Special Report

After many states across the country set new records in daily new coronavirus cases in the middle of July, COVID-19 infections are once again appearing to be leveling off. Some of the increase in...
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes memory loss and impairs speech, behavior, and cognitive functions. The most common risk factor for the disease is age. The vast...
Schools across the country have begun to reopen. Some students are already going for in-person classes, while others will be starting the new academic year online. While each school or school...
The decade since the end of the Great Recession in 2009 was one of historic economic growth in the United States. Over that period, the U.S. economy added about 20 million jobs and the unemployment...
Every generation has its musical icons. Paul Simon could have been talking about himself when he said in his 1986 song “The Boy in the Bubble” that “every generation throws a hero up the pop...
More than 160,000 Americans are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 — by far the highest death toll of any country. Within the United States, the extent of the spread varies considerably from...
The nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases that began in early June appears to be finally slowing down. On Aug. 3, the number of new daily reported cases fell below 50,000 for the first time in nearly a...
The public education system in the United States lags behind the schools of many wealthy nations. According to an annual study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,...
Spending as much time as possible outdoors has become synonymous with staying healthy, especially in the age of COVID-19 (as Americans are being urged to exercise out in the open air to prevent...
Getting to the NFL takes a combination of natural talent and hard work, but growing up in the right place can also help. A large portion of NFL players hail from large states like California, Texas,...
You can practically glean the history of America in the names of all 50 states. The story of the United States begins in the East and the South and is reflected in the origin of the names of the...
Food snobs and scholars may debate whether or not there’s such a thing as American cuisine. A distinguished Yale history professor has even written a book on the subject. What can’t be denied is...
After an alarming surge in coronavirus cases that began in June and continued through most of July, it appears that new COVID-19 infections may be leveling off nationwide. On Monday, the U.S....
New England — comprised today of the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island — was given its name by English explorer John Smith in 1616, and...