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Health Oct 17The deadly threat of a sweltering apartment
Heat can have deadly consequences. But despite complaints, few studies exist on how hot people’s apartments become, especially in public housing. A new citizen health initiative, the Harlem Health Project, is trying to help the low-income residents who are most…
Nation Oct 13Flesh-eating screwworms return to U.S.
As if Zika virus and Hurricane Matthew aren’t enough, Florida residents are now facing the country’s first local infestation of flesh-eating screwworms in 30 years.
Nation Oct 11Weekend court decision restarts Dakota Access Pipeline construction on private lands
At least nine people were arrested Tuesday in protests across the country as construction began again on the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.
Politics Oct 05The threat to our voting system that’s more likely than hacking
The biggest threat on Election Day is not hackers -- it’s outdated equipment.
Nation Sep 2913 percent of American adults do not use internet
40 million Americans, still don’t go online, according to a recent Pew Research Center analysis.
World Sep 28Thousands of Saudi women advocate for end of male guardianship laws
More than 14,000 Saudi women have signed a petition advocating for an end to their country’s male guardianship laws.
Science Sep 21What is chromium-6 and how did it infiltrate America’s drinking water?
A new report says that cancer-causing agent chromium-6 may flow in the drinking water of 200 million Americans. What does that mean for public health?…
Nation Sep 14Dakota pipeline protests spread to other U.S. cities
Protests over the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota that opponents say would desecrate Native American lands have spread to cities across the country, including Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
World Sep 13Russian hackers target Simone Biles, Serena Williams in medical data leak
The World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed a “Russian cyber espionage group” illegally gained access to its confidential medical database. The Russian hackers, known collectively as “Fancy Bear” or “Tsar Team,” published private medical records of four Team USA stars: Olympic…
Nation Sep 08Lochte and teammates suspended, will not visit White House
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates have been suspended from the USA swim team, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced Thursday.