News in Brief
Ideology Can Skew Our Views on the Healthiness of Food
New research finds that marketing messages that are inconsistent with our values can lead us to view a food product as less healthy.
This Congress Has Made More Progress on Early Gun Bills Than Any Other in the Last 10 Years
In the wake of a week of racist, terroristic mass shootings, here's a look at the status of the new firearms bills introduced at the beginning of the year.
India's Clampdown on Kashmir Threatens Afghanistan Peace Negotiations
Pakistani officials warn Indian military action on the border may derail Taliban–U.S. negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Commuting Past Fast Food Restaurants Is Linked to Obesity, According to New Research
A new study suggests that passing the Golden Arches on your way to or from work can be destructive to your diet.
How Much Longer Can Venezuela's Neighboring Countries Handle the Refugee Crisis?
The number of Venezuelan refugees will reach 5.4 million by the end of 2019, according to projections from the United Nations.
After a Weekend of Deadly Shootings, Republicans Offer Renewed Support for Red Flag Laws
Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., already have such legislation, also known as extreme risk protection order laws, in place.
Lockouts and Train Blocks: An Update on the Coal Country Protests
The Kentucky miners' stakeout highlights the vulnerable position workers face when coal companies go belly-up in bankruptcy.
Domestic Disputes Are More Likely to Turn Deadly in Cities Where Guns Are Easy to Obtain
New research finds a link between intimate-partner homicides and the per-capita number of gun dealers in an urban county.
ICE's New Policy Will Give the Agency More Discretion to Deport Victims of Crimes
The reversal of long-standing internal guidelines on U-visas might lead to the deportation of immigrants with legitimate claims to legal status.
A Deadly Weekend in America Renews Attention to Congress' Languishing Gun-Control Bills
Could a weekend of deadly violence in the United States lead to federal gun-law reform?
Ethiopians Tackle the Climate Crisis With 350 Million New Trees (in Photos)
Citizens of Africa's second-most populated country broke a world record when they planted 353,633,660 tree seedlings on Monday as part of a national reforestation campaign.
ICE Is Detaining More People Than Ever—and for Longer
Between May and July, the average number of days detainees spent in custody went from 28 to 46.
Indigenous Communities Are Better at Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows
A new study adds to research showing concrete links between Indigenous rights to land and sustainable conservation.
A Prominent Leader of the Women's March Was Among Those Removed From the Democratic Debate for Protesting
Detroit police removed a group of protesters that criticized Bill de Blasio's handling of police brutality as well as protesters from an immigrants' rights group.
Five Things You Need to Know About Importing Drugs From Canada
Including whether and how insulin is covered.
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Are Back on the Protected Species List
The restoration is a victory for many conservationists and environmentalists, although not everyone sees it that way.
The Trump Administration Is Still Separating Families Over Minor Offenses
At least 911 immigrant children have been separated from their parents at the border since June of 2018.