Sen. Max Baucus released a detailed "discussion draft" Tuesday that envisions a revenue-neutral reshaping of the tax code. Among the plan's goals: bringing home some of the cash that U.S. corporations are thought to have parked overseas.
After he ran out of food during Hurricane Sandy, New York artist Tattfoo Tan vowed to be better prepared for future climate-related disasters. His latest art installation features meals made from dehydrated vegetables that will last one year on the shelf.
New figures show women have more jobs in the U.S. than ever before - but men are still struggling to pull out of the recession. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax, and Ariane Hegewisch from the Institute for Women's Policy Research.
Check out this "red team" review of HealthCare.gov by private consulting firm McKinsey & Co., months before the federal health insurance site launched. One slide in particular shows why its chances of success were low from the start.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an Arizona measure requiring that new voters produce proof of citizenship. Now the state, along with Kansas, has gone to court to challenge the requirement that they use federal registration forms.
The severe storms that swept through Illinois, Michigan and other states left at least eight people dead. Thousands more had their homes destroyed or ruined. With cold weather coming, reconstruction will be delayed.
Creigh Deeds, a Democratic state senator in Virginia who was his party's 2009 gubernatorial nominee, is being treated for serious injuries. His son Gus is dead. Authorities are investigating the incident at the family's home.
Leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have put pressure on the intelligence agency to release more information about its activities. Among the records is a court ruling that the agency repeatedly exceeded its authority.
Though President Lincoln said "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here," his words have lived on. Read them again and listen to historian Eric Foner and NPR staff deliver one of the nation's greatest speeches.
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