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  • How Amazon Bullies, Manipulates, and Lies to Reporters
    It was a slow news day at Gizmodo, the tech website where Dell Cameron worked. Without a story of his own to report he decided to aggregate—a journalism term for rewriting and crediting—a day-old Tampa ABC-affiliate’s TV piece on how Amazon’s Ring home surveillance security system was being marketed ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-25
  • To Know George Washington Is Not Necessarily to Love Him. Just Ask Historian Alexis Coe.
    I admittedly wouldn’t call this a typical summer beach read, but I’ll say this: The book to read this summer when you need a break from all that new social interaction is about George Washington. But! I promise it’s not a typical Washington tome. Rather, it’s the one for ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-25
  • Florida Keys’ Fate: “The Water Is Coming and We Can’t Stop It”
    Long famed for its spectacular fishing, sprawling coral reefs and literary residents such as Ernest Hemingway, the Florida Keys is now acknowledging a previously unthinkable reality: it faces being overwhelmed by the rising seas and not every home can be saved. Following a grueling seven-hour public meeting on Monday, held in the ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-25
  • Rudy Giuliani Was Just Suspended From Practicing Law in New York
    Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in New York due to his “demonstrably false and misleading” statements about the 2020 presidential election. A New York appellate court’s decision to temporarily disbar Giuliani is a remarkable fall from grace for the man once heralded as ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-24
  • We Found the Stupidest Critical Race Theory Argument Yet, and It Involves Freud
    The panic over critical race theory—the shorthand boogeyman conservatives have weaponized to vilify schools that examine the role of institutional racism in the United States—has seen its fair share of absurdity in recent months, particularly as Republican lawmakers across the country push bills effectively banning discussions of race in ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-24
  • Why Utilities Want to Control Your Smart Thermostat
    This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. One of modern life’s most satisfying certainties is dialing in the AC and sitting back as the room magically maintains your temperature of choice. But last week, owners of smart thermostats in Texas reported ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-24
  • To Reduce Crime, Joe Biden Wants to Fund Local Communities—and the Police
    Addressing the nation Wednesday afternoon, President Biden unveiled a multifaceted plan to curb gun violence, following a 30 percent increase in homicide rates in 2020. Biden promised to crack down on firearms dealers, expand community-based programs, and work to provide jobs and housing for formerly incarcerated people. Despite the ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-23
  • Michigan Republicans Confirm the Obvious: Trump Lost Fair and Square
    Following a monthslong investigation into a litany of dubious election fraud claims made by former President Donald Trump and his allies, a GOP-controlled Michigan Senate panel concluded Wednesday not only that the state’s 2020 results are accurate, but that some of those who continue to push such claims should face criminal ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-23
  • India Walton, Socialist and Former Nurse, Is Set to Become Buffalo’s First Female Mayor
    In what’s shaping up to be a stunning upset, India Walton, a socialist candidate running her first political campaign in Buffalo, New York, appears set to defeat four-term incumbent Byron Brown in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Walton has a lead of 1,507 ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-06-23
  • Could America be Headed for Another Dust Bowl?
    This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. The snowbanks piled along roads, once white or gray, would turn black. The culprit was windblown dust, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-05-24
  • Four Months After Deadly January 6 Attack, National Guard Troops Are Leaving the Capitol
    More than 2,000 National Guard troops are packing up and leaving the Capitol Sunday, more than four months after a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the building in a deadly attack on January 6.  Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led a review of US capitol security following the riot, said Sunday ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-05-23
  • Biden Will Extend Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, Offering Relief for Some 150,000 People
    Haitian immigrants currently living in the United States will be able to request temporary relief from deportation after the Biden administration moved this weekend to designate Haiti for the special permit, known as Temporary Protected Status or TPS.  “Haiti is currently experiencing serious security concerns, social unrest, an increase in human ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-05-23
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene Likens Nancy Pelosi’s Mask Mandate to the Holocaust
    It’s no secret that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is willing to do almost anything to get under Democrats’ skin, from harassing House colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to posting a transphobic poster across from the office of colleague Marie Newman, who has a trans daughter. But this week, she may have ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-05-22
  • For Whites, George Floyd’s Murder Was a Reckoning That May Not Last
    It’s hard to quantify outrage and action, but roughly one year out from the devastating video of George Floyd’s life being snuffed out by former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, it’s fair to ask: Is the racial reckoning that followed Floyd’s death and played out over the summer of ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-05-22
  • Biden Formally Calls the Mass Slaughter of Armenians a Genocide
    President Joe Biden on Saturday formally recognized the 1915 massacre and systematic removal of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a “genocide,” a term that, for decades, the government of Turkey has rejected. Biden’s designation marks the first time a sitting US president has been willing to acknowledge the mass ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-04-24
  • Czech Republic: Deadly tornado sweeps through villages
    Four people are killed and at least 100 injured, with the worst-hit areas looking like a war zone. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-06-25
  • Coronavirus: Israel reimposes masks amid new virus fears
    It comes just days after the last restriction was lifted, as concerns grow over a spate of cases. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-06-25
  • BBC appeals to UN over Iran’s harassment of Persian service staff
    Iran has previously denied intimidating staff at the Persian service, an outlet it has banned. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-06-24
  • Canadian report slams ‘reckless’ Iran for downing of flight PS752
    Canada found no evidence the tragedy was premeditated but called out Iran's "recklessness". ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-06-24
  • Russian jets and ships shadow British warship
    BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from the deck of HMS Defender in the Black Sea as it was harassed by Russia's military. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-06-23
  • Iran agrees to extend IAEA nuclear monitoring deal for one month
    Iran says it is showing "good faith" while talks on saving a nuclear accord continue in Vienna. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-05-24
  • Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court for first time since military coup
    Deposed leader of Myanmar is allowed to meet her lawyers for the first time before adjourned hearing. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-05-24
  • Israel-Gaza: How much money does Israel get from the US?
