Published: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:29:46 GMT Video shows a horde of seals off Chatham - A Norwell man has taken stunning video of the horde of seals that has taken up residence on Monomoy Island, the seal haven off Chatham at the outer elbow of Cape Cod... [read more]
Published: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +0000 In Men, Itâ€™s Parkinsonâ€™s. In Women, Itâ€™s Hysteria. -
by David Armstrong
Once it was called â€śhystericalâ€ť movement disorder, or simply â€śhysteria.â€ť Later it was labeled â€śpsychogenic.â€ť Now itâ€™s a â€śfunctional disorder.â€ť
By any name, itâ€™s one of the most puzzling afflictions â€” and problematic diagnoses â€” in medicine. It often has the same symptoms, like uncontrollable shaking and difficulty walking, that characterize brain diseases like... [read more]
Published: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Bibles but Not Textbooks: Trumpâ€™s Tariff Exemptions Pick Winners and Losers -
by Lydia DePillis
President Donald Trumpâ€™s aggressive trade brinksmanship has split the American economy into new castes of winners and losers, with few consistent criteria defining who ends up in which group â€” as illustrated by the $2 billion in products that won exemptions last week from a new round of China tariffs.
Bibles and other religious texts got a pass after U.S. publishers and Christian ... [read more]
Published: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +0000 How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon -
by James Bandler, Anjali Tsui and Doris Burke
On Aug. 8, 2017, Roma Laster, a Pentagon employee responsible for policing conflicts of interest, emailed an urgent warning to the chief of staff of then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Several department employees had arranged for Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, to be sworn into an influential Pentagon advisory board despite the fact that, in the year sinc... [read more]
Published: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Lawmakers Call for Ethics Reform to Deal With Billionaire Resort-Owning Governor -
by Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia lawmakers are calling for a thorough reexamination of the stateâ€™s ethics rules following a Charleston Gazette-Mail and ProPublica investigation of the conflicts of interest created by Gov. Jim Justiceâ€™s ownership of The Greenbrier resort.
One central proposal, from state Sen. William Ihlenfeld, would make West Virginia the first state to ma... [read more]