Even in the Ivy League, Black men are still subject to racial profiling

Earlier this month, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow tackled the complexities of police interaction in a lengthy op-ed pegged to a Montana police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed methamphetamine user. The African American writer cited the incident as just one example of how complicated police interaction can be, and the types of […]

Milk industry fights back against ‘anti-dairy folks’

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan […]

Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots

Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position. He also doubts that the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game. “I think the perception is the reality,” […]

Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure ‘critically important’

The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was “critically important” to improve the country’s infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the CBS program “60 Minutes.” House Speaker John Boehner said he agreed with the White House there was room […]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I’m ready’ for White House run

Conceding there was more “excitement than preparation” for his first presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday declared himself ready for a second White House run should he decide to enter the crowded 2016 Republican field. “I don’t shy away from the fact that I have been preparing. Preparation’s done. I’m ready,” he said […]

Cosby’s Denver show draws protests

The show must go on. That was the message Bill Cosby sent Saturday night as the embattled comedian performed back-to-back shows in the Mile High city. Cosby, 77, was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as he walked on stage wearing a gray sweatsuit with the words “Hello Friend” written on the front. Cosby […]

New York Governor Cuomo to lead trade mission to Cuba

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will lead one of the first trade missions to Cuba from the United States since the Obama administration loosened travel and trade restrictions on the Communist-ruled Caribbean island, his office confirmed on Saturday. The Democratic governor will be promoting an initiative which seeks to attract foreign investment to New York […]

How to cut America’s crazy high health care costs

Commentary By creating more competitive markets for health insurance exchanges, Medicare Part C and other health services, the nation can save big, says Ezekiel J. Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. After decades of false starts and frustration, free market champions should be cheering— competitive […]

Medicare aims to improve coordinating seniors’ chronic care

Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor’s prescription doesn’t interfere with another’s. Starting this month, Medicare will pay primary care doctors a monthly fee to better coordinate care for the most vulnerable seniors — those with multiple chronic illnesses — even if they don’t have […]

AbbVie wins U.S. approval for Parkinson’s treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AbbVie Inc’s treatment for Parkinson’s disease, three months ahead of the scheduled review date. The treatment, Duopa — a combination of carbidopa and levodopa — is the first to be effective for 16 hours, compared with existing oral formulations that last for up to four hours following a […]


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