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Nation Feb 11How bots turned this State of the Union moment into a viral meme
Failing to successfully weed out bot-driven misinformation could ultimately undermine political discourse and democracy in the country, experts say.
Health Feb 04Some hospital prices rose over 40 percent in less than a decade. Will this new rule help?
A new study finds that prices for services at hospitals rose far more than those by physicians during the same time period.
Politics Feb 01Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says U.S. plans to withdraw from nuclear treaty with Russia
Russia has been in violation of the 1987 treaty for years, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.
Politics Jan 25Trump declares temporary government funding fix to end shutdown
The deal would fund the federal government until Feb. 15, the president announced.
Politics Jan 25Read the full charges against Trump confidant Roger Stone
Roger Stone is scheduled to make a court appearance at 11 a.m. ET Friday.
Health Jan 18Many families and stores rely on SNAP benefits. The shutdown may pinch them both
Nationwide, 38 million Americans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the country’s largest safety net program, for food and nutrition, but future funding is uncertain amid the ongoing federal government shutdown.
Politics Jan 1757 percent of voters say they won’t support Trump in 2020
Although the election is still nearly two years away, the large number of voters who oppose Trump as well as his low approval ratings suggest the president faces an uphill battle in winning re-election, according to the latest poll from…
Politics Jan 15Majority of Americans blame Trump for the shutdown
Trump’s base is beginning to crack as the shutdown drags on, this latest poll from PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll suggests.
Politics Jan 04The many ways the shutdown is stopping vital services and research
As the shutdown enters a possible third week, it is furthering straining thousands of furloughed federal workers who have gone without pay.
Arts Dec 28Art is a lifeline for this Appalachian community hit hard by opioids
This music workshop helps to keep two things alive -- the region’s arts and culture and residents' ability to recover from addiction.