#BlackLivesMatter seek slavery reparations

A coalition affiliated with the anti-racism Black Lives Matter movement called for criminal justice reforms and reparations for slavery in the United States among other demands in its first policy platform released on Monday. The six demands and roughly 40 policy recommendations touch on topics ranging from reducing U.S. military[…]

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US pledges almost $100m food aid to Ethiopia

The US has boosted its emergency food aid to Ethiopia by nearly $100m to combat one of the worst droughts in decades, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced on Sunday. The aid is urgently needed to head off a humanitarian disaster brought on by the El Nino climate phenomenon[…]

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Massive snowstorm poised to wallop U.S. East Coast

A massive winter storm was barreling toward Washington D.C. on Friday, with the system poised to drop near-record snowfall on the U.S. capital before walloping New York and other East Coast cities with blizzard conditions. The National Weather Service described the storm as “potentially crippling” for a swath of the[…]

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