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Iowa is more than 90% white. But the state's demographics are slowly changing, and the 2020 campaigns have expanded their efforts to court Latino, Asian and black voters there.
Dec. 15, 2019
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They're beneficiaries of incredibly generous severance laws. But those laws may soon change.
Dec. 15, 2019
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Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teenagers. Schools increasingly are seen as key to keeping them safe, but suicide prevention training for school staff across the U.S. is hit or miss.
Dec. 15, 2019
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The solar industry may be booming, but clean energy's financial perks still aren't reaching communities that need them most. Religious institutions are stepping up to bridge the gap.
Dec. 15, 2019
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The global program Integrity Icon aims to "name and fame" instead of "name and shame." This week, Pakistan honored government employees who did everything from track down killers to evict squatters.
Dec. 15, 2019
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Monday's volcanic eruption killed at least 16 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities have been trying to recover two more bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.
Dec. 15, 2019
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Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to expedite the beleaguered PG&E bankruptcy case in time for next year's wildfire season. But Newsom said the utility's plan "falls woefully short" of what is needed.
Dec. 15, 2019
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Moderate Democrats are facing one of the most difficult political decisions in their careers. And the stakes couldn't be higher for their freshman class.
Dec. 14, 2019
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The Health and Human Services Secretary tweeted a reminder: "If you decide that purchasing coverage through healthcare.gov is the right decision for you, make sure you select coverage by this Sunday."
Dec. 14, 2019
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The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China's trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities' expectations are high.
Dec. 14, 2019
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Cities in the West that are dealing with an explosion of homelessness are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that limits bans on camping in public parks and rights of way.
Dec. 14, 2019
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Laws that ban sleeping outside favor relocation over resolving the problems that force people onto the streets.
Dec. 14, 2019
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People with social anxiety disorder fear their "fatal flaws" will be exposed by a wayward comment or other social misstep. If holiday parties send you spiraling, try these tips.
Dec. 14, 2019
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After ruling on Thursday that anyone born in American Samoa should be recognized as a U.S. citizen, the same judge on Friday decided to put the order on hold until the issue is resolved on appeal.
Dec. 14, 2019
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Relatives of nine American women and children who were brutally killed in Mexico last month were in Washington this week to tell their story. They want the U.S. to go after drug cartels.
Dec. 13, 2019

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