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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How California's revised COVID rules affect museums, drive-in shows and more 20.11.2020 LA Times: Health

Some museums have closed, some are open. Drive-in shows are a go, but what about outdoor concerts? A rundown of culture under new COVID-19 rules.

Trump immigration rule takes effect again during appeal 6.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A federal appeals court has allowed a Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps to go back into effect while it considers the case.
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US judge blocks Trump administration immigration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits 3.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A federal judge in Chicago struck down a key immigration rule Monday that would deny green cards to immigrants who use food stamps or other public benefits.
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Trump Made Me Choose Between My Husband’s Green Card and Food for My Baby 29.10.2020 Mother Jones
As part of an effort to keep out working-class immigrants, the Trump administration issued a rule that blocks people from getting green cards if immigration officers decide they’re likely to use public benefits in the future—to become, in antiquated parlance, “public charges.” The rule has caused many immigrants to unenroll from public benefits. Shahad Sarmad […]
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He Was About to Get His Green Card. The Travel Ban Stranded Him in Iran. 29.10.2020 Mother Jones
Following his campaign promise to bar Muslims from entering the country, President Trump enacted a travel ban one week after his inauguration. The policy was blocked in court, as was a second version. But in 2018, the Supreme Court upheld a third ban that restricts travel and immigration from six countries, including Iran. In theory, […]
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Beyoncé, Diddy, Rihanna call for end to Nigeria's police brutality and unrest 22.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

Beyoncé, Diddy, Rihanna and Trevor Noah are showing support for Nigerian protesters who are demanding an end to weeks of police brutality.

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Three former employees of shuttered Colorado Springs care facility face charges in woman’s death 16.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A 90-year-old woman froze to death on a park bench in February outside the former Union Printers Home, once a Colorado Springs nursing home and care facility, and three former employees are being charged in her death.
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Colorado judge sentences leader of human trafficking and forgery ring to 304 years in prison 15.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A 30-year-old man is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison after a Colorado judge handed down one of the longest sentences ever for human trafficking.
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A Native Nation’s Impossible Fight to Stop Trump’s Wall From Dividing Its Land 9.10.2020 Mother Jones
In the remote California desert about 50 miles east of San Diego, five protesters gather around a backhoe parked at the US-Mexico border. The sun owns the cloudless sky, and dust coats everyone’s skin. A construction worker flips through a set of keys, preparing to dig a trench for a new stretch of President Trump’s […]
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Op-Ed: Why abuse and neglect of immigrants proliferate in ICE detention 1.10.2020 LA Times: Commentary

ICE's mission is rooted in anti-terrorism efforts, which affects the way it views migrants held in detention.

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Amnesty International halts work in India, blaming government 'witch hunt' 29.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

The human rights group says its bank accounts were frozen in an ongoing crackdown against critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Editorial: Trump wants to invade your privacy in the name of immigration enforcement 23.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Government wants DNA, iris scans, voice prints and photos to feed facial recognition programs from legal immigrants and their sponsors: U.S. citizens.

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New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail 3.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It’s not a matter of if a privately built border fence along the shores of the Rio Grande will fail, it’s a matter of when, according to […]
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White carnations passed out during downtown demonstration to end human trafficking 23.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
About 50 demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Chicago on Saturday afternoon, part of an international event to end human trafficking; marchers stepped off at the Thompson Center holding signs reading, “Protect the vulnerable” and “Leave our children alone.”
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Seven indicted for allegedly running prostitution ring out of Denver massage parlors 21.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver grand jury on Thursday indicted seven people and 12 businesses for running an alleged international human trafficking operation comprised of illicit massage parlors and black market marijuana grow operations, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced.
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Coming to a mall parking lot near you: Drive-in movies, drag shows — just not many shoppers’ cars 19.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Malls have struggled to attract shoppers for years, but the pandemic has hit them especially hard. After being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, malls are bringing all types of drive-in entertainment to their massive parking lots.
The Impact of Organized Crime in Fisheries Extends Far Beyond the Ocean 18.8.2020 WRI Stories
The Impact of Organized Crime in Fisheries Extends Far Beyond the Ocean Comments|Add Comment|PrintWhether on-shore, at sea or anywhere else in the fisheries value chain, organized crime in fisheries takes a massive toll on those living in coastal communities. Photo by Aleksey Malinovsky/Unsplash Despite the name, organized crime in fisheries is not only about fishing. While illegal fishing is a serious problem across many regions of the world, organized crime in the fisheries sector extends... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Opinion: Raid on humanitarian group No More Deaths suggests government retaliation at the border 5.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

U.S. Customs and Border Protection calls its actions against No More Deaths law enforcement. The humanitarian group calls it a violation of international Red Cross standards.

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A Privately Funded Border Wall Was Already at Risk of Collapsing. Hurricane Hanna Made it Worse. 1.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Intense rain over the weekend from Hurricane Hanna left gaping holes and waist-deep cracks on the banks of the Rio Grande that threaten the […]
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How Trump's coronavirus immigration orders affect visas and green cards 23.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Here's a look at the jobs included in Trump's new restrictions on visas for temporary foreign workers, and what people and businesses can do.

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