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This Week in Apps: WWDC 21 highlights, Instagram Creator Week recap, Android 12 beta 2 arrives
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:45:58 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices […]
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Every year, I take a long walk with friends. it's one of life's greatest pleasures | Marcel Theroux
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:00:23 GMT

For 16 years, I have met up with five friends for an annual yomp in the English countryside – and we are enjoying that companionship more than ever

On the first weekend of May this year, I met up with five of my oldest male friends at Waterloo station, took a train to Milford in Surrey, walked 12 miles across Bagmoor Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, stopped for lunch at The Three Horseshoes in Thursley, caught the train back to London from Haslemere, drank too much beer under an awning on the South Bank and went home. At the end of the day, the step counter on my phone said 42,235.

For the past 16 years, we’ve been doing something similar roughly every year. When we inaugurated this accidental tradition, smartphones weren’t a thing, Tony Blair was still prime minister and my friends had much more hair. The first walk we did was a three-day ramble along the Coleridge Way in Somerset and north Devon. It was a fantastic route: 50 miles of moorland and rolling hills. But at the time, there was still a faint air of incredulity about what we were doing. Going walking seemed like an absurdly grown-up activity.

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Shopify brings on team from augmented reality home design app Primer
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:29:50 +0000
In Friday acquisition news, Shopify shared today that they’ve acquired the team from augmented reality startup Primer, which makes an app that lets users visualize what tile, wallpaper or paint will look like on surfaces inside their home. In a blog post, co-founders Adam Debreczeni and Russ Maschmeyer write that Primer’s app and services will […]
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Firms delving into sport stars' social media past
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:18:34 GMT
Detailed reports into athletes' online histories are being requested by sporting agencies.
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Andy Murray: ‘Don’t be sad for me! I like doing this – no one’s forcing me to play’
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:00:25 GMT

It’s been a tumultuous five years for Andy Murray: countless injuries, a new metal hip, four children and a bout of Covid. Can the former world No 1 really battle his way back to brilliance at Wimbledon?

Is he or isn’t he? One minute Andy Murray, one of Britain’s greatest living athletes, tells me he’ll be back on the court at Wimbledon this month, playing well in the tournament that made his name. And the next, he doesn’t sound so sure. “The test is being on court with the best players,” he says in a break in training, “and that’s something that, right this second, is difficult to give a definitive answer to.”

The joy of sport is its unpredictability, but Murray’s not talking about that. His body has been through such immense stress and strain – throughout his career, but especially over the past few years – that he can’t rely on it. He genuinely doesn’t know what it can do.

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Tokyo Olympics: Why people are afraid to show support for the Games
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:06:12 GMT
Some Japanese - including athletes - are afraid to come forward and show support for the Olympics.
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Naomi Osaka and the Rights of Professional Athletes
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:03:08 +0000
When the second-ranked women’s tennis player in the world decided to skip the French Open, she sparked renewed debate about the changing politics of professional sports.
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What Naomi Osaka's French Open withdrawal means for tennis – video explainer
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 08:02:56 GMT

There is growing pressure on tennis authorities and the conduct of grand slam tournaments after world No 2 Naomi Osaka withdrew from Roland Garros following a fallout over her choice not to conduct her media obligations, which she says was an effort to preserve her mental wellbeing.

The Guardian’s Tumaini Carayol says the heavy-handed statement and response from the French Open to the 23-year-old’s decision marks a ‘shameful moment for tennis’. He explains how we got here, looks back at press conference controversies in tennis and examines what could come next

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‘Americans are heaven for us’: the surge in US visitors throwing Greece a lifeline
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:00:38 GMT

Country confounds post-Covid predictions as transatlantic holidaymakers flood in ready to spend

A fresh wind blows down Adrianou. Seated in front of his rug store on the street that cuts through the heart of ancient Athens, Theo Iliadis takes in the scene. At 47, the owner of The Loom has seen “a lot of bad stuff” in recent years. The global pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time for Greece, already gutted by prolonged economic crisis.

But barely a month after the tourist-dependent country opened its doors, the entrepreneur is in ebullient mood. There’s a glint in his eye and a lightness in the air of the carpet-stacked cavern behind him. “Americans are in town,” he smiles. “Business is good, The Loom is good and I’ve got drinks on ice.”

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Every year, I take a long walk with friends. it's one of life's greatest pleasures | Marcel Theroux
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:00:23 GMT

For 16 years, I have met up with five friends for an annual yomp in the English countryside – and we are enjoying that companionship more than ever

On the first weekend of May this year, I met up with five of my oldest male friends at Waterloo station, took a train to Milford in Surrey, walked 12 miles across Bagmoor Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, stopped for lunch at The Three Horseshoes in Thursley, caught the train back to London from Haslemere, drank too much beer under an awning on the South Bank and went home. At the end of the day, the step counter on my phone said 42,235.

For the past 16 years, we’ve been doing something similar roughly every year. When we inaugurated this accidental tradition, smartphones weren’t a thing, Tony Blair was still prime minister and my friends had much more hair. The first walk we did was a three-day ramble along the Coleridge Way in Somerset and north Devon. It was a fantastic route: 50 miles of moorland and rolling hills. But at the time, there was still a faint air of incredulity about what we were doing. Going walking seemed like an absurdly grown-up activity.

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In southwestern Wisconsin, the bucolic Driftless Area is an overlooked gem
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:00:00 EDT
Spared by glaciers during the last Ice Age, the Dritftless Area is a hint of Appalachia in the Midwest.
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Tell us about your ingenious holiday packing hacks
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:32:12 GMT

We would like to hear your advice on what to pack and how to maximise your wardrobe while travelling

For those of us lucky enough to be able to go on holiday this summer, there’s always one issue: what to pack? And more importantly, how to pack efficiently.

With this in mind, we want to hear about your best packing hacks. Perhaps you’ve discovered the secret to maximising your wardrobe? Or maybe you swear by soap and shampoo bars over liquid toiletries, to avoid leakage in your luggage? Whether it’s a must-have gadget, or a space-saving tip, tell us about it below.

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Games Are Reimagining the Road Trip for a Modern Era
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Developers are using procedural generation, resource management, and dialog choices to create memorable and powerful journeys.
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Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:03:49 +0000

President Joe Biden wants to prioritize full employment over battling inflation.

The post Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession appeared first on The Intercept.


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G7 leaders face make-or-break moment in climate crisis
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:00:11 GMT

Analysis: message in Cornwall is clear – leaders must act now or go down in history as the ones who threw away last-ditch chance

Global leaders arriving in Cornwall for the G7 summit have already found themselves in a changed world: masks and social distancing have replaced the usual hugs, handshakes and cheek-pecking, the entourages have slimmed down, and the usual media circus has been muted, with protesters having to content themselves with writing sand messages on the beach.

Boris Johnson has faced ridicule and accusations of hypocrisy for travelling to Carbis Bay by private jet. Some of the other leaders have been more concerned about the extent to which quarantine rules apply to them.

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The Beast: How Biden's getting around on his first overseas trip
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:03:47 GMT
Planes, helicopters and armoured cars - how President Biden will travel on his first official trip.
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Mars-bound Astronauts Might Raid This Zero-G Fridge
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:33:00 GMT
Engineers at Purdue University have built a prototype of a refrigerator that works in zero gravity
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‘A breathing space’: photo exhibition tells the story of a Cardiff park
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:40:13 GMT

Heath Park adjoins University hospital of Wales, Wales’ biggest hospital, and is used by NHS staff and locals from north Cardiff. Young photographers Tomos Kay and Tom Gower capture some of the park’s regulars. The park has over 10 football pitches, large wooded areas, ponds, a small golf course, tennis courts and a large model railway.

