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Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine talks with Steve Inskeep about Wednesday's presidential debate, including Donald Trump's comments on the election outcome, Russia and the Clinton and Trump foundations.

Californians are saving less and less water as the state enters what may be its sixth year of drought, in part because they say they're hearing a less-than-clear message about the drought.

Last year, Americans logged more than 3.1 trillion miles and 35,092 people died on the nation's roadways. Now, there's a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years.

Health officials hoped giving more people health insurance would curtail their use of expensive emergency rooms for routine medical care. But data from Oregon suggest their overall ER use didn't drop.

The Justice Department will still send out "monitors" on Nov. 8. But the number is smaller than in the past, and due to a 2013 Supreme Court decision, they'll have limited authority to intervene.

Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next.

The White House is announcing proposed rules intended to address common passenger complaints about airline customer service.

This election, the focus is on vote rigging. But election officials say they are more worried about possible violence at the polls.

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.




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