Betsy DeVos leaves a controversial legacy

Betsy DeVos spent four contentious years as education secretary as a tireless advocate for school choice, an ally of for-profit colleges and a frequent opponent of federal consumer regulations and civil...

The birth of the Web

The World Wide Web was invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 while working at CERN. Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while...

Remembering Mohamed Bouazizi: The man who sparked the Arab Spring

It is 9pm and Ali, who is now 48 years old, has just returned home from work in his mini-market in Sidi Bouzid, a small town in the centre of Tunisia. Ali...

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Will Get A Congressional Vote Next Week, Leader Announces

A bill to federally legalize marijuana will receive a full floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives next week, a top Democratic leader in the chamber announced on Friday. House Majority...

Could Native American vote be heard this year?

Amidst the racial rancour that is the 2020 United States election, Native American voters have an opportunity never seen before. To get to the 270 electoral college votes and the U.S. presidency,...

Election Day rejection of the war on drugs

We still don’t know with certainty who will be the next president of the United States. But this year’s election results have given us a lot more clarity on one thing:...

Marijuana election results 2020

In every state where a ballot measure asked Americans to reconsider the drug war, voters sided with reformers. In Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota, voters legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. In Mississippi and South Dakota...

US scientists find country’s first ‘murder hornet’ nest

Scientists in the northwest United States have located the country’s first nest of Asian giant hornets, otherwise known as “murder hornets”. In a statement on Friday, the Washington State Department of Agriculture said...

Nigeria president warns protesters; fails to address shooting

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days without making any mention of the deadly shooting of peaceful protesters that...

Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s

Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where...

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