Greta Thunberg ‘wants a concrete plan, not just nice words’ to fight climate crisis

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Young activists will pressure world leaders to address crisis, says 16-year-old Swedish activist in Guardian interview

Unprecedented pressure exerted by young activists will push world leaders to address the unfolding climate crisis, even with a recalcitrant US under Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg has told the Guardian.

Thunberg, the teenager whose school climate strikes have ignited a global youth-led movement, said that her journey to New York on a solar-powered yacht was symbolic of the lengths young people will take to confront the climate crisis.

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Alabama man sentenced to life for stealing $50 to be released from prison

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Alvin Kennard was imprisoned in 1983 with a disproportionately harsh sentence under the ‘three strikes law’

A man from Alabama who was sentenced to life without parole after stealing $50.75 from a bakery in his 20s is to be released after more than three decades in prison.

Alvin Kennard, who was convicted of first degree robbery following the bakery incident, was 22 when he was first imprisoned in 1983.

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New York Parents Are Taking Their Kids Out of School to Avoid New Vaccination Requirements

As school starts around the country, some New York parents are choosing to pull their kids out rather than vaccinate them following the state’s decision to repeal religious exemptions.

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