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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Governor fact-checks Donald Trump’s claim that Republican states are doing better at COVID-19 response 1.5.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump announced at a press conference Thursday that blue states, those run by Democrats, are having a harder time dealing with the coronavirus crisis than Republicans are. “They want to help the states. They want to help bailouts. Bailouts are very tough. They happen to be Democratic states. It’s California, it’s New York, […]
Massive maniacal meltdown: Trump lashes out in rampage of rage tweeting – totally ignores 61,000 dead Americans 30.4.2020 Raw Story
There are currently over one million Americans confirmed to have been infected with coronavirus, and 61,680 Americans who have died from the devastating virus. Over the past 12 hours President Donald Trump went into meltdown mode. The clearly upset and frustrated leader of the most powerful country on the planet chose to share that frustration as he […]
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NBC Insists Governments Have ‘Moral Authority’ to Keep You Isolated 30.4.2020 NewsBusters
Disturbing and authoritarian tendencies were on full display during Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, as anchor Lester Holt and reporter Gabe Gutierrez decried a gathering of mourning orthodox Jews in New York City recently. And despite cries of anti-Semitism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, the network suggested state and local governments had the “moral authority” to crackdown on public and private gatherings of any ...
Trump to order meat processing plants to remain open despite coronavirus infections 28.4.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump intends to step in to keep meat processing plants open, according to Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs. According to the report, Trump is declaring the plants “critical infrastructure under the Defense Production Act.” It’s an effort to “stave off the shortage of beef, chicken, eggs, pork,” said Jacobs. “Plant closures could have […]
Trump administration and Democrats near deal for more coronavirus aid to small businesses 20.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Democratic leaders said Sunday they were "very close" to a coronavirus relief deal with about $400 billion more for small-business loans, hospitals and testing.

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Can Kevin McCarthy be beaten? His 2020 opponent thinks his ‘blatant racism’ could take him down 31.3.2020 Raw Story
When Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., first announced that he would run for House speaker in 2015 (after the departure of John Boehner), the party’s far-right Freedom Caucus opposed him on the grounds that he was too moderate. His primary offense: Opposing the 2013 government shutdown, which was orchestrated by House Republicans in a futile attempt to thwart […]
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Mitch McConnell put a provision in the stimulus that expedites FDA approval of a product in his state 27.3.2020 Raw Story
The $2 trillion coronavirus relief stimulus package contains a number of vital provisions to help the American people. But as with most bills of its size and complexity, it is also loaded with small giveaways to help key senators serve special interests in their states. According to Politico, one of the strangest such provisions, relating […]
Trump praises stimulus bill funding for the Kennedy Center that the Republican Party trashed hours earlier 26.3.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump praised funding for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that was put in the stimulus bill. It flies in the face of the Republican Party’s attacks on the funding measure, and accusations that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was pushing her own pet projects into being funded. The Kennedy Center does get […]
Here’s how Trump could try to force states to end the coronavirus lockdowns early 26.3.2020 Raw Story
It is clear that President Donald Trump wants the business shutdowns to end quickly and normal economic activity to resume — even if it comes at the cost of wider exposure to the novel coronavirus. The key obstacle for him, though, is that nearly all of these restrictions were imposed at the state and local […]
Trump’s new Mexico policy will slash US food supply during coronavirus crisis: farmers 20.3.2020 Raw Story
Farmers around the country warned of food supply shortages after the Trump administration imposed new restrictions on seasonal workers from Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration has used the public health crisis to impose new restrictions at the Southern border. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico announced Monday that “all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend […]
Commentary: No, China's fresh food markets did not cause coronavirus 11.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Wet markets are more vital now than ever. But wildlife regulation is an issue.

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Opinion: Why aren't we paying people with the coronavirus to stay home? 6.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Public health officials say people who feel sick should stay at home. But that's not so simple if doing so means a loss of income.

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Is This the Year Democrats Finally Take Down Steve King? 24.2.2020 Mother Jones
On a Sunday evening in mid-November, J.D. Scholten stood in the Swaledale, Iowa, City Hall and spoke, as he often does, about sandwiches. Scholten, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the state’s once reliably red 4th Congressional District, was in the midst of a series of town halls he called the “Don’t Forget About Us” […]
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Out-of-Control Trump Declares Himself 'Chief Law Enforcement' Officer 19.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Jim Acosta's report here depicts a president utterly out of control, living completely outside reality and giving us all a taste of what is yet to come if we do not remove this man from the White House in November. After pardoning the likes of Rod Blagojevich, Bernie Kerik, and Michael Effing Milken earlier today, Trump puffed himself up and told reporters he isn't involved in the Stone case. HOWEVER, everyone take note: Just so you understand, I chose not to be involved. I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually, I guess the chief law enforcement officer of the country. Yeah, screw that whole Attorney General thing, screw the independent judiciary, because the orange mofo in the White House has declared himself to BE the law, which is pretty different from obeying it. How's that whole "he'll learn his lesson thing" working out for Senator Collins right now, by the way? Well, it turns out that Collins , Murkowski and Alexander sold out for some pork. They gave Trump a pass for his lawless ways for ...
The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract 22.1.2020 Truthout.com
The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract
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Factory Farm Conditions Are Unhealthy for Animals and Bad for People, Too 1.12.2019 Truthout.com
A worker in a blue smock looks at rows and rows of chickens in cages
An increase in life-threatening antibiotic resistance is one of many public health crises caused by factory farming.
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A Christian enclave proud of its pork confronts a proposal to attract Muslim tourists 9.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Christians in Indonesia's Lake Toba are pushing back against plans to promote halal tourism, as religious and ethnic tensions simmer in the Muslim-dominated country.

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USDA offers pork companies a new inspection plan, despite opposition 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under new federal rules, pork companies can hire workers to do some tasks currently reserved for federal inspectors in hog slaughterhouses. Critics say it's a move toward privatization.
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Pound jumps on Brexit hopes as global stocks firm 14.9.2019 Raw Story
The British pound hit a seven-week high against the dollar Friday amid easing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Stock markets meanwhile won support after China said some US agricultural products including pork and soybeans would be exempt from added tariffs, ahead of trade talks between Beijing and Washington scheduled for October. After flirting with new […]
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Steve King jokes about forced sterilization and Muslim concentration camps: ‘Everyone should eat pork’ 27.8.2019 Raw Story
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) may have hit a new low on Tuesday when he joked that Muslims in Chinese concentration camps should be forced to eat pork. According to Paige Godden of Iowa Starting Line, King made the remarks while speaking at a town hall event. Congressman Steve King tries to make a joke about […]
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