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'This is literally an industry': drone images give rare look at for-profit Ice detention centers
Art project combines interviews with ex-detainees on their trauma during Covid-19, and imagery of the growth of private-run detention in the US “Imagine how it feels there, locked up, the whole day without catching the air, without … seeing the light, because that is a cave there, in there you go crazy; without being able to see my family, just being able to listen to them on a phone and be able
Republicans do battle: Trump ally whips up Wyoming crowd against Liz Cheney
Matt Gaetz flies to Cheney’s home state to hold rally and urge voters to oust her in primary after she backed impeachment US politics – live coverage In a sign of the ferocity of the conflict in the Republican party, the Florida representative and Trump ultra-loyalist Matt Gaetz flew into Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Thursday to help whip up a crowd against Liz Cheney, the No 3 House Republican and memb
US children will 'hopefully' get vaccines in late spring or early summer, says Fauci
Covid-19 vaccines not yet approved for children, but they are a key step in pursuit of widespread immunity Children in the US will “hopefully” start to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by late spring or early summer, Dr Anthony Fauci said on Friday. Related: Black Americans receiving Covid vaccines at lower rates than whites Continue reading...

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Cori Bush says she's moving office away from GOP extremist over safety concerns
Democratic congresswoman said Marjorie Taylor Greene and her staff refused to wear masks and berated her The Democratic representative Cori Bush said she is moving her office away from that of Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene due to safety concerns after Greene and her staff berated her and refused to wear masks. Continue reading...
Seattle hospitals rush to dole out 1,300 Covid vaccine doses in the middle of the night
When a freezer where the supply was stored failed, the hospitals sent out word over social media so it wouldn’t go to waste Seattle hospitals rushed out Covid-19 vaccines to hundreds of people in the middle of the night after a freezer they were being stored in failed. It’s not clear what exactly caused the freezer failure Thursday night, but the Northwest and Montlake campuses of the UW Medical
John Chaney, Temple's towering Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies aged 89
Hall of Fame coach led Philadelphia school to five Elite Eights Chaney became a high-profile champion of the disadvantaged John Chaney, one of the nation’s leading black coaches and a commanding figure during a Hall of Fame basketball career at Temple, died Friday. He was 89. The university said he died after a short, unspecified illness. He celebrated his birthday last week. Continue reading...
Biden says Congress needs to 'act now' on $1.9tn Covid relief proposal
President said he supported passing relief with or without Republicans US politics – live updates Joe Biden said on Friday that Congress needs to “act now” on his $1.9tn Covid-19 relief proposal, even without Republican support, adding that most economists believe additional economic stimulus is needed. “We have to act now,” the president told reporters at the White House. “There is an overwhelmi
NFL teams don’t care about gender-based violence if you’re a star
The Chad Wheeler case is the latest example of the NFL dropping the ball when it comes to violence against women The same weekend the NFL settled in for its conference championship round, a little-known Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman stands accused of an act of violence so horrific it still seems incomprehensible. The chilling account from the King County police report begins with Chad Wheele
Philadelphia shutters Covid vaccine site after partnering with 22-year-old
Officials said they shut down operation after student Andrei Doroshin sought to monetize information When Philadelphia began getting its first batches of Covid-19 vaccines, it looked to partner with someone who could get a mass vaccination site up and running quickly. City hall officials might have looked across the skyline to the world-renowned health providers at the University of Pennsylvania,
New Yorkers warned of frostbite risk as temperatures plunge
National Weather Service says to ‘make sure all exposed skin is protected’ as city’s temperatures as low as 15F to 20F on Friday Plunging temperatures gripped New York on Friday, with the US National Weather Service warning that people in the city risked getting frostbite if they ventured outdoors unprotected. If people did need to be outside, the weather service advised to wear gloves and hats.
