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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With rent due and evictions looming, Elizabeth Warren rips Mitch McConnell for ‘disgraceful’ obstruction 1.12.2020 Raw Story
With another rent payment due Tuesday for millions of Americans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans for continuing to stonewall an adequate coronavirus stimulus bill that would prevent mass evictions that are just around the corner and provide desperately needed relief to the unemployed. “For nine months, […]
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He's a Republican, a Wall Street financier, and a supporter of 'Medicare for all' 30.11.2020 LA Times: Business

Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners' chief investment officer, is a conservative who thinks progressive policies, modified by tax incentives, could aid a COVID-battered underclass.

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Senator proposes bold new agenda to prevent ‘another right-wing authoritarian’ even worse than Trump 25.11.2020 Raw Story
Warning that a failure to deliver real material gains to the U.S. working class could lay the groundwork for another “right-wing authoritarian” to seize power in 2024, Sen. Bernie Sanders is imploring the leadership of the Democratic Party and the incoming Biden administration to aggressively pursue an agenda that confronts powerful special interests, improves people’s […]
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Biden’s Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It. 23.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden’s Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It.
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Ever-Growing Millions of Americans Face Eviction and Hunger. Will Congress Act? 21.11.2020 Truthout.com
Absent quick congressional action amid a worsening pandemic, millions of Americans are staring into an economic ...
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Biden’s First 100 Days Should Be Focused on Policies Protecting Most Vulnerable 17.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden’s First 100 Days Should Be Focused on Policies Protecting Most Vulnerable
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Presidents presiding over recessions usually lose in a landslide — so why didn’t Donald Trump? 7.11.2020 Raw Story
It is something of an axiom in American presidential election years that if the economy is in poor shape, the incumbent party will lose. And indeed, as Americans cast their votes earlier this week, the United States was facing a recession largely due to President Donald Trump’s bungling pandemic response — while what little economic […]
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Florida’s Stunning Minimum Wage Win Shows Momentum Extends Beyond Blue States 6.11.2020 Truthout.com
Florida’s Stunning Minimum Wage Win Shows Momentum Extends Beyond Blue States
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Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Measure to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour 4.11.2020 Truthout.com
Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Measure to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
After Installing Barrett, McConnell Adjourns Senate for Recess Sans COVID Relief 28.10.2020 Truthout.com
The failure to approve additional relief prior to the contest could delay an additional aid package for ...
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Mutual Aid Is Essential to Our Survival Regardless of Who Is in the White House 27.10.2020 Truthout.com
Mutual Aid Is Essential to Our Survival Regardless of Who Is in the White House
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An Effective Green New Deal Must Be Global. This Is What It Could Look Like. 25.10.2020 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin's latest book gives us a concrete plan to deal with this truly existential ...
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Op-Ed: The roots of California's tattered economy were planted long before the coronavirus arrived 25.10.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Dependence on tech industries can't help the state recover lower-wage job losses or reduce the entrenched inequality that makes California susceptible to rolling catastrophes.

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Candidates Focus on the Middle Class, But They Must Also Tackle Deep Poverty 24.10.2020 Truthout.com
Biden and Trump spent too much time discussing the "struggling middle class" instead of those at the very ...
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COVID Hit Alabama Hard. State Officials Funneled CARES Act Relief to Donors. 18.10.2020 Truthout.com
COVID Hit Alabama Hard. State Officials Funneled CARES Act Relief to Donors.
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Column: Coronavirus relief briefly saved millions from poverty, but they're slipping back down 15.10.2020 LA Times: Business

The CARES Act saved millions from poverty in the pandemic, but Washington's inaction is sending them back to the poorhouse.

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8 million have slipped into poverty since May as federal aid has dried up 15.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
After an ambitious expansion of the safety net in the spring saved millions of people from poverty, the aid is now largely exhausted and poverty has returned to levels higher than before the coronavirus crisis, two new studies have found.
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Because ‘people are suffering,’ Ro Khanna says Democrats have ‘moral obligation’ to pursue deal with White House on COVID relief 14.10.2020 Raw Story
Still alone among progressive members of Congress in publicly urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to run with the Trump White House’s $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief offer, Rep. Ro Khanna said Monday that Democratic lawmakers have a “moral obligation” to pursue a deal to provide additional aid to individuals and families facing a deadly pandemic, mass […]
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Inside Trump’s wildly exaggerated ‘help’ for black voters 11.10.2020 Raw Story
As part of every campaign speech – and in that single, awful debate – Donald Trump works in a reference to helping Black voters. Specifically, he cites lower unemployment numbers than in the years before his presidency and the introduction of “opportunity” zones for investment in specified urban neighborhoods. Actually, when you look at these […]
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College Students Face Higher Rates of Food Insecurity Than Average US Household 11.10.2020 Truthout.com
Low-income students have been dropping out at high rates amid the pandemic in part due to lack of access to ...
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