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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


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Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:42:03 +0000

When a democratic socialist slate won in March, establishment staffers rushed to drain party funds. Now the new staff has raised it back — and then some.

The post Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff appeared first on The Intercept.


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House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:13:11 +0000

The Constitution allows Congress to set the number of Supreme Court justices.

The post House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court appeared first on The Intercept.


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Rick Scott navigates Trump, winning back the Senate — and his own ambitions
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:00 EDT
As chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Florida senator is putting himself front and center as he leads the battle to win the majority in 2022.
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Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:32 +0000

State legislators are crafting ever more extreme abortion restrictions designed to reach the Supreme Court. 2021 has already seen more than 500 bills filed across the country.

The post Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery appeared first on The Intercept.


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Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:32:25 +0000

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago.

The post Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes appeared first on The Intercept.


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As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:24 +0000

Dangerous nighttime expulsions are surging in Northern Mexico while organized crime and government security forces prey on stranded asylum-seekers.

The post As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


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Rep. Greene tries to distance herself from ‘America First Caucus’ document denounced as racist
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:58:50 EDT
Reports of the new caucus and its stated goals drew condemnation from Democrats and some Republicans for promoting nativist rhetoric and policies.
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Fight to vote: why US democracy is at a tipping point – video
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:34 GMT

The new Georgia voting rights law makes it harder to vote, especially for communities that tend to vote for Democrats – and that's what Republicans want. But it's not just Georgia: these restrictive voting laws are being considered in nearly every state in America, from Arizona to Texas to Florida.

These efforts come on the heels of the 2020 presidential election, which Republicans lost by slim margins in several states. Many Republicans claimed they lost because of voter fraud – because people who were ineligible to vote found a way to skirt the rules and cast ballots. Election officials around the nation said there was no widespread fraud, but Republicans are using this argument to push for a wide array of laws that will skew election in their favor.

If enacted, Americans will have to ask a hard question: is the US still a democracy?

Alvin Chang and Sam Levine explain this Republican effort to suppress voting rights as part of the Guardian's Fight to Vote series

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Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:11:20 +0000

Despite pledging to recuse herself from contracts involving her partner “as necessary,” the council member-turned-House-candidate approved $17 million to Perk.

The post Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign appeared first on The Intercept.


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The return of Tory sleaze: a scandal set to haunt Boris Johnson
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:01 GMT

What began as the shaming of David Cameron now threatens to drag the current government into a cesspit

It has been a dreadful few weeks for David Cameron, the former prime minister and golden boy of the Tory party. His reputation – already terribly damaged by losing the 2016 Brexit referendum and his subsequent resignation – has now sunk to depths that once would have seemed unimaginable.

After winning a majority at the 2015 election, and freed of the need for coalition partners, Whitehall civil servants remember Cameron and his chancellor, George Osborne, at their peaks, strutting around Downing Street, radiating extraordinary power and confidence.

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David Cameron and the Greensill scandal is just the tip of the fatberg | Andrew Rawnsley
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:02 GMT
The ethics of government need a deep clean. That’s not likely to happen when Boris Johnson is prime minister

It is in danger of becoming received wisdom that the Greensill affair is an example of “Tory sleaze” similar to that which polluted the party’s reputation in the late 1990s. They do not compare. I had a ringside seat for the seedy death throes of John Major’s government. The scandals of those years mainly involved hitherto obscure politicians being caught with their peckers out or their snouts in the trough. The tabloids discovered various Conservative MPs in bed with people who were not their wives, often a career-busting transgression then, but now so accepted that Boris Johnson can be prime minister. There were also some notorious cases of Tory backbenchers taking undeclared payments – “cash for questions” – to promote business interests in parliament. This swelled the public’s feeling that the Conservatives had been corrupted by a long stretch in power and contributed to their landslide defeat at the 1997 election, but none of it threw into question the integrity of government itself.

The Greensill affair is several orders of magnitude more serious. A former prime minister is at the heart of this scandal that points to something rotten about how we are governed and is now embroiling not just politicians, but also the civil service.

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Latest massacres test gun-control advocates’ resolve as White House faces growing pressure to act
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:48:26 EDT
With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
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Existential challenges from China, climate and more demand new US industrial policy | Robert Reich
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

From climate to healthcare, fundamental challenges demand the US change with the times

America is about to revive an idea that was left for dead decades ago. It’s called industrial policy and it’s at the heart of Joe Biden’s plans to restructure the US economy.

Related: Republican ‘attacks’ on corporations over voting rights bills are a hypocritical sham | Robert Reich

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What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000
Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […]
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel comes under pressure to show more independence from Trump
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 EDT
Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
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Republicans try to crown Harris the ‘border czar.’ She rejects the title.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:43:22 EDT
GOP leaders are working to tie Harris to the problems at the border, hoping to weaken her politically. She is trying to push back.
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Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption becomes the next target of the culture wars
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:40:06 EDT
Republicans say businesses should stay out of politics – but baseball and politics have always been intertwined.
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Supermarket and care staff in London could get key worker access to housing
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:00:01 GMT

Sadiq Khan will consult on move to ‘recognise sacrifice’ of workers in pandemic, if re-elected

Supermarket and care staff could be added to the list of key workers in London to give them preferential access to cheaper housing, as part of a new post-pandemic settlement being considered by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

A consultation on including the occupations alongside nurses, firefighters and other public servants will be launched next month, if the Labour mayor wins a second term in the 6 May election. He led his nearest rival, the Conservative candidate, Shaun Bailey, by 22 points in a recent poll.

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Could Marine Le Pen finally triumph with her third tilt at French presidency?
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:45:54 GMT

Next year’s Élysée race looks like a battle between a fading Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leader. And some believe she might win this time

In Paris’s symbolic Place de la République, under the watchful gaze of France’s allegorical figurehead Marianne, the skateboarders are not in the mood to discuss politics.

