Police Identify Suspect In London Attack Near Parliament; Death Toll Rises To 4

Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET The man who is believed to have carried out a deadly attack near the U.K. Parliament has been identified by Britain's Metropolitan Police as Khalid Masood, 52. Police believe the man acted alone. He was shot and killed after carrying out an attack that killed a police officer and three civilians and wounded several others around 2:40 p.m. local time Wednesday. (Two of the civilian victims died on Wednesday; the third was hospitalized after the attack and died Thursday....

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Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Here's a classic big city dilemma (sorry suburban folks): It's late at night, the weather is bad, and you're hungry. Your favorite restaurant is less than a mile away, but you don't want to leave the house, and you don't want to pay a $5 delivery fee — plus tip — for a $10 meal. So, what do you do? Back in the old days, you would have braved the elements — or learned to plan ahead. But those days are coming to an end, at least in Washington, D.C. A fleet of about 20 autonomous, knee-high...

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Exoplanets And What They're Like

We grew up thinking about people living on other planets, thanks to the likes of Superman and Star Wars. But planets outside of our solar system (and outside science fiction) were really just a theory until the 1990s. That's when telescopes and other detectors improved enough to find the first true "exoplanets." Now we know of thousands of them, and an overview is provided in Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System .

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Would You Become An Immortal Machine?

Picture this: You are in the bathroom, doing your usual thing after breakfast, when you notice blood in the water sitting in your white, porcelain toilet. Scared, you schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist, who recommends a colonoscopy and a biopsy. It could be cancer, it could be a harmless colitis. But there you are, confronted, perhaps for the first time of your life, with your own mortality. You get to the doctor's office and are told to wait. Reading some glossy magazine to...

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Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

The Affordable Care Act replacement plan championed by President Trump would hurt low-income people in rural areas that voted heavily for the Republican last fall, according to an NPR analysis of data on proposed subsidy changes from the Kaiser Family Foundation . The new changes in tax credits and subsidies for older Americans are a big reason many Republicans are hesitant to get behind the American Health Care Act, which is set for a vote in the House on Thursday. A major component of the...

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released a report Thursday saying the new health care bill proposed by Congressional Republicans would triple Oregon’s uninsured rate and cut 23,000 jobs. 

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Mar 16, 2017

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Rapidly rising prices for prescription drugs are being blamed for increased health care costs, as well as a growing number of people not being able to afford medicines they need. A bill pending in the Oregon legislature proposes to cap excessive drug prices. But the pharmaceutical industry is pushing back.

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One by-product of the November election is fear... including fear of nuclear war increasing for the first time in years. 

Peace activists consider the current landscape and how best to address it. 

In Ashland, Peace House hosts a discussion of the current state of American society (March 16th and 17th), and whether we'll opt for war or to devote money to societal concerns. 

Kevin Martin of Peace Action and Reiner Braun of the International Peace Bureau are the featured speakers. 

Oregon lawmakers are advancing a measure that would make it easier for transgender people to change their identity on government documents.

Whether it's going to the doctor's office or boarding a flight, there are lots of times when we're asked to show ID. Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, says that can be difficult or even traumatic for people whose gender on their government ID does not match how they present themselves.

Hunters, fishermen and environmental activists: it’s not often these groups are mentioned in the same breath. But recently they’re finding themselves standing shoulder to shoulder over the issue of public lands.

Despite having an avid hunter in Ryan Zinke leading up the Interior Department, which oversees the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service, there’s a sense that calls to sell off or transfer public lands are gaining traction.

When Policing And Race Cross Paths In Silicon Valley

Mar 16, 2017

Silicon Valley, a region that attracts a diverse population from across the country and world due to its thriving tech sector, faces an existential question with real-world consequences: how might its mix of cultures change local policing?

Some recent history has created fertile ground for such a question.

California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) speaks at a rally in support of SB 54, his bill that seeks to protect immigrants living in the state illegally from deportation.
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California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) speaks at a rally in support of SB 54, his bill that seeks to protect immigrants living in the state illegally from deportation.

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“Awkward” only begins to describe the spot California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León found himself in Wednesday.

At a rally outside the state Capitol for his bill that seeks to protect California immigrants from federal deportations, advocates pressured the senator not to weaken the measure.

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

Mar 15, 2017

Back in the late 1990s, Oregon's groundfish industry was in a tailspin. Over previous decades, the federal government had encouraged expansion of the industry to promote domestic harvest over international competition. Then experts realized several types of groundfish — a category that includes rockfish, perch and lingcod — were overharvested.

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