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An illustration of a human embryo at week six of development.

Ohio ‘heartbeat bill’ could ban abortions before most women know they’re pregnant

The rhythmic beating of a developing embryo's immature heart is detectable before most women even realize they're pregnant.

The government is raking in billions of dollars from Trump’s tariffs. Americans are the ones paying.

President Donald Trump likes to talk about the money Washington is making from his tariffs. Most of it is probably coming from American pocketbooks.

How likely is gun violence to kill the average American? The odds may surprise you

Firearm assaults kill about 13,000 Americans each year. This US death rate is about 11 times as high as all forces of nature combined.

The NRA told doctors to ‘stay in their lane’ when it comes to gun deaths — and doctors are posting furious, devastating responses

Doctors pointed out that reducing gun deaths is very much their business. They're the ones who stop the bleeding and save lives when people get shot.
Cage free hens at an egg farm in San Diego County on July 29, 2008.

California’s new ban on small cages for chickens, pigs, and calves could force the entire egg industry to go cage-free

California just banned small cages for chickens, pigs, and calves — which means cage-free eggs will likely be the new normal across the country.
The UN says San Francisco's homelessness problem is a human rights violation.

Canada is richer than the US, according to a new wealth ranking — in fact, the US doesn’t even make the top 10

When you stack up the richest nations in the world, the US is number three ... until you take into account income inequality.
OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on October 22, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cruz, the incumbent, is seeking Senate re-election in a high-profile race against Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.

The Well Fargo strategist quoted in Trump’s latest tweet about the Fed initially thought someone was pulling a prank on him

In his latest move apparently taking aim at the Federal Reserve, President Donald Trump turned to a Wells Fargo strategist.

The Arctic is open for business: the Trump administration will allow drilling in federal waters off the coast of Alaska

The Trump Administration has proposed a new gas-drilling island near Alaska, dozens of miles from the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

President Trump said the US has ‘the cleanest air in the world’. Here’s the reality, according to an air quality scientist.

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh.
The wealthiest 1% have almost half of the world's money.

A scientist who predicted a grim ‘Hothouse Earth’ says the world’s billionaires need to give up their money to save us

Ecologist Johan Rockström, who directs the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Stockholm, has proposed a plan that could cut global emissions, eliminate poverty and hunger, and keep the world cool enough to sustain future generations.