For the young here, as everywhere, life has been paused during a pandemic that has halted studies, jobs, socialising and parties. What they want is their lives back, not to talk about an election.

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Arkansas House passes unconstitutional bill putting creationism in schools
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:40:38 +0000
Despite unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill moves on to the Senate.
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David Cameron’s lobbying scandal
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 02:00:23 GMT

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, and political correspondent Rajeev Syal discuss the unprecedented formal inquiry into lobbying by the former prime minister David Cameron on behalf of the collapsed finance company Greensill Capital

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, talks to Rachel Humphreys about Greensill, a company that specialised in supply-chain finance, and its relationship with the former prime minister David Cameron. Cameron joined Greensill as an adviser in 2018, two years after resigning as prime minister. It has emerged that last year he sent texts to Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, and “informally” phoned two other Treasury ministers, asking for Greensill Capital to get the largest possible allocation of government-backed loans under the Covid corporate financing facility, or CCFF. He also lobbied a No 10 aide, and in 2019 took Lex Greensill to a “private drink” with Matt Hancock, the health secretary.

Although Cameron hasn’t broken any rules, there have been questions raised over the fact that he appears to have used personal contacts to seek preferential treatment for a company in which he had a financial stake. On Monday No 10 said it was launching an independent investigation into Cameron’s lobbying, led by the corporate lawyer and government adviser Nigel Boardman. Rachel also hears from Guardian political correspondent Rajeev Syal about how Cameron has responded to the scandal and the wider role of lobbying in UK politics.

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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.


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Dominic Cummings, the last thing the civil service needs is your advice | Nick Cohen
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:04 GMT

The Greensill scandal shows that public servants have been fatally compromised

The right is making Britain a normal country. I don’t mean that as a compliment, just as a statement of the dismal fact that in most countries it’s normal for the ruling clique to seek to limit the independence of the judiciary, control state television and fill the taxpayer-funded civil service with cranky ideologues, who will screech out its message, and drones who obey its orders.

Like authoritarian governments everywhere, the Johnson administration wants to rig the system. If you think “that kind of thing doesn’t happen here”, you are suffering from a sentimental version of British exceptionalism. If you say: “Come on, it’s hysterical to compare Johnson to authoritarian leaders”, I’m afraid you haven’t been paying attention.

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‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:02 GMT

Observer analysis of those companies condemned by unions also shows that some raised executive pay

Nearly 70% of companies accused of launching fire-and-rehire assaults on workers’ wages and conditions are making a profit and half have claimed government support during the pandemic.

Boris Johnson has called the practice “unacceptable”, but ministers have also insisted that firms in financial difficulty must have the flexibility to offer new terms and conditions.

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The night Prince Philip told me he was a ‘European mongrel’, and happy that way | Will Hutton
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:45:02 GMT

Invited to dinner to muse on the EU, I found little to suggest a latent Brexiter

It was a Monday evening in early 2004 when a group of Europhiles and Europhobes gathered for a Buckingham Palace dinner at the Duke of Edinburgh’s invitation. We were there to discuss the proposed treaty for a European constitution, just written and whose ratification across Europe was about to begin. I had been one of 12 European “thinkers” who had made joint recommendations on what European values should be in its preamble, hence my presence. What followed was one of the most surreal evenings of my life, brought to mind by the three German princes the Duke of Edinburgh insisted should attend yesterday’s funeral.

Evidently he cared about the issue, hosting the dinner after an Atlantic night flight and two public engagements earlier that day. Conversation over pre-dinner drinks was wary – Labour MP Austin Mitchell relieved our awkwardness by switching the lights on his union jack bow tie on and off – and eventually we were ushered through long corridors to a banqueting room, lit by low chandeliers and guttering candles.

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The Observer view on Joe Biden’s sanctions on Russia | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:15:54 GMT

The US president has chosen to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping with steady diplomacy

In one respect, the punitive measures imposed on Russia last week by the Biden administration are an attempt to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump. On issue after issue, such as Russian meddling in the 2016 and 2020 elections and cyber-attacks and hacks of US government agencies and businesses, the former president failed to take prompt retaliatory action or any action at all.

Trump cast doubt on Russia’s responsibility for these and other hostile acts, contradicting the findings of America’s intelligence agencies. He routinely declined to criticise Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, for his support for Syria’s murderous regime, the 2018 Salisbury poisonings and the persecution of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

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Andrew Cuomo, Matt Gaetz, and the New “Never Resign” School of Politics
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
In recent years, many politicians have seemed to realize that remaining in office is often the best path out of a scandal—for their own sake if no one else’s.
Match ID: 27 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day
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White House announces it’s keeping Trump-era refugee caps, then backtracks amid furor
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:05:00 EDT
After blistering criticism from Biden allies, the White House said the final cap would be set by May 15.
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Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Howard Dean, ex-governador democrata no estado de Vermont, se junta à indústria farmacêutica para lutar contra o compartilhamento de propriedade intelectual para vacinas de baixo custo.

The post Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata appeared first on The Intercept.


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Enemies, Foreign and Domestic
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:39:14 +0000
The heads of American intelligence agencies brief Congress on the biggest threats to national security
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Greensill row: Ministers 'will look at' lobbying rules proposals
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:36:02 GMT
Environment Secretary George Eustice says current systems are "quite robust," but might be tweaked.
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The Covid crisis: some people think it’s all over … it isn’t
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:41:43 GMT

A new reality check is coming unless the west replicates its ‘whatever-it-takes approach’ to help poorer countries cope

Denial. Panic. False dawn. Relief mingled with a decent dollop of euphoria. Britain’s response to Covid-19 has moved through distinct phases, and there are at least two more to come. Despite the success of the vaccine programme, a look around the world – to India, to Chile, to Brazil, to France and Germany – can lead to only one conclusion: this is not over yet.

