Georgia Board of Education Votes to Censor American History

The state board drafted a resolution restricting classroom discussion of racism, then blocked comments from the YouTube livestream.


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Georgia Board of Education Votes to Censor American History

George Chidi

The state board drafted a resolution restricting classroom discussion of racism, then blocked comments from the YouTube livestream.

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New York City Unions Prepare to Shift Retirees Off Medicare

Rachel M. Cohen

To cut costs, public sector unions are planning a switch to Medicare Advantage, a privatized program whose impact on care is not well understood.

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Idaho State Legislator Doxxed a Sexual Assault Survivor, Drawing Ethics Complaints

Sara Sirota

Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a candidate for Idaho lieutenant governor, circulated articles exposing the identity of a woman alleging assault by another lawmaker.

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Firefighters Denied Coverage by Veterans Affairs After Exposure to PFAS Firefighting Foam

Sharon Lerner

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Not Even Covid-19 Could Slow Down Nuclear Spending

Jon Schwarz

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Biden’s Border Agenda Collides With the Realities of Mexico’s Violence

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In regions wracked by the drug war, the U.S. and Mexico remain hooked on militarization.

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Pentagon Undercounts Civilian Casualties in New Report, Experts Say

Nick Turse

The annual report vastly understates civilians killed by the U.S. military, and condolence payments are not offered even in confirmed cases.

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Rhode Island Coalition Pushes Most Equitable Legal Cannabis Regulations Yet

Natasha Lennard

Ahead of inevitable national legalization, Rhode Island activists urge the state to right the wrongs of the war on drugs.

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“Nothing Is Changing”: ICE Sends Detainees to Irwin Prison Despite Pledges to Close It

John Washington, José Olivares

Irwin, an ICE prison plagued by abuse allegations, is at the center of the Biden administration’s promises on detention reform.

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