Republican Sen. Mike Braun says Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage

Interracial marriage, the Indiana Republican argued, should have been left to states The U.S. Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage, Indiana Sen. Mike Braun, a Republican, argued on Tuesday.  Suggesting the historic Loving v. Virginia ruling by the Supreme Court decades ago was a case of improper judicial activism, Braun said the court shouldContinue reading “Republican Sen. Mike Braun says Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage”

Michigan: GOP candidate says rape survivors shouldn’t have abortions since rape was God’s plan

The fetus could grow up to “be the next president,” he said, disregarding the victim entirely. Garrett Soldano, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan, is so anti-choice that he believes rape victims who become pregnant should carry the baby to term and give it up for adoption instead. “God put them in this moment,” he told aContinue reading “Michigan: GOP candidate says rape survivors shouldn’t have abortions since rape was God’s plan”

Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan

In a sprawling settlement of mud brick huts in western Afghanistan housing people displaced by drought and war, a woman is fighting to save her daughter. Aziz Gul’s husband sold the 10-year-old girl into marriage without telling his wife, taking a down-payment so he could feed his family of five children. Without that money, heContinue reading “Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan”

Israel reports first case of ‘flurona’ – rare double infection of Covid and influenza

Doctors say it was diagnosed in young pregnant woman but suspect there are more cases in country Israel has recorded the first case of a rare mixture of two diseases, influenza and coronavirus, dubbed “flurona”. Local reports said that the patient was a young pregnant woman, who was in hospital, although her symptoms were mild. “SheContinue reading “Israel reports first case of ‘flurona’ – rare double infection of Covid and influenza”

How Does Disease Move? Crash Course Geography #34

From outbreaks of measles in the United States and cholera in Haiti to patterns of lead poisoning near gold mines in Nigeria, medical geographers play an important role in tracking disease in the landscape. Today, we’re going to look at strategies medical geographers use to help as many people as possible achieve the highest levelContinue reading “How Does Disease Move? Crash Course Geography #34”

Leftist Gabriel Boric, a millennial president for a new Chile

Leftist lawmaker Gabriel Boric, 35, on Sunday became Chile’s youngest-ever president on promises of installing a “welfare state” in one of the world’s most unequal countries. The former student activist only just met the required minimum age to run in the presidential race, seven years after being elected to his first political job as aContinue reading “Leftist Gabriel Boric, a millennial president for a new Chile”

Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point in two decades, UN says

Tens of millions are going hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean as the Covid-19 pandemic sharpens a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades, according to the United Nations. In just one year — from 2019 to 2020 — the number of people living with hunger in the region rose by 30%, or 13.8Continue reading “Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point in two decades, UN says”

Saudi women’s rights activist says phone hack by U.S. contractors led to arrest -lawsuit

A Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist accused three former U.S. intelligence contractors of an illegal hack of her phone that was instrumental in her being arrested and later tortured in her home country, according to a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court. Loujain al-Hathloul helped lead a campaign to allow Saudi Arabian women to driveContinue reading “Saudi women’s rights activist says phone hack by U.S. contractors led to arrest -lawsuit”

A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools

Senate Bill 3 replaces and broadens a prior “critical race theory” law passed by state legislators over the summer.  A new expansive measure targeting how topics such as race and racism can be discussed in Texas schools went into effect December 2, replacing a previous “critical race theory” law passed in May. Signed by Gov. GregContinue reading “A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools”

Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Sunday said his state will enforce a law banning most abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned, days after the Supreme Court held a hearing on the Magnolia State’s 15-week abortion ban that could chip away at the landmark 1973 ruling. A “snapback law” for abortion is currently in existenceContinue reading “Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned”

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