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America’s lethal Negrophobia: More than just the Charlotte police killed Keith Lamont Scott

We know the police can show restraint — they show it with armed white men but not with black and brown people<p>On Saturday, two events occurred simultaneously that together demonstrate America’s deep divides on the issues of race, crime, guns, and justice. <b></b><p>In response to public pressure, the Charlotte …

Law Enforcement

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …

Natural Disasters

Apple's $848M, 25-year solar agreement is the largest of its kind, will provide 130MW of clean energy

Apple's landmark solar power deal, announced by CEO Tim Cook this week, is a long-term sustainable energy solution that should generate enough to …

Renewable Energy

U.S. official: Missile hit Malaysia Airlines plane -

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.<p>The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane, but hasn't pinpointed who was …

Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times in Photographs

The civil rights leader who rose from rural, apartheid-era South Africa to become country's first black President, died Thursday.

Mourning Mandela, Around the World

U.S. Flags Lowered For Mandela, A Rare Honor For Foreign Leaders

Half-Staff Honorees<p>Presidents often order that American flags be lowered for the deaths of American leaders, but the list of foreign dignitaries whose deaths have been honored is relatively short. They include:<p>Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa (2013)<br>• Pope John Paul II (2005)<br>• King …