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Reporter Neha Shastry sits with patient waiting to speak with the abortion provider at Trust Women Oklahoma City.

What I learned from reporting on both sides of today’s abortion debate

CNN reporter Neha Shastry set out to cover the complexities and nuances of America's abortion debate. She ran into roadblocks, reluctant editors and lots of contested facts.
A Traumatic Failure: DC Public Schools Neglect Mental Health

A Traumatic Failure: DC public schools neglect mental health

“I have to meet this guy and have sex with him. If I don’t, then he and his friends are going to rape my little sister,” a student at Frank Ballou High School in Ward 8’s Congress Heights told her teacher.
Yvette Estrada and her daughter Elainna, 14, helped honor Toni and John Ginger at the Ambassador Luncheon for the Orangewood Fou
One-month-old baby Alexander is comfortable in his mom, Elia R’s arms during a group therapy session for women and mothers deali

Born on drugs: For moms trying to keep kids and stay sober, they’re at the mercy of Child Protective Services

Parents can feel hopeless when they enter the child welfare system. And things get complicated when California steps in to play parent.
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Why don’t health journalists interview nurses? We asked them.

A recent review of health news found that nurses were cited as sources in only 2 percent of stories. Why is that? Journalists offered a few common explanations.
Cheyenne Easter and Jeremy Jones with Sebastian, 13 months and Charlotte, 3 months, spent years living on the streets addicted t

Born on drugs: The goal is to keep kids with parents. Sometimes, that’s dead wrong

Becoming a new mom is stressful for the best-prepared women; struggling with addiction on top of that can lead to danger for them both.
Andre Lee Ellis, left, talks with Lisa Huston, right, who escorted her son to the "We Got This" summer program. Ellis was thanki

While many want to leave Wisconsin's most violent ZIP code, these residents are staying to make it better

In Milwaukee, therapists, social workers and criminal justice reform officials are focusing new attention on the well-being of those who suffer traumatic experiences as children. James E. Causey’s reporting on this project was completed with the support of a USC Annenberg Center for Health


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