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Nancy Pelosi is poised to once again be speaker of the House, after cutting a deal with several House Democrats who had previously opposed her. Pelosi will serve a maximum of four years in the post.

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Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro from becoming public.

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The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the 'most unprecedented transition in history' in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.

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American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.

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Berezin studied physics but, despairing of the job market in physics, she turned to the rapidly transforming computer industry. She invented the first truly computerized system for word processing.

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Javier Errázuriz had been accused of ignoring sexual abuse in Chile. George Pell has reportedly been found guilty of sexually assaulting children in Australia.

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Lawmakers are expected to vote this week to overhaul how Congress handles accusations of sexual misconduct. The deal follows a nearly yearlong standoff over member liability and other issues.

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The earthquake struck eastern Tennessee before dawn Wednesday. As mild as it was, its effects were felt from eastern Kentucky all the way to Atlanta.

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When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.

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Remembering Rosanelle Eaton, the North Carolina woman who in her 90s became the face of efforts to overturn laws that civil rights activists said discriminated against black voters.

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A bipartisan resolution directs the administration to end military assistance to the Saudi-led conflict. It draws on the Vietnam-era War Powers Act, marking the first debate on this war authority.

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Keri Blakinger spent nearly two years locked up on narcotics charges before becoming a journalist. 'I've been so privileged in so many ways to end up with hope and second chances,' she says.

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Britain's prime minister faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening. Why do members of her own party want to sack her?

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The onetime fixer for Trump has admitted that not only did he commit financial crimes but also that Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments to two women. Cohen also says he lied to Congress.

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Federal officials at the U.N. climate meeting are ignoring climate science and touting coal and fossil fuels. But local and state authorities pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own.

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