Tennessee state senators passed a bill that could make it harder to register voters

Tennessee state senators passed a bill that could make it harder to register voters

The bill would punish groups that submit more than 100 incomplete or inaccurate forms to the state. The Tennessee state Senate voted on Thursday to pass a measure that would impose fines and penalties on voter registration groups who submit incomplete forms to the state — a move voting rights advocates and civil rights groups argue effectively criminalizes efforts to get people, particularly people of color, registered to vote. According to the Tennessean, if the…

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Wholesale coffee is cheaper than it’s been in years. That’s not good news.

Wholesale coffee is cheaper than it’s been in years. That’s not good news.

The low price of coffee doesn’t affect consumers, and it could seriously hurt coffee growers. American coffee consumption is approaching record highs — as is the cost of a cup of coffee — but the cost of coffee beans is plummeting. A pound of wholesale beans now costs less than $1 on New York’s Intercontinental Exchange, the lowest price per pound in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reports. A dip in coffee…

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Another dangerous tropical cyclone just hit Mozambique

Another dangerous tropical cyclone just hit Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth threatens 750,000 people in Mozambique. A huge tropical cyclone with winds above 125 mph just slammed into Mozambique, the southeastern African country that’s still reeling from Cyclone Idai, a storm that killed more than 1,000 people last month. The new storm is called Cyclone Kenneth, and it hit the sparsely populated northern region of the country on Thursday. The wind speeds are scary, but the bigger threat is that storm is expected…

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Was Russia’s 2016 intervention for Trump a strategic failure?

Was Russia’s 2016 intervention for Trump a strategic failure?

Putin won the political battle, but the war’s outcome is still uncertain. On the night of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin must have felt triumphant. Members of the Russian Duma reportedly burst out in applause when Trump’s election was confirmed, and Putin was spotted sipping champagne. In a speech at the Kremlin, he announced, “Russia is ready and wants to restore full-fledged relations with the US.” In the middle of…

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