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Kamala Harris’s Father, Donald Harris, is a Prominent Economist

Donald J. Harris, a Jamaican-born economics professor, has expressed regret that a custody battle brought his close contact with his daughters “to an abrupt halt.”
Tags: News, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Politics And Government, Berkeley (Calif, Jamaica (West Indies, Kamala D, Donald Harris, Donald J Harris


British Grading Debacle Shows Pitfalls of Automating Government

The uproar over an algorithm that lowered the grades of 40 percent of students is a sign of battles to come regarding the use of technology in public services.
Tags: England, News, Artificial Intelligence, Johnson, Boris, Politics And Government, Admissions Standards, Grading of Students, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


What Biden Must Do

A special round-table episode on what’s at stake during this week’s Democratic convention. Plus: a requiem for the “nerd Coachella.”
Tags: News, Obama, Biden, Trump, Michelle, Democratic Party, HARRIS, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Democratic National Convention, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


‘Drive the Blade In’: Xi Shakes Up China’s Law-and-Order Forces

Citing Mao, the Communist Party has started a campaign to ensure that police officers, judges and state security agents remain loyal and disciplined in challenging times.
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Communist Party, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, United States International Relations


Amer Fakhoury, 57, Dies; Released From Jail in Lebanon After U.S. Pressure

Mr. Fakhoury, an American citizen, had been detained on charges related to the torture of Lebanese prisoners decades ago.
Tags: News, United States, New Hampshire, Lebanon, Hezbollah, International Relations, Amer, Politics And Government, Deaths (Obituaries, Fakhoury, Beirut (Lebanon, Amer Fakhoury


Trump Says He Supports Oracle Owning TikTok

President Trump, who has been pushing for a sale of the Chinese-owned video app, did not say whether Oracle would be a better buyer than Microsoft.
Tags: News, Social Media, Mergers, Ellison, Oracle Corporation, Trump, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Donald J, Mobile Applications, Enterprise Computing, Lawrence J, TikTok (ByteDance


Mali’s President Exits After Being Arrested in Military Coup

The rebellion came amid a growing protest movement in the West African nation over charges that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta stole a recent parliamentary election.
Tags: News, Mali, Demonstrations, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Keita, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Ibrahim Boubacar


Mali’s President Resigns After Being Arrested in Military Coup

The turmoil came amid a growing protest movement in the West African nation over charges that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta stole a recent parliamentary election.
Tags: News, Mali, Demonstrations, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Keita, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Ibrahim Boubacar


Amer Fakhoury, Released From Jail in Lebanon After U.S. Pressure, Dies at 57

Mr. Fakhoury, an American citizen, was detained in Lebanon on charges related to the torture of Lebanese prisoners decades ago.
Tags: News, United States, New Hampshire, Lebanon, Hezbollah, International Relations, Amer, Politics And Government, Deaths (Obituaries, Fakhoury, Beirut (Lebanon, Amer Fakhoury


Belarus Leader Rejects Compromise and Pours Scorn on Opposition

Showing no signs of yielding, President Aleksandr Lukashenko denounced a new opposition council as “wild Nazis.” The Kremlin warned European leaders not to get involved in the unrest in Belarus.
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Belarus, Kremlin, Demonstrations, Svetlana, Lukashenko, Politics And Government, Vladimir V, Protests and Riots, Aleksandr Lukashenko, Minsk (Belarus, Aleksandr G, Tikhanovskaya


Texas Governor Proposes Freezing Taxes in Cities That ‘Defund’ Police

Reacting to a vote in Austin to cut millions from its police budget, Gov. Greg Abbott is backing legislation to deprive cities of control over a major revenue source if they follow suit.
Tags: Texas, News, Police, Austin, Taxation, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Politics And Government, Police Reform, Budgets and Budgeting, Austin (Tex, Gregory W (1957-, George Floyd Protests (2020


Mali’s President and Prime Minister Arrested in Military Coup

The action came amid a growing protest movement in the West African nation over charges that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta stole a recent Parliamentary election.
Tags: News, Mali, Demonstrations, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Keita, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Ibrahim Boubacar


Gunfire in Mali’s Capital Amid Military Mutiny

The unrest came amid a growing protest movement in the West African nation over charges that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita stole a recent Parliamentary election.
Tags: News, Mali, Demonstrations, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Keita, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Ibrahim Boubacar


A TikTok Ban Is Overdue

Critics say we shouldn’t abandon the ideal of an open internet. But there is such a thing as being a sucker.
Tags: News, Trump, Computers and the Internet, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Donald J, WeChat (Mobile App, TikTok (ByteDance


Gunfire Near Mali’s Capital Raises Fears of Mutiny or Coup

The reports came amid a growing protest movement in the West African nation over what many feel is the government’s failure to confront corruption and bloodshed.
Tags: News, Mali, Demonstrations, Keita, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Ibrahim Boubacar


Cai Xia Was A Communist Party Insider in China. Then She Denounced Xi.

