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Gov. Ralph Northam wrote a letter to school boards across the state saying he wants to change the names that have a "traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds."
Congressman Jeff Van Drew switched parties in opposition to the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. He now faces a challenge from Amy Kennedy, the AP's projected winner of the Democratic primary.
Five states and the District of Columbia have accused the Trump administration of trying to unlawfully divert COVID-19 relief funds from public schools to private schools.
In a letter to the U.N., the president said the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization effective July 6, 2021. He was met with a barrage of criticism.
Grammarians are up in arms over dictionaries including "irregardless." The Merriam-Webster dictionary responds: "We do not make the English language, we merely record it."
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder of the Say Her Name campaign, about how the Black Lives Matter movement can be more inclusive of Black women.
When Canada's prime minister opted not to meet President Trump this week, it sent a message about his country's mood: Most of his fellow citizens want to keep the border closed over coronavirus fears.
Federal regulators issue a new rule that removes a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have to check that borrowers can repay a loan.
Mary Trump offers a scathing portrait of the president in a book that very nearly was blocked from publication. Now its publisher is bumping up the release date, and excerpts are starting to surface.
The state's largest teachers union says educators want schools to reopen, but the plan lacks detail on safety measures. "There's a lot of angst from teachers across the state," a union official says.
Siegal Sadetzki said Tuesday that Israeli leaders ignored her warnings and the country reopened too fast. "The compass handling the pandemic lost its direction," she said in her resignation letter.
President Trump said the U.S. targeted Iran's Qassem Soleimani because of an imminent threat. A U.N. investigator says the U.S. has produced no evidence to back that up.
Keisha Lance Bottoms' diagnosis comes at an intense time for the city, which is reeling from the police killing of Rayshard Brooks and a spike in violence over the Fourth of July weekend.
Faced with a glut of pandemic research from around the world, scientists are confronting their biases and learning to engage with science conducted at institutions they're unfamiliar with.
NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.
Despite imposing among the earliest and most severe mitigation efforts in the world, India's coronavirus infections have soared.
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The LA Report
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.
Sports Teams Consider Name Changes, The Anthem And How To Move Forward Amid Nationwide Debates About Race| July 07 2020, 12:09 PM
More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately.
Millions of ‘Boomerang Kids’ Moved In With Parents At the Onset of the Pandemic. Now, A Long-Held Stereotype Might Be Shifting.| July 07 2020, 12:06 PM
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, while many Americans sheltered in their homes, millions of young people packed their bags and moved in with their parents.