Is geographic mobility the key to moving up the economic ladder? Economists are finding that the odds no longer favor American kids in doing better than their parents, but some hope that uprooting their families and moving to safer streets…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Republican and Democratic senators emerged from a classified briefing about the deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger with different opinions about whether the attack that killed four U.S. soldiers could have been averted.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Polio remains prevalent across Pakistan, one of only three countries in the world where the crippling viral disease is endemic. A campaign to dispense vaccinations have helped relieve the crisis, but threats of violence and misinformation from the Taliban are…
By PBS NewsHour
Few are brave enough to climb Afghanistan's rugged mountains. But for women, harassment from extremist groups make practicing outdoor sports even more difficult. A new organization is helping women find peace living in the war-stricken country by teaching them how…
By Laura Santhanam, Daniel Bush
President Donald Trump's public health emergency declaration elevated his administration’s response to the opioid crisis -- and stopped short of declaring a national emergency. Here's the key difference.
By Paul Solman
Research shows that social mobility and income equality in the U.S. has a lot to do with where people live.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Zion.
While arsenic is an ancient health threat, this analysis offers one of the first nationwide appraisals for the groundwater contaminant and spotlights regulatory gaps in the nation’s water infrastructure.
By Associated Press
It's the latest step in a U.S. effort to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Pyongyang.
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are, for those without serious health and hospitalization needs, the most important feature of their Medicare coverage. And even if you like your current plan, you still should spend some time during open enrollment…
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