Laura’s Recent Stories
Health Aug 155 parenting tips that are backed by data
Parents hear a lot of conflicting advice. Here's how data can help.
Nation Aug 12How U.S. citizens’ health could suffer under Trump’s new rule aimed at immigrants
The Trump administration says the rule is aimed at protecting benefits for American citizens, but this rule appears to place young U.S. citizens -- the children of immigrants -- at risk.
Health Aug 09After Ferguson, black men still face the highest risk of being killed by police
These numbers are “conservative,” and many killings likely go unreported, researchers said in this recent study.
Health Aug 08How states have moved to make gun laws while Congress is deadlocked
With no shortage of gun law ideas but an absence of national consensus and data, states have stepped up to pass their own. The PBS NewsHour looked into what policies have gained traction.
Nation Aug 06What we know about the El Paso and Dayton shooters’ guns
These guns, magazines and gear were legal in Texas and Ohio. But that wasn’t always the case.
Health Jul 312020 Democrats are test-driving health care plans. Here’s what the Trump administration says
Democratic contenders have released an array of plans to improve access to health care -- with several championing Medicare for All, or another single-payer option -- and President Donald Trump and Republicans are eager to knock them down.
Health Jul 30Childhood cancer wipes out 11 million years of human potential each year
Most of these lost healthy years are snuffed out in countries with the fewest resources children need to treat cancer, the study said.
Nation Jul 26Americans are divided on federal executions. Why is the Trump administration bringing them back?
The expected executions, scheduled for this winter, would be the first time the federal government has executed anyone in 16 years.
Health Jul 26WATCH: Patients affected by rising drug prices testified before House committee
The hearing on Capitol Hill comes at a time when the Trump administration has made a push to reduce drug prices and the cost of healthcare overall.
Health Jul 23How would Trump’s food stamp plan affect low-income Americans?
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that could eliminate food stamp benefits for 3.1 million Americans if the change goes into effect.