The Biden administration has approved ConocoPhillips' Willow oil project in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, allowing the company to establish three drill sites initially and generating controversy from environmentalists who argue that it breaks Biden's campaign promise to stop new oil drilling on public lands.
The two men who allegedly shot and killed 18-year-old Elijah DeWitt, a rising football star who got into an altercation with the men in Lawrenceville, Georgia on October 5, appeared in court on Wednesday where the judge decided they were a flight risk and would be held without bond.
The limitations of algorithms today in terms of accuracy regarding context and nuance is evident even to a casual observer, most notably in the often blundering automated censorship on social networks.
The U.S. Supreme Court has made a move in favor of religious liberty. On Monday, the high court ordered a rehearing of a case in which nuns were being forced to violate their pro-life beliefs by New York’s controversial abortion mandate.
Pope Francis visited the ruins of Mosul and a Christian community damaged by the Islamic State during the third day of his historic visit to Iraq Sunday. The day earlier, the pontiff visited the birthplace of Abraham, met with a prominent Shia cleric and gave a sermon in Baghdad.