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Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

By Caleb Jones | Apr 21
Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.

Quest for Food Stamp Data Lands Newspaper at Supreme Court

Quest for Food Stamp Data Lands Newspaper at Supreme Court

By Jessica Gresko | Apr 21
In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. Their quest for information is about to take them to the Supreme Court.

Why Pete Buttigieg May Be Reviving Progressive Ideals of the Social Gospel Movement

Why Pete Buttigieg May Be Reviving Progressive Ideals of the Social Gospel Movement

By David Mislin | Apr 21
Buttigieg has said that "Christian faith" can lead one "in a progressive direction" and argued that Christianity teaches "skepticism of the wealthy and the powerful and the established." A century ago, such views flourished in the Midwest.

Judge: Resumption of U.S. Coal Sales by Trump Needs Review

Judge: Resumption of U.S. Coal Sales by Trump Needs Review

By Matthew Brown | Apr 21
A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from U.S. lands, but the court stopped short of halting future sales.

Juncker: EU Cannot Keep Extending Brexit Deadline for UK

Juncker: EU Cannot Keep Extending Brexit Deadline for UK

Apr 21
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country's departure from the European Union cannot be put off "indefinitely."

Washington State Lawmaker's Comments Raise Ire of Nurses

Washington State Lawmaker's Comments Raise Ire of Nurses

Apr 21
A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses and spawned a flurry of viral hashtags and memes on social media by saying that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in small, rural hospitals.

Oregon County Pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter Flag

Oregon County Pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter Flag

Apr 20
An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.

Burning Man Festival Backers Oppose New Federal Restrictions

Burning Man Festival Backers Oppose New Federal Restrictions

By Scott Sonner | Apr 20
Some supporters of the Burning Man counter-culture festival are complaining about new restrictions the federal government is proposing for the event.

U.S. Authorities: Marijuana Involvement Imperils Citizenship

U.S. Authorities: Marijuana Involvement Imperils Citizenship

By Astrid Galvan | Apr 20
Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.

Israeli Police Detain Jewish Suspects with Sacrificial Goats

Israeli Police Detain Jewish Suspects with Sacrificial Goats

Apr 19
Israeli police say they detained four suspects involved in an attempt to smuggle two baby goats into Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site for a ritual sacrifice.

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