A Park for Our Time outdoor exhibition in Heath Park, Cardiff runs from Friday 11 June to Sunday 13 June

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Novel materials: Sound waves traveling backwards
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Acoustic waves in gases, liquids, and solids usually travel at an almost constant speed of sound. Rotons are an exception: their speed of sound changes significantly with the wavelength, it is also possible that the waves travel backwards. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are studying the possibilities of using rotons in artificial materials. These metamaterials might be used in the future to manipulate or direct sound in ways that have never been possible before.
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We Don’t Need Supersonic Travel—in the “New Normal,” We Should Slow Down
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0000
If we’re going to take climate change seriously, it also needs to come with a new aesthetic.
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Do you have an example of UK car-led town planning you want to change?
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:28:39 GMT

Share your photos and stories of examples of car-led redevelopment where you live

We’d like to find out how your UK town or city was redesigned for road vehicles.

From the 1950s onwards many towns and cities across the UK adopted car led planning in line with rising car ownership. Today, many residents in urban areas hope to have more environmentally friendly spaces and cleaner air which is at odds with past car led redevelopment.

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The Pandemic Put an End to Rush Hour. What Happens Now?
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Remote work generally reduces driving. But the travel behavior of telecommuters isn’t as straightforward as it might seem.
Match ID: 13 Score: 30.00 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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NASA Awards Universities $1.4M for Space Station, Suborbital Research
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 15:04 EDT
NASA has awarded $1.4 million to nine universities and organizations across the country for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission, including studying radiation effects and growing food for long-duration space travel.
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This Autonomous Drone is the First to Make Nighttime Offshore Deliveries
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Startup F-drones delivers heavy payloads to cargo ships and oil rigs docked up to 100 kilometers away from shore
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Three Decades in the Making, China's Space Station Launches This Week
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:43:00 GMT
Tianhe's first module expected to be joined by other launches—establishing the full Chinese Space Station by end of 2022
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Mission Alpha liftoff
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:04:13

Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide. The Crew-2 spend around 24 hours travelling to the International Space Station. The rocket lifted off at 11:49 on 23 April 2021 from Launchpad 39A in Cape Canaveral at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

Thomas is the first ESA astronaut to fly in space in a vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz or the US Space Shuttle, and the first ESA astronaut to leave Earth from Florida, USA, in over a decade. This is his second flight, his first mission called Proxima saw Thomas fly to the Space Station on a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and his Expedition broke records for amount of hours spent on research at the time.

Thomas’ second mission to the International Space Station is called Alpha. This is after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations.

Over 200 experiments are planned during Thomas’s time in space, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by France’s space agency CNES.


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Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Makes First Flight On Mars
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:55:00 GMT
It’s one small hover for a robot as the future of planetary exploration takes to the Martian sky
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more
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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Should Leave Past Space Probes in the Dust
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:27:00 GMT
New mission uses AI to navigate Martian surface three times as quickly
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Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
The space agency's latest rover will be arriving at Mars this week; here's what's going to happen
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Special Report: Top Tech 2021
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
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Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions
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Japan Prepares to Welcome Home Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:02:00 GMT
Return of the space probe launched six years ago could help answer the question of how life began on Earth
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT
China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights
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Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:51:00 GMT
Dimer UVC’s ultraviolet germ zapper took some very hands-on design work
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Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Urban Circuit Preview
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
The second event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge starts this week
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Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Kepler Communications’ CubeSat routers will keep other satellites in constant contact with the ground
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European Space Agency Targets Orbital Debris, Solar Storms
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:00 GMT
The ClearSpace-1 and Lagrange missions will try to make life safer both in orbit and here on Earth
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The Dark, Democratizing Power of the Social-Media Stock Market
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +0000
BitClout collapses everything—art, humor, personhood—into money, laying bare just who, and what, we are willing to pay for.
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Crypto Isn’t About Money. It’s About Fandom
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0000
And that’s why we will fight about it forever.
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Why Can't Computing at the Heart of Bitcoin Be More Useful?
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:47:00 GMT
The landmark cryptocurrency's energy use is out of hand, so researchers are investigating ways to make it more productive
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SeKVM Makes Cloud Computing Provably Secure
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 18:45:00 GMT
Columbia University researchers have created a secure Linux-based hypervisor
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This Week in Apps: WWDC 21 highlights, Instagram Creator Week recap, Android 12 beta 2 arrives
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:45:58 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices […]
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What you need to know about El Salvador’s plan to use volcano-powered bitcoin as legal tender
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:00:00 EDT
Here's what the country's new bitcoin law could mean, and why implementation could be complicated.
Match ID: 5 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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CD Projekt Red does an about-face, says ransomware crooks are leaking data
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:20:51 +0000
Data taken in breach disclosed in February likely related to employees and contractors.
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Video: What you need to know about the race to the first Bitcoin ETF
Tue, 25 May 2021 14:35:25 GMT
Several bitcoin ETFs have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Commission, but none have been approved. Cryptocurrency skeptics and supporters have cited benefits and concerns about what the approval of a bitcoin ETF may mean for investors.

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Why Humans Are So Bad at Seeing the Future
Mon, 17 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000
People tend to make predictions while looking through their own narrow lens. The real vision lies in seeing connections.
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Bolsonaro Ramps Up Crackdown on Dissent With Tough Brazil Election Looming
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:44:05 +0000

From a dictatorship-era law to his campaign against the press, Brazil’s far-right president is ready to use his whole arsenal.

The post Bolsonaro Ramps Up Crackdown on Dissent With Tough Brazil Election Looming appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 0 Score: 155.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 30.00 democrat, 25.00 election, 15.00 judiciary, 15.00 executive, 15.00 elections, 15.00 constitution, 10.00 congress

Political System Unites to Condemn Ilhan Omar for Telling the Truth
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:58:10 +0000

The frenzied attacks by Republicans and Democrats on the Minnesota representative are about maintaining absolute impunity for the U.S. and Israel.

The post Political System Unites to Condemn Ilhan Omar for Telling the Truth appeared first on The Intercept.


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Joe Biden’s reforming agenda at risk of dying a slow death in Congress
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:45:24 GMT

Transformational change, such as a huge infrastructure bill and voting rights protections, are hamstrung by antiquated procedures that give an effective veto to the minority

Joe Biden’s first hundred days surpassed progressive expectations with the scope of their ambition. His second hundred days are being mugged by reality: the one that says Washington DC is a place where dreams go to die.

A once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure and the climate crisis has hit a wall. Reforms on gun safety, immigration and police brutality are in limbo. Legislation to expand voting rights and reduce the influence of money in politics appears doomed.

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Match ID: 2 Score: 110.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 republican, 30.00 politics, 30.00 democrat, 10.00 house of representatives, 10.00 congress

Cori Bush Demands FBI Data on Her Protest Activity
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:45:29 +0000

At a House hearing on Thursday, Bush confronted FBI Director Christopher Wray over the bureau’s ongoing surveillance of protesters for racial justice.

The post Cori Bush Demands FBI Data on Her Protest Activity appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 3 Score: 110.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
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Democrats try to ease tensions between ‘the Squad’ and Jewish lawmakers ahead of key month for party’s agenda
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:22:53 EDT
Republicans are looking to press the issue of Democratic tensions over Israel and possibly force a vote on whether Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) should be allowed to stay on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Match ID: 4 Score: 90.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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The NYPD Is Still Stopping and Frisking Black People at Disproportionate Rates
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:00:25 +0000

Mayoral candidates spoke of stop-and-frisk as a relic of a bygone era, but for many New Yorkers, police stops never really ended.

The post The NYPD Is Still Stopping and Frisking Black People at Disproportionate Rates appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 5 Score: 90.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 30.00 republican, 30.00 politics, 15.00 executive, 15.00 constitution

Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:03:49 +0000

President Joe Biden wants to prioritize full employment over battling inflation.

The post Banishing the Ghosts of the Great Recession appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 6 Score: 85.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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New York Senate Confirms Pro-Cop District Attorney to Highest Court
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:50:39 +0000

Madeline Singas opposed bail reform and other progressive measures as Nassau County district attorney.

