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Listen to article (2 minutes) EVANSTON, Ill.— School leaders in this college town just north of Chicago have been battling a sizable academic achievement gap between Black, Latino and white students for decades. So a few years ago, the school district decided to try something new at the high . . .

Demonstrators demanding a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war prompted California Democratic Party officials to cancel evening events during their state convention on Saturday “for the safety and security of our delegates.”California Democrats have been meeting in Sacramento this weekend to consider candidate endorsements ahead of the March primary. That includes the state’s competitive U.S. Senate […]

Doctors have long relied on a few key patient characteristics to assess risk of a heart attack or stroke, using a calculus that considers blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and diabetes status, as well as demographics: age, sex and race. Now, the American Heart Association is taking race out of the equation. From a report: The […]

US Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has officially withdrawn from the 2024 presidential race. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday night, he said, “”I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re telling me: ‘Not now Tim’.” Scott reiterated his stance on declining […]

The Department of Labor headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights High-ranking lawyer . . .

In summary California hasn’t had a really competitive U.S. Senate race for many years. A year from now, voters will choose a new senator after what finally shapes up as a hard-fought campaign. California has seen some humdinger contests for its U.S. Senate seats, but none worthy of note in this century. Two women, Dianne […]

This story is a part of the Every Voice, Every Vote series. What questions do you have about the 2023 elections? What major issues do you want candidates to address? Let us know. The primary win of former Councilmember Cherelle Parker in the race to become Philadelphia’s 100th mayor is historic. Parker’s nomination comes after

An anonymous reader shares a report: PFAS stands for “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,” a family of upwards of 15,000 or more human-made and incredibly durable chemical compounds that have been used in countless industrial and consumer applications for decades. Firefighting foams, waterproof hiking boots, raincoats, nonstick frying pans, dental floss, lipstick, and even the ink […]

Mike Pence: Former US Vice President withdraws from 2024 presidential race  BBC.com Source link

When Mike Johnson, the new House speaker, talks about race in America, he often draws a striking personal connection, telling the story of how he and his wife, Kelly, “took custody” of a Black teenager 24 years ago and raised him as a son. “I have walked with him through discrimination that he has had […]

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