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 Rushes to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections Before January 20 26.11.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Rushes to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections Before January 20
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Customs agents held more Iranian Americans and others at U.S.-Canada border than it admitted, records show 18.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

Records show Customs and Border Protection detained 277 citizens in January, when some Iranian Americans reported being held — and show CPB officials falsely denied ordering detention of citizens of certain national origins.

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What is devolution and how does it work across the UK? 17.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
Boris Johnson has come under fire for reportedly describing devolution in Scotland as a "disaster".
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Op-Ed: Latino political power is still growing — but not the way many people expected 11.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The 2020 election confirmed that Latinos aren't a monolithic voting bloc. They exercise power in many venues, with a variety of objectives.

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Trump Ousted. The Spirit of Insurgent Democracy Is Rising. 10.11.2020 Truthout.com
Surviving the toxic aftermath of a Trump presidency calls for a radical reimagining of democracy in the ...
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Trump immigration rule takes effect again during appeal 6.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A federal appeals court has allowed a Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps to go back into effect while it considers the case.
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ICE is deporting women at Irwin amid criminal investigation into Georgia doctor 5.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

ICE is deporting women from a Georgia detention center who have alleged medical abuse against a gynecologist, despite an ongoing criminal investigation.

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Column: Legitimacy for our democracy was on the ballot 4.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Polarization has been part of American politics since the beginning, but this year it went into overdrive and turned into questions of legitimacy for our democracy, a far more dangerous scenario.

Op-Ed: Modern California is all about voter access. History reveals a far grimmer voting-rights past 3.11.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Historical documents show California tried to keep many working class and nonwhite citizens from voting in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Politicians Should Stop Assuming Immigration Is the Only “Latino Issue” 2.11.2020 Truthout.com
A majority of Latinos are citizens with an important stake in the economy and they are decidedly not one-issue ...
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COVID Stimulus Checks Have Still Not Reached as Many as 12 Million People 2.11.2020 Truthout.com
Some of the people who need financial assistance the most during the pandemic never received their ...
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The Winner of the 2020 Election Won’t Be Inheriting a Genuine Democracy 1.11.2020 Truthout.com
There is no other democracy in the advanced industrialized world with the “undemocratic” features found in the ...
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Op-Ed: Why every person, regardless of citizenship, counts in apportioning House seats 23.10.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The Constitution forbids Trump from excluding undocumented immigrants in determining representation in the House.

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ICE arrests 25 in Denver as part of campaign targeting “sanctuary” cities 17.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 25 people in Colorado as part of a nationwide enforcement operation targeting so-called sanctuary cities ahead of the November election. 
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Supreme Court to consider Trump effort to exclude from census any immigrants not legally in the U.S. 17.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

The high court will review a case with potentially huge impact for a decade on California and the Los Angeles area.

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As jobs vanished, immigrants left California. The question is how many 16.10.2020 LA Times: Business

Researchers found a 6.2% drop in California's immigrant population from March through July, an outflow larger than the population of Sacramento.

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Editorial: Let us count the ways Trump has damaged the 2020 census 16.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump has swung a wrecking ball through the 2020 census in hopes of hurting Democrats and helping Republicans.

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Trump's immigration changes will affect California long after he's gone 15.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Even after Trump stops hitting his favorite punching bag, California will feel the impact of his immigration restrictions.

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Latinos 'can be the difference maker' in this presidential battleground 12.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As Trump and Biden vie for North Carolina, Latinos try and turn out the vote in battleground.

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Israel unblocks big immigration of Ethiopian Jews 12.10.2020 BBC: World
Thousands have been waiting in camps to be allowed to settle in Israel for years.
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