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Social Issues

Black, Indigenous, environmental and abolitionist activists have come together to block a training facility that they say will militarize police and endanger the community.

The Republican-backed legislation seeks to legally define sex based solely on reproductive biology.

Only 15 states and Washington, D.C., have passed legislation to provide students with free access to menstrual products in schools.

Like survivalists preparing for the apocalypse, "vaginal preppers" have been gearing up for the criminalization of abortion. 

Sex workers' use of unconventional medicine for unwanted pregnancies offers a window into a post-Roe world. 

With a banner that said, "Joe Manchin is burning our future for profit," over 100 protesters confronted Sen. Manchin at 6 a.m. ET.

OnlyFans' quick rise was met with widespread backlash last month after announcing (and later reversing) a decision to ban adult entertainment.

Insider spoke with influencers and experts about allegations of anti-Black racism and censorship on TikTok. How has the app responded?

We watched the Black Lives Matter Movement reignite in all its vigor as videos and articles of the murders of black men and women circulated the Internet. 

Criminal Justice

A Portland, Oregon, police officer released a video apology three years after beating a photojournalist who sought restorative justice.

At least 42 people have been charged with domestic terrorism in connection to the Stop Cop City movement, and one person has been killed.

The US does not differentiate femicide from homicide, but prosecutors in Mexico are looking into 25-year-old Robinson's death as femicide.

Thousands of Alabama inmates are participating in a labor strike to draw attention to the cruel conditions behind bars.

Two Oklahoma death row inmates sought death by firing squad instead as an alternative to the three-drug lethal injection protocol

The executions of Black inmates Donald Grant in Oklahoma and Matthew Reeves in Alabama raised concerns, advocates told Insider.

Albert Corado told Insider the death of a 14-year-old last week reminded him of the 2018 police shooting of his own sister, Melyda.

The verdict of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and justice for Ahmaud Arbery, are the latest in a series of criminal cases exposing institutional racism.

The law adjusts qualified immunity — the defense that protects government officials from individual liability— for law enforcement.

Daryl Washington said Gabby Petito and Miya Marcano's cases gave "the world an opportunity to see some of the differences that you have" when it comes to police resources.


The "Sex and the City" spinoff gives audiences more storylines with our favorite gals and gays in New York City.

Taylor told Insider that sexiness is about your charisma and how someone chooses to carry themself.

A comedian said there is a difference between "edgy comedy" that explores new or untouched topics and using comedy to be "mean."

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He sidestepped the much anticipated but rather unlikely perp walk.

Thomas has called for the review of rulings granting Americans the right to birth-control access, gay relationships, and marriage equality.

Her history as both a former member of Lifespring and an anti-cult activist has prompted questions about her alignment with far-right conspiracy theories.

Aliteracy, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being able to read but uninterested in doing so.”

This is about the shortcomings of the students themselves. I have to ask: Where is your passion? Where is your drive?

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