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    Coronavirus — Since the worldwide spread of the covid-19, in many countries there has been a “rediscovery” of the wonders of nature, hidden — many times — by environmental pollution. Perhaps the most striking example is the possibility of once again sighting the Himalayas, seen from India more than 150 km away. Editor’s Note: Pedro Brieger is an Argentine journalist and sociologist, author of several books on international issues and collaborator in publications from different countries. He...
    The COVID-19 pandemic dragged us into a haunted house of grief. Loss pops up as we turn a corner, silently follows, threatens and jangles us. We may know someone who died in Queens, spent weeks on a ventilator in Cleveland, languished alone in a Dallas hospital. We may know someone who lost their job, cannot pay rent, went bankrupt, visited a food bank. We may know someone living alone, hungry for touch, enduring anxiety, depression or sad about the postponed...
    But the authentic hoax is how White Residence officers are covering up for Trump’s incompetence as commander in chief who is accountable for the welfare of the US military services and who has persistently taken care of a bizarre bromance with a previous KGB officer, Russian President Vladimir Putin.On Monday White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said of the intelligence surrounding the Russian bounties, “there were dissenting viewpoints inside of the intelligence local community, and it would not be elevated...
    Native tribal leaders are calling for the removal of Mount Rushmore Taco shop closes after employees say they were called racist names over mask policy Opinion: NFLs gestures in confronting racism are meaningless so long as Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned The NFL is doing everything it can to show it’s sincere about confronting racism in America. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Lane Johnson details his invite-only OL summit Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson joins...
    Texas governor Abbott orders that masks be used, limits gatherings to 10 people Customers not ready to return to restaurants, despite reopening: study Opinion: Like Muhammad Ali, Maya Moore was willing to sacrifice her career for whats right As great as Maya Moore has been on the basketball court, it’s what she has done off it that will be her legacy. © Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images Maya Moores legacy will be one of action off the basketball court. Jonathan...
    A state appeals court has ruled that a Baltimore County judge was wrong to overturn a jury verdict awarding $38 million to the family of Korryn Gaines. READ MORE: Three Baltimore men to receive $8.7 million for wrongful convictions Gaines is the 23-year-old Randallstown, Maryland woman who made headlines in 2016 after she was shot and killed in a standoff with county police. Gaines barricaded herself and her son in her home armed with a shotgun after expressing anti-police sentiments....
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is for all intents and purposes the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president in 2020, maintains a double-digit lead over incumbent President Donald Trump in the the latest Monmouth University poll. As Politico reported, the latest polling, released Thursday, shows Biden leading Trump by 12 percentage points, 53 percent to 41 percent among registered voters. When compared to the same polling agency’s results from the previous month, it appears as if Biden’s lead has...
    There isn’t much about the future that I can predict, much less guarantee to investors. But here’s one thing I can guarantee: If you achieve as little as 0.5% extra annualized return on your portfolio while you’re accumulating assets — and continue to do so while you’re retired — you will be many, many dollars ahead. The difference can change your life as well as the lives of your eventual heirs. Much of your investment returns will be determined...
    WASHINGTON — It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Americans’ opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Only about a third said the same as recently as...
    Help! Employees could use financial advice. Workers globally anticipate they will need on average 67% of their current income in retirement, yet only a quarter feel they’re on track to meet that goal, according to an insightful new report: The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers. The research, a collaboration among Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) and nonprofits Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS) and Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon, is based on findings from the ninth annual global...
    Throughout the 2020 election campaign, members of the Far Left have branded Joe Biden “the ultimate centrist Democrat” and even “an imperial corporatist wrapped in the bloody flag of Charlottesville.” Jill Filipovic, writing in the Guardian, labeled him a “mediocre white guy” with “no vision other than a backward-looking one.” Anybody who takes even a passing glance at Biden’s proposals can see that these portrayals are wrong. On every major issue, Biden, the party’s presumptive nominee for president, has proposed...
    By HANNAH FINGERHUT WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Americans’ opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Only about a third said the...
    Pushing back against public opinion polls that indicate President Trump’s trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale argues that the president “is dominating” the former vice president “when it comes to the most important factor, enthusiasm.” “The unprecedented enthusiasm behind the president’s reelection efforts stands in stark contrast to the flat, almost nonexistent enthusiasm for Biden,” Parscale said Thursday in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLLS IN THE 2020 WHITE HOUSE...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers cant use past salary history to justify a pay disparity between male and female employees. The court on Thursday declined to take up a case from the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judges there said the federal Equal Pay Act, which generally requires men and women to be paid equally for the same work, doesnt allow past salary history to be used...
    Is this idea crazy - or inspired? MCA/Courtesy Everett Collection I’m 25 and starting to invest for my retirement and other long term goals, My investment horizon is more than 20 years. (This long-term portfolio contains stocks only. I do own bonds in another account.) My goal is to keep it simple and own a diversified stock portfolio with as few funds as possible. My plan is to invest passively with Vanguard index funds, since I appreciate their...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers can’t use past salary history to justify a pay disparity between male and female employees. The court on Thursday declined to take up a case from the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judges there said the federal Equal Pay Act, which generally requires men and women to be paid equally for the same work, doesn’t allow past salary history to be used...
    Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know that he’s “deeply shaken and disgusted” by President Trump’s incendiary social media posts. But don’t worry Mr. President, Zuckerberg isn’t actually going to use his power as Facebook’s founder to limit your ability to spread conspiracy theories and misinformation on the platform he invented. That’s just not his business model. Instead, Zuckerberg is trying to have it both ways: virtue signaling his personal disgust with Trump’s behavior while allowing Facebook to monetize it. Talk...
    By HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Its rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyds death, Americans opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Only about a third...
    Its rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyds death, Americans opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Only about a third said the same as recently as last September,...
    SeeHer Story Remembers Fannie Lou Hamer, Black Voting Rights Activist, in Episode 2 Homesellers say theyll take less during COVID-19 crisis Opinion: By doing her job, and doing it well, NBA broadcaster Doris Burke is Changing the Game Even now, Doris Burke can see herself coaching again. Maybe at a high school. Or a small Catholic girls’ school. © Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports Doris Burke, ESPN NBA analyst Some 30 years after she left coaching in search of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Americans’ opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Only about a third said the same as recently...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Americans’ opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Only about a third said the same as recently...
    We’ve passed a milestone: according to Gallup, more people want to increase immigration than decrease it: It’s worth noting that this Gallup question doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. And unsurprisingly, the upward support for immigration comes from Democrats and independents, not Republicans. Still, the net result of Donald Trump’s demonization of immigrants has been to increase sympathy for more immigration. Nice work, Donald.
    YouTuber Myka Stauffer will not face charges after investigation into adopted sons welfare 22 Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Since the Pandemic Began — and 16 That Could Be Next Opinion: It’s time to remove J.G. Taylor Spinks name off baseball writers award over his racist views We are tearing down statues and monuments for what they represent. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT City Council to Consider Stadium Deal Struck by SDSU, San Diego...
    I’m always talking about Social Security and how it’s a life vest for tens of millions of Americans. But the average monthly benefit this year is just $1,503. And yet, notes the Washington Post, “forty percent of Americans over age 60 who are no longer working full time rely solely on Social Security for their income.” If you’re that average retiree, I don’t have to tell you how difficult it is to live on $1,503 a month, or $18,036...