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Saturday, October 24, 2020

“We just don’t know what’s happening in our bodies”: Covid-19 long-haulers are still suffering

Houston emergency medics transport a man with possible Covid-19 symptoms to a hospital in August. | John Moore/Getty Images The terrible uncertainty of symptoms that persist for months and months. On March 15, Melanie Montano woke up with a fever and chills. Her...

2020’s psychedelic drug ballot measures, explained

Zac Freeland/Vox Oregon and Washington, DC, voters may relax their laws for psychedelic drugs. This November, voters in two states could take significant steps toward ending the US’s near-total criminal prohibition of psychedelic drugs. In Oregon, voters will decide on a ballot measure that...

Democrats are cheering a Supreme Court ruling on mail-in ballots. Here’s why it’s worse than it looks.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, and Supreme Justice Brett Kavanaugh attend the State of the Union address on February 4, 2020, in Washington, DC. | Mario Tama/Getty Images The Supreme Court ruling on Pennsylvania mail-in ballots is a blow to GOP —...

A gruesome murder in France rekindles the country’s debate on free speech and Islam

A protester waves a French flag with “freedom of speech” written on it during an anti-terrorism vigil at Place de La Republique for the slain school teacher Samuel Paty on October 18 in Paris. | Kiran Ridley/Getty Images Muslims in France have been...

Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history

The CalWood Fire is now the largest wildfire in the history of Boulder County in Colorado. The largest wildfire in state history, the Cameron Peak Fire, is also continuing to gain ground. | Eric Lutzens/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images The previous...

Senate Republicans could be the real roadblock to getting a stimulus deal passed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a debate on October 12, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. | Michael Clubb/Getty Images If Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin reach a stimulus agreement, it’s unclear whether Republicans would support it. Senate Republicans don’t seem...

How America gave up on fighting the pandemic and saving the economy

Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez signs an eviction order in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 7. | John Moore/Getty Images The foundation of a healthy economy is a healthy workforce, and right now, America doesn’t have either. For all of the talk of how...

Report: Massachusetts rarely fires state troopers, “no matter what they have done”

Massachusetts State Police in riot gear move the crowd from around Fenway Park after 2013 World Series. | Rick Friedman/Getty Images A Massachusetts state trooper confessed to running background checks for drug dealers. He’s still on the force. The Massachusetts State Police has...

The US is plagued by long voting lines. Here’s how other countries do it better.

People vote at a polling station at the Assembly Hall for Canada’s 43rd general election on October 21, 2019, in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. | Brett Gundlock/Getty Images Canada, Australia, and even Estonia may provide lessons for the US on how to improve elections....

The great hypocrisy of California using Indigenous practices to curb wildfires

Erin Hillman, a member of the Karuk Tribe, takes in the damage done to her home by the Slater fire in Happy Camp, California, on September 30, 2020. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images The state has yet to reckon with its...

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PM Calls meeting of government, party spokespersons

Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of party and government spokespersons which will be held on Friday evening. According to the sources  a...

CM Buzdar inaugurates Punjab Rozgar Scheme

Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has inaugurated Punjab Rozgar Scheme which is said to be the largest employment programme in the history of the...