Farms, More Productive Than Ever, Are Poisoning Drinking Water in Rural America

KEWAUNEE COUNTY, Wis.—Chuck Wagner has given up on drawing clean water from his faucets. When he moved, 23 years ago, to 80 acres situated between dairy farms in northeastern Wisconsin, he built a home and drilled a 123-foot well. The water tested clean, and his family drank it. Five years later, tests showed it was…

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Suicide hits rural America the hardest

Suicide rates have been steadily rising over the past several years throughout the U.S., but the trend has hit rural areas the hardest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between the lines: There’s no one explanation for the trend. Having less access to mental and behavioral health experts, not seeing as much…

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Nancy Pelosi: ‘Tomorrow Will Be a New Day in America’

9:58   The Bitcoin Gamble 11/1/2018 Last year, Didi Taihuttu sold almost everything he owned, poured it into bitcoin and moved his family into a trailer park. In this episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ’s Thomas Di Fonzo goes on a year-long journey with the “Bitcoin Family” as they bet everything on a decentralized cryptocurrency future.

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Voices From a Divided America

Oct. 29, 2018 10:16 a.m. ET Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal Is America hopelessly divided? Surely, political and cultural tensions seem more pronounced these days. Liberals and conservatives often live in different worlds, shop in different stores, eat in different restaurants and consume different media. Research by the Pew Research Center has found that half…

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How worrying is the rise of right-wing extremism in America?

The number of reported hate crimes in the United States rose in 2016, the year Donald Trump was elected president, the second consecutive year the figures increased. African-Americans, Jews and Muslims were all targeted. Last week, a Florida man was arrested after mail bombs were sent to some of Trump’s high-profile critics. And on Saturday,…

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Fake news, racism and bombs: Fear and loathing in Trump’s America

Donald Trump, the American president, has fomented violence against liberal opponents and critics who disagree with his policies, and so-called “fake news” media organisations he regards as the “enemy of the people.” With pipe bombs mailed to some of the political targets he has singled out for retribution – several high-profile Democratic Party politicians, including…

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Iranian president says government is “ready to confront America”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that his “government is ready to confront America” over sanctions stemming from President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and that “America will regret choosing the wrong path,” reports Reuters. The big picture: The comments come one day after gunmen opened fire and killed 25 people during a…

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