Opening for business could end Internet isolation for Cuba


After decades of isolation, Cuba could soon expand access to consumer technology and the Internet. Continue reading

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Trans fat no more: FDA gives food industry three years


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the elimination of all trans fats from the food supply within the next three years, a long-awaited move that is expected to save thousands of lives per year. Continue reading

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Rikers Island announces reforms following death of former inmate


The reforms were spurred in part by the death of Kalief Browder, a former Rikers inmate who was accused of stealing a backpack at age 16. Continue reading

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Charleston mayor: “We are still a work in progress in America”


The racially-motivated shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, SC, has spurred discussion and debate about the state of racism in America. Continue reading

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IB program turns around struggling high school


Facing low graduation rates, Rainier Beach High School took an ambitious approach to turn things around. Continue reading

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