In today’s buzz, a new Maryland fee inadvertently starts a “green” ministry, LDS OKs Mormon mothers with young children to teach, and the Oxford dictionary crowns “vape” the word of the year.
In today’s buzz, the difference between “Christmas break” and “Winter break,” and “blacks” and “African Americans.”
In today’s buzz, southern Baptists concede that the fight over same-sex marriage is over and the U.N. releases an urgent climate change report.
In today’s buzz, climate change gets an upbeat twist, Brazil considers a Pentecostal presidential candidate, and we rev up to release our 2014 American Values Survey.
In today’s Buzz, a “megadrought” seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida.
In today’s Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty.
In today’s Buzz, why Target’s customers won’t object to the company’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency.
In today’s Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap.
In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial.
In today’s Buzz, PRRI data makes an appearance in a wide range of news outlets, “historic” surveillance reform is introduced, abortion supporters avoid the label “pro-choice,” researchers say we’re on the verge of another biological extinction, and holograms could soon be embraced by politicians everywhere.