Month: January 1970

‘It’s crushing’: Louisiana residents describe day-to-day realities shaped by gun violence

Darlene Spot’s 8-year-old granddaughter, Treyce, was killed in a shooting on March 22. “Every month on the 22nd, it’s a reminder,” she said. “We just want justice.” (Edmund D. Fountain for CNN) HOUMA, LOUISIANA — Darlene Spot often sits on her front steps in this small city about an hour southwest of New Orleans. It’s …

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100 years of the Chinese Communist Party: 10 moments which shaped it

The failure of the “Great Leap Forward” weakened Mao’s grip on power. So he launched a campaign to destroy his political rivals and create total loyalty within the party. Without warning, Mao claimed that groups opposed to communist ideology had infiltrated the party and needed to be cleansed. His calls to remove the “counterrevolutionaries” and …

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Attacked, rejected and harassed: Asians around the world speak out on workplace discrimination

Asians around the world speak out on workplace discrimination By Michelle Toh, Moss Cohen and Lauren Cook, CNN Business Published June 7, 2021 It’s not just in the streets, and it’s not just in the United States. In Australia, 66.4% of Asian Australian respondents to a survey last October reported experiencing workplace discrimination, which represented …

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Pre-market movers

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Amanda Gorman, inaugural poet, says she was ‘tailed’ by security guard on walk home

“A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because ‘you look suspicious.’ I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology,” Gorman wrote in a post on her verified Instagram account. “This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called …

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New York City developer won’t have to remove floors from residential building in Manhattan, court rules

A February 2020 New York Supreme Court judge’s ruling found that the permit for the luxury residential tower should not have been issued. The developer was ordered to remove all floors that may have exceeded the zoning limit. But the appeals court on Tuesday said that won’t need to happen. The 52-story development, 200 Amsterdam, …

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The people paying a heavy price for telling the truth about Covid in China

Meet the truthtellers Chen Mei was perhaps an unlikely hero of the coronavirus pandemic. Chen Mei Chen Mei What he did Archived and republished articles about the early days of the coronavirus on Terminus 2049, including interviews with Ai Fen and Li Wenliang, and a Caixin investigation into the early days of the outbreak. What …

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The Khashoggi report, annotated

This report is provided by the ODNI. Questions should be directed to the NIO for Near East. We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. There’s no waffling here: US intelligence implicates the crown prince in the murder of …

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How each senator voted in Trump’s second impeachment trial

Article I: Incitement of insurrection (Senate) guilty57 not guilty43 67 votes to convict 0 not voting, 0 voting “present” Richard Burr (NC) Guilty Bill Cassidy (LA) Guilty Susan Collins (ME) Guilty Lisa Murkowski (AK) Guilty Mitt Romney (UT) Guilty Ben Sasse (NE) Guilty Patrick Toomey (PA) Guilty Angus King (ME) Guilty Bernard Sanders (VT) Guilty …

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Biden targets Trump’s legacy with first-day executive actions

Biden will sign a flurry of executive orders, memoranda and directives to agencies, making his first moves to address the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of Donald Trump’s signature policies. With the stroke of a pen, he’ll halt construction of Trump’s border wall, reverse his travel ban targeting largely Muslim countries, and embrace progressive policies …

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