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President Trump moves to revive ocean drilling

On Friday, the president will sign an executive order that will partially reverse President Obama's efforts to make most of US-owned Arctic and Atlantic waters off-limits to oil and gas leasing.

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No second Taiwan phone call on horizon, says Trump

Tensions with North Korea may have changed President Trump's observance of Beijing's 'one China' policy.

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Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Labor secretary

His confirmation came at a key moment for President Trump – just two days before he reaches the symbolic 100-day marker.

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Under a gun friendly Trump, anti-gun movement plans to fight back

As the pendulum swings towards pro-gun, gun rights advocates are confident they can provide resistance, especially at the state level. 

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On 'sanctuary cities,' Trumpian hyperbole runs up against legal precision

In the courtroom, where judges value verbal precision and the plain meaning of words, the president’s shoot-from-the-hip style has often worked against him.

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In ‘Graduation,’ personal and political are inseparable

Although the film, starring Adrian Titieni, Lia Bugnar, and Maria Dragus, is set in Romania, its moral quandaries could be taking place anywhere.

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Pipeline protests move from North Dakota to Michigan

The growing protest movement against US oil and gas pipelines has so far focused on stopping or delaying new construction. Now, in Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier.

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'Refinery Town' tells the story of a city fighting for its own soul

A look at the impact of the petroleum industry on one American city yields a portrait of a community struggling to put its future in the hands of its residents.

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Turning enemies into friends

A Christian Science perspective: Seeking what unites us to reconcile our differences.

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The final chapter: Cassini probe completes first daring dive between Saturn and its rings

The dive into the 1,500-mile gap is the first of 22 plunges set to be taken by the spacecraft before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere.

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She re-created a medieval trail in Germany, drawing thousands of hikers

Esther Zeiher launched the endeavor after she came across an old map. She calls the trail an ‘adventure in humanity’ that is enabling meaningful exchanges between people.

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Can Colombia’s peace help Venezuela’s conflict?

As a peace deal helps end a long war in Colombia, Venezuela is descending into violence. What can Colombia teach its neighbor about healing and reconciliation?

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North Korea: Can US lead global 'village' toward diplomatic solution?

Even as the White House sends mixed signals over North Korea, Secretary Tillerson's visit to the UN could pave a path toward diplomacy. Dozens of countries with a hand in keeping the Kim Jong-un regime afloat could be part of the solution.

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Trump's steep learning curve

The education of Donald Trump in these first 100 days is about so much more than learning the vast array of issues that cross his Oval Office desk – and rethinking some positions along the way.

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In lettuce price spike, a taste of things to come

Vegetable price hikes could grow more common as weather in key farming regions gets less predictable.

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To really understand the American psyche, press play

From Helen Reddy to Kendrick Lamar, musicians have long captured the current zeitgeist through songs that become rallying cries for movements and anthems for generations. 

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Fettuccine with asparagus, bacon, and lemon

Slender, fresh asparagus teams up with lemon, bacon, and Parmesan for a bold pasta dish that tastes like spring. 

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Could privatizing airport services help resolve infrastructure woes?

The Airport Privatization Pilot Program has attracted little interest from cities. But there are some signs that St. Louis’ bid could foreshadow a wider movement toward public-private partnerships.

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Amid sexual harassment scandal, Fox News now faces racial discrimination lawsuit

Fox News anchor Kelly Wright on Wednesday joined a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by 13 people against the company, which came as Fox tried to control the damage caused by the recent sexual harassment scandal that led to the firing of its star host Bill O'Reilly. 

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New Silicon Valley perk: paid time off to protest

Facebook is giving employees paid time off May 1 to join protests against President Trump’s immigration policies. Critics say left-leaning Silicon Valley is pushing an anti-conservative agenda, but it says it is strengthening civic responsibility.

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Health care adds latest wrinkle to Puerto Rican debt crisis

Bankruptcy could sabotage the governor's top-priority efforts to secure federal funding for the island’s near-insolvent Medicaid system.

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Israel strikes Hezbollah-run arms supply hub to destroy weapons from Iran

The strike took place near Damascus airport on Thursday, even though Israel has largely kept out of the conflict in Syria.

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Palestinian Authority pulls the plug on Israeli electricity to Gaza

The Palestinian Authority and Hamas, who controls the enclave, are in a bitter power struggle, as the Trump administration is expected to be more sympathetic to Israel.  

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For asylum seekers, abandoning US to try entry in Canada proves risky

Canadian courts are sometimes suspicious of asylum-seekers who have left behind applications in the United States.

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'Thunder in the Mountains' recounts the tragedy of the Nez Perce War

Historian Daniel Sharfstein is a wonderful storyteller with a deep knowledge of all the relevant source material from the period.

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You can finally find out who Fido is related to with a new 'family tree' for dog breeds

The new project catalogues 161 dog breeds based on similarities and differences in their genetic makeup.

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A spiritual approach to restoring mental health

A Christian Science perspective: Soundness of mind through divine insight.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, Trump's tax reform ally on Capitol Hill

The White House released its plan for tax reform April 26. The issue will test Senator Hatch's 40-plus years as a legislator.

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U.S. lawmakers say Trump admin still lacks clear N. Korea plan

The unusual meeting with all 100 U.S. Senators comes as President Trump has increased the American military presence near North Korea, and leaned on China to pressure the reclusive Asian nation.

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Can the president shrink – or even eliminate – national monuments?

President Trump's latest executive order opens the door to reducing or revoking two dozen national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah. It's far from clear, however, that the president has the legal authority to do so.

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Hear this, oh those who listen

Hecklers who aim to silence campus speakers or elected leaders, sometimes with violence, must not erode a democracy’s commitment to consider a diversity of views in public forums.

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Volunteering together: how families can plan a vacation that gives back

Ahead of the big summer vacation season, here are some ideas for trying something different – service.

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Attack on Afghan base a reminder: Taliban pose the greater threat

The sophisticated and deadly attack on one of northern Afghanistan's most secure bases served as a reminder that the Taliban, not ISIS, are the most potent Islamist insurgency in the country.

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Berkeley paradox: Birthplace of free speech now offended by it

The uproar over Ann Coulter's scheduled talk underscores a shift in public understanding about freedom of expression – particularly on college campuses. The talk, set for April 27, has been called off.

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Lamb lollipops with lemon yogurt sauce

A flash sale inspired a delicious dish of lamb lollipops with a tangy yogurt sauce for dipping.

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For trans children and their families, a time of growing uncertainty

Parents of transgender students, and the teens themselves, say 2017 has brought greater uncertainty than any they've faced in recent years – after recent gains toward equality have been stifled or reversed.

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What's left out of Trump tax plan? The 'D' word.

The budget deficit is set to soar, even if the president's new corporate tax-cut plan doesn't go through. But politicians and even some economists are less alarmed by big deficits.

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Could these mysterious mastodon bones rewrite the history of the Americas?

Researchers say they've found evidence that some species of human lived in the Americas about 130,000 years ago – nearly 10 times earlier than commonly thought. Is the evidence compelling enough to rewrite the prehistory books?

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Despite recovery, humpback whales still suffer from ship strikes

The mammals have recovered from endangered-species status, but a new study puts an asterisk on their progress.

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A middle way forward for a divided France? Macron voters hope so.

Emmanuel Macron, the current favorite to be elected France's next president, is offering voters both the sort of economic deregulation that right favors and the pro-Europe safety net espoused by the left. But critics say he is just another elitist politician.

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