As talks about comprehensive immigration reform heat up in Congress, the Center for Investigative Reporting has been taking a closer look at what’s going on along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the number of children with lead poisoning has increased dramatically, based on a new, lower threshold.
West Oakland is considered a “food desert,” meaning it has few large grocery stores with fresh produce. Residents find it easier to access fast food. In this environment, we followed second-grader Jahmere Evens, a student at Lafayette Elementary School, to see what he eats throughout the day.
This week marks 10 years since the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq. What began as a mission to find weapons of mass destruction has become a decadelong war that has cost hundreds of billion of dollars so far. How has public opinion on the war changed?
We drink it, we bathe with it, we even swim in it – but we may not often think about water. What is the source of the water we’re drinking? What happens when whole communities don’t have access to clean water? Here are four stories that explore how we interact with water.
Here’s a quick look at what you need to know before Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing to address the backlog of veterans waiting for their benefits claims to be processed.
Today marks the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster that occurred after a magnitude-9 earthquake triggered tsunamis that rattled much of northeast Japan. Residents still are grappling with the disaster’s aftermath.
This week, the American Civil Liberties Union began examining the militarization of America’s police forces by filing more than 255 public records requests in 23 states to “determine the extent to which federal funding and support has fueled the militarization of state and local police departments,” the ACLU website states.