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View our complete series: Beyond the Red Carpet

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Factory jobs exist, CEOS tell Trump. Skills don’t.

President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition.

WATCH LIVE: Vice President Mike Pence speaks to conservatives at CPAC

Vice President Mike Pence will address conservatives gathered outside the nation’s capital Thursday on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, a decades-old annual gathering for conservatives.

A day at CPAC, where fringe meets the establishment GOP

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference began in earnest Thursday with an off-key rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, a prayer and the blasting of DJ Diplo’s song “Revolution.” The day will end with Vice President Mike Pence addressing attendees over dinner.

A groundbreaking filmmaker finally gets her time to shine

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U.S. will continue use of privately run prisons, Attorney General says

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government’s use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use.

Is it worth keeping Medicare if I’m covered by my new employer?

Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement.

Kelly: No use of US military to enforce immigration

MEXICO CITY — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won’t enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be “no mass deportations.” The declarations came as senior Trump administration officials sought to temper Latin American concerns about a new U.S.

WATCH LIVE: Spicer may address immigration, protections for transgender students at news briefing

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer may field questions on protections for transgender students as well as the Trump administration’s immigration policies during a news briefing Thursday.

Column: How poet John Keats met his early end

Today marks the day in 1821 when John Keats, the Romantic poet who waxed on Grecian urns and nightingales, succumbed to tuberculosis.

Column: How to help students discover the whole truth

Editor’s note: Educators across the country have had to confront the rise in influence of “fake news” or online news hoaxes, particularly in the wake of the election when the phrase became a buzz word.

Intelligence test shows bees can learn to solve tasks from other bees

Bees may have tiny brains, but they are surprisingly intelligent. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have conducted an experiment showing that bees can learn from their environment to gain a reward, and then teach other bees to do the same.

Photos: As fighting continues in South Sudan, children battle famine

This week, the United Nations children’s agency said named South Sudan as one of the areas hit hardest by famine.

Mnuchin says goal is to pass tax reform by August

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August.

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America’s largest wildlife refuge.

Dunford: Counter-Islamic State plan will have global scope

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military officer says a Pentagon-led review of strategy for defeating the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up the fight against IS but also to combat al-Qaida and other extremist groups beyond Iraq and Syria.

WATCH LIVE: Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon speak at CPAC

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon will hold a discussion, moderated by American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, at 1:05 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addresses conservatives

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at 12:50 p.m. EST Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, the annual gathering that draws an estimated 10,000 activists to National Harbor in Maryland.

Q&A: Scientists work to regenerate the cells lost after loud noises

Humans are born with around 15,000 hair cells — think tiny, sound-sensing fibers — in each ear. The cells can’t regenerate, though.

‘Post-election stress disorder’ sweeps the nation

Wally Pfingsten has always been a news junkie. But since President Donald Trump was elected, he’s been so anxious about the political tumult that even just having the TV news on in the background at home is unbearable.