In cities across the U.S. on Saturday, chants and shouts — and breaking glass and sirens and gunshots — filled downtown streets in a fifth night of protest over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in Minneapolis after he was handcuffed and pinned down by a police officer.
With schools and testing sites closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, testing companies are scrambling to make alternative arrangements for administering exams such as the SAT and the ACT.
In states such as Texas, Indiana, Nevada and Wisconsin, demonstrators are disobeying social distancing orders and gathering to call for a reopening of their states and the economy. When protesters tried to do the same in Denver on Sunday, they were met with health care workers blocking their path.
Kelsey Pierce, a musician and songwriter in New York City, had always wanted to foster a dog with her roommate, Allyson Backus, but because of their busy schedules it was never a real possibility. Since all of New York is currently on a stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic, the pair were finally able to take on a furry friend.
When Ronnie Krensel went in for his most recent checkup following chemotherapy on March 21, it wasn’t anything like the ones he’d had before. Upon his arrival at the Southhampton Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., a doctor met Krensel in a hazmat suit in a large tent outside the facility, where he was asked “a series of rapid-fire questions” and then sent to a negative-pressure room, which prevents cross-contamination, for his visit.
Democrats won governorships in Wisconsin and Michigan last month, and now Republicans are trying to limit the power of the new governors.
According to Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” But President Trump has frequently called those rights and those seeking them into question. The president also retweeted a post claiming that “illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program.” Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally don’t qualify for most government benefit programs, including food stamps, Medicaid, cash assistance and public housing. While asylees are eligible for cash assistance, they must meet certain requirements to be considered.
General Motors recently announced its plan to cut more than 14,000 jobs. Earlier this year, the car manufacturer warned the Trump administration about the cost of his tariff war. Trump lashed out at GM after its job reduction announcement and allegedly told its CEO that she “better” reopen plants in the U.S. soon.
The White House just released a harrowing report on the potentially deadly consequences of climate change. Why does President Trump contradict the report? In the past, Trump has frequently called climate change a hoax and in 2017, he pulled the U.S. out of an environmental action accord signed by 195 nations to help stop climate change.
The United Kingdom has taken another step towards securing a Brexit deal with the European Union. “This deal delivers what people voted for and it is in the national interest,” U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said.
If you remember anything from history class, you already know a small group of people boarded the Mayflower in 1620 in hopes of a better life in America. A couple of the crew members had actually been to America before to fish or to explore. A man on the Mayflower, Stephen Hopkins, had tried to settle in the New World 10 years earlier but got shipwrecked in Bermuda. Shakespeare’s renowned play “The Tempest” was allegedly based on that wreck.
Nancy Pelosi is running a fierce campaign to be elected speaker of the House of Representatives. The current minority leader of the House — and only woman to be speaker — has been in the political sphere for more than four decades. Pelosi, who started as a member of the Democratic National Committee in 1976, slowly worked her way up to the House after a 1987 special election.
From Space Force to space flights, where will the next generation soar? In 2017, tech giant Elon Musk announced that his company SpaceX would send humans to Mars by 2024. According to the Mars One website, 100 candidates of the 202,000 people who applied remain in the application process. But in a recent interview, Musk said he wasn’t sure whether he’d be aboard or not.
CNN’s Jim Acosta is reporting at the White House again after a judge ruled that the Trump administration overstepped the law in revoking his access. You are a rude, terrible person,” Trump told Acosta. Lawyers for the administration argued, “The President and White House possess the same broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists that they possess to select which journalists receive interviews.
North Korea is reportedly continuing to develop its ballistic missile program. Following a summit with the U.S., North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to dismantle his country’s main nuclear site. North Korea reportedly continues to make improvements to more than a dozen other sites that could launch conventional and nuclear missiles.
The Vatican halted a plan by U.S. bishops to address the age-old sexual abuse issues plaguing the Roman Catholic Church.
At least 59 people have died from the raging wildfires consuming parts of California, making them the deadliest fire disaster in the state’s history. State officials say a prolonged drought created a “recipe for destruction,” especially for the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento. Fires have already burned over 110,000 acres and destroyed thousands of homes, including those owned by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gerard Butler.
President Trump warned Democrats that it would be a “warlike posture” if they used their newfound House power to investigate him. But what can Democrats actually do?
Gun control has become an unavoidable topic in America. According to the Gun Violence Archive, more than 15,000 people were fatally shot last year. Of those, 344 were killed in mass shootings — including 58 people who died in the deadliest shooting, which occurred in Las Vegas. New York, for example, requires background checks for all firearm purchasers, and all ammunition sales must be recorded and reported. The state also banned assault weapons and gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Climate change may be the biggest issue on state ballots Tuesday, but rules about abortion and marijuana will also be voted on.
Typically, the sample size for a national survey is about 1,500 people. This small group is used to help determine how the majority of Americans feel about a certain topic.