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The biggest takeaways from Pope Francis’ groundbreaking TED talk

Pope Francis became the first leader of the Roman Catholic Church to deliver a TED talk Tuesday. In the talk, part of TED’s annual conference, the Holy Father wove science, wisdom from Mother Teresa and the parable of the Good Samaritan to stress the importance of human solidarity. “We have so much to do, and we must do it together,” ...

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Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time to poop

The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy , the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture . Even today, your doctor may ask when you last had a bowel movement and to describe it in exquisite detail. Sure, it’s uncomfortable to talk about. But that’s where ...

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Latino men are much less likely to seek medical care. That worries doctors

BALTIMORE — Peter Uribe left Chile at 21 with his wife and 2-year-old daughter, landing in Baltimore and finding steady work in construction. His social life revolved around futbol, playing “six or seven nights a week in soccer tournaments,” he said. A couple of years after his arrival, he broke his foot during a game and afraid of the cost, ...

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WATCH: Trump spokesman calls Michael Flynn probe ‘appropriate’

WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is calling an inquiry into former national security adviser Michael Flynn “appropriate.” The Pentagon’s acting inspector general has begun an inquiry into Flynn, the retired Army officer who was President Trump’s first national security adviser. Spicer says the administration welcomes the inquiry announced Thursday by Maryland Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings. The probe ...

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WATCH: Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump is expected to sign an order Thursday at 4:45 p.m. ET from the Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. that would create a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within the agency. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating an accountability and whistleblower protection ...

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GOP’s revised health care bill hasn’t yet swayed enough moderate Republicans

WASHINGTON — The White House and Republican leaders worked Thursday to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP lawmakers for the House health care bill, but remained shy of the support they’d need to fully rouse the measure back to life. Centrist Republicans were the primary target of the lobbying, a day after the conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its ...

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Congress readies one-week spending bill — the bare minimum to avoid a shutdown

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Congress is doing the bare minimum to keep the country running, readying a short-term spending bill to keep the lights on in government past Saturday, when President Donald Trump will mark his 100th day in office. The short-term legislation will carry through next week, giving lawmakers more time to complete negotiations on a $1 trillion government-wide spending ...

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Trump ‘absolutely’ considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, still chafing over rulings blocking his travel ban early this year, says he’s considered breaking up the West Coast-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Asked during a White House interview by the Washington Examiner if he’d thought about proposals to break up the court, Trump replied, “Absolutely, I have.” He added that “there are many ...

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Trump says U.S. won’t leave NAFTA — for now

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not “a fair deal for all.” Trump tweeted early Thursday that he has agreed to remain a partner ...

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Congress aims for Friday vote on bill to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are giving themselves a one-week extension on spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills. It was the latest concession by the White House, which had earlier dropped a demand for money for President Donald Trump’s border ...

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