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Allie Porter says a prayer at Children s Medical Group on West 35th Street on Wednesday, where Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson was murdered. Dodson served as the doctor for Porter's children. Jay Janner/USA TODAY Network via Reuters hide caption

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Austin Hostage Standoff Leaves 2 Pediatricians Dead

Police say a doctor who was terminally ill with cancer brought a gun to a Texas pediatrician's office. The stalemate ended with both doctors killed in a murder-suicide.

Ty Garbin, one of six defendants charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is shown at the time of his arrest in October. Garbin pleaded guilty to a single count of kidnapping conspiracy. Kent County (Mich.) Sheriff via AP hide caption

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Suspect Pleads Guilty In Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor, Turns Government Witness

Ty Garbin is one of six defendants charged with conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. In exchange for his conspiracy guilty plea, the government agreed not to bring further charges.

Mikkel and Kayla Kjelshus' daughter, Charlie, had a complication during delivery that caused her oxygen levels to drop and put her at risk for brain damage. Charlie needed seven days of neonatal intensive care, which resulted in a huge bill — $207,455 for the NICU alone — and confusion over which parent's insurer would cover the little girl's health costs. Christopher Smith for KHN hide caption

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'Birthday Rule' Blindsides First-Time Parents With A Mammoth Medical Bill

Kaiser Health News

An insurance regulation known as "the birthday rule" is tripping up couples who are putting their newborn children on the wrong policy — and they risk losing thousands of dollars.

'Birthday Rule' Blindsides First-Time Parents With A Mammoth Medical Bill

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Billye Aaron listens during "A Celebration of Henry Louis Aaron," a memorial service celebrating the life and enduring legacy of the late Hall of Famer and American icon at Truist Park in Atlanta. Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves via AP hide caption

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Funeral For Hank Aaron: The 'Marvel From Mobile' Is Honored In Atlanta

Even before Hank Aaron set foot on the field or got a hit in Atlanta, said former Mayor Andrew Young, he "changed this city" for the better.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Wednesday. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Pick For U.N. Ambassador Faces Tough Questioning For Past Remarks On China

Linda Thomas-Greenfield was grilled by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about a speech she gave at a Chinese-backed institution on the campus of Savannah State University in 2019.

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Census Numbers For Dividing Up House Seats Delayed Until April 30, Bureau Says

The 2020 census results used to determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade will likely be released four months late, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday.

Chicago Teachers Union leaders appear outside City Hall with a list of their demands and a box of coal in December. As of Tuesday, the union has failed to reach an agreement with Chicago Public Schools on a return to in-person learning. Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Call It A Comeback: School Districts That Never Opened Are Having Trouble Now

About a third of the country's students haven't had a single day in a classroom since March 2020. Coming back now — with the virus still spreading and teachers pushing back — hasn't been easy.

Don't Call It A Comeback: School Districts That Never Opened Are Having Trouble Now

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Vera Gissing, shown above at age 6, was one of 669 children from Praque that Nicholas Winton helped save in the lead up to World War II. Courtesy family of Vera Gissing hide caption

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He Saved 669 Children From Nazis — A New Book Tells His Story To Kids

In Nicky & Vera, Peter Sís chronicles the work of Nicholas Winton, who helped hundreds of kids escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939.

He Saved 669 Children From Nazis — A New Book Tells His Story To Kids

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A horizontal drilling rig and a pump jack sit on federal land in Lea County, N.M., in September. The state stands to lose royalties and revenue from a Biden administration pause on new oil and gas leases. Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Hits 'Pause' On Oil And Gas Leasing On Public Lands And Waters

The move is one of his more controversial campaign promises, and industry groups say they will sue. But it won't have much immediate impact on driving down climate-warming emissions.

Journalist Jon Fasman says local police departments are increasingly using powerful surveillance tools — with little oversight. Alexandra Schuler/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Surveillance And Local Police: How Technology Is Evolving Faster Than Regulation

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Journalist Jon Fasman says local police are frequently able to access powerful surveillance tools with little oversight. He writes about the threat to privacy in We See It All.

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How To Improvise In The Kitchen — With Tips From Samin Nosrat And Hrishi Hirway

Following a recipe is easy, but improvising in the kitchen takes confidence — and a well-stocked pantry.

How To Improvise In The Kitchen — With Tips From Samin Nosrat And Hrishi Hirway

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