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Nation May 19Japanese manufacturer Takata expands defective airbag recall
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed on Tuesday that the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata will declare 33.8 million cars unsafe due to airbag defects. The move would double the company’s previous recall of 17 million vehicles.
Nation May 18Two BASE jumpers die after attempting wingsuit flight
Two BASE jumpers, prominent rock climber Dean Potter and Graham Hunt, were found dead in Yosemite National Park on Sunday after attempting a wingsuit flight earlier that weekend.
Politics May 15Women on Capitol Hill dish on their experiences with sexism
Sexism on Capitol Hill is by no means new. But a new survey from the National Journal shows how widespread the problem still is.
World May 13Vatican finalizes treaty recognizing Palestinian statehood
The Vatican announced today it has finalized, but not signed, a treaty that would recognize Palestine as a state. While the Vatican has supported the U.N. General Assembly’s decision to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state of…
Nation May 12Fewer Americans are calling themselves Christians
Fewer Americans identify as Christian, a Pew Research Study recently found. While the change in affiliations crosses nearly all demographics, the Millennial generation appears to be driving the growth.
Nation May 07Mayweather-Pacquiao fight inspires donations to anti-domestic violence organizations
Floyd Mayweather, the winner of last Saturday’s professional boxing fight against Manny Pacquiao, has been involved in seven domestic abuse cases in the past 12 years. Perhaps due to the publicity around the event, domestic abuse prevention organizations reported an…
World May 01Istanbul’s May Day demonstrations turn violent
From Maypoles to May baskets, this year’s May Day inspired a different type of excitement in Istanbul, where more than 140 people have been detained after clashing with police over anti-government and labor protests on International Workers’ Day. Turkish…
World Apr 30Everest climbers recount surviving the Nepal earthquake
The climbing season on Mount Everest was temporarily halted after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25 caused avalanches in Nepal. American climber Mike Hamill, who was on the mountain at the time, recounted his story to National Geographic.
Nation Apr 28Baltimore libraries stay open to provide community support
Baltimore's public libraries, even those in the middle of the protests, will remain open to provide a place of “comfort and community” to residents.
Nation Apr 21California court rules against tiered payment system for water usage
The city of San Juan Capistrano, California, is using a tiered system to charge residents for water usage as a way of encouraging water conservation due to the state’s new water laws. But a state appeals court ruled that the…