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Disfunction in Washington is the most serious threat to the United States, says Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Our inability to come together, to work together and present a unified front…seriously damages not only our national...
El Salvador police officers Daniel Campos and Raul Garcia check to see if a man’s shotgun is legally registered. Photo by Jude Joffe-Block/Fronteras Desk SANTA ANA, El Salvador — El Salvador has a population of just more than 6 million, but...
Setting up care for an elderly loved one can be a tough task, but these steps can make it easier. Photo by Echo/Getty Images Concern about mom or dad’s health and well-being is top of mind for many baby boomers today. Worrisome signs of your parent...
It was a hard statistic to get my head around: San Francisco Bay, one of the nation’s most scenic bodies of water, has lost almost 90 percent of its wetlands over the last century. I learned this while reporting for the NewsHour on the South Bay...
A Republican congressman and the White House are clashing over renewed allegations against the Secret Service. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Two years after a prostitution scandal rocked the Secret Service, a Republican...
There has long been debate about the nature of Islam and its use as justification in violent and inhumane brutality — including the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers — from the Middle East to Africa and beyond. The most...