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These ICE Detainees With High-Risk Medical Conditions Fought For Months To Be Released — And They’re Just The Ones We Know About

Josmith used to dread nightfall inside his ICE detention cell because it meant he’d be struggling to breathe for hours.The 25-year-old Haitian asylum-seeker was diagnosed with asthma in 2015 and was able to control it with medication — but after entering ICE's Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, Josmith’s condition worsened as he struggled to breathe throughout the day, and it was always harder when he tried to […]

todayJanuary 30, 2023 1

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The Internet’s Response To Ukraine Has Been Peak Cringe

Going back to the pop culture references, many on Twitter are making memes that show Zelensky photoshopped as various Marvel characters, including Captain America. Some people have decided he resembles actor Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel films, and have “cast” the actor in the role of Zelensky in…I guess…a war film? “Fans cast Jeremy Renner as Zelensky in fantasy Ukraine invasion film: Too soon?” a New York […]

todayJanuary 29, 2023

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Federal Lawmakers Worry Russian Leaders Are Using Crypto To Avoid Sanctions

US federal lawmakers are expanding their efforts to track the potential use of cryptocurrency by Russian leaders and oligarchs to evade sweeping sanctions imposed on the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Economic advisers and crypto researchers have warned that bitcoin and other currencies could be used to fund Russia’s war efforts, and protect the wealth of its oligarchs.In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday, […]

todayJanuary 29, 2023 2

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Facebook And Twitter Have Been Blocked In Russia

Facebook and Twitter on Friday were blocked in Russia, amid President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing military invasion of Ukraine.In a statement issued on Friday, Roskomnadzor, the country’s communications regulator, explained the decision was made to “block access to the Facebook network” after at least 26 cases of "discrimination against Russian media and information resources" since October 2020. The agency highlighted Facebook’s recent restriction of Kremlin-tied media sources RT and Sputnik across […]

todayJanuary 28, 2023 2

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My Daughter Is A Toddler. Here’s What The New Climate Report Says About Her Future.

Elsewhere in the world, mudslides blanketed Japan’s town of Atami in Shizuoka prefecture, entire villages were inundated by torrential downpours in Western Germany, and a wildfire destroyed Canada’s town of Lytton.Some of these disasters pose real risks of physical harm to kids. Take extreme heat and heat waves: Pregnant people, babies, and young kids are all more vulnerable to heat than older kids and most adults because their bodies aren’t […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 8

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“Our Duty”: Ukrainian Surgeons Are Operating On Russian Soldiers Wounded In Ukraine

The devastation Russia’s war has wrought is not lost on Vitaliy.“But we do our job because it’s our job and our duty,” he said, referring to the Hippocratic oath by which medical professionals abide. “And, of course, after they recover we can exchange them. So I tell myself that this can help to get Ukrainian soldiers back.”Both Russia and Ukraine have taken prisoners of war since Putin’s invasion began 12 […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 11

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Bipartisan Bill Aims To Stamp Out Human Rights Abuses At Conservation Projects

Key Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives have signed onto a bill that would bar the US government from funding international conservation groups that finance or support human rights violations.The proposed law would require federal agencies to monitor international projects they support for abuses and, if any are discovered, to stop sending money. And every year, agencies would have to submit to Congress a report on human rights […]

todayJanuary 26, 2023 46

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Inside Project Texas, TikTok’s Big Answer To US Lawmakers’ China Fears

So far, Project Texas appears to be primarily an exercise in geography, one that seems well-positioned to address concerns about the Chinese government accessing Americans' personal information. But it does not address other ways that China could weaponize the platform, like tweaking TikTok algorithms to increase exposure to divisive content, or adjusting the platform to seed or encourage disinformation campaigns.Adam Segal, director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at […]

todayJanuary 26, 2023 9

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Roman Abramovich Invested At Least $1.3 Billion With US Financiers, Secret Documents Reveal

One of the companies in the network, Netherfield, was involved in a complex offshore transaction that raised $50 million for a company controlled by Igor Shuvalov, one of Putin’s key advisers. The deal was reported in Barrons in 2011. The story did not name Abramovich as the owner of Netherfield, but the State Street investigators ultimately found that it belonged to him. In the months after the story ran, Netherfield […]

todayJanuary 25, 2023 10