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Ugandan climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

Ugandan climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

The Associated Press news agency (AP) has apologized after cropping a Ugandan climate activist from a photograph where she had posed with her white peers after a press conference in Davos, Switzerland. Climate activist Vanessa Nakate said she was invited to attend a youth climate science event. When news coverage of the event emerged, she…MORE

Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?

Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?

President Donald Trump was impeached in December by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, but now it’s up to the Republican-led Senate to decide whether to remove him from office. Under the rules, it takes two-thirds of the Senate — 67 votes — to remove an impeached President. That means 20 Republicans would have to turn…MORE

Andrew Yang sang with a black church choir. Not everyone said ‘Amen’

Andrew Yang sang with a black church choir. Not everyone said ‘Amen’

As the Rev. Wendy Hamilton was leaving Union Missionary Baptist Church in Waterloo, Iowa, she turned to see some commotion in the choir. “I looked up and said, ‘Is Andrew up there singing with them? I guess we’re not leaving yet. Ok, Amen!’” What happened next went viral, because Andrew is Andrew Yang, the longshot,…MORE

Trump’s dismantling of environmental regulations unwinds 50 years of protections

Trump’s dismantling of environmental regulations unwinds 50 years of protections

President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to “ensure” that the United States has the “cleanest air” and the “cleanest water,” but his administration’s efforts to slash environmental regulations have been extensive. In Trump’s first two years in office, the Environmental Protection Agency’s rate of deregulation was so high that an internal watchdog has said the…MORE

Senate impeachment trial: Trump’s defense team takes center stage

Senate impeachment trial: Trump’s defense team takes center stage

Now the tables will turn in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. After three days of arguments from the House impeachment managers, the President’s legal team will take over the Senate floor to deliver their side of the story, detailing the defense of the President against the two articles of impeachment. The President’s…MORE

8 things you might have missed in the final days before the Iowa caucuses

8 things you might have missed in the final days before the Iowa caucuses

Nine days from the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are fighting bad winter weather and the headwinds of an impeachment trial that’s dominating national headlines and latching the senators in the race to Washington instead of the campaign trail. Iowa Democratic voters, meanwhile, are still trying to make up their minds. Iowa has remained a…MORE

Raw ground beef recalled in nine states due to possible plastic contamination

Raw ground beef recalled in nine states due to possible plastic contamination

A Chicago company is recalling about 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef that was shipped to nine states, federal health officials said. The beef is being recalled due to possible contamination with thin pliable plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday. Two customers complained of finding the foreign matter…MORE

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