The US was already setting Covid-19 records. Experts say Thanksgiving could have made things worse.

The US was already setting Covid-19 records. Experts say Thanksgiving could have made things worse.

The leading infectious disease specialist in the United States, Dr Anthony Fauci, warned in a sunday Meet the press interview that another wave of Covid-19 cases “superimposed on this wave we’re already in” could happen, in large part because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Public health experts have been warned Americans at risk of gathering for … Read more

Trump’s first interview since losing reelection was a smorgasbord of disinformation

Trump’s first interview since losing reelection was a smorgasbord of disinformation

President Donald Trump made his first television appearance since being re-elected on Sunday in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ Sunday morning futures. Over the course of 45 rambling minutes, Trump, mired in election denial, used the platform to promulgate a series of totally disproved lies, disinformation and conspiracy theories about non-existent voter … Read more

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just dismissed a GOP bid to overturn the election

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just dismissed a GOP bid to overturn the election

President Donald Trump’s terrible week in court continued on Saturday with another unfavorable decision from a Pennsylvania court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a lawsuit brought by Representative Mike Kelly and other Republicans challenging the state’s postal voting law – adopted in October 2019 – was tabled too long after its adoption … Read more

Ethiopia says it’s captured the capital of its rebellious Tigray region

Ethiopia says it’s captured the capital of its rebellious Tigray region

The Ethiopian armed forces are “fully in command” of the city of Mekele after an offensive on Saturday against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), according to A declaration by the Prime Minister of the country, Abiy Ahmed Ali. The assault on the city marks the latest clash in a conflict between the Ethiopian federal … Read more

Federal appeals court rejects a Trump election lawsuit: “Calling an election unfair does not make it so”

Federal appeals court rejects a Trump election lawsuit: “Calling an election unfair does not make it so”

President Donald Trump continued to mislead cast doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election – which was won three weeks ago by President-elect Joe Biden – in the early hours of Saturday morning. But with a trial after a failed court trial, and the federal election certification deadline approaching, Trump is quickly off … Read more

The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, briefly explained

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani retaliation for the murder of Iran’s top nuclear scientist in remarks on Saturday, promising a response “to the martyrdom of our scientist at the appropriate time.” The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was kill near Tehran on Friday, authorities said, just weeks after an international monitoring agency confirmed that the country had taken … Read more

Illinois Amber Alert: K’marion Hebron abducted after double homicide

Illinois Amber Alert: K’marion Hebron abducted after double homicide

An Amber Alert from Illinois has been issued for 1-year-old K’marion Hebron, who was allegedly kidnapped after a double homicide in Riverdale, according to local officials. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately. The incident happened at around 3 a.m. Friday when a double homicide occurred in the 14000 block of South Tracy … Read more

Black Lives Matter helped shape the 2020 election. The movement now has its eyes on Georgia.

Black Lives Matter helped shape the 2020 election. The movement now has its eyes on Georgia.

The police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor set off protests like the nation has never seen — more than 15 million people marched in the name of justice for Black lives this summer. So it’s no surprise that the rallying cry out on the streets was still on voters’ minds when they cast … Read more

The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

Less than a week after Election Day, a spreadsheet titled “Battling Asian American Misinformation” began circulating in progressive Asian American social media circles, primarily among those of Vietnamese and Chinese descent. The most popular YouTube channels flagged on the spreadsheet accumulated hundreds of thousands of subscribers, in which pundits discussed misleading claims about election fraud, … Read more

On the rebellious joy of a long, long movie dance scene

On the rebellious joy of a long, long movie dance scene

A drop of sweat, taken up close and glistening, winds slowly along a golden wall. The music playing in the background is also unhurried. His rock lovers, reggae with a romantic impulse, and the hall is full of young people who have come to dance the night away. And they’re in a movie: Steve McQueen’s … Read more