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For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Berkeley residents overwhelmingly support the measure, but beverage companies are fighting back.

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

Obama

While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Ebola victim's body removed.

Decades of corruption have left Liberians suspicious of their government.

Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Nurses Protest

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with communism.

Blogs

Fox needs Shep’s anti-Fox narrative now more than ever.

October 16, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014

Some airport workers have not been trained on handling exposures which could put them at risk of Ebola, hepatitis B and HIV infection.

October 12, 2014

A Republican Senator criticized Obama’s plan because it “focuses on Africa.”

October 9, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Americans widely accept the use of corporal punishment, but its effects are damaging. 

September 23, 2014

From the beginning, the Koch brothers were exploiting troubles at VA hospitals to weaken Obamacare and attack Democrats.

September 23, 2014