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Watching the Democratic Debate, Latinos In Las Vegas Feel Left Out of the Conversation

About 10 miles away from Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas, far from the glitzy casinos that the city’s visitors flock to, there is a suite in a strip mall full of about two dozen people chatting happily, greeting each other with kisses on cheeks, and enjoying a dinner featuring flautas. A woman passes out bingo cards. They’re at debate watch party for Make the Road Action Nevada, the state branch of a national organization that works with immigrants that’s streaming a Span...
Tags: Uncategorized, Election2020


Bloomberg Bombs in Democratic Debate as Warren Fights Back

Going into Wednesday’s Democratic debate, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg loomed over the field like a colossus. His hundreds of millions of dollars in TV ads had desperate Democratic voters casting him as a potential savior: confident, mainstream, able to win. For the other candidates, he posed a challenge: by turning on him, they might only cement him as the contest’s central figure, allowing him to rise above the fray and offer an escape from the morass of the 2020 primary to date....
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Las Vegas, Nevada, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders


The Wife, The Flu, and the Ecstacy of Entering a Gardening Dream State

Cincinnati, Ohio January 23, 2020 Dear Marianne, What a treat it was to receive your letter dated January 22nd. And so publicly too! What fun. Despite myself, I somehow got caught up in flights of fantasy borne from your descriptions of your bucolic existence in the benevolent hills far enough west of D.C. to be out of the gridlock and yet still within the outer rings of its wealth. You have a good life there by the fireside with your Jack Russell, your garden (which I imagine to be picture perf...
Tags: Gardening, Uncategorized, Iris, Jack Russell, Cincinnati Ohio, Michele, Halesia


The Geek in Review Ep. 68 – The Innovative Concept of Legal Writing in Plain English

The legal industry relies upon the writings and communications of lawyers, judges, and lawmakers. For the citizens and clients who are subject to these legal writings, understanding the legalese is painfully frustrating. We were asked by a fan of the show (in full disclosure, it was Greg’s sister-in-law Wendy) why lawyers can’t write in plain English. We pulled together a panel of four experts on legal communications and asked them just that. It turns out that writing in plain English is not...
Tags: Podcast, Legal, Writing, Law, Uncategorized, Toronto, Communications, Data Analytics, Wendy, Greg, Myers, Guthrie, Evan Parker, Marlene, Neil Guthrie, O'Melveny


Here’s What the Protesters Were Yelling to Joe Biden at the Nevada Democratic Debate

As former Vice President Joe Biden prepared his closing statement at the Nevada Democratic primary debate on Wednesday night, protesters began to yell “You deported 3 million people.” The crowed booed as protested continued to yell, and Biden began speaking again once they left the room. The undetermined number of protesters seem to be referring to to Biden’s role in the Obama administration, which deported over 3 million people. The immigrant rights organization the Refugee and Immigrant C...
Tags: News, Obama, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Nevada, Debate, Biden, Refugee, Trump, Democratic, Erika Andiola, RAICES, Nevada Democratic, Onetime, 2020 Election, Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services


Here’s What the Protestors Were Yelling to Joe Biden at the Nevada Democratic Debate

As former Vice President Joe Biden prepared his closing statement at the Nevada Democratic primary debate on Wednesday night, protestors began to yell “You deported 3 million people.” The crowed booed as protested continued to yell, and Biden began speaking again once they left the room. The undetermined number of protestors seem to be referring to to Biden’s role in the Obama administration, which deported over 3 million people. The immigrant rights organization the Refugee and Immigrant C...
Tags: News, Obama, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Nevada, Debate, Biden, Refugee, Democratic, Erika Andiola, Nevada Democratic, Dem Party, Onetime, 2020 Election, Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, DontLookAway


2 Passengers on Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise in Japan Have Died

Two passengers on the coronavirus-stricken cruise docked in Japan have died, the country’s state-owned broadcaster reported Thursday. The passengers were an 87-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman, according to NHK. These are the first fatalities from the Diamond Princess, which recorded over 600 infections, the largest number outside of the outbreak in China. Of the 3,645 passengers and crew onboard, 621 were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, meaning that about one in six on the ship ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, News, Australia, China, Uncategorized, Ap, Feb, Yokohama, NHK, Johns Hopkins University, Overnight, Onetime, COVID-19