The early stages of the crisis are now easy to document. The denial phase lasted from the first cases of Covid-19 being reported in China towards the end of 2019 until the middle of March 2020. Initially, perhaps, some scepticism was warranted because there had been talk of global pandemics in the past that had not lived up to their horror-show billing.

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Supermarket ‘bags for life’ must cost more to cut plastic use, urge campaigners
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:45:03 GMT

UK’s ‘bag for a week’ habit is no green alternative – rather, it has created more problems for the environment

Green campaigners have urged higher prices for so-called bags for life after dramatic sales increases at some retailers since the ending of sales of single-use plastic carrier bags.

Marks & Spencer sold six times as many bags for life in 2019 as the year before, up from 13.4m to 82.6m, according to figures from Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Iceland tripled its sales, to 107.3m from 34m the previous year.

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If Boris Johnson has his way, a woman’s work will truly never be done | Catherine Bennett
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:02 GMT
Once finally retired, female carers are the PM’s choice when it comes to looking after aged parents

Did we miss it? No, of the “clear plan” an incoming Boris Johnson promised within 12 months, thus differentiating his resolve from the way social care funding had been “shirked by governments for about 30 years”, there is still no sign. Nor of promised cross-party talks.

Although to be fair, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, did ask every single MP and peer for any social care hints or hacks they might have – excluding the thrifty tip, inexplicably omitted from Andrew Dilnot’s 2011 report, that where possible, middle-aged men restrict their relationships to future care-givers at least a decade younger than themselves. This is already being trialled.

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Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leaders
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

General secretaries representing 5 million workers urge the government to reject findings of the Tony Sewell commission

Trade union leaders have written to the prime minister, calling on him to reject the “insulting” report published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

In a letter seen by the Observer, 33 trade union general secretaries representing more than 5 million workers have urged the government to “pick a different path”, noting that “there is no conflict between defending working-class interests and pushing for equality for BME [black and minority ethnic] workers. Today’s working class is multi-ethnic and multi-faith.”

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British families took bigger hit to income during Covid pandemic than Europeans
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

UK’s greater inequality levels made impact worse for the less well off, study suggests

British households were plunged into the Covid pandemic with lower savings, more debt and weaker welfare support than their French and German counterparts, according to analysis revealing how inequality increased the impact of the UK crisis.

High levels of income inequality also weakened the financial resilience of poorer households as the pandemic hit. The greater exposure of British households, revealed in an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank to be published in full this week, comes despite similar levels of average income with our European neighbours.

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The Observer view on the lobbying scandal engulfing the government | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

Politicians will continue to line their pockets until a ministerial code is strictly enforced and breaches are punished

When David Cameron predicted in 2010 that lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”, he could not have envisaged that a decade later he would be at the heart of it. But that is exactly where he is: a former prime minister who has traded his time in public office to accept a lucrative role at now-collapsed financial services firm Greensill Capital, lobbying former colleagues for access to government schemes that would have helped protect his financial interests in the company.

Related: Role call: the former ministers who found private sector jobs

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Boris Johnson is lying to the DUP and to himself | Letters
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT
Northern Ireland will be beset by violence and unrest until the prime minister accepts the reality of the protocol

Jonathan Powell reminded us of Boris Johnson’s pledge to the DUP that he would never agree to a border in the Irish Sea, only to do precisely that when he negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol to “get Brexit done” (“Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help”, Comment). Loyalists in Northern Ireland feel betrayed and we are witnessing the consequences playing out in rising anger and violence. The protocol is now enshrined in legislation and all interested parties have an obligation to make it work in order to reduce the tensions it is causing.

However, there is one stumbling block: Johnson’s stubborn refusal to admit that there is an effective trade border in the Irish Sea. In addition to lying to the DUP, he continues to lie to himself. Until Johnson accepts the reality of what the protocol means in practice, and stops playing cowardly political games, there is little chance of making it work as it should and the unrest will continue.
Mike Pender
Cardiff

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JD Vance: Trump whisperer turned Senate hopeful
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:03:43 GMT
The author of the bestselling Hillbilly Elegy is being courted by Republicans for a Senate run.
Match ID: 39 Score: 30.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Many veterans don’t trust coronavirus vaccines. For a VA crew in the rural West, that means changing minds, one by one.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:39:37 EDT
Faced with rampant skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine in rural areas, the Department of Veterans Affairs has set out on a labor-intensive effort to offer it to former servicemembers. What VA is learning suggests challenges ahead in getting the nation to herd immunity.
Match ID: 40 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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MPs and peers urge Priti Patel to shut Napier barracks asylum site
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:18:04 GMT

Cross-party group says people should be housed in community rather than ‘unacceptable’ camp in Kent

A cross-party group of parliamentarians has urged the home secretary to close a controversial military barracks being used to house asylum seekers with immediate effect, and instead house them in the community where they can receive appropriate support.

Members of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on immigration detention, which has more than 40 members, have written to Priti Patel to say they “entirely agree” with serious concerns aired by the then independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, David Bolt, about conditions at Napier barracks in Kent.

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Biden’s relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility tests the president’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections. It also tests the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Match ID: 42 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Witnesses to deaths in detention ‘deliberately’ deported from the UK
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:56:40 GMT

Home Office accused of undermining investigations into the deaths of migrants awaiting deportation

Scores of people who could be key witnesses to deaths in detention may have been “deliberately” deported before they could give evidence, it has been claimed. It has also emerged that the home secretary, Priti Patel, failed to address concerns from a coroner last year that the actions of her department could have undermined police investigations.

