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Monday, November 19, 2018

A Chicago Police officer has been shot in an active shooter incident at Mercy Hospital, the department said Monday. The officer is in critical condition but receiving "excellent care," chief communications officer Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. Additionally, at least one offender has been shot and there are reports of multiple victims from the incident, Guglielmi said. read more


Thursday, November 01, 2018

a change made by North Dakota lawmakers has forced her and an estimated 5,000 tribal citizens who may have IDs with a post office box address to obtain either a new state-issued or tribal identification showing their street address in order to vote. The requirement -- meant to prevent voter fraud, state officials say -- went into effect in early October. read more


Friday, October 26, 2018

Americans over 50 are worse than younger people at telling facts from opinions, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Given 10 statements, five each of fact and opinion, younger Americans correctly identified both the facts and the opinions at higher rates than older Americans did. Forty-four percent of younger people identified all five opinions as opinions, while only 26 percent of older people did. And 18-to-29-year-olds performed more than twice as well as the 65+ set. Of the latter group, only 17 percent classified all five facts as factual statements. An earlier study by the American Press Institute also found that older Americans were more confident than younger ones in their ability to discern fact from opinion ... despite getting them wrong more often. read more


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