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It has to be racism, right? Liberal readers are still struggling to figure out Trump's base 19.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

What makes Trump supporters tick? L.A. Times readers have some thoughts.

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Editorial: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Supreme Court icon, is dead. The Senate should wait to replace her. 19.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Senate should be consistent and decline to act on Trump's nominee

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal giant of the Supreme Court, dies 19.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the first to become a pop culture icon.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, the Supreme Court announced Friday night. Ginsburg’s passing gives President Donald Trump the opportunity to radically remake the Supreme Court for a generation by replacing the liberal feminist icon with a staunch conservative. If Trump succeeds in filling Ginsburg’s seat with a justice in the mold of […]
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Denver police cut budget for financial reasons; public safety remains bulk of city spending despite protests 19.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Public safety operations will remain the city's largest expenditure in 2021 and no other single department is close, despite calls from weeks of protest this summer to reallocate taxpayer dollars from public safety to other city services.
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Emotional arguments project hope and fear as voters set to decide what could be Illinois’ biggest taxation shift in four decades 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A proposed constitutional change that would shift Illinois to a graduated rate income tax could have the most lasting consequences for the state of any item on the Nov. 3 ballot.
L.A.'s poet laureate isn't mincing words: 'The world's on fire. We're just trying to survive.' 18.9.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis joins the L.A. Times Book Club Sept. 24 for Black Poets in a Time of Unrest, an evening of discussion and poetry performances.

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As Census Deadline Looms, South Texas Organizers Are in a Race Against Time 17.9.2020 Mother Jones
When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year, Martha Sanchez and her team at La Union del Pueblo Entero realized that going door-to-door was no longer an option. So they came up with a new, safer, way to spread the word about the census in the colonias of Hidalgo County, Texas, “We get in the […]
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Could a billionaire lose his LACMA board seat over his prison-phone investment? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Business

L.A. private equity titan Tom Gores is facing an ouster campaign for his LACMA board seat over his firm's investment in a prison telephone service.

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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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'Is that leg really broken?' Rights group documents detainee abuse in Belarus 16.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

Detainees swept up in protest against Belarus president describe harrowing jailhouse abuse. Major rights group deems some of it torture.

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Economic expansion in 2019 brought income gains, poverty reduction but more uninsured 16.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The nation's uninsured rate worsened and the onset of COVID-19 means last year's income gains are long gone.

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Environmental remediation and infrastructure policies offer crucial opportunities for fossil fuel communities in transition 16.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This second report in a joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future examines U.S. federal environmental remediation and infrastructure policies that can create jobs and restore communities that have been historically reliant on fossil fuels. Daniel Raimi of RFF authored the report described in this blog post. All views expressed […]
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Huge win or missed opportunity? Community activists, politicians and retailers debate Chicago ban on flavored vaping products. 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Under the ordinance, Chicagoans can still purchase flavored cigarettes such as menthols but can no longer purchase a menthol-flavored vape.
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Denver police officer files ethics complaint against Councilwoman CdeBaca over protest confrontation 14.9.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
A Denver police officer filed a city ethics complaint against Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca alleging the councilwoman belittled officers at a removal of a homeless encampment and tried to inflame protesters there.
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Column: The Chicago Bears win was big. The players’ diverse protests during the national anthem were bigger. 14.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Chicago Bears won their season opener, but the victory was the second most important thing the team accomplished Sunday.
The first COVID-19 patients in Illinois faced stigma, bigotry. But experts say their contributions to science taught the US much about the virus. 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Medical experts say that the first COVID-19 patients in Illinois helped shape much of the nation’s earliest knowledge of the virus.
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With deadline looming, Chicago is badly lagging in census response, especially in communities of color 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
With the census deadline looming, responses in the city of Chicago are still substantially behind the rest of the state, particularly in communities of color that stand to be hit the hardest by the consequences of an undercount.
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Dajore Wilson’s killing brings Canaryville neighborhood together: ‘We’re not living in our parents’ or grandparents' Chicago' 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The three men who organized the vigil for 8-year-old Dajore Wilson, shot to death on the Canaryville neighborhood’s southern border on Labor Day, looked out to see a racially diverse crowd and reflected on what felt like a small moment of progress born out of this tragedy.
“Cult-like” Colorado spiritual group met with violent protests during Hawaiian sojourn 12.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
What began as a relaxing trip designed to ease the pain of "Mother God," the ailing leader of the Love Has Won religious group, turned into a violent multi-day standoff last week with a collection of Hawaiian protesters who chafed at what they described as outsiders invading their island and desecrating their culture.
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