Alan Yuhas

Slathering on Sunscreen at the Beach? You Could Be Destroying Coral Reefs

For years we’ve been told to slap on sunscreen to protect against the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. But eco-conscious beachgoers may want to take care with their sunscreen this summer, as studies show that many contemporary sunscreens pose a threat to the ocean environment.

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Fact-Checking Donald Trump's First Presidential Address to Congress

In his first presidential address to Congress, Trump claimed 94 million aren’t working and Obamacare is collapsing. Alan Yuhas sorts fact from fiction.

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John McCain on Trump: Suppressing Free Press Is 'How Dictators Get Started'

Senator John McCain has warned that suppression of a free press is “how dictators get started," criticizing Donald Trump’s "continued declaration." 

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Clinton Defends Albright and Steinem Apologises as Sexism Claims Dominate Democratic Race

The feminist writer Gloria Steinem apologized on Sunday for remarks about young women who support Bernie Sanders, not long after Hillary Clinton defended Madeleine Albright over her comment that there is “a special place in hell” for women who do not support Clinton.

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Obama Announces Executive Actions to Help Prisoners Rejoin Society, Including 'Ban the Box'

Barack Obama will announce a series of executive actions to help current and former prisoners re-enter society on Monday, as the president continues his campaign to wind down the war on drugs and reform a “broken” system.

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South Carolina Sheriff Fires Deputy Seen Manhandling Teenage Girl in Video

South Carolina police officer captured on video this week pulling a female student from her desk in a school classroom and tossing her to the floor has been fired, the county sheriff says.

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Students' Return to School Marred by Renewed Segregation

Millions of students around the US have started autumn with familiar rituals: waiting for absent teachers, flipping through outdated books and watching their peers fall behind in strained, segregated schools that experts warn represent a slow-burning crisis neglected by leaders.

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Life Sentence Is "Slow Death Penalty" for Drug Prisoner Left Off Obama's Clemency List

For two years in the late 1980s, a young addict drove between Florida and Georgia ferrying crack cocaine and cash in a liquor bag. During the next two decades, his brothers and sisters raised families without him, his wife divorced him and died, and he was barred from attending his mother’s funeral less than 50 miles away.

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North Carolina Now Lets Officials Opt Out Of Marrying Gay People On 'Religious Grounds'

North Carolina court officials can opt out of presiding over same-sex marriages for religious objections, state lawmakers decided on Wednesday, overriding a veto of the bill by Governor Pat McCrory.

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American Prudishness Reaches Comical New Low: FOX NY Censors Breasts of a Picasso Painting

A local Fox news station has censored the breasts on a cubist painting by Pablo Picasso, prompting bemusement and ridicule from art critics and audiences.

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President Obama Attempts to Defend the Administration's Latest Drone Disaster

Barack Obama has insisted the US was not “cavalier” in its assessment of the risks to civilians as the accidental deaths of two hostages in a drone strike against al-Qaida overshadowed a planned pep talk for intelligence chiefs.

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Walter Scott: A Loving Son and Father with a Passion for Music and Football

Walter Scott’s final moments have been broadcast around the world in the week since the 50-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer – an indelible image that symbolizes the raging national crisis about race and policing in the United States.

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Family of Man Murdered by Police in Broad Daylight Speaks Out for First Time

Warning: This video contains explicit content.

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DEA Agent's Wacky Warning on Dope-Crazed Rabbits

Legalizing medical marijuana in Utah could lead to absent-minded rabbits and other animals who don’t feel their natural instincts, a special agent for the DEA has warned the state.

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New York Gov: Incoming Monster Blizzard Is Part of a Pattern We've 'Never Seen Before'

Massive snowstorms such as the one sweeping into the US north-east on Monday are “part of the changing climate”, New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, declared at a press conference announcing a state of emergency.

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Officer in Fatal Shooting Reportedly Texted Union Rep Instead of Calling Ambulance While Victim Bled

An officer involved in a fatal shooting in a Brooklyn project texted his union representative rather than immediately calling for medical assistance, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

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The Electrifying Book That Showed America Why the Greedy Deserve Our Scorn Turns 75

John Steinbeck was not the best or most brilliant writer America ever had. He may have a brighter legacy than any other, though, in part because he suggested wrath could be good. He inspired Cesar Chavez and John Kennedy; Bruce Springsteen and Woody Guthrie (and by extension Rage Against the Machine); John Ford and South Park. The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago today, means just as much to the US now as it did in 1939, when the Dust Bowl destroyed the American west, the economy lay in tatters, a minority held the keys to the bank, and a vast migrant population wandered without homes or rights.

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