Patel was told last August of concerns from a coroner that Home Office officials possibly “chose to ignore the fact” that witnesses to the contentious death of a black detainee were due to give evidence before attempting to remove them from the UK.

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The GOP’s gradual descent into ‘replacement theory’ and ‘nativist dog whistles’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:53:39 EDT
It’s a reflection of the lasting impact Trump has had on the movement, even now that he’s out of office, as well as a commentary on just how ripe the party was for such a shift.
Match ID: 44 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Hunter Biden’s emergence shadows his father’s presidency
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:09:51 EDT
Hunter Biden spent two years as a silent character in an explosive narrative at the center of the presidential campaign. Now he’s emerging to tell a story of deep addiction, with the ever-present danger of a relapse that could endanger his health — and his father’s work.
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‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:00:26 GMT

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’

The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.

And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.

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Match ID: 46 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
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Biden hosts Japan’s Suga as first foreign leader at the White House
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:34:00 EDT
The new president signals a focus on Asia by making Japan’s leader his first in-person foreign guest.
Match ID: 47 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Civil rights and Black health organizations press Biden administration to ban menthol cigarettes
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:28:48 EDT
Advocates demand action against a product that has increased illnesses and death in Black communities.
Match ID: 48 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

U.S. to spend $1.7 billion to detect, monitor coronavirus variants
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 EDT
The Biden administration announced it was allocating the money to take on one of the biggest challenges of the pandemic.
Match ID: 49 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Live updates: Biden, Suga reaffirm U.S.-Japan alliance after afternoon of White House meetings
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:57:57 EDT
Japan's prime minister is the first foreign leader to visit the White House in person during Biden’s presidency.
Match ID: 50 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Biden officials rescind Trump’s okay for Texas’s $100 billion-plus Medicaid plan
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:32:13 EDT
Friday letter is seen as an effort to push Texas officials toward expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Match ID: 51 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Iowa man tried to steal gun from D.C. officer during Capitol riot, prosecutors say
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:17:54 EDT
He was indicted this week along with two others.
Match ID: 52 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Pa. woman charged in Capitol riot may face jail after allegedly flouting court order to wear mask
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:49 EDT
Rachel Marie Powell, accused of carrying a bullhorn and breaking a Capitol window, allegedly grew “evasive” when asked about wearing a see-through mask in a Facebook video.
Match ID: 53 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Biden administration issues first government-wide guidance about how to test federal employees for coronavirus
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:30:00 EDT
The CDC memo authorizes agencies to implement testing both to screen employees and diagnose possible infections.
Match ID: 54 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Public support for aiding refugees apparently falls short of Biden’s ‘unity’ bar
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:22:03 EDT
Most Americans think that aiding refugees should be a priority. But, it seems, not enough.
Match ID: 55 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:50:00 EDT
Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer agrees to cooperate with prosecutors.
Match ID: 56 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Daily Cartoon: Friday, April 16th
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:31:26 +0000
“The forsythia and Republican voter-suppression bills are in full bloom.”
Match ID: 57 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 republican

A striking new poll on the GOP’s nascent push for transgender youth restrictions
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:05:43 EDT
The first major poll since the effort began shows Americans strongly oppose bills banning transition-related medical care for children and participation in sports of one's gender identity. But there are some questions about just how firm those positions are.
Match ID: 58 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Radioactive Water into the Sea has Supporters as Well as Foes
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Despite protests at home and abroad, the government has also received overseas backing for how it intends to deal with a “unique and complex” problem
Match ID: 59 Score: 30.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:01:44 +0000

America will depart without having accomplished its goals and with more Afghan suffering ahead.

The post The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 60 Score: 30.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

How the Pandemic Changed Europe
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:06:19 +0000
The historian Adam Tooze discusses the vaccine rollout and shifting politics in the E.U.
Match ID: 61 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
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The Georgia Voting Law and the End of the New South
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:29:13 +0000
Republican state legislators once were allies of the business establishment. Now they seem to have little use for it.
Match ID: 62 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
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Militares ficarão abraçados a Bolsonaro até o fim do governo
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:00:55 +0000

Mesmo que surjam novos atritos, generais estão de cabeça na missão. Conheça 4 cenários para o futuro – nenhum é bom para a democracia.

The post Militares ficarão abraçados a Bolsonaro até o fim do governo appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 63 Score: 28.57 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 21.43 democrat, 7.14 congress

There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:56 +0000

A new poll found most Americans want Biden to break drug companies' monopolies and end Covid-19 vaccine apartheid.

The post There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them. appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 64 Score: 25.71 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
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Biden Finally Got to Say No to the Generals
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:58:03 +0000
Critics be damned, the President is ending the Forever War waged by Bush, Obama, and Trump in Afghanistan.
Match ID: 65 Score: 25.71 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
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Syria to hold election in May after years of war
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:37:14 GMT
The vote is expected to pave the way for President Bashar al-Assad to serve another seven-year term.
Match ID: 66 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Sunday Reading: Children’s Literature
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
From the magazine’s archive: a selection of pieces that offer insight into a vibrant and remarkable genre.
Match ID: 67 Score: 25.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days
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David Remnick: ‘There is no vaccine for climate change’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:30:03 GMT

The New Yorker editor on Fragile Earth, a new collection of the magazine’s climate crisis writing, the continuing dangers of Trumpism – and seeing his family for the first time in a year

David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. The Fragile Earth, a selection of the writing that has appeared in the magazine about climate change, is out now.

