Historic downpour sinks many parts of Ho Chi Minh City

A man scoops rainwater from his house in Ho Chi Minh City, August 6, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre A resident has a hard time riding a bicycle in the heavy downpour that lashed Ho Chi Minh City on August 6, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre Traffic congestion on a flooded […]

Spotlight: U.S. record gun sales continue in historic uncertain times

“Trump and the right-wing media’s constant villainizing of democrats, liberals and the left has furthered the polarization of the country, and the fact-free environment he and his followers occupy leave them looking like lost, ignorant people in the eyes of the world,” Richardson added. Enditem

US record gun sales continue in historic uncertain times

The first major spike occurred in January 2013, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 first-grade children were shot to death in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. The second occurred after the massive San Bernardino shooting in 2016 in California, and the most recent was in 2018 after the Parkland High School mass murders […]

Tomball City Council terminates lease for railroad museum

“It’s a very unfortunate circumstance,” he said. “We were all very excited about the museum, the Tomball location, the work the design team and the architect did. We spent a lot of money getting to this point and we sort of felt like we got the rug pulled out from under us.”

Carlson: Left’s Response to Coronavirus Much Like ‘Authoritarian’ China — ‘Characterized’ by Corruption, Lack of Social Trust, Deep Cynicism About Gov’t

In January, for example, Dr. Anthony Fauci at the time, not yet a household name, did an interview with “The Journal of the American Medical Association” to talk about America’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus. Fauci explained the authoritarian measures the Chinese government had taken to contain that virus. Then Fauci noted almost offhandedly that […]

Group called ‘We Have Her Back’ warns media against ‘sexist’ or ‘racist’ coverage of Biden VP pick

“Given how few women have reached this point, the sometimes disappointing coverage of the process to date and the double standards we’ve seen in the public and media expectations of women leaders over the years – and even more so for Black and Brown women leaders – we wanted to respectfully share some thoughts with […]

Spotlight: U.S. re-imposes tariff on Canadian aluminum, sparking backlash

The U.S. president’s decision to slap tariffs on Canadian aluminum was immediately refuted by Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who said citing national security concerns to impose tariffs on certain Canadian aluminum products is “unwarranted and unacceptable.”

North Central College Launches Free Summer Webinar Series

WEBINAR SCHEDULE, TOPICS AND PRESENTERS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE): Social Media and MisinformationJune 30, 7 p.m. CDT | Dr. Michael Blight, assistant professor of communicationThe Chinese Response to COVID-19 in Three StagesJuly 1, 12 p.m. CDT | Dr. Jinai Sun, associate professor of ChineseHow Epidemics Have Shaped Chicago’s HistoryJuly 2, 12 p.m. CDT | Dr. Ann […]

‘They are making Ayodhya like Vatican or Mecca’

Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, one of the greatest secularists of our times, had once said, ‘Ram ki poornata maryadit vyaktitva mein hai, Krishna ki unmukt ya sampooran vyaktitva mein hai aur Shiva ki aseemit vyaktitva mein hai. Lekin har ek poorn hai (the completeness of Lord Ram is in a dignified personality, of Krishna in […]

Humans and Neanderthals were more genetically alike than polar bears and brown bears – and could produce ‘fertile and healthy’ offspring with ease

 As was preserved ancient DNA taken from the remains of ancient humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans. The three species interbred in prehistory, and the DNA from the now-extinct Neanderthals and Denisovans can be found in human genomes to this day (file photo)