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  • “Like a Used Rag That Was Thrown in the Trash”: Coronavirus Comes for Domestic Workers
    Ingrid Vaca used to start her workday at 6 a.m. in her small apartment in Northern Virginia. She’d put her paper towels, sponges, and sprays in a backpack and her vacuum cleaner in a garbage bag, and take them to Washington, DC, where she cleaned people’s homes. Vaca had 15 ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-08
  • COVID-19 Cases in Africa Pass 10,000
    From the Guardian: Cases of Covid-19 in Africa have now topped 10,000, though most experts believe the real number of infections is considerably higher. ….Aid organisations continue to raise deep concern about parts of the continent where health systems are most fragile….There are also growing calls for dramatic measures to ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-07
  • Trump Fired a Government Watchdog for Doing His Job. Congress Isn’t Stopping Him.
    In June 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), lit into President Barack Obama for firing Gerald Walpin as inspector general at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Grassley—joined by then-Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat—faulted Obama for failing to give Congress the 30 days notice required by law or, initially, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-07
  • Is It Time For More Lead Abatement? The Answer May Shock You.
    This morning brings some Kevin bait: @kdrum @Noahpinion Its a great time to do full lead abatement across the entire country for $50bn — Traders Crucible (@traderscrucible) April 7, 2020 I think that any time is a good time to spend a big chunk of money on lead ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-07
  • Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Protect Your Right to Vote from the Coronavirus
    In recent days, Wisconsin has been thrown into political chaos, with the state’s Democratic governor pushing to delay Tuesday’s election amid rising cases of the coronavirus, and Republican leaders in the legislature refusing to either postpone voting or mail a ballot to every registered voter. On Monday, the state Supreme Court ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-07
  • My Father Was the First Federal Prisoner to Die of COVID-19. He’d Been Trying to Get Out for Years.
    Christopher Walker’s father, Patrick Jones, died on March 28the first federal prisoner to die from the coronavirus. He was incarcerated in Oakdale, Louisiana, in a facility where four others have since died from the disease. Jones, 49, was serving a 27-year sentence for a drug conviction; the victim of draconian and inequitable ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-07
  • It’s Hardly Shocking the Navy Fired a Commander for Warning of Coronavirus Threat. It’s Part of a Pattern.
    This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Capt. Brett Crozier, fired this week from command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, joins a growing list of Navy ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-07
  • Why Did the Supreme Court Refuse to Even Acknowledge the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    I just read the Supreme Court ruling on the Wisconsin primary and it’s disturbing. The facts of the case are fairly simple. Under existing rules, absentee ballots are counted as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day and received (in this case) by April 13. However, the COVID-19 lockdown overwhelmed ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-07
  • The Elizabeth Warren of This Recession Is…An Elizabeth Warren Staffer
    Before she was a senator or a presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren’s first foray into politics began when former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tapped Warren to serve on a congressional panel charged with overseeing a $700 billion bank bailout during the 2008 financial crisis. It was in that role that ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-06
  • “It Gives Us a Reason to Get Dressed, See Smiles, Have Hope.”
    Hi. This is my first post for Mother Jones in more than five years working here.  I’m stoked to be doing it, because I remember picking up my first issue of Mother Jones (and the Progressive) at a Barnes & Noble in the Dayton, Ohio, suburbs as a teen, sometime ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-06
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci Is the “Perfect Man for This Moment.” If Trump Sidelines Him, We’re Screwed.
    Once I began recovering from COVID-19, I wanted to understand what it means to be part of a growing cohort of survivors: What was happening in my body? And how should I think about my membership in this strange new class of people? I wanted to hear from scientists, survivors, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-06
  • Georgia Was Getting the Hang of Social Distancing. Then the Governor’s Shelter-in-Place Came Along.
    Late last week, my Georgia friends and I rejoiced: Our governor, Brian Kemp, had finally issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It was about time: A terrifying New York Times map showed that people in the Southeast hadn’t been staying home. Atlanta’s hospitals are ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-06
  • We Put Too Many People Behind Bars. This Pandemic Shows Why That’s Not Necessary.
