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    School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

    School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News


    A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.(Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty...

    A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.

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    Refugees Leave The U.S. In Hopes Of Better Treatment in Canada

    Refugees Leave The U.S. In Hopes Of Better Treatment in Canada


    A surge of refugees is leaving America for Canada as they look for a more secure future. Refugees are quickly vetted by border agents and given access to shelter, health care and a work permit.(Image credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty...

    A surge of refugees is leaving America for Canada as they look for a more secure future. Refugees are quickly vetted by border agents and given access to shelter, health care and a work permit.

    (Image credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

    The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'


    Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.(Image credit: Brookings Papers on Economic...

    Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.

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    Team USA Finally Proves World's Best, Crushing Puerto Rico 8-0 In Classic Final

    Team USA Finally Proves World's Best, Crushing Puerto Rico 8-0 In Classic Final


    It may be considered the national pastime, but in the first three World Baseball Classics the United States was far from dominant. That changed Wednesday night in a lopsided title win.(Image credit: Mark J....

    It may be considered the national pastime, but in the first three World Baseball Classics the United States was far from dominant. That changed Wednesday night in a lopsided title win.

    (Image credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

    Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

    Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis


    Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.(Image credit: Reptile8488/Getty...

    Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.

    (Image credit: Reptile8488/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

    IMDb Adopts F-Rating Of Women's Contributions To Movies

    IMDb Adopts F-Rating Of Women's Contributions To Movies


    The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million...

    The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.

    Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak

    Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak


    Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.(Image credit: Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson...

    Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.

    (Image credit: Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson Hurt/NPR)

    Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

    Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him


    Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.(Image credit: Tyler Fisher, Alyson Hurt and Katie...

    Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

    (Image credit: Tyler Fisher, Alyson Hurt and Katie Park/NPR)

    Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids

    Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids


    It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool.(Image credit: Krishan...

    It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool.

    (Image credit: Krishan Cheyenne/MSF)

    Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings

    Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings


    Shares of the company's stock tumbled 12 percent today after the company acknowledged Tuesday that its future viability is not a sure thing. The company lost $2 billion last year.(Image credit: Bebeto...

    Shares of the company's stock tumbled 12 percent today after the company acknowledged Tuesday that its future viability is not a sure thing. The company lost $2 billion last year.

    (Image credit: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

    Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More

    Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More


    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.(Image credit: Cliff...

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.

    (Image credit: Cliff Owen/AP)

    When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear

    When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear


    President Trump's properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman. Many questions are being raised about the deals' ethics.(Image credit: Frank Franklin...

    President Trump's properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman. Many questions are being raised about the deals' ethics.

    (Image credit: Frank Franklin II/AP)

    Dozens Of Civilians Killed Near Raqqa In Airstrike Activists Blame On Coalition

    Dozens Of Civilians Killed Near Raqqa In Airstrike Activists Blame On Coalition


    Monitor groups allege a strike by U.S.-led forces leveled a school near ISIS' de facto capital in Syria. The coalition says there's no indication it was responsible but it will...

    Monitor groups allege a strike by U.S.-led forces leveled a school near ISIS' de facto capital in Syria. The coalition says there's no indication it was responsible but it will investigate.

    Trump Surveillance Flap Throws Monkey Wrench Into House Russia Investigation

    Trump Surveillance Flap Throws Monkey Wrench Into House Russia Investigation


    The top Republican and Democrat on the House committee investigating Russia's election meddling traded charges about snooping and partisan bias — threatening its nascent investigation.(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty...

    The top Republican and Democrat on the House committee investigating Russia's election meddling traded charges about snooping and partisan bias — threatening its nascent investigation.

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    Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

    Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits


    Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.(Image credit: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty...

    Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.

    (Image credit: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty Images/iStockphoto)