Featured, Living Job, apartment hunting are not the only challenges in life post-incarceration WASHINGTON — People recently released from prison face challenges that, to those who have never been incarcerated, could seem mundane and not demanding at all. For Keri Blakinger, a reporter at The Marshall Project, one of ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living Arabic Sesame Street helps children explore emotions WASHINGTON — "Frustrated" was not a word used by five-year-old Tamer until he watched the children's show “Ahlan Simsim," the Arabic version of the "Sesame Street." He learned the word from the show’s blue monster Gargur — ... CONTINUE READING Campaign2020, Featured, Living South Carolina churches play crucial role in national elections https://vimeo.com/394996441   COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Through voter registration events and driving voters to the polls, Journey Church Associate Pastor Martin Quick wants his congregation of over 1,000 to take Saturday's South Carolina Democratic primary vote seriously. ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living Women out-earn men in male-dominated fields While American women made about 81% what men earned in 2018, women have managed to surpass their male colleagues in some lines of work, Census data show, including in male-dominated industries such as science and ... CONTINUE READING
Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Aging Committee Chairman Sen. Susan Collins and the top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, have introduced measures to combat the illegal robocalls. Casey’s bill, introduced in January, aims to create a federal advisory council to develop educational materials for financial institution, retail and wire transfer company employees.

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Maryland senators push McConnell to vote on HBCU funding

Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities could face layoffs, expired contracts and programming issues if the federal funding for HBCUs nationwide is not renewed for at least two years, the state’s two U.S. senators warned Wednesday at a news conference.

Illegal school buses passings require new traffic safety measures

WASHINGTON – Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski, the original sponsor of a bill to require more safety equipment on school buses, saw the technology in action Wednesday as part of National School Bus Safety Week. Walorski was joined by a fellow Indiana lawmaker...

VIDEO: Hospice for the Holidays

Traditional holiday stories follow celebrities as they visit children’s hospitals and do-gooders donating minivans to families with disabled members. But, a story about the holiday season from the perspective of those sick in the hospital or terminally ill is seldom found.

VIDEO: Organizations host hiking event to diversify Rock Creek Park

The Rock Creek Conservancy and Ambreen Tariq, the founder of Brown People Camping partnered on an event focused on diversifying the use of the park’s 3.5-mile fall foliage. Tariq and members of Brown People Camping led newcomers on a hike through Rock Creek Park’s beautiful parkland and supplied first-time hikers with boots provided by Merrell footwear.

VIDEO: Presidential Pardons for Turkeys Peas and Carrots

Following a holiday tradition dating back to the Lincoln administration, President Donald Trump granted pardons to two South Dakota turkeys named “Peas” and "Carrots." Despite pardoning both turkeys, Trump honored the popular vote winner, Peas during the annual...

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