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October 5, 2015 30 Comments

Gyms Face Dilemma When Accommodating Transgender Clients

Some gyms have faced complaints after allowing transgender gym members to use the locker room of their choice.

October 5, 2015 Comment

Another Hat In The Ring For House Speaker

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is the third Republican congressman to announce his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner.

October 5, 2015 Comment

New Supreme Court Term Begins

NPR’s Nina Totenberg previews the term, including cases involving unions dues, abortion regulations and birth control access.

October 5, 2015 Comment

South Carolina Hit Hard By Weekend Storm

Tens of thousands of South Carolinians are without electricity, and the National Guard is assisting in search and rescue missions.

October 5, 2015 Comment

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Reached

The historic trade agreement, reached after eight years of negotiations, would bring together 40 percent of the world’s economy.

October 5, 2015 8 Comments

A Closer Look At Gun Ownership In The U.S.

The U.S. has the highest rate of private gun ownership in the world. We look at some of the research on firearms in America.

October 5, 2015 9 Comments

Should Russia’s Entry Into Syria Change U.S. Strategy?

Military analyst Andrew Bacevich discusses the Russian decision to escalate its role in the conflict, and what the U.S. should do now.

October 5, 2015 Comment

DraftKings And FanDuel Battle To Dominate Fantasy Sports

The companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in marketing to try to dominate the fast-growing fantasy sports industry.

October 5, 2015 Comment

Coast Guard: Missing U.S. Cargo Ship Did Sink

El Faro went missing off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. The Coast Guard says it spotted one body amid the debris.

October 2, 2015 Comment

Hurricane Joaquin May Miss U.S. But Multiple Weather Systems Pose Concerns

Bryan Norcross says even if Joaquin doesn’t make landfall, three weather systems affecting the area could cause problems.

October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Frenemies Over Syria: How Russia And U.S. Are Coordinating Airstrikes

Russia’s military entry into the conflict raises concerns for the U.S., which is leading a coalition that’s also conducting airstrikes.

October 2, 2015 13 Comments

Mass Shootings By The Numbers

The Mass Shooting Tracker shows the shooting in Oregon yesterday was the 294th mass shooting in 2015.

October 2, 2015 Comment

Fig Growers Hope Fresh Figs Will Help Revive The Industry

For many Americans, their only association with figs comes from Fig Newtons. The fig industry is trying to change that.

October 2, 2015 20 Comments

2016 Candidates React To Oregon Shooting

Reactions broke down along predictable party lines, with calls for and against stronger gun control measures.

October 2, 2015 2 Comments

Jobs Report: Only 142,000 Jobs Added In September

The Labor Department also revised downward the job gains for July and August. The unemployment rate remains at 5.1 percent.

October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Oregon Town Grieves As Police Search For Motive In Mass Shooting

The names of the nine victims have yet to be released, but more details are emerging about the gunman and the investigation.

October 1, 2015 24 Comments

Officials: Gunman Kills 9 At Oregon Community College

The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College, a school of about 3,000 students in Roseburg, 180 miles south of Portland.

October 1, 2015 2 Comments

What It’s Like To Be A UN Interpreter

Among the most heard and least recognized players at the United Nations General Assembly session were the interpreters.

October 1, 2015 3 Comments

Wisconsin Manufacturing Jobs Caught In Congressional Fight

GE says it will close a plant and move the 350 jobs to Canada, because Congress did not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

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General Electric Looks To Leave Connecticut

GE, one of the world’s largest companies, has dropped a bombshell on its home state of Connecticut: It’s looking to relocate.

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October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 3 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 40 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.