You say that as a young reporter you wrote quite a lot about dramatic weather events. Can you remember when those localised storms and fires and floods started to suggest something more apocalyptic?
When I was at the Washington Post, Len Downie, Ben Bradlee’s successor as editor, was obsessed with “weather stories” and played them big. And there was much high-minded, wise-guy joking about this, as if it were the height of ordinariness. But when I think back on it, Downie was right. Weather is what envelops and affects us all. And our decades-long heedlessness to climate change has done great damage to the world. So when we think about all of these unusual storms and fires, these are no longer “weather stories” – banalities, part of the nature of things – they aren’t merely that. They’re exacerbated by human behaviour over time and they are harbingers of worse.

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Match ID: 68 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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US orders non-essential personnel out of Chad over fears of rebel attacks on capital
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 01:06:43 GMT

As long-serving president Idriss Deby seems set for election win, fighting has broken out between army and rebels in country’s north

The US has ordered its non-essential diplomats out of Chad over fears of insurgent attacks on the capital, as early election results show president Idriss Deby is poised to continue his three-decade rule of the African nation.

With armed groups appearing to be advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, the US State Department on Saturday ordered non-essential diplomats and families of American personnel to leave the country.

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Match ID: 69 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

If Jacinda Ardern wants to end period poverty she needs to take some lessons from abroad | Jacinta Gulasekharam
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:45 GMT

When it rolls out free period products in schools the government should think about sustainability and educating boys

As Labour tries to fulfil its many election promises, there is one area it could score an easy win – the period product rollout scheduled for June.

And if New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern is serious about ending period poverty, she needs to take a good look at England and Scotland.

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Match ID: 70 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +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 is as hot as ever, 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 […]
Match ID: 71 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 judiciary, 10.00 congress

Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0000

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.

The post Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 72 Score: 25.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:17 EDT
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program.
Match ID: 73 Score: 25.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day
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Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 74 Score: 25.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
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The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:01:10 +0000

Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them.

The post The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 75 Score: 21.43 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
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Brazil’s COVID-19 Crisis and Jair Bolsonaro’s Presidential Chaos
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:44:13 +0000
Is the President’s do-nothing approach to the pandemic finally becoming a threat to his political future?
Match ID: 76 Score: 21.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days
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Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:28:23 +0000

The EPA inspector general found that Bill Wehrum, who ran the agency’s office of Air and Radiation, buried data about cancer risks from ethylene oxide pollution.

The post Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 77 Score: 20.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 10.00 house of representatives, 10.00 congress

Dow ends at 34,000 for first time; S&P 500 notches record as jobless claims hit pandemic low, retail sales surge
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:05:26 GMT

The S&P 500 and Dow clinched fresh records Thursday, after economic reports continued to affirm a healthy recovery from the pandemic, highlighted by retail sales surging in March on the back of fiscal stimulus checks to consumers and jobless benefit claims falling to a fresh low for the COVID period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up more than 300 points at a fresh milestone at 34,000, on a preliminary basis, the S&P 500 index notched a 1.1% advance to log its all-time closing high at around 4,170 and the Nasdaq Composite Index finished 1.3% higher at about 14,039, marking its first finish above 14,000 since February and its third-highest close in its history. U.S. retail sales surged almost 10% in March thanks to $1,400 stimulus checks paid to consumers by the federal government. Sales climbed 9.8% last month, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 6.1% increase.Adding to the market's optimism, weekly jobless benefit claims fell to a pandemic-era low. U.S. unemployment claims sank by 193,000 in the week of April 10, an unusually large decline that likely reflects both an improving economy but also continuing problems in processing applications for jobless benefits.

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Match ID: 78 Score: 20.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
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$50 million for WA to process signals from the dawn of time
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) The Australian Federal Government will invest $64.4 million to establish a centre in Western Australia to process and analyse data from the SKA radio telescope. Each year, around 600 petabytes of SKA data will be stored for astronomers and astrophysicists from all over the world to access and analyse. The funding to establish a facility in Perth is part of $295 million announced this week.
Match ID: 79 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
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Biden Inherits F.D.R.’s Supreme Court Problem
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
Roosevelt tried to pack the Court to protect his ambitious agenda from conservatives. Biden, facing a similar threat, has appointed a commission to study options.
Match ID: 80 Score: 15.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 conservatives

Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:17 +0000
This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years.
Match ID: 81 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
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Elon Musk's SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA moon landing contract
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:30:07 GMT

Privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was selected by NASA on Friday to move forward in developing a human landing system to carry the next two U.S. astronauts to the moon "and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration." That's under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans on the moon, collaborating with commercial and international partners, and eventually send astronauts to Mars. Elon Musk is chief executive on SpaceX as well as Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Inc. SpaceX in February announced plans to send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children's hospital. Last month, the company's prototype Mars rocket Starship broke apart while attempting to land.

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Match ID: 82 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
Match ID: 83 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
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This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
Match ID: 84 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Mer Telemanagement stock rockets on heavy volume after merger with sports betting company
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:06:40 GMT

Shares of Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. shot up 62.4% on very heavy volume in morning trading Friday, to pace all gainers on major U.S. exchanges, after the Israel-based telecom expense management company agreed to be acquired by sports betting company SharpLink Inc. Trading volume spiked to 46.2 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of about 343,900 shares, to make the stock the second-most active on major U.S. exchanges. The stock's rally, which puts it on track for the highest close since August 2015, has pushed Mer's market valuation up to $24.1 million. Following the closing of the merger, SharpLink shareholders will own 86% of the combined company. "Following the merger, our company will be on the leading edge of a potentially massive sports betting market in the U.S. and globally," said Mer Chief Executive Roy Hess. "By providing proprietary advanced conversion and engagement solutions for the sports betting industry, we expect SharpLink's services will be needed by many companies looking to capitalize on this opportunity." Mer's stock has tripled (up 200.7%) year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.2%.

