US President Joe Biden said he would be “happy” to field live questions at the tail-end of a virtual event, but was swiftly cut off when the White House inexplicably dropped the video feed, leaving some viewers bewildered. Read Full Article at RT.com
A middle school in Purvis, Mississippi is under fire after students were asked to pen a letter from the perspective of a plantation slave, with the assignment condemned as “hurtful” and “tone deaf” by local activists. Read Full Article at RT.com
On Wednesday, House Democrats voted 220-210 to pass H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which is the most important set of voting and election reforms since the historic Voting Rights Act was adopted in 1965. These reforms, which House Democrats previously passed in 2019, face a challenging path to in the Senate given Democrats’ narrow majority and uncertainty over whether they can overcome a GOP filibuster, but their adoption is critical for preserving American democracy amid unprecedented attack by Republican extremists both in and outside Congress. H.R. 1 would implement transformative changes to federal elections by (1) removing barriers to expanding access to voting and securing the integrity of the vote; (2) establishing public financing in House elections to level the playing field; and (3) banning congressional gerrymandering by requiring that every state create a nonpartisan redistricting commission subject to nonpartisan redistricting criteria.
A Ferguson, Missouri activist group and Michael Brown Sr. are demanding that Black Lives Matter shell out $20 million to local organizers, accusing the org of abandoning “freedom fighters” while it basks in the public spotlight. Read Full Article at RT.com
«Napoleon Dynamite» director Jared Hess and filmmaker Tyler Measom spoke with Salon about their 3-part docuseries
Not sure where to slot this among the growing list of Fox News pseudo-scandals. Is this glaring omission worse than Barack Obama’s tan suit? That hardly seems possible. The tan suit affair nearly ended us. Our enemies saw our commander in chief arrayed in fine raiments of effete ecru and the gates of hell were flung wide open. Our national credibility was tarnished—one might even say tan-suited—for all eternity. But that was then. After witnessing the stalwart, uber-patriotic leadership of Donald John Trump—who only launched one full-on insurrection attempt during his entire four-year term—we’re forced to endure this disgrace. Are you ready? Joe Biden didn’t mention Dr. Seuss in his statement on Read Across America Day.
The winner of the annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest's inaugural COVID-19 category twirls her way through the SARS-CoV-2 infection cycle.
Shares of Adani Power were locked in 10 per cent upper circuit at Rs 71.40, surging 28 per in the past three trading days
The new Amazon app icon, launched in January, depicts a brown cardboard Amazon box with the companyâs smile-shaped arrow logo in the middle, and a blue piece of packing tape at the top in the centre.
Nomura also expects more initial public offerings in India this year, with sentiment buoyed by the post-debut performance of recently listed companies
Indian Oil is looking to raise around Rs 10,000 crore by selling some of its hydrogen facilities.
Of all the gin joints etc. etc. Clubhouse continues to confound those who don’t believe in the restorative powers of the Next Big Thing. It doesn’t make sense, they say, that an audio service based on live podcasts will change the course of human history, And they are right. Social computing is in the doghouse […]
A security flaw in a website run by the government of West Bengal in India exposed the lab results of at least hundreds of thousands of residents, though likely millions, who took a COVID-19 test. The website is part of the West Bengal government’s mass coronavirus testing program. Once a COVID-19 test result is ready, […]
Bond, the growth-stage firm that spun out of the Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund in late 2018, is closing a second fund with $2 billion, suggests a new SEC filing that says the amount has not yet been raised, though investment firms sometimes file their paperwork at the final stages of their fundraising and even […]
We've got good news and bad news about the latest explosive SpaceX Starship test in Boca Chica, Texas.
Fintech startup Revolut has its own banking license in the European Union since late 2018. It lets the company offer some additional financial services without partnering with third-party companies. And the company is going to let customers switch to Revolut Bank in 10 additional countries. The Bank of Lithuania has granted a specialized license — […]
The Aston Martin DBX is the brand’s first SUV — and the stakes for the iconic British luxury car maker couldn’t be higher. Like Astons before it, the DBX is objectively handsome. Its sculptural form stretches out to unapologetic ample proportions, and stands out in the crowd of SUVs that frequent the private-school pickup lane. […]
SAO PAULO (AP) - Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires were a tale of two cities this week, with Brazil’s megalopolis partially shutting down and bracing for possibly the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while residents of Argentina’s capital were stepping out to movie-theaters and restaurants. The two biggest cities ...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Even as other countries institute airport testing, tracing and mandatory isolation, Mexican authorities bragged Wednesday about the speed with which they let tourists exit the terminal at the resort of Cancun. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute, the INM, said Wednesday it took tourists an average of ...
SAO PAULO (AP) - A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor. The two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries are headed in opposite directions, reflecting how those that ...
We just added a few fun goods to the newly reopened Colossal Shop, including these (reversible!) face masks featuring some of art history’s most iconic works. Head to the shop for pins, magnets, and pop-up greeting cards that’ll find a permanent spot on your fridge. Each purchase directly supports Colossal and independent arts publishing, and remember, Colossal Members get 10 percent off nearly everything: just log in to your account and grab the discount code before check out. More
WASHINGTON (AP) - Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will support New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be Interior secretary, the first Republican senator to publicly back a nominee set to become the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency. The announcement makes Haaland's confirmation by the Senate ...
Developers of an apartment building in Nîmes, France, had to halt construction this month when archaeologists discovered an opulent tiled floor that once blanketed a Roman villa, or domu. Dating back to 1-2 A.D., the checkered design is comprised of marble from multiple empirical provinces that’s inlaid into the foundation, a style called opus sectile that was prevalent during ancient times. Spanning multiple feet, the multi-colored pattern is thought to occupy what once was a reception area. More
Two of the greatest NXT Champions in history will fight for the black-and-gold brand's richest prize.
Audra Martin and Mark Parrish recap tonight's loss on Wild Breakaway.
The Stanford Cardinal shot an abysmal 25.4 percent from the field en route to a 79-42 thrashing at the hands of the USC Trojans. Three of the Trojans’ five starters scored in double figures as their team improved to 20-6 on the year.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1
Jordan Binnington made 27 saves and the St. Louis Blues scored on all three of their power plays Wednesday night in a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Tanaka previously engineered ex-Formula 1 racer Heikki Kovalainen and Kohei Hirate to title success with Team SARD back in 2016.He was then transferred to Team LeMans in the middle of the 2018 season following the shock death of that squad's long-time engineer Kenji Yamada.After returning to SARD in 2019, Tanaka found himself replaced by Narunobu Makino amid the team's reshuffle ahead ...Keep reading