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Federal and state cash and in-kind transfers kept the child poverty rate about the same since 2000 and through the Great Recession. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Editor’s Note: Just how poor are America’s children compared to...
Photo by Flickr user Don McCulloughWASHINGTON — Under pressure from Congress to speed access to U.S. skies for commercial drones, the government granted four companies permission Wednesday to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site...
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — One of the two psychologists paid millions for designing the CIA’s post-Sept. 11 program of brutal interrogations defends the treatment of al-Qaida detainees and disputes a critical...
TIME’s magazine covers for their 2014 Person of the Year depict those who have been fighting Ebola. Doctors in hazmat suits, nurses in scrubs, scientists in lab coats, aid workers in plain clothes — the people responsible for waging war...
This illustration shows in vitro fertilization, in which a single sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of an egg. Image by Brand X Pictures and Getty Images. As women age, the likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities climbs, and with it, the risk of...
U.S. President Barack Obama sits with students during a tour of a Pre-K classroom at Powell Elementary School prior to speaking on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget in Washington, D.C. in March 2014. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON —...