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Native Americans are facing voter suppression. This resource wants to help them overcome it

Native Americans are facing voter suppression. This resource wants to help them overcome it

advertisementadvertisementThough Native Americans have technically been enfranchised since 1924, numerous obstacles in various states serve to bar individuals from voting. They largely affect the 30% of the 5.2 million Native Americans who live on reservations, but even extend to people living in rural areas more generally.advertisementadvertisementSo a new online resource, ,  aims to help Native Americans navigate roadblocks to the ballot box, by supplying specific, scrupulous details for registering, voting in person, and voting by mail, in all relevant counties and Indian tribal lands in...

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Siemens Mobility CTO Roland Edel was told building an electrified highway was impossible. Now, Germany is considering installing 4,000 kilometers

Siemens Mobility CTO Roland Edel was told building an electrified highway was impossible. Now, Germany is considering installing 4,000 kilometers

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementThe idea of converting the famous German autobahn into an electrified highway has been percolating at industrial manufacturing company Siemens since the 1940s, “but I put it back on the agenda,” says engineer Roland Edel. Even so, board members told him they’d never see his plan, dubbed the eHighway, realized within their lifetimes. But after tests in Berlin, Sweden, and L.A., the company successfully opened a five-kilometer stretch of eHighway in Germany in May 2019. Siemens’s system converts energy from overhead contact lines to current in the motors of...

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Eliminating this federal program would play a major part in demilitarizing the police

Eliminating this federal program would play a major part in demilitarizing the police

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementIn 2014, that police departments in Arizona had collectively amassed a military arsenal that included: 712 rifles, 64 armored vehicles, 42 forced-entry tools, 32 bomb suits, 704 night-vision items, 830 units of surveillance equipment, and, in at least one department, “a .50 caliber machine gun that shoots bullets powerful enough to blast through the buildings on multiple city blocks.”advertisementadvertisementThis magnitude of military-grade weaponry stock is not an anomaly. Across the country, more than 8,000 police departments have been able to gather...

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This legislative package on police reform is aimed at fixing the NYPD

This legislative package on police reform is aimed at fixing the NYPD

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementAs people protested around the country in response to the murder of George Floyd, the nation has seen video after video of police tear gassing, shoving, and shooting at protestors. At massive protests in New York, a police van drove through a protest, and one officer even on protestors in Manhattan’s Union Square.advertisementadvertisementEven before these most recent protests, Communities United for Police Reform—a campaign focused on ending discriminatory policing practices across New York City—had been working on a proposal to change the way New York is...

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