Teachers have staged protests in recent weeks in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado and Arizona. Some are fighting lawmakers who want to scale back their pensions. Continue Reading Why More Than A Million Teachers Can’t Use Social Security
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America. Continue Reading On 4/20, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana
At least 2,600 school walkouts were planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone. Continue Reading 19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Shine Light On Gun Violence In Schools And Streets
Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! NPR’s news quiz show. Continue Reading NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air
House flipping is at an 11-year high in the U.S. New research shows borrowers with good credit like flippers, and not subprime borrowers, were mainly responsible for the crash. Is another bust coming? Continue Reading A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise
The former House speaker is getting into the marijuana game, illustrating the ironies of the way many Americans think about weed, particularly when it comes to race. Continue Reading Analysis: What John Boehner’s Pivot On Cannabis Tells Us About The Legal Weed Boom
“It’s supposed to be hard,” Linden told reporters after the race, which featured rain and fierce headwinds. U.S. women claimed seven of the top eight spots. Continue Reading Desiree Linden Wins Boston Marathon — The First U.S. Woman To Win Since 1985
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Press Democrat’ claim Pulitzers. Here’s the full list of winners. Continue Reading Kendrick Lamar, ‘Press Democrat’ Claim Pulitzers. Here’s The Full List Of Winners
Loren Zitomersky is hoping to break a world record at the Boston Marathon on Monday. But Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, who ran it in just over two hours in 2011, has nothing to worry about.
That’s because Zitomersky is aiming to break the backwards marathon record — he’ll run all 26.2 miles facing the starting line, with a goal of raising over $100,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation. Continue Reading 26.2 Miles, In Reverse: ‘Backwards Marathoner’ Aims To Raise Awareness, Set World Record
Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. “Eviction isn’t just a condition of poverty; it’s a cause of poverty,” he says. Continue Reading First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: ‘We’re In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis’
John Boehner used to oppose all uses of marijuana but said on Wednesday that his thinking “has evolved.” He said the drug should be available to, among other things, help ailing veterans. Continue Reading Former Republican House Speaker Is Advising A Marijuana Corporation
Women outnumber men in obstetrics and gynecology residencies and medical practices in the U.S. Heads of training programs now wonder if they should go out of their way to recruit more men. Continue Reading Male OB-GYNs Are Rare, But Is That A Problem?