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  • New Podcast: Will Joe Biden Finally Fix America’s Crippling Student Debt Crisis?

    Young people turned out in record numbers for the 2020 presidential election, and they overwhelmingly backed Joe Biden. Now, the hashtag #CancelStudentDebt has been trending on Twitter, as intense pressure mounts on the President-elect to finally tackle the $1.7 trillion student debt crisis holding millions of ... read more

    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-02
  • States With Few Coronavirus Restrictions Are Spreading the Virus Beyond Their Borders
    This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. For months after Washington state imposed one of the earliest and strictest COVID-19 lockdowns in March, Jim Gilliard ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-02
  • A More Extreme Gun Rights Movement Is Emerging in the NRA’s Wake
    On a frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, Philip Van Cleave brought out the big guns to Richmond. As he stood on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol, Van Cleave—a 68-year-old balding and mustachioed software programmer—delivered a stern warning to the Democrats who had recently ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-02
  • “It’s All Gone Too Far”: A Georgia Election Official Is Fed Up With Violent Threats
    Gabriel Sterling, a top official in the Georgia Secretary of State’s office and a self-proclaimed conservative, is fed up with President Donald Trump’s attempts to undermine the election results—and his refusal to condemn harassment toward election officials. “It’s all gone too far,” Sterling said at a Tuesday press conference at which ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • Mother Jones’ Sinduja Rangarajan Wins a National Reporting Award From the Asian American Journalists Association
    A big shoutout to senior data journalist Sinduja Rangarajan for winning a national award from the Asian American Journalists Association. Her extensive reporting and wrangling of datasets in collaboration with Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where Sinduja worked before joining Mother Jones, shines a crucial light on challenges ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • Attorney General Bill Barr Says There’s No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
    Attorney General Bill Barr told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud that would influence the outcome of the 2020 election, undercutting Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election had somehow been rigged against him. Barr himself stoked fears ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • The Trump Team’s Descent Into Madness Continues
    More than three weeks after major media outlets declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election and a week after the General Services Administration allowed the transition to begin taking place, Donald Trump still hasn’t conceded. Instead, he and his allies have amped up their increasingly extreme rhetoric ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • While Kelly Loeffler Opposed New COVID Aid, Her Husband’s Firm Sought to Profit Off the Pandemic
    In October, Atlanta magazine asked Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), while she was running for re-election, what should be done for Georgians who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, couldn’t pay rent and who might face eviction. Loeffler didn’t answer the question. And this month, she and the rest of the Republican ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • Trump Lost. But Racism Will Probably Win Again.
    When the major media outlets finally called the presidential election for Joe Biden, huge numbers of people around the country took to the streets to celebrate. But as they popped champagne, danced alongside their neighbors, and cried tears of joy, the question of what would come next loomed ominously. ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-12-01
  • Disgraced Pundit Mark Halperin Resurfaces on Super-Trumpy Newsmax TV
    Was anyone wondering what ever happened to Mark Halperin, the disgraced pundit who lost his MSNBC political analyst job, Showtime hosting gig, book deal, and miniseries deal when 14 women accused him of unwanted sexual advances and groping in October 2017? After a one-stop redemption tour earlier this year, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-11-30
  • She Witnessed the Aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse Shootings. Now She’s Scared for Herself.
    Katie Walker was reading in bed just before midnight on October 8 when she saw a strange text message on her phone. It was a student who lived in the apartment building that Walker (not her real name) had recently moved out of. He was alarmed, because two men he’d ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-11-30
  • The OMB Is More Important Than You Think
    The Office of Management and Budget is one of those agencies that’s little known to the public but surprisingly important in real life. In addition to managing the budget process, it’s also the agency that does things like regulatory review and cost-benefit analysis, which can make all the difference ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-11-30
  • How Democrats Lost a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Remake the Political Map
    Heading into the November election, Texas Democrats sounded more bullish than they had in decades, and it wasn’t because of Joe Biden. A burgeoning partisan realignment in the state’s sprawling suburbs over the last four years had brought them to the brink of flipping the state House of Representatives. ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-11-30
  • Is NCAA Basketball Gambling With the Lives of Its Players?
