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Here’s How American Scientists Plan to Prevent the Next Nuclear Disaster

Nuclear regulators and operators have to consider unlikely—but dangerous—scenarios to protect power plants.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:16pm

Found in Space: Congressional Collegiality

Congress is ignoring crises at home and abroad, but at least it has a close eye on the thermosphere.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:30pm

Boehner: House Will Vote to Avoid Shutdown in September

The speaker promises a short-term CR that would kick big spending decisions to the lame-duck.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

How Can the U.S. Fix The Case Backlog of Black-Lung-Stricken Miners?

Congressional leaders and labor officials convened this week to address a broken federal compensation program for miners with the disease.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:19pm

How Much Does It Cost to Fix the VA?

With the August recess looming, lawmakers sparred across the Hill over proposals to fix the embattled Veterans Affairs Department.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:42am

How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

Tips to "flip the script" and seize control from presidents, CEOs, and leaders of other institutions.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:59am

How Car Ownership Helps the Working Poor Get Ahead

Access to public transit helps, but it's not enough to connect some workers with economic opportunity.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:57am

Paul Ryan Offers a Way Forward for GOP on Poverty

The Republican's "discussion draft" could help the party navigate a tough issue in the midterm elections.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:47am

These Tea Partiers Aren't Anti-Immigration. They Just Want to Close the Border.

Tea Party Members in Spartanburg and Greenville mobilize as their communities welcome growing numbers of immigrants.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:18am

What Egypt Stands to Win From the Gaza Conflict

Even if a second cease-fire proposal fails, Egypt's reputation in the West is getting a much-needed boost.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:40am