Showing posts from April 28, 2021

“When I was vice president, the president asked me to focus on providing help needed to address the root causes of migration. And to help keep people in their own countries instead of being forced to leave. The plan was working, but the last administration decided it was not worth it.”

By BY EILEEN SULLIVAN AND ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 02:17AM

“And we won’t ignore what our own intelligence agencies have determined — the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today: white supremacy terrorism.”

By BY ERIC SCHMITT U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 02:12AM

“America will not back away from our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

By BY LARA JAKES U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 02:05AM

“In the 1990s, we passed universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that hold 100 rounds that can be fired in seconds. We beat the N.R.A. Mass shootings and gun violence declined. But in the early 2000s, that law expired and we’ve seen the daily bloodshed since.”

By BY LINDA QIU U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 02:01AM

Pet Peeves

By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games “Queen’s first radio hit.” New York Times Crossword Puzzles April 29, 2021 at 02:00AM


By BY EMILY CHAN AND SAMMI ZHENG World 拜登上任百日,首次赴国会发表正式讲话;三星继承人将支付12万亿韩元遗产税;东京奥运会更新疫情期间行动指南;英国调查首相约翰逊是否利用政治捐款翻新官邸……这里是今日要闻。 New York Times April 29, 2021 at 01:52AM

“Just before Covid, we had the most inclusive economy in my lifetime. The lowest unemployment ever recorded for African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans. The lowest for women in nearly 70 years. Wages were growing faster for the bottom 25% than the top 25%.

By BY JEANNA SMIALEK U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 01:41AM

“In the process, while this was all going on, the economy created more than 1,300,000 new jobs in 100 days. More new jobs in the first 100 days than any president on record.”

By BY JEANNA SMIALEK U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 01:39AM

An Alameda Police Officer Used His Knee to Pin Down Mario Gonzalez

By BY SHAWN HUBLER AND EVAN HILL U.S. An analysis of body camera footage shows that one officer appeared to keep his knee on the upper right side of Mr. Gonzalez’s back for 2 minutes 50 seconds. New York Times Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Loitering April 29, 2021 at 01:38AM

“We’re also providing rental assistance — you all know this but the American people, I want to make sure they understand — keeping people from being evicted from their homes.”

By BY LINDA QIU U.S. Congress has appropriated $46 billion since December to help renters and landlords, but relatively little of it has reached them yet. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 01:37AM

“The climate crisis is not our fight alone, either. It’s a global fight. The United States accounts for less than 15% of carbon emissions. The rest of the world accounts for 85%”

By BY LISA FRIEDMAN U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 01:34AM

Harris and Pelosi make history standing behind a president during a formal address to Congress.

By BY ALISHA HARIDASANI GUPTA U.S. President Biden is delivering his speech while standing in front of two women — Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 01:23AM

Burning of Police Station After George Floyd’s Death Draws 4-Year Sentence

By BY AZI PAYBARAH U.S. A 23-year-old Brainerd, Minn., man was also ordered to pay $12 million for his role in the fire in Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said. New York Times Arson, George Floyd Protests (2020), Fires and Firefighters April 29, 2021 at 01:13AM

Man Caught Smuggling 35 Songbirds Into J.F.K. Airport, Authorities Say

By BY NEIL VIGDOR New York Kevin Andre McKenzie of Guyana concealed finches inside hair curlers in his clothing, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. New York Times Wildlife Trade and Poaching, Finches (Birds), Birds, Smuggling, Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare April 29, 2021 at 01:08AM

Analysis: Biden is betting the pandemic has reset voters’ views of how much federal spending is too much.

By BY JIM TANKERSLEY U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 12:35AM

Watch President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress with real-time analysis and fact checks at 9 P.M. EST.

By Unknown Author U.S. New York Times April 29, 2021 at 12:28AM

Paul Kellogg, New York City Opera Impresario, Dies at 84

By BY ANTHONY TOMMASINI Arts He had no opera experience when he was chosen to run the Glimmerglass Opera in upstate New York; 17 years later, he took on City Opera during a difficult period. New York Times Deaths (Obituaries), Opera, Classical Music, Theater April 29, 2021 at 12:09AM

Did the 2020 Census Undercount the Hispanic Population?

By BY REID J. EPSTEIN AND JENNIFER MEDINA U.S. Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted. New York Times Census, Redistricting and Reapportionment, Hispanic-Americans, Population, United States Politics and Government, States (US) April 28, 2021 at 11:05PM

Biden Seeks Shift in How the Nation Serves Its People

By BY PETER BAKER U.S. The president’s costly proposals amount to a risky gamble that a country polarized along ideological and cultural lines is ready for a more activist government. New York Times State of the Union Message (US), American Families Plan (2021), American Jobs Plan (2021), American Rescue Plan (2021), United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Presidents and Presidency (US) April 29, 2021 at 12:01AM

3 Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges in Ahmaud Arbery Shooting

By BY KATIE BENNER AND WILL WRIGHT U.S. The Justice Department’s announcement of the charges was the latest in a string of moves to make civil rights protections a priority. New York Times Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Hate Crimes, United States Politics and Government, Civil Rights and Liberties, Black People, Black Lives Matter Movement, Race and Ethnicity April 28, 2021 at 11:58PM

Amazon to raise pay for 500,000 workers.

By BY KAREN WEISE Technology They will receive 50 cents to $3 more an hour, the company said. New York Times Wages and Salaries, Delivery Services, Labor and Jobs, Computers and the Internet, E-Commerce April 28, 2021 at 11:37PM

Biden, Calling for Big Government, Bets on a Nation Tested by Crisis

By BY JIM TANKERSLEY Business The president’s speech laying out trillions of dollars in new economic proposals plays to voters’ warm feelings toward federal aid in the coronavirus pandemic. New York Times United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, American Families Plan (2021), American Rescue Plan (2021), Stimulus (Economic), Corporate Taxes, Federal Taxes (US), Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions, Infrastructure (Public Works), Recession and Depression, Income Inequality, Polls and Public Opinion, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) April 28, 2021 at 11:25PM

Ron DeSantis Does Disease

By BY GAIL COLLINS Opinion Face it, Florida runs the universe. New York Times Ships and Shipping, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Cruises, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government April 28, 2021 at 11:21PM