Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a press conference in Little Rock, talking about new Medicaid work requirements in that state, Sept. 12, 2018.
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In the wake of a judge’s ruling that Medicaid work requirements in two states are not legal, questions remain. The most pressing ones are about how to help low-income people, not punish them.
Boeing is accused of not being fully forthcoming about changes it made to the 737 Max.
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Some are calling the FAA's relationship with Boeing an open-and-shut case of 'regulatory capture.' The reality is more complicated.
Coal miner Scottie Stinson, left, talks with foreman Scott Tiller outside a mine in Welch, W.Va., on May 12, 2016, as he prepares to enter a mine 40 inches high.
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As coal companies look for ways to cut costs, many are reneging on their promises for health care for retired miners. Unless Congress intervenes, these miners could face ill health and poverty.
Policymakers and consumers are well aware of rising pharmaceuticals prices.
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The Trump administration's proposal to lower drug prices focuses on discounts. A health policy scholar argues that the US could learn from Europe's system of measuring drug value and effectiveness.
In this 2007 photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promotes ad targeting.
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Facebook's focus on personalizing ads has created new tools for businesses to interact with customers and to connect coworkers.
Textbooks often do a poor job when it comes to teaching students about slavery in the U.S.
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A former social studies teacher lists three ways educators and others can better understand the difficult subject of slavery in the US, including a way to hear directly from freed slaves themselves.
Los Angeles teachers are striking after contract negotiations failed in the nation’s second-largest school district.
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The teachers strike in Los Angeles is the first big one of 2019, but likely not the last. An education scholar says low teacher pay and inadequate public school funding will likely spur more strikes.
The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates as of Dec. 19.
The Federal Reserve opted to lift interest rates in a snub to stock investors who have been bleeding red for more than two months.
Austin, Texas contractor Mike Hewitt, who depends on insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act. A Texas judge ruled Dec. 14, 2018 that the law is unconstitutional.
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A judge in Texas ruled Dec. 14 that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. His ruling has no immediate effect, however, except to signal more perils ahead for the health care law.
Laura Kelly, governor-elect of Kansas, was part of the blue wave in November. Kelly, shown here in October, opposes Medicaid work requirements.
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Republicans have sought to limit Medicaid, and a key component of those efforts is requiring that those who receive Medicaid benefits work. But many already do, and others can't, a scholar explains.
Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, was re-elected in West Virginia, where voters cited health care as a major concern.
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Voters listed health care as one of their biggest concerns in the midterm elections. Were their concerns addressed? The results are mixed.
Images of Donald Trump from the midterm campaign.
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Here's a riddle: What's the dominant image of the 2018 election campaign? There isn't one. But there are many.
Prayers outside the Tree of Life synagogue.
A national survey of over 1,300 congregations found that religious leaders struggle to balance security concerns with carrying out a mission to be open to the communities they serve.
Lessons in civil discourse can start in the classroom.
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A former middle school teacher offers a series of tips on how educators can teach young people to engage in more civil discourse.
Facilitated discussions about math can help kids learn.
Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.
Antagonistic professors hurt student learning, research shows.
A communication studies professor purposefully antagonizes students to show how putdowns and other forms of negative criticism can impact student learning.
To play disc golf, all you need is 20 dollars for a couple of discs, and you’re good to go.
A disc-golf boom is coinciding with a ball-golf bust.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, presidente electo de México.
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Las campañas electorales de Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Donald Trump revelan cómo sus simpatizantes operaron en línea para ayudar a sus candidatos y derrotar el statu quo político desde afuera.
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Los humanos seguiremos siendo necesarios en las fábricas, incluso cuando los robots sean algo habitual. Los futuros trabajadores contarán con soporte técnico y serán más fuertes, más inteligentes y estarán constantemente conectados.
Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Effective political campaigns use three main online strategies; research identifies which of them is most effective.