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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Biden Has New Progressive Education Rhetoric — But Policy Will Be the Test 29.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden Has New Progressive Education Rhetoric — But Policy Will Be the Test
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CNN’s Bash forced to cut off GOP senator and fact-check him on Trump lawyers’ voter fraud claims 29.11.2020 Raw Story
During a long interview with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, CNN host Dana Bash was forced to cut off the Republican when he cast doubt on the 2020 election results to point out there are no credible reports of massive election fraud. Discussing Donald Trump’s lawyer’s attempts to get thrown out, the topic turned to Georgia […]
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Something sketchy happened when Kelly Loeffler’s husband dumped his own stock this spring 28.11.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the ultra-wealthy unelected Georgia senator facing a runoff election this January that may determine control of the U.S. Senate, came under the scrutiny of government and Senate investigators this spring amid press reports of stock trades made after she attended a private briefing in January about the coronavirus pandemic. Loeffler argued that she and her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, chair of the […]
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Republican Senator Faces Insider-Trading Accusations Ahead of Georgia Runoff 27.11.2020 Truthout.com
Republican Senator Faces Insider-Trading Accusations Ahead of Georgia Runoff
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Busted again: Perdue traded hundreds of thousands worth of bank stocks while on Senate Banking Committee 27.11.2020 Raw Story
David Perdue, one of two multimillionaire Georgia Republican senators facing insider-trading scrutiny ahead of runoff elections in January, traded hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank stock while passing pro-bank legislation on the Senate Banking Committee, financial disclosures show. Between 2017 and 2020, while on the committee, Perdue co-sponsored 14 bills that benefited the financial industry, including through deregulation and […]
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Editorial: The voters have spoken on legalizing marijuana. Biden and Congress need to listen 27.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Biden administration and Congress need to modernize the federal law on marijuana to reflect the reality on the ground.

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Georgia Senator David Perdue Privately Pushed For A Tax Break For Rich Sports Teamowners 26.11.2020 Crooks Liars
[Above: We never get tired of watching Jon Ossoff take down David Purdue in their only 2020 debate. -- eds.] ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga. , privately pushed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to give wealthy sports owners a lucrative tax break last year, according to a previously unreported letter obtained by ProPublica. After the 2017 tax bill championed by President Donald Trump passed, Mnuchin and the Treasury had to write rules on how the legislation would work in practice. Of the hundreds of pages of new regulations the agency developed, Perdue wrote about his concern with one extremely narrow rule: The owners of professional sports teams were being excluded from a valuable tax break being granted to many other businesses that are structured so that the companies don’t pay taxes but the owners do. “I hope you will reconsider,” Perdue wrote in the 2019 letter ...
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No Car, No Vote"Emergency" Georgia Registration Roadblock 26.11.2020 GregPalast.com
Shortly before midnight on Saturday, Georgia's Republican Secretary of State quietly issued an “Emergency” rule change that allows any county elections registrar to block a citizen’s new registration if the voter does not have a... READ MORE
Biden expected to usher in an era of worker-friendly labor policies 26.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Trump administration’s pro-business approach is likely to get a pro-worker overhaul under President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to push to make it easier to unionize and hold employers accountable for working conditions.
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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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Perdue and Loeffler’s Well-Timed Stock Trades Give Georgia Democrats an Opening 25.11.2020 Mother Jones
Sen. David Perdue has hit a tough string of headlines recently that are complicating his effort to win reelection as a Republican in Georgia. The coverage shares a theme: Perdue used his position in the Senate to enrich himself and his wealthy donors. The stories follow the revelation from this spring that Perdue, a multi-millionaire, […]
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A harsh reality in coal country - with or without Trump 25.11.2020 BBC: World
Built on coal, Colstrip has been under threat for years. It may not matter who sits in the Oval Office.
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Trump Is Trying to Set Yellen and Biden Up to Fail as He Sabotages the Economy 24.11.2020 Truthout.com
Trump, with the consent of the GOP, is trying to sabotage Biden’s chances at a recovery every way he ...
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Watergate lawyer explains why Biden has no choice but to prosecute Trump 24.11.2020 Raw Story
The last thing that President-elect Joe Biden wants to do is be inundated by crimes committed by the previous administration. Biden is a “worker,” looking forward toward a future that repairs relationships with the international community, fixes regulations, revives government agencies and, hopefully, bring public servants back to fill positions. There’s just one problem, however, […]
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Gun-toting Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert may carry Glock at Capitol 24.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged. If she does so, she apparently won't be alone.
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7 Ways Biden Can Fight Climate Change Without Any Help from Congress 23.11.2020 Mother Jones
When Joe Biden delivered his first speech as president-elect two weeks ago, he focused on his mandate to “marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time.” Climate change was high on that list. After another year of unprecedented climate disasters, Biden will enter office with the most […]
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Here’s How a Biden Administration Could Push Companies Further on Climate 22.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Over the past year or so, as the Trump administration continued to roll back or weaken as many climate regulations in the United States as it could get its hands on, the corporate world seemed to be doing […]
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Pro-Wall Street Democrat Could Soon Have Key Role Regulating Derivatives Market 22.11.2020 Truthout.com
Pro-Wall Street Democrat Could Soon Have Key Role Regulating Derivatives Market
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BUSTED: Georgia Senator David Perdue privately pushed for a tax break for rich sports teamowners 21.11.2020 Raw Story
Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., privately pushed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to give wealthy sports owners a lucrative tax break last year, according to a previously unreported letter obtained by ProPublica. After the 2017 tax bill championed by President Donald Trump passed, Mnuchin and the Treasury had to write rules on how the legislation would work […]
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Georgia Senator David Perdue Privately Pushed for a Tax Break for Rich Sports Team Owners 21.11.2020 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. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., privately pushed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to give wealthy sports owners a lucrative tax break last year, according to a […]
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