The big Democratic year defied expectations across the board and put old thinking about Colorado politics to rest, strategists argue
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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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White supremacists holding rallies with fascists and anti-fascists brawling outside, and war looming. Maybe that sounds like NYC in 2018, but we’re talking NYC in WWII and the years around it along with special guests John Strausbaugh, author of Victory City: A history of New York and New Yorkers during World War II, and Ron …
Supporters Raising Money For Families Of Fallen Chicago Police Officers After Train Tragedy In Roseland
Officers Eduardo Marmelejo and Conrad Gary died Monday night at 103rd and Cottage Grove. Now, GoFundMe pages are raising money for their families.
Veteran rapper, producer DJ, and educator J-Live begged a rhetorical question on his 2015 album How Much Is Water? Although the entire record won’t center solely on this concept, the title track, referencing lessons taught amongst members of the Five Percent Nation, delves into the value of a resource many expect as free of potential …
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Santos had a stroke earlier this year and cannot communicate with his lawyers. His case was previously administratively closed has been sent back to immigration court.
In the wake of a Sludge investigation showing multiple contributions from oil and gas executives, Oil Change USA took O’Rourke’s name off the list of political candidates who promised to reject fossil fuel donations over $200.
(Photo by: Will Wright/Report for America) For “Stirring the Waters” Will Wright interviewed dozens of residents like Jessica and Tim Taylor of Martin County, to understand their distrust of the water system
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Cuomo’s first-ever expression of support for cannabis legalization Monday emphasized criminal justice.
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To our knowledge, this is the very first story ever archived by a U.S. publication straight onto the Ethereum blockchain.
Nueve de cada diez mototaxis circulan sin licencia en la ciudad y las autoridades han decidido atajar la situación.
Former Tony Abbott spin doctor and now self-funded entrepreneur Claire Kimball has become one of Australia’s rising media stars with her quirky brand of daily news digests.
Farmers across India can’t seem to escape the microfinance debt trap. Some are even driven to commit suicide. What could save their lives?