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Eleven states are extending a provision of the federal health law to avoid punishing former foster kids for pursuing jobs or schools in other states.
WhenPresident Barack Obamaunveiled My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative aimed at bolstering the lives of young men and boys of color, he called on his cabinet and an impressive roster of philanthropists and community groups to begin laying the foundation for his ambitious plan.
Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose her childhood in the Jim Crow South — was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach a wide general readership, died on Wednesday in her home. She was 86 and lived in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Maya Angelou, a child of the Jim Crow South who rose to international prominence as a writer known for her frank chronicles of personal history and a performer instantly identified by her regal presence and rich, honeyed voice, died May 28 at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.
Iowa and the Midwest face challenges and opportunities with climate change, nearly a dozen experts said, paving the way for today's meeting of a 26-member Task Force on Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency.
An independent group of women is continuing a 72-hour "filibuster" to protest antiabortion legislation passed in the state Senate early Tuesday morning.
Only the federal government can grant amnesty. But cities and counties can effectively opt to stop deportations—and increasingly, they are.
More than 1 million patients who use federally funded community health centers will remain uninsured because they live in 24 states that chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by researchers at George Washington University.
Government workers across the U.S. are expected to get raises this year, many of them for the first time since the Great Recession spurred states to freeze wages, furlough employees and slash workforces.
Representative Cedric Richmond introduced a bill that would require a federally appointed commission to study the use of solitary confinement in US and state prisons and juvenile detention facilities and recommend national standards to reform the practice and ensure it is only "used infrequently and only under extreme circumstances."