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Survey: 35% of Interior employees say they were harassed in past year

Friday  01:52,   15 december 2017
CNN

A new survey of Interior Department employees released Thursday found that 35% of its workers were either harassed or discriminated against at work in the previous 12 months. In the instances where harassment was reported, about 40% of the time no[...]

U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief

Friday  01:51,   15 december 2017
Reuters

<p>President Donald Trump's administration is breaking the law in not granting loan relief to students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other defunct for-profit schools, according to four U.S. state attorneys general who sued the[...]

Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history

Thursday  23:15,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames.State officials said Thursday[...]

Drone operator faulted in NY collision with helicopter

Thursday  23:15,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

A recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said ThursdayThe operator was unaware the Federal Aviation Administration [...]

Smoking, drinking and drug abuse decline among US teens, who prefer pot and vaping, study finds

Thursday  23:10,   14 december 2017
Tribune News Service

Drinking, smoking and drug abuse are on the decline among American teenagers, in some cases falling to the lowest levels seen in decades, according to the latest results from an annual nationwide survey. About 1 in 3 middle and high school students[...]

With no deal on children's health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

Thursday  21:17,   14 december 2017
Reuters

<p>For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress' failure to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling.</p>For Minoui, it's about how to provide care [...]

How an 'ugly,' unwanted weapon became the most popular rifle in America

Thursday  21:17,   14 december 2017
CNN

AR-15 style rifles have been used in some of the most notorious mass killings in recent history: Newtown, Aurora, Vegas, Texas, San Bernardino. This is the story of how media hysteria and failed policy; industry pressures and consumer demand; blood [...]

Heather Heyer’s Mom: I’m Starting to Hold Trump Responsible for Her Murder in Charlottesville

Thursday  21:17,   14 december 2017
The Daily Beast

In a candid interview, Susan Bro tells Tim Teeman about holding Trump accountable for Heather’s death, facing her daughter’s alleged killer in court, and keeping her grave private.This site cannot be publicly known because of all those extremists[...]

Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later

Thursday  21:16,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

Out of a senseless tragedy, they have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy. Many relatives of the 26 children and educators killed five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School have dedicated themselves to charity, activism and other efforts to[...]

Sandy Hook shooting anniversary quiet after years of activism

Thursday  21:15,   14 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Thursday marks the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and residents planned to honor the day mostly in private reflection after years of activism and advocacy in memory of 20 children and six educators[...]

Driver accused of plowing into Charlottesville crowd, killing Heather Heyer, due in court

Thursday  21:15,   14 december 2017
MSN

James Alex Fields Jr. long sympathized with Nazi views, according to those who know him.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

These Cities Have Already Reached 'Peak Millennial' as Young People Begin to Leave

Thursday  21:15,   14 december 2017
Time

Millennials flocked to U.S. cities over the past decade, but in some places, the migration appears to be reversing.&nbsp;Dowell Myers, professor of demography at the University of Southern California, first suggested in 2015 that cities would[...]

Joe Biden on Anita Hill's sexual-harassment testimony: 'I owe her an apology'

Thursday  21:15,   14 december 2017
MSN

Biden told Teen Vogue he regretted the way Hill was treated during her 1991 sexual-harassment testimony: “I wish I had been able to do more for Anita Hill."Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

Animal Sanctuary Created in Honor of Sandy Hook Victim Catherine Violet Hubbard Keeps Her Dreams Alive

Thursday  21:11,   14 december 2017
People

Catherine Violet Hubbard was one of the 20 children killed along with six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. In the wake of this tragedy, Catherine’s parents and community committed themselves to honoring the first grader’s[...]

Veterans Exposed to Nuclear Radiation Sue VA

Thursday  21:11,   14 december 2017
Newsweek

<p>Veterans facing health issues after being exposed to radioactive material from hydrogen bombs after an accident in the 1960s are suing the Department of Veterans Affairs for allegedly denying them benefits.</p>In 1966, a U.S. B-52 bomber[...]