Requiring unaccompanied minors to go through deportation alone is not a new practice. But in the wake of the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, more young children — including toddlers — are being affected than in the past.
By Kavitha Surana, Robert Faturechi, ProPublica
Almost universally, employees complained of being worked to the bone. A current employee in Texas said that as new children started being bused in daily, management cancelled vacations and placed staffers on 12-hour shifts. Bathroom breaks are a challenge. Employees…
By Caroline Chen, ProPublica
As pharma companies underwrite three-fourths of the FDA’s budget for scientific reviews, the agency is increasingly fast-tracking expensive drugs with significant side effects and unproven health benefits.
By Associated Press
Democrats in the House and Senate are urging President Donald Trump to defend protections for pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act.
Russia, Nigeria and Florida are three of the regions hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis. The PBS NewsHour will be joined on Twitter on June 26 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss why the AIDS epidemic continues to cripple these…
Under the proposed change, if family members receive government services — even if those family members are citizens — it would ding the applicants’ chances of approval for permanent residency.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication from GW Pharmaceuticals on Monday to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy. It's a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
By Sean Murphy, Associated Press
A growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters in Oklahoma have shifted their position on medical marijuana as they approach a Tuesday vote that could ensure Oklahoma joins the growing list of states that have legalized some form of pot.
By Juliet Linderman, Associated Press
Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
The idea of changing a key mission of the FDA comes amid a turf war between the FDA and the USDA over the regulation of genetically engineered animals.
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