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Former Obama Aide Tina Tchen on Failing in the White House

When Tina Tchen and other advisors to President Barack Obama missed a huge red flag in a potential presidential appointee, she felt awful about it for weeks.
Broadly Staff

Barack Obama's Photographer Talks About Life in the White House

We spoke to Pete Souza about his new book and his personal and professional relationship with the former president.
Dipo Faloyin

It's World Press Freedom Day, and the U.S. Is Setting the Wrong Example

The Committee to Protect Journalists says the United States must do better with that whole First Amendment thing.
Joel Simon and Alexandra Ellerbeck

The White House Plan to Defend Against Killer Asteroids Is Here

In one of its final acts, the Obama Administration released a report outlining how federal agencies should prepare for an 'Armageddon'-sized impact.
Daniel Oberhaus

These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever

The Obama Administration recently restricted all offshore Arctic drilling till at least 2022, but some scientists think it should never happen.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
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Bees Are Officially Endangered Now

On Monday, seven kinds of bees joined the endangered species list, so think twice before swatting them away from your food.
Allison Schaller

You Should Be Able to Immigrate to America If You Have a Really Good Idea for a Startup

A new policy could give immigrants leeway to stay in America if they're working on a successful startup company.
Ted Hesson

Why It Matters that the Feds Are Opening the Doors for Weed Science

By removing infuriating roadblocks, the federal government may have just ushered in a golden age for green research.
Mike Pearl
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The War Against ISIS Is Succeeding, at Least on Twitter

The militant group is losing some of its pull on Twitter, thanks to anti-ISIS propaganda and thousands of account suspensions.
Janaya Greene
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Obama Says Transgender Students Can Use Any Bathroom They Want

A letter from federal officials to school districts across America is going out Friday.
VICE Staff
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Joe Biden Thinks He Would Have Been 'the Best President'

That said, Biden says he's confident Hillary will win the Democratic nomination and become the next president.
Helen Donahue
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North Carolina Is Suing the Feds to Protect Its Anti-Trans Bathroom Law

Governor Pat McCrory thinks the Obama administration is trying to bypass Congress and rewrite the law.
Helen Donahue