More Than a Year Later, the US and Puerto Rico Fight Over Every Dollar of Hurricane Aid Puerto Rico
More Than a Year Later, the US and Puerto Rico Fight Over Every Dollar of Hurricane Aid

MIAMI— Seventeen months after Hurricane Maria, the remote Puerto Rican island of Vieques is still waiting for federal money to rebuild its hospital. It won’t arrive in time to give Zuleima Nieves peace of mind. She and Vieques’ other 9,000... Read More

Iraq’s New War Against Islamic State: Halting the Group’s Budding Rural Resurgence Iraq
Iraq’s New War Against Islamic State: Halting the Group’s Budding Rural Resurgence

MOSUL, Iraq — It was after dark Wednesday when three buses pulled out of Mosul and headed southeast on a desolate desert road. The passengers were government-backed paramilitary fighters. The city lights were well behind them when the convoy came... Read More

‘Free College’ Is Increasingly Popular — And Complicated for States Education
‘Free College’ Is Increasingly Popular — And Complicated for States

WASHINGTON — Julius Dancy’s parents couldn’t afford to send him to a four-year college. His high school grades, he admits, weren’t great, so he didn’t qualify for merit scholarships. But Dancy lives in Tennessee, where since 2014 the state has... Read More

Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores of Medical Devices Health
Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores of Medical Devices

Dr. Douglas Kwazneski was helping a Pittsburgh surgeon remove an appendix when something jarring happened. The surgical stapler meant to cut and seal the tissue around the appendix locked up. Kwazneski later turned to the Food and Drug Administration’s public... Read More

Are Dolphins in Captivity Emotionally and Physically Healthy? In The News
Are Dolphins in Captivity Emotionally and Physically Healthy?

CHICAGO — The trainer touches her fingertips to the smooth rounded forehead of a common bottlenose dolphin named Noelani, a hand cue for the marine mammal to “chuff” or forcefully exhale through her blowhole, a behavior similar to a human... Read More

Immigration Officials Refuse to Meet With Congress About Sexual Abuse Allegations Involving Minors in Custody Immigration
Immigration Officials Refuse to Meet With Congress About Sexual Abuse Allegations Involving Minors in Custody

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials overseeing the sheltering of migrant children have refused to meet with Congress about recent allegations that adult employees preyed on children in their custody. Nine days have passed since the public first learned of thousands... Read More

Trump Spokesman and Former Fox News Executive Bill Shine Resigns White House
Trump Spokesman and Former Fox News Executive Bill Shine Resigns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of White House Communications Director Bill Shine. Shine’s resignation comes a few days after The New Yorker posted a lengthy article suggesting Fox News has become too pro-Trump. The headline blares... Read More

Trump Cheered Patriots to Super Bowl Victory With Founder of Spa Where Kraft Was Busted Featured
Trump Cheered Patriots to Super Bowl Victory With Founder of Spa Where Kraft Was Busted

MIAMI — Seated at a round table littered with party favors and the paper-cutout footballs that have become tradition at his annual Super Bowl Watch Party, President Donald Trump cheered the New England Patriots and his longtime friend, team owner... Read More

Maryland High Court Reinstates ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed’s Conviction Maryland
Maryland High Court Reinstates ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed’s Conviction

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court has determined that Adnan Syed does not deserve a new trial, reversing the opinion of a lower appellate court and reinstating Syed’s conviction in the murder of Hae Min Lee. The 20-year-old case shot to... Read More

Blue Dogs Played Key Role In Passing Sweeping Election Overhaul Package Elections
Blue Dogs Played Key Role In Passing Sweeping Election Overhaul Package
2019-03-09 01:38:01
by Dan McCue

The House passed along party lines a sweeping ethics and election overhaul bill Friday morning, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans that will likely loom large in the 2020 elections. “It’s about money in politics and how that destroys... Read More

KITTEN Act an Important Step to End Taxpayer-Funded Kitten Slaughter In The News
KITTEN Act an Important Step to End Taxpayer-Funded Kitten Slaughter
2019-03-09 00:37:27
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ohio, and Representative Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Kittens In Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act, or KITTEN Act, which would end the U.S. Department of Agriculture practice of killing kittens after they’re... Read More

Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Excise Tax On Middle-Class Health Benefits Introduced in Senate Health
Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Excise Tax On Middle-Class Health Benefits Introduced in Senate
2019-03-09 00:19:00
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D., introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal a provision in the Affordable Care Act known as the “Cadillac Tax,” which taxes high-cost health insurance plans and impacts middle-class health benefits. In... Read More

Straight From The Well
scroll top