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Match ID: 85 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
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Kansas City Southern profit, revenue miss expectations amid 'unique and challenging events'
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:16:27 GMT

Shares of Kansas City Southern tacked on 0.1% in premarket trading, after the rail road operator reported a first-quarter profit and revenue miss, with Chief Executive Patrick Ottensmeyer citing "several unique and challenging events," but he said he can "confidently confirm" the full-year outlook. Net income rose to $153.0 million, or $1.68 a share, from $151.7 million, or $1.58 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, such as merger costs and foreign exchange losses, adjusted earnings per share came to $1.91, below the FactSet consensus of $1.95. Revenue fell 3.5% to $706.0 million, missing the FactSet consensus of $714.0 million. Among the "challenging" events mentioned by CEO Ottensmeyer were adverse weather resulting from the Polar Vortex and lingering network congestion. The company said in January that it expects 2021 revenue growth in the double-digit percentage range and EPS of $9.00 or better. The stock has rallied 26.7% year to date through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average has advanced 19.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 11.2%.

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Match ID: 86 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 139 million and U.S. death toll is above 565,000
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:20:05 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.98 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.5 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 565,289 death toll makes up about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 74,312 new cases and 909 new deaths on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,514 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said it is likely that people who receive Covid-19 vaccines will need booster shots within a year afterward, and then annual vaccinations, to maintain protection against the virus as it evolves, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The variants will play a key role. It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said during a virtual event hosted by CVS Health Corp. that aired Thursday but was recorded April 1. Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 174,308. Brazil is third by cases at 13.7 million and second with a death toll of 365,444. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,213 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,438 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

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Match ID: 87 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
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Becoming Prince Philip: an interview with The Crown’s Tobias Menzies
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:00:52 GMT

Tobias Menzies played Prince Philip in Netflix hit The Crown. On the eve of the royal’s funeral, Menzies discusses the unique challenge of trying to get inside the mind of a person seen by so many but known by so few

Tobias Menzies talks to Anushka Asthana about playing Prince Philip in seasons 3 & 4 of Netflix smash hit The Crown.

When Tobias landed the job, he knew little about Prince Philip, a person who was so often photographed but so little known.

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Match ID: 88 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Unless the federal government steps up, the unchecked middlemen of surveillance capitalism will continue to harm our civil rights and national security.
Match ID: 89 Score: 14.29 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 federal government

How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
Match ID: 90 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 executive

China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT
A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size
Match ID: 91 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 executive

Will we need a Covid pass to get into the pub?
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:00:27 GMT

The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced plans for a domestic Covid-status certificate. We look to Israel, where a similar scheme has been introduced, and discuss how it might work here

Last week, Boris Johnson set out plans for a domestic vaccine passport system to help the country emerge from lockdown.

To see how it might work, Anushka Asthana talks to the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Oliver Holmes, about life in Israel, where the government introduced a similar scheme in February.

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Match ID: 92 Score: 10.71 source: www.theguardian.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 executive

CPI da Covid: quando as instituições funcionam, Bolsonaro perde
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Nomes da comissão indicam que responsáveis pelo genocídio em curso vão suar para explicar o boicote sistemático a todas medidas de combate à pandemia.

The post CPI da Covid: quando as instituições funcionam, Bolsonaro perde appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 93 Score: 10.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Congressmen ask Biden admin to keep chip design software away from China
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:09:50 +0000
And no fab should use American tools to sell advanced chips to China, they add.
Match ID: 94 Score: 10.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Haiti: único país sem vacinas contra a covid-19 na América Latina
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:10:53 +0000

A falta de vacina contra a covid-19 é só mais um dos elementos que compõem a crise no Haiti hoje. O país caminha sem Congresso, com violência em alta e um presidente cada vez mais autoritário.

The post Haiti: único país sem vacinas contra a covid-19 na América Latina appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 95 Score: 10.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:04:27 +0000

Mas o nome da big tech não aparece na indicação feita por subordinados de Paulo Guedes. Escolha cabe a Bolsonaro.

The post Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 96 Score: 8.57 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 congress

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
Match ID: 97 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

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
Match ID: 98 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 166 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 2.14 executive, 2.14 elections

This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
Match ID: 99 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 5 days
qualifiers: 5.71 congress

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
Match ID: 100 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 101 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 1.43 congress

Polarization Isn't America's Biggest Problem—or Facebook's
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 19:00:00 +0000
A debate is raging over the social media giant's role in dividing the country. But it's the US's deeply-rooted inequities that tech should focus on.
Match ID: 101 Score: 4.29 source: www.wired.com age: 12 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

Race report: Was controversy part of the plan?
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 11:14:44 GMT
How the government handled the release of a contentious report on racial disparity in the UK.
Match ID: 102 Score: 4.29 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 15 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

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
Match ID: 103 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 86 days
qualifiers: 2.86 federal government, 1.43 congress

Video Friday: Robotic Eyeball Camera
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:56:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 104 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days
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Calling all future astronauts!
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Apply now to become an ESA Astronaut

Applications are open for ESA’s first astronaut selection in over a decade, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to put themselves forward.


Match ID: 105 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
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Be part of something big
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:01:46

On 31 March 2021, the European Space Agency is opening the application process for its first astronaut selection in over a decade.

If you meet the minimum requirements and want to join Europe’s journey into space, this is your chance to apply.

Website esa.int/YourWayToSpace provides everything you need to know to prepare your application. All applications must be submitted to ESA’s careers website by 28 May 2021.


Match ID: 106 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

International training
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:46:00 +0200
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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses.

Samantha was last on the International Space Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in space, conducting European and international scientific experiments and Space Station operations.

