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Politics Jan 18Trump is doing more to divide the country than unite it, poll says
One year under the leadership of President Donald Trump, most Americans disapprove of the job he's doing, see his presidency as a failure and think his policies are primarily designed to boost wealthy individuals.
Politics Jan 17Poll: Most Americans want Robert Mueller to complete his Russia probe
One year into the Trump administration, just 19 percent of Americans say they have “a great amount” of confidence in the presidency, and 8 percent have high confidence in Congress, according to a new poll from the PBS Newshour, NPR…
Health Jan 161 million Americans pool money in religious ministries to pay for health care
Enrollment in health care sharing ministries has soared since the Affordable Care Act was passed. But unlike the ACA or employer-provided insurance, these ministries have little, if any government oversight, no guarantee of solvency and can deny claims that traditional…
Nation Jan 12Poll: Most Americans don’t want Oprah to run for president
But if Winfrey were to run against President Donald Trump, half of registered voters would support her, the new PBS NewsHour-NPR-Marist poll shows.
Politics Jan 09WATCH: White House says Trump has not given up on Mexico paying for border wall
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to answer questions during a press briefing at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
Health Dec 21The opioid crisis is driving down U.S. life expectancy, new data shows
Life expectancy fell in the United States for a second straight year -- something that hasn't happened since the 1960s.
Health Dec 20Here’s when states could run out of money to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Nine million children nationwide receive health care coverage through CHIP. But many of them could soon be uninsured if Congress doesn’t vote to reauthorize its funding.
Nation Dec 19Everything we know about the Amtrak train derailment (so far)
Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened Monday when an Amtrak train derailed during morning service, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more.
Health Dec 13CDC says more people die of influenza worldwide than some experts have estimated
As many as 646,000 people may die from influenza each year worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a larger number than what other health experts have predicted in years past.
Nation Dec 11Man in custody after device explodes on NYC subway platform
No one aside from the man in custody is reported to have been injured during the early Monday blast.