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Stocks fall after Steve Mnuchin makes call to banks

The Trump Team’s Controversial New Banking Rule

The Story: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bureau of the Treasury Department charged with regulating federally-insured banks, recently proposed a new...
Iran says it will break the low-grade uranium stockpile limit

The Politics of the Death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The Story: As yet unidentified assailants killed Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and three of his bodyguards, in Absard, a city near Tehran, the country's...
Biden accusations spark conversation on personal space, affection, and PC culture

Biden’s Choice for the Secretary of State

The Story: Joseph Biden, President Elect, announced this weekend that he will nominate Antony Blinken, a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administration, for his...

Health: The Roads Themselves are Air Pollutants

The Story: When scientists recently looked at all the known sources of air pollution in the Los Angeles metro area (including of course automotive emissions)...

Big New Asian Trade Deal

The Story: On November 15, representatives of 15 Asian countries signed a trade deal that is designed to create the world's largest-ever single market, the...
Joe Biden benefits from tax breaks, runs against them

Joseph Biden has the Electoral Votes He Needs

The Story: Some dust is finally settling over the hotly contested Presidential election this cycle, the one that pitted Former Vice President Joseph Biden (D)...

It Has Been a Long Campaign, But Election Day is Here!

The Plan: Welcome to election day, 2020. Between expanded mail-in voting and Covid-19 concerns, the election has been underway for weeks, but the traditional election...

The Election: We Won’t Know Until We Know

The Story: Opinion polling is an applied science. Opinion polling as it relates to campaigns for President of the United States is the most visible...

Health: Biogen Invests in ALS Project

The Story: Last week, pharmaceutical giant Biogen Inc. and start-up Scribe Therapeutics announced a joint project to develop therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also...

Health: Renee C. Fox, Rest in Peace

The Story: One of the founders of the academic study of medical sociology, Renee C. Fox, passed away quietly last month at a hospice in...