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Fani Willis' testimony evokes long-standing frustrations for Black women leaders

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is used to prosecuting high-profile, challenging cases. But as she parried questions about her own personal conduct from the witness stand against the legal teams for defendants her office has accused of election interference, many Black women recognized a dispiriting scene.
"It a ... (full story)

Dandelions and shrubs to replace rubber, new grains and more: Are alternative crops realistic?

Katrina Cornish spends her days raising dandelions and desert shrubs. She harvests the stretchy rubber substances they produce and uses special machines to dip them into condoms, medical gloves and parts for trachea tubes. And she thinks those products could forever alter the landscape of agriculture in the United States.
Cornis ... (full story)

A year after Syria's deadly earthquake, orphaned children adjust to the loss bit by bit

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Aya al-Sudani, a bubbly toddler with a toothy smile, marked her first birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 6, but there will be no celebration with cake and presents. The day also marks a dark memory.
On Feb. 6, 2023, a massive earthquake hit Syria and Turkey and the baby girl was pulled alive from the rubble of h ... (full story)

Fake Michigan Certificate of Votes mailed to U.S. Senate after 2020 presidential vote, official says

A fake Certificate of Votes was submitted to the U.S. Senate following Michigan's 2020 presidential election, an official testified recently during a preliminary hearing for six people facing forgery and other charges for allegedly serving as false electors.
The "purported" Certificate of Votes didn't match an official ... (full story)

Trump's pick to lead the RNC is facing skepticism from some Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In pushing Michael Whatley as the next leader of the Republican National Committee, Donald Trump zeroed in on the North Carolina GOP chairman's dedication to "election integrity," baselessly suggesting he would ensure the 2024 race "can't be stolen."
Some of Trump's most ardent support ... (full story)