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.

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User: newstrust Topic: Hurricane Katrina
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Whether it’s hurricanes or COVID-19, disasters are driving a mental health crisis 25.8.2020 Raw Story
This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity and Columbia Journalism Investigations. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south from […]
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Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis. The Only Federal Program to Address It Is Underfunded. 25.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south […]
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Racist Neoliberal Response to Hurricane Katrina Foreshadowed Response to COVID 17.8.2020 Truthout.com
We must learn from the U.S.’s apartheid response to Hurricane Katrina to reimagine our response to ...
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 470 ways Trump failed to protect America from COVID-19 14.7.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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FAILURE: Here are 470 ways Trump failed to protect America from COVID-19 13.7.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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Natural Disaster Survivors Still Fighting for Relief Now Face Delays From COVID 7.7.2020 Truthout.com
The patchwork system of federal and local relief already tangled up in bureaucratic delays has come to a ...
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 370 ways Donald Trump failed to keep us safe from the coronavirus 22.6.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 320 ways Donald Trump failed to protect us from the coronavirus 25.5.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II.By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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Families Need Help Paying for COVID Burials But Trump Hasn’t Released the Money 3.5.2020 Truthout.com
Trump has yet to free up a pool of disaster relief funding specifically intended to help families cover burial ...
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Trump administration refuses to release the money for grieving families who need help paying for COVID-19 burials 30.4.2020 Raw Story
As the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus mounts, President Donald Trump has yet to free up a pool of disaster relief funding specifically intended to help families cover burial costs. Approximately 30 states and territories have requested the funding as the pandemic spreads across the country and struggling families ask for help burying their […]
Hey, teachers, cops, etc. — Mitch McConnell wants your job, pension. Will he kill the GOP instead? 30.4.2020 The Moderate Voice

It’s been a generation since the right-wing activist Grover Norquist said his movement’s goal wasn’t to eliminate government, but merely to “shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub.” Since then, the failure of a downsized and disinterested government to respond to crises like Hurricane Katrina seemed to have […]

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Here’s how Mitch McConnell could kill off the Republican Party — for good 28.4.2020 Raw Story
It’s been a generation since the right-wing activist Grover Norquist said his movement’s goal wasn’t to eliminate government, but merely to “shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub.” Since then, the failure of a downsized and disinterested government to respond to crises like Hurricane Katrina seemed to have […]
This stunningly detailed timeline of Trump’s failures shows America’s coronavirus crisis was a man-made disaster 17.4.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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Cold War-style preparedness could help fight future pandemics 14.4.2020 Raw Story
A key group of allies is missing in the U.S. effort to face the coronavirus pandemic: the American people. In the wake of World War II and during the Cold War, the U.S. was the world’s best at planning and preparing for mobilizing the citizenry to take action in an emergency. In those days, the […]
Column: Life after coronavirus will never be the same? Let's just see about that 2.4.2020 LA Times: Health

After 9/11, they said irony was dead. After Obama was elected, they said satire was dead. Despite the dire predictions we're hearing amid the coronavirus crisis, our lives will return to normal one day. But our behaviors may change dramatically for a time, but our natures will not.

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Trump and the Governors 28.3.2020 Outside the Beltway
This isn't what leadership looks like.
’50-state Hurricane Katrina’: Joe Scarborough buries Trump for screwing up even worse than George W. Bush 20.3.2020 Raw Story
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Friday sent out a series of frantic tweets begging President Donald Trump to step up his game on the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, Scarborough singled out the continued shortages of coronavirus test kits and other medical supplies as a massive scandal that has left the United States far behind other nations […]
Paul Krugman launches devastating tweetstorm indicting ‘man-child’ Trump for coming explosion of coronavirus cases 8.3.2020 Raw Story
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman launched a 10-tweet broadside at Donald Trump and the “anti-science” Republican Party on Saturday, laying the blame on them for what he expects to be an explosion of coronavirus cases in the U.S. Beginning by writing, “There are now good reasons to believe that the coronavirus will hit America […]
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Op-Ed: Without universal healthcare, coronavirus puts us all at risk 5.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Medicaid should be expanded to cover the uninsured during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Trump, seeking to tamp down fears of coronavirus, names Pence to lead response 27.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump insisted that 'the risk to the American people remains very low.'

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