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Boaty McBoatface Makes Its Triumphant Return, Hauling 'Unprecedented Data'

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The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey noted Wednesday, Boaty acquitted itself well on the seven-week expedition.

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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

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After years of failed attempts at cleaning up the dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay, once a national disgrace, is teeming with wildlife again. But success is fragile, and it might be even more so now.

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FBI Agent Is Indicted On Charges Of Lying About Fatal Oregon Refuge Shooting

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The charges against the agent were brought amid lingering animosity over the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest restrictions on use of federal lands.

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U.S. Air Pollution Still Kills Thousands Every Year, Study Concludes

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An analysis examining mortality among millions of Americans concludes that a tiny decrease in levels of soot could save about 12,000 lives each year.

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Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Registers As A Foreign Agent

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Paul Manafort's firm took in more than $17 million working for Ukraine's Party of Regions, which is widely considered to have had strong ties to the Kremlin.

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After Abuse Scandal, USA Gymnastics Says It Will Take Steps To Protect Athletes

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The organization's board unanimously adopted 70 recommendations of an independent report. But some say the governing body's pledge to do better isn't enough.

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Federal Appeals Court Paves Way For Ohio To Resume Lethal Injections

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It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote. A lower court had halted executions. The judges focused on the effects of the sedative midazolam.

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Trump Travel Ban Could Be Implemented Thursday

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The administration is expected to outline how the limited travel ban will work, following the Supreme Court's lifting of stays blocking the executive order.

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Veterans Helped By Obamacare Worry About Republican Repeal Efforts

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The rate of uninsurance among veterans dropped dramatically after the Affordable Care Act rolled out. Those who rely on Medicaid say they are particularly concerned about losing that care.

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55 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Senate Health Care Bill

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A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll shows President Trump's approval ratings below 40 percent and approval of the GOP health care proposal in the teens. This toxic environment makes it even tougher for Republicans to forge a deal to meet their twin goals of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making affordable care more accessible.

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Boston Surgeon Argues Senate GOP Bill Threatens Nation's Health

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a staff writer for The New Yorker, about what the health care industry learned from the Affordable Care Act.

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Death Penalty Debate Heads To Florida's Supreme Court

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Lawyers squared off in a Florida court Wednesday over whether the governor has the right to remove capital cases from a state prosecutor who opposes the death penalty.

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Kazakhstan Builds Futuristic City For World Expo, But Forgets To Invite Guests

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter James Palmer about his experience at the World Expo in Kazakhstan earlier this month. The world fair has grandiose architecture, booths from more than 100 countries, music, food and even cameo appearances by world leaders, but it doesn't have a huge audience.

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Lawmakers Warn Senate Health Care Bill Could Worsen Opioid Crisis

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Some senators are concerned about how the Senate Republicans health care bill would affect treatment for opioid addiction.

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Michael Bond, Creator Of Paddington Bear Books, Dies At 91

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Michael Bond, creator of the beloved Paddington Bear books, died Tuesday at 91. The classic children's book character is a scruffy little bear prone to accidents, but he means well.

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FBI Agent Is Indicted On Charges Of Lying About Fatal Oregon Refuge Shooting

The charges against the agent were brought amid lingering animosity over the occupation of the Malheur National...

Boaty McBoatface Makes Its Triumphant Return, Hauling 'Unprecedented Data'

The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey...

After Abuse Scandal, USA Gymnastics Says It Will Take Steps To Protect Athletes

The organization's board unanimously adopted 70 recommendations of an independent report. But some say the governing...

Federal Appeals Court Paves Way For Ohio To Resume Lethal Injections

It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote. A lower court...

Trump Travel Ban Could Be Implemented Thursday

The administration is expected to outline how the limited travel ban will work, following the Supreme Court's...

Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio

So far this year, there have been only six cases of wild polio — and 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio, most of them...

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