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In 1957, Duncan Hines and his wife, Clara, cut a cake at the Duncan Hines test kitchen in Ithaca, N.Y.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:00

The name on that box of cake mix belonged to a real person. Hines was a traveling salesman who just wanted to find a decent meal on the road — and ended up being America's go-to restaurant expert.

Illustration by Xaver Xylophon
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:00

We live in a hyperinfectious era. Test your knowledge of the diseases all around us.

Police operate outside the Cameo Night Club after a reported fatal shooting on Sunday in Cincinnati.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 05:47

A shooting in what police say was a packed nightclub in Cincinnati has left 15 people wounded, one of them fatally.

Twins Ryan and Nell Stimpert lie in their baby boxes at home in Cleveland. The cardboard boxes are safe and portable places for the babies to sleep.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 04:00

The baby boxes that Finland gives to all new mothers are legendary. Now states in the U.S. are experimenting with them as a way to encourage safe sleep practices and reduce SIDS.

Alex Jones at a protest in Dallas in 2014.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 03:49

The radio host apologized for "commentary" urging listeners to investigate a false conspiracy theory involving a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. A man later brought guns there and fired shots inside.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay leaves Capitol Hill, in September 2013, after a Texas appeals court tossed out his criminal conviction, saying there was insufficient evidence for a jury in 2010 to have found him guilty of illegally funneling money to Republican candidates.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 18:11

"Now we can back up and do the things that should have been done," Republican Tom DeLay says. The former House Majority Leader discusses what the withdrawal of the AHCA means for his party's future.

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 17:29

Political analyst Ken Rudin, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post's Right Turn Blog, and NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro discuss the newsy week.

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 17:29

Ken Davis's book, "The Brain Defense," looks at the murder trial of Herbert Weinstein, in which lawyers argued that Weinstein was not guilty of killing his wife, because he had a brain tumor.

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 17:29

House Republicans have backed away from the American Health Care Act. Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, breaks down what this means for the current health care law

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 17:29

DNC Chair Tom Perez reacts to Trump's statement that Democrats are responsible for the ACA repeal failure, which Perez calls a good moment for 24 million who were going to lose their health insurance.

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 17:29

NPR reports on the latest on the attack earlier this week in London that killed five people, including the attacker, and injured at least 50.

Sen. Lindsey Graham talks with constituents after a town hall meeting today in Columbia, S.C. Protestors have been showing up in large numbers to congressional town hall meetings across the nation.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 17:07

The Republican South Carolina senator said the President should reach out to Democrats to fix health care, and fought back against the idea that he wasn't doing enough to investigate Russian meddling.

Vice President Mike Pence is seen at a rally in January in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall before the start of the 44th annual March for Life.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 16:11

The Vice President was in West Virginia a day after the GOP's Affordable Care Act repeal efforts were scrapped. He joked that maybe some WWE superstars were needed on Capitol Hill.

An advocacy group, American Action Network ran ads thanking some House Republicans for replacing the Affordable Care Act. The GOP-led repeal bill was pulled Friday because it didn't have the votes to pass.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:50

Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.

Dr. Cesar Barba (right), a family physician at the UMMA Community Clinic's Fremont Wellness Center in South Los Angeles, treats Lourdes Flores Valdez, 42, for her diabetes and other health issues.
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:00

A South LA clinic started by Muslim doctors and students has served mostly low-income Latino and African-American patients for 20 years. Staff and patients now say they worry about their future.

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