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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Cold case update: Michigan woman charged with murder after newborn boys found in Stickney garbage 17 years ago 6.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cold case update: Woman, Antoinette Briley, charged after newborn boys found in Stickney garbage 17 years ago in 2003.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 9,887 new COVID-19 cases and 208 more fatalities reported, as state passes 13,000 deaths; ex-state Sen. Martin Sandoval dies from virus complications 6.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
Ex-state Sen. Martin Sandoval, who pleaded guilty to political corruption, dies from COVID-19, attorney says 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Ex-state Sen. Martin Sandoval, who pleaded guilty to political corruption, dies from COVID-19, attorney says
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False-negative tests let COVID-19 into a rural Colorado hospital’s long-term care unit 5.12.2020 Denver Post: Local
On an ordinary day in mid-November, someone woke up feeling fine and went to work at a small-town nursing home, as usual. Two weeks later, all but four of the home's residents had COVID-19.
At least 11 wounded in shootings since Friday evening, police say 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
At least 11 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday evening, police said.
Lockdowns are depressing and economically devastating. But California might not have a choice 5.12.2020 LA Times: Health

Stay-at-home is unpopular and it crushes businesses. But it might be California's only option

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Opinion: Our letters page is evidence that L.A.'s COVID-19 messaging is failing 5.12.2020 LA Times: Health

Readers are becoming skeptical of new COVID-19 restrictions at the worst possible moment.

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Lawndale chase, shooting and crash now a triple homicide 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A third person has died from a horrific car crash and shooting on the West Side on Wednesday night.
Striking workers reach agreement to go back to work at 11 Illinois nursing homes in ‘family reunion’ with residents 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Striking SEIU workers reached agreement to go back to work Monday at 11 Infinity nursing homes in Illinois, with average $2 an hour pay increases.
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Illinois to distribute first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to 50 counties with highest death rates, possibly by mid-December 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Illinois plans to distribute its initial allocation of roughly 109,000 doses of a new COVID-19 vaccine to the 50 counties across the state with the highest death rates from the virus, the state’s top public health official said Friday.
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Driver dies in Lakewood crash as suspects flee robbery in speeding car 5.12.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A driver died Friday in Lakewood when suspects from a nearby robbery crashed into the victim's vehicle.
L.A. County provides at-home coronavirus testing in pilot program 5.12.2020 LA Times: Health

The home-testing pilot program for L.A. County residents runs through Jan. 15 and is designed to reduce COVID-19 spread through the holidays.

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Bay Area counties will begin stay-at-home order on Sunday, ahead of state mandate 5.12.2020 LA Times: Health

Bay Area health officials have issued a stay-at-home order effective Sunday, fearing that COVID-19 patients could otherwise overwhelm hospitals.

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Chicago-area vaccination sites will be at hospitals, clinics, pharmacies — but also drive-thrus at schools, parks and maybe Six Flags 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As part of a nationwide effort against the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials in the Chicago area are preparing for vaccinations on a scale never before seen.
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Shooting on Eisenhower snarls traffic near Canal Street on Near West Side 5.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
All lanes of traffic are blocked on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway near Halsted Street following a shooting on Friday afternoon, state police said.
Weak jobs report points to faltering recovery and race for a vaccine 4.12.2020 LA Times: Business

America's employers scaled back their hiring last month as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated across the country.

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Staffing shortages feared at some California hospitals as COVID-19 fills up beds 4.12.2020 LA Times: Health

Hospitals are bracing for another surge in COVID-19 cases. This time, they're worried about whether they'll have enough staff.

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What happened when the only ER doctor in a rural Colorado town got COVID-19 4.12.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Kurt Papenfus, a doctor in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, started to feel sick around Halloween. He developed a scary cough, intestinal symptoms and a headache. In the midst of a pandemic, the news that he had COVID-19 wasn’t surprising, but Papenfus’ illness would have repercussions far beyond his own health.
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CVS to give out COVID-19 treatment in nursing homes 4.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
CVS has reached a deal with the federal government to give out a COVID-19 antibody treatment in patients’ homes and long-term care facilities, the pharmacy chain announced Wednesday, providing a new way for certain high-risk patients to get a drug aimed at keeping them out of the hospital.
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Letters to the Editor: Antibody tests can help determine who gets the first COVID vaccines 4.12.2020 LA Times: Opinion

While the initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines is scarce, we should immunize only those who show no evidence of coronavirus immunity.

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