Home » Posts tagged with » United States

In Historic First, Two Powerful Women Flank U.S. President

In Historic First, Two Powerful Women Flank U.S. President

President Joe Biden’s address to Congress broke a historic glass ceiling on Wednesday, as two women – Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – sat behind the president for the first time in U.S. history. The seating arrangement carried a symbolic meaning for the advancement of U.S. women in recent decades, since […]

Killings of Asian Women Renew Push For Tougher U.S. Hate Crime Laws

Killings of Asian Women Renew Push For Tougher U.S. Hate Crime Laws

The killings of six women of Asian descent in Georgia this week have prompted fresh calls to pass hate crime laws in the handful of states without them and for law enforcement elsewhere to invoke protections already in place. U.S. hate crime laws vary widely by state, and prosecutors do not always use them. But […]

The Inauguration Of Joe Biden

The Inauguration Of Joe Biden

The inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris just wrapped up. Now, there will be an inaugural parade — although it will be largely a virtual one. Biden and Harris will have a presidential escort from 15th Street to the White House including the US Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard and […]

As Inauguration Nears, Law Enforcement Scrutiny Drives U.S. Extremists Into Internet’s Dark Corners

As Inauguration Nears, Law Enforcement Scrutiny Drives U.S. Extremists Into Internet’s Dark Corners

Shortly after rampaging Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a fan of the president posted a message on the pro-Donald Trump website TheDonald.win. Inspired by the mob’s attempt to stop lawmakers from confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win, user CONN_WYNN said in an all-caps message, replete with an expletive, that it was […]

Scientists say that, if U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers his plan to cut emissions to net-zero by 2050, the world will once again have a chance of keeping climate change in check The election of Democrat Joe Biden as the next U.S. president puts the world “within striking distance” of limiting global warming to 1.5 […]

Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Offering affordable healthcare to villagers and indigenous communities living near forests could help reduce illegal logging and fight global warming, researchers said, as an organisation running such a service in Indonesia won a U.N. climate award on Tuesday. A new study led by Stanford University analysed the health centre serving 120,000 people, set up by U.S.-based Health In […]

With Candles, Flowers and Signs, Mourners Honor Ginsburg on U.S. Supreme Court Steps

With Candles, Flowers and Signs, Mourners Honor Ginsburg on U.S. Supreme Court Steps

On a cool night in a heated political year in Washington, several hundred people clutching candles, flowers and signs quietly gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the death Friday of liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A little before midnight, a woman sang the mourners’ Kaddish, a traditional Jewish prayer […]

Fires and Floods Hurl Climate Change To Fore Of U.S. Election

Fires and Floods Hurl Climate Change To Fore Of U.S. Election

Previously overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s racial reckoning, climate change has hurled to the front of the U.S. presidential race, as historic wildfires raged in the West and powerful storms battered the South. This week, Democratic contender Joe Biden tackled the issue of extreme weather from his home base in Delaware, calling […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming. Ginsburg, a champion of […]

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. business leaders should set targets for recruiting and promoting Black women to tackle a persistent dearth of them in top jobs, a women’s equality group said on Thursday. Black women are just as likely as white men to be interested in becoming top executives, but are held back by discrimination and a lack of […]

Page 1 of 9123Next ›Last »