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Asian Americans must reclaim their mental health amid rising hate, this psychologist says.

Gun manufacturers are profiting while mass shootings shake the U.S. The NRA’s annual meeting starts today in Houston. Gun reform advocate @igorvolsky  explains how they make money from misery.

Argentina reported a case of the monkeypox virus in someone who recently traveled to Spain – the first confirmed case in Latin America. The WHO said nearly 200 cases of the virus were reported in countries outside of where it is endemic – but that the disease is “containable.”

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New Zealand’s prime minister received a standing ovation for her speech on gun reform at Harvard University. "We knew that we needed significant gun reform. And so that is what we did."

Teachers are sharing advice on how they make their classrooms safer after the elementary school shooting in #Uvalde , TX, that left 21 dead. One teacher shared a metal door lock that prevents anyone on the outside of a classroom from opening the door.

After one school shooting in the UK in 1996, the country introduced some of the strictest gun laws in the world. Mick North lost his daughter — and says he's seen the U.S. move backward since then.

The NRA wasn't always against gun control. In fact, it used to be a huge fan of it. What happened?

Hackers leaked thousands of unseen photos from inside China's Uyghur concentration camps. The images expose police operations, the treatment of detainees and violent drills that directly negate public claims from China.

This digital project is returning stolen artifacts. Looty sells NFTs of cultural artifacts from Western museums that refuse to return them to their country of origin. Its founder calls the project "digital repatriation."


Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino's “This is America”?

California is suing Elon Musk's Tesla, alleging it runs a "racially segregated" workplace and discriminates against Black employees. Black workers report being concentrated in parts of its factory (one called "the plantation" by other workers) and hearing slurs up to 100x daily.

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.

Over 400 people have been killed in Syria in the last five days. 150 of them were children.

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BREAKING: The jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty of all murder and manslaughter charges for the police killing of #GeorgeFloyd . He faces a maximum 75 years in prison.

This is why it seems like Russia and Putin are willing to risk war over Ukraine... and it might not be for the reason you think:

Barbados will become a republic this week, replacing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. British colonizers enslaved over 380,000 people to work on Barbados' sugar plantations. Sandra Mason, set to be the first president, said she wants to "fully leave our colonial past behind."

The Las Vegas mass shooting isn't the deadliest in U.S. history. Here's why.