Lucy McBath Ran For Congress After Her Son's Murder And Won
McBath defeated Republican Karen Handel in Georgia's 6th District.
Long Lines At The Polls Could Be One More Thing That Makes It Harder For Minorities To Vote
This could mean a great turnout — but it also could prevent some people from casting their ballot.
Newark Is Warning Its Residents About Lead In Its Drinking Water
The city is distributing filters to residents and offering free lead tests.
The Opioid Epidemic Has Spurred A Large “Tent City” Of Homeless Native Americans
Native Americans in Minnesota are six times more likely to die of an overdose than white residents — the widest race-based disparity of any US state.
Here’s The Horrifying History Of The Electric Chair That Might Soon Kill An Inmate In Tennessee
Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show the original sales pitch for the Tennessee machine in 1985. The chair has only been used once so far.
The Feds Just Asked The Woman Who Started A Facebook Cabbage Juice Cult To Remove False Claims From Her Website
“Jilly juice” creator Jillian Epperly has received a formal warning from the FTC, five months after Ohio authorities demanded that she send them proof of her claims.
Three Scientists Won The 2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize For "Taking Control Of Evolution"
Frances Arnold, George Smith, and Sir Gregory Winter co-opted biological methods to engineer biofuels and drugs.
The EPA Just Put A Top Official On Leave. She Says They’re Trying To “Disappear” A Children’s Health Program.
“I appear to be the ‘fall guy’ for their plan to ‘disappear’ the office of children’s health,” top EPA official Ruth Etzel wrote in an email after being put on leave.
UC Santa Cruz Professor Gopal Balakrishnan Violated The School's Harassment Policy
The university also determined that Balakrishnan did not break the rules by hiring his own private investigator to interrogate complainants.
The Trump Administration Intends To Cut Cancer Research Funding To Pay For The Care Of Immigrant Children
The number of immigrant children in government custody has skyrocketed from 2,400 in May 2017 to 12,800 as of September this year.
Overflowing Lagoons Of Hog Poop Could Make People Sick And Kill Fish
E. coli, campylobacter, and salmonella bacteria in the runoff could contaminate private drinking water wells.
Detroit Is Shutting Off Drinking Water To All Schools Due To Concerns About Lead
The superintendent said he asked for a districtwide shutdown “out of an abundance of caution.”
A Survey Of Native American Women In Seattle Showed That 94% Of Them Reported Being Raped Or Coerced Into Sex
The new report uncovers a troubling urban trend.
The CDC Predicted An Opioid-Driven HIV Outbreak. Now It's Found One In Massachusetts.
“We are likely to get other local HIV outbreaks,” one expert said.
This Psychiatrist Says Immigrant Parents Separated From Their Children Have Symptoms Of PTSD
New legal documents offer a rare look at the impact of Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on the mental health of parents who lost their kids.
Missouri Has 23% Of Its Foster Kids On Strong Psychoactive Drugs. A Lawsuit Claims The State Isn’t Keeping Records.
“Too often children are on these drugs simply as a matter of chemical restraint,” a lawyer who filed the suit said.
A Scientist Is Suing Flint Activists For Defamation. They Say His Ego Is Out Of Control.
In a $3 million lawsuit, scientist Marc Edwards claims that activists are defaming him. Critics say he’s no longer representing Flint’s best interests.
Facing Another Water Crisis, Michigan’s Governor Wants To Sue The Chemical Company That Made It Worse
After the lead disaster in Flint, Michigan’s governor is trying to get ahead of a looming crisis of another water pollutant, PFAS.
The EPA Was Too Slow To Respond To Flint’s Water Crisis, Says A Scathing New Report
“While oversight authority is vital, its absence can contribute to a catastrophic situation.”