Brianna Provenzano
Brianna Provenzano

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Can a bankrupt Puerto Rico handle a direct hit from Maria?

Hurricane Maria threatens to add more economic stress to an island that has already been struggling under the weight of its crushing debts for years.

Sept. 19, 2017

EPA chief says he’s ready to “bring scientists in” to debate existence of manmade climate change

Scott Pruitt was previously steadfast in his denial of a human link to rapidly changing climate patterns.
Sept. 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton is mad that “nobody said a word” about her fake severed head

“They were selling T-shirts and mugs at the Republican [National] Convention with Trump holding my head. Nobody said a word. Not a word!”
Sept. 13, 2017

Widow of Indian man slain in alleged Kansas hate crime now facing deportation

Because of backlogs in the visa issuing process, the couple was still waiting for approval when Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in an act of domestic terrorism.
Sept. 12, 2017

Edith Windsor, gay rights pioneer and activist, dead at 88

Windsor's landmark Supreme Court case paved the way forward for the 2015 ruling allowing same-sex couples to marry and receive federal benefits nationwide.
Sept. 11, 2017

Here’s what’s really behind the “looter” narrative during natural disasters

As climate change continues to beget more extreme weather patterns, it’s more important than ever that the media acknowledges its role in perpetuating false crime narratives.

Sept. 8, 2017

Internet trolls are evolving. Social media harassment policies are not.

Facebook's harassment policies are cut-and-dry, but they don't go far enough in protecting female journalists from harassment.
Aug. 29, 2017

Who invited alt-right transphobe Milo Yiannopoulos to the VMAs?

Why was noted transphobe Milo Yiannopoulos in attendance during a ceremony devoted, in part, to honoring trans service members?
Aug. 28, 2017

While Trump was tweeting about building a border wall, Mexico was offering aid to Harvey victims

In a statement, the Mexican government said it would help the US in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, "as good neighbors should always do in trying times."
Aug. 23, 2017

Trump thinks “clean coal” is just coal that’s been cleaned off. Here’s what it actually is.

According to Trump, "clean coal" is just coal that's been cleaned. Nope.
Aug. 21, 2017

Report: Spanish police shoot man possibly wearing belt of explosives

It was not immediately clear whether or not the man shot by police was the same man suspected of plowing a van into a crowd of tourists on Thursday.

Aug. 14, 2017

Hundreds rally outside Trump Tower to protest white supremacy

“There is no apolitical reply to what happened in Charlottesville! You pick a side."
Aug. 13, 2017

Heather Heyer, 32, named as slain victim in Charlottesville car attack

Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a white supremacist rally.
Aug. 11, 2017

Guam issues fact sheets preparing residents for a nuclear attack

Public safety officials in Guam are preparing residents for the worst.
Aug. 11, 2017

NRA spokeswoman says the NRA didn’t defend Philando Castile because he smoked weed

“He was also in possession of a controlled substance and a firearm simultaneously, which is illegal. Stop lying,” she tweeted.
Aug. 10, 2017

Trump wants to prosecute more drug offenders to solve the opioid crisis. Here’s why that won’t work.

Trump’s proposed approach to battling the opioid crisis has failed before.

Aug. 8, 2017

Federal climate report leaked amid fears Trump administration might suppress it

The report is the antithesis of everything the Trump administration has promoted.
Aug. 7, 2017

Chicago is suing the Trump administration over its policies on sanctuary cities

Chicago plans to sue the Justice Department over its pledge to withhold federal funding over failure to comply with federal immigration policies, and other cities might soon follow suit.
July 28, 2017

In the shadow of Brooklyn’s luxury apartments, “canners” form a tight-knit community

For many lower income people in New York City, canning can be a safe and legal way to earn a living.
July 26, 2017

Hundreds rally in Times Square to protest Donald Trump’s transgender military ban

“I’m out here to support my trans brothers and sisters who have been serving our military for years and years and years."