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Air pollution can cause permanent blindness and is linked to a higher likelihood of age-related macular degeneration, says a new study. The UN says air pollution causes at least 7 million deaths per year, mostly impacting poorer countries and lower-income communities.
Pacific gray whales are dying in large numbers, with at least 378 dead in 2 years. Others have been seen looking emaciated. Researchers believe they are starving to death because their food source is declining due to climate change, and say die-offs may become more common.
As anti-ICE protesters called for an end to deportations outside a federal building in Portland, police used tear gas and stun grenades on them.
This college student was working his shift at Walmart when his basketball coach surprised him with a full scholarship. Dee Mitchell has been putting in 40 hours a week to help his mom who lost her job due to COVID-19.
These Syrians are desperately looking through garbage for something to sell or to eat. Syria's economy is devastated after almost 10 years of war, and it's the most vulnerable who pay the highest price.
BREAKING: The police officer who shot and killed #RayshardBrooks has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. He faces a possible sentence of life without parole for murder.
BREAKING: The 3 other officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd 's killing will be charged with aiding and abetting murder, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Derek Chauvin's charge will be elevated to second-degree murder.
BREAKING: The three men accused of killing #Ahmaud Arbery have been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia and formally charged with 9 counts each, including malice murder and felony murder. Arbery died after being shot while jogging in February.
Police have arrested at least 1,669 people across the U.S. during protests over police brutality, according to an @AP tally. They have not arrested: 3 of the 4 officers involved in the killing of #GeorgeFloyd . Any officers involved in the killing of #BreonnaTaylor .
Over 400 people have been killed in Syria in the last five days. 150 of them were children.