    Israel gets billions of dollars in US aid - we look at why, and what that money is used for. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-05-24
  • Iraq Covid hospital fire: At least 23 dead after ‘oxygen tank explodes’
    Flames across several floors lead to scenes of panic at a hospital in the Iraqi capital. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-04-24
  • Afghanistan War: How can the West fight terrorism after leaving?
    As Western troops prepare to go, there are concerns over the future of counter-terrorism operations. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-04-24
  • Myanmar: Military chief urged to stop violence on first foreign trip
    In Indonesia for a regional summit, Min Aung Hlaing is urged to end the crackdown on protesters. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-04-24
  • Chad after Idriss Déby: African Union urges end to military rule
    After President Idriss Déby was killed by rebels, the army named his son as the new leader. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-04-24
  • Syria war: ‘Grasp window of opportunity’, says UN envoy
    A chance for peace exists for the warring sides, Geir Pedersen says, 10 years after fighting began. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-03-15
  • Myanmar military extends martial law after bloodiest day since coup
    The military imposes martial law in more areas, a day after security forces shoot dead 50 protesters. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-03-15
  • French drone tourist in Iran Benjamin Briere ‘facing spy charges’
    Benjamin Briere was detained in Iran last year after flying the device near the Turkmenistan border. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-03-15
  • More than a dozen UN peacekeepers in Mali wounded in car-bomb attack
    A car-bomb attack in northern Mali has wounded 15 UN peacekeepers, the United Nations said on Friday, in the latest attack in the war-torn Sahel state.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-25
  • Israeli scientists find bones belonging to new type of ‘early human’
    Bones found in an Israeli quarry are from a branch of the human evolutionary tree and are 120,000 to 140,000 years old, scientists reported Thursday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-25
  • Afghan president to visit White House as US troop withdrawal looms
    Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani faces the cold reality of the end of US military presence in Afghanistan Friday when he meets with President Joe Biden in the White House. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-25
  • UN urges Israel to halt expansion of new ‘illegal’ settlements
    The United Nations on Thursday accused Israel of flagrantly violating international law by expanding settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying settlements are illegal and urging the country’s new government to halt their enlargement immediately. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-24
  • EU leaders reject France, Germany’s proposal for Putin summit
    European Union leaders failed to agree on a proposal by France and Germany to hold a summit soon with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Poland and Baltic countries said it would send the wrong message as East-West ties deteriorate. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-24
  • Truth or Fake: Does this video show victims of a police crackdown after Iran’s election?
