Grandmother and child walking in the park.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
Relatively few homes hit by Harvey have flood insurance.
The federal government created a program in 1968 to insure homes in the US from flooding, yet few of the houses hammered by Harvey's record rainfall were covered.
Amazon may make it impossible for Whole Foods rivals to compete.
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The deal escaped scrutiny because the two aren't direct competitors, yet Amazon's huge marketing platform will help Whole Foods steamroll rivals. In the past, the Supreme Court has said this violates antitrust law.
Studies have shown that most smokers wish they had never smoked and that they wish they could stop. Lowering the levels of nicotine, the addictive chemical in cigarettes, would be a big step.
FDA Director Scott Gottlieb has proposed discussions about drastically cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes. This could result in some of the biggest health gains in history.
President Clinton during his grand jury deposition, Aug 17, 1998.
If Trump is lying to his own lawyers about Russia, he is risking Bill Clinton's fate.
An officer and his dog walk the halls at a school in Indianapolis.
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When police coax information from low-level offenders with threats of harsh sentencing, it breeds distrust in the community and ultimately contributes to mass incarceration.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ahead of a vote on the health care bill.
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Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has followed an antitrust enforcement strategy pioneered in the U.S.
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Europe's approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.
Republican candidate for Georgia’s Sixth District congressional seat Karen Handel declares victory with her husband Steve.
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But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Corbyn may not have won enough seats to take over Parliament, but he dealt May a serious blow nonetheless.
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UK voters delivered a devastating blow to the prime minister, who combined a populist message with her party's traditional economic policies. She may now face a power struggle.
How each U.K. party leader would drive Brexit is the key issue on voters’ minds.
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While security concerns have punctuated the campaign's closing days, Brexit remains the most important issue on voters' minds. How the EU exit is managed will matter a great deal to US interests.
It’s almost impossible to adequately protect soft targets like public gatherings.
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Because physical security can only do so much, communities have a role to play.
Taking care of your kids can mean taking care of yourself, too.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
Resilient adults often start out as resilient kids.
Poor experiences in childhood can have a lifelong effect on health. How can caregivers help prepare children to handle past and future trauma?
A high-tech prosthesis for a child draws on decades of research.
Devices created for service members and veterans also help civilian children, elderly people and young adults maximize their mobility.
A girl leaves flowers for victims of an attack at Manchester Arena.
To the terrorist, children have become but a means to an end. Weapon and target.
Childhood trauma can have an impact across generations.
We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
Every year, thousands of active military and veterans enroll as undergrads, but only half leave with a degree. What cheap and effective strategies could help our military complete college?
The federal government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans to help them find jobs following their service.
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The US government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans. But because of the demographics of the US military, this has limited the federal workforce's diversity.