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A ‘very dark history’: Oregon’s racist past fuels ongoing protests against injustice in Portland

Video from Portland, Oregon on Sunday night showed demonstrators crowded around the federal courthouse building. Eventually, authorities rushed the crowd amid explosions and gas, as demonstrators cou…

SpaceX, NASA make history with launch of two astronauts to ISS Saturday

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (right) and Doug Hurley sit in a Tesla after walking out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30.  Joe Raedle/Getty Images Welcome to space history, SpaceX Crew Dragon.Elon Musk's space…

‘Black history is this country’s history’: George Floyd protests intensify across US, from Atlanta to Indianapolis to Tennessee

Groups of people from coast to coast protest police brutality after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody. USA TODAY Outrage over the death of George Floyd sparked protests in cities acro…

Go read this history of the SimCity studio’s forgotten business games division

Popular “simulation games” like SimCity aren’t literally training players to run something like a city. But what would happen if they did? In the 1990s, SimCity studio Maxis tried to find out. In an exhaustively researched essay at The Obscuritory, librarian and writer Phil Salvador recounts the fascinating history of Maxis Business Simulations — a…

For the first time in its history, New York City’s subway will not run 24/7

A person wearing a mask steps onto a New York City subway car. | AP Photo/John Minchillo For the first time in its history, New York City’s subway system will not run 24 hours a day, seven days a week for an extended period of time. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who frequently denies he controls the…

An Oral History of the Pandemic Warnings Trump Ignored

Its a familiarlitany by now: As Covid-19 spread, ravaged lives, and upended the global economy over the last two months, President Donald Trump first downplayed the virusassuring Americans that it was going to go awaythen chalked it all up as a complete surpr…

An Oral History of the Pandemic Warnings Trump Ignored

Its a familiarlitany by now: As Covid-19 spread, ravaged lives, and upended the global economy over the last two months, President Donald Trump first downplayed the virusassuring Americans that it was going to go awaythen chalked it all up as a complete surpr…

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DHS Secretary Sets the Record Straight on Fake News on Portland Riots

Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, hit back at a press conference in DHS headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday against media reports that the Trump administrati…

Trump Raises $20 Million in First-Ever Virtual Fundraiser

President Donald Trump raised an eye-popping $20 million on Tuesday night in his first-ever virtual fundraiser, from a total of more than 300,000 individual donors who participated. This is a great …

ACLU: Constitution Requires Illegal Aliens Count Toward Congressional Apportionment

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), as well as other migration lobbying organizations, claims it is “unconstitutional” not to count illegal aliens when apportioning congressional representatio…

US House poised to vote on reversing Trump’s Muslim ban

The United States House of Representatives is set to vote on Wednesday on legislation reversing President Donald Trump's controversial ban on immigration from Muslim countries. The bill, called the …
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