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Vox Sentences: The politics of Mexico’s deadly pipeline explosion
Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Trump’s transgender military ban gets a boost from the Supreme Court; a deadly explosion in Mexico raises troubling questions.…
The Black Hebrew Israelites and their connection to the Covington controversy, explained
A video of an interaction between white high school students and an indigenous activist that went viral over the weekend has sparked a wild internet debate, and thrust a little known religious group into the spotlight. On Saturday, a viral video emerged of a teenage boy wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat standing in…
The LA teachers strike may be over. Here’s the tentative deal.
Los Angeles public school teachers have reached a tentative deal with city leaders to end a strike that has shut down the nation’s second-largest school district for more than a week. As part of the deal, teachers would get a 6 percent raise and slightly fewer students in each classroom, according to Alex Caputo-Pearl, president…
Why do all these robots have cartoon eyes?
If you were asked to draw an eyeball in 10 seconds or less, you would probably draw something that looks like it could be glued onto an elementary school craft project. Maybe, if you are gifted, your eyeball would look like it belonged on the face of a Pixar character. Either way, you would most…
Marijuana use on the rise in Ontario even before legalization: survey
TORONTO – In the year leading up to legalization, there was a significant uptick in the use of cannabis, notably among millennials and people aged 50 and older, a long-running survey has found. The survey by the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH) – called the Monitor – shows the proportion of Ontario adults…