The law and responding challenge set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are hoping federal courts will ultimately prohibit abortions before a fetus is viable. Current federal law does not.
By Associated Press
President Trump announced his plan to combat nationwide opioid drug addiction at an event in New Hampshire on Monday, calling for aggressive prosecution for traffickers, including using the death penalty. William Brangham discusses these proposals with Sam Quinones, author of…
By PBS NewsHour
"This common-sense, pro-life law will help us make our state the safest place in America for an unborn child," Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently tweeted.
By Laura Santhanam
Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico last year, more than 24,000 students have left for the U.S. mainland and more than 400 came to Hartford, Connecticut, where a third of residents identify as Puerto Rican. Now, Hartford is working to…
By Corinne Segal, Ivette Feliciano and Zachary Green
By Casey Ross, STAT
Production of injectable opioids has nearly ground to a halt due to manufacturing problems, creating a shortage of staple medications used to treat a wide array of patients.
By Larisa Epatko
For weeks during brief cease-fires in the volatile rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus, few Syrians left. That all changed this week as thousands escaping Syrian government bombings left by foot with the only belongings they could carry.
Despite denials of another Cabinet shakeup from President Trump, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's standing has taken a hit on multiple fronts, including a probe revealing improper use of taxpayer funds for his wife's travel and ongoing scandals about how…
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
After years of aggressively promoting OxyContin as a safe and effective way to combat pain, the company is — equally aggressively — recasting itself as a fundamental player in the response to a crisis that many experts say it helped…
The governors of Maryland and Oregon are making an urgent call for greater federal help to deal with the opioid epidemic in their hard-hit states. Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., and Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., sit down with William Brangham to…
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