Category Archives: U.S.

A memorial of flowers and flags for the 19 fallen firefighters forms outside of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona.

Mega Wildfires Blamed on Changing Climate and Landscape

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A raging wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona, killed 19 elite firefighters in one of the deadliest firefighting incidents in American history. There are fewer fires burning this…read more

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Rights

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Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court issued two rulings on the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage. In a victory for gay rights activists, the Supreme Court…read more

Field Director Charles White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act

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The Supreme Court issued a ruling today that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is no longer constitutional, overriding objections from civil…read more

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Facebook and Twitter Crack Down on Hate Speech

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After a string of consumer complaints and court cases, social media giants Facebook and Twitter are cracking down on hate speech broadcast through their platforms.…read more

Supporters of Bradley Manning hold vigil outside the gates of Fort Meade before Manning's December 2012 preliminary hearing.

Manning Case Challenges Definition of “Whistleblower”

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The court martial for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning began on June 3 in Fort Meade, Md. Manning was arrested three years ago for leaking 700,000…read more

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