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Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

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Donald Trump at the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25th, 2015 in Washington, DC. This year, he says he will not attend. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents Dinner

The president tweeted that he will not attend this year's dinner. He'll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.

When Jerry Greeff (left) wanted to retire, he donated his auto shop to a nonprofit. Vernon Shaw was Greeff's right-hand man and was a big part of the reason Greeff couldn't just let the business go. By donating the business, Greeff made sure Shaw and his other employees could keep their jobs. Mary Rose Madden/WYPR hide caption

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Lots Of People Donate Their Cars, But This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

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An auto mechanic in Baltimore wanted to unload his car repair shop after decades of work. But instead of selling it, he donated it to a nonprofit that will use the shop to teach budding mechanics.

Lots Of People Donate Their Cars, But This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

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Dr. Joel Funari performs some 300 tooth extractions annually at his private practice in Devon, Pa.. He's part of a group of dentists reassessing opioid prescribing guidelines in the state. Elana Gordon / WHYY hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Dentists Work To Ease Patients' Pain With Fewer Opioids

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After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient's pain. Now they're learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives.

Dentists Work To Ease Patients' Pain With Fewer Opioids

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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Goats and Soda

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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Arts & Life

How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

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Yahya Abu Romman stands outside his family's home in downtown Amman. The 22-year-old was deported from the U.S. after landing in Chicago at the end of January with a valid visa. He says border officers questioned why he holds a Jordanian passport when he was born in Syria. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

He landed in Chicago for a graduation celebration trip after President Trump's travel ban took effect on citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. He was held overnight in a cell and then sent back.

Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

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White House reporters line up Friday in Washington in hopes of attending a briefing in press secretary Sean Spicer's office. The off-camera briefing was limited mostly to pool reporters, broadcast networks and conservative-leaning outlets, with reporters for CNN, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and others denied entry. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Media

Lashing Out Against Critical Reports, White House Bars Outlets From Briefing

The move blocked reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others from participating and was seen at least in part as retaliation for a Thursday CNN piece on White House-FBI communications.

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Book News & Features

'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

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Adam Purinton was arrested Thursday and accused of carrying out a shooting in Olathe, Kan. He's seen here in a photo released by the Henry County (Mo.) Sheriff's Office. Henry County Sheriff's Office/AP hide caption

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Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners

Two of the victims are originally from India; their assailant was reportedly heard yelling "get out of my country" just before opening fire. The FBI has joined the investigation.

Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners

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Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to draw comparisons between the new president and CPAC's longtime hero, Ronald Reagan.

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

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Deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka participates in a discussion during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24, 2017, in National Harbor, Md. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Criticized By Peers, White House Counterterrorism Adviser Returns Fire

Sebastian Gorka responded to critical posts on Twitter by threatening to involve White House lawyers. He is fighting questions about his credentials and his views on Islam.