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Staffers and researchers were disturbed by the Oxfam scandal in Haiti — but not shocked. "This is a sector-wide problem," says human rights lawyer Megan Nobert.
Feb. 15, 2018
Two of those killed were beloved staff members. Chris Hixon and Aaron Feis were both coaches at the school, and they were remembered fondly by colleagues and students.
Feb. 15, 2018
The case of a Chinese woman adds to a growing list of avian flu strains to keep an eye on, including ones that are deadly and contagious. So why are there so many?
Feb. 15, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had stinging words for his old friend, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after the Justice Department opposed a bipartisan sentencing bill.
Feb. 15, 2018
New Yorker writer Jonathan Blitzer says President Trump uses the notorious gang to paint a portrait of rampant criminality among immigrants — and to frame the broader immigration debate.
Feb. 15, 2018
Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been charged with premeditated murder after the rampage at a high school. "No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school," President Trump said Thursday.
Feb. 15, 2018
The suit, filed on behalf of several abortion providers, is a bid to block a controversial law that punishes providers when there is any "reason to believe that an unborn child has Down syndrome."
Feb. 15, 2018
Overall, this season's vaccine is about 36 percent effective in blunting or preventing flu, health officials say. That's better than earlier predictions, and good enough to prevent flu in thousands.
Feb. 15, 2018
Blue Cross of Idaho unveiled new health plans that break with federal requirements in several ways, including setting premiums based on applicants' health. What will the administration do?
Feb. 15, 2018
There is no one profile of a school shooter, but whole-school approaches to mental health and discipline have the potential to reduce violence.
Feb. 15, 2018
That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island.
Feb. 15, 2018
Several Planned Parenthood chapters and other groups are suing the federal government because they say their grants for sex education and pregnancy prevention were canceled without explanation.
Feb. 15, 2018
The president ordered flags to be flown at half-staff, and tweeted that there were "so many signs" that the gunman was "mentally disturbed."
Feb. 15, 2018
Mei Lum put off grad school to take over a porcelain shop in New York City that's been in her family for five generations. But Lum wonders, how can she lay new roots without eroding what's there?
Feb. 15, 2018
Authorities say expelled student Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing at least 17 people. Now, Cruz will be facing those charges for the first time in court.
Feb. 15, 2018
The U.S. has the 31st highest rate in the world: 3.85 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2016. That was eight times higher than the rate in Canada, for example.
Feb. 15, 2018
The federal immigration enforcement agency said "uncooperative jurisdictions," like Los Angeles, were "putting officers, the general public and the aliens at risk."
Feb. 15, 2018
A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate.
Feb. 15, 2018
Fewer than 1 in 5 rural adults aged 25 and older have college degrees.
Feb. 15, 2018
The company says in the next four years, 50 percent or more of its kids meals will meet new nutrition criteria, with 600 or fewer calories per meal and caps on calories from sugar and saturated fat.
Feb. 15, 2018

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