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Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 06:10 AM EDT

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Jennifer Canada remembers when her pediatrician in Middletown, Maryland, recommended a vaccine that would protect her against a virus that is known to cause several types of cancer, NBC News reports. But...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 04:05 PM EDT

Police Keep Low Profile at Huge, Peaceful Hong Kong Protest

Police Keep Low Profile at Huge, Peaceful Hong Kong Protest

Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrati...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 07:40 PM EDT

'I'm Afraid': Frightened Kids Ask Candidates to Protect Them From School Shooters

'I'm Afraid': Frightened Kids Ask Candidates to Protect Them From School Shooters

The moments happen all across the country. Tiny faces, peering out from behind their parents, or timidly accepting a microphone as the room falls silent. They make eye contact with a larger-than-life presidenti...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 07:22 PM EDT

The Biggest 2020 Issue That the Democratic Debates Missed

The Biggest 2020 Issue That the Democratic Debates Missed

In major cities, rising housing costs and a lack of new low-income housing have contributed to a spike in homelessness. But it’s not only the poor who are feeling the pinch. Affordability concerns are filtering...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 06:46 PM EDT

Iranian Tanker to Leave Gibraltar Soon Despite US Pressure

Iranian Tanker to Leave Gibraltar Soon Despite US Pressure

The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again. The head...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 05:24 PM EDT

Warren, Sanders Get Personal With Young, Black Christians

Warren, Sanders Get Personal With Young, Black Christians

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT

Rep. Tlaib's Grandmother in West Bank Still Hopes for a Visit

Rep. Tlaib's Grandmother in West Bank Still Hopes for a Visit

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother says she does not understand what all the hubbub is about — why can't her granddaughter, an important person in America, stop by for a visit? "It's been a long time since...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 09:25 AM EDT

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 12:39 AM EDT

Native American Voters, Once Overlooked, Seek Role for 2020

Native American Voters, Once Overlooked, Seek Role for 2020

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they'll attend...

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