Olivia Crellin

americas

Atheists Are Banned From Holding Public Office In Seven US States

Non-believers are rallying behind old-fashioned laws in states like Arkansas and Maryland to seek more clout in the US political arena.
Olivia Crellin
12.10.14
americas

How the Ku Klux Klan Helped Republicans Win Voters in the US South

Academics say that the KKK had a long-lasting impact on political views, and votes, four decades after the movement's popularity had peaked.
Olivia Crellin
12.10.14
americas

After Latest Blunder, Privacy Watchdog Chief Calls Uber 'Out of Control'

Uber is facing another PR crisis after an executive suggested the company should hire a team of researchers to discredit critical journalists.
Olivia Crellin
11.19.14
environment

The Marijuana 'Green Rush' Is Worsening California's Water Wars

People in California are blaming pot growers for increased water shortages and threats to endangered fish. But the weed industry continues to thrive.
Olivia Crellin
11.14.14
ukraine

Video Emerges of Ukraine Military and Separatists Clashing at Donetsk Airport

The clash follows NATO's confirmation that more Russian soldiers and military equipment have entered eastern Ukraine in recent days.
Olivia Crellin
11.13.14
Islamic State

Islamic State Releases 'Authentic and Recent' Recording That Suggests al-Baghdadi Is Alive

The recording states, “the soldiers of the Islamic State today are tougher, stronger and more determined” while “America and its allies [are] stumbling between fear, weakness, inability and failure.”
Olivia Crellin
11.13.14
war and conflict

Video Shows Al Nusra Tanks Pushing North Towards 'Another Kobane'

Syrian Kurds fear further persecution and call for Western air strikes if Syria's al Qaeda affiliate, the al Nusra Front, attack their Afrin enclave.
Olivia Crellin
11.12.14
americas

Video Shows Florida Police Arresting a 90-Year-Old Man for Feeding the Homeless

Fort Lauderdale recently enacted a city ordinance banning public food sharing, part of a growing trend nationwide of cities attempting to crack down on the homeless.
Olivia Crellin
11.6.14
crime & drugs

A Law Designed to Target Coke Lords Is Screwing Over Legal Pot Companies

An obscure federal tax law that was enacted in the '80s is eating into the profits of legal pot merchants across the country.
Olivia Crellin
11.5.14
Islamic State

Kurdish Boys from Kobane Detail Awful Abuses at the Hands of the Islamic State

More than 150 students held captive by the terror group were beaten and forced to watch videos of beheadings and attacks, according to interviews with Human Rights Watch.
Olivia Crellin
11.4.14
asia & pacific

North Korean Officials Reportedly Purged for Watching Soap Operas

South Korean media reported on the recent executions of several party officials, and also cited intelligence sources as saying Kim Jong-un had ankle surgery.
Olivia Crellin
10.29.14
americas

Video Shows Antares Rocket Exploding Six Seconds After Liftoff in Virginia

An unmanned Antares rocket ferrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded Tuesday at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops, Virginia.
Olivia Crellin
10.28.14
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