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The new Congress and the history of governing by a house divided

As the 116th Congress convenes, power has shifted from Republican control of both the Senate and House to a Republican Senate and a Democratic House. How can American political history help us anticipate what might be in the offing?

The year of the vape: Teen e-cigarette use spikes

More than one-third — or 37.3 percent — of 12th-graders reported vaping at least once in the past 12 months, according to a survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

How the IRS was gutted

An eight-year campaign to slash the agency’s budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung and operating with archaic equipment. The result: billions less to fund the government.

Why Jeff Sessions’ final act could have more impact than expected

Just before he left, the departing attorney general adopted a policy to limit the Justice Department’s ability to oversee abusive police departments. That same policy could also hamper the department’s role in environmental, voting-rights, and other cases.

They didn’t vote … and now they can’t

Even by Georgia standards, the voter purge of late July 2017 was remarkable. In a single day, more than half a million people — 8 percent of Georgia’s registered voters — were cut from the voter rolls.

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

As the opioid epidemic continues to rage across the country, with a record 72,000 drug overdose deaths estimated in 2017, the fallout is increasingly manifesting itself at construction sites, factories, warehouses, offices and other workplaces.