In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space during her second mission.

As a collaborative, international effort between the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, Space Station training takes place across the globe. Samantha will be training between Johnson Space Center in the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will soon welcome new colleagues. For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts and applications are open from 31 March to 28 May 2021. A six-stage selection process will start thereafter. This is expected to be completed in October 2022.

Ready to make #YourWayToSpace? Check out the dedicated website with all the information relating to ESA’s 2021–22 astronaut selection. 

Most importantly, get ready to apply. Perhaps you will find yourself where Samantha is today.


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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
Match ID: 108 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 59 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

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.
Match ID: 109 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 178 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

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
Match ID: 110 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 241 days
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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
Match ID: 111 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 358 days
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Aerospace Companies Compete to Build Lunar Landers for NASA’s Project Artemis
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Blue Origin, Boeing, and SpaceX are among those proposing ships to put astronauts back on the moon by the end of 2024
Match ID: 112 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 473 days
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Why Can’t More Leaders Teach?
2021-04-05T00:00:00EDT
If the best leaders tend to be great teachers, why do some successful executives struggle to share their knowledge? What does this shortcoming say about their leadership? asks James Heskett.
Match ID: 113 Score: 2.14 source: hbswk.hbs.edu age: 13 days
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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
Match ID: 114 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

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
Match ID: 115 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 45 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

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
Match ID: 116 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 75 days
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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
Match ID: 117 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 103 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

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
Match ID: 118 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 351 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

No Job Is Too Small for Compact Geostationary Satellites
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Astranis and GapSat will launch GEO smallsats in 2020 and 2021 to fill gaps in satellite coverage
Match ID: 119 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 468 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

‘Crazy things happen’: Biden’s next spending spree fuels a fight over risks
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 03:30:03 EST
The president’s team is preparing a $3 trillion spending proposal to power through Congress. They’re betting markets and the economy will cooperate long enough to pass it.
Match ID: 120 Score: 1.43 source: www.politico.com age: 24 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

A Better Path to Tech Reform? Felony Charges
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 16:54:12 +0000
This week's Big Tech hearing will surely be a waste of Congress's time, again. But the DOJ and SEC could buy time by raising the stakes.
Match ID: 121 Score: 1.43 source: www.wired.com age: 25 days
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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
Match ID: 122 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 151 days
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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
Match ID: 123 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 156 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

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
Match ID: 124 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
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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
Match ID: 125 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 354 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

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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Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:28:23 +0000

The EPA inspector general found that Bill Wehrum, who ran the agency’s office of Air and Radiation, buried data about cancer risks from ethylene oxide pollution.

The post Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 0 Score: 55.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 40.00 air pollution, 15.00 toxic

AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Duke University) Researchers at Duke University have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block. The technique could be a boon for finding and mitigating sources of hazardous aerosols, studying the effects of air pollution on human health, and making better informed, socially just public policy decisions.
Match ID: 1 Score: 34.29 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 34.29 air pollution

Vodka, toothpaste, yoga mats … the new technology making items out of thin air
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:15:03 GMT

An exhibition at London’s Science Museum shows how far carbon capture research has come

Tackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and emissions from factories, will display bottles of vodka, tubes of toothpaste, pens and yoga mats made from carbon drawn out of thin air.

In addition, the exhibition – Our Future Planet – will showcase prototypes of the gas-harvesting machines that can provide this carbon. They include the Lackner artificial tree which mirrors the actions of living plants by breathing in carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen. This Heath Robinson-like device – made up of dangling panels of carbon-absorbing material – was built by Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University and will be the first to be displayed in Britain.

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Match ID: 2 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:00:15 GMT

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, every single one will need to go electric eventually.

Whether it rolls off a production line in Fremont, California, or comes together in a vast megafactory in Qinghai, China, a colossal amount of human effort must go into building the components and obtaining their base minerals. In each car, for instance, there is roughly a kilogram of magnet providing the motion needed to fire engines and electrify windows. Roughly 30% of this material is made up of rare earth material known as neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).

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Match ID: 3 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
Match ID: 4 Score: 22.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 5 days
qualifiers: 22.86 air pollution

The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:00:44 +0000
Chamise is kind of a crystal ball for understanding how badly California might burn.
Match ID: 5 Score: 15.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Groundswell review – the fight against fracking in Ireland
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:52:18 GMT

Johnny Gogan’s documentary highlights the misconceived plans of corporations that hoped to avoid protesters

In 2010, the American film-maker Josh Fox released something that in retrospect looks like one of the most influential and original documentaries of recent times: GasLand. It was about something new to many at the time: fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, under the earth to release natural gas from shale rock, at the risk of polluting the water table and turning areas of natural beauty into sludge dumps – and that is aside from the existing larger implications of gas consumption.

The film alerted many to a new environmental menace, and it plays its historic role in this new film from Johnny Gogan about the anti-fracking campaign in Ireland, often by people who were energised by seeing GasLand and determined to resist what one campaigner calls the new way of “scraping the bottom of the fossil-fuel barrel”. Exactly so. The coronavirus pandemic has, understandably, diverted many people’s attention from the climate crisis. But there is no vaccination for climate change.

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Match ID: 6 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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David Remnick: ‘There is no vaccine for climate change’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:30:03 GMT

The New Yorker editor on Fragile Earth, a new collection of the magazine’s climate crisis writing, the continuing dangers of Trumpism – and seeing his family for the first time in a year

David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. The Fragile Earth, a selection of the writing that has appeared in the magazine about climate change, is out now.

