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August 10, 2021

U.N. Climate Report Reveals That We’re Destined for a Hotter Planet

You don't have to be a scientist to see that the world's climate is changing. Wildfires, floods, and deadly heatwaves are only becoming more frequent. But a major climate report released by the United Nations makes things even more clear—countries need to curb their fossil-fuel emissions immediately. And, unfortunately, even if they do, the study found that a hotter future has already been locked in.

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July 27, 2021

‘Cleveland Indians’ Will Finally Change Its Name After Years of Controversy

In recent years, many major sports league teams have garnered significant backlash for their outdated—and often racist—team names and logos. Some have resisted the call to alter their offensive monikers while others have embraced the criticism and adapted. Most recently, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team has joined the list of those that are finally deciding to modify their long-held namesakes.

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July 19, 2021

Illinois Becomes First State To Require Asian American History Be Taught in Schools

With the rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans that has become much more prominent in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many activists and allies have endeavored to increase awareness and support for the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. However, in spite of those increased efforts, there still remains much left to do in order to ensure a safe and equitable society for Asian Americans in the United States.

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July 12, 2021

Richard Branson Rockets Into Outer Space in First Commercial Space Flight

In the early 2000s, space tourism was the buzzword on everyone's minds. Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson both started companies aimed at getting ordinary people into outer space. And now, after 17 years, Branson's Virgin Galactic finally sent a crew, which included Branson, into outer space. The hour and a half journey took them to the edge of outer space and fulfilled a lifelong dream for the British business mogul.

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