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Pope Francis Sends A Relic Of Jesus' Manger To The Holy Land

Saturday, November 30, 2019

At the start of Christmas season, Pope Francis has sent a small piece of wooden relic reputed to be part of Jesus' manger after he was born to Bethlehem, traditionally known as Jesus' birthplace.


Coal Miners To Demand Congress Restore Full Black Lung Benefits Tax

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Coal miners will press members of Congress to fully restore a coal excise tax that supports miners diagnosed with black lung. The tax was cut more than 50% at the end of last year.


Regulators Resist Call For Action In Response To Black Lung Epidemic

Thursday, June 20, 2019

A top mine safety regulator testified before Congress that no new regulations are needed to protect workers from deadly silica dust, despite an epidemic of advanced black lung disease.


Chinese Tourism To U.S. Is Down After Years Of Booming Growth

Friday, May 31, 2019

Fewer Chinese tourists have been visiting Hawaii, Arizona and other population destinations in recent years. The strong dollar has made travel more expensive, just as political tensions have grown.


An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

More than 2,000 miners in Appalachia are dying from an advanced stage of black lung. NPR and Frontline have found the government had multiple warnings and opportunities to protect them, but didn't.


U.S. Degree? Check. U.S. Work Visa? Still A Challenge

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With a recent U.S. degree in hand, many international students are left to navigate the complicated immigration system by themselves.