In this June, 28, 2012 photo, hog farmer Robert Young, 68, walks past his hog barn while tending to his livestock on his family farm in Buckhart, Ill.
M. Spencer Green/AP
November 16, 2017

CAFO Reporting Rule May Take Effect

Large livestock farms may have to start reporting high levels of two types of emissions as of Wednesday. But the Environmental Protection Agency wanted a last-minute delay of a federal rule it’s been trying to modify for years.


Ella Jones, left, and Diane Stevenson hug goodbye after a meeting of the Breakfast Club, a group that offers support and friendship to women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Carolina Hidalgo/St. Louis Public Radio
November 16, 2017

Cancer-Coaching Grandmothers Hold Hands, Lift Spirits

One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her life. But the burden is particularly heavy for African-American women. Like Hispanic women, they are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer and at a later stage than their white counterparts.


Students Kate Shulenberger (left) and Sarah Goodman on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate Student Council plan a "call your congressman" event on campus.
Chris Arnold/NPR
November 15, 2017

Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan

There are a lot of anxious graduate students at universities around the country right now. That's because to help pay for more than $1 trillion in tax cuts for U.S. corporations, the House Republican tax plan would raise taxes on grad students in a very big way. These students make very little money to begin with. And many would have to pay about half of their modest student stipends in taxes.


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