrepreneur adds. Hyperloop has the goal of reaching speeds of more than 700 mph, using magnetic levitation in a vacuum environment.

Burundi High School Robotics Team Reported Missing In D.C.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Two of the teens — 16-year-old Don Ingabire and 17-year-old Audrey Mwamikazi — were last seen leaving the U.S. into Canada, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:37:00 -0400

About 12,000 people are diagnosed with a glioblastoma each year in the U.S. Fewer than a third of them will survive beyond two years.

U.S. Ends Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:35:00 -0400

The ban originally affected 10 airports and nine airlines, mostly Middle Eastern carriers. Meanwhile, the U.S. has issued additional security requirements affecting some 280 international airports.

The Side Effect Of That New Malaria Drug? American Jobs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:16:00 -0400

The Trump administration wants to cut the U.S. global health budget. A new study puts a different spin on the spending.

The Capital City Contemplates The Possibility Of A Washington Without John McCain

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:17:00 -0400

Outspoken defense hawk. Informal diplomat. Vietnam War hero. The seemingly indestructible McCain has been a pillar of Washington for decades. What could it mean if he does not return?

Just Thinking You're Slacking On Exercise Could Boost Risk Of Death

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:38:00 -0400

People who think others are more active tend to have shorter lifespans, even if they're actually getting the same amount of exercise. The social comparison could kill motivation, researchers say.

Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:35:00 -0400

The officer has been suspended and two others are on administrative duty, Baltimore Police say. The public defender's office is questioning the officer's involvement in 53 active cases.

911 Transcript Of Woman Killed By Minneapolis Police Made Public

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:58:00 -0400

Officials released the transcript of the call that brought police to a city neighborhood Saturday night, a situation that ended with an officer shooting to death the woman who had called for help.

Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:52:00 -0400

A Senate proposal to repeal Obamacare includes $45 billion to treat opioid addiction. But it wouldn't make up for deep cuts to Medicaid in that same bill that has funded much of that treatment.

The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating A 'Guidebook' For Young Asian-Americans

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

When Bao Phi was a child, there was little literature about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Phi hopes to change that with his new poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and a forthcoming children's book.

'Khichuri': An Ancient Indian Comfort Dish With A Global Influence

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.

Report: Trump Administration Wants To 'Outsource Afghanistan To Mercenaries'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:03:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep asks Mark Perry of The American Conservative about his article that says some in the Trump administration want to use more contractors in Afghanistan.