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President Trump suffered a major defeat when the GOP health care legislation failed to be brought for a vote in the House on Friday. What transpired endangers all of Trump's agenda moving forward.
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 05:00

The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.

Hussein Mahrammi with his wife and four young sons arrived at at Dulles International Airport in Virginia earlier this month with  Special Immigrant Visas for the work Mahrammi had helped the U.S. with in Afghanistan.
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

Visa holders who worked with the U.S. overseas say they've been detained and threatened with deportation upon arrival in the country, but federal officials say there is broad discretion to deny entry.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

After last week's failed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and Republicans in Congress turn their focus to regaining momentum in the days ahead. A look at what's on the agenda for Congress and the Trump administration.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

Thousands of Russians protested against corruption in what appears to be the largest public demonstrations in the past few years. The crowds gathered to protest government corruption, many calling for Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's resignation. The main leader of the anti-corruption movement, Alexei Navalny, was detained.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

Rep. Ted Deutch, the top Democrat on the House Ethics Committee, is calling for an independent investigation into Russia's alleged ties to the Trump campaign and White House.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman explains U.S. and coalition efforts to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa and the ongoing fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Recent airstrikes in Mosul may have led to the deaths of more than one hundred civilians, including women and children.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

The Trump administration is expected this week to unveil its executive order undoing President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

A holy man, recently installed as the chief minister of India's largest state, is stirring things up. A meat crackdown began within 48 hours of Yogi Adityanath assuming office.

Yalieth Gonzalez and her baby Micaela Delgado at the Maternal Infant Studies Center at the University of Puerto Rico.
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:06

The Zika virus may have infected more than one million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to infected moms who don't show birth defects.

Tomiko Ball's classroom at Orr Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C.
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:27

'Open Education' was a big idea half a century ago. Kids were supposed to move around, learning in groups or exploring on their own. But, within a few years, the movement faded. So, what happened?

The floor for next weekend's NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four is laid in place on March 24, 2017, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:38

For this year's NCAA semifinals two teams are first-timers, one hasn't been to the Final Four since 1939 and the Tarheels are back for their 20th shot at the championship.

South Korea's ex-leader Park Geun-hye arrives at the prosecutor's office for questioning, in Seoul, on March 21, where she apologized to the people for her role in the corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 22:51

If approved, the warrant would arrest Park in connection with the corruption scandal that's gripped the nation for months. But prosecutors argue that the evidence could be destroyed in the meantime.

Riot policemen detain a journalist during a protest rally in St. Petersburg, on Sunday, where thousands crowded in for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:30

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among hundreds who were arrested in Moscow and other cities on Sunday, as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest against government corruption.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:27

Loveday Morris, Washington Post Baghdad bureau chief, says if confirmed, the deadly airstrike marks the most civilian causalities since the U.S. began fighting ISIS in 2014.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:27

We look at the House Freedom Caucus, a key Republican faction that opposed the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill was later withdrawn over lack of support.

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