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Navalny posts Instagram photo of him walking down stairs

Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been seen walking down stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed, five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off...

California cannabis arrests down 27%, but racial disparities increase

The number of felony marijuana arrests in California continued to decline in 2019 in the age of legalization, but another trend remained unchanged: those arrests fell disproportionately on Hispanics and Blacks,...

Resigning from this Death Star as it begins to explode

It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of responsibility that I must submit my resignation, effective immediately, from my post on this Death Star. However, I see no...

Major King Events Chronology: 1929-196

This is a brief timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. This is a good time to talk to your family and ask them what they remember about King. Also,...

Here’s Every 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate’s Plan to Legalize Weed

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders announced his plan to legalize weed by executive order if he were to become president. Like several other Democratic candidates (or all of them—except for one)...

Over 600 Public Water Systems in California Communities Face Risk of Failure

A familiar scene has returned to California: drought. Two counties are currently under emergency declarations, and the rest of the state could follow. It was only four years ago when a winter of torrential rain finally wrestled the state out of its last major drought, which had dragged on for five years and left thousands of domestic wells coughing up dust.

Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

While Civil Rights activist, dreamer, and legend Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is actually January 15th, American public school calendars impact the date it is actually observed. Martin Luther King Jr....

AOC Blasts Police Department’s “Accident” Excuse in Daunte Wright’s Death

Wright's death was "the repeated outcome of an indefensible system that grants impunity for state violence," she said.

GOP Lawmakers Are Trying to Overrule Voters on Everything From Medicaid to Weed

Amid growing concerns that Republicans will try to use new voting laws to overturn elections in the wake of a campaign of lies stoking unfounded fears about vote-rigging, GOP-led state legislatures across the country are already trying to reverse popular ballot initiatives approved by majorities of voters. Missouri voters last year passed a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid. Arizona approved a new tax on the wealthy to fund schools. South Dakota legalized marijuana. But Republicans are trying to block those measures from being implemented and dozens of state legislatures are pushing new bills to make it harder to get voter initiatives on the ballot in the first place.

FBI Says It Will Investigate Breonna Taylor Shooting Death as Police Chief Announces Retirement

The FBI had announced last week that they have opened an investigation into the death of emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed in her home by police officers...

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