Asian Americans Emerge as Force in US Politics

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Turnout of Asian American voters hit a record high in the 2020 elections

A Battered Voting Rights Act Turns 56

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Hailed as the most successful piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the US, the 1965 Voting Rights Act faces its most serious peril yet

S. Korea Lawmakers: N. Korea Wants Sanctions Eased to Restart Talks With US

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South Korea's central bank said last week North Korea's economy suffered its biggest contraction in 23 years in 2020

Children Stopped at Border Likely Reached Record High in July

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US authorities likely picked up more than 19,000 unaccompanied children in July, exceeding the previous high of 18,877 in March

Children Stopped at Border Likely Reached Record High in July

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US authorities likely picked up more than 19,000 unaccompanied children in July, exceeding the previous high of 18,877 in March

Children Stopped at Border Likely Reached Record High in July

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US authorities likely picked up more than 19,000 unaccompanied children in July, exceeding the previous high of 18,877 in March

Partners help Africa fight COVID-19 and poverty

by Leigh Hartman, 1 day ago

U.S. and European partners are investing $80 billion in development financing to help Africa's economic recovery from COVID-19.

Southern US States Set Records for COVID Hospitalizations

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Louisiana, Florida and Arkansas see highest numbers since start of pandemic

US Dismisses Myanmar Election Plan, Urges ASEAN Pressure

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Myanmar's military leader promised to hold elections and lift a state of emergency by August 2023, extending an initial timeline given when the military deposed elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1

Third Officer Who Responded to US Capitol Attack Dies by Suicide

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Metropolitan Police Officer Gunther Hashida was found dead in his home on Thursday, a police spokesperson said

NTSB Issues Investigate Update for MBTA Collision

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​​WASHINGTON (Aug. 2, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of Friday’s collision of two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority light rail trains continues Monday as investigators gather information and evidence.On July 30, 2021, at approximately 6:03 p.m., a westbound MBTA Green Line train collided with the rear of a MBTA Green Line train that was also westbound on the track ahead. Twenty-seven people, including MBTA personnel, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.(The rear of the trailing car of the Green Line MBTA train struck by another Green Line train is seen in this image taken July 31,2021. NTSB photo by Joe Gordon)NTSB investigators arrived on scene Sunday. The investigative team consists of members from:Federal Transit Administration,Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, andMBTANTSB has also offered party status to the labor union that represents employees of MBTA.The investigator-in-charge formed technical working groups including operations, human performance, system safety, mechanical, vehicle performance and track.Information gathered to date in the investigation includes:The accident occurred on the Commonwealth Avenue rail grade crossing leading into the Pleasant Street Station, which is currently closed and under construction.The striking train was traveling on an ascending grade, going from lower ground to higher ground, at the time of the accident.As a result of the collision, two cars of the leading train and one car of the trailing train derailed.Investigators secured data from the event recorder from the operating car of the striking train. The event recorder holds the data regarding the operations of train (i.e. speed, brake application, door positions, horn use, etc.).Preliminary review of the event recorder data indicated that the train that was hit was traveling at approximately 10 mph. The striking train overtook the other train at approximately 30 mph.The above information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation is ongoing. NTSB investigators will continue to gather facts throughout the on scene portion of the investigation. NTSB will issue a preliminary report within 30 days of completing on scene work.

Biden Urges New Eviction Pause as Delta Variant Spreads

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A day after a nationwide eviction moratorium expired, Biden acknowledged the administration does not have the legal authority to help renters stay in their homes

Panda on Loan to France Gives Birth to Twins

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The newborns will not be named for 100 days, with Peng Liyuan — the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping — set to choose what they will be called

7 Years After Islamic State Genocide, Yazidi Survivors Still Seeking Justice

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About 200,000 displaced Yazidis are scattered across northern Iraq, many of them living in overcrowded camps

Study Suggests Earth's Slowing Rotation Led to More Oxygen in Atmosphere

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Researchers suggest longer days provided more sunlight for cyanobacteria to produce enough oxygen to give planet breathable air

Brain shape may explain how birds survived dinosaur extinction

by Monica Kortsha-UT Austin, 1 day ago

The unique shape of their brains may help explain why birds are the only dinosaurs left on Earth.

US Senate Pushing Ahead with Massive Infrastructure Measure

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$1 trillion bipartisan bill could be voted on by week's end 

Senator Graham, Fully Vaccinated, Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The 66-year-old says he has flu-like symptoms and will quarantine for 10 days

New York Governor Calls for More Vaccinations for State Employees

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Cuomo stops short of mandating vaccinations but urges private businesses to start serving only vaccinated people

Leaders Discuss Tri-Service Maritime Strategy to Deterring Conflict > U.S. Department of Defense > Defense Department News

by David Vergun, 1 day ago

Leaders of the three military sea services spoke about the challenges ahead and how the services plan to navigate through the rough waters.

Map tracks 30 years of extreme snowmelt across US

by Mikayla Mace-Arizona, 1 day ago

Rising temperatures are the main source of extreme snowmelt events, but relatively warm rainwater is also a driver is many parts of the country.

How dangerous is wildfire smoke to human health?

by NC State, 1 day ago

How dangerous is wildfire smoke? An expert explains how smoke from a fire in the western United States can affect health on the other side of the country.

Text messages get young people to avoid sunburn

by U. Queensland, 1 day ago

Text messages may be a good way to get younger people to remember sunscreen and avoid sunburn, researchers find. The strategy could cut skin cancer rates.

Map tracks of 30 years of extreme snowmelt across US

by Mikayla Mace-Arizona, 1 day ago

Rising temperatures are the main source of extreme snowmelt events, but relatively warm rainwater is also a driver is many parts of the country.

Drug for CMV in pregnancy doesn't actually work

by Sarah Avery-Duke, 1 day ago

A common treatment for pregnant women infected with CMV, a virus that can cause deafness and other harms to newborns, doesn't work, a new study shows.

Website Informs Civilians About DOD Opportunities > U.S. Department of Defense > Defense Department News

by Jim Garamone, 2 days ago

Pentagon officials have created a website to emphasize the importance of civilians in the Defense Department's workforce. The site will also serve to educate people about civilian employment and help them explore where they might find their fit within the organization. 

US Official Says Getting Vaccines to Africans is 'Top Priority'  

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Akunna Cook, the US deputy assistant secretary of State for African Affairs, laid out the US plans to help African nations beat the COVID-19 pandemic in an interview with VOA  

How mosquitoes use vision to find and bite you

by Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara, 2 days ago

A new study clarifies how female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes use vision to recognize humans for their next meal.

Crust, mantle, and core of Mars are quite different from Earth's

by Franziska Schmid-ETH Zurich, 2 days ago

New findings confirm "Mars presumably was once completely molten before dividing into the crust, mantle, and core we see today, but that these are different from Earth's."

How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today

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