The post New York Senate Confirms Pro-Cop District Attorney to Highest Court appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 7 Score: 77.14 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 25.71 politics, 25.71 democrat, 12.86 progressives, 12.86 legislature

Baltimore Businesses Request Police Crackdown on Low-Level Crimes
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:43:54 +0000

After a shooting last weekend, the heads of 37 businesses asked city leaders to "empower police" to enforce traffic and drug laws.

The post Baltimore Businesses Request Police Crackdown on Low-Level Crimes appeared first on The Intercept.


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Amazon could be forced to shed assets under House bill: report
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:48:49 GMT

House lawmakers are preparing to propose legislation that could require Amazon.com Inc. and other tech giants to effectively split into two companies or shed their private-label products, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The bill could be announced Friday, the Journal said. The proposal could force structural separation of Amazon and other big tech companies that Congress has spent 15 months investigating, according to the Journal. The report said a separate bill targets the ability of big tech companies to leverage their online platforms to favor their own products. Each bill has Democrats and Republicans signed on, the Journal said.

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Julian Casablancas Wants a Better New York
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The singer led the city’s rock revival. As a supporter of the mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, he’s thinking much bigger.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar clarifies tweet grouping U.S., Israel with Hamas, Taliban after criticism from Jewish Democratic lawmakers
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:39:00 EDT
Omar and several other congresswomen of color hit back in a tweet, calling their criticism of her “Islamophobic” and, in one case, “anti-blackness.”
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Ignored, bullied, patronised: why loyalists in Northern Ireland say no to Brexit ‘betrayal’
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:00:33 GMT

As the often volatile marching season approaches, bitter tensions over the EU protocol grow, along with a belief that NI is being cast adrift by a duplicitous British government

They gathered in their thousands at the top of the Shankill Road with banners and drums to send a message to the far side of the Irish Sea, where a treacherous prime minister played his charade in a kingdom no longer fully theirs.

Some waved union jack flags, others had union jack masks, one had a union jack balaclava, and they tramped behind marching bands with drums, flutes and cymbals, a percussive shockwave in the Belfast dusk.

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Democrats seek to undo institutional racism embedded in pivotal New Deal law
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:00:00 EDT
The 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act excluded farmworkers, domestic workers and other professions dominated by workers of color.
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Garland announces expansion of Justice Department’s voting rights unit, vowing to scrutinize GOP-backed voting restrictions and ballot reviews
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:50:00 EDT
The attorney general’s announcement comes as the Biden administration faces growing pressure from civil rights groups and state Democrats to more forcefully challenge GOP efforts pass new voting limits.
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New questions about a key GOP impeachment witness for Trump
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:24:46 EDT
Revisiting a key witness Republicans cited for Trump's supposed exoneration.
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‘Time is running out’: Democrats split over Biden’s relentless focus on infrastructure
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:32:00 EDT
Some Democrats say the threat to voting rights is a national emergency and that spending months on infrastructure distracts from protecting those rights — or doing anything else.
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Amazon, Google executives to testify before Senate antitrust committee next week
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:26:20 GMT

As House Democrats prepared to announce a handful of bills to rein in Big Tech's market powers, the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee announced Friday that executives from Amazon.com Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. are scheduled to testify next week, along with an exec from speaker maker Sonos Inc. , a critic of the two tech behemoths. Amazon Associate General Counsel Ryan McCrate and Google's public policy specialist Wilson White are slated to testify, Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., chair of the panel, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, said in a statement.

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How the Republican Party became the party of Trump
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:48:16 EDT
The Post examines how former president Donald Trump took control of the Republican Party and what it means for the party moving forward in this video series.
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Biden administration keeps long-sought Trump hotel documents under wraps
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:30:00 EDT
The Trump administration blocked Democrats’ efforts to unearth documents related to his federally leased D.C. hotel. Not much has changed under Biden.
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The bogus claim that Democrats voted against funding for Israel
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 03:00:17 EDT
A conservative group is attacking Democrats for a procedural vote that made no mention of funding Israel.
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What Do Conservatives Fear About Critical Race Theory?
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:15:20 +0000
In the Texas legislature, Republicans seemed willing to acknowledge systemic racism but resistant to the idea of talking about it with children.
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States Are Making Tenants Jump Through Hoops to Get Federal Rental Assistance
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:06:20 +0000

Congress has approved $46.5 billion in rental assistance, but onerous documentation requirements make it hard for people to qualify.

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Political and Urban-Rural Divides Prolong The Digital Divide
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Democrats and Republicans alike need to be honest about how much broadband for all will cost. And they can make Big Tech help pay for it.
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In waging culture wars, Boris Johnson can count on a cabinet of mercenaries | Nick Cohen
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 18:30:00 GMT

No dispute is too trivial for ministers to ignore, an obsession that will harm them

When Napoleon marched on Moscow in 1812, the Russian general Mikhail Kutuzov ordered his forces to sit back. They abandoned their capital and conserved their energies until Napoleon, his supply lines fatally extended, had to retreat and see winter, disease and guerrilla attacks destroy his army and his reputation for invincibility.

The Tories might have sat back and let a vicious left destroy itself. Instead, they have gone on the offensive. No dispute is too trivial to ignore now. No scab too small to pick. Like all swaggering hard cases, they look for fights and if a real conflict isn’t on offer they will pick one with any passerby.

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Boris Johnson faces legal action over peerage for billionaire Tory donor
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:58:35 GMT

Appointment of Peter Cruddas, who donated £500,000 to party after taking seat, is ‘unlawful’, say campaigners

Boris Johnson is facing legal action over his decision to give a peerage to a billionaire party donor in defiance of advice from the watchdog for appointments to the Lords.

Electoral Commission records show that Peter Cruddas, a former Conservative party treasurer, gave the Tories a further £500,000 just three days after taking his seat in the upper chamber last February.

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‘There’s a concerted backlash’: Ibram X Kendi on antiracism under attack
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:30:24 GMT

Conservatives have made the whitewashing of US history the latest front in the culture wars, picking the author of How to Be an Antiracist as a scapegoat

A whitewashing of history is under way in red state America. Republican officials are proposing numerous laws to ban school teachers from emphasizing the role of systemic racism in shaping the nation.

And every reactionary backlash needs a scapegoat. Conservatives have settled on two prominent people of colour to accuse of indoctrinating American children: Nikole Hannah-Jones, a journalist who oversaw the 1619 Project, and Ibram X Kendi, author of the influential book How to Be an Antiracist.

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Queen’s birthday list honours key figures in UK Covid vaccine drive
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:30:12 GMT

Taskforce chief Kate Bingham gets damehood and Oxford research leaders also rewarded

Key figures in the battle against Covid-19 and Britain’s vaccine success have been rewarded in the Queen’s birthday honours list, with vaccines taskforce chair Kate Bingham getting a damehood.

Honours are also bestowed on two leaders of the research teams at the Oxford Vaccine Centre who developed and manufactured a vaccine backed by the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Prof Sarah Gilbert, Saïd professor of vaccinology at the Jenner Institute, becomes a dame while Prof Andrew Pollard, professor of paediatric infection at the University of Oxford, gets a knighthood.

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Is the UK sleepwalking into authoritarian rule? | Letters
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:57:24 GMT

Jeremy Cushing on how the government is attacking and undermining the institutions of democracy, Blaine Stothard on ministers’ demands for total conformity of beliefs and values, and Pat Farrington on the Tories’ cynical attempts to keep hold of power

Another verdict goes against the government (Covid contract for firm run by Cummings’ friends unlawful, finds judge, 9 June). Amid much discussion of the Good Law Project’s activities, however, one question goes unanswered: given that democracies need a lively independent scrutiny of government, what is the sanction?

The government reacts, as we have now come to expect, with lies and threats. The GLP itself is the target of accusations that it is “misusing crowdfunding”, and the government uses taxpayers’ money to run up huge costs, which the GLP is at risk of having to pay. The court is under the threat of legislation to curb the use of judicial review.

