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Monday, May 20, 2019 at 02:59 PM PDT

Sound Journey Concert to Benefit Make-a-Wish

Sound Journey Concert to Benefit Make-a-Wish

The event takes place on Friday May 24 at Ginseng Yoga on Beech Street.

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 03:53 AM PDT

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:06 PM PDT

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

'Nobody Knows': Virginia Kindergartner Battles Rare Cancer

It's called DIPG, and chances are, it's one of the worst cancers you've never heard of. And it's one that hits children. That's why DIPG Awareness Day — May 17 — has been created. It's also why a Herndon family...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:51 PM PDT

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

Multiple States Pass Abortion Laws, Confusion Ensues

As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, confusion is swirling about what exactly that means for women.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:57 PM PDT

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion....

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 08:06 AM PDT

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 08:15 AM PDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:37 AM PDT

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

During a recent walk in the woods, Stephanie Tait moved slowly, leaning into her cane when necessary, and pausing to take a break every few steps. She is 34 years old. Tait, a mother of two in Salem,...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 05:08 PM PDT

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 03:08 AM PDT

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says backyard chickens likely are behind the Salmonella outbreaks in 21 states. The Tennessean reports the Thursday announcement says five people have been...

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