Crime crackdown nets more than 70 arrests in one day in New Castle area

State police said they arrested more than 70 people in the greater New Castle area, during an eight-hour crime crackdown. The operation was partly to address what police called “ongoing quality of life issues” in the area. They focused on areas around New Castle Avenue, U.S. 13, South Market Street and the U.S. 40 corridor. …

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DNC Chair Perez defends stricter criteria for next Democratic primary debate

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez defended on Sunday the criteria to qualify for the party’s next presidential primary debate, calling it a “fair bar” for the White House hopefuls to meet. Perez’s comments come ahead of the upcoming Democratic debate on Thursday, where 10 candidates meeting the required 2 percent support in four qualifying polls and 130,000 unique …

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How A Prenatal ‘Bootcamp’ For New Dads Helps The Whole Family

“Before I became a dad, the thought of struggling to comfort my crying baby horrified me,” says Yaka Oyo, 37, a new father who lives in New York City. Like many first-time parents, Oyo worried he would misread his newborn baby’s cues. “I pictured myself pleading with my baby saying, ‘What do you want?’ ” …

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Death toll from mysterious vaping-related illnesses rises to five

The death toll from a mysterious vaping illness has now risen to five, as per the report. The sickness associated to vaping, which includes symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath and vomiting, has risen up in 450 cases across the country, puzzling health officials. Though vaping has been identified as a common figure in …

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Hill previews inmate-education bill; lawmaker proposes work with historically black colleges

Drugs sent Terrance Knowlton to prison, but on Friday, a U.S. congressman and roomful of college administrators gave him an applause. Knowlton, 30, of Little Rock had just told the story of how classes at Shorter College had allowed him to successfully re-enter society after being released from prison. It’s people like Knowlton whom U.S. …

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Trump Changed U.S. Politics. Now He’s Changing Political Science

Donald Trump isn’t just disrupting politics. He’s disrupting political science. Since the 2016 election, the president’s unusual behavior has violated the ivory tower, forcing professors to rip up their syllabuses, rewrite textbooks, start new lines of research, and craft entirely new course offerings. Professors say Trump has broken long-held assumptions about how presidential elections are …

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Verdict in Ghost Ship trial brings more pain and frustration for families

On Thursday — two years, nine months and four days after a fire ripped through an Oakland warehouse-turned-arts-collective, killing 36 people — a Bay Area jury returned a verdict in the Ghost Ship fire trial. Two men, Max Harris and Derick Almena, had been facing 36 years in state prison on 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in …

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How Should Scientists’ Access To Health Databanks Be Managed?

More than a million Americans have donated genetic information and medical data for research projects. But how that information gets used varies a lot, depending on the philosophy of the organizations that have collected the data. Some hold the data close, while others are working to make the data as widely and easily available to …

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz decides against running for president

Howard Shultz, the former Starbucks CEO who had been claiming an independent presidential bid, announced Friday that he will not run for president. “My belief in the need to reform our two-party system has not faltered, but I have concluded that an independent campaign for the White House is not how I can best serve …

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Psychedelic Research Center Created at Johns Hopkins University

A research center that will evaluate the use of psychedelic drugs to treat conditions such as addiction, alcoholism and depression was announced by Johns Hopkins University. “Johns Hopkins is deeply committed to exploring innovative treatments for our patients,” Paul Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said in a statement. …

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