Category: National

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

America’s most visible leader in the civil rights movement used tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. The Baptist minister was often greeted with barbaric violence from officials…

Flu deaths higher than estimated

According to new estimates published by the Centers for Disease Control, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year, higher than a previous estimate of 250,000 to 500,000 and based on a robust, multinational…

Trump dooms Republicans

Mounting unpopularity for President Donald Trump is expected to thin the herd among Republicans in Congress. On average, 22 House members retire each cycle, but so far at least 26 Republican lawmakers have announced that they would not return to…

Census counts 327 million Americans

The U.S. Census Bureau says the U.S. population was 326,971,407 on Jan. 1, 2018, representing an increase of 2,314,238, or 0.71 percent, from New Year’s Day 2017. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 18,225,587, or…