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Health Oct 05WATCH LIVE: Senate committee weighs federal response to opioid crisis
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is scheduled to convene at 10 a.m. ET to discuss how well the federal government has responded to a mounting public health crisis over opioids.
Nation Oct 05WATCH LIVE: Members of Congress to address DACA
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.-D) and Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.-D) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.-D) are slated at 10 a.m. ET to address uncertainty that hovers over the DACA program.
Nation Oct 04Poll: Most Americans say ‘dreamers’ should be granted citizenship
No matter their politics, most Americans want DACA recipients to remain with their parents in the United States, according to a new poll by PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll.
Politics Oct 03Poll: Most Americans don’t think Trump can lead during global crisis
Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents said they have an unfavorable impression of him, according to a new poll from the PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll.
Health Oct 03Poll: Most Americans think Trump hasn’t done enough to fix opioid crisis
Only 2 percent of adults nationwide said the country’s opioid problem improved over the last year.
Nation Oct 02Saving the babies of the opioid epidemic
On bad days, five new babies are born in withdrawal from opioids at Cabell County-Huntington Hospital in southern West Virginia. In the neonatal therapeutic unit, there are zero unoccupied beds, but staff can’t turn the infants away. On one week…
Nation Sep 29Poll: Americans divided on NFL protests
A Newshour/Marist poll shows stark divisions across different racial and ethnic groups, and also along party lines.
Health Sep 27WATCH: Approaching deadline, Trump’s opioid commission weighs successes and setbacks
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, convened for the third time. Watch the full meeting here.
Health Sep 22Obamacare signup site to be shut down for 12 hours nearly every Sunday of open enrollment
The department has already planned to shorten open enrollment season by 45 days -- running from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017 for 2018 coverage.
Nation Sep 14WATCH: Paul Ryan expected to address conflicting reports about ‘dreamer’ deal in news briefing
Speaker Paul Ryan briefed reporters at 12 p.m. ET Thursday.