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May 27, 2016 Comment

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician’s appeal to voters. But there’s more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27, 2016 52 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn’t so simple.

May 27, 2016 2 Comments

Louisiana’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police

The state is the first in the nation to include police and other emergency responders under its hate crime laws.

May 27, 2016 Comment

France Is Roiled By A Series Of Labor Strikes

The strikes have disrupted oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and public transportation.

May 27, 2016 25 Comments

Election Roundtable: Trump Becomes Presumed Nominee, Clinton Scandal Resurfaces

Sirius XM’s Julie Mason and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks join Here & Now for a review of this week’s campaign news.

May 26, 2016 2 Comments

German Air Force Bids Farewell To New Mexico Community

The Luftwaffe’s training center at Holloman Air Force Base has meant millions of dollars to the U.S. government – and to the local economy.

May 26, 2016 6 Comments

Taliban Leadership Shakeup Affects The Entire Middle East

The change came after a U.S. drone strike killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour earlier this week.

May 26, 2016 21 Comments

11 States Sue Over Federal Transgender Bathroom Directive

It’s the latest escalation in the increasingly national fight over transgender rights.

May 26, 2016 12 Comments

Donald Trump Has Clinched The GOP Nomination

Trump can now be called the “presumptive nominee,” according to the Associated Press.

May 25, 2016 4 Comments

Senate Votes To Block New Rule On Retirement Advice

The rule requires brokers to act in the best interest of their clients when it comes to retirement accounts.

May 25, 2016 4 Comments

What Foreign Policy Challenges Will The Next President Face?

President Obama came into office promising to end wars, but he’ll leave the White House with thousands of American troops still on the ground.

May 25, 2016 6 Comments

What Tax Returns Really Reveal About Presidential Candidates

Likely Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to receive criticism for not releasing his returns. But how telling are they?

May 25, 2016 68 Comments

What Is Bernie Sanders Up To?

Sanders continues to insist that he will take his campaign all the way to July’s convention, and some Democrats are concerned.

May 24, 2016 11 Comments

Never A Dull Place, Alabama Is Roiled By Political Scandals

Three of Alabama’s top elected officials are in political hot water.

May 24, 2016 3 Comments

How A City, And A Family, Have Changed Since The End Of The Vietnam War

Tony Nong has seen firsthand how the country has changed since the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

May 24, 2016 2 Comments

Congress Votes On Long-Awaited Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The bill deals with how the U.S. regulates chemicals found in common household products, from shampoo to couch cushions.

May 24, 2016 5 Comments

Airport Security Chief Pushed Out Amid TSA Crisis

Long lines at airports across the country have drawn anger from stranded passengers and irate congressmen alike.

May 23, 2016 36 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn’t necessarily pan out

May 23, 2016 Comment

U.S. Supreme Court Throws Out Death Sentence From 30 Years Ago

The Supreme Court overruled a 30-year old death sentence for a Georgia man because of racial discrimination in jury selection.

May 23, 2016 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it’s been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

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May 27 Comment

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician's appeal to voters. But there's more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27 52 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn't so simple.

May 27 3 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC's director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we're close to the "end of the road" for antibiotics.

May 26 5 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.