Wait times in emergency rooms are not only frustrating but also costly.
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Emergency rooms wait times are notoriously long, sometimes even for the sickest patients. A new study shows that the long wait times are driving up health care costs.
Boris Yeltsin shakes hands with Russia’s most powerful businessmen in Moscow.
Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.
Research shows that school funding impacts student achievement.
Democratic plans to boost school funding are rooted in research that shows more funding really does boost achievement for low-income students.
Bullet-riddled vehicles that members of the LeBaron family were traveling in sit parked on a dirt road near Bavispe, at the Sonora-Chihuahua border, Mexico, Nov 6, 2019.
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Who are the LeBarons, the Mexican-American Mormons who lost nine family members in a massacre on Nov. 4.?
Coal miners return on a buggy after working a shift underground at the Perkins Branch Coal Mine in Cumberland, Oct. 15, 2014.
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Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?
The muck that’s been accumulating at the bottom of this lake for 20,000 years is like a climate time capsule.
Christopher R. Moore
Why did Earth's climate rapidly cool 12,800 years ago? Evidence is mounting that a comet or asteroid collision is to blame, with new support coming from the bottom of a South Carolina lake.
U.S. women’s national soccer team fans along the ticker-tape parade route in New York City this summer.
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The Supreme Court has taken up several cases of sex discrimination against LGBT workers who were fired from their jobs. But the majority of other cases of sex discrimination rarely make it to court.
Vaccinations are important to protect against a host of diseases.
Minority opinions posted online can skew social consensus.
High surf in Vero Beach, Fla. in advance of Hurricane Dorian.
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Social media make it easier to push information out quickly during disasters, but also create challenges for public information officers, who have to judge which reports are credible enough to share.
Non, le Morse n'est pas un moyen de communication aussi ringard qu'il en a l'air.
À l’aide d’un projecteur, en clignant des yeux ou même en tapotant sur l’écran tactile d’un smartphone, le code Morse reste un moyen de communication simple et efficace.
Textbook prices are taking a toll on student finances.
Textbook prices are causing many college students to forego the books they need for class, putting their grades in peril and leading many to miss out on certain courses, research shows.
A 1974 Supreme Court decision found that school segregation was allowable if it wasn’t being done on purpose.
When the Supreme Court exempted suburbs in the North from the kind of desegregation orders imposed in the South, it enabled the 'de facto' segregation that continues in America's schools to this day.
Congress was once the seat of all power on U.S. trade policy.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
Reuters reporters Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo after being freed from prison, in Yangon, Myanmar, May 7, 2019.
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Twelve reporters have been killed so far this year and 172 are in jail, according to a new report on press freedom worldwide. The US places 48th of 180 countries ranked, down two spots from 2018.
There’s still plenty of reason to know how to use this Morse telegraph key.
Morse code works whether flashing a spotlight or blinking your eyes – or even tapping on a smartphone touchscreen.
Millennials are less likely to own a home than previous generations were at the same age.
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As millennials flock to certain parts of the US, home prices in those areas are surging.
In 2018, the national birth rate hit a 32-year low.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Derby frontrunner Game Winner comes from a bloodline of Latin American racehorse excellence.
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Many immigrants come to the United States chasing the 'American dream.' So do immigrant racehorses, who literally carry the hopes of their trainers and riders on their backs.
President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and Vice President Joseph Biden in 2019.
Library of Congress, photo Alexander Gardner; AP/Nati Harnik
The news is filled with stories about inappropriate touching by politicians. But touch by politicians was long important in the US, and Abraham Lincoln's handshake helped engage and guide the nation.
Lawmakers have the power to constrain the White House.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
The Constitution gives Congress the power over the executive branch, which it's free to flex.