• Mon. Mar 1st, 2021

Hong Kong Charges 47 Democracy Supporters With Violating Security Law – The New York Times

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong authorities charged dozens of pro-democracy figures on Sunday with violating the Chinese territory’s harsh new national security law, the latest blow to the dwindling…

Why Republicans Are Moving To Fix Elections That Weren’t Broken – NPR

People wait in line on the first day of early voting for the 2020 general election on Oct. 12 in Atlanta. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jessica McGowan/Getty…

Different fight, ‘same goal’: How the Black freedom movement inspired early gay activists

On April 25, 1965, three teenagers refused to leave Dewey’s Restaurant in Philadelphia after employees repeatedly denied service to “homosexuals and persons wearing nonconformist clothing,” according to Drum magazine, which…

Why it’s time to take pro-Trump secession movement seriously

For the past few months, a long-buried idea has been creeping from the fringe into mainstream Republican discourse: secession. Following President Joe Biden’s victory in November, GOP officials from Wyoming…

At least 18 killed in Myanmar on bloodiest day of protests against coup

Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations against a military coup and at least 18 people were killed, the…

LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple

Authorities are investigating a vandalism and fire at a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles By Associated Press February 28, 2021, 4:17 AM • 2…

Los Angeles district attorney faces recall effort less than 3 months into term

LOS ANGELES — A campaign to oust Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón kicked off Saturday evening as pressure mounts over his criminal justice reforms that critics claim have gone…

Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug…

About 30 vehicles involved in pileup on icy Montana bridge

Dozens of vehicles crashed into each other on an icy interstate highway bridge over the Yellowstone River outside Billings, Montana, making the span appear like a wrecking yard with mashed…

Cuomo calls for independent review after second former aide accuses him of sexual harassment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday called for an independent review of allegations by a former aide that he sexually harassed her on the job. He denied the accusations,…