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of students around the US have started autumn with familiar rituals: waiting for absent teachers, flipping through outdated books and watching their peers fall behind in strained, segregated schools that experts warn represent a slow-burning crisis neglected by leaders.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