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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.
Politics Jun 27Justice Kennedy’s retirement, his legacy and what it means going forward
Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1988, but sometimes sided with the court’s liberal justices and became a crucial vote on the nine-justice court on issues from gun rights to affirmative action.
Nation Jun 265 important stories that have nothing to do with the civility debate
Veteran Affairs whistleblowers face blowback, researchers look for the roots of psychiatric diseases and other stories we're reading now.
Nation Jun 26WATCH: Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to WWII soldier
President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded the Medal of Honor to a late World War II veteran for his "conspicuous gallantry" during the war.
World May 18More than 22 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance every day. Here’s how you can help
Three years after a Saudi-led coalition began to bomb Yemen, the country is hanging on by a thread, workers for international aid organizations say.
Nation May 16Illinois’ governor wants to bring back the death penalty. Does his proposal have a chance?
The proposal has reignited debate over the death penalty in a state that abolished it seven years ago, and at a time when President Donald Trump has repeatedly echoed his support for the death penalty, particularly for those who kill…
Nation May 155 important stories that have nothing to do with the royal wedding
Why Facebook is still struggling to control extremist content on its platform, what's changing about hotel and event security seven months after the deadly Las Vegas shooting, and other stories that got buried in last week's news.
Nation Apr 19Puerto Rico’s recovery, 7 months after Hurricane Maria
The island has had two major power outages in less than a week. Here's a look at where recovery stands.
Politics Apr 10Facebook would not ‘proactively’ provide data to immigration officials to help identify threats, Zuckerberg says
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that Facebook does cooperate with law enforcement if they become aware of an “imminent threat of harm." Zuckerberg also said Facebook complies with subpoenas and data requests the company deems to be lawful.
Nation Apr 095 important stories that have nothing to do with the White House
These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.