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LAREDO — For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal’s family practice is often packed with patients, people who will pay a flat $50 fee for the convenience — or necessity — of a walk-in, quick-turn doctor’s visit. Villarreal’s...
Instead of replacing public assistance programs with a guaranteed basic income, liberal economist Barbara Bergmann argues, the United States should beef up its social welfare system to be more like Sweden, above, which has universal childcare. Photo...
Photo courtesy of Bill Pugliano/Getty Images. A group of US senators has asked the Department of Justice to stop any efforts by General Motors to avoid the financial penalties associated with its failure to promptly recall vehicles with ignition...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: A wave of selling hit Wall Street today. Technology and biotech stocks were especially hard-hit. The Nasdaq fell more than 129 points to close at 4,054, its worst day since November 2011. The Dow Jones...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Now, a key moment in the fight for equality that still resonates half-a-century later. FMR. PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON: Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole. RELATED LINKS50...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Next, a pair of education stories, one about too few children around the world going to school, the other on a promising pilot high school in the U.S. RELATED LINKSSearching for lessons on education at...