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GB News enters the culture war - podcast
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 02:00:05 GMT

To its critics, it is a British Fox News; to its creators, it is a vital correction to a liberal London-centric media. Can Andrew Neil’s upstart news channel change the face of British broadcasting?

For years, Britain’s rolling news landscape has been dominated by Sky and the BBC. On Sunday, a new rival, GB News, is entering the fray – and although its chairman and most famous face, Andrew Neil, insists that any comparisons to Fox News are idiotic, many see an echo in its plan to use outspoken presenters to discuss the most controversial issues of the day.

But Neil insists that the plan is not to tack to the right, but to address an audience which he says has been let down by the existing broadcasters – and which he believes is crying out for a channel that addresses its concerns. As the channel’s newly hired team race to be ready for their debut, Anushka Asthana asks the Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, whether GB News is bound to be a participant in the so-called culture war – and whether a British audience really wants to see a radical departure from the more traditional model that dominates today.

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The G7 and a crucial moment for the climate
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 02:00:06 GMT

The world’s richest democracies will come together in Britain this week with global heating high on the agenda. Can they match big promises with concrete action?

The damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has been huge, but it pales in comparison to the potential risks associated with the climate crisis. With the world coalescing around the importance of limiting temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the next 10 years are the last chance to meet that goal - and with the Cop26 summit in Glasgow later this year, the G7 summit in Cornwall this week is the next staging post in a crucial six months to settle on a way forward.

But even as many countries set out significant pledges to do their part, the reality of their policies is often far behind. Anushka Asthana speaks to the Guardian’s environment correspondent, Fiona Harvey, about what must happen to catch up with those commitments – and what this summit will tell us about the likelihood of making changes that are crucial to averting catastrophe.

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Opposition forces Orbán into U-turn over Chinese campus plan in Budapest
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 20:00:39 GMT

With a general election due next year, Hungary’s government has put the divisive project in the capital’s heart on hold

Protests against the construction of a Chinese university in Budapest have energised the Hungarian opposition ahead of elections next year, and forced the government into a rare U-turn.

Outrage at plans to build a campus of Shanghai’s Fudan University became a rallying cry for the opposition, drawing thousands to protest in defiance of government regulations

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New Israeli coalition government seeks to put an end to the Netanyahu era
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 17:40:36 GMT

The opposition-led administration will be sworn in on Sunday if it can prevail in a confidence vote in the Knesset

Benjamin Netanyahu is due to be ousted from office on Sunday by a new Israeli government formed with the primary aim of dethroning the country’s longest-serving leader.

A motley grouping of politicians, including former Netanyahu allies turned foes, have set aside bitter differences to put an end to the prime minister’s historic run in power. If successful, it will also break a political stalemate that has seen four snap elections in the country since 2019.

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Pentágono maquia números de civis mortos por militares dos EUA, segundo especialistas
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:12:35 +0000

Relatório anual subestima de forma expressiva o número de civis mortos pelas Forças Armadas dos EUA. Indenizações às famílias não são pagas, mesmo em casos de óbitos confirmados.

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The interrogation of Matt Hancock - podcast
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 02:00:36 GMT

Two weeks after Dominic Cummings told MPs that the health secretary was a serial liar who lost the trust of No 10, Matt Hancock will face the same committee to defend himself. Heather Stewart explains what is at stake, and what it could mean for the next stage of the pandemic

When Dominic Cummings appeared before MPs to set out his account of what went wrong in the early stages of the Covid pandemic, he attempted a political assassination. But a fortnight later, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is still limping on. So far, Hancock has been able to bat away questions from journalists, and at the dispatch box, without much trouble, and has retained the support of the prime minister. But a grilling by MPs, who will have much more time and the chance to follow up on their questions, will present him with a far greater challenge.

Hancock’s day of reckoning comes with the 21 June planned unlocking still uncertain, and the number of cases rising again, so his future will have profound consequences for the country. Rachel Humphreys spoke to the Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, about the questions he is likely to face, the light his answers could shed on what went wrong, and why Boris Johnson appears determined to stick with his man — for now.

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To Fight Online Misinformation, Criminalize Voter Suppression
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Congress should salvage a provision buried in the rubble of HR1 that would hold platforms liable for election misinformation.
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O negacionismo como estratégia: como o trio governista opera para tentar esvaziar a CPI da Covid
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:48:14 +0000

Marcos Rogério, Luis Carlos Heinze e Eduardo Girão lideram a defesa de Bolsonaro com mentiras e apologia a medicamentos sem efeito.

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Vulnerabilities in Weapons Systems
2021-06-08T10:32:33Z

“If you think any of these systems are going to work as expected in wartime, you’re fooling yourself.”

That was Bruce’s response at a conference hosted by US Transportation Command in 2017, after learning that their computerized logistical systems were mostly unclassified and on the Internet. That may be necessary to keep in touch with civilian companies like FedEx in peacetime or when fighting terrorists or insurgents. But in a new era facing off with China or Russia, it is dangerously complacent.

Any twenty-first century war will include cyber operations. Weapons and support systems will be successfully attacked. ...


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G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history - David Attenborough
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:45:43 GMT
Sir David warns world leaders that humans may be "on the verge of destabilising the entire planet".
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Ban ministers from lobbying for five years, Greensill review to propose
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:28:50 GMT

Lord Evans to call for tougher rules to stop former ministers using contacts and expertise for private gain

Ministers could face a five-year ban from lobbying after leaving office and face fines if they break the rules.

Lord Evans, chair of the committee on standards in public life, will propose the tougher measures following an emergency review carried out in the wake of the Greensill scandal.

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All hot air: UK commits to climate action but not to new funding
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 21:31:41 GMT

Boris Johnson announces £500m for ‘blue planet fund’, but pledge was contained in 2019 Conservative manifesto

Boris Johnson has set out his intention to “build back better for the world”, to protect the natural environment and wildlife, and tackle the climate crisis, at the G7 summit in Cornwall. But he committed no new funds to the initiative, and other G7 leaders showed little sign of coming forward with the cash commitments that campaigners said were needed to help developing countries cope with the climate emergency.

Announcing £500m to be spent on a “blue planet fund”, for the protection of the oceans and coastal areas in poor countries, he said: “As democratic nations, we have a responsibility to help developing countries reap the benefits of clean growth through a fair and transparent system. The G7 has an unprecedented opportunity to drive a global green industrial revolution, with the potential to transform the way we live.

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Defamation nation: why are Australian politicians so quick to sue?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 20:00:39 GMT

It’s not exactly new to the nation’s political culture but the litigation business is booming – and social media has added fuel to the fire

When he was attorney general, Christian Porter told the National Press Club Australia’s defamation laws didn’t strike the right balance.

After extensive consultation, states agreed to make the laws more defendant-friendly, promising to introduce a new public interest defence and a threshold of serious harm to weed out trivial claims.

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Delay ending lockdown: majority of public back Boris Johnson
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:30:38 GMT

Observer poll reveals most people believe prime minister should wait past proposed 21 June date

The majority of the public back delaying the end of legal restrictions on social contact in the wake of rising cases of a more transmissible Covid variant, according to a new poll.

With Boris Johnson poised to announce a delay to his plan to remove the remaining restrictions on 21 June, an Opinium poll for the Observer found that 54% think the move should be postponed, up from 43% from a fortnight ago.

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Brexit bust-up torpedoes Johnson’s bid to showcase ‘global Britain’ at G7
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:10:38 GMT

Northern Ireland border row hits summit in Cornwall as prime minister tells other leaders UK is ‘a single country’

Boris Johnson was embroiled in an extraordinary public spat with EU leaders over Northern Ireland on Saturday as tensions over Brexit boiled over at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

After a series of tense bilateral meetings at which the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel and the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, told their summit host the UK must implement the Brexit deal in full, an unrepentant Johnson said he had urged his EU colleagues to “get it into their heads” that the UK is “a single country”.

