It’s been more than 60 days since Venezuela’s Supreme Court moved to dissolve the country’s National Assembly. The move intended to eliminate a thorn in the side of embattled President Nicolas Maduro was reversed after three days — but its political fallout has now barreled into its third month roiling city streets across the country.
In that time, the list of protesters’ demands — from the resumption of local elections to an end to the nationwide food shortage, to even the ouster of Maduro himself — has grown. And the death toll has mounted.
As The Associated Press reports, at least 60 people have died in clashes between demonstrators and security forces, and at least 1,000 protesters have been jailed.
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Brooks was born almost 100 years ago, on June 7, 1917.
Prize-winning poet wrote about ordinary black life using extraordinary language.
According to her daughter, Nora Blakely, that language even permeated her grocery
lists, which Blakely describes as poetry in themselves: “She would describe things
like ‘bright, pearlescent, ruby tomatoes’ and so forth, to be very clear about
what we were supposed to find.“
Image: Mike Tyson and
Cus D'Amato in training. (Ken Regan/Camera 5 /Courtesy of Blue Rider Press
On a November night in 1986, a crowd gathered in Las Vegas
for an event that was hyped as “Judgement Day.” At the center of it all
was a boxing ring with a referee and two fighters: Mike Tyson and Trevor
Tyson was 20 years old and hoping to become the youngest
ever heavyweight champion. Today he says he never would have been in that ring
if it weren’t for trainer Constantine "Cus” D'Amato, a man Muhammad
Ali once called “the bible of boxing.” According to Tyson, D'Amato is the
reason he had such a legendary career. Now, he’s written a book about his time with the trainer. It’s called Iron
Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato.
NPR’s David Greene interviewed Tyson at his home in Las Vegas.
When it comes to health care, Americans may be having buyer’s remorse.
More people approve of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, than the alternative health bill passed this month by House Republicans, according to a poll published Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The numbers come just as members of the Senate are hammering out details of their own health care plan. Republicans are looking to fulfill their years-long campaign promises to repeal Obamacare. It’s just not clear that voters want them to do so.
A major investigation by The Houston Chronicle recently revealed that districts in Texas were pressured by the state to provide fewer students with special education services, which can be expensive. In 2004, the Texas Education Agency told districts to restrict special education enrollment to 8.5 percent of all students. At the time, Texas’ average was close to the national rate of 13 percent.
After that, the state’s rate plummeted to the lowest in the country.
An analysis of the numbers shows that children who are learning English have been shut out even further. The rate for English language learners enrolled in special education was just 7.6 percent in 2016.