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Health: Michael J. Fox and the Long Fight with Parkinson’s

The Story: Michael J. Fox, the actor who embodied Alex Keaton on the classic TV sitcom Family Ties, and Marty McFly in the Back to the Futures movies, has since the late 1990s become the...
Bob Dole's moving salute to former President Bush

Bob Dole, RIP: The Last of the Greatest Generation

The Story: Former Vice President Robert ("Bob") Dole (R - Kan.) died of lung cancer Sunday after 98 years of life. With this, the generation that fought the Second World War, and that has sometimes...

Science: China’s New Hypersonic Glide Vehicle

The Story: The People's Republic of China has unveiled a new weapons system that is an outgrowth of space technologies, and that has some in the U.S. defense establishment concerned. The new system is a...

Redistricting in Georgia may cost prominent gun control advocate a seat in the House

The Story: Redistricting, based on the 2020 census, has hit the State of Georgia. This new Census will not result in any change in the representation of Georgia in the House: it had 14 seats...

Science: ExxonMobil Investing in Algae Technology

The Story: The global petrochemical corporation ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) is hedging its bets, investing in alternative fuels. As one example: it has entered into a deal with a privately held biotech firm (Viridos). Exxon will...

Health: Autism and Diagnosis

The Story: Family doctors usually screen children for autism, or more generally for "autism spectrum disorder," at age 18 months and again at 2 years. Unfortunately, ASD often does not manifest itself behaviorally until a...

Health: Jury Finds Against Retail Pharm Chains in Opioid Case

The Story: A federal jury in Cleveland, Ohio found on Nov. 23 that the corporations that own three large pharmacy-retail chains (CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens) are liable for the damage they have done to two...

Presidential election in Honduras

The Story: Honduras, a Central American republic, held its presidential election Sunday. It appears that Xiomara Castro, of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE) prevailed. Background: There were three significant candidates for the office. In addition to...

Science: Not all Nuclear Power Comes from the Same Plant Design

The Story: The government of the United Kingdom says that it will spend £210 million (US$283 million) to develop small modular reactors (SMRs). Specifically, it is providing the money to Rolls-Royce SMR, which is matching it...

A Rare House Censure for Rep. Paul Gosar (R – Ariz.)

The Story: On Wednesday, Nov. 17, The U.S. House of Representatives censured one of its members, Rep. Paul Gosar, who has represented the 4th Congressional district in Arizona since 2013. The House also deprived Gosar...