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Health Nov 20E. coli in romaine lettuce is making people sick. Here’s what you need to know
Americans should not eat romaine lettuce amid an ongoing E. coli outbreak, according to a food safety alert.
Politics Nov 08How voters viewed Trump, health care and immigration, according to exit polls
Exit polls aren't perfect. But they do provide information on what mattered most to voters, and how they viewed key leaders and issues. Here's a look at what mattered to voters during the 2018 midterms.
Politics Nov 01Nearly 80 percent of Americans concerned lack of civility in politics will lead to violence, poll says
“You don't get a consensus like that across party lines very often,” said Barbara Carvalho, director of the Marist Poll.
Politics Oct 30What the data says about birthright citizenship
President Donald Trump suggested in an interview that he could end birthright citizenship in the U.S.
Politics Oct 26Deep gender divide over Trump could influence the 2018 midterms, poll says
The gender is particularly pronounced among suburban women -- a demographic that could flip control of Congress in a year when a record number of women are also running for office.
Health Oct 24How should doctors and nurses screen patients for intimate partner violence in the #MeToo era?
The best estimates likely under-represent the true scope and scale of intimate partner violence because victims often are afraid to disclose what has happened to them.
Health Oct 16What the CVS-Aetna merger could mean for you
The move could make health care more expensive for consumers while delivering higher profits to executives, opponents say. Here is what we know so far about this merger and its potential effect on your health care.
Health Sep 21For kids in Puerto Rico, ‘we don’t know all the damage they have endured’ from Hurricane Maria
There were no lights, air conditioning or working toilets when Natalia Merced returned to her dorm room at the University of Puerto Rico in late October, a month after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Classes had resumed at the university’s…
Politics Sep 14Read the new charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort
Federal prosecutors filed new charges against former Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort for conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to new court documents released Friday.
Nation Sep 119/11 to today: Ways we have changed
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, set in motion events that would change the course of life in the U.S. and around the world. Below is a short list illustrating how much the world has and hasn’t changed since…