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Study Shows Conservative Support of Death Penalty On the Decline
“This is a system that is broken; we shouldn’t trust this system when we’re got the evidence to show that it doesn’t work,” said former Nebraska state Sen. Colby Coash. Nebraska was the first red state to abolish the death penalty.
3 White Nationalists Arrested After Shooting at University of Florida
The three white nationalists, Tyler Tenbrink, William Fears, and Colton Fears, were charged with attempted homicide by Gainesville police.
Pollution Linked to 1-in-6 Deaths Globally
Global pollution accounts for approximately 9 million premature deaths every year, according to a report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.
The comprehensive study found that pollution is linked to 1-in-6 deaths globally — accounting for three times more than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined, The Guardian reports.
Weekly Wrap 10.20.17: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
The trouble with contemporary political uses of evil isn’t the concept itself, but rather the intentional vagueness thrust upon it by an era without any well-defined theory of the good.”
Thousands in Somalia Demand Reform After Deadly Mogadishu Bombing
In the aftermath of a Oct. 14 truck bombing that killed over 300 people in Mogadishu, Somalia, thousands of people took to the capital's streets in response to mayor Thabit Abdi's call to unity, according to The Guardian.
How 'Me Too' Began—10 Years Ago
"On one side, it's a bold declarative statement that 'I'm not ashamed' and 'I'm not alone.' On the other side, it's a statement from survivor to survivor that says 'I see you, I hear you, I understand you and I'm here for you or I get it," says Tarana Burke.
23 Arrested in Lancaster Demonstration Against Planned Pipeline
23 protesters were arrested at a demonstration against the Atlantic Sunrise gas pipeline in Lancaster County, Pa., on Oct. 16, according to the York Daily Record.
Weekly Wrap 10.13.17: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
“Now my world is still on fire, but people keep applauding my ability to describe the flames.”
What Is Prison Like for Women and Girls?
The United States holds the title for having the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million incarcerated people. And the most rapidly increasing population imprisoned are women and girls.
Weekly Wrap 10.6.17: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
A heartbreaking report on how guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent — and reap a profit from it.
“At some point this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency removed information from its website documenting how much of the island of Puerto Rico still lacked power or access to drinking water. Instead, our Jenna Johnson reported, the federal agency was relaying only positive information, documenting how many federal workers were on the ground and the extent to which roads had been cleared.”