By the end of this week, the federal government will either shut down , or pass another spending extension in order to keep government running.
Two New England states could allow people who don't identify as male or female a new way to indicate their gender on their driver's license.
A new study suggests that stress-reduction treatment for adolescents who've been through war can change their biology for the better.
The federal government's top fisheries experts say that three widely used pesticides — including the controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos — are jeopardizing the survival of many species of salmon, as well as orcas that feed on those salmon. It's a fresh attack on a chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency was ready to take off the market a year ago — until the Trump administration changed course. Chlorpyrifos is widely used by farmers to protect crops like strawberries, broccoli...
When you look up names beginning M-U-L-L in jazz indexes, Gerry Mulligan (and sometimes Moon Mullins) is about all you get. But for Central and Western New Englanders, and lots of folks who knew him at Berklee in Boston, Scott Mullett was a name worthy of the reference books, a larger than life figure from the White Mountain State, as jovial as all get-out, and a monster saxophonist. Alas, Scott died on Wednesday, January 3, at his home near Keene, NH, and a great feeling of loss has settled...
Today our colleague Robert Siegel is retiring after four decades at NPR. He's covered everything from peace movements in East and West Germany to the Republican revolution of the 104th Congress, the mentally ill homeless and the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. Over his 30-year tenure as host of All Things Considered , Robert has also chased one of his lifelong passions — classical music. He's interviewed dozens of today's most compelling musicians. "I'm intrigued by classical...
Aja C. Holmes planned to go to work last week, but her flu symptoms — a cough, fever and severe body aches that worsened overnight — had other ideas. "It felt like somebody took a bat and beat my body up and down," said Holmes, 39, who works as a residential life director at California State University, Sacramento. "I couldn't get out of bed." The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season . Flu is widespread in 46 states, including California, according to the latest...
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Homeless shelters across the country are being strained by frigid weather and a population of people who are homeless that is up for the first time since 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Despite "code blue" policies that are designed to bring more homeless people inside during freezing temperatures, shelters are reaching capacity and being forced to turn people away, says Nan Roman, president and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. "Thirty...