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Nation Dec 272020 in review: Stories you may have missed and why they matter
It’s been decades since one world event has dominated the news cycle so completely. We lost more than 1.75 million people globally and more than 330,000 in the U.S. to COVID-19. Here’s a list of some other events that shook the…
Nation Sep 06California community, hit hard by wildfires, bands together to help evacuees
The CZU Lightning Complex Fire in Santa Cruz, CA is still burning, and has been classified as one of the top ten most destructive fires in California history. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, and are relying on…
Politics Aug 23Trump campaign releases RNC schedule
The Trump campaign released the RNC schedule of speakers Sunday afternoon, though many venues and details of the convention’s shifting plans remain under wraps.
Health Mar 22Services change rapidly to protect seniors from COVID-19
Seniors are among those most at risk from COVID-19. But social services are rapidly changing to help this vulnerable community. NewsHour Weekend’s Molly Enking visited Citymeals on Wheels, the largest delivery program of senior meals in the U.S., and a…
Health Aug 12After a C-section, women who want a vaginal birth may struggle to find care
In some areas of the U.S., it can be very difficult to find a hospital or doctor who will support a woman attempting a VBAC, despite data showing they can be a safe option.
Nation Aug 04Right-wing rally, counter-protesters face off in Portland
Hundreds of right-wing protesters and counter-protesters faced off in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, shouting chants like, “USA, USA,” and “Whose streets? Our streets!” at each other across a barrier of police in riot gear.
World Jul 22Thousands strike and march in Israel in support of surrogacy rights for gay fathers
Members of the LGBTQ community and supporters went on strike across Israel today in protest of an amendment that excludes single fathers and gay male couples from parenting via surrogacy.
Nation Jul 22In a move to empower victims of sexual harassment, Vermont law takes aim at common legal practice
Vermont is the first state to outlaw "do not darken my door" clauses, which bar employees who settle discrimination cases from ever working for their employer again.
Health Jul 15Disability rights groups voice issues with Starbucks’ plastic straw ban as company responds
After Starbucks announced on July 9 it would phase out plastic straws from its stores by 2020, disability rights activists were concerned the policy would exclude some people with disabilities.
Nation Jun 16‘I feel less safe, living here.’ North Korean defectors react to the Trump-Kim summit
North Korean defectors say the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un was a wasted opportunity to address egregious human rights abuses in their home country.