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April 23, 2017 7:12 AM French Presidential Elections: A Look at the Candidates

Paris: A far-right leader praised by Donald Trump; a scandal-hit conservative; a 39-year-old former investment banker; and a leftwing radical who campaigns by hologram — here are the leading figures bidding to become France's next president. Since becoming party leader in 2011, Le Pen has been on a drive to clean up the anti-EU, anti-immigration National 12

April 23, 2017 1:03 AM Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’

Thousands of people gathered in the rain Saturday on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument to turn Earth Day into an homage to science. After four hours of speeches and musical performances, they marched down Constitution Avenue to the foot of Capitol Hill, chanting “Build labs, not walls!” and “Hey, Trump, have you heard, you can’t silence every 20

April 23, 2017 12:44 AM Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military. “When I heard about this ... I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military 13

April 22, 2017 11:35 PM Republicans hope to avert shutdown, enter the week unclear on details

Can Trump do health care and tax reform next week? (CNN)House Republicans return from spring recess to a jam-packed week needing to keep the government's lights on before a Friday funding deadline and unsure if there will be time to make substantial progress on President Donald Trump's priority to repeal and replace Obamacare. Correction: This story 14

April 22, 2017 10:41 PM ‘In science we trust’: Rainy Boston rally draws thousands

A crowd of thousands booed a vision of a world without science: The Environmental Protection Agency’s staff cut by a third, its science by half. Dirty water, polluted air, unchecked climate change. “As Americans, as New Englanders, as Boston Strong -- we care about our natural world!” shouted Gina McCarthy, the recently departed head of the US Environmental 17

April 22, 2017 9:28 PM Trump announces rally in Pennsylvania marking first 100 days

President Trump says that he will hold a ‘BIG’ rally in Pennsylvania next Saturday, which will also mark his 100th day in office. “I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!" he tweeted Saturday. The announcement comes at a time when the president has a lot on the line, including Congress' deadline Friday to pass a new federal 9

April 22, 2017 9:18 PM President Trump gives Purple Heart to Army sergeant in Maryland

The President pinned the Purple Heart to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos’ lapel and patted him on the back. President Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant who lost his leg in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was among three soldiers wounded March 17 when an Afghan soldier opened fire inside a base in Helmland province 15

April 22, 2017 9:04 PM The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

Scientists, students and research advocates are marking Earth Day by conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference. Those participating in science marches around the world are also arguing for adequate spending for future breakthroughs and the value of scientific pursuits. President Donald Trump issued an Earth Day statement 15

April 22, 2017 8:54 PM Ryan promises to keep government open — and makes no promises on health care

House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy in the coming week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), speaking on a conference call with GOP members 11

April 22, 2017 7:00 PM What Is The March For Science And 3 More Questions About Scientists' Relationship With The Public

Little existing research had tested how audiences react when confronted with concrete examples of scientific advocacy. Led by my colleague John Kotcher, my colleagues and I at the George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication devised an experiment to test these questions in the summer of 2014. Our results suggest there is at least some tolerance 21