The federal government will partially shutdown Friday night unless Congress approves a spending plan. Democrats also want to get a resolution to the DACA program that covers people brought illegally to the U.S. as children.
You may have seen an illustration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day showing the civil rights leader with a hand over President Trump’s mouth, trying to get the president to stop tweeting. The artist is Watson Mere, he was born in the U.S., but his parents are Haitian.
Mere (@ArtOfMere_) speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about his image, and the president’s recent alleged comments asking, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”
Legal sales of recreational marijuana have begun in California. But there’s no standard for how much marijuana you can have in your system and still get behind the wheel. So is it possible to test if someone is too high to drive?
U.S. counterintelligence officials warned Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch might be promoting the interests of the Chinese government, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Collette and Scott Stohler gave up their respective careers in engineering and ad production to become “travel influencers” — charging tourism boards, hotels, adventure companies and others a fee to post pictures and videos (mostly of themselves) in the exotic location of the company’s choice, on their own social media, under the name Roamaroo.
We usually think of vaccines as preventing illness. But some cancer researchers hope to create a vaccine that will “treat” the disease, and they’ve made progress recently on a whole new mode of fighting cancer called a “personal cancer vaccine” — a treatment that would be custom-made for a single patient.
In remarks at his golf club in Florida on Sunday night, President Trump said Democrats don’t want to reach a deal on immigration, and he told reporters he’s “the least racist person you have ever interviewed.” Trump made those remarks days after he reportedly spoke in crude terms in a White House meeting about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus said in a statement Friday that President Trump’s comments about Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries are “shameful, abhorrent, unpresidential” and deserve “our strongest condemnation.”
Johnny Cash first performed the song “Greystone Chapel” as part of his legendary recording session at Folsom State Prison near Sacramento, 50 years ago this Saturday. It was also the day Cash met the the song’s author, inmate Glen Sherley.
As Chloe Veltman (@chloeveltman) from KQED reports, the fateful encounter was to change both men’s lives — for better and for worse.
A new Republican bill being introduced Wednesday would allow young undocumented immigrants who receive protection from deportation under the expiring Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program to receive three-year renewable legal status. It also would dramatically boost border security and immigration enforcement.
In a nearly hourlong live shot from inside the White House on Tuesday afternoon, President Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate deliberated on whether there should be a deal on deportation protection for young immigrants living in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
President Trump signed two executive orders Monday aimed at addressing broadband access for rural Americans. While the orders are supposed to reduce regulations for internet providers, critics say the real problem is a lack of government investment.
The U.S. is in the midst of a “moderately severe” flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Dave Feldman, chairman and medical director at the emergency department at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California, joins Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss what his hospital and others in the area are seeing.
On whether California’s flu season has been worse than “moderately severe”
Viking Lumber cuts large trees like old-growth Sitka spruce and yellow cedar. It buys most of the trees from the federal government’s timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. But those sales could become a thing of the past, unless Congress steps in.
A new law in Oregon allows people in counties with a population of less than 40,000 to pump their own gas. Trouble is, that’s been banned in the state for so long that some Oregonians don’t know how to do it themselves. The reaction by some people in the state has led to Oregonians being mocked on social media.