A Trump administration immigration order, Title 42, that allowed U.S. border officials to quickly expel migrants at the U.S. southern border – with no exceptions for asylum-seekers – expires May 11, 2023.
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Obesity in Children Is Rising Dramatically, and It Comes With Major – and Sometimes Lifelong – Health Consequences
In the past two decades, children have become more obese and have developed obesity at a younger age.
U.S. Interior Secretary Unveils $125 Million for Local Climate Projects
The U.S. Interior Department will send $125 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to scores of local climate resiliency and conservation projects, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland told a group of environmental reporters Friday.
EPA Sued Over Failure to Set, Update Pollution Limits
However, for 40 of the 59 industries subject to the pollution limits, the standards were “last updated 30 or more years ago, and 17 of those date back to the 1970s,” the EIP says.
Social Security Trustees Predict Benefit Cuts in 2033 Without Congressional Action
Social Security will no longer be able to pay full benefits in 2033, a year earlier than previously expected, according to a report released Friday.
Radio Interference from Satellites Is Threatening Astronomy – a Proposed Zone for Testing New Technologies Could Head Off the Problem
Visible light is just one part of the electromagnetic spectrum that astronomers use to study the universe.
National Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in December to 3.4 percent in January, the lowest recorded unemployment rate since 1969.
State Medical Cannabis Programs Failing To Make Enough Progress, Advocacy Group Finds
A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased, product safety standards are improved, and civil rights are strengthened for patients and prescribers.
Inflation Hasn’t Increased US Food Insecurity Overall, According to Our New Tracker
Grocery prices soared by 11.8% in 2022 – the swiftest pace since the early 1980s. Rapid inflation is, naturally, leading to concerns that it’s getting harder for Americans to put food on the table.
Postal Service On-Time Performance Similar in Rural, Urban Areas, Report Finds
Challenges with the cash-strapped United States Postal Service sent many Americans to their wit’s end during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in communities reliant on the mail for essential goods.