Puerto Rico Goes to Court Against Debt-Restructuring Deal

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico’s government went to court on Wednesday to fight a deal that a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances recently reached with bondholders to reduce the island’s debt by $24 billion. In the motion, attorneys said it’s unclear how the board plans to move forward with the deal without government support and cooperation. The motion was filed more than a week after Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez said she opposed the debt-restructuring d...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Puerto Rico, The Associated Press, Vazquez, Overnight, Onetime, Natalie Jaresko, San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Gov Wanda VAzquez, Edward Zayas


Trump Administration Completes Fewest Toxic Superfund Cleanups in More Than 30 Years

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday. The federal government wrapped up cleanups at six Superfund sites around the country in the 2019 budget year, the fewest since three in 1986, EPA online records showed. The Superfund program was born out of the 1970’s disaster at Love Canal in...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Environment, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Ap, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, NPL, Overnight


Trump Taps Loyalist Richard Grenell as Acting Head of Intelligence

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, will become acting director of national intelligence, a move that puts a staunch Trump ally in charge of the nation’s 17 spy agencies, which the president has only tepidly embraced. “Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him,” Trump tweeted. Grenell follows Joseph Maguire, who has been acting national intelligence director since Au...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Germany, Virginia, Uncategorized, United Nations, National Security, Warner, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, George W Bush, Brookings Institution, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, National Intelligence


Bloomberg Takes Many Attacks, Klobuchar and Buttigieg Spar. The Highlights From Wednesday’s Dramatic Democratic Debate

We’re at a crucial point in the the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: two early voting states are behind us and two more — Nevada and South Carolina — lay ahead. Some candidates are skyrocketing in the national polls while other former frontrunners are swiftly dropping; needless to say, February has been intense. Tonight, six Democratic presidential candidates faced off just days before the Feb. 22 Nevada caucuses, each trying to prove they can mobilize a diverse Democratic coalition. A...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama


6 Democratic Candidates Take the Nevada Debate Stage Tonight at a Crucial Moment in the 2020 Primary Cycle. Follow Along Live

We’re at a crucial point in the the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: two early voting states are behind us and two more — Nevada and South Carolina — lay ahead. Some candidates are skyrocketing in the national polls while other former frontrunners are swiftly dropping; needless to say, February has been intense. Tonight, six Democratic presidential candidates will face off just days before the Feb. 22 Nevada caucuses, each hoping to prove they can mobilize a diverse Democratic coalitio...
Tags: Facebook, News, Nbc, White House, New York City, Uncategorized, Dnc, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Democrats, New Hampshire, Iowa, 2020, Warren, Associated Press, Las Vegas


14-Year-Olds Plead Not Guilty in NYC College Student Tessa Majors’ Death

NEW YORK — Two 14-year-old boys pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder in the death of a Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in a park. Manhattan prosecutors said that Rashaun Weaver stabbed 18-year-old Tessa Majors during a Dec. 11 robbery and that Luchiano Lewis prevented her from escaping as she called for help. A 13-year-old has also been charged, but his name has not been released because he is being tried as a juvenile. The Associated Press is identifying ...
Tags: New York, News, Uncategorized, Manhattan, Associated Press, Majors, Lewis, Weaver, Tessa, Barnard, Cyrus Vance Jr, Barnard College, Dermot Shea, Onetime, Morningside Park, Weaver Weaver


8 Killed in Shootings in the German City of Hanau: Police

HANAU, Germany — Eight people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau late Wednesday, authorities said. Two hookah lounges reportedly were targeted. Authorities were searching for the perpetrators early Thursday, three hours after the shootings at about 10 p.m. (2100 GMT), which police said also left five people wounded. A heavy police presence was in place in central Hanau, with officers cordoning off the scene of one of the shootings as a helicopter hovered overhead. A car co...
Tags: News, Germany, Uncategorized, Frankfurt, German City, Hanau, Hessischer Rundfunk, Onetime


“Hong Kong is at an Existential Crossroads.” Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland.

