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April 28, 2016 Comment

Using Video Games To Help Stroke Victims Recover

There’s growing scientific evidence suggesting that these types of games may improve physical therapy outcomes.

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

From Capitol Hill To The Silver Screen

In the new film “The Congressman,” actor Treat Williams (left) plays Charlie Winship, a congressman based on Robert Mrazek (right).

April 28, 2016 2 Comments

U.S. Economy Grows At Slowest Pace In Two Years

The GDP expanded by just 0.5 percent, as consumers cut back on spending and businesses made fewer investments.

April 28, 2016 5 Comments

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

House Committee Votes To Register Women For The Draft

Rep. Duncan Hunter sponsored the amendment but voted against it, saying he only wanted to raise questions about women in combat.

April 28, 2016 2 Comments

American Students Take Advantage Of Free College In Germany

In Colorado this year, 100 students are taking the German language college entrance test – the first step toward attending college there.

April 28, 2016 10 Comments

Hastert Case Raises Questions About Statute Of Limitations

Law professor Marci Hamilton says Illinois’ call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

April 28, 2016 4 Comments

Texas Businesses Gear Up To Defeat ‘Bathroom Bills’

Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

April 28, 2016 5 Comments

Ahead Of California Primary, Latina Moms Get Out The Vote

Researchers have determined that Latina mothers and grandmothers are more influential in getting family and friends to vote.

April 28, 2016 17 Comments

Falling Behind, Senators Ted Cruz And Bernie Sanders Make Campaign Changes

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz announced yesterday that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will be his running mate.

April 27, 2016 8 Comments

Measles In Memphis, Mumps In Massachusetts. What’s Going On?

Six people in Memphis have been diagnosed with the measles and there have been numerous outbreaks of mumps.

April 27, 2016 2 Comments

What Poor Results Mean For Apple, Chipotle And Exxon Mobil

Apple saw its first quarterly drop in earnings in 13 years, Exxon Mobil saw its credit rating drop and Chipotle reported a sales drop.

April 27, 2016 26 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.

April 27, 2016 9 Comments

Trump Vows To Put ‘America First’ In Foreign Policy

Much of the speech was similar to his typical campaign remarks, but it was delivered it a much more sober, restrained manner.

April 27, 2016 7 Comments

Clinton Wins 4 Out Of 5, Sanders ‘Reassessing’ Campaign

Sanders will spend the day “reassessing” where his campaign will go from here, after winning only Rhode Island on Tuesday.

April 27, 2016 5 Comments

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

The hush-money case centered on accusations that Hastert sexually abused at least four students when he was a wrestling coach.

April 27, 2016 12 Comments

HBO CEO Talks ‘Game Of Thrones’ And The Future Of Streaming

Richard Plepler discusses how the company is going after millennials and what he sees as the future of HBO and television.

April 27, 2016 Comment

One Student Sees Two Sides Of Philadelphia Area Schools

For NPR Ed’s School Money series, we meet Jameria Miller, a young woman who has been both “have” and “have not.”

April 27, 2016 3 Comments

Big Wins for Clinton, Trump In Northeast States

Donald Trump swept last night’s GOP primaries, while Hillary Clinton won four out of five states on the Democratic side.

April 26, 2016 4 Comments

How A City With 446 Bridges Deals With Infrastructure

Pittsburgh has more bridges than even Venice, Italy, but at least 20 are now labeled “structurally deficient.”

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April 27 26 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.

April 27 12 Comments

HBO CEO Talks ‘Game Of Thrones’ And The Future Of Streaming

Richard Plepler discusses how the company is going after millennials and what he sees as the future of HBO and television.

April 26 4 Comments

How A City With 446 Bridges Deals With Infrastructure

Pittsburgh has more bridges than even Venice, Italy, but at least 20 are now labeled "structurally deficient."

April 26 2 Comments

Trump's State Chair Woos Unbound Delegates In Pennsylvania

The state has one of the most unique methods of assigning delegates. The GOP winner gets only 17 of 71 delegates.