Jacob Cuenca, an 18-year-old registered Republican, planned to cast his first-ever vote for President Donald Trump in this November's election. But the president's missteps during the coronavirus pandemic are driving Cuenca to consider former Vice President Joe Biden instead.
It's been nearly a decade since an astronaut was launched into space from American soil. Wednesday, at Cape Canaveral Florida, the company SpaceX and NASA tried to end that streak on board the Falcon 9 until weather scrapped the launch. The World's Marco Werman speaks with Margaret Weitekamp, head of the space history department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, about the future of US space flight.
El camino hacia la victoria en las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos en noviembre no puede permitirse ignorar el voto latino. El poder del voto de las mujeres latinas, no obstante, va más allá de sus votos individuales: es probable que alienten a sus amigos y familiares a votar también.
Environmental pollution and exposure to risks from climate change are closely linked with a history of institutional racism in the United States. Heather McTeer Toney, field director for Moms Clean Air Force, says demonstrations for racial justice and police reform must also pay attention to environmental justice for communities of color.
Biotech company Oxitec is developing genetically modified mosquitoes in hopes of reducing local populations of mosquitoes that carry dengue fever, yellow fever, and the Zika virus. Now the Environmental Protection Agency has given Oxitec the go-ahead to test the effectiveness of these mosquitoes in parts of Florida and Texas.
The coronavirus pandemic turned Jacob Cuenca’s life upside down just before he graduated high school. It's also changed his politics. The Latino teen, who registered as a Republican in March, has switched from a reluctant supporter of President Donald Trump to hesitant supporter of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
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