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June, 2016

  • 9 June

    Medical Aid in Dying Becomes Legal in California Today

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Starting today, medical aid in dying, also known as assisted suicide, becomes legal in California. Mentally competent, terminally ill patients are able to seek a prescription from their doctor that allows them …

May, 2016

April, 2016

January, 2016

  • 22 January

    Students spend equivalent of two-thirds of a school year checking digital devices

    DENVER – College students spend more class time than ever playing with their smartphones and other digital devices, according to a new University of Nebraska report. The study, which surveyed 675 students in 26 states, …

  • 15 January

    Planned Parenthood sues group over secret recordings

    PHOENIX – Planned Parenthood has sued an anti-abortion group, charging that it acted illegally by secretly recording videos that the group has used to allege that the women’s health organization was selling fetal tissue from …

  • 14 January

    TransCanada seeks $15B from U.S. over Keystone XL

    AUSTIN, Texas – The Canadian corporation behind the Keystone XL pipeline, is using provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to recover more than $15 billion in damages from the U.S. Stephen Kretzmann, …

  • 6 January

    Report: Wild Bee decline threatens U.S. Crop Production

    AUSTIN, Texas – Wild bee populations in the U.S. are disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands, including West Texas, California’s Central Valley, and the Great Plains and California’s Central Valley according to …

December, 2015

  • 30 December

    Medical Marijuana grows up in California

    LOS ANGELES – California’s medical marijuana industry is growing up fast, so to speak, because a new law professionalizing the growth, sale and taxation of the plant goes into effect on Friday. The California Medical …

  • 7 December

    Patriotic Millionaires Group report widening wealth gap

    Patriotic Millionaires, a group that counts Warren Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., and chief executives of Fortune 500 companies among its ranks, has released a report exposing a growing wealth gap between the 400 richest Americans …

  • 2 December

    CNN: At least 14 people killed in mass shooting; two suspects dead

    (CNN) Two suspects died in a gun battle with police Wednesday hours after authorities say they burst into a holiday party at a center for people with developmental disabilities and killed 14 people. But it was …

October, 2015

September, 2015