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Writer Ibram X. Kendi's new book tackles one of today's most important topics. How to Be an Antiracist lays out his definition of what makes a racist — and what people can do to combat racism.
Aug. 13, 2019
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The warden will now report to the Bureau of Prisons' North East Regional Office. Two other staffers have been placed on leave amid official investigations.
Aug. 13, 2019
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Officials in the New Jersey city began to hand out water bottles this week after the Environmental Protection Agency said filtered drinking water samples exceeded government thresholds on lead levels.
Aug. 13, 2019
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Smog can spike during hot days. A new study finds that the effects of breathing air pollution may be cumulative. Long-term exposure may lead to lung disease, even among people who've never smoked.
Aug. 13, 2019
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To secure enough votes in 1994, the ban's sponsors in Congress accepted a "sunset provision" — meaning it would last 10 years but need to be reauthorized. Politics in the U.S. changed.
Aug. 13, 2019
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New research by the World Resources Institute finds evidence of a growing crisis in the supply of urban water.
Aug. 13, 2019
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Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
Aug. 13, 2019
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The newspaper's editor accused Sanders of peddling a "conspiracy theory" about the influence of the paper's owner, Jeff Bezos, who is also the founder and CEO of Amazon.
Aug. 13, 2019
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Online gaming and other digital activities cause problems in people's health, relationships and studies. Government centers treat teen boys and girls who struggle to cut down on use of tech devices.
Aug. 13, 2019
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The women — eight singers and a dancer — told The Associated Press that the opera titan tried to pressure them into sexual relationships by offering them jobs.
Aug. 13, 2019
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Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says the new rule, which can deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits, is part of Trump "keeping his promises."
Aug. 13, 2019
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One of the most indispensable guitarists of all time, Carter was a quiet revolutionary. Though she didn't concern herself with celebrity or need to be the star, she deserves our deepest admiration.
Aug. 13, 2019
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The Trump administration is postponing some tariffs on Chinese imports set to take effect on Sept.1. Tariffs on laptops, cellphones, some clothing and other items are now set to begin Dec. 15.
Aug. 13, 2019
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A person with a disability may be practically invisible in some countries — or the target of cruel comments. Global activists gathered in Oregon to learn how to change laws and attitudes.
Aug. 13, 2019
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After last week's ICE raids at poultry plants, families in Carthage, Miss., try to navigate a path forward with the help of a local church, immigration lawyers and social workers.
Aug. 13, 2019

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