“At last I’ve regained my freedom,” Cai Xia, a fierce government critic, said after her expulsion from the party whose officials she once taught.
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, Cai Xia


Beaten Back, the Coronavirus Regains Strength in France

Faced with an increase in infections, especially among young adults, French health officials are expanding mask rules and warning against complacence.
Tags: News, France, Masks, Politics And Government, Paris (France, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


California Expresses Frustration as Blackouts Enter 4th Day

The agency that manages the state’s electric grid says rolling blackouts are needed to balance supply and demand. But the governor said regulators were not prepared.
Tags: News, California, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Gavin, Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, California Independent System Operator, Prices (Fares, Politics And Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Electric Light and Power, Fees and Rates, Power Failures and Blackouts


Protests Unlike Any in Thailand's History

A new generation of activists in Thailand is moving away from coded criticism of the military and the monarchy, and publicly calling for wholesale democratic reform.
Tags: News, Thailand, Demonstrations, Prayuth Chan-ocha, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thammasat University, Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin Shinawatra, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat, Bangkok (Thailand, Vajiralongkorn (1952-, National Council for Peace and Order (Thailand, Future Forward Party (Thailand


New Zealand and Coronavirus: Election Delayed Due to New Outbreak

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the September national election would be postponed by four weeks, citing voter safety and a lockdown in Auckland that would make it difficult to campaign.
Tags: Elections, News, New Zealand, Auckland, Politics And Government, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Jacinda, Auckland (New Zealand, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Disease Rates


New Zealand Election Delayed Amid New Coronavirus Outbreak

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the September national election would be postponed by four weeks, citing voter safety and a lockdown in Auckland that would make it difficult to campaign.
Tags: Elections, News, New Zealand, Auckland, Politics And Government, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Jacinda, Auckland (New Zealand, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


How Tennessee Ratified the 19th Amendment

On Aug. 18, 1920, a young state legislator listened to his mama, and Tennessee became the final state to ratify the 19th Amendment.
Tags: News, Tennessee, Black People, Women's Rights, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Race and Ethnicity, Nineteenth Amendment (US Constitution


Japan’s Economy Contracts 7.8 Percent, Worst Decline on Record

The quarterly slide, an annualized drop of 27.8 percent, coincides with a long and uncertain road to recovery.
Tags: Japan, News, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, International Trade and World Market, Labor and Jobs, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Stimulus (Economic


Japan’s Economy Contracts 7.8 Percent, Worst on Record

The quarterly slide, an annualized decline of 27.8 percent, coincides with a long and uncertain road to recovery.
Tags: Japan, News, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, International Trade and World Market, Labor and Jobs, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Stimulus (Economic


Belarus Protests Eclipse Rally in Defense of Defiant Leader

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Minsk to oppose President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko’s declared election victory.
Tags: Elections, News, Putin, Belarus, Demonstrations, Minsk, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Lukashenko, Politics And Government, Vladimir V, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Aleksandr G Lukashenko, Aleksandr G


Christophe Girard, Former Deputy Mayor of Paris, Accused of Sexual Abuse

Allegations come atop a political downfall for Christophe Girard, who resigned after criticism of his ties to a pedophile writer.
Tags: News, Paris, Sex Crimes, Gabriel, Vanessa, Girard, Hidalgo, Francesca, Politics And Government, Child Abuse And Neglect, Writing and Writers, Anne (1959-, Gee, MeToo Movement, Christophe Girard, Springora




James R. Thompson, Longest-Serving Governor of Illinois, Dies at 84

A relentless campaigner, he served for 14 years after winning an election to a special two-year term in 1976.
Tags: News, Republican Party, Illinois, Thompson, Politics And Government, James R, United States Politics and Government, Deaths (Obituaries, Chicago (Ill, James R Thompson


Kamala Harris, Daughter of Immigrants, Is the Face of America’s Demographic Shift

Her parents’ arrival to Berkeley as young graduate students was the beginning of a historic wave of immigration from outside Europe that would change the United States in ways its leaders never imagined.
Tags: Europe, News, United States, Population, Black People, Berkeley, Whites, HARRIS, Politics And Government, Hashmi, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration and Emigration, Presidential Election of 2020, Vice Presidents and Vice Presidency (US, Indian-Americans, Ghazala





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