    With college football season underway and upended by the pandemic, college basketball season has now also begun in a relative state of chaos. As players, coaches, and other personnel contract Covid-19, colleges and universities large and small have begun to suspend activities, reschedule or postpone games, and bail out ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-11-29
  • Fauci Warns of Worsening Pandemic as Trump Peddles Election Delusions on Fox News
    Leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Sunday that the worst was yet to come with the coronavirus pandemic, with the U.S. potentially facing a “surge superimposed upon the surge that we’re already in” after the Thanksgiving holidays. Fauci’s bleak prediction comes at the end of a ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-11-29
  • Israel elections loom as lawmakers back bill to dissolve parliament
    Israel could face its fourth election in less than two years as its power-sharing government crumbles. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-02
  • Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record
    Provisional figures indicate that 2020 will be one of the hottest in a record dating back to 1850. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-02
  • Trump inciting violence, warns Georgia election official
    Gabriel Sterling cites intimidation and death threats to election workers in the battleground state. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-02
  • Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres
    Secretary General Antonio Guterres says our "war" on the natural world will come back to haunt us. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-02
  • China #MeToo: Court to hear landmark case of intern versus TV star
    Six years after the alleged incident, one woman is taking a prominent TV star to court. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • ‘Volga maniac’ murder suspect arrested in Russia
    Investigators question a 38-year-old man over the murders of 26 elderly women along the Volga River. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Academic thanks supporters after Iran ‘nightmare’
    British-Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert says friends gave her "strength" while jailed on spy charges. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • Qualcomm: Android phones to get ‘lucky number’ Snapdragon 888 chip
    The Californian firm is launching its chip at a time of trade tensions between the US and China. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • China’s sample-return Moon mission touches down
    The robotic Chang'e-5 mission makes a soft landing on the lunar nearside. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • BTS: South Korea passes law allowing K-pop stars to postpone military service
    Certain K-pop stars will now have the chance to delay mandatory service until the age of 30. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • China refuses to apologise to Australia for fake soldier image
    The retort came after Canberra demanded an apology over a fake image of a soldier killing a child. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • Brazil siege: Armed men ‘raid banks’ in Criciúma
    The mayor of Criciúma warns the city is the "target of a major assault" amid reports of two injuries. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-12-01
  • China-US trade war: Beijing escalates tit-for-tat with Washington
    Beijing has introduced tough new laws which restrict the export of "controlled items". ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-11-30
  • Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals ‘within reach’
    Moves by China, along with the election of Joe Biden, make temperature targets more achievable. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-11-30
  • Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran mulls its responses to an assassination
    Frank Gardner looks at Iran's options were it to try to avenge Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's assassination. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-11-30
  • Ethiopia grants UN access to deliver humanitarian aid to Tigray region
    Ethiopia has granted the United Nations full access to deliver aid to the northern region of Tigray, following weeks of lobbying amid military operations there, according to an agreement seen Wednesday by AFP. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-02
  • Chief EU Brexit negotiator Barnier says talks nearing ‘make-or-break’ point
    Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Wednesday he could not guarantee he would strike a trade deal with Britain, diplomats said, and the next few days will be crucial.   ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-02
  • Some Iranian children are literally climbing mountains to access online school
    Some Iranian children are finding virtual school harder than others. Photos have recently emerged on social media of children in rural areas who literally have to climb a mountain every day to find an internet connection strong enough so that they can attend their online classes. People have been especially ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-02
  • UK first to approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for rollout ‘next week’
    Pfizer and BioNTech say they’ve won permission Wednesday for emergency use of their Covid-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science – and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-02
  • Israel’s Gantz says will back initial vote to disband parliament
    Israel's Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday his party will vote for an opposition bill to dissolve parliament, a move that could force a fourth election in under two years. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-01
  • Afghan army kills mastermind of Taliban car bomb attack on military base
    Afghan forces have killed the Taliban mastermind of a suicide car bomb attack that left at least 30 security personnel dead, officials said Monday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-01
  • UN warns food supply exhausted for nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray
    The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, which has been cut off from the world for nearly a month amid fighting. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-01
  • Is China provoking a diplomatic fight with Australia?
