• Birth rates June 22, 2022 9:51 am

    New England Had Its Own Little Baby Boom During the Pandemic: Report

    While most of the United States has been seeing falling birth rates in the last few years, New England has had a mini-baby boom, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. All six states in New England had rising birth rates between 2019 and 2021, which is just under half of all the 13 U.S. states that did so, according to…

  • Pew Research Center April 15, 2022 5:17 pm

    Pew Research Report Shows 76% of Black Americans Say Race Shapes Their Identity

    A new report by Pew Research Center says a majority of Black Americans believe being Black is central to how they think about themselves and shape their identities, even as many have diverse experiences and come from various backgrounds.

  • remote learning January 15, 2022 12:28 pm

    A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles

    Philanthropy, federal relief funding and other community driven efforts to close the digital divide in a year of remote schooling have helped significantly to bring more children online. But many families remain underconnected.

  • religion December 15, 2021 10:49 am

    What's Your Religion? In US, a Common Reply Now Is ‘None'

    When Americans are asked by pollsters about their religious identity, the fastest-growing major group consists of those who don’t affiliate with any organized religion.

  • Child-free November 24, 2021 10:52 am

    ‘I Just Don't Want to': More Americans Report Not Wanting to Have Children Ever

    The reasons are surprising.

  • Pew Research Center November 4, 2021 7:28 pm

    Latinos With Dark Skin Face More Discrimination, Study Finds

    The Pew Research Center has found that skin tone impacts the everyday lives and the long-term success of Latinos in the U.S. The nonpartisan organization released findings of a survey on Thursday

  • California November 21, 2019 6:19 pm

    California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Sending Unwanted Nude Pics

    Exposing yourself on the street is a crime, but the law is less clear when it happens in the digital realm. Earlier this year, Texas outlawed sending unwanted nude photos to people through dating apps or other digital means, making it a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500. Now Chang, who has since been elected to...

  • United States October 17, 2019 3:36 pm

    Share of Americans With No Religious Affiliation Growing

    The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, Pew said Thursday that 65% of American adults now describe themselves as Christian, down from 77% in 2009....

  • Daniel Macht October 17, 2019 3:51 pm

    This Viral Photo Reminds Us All How Hard Labor and Delivery Nurses Work

    As a labor and delivery nurse, Caty Nixon cares for families in joy and sorrow. “The good times are so good, and the bad times are heartbreaking,” Nixon, from Forney, Texas, told TODAY. “I’m here for all of it.” Last summer, Nixon ended a 53-hour, four-day workweek by delivering a stillborn baby. The 29-year-old kept it together until she got...

  • Daniel Macht October 16, 2019 10:19 am

    Monica Lewinsky Unveils Powerful PSA About a ‘Silent Epidemic'

    Monica Lewinsky unveiled a new interactive public service announcement on Wednesday that powerfully tells the story of a silent epidemic unfolding around the world. The activist and speaker appeared exclusively on TODAY for the release of “The Epidemic,” a video highlighting her latest campaign against online bullying.

  • Donald Trump October 10, 2019 10:50 am

    Social Security: Retiree Checks to Rise 1.6% in 2020

    Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection. The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this...

  • Donald Trump September 7, 2019 3:16 pm

    Chinese Woman Accused of Mar-a-Lago Trespass Set for Trial

    The upcoming trial of a Chinese national on federal charges that she trespassed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lied to the Secret Service is potentially a circus wrapped in mystery. Rejecting the strong recommendation of U.S. District Judge Roy Altman, Yujing Zhang fired her public defenders in June to act as her own attorney – a longshot move...

  • Massachusetts June 12, 2019 9:18 pm

    Catholic Bishops Approve New Sex-Abuse Reporting Hotline

    U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church’s most tangible steps yet in confronting its sex-abuse crisis. The hotline, which would field allegations that bishops committed abuse or covered it up, would take complaints by telephone and through an online link. It’s supposed...

  • Pennsylvania June 11, 2019 2:57 pm

    US Catholic Bishops Convene to Confront Sex Abuse Crisis

    The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops convened a high-stakes meeting Tuesday under pressure to defuse the ever-widening child sexual abuse crisis that has weakened the church. The bishops “face the task of rooting the evil of sexual abuse from the church,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in opening the four-day meeting. The deliberations will...

  • finance May 13, 2019 3:06 pm

    Survey: 62% of Millennials Say They're Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    Almost two-thirds of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck and only 38% feel financially stable, according to a new survey from Charles Schwab. Millennials, more than any other generation surveyed by Schwab, feel the most insecure when it comes to their finances. That’s according to roughly 380 millennials (ages 23 to 38) surveyed for Schwab’s 2019 Modern Wealth report....

  • Donald Trump April 6, 2019 9:37 pm

    Trump: Democrats Would ‘Leave Israel Out There'

    President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could “leave Israel out there,” as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump touted his precedent-shredding actions to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from...

  • President March 25, 2019 11:39 am

    Money Woes Force More Couples to Put Marriage on the Back Burner

    These days, being young and in love just isn’t enough....
    Sky-high rents, record-breaking student loan debt and stagnant wages have caused many millennials to delay marriage, children and home buying, studies show....
    “We not seeing 20-somethings getting married, we are seeing 30-somethings and it’s still just as hard to stay married,” said Peter Walzer, the president of the American Academy of Matrimonial...

  • presidential election January 30, 2019 2:17 pm

    For the First Time, Latinos to Be Largest Non-White Share of Eligible Voters, Says Pew

    Latinos are on track to make up a larger share of eligible voters in the 2020 presidential election, more than the share of eligible voters who are black, according to new data from Pew Research Center. By 2020, 32 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote, just slightly more than the 30 million voters who are black. For Asians, the...

  • NBC January 28, 2019 7:12 pm

    Tom Brokaw Says He Feels Terrible Commentary Offended Hispanics

    NBC’s Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation “offended some members of that proud culture.” The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the day during a discussion of the proposed border wall....

  • Donald Trump December 28, 2018 1:24 pm

    Latino Support for GOP Steady Despite Trump Immigration Talk

    Pedro Gonzalez has faith in Donald Trump and his party. The 55-year-old Colombian immigrant is a pastor at an evangelical church in suburban Denver. Initially repelled by Trump in 2016, he’s been heartened by the president’s steps to protect religious groups and appoint judges who oppose abortion rights. More important, Gonzalez sees Trump’s presidency as part of a divine plan....

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