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Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash. (left), and Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., say they have a tentative agreement to appropriate the subsidies for the next two years, restore money used to encourage people to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans and make it easier for states to design their own alternative health care systems. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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Senators Reach Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets For 2 Years

The bipartisan agreement could help stabilize insurance premiums next year so that younger, healthier people will buy policies. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a suit just three days after President Trump took office. The suit alleges he is violating the Constitution's ban on accepting foreign payments, or emoluments. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether the plaintiffs have standing.

The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

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A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

When this new, boys-only, public school in Washington D.C. opened its doors in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 freshmen of color, NPR and Education Week were there. All. Year.

A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

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Lucy and Ethel stand next to the charred ruins of Josh Weil and Claire Mollard's home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Someone, likely firefighters, gave the goats a bowl of water. Courtesy of Josh Weil hide caption

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Amid The Horrors Of Wildfire, A Tale Of Survival And Singed Whiskers

As the toll from the Northern California fires continues to mount, with dozens of lives lost and hundreds of homes destroyed, small stories of hope continue to surface.

Italian descendants perform the Tarantella, a dance that originates from a spider bite, in Curitiba, Brazil. Orlando Kissner/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

Night of the Taranta, an Italian folk music festival akin to Woodstock, celebrates a musical tradition that dates to antiquity.

The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

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People march as they participate in the '#NoMuslimBanEver' rally in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday. The march organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations was in response to President Trump's most recent travel ban, which has now been blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt At Travel Ban

President Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday. Like two previous efforts, it was swiftly challenged in several courts.

Daphne Caruana Galizia, seen earlier this year outside a courthouse in Malta. A car bomb killed the journalist Tuesday. Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Now That She Has Been Killed, Who Will Ensure That Justice Will Prevail?'

The killing of Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has drawn international condemnations and difficult questions, including this one from a local paper. "My mother was assassinated," her son said.

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) speaks Tuesday at the end of the latest round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement in Washington, as Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, looks on. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.

A 2009 file photo of former Arkanas state Rep. David Dunn, at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock. Dunn served on President Trump's commission investigating voter fraud before dying suddenly on Monday. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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A Death And More Questions For Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

One of the five Democratic commissioners died suddenly on Monday. Meanwhile, another Democratic commissioner complained about not receiving information or updates about the panel's work.

An NTSB investigation on a deadly hot air balloon crash in July 2016 found that the pilot had a "pattern of poor decision-making" and was impaired by drugs and medical conditions. Here, authorities block a road near the crash site in Maxwell, Texas. Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAA

Investigators found the pilot was impaired by medical conditions and drugs, including Valium, oxycodone and Benadryl. The FAA doesn't require medical certification for commercial balloon operators.

Macaques are social animals, whether in a group enclosure like this one at the Gelsenkircen zoo in western Germany, or in the wild. But many research monkeys are still housed in separate cages. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Push To House More Lab Monkeys In Pairs

Enhancing a research monkey's life by housing it with a pal often doesn't hurt the study, says a researcher who has done it. In her own experience, she says, "it actually helped to improve the science."

Scientists Push To House More Lab Monkeys In Pairs

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