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The House and Senate are working to reconcile their versions of a tax plan, but one thing is certain: Big changes are ahead for the nation's schools and colleges.

Leaders from both parties in Congress are headed to the White House on Thursday to discuss a deal to keep the government funded, and Democrats are seeking legal protection for so-called DREAMers.

The absolute risk is very low. But low-dose formulations of birth control pills and other hormone-releasing contraceptives pose about the same risk to breasts as older formulations, a big study finds.

Minnesota Public Radio has confirmed with a Democratic official who has spoken to Sen. Al Franken and key aides who say Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday.

Atlanta's mayoral race is likely on its way to a recount. The tally separating the two candidates was fewer than 800 votes. The election has featured a lot of discussion about race. The candidate currently trailing, if elected, would be the first white mayor of Atlanta in decades.

The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed more than 1,200 percent this year. That's got people talking about the digital currency and wondering why it has climbed so high and whether its rise is a bubble which will burst.

Despite international opposition, President Trump announced the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He's keeping a campaign promise and insists he is still committed to Mideast peace.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Husam Zomlot, the head of the Palestinian delegation to the U.S., about the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ventura, Calif. Mayor Neal Andrews about the wildfire that has consumed more than 50,000 acres and thousands of homes. Andrews took office the evening the fire started.

Airlines including American, Delta, and Alaska have announced restrictions on "smart luggage" due to the risk of fire caused by the lithium-ion batteries found in many of the bags.

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