History suggests we may forget the pandemic sooner than we think | Jonathan Freedland
Even the ‘Spanish’ flu quickly faded from collective memory. We must ensure the same doesn’t happen with Covid One day this will all be over. That’s hard to believe now, when even this month seems interminable, the January that refused to end. But one day, not soon perhaps, we will speak of the pandemic in the past tense. When that time comes, how will we remember the plague that visited death up
WallStreetBets' founder on GameStop: 'I didn't think it would go this far'
The Reddit forum is at the center of a war between Wall Street and an army of small investors over the store – and Jaime Rogozinski is still getting to grips with it Jaime Rogozinski always knew WallStreetBets, the Reddit forum he founded, was part of something big – but even he wasn’t prepared for quite how big. Related: GameStop: how Reddit amateurs took aim at Wall Street’s short-sellers Conti
New York Times 'disciplined' top Covid reporter accused of using racial slurs
Paper says Donald McNeil Jr ‘showed extremely poor judgement’ in using racist language on a Times-endorsed educational trip The New York Times has confirmed the paper investigated and “disciplined” its high-profile public health and Covid-19 reporter after he used racial slurs during a trip with high school students in 2019. Donald McNeil Jr, a 45-year veteran of the paper and its lead reporter o
Marston's pub chain receives takeover proposal from US private equity group
Owner of 1,400 pubs and bars, including Pitcher & Piano chain, will evaluate all-cash offer from Platinum Equity The pub chain Marston’s has received a takeover approach from a US private equity group in a move that could fuel a spate of deals in the embattled hospitality sector. The news of the all-cash offer from Platinum Equity Advisors prompted a 17% spike in Marston’s share price to 87p, giv
The GameStop affair is like tulip mania on steroids | Dan Davies
It’s eerily similar to the 17th-century Dutch bubble, but with the self-organising potential of the internet added to the mix Towards the end of 1636, there was an outbreak of bubonic plague in the Netherlands. The concept of a lockdown was not really established at the time, but merchant trade slowed to a trickle. Idle young men in the town of Haarlem gathered in taverns, and looked for amusemen
Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris's stepdaughter, signs with IMG Models
IMG Models chief says design student ‘exudes joy’ and will join poet Amanda Gorman at agency The vice-president Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, has signed with IMG Models – home of Gigi and Bella Hadid – after her appearance at the presidential inauguration. Emhoff’s two looks – a jewel-encrusted Miu Miu coat and a merlot-coloured Batsheva dress – went viral during the televised ceremo
Facebook is banning leftwing users like me - and it's going largely unnoticed | Akin Olla
Facebook placed a number of leftwing organizers on a restricted list during Biden’s inauguration. It’s part of a much bigger problem In response to the fascist riot at the US Capitol, Facebook engaged in a flurry of dangerous and misguided corporate authoritarianism. I, along with a number of other leftwing organizers, was deemed a threat to the inauguration of Joe Biden and placed on a restricte
GameStop shares surge again as Robinhood restores trading
App helping to fuel share-buying frenzy allows ‘limited buys’ after a $1bn cash injection to safeguard trades Shares in companies including videogame retailer GameStop soared again on Friday, as an army of small investors taking aim at Wall Street regained access to amateur share trading platform Robinhood. The app, weaponised by activist small investors to trap hedge funds in a “short squeeze” t
Sports quiz of the week: sailing, settling scores, signings and the Super Bowl
Who pulled up? Who keeps going? Who hasn’t kept up? Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off in the second half of the Milan derby this week. Who followed him off the pitch 20 minutes later? Romelu Lukaku Ashley Young Alexis S├ínchez Paolo Valeri Tom Brady has reached yet another Super Bowl. By the time the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs is played next weekend, what percentage
Unmoored from all but a few friends, I fear lockdown has atrophied my social muscles | Emma Brockes
It may not last, this urge to flee even virtual contact with other humans in favour of box sets and bed. But what if it does? “How has it been, all this time?” A casual acquaintance – the mother of a vague friend of my children – asked this question on the street, from behind a mask and at a safe social distance. We hadn’t seen each other for months, and my children had drifted from hers, as they
Vast racial disparity in Covid vaccination rates | First Thing
White people are being vaccinated at significantly higher rates than Black people, according to an analysis. Plus, Biden makes health insurance more accessible Don’t already get First Thing in your inbox? Sign up here Good morning. Black Americans are receiving Covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to an analysis .
As a 'Zoom boom' brings the wealthy to Santa Fe, locals are getting priced out
New Mexico city faces a crisis as Covid ravages the tourism-based economy and newcomers crowd the housing market Shawna Martinez moved to Santa Fe to attend school in 1989 and never left. Working at Hotel Santa Fe for nearly 30 years, she has had a front seat to the explosive growth of this tourist town in past years. But late last year, on Martinez’s 50th birthday, her landlady delivered news th
Biden move to refund UN population agency is 'ray of hope for millions'
‘Women’s bodies are not political bargaining chips’ says UNFPA director, as US funding restored after Trump era The decision by US president Joe Biden to refund the UN population fund, UNFPA, offers “a ray of hope for millions of people around the world”, said the agency’s executive director. Dr Natalia Kanem said the announcement on Thursday would have an “enormous” impact on the agency’s work,
Democrats set to push for Covid relief without Republican Congress support – live updates
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