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Johnson cautious over ending UK lockdown in June
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 18:35:13 GMT
Boris Johnson says it is vital any changes are "irreversible", amid rising Delta variant cases.
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Covid: PM promises caution over 21 June lockdown end
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 18:35:13 GMT
Boris Johnson says it is vital any changes are "irreversible", amid rising Delta variant cases.
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How many opinions does it take to hit the $100M ARR Club?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 18:00:54 +0000
In a world of talking points and corporate jargon, opinions are refreshing — and Expensify CEO and founder David Barrett is full of them. One of his earliest lessons in life, for example, was that basically everyone is wrong about basically everything. If instilling that at a young age doesn’t force you to become an […]
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Biden asks G-7 to take a tougher line on China, but not all allies are enthusiastic
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:54:00 EDT
Germany and Japan are among the members of the economic club with reservations about confronting a major trading partner.
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What the special relationship looks like today – cartoon
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 17:00:35 GMT

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden put a brave face on it at the G7 summit


• You can order your own copy of this cartoon

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Trump’s shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 12:34:00 EDT
Biden has been greeted with equal parts optimism and skepticism as the specter of Trump transforms from an active storm to a threatening cloud for many U.S. allies.
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Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in poorest countries, UK and Germany told
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 16:02:24 GMT

G7 summit hears move would slash the cost of jabs and accelerate rollout of programmes across the developing world

Britain and Germany were under intense pressure on Saturday to drop their resistance to proposals that would slash the cost of Covid-19 vaccines, following accusations that an agreement at the G7 summit to fund a billon doses will give the world’s poorest countries “crumbs from the table”.

Aid agencies said rules that protect drug patents from being illegally copied must be waived during the pandemic to accelerate the rollout of vaccines and save lives across the developing world.

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Museum of the Home reopens to protests over statue of slave ship owner
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:51:09 GMT

Diane Abbott among those saying statue of Robert Geffrye should be removed from east London building

The reopening of the Museum of the Home in London was met with protests on Saturday calling for the removal of a statue of slave ship owner Robert Geffrye following an intervention by the culture secretary to keep it in place.

The museum, in Shoreditch, east London, wanted to take down the statue of the 17th-century trader and former lord mayor of London, who made part of his fortune from the slave trade, from the front of its building.

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G7: PM pledges to protect UK integrity amid EU row
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:47:01 GMT
Boris Johnson calls for "pragmatic solutions" to the need for checks on goods going to Northern Ireland.
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Covid lockdown: should England open up on 21 June?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:15:33 GMT

The prime minister has a host of problems to weigh up before deciding to remove all legal restrictions on social contact

The key issue is the extent to which infections of the Delta variant first detected in India will lead to hospitalisations and deaths. The problem is that it’s too early to say. Because of the lag between cases and admissions to hospital, many experts say a short delay could be a major benefit to understanding that relationship. “With the current knowledge about Delta, we can’t really predict the size of that wave,” said Anne Cori of Imperial College London’s modelling group. “Delaying the easing allows time to accumulate more evidence about the characteristics of Delta. And I hope in a few weeks, we would be in a better position to predict what the epidemic may look like in the next few weeks or months.”

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As Biden tries to rally allies, he faces questions abroad about the state of U.S. democracy
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:37:00 EDT
A new survey highlights the positive reaction abroad to Biden’s presidency after Trump, but resolving doubts about America’s internal divisions remains his challenge.
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Here's Why Gadgets Are So Hard to Get Right Now
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Whether it's a graphics card or the PS5, delays and stock shortages seem to be the norm. The reasons involve the pandemic, politics, and ... crypto?
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Canada accused of 'secret law making' in rush to pass controversial C-10 broadcasting and censorship bill
2021-06-12T11:14:32+00:00
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‘We are democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of on-demand grocery deliveries
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:00:29 GMT

Companies are springing up all over the UK promising to deliver whatever you want in as little as 10 minutes. But what could we lose by never popping out for milk again?

One Friday afternoon in May, Glenn Cobane, 40, who lives with his wife and two cats in Salford, did some grocery shopping: a loaf of bread, bananas, an avocado, cat food, chocolate brownies and some cans of beer. Rather than going to a nearby corner shop or walking a mile to the large Tesco Extra, he bought the food and drink from a new app called Weezy. He placed the order at 2.19pm. “I just sent the order, typed an email and then it arrived.” he says. It is now 2.27pm, and I’m standing on his doorstep beside the courier.

“This is the third or fourth time I’ve used them in the past fortnight,” Cobane says. The Weezy delivery rider might have shaved a few minutes off the mile-long journey from the warehouse to Cobane’s house on his e-bike if he hadn’t had to wait for me to keep up.

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Protesters in London and Glasgow call for halt to Osime Brown deportation
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:18:05 GMT

22-year-old autistic man faces being sent to Jamaica after serving time for crime he and others say he did not commit

Campaigners are calling for a halt to the deportation of a 22-year-old autistic man to Jamaica at demonstrations in London and Glasgow on Saturday.

Osime Brown was jailed for stealing a friend’s mobile phone, a crime that he and others say he did not commit. He was sentenced to five years for robbery, attempted robbery and perverting the course of justice. Now that he has been released from prison he faces deportation to Jamaica, a country he left at the age of four to settle in the UK with his mother, Joan Martin.

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Harry Dunn death: Johnson and Biden discuss virtual trial for US diplomat’s wife
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:00:28 GMT

Idea being pursued by Dominic Raab might allow Anne Sacoolas to face punishment in US

Britain is pressing for the wife of a US diplomat to go on virtual trial over the death of Harry Dunn, who was killed when a car crashed into his motorbike outside a US military base in Northamptonshire two years ago.

The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is pursuing the idea of a virtual trial, which would possibly allow Anne Sacoolas to face some form of punishment in the US rather than being extradited back to the UK. The solution was proposed at a meeting on Thursday between the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the US president, Joe Biden.

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A Catholic prime minister in No 10 is a watershed moment | Catherine Pepinster
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:00:28 GMT

It would have once been unthinkable, but Boris Johnson’s conversion to Catholicism shows how far we’ve come

There’s a quip that both Boris Johnson and David Cameron have used – one that shows they are aware of the pitfalls of signing up to a specific religion in secular Britain while also wanting to keep co-religionists on side. Both have said that their Christian faith is a bit like the signal for Magic FM in the Chilterns: it comes and goes. But while Cameron the Christian is a typical nominal Anglican – church is for hatching, matching and dispatching, Christmas and Remembrance Sunday – Johnson’s involvement with religion has been far more topsy-turvy and dramatic. Who would have thought, when he became prime minister in 2019, that he would stop the balancing act and instead become a standard bearer for Roman Catholicism as the first occupant of No 10 to practise the religion?

Johnson’s religious life has been as chequered as his political career. Baptised as a baby into the Roman Catholic faith of his mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, he veered off at Eton into Anglicanism and was confirmed into the Church of England. Little is known of Johnson’s faith in the years that followed, apart from that Chilterns gag: he was busy editing the Spectator, becoming an MP, performing tripwire stunts as mayor of London, and developing a reputation for a rackety private life. But now the radio signal seems to be coming through loud and clear, although it’s been retuned to the old ways – a sort of religious equivalent of rediscovering the Home Service. He’s back in the Catholic fold.

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'Enjoying yourself?': Queen jokes with G7 leaders in family photo – video
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:08:55 GMT

The Queen caused G7 world leaders to break out into laughter as she cracked a joke when they posed for a photo at an evening reception hosted by the monarch on Friday. ‘Are you supposed to be looking as if you're enjoying yourself?’ she asked as they posed for photographers, to which Boris Johnson could be heard replying: ‘Yes, definitely. We have been enjoying ourselves in spite of appearances’

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Mixing Britons’ food with politics invariably leaves a bad taste | Pen Vogler
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:00:25 GMT

The Brexit sausage war is nothing new: it follows an inglorious lineage that stretches all the way back to Hogarth’s Gin Lane

It’s summer at last! Time to gather a few neighbours round, start a fire, and throw another sausage war on to the flames. This one is about the complicated triangulation between the EU, Northern Ireland and Westminster over frictionless trade. Still awake? Let’s put it in terms “the public” can understand and, as former Brexit chief negotiator David Frost did, thunder about the right of “the shopper in Strabane” to get their favourite sausages or chicken nuggets. In fact, from Hogarth’s Gin Lane, right through to the pasty tax, politicians have scored political points around food, as a distraction from more important matters, such as whether children get fed.

