• Donald Trump Nov 24, 2019

    An Emerging Priority for Powell Fed: The Plight of the Poor

    Testifying to Congress this month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent a message seldom heard from his predecessors: That the Fed should consider the struggles of the lowest-income Americans in setting its interest-rate policies. “We want to remind ourselves,” Powell said, “that prosperity isn’t experienced in all communities. Low- and moderate-income communities in many cases are just starting to feel...

  • director Oct 9, 2019

    Wealthy Counties Get Many FEMA Buyouts of Flood-Prone Homes, Study Finds

    FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study found. The reason is probably that better-off local governments have the resources to apply for and administer the programs — and that could keep many of the people who most...

  • California Aug 19, 2019

    Florida's Iconic Palm Trees Threatened by Invasive Disease

    Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.

  • New York City Aug 10, 2019

    Cancer-Linked Forever Chemicals Found in More Consumer Products Raises Unanswered Questions

    A chemical that can increase the risk of cancer and has been linked to childhood development issues and other health risks has been appearing in an increasing number of places in consumers’ everyday lives, and the most recent discovery features contamination in popular restaurant chains. The chemical, per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, was found in compostable bowls from Chipotle, Sweetgreen...

  • NBC Jul 30, 2019

    California Professors Install Pink Seesaws Along US-Mexico Border Wall

    Two California professors installed pink seesaws at the U.S.-Mexico border to allow children in both countries to play with each other, NBC News reported. Ronald Rael, an architecture professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Virginia San Fratello, an assistant professor at San José State University in California, came up with the idea for a “Teetertotter Wall” in 2009....

  • NBC Jul 30, 2019

    Seesaws Have Been Installed at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    The idea for a “Teetertotter Wall” was first hatched 10 years ago.

  • attorney general Jul 20, 2019

    Florida's ‘Pill Mills' Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

    The Florida clinics started in the 1990s and began proliferating in about 2003, their parking lots filled with vehicles sporting license plates from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and elsewhere.

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2019

    Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

    The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren’s push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren’s raft of policy proposals is a 2% fee on fortunes greater than $50 million, a wealth tax designed...

  • NBC Jun 21, 2019

    Exercise: Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Set a Fitness Routine

    Making time to exercise is not easy when you’re balancing work and a social life. Once you consider sweating, feeling sore, and running out of breath, working out may look less appealing. “There are all sorts of barriers to exercise, including expense, accessibility, and many jobs,” Dr. Lee Stoner, an assistant professor of exercise science at the University of North...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2019

    Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

    The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren’s push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren’s raft of policy proposals is a 2% fee on fortunes greater than $50 million, a wealth tax designed...

  • Department of Justice Jun 19, 2019

    Essay: Freedom's Promise Still Denied on Juneteenth to Thousands of Blacks Unable to Make Bail

    June 19 marks Juneteenth, a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States. For hundreds of thousands of African-Americans stuck in pretrial detention – accused but not convicted of a crime, and unable to leave because of bail – that promise remains unfulfilled. And coming immediately after Father’s Day, it’s also a reminder of the loss...

  • NBC News Jun 15, 2019

    Fake Science Led a Mom to Feed Bleach to Her Autistic Sons — and Police Did Nothing to Stop Her

    Laurel Austin documented her son Jeremy’s first dosing of chlorine dioxide on YouTube. In the 30-second video, Jeremy, 27, sits at a kitchen table as his mother narrates his mood. Then his arms seem to involuntarily twist around one another and he screams into his forearm before taking a bite of a banana, NBC News reports. “Here’s to hoping and...

  • Attorney May 10, 2019

    I-Team: How Nightclub Promoters Recruit Underage Women for NYC's Hottest Clubs

    New York City’s hottest nightclubs have clear policies at the door. No one under the age of 21 is allowed in. But an I-Team hidden camera investigation found that’s not always how it works.

  • Massachusetts Apr 12, 2019

    29-Year-Old Katie Bouman ‘Didn't Know Anything About Black Holes'—Then She Helped Capture the First Photo of One

    On Wednesday, after 10 years of planning and scientific investments totaling over $50 million, researchers released the first-ever image of a black hole. The image is a feat of modern science — experts say it’s the equivalent of taking a photo of an orange on the moon with a smartphone — and international collaboration. Over 200 scientists across the globe...

  • Massachusetts Mar 27, 2019

    Search on For Burial Site of America's First Published Poet

    Anne Bradstreet was the North American continent’s first published poet, yet her legacy has largely been lost to time. Now, professors and students at Merrimack College in Massachusetts are trying to pinpoint her burial site while at the same restoring her legacy and what they say is her rightful place in the pantheon of Western literature. “Even though we don’t...

  • United States Mar 18, 2019

    Native Americans Say Movement to End ‘Redface' Is Slow

    John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk chops at games. But he doesn’t hear widespread...

  • Facebook Mar 16, 2019

    US Eliminates Coveted 5-Year Tourist Visa for Cubans

    The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and buy precious supplies for their businesses on the island. The elimination of the visa cuts a vital link between...

  • Walmart Jan 24, 2019

    Chefs and Truck Drivers Beware: AI Is Coming For Your Jobs

    Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. Thursday’s report from the Washington think tank says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation — meaning at least 70 percent of their tasks could soon...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2018

    Online Sex Ads Rebound, Months After Shutdown of Backpage

    Smaller escort websites are vying for the lucrative online sex-for-hire market Backpage.com dominated before U.S. authorities shut it down earlier this year, a move that fractured the industry and forced law enforcement to adapt their efforts combating sex trafficking....
    Online sex ads plunged in April following Backpage’s seizure and President Donald Trump’s signing of legislation aimed at websites that facilitate sex...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2018

    CNN Files Suit Against Trump

    CNN is suing Donald Trump and several top aides for barring reporter Jim Acosta, alleging the president has violated the First and Fifth Amendment rights of the network and the reporter. Assistant professor Dan Farbman of Boston College Law School joins Sue O’Connell to discuss the lawsuit, as well as Trump’s controversial hiring of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney...

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