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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to the future after a year of making waves

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to the future after a year of making waves

One year and a month ago, young activists from the Sunrise Movement barged into Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office to demand immediate action on climate change. Their sit-in — and push for a “Green New Deal,” at the time a novel term to most Americans — might have gone unnoticed outside of Washington,…MORE

Scientists have discovered deepest point on land

Scientists have discovered deepest point on land

A new study shows that the deepest point on land is under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine, were mapping the area only to find that the trough under the glacier went far deeper than they had imagined. The trough is about 3.5 km (about 2 miles) below…MORE

Vegan sneakers set to be next plant-based craze in 2020

Vegan sneakers set to be next plant-based craze in 2020

Eco-friendly meatless food products shook up the fast food industry in 2019. Experts say next year’s game-changing trend in sustainable consumer goods may be plant-based — or “vegan” — athletic shoes. Last week, Reebok, owned by Adidas since 2005, unveiled the design for its first plant-based running shoe, the Floatride GROW, which is expected to…MORE

Wet and windy weekend forecast along the East Coast

Wet and windy weekend forecast along the East Coast

Soggy, windy conditions are expected to continue up and down the East Coast this weekend, forecasters say. A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for areas of central Florida and is in effect through 11 a.m. ET. In the Northeast, almost 20 million people are under flood watches. The Storm Prediction Center warns that “a…MORE

What did the UK elections teach us about 2020? Trust the polls

What did the UK elections teach us about 2020? Trust the polls

You’re going to hear about a lot of supposed lessons that can be applied to the 2020 US elections from the 2019 United Kingdom elections. Maybe you think Republican President Donald Trump has reason to smile after his friend, Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, won a big mandate. Maybe you think the crushing defeat of…MORE

Analysis: The real reason Democrats should study the UK election

Analysis: The real reason Democrats should study the UK election

The Labour Party’s wipeout in Britain’s election spelled out an undeniable warning to Democrats over the potential dangers of tracking too far to the left of more moderate national electorates. But it also highlighted a more profound parallel in the often synergistic US and UK politics that potentially poses longer-term threats to progressive parties: culturally…MORE

Trump plots his defense following the historic rebuke he hopes to foil

Trump plots his defense following the historic rebuke he hopes to foil

Historic? Yes. Rebuke? Not so much. The House Judiciary Committee’s vote Friday passing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump was meant as extraordinary repudiation. The history was certainly there, and is weighing on the President. But it did not appear anyone felt rebuked at the White House. Minutes before the party-line vote was called,…MORE

Miss World 2019: How to watch and what to expect

Miss World 2019: How to watch and what to expect

International pageant season continues, and this week it’s the Miss World organization’s turn to crown a global beauty queen. Here’s what you should know ahead of Saturday’s competition. Didn’t a global pageant just happen? Yes. But that was Miss Universe, a competitor pageant that was founded years after Miss World by a swimsuit company (hence…MORE

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