Democrats criticize ‘corporate concentration’ amid baby formula shortage

Democratic lawmakers see a bigger problem amid the worrying shortage of infant formula across the country: the growing consolidation of corporate power through mergers and acquisitions that has led to rising income inequality. “The shortage was largely caused by greed and corporate consolidation. There are only four infant formula manufacturers in the United States,” noted … Read more

‘My body, my choice’: Thousands protest in the US for abortion rights

About 1,000 abortion rights protesters gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville, one of two abortion providers in Kentucky. Thousands of activists, many in pink, took to the streets across the United States on Saturday in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion. The demonstrations are in response … Read more

‘My body, my choice’: Thousands protest in the US for abortion rights

About 1,000 abortion rights protesters gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville, one of two abortion providers in Kentucky. Thousands of activists, many in pink, took to the streets across the United States on Saturday in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion. The demonstrations are in response … Read more

New York subway shooting draws new attention to the nation’s mental health crisis

CNN — Investigators are continuing to pore through the extensive library of YouTube videos by Frank James, the 62-year-old created man accused of shooting 10 people on a New York City subway train, searching for clues about his motive. But those videos and his case have also refocused America’s attention on the acute mental health … Read more

More Americans prefer daylight saving time to standard time – CBS News poll – CBS Tampa

(CBS News) — Nearly a month into daylight saving time, many Americans want things to stay that way. More Americans prefer permanent daylight saving time to permanent standard time, but not overwhelmingly so. Those who want more daylight in the evening rather than the morning all year round say it’s because it puts them in … Read more

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to be first Black woman to sit on Supreme Court

CNN — The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday in a historic vote that paves the way for her to become the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the nation. The tally was 53-47, with Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of … Read more