America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.
Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her parents had saved for tuition. Now, she counts billionaire Larry Ellison as an investor and has former secretaries of state on her board.
"I think a...Read more
In January 2011, wheelchair-bound Randal Dunklin, 55, was denied services at a mental health clinic in San Francisco. Outside the clinic, he grew upset and began vandalizing cars. He pulled out a knife, prompting police to arrive at the scene. When he wouldn't drop the weapon, plainclothes officers pepper-sprayed him, and Dunklin stabbed one of them in the arm. The police shot him.
Dunklin survived, but many in need of mental health services who find themselves...Read more
Jessica Alba became a hit with parents around the country when she founded The Honest Company, a line of eco-friendly baby, personal care and cleaning products intended to offer parents a worry-free way to care for themselves and their children. The company was dreamed up by Alba during her own pregnancy when she experienced a rash after using a laundry detergent that was supposed to be gentle for mothers and babies. Alba also told OK...Read more
A series of polls released by the NCLR Action Fund and Latino Decisions show that immigration will once again be a top priority for Latino voters on Election Day. In late September, the groups surveyed Latino voters in Florida, Colorado, and North Carolina, states where the rapidly growing Latino population is poised to help decide who wins in a number of hotly contested races. In addition to reporting that most respondents were planning to vote...Read more
Election after election, Latinos pin on a "kick me" sign.
They don't vote.
That's the reason Republicans can ignore them and tea party extremists can hold up immigration reform.
A report from the Pew Hispanic Center says a record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterms. But Latino voter turnout lags well behind other groups. So who cares?
Arizona has two competitive congressional races, Democratic Rep. Ron Barber vs. GOP Martha McSally in CD 2,...Read more
Frustrated Latino activists are training their fire on their closest ally on Capitol Hill: the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Many grass-roots activists say the influential coalition of Latino lawmakers hasn’t pushed President Barack Obama and other Democrats far enough on their top priority of stopping deportations of millions of immigrants in the United States illegally.
The last straw for the activists was when the caucus recently backed off a formal demand for the Obama administration to act on...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Organizations and individuals have raised more than $1.5 million to help unaccompanied minors who came to the U.S. from Central America at crisis levels over the past year, including many who fled violence and now face deportation.
The effort was started by the California Endowment, a health care advocacy group that has been running a campaign called "They Are Children" offering support to children and teenagers who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The group...Read more
Fox News' Shepard Smith railed against the media's Ebola hysteria on Wednesday.
"You should have no concerns about Ebola at all. None. I promise," stated Smith. He went on to tell viewers, "Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the…
Plays about drug cartel killings and the vanishing of factory workers south of the border may not be the kind of thing you can see every day.
To organizers of a unique theater festival in downtown Los Angeles, that's just the…
When the Kansas City Royals joined the American League in 1969, one early idea by owner Ewing Kauffman was to build the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy in Florida. It was an attempt find quality athletes without much baseball experience…
Students at Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco, one of the dozens of schools that have sprung up nationwide to teach computer code.
A new educational institution, the coding boot camp, is quietly emerging as the vocational school for the digital age,…
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has struggled throughout his re-election campaign to explain what repealing Obamacare would mean for the 500,000 people who have been insured by Kentucky's health care exchange, Kynect.
The first and only Kentucky Senate debate with…
Would a Republican takeover of the Senate improve the prospects that an immigration bill will get to President Barack Obama's desk? That theory is making the rounds -- and some of the people who oppose the dominant approach to immigration…