In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. Continue reading
With the combination of a failing economy and rapidly inflating food prices, many Venezuelans are currently starving to death. One recent study found that in the past year, 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds. The proportion of children who suffer from severe malnutrition increased by four percent in just four months. Continue reading
Affordable Care Act
After weeks of drafting in secret, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the Senate version of the health care bill public on Thursday morning. It shares broad strokes with the House of Representatives bill, whose approval rating is underwater. Continue reading
After spending weeks drafting a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act behind closed doors, Republican leaders in the Senate announced that they would release it to the rest of the Congress and the public on June 22, 2017. Continue reading
An extreme heat wave is currently affecting the western and southwestern United States. Continue reading
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