Todays BIG Story

The destructive life of a Mardi Gras bead
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Shiny, colorful bead necklaces, also known as “throws,” are now synonymous with Mardi Gras. Even if you’ve never been to the Carnival celebrations, you probably know the...

Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge
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Called the “largest interconnected machine,” the U.S. electricity grid is a complex digital and...

Uber's dismissive treatment of employee's sexism claims is all too typical
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Uber has suffered a spate of bad publicity in recent days after allegations of harassment and discrimination from a former software engineer. In a blog post, Susan Fowler described...

Want a stronger economy? Give immigrants a warm welcome
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Immigrants have long been a scapegoat when economies are sputtering, jobs are being lost or security...

The transgender bathroom controversy: Four essential reads
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Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to transgender issues in education. On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump’s administration revoked protections...

Combatting stereotypes: How to talk to your children
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How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes?...

Why Trump's EPA is far more vulnerable to attack than Reagan's or Bush's
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For people concerned with environmental protection, including many EPA employees, there is broad agreement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in deep trouble. The Trump...

Red state rural America is acting on climate change – without calling it climate change
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President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his...

Decades into diabetes, insulin therapy still hard to manage
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So, your doctor told you that you need insulin therapy for your Type 2 diabetes. This is a common problem and likely to be more so in the coming years. About 29 million people...

Inmates are excluded from Medicaid — here's why it makes sense to change that
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The incarcerated population in federal and state prisons has risen from about 200,000 to over 1.5 million...

Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge
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Called the “largest interconnected machine,” the U.S. electricity grid is a complex digital and physical system crucial to life and commerce in this country. Today, it is...

How governments and companies can prevent the next insider attack
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Now that they are in office, President Donald Trump and his team must protect the nation from many threats...