Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case Supreme Court
Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case
2019-03-19 13:41:45
by Dan McCue

As oral arguments got underway in the first of two high-profile gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this month, the justices appeared to be treading carefully despite their familiarity with claims they've heard once before. The case, Va.... Read More

Pentagon Discloses Military Projects It Could Tap for Trump’s Wall National Security
Pentagon Discloses Military Projects It Could Tap for Trump’s Wall

WASHINGTON — After weeks of delay, the Pentagon Monday provided Congress with a list of more than 400 military construction projects around the world, including dozens in California, that it could raid to help pay for President Donald Trump’s long-promised... Read More

Colorado Joins Effort to Elect Presidents by Popular Vote, Go Around Electoral College Elections
Colorado Joins Effort to Elect Presidents by Popular Vote, Go Around Electoral College

Colorado has become the latest state — and the first swing state — to join a group pledging to elect presidents based on who wins the national popular vote. Eleven other states and the District of Columbia have signed onto... Read More

Boeing’s Liability for 737 Max Hinges on Crash and Oversight Investigations Transportation
Boeing’s Liability for 737 Max Hinges on Crash and Oversight Investigations

WASHINGTON — The fatal crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets and the fleet’s worldwide grounding have triggered a complicated scramble regarding legal liability involving the manufacturer, airlines and the victims’ families. Boeing’s risks might be rising after a... Read More

Supreme Court to Decide if Insanity Defense and Unanimous Jury Are Required Nationwide Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Decide if Insanity Defense and Unanimous Jury Are Required Nationwide

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to resolve two long-standing disputes and decide whether the Constitution includes rights to the insanity defense and a unanimous jury verdict of guilt. Most states permit criminal defendants to plead insanity and escape... Read More

Trump Officials Chafe at Second-Guessing of North Korean Missile Sites North Korea
Trump Officials Chafe at Second-Guessing of North Korean Missile Sites

WASHINGTON — When workers at North Korea’s Sohae rocket facility began rebuilding the dormant site’s launch pad and engine test stand this month, U.S. spy satellites orbiting overhead quickly detected the construction. So did Joe Bermudez, a freelance North Korea... Read More

Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional Supreme Court
Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional
2019-03-18 16:01:15
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Friday expanded the scope of oral arguments slated for April 23 on whether to reinstate a controversial question about citizenship proposed for the 2020 census to consider if the inquiry would violate the Constitution. Lower courts... Read More

State Department Eliminates 5-Year Tourist Visa for Cubans Foreign Affairs
State Department Eliminates 5-Year Tourist Visa for Cubans
2019-03-18 16:00:59
by Dan McCue

The U.S. State Department on Friday announced it is eliminating a popular five-year tourist visa for Cubans, needed to achieve "reciprocity" between the visa rules of the U.S. and Cuba. Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, immediately slammed the move, saying... Read More

Democrats Introduce Bill to Block 'Trump's Multi-Agency Assault' on Science Congress
Democrats Introduce Bill to Block 'Trump's Multi-Agency Assault' on Science
2019-03-18 15:57:37
by Dan McCue

Last week, Democrats in both the House and Senate introduced legislation to address a "longstanding concern that has taken on newfound urgency," political interference with publicly-funded scientific research. The bill introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Paul Tonko,... Read More

Micro-Robots Could Go Inside the Body and Track Vital Signs, Professor Says Health
Micro-Robots Could Go Inside the Body and Track Vital Signs, Professor Says

Every time University of Pennsylvania engineer Marc Miskin speaks about his research on miniature robots, someone asks the question: How does it compare to the submarine in “Fantastic Voyage”? That’s the fanciful 1966 sci-fi movie in which a tiny vessel... Read More

In Mexico, There’s No Place Like Home: Most Don’t Want to Head North for Work Anymore Mexico
In Mexico, There’s No Place Like Home: Most Don’t Want to Head North for Work Anymore

For generations dating back to the 1930s, throughout Mexico, including in this region in the central state of Guanajuato known as El Bajio, the towns have emptied themselves out of their youths during what’s called the “winter blues.” The young... Read More

California’s Wildfire Threat Could Be an Opportunity for Clean-Energy Microgrids Energy
California’s Wildfire Threat Could Be an Opportunity for Clean-Energy Microgrids

To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs, Calif., don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires. But these containers, in the remote desert of eastern San Diego... Read More

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