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President-Elect Joe Biden’s Potential New Cabinet Filled With Historic Firsts; New Report Details the Top 10 Careers Most Impacted by COVID-19; and More

President-elect Biden continues his push for an administration that “looks like America.” With more than a month to go until he is even sworn in as the 46th president of the United States and his transition to the office finally underway after weeks of delay, President-elect Joe Biden is already…

U.N. Experts Warn 'Undemocratic' Anti-Protest Bills Threaten Free Speech

Following Donald Trump’s presidential win, lawmakers in at least 19 states have introduced legislation to restrict the right to protest, even making it legal to run over protesters blocking traffic, or allowing officers to clear the road by “any means necessary.” Maina Kiai and David Kaye, U.N. experts on freedom…

UN: No Flint Crisis if City Was 'Well-off or overwhelmingly white'

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, would likely not have occurred “if the affected population group was well-off or overwhelmingly white,” according to Philip Alston, an expert speaking on behalf of the United Nations. “[Had] elected officials been much more careful, there would have been a timely response to complaints…

Business Leaders Call on U.S. to Ratify Rights of People With Disabilities

There is one glaring omission to increasing efforts to protect the rights of people with disabilities globally. The United States is one of the few developed nations that has not ratified the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The US Business Leadership Network, an organization…