Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Texas voters could have less options for polling places if a new Republican state law is upheld. Democrats in the state have filed suit to strike it down.
"We need to fight back in the courts and at the ballot box."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Demonstrators hold signs in protest of police killings.
"Black people shouldn't have to live every day with the pain of knowing we are...
Jon Queally, staff writer
U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach watch over personnel that are reinforcing the border wall with concertina wire. (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr)
"Trump circumvented Congress in an authoritarian power grab and stole military...


Not that we need it in a week that saw the anniversary of the West Texas fertilizer plant explosion and no less than three reports on the many public health risks posed by fracking, but here's more graphic proof of the dangers facing what remains our only planet. From EPA and Greenpeace data, a series of interactive maps showing thousands of facilities possessing "greater than certain threshold quantities of 140 chemicals" - a chilling phrase and number in and of itself - where a "catastrophic...