Citizens movements are now more powerful than conventional political parties in the DRC.
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Confidence in democracy in the DRC will be built through incremental steps.
Salvadoran immigrants were pivotal in the Justice for Janitors campaign in Los Angeles in 1990. It earned wage increases for custodial staff nationwide and inspired today’s $15 minimum wage campaign.
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Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
Sunrise in the Salinas Valley, an agriculture hub of central California. Depleted aquifers have left once-valuable cropland useless.
Groundwater supplies around the world are under threat as drilling companies bore deeper and deeper wells.
Some in the DRC identify opposition leader Martin Fayulu as the winner but official results have yet to be released.
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The recent poll in the DRC was messy. Nevertheless, it showed that significant change is underway in the country.
Presidents Xi and Trump don’t always see eye to eye.
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Despite agreeing to a ceasefire, the two sides offered differing depictions of their trade war truce that show a lasting peace may still be out of reach.
Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies aren’t walking away from the principles of economic cooperation.
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The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
Trump believes the Geneva-based WTO treats the U.S. with disrespect.
The president again threatened to drop out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn't 'shape up.' But a careful review of case filings show the US isn't treated any differently than its other members.
Tariffs may help certain industries, but their broader impact on middle- and lower-income consumers is generally harmful.
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.
Clostridium difficile bacteria causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon.
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A new type of antibiotic uses DNA to fight a common deadly microbe, Clostridium difficile. These new drugs are inexpensive and adaptable and can be modified to target any bacterium, lowering the chance of drug resistance.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been in charge for nearly 40 years. His people want change.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
Immigration sting at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Castalia, Ohio, June 5, 2018.
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Immigrant raids can cause long-term community trauma. The raids can also lead to new political alliances that reshape the meaning of community.
Physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for the sexual assault of girls on the USA Gymnastics team.
These terms are often used interchangeably by the public, and though the concepts are overlapping, there are important distinctions.
With Jerusalem off the table as a shared territory, a two-state solution to the Middle East has become impossible.
Even before Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict was far-fetched. Now it's all but impossible. And that might not be a bad thing.
How can we limit urban sprawl?
How do you prevent urban sprawl? Researchers look to a program in New Mexico for an answer.
Lake Powell, photographed April 12, 2017. The white ‘bathtub ring’ at the cliff base indicates how much higher the lake reached at its peak, nearly 100 feet above the current level.
The Colorado River supplies water to millions of people and irrigates thousands of miles of farmland. New research warns that climate change is likely to magnify droughts in the Colorado Basin.
Wives sometimes chide their husbands for being cold or distant toward their sons. But men express their love in subtle ways that deserve to be honored rather than belittled.
Des réfugiés burundais sur les rives du Tanganyika en mai 2015.
C’est l’un des plus vieux lacs de la planète, unique pour sa biodiversité. Il nourrit des millions d’Africains mais les activités humaines menacent plus que jamais son équilibre.
Data from what we download and listen to can now be mined to create and promote future songs.
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Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
The declining fishing yield in the Lake Tanganyika region is being exacerbated by an influx of refugees.
Climate change, deforestation, overfishing and hydrocarbon exploitation threatens one of Africa's oldest lake's, Lake Tanganyika.
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When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google's results don't always promote the truth.