If you were of telly-watching age in 1984, there might be a familiar whiff to Frost’s words. In Yes, Minister the not overly competent but endlessly fortunate minister, Jim Hacker, grappled with a rumoured proposal from Brussels to have the British sausage renamed the “emulsified high-fat offal tube”. Westminster is traditionally reluctant to get involved in our personal relationship with our shopping baskets and arteries. It still feels the pain of burnt fingers from the “hot pasty tax”; or Edwina Currie’s throwaway 1988 remark about the prevalence of salmonella in British egg production, which crashed consumer confidence overnight (it was reported that the industry had to slaughter four million hens). The knotty issues around processed meat products are delegated to food and health campaigners who would like Britons to eat a lot fewer, for the sake of our health, our waistlines and the welfare of the animals who end up in them.

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Seizure of Democrats' Apple data by Trump officials to be investigated
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:47:26 GMT
Two House members had their phone records released, reportedly at the request of Trump officials.
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Putin laughs off ‘killer’ comments ahead of summit with Biden
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 03:11:28 EDT
Putin described Biden as a “career man” who has “spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics,” making him a very different type of politician than former president Donald Trump.
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YouTube suspends Ron Johnson for a week after GOP senator touts questionable drugs to fight covid-19
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:43:00 EDT
Trump had promoted hydroxychloroquine and said he had taken the drug himself. Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) shared a clip in which he spoke of the supposed benefits of the drug.
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Chicago officer charged in Jan. 6 riot wore a police sweatshirt to the Capitol, U.S. alleges
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:28:28 EDT
Karol Chwiesiuk took a selfie in a senator’s office, officials say.
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G-7 leaders commit to donating 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines as summit begins
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:15:37 EDT
On the first day of a Group of Seven summit hosted by Britain, the G-7 leaders are also expected to endorse a minimum global tax rate on corporations of at least 15 percent.
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G-7 leaders try to signal that page has turned on Trump era
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:37:01 EDT
Rich democracies meeting in Britain sought to send a message Friday that they were back in business after a surge in vaccinations and the exit of a disruptive American president.
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Jon M. Chu on “In the Heights”
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:00:00 +0000
The director talks about his film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. Plus, the politics of race drives a wedge deep into America’s largest Protestant denomination.
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The Guardian view on children’s homes: no place for profit | Editorial
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:39:35 GMT

Treating the most vulnerable young people as a money-making opportunity is wrong. The care review must lead to change

It is impossible, even for an appointee regarded by critics as too close to government and with overly restricted terms of reference, to look at children’s homes without being appalled by what is going on. That is the conclusion to be drawn from remarks this week by Josh MacAlister, who is several months into a long-awaited review of children’s social care. He warned that the sector is broken and that operators must cut “indefensible” levels of profit and improve young people’s experiences.

Recent years have seen numerous reports and complaints by official bodies about a dysfunctional system, in which councils on the verge of bankruptcy pay ever increasing prices (up 40% since 2013, to about £200,000 a year per child) while profits soar. Private companies are making an estimated £250m profit annually out of 16,000 children who live in children’s homes in England, Wales and Scotland (a much larger number of children, around 65,000, live in foster care).

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The Guardian view on an Atlantic charter: new rules for new threats | Editorial
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:39:53 GMT

Joe Biden sees an increasingly dangerous world which in some ways resembles the 1930s. He’s right to update the way democracies cooperate

Before the second world war, states acted as they wished in international affairs, limited only by their resources and power. These circumstances began to change in August 1941, before America joined the allied cause. On a battleship off the coast of Newfoundland, the US president Franklin Roosevelt and the British prime minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic charter at a time when Nazi Germany appeared to be decisively winning the European war. A few months later, America, Britain, the Soviet Union and 23 other governments declared in the name of “United Nations” an intention to regulate the postwar world based on three revolutionary principles: free trade, non-aggression and democracy.

Eighty years later, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson have signed a new Atlantic charter, to reflect a world of different threats and one in which the UK is a much diminished power. Mr Biden looks out and sees an increasingly dangerous world. In some ways the vista resembles the 1930s – with populists, nationalists and demagogues on the rise, European powers divided, and democracy vulnerable to foreign manipulation. There’s no mention of China in the 604-word charter, but it is the undeclared target of many of the policies regarding debt transparency, freedom of navigation and protecting the west’s “innovative edge”.

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Lifting restrictions in England on 21 June: what are the alternatives?
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:00:49 GMT

As doubt grows that government will end Covid controls on planned date, we look at the other options

Downing Street is due to announce its decision on the next stage of Covid reopening in England by Monday, a week ahead of 21 June, which was set as the earliest date to bring in what is officially stage four of the Covid unlocking process. The original aim was to remove “all legal limits on social contact”, allowing the reopening of remaining businesses such as nightclubs. Public health is a devolved matter, meaning Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland do not have the same deadline. Here are some possible options for England. They are not exclusive, meaning several could be used at the same time.

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Last chance to reverse the UK’s shameful international aid cuts | Letters
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:52:36 GMT

Desmond Whyms on the opportunity this weekend’s G7 meeting presents for global leaders to put pressure on the British government. Plus, Henrietta L Moore on what leaders must do to genuinely ‘Build Back Better’

World leaders are meeting this weekend a few miles from my home in Penzance, Cornwall, in what could be our best and last chance to reverse the UK’s destructive aid cuts that followed the Foreign Office takeover of the Department for International Development last year.

Up to March of this year, I was proud to work for DfID, having spent many years supporting health systems and confronting disease in some of the most challenging settings in the world. Most recently, I was senior health adviser in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, where our support was vital to confronting Covid-19 and ensuring women can access reproductive health services. The shameful and heartbreaking prospect of having to dismantle this vital support led me to resign and seek more worthwhile employment elsewhere.

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Trump’s ever-present — and still growing — exploitation of the Justice Department
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:12:57 EDT
An onslaught of new details suggest we're still really only scratching the surface.
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Wish you were here? 13 photos that reveal what the G7 summit is really like
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:46:26 GMT

Jill Biden and Carrie Johnson play happy families, Justin Trudeau channels Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, giant Pikachus descend on a beach – and more

It’s that time again – the G7 summit. It was previously the G8 summit, until the Russians went full Russia and, rather than receiving coordinated international condemnation and effective sanctions, were kicked out of this faintly ridiculous rigmarole as “punishment”.

This year’s is being held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Very rarely are things achieved at these summits. The best thing about them is the opportunity to laugh at the photographs, which somehow are even more excruciating than the usual political photo ops.

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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:25:11 EDT
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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Naomi Osaka and the Rights of Professional Athletes
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:03:08 +0000
When the second-ranked women’s tennis player in the world decided to skip the French Open, she sparked renewed debate about the changing politics of professional sports.
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State abortion policies have become more extreme — without Roe v. Wade, the divide could widen
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:00:02 EDT
Pro- and anti-abortion legislation has become stronger over the past two decades, an indication of what the country would look like without the 1973 precedent.
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Queen Elizabeth II to join G-7 leaders in Cornwall
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:04:44 EDT
Buckingham Palace had previously only announced that the queen would meet the Bidens on Sunday at Windsor Castle.
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For Biden, Trump Is an Easy Act to Follow in Europe
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:28:33 +0000
But no amount of rallying the allies is going to make it easy to meet with Vladimir Putin.
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Cloud computing expands brain sciences
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Leading neuroscientist collaborates with TACC to democratize the field, support infrastructure.
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Expanding Research Complex in Berkeley Highlights Dangers of U.S. Biolabs
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:12:39 +0000

Questions about the origins of Covid-19 raise concerns about the safety of U.S. biolabs.