In the early summer of 2016, for a single minute every night the facade of the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre (ICC), transformed into a giant digital timer. Second by second, the clock counted down to 1 July 2047, the expiration date of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework that guarantees Hong Kong’s semi- autonomy. The light installation was the handiwork of two young local artists who wanted to express their anxiety over the looming deadline and Beiji...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Books, News, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, World, Beijing, Ideas, United States, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, World Trade Organization, Chinese communist party, Joshua Wong


Suspect Found Dead at Home After Killing 9 in German City of Hanau: Police

(HANAU, Germany) — A man suspected of fatally shooting several people in the German city of Hanau was found dead at his home early Thursday, hours after the attacks in and outside two hookah lounges, police said. Officers also found another body at the same address, according to a police tweet. No details were released on that person. Police gave no details of the suspected gunman but said “there are currently no indications of further perpetrators.” They did not give details of his possibl...
Tags: News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Uncategorized, Frankfurt, Bavaria, Bild, German City, Hesse, Hanau Germany, Overnight, Hanau, Onetime, Claus Kaminsky, Katja Leikert


Several People Shot to Death in German City: Police

BERLIN — German police say several people were shot to death in the city of Hanau on Wednesday evening. The dpa news agency reported that police said people were killed but it was not clear exactly what was behind the incident. It also was not immediately clear how many people were dead. Hanau is near Frankfurt. Regional public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk reported, without citing sources, that an attack took place in a hookah lounge in the center of the city. It said witnesses reported heari...
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, Frankfurt, German City, Hanau, Hessischer Rundfunk, Onetime


The 100 Most Spoken Languages.

Iman Ghosh has posted a very nice infographic showing the world’s major languages as circles, larger for those with more speakers, arranged on family trees; I’ve seen a lot of displays of languages, but this one really stands out for its easy readability and emphasis on language families and subfamilies (Spanish and Portuguese aren’t just Western Romance, they’re Ibero-Romance and West-Iberian). From the text below the image: Today’s detailed visualization from WordTips illustrates the 100 most...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Ethnologue, Iman Ghosh


U.S. Judge Sides With Migrants in Case Against Border Patrol Facility Conditions

PHOENIX — A U.S. judge in Arizona sided Wednesday with migrants who have long-complained about inhumane and unsanitary conditions in some U.S. Border Patrol facilities in the state. The ruling came weeks after the conclusion of a seven-day trial in which attorneys for migrants who sued in 2015 argued that the agency holds immigrants in extremely cold, overcrowded, unsanitary and inhumane conditions. The order makes permanent a preliminary injunction that U.S. District Court Judge David C. B...
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Arizona, CBP, Customs, Border Patrol, Phoenix, Border Protection, Tucson, Customs Enforcement, National Immigration Law Center, Huerta, Morrison Foerster, Onetime, Tucson Sector


USC freshman Isaiah Mobley finding his footing as Trojans enter stretch run

LOS ANGELES — Ask most young basketball players to name the guy they model their game after, and you usually don’t get much variety. Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyrie Irving are some of the most recycled choices. But USC forward Isaiah Mobley has a different answer: Some combination of Nikola Jokic and Kyle Anderson. It might take you back by its uniqueness at first, but it reveals who Mobley thinks he can be at his best: A lanky point guard initiating the offense, in the model Ander...
Tags: Europe, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Uncategorized, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Espn, Washington State, Usc, Anderson, DeMar DeRozan


The 12 Most Underrated BTS Songs

“Boy With Luv” was BTS ’ song of choice when the K-pop phenom group performed at Times Square on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve , on Saturday Night Live and a multitude of similarly grand stages late last year. But if you were just tuning in, you would have missed quite a few worthy tracks. BTS’ discography dates back to June 2013, with the release of their debut album 2 Cool 4 Skool , and has since spanned genres, with lyrics offering social commentary and introspe...
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, Uncategorized, LUV, Times Square, Dick Clark, Suga, Pied Piper, Jin, Suran, Keb Mo, Jungkook, Jimin, J Hope, RM Suga


For Once, Guy Claiming Religious Discrimination May Be On To Something

Emmanuel Lemelson may not have the power of prophecy he claims, but he sure does seem to have gotten jobbed by the SEC and a company he shorted.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, SEC, Emmanuel Lemelson


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Facebook Videos of Her Trip to Standing Rock Reveal Her Political Awakening

Almost everyone who came to Standing Rock repeated the same legend. Someone, maybe Crazy Horse, had made a prophecy a long time ago—probably in the late 1870s—about the looming destruction of the planet. The “who” and “when” parts of the story were always fuzzy, but the prophecy was always the same: the “black snake” of darkness and discord was going to infect the land, seeping into the fires and air and water, spreading conflict and violence, and threatening the reciprocal relationship bet...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, Robin Williams, New York City, Environment, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Indiana, Cnn, Pennsylvania