    Three men are lying on the ground, unconscious and likely dead. A video shared on social media in Iran on 21 June claimed to show how the country's new government is already violently repressing citizens. However, although the video is recent and was filmed in Iran, it doesn’t actually show victims of police violence.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-24
  • ‘Victim of tyranny’: Apple Daily newspaper bids Hong Kongers ‘adieu’ in final edition
    Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily tabloid said it was a "victim of tyranny" in a defiant final edition on Thursday after it was forced to close under a new national security law, ending a 26-year run of taking on China's authoritarian leaders. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-24
  • Dozens killed in air strike on market in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
    At least 55 people were killed and more than 100 injured in an Ethiopian air strike earlier this week on a market in the country's Tigray province. Locals in the war-torn region said the strike killed dozens of civilians, but the Ethiopian military insisted that only combatants were targeted. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-06-23
  • Mali soldiers detain president, prime minister and defence minister after cabinet reshuffle
    Military officers in Mali arrested the president, prime minister and defence minister of the country's interim government after a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, multiple diplomatic and government sources told Reuters.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-05-24
  • Palestinians living in Lod, Israel fear they are being pushed out
    Many Palestinians in Israel live in the mixed cities of Jaffa, Acre, Ramla, Lod, Haifa where Jews and Arabs coexist. Many of them protested during airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, leading to clashes with Jewish extremists. The city of Lod has experienced an unprecedented outbreak of violence, jeopardising the coexistence between Arab and Jewish communities in the ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-05-24
  • International court hears evidence in landmark Darfur war crimes case
    The International Criminal Court Prosecutor opened a hearing Monday of evidence against an alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed for atrocities in Darfur, calling him a “willing and energetic” perpetrator of crimes in the conflict-torn region of Sudan in 2003-2004. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-05-24
  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi makes first in-person court appearance since coup
    Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in a Feb. 1 coup, her lawyer said. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-05-24
  • Israelis in Tel Aviv place little hope in diplomacy as tenuous Gaza ceasefire holds
    A semblance of normal life has returned to Israel’s largest city, Tel Aviv, four days into a ceasefire with Hamas that is raising few hopes of lasting peace. FRANCE 24's Gallagher Fenwick and Maya Siminovich sent this report. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-05-24
  • Wuhan lab staff had Covid-like symptoms before outbreak disclosed, says report
    Three researchers from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, months before China disclosed the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-05-23
  • ‘It’s not normal’: Paris protesters decry Gaza conflict’s Palestinian death toll
    There was a mood of quiet indignation among the small crowd protesting in Paris on Sunday about this month’s eleven-day flare-up of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which at least 260 people were killed, the majority of them Palestinian. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-05-23
  • Russia launches Mediterranean drills amid rift with Britain
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-06-25
  • Tens of thousands attend Pride parade in Israel’s Tel Aviv
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-06-25
  • Kremlin says Russia will respond to new Western sanctions
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-03-03
  • Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-03-03
  • ‘Dr. Oz’ aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-03-03
  • Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-23
  • Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone for China market
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-22
  • Prosecutors seek fine for Russian opposition leader Navalny
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-16
  • China holiday train travel down nearly 70% amid restrictions
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-12
  • A ‘politically motivated witch hunt:’ Donald Trump’s legal team gives him exactly the defence he wanted
    When the former president’s lawyers defended their client, much of their presentation had the feel of a campaign video, Edward Keenan writes. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-12
  • Myanmar election commission rejects military’s fraud claims
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-01-29
  • WHO team to begin face-to-face meetings with China experts
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-01-28
  • The Latest: Biden: I won’t immediately lift China tariffs
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • Israeli lawmakers take a step toward new national elections
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go carbon-free
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • Violence intensifies in water-crisis protests in Iran’s Khuzestan
    Numerous videos and accounts have come out of Khuzestan despite internet restrictions. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-07-21
  • Zhengzhou: 16 dead in flooded subway, landslides in central China
    President Xi Jinping says situation 'severe' after city of Zhengzhou saw a year's worth of rain in just three days. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-07-20
  • US, Germany warn Russia in draft Nord Stream 2 accord
    Opponents of the pipeline argue that it would give Russia too much leverage over European security. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-07-20
  • How will China face hacking accusations?
    The US and a number of its Western allies blame China for an alleged cyberattack. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-07-20
  • France’s Macron among potential Pegasus spyware targets: Report
    Phone number of French president was identified as potential target for surveillance on behalf of Morocco, report says. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-07-20
  • Belarus moves Roman Protasevich, Sofia Sapega to house arrest
    Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya warns move does not mean 'freedom' for detained activist and his partner. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei receives local COVID vaccine
    After receiving COVIran Barekat jab, Ali Hosseini Khamenei says he waited for an Iranian vaccine to be inoculated. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • Israel reimposes indoor mask requirement amid COVID spike
    Israel has told its citizens they must again wear masks indoors amid a sustained surge in coronavirus infections. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • At least 18 killed in fire at martial arts centre in China
    Most of the victims of the blaze were children staying at the facility in Henan province. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • UN urges Israel to ‘immediately’ halt settlement expansion
    UN Mideast envoy says he is 'deeply troubled' by Israeli plan to expand settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • Researchers find ‘new type of early human’ near Israel’s Ramla
    Israeli scientists say the remains could not be matched to any known species from the Homo genus. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • Israeli settlers refuse to vacate illegal West Bank settlement
    As settler violence and Palestinian protests spread, a major focal point is Beita in the occupied West Bank's north. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • HK’s security chief promoted to No 2 job amid crackdown
    Move seen as China tightening grip as rights group says Beijing has 'systematically dismantled' Hongkongers' rights. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-06-25
  • Saudi Arabia summons Lebanon envoy over minister’s remarks
    Lebanese top diplomat's remarks on the Gulf states and the rise of ISIL were 'insulting', Riyadh says. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-05-18
  • The women of Myanmar: ‘Our place is in the revolution’
    Some 60 percent of protesters against the military coup are women who fear their hard-won rights hang in the balance. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-04-25