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The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice

The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice

This is an airplane engine. It’s sitting in a field in Bishoftu, Ethiopia— part of the wreckage of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed on March 10, 2019. 157 people died. This was just a few months after another flight, Lion Air 610, crashed in Indonesia and killed 189 people. These two flights were operating …

Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

The people of Hong Kong are out in the streets. Hundreds of thousands are demonstrating against a deeply unpopular bill. But this is about a whole lot more than a bill. It’s about the status of Hong Kong and the power China has over it. It’s a fight to preserve the freedoms people have here. …

The chart that predicts recessions

The chart that predicts recessions

A crisis of confidence. Automobile production dropped 37 and a half percent. Wall Street reacted very badly. If you were looking at a very specific type of line. You see, normally, this line points slightly upward — like here, in September 1977. But about a year later, it started pointing the other way, just slightly! …

Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History

NARRATOR: From about 1525 to 1866, 12 and 1/2 million Africans were taken from their homeland and forcibly shipped across the Atlantic. A journey that almost 2 million of them wouldn’t survive. By the turn of the 18th century, European merchants were building vessels capable of transporting hundreds of slaves per journey. These ships had …