    Mass incarceration is a policy that makes no sense,” says Lauren-Brooke Eisen, the director of the justice program at the Brennan Center, a public policy institute. “This moment proves we don’t need to have jails and prisons bursting at the seams.” As the novel coronavirus has swept across the globe, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-06
  • What I Yell About When I Yell About Running During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    I run to relax. It is a peaceful time alone, in which all my anxieties and obsessive analyzing of the day take a backseat to simple action. In his book about running, Haruki Murakami compares it to raising a bar. I would say my version of running is becoming a ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-06
  • Wisconsin Republicans Are Willing to Kill to Suppress the Vote
    High voter turnout is generally good for Democrats and low turnout is good for Republicans. Because of this, Republicans have long opposed things like motor voter laws or early voting periods. In recent years, however, they’ve gotten far more aggressive, routinely championing nearly anything that might suppress voter turnout. Which ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-04-06
  • Israeli man charged with spying for Iran
    The man is accused of meeting members of Iran's intelligence to recruit people to carry out attacks. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Coronavirus: Twitter boss pledges $1bn for relief effort
    Jack Dorsey said he would give 28% of his wealth towards efforts to "disarm" the pandemic. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Coronavirus warship row: Acting US Navy secretary resigns
    The acting Navy chief was under fire for ousting a captain who pleaded for help fighting Covid-19. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Life with a Russian billionaire: money and death threats
    They had a fairy tale romance and unimaginable wealth, but their lives became a nightmare when they fell out of favour with the Russian state. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Syria War: ‘Highly probable’ Syrian military hit civilian targets – UN
    A UN board of inquiry examined air strikes on four civilian facilities in 2019. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Coronavirus: Why China’s claims of success raise eyebrows
    China has claimed its first day without a virus death, but faces lingering scepticism over its data. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Coronavirus: Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge
    Coronavirus has hit Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews disproportionately, but implementing lockdown in those communities has been challenging. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time
    For the first time since January, China reports no coronavirus-related deaths. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-07
  • Coronavirus: Why healthcare workers are at risk of moral injury
    War veterans can experience trauma known as moral injury - now health workers are at risk too. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-06
  • Russian white supremacists are terrorists says Trump
    It is the first time the government has labelled a white supremacist group a terror organisation. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-06
  • Coronavirus: Trump voices hope for ‘levelling-off’ in US hotspots
    The president voices hope that cases are "levelling off" in US hotspots, but warns of more deaths. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-05
  • Coronavirus: Nigerian actress Funke Akindele under fire for Lagos party amid lockdown
    Funke Akindele recently appeared in a public health video to raise awareness about coronavirus. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-05
  • Wang Quanzhang: China releases jailed human rights lawyer
    Wang Quanzhang, who was imprisoned for subversion, is freed but not allowed to see his family. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-05
  • Five shot dead in Russia for ‘talking loudly’
    Police say the shooter opened fire on a group of people gathered outside his house. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-05
  • Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win “Nobel Prize” of computing
    The men who made films like Toy Story and Finding Nemo possible spoke to the BBC about winning the Turing Award. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-04-04
  • ‘Now is not the time to relax measures,’ WHO warns Europe
    Despite "positive signs" from some countries, it is too early to scale back measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization's European office said Wednesday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-08
  • Indonesia’s Ramadan exodus risks spreading Covid-19 across the country
    Indonesia’s annual mudik (exodus), which begins with Ramadan, risks undermining the country’s efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19 as tens of millions cross the densely populated archipelago to return home. Despite an already overburdened healthcare system and the second-highest death toll in Asia after China, Indonesia has yet to ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-08
  • Coronavirus: Amid a worldwide shortage, China launches ‘mask diplomacy’
    Since the beginning of March and the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, Chinese companies have sold nearly 4 billion face masks overseas, according to authorities. For Beijing, this is a perfect way to change the narrative: China is now offering its assistance to virus-hit countries while trying to leave the mistakes ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-08
  • Trump threatens to withhold funds from WHO, says UN body is ‘China-centric’
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-07
  • China lifts 76-day travel ban on Wuhan, centre of the coronavirus pandemic
    The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-07
  • Fighting coronavirus in Iran: Artists call on the US to lift sanctions
    In Iran, authorities have been pointing the finger at US sanctions for hampering Tehran's efforts to curb the coronavirus outbreak. These punitive measures limit banking activities, which in turn place restrictions on the importing of certain goods, including medical supplies. Our Tehran correspondent Reza Sayah reports from the capital, where leading Iranian ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-07
  • No water, no soap and crowded cells: COVID-19 fears spark riots in Iran’s prisons
    Despite the announcement that it has temporarily released more than 100,000 prisoners to stem coronavirus infections, Iran has seen riots in at least 10 prisons in the last three weeks. Prison sources told the France 24 Observers of lack of basic hygiene measures like soap and water, and anger among ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-07
  • In first, China moves ahead of US as world’s top patent filer
    China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world last year, pushing the United States out of the top spot it has held since the global system was set up more than 40 years ago, the UN patent agency said on Tuesday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-07
  • French researcher tells of nine months of misery in Iranian jail
    Roland Marchal, the French researcher freed last month after more than nine months imprisoned in Iran, detailed Monday the conditions of his confinement, with only the occasional book, odd visit or exchanges with other inmates to keep him sane.   ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-07
