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Nation Jan 14Former Michigan governor charged for mishandling Flint water crisis
Prosecutors in Michigan announced 41 criminal charges against nine former state and city officials Thursday in the Flint water crisis, including Michigan's former governor. Sandra Jones, executive director of R. L. Jones Community Outreach Center at the Greater Holy Temple…
Politics Jan 05Tensions rise as Congress prepares to certify election results
It is a transition like no other with President Trump denying election results and defying the democratic process. In Washington D.C., hundreds met outside the U.S. Capitol in support of the president -- a preview of what's expected to be…
World Nov 20How to help communities affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota
Here are some organizations working to alleviate the crisis throughout the region, and others offering aid to specific communities in need.
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.