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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Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator. 26.11.2020 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. On a balmy August morning in Emanuel County in eastern Georgia, hundreds of children bounded off freshly cleaned […]
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What’s Next for the #Resistance Now That They Don’t Have Trump to Kick Around Anymore? 24.11.2020 Mother Jones
“You’ll see the signs :),” Megan Bartlett had texted me as I looked for her house in Geneva, Illinois, a 20,000-person town about an hour west of Chicago. The note seemed vague to the point of useless until I arrived. In a maze of massive greige colonials, Bartlett’s stuck out: It was the only one […]
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The Spin: Firings, ‘unethical conduct’ claim in Chicago treasurer’s office | Lightfoot, Duckworth headline fundraiser for Democrats in Georgia senate races | Biden appointments have Illinois ties 24.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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San Pedro's Ports O' Call was torn down. A new waterfront is finally taking shape 22.11.2020 LA Times: Business

Two major projects at the original Port of Los Angeles are moving ahead despite the pandemic. It's part of a dramatic reshaping of the waterfront.

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Advancing Science through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice 20.11.2020 EcoTone
By Kathleen Weathers, Pamela Templer, and Catherine O’Riordan “To fulfill ESA’s mission to advance the science and practice of ecology, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color must be fully supported throughout their careers.” -DEIJ Task Force Recommendations At its November 2020 meeting, the Governing Board of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) unanimously endorsed the ...
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ESA advances towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice 20.11.2020 EcoTone
“To fulfill ESA’s mission to advance the science and practice of ecology, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color must be fully supported throughout their careers.” -DEIJ Task Force Recommendations At its November 2020 meeting, the Governing Board of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) unanimously endorsed recommendations submitted by the Task Force on Diversity, Equity, ...
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He’s Advised Pro-Democracy Activists in 50 Countries. Here’s His Advice for Americans. 20.11.2020 Mother Jones
He’s been called “the secret architect of global revolution” (by the Guardian) and a “nonviolent storm trooper” (in the pages of our magazine). Now, after two decades traveling the world training pro-democracy activists in more than 50 countries, Serbian revolutionary Srdja Popovic finds himself in the United States, where he’s teaching strategic nonviolent struggle to students at […]
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Colorado’s young voters turned out in record numbers, largest in the state 19.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado’s youth turned out to vote in record numbers this year, and at one of the highest rates in the country.
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After years of student activism, Park District officially makes name change to Douglass Park 19.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Chicago Park District voted Wednesday to officially change the name of the West Side park to honor the renowned abolitionists Anna and Frederick Douglass.
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Column: Pandemic falsehoods lead Stanford to examine ties to right-wing Hoover Institution 18.11.2020 LA Times: Business

Stanford's relationship with the Hoover Institution has always been touchy. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it worse.

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Rapid Testing is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit 17.11.2020 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. The promise of antigen tests emerged like a miracle this summer. With repeated use, the theory went, these rapid […]
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What a Biden presidency may mean for your money, taxes and the economy 17.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Here’s what you need to know about Presdient-elect Joe Biden’s wallet-impacting policy proposals and how likely they are to pass once he’s sworn in Jan. 20.
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Opinion: Young Black voters helped Biden win Georgia. Democrats had better not take us for granted 14.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The energy I've seen from young Black people who went to the polls came from a desire to oust a far-right president who shows no respect for American democracy. But that energy cannot be taken for granted.

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China can expect Biden to keep pushing for change, with help from U.S. allies 12.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

How will Joe Biden handle the sensitive relationship between superpower rivals China and the U.S.?

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Developers break ground on $50 million workplace campus in West Humboldt Park, part of Chicago’s Invest South/West program 10.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A $50 million office campus called The Terminal is coming to Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood as part of city’s initiative to revitalize underserved communities.
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L.A. megachurch pastor mocks pandemic health orders, even as church members fall ill 9.11.2020 LA Times: Health

Thousands of mask-less congregants gather weekly at Grace Community Church as Pastor John MacArthur ignores health orders from judge and health officials

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Hundreds pour into Denver’s streets to celebrate Biden’s victory 8.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hundreds of people on Saturday descended on Colorado’s Capitol building to cheer and wave signs, cry and pop champagne after Joe Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election.
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Eight arrested after protest march, night of vandalism on East Colfax Avenue in Denver 5.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver police arrested eight people during a Wednesday night protest where people blocked intersections on East Colfax Avenue and vandalized property.
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Election 2020 live updates: All eyes on Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as presidential election too close to call 4.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest election updates from across the nation. The presidency and U.S. Senate are on the line, and the results may be uncertain for a while.
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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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