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One of the most prominent voices advocating for a national day of remembrance for those lost to COVID-19 is Kristin Urquiza. She co-founded the advocacy group, Marked By COVID, after she lost her father to the pandemic last year. She…
The storms that have descended on much of the country, and their after-effects, have hit vulnerable groups the hardest, especially communities of color. Dr. Robert Bullard, a professor at Texas Southern University who focuses on wealth and racial disparities related…
Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz died Sunday at his California home at the age of 100. The statesman, economist, and business executive served as America's top diplomat under President Ronald Reagan. Nick Schifrin reports on his lasting legacy.
President Biden's plans to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package picked up some momentum Friday as Democrats in Congress approved a basic blueprint. While the measures don't have the force of law, lawmakers are expected to begin writing the details…
For people whose COVID-19 symptoms linger for months, the effects can be devastating and debilitating.
One of America's greatest athletes, Henry Louis Aaron, died Friday at the age of 86. The famed baseball player endured blatant racism for much of his life, eventually breaking Babe Ruth's home run record. He was inducted into the Baseball…
The coronavirus pandemic is generating rising infections and rising fears across the United States. With the holidays approaching and surging numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, public health experts are more worried than ever about the country’s ability to control…
Alex Trebek was known to millions the world over for hosting the TV game show “Jeopardy!” Diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, he continued taping programs until recently, with the final episode of “Jeopardy!” due to air on Christmas. The Canadian-born…
The pandemic, a nationwide shift toward voting by mail and a flurry of pre-election lawsuits are upending how voters and election officials prepare for the election. Nowhere is that uncertainty more evident than in Pennsylvania…
Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett began Monday. With her nomination, President Trump and Republican lawmakers are seeking to put a conservative stamp on the Supreme Court for years to come. But Senate Democrats expressed concerns both about Barrett’s…
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