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- Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans
The exodus of more than five million Venezuelans in the last six years has led countries in the developing South, Venezuela’s neighbours, to set an example with respect to welcoming and integrating displaced populations, with shared benefits for the new arrivals and the nations that receive them. In this region “there is a living laboratory,
- UNFPA Calls for Protection & Justice for Women & Girls in Tigray
The writer is UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.
- Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet
Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive. Instead of bringing relief, this
- Cheney and Kinzinger Are Bad — But I Hope They Bring the Fire on 1/6 Committee
If Pelosi is wise, she will have Cheney and Kinzinger ask all the dagger questions during these hearings.
- Republicans Jeopardize Monday’s Infrastructure Deadline With More Demands
Republicans have been delaying the bill for months, despite having watered it down massively.
- The Big Lie Promises to Be a Centerpiece of the GOP’s 2022 Election Strategy
The last thing Republicans want to be talking about in that campaign is the trainwreck of January 6.
- How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic
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- Future of Program for Brain-Damaged Children Now Rests With Powerful Florida Official
by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami Herald ] This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with the Miami Herald. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories […]
- “Don’t You Work With Old People?”: Many Elder-Care Workers Still Refuse to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
by Jenny Deam, Ryan Gabrielson and Bianca Fortis ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive […]
- Covid vaccines mandated for employees of a US federal agency for the first time – as it happened
Veterans affairs secretary says ‘it’s the best way to keep our veterans safe’New York mayor requires city workers to get vaccinatedBiden announces protections for Americans with long-term CovidWhy has US vaccine effort stalled?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.02am BST 12.44am BSTIn a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation vaccine monitor, 23% of Republicans said they definitely won’t get vaccinated, while 16% of independents and 2% of Democrats said the same.White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said local leaders, particularly in areas with low rates of vaccination, needed to lead outreach efforts to get people vaccinated. Related: Fauci says health officials considering mask guidance revision for vaccinated […]
- Fauci says health officials considering mask guidance revision for vaccinated
LA county and St Louis, Missouri, reinstated indoor mask Florida urged to ramp up vaccinations amid ‘alarming’ case riseAnthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, said on Sunday top US health officials were discussing whether to revise mask guidance for Americans vaccinated against Covid-19. Related: ‘Heart-wrenching’: inside a hospital grappling with Delta and vaccine hesitancy Continue reading...
- Nancy Pelosi primes Capitol attack panel to take hard line on Trump
The Republican leadership’s decision to boycott the inquiry leaves the ex-president without defenders on the committee Anti-Trump Republican Kinzinger joins Capitol attack panelThe House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is readying the committee that will on Tuesday begin its investigation into the attack on the Capitol to press ahead with an aggressive inquiry into Donald Trump, as she seeks to exploit a Republican refusal to participate that could leave the former president unguarded. Related: Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics? Continue reading...
- ‘We use what tools we have’: Democrats take drastic action in bid to resist Republican rule
Across the US, in Republican-controlled states Democrats are being forced to get creative to oppose a conservative agendaWhen a group of Texas Democratic legislators fled their state this month to prevent Republicans from enacting controversial voting restrictions, the incident became somewhat of a Rorschach test for lawmakers in Washington. Related: Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics? Continue reading...
- Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance blames America’s woes on ‘the childless left’
Hillbilly Elegy author singles out Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker and AOC as he praises far-right president of HungaryThe author turned Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance has blamed America’s woes on “the childless left”, singling out Vice-President Kamala Harris, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for their own share of the blame. Related: ‘You are the worst human being’: man confronts Fox News host Tucker Carlson Continue reading...
- A different kind of solar technology is poised to go big
Silicon is facing bottlenecks and trade sanctions. Is this cadmium telluride's moment?
- Good wildfire news? Evidence from the Bootleg Fire supports thinning forests.
A story from Oregon offers lessons for a dried-out, overheated West.
- A stronger electricity grid is crucial to cutting carbon. Does that make it green?
