World Jul 24, 2020

Horrors of trans-Atlantic slavery traced through DNA study

A new DNA study published Thursday sheds fresh light on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, from the legacy of rape that can be seen in today's genetics to how disease likely decimated some groups forced to work in deadly conditions. For example, DNA ...

Portland standoff with U.S. agents ongoing after mayor gassed

World Jul 24, 2020

Portland standoff with U.S. agents ongoing after mayor gassed

The tense standoff between demonstrators and U.S. federal police dispatched to Portland, Oregon, dragged on Thursday after the city's mayor was tear-gassed by U.S. government agents as he made an appearance outside a federal courthouse during raucous protests. Mayor Ted Wheeler and hundreds of others ...