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Nation Jul 195 overlooked stories that deserve your attention
Here are five stories outside of politics that you may have missed.
Nation Jul 19If SNAP benefits are cut, who hurts the most?
For five decades, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps, has provided access to food for millions of Americans and is the nation’s largest program that targets hunger. But policies at the state and federal level could tear…
Nation Jul 125 important stories that have nothing to do with Donald Trump Jr.’s emails
Take a break from the news cycle with these overlooked but important stories that are getting lost in the shuffle.
Health Jul 06Prescription opioids tripled between 1999 and 2015, CDC says
The amount of opioids prescribed in 2015 was enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for three weeks, according to a new CDC report.
Politics Jul 06Ethics director, vocal critic of Trump administration, to step down
In the letter, Shaub said he would leave his post on July 19.
Politics Jul 06New poll: 54% of Americans think Trump’s dealings with Russia were unethical or illegal
Nearly one in three Americans think Trump has committed ethics violations, and another 25 percent believe he has broken the law, according to a PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist College poll.
Politics Jul 03New poll: 70% of Americans think civility has gotten worse since Trump took office
Americans broadly believe their country’s political tone has become less civil since Donald Trump was elected president and that fundamental rights are weakening, according to a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
Politics Jun 28Most Americans disapprove of GOP’s treatment of health care
A majority of Americans are unhappy with the Republicans' efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system, a troubling sign for the party as it struggles to pass a health care bill in Congress.
Nation Jun 275 important stories you may have missed
In a week fraught with murky developments over the GOP Senate health care bill, here are some important stories you may have missed.
Health Jun 26CBO: 22 million people would lose insurance under Senate health care bill
The bill was released last Thursday, and GOP leaders are pushing for a final vote this week.