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The phrase "OK, boomer" has gone global. It has become young generations' retort to ideas they consider outdated or off base.
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:57

The popularity of #OkBoomer suggests there might be a yawning gap in attitudes between old and young. Those differences can sometimes play out in the workforce, which now spans five generations.

Darlene Yazzie typically hauls water from a windmill 5 miles from her house for her sheep. Officials tell her it's unsafe for humans but OK for livestock.
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:57

A new report from the U.S. Water Alliance found race is the strongest predictor of water and sanitation access. This has implications for public health.

Cyberscams are getting more sophisticated.
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:23

Cybercrime is ballooning as scammers learn to research their victims and fine-tune their psychological tricks.

Kathy Kleinfeld opened Houston Women's Reproductive Services, which offers medication abortions, because she saw a need for more flexible scheduling.
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:21

Three years after winning a big legal battle, abortion providers still find themselves losing the ground war when it comes to keeping clinics open across the huge, populous state.

Illustration of four of the United States Founding Fathers: John Adams, Robert Morris, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:01

The Founding Fathers saw impeachment as a release valve from another "crisis of a national revolution." But they also worried it would devolve into partisan bickering if put into action.

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is likely the most anticipated of the eight witnesses scheduled to testify in this week's public impeachment hearings.
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:00

Eight witnesses are scheduled over three days. Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU, faces questions about his call with President Trump about pushing for investigations in Ukraine.

Illustration of scammer script
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 04:00

Cybercriminals have learned to refine the language they use in scams, making scams harder to detect and more likely to fool potential victims.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 16:40

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned the president not to intimidate the whistleblower, as the president continued to call for the anonymous person to be exposed.

Australian airline Qantas is exploring new nonstop flights that would be the world's longest — but 19-plus hours on a plane can be taxing for those on board.
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 14:57

Qantas Airways' approach to the 11,000-mile trip features carefully designed meals and lighting. Passengers are also encouraged to get out of their seats and they experience two sunrises in one day.

Police answered gasoline bombs hurled at them with rounds of tear gas.
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 14:16

A weekend that began with relative calm devolved into some of the most dramatic scenes of violence since the protests began nearly six months ago.

Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary and presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves a polling station after casting his vote in Embuldeniya, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 10:56

The former defense secretary, who has been accused of human rights abuses during the country's civil war, campaigned on a platform of stability and national security.

Gabriel Toto is a <em>bayakou</em>, or latrine cleaner, in Haiti.
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 09:00

In lower-income countries, snakes, cow carcasses and collapsing walls are among the hazards faced by this critical but long-ignored group of workers.

A view of the Koch Foods chicken processing plant in Morton, Miss.
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 06:00

The biggest workplace immigration raid ever in a single state occurred on Aug. 7 in Mississippi. In Morton — a town that's about 25% Latino — the effects have rippled throughout the community.

José's son, who has schizophrenia, recently got into a fight that resulted in a broken window — an out-of-control moment from his struggle with mental illness. And it could increase his chances of deportation to a country where mental health care is even more elusive.
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 05:00

Behavioral problems, criminal arrests and limited access to health care leave a father worried that his 21-year-old son will be deported to Mexico.

Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards speaks to a crowd Saturday in Baton Rouge. Edwards defeated Republican challenger Eddie Rispone.
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 23:25

In Saturday's race, Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Democrat, was able to defeat Republican Eddie Rispone, who was endorsed by President Trump.

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