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Juno spacecraft set for fifth Jupiter flyby

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT (4:52 a.m. EDT, 8:52 UTC).

Pelosi Proclaims 'Victory' After GOP Yanks Health Bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls Republicans decision to pull their bill to repeal Obamacare a "victory for the American people."

Missing D.C. Girls Could Be Human Trafficking Victims

Some officials are calling for an investigation into the disappearances, while police maintain there is nothing unusual about them.

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum

By Ece Toksabay and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. Show More Summary

Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals: A simple route to developing new sensors

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes.

The Greatest Book Deal Ever.

OK, that’s a little hyperbolic maybe, but the subject lends itself to hyperbole. Nina Martyris at the Paris Review writes about “of one of the riskiest—and shrewdest—deals in publishing history,” the one that brought us Les Misérables: In a new book, The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables’, the professor and […]

The Health-Care Debacle Was a Failure of Conservatism

Let the recriminations begin! Actually, the health-care-failure finger-pointing got under way well before Friday, when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan cancelled a House vote on the American Health Care Act. A day earlier, aides to the President let it be known that he had come to regret going along with Ryan’s idea of making health care his first legislative priority.

White House on Obamacare vote: U.S. ‘not a dictatorship’

Bracing for the possible defeat of the Republican plan to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare, the White House emphasized Friday that President Trump had done everything he could to muscle the controversial bill to passage. Hours before...Show More Summary

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.

President Trump couldn’t pass Obamacare repeal. This is why.

  The decision to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from the House floor on Friday is a telling reminder of the limits of presidential power when it comes to leading the legislature. Our separated system makes it hard for presidents to translate their preferences into policy, even on priority matters. As Lyndon Johnson […]

Here are 3 things we learned from Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare

The Republican campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ended abruptly Friday afternoon. Speaker Paul D. Ryan declared after aborting a vote on the GOP plan that “Obamacare is the law of the land.” The failure of the GOP campaign offers several lessons for understanding the first two months — and potentially years to come — […]

Merkel ally says Germany must tackle benefit fraud by asylum seekers

Germany needs to change its laws so that asylum seekers guilty of benefit fraud are removed from the asylum process, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, striking a tough tone six months before a federal election. Show More Summary

Federal Court Strikes Down Illinois Law Barring Campaign Contributions from Medical Pot Businesses

Release: The Pillar of Law Institute won summary judgment today in the case Ball v. Madigan, striking down an Illinois state law that prohibits medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries from making campaign contributions. Judge John Z. Lee of the … Continue reading ?

The Misuse of Meta-Analysis?

Over at Data Colada, Uri Simonsohn argues that The Funnel Plot is Invalid. Funnel plots are a form of scatter diagram which are widely used to visualize possible publication bias in the context of a meta-analysis. In a funnel plot, each data point represents one of the studies in the meta-analysis. Show More Summary

Why One Woman Had Oil in Her Lung for Decades

An elderly woman in Florida had oil in her lungs for decades from a now-outdated procedure she received to treat tuberculosis.

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