Why the U.S. needs a paper backup on electronic voting machines
30 July 2018 | 5:30 am
America's electronic voting machines are at risk of being hacked. Lawrence Norden, deputy director of the Brennan Center's Democracy Program, explains what can be done to secure elections.
28 May 2022
Police in the US town of Uvalde, Texas are facing questions over why it took an hour to neutralise the gunman who murdered 19 small children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. The tragedy comes amid increasing calls for greater gun control measures. Among the demands of campaigners are a ban on assault weapon sales, as well as universal background checks and so-called red flag laws. Pastor Mike McBride, director of the LIVE FREE gun violence prevention campaign with the Faith in Action network, joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
5 Jun 2022
Two cases of monkeypox were confirmed by Argentina on Friday in individuals who had recently arrived from Spain.
26 Jun 2022
The leaders of the US, the UK, and Canada all slammed the Supreme Court's move, which puts US women at risk of losing their right to abortion. Meanwhile, Donald Trump said "God made the decision" on reproductive rights.
9 Jul 2022
It was supposed to be a festive celebration marking the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States. Instead, it was yet another reminder of rampant gunviolence in the country as a gunman disguised in women's clothing opened fire on a parade in a Chicago suburb, killing several people. The 21-year-old assailant has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
5 Aug 2022
Drug cartels in Latin America are now making more money from synthetic drugs like fentanyl than the illicit substances the continent is best known for, like cocaine and marijuana.
2 Oct 2022
Fake abortion clinics use federal dollars to lie to women and dissuade them from having abortions. These groups are trying to change that.
5 Nov 2022
Can Joe Biden switch the US from fossil fuels to renewable energy, especially when places like West Virginia are so dependent on coal? Well, the biggest challenge just might be a Republican victory in midterm elections.
The second "surveillance balloon" announcement comes after the first sighting prompted the top US diplomat to postpone a trip to Beijing. China claims the balloons are used for scientific purposes.
China said the device deviated from its route, and "accidentally strayed over Latin America and the Caribbean." This comes even as the US is seaching for the remains of the suspected surveillence balloon it shot down.
A South Carolina jury on Thursday found Richard "Alex" Murdaugh guilty of killing his wife and son, convicting the once-influential attorney of murder in a case that has gripped the nation's attention for nearly two years.
As Honduras contemplates switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, experts say unofficial ties with remaining allies are stable but it's important to maintain formal relations, amid pressure from Beijing.
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The vehicle, which was carrying tourists plunged from an overpass in northern Italy. At least 21 people had been killed with more injured or unaccounted for.
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In view of the large number of asylum seekers coming to Germany and the pressure authorities face caring for them, positions on migration policy are changing. Denmark's tough approach is seen as model — at first glance.
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The Netherlands has announced the closure of the Groningen gas field, where extraction has been blamed for earthquakes that have severely damaged homes and other nearby buildings. Also in this edition: the UK awards its top defence firm a £4 billion contract to build nuclear submarines, and Chinese craft brewers celebrate the lifting of tariffs on Australian barley.
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From Thailand to Mallorca, local ecosystems have suffered under the weight of mass tourism. Can visitor number limits and sustainable practices help restore the balance?
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Madrid is hosting a conference with climate leaders before COP28 in Dubai, as the European Union races to firm up a plan to cut harmful emissions.
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France declares war on bedbugs—and so far the bedbugs are winning. Paris is at war with bedbugs. A rash of bedbug sightings across France is causing paranoia among travelers and becoming a sore spot for the government as Paris prepares to host the Olympics next year.