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Are Vaccines Safe?

A woman in Michigan came out of jail furious to find the father of her child had immunized the child during her time in jail. She said that she was refraining from immunizing her child because of religious reasons,…

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Trump’s Birth Control

The Trump administration recently moved to allow employers to deny women birth control in company insurance plans. Employers are allowed to deny such services based on religious and moral objections to the use of birth control. Liv Oland, president…

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Help for the Missing

In 1979, Mona Lisa Two Eagle, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, was found dead and badly beaten in the middle of a field. In 1993, Monica Wickre, who was raised on the Turtle Mountain…

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Congress Considers Gun Laws

Following the Sunday massacre in Las Vegas, public support for stricter gun regulations has risen while the Republican controlled Congress seeks to loosen gun laws. The pattern following mass shootings in the U.S. typically shows a spike in support…

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Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane

It has been two weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, leaving the U.S. commonwealth on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. The storm destroyed much of the island and left 60 percent without water and almost…

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Graham-Cassidy Bill Fails

The most recent effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as “Obamacare,” has failed after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided not to hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill. The…

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has joined a bipartisan effort to challenge President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender troops. McCain, an outspoken critic of the President within the GOP, announced in a statement…

“If that happened, somebody needs to go to jail,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said. “It’s a huge problem when people can act with impunity with no consequences.” Heitkamp made these comments at a credit union industry conference in Washington in…

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Median household income levels increased for the second year in a row in 2016, according to a new census report released on Tuesday. The report also shows a decrease in the official poverty rate. “Median household income in the…