Across the Nation: May 9
Across the Nation: May 9

QUOTABLE 

The ultimate rebuke to evil.

President Obama, speaking of those who escaped the Holocaust, at a benefit for the USC Shoah Foundation in Century City, Calif., Wednesday.

 

NOTABLE STAT 

786,000

How many biked to work, 2008–2012, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s a 61 percent increase from the 488,000 who rode bikes to work in 2000.

 

CELEBRATE

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

America pays tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

 

REMEMBER

President Wilson Establishes Mother’s Day

On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day “as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

 

YIKES!

Health Insurers Just Say No to Marijuana Coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month. The drug is illegal federally and in most states.

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