  • China reports no new coronavirus deaths, decrease in imported cases
    China on Tuesday reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it started publishing figures in January, the National Health Commission said.    ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-06
  • 25 soldiers killed suspected jihadist attack in Northern Mali, says government
    Twenty-five Malian soldiers were killed and six injured in an apparent jihadist attack on Monday, the government said, in the latest bout of violence to hit the war-torn West African state. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-06
  • France heading for wost post-war downturn, finance minister warns
    France will likely see its worst post-war economic downturn this year, far surpassing the -2.2% slump seen in 2009 after the global financial crisis, its finance minister said on Monday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-06
  • China reports increase in new coronavirus cases, asymptomatic patients
    Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continued to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-05
  • US braces for ‘Pearl Harbor moment’ as coronavirus death toll rises
    US governors on Sunday appealed to the White House for a national strategy against the fast-spreading coronavirus, as deaths surged and health authorities warned the coming week could resemble a "Pearl Harbor moment." ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-05
  • France marshals high-speed trains to transfer coronavirus patients
    The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carries a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients and the breathing machines helping keep them alive. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-04-05
  • Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-08
  • Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-08
  • Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-08
  • Fire at replica Prussian palace in Berlin quickly controlled
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-08
  • Iran says US oil production must be known before OPEC+ call
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-08
  • China investigates party member critical of Xi over outbreak
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-07
  • China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown
    Prevention measures such as wearing masks, temperature checks and limiting access to residential communities will remain in place in Wuhan. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-07
  • Trump was warned in January of risks of a coronavirus pandemic, memo shows
    A written warning dated Jan. 29 came during a period when Trump was playing down the risks of the virus to the United States, and he would later go on to say that no one could have predicted such a devastating outcome. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-07
  • Amid pandemic, Czech intensive care ward is still half-full
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-07
  • Military promises Pakistani doctors gear to fight virus
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-07
  • Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-06
  • Forget panic and angry mobs. During disasters like COVID-19, all we want to do is help
    One thing many fictional epidemic stories have in common is a scene of angry people rioting outside a hospital or a government disease control centre, but that’s not what we’re seeing in real life, Edward Keenan writes. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-06
  • White House pushes unproven drug for virus; doctors wary
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-06
  • Israeli leader announces lockdown over Passover holiday
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-06
  • Brazil stumbles into new China diplomatic row over virus
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-04-06
  • Governments turn to tech in coronavirus fight – but at what cost?
    Critics warn privacy, civil liberties may be at risk as govt's turn to tech volunteers, companies in COVID-19 responses. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-08
  • Remote pilgrimage: Iraqis mark Imam al-Mahdi’s birth amid COVID19
    Many pilgrims among Iraq's Shia majority perform annual Shaabaniya pilgrimage to Karbala remotely, to curb virus. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-08
  • A Hard Road from Home: Photographers and Activists
    Four remarkable journeys, from an award-winning Iranian photographer to two Senegalese activists in Spain. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-08
  • Did Donald Trump ignore dire coronavirus warnings?
    US president defended his actions in the early days of the crisis and played down specific warnings on the contagion. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-08
  • China critic who indirectly called Xi a ‘clown’ investigated
    Ren Zhiqiang had gone missing in mid-March after writing an essay critical of Beijing's handling of deadly pandemic. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-08
  • Wuhan travel ban ends, virus deaths jump in US, UK: Live updates
    Ban on city where coronavirus emerged lifted as China outbreak eases, but global infections now exceed 1.4 million. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • China’s Wuhan ends coronavirus lockdown but concerns remain
    Roughly 65,000 people left the city by train and plane alone, within hours of the 11-week lockdown being lifted. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • Trump threatens to deny US funding to World Health Organization
    United Nations rejects US president's critique saying WHO is 'showing the strength' of the international health system. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • US: Calls grow to release detained youth amid coronavirus crisis
    Advocates warn facilities not prepared for emergency, social distancing rules put young people's mental health at risk. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • Removal of Soviet statue further strains Czech-Russian relations
    Ivan Konev entered Prague shortly after the German surrender in 1945, while his statue left the city on Friday. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • Thousands in limbo after partial closure of US-Mexico border
    Human rights advocates warn that the coronavirus crisis is being used to discriminate against migrants and asylum seekers. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • WHO warns against easing coronavirus measures ‘too early’
    Austria and Denmark recently announced they would start easing restrictions after Easter. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • China outraged over Brazil coronavirus comments
    Beijing demands explanation after minister links coronavirus and China's 'plan for world domination'. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • Doctor’s Note: Can you really ward off coronavirus?
    Rumours abound about vitamin C and garlic working as preventive measures. A doctor explains what actually works. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07
  • Libya’s war: Will new EU mission stop arms shipments?
    Questions raised over EU's new anti-arms mission since it deals primarily with naval violations, not land transfers. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-04-07