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Health Mar 1324 million could lose insurance under GOP health care plan, new report says
The plan would cut federal spending by more than $337 billion between 2017 and 2026, according to budget office analysis.
Health Mar 13Concerned about health care reform? The PBS NewsHour wants to hear from you
Once again, the U.S. is gripped by a debate about how to transform the nation's health care system. PBS NewsHour wants to hear what matters most to you.
Arts Mar 03Patsy Cline was Nashville’s darling. But she’s still an outsider in her hometown
Cline’s tenacity and talent come through in the upcoming PBS documentary, “Patsy Cline: American Masters," which debuts in March.
Health Mar 02How will the Trump administration change the war on opioids?
With an historic rise in fatal drug overdoses nationwide and a new president in the White House, the future is uncertain for programs trying to combat a growing public health crisis: opioid addiction.
Health Feb 28In the war on heroin, Baltimore drug programs face an uncertain future
In 2015, Baltimore wrote a city-wide prescription for a heroin antidote. Two years later, as the city tries to expand access to addiction treatment, will the White House support its mission?…
Nation Feb 21U.S. ‘has not yet reached the mountaintop,’ says new civil rights commission chair
For Catherine Lhamon, it’s been an eventful introduction to her new role as chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Nation Feb 10Immigration ban reveals a nation divided
Now halted by a temporary court-ordered stay, President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and blocking travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations created chaos at airports and left thousands of travelers in limbo. But beyond the immediate headlines, the order…
Nation Jan 10Relive Clemson’s historic win in photos
The Crimson Tide held the lead for three quarters, but the Tigers turned it all around in the game's final few minutes.
Nation Jan 06Why hate crimes are so difficult to convict
Prosecuting hate crimes is often a complicated and arduous process, and no national agency tracks conviction rate data for these crimes.
Health Jan 05The nation’s birth rate declined in 2015, new data says
Research shows women gave birth to nearly 4 million babies in the U.S. in 2015, down 1 percent from a year earlier. This is a small, but noteworthy drop.