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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Trump Has Blown Up His One Decent Conservation Action—of Course 30.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration wasted no time proving what was clear from the get-go: that its support of a major public lands bill was nothing more than pre-election greenwashing for President Donald Trump and two Senate allies.  In August, Trump […]
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He's a Republican, a Wall Street financier, and a supporter of 'Medicare for all' 30.11.2020 LA Times: Business

Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners' chief investment officer, is a conservative who thinks progressive policies, modified by tax incentives, could aid a COVID-battered underclass.

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Not Just Michael Flynn: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons 26.11.2020 Mother Jones
Versions of this story were published on April 13, 2020, and July 10, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to the long list of friends, loyalists, cronies, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons or commutations. This time the beneficiary is his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who in 2017 pleaded […]
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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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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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The Spot: How party politics is “the high school dance on steroids,” and targeting the Latina vote 30.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Weeks ago, a Democratic Party staffer contacted me to say that some Colorado Republicans would be speaking out against Donald Trump. I decided I’d better wait to see which Republicans were in that group. It turned out the list comprised only former elected Republican officials, and none who’d served in high office.
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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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Judge removes Trump’s public lands boss for serving unlawfully for 424 days 26.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing in the position in the latest pushback against the administration's practice of filling key positions without U.S. Senate approval.
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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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U.S. attorney’s office gives legislative panel investigating Speaker Michael Madigan the green light to call witnesses, says GOP representative 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The U.S. attorney’s office told state lawmakers probing the conduct of House Speaker Michael Madigan it had no objections to the panel calling on Madigan or others to testify, according to a Republican lawmaker who was on the call said Monday.
Colorado joins lawsuit challenging EPA’s rollback of methane regulations 15.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado is joining a coalition of states and cities in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's rolling back of a federal rule intended to limit emissions of methane and other pollutants from new oil and gas operations.
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Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life 14.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel companies to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, […]
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“No One Knows Where This Came From”—Trump Bans Offshore Drilling 13.9.2020 Mother Jones
Something weird happened at a Trump campaign appearance in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday. President Trump—long-time antagonist of environmental regulations and big-time proponent of oil and gas development—announced a decade-long ban on offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. “This protects your beautiful Gulf and your beautiful ocean, and it will for a long time […]
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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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