(NEW YORK) -- Since the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers have seen a 45% increase in contacts -- primarily in people texting or sending messages seeking help -- compared to last year, according to new data from the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A bill to avert a federal government shutdown passed the House on Friday, just hours before the midnight deadline. The House voted 230-201 to pass the stopgap legislation, which will keep the government funded through mid-December -- past the midterm elections. The bill now... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Democratic congressional leaders are facing a progressive revolt -- that could potentially risk a government shutdown -- in the wake of the closed-door deal between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin that won the latter's crucial support... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- When Democrats left Washington in August, they did so on the wings of a series of policy wins, leaving town after pushing through many of President Joe Biden's key climate and health care proposals on party-line votes. But now, with midterms in November... Read More.
(WILKES-BARRE, Penn.) -- President Joe Biden continued his sharpened attacks on the Republican Party as he visited Pennsylvania on Tuesday, criticizing "MAGA Republicans" for their response to the Mar-a-Lago search and Jan. 6 as he highlighted his administration's policing and crime prevention efforts. "A safer... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With COVID-19 funding drying up and no fresh cash infusion from Congress, the Biden administration says it will suspend its offer of free at-home rapid tests through COVID.gov. The program will be put on pause later this week. "Ordering through this program will be... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Back to school means back-to-school lunches, but this year they're costing more with food prices increasing nationwide. Pandemic relief funds that ensured free meals for all kids ran out in June and school nutritionists are blaming higher costs on inflation, supply chain... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Back to school means back-to-school lunches, but this year they're costing more with food prices increasing nationwide. Pandemic relief funds that ensured free meals for all kids ran out in June and school nutritionists are blaming higher costs on inflation, supply chain problems... Read More.
(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- Louisiana's attorney general said he wants cities that don't enforce the state's abortion laws to have their funding withheld. Louisiana was one of several states that had a trigger law banning abortion that would immediately go into effect upon the Supreme... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden will unveil on Thursday an expanded budget request to Congress with $37 billion in funding for law enforcement and crime prevention for what the White House is calling his "Safer America Plan." But Biden's request is aspirational -- it's for... Read More.
(LONDON) -- The International Rescue Committee for the first time on Tuesday issued a "Crisis Alert" update to its annual "Emergency Watchlist" report, warning that millions of people across East Africa could die from "catastrophic famine" without "urgent" international funding and action. The global humanitarian... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline prepared for the launch of a nationwide three-digit number on Saturday, local, state and federal government officials gathered in Philadelphia Friday to discuss the effort to get the new nationwide 988 calling code. "There's been a lot... Read More.