Megan’s Recent Stories
Politics Dec 28Big change in the White House. Congress? Not so much
The dramatic change coming to the White House got us thinking about the near lack of change at the U.S. Capitol this year. In total, the Senate numbers shifted by two seats and the House by six. Both were Democratic…
Politics Sep 20Chart: Where do the presidential candidates stand on education?
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton approach the issue from opposite angles.
Science Sep 08Interactive: Lionfish invasion
Once just an alluring pet, the ravenous lionfish is now a predatory threat to Atlantic reefs.
Nation Sep 07In Chicago, 35,000 people have been murdered in 50 years
The deadliest year occurred in 1974, when homicides took 970 lives. But the past two years have also seen a sharp rise in mounting violence.
Health Jul 11The End of AIDS?
It’s a bold mission by any standard: to end the AIDS epidemic. But the tools are there, say officials of the joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS. Here’s what the UNAIDS plan, known as “90-90-90,” looks like.
Nation Jun 13Florida leads the U.S. in mass shootings in 2016
Out of 937 total victims, 201 of them -- about one out of five -- were in Florida.
Health Apr 27New report reveals persistent health disparities by race in the U.S.
Despite recent improvements, health disparities persist among racial and ethnic groups, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Nation Feb 26Mass shootings are already far ahead of last year’s pace
So far in 2016, 49 mass shootings in the United States have left 73 people dead and 178 wounded, according to data collected from a Reddit thread that chronicles gun violence through crowdsourcing news reports.
Nation Dec 04Infographic: Where America’s mass shootings happened in 2015
Following this week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, the PBS NewsHour analyzed news reports of 354 shootings where at least four people were killed or wounded to understand where and when gun violence erupts in America.
Nation Dec 02Here’s a map of all the mass shootings in 2015
The NewsHour has updated its map that documents all the U.S. mass shootings in 2015 alone. As details surrounding the San Bernardino, California, shooting gradually emerged Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama told CBS News that the U.S. has “a pattern…