Linley Sanders

A journalist with experience in breaking news, political reporting, and data visualization.


Doctor who treated Kentucky school shooting victims says "politicians will do nothing to stop the next one"

As wounded children from Marshall County High School were rolled into a trauma center Tuesday, Dr. Sterling Haring thought about his 5-year-old son who will start school soon. Haring saw one patient who looked like his brother, and maybe a bit like himself, too. He thought about the parents who sent their children to the Kentucky school Tuesday morning with no reason to think they could be murdered that day. And he wondered if it's time for medical professionals like himself to speak up.

When will CHIP funding run out? Millions of children could lose health care coverage over Congress delays

Marion Burgess' has lived her 10 months of life in limbo. She was born last year on Valentine's Day in Portland, Oregon, with a 6-by-7-millimeter hole in her heart. It will either heal itself, or she will need open heart surgery—only time will tell. Her family's hope for funding medical care hinges on a decision Congress is running out of time to make: How to fund the program that has given Marion and more than 9 million low-income children the health care needed to survive childhood.
Teen Vogue

The Senate Has a Loud and Clear Message About the Russian Hacking for Donald Trump

Donald Trump may doubt that Russian hackers infiltrated DNC servers, but intelligence agencies just doubled down on their certainty that they interfered with the U.S. election. Today at the Senate Armed Service Committee meeting, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham took President-elect Trump to task for casting doubt on their initial reports. "We stand more resolutely on that statement," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The
Teen Vogue

Trump's Labor Secretary Thinks "Beautiful Women Eating Burgers in Bikinis" is "Very American"

President-elect Donald Trump has announced his intention to appoint Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary. If confirmed, Puzder, the 66-year-old CEO of fast-food chains including Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., will oversee the job market, help regulate the workplace, and oversee anti-discrimination laws. Yet, as with many other Trump appointments, the decision is not without controversy or contradiction.
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