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Politics Oct 13On Day 2 of her confirmation hearing, Barrett sidesteps politically charged questions
The Senate Judiciary Committee pressed Judge Amy Coney Barrett for answers on hot-button issues Tuesday, the second day of her confirmation hearing. Senators asked the Supreme Court nominee about her judicial philosophy, her opinions of court precedent on abortion and…
Nation Sep 25Lawmakers pay respects to Ginsburg, 1st woman to lie in state in U.S. Capitol
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke two barriers Friday, becoming the first woman and the first Jewish American to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, the wife of a former Ginsburg law clerk,…
Nation Sep 23Ginsburg remembered at Supreme Court as battle over her seat flares
Wednesday marked a somber day at the U.S. Supreme Court, where Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in repose. Her former law clerks lined the building’s steps. Inside, her eight fellow justices gathered with family and friends to honor her contributions…
Nation Jun 18Suicide among teens and young adults reaches highest level since 2000
Researchers are not certain what is causing the increase, but advocates say there are a number of steps people can take to help prevent suicide.
Nation May 28How to help tornado victims in Oklahoma, Ohio and other parts of the Midwest
A spate of storms have ripped through the Midwest and Oklahoma in recent days. Here are some ways you can help the affected communities.
Politics Dec 13Hemp, high-speed internet and other highlights from the new farm bill
Congress passed a 10-year, $867 billion farm bill Wednesday that would reauthorize a variety of agricultural programs and food aid for low-income Americans. Here's a look at the other, lesser-known provisions that also made it into the bill.
Politics Dec 04Mueller’s Russia probe, by the numbers
How much has special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation cost so far? We break down the numbers.
Poetry Nov 02These wicked Day of the Dead poems don’t spare anyone
A proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is the product of “the underworld” in one calavera literaria written for the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
Nation Oct 19Here’s where Hurricane Michael damage and recovery stand more than a week later
It’s been nine days since Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S. in nearly 50 years, made landfall. Here’s where the numbers stand today.
Nation Sep 14Hurricane Maria victims scramble for housing as FEMA vouchers expire
Nearly 1,000 families who evacuated Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria are scrambling against a deadline to find a place to sleep come Friday night, when the government’s housing assistance runs out.