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Canoe voyage from Hawaii to California aims to raise environmental awareness, connect with island culture

A Polynesian-style canoe will cross the Pacific to raise awareness about environmental problems plaguing the oceans.

Trump backed 'space force' after months of lobbying by officials with ties to aerospace industry

President Trump announced his support for a "space force" in March after a small group of current and former government officials, some with deep financial ties to the aerospace industry, lobbied him for creation of a sixth military service over objections of Pentagon brass and many in Congress.

Online trolls are using immigration as a wedge issue for 2018 midterm elections

The United States' volatile immigration debate has only amplified online, and now researchers warn that foreign operatives and homegrown trolls have seized on the political wedge issue to sow electoral discord ahead of the 2018 midterms.

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1968: How a tumultuous year still shapes our world

East L.A., 1968: ‘Walkout!’ The day high school students helped ignite the Chicano power movement

In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.

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