A proposal to lay cables beneath the Columbia River is met with skepticism from an Indigenous activist and the river’s advocates.
Inside Climate News
- Can Arctic Animals Keep Up With Climate Change? Scientists are Trying to Find Out
In 2019, Emily Choy rappelled off the side of a guano-covered cliff almost 400 feet above Hudson Bay, and reached for a sleek black-and-white seabird. The laughing calls of more than 60,000 thick-billed murres surrounded her. Choy, a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University, hoped to capture a live murre in order to take it back
- A Watershed Moment: How Boston’s Charles River Went From Polluted to Pristine
This photo essay orginally appeared in Grist. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan officially announced earlier this month that the Biden administration will reinterpret the Trump administration’s definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States”—waterways that are deserving of federal protection. The Trump definition was actually a reinterpretation (or rejection) of what the Obama administration
- An innovative seed ‘glove’ could help crops grow in arid extremes
Researchers develop a nutrient-enriched, gel coating for seeds that soaks up moisture and could buffer plants against drought
- The ‘Weirdest’ Matter, Made of Partial Particles, Defies Description
Theorists are in a frenzy over “fractons,” bizarre, but potentially useful, hypothetical particles that can only move in combination with one another. The post The ‘Weirdest’ Matter, Made of Partial Particles, Defies Description first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The Real News Network
- Connecticut made prison phone calls free. Other states should do the same
Phone calls to the outside world are a lifeline for incarcerated people. Having access to phone calls also reduces violence in prisons and prisoner recidivism rates. So why have we let prisons and private companies charge so much for them?
- Massage therapists forced to choose between unsafe work or losing unemployment
Like many massage therapists, Kate from New Jersey lost her job during the pandemic. Then her employer made her choose between losing her unemployment benefits or returning to work before it was safe.
- Battleground Baltimore: Pushing back
In this week's roundup of Baltimore news, Black community space Terra Cafe won’t cave to noise ordinance NIMBYs, out of town developers try to silence Poppleton residents, and the “Free Keith Davis Jr.” movement raises the stakes with some help from DeRay Mckesson.
The Marshall Project
- ‘I Have No Teeth’: Michigan Prisoners Say Long Wait to See Dentist Is Inhumane
In Michigan, getting dental care can take months, even years.
- The Pace of New Rural Vaccinations Slows by 30%
Full-page version of the map. The pace of new Covid-19 vaccinations in rural counties faltered last week, as the troublesome Delta variant fueled a resurgence in new infections centered in Missouri and Florida, according to a Daily Yonder analysis. About 151,000 additional rural residents completed a Covid-19 vaccination last week, about a third less than The post The Pace of New Rural Vaccinations Slows by 30% appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Paying the Bills: The Financial Realities of Health Care and Rural America
Imagine your living room couch is falling apart to the point where you have to replace it to prevent it from becoming a hazardous situation. It’s a long drive into town and you’ve got to plan for the extra cost it will take you to get there, but your hometown repair guy says you have The post Paying the Bills: The Financial Realities of Health Care and Rural America appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Q&A: 23-Year-Old Rural Organizer Anderson Clayton on Making Change and Coming Home
Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in Path Finders, a new email newsletter from the Daily Yonder. Each week, Path Finders features a Q&A with a rural thinker, creator, or doer. Like what you see here? You can join the mailing list at the bottom of this article and receive more conversations like this in your inbox each The post Q&A: 23-Year-Old Rural Organizer Anderson Clayton on Making Change and Coming Home appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Does this city’s progress on removing lead water lines show the potential for U.S.-wide replacement?
Editor’s note: This story is part of a year-long investigation of drinking water contamination across the U.S. The series is supported by funding from the Park Foundation and Water Foundation. Read the launch story, “Thirsting for Solutions,” here. This story is co-published with The Guardian. In July 2018, tests showed that the drinking water supply serving Yvette Jordan’s home in […]
- After Two Decades Helping Victims Through Tragedy, a Grocery Store Shooting Brought Her Work Home
When Stephanie Rudy went to the supermarket near her house in Boulder, Colorado, she filled her shopping cart high: yogurt, grapes, low-calorie fudge Popsicles, bone-in chicken thighs. Through the year of pandemic isolation, the 73-year-old had thought of the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive as a lifeline — the friendly staff gave her a rare The post After Two Decades Helping Victims Through Tragedy, a Grocery Store Shooting Brought Her Work Home appeared first on The Trace.
