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The ACLU sent a letter to a southwest Georgia county election board warning that its proposed closure of seven polling places was discriminatory against black voters. Randolph County, Polling Place, Chief Justice, Political Views, Georgia, In This Moment, How To Plan

Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia County

Local officials say they need to close seven polling places because they aren't accessible to people with disabilities. The ACLU says that doesn't make s...

Well over half the world’s population of vertebrates, from fish to birds to mammals, have been wiped out in the past four decades, says a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. Behavioural Ecology, Trophy Hunting, Climate Change Effects, Wipe Out, Tropical Birds, Environmental Issues, Animals Of The World, Bird Species, Live Plants

60% of world's wildlife has been wiped out since 1970 | CBC News

Well over half the world’s population of vertebrates, from fish to birds to mammals, have been wiped out in the past four decades, says a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

A nonprofit seeks out homeless or formerly incarcerated people and pays for documents they need to register to vote. Voter Registration, Go Fund Me, Non Profit, Economics, Good News, The Voice, Things To Think About, Finance, Bring It On

Voter access: ‘Bringing in people who haven’t had a voice’

A nonprofit seeks out homeless or formerly incarcerated people and pays for documents they need to vote.

Ford says Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. On Thursday, she is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the allegation. House Of Congress, Great Fear, 2016 Presidential Election, Supreme Court, Need To Know, Told You So, Ford, Politics, Reading

READ: Christine Blasey Ford's Opening Statement For Senate Hearing

Ford says Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. On Thursday, she is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the allegation.

 weapons exports from 1950 to Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed in trend indicator values (TIV). Each dot on the map = one TIV. Visualization by Will Geary. Digital Fabrication, Research Institute, Stockholm, Weapons, All About Time, Digital Marketing, Arms, United States, The Unit

The United States of Arms

U.S. weapons exports from 1950 to 2017. Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed in trend…

Georgia Voters: Here’s How to Legally Vote Even if You’re on Brian Kemp’s Can’t-Vote List Coca Cola, Reliable News Sources, Social Justice Issues, Restorative Justice, Voter Registration, Scholarships For College, Global News, Democratic Party

Georgia Voters: Here’s How to Legally Vote Even if You’re on Brian Kemp’s Can’t-Vote List

If you have photo ID that matches your voter registration card, you can still vote. Read More...

Encontrar trabajo sin experiencia: Companies are lowering the bar on degree and work-history requirements for many jobs. A job seeker, left, shook hands with a representative at a career fair in Brooklyn, N. in February. Interesting News Articles, Managing People, No Experience Jobs, Certificates Online, Hiring Process, Shake Hands, Job Opening, Space Travel, Artificial Intelligence

Employers Eager to Hire Try a New Policy: ‘No Experience Necessary’

Inexperienced job applicants face better odds in the labor market as more companies drop work-history and degree requirements

If Democrats and Republicans agree about climate change, why do they disagree about climate policy? Latest Nigeria News, News In Nigeria, News Latest, Democrats And Republicans, About Climate Change, On The Issues, Environmental Issues, Ny Times, Moose Art

Opinion | Actually, Republicans Do Believe in Climate Change (Published 2018)

If Democrats and Republicans agree about climate change, why do they disagree about climate policy?

A push by Democrats for climate legislation next year in the House might appear to be a fool’s errand, given that the Senate is likely to remain in Republican hands. Economics, Finance, At Least, Politics, Parties, Hands, Cleaning, House, Fiestas

Clean Energy, Climate Advocates See Room for Modest Gains in 2019

A push by Democrats for climate legislation next year in the House might appear to be a fool’s errand, given that the Senate is likely to remain in Republican hands.

New story on NPR: Opposing Family Separation, Governors Cancel National Guard Troops On The Border. Larry Hogan, Family Separation, Water Pollution, 2016 Presidential Election, Political Issues, National Guard, World Records, Sky High, Civil Rights

Maryland breaks with Trump administration, pushes tougher water pollution rules

State coal-fired power plants must adhere to tougher Obama-era pollution rules suspended by the Trump administration.

A look at some of the outfits at that ultimate showcase of mogul leisure wear formally known as the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference Gopro, Mirrored Aviators, Sun Valley, Elements Of Style, New Fashion, Fashion Trends, Professional Outfits, T Shirt And Jeans, Facon

How Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole (Published 2018)

Woodman achieved this enticing combination of tax efficiency and secrecy by using a donor-advised fund — a sort of checking account with serious tax benefits and little or no accountability.

 Susan Collins (R) is one of the last moderates in a nation that eschews moderation. Susan Collins, Economics, Maine, Acting, Hold On, Finance, Politics, Naruto Sad

Can the center hold? Susan Collins and the high wire act of being a moderate

Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R) is one of the last moderates in a nation that eschews moderation.

Should employees covered by a union be allowed to forego paying their dues if they disagree with the union? Public Service, Economics, Health Care, Acting, Finance, Freedom, Politics, Liberty, Political Freedom

Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would require public-sector employees to pay union fees

Should employees covered by a union be allowed to forego paying their dues if they disagree with the union? Mark Janus works for Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services as a child…

Decades of law and tradition made college debt immune from the bankruptcy process. With hundreds of thousands of people buckling under the burden, more judges are questioning whether that rule is too harsh. Mortgage Rates, Student Loans, Debt, The Borrowers, This Is Us, The Past, Credit Cards, This Or That Questions, College

Judges Wouldn’t Consider Forgiving Crippling Student Loans—Until Now

For decades, college debt was immune from the bankruptcy process. Judges are actively seeking ways help to debtors

Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Voting Rights and Invites More States to Purge Their Rolls – Mother Jones Emperors New Clothes, Vote Counting, Mother Jones, I Voted, Political News, Supreme Court, Oppression

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Ohio Voter-Purge Law

The Supreme Court upheld the most aggressive voter-purge law in the country. If a voter doesn't respond to mailings or hasn't voted in two consecutive elections, they are kicked off the rolls.

 7052 would prevent any taxpayer dollars from being used to implement the public charge rule. Economics, Presidents, Finance, Public, Politics, Action, America, Group Action, Usa

Should legal immigrants who rely too much on government assistance be denied green cards?

President Trump is trying to crack down on legal immigrants who use too much in taxpayer-funded benefits programs. But is any use at all…