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Trump signs conservation funding law that will aid national parks

Trump signs conservation funding law that will aid national parks

President Donald Trump signed a measure Tuesday that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund — a program his administration’s budget proposals had repeatedly tried to cut. The legislation signing marks an important political win for Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Steve Daines of Montana, who both hail from conservation-minded states…MORE

In apparent reversal, Trump encourages Floridians to vote by mail

In apparent reversal, Trump encourages Floridians to vote by mail

After repeatedly seeking to discredit mail-in voting, President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed Florida’s election system is “safe and secure” and encourages Floridians to vote by mail. “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True. Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned…MORE

Condoleezza Rice says Confederate statues are indefensible but that calls to tear down other monuments have ‘gotten a little out of control’

Condoleezza Rice says Confederate statues are indefensible but that calls to tear down other monuments have ‘gotten a little out of control’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that she doesn’t “know why anybody wants to defend the Confederacy” and monuments erected in honor of it, but warned against the removal of other controversial statues, arguing that doing so would erase history. “I actually don’t know why anybody wants to defend the Confederacy and Confederate…MORE

High school football player loses both parents to Covid-19 within one week

High school football player loses both parents to Covid-19 within one week

Justin Hunter’s senior year of high school was supposed to be major. The Atlanta area star football player was looking forward to offers from courting colleges while enjoying his final season. Now, if football resumes, it’ll be the first season he has played without his parents on the sidelines. Justin, 17, lost both his parents…MORE

The eerie similarities between the anti-mask and the anti-vax

The eerie similarities between the anti-mask and the anti-vax

In the confusion and chaos of a global pandemic, a small but significant group of people who refuse to wear masks has emerged despite the now established evidence of their efficacy. If their emphasis on personal freedom, their misrepresentation of science and their passion to defend their position feels familiar, it is likely because the…MORE

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because your body absorbs the nutrient primarily through exposure to the sun. Some researchers had thought insufficient levels of vitamin D may play a role in depression but the findings of a large study of more than 18,000 US adults ages 50 years or older published Tuesday…MORE

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