Confounding Language

Irish voters overwhelmingly rejected two referendums aimed at changing the country’s constitution in areas relating to women and family, votes that observers called embarrassing defeats for the government, the Financial Times reported over the weekend. On Friday, two referendums had proposed recognizing families based on “durable...

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No One Is Safe

Gunmen kidnapped nearly 300 students from a school in northwestern Nigeria, the latest abduction in the West African county and which underscores its precarious security situation, the Associated Press reported. Authorities and parents said the kidnapping took place Thursday in the remote town of Kuriga, Kaduna...

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Outnumbered

Samoa’s parliament passed new electoral amendments over the weekend that will give citizens the right to register to vote from overseas, a move that opposition lawmakers warn could see the Pacific island nation being governed by “outsiders,” Radio New Zealand reported. The new Electoral Amendment Bill...

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Seeping In

Microplastics are ubiquitous in our daily lives: They can be found everywhere, including in cosmetics, table salt, seafood and recently, human arteries. Now, scientists found that those microscopic plastic particles have seeped all the way down into sediment layers dating back to the 18th century, Futurism...

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