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Ben Schamisso


Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Ben:

U.S. Hiring Stays Strong, Complicating Fed's Inflation Fight (VIDEO)

With not enough people available to fill jobs, businesses are having to offer higher pay to attract and keep workers. → Read More

How Can Earth Avoid An Asteroid Strike?

If a meteor actually hits Earth, it's called a meteorite. As many as 30 pebble sized ones strike the planet each day. → Read More

Former Chicago Labor Leader Receives 19 Months In Prison For Extortion

The longtime head of the Chicago Teamsters union was sentenced Wednesday in a tale that crosses organized labor, extortion and popular TV shows. → Read More

Redistricting Changed The Face Of A Massachusetts Town's Politics

Lowell, Massachusetts used new districts in its 2021 elections, changing the face of its politics and bringing representation to leadership. → Read More

Forbes: 400 Richest Americans Less Wealthy In 2022 Due To Inflation

For the first time since 2009, the 400 richest people in America lost money this year as a group, according to Forbes magazine. → Read More

How A Cameroonian Immigrant Was Granted Asylum In The U.S.

Many Cameroonians have had to flee their country due to ongoing violence threatening their lives. One man describes his journey. → Read More

Curriculum Wars Are Intensifying Amid Rising Teacher Burnout

More schools are policing what can be taught, from discussions of gender identity to race. → Read More

Title 42 Will Remain In Effect For The Foreseeable Future

Texas and Missouri had sued the Biden administration to keep the program in place amid a record level of unauthorized border crossings. → Read More

Dutch Doctor Helps Americans Who Want Abortions And Can't Get Them

Through her website Aid Access, people can talk with a physician and order abortion pills, even in places that restrict them. → Read More

How The U.S. Would Compare To Other Countries If Roe Is Overturned

The U.S. would be an outlier on the global stage for rolling back abortion rights, but it's also an exception at the moment with Roe v. Wade. → Read More

There Were 13 Mass Shootings In The U.S. This Weekend

At least 17 people are dead and dozens wounded after 13 mass shootings in the U.S. since Friday. → Read More

Schools Increase Security As Precaution After Uvalde Shooting

Schools are taking new precautions after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. → Read More

Author Who Posed As A Refugee Shares Insights Into His Risky Journey

Matthieu Aikins shares details of his journey of posing as a refugee in 2016 to help his friend and interpreter flee Afghanistan. → Read More

Philippine Election Could Put Dictator's Son In Power (VIDEO)

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is the clear favorite to win the Philippine presidency 35 years after his father was overthrown. → Read More

A Le Pen Win In French Election Could Be Major Blow For Pres. Biden

Marine Le Pen has long admired Russia's Vladimir Putin. Her far-right party owes a debt to a Russian bank suspected of being close to the Kremlin. → Read More

Finland, Sweden Move Toward NATO Membership Amid Russian Aggression

Finland and Sweden have remained non-aligned for decades, but they're now expected to apply for NATO membership in the coming weeks. → Read More

The Weight Of 'Genocide:' Why Leaders Are Hesitant To Use The Word

The use of the word "genocide" is one of symbolism, but it can also signal an alarm to intervene. → Read More

One Project Is Countering Kremlin Propaganda One Phone Call At A Time

A call service is trying to spread the real word about what's happening in the Russia-Ukraine war as the former tries to spread propaganda. → Read More

Mexico Remains Neutral, But Some Feel It's Cozying Up To Russia In War

Legislators from Mexico's ruling party recently formed a Mexico-Russia Friendship committee, prompting a strong rebuke from the U.S. → Read More

COVID-19 Asylum Limits At U.S.-Mexico Border To End May 23

The policy will end on paper April 1, but it will not take effect until May 23, to allow border officials time to prepare. → Read More