In OtherWords: April 21, 2021

by Peter Certo, 16 days ago

This week, a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all charges. The post In OtherWords: April 21, 2021 appeared first on OtherWords.

Deputy Secretary Discusses Climate Crisis, DOD Response

by DoD News, 16 days ago

The Defense Department faces a growing climate crisis that impacts national security, and it must take ambitious and immediate action to ensure readiness and defend the nation, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said.

Nuclear Triad Modernization the Nation's Highest Priority, Admiral Says

by David Vergun, 16 days ago

Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, briefed the media at the Pentagon.

Defense Secretary Calls Climate Change an Existential Threat

by David Vergun, 16 days ago

The climate crisis is a profoundly destabilizing force for the world, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said at the Leaders Summit on Climate.

Military Leaders Discuss Defense Authorization Request, Future Years Defense Program


The commanders of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2022.

Military, Environmental, Agricultural Interests Align in Chesapeake Bay Region

by C. Todd Lopez, 16 days ago

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks visited the Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape in Vienna, Md., on the 51st anniversary of Earth Day to highlight the Sentinel Landscape partnership there.

DOD to Assist in Search for Indonesian Submarine

by C. Todd Lopez, 16 days ago

The Defense Department is providing assistance to help in the search for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala, which disappeared while conducting training operations in the Bali Sea.

UN Calls for Action to Achieve a Malaria-Free World

16 days ago

This year’s commemoration of World Malaria Day celebrates progress being made in eliminating disease

Final Ruling on Trump Facebook Ban Delayed

16 days ago

The Facebook oversight board had originally expected to have its decision by this month

Apple Restores Parler Social Media to App Store

16 days ago

Apple removed the app because it said January 6 protesters used it to plan the attack on the Capitol

US Trying to Insulate Electrical Grid From Cyberattacks  

16 days ago

100-day plan calls for the power industry owners and operators to modernize cybersecurity defenses

European Union Moves to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

16 days ago

Leaders seek to embrace benefits while limiting potential threat to rights, privacy that technology poses

A Look at Why Ghana Is Attracting IT Firms 

16 days ago

Social media giant Twitter recently announced it would open an office there, and the nation’s minister of communications and digitalization points to high standards for doing business 

Effects of Jim Crow Era Live On in Modern America, Some Say 

16 days ago

Republicans across the US are proposing — and sometimes passing — laws that place additional restrictions on voting. Many Democrats say these are modern-style Jim Crow laws meant to disenfranchise Black voters 

US House Passes DC Statehood Bill on Party-Line Vote

16 days ago

Bill now goes to Senate where it faces difficult odds

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

16 days ago

Vote was 94-1; Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri was only lawmaker to vote against bill

Biden's Climate Pledge: Not Easy, Not Impossible

16 days ago

The technology mostly exists but needs an unprecedented scale-up, experts say

Sen. Tim Scott to Deliver Republicans’ Rebuttal to Biden Address

16 days ago

He’s the only Black Republican in the Senate

College Voters Overwhelmingly Approve of Biden's Job in Office

16 days ago

Harvard Youth Poll says college voters set new record with 63% approval rating for Biden

US-Japan Statement Raises Issue of Taiwan Defense Against China

16 days ago

Japan, a staunch but informal ally of Taiwan, is seen as backing a US-led defense of the island but not initiate military action

Pentagon Internet Mystery Now Partially Solved

16 days ago

Military hopes to 'assess, evaluate and prevent unauthorized use of DoD IP address space,' according to a statement released Friday; project hopes to 'identify potential vulnerabilities' as part of efforts to defend against cyber-intrusions by global adversaries

Catholic Officials Halt Activity in Haiti Over 9 Kidnapped 

16 days ago

Catholic institutions including schools and universities close in three-day protest to demand release of people kidnapped more than a week ago amid a spike in violence the government is struggling to control

Lava From Guatemala's Pacaya Volcano Threatens Towns

16 days ago

Lava flow stretches at least 5 kilometers

Haitian Protesters Use Vodou to Persuade the President to Step Down

16 days ago

Dozens join midday demonstration that circled national palace seven times while expressing outrage over the president’s inability to curb kidnappings that have

Olympic Athletes Promised Legal Support if They Protest

16 days ago

Several groups pledge to back athletes who choose to make social justice statements not allowed under Olympic rules

Mexico's Drought Reaches Critical Levels as Lakes Dry Up

16 days ago

Drought conditions now cover 85% of Mexico

3 of 7 Catholic Clergy Members Kidnapped in Haiti Are Released

16 days ago

The clergy members, 5 Haitians and 2 French citizens, were kidnapped April 11, 2021

Biden Touts Economic Benefits of Combating Climate Change

16 days ago

Billionaires, CEOs and unions help sell president's vision of climate-friendly transformation of US economy at virtual global summit

Biden Urges World Leaders to Keep Promises on Climate Following Summit

16 days ago

US president addresses world leaders on final day of virtual climate change summit

Canada Top Court Rules US-based First Nation has Cross-border Rights

16 days ago

Decision opens the door to other groups with similar ties to assert their rights on matters from hunting to environmental concerns

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