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National polls indicate most Americans reject Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan, yet the GOP plans to stay the course of “changing Medicare as we know it.”
President Barack Obama encouraged leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations to join him in supporting the emerging democracies in North Africa
During the G-8 Summit, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lobbying support for the organization’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health at the meeting of the world’s richest nations.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced that homophobia and transphobia are on the rise around the world. Pillay delivered her message via video on May 17 to mark the annual International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
South Carolina joined a handful of states last week that require voters to present a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. Shortly after Gov. Nikki Haley signed the legislation, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain wasted no time giving his endorsement.
For many decades, solutions to the intractable health disparities between African Americans and whites have eluded health-care professionals and policymakers. But in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control has made significant strides toward closing the gap through Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH. But budget-cut requirements may reverse the advances.
During negotiations to prevent a government shutdown, Democrats agreed to reinstate a rider that prohibits the District of Columbia from using its own funds to pay for the poor women to get an abortion. In exchange, the Republicans backed off demands to strip all funding from Planned Parenthood.
Slowly but surely, the economy is improving. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private sector created 244,000 new jobs in April—and more than 800,000 since the beginning of the year. That’s great news. But this positive job growth has largely bypassed urban communities.