    China has recently stepped up its aggression towards Australia, from introducing new customs taxes to trolling on Twitter. Relations between the two countries have rarely been so bad and, according to regional experts, the world should be paying attention to the way Beijing is treating Canberra. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-12-01
  • Iranian official blames Paris-based opposition, Israel for death of nuclear scientist
    As a top nuclear scientist was laid to rest in Tehran on Monday, a senior Iranian official said a Paris-based opposition group was suspected of involvement in his assassination alongside Israel and the United States. No one has claimed responsibility for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who died when his ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-11-30
  • Hervé Le Tellier wins Goncourt Prize, France’s most prestigious literary award
    French author Hervé Le Tellier has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for his novel "L'Anomalie" (The Anomaly). France's top literary honour was attributed by videolink owing to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-11-30
  • Australia demands China apologise after ‘repugnant’ fake image posted on Twitter
    Australia demanded an apology after a senior Chinese official posted a fake image of an Australian soldier holding a knife with blood on it to the throat of an Afghan child, calling it "truly repugnant" and demanding it be taken down. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-11-30
  • Locked-down French bookshops reopen in time for Goncourt Prize boost
    Bookshops in France were shuttered a month ago as the country withdrew into its second nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Deemed non-essential then – to the dismay of many – bookshops and other small stores have now reopened for business. Desperate for a boost after a trying month and a difficult year, ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-11-30
  • Fauci warns of post-Thanksgiving Covid-19 surge in US
    America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of travellers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-11-29
  • Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares victory in Tigray
    Rockets launched from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region targeted the capital of Eritrea several hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared military operations in the region were over, diplomats told AFP on Sunday. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-11-29
  • Body of slain Iranian nuclear scientist taken to Muslim shrine
    The body of Iran's assassinated top nuclear scientist has been taken to the first of several revered Shiite Muslim shrines ahead of his burial set for Monday, state media reported.   ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-11-29
  • 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
  • EU looks forward to Biden resetting trans-Atlantic relations
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • Iran’s president rejects bill that would boost enrichment
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • China #MeToo case heard in court after more than 2 years
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • U.S. health experts warn ‘very dark’ weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases overwhelm morgues, hospitals
    Health officials fear the crisis will be even worse in coming weeks, after many Americans ignored pleas to stay home over Thanksgiving and avoid people who don’t live with them. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-01
  • Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe investigation
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-01
  • China says probe sent to retrieve lunar rocks lands on moon
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-01
  • China #MeToo case heads to court after 2-year delay
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-01
  • New Zealand joins Australia in denouncing China’s tweet
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-11-30
  • Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-11-30
  • Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-11-30
  • Jared Kushner to travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar this week
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-11-30
  • Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoning
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-11-30
  • Putin orders start of Russia’s mass COVID vaccination programme
    Russian president says country will have produced two million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine within the next few days. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Nasrin Sotoudeh: Iran human rights lawyer ordered back to jail
    Internationally recognised lawyer returns to a women’s prison where her husband says health concerns persist. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Biden: Iran nuclear deal best way to avoid Middle East arms race
    Biden said he is committed to returning to, and expanding, the 2015 deal, as Trump reportedly tries to cripple chances. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Kurd vs Kurd: Fears of full-scale war rise in northern Iraq
    Recent skirmishes in Kurdistan region between PKK fighters and Peshmerga soldiers heighten fears of full-scale conflict. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Israeli legislators pass draft proposal to dissolve Parliament
    The vote is a significant step towards plunging Israel into its fourth national election in less than two years. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Displaced people in Iraq left with no refuge as police shut camps
    While camps have been described as 'open-air prisons' they also functioned as a refuge for families with nowhere to go. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Afghan gov’t, Taliban announce breakthrough deal in peace talks
    Deal lays out way forward for negotiators to move on to more substantive issues, including talks on a ceasefire. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Putin hails Armenian PM’s ‘courage’ in signing Karabakh deal
    Russian president calls Pashinyan's decisions surrounding the ending of the conflict 'necessary' but 'painful'. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Israel releases over $1bn of withheld tax funds to Palestinians
    Transfer of the money comes weeks after coordination was renewed between the two sides. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • India looks to resume Iran, Venezuela oil imports under Biden
    India was the key buyer of Iranian and Venezuelan oil before President Trump imposed sanctions on the two OPEC members. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • ‘Unwarranted’: India slams Canada PM’s remarks on farmer protests
    India accuses Justin Trudeau of interfering in its internal affairs after Canadian PM commented on farmers' protests. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Georgia election official urges Trump to rein in supporters
    Republican Sterling criticises president over his antagonising language towards his backers after last month's election. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • Biden will not immediately end phase one China trade deal: NYT
    Deal signed in January requires China to increase purchases of US products, services by at least $200bn over 2020-21. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • UNSC unlikely to act on killing of Iranian scientist: Diplomats
    No member has so far requested to discuss Friday's killing nor has there been any call for a statement, diplomats say. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-02
  • S Korea passes law allowing BTS stars to defer military service
    Amendment to military service law provides exceptions for K-pop singers who improve country's profile and economy. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-12-01