Katelyn Pearson

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Desperation Mounts in Caribbean Islands: ‘All the Food Is Gone’

MARIGOT, St. Martin — At dawn, people began to gather, quietly planning for survival after Hurricane Irma.<p>They started with the grocery stores, scavenging what they needed for sustenance: water, crackers, fruit.<p>But by nightfall on Thursday, what had been a search for food took a more menacing turn, …

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

Prepared for the Bitcoin Cash Crash?

The fledgling Bitcoin Cash market is trending toward $600. How does it compare to "traditional" Bitcoin, in a week where actual "hard" Bitcoin prices …

Trump’s full inauguration speech transcript, annotated

<i>The president of the United States is now Donald Trump, who just took the oath of office and, shortly thereafter, delivered his inaugural address.</i><p><i>We've posted the entire transcript below and highlighted the key portions. To see an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text. To make your own,</i> …

Trump's executive order: Who does travel ban affect?

<b>On 27 January President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries.</b><p>The move sparked numerous protests and legal challenges. A week later a federal judge in Seattle suspended it nationwide, allowing banned …

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.<p><i>This story was first published on newyorker.com on October 10, 2017, at 10:47 A.M. The version below appears in the October 23, 2017, issue.</i><p>1.<p>Since the establishment of the first studios, a century ago, …

Narwhals Are Helping NASA Understand Melting Ice and Rising Seas

Greenland’s ice cap holds beneath it 10 percent of the earth’s freshwater, enough to raise global sea levels by 20 feet. While there's no doubt it is …

Trump signs transgender military ban

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a directive reinstating a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military, although it defers to the Pentagon on whether to remove those now in uniform and leaves open the door for it to seek changes.<p>Trump's directive, issued to the Defense and …

Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, overcoming years of conservative resistance to enact change that the public had made clear that it wanted.<p>The final approval in the House of Representatives, with just four votes against the …

LGBTQI

The Impact of President Trump's 'Global Gag Rule' on Women's Health is Becoming Clear

It has now been a little more than a year since President Donald Trump, on his first full day in office, reinstated the Mexico City Policy, also …

Health Care

Trump Administration Looks At Country's Nuclear Policy

The Trump administration releases its Nuclear Posture Review Friday. It's a periodic assessment of U.S. strategic forces and nuclear policy.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>The Trump administration spells out its thinking today on what U.S. nuclear forces should look like and also how our country's …

Voting Rights Process For Florida Felons Unconstitutional, Judge Says

A federal judge has declared unconstitutional Florida's procedure for restoring voting rights to felons who have served their time.<p>In a strongly worded ruling seen as a rebuke of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is the lead defendant in the case, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said the …

Florida

We’re making real progress against cancer. But you may not know it if you’re poor.

The disease is increasingly a microcosm of inequality.<p>In the past, cancer was seen as a death sentence. These days, it’s increasingly a survivable or chronic disease. But that’s especially true if you’re rich.<p>That’s the takeaway from two big new reports on cancer deaths in the US and globally. On …

Cancer

Seal Study Reveals Why Polar Bears Are All so Emaciated Now

It's not just the beloved bears that are in trouble.<p>In December 2017, video footage of an extremely emaciated polar bear went viral. Louder voices …

Global Warming

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

FBI Prepares For Release Of Controversial Memo

The Justice Department and the FBI are preparing for the release of a memo that questions their impartiality in conducting the Russia probe. Meanwhile, the special counsel continues his work.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>The long-awaited memo is likely to see the light of day today. President Trump …

'American carnage' President presides over prison reform push

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Following building momentum on Capitol Hill and backing from advocates left and right, a nod from President Donald Trump has lifted the expectation that prison reform legislation could pass this year.<p>Criminal justice reform has picked up increased support and attention over the …