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China's First Freight Train To The U.K. Rolls Into London

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:16:45 -0500

The train, which traveled nearly 7,500 miles, marks a milestone in China's intended revival of the centuries-old Silk Road trade routes linking East and West.

The DeVos Hearing, In Their Own Words

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:12:06 -0500

Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department got a grilling Tuesday. How did she fare? Read for yourself from some of the highlights.

Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:02:00 -0500

There are two main theories. A new study of South African patients points to the scarier of the two.

Friends And Fraternity Brothers, Two Va. Cadets Transcend Trump-Clinton Divide

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Ryan Leavis and Alex Miller are college seniors who plan to enter the military. One voted for Donald Trump, the other for Hillary Clinton. They say politics shouldn't get in the way of friendship.

Gambia Prepares For Showdown As Foreign Troops Threaten Intervention

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:50:00 -0500

In a few hours, longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh's presidential term will expire. But he is clinging to power as troops from regional powers reportedly amass at the border.

Tom Price, HHS Nominee, Faces Tough Questions On Stock Deals And Obamacare

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:23:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health And Human Services had the first of two separate Senate hearings on Wednesday.

Sotheby's Contends Painting That Sold For $842,500 Is A Fake

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:02:00 -0500

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the auction house argued that a painting titled St. Jerome was actually created in the 20th century, and not by the 16th century Italian artist known as Parmigianino.

At Final White House Press Conference, Obama Offers Both Reflections And Rebukes

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:20:00 -0500

Obama sidestepped a question about the more than five dozen Democrats in Congress who are boycotting the inauguration on Friday. "All I know is I'm going to be there, and so is Michelle," he said.

What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can't Be Reproduced?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:19:00 -0500

Results from some key cancer studies were different when the experiments were redone in different labs. Scientists don't yet know why but say the answer could have health implications for patients.

How To Salvage U.S.-Russia Relations: One Expert's Take

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:59:00 -0500

"At this point, we're being manipulated by the Russians at very little cost to them. Things pop up, and we go into a frenzy," Thomas Graham of Kissinger Associates tells NPR in a rare interview.

Muslim NYPD Chaplain On Faith, Fear And Getting Stopped By Airport Security

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500

Imam Khalid Latif is one of the people profiled in The Secret Life of Muslims, a digital series about Islamophobia. He is also the first Muslim chaplain at New York University.

Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500

Writer Mat Johnson reflects on what the Obama presidency meant to his biracial family. "I didn't always agree with Obama," he says. "But I always respected — and will always respect — that man."

Should My Slightly Sick Child Stay Home? The Rules Often Conflict

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:12:00 -0500

Parents have to weigh a lot of factors in deciding whether their kid should get a sick day. But day care centers may make the decision for you — and their rules are not always evidence based.

Not Just A Crock: The Viral Word-Of-Mouth Success Of Instant Pot

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500

Launched in 2010, the multifunction cooker became a sleeper hit last year. That's when its maker harnessed the enthusiasm of owners – self-dubbed "addicts" – to spread the word online.

6 Senators Assessing Trump's HHS Nominee Own Health Care Stocks, Too

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:09:00 -0500

A half-dozen senators involved in confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services have health care investments made by themselves or family members.