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The head of the U.S Census Bureau speaks with NPR's Hansi Lo Wang about how the government's largest statistical agency is preparing for the 2020 census, including the new citizenship question.
A workshop run by an interfaith group seeks to teach faith leaders how they can make immigration less remote for their congregations and help communities in need.
Facing multiple lawsuits over addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau head tells NPR a long legal fight could raise the head count's cost and risk a bad count.
Gov. Kay Ivey is moving to stop the practice, which has enabled sheriffs to pocket leftover money.
Charlie Rowley awoke from a 10-day coma and had a brief conversation with investigators working around the clock to find the source of the deadly nerve agent.
Top House GOP leaders, who frequently clash with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, stand by him as he fights allegations he ignored sexual abuse reports when he coached wrestling at the Ohio State University.
Saying "a reasonable jury could conclude" that the herbicide in Monsanto's Roundup can cause a form of cancer, a federal judge blocks the company's attempt to quash the lawsuit.
The class-action suit accused officers of making more than 350,000 stops targeting black and Latino people without reasonable suspicion.
Two drugs appear to support immune function of elderly people and may be important for future research into anti-aging treatments.
After decades working to block access to clinics, Rev. Rob Schenck says he had a change of heart; he now sees abortion as an issue that should be resolved by "an individual and his or her conscience."
Congressional leaders from both parties defend NATO as lawmakers vote to reaffirm U.S. commitment to the alliance
For people who end up in the emergency room after a suicide attempt, safety planning helps them map out coping tools and get help to prevent future attempts.
Scientists predict that with climate change, we’ll be seeing more extreme heat, wildfires, and sea level rise. And that’s going to stress out our electricity grid — and cause more power outages —unless we're better prepared.
Quite a few cat people went ape over our story about permethrin. How risky is the pesticide for Kitty? By minimizing their pet's exposure, cat owners can use the chemical safely, veterinarians say.
Experts say one of the reasons black babies are more likely to die is because of a tendency to ignore one of the underlying causes: systemic racism.
Habitat for Humanity wants to build affordable housing in Redwood City, but a nearby resident is using the California Environmental Quality Act to stop the apartments.
A handy guide to choosing fun and educational media for kids this summer.
As the Trump administration decides not to defend the Affordable Care Act's legal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, questions arise about health insurance and genetic information.
As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.
"If you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that shirt in America," a man says to a woman wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt in a Chicago park. However, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.
The winner of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia will advance to Sunday's championship match against France.
Senate Democrats see defense of the Affordable Care Act's popular provisions as a rally issue that could keep their caucus unified when Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle heats up.
The second season finale of The Handmaid's Tale was released on Wednesday, and it brought some truths about the series into sharp focus.
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Mental health experts diagnose and dissect WHO’s designation of compulsive sexual behavior as a mental health disorder| July 11 2018, 9:50 AM
In its June update of its official International Classification of Diseases list (ICD-11), the World Health Organization (WHO) grabbed headlines for its classification of compulsive video gaming as a mental health disorder.
Californians are well-trained at separating their recyclables for weekly pickup. But how much of what we separate actually gets recycled?
America’s story is full of triumph and downfall. Whether fighting for women’s rights, or the injustices of slavery, history cements our centuries-long cycles of division and fear — and then overcoming that division and fear.
On Monday, an environmental group filed a lawsuit to block Proposition 9 from the November ballot, claiming that it’s too sweeping to be a ballot initiative.
From the proposed Dodger Stadium gondola to an exploration of flying Ubers, the battle is on to dominate Los Angeles' skies.