On Tuesday, the full U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Betsy Devos to be the next U.S. secretary of Education. To learn more about the Devos confirmation and the likelihood of her approval, we spoke with Elizabeth Mann of the Brookings Institution.
Last year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world united with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. That protest continues as President Trump advances development. The movement has brought a megaphone to the battle between what tribes believe to be sacred and what westerners consider fair game all across the U.S.
Minerals and mining giant Freeport-McMoRan said Friday that it will cut operations and staff in Indonesia in the near-term, if the government there continues to delay approval to export copper concentrate.
California and Hawaii have raised the age for legal tobacco use from 18 to 21 — and Arizona could be the next state to take the step. A bill to do just that passed the Arizona House Health Committee this week.
“The reason that we’re making a silent March for Peace is that we’re trying to demonstrate that not everything needs to be vocal,” Usman Karriem said.“We need to be present. We need to be available for our community members.”