Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21

The United States’ Constitution is not a very detailed document. It lays out the basic structure of government, and the details are filled in with legislation, and clarified and reinforced by court decisions. One of the most consequential Supreme Court decisions was the 1896 case of Plessy v Ferguson, which set the precedent that segregatingContinue reading “Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21”

Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe

A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries. Train services were disrupted by uprooted trees littering tracks in France, Germany and the Netherlands and roofs were ripped off many buildings, includingContinue reading “Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe”

Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital

Benjamin Glynn called the charges against him in Singapore “disgusting.” The trial of a British expat in Singapore who provoked national outrage for repeatedly refusing to wear protective face masks in the tightly-controlled city state opened on Thursday with a tense hearing in which he called the charges “preposterous” and “disgusting.” Benjamin Glynn made headlinesContinue reading “Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital”

Mexico City rail overpass collapses onto road, killing at least 23

At least 23 people were killed and 65 were hospitalized when a railway overpass and train collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, crushing cars under fallen carriages and rubble. The authorities halted rescue efforts shortly after they began, saying there was a risk that more train parts and debris could slamContinue reading “Mexico City rail overpass collapses onto road, killing at least 23”

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