On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

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Young people are calling out racism at elite Chicago high schools, seeking reforms in admissions, culture and curriculum: ‘A change needs to happen’ 13.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Instagram stories help show "these weren’t isolated incidents" but "part of a bigger problem," one student said.
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Search ongoing for missing hiker in Zapata Falls area of Alamosa County 13.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Search and rescue officials in Alamosa County are asking for tips from the public about and overdue hiker who was last heard from on Saturday.
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Facebook says it will ban groups for ‘representing’ QAnon — even if they don’t promote violence 7.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Facebook said it will ban groups that “represent” QAnon.
Two newlyweds identified as victims of fatal plane crash near Telluride 6.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities in southwest Colorado say two newlyweds from Florida died when their single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the resort town of Telluride.
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2 dead in private plane crash near Telluride 6.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Crews were attempting to recover two bodies from the scene of a private plane crash near Telluride Monday.
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Hiker injured in fall near Telluride as she tried to aid fallen puppy 6.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A hiker was injured over the weekend in a 30-foot fall at Bridal Veil Falls as she was trying to rescue a puppy.
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New Four Corners weather radar system to be built near Durango 30.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The location of a new permanent weather station for the Four Corners region has been announced.
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Voices from The Times newsroom past and present on issues of race 27.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

As the U.S. confronts systemic racism, Los Angeles Times staffers past and present reflect on how race and racism has affected the newsroom and its coverage.

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An examination of The Times' failures on race, our apology and a path forward 27.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

As the U.S. confronts systemic racism, so does the Los Angeles Times. Through the paper's history, it often showed at best a blind spot, at worst outright hostility, for nonwhite Angelenos — rooted and reflected in a glaring shortage of people of color on staff.

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At least 2 Lake Bluff fifth-graders test positive for COVID-19 after social gatherings involving students 26.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
All fifth-grade students at Lake Bluff Elementary School will stay home next week after positive coronavirus tests.
Facebook Groups Sent Armed Vigilantes to Kenosha. Your Polling Place Could Be Next. 24.9.2020 Mother Jones
Three months after the 2016 election, in which Facebook facilitated the spread of fake news stories and disinformation from Russia, the company announced a pivot. Under pressure, Facebook laid out plans to “build a safe community that prevents harm” and “helps during crises,” with “common understanding” and increased civic engagement. The company said the path to […]
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Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge 24.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received about $2 million to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, south of Silverton.
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Nursing home staffers face stress and their own COVID-19 worries 22.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
To help combat some of this stress, nursing home workers received a tablet with meditation and breathing exercises from Caring for our Caregivers.
Four in custody, weapon recovered after shooting near Lockport 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Will County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday in an unicorporated area near Lockport.
The Spot: Democrats get on the same page on family leave, and Gardner casts COVID relief vote 11.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
I recently received an email with the subject line, “Democratic Colorado State Legislators Endorse Paid Leave.”
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At the Nation’s Largest Student Farm Organization, a Reckoning on Race 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network. When Xavier Morgan first enrolled in the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in 2010, he wasn’t necessarily interested in farming. In fact, his admission to the school, which his aunt recommended due to its strong reputation for career and technical education, was in part […]
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Orland Hills fires police Chief Thomas Scully after social media post on personal Facebook page 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Orland Hill fire longtime police Chief Thomas Scully on Wednesday following a social media post village government described as being "in incredibly poor taste."
The power of Indigenous rituals: Aztec and African ancestral dancers join forces to bridge Lawndale, Little Village neighborhoods 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Aztec and African American ancestral dancers gather to celebrate each other's culture and help bridge the gap between Black and Latino neighborhoods in Chicago.
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Endangered Blanding's turtles released in DuPage County 3.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Chicago Zoological Society is working to save rare and endangered Blanding's turtles by breeding the turtles and releasing them into a DuPage County forest preserve west of Chicago.
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Anarchist Activists Say Facebook Banned Them to Placate the Right 2.9.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, Facebook finally made an announcement that it had been teasing for weeks. The company said that it would begin taking more aggressive measures targeting QAnon and US-based militia, two groups that have increasingly posed domestic terror threats, including by banning some accounts and pages from its site. At the same time, the social […]
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