Xi Jinping is preparing to declare victory in China's war on poverty. But the pandemic has worsened inequality and left many low-income residents struggling to pay for food & medicine.
"Our society is not fair,” a construction worker told us
Climate change threatens to push wildlife out of the conservation areas created to protect it. In Madagascar, warming temperatures are shifting the habitats of lemurs, the world’s most endangered group of animals. https://t.co/gN6peAb9uS
President Trump's re-election strategy is rooted in authoritarianism and America's own racist past, says @iarynam. Here are six of his strategies and their connections to history. https://t.co/ywTWyf2fiA
A wave of marijuana measures are on the ballot in states that once resisted them. Oregon would go further with its proposal to decriminalize small amounts of drugs such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine and use new tax revenue for addiction treatment. https://t.co/mhbGpgrgC7
"Song Exploder" on Netflix examines how music by stars like Alicia Keys and Lin-Manuel Miranda is made. "The show invites you to crawl through a window of the creative process and feel both exhilarated and humbled by it," @Wesley_Morris writes. https://t.co/7MzMhtZZOc
Eli Lilly said its antibody treatment did not appear to work in a government-sponsored trial of hospitalized patients, although it's optimistic about its benefits in people who are not as sick. https://t.co/ynl5BsSFkr
Faculty layoffs, consolidated departments, suspended programs. The pandemic is forcing universities large and small to make deep and possibly lasting cuts to close widening budget shortfalls. https://t.co/8bu672yXCi
“I’m going to be going to Iowa, be going to Wisconsin, I’m going to Georgia, I’m going to Florida and maybe other places as well,” Joe Biden said during a stop at a voter center in Chester, Pennsylvania. https://t.co/OUn0VclSVs
"...not only peach and peanut farms, but also Your DeKalb Farmers Market, a global culinary bazaar staffed by workers from 40 countries that attracts both immigrants and native-born bourgeois bohemians."
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Japan’s new prime minister set an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The announcement, coming weeks after a similar pledge by China, will require a major overhaul of the infrastructure in a country that remains highly dependent on fossil fuels. https://t.co/gGtkgwRAQj
One barely listens to podcasts, the other disdains much of the true crime genre. But now a podcaster and a TV producer have combined forces to determine whether a former Marine has been wrongfully convicted of two murders in Michigan.
“The idea that Trump has done something that is tremendous, or different, when it comes to H.B.C.U.s defies logic,” said Leah Wright Rigueur, a professor of public policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard https://t.co/aUN7nIz7gC
“It’s awkward because the track record for the ownership here is not great,” one customer said while waiting to enter The Strand. “But it’s also an institution. My parents shopped here.” https://t.co/YfpbjOpuxE by @spiccoli@Liz_A_Harris
The leader of the cult Nxivm is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for federal crimes including racketeering and sex trafficking. Prosecutors said women were branded with his initials and forced to have sex with him.
Here is a timeline of the case.
On the night Mitch McConnell has secured for himself and President Trump perhaps their most lasting legacy, he will not be joining Republican senators at a post-vote news conference.
He did, however, just tee up a vote on another judge for after the election.
Senate Confirms Barrett, Delivering for Trump and Reshaping the Court
The vote capped a brazen feat for Republicans, who pushed through a Supreme Court nominee in little more than five weeks with the election looming.