Hard Numbers: Germany ditches nuclear, (some) Americans justify anti-government violence, Mali’s election in danger, Scottish witches pardoned
3: Germany has closed three of its remaining six nuclear power plants as it hastens its withdrawal from nuclear in favor of renewable sources of energy. Berlin decided to speed up its shift away from nuclear power after Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011.
33: More than 33 percent of Americans say that violence against the government can at times be justified, according to a new Washington Post-University of Maryland poll. Many cited government overreach to contain the pandemic to explain their views.
5: Mali’s transitional government, installed after a 2020 coup, has called for next month’s presidential and legislative elections to be delayed by five years. Meanwhile, a group of West African neighbors has threatened Mali with more sanctions if the vote doesn’t go ahead.3,837: Some four centuries later, the Scottish parliament has moved to pardon thousands of people — mostly women — charged with being witches. Until the Witchcraft Act was repealed by Edinburgh in the mid-1700s, 3,837 were charged under the law in Scotland, more than 2,500 of whom were executed.