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Saudi activist hits the road for human rights

Manal al-Sharif, the Saudi woman who dared to drive, is once again taking to the open road to shine a global spotlight on what she views as the injustice taking place in Saudi Arabia. Sharif is driving across America, in partnership with the Human Rights Foundation, to raise awareness of her fellow female activists who…MORE

The American bumblebee is at risk of extinction in Canada, scientists say

The American bumblebee is in trouble in America’s neighbor to the north. A group of scientists from York University and University of Vermont looked at three different measurements and found that Bombus pensylvanicus, commonly known as the American bumblebee, is declining in Canada. The number of areas where the American bumblebee can be found in…MORE

Salmonella outbreak linked to precut melons sickens 117 people in 10 states

A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration say the likely source of the outbreak is Caito Foods LLC in Illinois, but the investigation is ongoing. On April 12, Caito voluntarily recalled…MORE

What’s Joe Biden’s second act?

Sometime tomorrow, Joe Biden will announce — via online video — that he’s running for president. The former vice president will follow that announcement with an event in Pittsburgh on Monday and then trips to the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Politics being politics and Biden (and his…MORE

Here’s Kushner’s immigration plan as it stands

White House adviser Jared Kushner’s proposal to reform the US legal immigration system will be broken into two parts: one focused on border security and the other on legal immigration, according to a senior administration official. The first part of the proposal deals with border security. This would include constructing physical barriers where needed and…MORE

Leader of militia that has held migrants attacked in jail

A leader of an armed militia that held hundreds of migrants at the US-Mexico border was attacked at a New Mexico detention facility, authorities said Wednesday. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the 69-year-old leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the alleged battery this week at the Doña Ana County Detention Center…MORE