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Bigleaf Maple Syrup Flows As Profits Drip From Once-Maligned Northwest Tree

Jan. 26
Anna King / NPR

The Northwest is getting into the lucrative maple syrup industry. Farmers and researchers in Washington state are beginning to tap the sweet potential of the much-maligned bigleaf maple tree.

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Trump Lawyer Says Dems Want To 'Overturn' Last Election

Jan. 25
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump's lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense in a rare Saturday session by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the results of the 2016 election, saying the Democrats' investigations into his dealings with Ukraine were not a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.

Trump Unveils New Space Force Logo, Inciting 'Star Trek' Fan Outrage

Jan. 24
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Fans of the beloved television show don't want the symbol to live long or prosper. Instead, they're calling the design a knockoff.

Sketch Artist Captures 'Something Unusual' At Senate Trial

Jan. 24
Ari Shapiro / NPR

Art Lien, a courtroom artist who normally covers the Supreme Court, has been sketching the Senate proceedings. "I'm looking for color," he says — such as sleeping senators and fidget spinners.

Pompeo Won't Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology. 'I've Done What's Right'

Jan. 24
Jason Breslow / NPR

As the State Department faces ongoing questions over Marie Yovanovitch's treatment as U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR, "I've defended every single person on this team."

Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike

Jan. 24
David Welna / NPR

More than half the American troops diagnosed with concussions were transferred from the Iraqi base that was attacked to Germany or the U.S.

'Please Help Me.' What People In China Are Saying About The Outbreak On Social Media

Jan. 24
Pien Huang / NPR

Residents in Wuhan and other Chinese cities affected by the Wuhan coronavirus are using platforms like Weibo to share their fears and frustrations.

As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game

Jan. 24
Aubri Juhasz / NPR

Today, more than 170 colleges and universities offer esports. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.

House Democratic impeachment managers including...

Dems Say Oust Trump Or He'll Betray Again; 'He Is Who He Is'

Jan. 24
By Associated Press

Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election.

Trump Administration Threatens California Over Mandate That Insurers Cover Abortion

Jan. 24
Colin Dwyer / NPR

Health officials said the state has 30 days to repeal the requirement or some of its federal funds might be in jeopardy. The threat comes on the same day Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights march.