You say that as a young reporter you wrote quite a lot about dramatic weather events. Can you remember when those localised storms and fires and floods started to suggest something more apocalyptic?
When I was at the Washington Post, Len Downie, Ben Bradlee’s successor as editor, was obsessed with “weather stories” and played them big. And there was much high-minded, wise-guy joking about this, as if it were the height of ordinariness. But when I think back on it, Downie was right. Weather is what envelops and affects us all. And our decades-long heedlessness to climate change has done great damage to the world. So when we think about all of these unusual storms and fires, these are no longer “weather stories” – banalities, part of the nature of things – they aren’t merely that. They’re exacerbated by human behaviour over time and they are harbingers of worse.

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China and US pledge climate change commitment
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:16:01 GMT
The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week.
Match ID: 8 Score: 15.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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US and China commit to cooperating on climate crisis
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:45:49 GMT

World’s biggest polluters release joint commitment to climate action following John Kerry visit to Shanghai

The US and China have “committed to cooperating” on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said in a joint statement on Saturday, following a visit to Shanghai by US climate envoy John Kerry.

“The United States and China are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands,” said the statement from Kerry and China’s special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua.

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Match ID: 9 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +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 is as hot as ever, 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 […]
Match ID: 10 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
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Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:02:28 +0000
Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming […]
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Cop26 preparations to intensify after compromise on virtual talks
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:19:10 GMT

Governments to hold three-week virtual meeting next month before climate summit in November

Preparations for vital UN climate talks to take place this year in Glasgow are set to intensify next month, after nations compromised over how to conduct virtual negotiations ahead of the summit.

The climate talks, called Cop26, are set for November after being postponed for a year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit is viewed as one of the last chances to put the world on track to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and tackle the climate emergency.

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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


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CNIO researchers explain the toxicity of USP7 inhibitors, under development for cancer treatment
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) The researchers have discovered that USP7 inhibitors -under development by several pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of cancer- trigger a premature activation of cell cycle proteins, leading to uncontrolled cancer cell division and death.* The paper rejects the premise that the therapeutic efficacy of these inhibitors is due to their effects on activating the tumor suppressor protein P53, as currently accepted by the international scientific community. These results extend the potential use of USP7 inhibitors to a wider range of patients.
Match ID: 14 Score: 15.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days
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A new guide for communicating plant science
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Iowa State University) A new publication offers a comprehensive guide to help plant scientists communicate their work to the world. An Iowa State University scientist who contributed to the multi-institutional effort says it's critical that plant scientists emphasize outreach to make sure plant science is able to meet the demands of climate change and population growth.
Match ID: 15 Score: 15.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Google Earth Now Shows You Our Planet’s Slow Deterioration
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
A new time-lapse video feature in Google Earth lets users see how humans have reshaped the globe over the decades.
Match ID: 16 Score: 15.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
Match ID: 17 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
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Torres Strait 8: Australian Islanders in landmark climate fight
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:01:31 GMT
The group claim Australia has breached their human rights by failing to act on climate change.
Match ID: 18 Score: 12.86 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 3 days
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No More Halfsies on Climate
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:00:00 +0000
A storied P.R. agency is playing with fire.
Match ID: 19 Score: 12.86 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
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Indoor Dust Contains PFAS and Other Toxic Chemicals
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:29:35 +0000

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.

The post Indoor Dust Contains PFAS and Other Toxic Chemicals appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 20 Score: 12.86 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
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World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:49:51 GMT
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
Match ID: 21 Score: 8.57 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 5 days
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Solar-to-Hydrogen Tech Sees "Remarkable" Efficiency Jump
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:23:00 GMT
Researchers in Japan reported a 100-fold improvement in their solar energy conversion method
Match ID: 22 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days
qualifiers: 5.71 air pollution

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
Match ID: 23 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 151 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic, 2.14 carbon

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
Match ID: 24 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 172 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 2.14 carbon

New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks
Match ID: 25 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 303 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 2.14 carbon

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
Match ID: 26 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 354 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic, 2.14 carbon

Ingenuity’s Chief Pilot Explains How to Fly a Helicopter on Mars
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:24:00 GMT
Simulation is the secret to flying a helicopter on Mars
Match ID: 27 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT
Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light
Match ID: 28 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
Match ID: 29 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Diamond-Based Quantum Accelerator Puts Qubits in a Server Rack
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:06:00 GMT
Its makers envision this device growing to 50+ qubits and fitting aboard satellites, autonomous vehicles
Match ID: 30 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 12 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Science cuts could see experts leave UK, warns Nobel laureate
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:53:10 GMT
Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse also says science is crucial for dealing with climate change.
Match ID: 31 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 18 days
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Bangladesh at 50: Why climate change could destroy my ancestral home
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:12:51 GMT
As Bangladesh turns 50, a UK-Bangladeshi reflects on how climate change affects his parents' country.
Match ID: 32 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 23 days
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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
Match ID: 33 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days
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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
Match ID: 34 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 59 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

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
Match ID: 35 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 61 days
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Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
Match ID: 36 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 79 days
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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
Match ID: 37 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 99 days
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The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
Match ID: 38 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 185 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
Match ID: 39 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
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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
Match ID: 40 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality
Match ID: 41 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 225 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

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
Match ID: 42 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 241 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT
China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit
Match ID: 43 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 248 days
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Sergey Brin's Revolutionary $19 Airship
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:27:00 GMT
Brin’s humanitarian airship company LTA is trying to reinvent airships for the 21st century
Match ID: 44 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 262 days
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No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
Match ID: 45 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 291 days
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NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Carry a Tiny Helicopter
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The upcoming Perseverance mission will attempt the first powered flight on another planet
Match ID: 46 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 295 days
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
Match ID: 47 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 324 days
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Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft
Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels
Match ID: 48 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 337 days
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4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
Match ID: 49 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 469 days
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
Match ID: 50 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 508 days
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