Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.
Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed British-American neurologist and author, has died of cancer at the age of 82.
Even as the health of Americans has improved, the disparities in treatment and outcomes between white patients and black and Latino patients are almost as big as they were 50 years ago.
The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn’t “look out for its own citizens.”
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The operational cost of responding to such calls is about $150,000, plus a cost billed to patients.
Pacific walrus have come ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.
After hearing arguments Thursday afternoon, Judge Frank Pfiffner says he would rule at noon Friday on the legislature’s request to halt the process.
Alaska has the third lowest graduation rate in the country for Alaska Native and American Indian students — about 51 percent in the 2010-11 school year.
A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waters.
The state Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.
The sentencing hearing will be continued next week for a man accused of evidence tampering in the deaths of two Alaska State Troopers.
Few details have been released, including whether the deceased was male or female, or how the person died.