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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

There's an experiment underway at a few top universities around the world to make some master's degrees out there more affordable.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, says the class of 2018 can get a master's degree in supply chain management with tens of thousands in savings. The university's normal price runs upwards of $67,000 for the current academic year.

A Health Savings Account works much like a personal savings account — with a difference. Any money in it that we use to pay for certain medical expenses isn't taxed.

The Perplexing Psychology Of Saving For Health Care

Spending your own money on health care might mean that you'll be more frugal with it. That's the theory behind health savings accounts, a decades-old GOP concept that's sparking renewed interest on Capitol Hill as Republican lawmakers look for ways to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Actor Harrison Ford flying his helicopter in 2001 near Jackson, Wyo.

FAA Investigating After Harrison Ford Flies Over Jetliner Awaiting Takeoff

Noted aviator and actor Harrison Ford flew his private plane over a jet airliner on the ground at a Southern California airport Monday. It's not the first time the Star Wars and Indiana Jones star has had problems landing.

The 74-year-old Ford was instructed to land on a runway at Orange County's John Wayne Airport but mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, passing over a Boeing 737 carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

In this Dec. 21, 2015 courtroom file sketch, Enrique Marquez Jr. appears in federal court in Riverside, Calif. On Tuesday, Marquez admitted that his friend Syed Rizwan Farook paid him for the assault rifles used to kill 14 people in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif.

Man To Plead Guilty To Buying Weapons Used In San Bernardino Attack

Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, of Riverside, Calif., is accused of purchasing the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges.

Benjamin Gottlieb of member station KCRW tells our Newscast unit:

Kim Jong Nam, eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, in Beijing in 2007. He died Monday, according to South Korean intelligence.

N. Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Is Dead. But Why?

It's the stuff of spy novels.

Members of the Indian media watch Rajiv Bansal, then the CFO of Infosys, during the announcement of the company's first quarter results in July 2014 in Bangalore. Indian software services firms draw tens of billions of dollars in revenue from U.S. contracts each year, and that's partly reliant exporting computer science talent on H1-B visas.

Indian IT Outsourcers Anxious Over Potential Changes To H1-B Visas

With the Trump administration vowing to tighten rules for skilled workers entering the United States, India's software services companies are worried. Indian IT giants outsource tens of thousands of tech specialists to the United States each year, and limiting the visa program that brings them in could disrupt their multibillion-dollar industry.

Then-deputy director of CENTCOM, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robert Harward, is pictured with  Jordan's Prince Faisal and the Army's head of operations and training Major General Awni Adwan in a May 2012 photo. Harward is now under consideration to replace Michael Flynn as President Trump's national security adviser.

White House Narrows List Of National Security Adviser Candidates To Replace Flynn

The White House is narrowing its list of candidates to replace former national security adviser Michael Flynn and has already interviewed former CENTCOM deputy director Robert Harward about the vacancy, according to a senior administration official.

The official said they spoke to Harward last week and again on Monday.

"We've been getting our ducks in a row for a long time," the official said.

Vice President Pence (left) shakes hands with former national security adviser Michael Flynn before the start of a joint press conference between President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. Flynn resigned Monday night after multiple reports were published noting he had misled the vice president and others in the administration.

What Is The Logan Act, And Why Does It Matter?

If Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, was trying to reassure the Russian ambassador about sanctions leveled by the Obama administration, then he may have broken the law.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser after a convoluted series of events.

Michael Flynn Left The Trump White House This Week. Here's How That Happened

The events leading to Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser accelerated this week, with constant new updates about what he said, to whom and when. But the path to that step has been unfolding since at least last summer. Here's a timeline of key events that eventually led to the resignation of a top presidential adviser less than one month into the Trump administration.

June through November 2016

Data from Match.com shows that singles are more likely now to shun those who don't share their political preference.

When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves

They say opposites attract. But these days, maybe not so much.

A growing number of singles are adding a clause to their online dating profiles telling either Trump haters or Trump supporters — depending on their political preference — that they need not apply.

"This was like a deal breaker for me," says 50-year-old Elizabeth Jagosz from the Detroit area. "If you are Trump supporter, I'm not even going to consider meeting you for coffee."

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