The move to keep martial law in the Muslim-dominated south was requested by President Rodrigo Duterte. The decree is worrisome to many Filipinos who remember a deadly era of martial law in the 1970s.
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Why is it so hard to figure out when the economy is at full employment? And why does the Fed keep getting it wrong?
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Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.
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Brown, who died Sunday at the age of 80, revolutionized how the world viewed the sport with The Endless Summer. But first, he had to struggle to get his beloved movie seen.
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A Democrat had not been elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It happened Tuesday night. Here's what it all means.
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The Trump administration has delayed announcing its decision on an Obama-era proposal to stop allowing the term "Negro" to appear on federal forms collecting information about race.
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Democrat Doug Jones upset Republican Roy Moore in yesterday's special election in Alabama. NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro discusses what this means and what happens next.
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Policymakers increased a key rate for the third time this year. The quarter-point move indicates the Fed is confident in the economy as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.
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Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.
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Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax bill. GOP leaders aim to pass it next week.
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Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.
The former Apprentice contestant is stepping down effective Jan. 20, according to the White House, where she was the highest-ranking African-American.
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Smith's appointed term will run through January 2019. She will also be running in a special election next year to serve out the remainder of Franken's term, which ends in 2020.
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An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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From a field of 19 strong contenders, the Cleveland-based institution has named its newest entrants.
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From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews.
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Also: A U.S. Marine helicopter in Japan loses its windshield over a school, injuring a boy; the lead singer of the Smithereens dies; and odd headlines from 2017 include "covfefe".