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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The Case for Climate Reparations 28.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. When it comes to dealing with floods, droughts, heat waves, or other adversities that our lively planet throws at us, one classic solution for humanity has always been to simply pick up and leave. Mobility […]
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Charities are getting creative during COVID-19. The unexpected ways some are staying afloat 26.11.2020 LA Times: Business

Barred from in-person fundraising, nonprofits are coming up with imaginative solutions, including a remote rowing event and a virtual game show. It's working for some, but others are struggling.

As Ethiopia descends into civil war, civilians are caught in the crossfire 16.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

More than 250,000 Ethiopian immigrants and their children live in the United States — more than from any other African country except Nigeria. More live in California than any other state.

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War uprooted them. Now it gives these Azerbaijanis hope 9.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Deadly fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh has caused grief and anger. But for many Azerbaijanis displaced by the conflict, it's also brought hope.

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A 63-year-old. An Iranian refugee. Teenagers. Mexican immigrants. All voted in their first presidential election. Here’s what they had to say. 5.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
First-time voters in Illinois discuss why they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, and how they feel with results still pending.
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Immigrant-focused coalition canvasses in Little Village ahead of Election Day: ‘We left it all out there’ 3.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Four teams of two went door-to-door Monday dropping off election-related literature in Little Village to promote civic participation and encourage immigrant communities to vote a pro-immigrant ballot.
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A California Proposition Could Reinstate Affirmative Action. Why Are Some Asian Americans Against It? 3.11.2020 Mother Jones
Prop 16 in California would overturn the state’s ban on affirmative action programs in public institutions. The opposition to the measure has been led by a familiar constellation of people in the long-running, multi-front push to undermine affirmative action programs. And like a lot of other recent efforts, the opposition also includes a number of […]
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U.S. detained migrant children for far longer than previously known 30.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Newly obtained data show that the U.S. government has detained more than 25,000 migrant children for longer than 100 days over the last six years.

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Rohingya Americans in Chicago venture out to local polling place en masse to cast their first-ever general election votes: ‘Really I’m so grateful’ 21.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
About 50 Rohingya Americans in West Rogers Park traveled together to the Warren Park polling site to cast a vote early in America's general election. It was the first time many have ever voted in their lifetimes.
Donald Trump Can’t Denounce White Supremacists Because He Is One 2.10.2020 Mother Jones
On Wednesday—one day after the debate in which he refused to condemn white supremacists and told a neo-fascist militia to “stand by”—President Donald Trump reprised his bigotry at a campaign stop in Duluth, Minnesota. There, in front of a few thousand supporters at an airport, he attacked the state’s Somali-American community and accused former Vice […]
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He took this selfie with Angela Merkel in 2015. Their lives, and Germany, changed 10.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

During Europe's 2015 migrant crisis, Germany took in more than 1 million newcomers, sparking a backlash by some. Five years on, tensions have eased.

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'Can you bless our quarantine room?' In a city scarred by the coronavirus, a priest revives a nervous parish 8.8.2020 LA Times: Nation

When the coronavirus shut down the Smithfield pork factory in Sioux Falls, it also decimated the city's only Spanish-speaking Catholic congregation.

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Op-Ed: How James Baldwin spoke to immigrants like me 2.8.2020 LA Times: Commentary

"The tragedy of this country now," Baldwin wrote in 1963, "is that most of the people who say they care about it do not care."

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Stephen Miller’s Grandmother Died of COVID-19. Her Son Blames the Trump Administration. 24.7.2020 Mother Jones
This month, Stephen Miller, the extremist anti-immigrant Trump adviser who has promoted white nationalist ideas, lost a relative to the coronavirus pandemic, and his uncle tells Mother Jones that the Trump administration is partly to blame for this death. On July 4, David Glosser, the brother of Miller’s mother, posted a Facebook note announcing the death […]
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How coronavirus spread through JBS’s Greeley beef plant 12.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver Post review of more than 500 pages of records obtained through Colorado open records law shows JBS and public health officials were slow to react to the outbreak.
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As Beijing tightens its grip, Hong Kongers seek refuge in Taiwan 18.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

8,000-plus Hong Kongers have resettled in Taiwan since early 2019, seeking shelter from political turmoil as China cracks down on their home city.

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'Is pork essential?' In a Smithfield town, a coronavirus-plagued meat factory comes back to life 29.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Smithfield, one of the nation's largest pork plants in Sioux Falls, S.D., shut down after nearly a quarter of its workers were infected with the coronavirus. As it reopens, refugees who work the factory floor and hog farmers wonder if the risks are worth it.

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Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Three children are fighting government efforts to take them from their father and deport them to El Salvador to no one. They're far from alone.

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Meatpacking relies on immigrants. But coronavirus fears, border moves could trigger labor shortage. 26.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Meatpacking companies struggling to hire before the pandemic are spending millions on fresh incentives. Their hiring capability hinges on unemployment, industry changes, employees' feelings about safety, and President Donald Trump’s aggressive and erratic immigration policies.
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How a Guatemalan girl ended up alone under guard in a hotel, waiting to be deported 19.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

One girl's case shows how Trump officials target migrant minors for deportation, lawyers scramble for their release and the kids live with the chaos.

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