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Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Trump, has reinvented himself multiple times throughout his career.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:29

Bannon, the man who helped steer and engineer President Trump's recent political success, underwent an evolution during his time in — of all places — Hollywood.

The old advice seems to hold true: Drinking lots of water helps prevent urinary tract infections.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:20

While it may seem simple, drinking water flushes bacteria out of the urethra, helping to prevent infection in women prone to them. And it also may help reduce the use of antibiotics.

A worker repairs power lines in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. An outdated, aboveground power grid coupled with a comparative shortage of utility workers have hobbled efforts to restore power in the territory.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:51

Almost a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall, most of the island is still without electricity. Officials have estimated it could be months before power is restored.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:09

Also: White House Chief of Staff Kelly is criticized by the congresswoman he criticized; losses from California fires could exceed $1 billion; and supporters clap a lot online for China's president.

Blitt's 2008 <em>New Yorker</em> cover, "Fistbump: The Politics of Fear," was inspired by the rumors that circulated about the Obamas during that year's presidential campaign.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00

Barry Blitt's new book features some of the cartoonist's most memorable and merciless work, including his 2008 drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in the Oval Office.

D.C. Master Patrol Officer Benjamin Fettering shows a body camera worn in place of a normal radio microphone before a news conference in 2014.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:33

That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras.

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to have his criminal conviction vacated was denied by a federal judge. Arpaio is seen here at a Trump rally last year.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:10

Citing legal precedents, Bolton said that while a pardon removes the threat of punishment, it does not "blot out guilt."

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:34

The bureau said the 11th annual Operation Cross Country recovered one 3-month-old girl and that the average age of the victims was 15.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:00

A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.

An Afghan health worker vaccinates a child as part of a campaign to eliminate polio, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, in April 2017.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:00

An early goal was to eradicate the disease by the year 2000. Where do we now stand — and what obstacles remain?

Danica Roem, democratic candidate for Virginia state legislature, canvasses through a neighborhood in Manassas, Va., last month.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:01

If Democrat Danica Roem succeeds in unseating Republican Delegate Bob Marshall, she'd become the nation's first openly transgender state lawmaker.

Helping her father die at home "was the most meaningful experience in my nursing career," said Rose Crumb. She went on to found Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County in Port Angeles, Wash.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00

The founder of a tiny Washington state hospice that depends on community volunteers and donations says the unconventional approach allows for more flexible care.

Lulu photographed during explosives training.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:56

The agency says that Lulu, a black Labrador being trained to sniff out explosives, just wasn't that into it.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) National Security Summit in Washington, on Thursday.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:22

Director Mike Pompeo incorrectly told a security conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that U.S. intelligence has concluded that Russian meddling "did not affect the outcome of the election."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, on Thursday.
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:09

The White House says the $4 trillion resolution, which passed by a narrow 51-49 vote, "creates a pathway" for promised tax reform and tax cuts.

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