Courtney Norris is a national affairs producer for the NewsHour. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nation Jul 16Justice Department won’t charge New York officer in Eric Garner’s death
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying…
Health May 03What the new religious exemptions law means for your health care
Advocates for reproductive and LGBTQ rights are questioning whether the administration’s rule is constitutional, and worry it will lead to women and LGBTQ people being denied health care.
Politics Apr 15Where 2020 Democrats stand on student loans, teacher pay and other education issues
Beneath the surface, there’s broad disagreement between the 2020 Democratic contenders about education policy specifics, including how to implement and pay for a range of ambitious education proposals.
Nation Mar 27Why the U.S. and New Zealand’s responses to mass shootings are so different
New Zealand’s response to this month’s terrorist attack has some Americans asking how that country moved so quickly to change its laws.
Education Mar 15How teachers are trying to stop the spread of hate
More than 10 percent of the 7,175 hate-bias incidents reported by law enforcement in 2017 occurred at schools and universities.
Education Jan 25Democrats campaigned to raise teacher pay. For now, more are prepared to strike
Democrats are facing pressure to act on the issue, after siding with teachers who staged a rising number of strikes since last year.
Politics Nov 06Which states were hit by voting problems on Election Day?
Here’s a look at some of the reported voting problems that have frustrated voters today.
Nation Oct 19How a Catholic sex abuse report in Pennsylvania echoed around the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Justice is launching an investigation into child sex abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches, the latest fallout of widespread allegations made public by a grand jury probe this summer. Here’s a timeline of events since the…
Politics Aug 29Trump is unblocking more Twitter users. What about the rest?
President Donald Trump's Twitter account unblocked several followers this week, the latest development in a legal battle over free speech and how presidents use social media.
Nation Aug 15How Catholic churches in Pennsylvania hid decades of abuse
A nearly 900-page report last week includes dozens of testimonies provided by victims and reveals a pattern of systematic cover-ups by senior church officials.