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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) applaud with their fellow House Republicans during a news conference following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House passed the tax reform legislation 227-205, moving them one step closer to a promised tax cut before the end of the year. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

What happened last time Congress took on tax reform?

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talk to reporters in the Rose Garden following a lunch meeting at the White House October 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and McConnell tried to erase reporting that they were not on the same page with the GOP legislative agenda and priorities. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), surrounded by American families, and members of the House Republican leadership introduces tax reform legislation November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The tax reform legislation is a centerpiece of U.S. President Donald Trump's legislative agenda. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event highlighting the opioid crisis in the U.S. October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump plans to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a nationwide public health emergency in an effort to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths across the nation. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Two experts explain the what, when, why, where, and how of government bailouts.

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How mountaintop removal is changing Appalachia

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How can authorities address a problem when they don’t have the resources to accurately measure?

Mourners attend a candlelight vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Americans are once again mourning after another mass shooting. We explain why elected leaders fail — despite broad public support — to pass measures like

Iowa dairy farmer Galen Fick and his wife Sandy show their Brown Swiss cows at the Iowa State Fair. This year he says his cows did well

Continuing our deep dive into the role the government plays in your food

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Jimmy and guest Ioana Marinescu explore how a universal basic income might work

Data from Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) where available digitally. Image courtesy: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA flood maps are intended to show which areas are likely to flood. Do they?

Sessions announces end of DADA

Fact-checking his statements with Politifact editor

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An abandoned store decays in the town of Sandbranch, Texas, which is about 14 miles from downtown Dallas. (Brandon Kitchin/News21)

“It would be a miracle if we could ever turn our tap on and get running water,” says 83-year-old resident Ivory Hall Jr.

Many of the buildings left on the former George Air Force Base are empty, including the hospital, which sits near a water tower. (Corinne Roels/News21)

News21 reporters bring us inside their investigation into the military’s ongoing water contamination problem.