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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“Better Than Trump” Is Not Enough. We Need More From Biden on LGBTQ Policy. 28.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden promises a return to Obama-era policy on LGBTQ issues — but even if he follows through, that is not ...
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Macron 'shocked' at beating of black man by Paris police officers 27.11.2020 BBC: World
Video of police officers beating a man in Paris left the president visibly upset, an official says.
Lockdown asylum freeze puts Iraqi doctor 'in limbo' 27.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
"Karim" wanted to help the NHS but the pandemic put his asylum claim on hold.
Paris police officers suspended over beating of black music producer 27.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
Video of the three officers beating the music producer at his studio has caused an outcry in France.
Latest Trump Effort to End DACA Invalidated by Federal Judge 15.11.2020 Truthout.com
Latest Trump Effort to End DACA Invalidated by Federal Judge
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Editorial: Here's what California needs in its next senator 15.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Let's have a Latino or Black bridge-builder from Southern California as our next senator.

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Some big, early shifts on immigration expected under Biden 11.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and important to his base.
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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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Mike Pence's Indiana hometown built by a different kind of Republican 24.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

Locals celebrate a Christian Republican from their Indiana hometown as presidential material. But they're talking about the late industrialist J. Irwin Miller, not Mike Pence.

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Man charged with right-wing terror plot to kill immigration solicitor 23.10.2020 BBC: Front Page
Prosecutors allege he equipped himself with a knife and handcuffs, as well as Nazi and Confederate flags.
The Papers: Care staff 'ordered to work in one home only' 22.10.2020 BBC: Front Page
The papers cover extra help from the chancellor and MPs' rejection of Marcus Rashford's campaign.
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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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Gardner vs. Hickenlooper: Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates on 13 issues 11.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As the state's voters prepare to decide a contest that could help determine control of the Senate, here's where Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Gardner, a Republican, stand on 13 key issues.
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Trump’s Strict Immigration Laws Exacerbate Human Trafficking in the US 6.10.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s summits do little to end human trafficking when his policies make migrants more vulnerable to ...
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As another migrant caravan heads toward the United States, skeptics ask: Why now? 3.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

There is no evidence of political meddling behind a caravan of two thousand migrants that left Honduras this week, although figures as prominent as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have expressed their doubts.

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Domestic Workers Are Organizing to Make Care Work a 2020 Election Issue 29.9.2020 Truthout.com
Domestic Workers Are Organizing to Make Care Work a 2020 Election Issue
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Amid COVID and Wildfires, Farmworkers Have Been Pushed to the Brink 27.9.2020 Truthout.com
Amid COVID and Wildfires, Farmworkers Have Been Pushed to the Brink
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Editorial: Trump wants to invade your privacy in the name of immigration enforcement 23.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Government wants DNA, iris scans, voice prints and photos to feed facial recognition programs from legal immigrants and their sponsors: U.S. citizens.

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Coronavirus overshadows Trump's legacy in office 21.8.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Win or lose in November, President Trump already has a legacy of domestic deregulation and global disruption. But his botched response to a deadly pandemic and a deep recession overshadow the rest.

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ICE Is Making Sure Migrant Kids Don’t Have COVID, and Then Expelling Them 11.8.2020 Truthout.com
ICE Is Making Sure Migrant Kids Don’t Have COVID, and Then Expelling Them
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