- The Trace Is Hiring an Associate Data Editor
The Trace is hiring an associate data editor to work full-time starting in fall 2021. Much of The Trace team is based in New York, but this position can be performed remotely from anywhere within the United States. As the only media organization dedicated to reporting on gun violence, The Trace uses the power of The post The Trace Is Hiring an Associate Data Editor appeared first on The Trace.
- Biden’s Pistol Brace Rule Would Put Pressure on an Already Strained ATF Division
President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice is moving forward with a pledge to clamp down on pistol-stabilizing braces after the popular gun accessory was used in the March mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. But the plan put forward by the administration this summer will hinge on the efficiency of an obscure division at the Bureau The post Biden’s Pistol Brace Rule Would Put Pressure on an Already Strained ATF Division appeared first on The Trace.
- FairWarning Signing Off; Statements by Our Board and Editor
The board of FairWarning, a nonprofit devoted to alerting the public to hazardous consumer products and unjust corporate practices, has decided to dissolve the charitable nonprofit as of Feb. 20, 2021. This step is taken with regret as the small journalism nonprofit has devoted the last 11 years to protecting the public from harms to their health and safety.
Yale Environment 360
- In Namibia, Rhino and Elephant Poaching Continues to Decline
Rhino and elephant poaching is significantly down in Namibia, according to data from the country's Ministry of Environment and Tourism. So far in 2021, hunters have illegally killed nine rhinos, an eight-year low, and four elephants, a five-year low, Reuters reported.Read more on E360 →
- Massachusetts Could Loosen Life Without Parole Restrictions For Young People
The post Massachusetts Could Loosen Life Without Parole Restrictions For Young People appeared first on The Appeal.
- Important Updates From The Appeal
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- Here’s Who’s Funding the PAC Attacking Nina Turner
A pro-Israel PAC with ties to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is spending big to defeat progressive candidate Nina Turner in an Ohio special Democratic primary election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing a safely blue district. Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI) has spent $738,000 opposing Turner and $203,000
- Why You Should Stop Using This ‘Dangerous’ Wi-Fi Setting On Your iPhone
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- From the Archives: Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses in 2010 on Fighting for Equality in Law & Education
As part of our look back at the life of legendary civil rights leader Bob Moses, who has died at the age of 86, Democracy Now! is unearthing this never-before-seen interview from 2010 with Moses and his son, Omo Moses, of The Young People’s Project.
- 27 Groups Urge Congress to Close FBI 'Backdoor Search' Loophole
"Ending this unconstitutional practice is imperative to ensure that foreign intelligence surveillance does not swallow Americans' privacy rights."
- Climate Crisis Will Bring More Record-Smashing Heat Waves in Coming Decades, Study Says
"COP26 negotiators: take note."
- 300+ Civil Society Groups Counter-Mobilize Against UN Food Systems Summit
"Repeating the agri-business-as-usual model to solve the food and climate crisis cannot deliver on the holistic and systemic transformation of our food systems we need today."
