We asked 8 young people why they joined the global climate strike

Umair Irfan/Vox “I need to be here to make a change”: New York’s climate strikers in their own words. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. As estimated 4 million young people and adults around the world on Friday joined the Global Climate Strike in an astonishing show of force to demand faster climate action from governments and…

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How big was the global climate strike? 4 million people, activists estimate.

Students, parents, and activists at the 2019 Global Climate Strike in Krakow, Poland. | Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images It was likely the largest climate protest in world history. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Friday was a truly historic day for the potent new social movement committed to sounding a global alarm about the climate crisis….

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Report: Trump pressured Ukrainian president about eight times to investigate Biden’s son

President-elect Donald Trump meets with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Details remain murky. But there’s been a scandal unfolding in plain sight. The mysterious whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump that’s roiling the administration is at least in part about Trump asking the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son, the Washington Post reported…

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The US just signed a deal that could send asylum seekers back to El Salvador

Migrants, mostly from Mexico, are pictured sitting on the ground waiting near the Paso del Norte Bridge at the Mexico-US border, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on September 12, 2019.  | Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images It could be yet another barrier to obtaining asylum in the US. The Trump administration signed an agreement Friday allowing it require migrants who pass through El Salvador to seek asylum there rather than the US, another potential hurdle for Central Americans…

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Trump responds to Ukraine whistleblower scandal with contradictions and transparent falsehoods

Trump alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the Oval Office on Friday. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump denigrated the whistleblower as “a partisan” — but later said he’s not even sure who he or she is. President Donald Trump’s initial public comments about revelations that his conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are the subject of a whistleblower complaint regarding possible abuse of power were incoherent in multiple respects. During a White House media…

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The week in US-Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions, explained

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on September 19, 2019. Pompeo traveled days after the Saudi Aramco attack which the US blames Iran for. | US Department of State/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images It looked like Trump was going to bomb Iran over Saudi Arabia. Now it doesn’t. If you’re worried that the United States will go to war with Iran, you’re not the only…

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American Horror Story: 1984 puts the camp back into teen slashers

Emma Roberts as the paranoia-ridden Brooke in American Horror Story: 1984. | Kurt Iswarienko / FX The season nine premiere gave classic ’80s horror tropes a workout. (Because aerobics, get it?!) Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for September 15 through 20 is “Camp Redwood,” the first…

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