The post Expanding Research Complex in Berkeley Highlights Dangers of U.S. Biolabs appeared first on The Intercept.


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The Dark, Democratizing Power of the Social-Media Stock Market
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +0000
BitClout collapses everything—art, humor, personhood—into money, laying bare just who, and what, we are willing to pay for.
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Information Flows and Democracy
2021-06-09T11:46:32Z

Henry Farrell and I published a paper on fixing American democracy: “Rechanneling Beliefs: How Information Flows Hinder or Help Democracy.”

It’s much easier for democratic stability to break down than most people realize, but this doesn’t mean we must despair over the future. It’s possible, though very difficult, to back away from our current situation towards one of greater democratic stability. This wouldn’t entail a restoration of a previous status quo. Instead, it would recognize that the status quo was less stable than it seemed, and a major source of the tensions that have started to unravel it. What we need is a dynamic stability, one that incorporates new forces into American democracy rather than trying to deny or quash them...


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New Zealand’s campaign finance laws are broken. That can have enormous consequences | Pete McKenzie
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 20:00:40 GMT

An increased appetite for political donations strengthens the political influence of the wealthiest New Zealanders

The spokesperson for Aotearoa New Zealand’s Green party was genuinely surprised. She had called after I informed them that a major donor to their 2020 election campaign had subsequently pleaded guilty to animal neglect. The spokesperson said the Greens had not known about the neglect when they took her money.

They nevertheless refused to donate it onwards. They argued the Incorporated Societies Act required them to hold on to it. As I later found out, that’s not quite true: returning the donation, or donating it to an organisation like the SPCA, seems to be possible according to their party’s charter.

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Peru's Fujimori: Bid to sent her back to prison 'absurd'
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:36:13 EDT
Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori says she trusts she will not be sent back to prison after a judge reviews her freedom in a money laundering case and insists that fraud was committed by her rival in a recent election she narrowly trails
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Algeria holds first Parliament election since protest wave in 2019. But many stayed away.
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 04:34:00 EDT
The vote reflected dismay over the slow pace of reforms since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted in 2019.
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Algeria election: Voting under way in parliamentary poll
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:03:17 GMT
"You want change, cast your ballot" voters are told, but the mass protest movement says it is pointless.
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Spain’s right unites in fury as PM considers Catalan pardons
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 04:00:20 GMT

Rightwing parties condemn prime minister’s call to work for ‘co-existence’ with separatists

On Sunday thousands of people, among them the leaders of the three parties on Spain’s right, will once again gather in the Madrid square that boasts the world’s largest Spanish flag to protest against the Socialist-led government’s handling of the Catalan independence crisis.

In February 2019, in a deeply controversial moment immortalised in photographs of the occasion, the conservative People’s party (PP), the centre-right Citizens party and the far-right Vox party joined forces in the Plaza de Colón to accuse the prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, of betraying Spain, and to call for an early election.

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20 photographs of the week
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:08:45 GMT

The aftermath of the conflict in Gaza and Israel; the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region; the 77th anniversary of D-day and the election in Peru: the most striking images from around the world this week

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Video Friday: Drone Refueling
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:11:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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Student’s rape and murder puts India’s sexual violence under spotlight again
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:00:10 GMT

Despite new laws to combat the problem, a rape is reported every 15 minutes, leaving victims and families crying out for justice

It was a historic day for women in India. Mamata Banerjee and her party won a spectacular election victory in West Bengal, defeating the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, defying many predictions. Securing a third term as chief minister, she was the only woman in such an important position in India.

The following day, 3 May, while TV anchors debated how Banerjee’s win represented not only a strong force against Modi but also made her a powerful woman in a patriarchal country, a 20-year-old student, known only as Jana (her identity cannot be revealed under Indian law), was cornered by two men in a village, about 70 miles west of Kolkata, West Bengal’s main city.

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This June, We’re Asking Readers to Become Members. Here’s Why.
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 22:07:59 +0000

We have a big goal this month — because now is not the time to go to sleep and assume that the “adults” are back in power.

The post This June, We’re Asking Readers to Become Members. Here’s Why. appeared first on The Intercept.


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Subcarrier Signals: The Unsung Heroes of the FM Dial
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:03:00 GMT
How subcarrier radio signals made room for hidden FM stations—and helped ensure that everyone has access to the news
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The Early Days of ACT UP, and Its Lessons for Today’s Activists
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:30:00 +0000
The author Sarah Schulman on her new book about the AIDS political-action group and its transformative impact on America.
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: Investors tell G-7 that money will flow to nations that take the lead on climate change
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:37:00 GMT
A group of 79 corporate executives and investors with $41 trillion under their watch issued separate calls on Thursday for major world leaders to accelerate action on climate change.

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: Rich IPO paydays for Airbnb, DoorDash CEOs lead influential advisory firms to target execs at their first shareholder meetings
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:29:00 GMT
ISS and Glass Lewis are recommending shareholders withhold their votes from Airbnb Chairman and Chief Executive Brian Chesky and DoorDash Chairman and CEO Tony Xu because of their compensation, the control they wield over the companies they co-founded and other corporate governance issues.

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Brandon Taylor: ‘I grew up reading my aunt’s nursing-home manuals and bodice-rippers’
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 17:00:35 GMT

The Booker-shortlisted novelist on teaching himself to read, critics who say he’s not nice enough to white people, and why the Bible still haunts him

Brandon Taylor, 32, grew up in Alabama and studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was shortlisted for last year’s Booker prize with his debut, Real Life, a campus novel about a gay black biochemist. His new book, Filthy Animals, is a series of linked stories loosely centred on the sexual tension between Lionel, a black maths postgraduate, and two white dance students, Charles and Sophie. The writer Paul Mendez has called Taylor “a phenomenon… the laureate of young, expensively educated people... pleasuring and harming themselves and each other”. He spoke to me over Zoom from his home in Iowa City.

Did you consciously set out to broaden your range in these stories?
I wrote the bulk of them in 2016, before writing Real Life, but I was revising the collection just as Real Life was being shortlisted for the Booker. After the challenge of writing that novel from one character’s perspective over one weekend, I found that when I came back to the stories I had more confidence to play around: the central thread of the collection is that Lionel meets these two dancers at a party, so I got to have different point-of-view characters circling one another, which was nice after the hermetic severity of Real Life.

In one story, a black protagonist recounts his boyhood trauma because white people have “a vast hunger for the calamities of others”…
A black student on my creative writing programme criticised that line heavily, but it seemed so true to me. I was trying to work out my feelings about black subjectivity as it would be consumed on the page by progressive white liberals – as a black person, am I complicit in the consumption of my own calamity? Like, I profit from it in some ways and not in others; I was trying to put down some of what that feels like, when there are white people ready to consume your story and give you a scholarship for having a tragic past or whatever. Real Life was all about what happens when you take white people up on their very kind offer to pay for your education because they feel sorry for you.

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David Eagleman: ‘The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque’
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:00:34 GMT

The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author on the evolution of the brain, the mystery of consciousnesss, and why the next generation will be much smarter than us

David Eagleman, 50, is an American neuroscientist, bestselling author and presenter of the BBC series The Brain, as well as co-founder and chief executive officer of Neosensory, which develops devices for sensory substitution. His area of speciality is brain plasticity, and that is the subject of his new book, Livewired, which examines how experience refashions the brain, and shows that it is a much more adaptable organ than previously thought.

