Florida’s new ‘heartbeat bill' would make it illegal to perform an abortion after a heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy – before many women even know they’re pregnant
Canadian air traffic controllers sent more than 300 pizzas to their u.s counterparts as a show of solidarity during the u.s. government’s partial shutdown. roughly 17,000 u.s. air traffic workers are required to keep working through the shutdown without pay
Karen pence, wife of vice president mike pence, is returning to her job as an art teacher at immanuel christian school, a private school in virginia that excludes lgbtq+ students, teachers, and parents
Rep. alexandria ocasio-cortez (@ocasio2018 ) gave her first speech on the house floor on wednesday – and set a @cspan record 👏click the link in bio to watch her full speech on the effects of the #governmentshutdown 🔗
A statue of ‘mcjesus’ is causing controversy in israel. the sculpture of a crucified ronald mcdonald, on display in the country’s haifa museum of art since august, sparked protests last week, with many arab christians calling the piece ‘insensitive’ and ‘offensive.’ even the finnish artist behind the work, jan leinonen, asked for the sculpture to be taken down, but for a different reason – he supports a palestinian-led initiative to boycott israeli goods and services, and says the piece was displayed against his wishes. the museum plans to keep the sculpture up, citing their freedom of expression.
Jason spindler, an american businessman who survived the 9/11 attacks in new york, was killed in a terror attack on a hotel in nairobi, kenya on tuesday. he was one of at least 21 people killed when armed gunmen burst into the dusitd2 hotel complex. at least 28 others were injured. spindler had already narrowly survived the terror attacks on the world trade center on sept. 11, 2001 when he was running late for work. he witnessed the first building come down as he emerged from the subway, his mother told reporters (📸: jason spindler/ facebook)
People generated 300 million tons of plastic waste in 2015, and the number has only gone up since then — here's what happened when we tried to go a month without single-use plastics. to watch the full episode, follow the link in our bio 🔗⠀