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Health Dec 13CDC says more people die of influenza worldwide than some experts have estimated
As many as 646,000 people may die from influenza each year worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a larger number than what other health experts have predicted in years past.
Nation Dec 11Man in custody after device explodes on NYC subway platform
No one aside from the man in custody is reported to have been injured during the early Monday blast.
Politics Dec 07As enrollment deadline looms, Americans wrestle with Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future
These are just some of the millions of Americans across the country who, faced with a Dec. 15 deadline for enrollment, are confronting the imperfect realities of the Affordable Care Act and the efforts to dismantle it.
Nation Dec 072 students, gunman dead after school shooting in New Mexico
The school was locked down and then evacuated Thursday morning, according to San Juan County Sheriff's office.
Politics Dec 07Sen. Al Franken says he will resign after sexual misconduct allegations
Sen. Al Franken provided no specific date for his departure.
Health Dec 04Deaths during opioid-driven hospital stays have quadrupled
The rate of hospitalization among white patients also doubled between 2007 and 2013 -- the “largest and fastest-growing share of hospitalizations” in recent years, according to the study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs.
Nation Nov 29WATCH: Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration unveil new tool to fight opioid crisis
The Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are slated to unveil new tools to combat the nation’s opioid crisis at 11:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. Watch live here.
Nation Nov 28Why do state laws put an expiration date on sex crimes?
At the state level nationwide, a movement is gaining momentum to ease or eliminate statutes of limitation to prosecute sexual offenses.
Politics Nov 21Poll: Most Americans dreading talk of politics at Thanksgiving dinner
Most Americans will bolt for the nearest exit if anyone at Thanksgiving dinner steers the conversation head-on into politics, according to a new poll from PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.
Nation Nov 21Poll: A third of women say they’ve been sexually harassed or abused at work
A third of American women say they’ve been sexually harassed or abused in the workplace, according to a new poll, highlighting an issue roiling the political, media and entertainment industries.