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April 20, 2019

Elizabeth Warren requires impeachment proceedings towards President Trump

US Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is calling for lawmakers to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump, saying he obstructed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
April 20, 2019

My Life As An Abortion Provider: 'It's Actually one of many Safest Medical Procedures That We Can Perform'

As state legislatures across the U.S. debate bills restricting access to abortions, people like Dr Meera Shah are on the ground providing reproductive healthcare which she describes as a “basic human right.” 
April 20, 2019

‘Hillary and Clinton’: Two Political Animals Play a High-Stakes Game on Broadway

A long time ago in a universe far, far away, when election meddling was a cottage industry, not yet outsourced to the Russians, two people named Hillary and Bill Clinton meet in a New Hampshire hotel room to talk about life, liberty and the pursuit of the White House. The result is Hillary and Clinton, Lucas Hnath’s thoughtful and intelligent examination of marriage (specifically the Clintons') and politics (presidential and sexual).
April 20, 2019

Legal Weed: Here's Where Every 2020 Presidential Candidate Stands on Marijuana Reform and Legalization

With an ever-growing field of contenders running for president, especially in the Democratic Party, once-fringe measures like marijuana legalization have become a litmus test for the candidates’ commitment to progressive politics.  
April 20, 2019

The Lynching of James Byrd Jr.: Two Decades Ago This Racist Murder Shocked America. Now His Killer Faces Execution

For the past two decades, John William King has sat on death row in Texas, waiting to die for his part in an atrocious hate crime that shocked America. Now, finally, it is his time. This is the story of his victim.
April 20, 2019

420 Day: Who Started The Marijuana Celebration Ritual, and Should Weed be Legalized?

Cannabis—a way of life for some and a controversial topic for others. But there's no doubt that it has the potential to affect everyone in the U.S., whether it's the politicians debating legalization or cancer patients trying to get medicinal marijuana.
April 20, 2019

20 years after Columbine: Survivors of 1999 Attack Carve Out Private Online Spaces for Victims of Gun Violence

On April 20, 1999, two students stormed through Columbine High School in Colorado and murdered 12 of their classmates and one teacher. It was a massacre that transformed a generation, ushering in a new era in which active shooter drills and armed guards became commonplace requirements at schools across the country.
April 20, 2019

'Winds of Winter' Has Unicorns, Says George R.R. Martin, Which Could Mean Big Things For Davos Seaworth

Forget winter, unicorns are coming to Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin described the new addition to the A Song of Ice and Fire bestiary while speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on National Geographic Channel’s late-night talk show StarTalk. At the end of a wide-ranging interview covering the science of wildfire, the perils of worldbuilding and Martin’s childhood notebooks (in which he invented a whole system of planets surrounding Alpha Centauri), GRRM dropped a single hint regarding the next book in the ASOIAF series, The Winds of Winter.
April 20, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls for House to Impeach President Donald Trump; Will Other Candidates Follow?

Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on her fellow lawmakers in the House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, following the recent release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report on his investigation into Russian election interference and allegations of obstruction of justice by the president. 
April 20, 2019

Can Iraq Bring Iran and Saudi Arabia Together? Rivals to Meet, Along with Syria and Other Neighbors

Iraq was set to host a historic meeting involving all of its neighbors, including representatives from top Middle Eastern foes Iran and Saudi Arabia, who have not had formal ties for years.