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Republicans intensified their attacks on the FBI and the Justice Department, charging they are running a partisan fishing expedition that is out to get President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Republicans Slam Mueller, FBI And Justice Department Over Charges Of Bias

Critics charge Mueller is a grand inquisitor run amok, with a fishing expedition out to get the president. They want a new special counsel, but the Justice Department says its own process is working.

Opposition to Obamacare has been strong from the beginning. Demonstrators made their dissatisfaction clear in front of the Supreme Court in 2015. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Do So Many People Hate Obamacare?

Kaiser Health News

Some knocks on the Affordable Care Act are ideological. Others are misunderstandings. People who make too much to qualify for subsidies to defray their mandated insurance purchases have suffered.

Clockwise from top left: Bad selfie; "tree man" disease; Deer tick; mothers from Namibia's Himba tribe and from Amber, India; toilet; and Hamza man eating honeycomb. Clockwise from top left: SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Hadassah; Matthieu Paley/National Geographic; Stephen Reiss for NPR; Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; and Zoriah Miller for Dollar Street. hide caption

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Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017

From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the U.S. can no longer lead the Mideast peace process, after President Trump sided with Israel over recognizing Jerusalem as its capital. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Abbas Says U.S. Shouldn't Lead Mideast Peace Process, Citing Jerusalem Policy

An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits to speak at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. He told the audience the U.S. shouldn't require North Korea to promise to give up its nuclear weapons as a condition of holding talks between the two countries. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Tillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility Problem

The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea "without preconditions." But he's signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.

Tillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility Problem

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Kelly Kuhns's two-year-old son Oliver was born with Down syndrome. She says that she was shocked when a prenatal test revealed a Trisomy 21 mutation. But, she says, "he's still a baby. He's still worthy of a life just like everybody else." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

An Ohio bill would ban abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. It's become a divisive issue in the community, much like it is everywhere else.

Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

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France's President Emmanuel Macron, center, Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, right, pose for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower while aboard a boat cruising on the Seine River after the One Planet Summit, Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Without The U.S. Government, The World Unites To Fight Climate Change

The One Planet Summit went on without President Trump Tuesday. But state and local leaders in attendance renewed calls for adherence to the Paris Agreement targets, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Love Floats In 'The Shape Of Water'

Arts correspondent Neda Ulaby joins the panel to talk about the Guillermo del Toro film about a woman racing to save her not-quite-human true love from the bad guys.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Love Floats In 'The Shape Of Water'

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A tractor uses a leaf blower to gather the fallen leaves on the North Lawn as the sun rises over the White House on Nov. 18, 2017. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Survey Shows Americans Expressing Greater Concern About Government Corruption

Almost one year after President Trump took office, an international watchdog has found that Americans are much more cynical about corruption in the White House and government.

Survey Shows Americans Expressing Greater Concern About Government Corruption

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An illustration comparing the giant penguin to an average person. Kumimanu biceae weighed about 220 pounds and was a bit shorter than 6 feet in height. It swam around off the coast of New Zealand between 55 and 60 million years ago. Gerald Mayr hide caption

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Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand

Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest.

Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand

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Younger workers today expect the power dynamic at work to be more egalitarian, with less top-down management. And that is changing the dynamic for all workers. andresr/Getty Images hide caption

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Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?

An executive consultant says she suspects the change isn't that younger women today perceive sexual harassment differently. Rather, it's that younger workers expect the power dynamic to be more egalitarian.

Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?

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A selection of NPR Music's best 50 albums of the year. (Clockwise from upper left) Fly or Die by Jaimie Branch, Culture by Migos, Mogoya by Oumou Sangare, Out in the Storm by Waxahatchee, Antisocialites by Alvvays and Típico by Miguel Zenón. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

Consensus wasn't easy to come by in 2017, but the best albums of the year were bolts of clarity, sonic companions for joy, grief and redemption, for battles hard won and for reckonings still to come.