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When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.
In the country's tiny Jewish community, news of the thaw in relations is well embraced. But some Catholic worshipers are upset with President Obama's overtures to Cuba's communist government.
In 1961, U.S. intelligence indicated the Soviets might soon test nuclear bombs at the North Pole. President John F. Kennedy wrote a young girl back, telling her Santa would make his Christmas rounds.
At first, she thought the call was about other luggage she'd lost recently. She had gotten that luggage back, and now she's gotten back her faith in the airline industry.
Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference Tuesday with the Saudi foreign minister. Prince Saud al-Faisal said his country cannot ignore Iran and Hezbollah's support of Assad's regime. NPR foreign correspondent Deb Amos explains Saudi Arabia's role in Syria.
As the Affordable Care Act rolls out and technology changes certain procedures, the role of doctors continues to shift. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Dr. Atul Gawande discuss the future of the practice and profession of medicine.