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Nation Oct 02Saving the babies of the opioid epidemic
On bad days, five new babies are born in withdrawal from opioids at Cabell County-Huntington Hospital in southern West Virginia. In the neonatal therapeutic unit, there are zero unoccupied beds, but staff can’t turn the infants away. On one week…
Nation Sep 29Poll: Americans divided on NFL protests
A Newshour/Marist poll shows stark divisions across different racial and ethnic groups, and also along party lines.
Health Sep 27WATCH: Approaching deadline, Trump’s opioid commission weighs successes and setbacks
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, convened for the third time. Watch the full meeting here.
Health Sep 22Obamacare signup site to be shut down for 12 hours nearly every Sunday of open enrollment
The department has already planned to shorten open enrollment season by 45 days -- running from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017 for 2018 coverage.
Nation Sep 14WATCH: Paul Ryan expected to address conflicting reports about ‘dreamer’ deal in news briefing
Speaker Paul Ryan briefed reporters at 12 p.m. ET Thursday.
Politics Sep 14WATCH: Pelosi gives briefing amid confusion over top Democrats’ DACA deal with Trump
Top-ranking House Democrat Nancy Pelosi will offer remarks at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday.
Education Sep 12Tennessee is investing in a program that helps adults finish their college degree. Will it boost the economy?
People quit school for a host of reasons -- no money, workplace demands, family sickness or a new child. In Tennessee, policymakers say helping students overcome obstacles to get back into college could mean big payoffs for the state.
Health Sep 12WATCH: McCaskill leads roundtable on role of drug manufacturers in the opioid crisis
Watch the discussion about what factors have fed the opioid crisis live starting at 11 a.m.
Nation Sep 06WATCH: McCaskill announces findings of opioid report
Sen. Claire McCaskill is expected to speak around 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
Nation Sep 01Vehicles rush Texas gas stations as supplies dwindle after Harvey
Along the Gulf Coast, 10 refineries in Texas and Louisiana remained closed due to Harvey,…