Full story - August 13, 2020
Extinction Rebellion protestors march on the Dail (parliament) on Budget day in Dublin, Oct. 8, 2019.
The court battle, known as Climate Case Ireland, is one of many cases around the world of climate activists bringing their own country’s governments to court for insufficient action on climate change. 
Full episode - August 13, 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shown wearing a dark suit and blue tied while speaking into a microphone.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday that they will normalize diplomatic ties. Under the agreement, Israel has agreed to suspend its planned annexation of areas of the West Bank. And, as the coronavirus ravages the US, there are very few countries allowing Americans to cross their borders. But if you’re in the military, the US has bases in more than 70 countries — and they’re continuing to come and go. Also, history is full of examples of architecture changing in response to pandemics. But in Florence, Italy, the coronavirus has prompted the reemergence of "wine windows."
Full story - August 13, 2020
A woman holds a mobile phone up to her laptop screen in a video call showing various apps.
The video chat app allows a sighted volunteer to help out with reading thermostats, matching outfits or troubleshooting technology. 
Full story - August 13, 2020
Tel Aviv City Hall is lit up with the flags of the United Arab Emirates and Israel as the countries announced they would soon be establishing full diplomatic ties, Aug. 13, 2020. 
Israel and the United Arab Emirates look set to establish full normalization of relations. As part of that framework, Israel has agreed to suspend annexation plans in the West Bank.
Full story - August 13, 2020
The sewn badge of an ICE officer is shown on the shoulder of an offfical.
Scores of protesters rallied on Wednesday to block ICE officials from detaining two men in Bend, Oregon. And, India registered its highest increase in COVID-19 cases yet, with nearly 67,000 new cases in the last 24 hours. Also, militants tied to ISIS have taken a key port in Mozambique after several days of clashes.
Full episode - August 12, 2020
A pair of hands are shown in the nearground flashing peace signs with several people standing in a row in the background.
People in the Belarusian capital Minsk and across the country are protesting the election of Alexander Lukashenko. Protesters say the election was rigged and leaders across the EU and the US are raising some of the same concerns. And, Kamala Harris’ father is an immigrant from Jamaica. Jamaicans have been following her career closely and many are now rejoicing her appearance on US presidential hopeful Joe Biden's ticket. Also, if the US can’t build better airports or trains than China, or even manage the coronavirus, how exactly is it supposed to compete with China's economic power?
Full story - August 12, 2020
A woman wears a mask and reads a book to two children, also wearing masks.
Martha Samaniego Calderón and her husband, Dan Heiman, decided to self-publish a Spanish-English children’s book called, "Behind My Mask," or "Detrás de Mi Cubrebocas," to encourage children to wear masks and help them process difficult emotions about COVID-19.
Full story - August 12, 2020
United States Senator for California Kamala Harris attends the "Families Belong Together: Freedom for Immigrants" March in Los Angeles, June 30, 2018.
Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 presidential contest is drawing attention from a wide range of groups. And, a passenger train derailed during storms on Wednesday in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland. Also, in New Zealand, government officials are looking into the possibility that freight could be the source of the first COVID-19 infections in over three months.
Full story - August 11, 2020
A long, narrow boat leaks black oil into the Indian Ocean off coast of Mauritius blue waters
“It is the biggest natural disaster to my knowledge that we are having in Mauritius,” said Jacqueline Sauzier, a microbiologist who heads Mauritius Marine Conservation Society. The oil spill poses a threat to nearby ecology and wildlife on wetlands and smaller islands.
Full story - August 11, 2020
People attend a bilingual health care town hall sponsored by local organizations that work in Latino voter outreach, disability advocacy and community health at the Ability360 Center in Phoenix, July 5, 2017. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake were invit
A sense of belonging — meaning, how society perceives you — along with feeling respected and valued — can be powerful forces to mobilize or discourage voting.

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