Last week’s unrelenting storms spawned floods that caused widespread damage across the Midwest, including a military base. The destruction has exposed a divide between the Trump administration and the armed forces over how serious a threat climate change poses.
Flooding across the Midwest this week has claimed three lives, damaged thousands of homes, and busted about 20 levees in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved Nebraska's request for federal disaster assistance.
A woman is suing Harvard University over its use of 19th century photos of two slaves, whom she claims as ancestors, that were commissioned by a Harvard biologist. The lawsuit says the continuing use of the images by the university is denigrating.
The U.S. has upped its military presence in Europe alongside NATO allies since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Some 34,000 American military personnel are currently stationed in Germany.
Across the U.S., school shootings over the past five years has prompted states to invest in school mental health initiatives. As studies show depression and anxiety are on the rise among U.S. teens, some states are pondering if emotional support is as important as security systems.