House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has billed the deal as a victory for his party.
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Congress passed and the president signed the deal just days before the US was expected to default on its debt.
A dancer at ‘The Fairy Tale Ball’ in Madrid in October 2022.
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Nighttime is much more than a source of danger or an occasion to party – it’s a portal into a different world, with rhythms, challenges and lifestyles of its own.
Biden speaks to reporters about the tentative accord.
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The deal would raise the ceiling for two years, cap some federal spending and impose new work requirements on certain federal benefits. It still needs the blessing of Congress.
Past age 50, men are much more likely to have REM sleep behavior disorder than women.
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REM sleep behavior disorder is characterized by acting out dreams, which may include shouting, kicking and punching during sleep.
Anti-abortion activists gather outside the Supreme Court building on April 15, 2023.
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The 1873 Comstock Act makes it a crime to mail abortion drugs or medicine – raising legal questions about the law’s potential revival and influence over nationwide abortion laws.
With the House GOP and President Joe Biden locked in a struggle over the debt limit, it’s dark times in the U.S. Capitol.
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How will the House vote on the deal negotiated by the White House and GOP leaders? If they reject it, there are political as well as huge economic risks to debt standoffs in Congress.
Afenia Shakur (left). mother of Tupac Shakur (right).
From Tupac to Jay-Z, many a rap artist has set pen to paper to pay homage to the women who gave them birth.
About 10% of COVID-19 patients will experience continuing symptoms for 12 weeks or more following diagnosis.
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There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for long COVID treatment, but exercise focusing on breathing and pacing yourself throughout the day often helps.
The Supreme Court is the latest court to take up the question of regulating a medication used for abortions.
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Many people wonder how courts can rule in contradictory ways. But it happens relatively frequently.
How did commemorating the Resurrection get tangled up with rabbits and eggs?
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Like Halloween and Christmas, today’s Easter traditions are a blend of Christian and non-Christian influences.
Turkey’s Adana Hospital survived February 2023 earthquakes with no damage because of its seismic isolation system.
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February earthquakes wreaked havoc across Turkey and Syria, killing tens of thousands of people. An engineer originally from Turkey describes what kept some buildings functional while others collapsed.
Hip-hop culture brought graffiti art, breakdancing, emceeing and DJing to prominence.
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As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop, a scholar of the culture and its musical genres explores the meaning of the word ‘dope.’
A celebrity’s engagement ring can cost millions of dollars.
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Just like the rest of us, celebrities take different approaches to deciding who gets the engagement ring when they get engaged but never tie the knot.
A U.S. surveillance drone flies over the USS Coronado in the Pacific Ocean during an April 2021 drill.
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International law states that states have to operate ‘due regard’ for the right of nations to fly drones above international waters. Washington claims Russia violated this standard in incident.
Multiple sclerosis involves the immune system attacking the protective myelin sheath of neurons.
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The gut microbiome plays a big role in mediating how the immune system responds to perceived threats, which include the body’s own nerves.
Educational software has a long history, but chatbots could help students excel like never before.
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ChatGPT could lead to substantial learning gains if it’s used as a tutor, an online learning specialist says.
Une toux qui perdure après une infection virale peut être inquiétante, mais dans la plupart des cas, elle se résorbera avec le temps.
Certaines toux peuvent durer des semaines, voire des mois après la fin d’une infection respiratoire. Bonne nouvelle (quoique peu satisfaisante) : la plupart finiront par passer d’elles-mêmes.
Neuroimaging could help the courts better distinguish between two similar trademarks.
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How do you determine whether one brand is similar enough to another to infringe on its trademark? Researchers propose that comparing brain scans could be an option.
Relentless coughing after a viral infection can be frustrating and worrisome, but in most cases, coughs resolve over time.
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Some coughs can last for weeks or even months following an upper respiratory infection. The good news – albeit not very satisfying – is that most eventually go away on their own.
Legal battles are being waged over mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortion.
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A rash of pending lawsuits raises questions about the FDA’s approval of mifepristone two decades ago, whether the drug can be legally mailed and the constitutional right to interstate commerce.