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 Squad Doubled Its Ranks. Now What? 16.11.2020 Mother Jones
Cori Bush wanted to make something clear when I spoke with her the day after the election. “I don’t hate police,” she said gently. The newly elected House member had unseated a 20-year incumbent in Missouri’s safely Democratic 1st District earlier this year based on her record of activism in Ferguson, where the 2014 police killing of […]
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Here’s What a Republican Senate Really Means for the Climate 16.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Climate advocates rejoicing at Joe Biden’s presidential victory are also quietly absorbing the blow of Republicans possibly keeping control of the US Senate—which would kneecap significant efforts to fight globe-heating pollution. If Joe Biden is president and Congress […]
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'We've only started': How Latino support for Trump grew in Texas borderlands 12.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

In 2016, Trump lost all 18 Texas counties where Latinos make up at least 80% of the population. This time he won five of them and closed the gap considerably in the rest.

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Policy News: November 9, 2020 9.11.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Join an ESA Webinar Today about the 2020 Election Results Join the Public Affairs Office at 3:00pm eastern for a discussion of the implications for scientific and environmental policy. Vice President Joe Biden Wins Presidential Election Democrats retain majority in the House of Representatives, Senate races in Georgia go to runoffs. ESA ...
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Op-Ed: Election 2020 got you down? You could make good on that threat to move to Canada 4.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

On post-election day, are you thinking about moving to Canada? Here are some tongue-in-cheek tips to help you immigrate.

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These Obscure Races May Decide the Future of Climate Change 3.11.2020 Mother Jones
This election cycle, environmental advocates have realized that if they want strong action on climate change, they can’t just look to the president and Congress. They need the states. Specifically, they need to win big in offices few people have heard of: the powerful commissions that make the rules for utilities and implement statewide clean […]
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The politics of climate change are shifting in Colorado 1.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Despite increasing acceptance of the science of climate change across the state, what to do about it remains a politically sensitive question.
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Biden's aggressive climate policy runs into backlash in debate aftermath 24.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Biden's debate remark about a transition away from oil generates glee from Republicans. The argument illustrates why climate politics is politically hard.

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Gardner vs. Hickenlooper: Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates on 13 issues 11.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As the state's voters prepare to decide a contest that could help determine control of the Senate, here's where Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Gardner, a Republican, stand on 13 key issues.
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Can California ban fracking? Newsom's bold plan to fight climate change faces skepticism 7.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers say Gov. Gavin Newsom must do more than endorse a fracking ban for the Legislature to take action.

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Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Q&A 7.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado U.S. Senate race features Republican Cory Gardner, Democrat John Hickenlooper, Libertarian Raymon Anthony Doane, Approval Voting Party's Daniel Doyle and Unity Party's Stephan "Seku" Evans
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The Spin: President Trump heading to hospital, receives experimental drug after testing positive for COVID-19 | Inside Michael Madigan’s patronage playbook | Pritzker touts green energy even as his administration opens door to new coal mine 3.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's daily politics newsletter.
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Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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Are this year's wildfires too big for Washington to ignore? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As wildfires continue their path of destruction through the West, Washington is feeling new urgency to rethink the country's land management policies.

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Policy News: August 31, 2020 31.8.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Register to Vote & Request an Absentee Ballot The general election is less than 70 days away. Visit Vote.org for information about requesting an absentee ballot. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host two webinars with the Federation of American Scientists and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally. Congress House Science Committee proposes a ...
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The Democratic Platform Backtracked on Fossil Fuels. Climate Activists Are Upset. 22.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. US climate activists had high hopes for the Democratic national convention, following substantial praise for a recently strengthened plan from nominee Joe Biden and his choice of Kamala Harris as a running mate. But a mysterious decision to […]
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California oil production limits stall in Legislature, leaving the issue to Newsom 14.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Legislation to put mandated minimum space between oil wells and homes, as well as schools and playgrounds, failed passage in a California Senate committee.

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Diane Mitsch Bush is an unflashy pragmatist. Is she also Colorado’s next congresswoman? 9.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
Her time as a state legislator and Routt County commissioner were defined by an almost obsessive attention to detail and a willingness to work with all sides, former colleagues recall.
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Editorial: National parks and public lands needed a win. Congress finally gave them one 24.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Congress approves $9 billion over five years to fix up national parks and another $900 million a year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Joe Biden sets out aggressive plan to tackle climate change 14.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Joe Biden's plan for rebuilding the economy hinges heavily on clean-energy investment and would rapidly reverse the Trump era's retreat on climate.

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