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“I am America’s hope and the president’s nightmare”: Ilhan Omar talks with Trevor Noah

“I am America’s hope and the president’s nightmare”: Ilhan Omar talks with Trevor Noah

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by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
How Long Can Connecticut’s Prison Reform Last?

How Long Can Connecticut’s Prison Reform Last?

Inmates play chess inside the Cybulski Rehabilitation Center in Enfield, Connecticut.

When Dannel Malloy, the Democratic governor of Connecticut, entered Germany’s Heidering Prison two years ago this summer, he saw something more akin to an American college dormitory than a …

by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
Trump’s Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation

Trump’s Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer, is joining President Trump’s legal team to coordinate the response to the expanding investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia’s election interference, reflecting a growing sense among West Wing officials that …

by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

Graphic by Lia Kantrowitz

Why you should care that a fight over congressional districts in the Lone Star State—federal judges called the current setup unfair to people of color—is back in court.

Hey, fellow non-Texan! What if I told you …

by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
RIP Retail: These 19 retailers are closing hundreds of stores in 2017

RIP Retail: These 19 retailers are closing hundreds of stores in 2017

As Americans do more and more of their shopping on their devices instead of at the store, traditional retailers are reeling. Some are being forced to shrink — or go out of business altogether.

Already 2017 has been a year …

by July 14, 2017 0 comments News
Charlie Gard: US doctor will travel to UK to assess ill infant

Charlie Gard: US doctor will travel to UK to assess ill infant

LONDON – An American doctor will head to the UK to examine Charlie Gard, the 11-month old boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder.

High Court Judge Nicholas Francis said Friday that he was "open-minded about the evidence" to come …

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Fight like a girl: the female boxers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fight like a girl: the female boxers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a city that lives and breathes sport. Militia violence in the countryside and the corruption of the political system seem distant problems when ducking errant footballs and dodging boxers …

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Mayweather, McGregor hit new low during raunchy tour stop

Mayweather, McGregor hit new low during raunchy tour stop

Floyd Mayweather Jr. tosses money into the air as Conor McGregor sits nearby during a news conference Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Mike Lawrie / Getty Images)

Following two creative tour stops to hype the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor …

by July 14, 2017 0 comments News
A key component to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries? Livestock

A key component to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries? Livestock

In this June 2016 photo, a man watches his cows in the bush near Bouake in Ivory Coast. (Issouf Sanogo / AFP/Getty Images)

The recent emergence of famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen that has left more than …

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Social care ‘not being tailored enough’ for those who need it

Social care ‘not being tailored enough’ for those who need it

Occupational therapists are calling for an end to a "high volume, low cost" approach to social care, which they say leaves many older people missing out on vital services.

A new report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists said …

by July 13, 2017 0 comments News