A nurse in Uganda uses a stethoscope to listen for heart problems at a screening and educational event Oct. 31, 2017.
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing problem in Africa. Among women, heart disease is a particular concern. Medication to treat it can interfere with pregnancy, making women undesirable partners.
President Donald Trump with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his swearing in.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Many states are also eroding a woman's right to access abortions.
Member of the Coalition of Catholics and Survivors hold a protesting outside the Boston archbishop’s residence in 2003.
While the problem of priestly abuse might be centuries old, its modern paper trail began after World War II, when 'treatment centers' appeared for rehabilitating priests. Many were send to New Mexico.
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg paying a courtesy call on Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., in June 1993, before her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court.
Before she became a Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the court’s approach to women's rights and how we think about women – and men.
Critics worry a citizenship question will dissuade people from answering census takers in 2020.
U.S. Census Bureau
More than two dozen states and cities are suing over a controversial new citizenship question.
Many major U.S. cities have hidden cameras to catch drivers who run red lights.
Hundreds of US cities have red light cameras to try to catch traffic violations and prevent accidents. But research shows that the cameras may encourage other types of accidents.
President Gerald Ford discussing plans for a Strategic Petroleum Reserve with workers in California in 1975.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
There's no precedent for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a time when there's no market-driven reason for doing that.
A law professor writes "the future of Roe v. Wade looks tenuous." That gives more power to the states -- including four that have passed "trigger laws" to outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned.
About 12.7 percent of Americans lived below the poverty line in 2016.
A White House Council concluded that the war on poverty is "largely over." But, while poverty among seniors has declined, poverty among adults and children as changed little over the last 40 years.
El presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, con las ministras y ministros de su gabinete. 06/07/2018.
La Moncloa / Fernando Calvo
Una vez que las mujeres acceden a los cargos políticos más altos, su número continúa creciendo, según muestra un nuevo estudio. La vuelta atrás resulta irreversible. Crean un "suelo de cemento" sobre el que se construyen los futuros gobiernos.
What does AI see in this picture?
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With artificial intelligence, machines can now examine thousands of medical images for signs of disease. Will this technology replace doctors – or work side by side with them?
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez poses with his new cabinet, which has more women than men.
AP Photo/Francisco Seco
Once women gain access to the highest political ranks, their numbers continue to grow, a new study shows. Their presence lays a 'concrete floor' of inclusion for future governments to build on.
In June, 2009, people were invited to bring their firearms without bullets during a service at the New Bethel Church Louisville, Ky.
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There is a long line of well-armed American preachers -- both real and fictional -- in US history and culture, confirming perhaps the view that true justice cannot be enforced by institutions alone.
Millions of dollars have been spent on ‘growth mindset’ initiatives. Do they work?
While schools have adopted 'growth mindset' interventions and millions of dollars have been spent to see if they work, an analysis of the available research shows they have only a small impact.
Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase created a health venture in January.
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Noted physician and author Atul Gawande was named CEO of a new health care venture aimed at cutting costs and improving care. But the most important man to keep an eye on in this effort isn't Gawande. It's the middleman.
Donald Trump gave this $100,000 check from his foundation to a charity during an Iowa campaign event in 2016.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
There is a risk that the foundation's alleged disregard for its duty to serve others rather than one family's personal interests could become more commonplace.
As of June 2018, the U.S. is short on 182 drugs and medical supplies, including IV bags.
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The US is currently short on 182 drugs and medical supplies. The problem isn't new, but it's frustrating health care workers.
An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.
AP Photo/Hadi Mizban
The recent parliamentary election in Iraqi may have been the most transformative of the post-Saddam era, a pollster from Baghdad and an American academic explain.
How does our world work on a subatomic level?
Varsha Y S
A particle physicist explains just what this keystone theory includes. After 50 years, it's the best we've got to answer what everything in the universe is made of and how it all holds together.
You heard it say what?
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.