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Health Apr 23Virus pushes U.S. unemployment toward highest since Depression
Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of work by the coronavirus.
Health Mar 23Texas moves to ban most abortions during virus outbreak
Abortion-rights leaders nationwide decried the tactic, saying it was an affront to women grappling with difficult decisions amid the disruptions of the pandemic.
Nation Feb 18Boy Scouts’ future uncertain after bankruptcy filing
The bankruptcy petition listed the Boy Scouts' assets as between $1 billion and $10 billion, and its liabilities at $500 million to $1 billion.
Arts Jan 14100 years later, prohibition’s legacy remains
Even with prohibition ending nearly a century ago, its impact on American politics continue to be seen.
Nation Dec 17Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts
The change brings excitement and some melancholy for members of the faith and may push the Boy Scouts closer to the brink of bankruptcy as it faces a new wave of sex abuse lawsuits.
Nation Nov 13Catholic bishops’ new anti-abuse hotline to be ready soon
A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis.
Nation Oct 17Number 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…
Politics Sep 24A look at past impeachment proceedings and how they’ve ended
The rarely used procedure is spelled out in Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, which stipulates that the president and other officers of government "shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other…
Nation Sep 18Number of abortions in U.S. falls to lowest since 1973
A new report illustrates that abortions are decreasing in all parts of the country, whether in Republican-controlled states seeking to restrict abortion access or in Democratic-run states protecting abortion rights.
Nation Aug 22Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting government program
About 4 million women are served nationwide by the Title X program, which makes up a much bigger portion of Planned Parenthood's patients than abortion.