Ignore the Election Robocalls Telling You to Stay Home

Voters may receive suspicious calls deterring them from voting. If information is correct, local news and state governments should also carry the message. Report any robocalls to your state government.

How COVID Death Counts Become the Stuff of Conspiracy Theories

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In the waning days of the campaign, President Donald Trump complained repeatedly about how the United States tracks the number of people who have died from COVID-19, claiming, “This country and its reporting systems are just not doing it right.” He went on to blame those reporting systems for inflating the number of deaths, pointing a finger at medical professionals, who he said benefit financially.

Forced Sterilizations in US Prisons—Again

Kelli Dillon longed to have a second chance at motherhood upon her release from prison.

Instead, she was told she might have cancer, was chained, and lined up with 4 other prisoners for “assembly-line” surgery.

But that was a lie: She’d been intentionally sterilized. She learned this with the help of Justice Now, a nonprofit.

A new PBS documentary, “Belly of the Beast,” shares Dillon’s story and a years-long effort to hold California prisons accountable for forced sterilizations that recall the eugenics movement.