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The indictments of members of at least three separate extremist gangs follows similar charges earlier this week against two dozen alleged white supremacists in Texas, Mississippi and Kentucky.
The federal government is offering nursing homes the chance to opt in to the new program, in which pharmacy staff would deliver and administer a future vaccine on site.
While Republicans accuse Facebook and Twitter of censoring free speech, one expert says the platforms should do more because U.S. voters are "more vulnerable to online disinformation" than ever.
The justices will hear oral arguments on Nov. 30, increasing the potential for Trump to try to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate House seats while in office.
The government shortfall for the fiscal year that just ended was more than triple that of 2019. The national debt of $21 trillion now exceeds the size of the U.S. economy.
In Locking Up Our Own, James Forman Jr. explains the role that Black leaders, from prosecutors to legislators, have played in mass incarceration—and why it's more complicated than meets the eye.
A new report by the consumer-interest nonprofit Public Citizen calls out major retailers for donating to trade groups and campaigns supporting harsher shoplifting penalties in at least 18 states.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have looked ways to challenge Barrett's conservative views without alienating her Catholic supporters.
U.S. retail spending grew 1.9% last month, delivering a slight boost of confidence amid a recent spate of signs that the economic recovery has lost momentum from the pandemic's toll.
Democrats enter the presidential contest's homestretch with a big cash advantage.
Over 30 million people in the U.S. have hearing loss. Neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth explains how the ear's thousands of hair cells function to amplify sound—and how they can be damaged but not repaired.
As a deaf person, Rebecca Knill is anti-noise and "neutral" on sound. She explains how technology allows her to hear what she wants to hear, and asks why our mindset about ability hasn't caught up.
What can we discover when we allow ourselves to sit in silence and just... listen? Sound designer Dallas Taylor explores how tuning into silence is key for understanding the beauty of the sonic world.
Netflix's latest teen melodrama attempts to tackle a lot of social issues and ills at once, to mixed results.
The latest round of women's marches is against the filling of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat. It's also an opportunity for activists to take stock as the stakes of the election loom.
A vaccine will only work if a lot of people can get immunized. State health officials are working furiously to design outreach and distribution plans, with little clarity from the federal government.
A surfeit of subplots and secondary characters — and a complicated production history — take a minor Marvel occult hero on a journey that turns out to be a dead end.
Qingdao city officials say no new infections were identified. The extraordinary testing effort followed the appearance of a small cluster of COVID-19 cases centered in a city hospital.
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A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any traction, with rivals Azerbaijan and Armenia trading blame for new attacks.
DOC AMA: Oxford Developing Rapid COVID-19 Test, A Rare Children’s COVID-19 Complication Found In Adults & More| October 16 2020, 8:55 AM
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from UCSF.
Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves turned things around in a hurry, and now are one win from ending a two-decade World Series drought.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases.
Aaron Sorkin’s On Timely New Courtroom Drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” And How Its Message Still Resonates 52 Years Later| October 16 2020, 8:42 AM
Following protests that turned violent as police clashed with protesters in Chicago’s Grant Park during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, seven people were tried on charges of conspiracy to cross state lines in order to incite a riot.