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The "nightmare superbug" that contributed to two deaths in California isn't as scary as it sounds. But the outbreak does highlight a growing problem with drug-resistant germs.
It's cold! In the southern U.S., people face challenges from frozen pipes to chilly race horses.
Major League Baseball will launch a series of changes this season to speed up the game.
For most of U.S. history, there was no minimum wage. Politicians passed laws tiptoeing toward one. But the Supreme Court struck those laws down. We look at how the U.S. finally got a minimum wage.
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has just been promoted to White House Communications Director, a job with a lower public profile. It's going to be a loss for the Kremlin's idea of TV comedy.
Audie Cornish reviews the week in politics with regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss immigration, the summit on countering violent extremism and 2016 contenders.