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Johnny Clegg, the South African singer, has died at age 66

Johnny Clegg, the South African singer, has died at age 66

Johnny Clegg, the South African singer known for Zulu rhythms and sounds with Western styles, has died, his manager Roddy Quin said in a statement. The 66-year-old died on Tuesday at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but continued to tour around the world. Clegg’s music…MORE

Protesters converge on ICE headquarters in DC

Protesters converge on ICE headquarters in DC

Dozens of protesters have congregated outside US Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, DC, as tensions remain high over the scope of any ICE raids on migrants this week. One group of protesters was blocking a driveway into ICE headquarters and were moved away from the driveway by police as employees left the building.…MORE

Oregon state GOP chair begins effort to recall Democratic governor

Oregon state GOP chair begins effort to recall Democratic governor

The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party has launched an effort to recall the state’s Democratic governor following an acrimonious legislative session. Chairman Bill Currier filed recall documents on Monday with the state in hopes of removing Gov. Kate Brown from office. Currier needs to collect 280,050 signatures from “active registered voter(s)” by 5:00 p.m.…MORE

Kamala Harris says Russian bots are targeting her. It’s more complicated than that.

Kamala Harris says Russian bots are targeting her. It’s more complicated than that.

Sen. Kamala Harris has claimed her presidential campaign is being targeted on social media by Russian bots. But while US intelligence officials say Russian disinformation campaigns targeting Americans continue, verified evidence of attacks on specific candidates has yet to publicly emerge. Harris’ claims come as “Russian bots” have become a catchall description, for some, of…MORE

Here’s what fueled Elizabeth Warren’s giant 2nd quarter fundraising haul

Here’s what fueled Elizabeth Warren’s giant 2nd quarter fundraising haul

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s second quarter fundraising was massive: The presidential candidate raised $19.1 million in a three-month period, a stark contrast from the first quarter of the year when she raised just over $6 million. The details in the report Warren’s campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday offer something of a roadmap…MORE

Red giant stars create new way to measure how quickly the universe is expanding

Red giant stars create new way to measure how quickly the universe is expanding

The universe is expanding, but the rate of that expansion is proving to be elusive. A new measurement of the universe’s expansion rate falls between two previously established rates, leading to more questions than answers. About a century ago, Carnegie Institute of Science astronomer Edwin Hubble made the discovery that the universe had continued to…MORE

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