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The review comes in response to an NPR and Frontline investigation that revealed the failure of government regulators to identify and prevent dangerous conditions.
The Senate voted in favor of legislation that would reduce sentences for some drug crimes and offer training programs for prisoners.
After touring the two border facilities where Jakelin Caal was detained before she died, the congressional delegation called for better medical facilities and trained personnel at ports of entry.
The judges acknowledged that the complaints are "serious" but noted there is no existing authority for lower court judges to hold Supreme Court justices accountable.
The criminal and civil cases related to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are just beginning — and they raise a number of thorny questions about who is responsible for a tragedy.
Every year, Reporters Without Borders investigates how many journalists were killed, imprisoned or held hostage. In 2018, the group saw an increase in every category.
Marshall directed Big and A League of Their Own, among other films.
As sales of plant-based substitutes like almond milk rise and cow milk sales decline, the meat industry sees a cautionary tale. With meat alternatives growing, Big Beef takes the fight to regulators.
Accepting the peace prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege called for a global fund to compensate survivors of sexual violence. He's already laying the groundwork, but challenges loom.
A new poll shows more than half of Britons would support holding another Brexit referendum. Prime Minister Theresa May warned a new vote would "do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics."
New regulations will bar the sale of the accessories that enable rifles to fire faster and require current owners to turn them in or destroy them.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action.
The New York attorney general's office detailed what it called "a shocking pattern of illegality" and said the foundation's decision to shutter was "an important victory for the rule of law."
According to a new report, China's war against air pollution shows promising results. But there is evidence of backsliding as winter nears.
A partnership between a mental health care provider and colleges is redefining emergency mental health care on campus – helping students get needed care without losing track of their academic goals.
Community activists took issue with the rays of light used in the work, which they said is reminiscent of the Imperial Japanese Army's battle flag.
Cities like New York and San Francisco allocate more than $70 per tree per year, while Los Angeles is shelling out less than $30.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
Should the federal government be in the business of manufacturing generic drugs? Elizabeth Warren thinks so| December 18 2018, 9:42 AM
Potential presidential hopeful and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill today to bring drug prices down by allowing the federal government to become a manufacturer of some generic drugs.
Working for the (three-day) weekend: As more companies experiment with four-day work weeks, could we ever see them in the US?| December 18 2018, 9:36 AM
Could a four day work week ever take off here in the United States?
Depending on when you grew up, you might remember when it was just “LGBT” -- before subsequent additions “LGBTQIA,” and finally the attempt at an all-encompassing “LGBTQ plus.”
California currently bans people who have been convicted of certain violent crimes from owning guns for at least 10 years.
D.C. latest: What Michael Flynn’s sentence tells us about the Mueller probe, and why the government shutdown is looking less likely| December 18 2018, 9:21 AM
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is at the federal courthouse in Washington, awaiting his sentence for lying to the FBI about contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States.