Journalists weren’t the only ones shut out from the Environmental Protection Agency’s conference this week on chemically contaminated drinking water. Many victims of water polluted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances were also left out, and are struggling to get clear answers about the dangers to their communities.
Armed bystanders gunned down a shooter Thursday at an Oklahoma City restaurant, killing him, police said.
School shootings in this country are becoming so depressingly common that lawmakers in New Hampshire just passed a bill that would give the state’s teachers a $100,000 death benefit if they’re “killed in the line of duty” — a phrase generally used when talking about police or firefighters.
Republican leaders have held off a coup from moderate lawmakers on immigration — for now.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday defended an agency policy that will result in more families being separated at the border, saying, under a barrage of questions at a Senate hearing, that similar separations happen in the US “every day.”