Category Archives: U.S.

Leahy, Sanders, and other Senators decry USDA decision to exclude breeding animals from Coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA has decided to exclude breeding animals when determining the amount of financial assistance to be provided to farmers under the second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program…

Back-to-School 2020: Teachers and School Officials Raise Concerns Over Mixed Signals and Dangers Facing Teachers and Students.

As public schools across the United States prepare for a return to school this fall, teachers and school officials have raised concerns over mixed signals and conflicting data about the…

Chaos reigns overnight as protestors in Minneapolis burn police precinct; masked officers in riot equipment arrest CNN news crew

Minneapolis – In the wake of the tragic death of a Minneapolis man George Floyd who died as a result of police applying lethal pressure during an arrest, thousands took…

The Return of the “Debtors Prisons?” Across the U.S. people are being arrested and forced to work to pay off debt

Across the United States, low-income and working-class people in debt are being increasingly targeted by legislation introduced by state governments forcing Americans to work for as little as $10 per…

Vermont Considers Banning E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products as Teen Deaths and Thousands of Hospitalizations Raise New Health Concerns

A 15 year-old Texas boy who died of lung related injuries due to “vaping” is now the youngest of over 55 Americans to die from respiratory illness tied to e-cigarette…

Mexican Man Denied Entry to the U.S. Cuts His Own Throat at Border

A man in his 30s from Mexico seeking asylum in the United States died as a result of a self-inflicted injury after being denied entry into the U.S., according to…

Billionaire Opioid ‘Kingpin’ John Kapoor, Founder of Insys Therapeutics Guilty of Conspiracy and Racketeering

BOSTON – The first pharmaceutical industry leader to be prosecuted for crimes related to the growing opioid epidemic has been convicted in Boston. A jury found John Kapoor, founder of…

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb to resign

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced in a letter to staff on Tuesday that he will be resigning his post. Gottlieb states that the reason for his sudden departure is…

Taliban Continues Deadly Campaign While Attending Peace Talks in Moscow

In its latest series of attacks, Taliban forces have killed at least 47 people while Taliban leaders and Afghan official meet for peace talks in Moscow. According to Mohommad Yusouf…

NASA’s New Horizons Craft Sends Photos from 4 Billion Miles Away

LAUREL, Md. – Only minutes into the New Year, a team of scientists and experts at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory celebrated more than just the turn of the…