- How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School
A union contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on if it isn’t enforced. And our boss has a spotty record when it comes to honoring agreements. So after we bargained an agreement on a plan to reopen Oakland schools, we decided on an ambitious plan to conduct union-led safety walkthroughs at over 100 schools and early childhood education centers within three weeks.How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School July 26, 2021 / Shelby Ziesing and John Green
- Disrupting the Pipeline That Channels Youth in Foster Care to Homelessness
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of the “Our Kids” reporting project. Our Kids is a project of the Broke in Philly reporting collaborative that examines the challenges and opportunities facing Philadelphia’s foster care system. Last winter, when the temperatures dipped below […]
- Economics in Brief: Uber and Lyft Drivers Stage Nationwide Strike for Right to Unionize
(Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash)Uber and Lyft Drivers Stage Nationwide Strike for Right to Unionize and Better Pay Uber and Lyft drivers have staged a nationwide strike under the leadership of Rideshare Drivers United, an organization asking for a fair and sustainable rideshare […]
- Housing in Brief: Montana’s Labor Shortage Is Actually a Housing Shortage
As home prices in parts of Montana have climbed 20% in the last year, many workers are saying they can't afford to take low-paying jobs, even as wages rise. Others, like Kyla Tengdin, shown in this file photo, were able to purchase homes under inclusionary zoning policies, but not all have been so […]
The World – PRI
- For the first time, 'children of the revolution are fighting the revolution' says former US rep
July 26 celebrations in Cuba were dampened by protests, communication shutdowns and COVID-19 restrictions — a completely different experience from previous years' fiery speeches and street parties. Former Florida Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia has been watching events in Cuba closely.
- This young folklorist is on a mission to preserve Rohingya stories before it's too late
Mohammed Rezuwan, 24, lives in Cox’s Bazar, the world’s largest refugee camp. He’s gathering Rohingya folk stories before a generation of storytellers dies off.
- Sudan’s troubled attempt at education reform
For decades under the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s school curriculum was infused with Islamic ideology. As the new government set out to change that, an intense debate has grown over the future of Sudan's school curriculum.
- On The Other Side
President Joe Biden made many promises related to immigration on the campaign trail. He even promised to end several Trump-era... The post On The Other Side appeared first on Latino USA.
- How I Made It: El Peso Hero
By day, Héctor Rodríguez III is a school teacher. By night, he’s hard at work building up the world of... The post How I Made It: El Peso Hero appeared first on Latino USA.
- Unsafe In Foster Care
In this two-part investigation, we look into Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the largest child... The post Unsafe In Foster Care appeared first on Latino USA.
- Colorado will allow four-year colleges to grant associates degrees to those who dropped out. Will more students go back for a bachelor’s?
Under a new law, Colorado colleges will have the ability to grant an associate’s degree to students with a certain number of credits. State officials said about four campuses have expressed interest in the initiative. | Courtesy Fort Lewis […]
- Tennessee education chief touts Memphis efforts to combat learning loss
Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn toured Shelby County Schools Summer Learning Academy at Lowrance K-8 School on Monday where soon-to-be sixth grader Khloi Cole asked Schwinn a poignant question about her job, “Is it hard?” | […]
- NYC to mandate COVID vaccines or testing for teachers
People prepare to receive a COVID vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in Staten Island in early April. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that teachers will need to be fully vaccinated by the start of school in September or get tested weekly for […]
- What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule? A health law scholar explains
While the HIPAA Privacy Rule prevents health care providers from sharing your health information without your permission, it doesn’t prevent other people from asking you about it.
- 4 Haitian novels that beautifully blend history, memory and reality
Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
- Fight for control threatens to destabilize and fragment the internet
The US is wrestling with the rest of the world for control of the internet. The ‘net as we know it could be a victim of the struggle.
- Worried about traveling with unvaccinated kids? 6 questions answered on how to manage the risks
Parents face tough choices since young kids can’t yet get COVID-19 vaccinations. An infectious diseases expert offers guidance on navigating summer activities.
- COVID-19 could cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction – but vaccines do not
New studies show men who have had COVID-19 could face serious reproductive health issues.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
- A “Different Perspective” on COVID-19
Minneapolis, MN – COVID-19 is one of the most destructive pandemics in human history. By now, most every person on earth has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus, with many losing family members and friends while enduring harm to their finances and mental health. As… The post A “Different Perspective” on COVID-19 appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
- Aerial sheep herding in Yokneam
A quick peek into the dynamics of herding behaviours in this mesmerising dance of sheep viewed from the sky above Israel - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
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