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  • Jun 20, 2018

    Trump Administration’s Migrant Family Separation Policy Stirs Anger, Protests

    Protestors took to the streets across the country after the Trump administration began separating migrant children from their parents under a zero tolerance policy that aims to deter migrants from entering the United States illegally.

  • Napa Nov 9, 2018

    Kids in Bay Area Juvenile Justice System Kept in Pretrial Detention at High Rates, Even When Eligible for Release

    Kids accused of crimes in the Bay Area are being confined in secure detention facilities at high rates pre-trial, even when “risk assessments” find they’re eligible for release, an NBC Bay Area investigation found. Probation departments refer to those cases as “detention overrides,” and since 2017, nearly 2,000 juveniles determined to be safe for release based on their risk assessment...

  • Trump May 11, 2018

    Trump Unveils Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

    From the Rose Garden on Friday, President Donald Trump announced his strategy to lower prescription drug prices and increase competition

  • United States Mar 12, 2018

    Why Australia’s Gun Buyback Program Is So Unlikely in the US

    After a gunman killed 35 people at an Australian tourist site with an AR-15 rifle and high-capacity magazines in 1996, a conservative government led the country’s states in passing a sweeping new restrictions on firearms, NBC News reported. Gun violence and gun suicides plummeted, and no similar attacks have occurred in Australia since. The move has beecome an inspiration for...

  • shooting Oct 8, 2017

    Many in Country Music Mum Over Gun Issues After Vegas Deaths

    When singer Meghan Linsey first started her country duo Steel Magnolia, a partnership with the National Rifle Association was suggested as a way to grow their audience. The proposal, which she refused, was a commonplace example of how intertwined gun ownership is with country music. The mass shooting on the final day of Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas...

  • shooting Oct 7, 2017

    In Vegas, Pence Praises US Resolve to Find Hope After Horror

    Vice President Mike Pence praised the heroic response by police and the resolve of the American people at a prayer service Saturday in Las Vegas before organizers released 58 white doves in memory of each victim killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At the same time, federal agents started hauling away piles of backpacks, baby strollers...

  • NBC Aug 9, 2017

    3 Years After Michael Brown’s Death, Has Ferguson Changed?

    The death of unarmed 18-year-old man by a police officer in Ferguson set off violent riots across the county and the country, after three years the changes made to address social issues across the city are slowly beginning to show, NBC News reported. After electing three African-American members into the seven-member city council, which formerly had just one, a new...

  • NBC Jul 24, 2017

    US Military Plane Intercepted by Chinese Fighter Jets

    U.S. military officials confirmed two Chinese fighter jets intercepted and almost collided with a U.S. military surveillance aircraft in the East China Sea this weekend, NBC News reported. One of the Chinese J-10 fighter jets flew underneath U.S. Navy EP-3 on Sunday and then suddenly was in front of the aircraft. The manuever forced U.S. reconnaissance jet to take “evasive...

  • Cancer May 3, 2017

    New Deals for Drugs: No Heart Attack or Your Money Back

    Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Deals being negotiated between drugmakers and the insurers who buy medicines now sometimes include extra rebates — or even full refunds — if drugs...

  • lawyer Jan 17, 2018

    ’Jersey Shore’ Star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Plead Guilty to Tax-Related Charges

    Former “Jersey Shore” reality TV star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty to federal tax charges this week.

  • Cuba Dec 18, 2014

    Cuban Adjustment Act to Spark Renewed Debate

    The Cuban Adjustment Act, which includes the well-known “Wet Foot/Dry Foot” policy, remains as-is, but both lawmakers and Cuban exiles in Miami know the President’s announcement will spark a heated debate in Washington about changes to the law.

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