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The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves and Have-Nots Health
The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves and Have-Nots

ST. LOUIS — Patricia Powers went a few years without health insurance and couldn’t afford regular doctor visits. So she had no idea cancerous tumors were silently growing in both of her breasts. If Powers lived just across the Mississippi... Read More

For Jeffrey Epstein, One Island Hideaway Wasn’t Enough. How He Stealthily Acquired a Second In The News
For Jeffrey Epstein, One Island Hideaway Wasn’t Enough. How He Stealthily Acquired a Second

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Among his many possessions, Jeffrey Epstein owned a secluded, 72-acre island in the Caribbean called Little St. James, a sumptuous tropical hideaway most anyone would envy. For him, it wasn’t enough. Epstein set his sights... Read More

Lugging Water Into the Desert for Thirsty Migrants Unites This Couple. Trump Divides Them Immigration
Lugging Water Into the Desert for Thirsty Migrants Unites This Couple. Trump Divides Them

OCOTILLO, Calif. — When news about President Donald Trump flickers across their television, Laura and John Hunter know that one of them needs to leave the room. They’d rather not quarrel about how Trump is handling an issue they both... Read More

In Tiny Doses, an Addiction Medication Moonlights as Treatment for Chronic Pain Health
In Tiny Doses, an Addiction Medication Moonlights as Treatment for Chronic Pain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lori Pinkley, a 50-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., has struggled with puzzling chronic pain since she was 15. She has had countless disappointing visits with doctors. Some said they couldn’t help her. Others diagnosed her with... Read More

Blue States See Dip in Immigrants Immigration
Blue States See Dip in Immigrants

WASHINGTON — Despite having more welcoming policies for immigrants, blue states that once led immigration growth saw some of the steepest decreases in immigrant population last year. The red states of Florida and Texas had the biggest increases, along with... Read More

When Would a City Not Want to Be a City Anymore? When It’s Broke In The States
When Would a City Not Want to Be a City Anymore? When It’s Broke

LEMON GROVE, Calif. — Lemon Grove’s finances are in dire straits and for the second time in less than a decade it is facing calls to surrender its independence and return to county rule. It’s a process called disincorporation and... Read More

Milley Sworn In As New Joint Chiefs Chairman Military
Milley Sworn In As New Joint Chiefs Chairman
2019-10-01 18:36:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Mark Milley became the nation's top military officer Monday, being sworn in during a rain-soaked ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson in Arlington, Virginia. Milley assumes the position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at... Read More

Chicago to Become Largest U.S. Public Library System to Go Fine-Free for Overdue Materials In The News
Chicago to Become Largest U.S. Public Library System to Go Fine-Free for Overdue Materials

CHICAGO — Chicago public libraries will stop fining people for overdue books and wipe away patrons’ outstanding debt, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday, saying she wants to help low-income people who have been locked out of borrowing from their neighborhood... Read More

Army Proposes New Burial Rules to Extend Lifespan of Arlington Cemetery In The News
Army Proposes New Burial Rules to Extend Lifespan of Arlington Cemetery
2019-09-27 20:56:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Faced with the prospects of simply running out of space by mid-century, the U.S. Army this week proposed new rules for who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. "Arlington National Cemetery is a national shrine for all... Read More

Elizabeth Warren’s Long Path From Oklahoma to Harvard 2020 Elections
Elizabeth Warren’s Long Path From Oklahoma to Harvard

WASHINGTON — When Elizabeth Warren first ran for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in 2012, her opponent mocked her as a Harvard elitist, addressing her in debates as “Professor,” dripping out the syllables so it sounded more like an epithet... Read More

‘Medicaid Is a Lifeline, But the Medicaid Waiver Is Life.’ People Fear Losing Benefits Health
‘Medicaid Is a Lifeline, But the Medicaid Waiver Is Life.’ People Fear Losing Benefits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For almost every waking hour of his day, 33-year-old Jason Hahr needs someone else to do what his own body cannot. Hahr has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means he needs a personal care assistant to physically... Read More

‘Rapid DNA’ Promises Breakthroughs in Solving Crimes. So Why Does It Face a Backlash? Forensics
‘Rapid DNA’ Promises Breakthroughs in Solving Crimes. So Why Does It Face a Backlash?

For decades, scientists have used ever-improving DNA forensics to help solve crimes and detect suspects in cold cases such as the Golden State Killer. But it has never been quick work: Laboratory analyses of genetic evidence can take weeks, even... Read More

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