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Speaker Paul Ryan addressed the media Thursday night after a closed-door meeting between House Republicans and senior members of the White House staff to discuss the GOP health care bill. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Politics

Trump Issues An Ultimatum To House GOP On Health Care Bill

The White House has told House Republicans to either vote for the current health care replacement plan or leave the Affordable Care Act in place and suffer the political consequences. The threat could imperil one of Republicans' longtime campaign pledges.

The General Services Administration says President Trump is legally entitled to hold a lease for a hotel in a federal government-owned building, regardless of what critics say. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

Ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., (left) and chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., prepare to take their seats on Monday at a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

After 'Bizarre' Moves, What's Next For Fractured House Intel Committee?

The chairman discussed evidence with the president without sharing it with the committee. The top Democrat on the committee says that's "disturbing," and the rift between them is raising eyebrows.

A flower left in tribute to the victims of Wednesday's attack is seen next to the Palace of Westminster that houses the Houses of Parliament in central London. Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Third Civilian Victim In London Attack Has Died, Police Say

A man in his 70s had been hospitalized after the attack and was taken off life support, Metropolitan Police said. British authorities have identified the suspected assailant, who was shot dead in the attack, as Khalid Masood, 52.

A new study shows that when infants and young children grow up in households without enough to eat, they are more likely to perform poorly at school years later. Daniel Fishel for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.

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Alt.Latino

Latin Musicians Bring A Message Of Resistance To SXSW

A spirit of protest motivated many Latin bands at this year's festival. Hear thoughts and music from some of the artists who performed, including Gina Chavez and members of Ozomatli and Fea.

Latin Musicians Bring A Message Of Resistance To SXSW

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Music Interviews

Jidenna On What It Means To Be 'The Chief'

On his debut album, the "Classic Man" singer reaches back to his Nigerian roots and explores the concept of a figure whose fierceness belies his deep love for family.

Jidenna On What It Means To Be 'The Chief'

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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

Shots - Health News

The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.

The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

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In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. Kynny/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

The rules would require Internet providers to tell consumers what data they collect and get consent before selling. Republicans said ISPs were facing stricter regulations than companies like Google.

Workers attempt to salvage the sunken Sewol ferry in waters off the island of Jindo, South Korea. The Sewol sank in April 2014, killing more than 300 people. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

South Korea Tries To Raise Sewol Ferry Nearly 3 Years After Deadly Sinking

More than 300 people perished in the disaster, mostly high school students on a field trip. Investigators hope to better understand why the ship sank once the Sewol is raised and put in dry dock.

One client receives food from Meals on Wheels. Most of the federal money for the program comes through the Older Americans Act. That's part of the Department of Health and Human Services budget, which is slated for a cut of nearly 18 percent. Courtesy of Meals on Wheels America hide caption

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The Salt

Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget. Studies show the program improves health and saves money.

Liberty Orchards in Cashmere, Wash., which was founded by two Armenian immigrants, still makes Aplets & Cotlets, a variation of Turkish delight that includes apples, apricots and walnuts. Courtesy of Liberty Orchards Co., Inc. hide caption

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The Salt

How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.

Starship Technologies' delivery robots, which can be found traveling the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., get smarter the more they drive — learning about sidewalk and traffic patterns with every trip they take. Meg Kelly/NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.

Of the million or so Americans a year who get sepsis, roughly 300,000 die. Unfortunately, many treatments for the condition have looked promising in small, preliminary studies, only to fail in follow-up research. Reptile8488/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

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Bob Dylan's new album, Triplicate, comes out March 31. John Shearer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen

First Listen: Bob Dylan, 'Triplicate'

The Nobel Award winner digs into the Great American Songbook for a third time. Stream a selection of songs from the three-disc set.

Triplicate (Sampler)

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