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Dollar General to open 1,000 new stores

Dollar General remains one of the fastest-growing retailers in America, attracting customers with rock-bottom prices on snacks and household goods. It's so confident in that strategy that it plans to open 1,000 new stores in 2020, just as it has for the past several years.

Extinction Rebellion has race problem, critics say

Last month angry commuters dragged two Extinction Rebellion protesters off the top of trains at a tube station in a working class, historically poor district of east London during morning rush hour. The demonstrators were trying to force the British government to take action on the climate crisis.

US teens use screens more than 7 hours a day on average

U.S. teens spend an average of more than seven hours per day on screen media for entertainment, and tweens spend nearly five hours, a new report finds -- and that doesn't include time spent using screens for school and homework.

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Sanders at ‘Bernie's Back' rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York on Saturday for a rally with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who delivered to him one of the most sought-after endorsements in progressive politics and called for a "mass mobilization" of young, working cla

Dollar stores face growing scrutiny

As dollar stores sweep across America, they are facing growing scrutiny from opponents who argue that discount chains stifle local competition and limit poor communities' access to healthy food.

Movement inspired by MLK waging new war on poverty

In December 2017, 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. called for a multiracial, nonviolent army of the poor, a new generation of activists resurrected the civil rights leader's boldest crusade: the Poor People's Campaign.

Traffic accident deaths reach record high of 1.35M globally

The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages, ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.