Topics

Washington State Braces for Eco-Friendly ‘Human Composting’ Environment
Washington State Braces for Eco-Friendly ‘Human Composting’

SEATTLE — As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil. Even the lawmaker who sponsored the bill awaiting action by the governor receives... Read More

Amid Opioid Crisis, Texas Becomes First State Where Life-Saving Drug Is Sold Online Health
Amid Opioid Crisis, Texas Becomes First State Where Life-Saving Drug Is Sold Online

DALLAS — With opioid-related deaths on the rise each year in the U.S., Texas has become the first state to offer a life-saving overdose drug online, freeing users of the stigma associated with drug use. Last week, Texas began offering... Read More

Fourth Circuit Holds Administration Broke Law In Rescinding DACA In The News
Fourth Circuit Holds Administration Broke Law In Rescinding DACA
2019-05-17 21:30:56
by Dan McCue

A divided Fourth Circuit court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA, was unlawful because the administration failed to "adequately explain" its decision. In a majority ruling... Read More

White House to Lift Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico Trade
White House to Lift Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
2019-05-17 21:25:38
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump revealed Friday that his administration has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum, ending a standoff that threatened to derail ratification of the president's new North American trade agreement. Speaking... Read More

Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments Opioids
Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments
2019-05-17 21:23:03
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 2483, also known as the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, which aims to pressure the Chinese government to honor its commitment to make all forms of fentanyl illegal and provide the United States with more... Read More

Experts Say US-Russian Collaboration on Arms Control Still Vital Foreign Affairs
Experts Say US-Russian Collaboration on Arms Control Still Vital
2019-05-17 21:14:16
by HJ Mai

The United States and Russia each still possess enough nuclear warheads to ensure mutual destruction in case of an armed conflict between the former superpowers. It’s a scenario that has kept the world and the residents of both countries in... Read More

I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies In The News
I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies
2019-05-17 21:10:50
by Dan McCue

I.M. Pei, the tirelessly globe-trotting architect who placed a giant glass pyramid outside the Louvre and designed the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, among other eye-catching structures, has died at age 102. Pei's death was... Read More

Eight Republicans Join House Democrats In Vote to Ban LGBT Discrimination Civil Rights
Eight Republicans Join House Democrats In Vote to Ban LGBT Discrimination
2019-05-17 21:04:50
by Dan McCue

Eight House Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues Friday in voting in favor of legislation banning discrimination against members of the LGBT community. H.R. 5, also known as The Equality Act, was jointly introduced in both the House and the Senate... Read More

How Voter Access Laws and Passion Brought People to the Polls Voting
How Voter Access Laws and Passion Brought People to the Polls

WASHINGTON — In Utah, marijuana revved up voter interest last year, and new election policies made it easier for people to cast their ballots, leading to the nation’s biggest jump in midterm turnout. Around the country, state efforts to widen... Read More

How Obamacare, Medicare and ‘Medicare for All’ Muddy the Campaign Trail 2020 Elections
How Obamacare, Medicare and ‘Medicare for All’ Muddy the Campaign Trail

The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand: Are they for “Medicare for All”? Or will they take up the push to protect the Affordable... Read More

As the Opioid Crisis Peaks, Meth and Cocaine Deaths Explode Health
As the Opioid Crisis Peaks, Meth and Cocaine Deaths Explode

WASHINGTON — Most states are keeping a close eye on opioid overdose deaths, but they may need to start focusing on cocaine and other stimulants as well. It turns out that the same lethal drug that has been driving the... Read More

Trump Tries Another Immigration Reset Ahead of 2020 Immigration
Trump Tries Another Immigration Reset Ahead of 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump deployed all the trappings of a Rose Garden ceremony to pitch an incomplete and almost certainly doomed immigration plan Thursday, pushing forward even as his efforts to make progress on his other big 2020 campaign... Read More

Straight From The Well
scroll top