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  • texas Nov 23, 2019

    California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Sending Unwanted Nude Pics

    A California state senator wants to make it a crime to send unwanted nude photos to people online or in text messages.

  • California Nov 21, 2019

    California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Sending Unwanted Nude Pics

    Exposing yourself on the street is a crime, but the law is less clear when it happens in the digital realm. Earlier this year, Texas outlawed sending unwanted nude photos to people through dating apps or other digital means, making it a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500. Now Chang, who has since been elected to...

  • Daniel Macht Oct 17, 2019

    This Viral Photo Reminds Us All How Hard Labor and Delivery Nurses Work

    As a labor and delivery nurse, Caty Nixon cares for families in joy and sorrow. “The good times are so good, and the bad times are heartbreaking,” Nixon, from Forney, Texas, told TODAY. “I’m here for all of it.” Last summer, Nixon ended a 53-hour, four-day workweek by delivering a stillborn baby. The 29-year-old kept it together until she got...

  • United States Oct 17, 2019

    Share of Americans With No Religious Affiliation Growing

    The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, Pew said Thursday that 65% of American adults now describe themselves as Christian, down from 77% in 2009....

  • Daniel Macht Oct 16, 2019

    Monica Lewinsky Unveils Powerful PSA About a ‘Silent Epidemic’

    Monica Lewinsky unveiled a new interactive public service announcement on Wednesday that powerfully tells the story of a silent epidemic unfolding around the world. The activist and speaker appeared exclusively on TODAY for the release of “The Epidemic,” a video highlighting her latest campaign against online bullying.

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2019

    Social Security: Retiree Checks to Rise 1.6% in 2020

    Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection. The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2019

    Chinese Woman Accused of Mar-a-Lago Trespass Set for Trial

    The upcoming trial of a Chinese national on federal charges that she trespassed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lied to the Secret Service is potentially a circus wrapped in mystery. Rejecting the strong recommendation of U.S. District Judge Roy Altman, Yujing Zhang fired her public defenders in June to act as her own attorney – a longshot move...

  • texas Aug 30, 2019

    Texas Teams With Bumble to Crack Down on ‘Cyber Flashing’

    Texas is teaming with Bumble to crack down on people who send unsolicited nude images on dating apps and elsewhere in cyberspace.

  • North Texas Jul 20, 2019

    Dallas Outranks All in Attracting Young Professionals

    Dallas grew its millennial population more than any other city in the U.S., a new analysis of Census Bureau data shows.

  • Law enforcement Jun 13, 2019

    Catholic Bishops Approve New Sex-Abuse Reporting Hotline

    U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church’s most tangible steps yet in confronting its sex-abuse crisis. The hotline, which would field allegations that bishops committed abuse or covered it up, would take complaints by telephone and through an online link. It’s supposed...

  • Houston Jun 11, 2019

    US Catholic Bishops Convene to Confront Sex Abuse Crisis

    The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops convened a high-stakes meeting Tuesday under pressure to defuse the ever-widening child sexual abuse crisis that has weakened the church. The bishops “face the task of rooting the evil of sexual abuse from the church,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in opening the four-day meeting. The deliberations will...

  • texas Jun 5, 2019

    Beto O’Rourke Voting Rights Plan Seeks 65% National Voter Turnout

    Beto O’Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65%.

  • finance May 13, 2019

    Survey: 62% of Millennials Say They’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    Almost two-thirds of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck and only 38% feel financially stable, according to a new survey from Charles Schwab. Millennials, more than any other generation surveyed by Schwab, feel the most insecure when it comes to their finances. That’s according to roughly 380 millennials (ages 23 to 38) surveyed for Schwab’s 2019 Modern Wealth report....

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2019

    Trump: Democrats Would ‘Leave Israel Out There’

    President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could “leave Israel out there,” as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump touted his precedent-shredding actions to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from...

  • PRESIDENT Mar 25, 2019

    Money Woes Force More Couples to Put Marriage on the Back Burner

    These days, being young and in love just isn’t enough....
    Sky-high rents, record-breaking student loan debt and stagnant wages have caused many millennials to delay marriage, children and home buying, studies show....
    “We not seeing 20-somethings getting married, we are seeing 30-somethings and it’s still just as hard to stay married,” said Peter Walzer, the president of the American Academy of Matrimonial...

  • Presidential election Jan 30, 2019

    For the First Time, Latinos to Be Largest Non-White Share of Eligible Voters, Says Pew

    Latinos are on track to make up a larger share of eligible voters in the 2020 presidential election, more than the share of eligible voters who are black, according to new data from Pew Research Center. By 2020, 32 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote, just slightly more than the 30 million voters who are black. For Asians, the...

  • NBC Jan 28, 2019

    Tom Brokaw Says He Feels Terrible Commentary Offended Hispanics

    NBC’s Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation “offended some members of that proud culture.” The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the day during a discussion of the proposed border wall....

  • Donald Trump Dec 28, 2018

    Latino Support for GOP Steady Despite Trump Immigration Talk

    Pedro Gonzalez has faith in Donald Trump and his party. The 55-year-old Colombian immigrant is a pastor at an evangelical church in suburban Denver. Initially repelled by Trump in 2016, he’s been heartened by the president’s steps to protect religious groups and appoint judges who oppose abortion rights. More important, Gonzalez sees Trump’s presidency as part of a divine plan....

  • Instagram Dec 14, 2018

    Vitaminwater Is Offering $100,000 if You Can Stay Off Smartphones for a Year

    Could you actually ditch your smartphone for a year? Vitaminwater wants to find out, and it’s willing to part with $100,000 if someone can rise to the challenge.

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2018

    Turbulent Stock Market Spooks Some Older Workers, Retirees

    The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning. “There’s a lot of fear that if you have another event like 2008 and you retire...

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