August 17, 2020

This week is the official start of the 2020 presidential election campaign season. The historic, first-ever virtual political convention kicks off tonight with the Democrats hosting the 4-day Democratic National Convention. Televised in primetime on the major networks, the convention features a line-up of speakers and entertainers relaying a message centered around the theme “We the People.” Meanwhile, the GOP is raising the alarm over a threatening faction rising in visibility and influence in their party. Calling themselves QAnon, the faction poses a serious threat to not just the continued viability of the GOP party but to the nation’s democracy; Latino youth are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Yet, a new study highlights their “invisibility” when it comes to this important tool that could help change that sad statistic; The Pentagon did an about-face and is publicly announcing the formation of a new unit investigating a topic they’ve been actively discrediting since an infamous incident in Roswell; and A global staple is making Chile’s drought worse. Go beyond the headlines…

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