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Trump's Business Empire: An Update On His Sources Of Revenue

President Trump has updated his personal financial disclosure report from last year, and here NPR updates our December 2016 analysis of that earlier report.

In theory, the result should be better health for patients and lower health care costs overall. But some analysts say the "direct primary care" approach just encourages the worried well to get more care than they need.

A Pioneer In 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' Had To Close Its Clinics. What Went Wrong?

In recent years, a small but growing number of medical practices embraced a buffet approach to primary care, offering patients unlimited services for a modest flat fee – say, $50 to $150 per month — instead of billing them a la carte for every office visit and test.

But a pioneer in the field — Qliance, based in Seattle — shut its public clinics as of June 15, and some health care analysts are questioning whether the approach to medical care is valid and viable.

Eli Pariser, CEO of Upworthy, speaks onstage at during the 2014 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. At its peak, the site, which is founded on a mission of promoting viral and uplifting content, was reaching close to 90 million people a month.

Upworthy Was One Of The Hottest Sites Ever. You Won't Believe What Happened Next

This amazing kid got to enjoy 19 awesome years on this Planet. What he left behind is wondtacular.

See why we have an absolutely ridiculous standard of beauty in just 37 seconds.

A boy makes anti-Muslim comments in front of an American soldier. The soldier's reply: priceless.

You know it well. The Upworthy headline. That model of building curiosity by keeping the true topic of a story hidden until you click.

An American Eagle jet is seen through heat ripples as it lands at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. American Airlines canceled dozens of regional flights there on Tuesday because of extreme heat.

It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In Phoenix

You've heard the one about it being so hot you can fry an egg on a sidewalk, well how about it being hot enough to ground a jet?

That was the case in Phoenix on Tuesday, where temperatures were forecast to climb as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

"In college, I would tell my friends that I wanted to pursue a Ph.D., and they would chuckle and ridicule the idea," says Eqbal Dauqan, who is an assistant professor at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia at age 36. Born and raised in Yemen, Dauqan credits her "naughty" spirit for her success in a male-dominated culture.

She May Be The Most Unstoppable Scientist In The World

Two years ago, Eqbal Dauqan was going to work in the morning as usual. She's a biochemistry professor. And was driving on the freeway, when suddenly: "I felt something hit my car, but I didn't know what it was because I was driving very fast," she says.

Dauqan reached the parking lot. Got out of the car and looked at the door. What she saw left her speechless.

"A bullet hit the car, just on the door," she says.

President Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Meets, Briefly, With President Trump

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, in what Poroshenko had earlier described as part of a "substantial visit" and the White House called a "drop-in."

Ukraine is concerned about what the Trump administration's efforts to improve relations with Russia might mean for its own relationship with Washington.

The White House didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for the Ukrainian leader — he dropped in to the Oval Office to see Trump following a meeting with Vice President Pence.

Ford Shifts Focus (Again): Car Will Be Imported To U.S. From China, Not Mexico

The next-generation Ford Focus will be built in China and exported for sale in the U.S., Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday, abandoning a plan to build the small car in Mexico. Production of the new car is scheduled to begin in 2019.

Ford says the move will save it $1 billion in investment costs and will make it "a more operationally fit company." It also promises, "No U.S. hourly employees will be out of a job" because of the plan to move to China.

NPR's Eyder Peralta

I Spent 4 Days In Jail In South Sudan. I Won't Stop Reporting On The Crisis There

There is a certain peace that comes with being surrounded by a bunch of men with big guns.

As much as you want to run or fight or scream, there's not much you can do — except whatever they say.

On a Friday afternoon in April, I was sitting in a restaurant in Juba, South Sudan's capital, trying to convince two government officials to issue me press credentials so I could report there. I had tried and failed to do this over the phone from my home base in Nairobi, and so my bosses and I made the decision that an in-person appeal would be best.

When reporting from Moscow, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly was typing when the cursor began to jump around on its own.

Reporting From Moscow: Is That A Russian Ghost In My Machine?

There was a moment last week in Moscow when I had occasion to wonder if I was being surveilled.

"They'll be tracking you from the moment you land," my CIA sources back in Washington had warned, as I prepared for a reporting trip to Russia. "For God's sake, don't log onto your regular email accounts from there."

I've reported from Russia before. I'm careful.

Chief Justice John Roberts (second from right) and Justice Neil Gorsuch (center) walk down the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., last week. The court is wrapping up its term, with a handful of consequential cases decided on Monday.

As Term Winds Down, Supreme Court Says It Will Take On Partisan Gerrymandering

The U.S. Supreme Court, forging its way to the end of the current term, unloaded a raft of important decisions Monday, with many more expected in the days to come. At the same time, the court agreed to hear a case next term that will test whether there is a constitutional limit to how much partisanship can be used to draw legislative maps.

Among Monday's decisions were these:

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