Los Angeles Times – Tougher work rules for food stamps won’t help poor people — or save much money

Unemployment is at a record low. The U.S. economy has logged nine straight years of slow-but-steady growth. Yet somehow, 40 million Americans need help from the government just to put food on the table.

The Washington Times – Gun owners support a wide range of gun control measures, Johns Hopkins study finds

Americans are in agreement on a large number of gun policy proposals regardless of whether they own guns, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.

The New York Times – Trump administration to tie health facilities’ funding to abortion restrictions

Clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to places that do would lose federal funding under a new Trump administration rule that takes direct aim at Planned Parenthood, according to three administration officials.

Consumer Reports – The best way to protect your kids from HPV

The overall numbers of people vaccinated against HPV are still too low. And according to a study out today in the American Journal of Public Health, fewer people may be finishing the series of shots.

NPR – U.S. births dip to 30-year low; fertility rate sinks further below replacement level

The birthrate fell for nearly every group of women of reproductive age in the U.S. in 2017, reflecting a sharp drop that saw the fewest newborns since 1987, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Botched jobs

From harmful dust to toxic fumes, poor oversight is blamed as school repairs make the same mistakes again and again.