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America’s Averaging Almost a Mass Shooting a Day in 2018 National Security
America’s Averaging Almost a Mass Shooting a Day in 2018

There have been nearly as many mass shootings in the United States in 2018 as there have been days in the year so far, according to a nonprofit organization that records gun violence data. The horrific attack carried out... Read More

House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy, Attack Drug Prices Health
House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy, Attack Drug Prices

For the first time since passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats will soon control the House of Representatives and its powerful health committees. But Republicans’ tightened grip on the Senate means those hoping for... Read More

A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why? Health
A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why?

At first, it seemed like just a bad cold, with a fever that came and went. Then one day, when Scarlett Camburn woke from her nap, the Havertown, Pa., toddler was unable to move her right arm. Panicked, parents Andrea ... Read More

Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday's Election Changed the Map Spotlight
Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday's Election Changed the Map
2018-11-09 22:09:06
by TWN Staff

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the country, particularly in key states where... Read More

‘It Was Just Mayhem’: Gunman Kills 12 Inside Thousand Oaks, Calif., Bar National Security
‘It Was Just Mayhem’: Gunman Kills 12 Inside Thousand Oaks, Calif., Bar

The bouncer was the first to fall, shot repeatedly by a black-clad gunman who targeted Borderline Bar and Grill for unknown reasons on a night when the pub was filled with college students who only wanted to dance and... Read More

Here’s How a Controversial Voting System Will Decide a Congressional Race in Maine Voting
Here’s How a Controversial Voting System Will Decide a Congressional Race in Maine

For the first time in U.S. history, a controversial voting system known as “ranked choice” is being used to decide a federal election. It’s happening in Maine, which adopted the system in 2016. Rather than marking a single candidate... Read More

Three States Pass Sweeping Voting Rights Expansions Voting
Three States Pass Sweeping Voting Rights Expansions

November 8, 2018 By Jeff Cirillo WASHINGTON — Voting rights activists are celebrating after voters in three states approved sweeping election reforms in this week’s midterm elections. Voters in Florida, Michigan and Nevada all passed major reforms to their states’... Read More

Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States Health
Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States

While Congress and the Trump administration were promoting greater use of the addiction medication buprenorphine to quell the opioid epidemic, a handful of states were licensing new methadone clinics in dozens of the... Read More

Iran Defiant as US Sanctions Start Without Largest Oil Importers Foreign Affairs
Iran Defiant as US Sanctions Start Without Largest Oil Importers

The Trump administration slapped tough U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy, banking and shipping industries Monday but granted waivers to the six largest importers of Iranian oil, leaving gaping holes in the White House effort... Read More

Justice Department Civil Rights Division Monitoring Polls in 35 Counties Voting
Justice Department Civil Rights Division Monitoring Polls in 35 Counties

When Americans head to the polls on Tuesday for the midterm elections, voters in 35 counties — from Las Vegas to Dallas to Tampa — will head to precincts that are being closely monitored by the Justice Department’s Civil... Read More

Why Texas Voter Turn Out Is Surging, and Why It Was Previously so Low Voting
Why Texas Voter Turn Out Is Surging, and Why It Was Previously so Low

Wearing a red-white-and-blue blouse with a sticker declaring “I’m so gonna vote,” Kassie Phebillo sits behind a table here at the University of Texas, dispensing information about the Nov. 6 midterm election. Nearby, scores... Read More

Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time Health
Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time

Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle Daylight Saving Time. One of the most popular electronic health records software... Read More

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