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October 13, 2020

Astronauts Can Vote From Space, You Can Vote From Earth

Orbiting 200 miles above earth in the International Space Station, astronauts have not forgotten about their right to vote. Four astronauts will cast their votes from space during the upcoming American presidential election. A Texas law passed in 1997 ensured astronauts can still exercise this constitutional right while off-planet. First, an encrypted and password protected ballot is uploaded by Houston's Mission Control.

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September 10, 2020

600 Women Around the World Created a “Healing Blanket” To Confront Gender Violence [Interview]

When Marietta Bernstorff read a story about a young woman’s violent death, it left her completely rattled. One of the most heartbreaking truths of the matter was that this type of violence against a woman was not a rare occurrence. She continued to learn that in 2019 alone, 10 women/girls a day were being murdered in Mexico. Additionally, the violence against women worldwide had increased during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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August 31, 2020

This New Digital Archive Preserves Black Lives Matter Protest Art From Around the World

The year 2020 has proven itself to be full of unprecedented, world-changing events. Trying to keep up with, or attempting to recollect, all the swiftly moving parts or key civil rights movements can be daunting. But thanks to a research project from The University of St. Thomas, the opportunity to properly process some of this era’s most significant moments through artwork is now digitally available.

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