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I attended Winona public schools from kindergarten through my graduation from WSHS in 1964. It was my extreme good fortune to have been able to learn the viola and cello from the incomparable Milton Davenport, who ran the orchestra program at WSHS at that time. I played cello in the orchestr… Read more
The White House recently excluded a CNN reporter from an international trade announcement in apparent retaliation after she shouted unwelcome questions at President Donald Trump during an Oval Office appearance, but did it actually violate the Constitution?
The Trump administration plans to give American farmers and ranchers hurt by the current trade war US$12 billion in emergency relief to mitigate the impact of tariffs on their exports.
The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialogue, but one important group’s voice is often absent in this heated debate: the women who choose abortion.
An recent investigation from a team of academic researchers found that hate crime totals for the 10 largest cities rose for four straight years to the highest level in a decade. Within these data are intriguing signs about the timing and direction of this bigotry.
Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased nearly 30 percent in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. But why are the suicide rates increasing so fast?
A recent study suggests that, beyond emotion, two general learning mechanisms are also affected by early life stress – and these have the potential to explain long-term effects of childhood adversity.
The Centers for Disease Control reported this month that the number of births in the U.S. is down 2 percent – “the lowest number in 30 years.” But it's not necessarily unprecedented. Here's why:
From Mary Magdalene to "The Scarlet Letter"'s Hester Prynne and beyond, women of questionable morality who live undisciplined lives have been socially shunned. That seems to finally be changing.