Pat Huey

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He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Science Fiction

The Gender Gap in Senior-Level Government Jobs

There is a sig­ni­fic­ant gap between male and fe­male rep­res­ent­a­tion with­in seni­or-level fed­er­al gov­ern­ment po­s­i­tions. Of the 15 …

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Catholics Split Again On Coverage For Birth Control

As Heard On Morning Edition<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Two prominent Catholic groups are finding themselves, once again, on opposite sides of a key issue regarding the Affordable Care Act.<p>Three years ago, the Catholic Health Association, whose members run hospitals and nursing homes across the …

Employment Non-Discrimination Act Passes Senate Committee

WASHINGTON -- LGBT rights advocates chalked up a win on Wednesday as a Senate committee passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.<p>The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions passed …

Wal-Mart, Gap back Bangladesh factory safety plan

Wal-Mart, The Gap and other North American retailers unveiled a five-year factory safety plan for Bangladesh, aimed at preventing similar tragedies to two that struck plants making clothes for the Western market in the impoverished nation in the last eight months.<p>The announcement in Washington by …

Immigration Reform's Moment of Truth

House Republicans are meeting today to figure out what's next for the landmark legislation. Things look bleak for reformers.<p>Nick Ut/Associated Press<p>Immigration reform passed the Senate, but can it get through the House? We may find out soon.<p>House Republicans are scheduled to meet Wednesday …

Americans live a little longer, still lag other rich countries

Americans may be living longer and even exercising a little more, but we really are not much healthier than we were 10 years ago and we are still far behind other rich countries when it comes to our health, researchers said Wednesday.<p>The biggest survey of U.S. health in 15 years breaks down death, …

Texas House passes contentious abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid a filibuster and raucous protests.<p>A final vote could be held as early as Friday in the Senate, where the measure …

Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds

The infamous drug bath salts, which rose to notoriety the last year, now has some even stronger evidence to its mighty addictiveness. A new study finds that the active ingredient in the drug trumps even the most addictive substances we know, namely methamphetamine. The study, using rats who became …

Climate change to top agenda at US-China talks

The secretary of state, John Kerry, has promised climate change will top the agenda of this week's broad US-Chinese strategic dialogue, further …

Five Mind-Blowing Charts on the War on Pot

Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little …

Everyone calm down, there is no “bee-pocalypse”

The media is abuzz once again with stories about dying bees. According to a new report from the USDA, scientists have been unable to pinpoint the cause of colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious affliction causing honey bees to disappear from their hives. Possible factors include parasites, …

Ecology

Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday failed to restore lower interest rates on student loans, again coming up short and perhaps signaling that undergraduates might really face rates twice as high as the ones they enjoyed last year.<p>The proposal from Democratic leaders would have left …