Democrats control the Colorado Senate, House and governor’s office, meaning the GOP has little power in the statehouse -- but options on how to navigate through being in the minority
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Vivian Schiller 25 years working at the intersection of media and technology. Formerly: CEO at NPR, chief digital officer at NBC News, head of news at Twitter.
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Chrissy and Harry talk with turncoat Azi Paybarah about door knocking Peter Parker in Forest Hills, Timesman Alan Feuer about the madness of the El Chapo trial, and courts reporter Victoria Bekiempis about Harvey Weinstein’s wired new legal team.
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Last November, Democrats in the state Senate captured eight seats previously held by Republicans, setting the stage for a dramatic shift in legislative priorities.
Johnson & Johnson represents a global $350 billion dollar empire from a 133 year old legacy of success with hygiene, hair and health care products. Yet, it’s facing over 11,000 more lawsuits in the coming year and troubling public charges that one of its more famous products, baby powder, is giving numerous Black women cancer.
Investigative Journalism runs on Civil.
Reports exclusively obtained by Documented detail how New York State Court Officers have cooperated with ICE agents in controversial arrests at court houses.
California’s Anna Eshoo has sponsored legislation backed by the pharmaceutical interests funding her campaigns.
Increasing numbers of undocumented individuals and families are turning to Canada to escape anti-immigrant tensions in the United States. According to the Canada Border Services Agency, Canada processed 50,375 asylum claims in 2017, more than double the number of asylum claims processed in 2016. And because Carlos had a brother living in Ontario, he and his family were able to apply for asylum there.
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Despite its favorable climate and decades of experience in research and production, Israel’s cannabis industry has been overshadowed by other nations due to its inability to export.
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Destrozos en la barriada de Luyanó, cerca del Hospital Hijas de Galicia. (Fernando Berlanga)
La ciudad ha quedado casi paralizada, especialmente los servicios públicos y las actividades en los centros docentes. En la mayoría de las escuelas consultadas los padres no han enviado sus hijos a clases.
Japan’s Nordot is building a common publishing platform to unite media outlets — and lower their costs.
Common plumbing is exactly what the media industry needs. This Japanese startup thinks it has the right solution.
Since seizing power in 2014, Thailand’s military junta has been rebuilding the political system to repress dissent and control the public. As hundreds have been charged, threatened and sentenced to jail for voicing their opinions, how are politicians and their supporters trying to run a campaign leading up to the elections in 2019?