Neither Snow, nor Cold, nor Wind, nor Rain

Tranzend’s Ultra Coat is a garment whose time has come. Made of the exclusively upcycled materials of recycled plastic (65%) and used coffee grounds (35%), it’s a handsome all-purpose jacket that regulates heat to work equally well in any climate. Ultra Coat is simultaneously water-resistant and breathable. Moisture produced by the sky stays out (both snow and rain), while moisture produced by your body easily evaporates. What’s more, the coffee grounds used in its manufacture ...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Green, Upcycling, Breathable Coat, Do-it-all Coat, Re-used Coffee Grounds, Recycled Bottles, Ultra Coat, Versatile Coat, Water-resistant Coat


Tight Budget but Want to Party? These Are the Cities Least Expensive for Drinking

What’s the best part of a social gathering? The eating and drinking, of course.  Unfortunately, for many social butterflies and party-goers, the costs associated with drinking can really add up and put a dent in your wallet. One drink turns into two and two turns into agreeing to pitch in on a bottle or pitcher of margaritas. If you’re someone that frequents bars and restaurants, this is a major expense to occur. It’s no wonder so many people revolve social gatherings around places with th...
Tags: Europe, Alcohol, Uncategorized, Chicago, United States, Drinking, Humor, Party, Finty, Santiago Rio de Janeiro Mexico City Madrid


Father Sues Airline Claiming His Son, 6, Was Sexually Assaulted During Layover

(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A man in Florida is suing one of Latin America’s largest airlines, saying his 6-year-old son was sexually assaulted by an airline employee while traveling as an unaccompanied minor from Brazil to the U.S. The father filed the negligence lawsuit Monday against LATAM Airlines in federal court in Orlando, Florida. In a statement, a spokesman for LATAM said the company hadn’t received a summons related to the lawsuit. “However, it takes any allegation of this nature seriously ...
Tags: Florida, News, Uncategorized, Brazil, Associated Press, Latin America, Sao Paulo, Latam, Orlando Fla, Orlando Florida, Belo Horizonte, Latam Airlines, Onetime, Brazilian Federal Police


Lawyer: Rohrabacher a conduit in offering Assange a U.S. pardon if he cleared Russia in Clinton email hack

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a lawyer for Assange said Wednesday. Assange is being held at a British prison while fighting extradition to the United States on spying charges. His full court hearing is due to begin next week. At a preliminary hearing held Wedn...
Tags: Politics, London, News, Sweden, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Dnc, Sport, World news, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Julian Assange, Republican, Wikileaks


Trump Offered to Pardon Julian Assange if He Cleared Russia of Leaking DNC Emails, Lawyer Says

(LONDON) — A lawyer for Julian Assange said Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder plans to claim during his extradition hearing that he was offered a pardon by the Trump administration if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Assange is fighting extradition to the United States on spying charges, and his full court hearing is due to begin next week. At a preliminary hearing, lawyer Edward Fitzgerald sa...
Tags: London, News, Sweden, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Dnc, Hillary Clinton, United States, United Kingdom, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Trump, Jennifer Robinson, Assange


Every Child on Earth Faces ‘Existential Threats’ From Climate Change, Report Finds

Every child on Earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change and not one country is doing enough to ensure its children’s sustained wellbeing, a new report says. The findings, compiled by over 40 child and adolescent health experts in a commission convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the medical journal The Lancet, show that the health and future for every child and teen in the world is under threat. Climate change, ecological degradation and ad...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Netherlands, Commission, New Zealand, Central African Republic, Unicef, Peterson, The Lancet, Helen Clark, Onetime, Stefan Peterson, Norway South Korea, World Health Organization WHO UNICEF, Chad Somalia Niger Mali


Melania Trump Urges Americans to Promote ‘Be Best Values’ as She Accepts Award From Christian College

(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — First lady Melania Trump touted her “Be Best” program and the Trump administration’s battle against the opioid crisis as she accepts an award Wednesday from a Florida Christian college. The first lady told the 550 attendees at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s “Women of Distinction” luncheon that her anti-cyberbullying and anti-drug abuse initiative “has been shining a light on programs across the country and overseas that help our youth understand what it means to Be Be...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Uncategorized, United States, Donald Trump, Jack Nicklaus, Rich, Ben Carson, Trump, Candy Carson, Melania Trump, Christian College, Amway, Lilly Pulitzer, Palm Beach Atlantic University