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Opinions: Highlighting Peoria Voices
Although bipartisanship seems to be rare in a polarized Washington, after Donald Trump was defeated for a second term as president, the coast was clear for Republicans to join Democrats in bashing both Russia and China.
When you enter your personal information or credit card number into a website, do you have a moment of hesitation? A nagging sense of vulnerability prompted by the parade of headlines about data breaches and hacks?
The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a case study in why public opinion doesn’t (and shouldn’t) matter in a court of law. Everyone, White or Black, should be able to plead self-defense. Even if the public hates them.
Violence against women is an epidemic — a global health crisis. The World Health Organization estimates about 30% of women have been subject to either intimate or non-partner violence during their life. 42% of female victims of intimate partner violence report being physically injured and some have fatal outcomes like homicide or suicide.
Tobacco kills roughly 8 million people around the world every year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization has long aimed for complete eradication of the substance, calling it “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.”
President Joe Biden ordered a release of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve on Nov. 23, 2021, as a part of a coordinated effort with five other countries to tamp down rising fuel prices. The U.S. plans to tap 50 million barrels of crude oil in the coming months, while the other nations — the U.K., India, Japan, Korea and China — are said to be releasing about 11 million barrels in total.
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