Showing posts from August 6, 2020

Quotation of the Day: Enormous Biker Rally Defies Public Opposition

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Friday, August 7, 2020. New York Times August 7, 2020 at 03:48AM

Arson Suspected in Denver Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

By BY NEIL VIGDOR AND AZI PAYBARAH U.S. Three adults and two children from the same family died in the early-morning house fire in Denver, the authorities said. New York Times Fires and Firefighters, Arson, Muslim Americans, Muslims and Islam, Immigration and Emigration August 7, 2020 at 03:46AM

Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

By BY TIFFANY MAY World At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address an entrenched gender divide. New York Times Women and Girls, Traffic and Parking Signals and Signs August 7, 2020 at 03:42AM

Your Friday Briefing

By BY ISABELLA KWAI Briefing Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know. New York Times August 7, 2020 at 03:36AM

Could This Be the Last Time We See Our Dad?

By BY RON HAVIV Opinion Zoom has become a link between loved ones. But is what we see onscreen real life? New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Hospitals, Videophones and Videoconferencing August 7, 2020 at 03:03AM

داخل نظام حكم اللصوص البيروقراطي في العراق

By BY ROBERT F. WORTH Magazine الفساد، مثله مثل العنف، أضحى سبباً لاستحالة العيش في العراق. فقد ساعد في تأجيج صعود تنظيم داعش، وأميركا تقدم على الأقل مبلغ عشرة مليارات دولار بالعملة الصعبة سنويا يتم استخدامها لتغذية الفساد New York Times Terrorism, Corruption (Institutional), Iraq War (2003-11), Politics and Government, United States International Relations August 7, 2020 at 03:00AM

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

By BY ANA SWANSON AND MIKE ISAAC Technology The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation. New York Times Social Media, Politics and Government, United States Politics and Government, Instant Messaging, Mobile Applications August 7, 2020 at 02:08AM

Move Like a Snail

By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games Tom Pepper opens our solving weekend. New York Times Crossword Puzzles August 7, 2020 at 02:00AM

Tras una pausa, el número de migrantes que intentan entrar a Estados Unidos se ha disparado

By BY KIRK SEMPLE en Español El número de personas arrestadas en la frontera se ha duplicado desde la primavera debido a la recesión económica de México y a una política del gobierno de Donald Trump que, según los inmigrantes, funciona a su favor. New York Times Illegal Immigration August 7, 2020 at 01:48AM

Bill Hagerty Wins Tough Tennessee Primary With Trump’s Endorsement

By BY ELAINA PLOTT U.S. The fractious race to replace the outgoing Lamar Alexander signified an end to the moderate tenor that has long defined Tennessee Republicanism. New York Times Elections, Senate, United States Politics and Government, Endorsements August 7, 2020 at 01:13AM

Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

By BY LUKE BROADWATER U.S. A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules. New York Times United States Politics and Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Suits and Litigation (Civil), Decisions and Verdicts, Constitution (US) August 7, 2020 at 01:11AM

The U.S. Lifted Its Advisory Against Traveling Abroad. What Does That Mean?

By BY TARIRO MZEZEWA Travel After nearly five months, the State Department lifted its “do not travel” advisory. New York Times Travel Warnings, Travel and Vacations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) August 7, 2020 at 01:00AM

El estrés de que tu boda se convierta en un evento de propagación de coronavirus

By BY ALYSON KRUEGER en Español A pesar de las precauciones, el virus se ha extendido a través de bodas, grandes y pequeñas, infectando a invitados y proveedores. New York Times Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Weddings and Engagements August 7, 2020 at 12:21AM

‘I Was a Little Scared’: Inside America’s Reopening Schools

By BY ADAM WREN AND DAN LEVIN U.S. In their first week back, students have faced altered classrooms and emergency quarantines. Here’s what they say school is like in the age of Covid-19. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Coronavirus Reopenings, Quarantines, Education (K-12) August 7, 2020 at 12:20AM

Sri Lanka Vote Hands Rajapaksa Family a Bigger Slice of Control

By BY MARIA ABI-HABIB World President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned. New York Times Elections, Politics and Government, Term Limits (Political Office), Constitutions, Legislatures and Parliaments August 7, 2020 at 12:04AM

Small-business owners are wary as a relief programs nears its end.

By BY STACY COWLEY Business New York Times August 7, 2020 at 12:01AM

Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art Vote to Join Union

By BY ZACHARY SMALL Arts The election came after months of debate over whether complaints over the workplace environment at the museum could be addressed through top-down reforms, instead of collective bargaining. New York Times Museums, Collective Bargaining, Organized Labor, Workplace Environment August 6, 2020 at 11:54PM

Trump, Facing Headwinds in Ohio, Talks Up Economy in Campaign Swing

By BY MAGGIE HABERMAN U.S. The president came into 2020 considering the state a lock, but his performance in managing the pandemic and delivering on his promises from four years ago could put it in play. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, Polls and Public Opinion, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), United States Economy, Executive Orders and Memorandums, United States Politics and Government August 6, 2020 at 11:43PM

As Jobs Report Looms, Trump and Congress Remain Split Over Stimulus Plan

By BY JIM TANKERSLEY AND EMILY COCHRANE Business As senators left Washington without a deal on an economic rescue package, economists warned of new signs of a lagging recovery New York Times United States Politics and Government, United States Economy, Labor and Jobs, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (2020), Unemployment Insurance August 6, 2020 at 11:27PM

A Promising Life Is Cut Short, Becoming a Symbol of Lebanon’s Heartache

By BY MARIA ABI-HABIB World Sahar Fares, a 24-year-old paramedic, was planning her wedding. Instead, her family held her funeral after she died in the explosion that tore through Beirut. New York Times Beirut, Lebanon, Explosions (2020), Fires and Firefighters, Weddings and Engagements, Funerals and Memorials, Deaths (Fatalities) August 6, 2020 at 11:24PM

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

By BY LARA TAKENAGA AND JONATHAN WOLFE U.S. A resurgence of coronavirus cases in the European Union is setting off fears of a second wave. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) August 6, 2020 at 11:22PM

The World Can Still Be Destroyed in a Flash

By BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Opinion It seems that the United States is plunging into a new arms race without learning the lessons of the last. New York Times Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament, United States International Relations, Nuclear Weapons, United States Defense and Military Forces, Cold War Era, World War II (1939-45) August 6, 2020 at 11:10PM

Elizabeth Warren on Child Care in a Pandemic

By BY LISA LERER U.S. The senator says child care is crucial for bringing the economy back: “Women continue to have to manage it all.” New York Times Child Care, Presidential Election of 2020 August 6, 2020 at 11:00PM