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U.S., Other Nations Reach Agreement On Trans-Pacific Partnership

A long process to ease trading between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations is closer to being finalized, as negotiators cleared hurdles on how to handle everything from cars to dairy products.

U.S. Settles Claims Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Spill For $20 Billion

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch calls the deal "the largest settlement with a single entity in American history."
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Can Metro Find The Next Richard Ravitch?

In the early '80s, he approached New York's subway problems with a strong will, a skill for talking to politicians, a deep concern for ordinary riders and desire to learn the nuts and bolts of the system.


Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely

Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't. Play with Planet Money's interactive graphic to see the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.

Work On Parasite Diseases Earns Nobel Prize For Medicine

The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. Among the three winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University, for his work on the roundworm parasite.

Santa Claus Launches Election Write-In Campaign

In Alaska, the North Pole City Council holds an election on Tuesday. The legally named Santa Claus has launched a write-in campaign. He's one of two contenders for two seats.

Elevated Lead Levels Detected In Some Michigan Children's Blood

In Flint, Mich., lead levels are spiking in children's blood. A new drinking water source is being blamed. Researchers say the new cases of lead poisoning were preventable.

Father Believes Oregon Shooting Victim Saved His Daughter's Life

Lacey Scroggins, 18, was in class in Roseburg when a gunman burst in and started shooting. Her father, Randy, a pastor at New Beginnings Church of God, recounts how Lacey says she survived.

The Supreme Court's New Term: Here's What To Watch

The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.

Severe Flooding Inundates South Carolina

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says her state is experiencing record flooding. A state of emergency has been declared there by President Obama.