• NEW YORK Nov 17, 2019

    Pete Buttigieg Is Struggling With Black Voters — and Not Just Because He's Gay

    Pete Buttigieg, 37, may have won over many members of the mostly white political commentariat in New York and Washington, and recent polls of Iowa’s overwhelmingly white electorate put him at or near the front of the crowded Democratic field there, NBC News reports. But, at the start of October, a poll in The Charleston Post and Courier found Buttigieg...

  • California Oct 29, 2019

    NCAA Board Approves Athlete Compensation for Image, Likeness

    The United States’ largest governing body for college athletics took the first step Tuesday toward allowing amateur athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to permit them to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.” The NCAA and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to profit while still maintaining rules...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2019

    Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research

    To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she’s worried this kind of research is headed for the chopping block. The Trump administration is cracking down on fetal tissue research , with new hurdles for government-funded scientists around the country who call the special...

  • georgia Jun 3, 2019

    Jimmy Carter Awarded Tenure at Emory University at Age 94

    At age 94, former President Jimmy Carter has finally been granted tenure at Emory University in Atlanta. Carter earned the distinction after serving as University Distinguished Professor for the past 37 years, the university announced Monday. He’ll be the first tenured faculty member at Emory to hold a Nobel Prize and the first to have served as U.S. president. Elaine...

  • United States Jun 3, 2019

    Jimmy Carter Awarded Tenure at Emory University at Age 94

    At age 94, former President Jimmy Carter has finally been granted tenure at Emory University in Atlanta. Carter earned the distinction after serving as University Distinguished Professor for the past 37 years, the university announced Monday. He’ll be the first tenured faculty member at Emory to hold a Nobel Prize and the first to have served as U.S. president. Elaine...

  • Elizabeth Warren Apr 24, 2019

    Fact Check: The Facts on Medicare for All

    Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the latest version of his Medicare for All legislation on April 10, with 13 Democratic co-sponsors. Four of them, plus Sanders himself, are running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders says the bill, S. 1129, “would provide comprehensive and cost-effective health care for everyone,” while the White House has said the plan would “mandate a decrease...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2019

    Admissions Scandal Unfolds Amid Cynicism About Moral Values

    In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable. Ethics experts say Americans these days are barraged with accounts of corruption, greed and amoral behavior to the point that many likely wonder, “Why should I play by the rules?”

  • Ku Klux Klan Feb 5, 2019

    Blackface Scandal Spotlights Deeply Embedded Racism in US

    When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. The 35-year-old photo on his yearbook page of a...

  • Donald Trump Feb 3, 2019

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Won't Resign, Says He Wasn't in Racist Photo

    At the press conference Saturday, Northam said his statements were meant to apologize that the photo was featured on his yearbook page and that it wasn’t him.

  • JUDGE Nov 12, 2018

    Democrat Abrams Files New Suit in Georgia Governor's Race

    Stacey Abrams’ Democratic campaign filed a federal lawsuit Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications in Georgia’s unsettled governor’s race by one day and to make officials count any votes that were wrongly rejected. If successful, the suit would prevent officials from certifying county vote totals until Wednesday and could restore at least 1,095 votes that weren’t counted. The...

  • CEO Jul 30, 2018

    Sanders' ‘Medicare for All' Would Cost $32.6 Trillion Over 10 Years: Study

    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” The latest plan from the Vermont independent would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would...

  • Chicago Mar 19, 2018

    Want to Avoid the Flu While Flying? Try a Window Seat

    Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over.

  • Atlanta Dec 2, 2017

    Quick Firing Not an Option in Political Sex-Misconduct Cases

    When sexual misconduct allegations surface in the private sector, a boss can say, “You’re fired” — as Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and others can attest. In the political world, it’s never that simple....
    Rep. John Conyers has refused to step down even after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged the veteran Democrat from Detroit to do so. Democratic Sen. Al Franken...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2017

    Allegations Against Roy Moore Roil US Evangelical Ranks

    For many evangelicals, fiery Alabama politician and judge Roy Moore has been a longtime hero. Others have sometimes cringed at his heated rhetoric and bellicose style. Now, as Moore’s Republican U.S. Senate campaign is imperiled by allegations of sexual overtures to a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s, there’s an outpouring of impassioned and soul-searching discussion in evangelical...

  • United States Oct 25, 2017

    US Vaccine Panel to Discuss Waning Effectiveness, New Shots

    Two years ago, George Green got stabbing pain and bad blisters around his right arm. It was the worst case of shingles his doctor had ever seen. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I had the vaccine! How come I got this?'” recalled Green, a 68-year-old engineer in Austell, Georgia, who got the shot seven years earlier. His doctor at Emory...

  • California Oct 19, 2017

    Letters From Young Obama Show a Man Trying to Find His Way

    A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he’d make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta. The nine full letters, sent by Obama to his...

  • Chicago Aug 31, 2017

    Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

    The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences....
    It’s not known yet what kinds or how much sewage, chemicals and waterborne germs are mixed in the water. For now, health officials are more concerned about drownings, carbon monoxide poisoning from generators and hygiene at shelters....

  • Reporter Jun 19, 2017

    Final Pitches Made in Nationally Watched Georgia House Race

    Candidates in the tight, hard-fought race to replace Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District have one more day to sway voters. The race between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is seen as a significant political test for the new Trump Administration and spending could top $50 million, making it the most expensive House race in U.S. history....

  • Associated Press Apr 29, 2017

    Arkansas Governor Dismisses Calls for Full Execution Probe

    Arkansas’ governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state’s execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative. Attorneys for Kenneth Williams called for a full investigation after Williams became the fourth convicted killer executed in Arkansas in eight days...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2017

    High-Profile Georgia Congressional Race Heads to Runoff as Democrat Falls Just Short of Win

    A Georgia congressional election is headed to a runoff that will ratchet up the already significant national attention — and campaign cash — on a race that poses an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, and Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia...

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