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13 prominent Democrats stand accused of hypocrisy for ignoring COVID-19 restrictions they’re urging their constituents to obey

Over a dozen prominent Democratic elected officials have been accused of hypocrisy after flouting official guidance and best practices for containing COVID-19 in the last two months. Mayors, governors, and members of Congress alike have come under scrutiny for travelling, attending packed indoor gatherings, and not wearing masks in public. […]
13 prominent Democrats stand accused of hypocrisy for ignoring COVID-19 restrictions they’re urging their constituents to obey
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Trump is the first president in nearly 3 decades to lose a reelection

Before President Donald Trump, only 10 incumbent presidents in US history have won their party’s nomination but failed to win reelection. As of Friday, Trump is the 11th president who failed to win reelection. President-elect Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the 2020 election by Decision Desk HQ […]
Trump is the first president in nearly 3 decades to lose a reelection
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Vintage photos show Central Park’s Hooverville, a shanty town surrounded by skyscrapers, built by the homeless for the homeless during the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, as millions of people lost their jobs and homes, shanty towns, also known as “Hoovervilles” began to sprout up across the US. People experiencing homelessness made them from scraps of wood, tin, tar, and cardboard, and named them after Republican President Herbert Hoover, […]
Vintage photos show Central Park’s Hooverville, a shanty town surrounded by skyscrapers, built by the homeless for the homeless during the Great Depression
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The 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago today. The evolution of American voting rights in 244 years shows how far we’ve come — and how far we still have to go

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, granting women the right to vote. The founding fathers saw voting as a fundamental component of the democracy and perfect union they sought to create. But women, African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans were systematically denied the right to vote […]
The 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago today. The evolution of American voting rights in 244 years shows how far we’ve come — and how far we still have to go
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10 alarming examples of environmental racism in the US

Communities of colour in the US are often victims of environmental racism, which describes the disproportionate impact on their lives because of living near hazardous pollution. Numerous studies have shown that Black and Hispanic communities are exposed to higher proportions of air pollution, toxic waste sites, landfills, lead poisoning, and […]
10 alarming examples of environmental racism in the US
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Photos show inside Joe Biden’s socially distant presidential campaign

In his presidential campaign during the coronavirus pandemic, former Vice President Joe Biden has prioritised social distancing and adhering to health guidelines. By contrast, President Donald Trump has held large indoor rallies and campaign events with few coronavirus precautions. Biden has been critical of Trump’s approach at handling the coronavirus […]
Photos show inside Joe Biden’s socially distant presidential campaign
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How long it took to develop 12 other vaccines in history

The coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly 14 million people in a matter of months, and scientists are racing to develop a vaccine at record speed. But vaccines often take years, and sometimes even decades, to develop, test, and approve for public use. To gain some perspective on what researchers developing […]
How long it took to develop 12 other vaccines in history
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Disappointing photos show how small Mount Rushmore is in real life

Mount Rushmore is one of the most famous monuments in the US, typically attracting 3 million people a year. But the South Dakota sculpture depicting former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln doesn’t always live up to expectations. In real life, the monument appears much smaller […]
Disappointing photos show how small Mount Rushmore is in real life