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Five Things You Need to Know About Importing Drugs From Canada
Including whether and how insulin is covered.
How State Health Departments Are Closing Abortion Clinics: Five Key Takeaways
We've highlighted the five major conclusions of Pacific Standard's latest investigation.
Kamala Harris' Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Part of a Broader Proposal to Help Black Entrepreneurs
The plan, which has drawn intense criticism for its specificity, is just one piece of a bigger proposal.
Persecution Based on Family Ties Will No Longer Qualify as Grounds for Asylum, the Attorney General Rules
The decision could affect thousands of asylum seekers fleeing violence, particularly from Central America.
Key Takeaways From Biden's Criminal Justice Reform Plan
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a wide-reaching plan on Tuesday with goals to reduce prison populations, create a more just society, and increase community safety.
As Unrest Escalates in Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy Demonstrators' List of Demands Lengthens
Here's what you need to know about the development of the conflict in Hong Kong and the protesters' motivations.
The Wilderness Society Pressures the Trump Administration to Measure the Climate Impacts From Oil and Gas Leasing
The environmental non-profit estimates that recent federal oil and gas leases will produce more greenhouse gas emissions than the European Union emits in a year.
The NYPD Officer Accused of Choking Eric Garner Will Not Be Charged With Civil Rights Violations
The decision came one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death and the deadline for the federal government to file charges against the officer.
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Is the Best in the World and Still Can't Get Equal Pay
The United States Soccer Federation has argued the women generate less revenue—a claim that is not supported by the current evidence.
Thousands of People Live Closer to Underground Gas Wells Than Previously Thought
Most of the wells are more than half a century old, and some residents might not even be aware of the hidden energy infrastructure beneath their own backyards.
Asylum Seekers Report Being Victims of Violence While Waiting in Mexico
The "Remain in Mexico" plan promised humanitarian visas and work permits. But asylum seekers are being sent back to dangerous living conditions.
Why Are California Grocery Workers Threatening to Strike?
For many of the state's grocery workers, wages declined as non-unionized companies like Walmart claimed a bigger portion of the market.
What Laws Protect Detained Children From Mistreatment on the Border?
Federal statute protects the most basic of children's rights—but advocates say the government is still trying to find loopholes.
A Conservative Christian Group Wants to Keep Transgender Athletes From Girls' Sports
Legal experts say this complaint resonates with a larger pattern of discrimination against transgender girls and women in sports.
New York Is Poised to Pass Unprecedented Climate Legislation. Will Other States Follow?
The bill outlines clear goals for decarbonization, stipulating a 40 percent reduction from 1990 levels by 2030 and 85 percent by 2050.
Trump Claims ICE Will Deport 'Millions' in the Coming Weeks. Is That Even Possible?
The announcement likely has to do more with Trump's re-election campaign than an actual ICE operation. But that won't stop it from spreading fear through immigrant communities.
The Supreme Court Won't Review the Oregon Gay Wedding Cake Case
The case has reinvigorated a heated debate about anti-discrimination, freedom of religion, and First Amendment speech rights.
Why Did Trump Invoke Executive Privilege in the Fight Over the Census Citizenship Question?
Here's what you need to know about Trump's assertion of executive privilege and what's ahead in the debate over the citizenship question.
The Trevor Project's New Report Finds High Rates of Mental-Health Issues and Discrimination Among LGBTQ Youth
More than 75 percent of survey respondents reported that the current political climate has affected their mental health or sense of self.
Green Jobs and New Technology: A Look at Biden and Warren's Latest Climate Plans
Both plans draw on the progressive Green New Deal, prioritize environmental justice, and would be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.
Trump's Mexico Tariffs Could Start Another Trade War, Economists Warn
This round could be even more costly for U.S. agriculture and consumers.