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Politics Dec 02In ‘Jackie,’ complex portrait emerges of iconic first lady
Fifty-three years after JFK’s assassination, the events of that week have been seared into Americans’ minds through videos and photographs. So has the woman at the center of those events, Jacqueline Kennedy. A new film “Jackie,” which opens in theaters…
Politics Nov 30Who is Wilbur Ross, Trump’s selection for commerce secretary?
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Wilbur Ross, a billionaire investor known as the “king of bankruptcy,” to head the Department of Commerce. If Ross is confirmed by the Senate, he would become a key player in implementing Trump’s economic…
Politics Nov 29Who is Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s pick for HHS Secretary?
Rep. Tom Price, a fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act, will become the next Health and Human Services secretary, if confirmed by the Senate.
Politics Nov 18Critics worry Steve Bannon’s White House perch will empower fringe voices
Critics of Steve Bannon, the incoming chief White House strategist, are growing increasingly concerned that his influence under President-elect Donald Trump could legitimize and empower the alt-right and turn controversial conservative news sites into a messaging arm of the new…
Politics Nov 18Who is Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn?
President-elect Donald Trump named retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser on Friday, adding a loyal supporter with hard-right views on Muslims and Islam to his emerging intelligence and foreign policy team.
Politics Oct 11What spoons have to do with the Samsung-Apple patent lawsuit
One particular case involving 19th-century spoons was cited by lawyers representing both companies before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Science Oct 04Why it’s so hard to beef up protections for the world’s most trafficked animal
A new international agreement plans to ban the trade of the world's most trafficked animal: the pangolin.
World Sep 05Giant panda off endangered species list, but Eastern gorilla declining
The giant panda has been taken off the endangered species list after decades of conservation efforts. But the Eastern gorilla was added.
Nation Aug 11Lead removal from Flint water making progress, researchers find
Lead levels are dropping in Flint, Michigan, but residents should still flush taps, according to test results Virginia Tech researchers announced Thursday.
Politics Jul 22What you need to know about Clinton’s VP Pick, Tim Kaine
Here's a list of the pros and cons to Clinton’s selection, and the role Tim Kaine could play in helping shape the general election.