For the past half-century or more the brain has been spoken of in terms of a computer. What are the biggest flaws with that particular model?
It’s a very seductive comparison. But in fact, what we’re looking at is three pounds of material in our skulls that is essentially a very alien kind of material to us. It doesn’t write down memories, the way we think of a computer doing it. And it is capable of figuring out its own culture and identity and making leaps into the unknown. I’m here in Silicon Valley. Everything we talk about is hardware and software. But what’s happening in the brain is what I call livewire, where you have 86bn neurons, each with 10,000 connections, and they are constantly reconfiguring every second of your life. Even by the time you get to the end of this paragraph, you’ll be a slightly different person than you were at the beginning.

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This Week in Apps: WWDC 21 highlights, Instagram Creator Week recap, Android 12 beta 2 arrives
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:45:58 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices […]
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UBS investment makes Byju’s the most valuable startup in India
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:03:31 +0000
Edtech giant Byju’s has become the most valuable startup in India after raising about $350 million in a new tranche of investment from UBS Group and Zoom founder Eric Yuan, Blackstone and others that valued the Bangalore-based firm at $16.5 billion (post-money). In a new filing, Byju’s revealed that scores of investors including Abu Dhabi […]
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Blind date: ‘She said I could be Justin Trudeau’s younger brother’
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 05:00:22 GMT

Luca, 24, medical librarian, meets Charlie, 26, executive assistant

What were you hoping for?
I moved to London during lockdown so was looking to meet new people and have a fun night out. (Maybe also secretly looking for “the one”.)

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The rise of robotaxis in China
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:45:31 +0000
AutoX, Momenta and WeRide took the stage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to discuss the state of robotaxi startups in China and their relationships with local governments in the country.
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“Somebody” Is a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:14:57 +0000

In the seven-part audio series, Chicago mother Shapearl Wells probes her son Courtney Copeland’s 2016 homicide and joins forces with a team of journalists to confront the Chicago Police Department and challenge the city’s long-standing racial disparities.

The post “Somebody” Is a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting appeared first on The Intercept.


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Three Chips in One: The History of the BCD Integrated Circuit
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:00:00 GMT
STMicroelectronics’ super-integrated silicon-gate process—used to combine bipolar, CMOS, and DMOS technologies—is now an IEEE Milestone
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Philip Morris sets new $7 billion stock repurchase program, with plans to start buying after Q2 results
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:29:41 GMT

Shares of Philip Morris International Inc. rose 0.6% in premarket trading Friday, after cigarette and tobacco company announced a new $7 billion stock repurchase program. The company said it targets spending $5 billion to $7 billion over the next three years as part of the program, and expects to start buying back start after the second-quarter earnings report, current projected for the second-half of July. Based on Thursday's stock closing price of $97.55, the new buyback program could represent about 4.6% of the shares outstanding. The company also declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.20 a share, payable July 12 to shareholders of record on Jun 25. At Thursday's stock closing price, the dividend yield was 4.92%, compared with the implied yield for the S&P 500 of 1.39%, according to FactSet. "Our announcements today are further testament to our steadfast commitment to generously reward our shareholders as we transform into a smoke-free company," said Chief Executive Jacek Olczak. The stock has rallied 36.9% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has advanced 41.2%.

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The Intercept Condemns Rio Police Investigation Into Brazil Editor Leandro Demori
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:19:47 +0000

The Rio de Janeiro Civil Police probe into The Intercept Brasil's executive editor is the latest attack on the free press in Brazil.

The post The Intercept Condemns Rio Police Investigation Into Brazil Editor Leandro Demori appeared first on The Intercept.


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Killed in the Darkness
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:01:41 +0000

The Invisible Institute’s Alison Flowers investigates a police killing in St. Louis.

The post Killed in the Darkness appeared first on The Intercept.


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The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:55:30 +0000
By limiting discussion of the infamous Supreme Court decision, law-school professors risk minimizing the role of racism in American history.
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ICE Locks Down Facility as Women Protest Handling of Possible Tuberculosis Case
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 21:47:24 +0000

Women detained by ICE staged a protest after learning of possible tuberculosis exposure. Facility staff responded by taking away phone access.

The post ICE Locks Down Facility as Women Protest Handling of Possible Tuberculosis Case appeared first on The Intercept.


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Michael Brown, the new chair of the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares his agenda
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:38:25 +0000
Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues […]
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Three experts resign as FDA advisors over approval of Alzheimer’s drug
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:07:00 +0000
One former advisor accused the FDA of presenting “slanted” questions to committee.
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AT&T CEO seems confident industry can kill Biden’s municipal broadband plan
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:03:58 +0000
CEO thinks US will keep giving billions to private ISPs instead of public networks.
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How Software Is Eating the Car
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 16:33:00 GMT
The trend toward self-driving and electric vehicles will add hundreds of millions of lines of code to cars. Can the auto industry cope?
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Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
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4G on the Moon: One Small Leap, One Giant Step
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:26:00 GMT
Nokia Bell Labs and NASA team up to bring wireless networks to the moon
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Tax the rich? Executives predict Biden’s big plans will flop
Sun, 16 May 2021 19:07:59 EST
Corporate executives and lobbyists say they are confident they can kill almost all of these tax hikes by pressuring moderate Democrats in the House and Senate.
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Microsoft’s Vote Tracking Software Clears a Major Hurdle
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:18:29 +0000
Hart InterCivic will be the first private vendor to partner with the company on using its open-source ElectionGuard system.
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SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
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FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
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Video Friday: NASA Sending Robots to Venus
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:40:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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Samantha in command
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:29:00 +0200
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Quiet please, future International Space Station commander in training. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti prepares for her upcoming mission to the International Space Station at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas, USA.

Samantha is a member of Crew-4 and will launch with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines to the Station from Florida, USA, on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft in 2022.

This will be Samantha’s second mission in space after Futura in 2015 and she is expected to serve as Space Station commander for Expedition 68a, a first for her. Her experience will stand her in good stead as Europe’s first female in command of an International Space Station expedition.

Samantha said “I am humbled by my appointment to the position of commander and look forward to drawing on the experience I’ve gained in space and on Earth to lead a very capable team in orbit.”
She will be ESA’s fifth International Space Station commander and the fourth from ESA’s astronaut class of 2009.

Her nomination comes at a significant moment for European nationals of all genders, as ESA issues a rare call for new astronauts. The deadline for applications to ESA’s astronaut selection has just been extended to 18 June 2021, to accommodate the addition of Lithuania as an ESA Associate Member. For more information about ESA’s astronaut selection visit esa.int/yourwaytospace.

In the meantime, Samantha will continue training with all International Space Station partners in a programme that includes Space Station refreshers, science briefings, and Crew-4 launch preparation.

Watch a replay of a recent chat between Samantha and ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, David Parker, in which the pair answer some questions concerning her upcoming mission. 


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ESA extends deadline for astronaut applications as new Associate Member joins
Fri, 21 May 2021 16:06:00 +0200
Find your way to space with ESA's astronaut selection

Aspiring astronauts now have until 18 June 2021 to submit an application for ESA’s astronaut selection. The three-week extension comes as ESA welcomes Lithuania as a new Associate Member state. 


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Three Decades in the Making, China's Space Station Launches This Week
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:43:00 GMT
Tianhe's first module expected to be joined by other launches—establishing the full Chinese Space Station by end of 2022
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How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
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Liquid Lasers Challenge Fiber Lasers as the Basis of Future High-Energy Weapons
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boeing and General Atomics are teaming to scale a novel killer-laser technology to 250 kilowatts.
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With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
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U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one
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With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers
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The Networks That Aim to Track GPS Interference Around the World
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Troubleshooting the world’s navigation systems could streamline transport and save lives
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Alphabet's Loon Failed to Bring Internet to the World. What Went Wrong?
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:29:00 GMT
The balloon-based wireless provider ultimately couldn’t close the digital gap
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
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Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to Air Force Challenge
Fri, 01 May 2020 14:38:00 GMT
The Rhaegal cargo drone pivots to new possible military missions under a U.S. Air Force contract
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
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Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
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Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT
China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights
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