The 2020 United States presidential election
apps.npr.org Feb 19, 2020
Nevada Democratic Debate: Live Analysis : NPR
Eyes are on Nevada as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates gather for the ninth debate.
Wuhan Coronavirus spreads
taiwannews.com.tw Feb 18, 2020
Apple moving production from China to Taiwan ... | Taiwan News
Apple shifting manufacture of AirPods, iPad, Apple Watch from China to Taiwan due to ongoing outbreak
The Trump Impeachment
twitter.com Feb 17, 2020
Trinity on Twitter
“Sure, it’s just “coincidence” these 3 GOP Senators received $38.5 Million and voted to acquit: Lamar Alexander—$9.5M Lisa Murkowski—$20M Susan Collins—$9M Meanwhile, Trump, who declared himself “king” is cleared for dictatorship & fascism is taking over our crumbling democracy.”
Trump's Deep Swamp
Facebook on Misinformation
Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Campaign
vocal.media Feb 13, 2020
A Visual History of the #YangMediaBlackout
A historical record of mainstream media exclusions of Andrew Yang (Last Updated: 2/12/2020)
Delta jet fuel dump over school playground
latimes.com Feb 12, 2020
Students sue Delta after jet fuel dump over Whittier high school - Los Angeles Times
Three students from Pioneer High School in Whittier have filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines after one of its planes dumped jet fuel over their campus and other L.A. County suburbs.
Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
politico.com Feb 13, 2020
House passes bill to revive Equal Rights Amendment - POLITICO
The ERA, first proposed in the 1920s, was adopted by Congress in the 1970s, but not enough states ratified it before a 1982 deadline.
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet
wired.com David Kushner Apr 09, 2019
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet | WIRED
Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.
Plague of locusts in recent history could come within weeks
nbcnews.com Feb 09, 2020
'Most devastating plague of locusts' in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns
Somalia declared the outbreak a national emergency. The U.N. it has the potential “to be the most devastating plague of locusts in any of our living memories."
Meng Wanzhou case: Huawei executive's extradition
thebreaker.news Feb 09, 2020
Exclusive: Recruiters for controversial pro-Meng Wanzhou protest have Richmond and Regina links - theBreaker
theBreaker.news has learned the identities of two women involved in organizing the pro-Meng Wanzhou protest outside the Huawei executive’s Vancouver extradition hearing last month.But questions remain about who the women worked for and why.
Luanda Leaks stories from around the world
icij.org Jan 23, 2020
Luanda Leaks stories from around the world - ICIJ
From Brazilian real estate to Swiss jewelry, read all the headlines from Luanda Leaks stories from dozens of ICIJ's media partners around the world.
Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas
Kobe Bryant crash witness - The Washington Post
Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot, and six other passengers were killed in the crash.
Controversial Use Of Force Inside ICE Detention Center
npr.org Feb 07, 2020
Video From Inside ICE Detention Center Shows Detainees Being Pepper-Sprayed : NPR
Footage from a privately run immigration detention center in California shows eight men linking arms in a hunger strike. Officers responded with pepper spray, saying the men were inciting "rebellion."
2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
motherjones.com Nov 25, 2019
Mitch McConnell’s Opposition to Federal Election Security Is Hitting Home – Mother Jones
Kentucky officials say local voting systems are "one emergency away from disaster."
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President
twitter.com Feb 01, 2020
Peter Morley on Twitter
“BREAKING: Capitol Police are arresting this woman for wearing a "Trump Is Guilty" sticker over her mouth #WeWantWitnesses #GOPCowards #RemoveTrump #SwarmTheSenate https://t.co/yVbYiWuYsQ”
Housing Crisis in California
sfchronicle.com Jan 30, 2020
California Senate defeats SB50 denser-housing bill - SFChronicle.com
A contentious bill to increase the housing supply in California by boosting dense construction around public transit and in wealthy suburbs was defeated in the state Senate on Wednesday, capping a year-long battle over its fate. The Senate rejected SB50 following a nearly two-hour debate in which lawmakers split along geographic rather than partisan lines.
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases
justice.gov Jan 28, 2020
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases | USAO-MA | Department of Justice
BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.  
On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test
twitter.com Jan 27, 2020
Greg Stohr on Twitter
“BREAKING: On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming "public charges".”
Democracy has eroded since Citizens United
thehill.com Craig Holman Jan 21, 2020
Democracy has eroded in the decade since Citizens United | TheHill
Many government officials must count on wealthy individuals and special interests for their political survival.
College admissions scandal
latimes.com Nathan Fenno Jan 18, 2020
Wiretaps reveal how college admissions scandal worked at USC, UCLA - Los Angeles Times
Rick Singer's pitch: For a fee he could help get children of affluent parents onto USC, UCLA teams, even if they didn't play the sport. Most didn't.
92nd Academy Awards, Oscar
latimes.com Jan 17, 2020
The best picture Oscar race is between two movies. Here's why - Los Angeles Times
Oscar nominations arrived Monday ... and the best picture race could be over by this weekend.
Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency
npr.org Jan 20, 2020
Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day : NPR
"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer says in Richmond. The city is under a state of emergency, and some streets have been barricaded to prevent violence.
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target
axios.com Stef W. Kight, Jonathan Swan Jan 19, 2020
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target - Axios
It's one step in Trump's plans to make it harder for immigrants to benefit from birthright citizenship.