[embed:render:node:612966:full]There are two different versions of the federal poverty measure: the poverty guidelines and the poverty thresholds. The thresholds are statistical: they make it possible to calculate how many people are in poverty. The guidelines are administrative: they make it possible to determine an individual’s financial... read more
A flash flood emergency has been declared in Houston, Texas where hundreds are stranded due to slow-moving torrential downpours throughout the area. According to the Harris County Flood Watch, some parts of Harris County has received over 10 inches of rain stranding hundreds of people. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in... read more
Worldwide support for Ireland to legalize same-sex marriage is lighting up social media as Irish citizens living abroad tweet photos of themselves traveling #hometovote. It's up to Irish voters to pass the referendum allowing gay marriage in the largely Catholic country, and it's looking likely that they will. read more
Q. You were a member of the Bandidos for many years. What was that lifestyle like? Take us inside the lifestyle of the Bandidos for a layperson. A. It was life in the fast lane. Every week day I took my daughter to daycare or school, and then went off to work. Every weekend, I hung out with my brothers; we usually rode our Harleys to a biker... read more
Just one day after a major U.S. city hiked its minimum wage to $15 per hour, fast-food workers rallied outside of the McDonald's annual shareholder meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois, Wednesday to advocate for higher wages.
How much do you know about America's minimum wage battle? Take this quiz and find out. read more
B.B. King, known across the world as the "King of Blues," died Thursday night at his home in Las Vegas. He was 89. The Blues legend was a 15-time Grammy winner, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush.
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By Emily Samsel, Bridget Todd, Joseph Neese and Alicia Maule
"Deflategate" wasn't the only story taking up headlines this week.
Here's your chance to catch up on everything from Bernie Sanders to the latest Obamacare numbers to a woman who is suing all gay people. read more
Taking a step back from the violence in Baltimore that broke out Monday in the wake of Freddie Gay's death, there are key factors that contextualize the city's current agitation. "We've got to understand the root cause of these problems," Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus told... read more