It’s Time to Stop Showing the Tomahawk Chop on TV

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By Bonnie Stiernberg Last summer, Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in a response to the state of Georgia’s institutional racism — specifically, the recently enacted voting laws that were interpreted by many to be thinly veiled attempts to disenfranchise Black voters. Those responsible for orchestrating it, of course, claimed it had nothing to do with race, but MLB saw through it and ultimately decided that “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport” was to relocate the All-Star Game. And yet, on Friday night when the World Series returns to Atlanta, the leag…

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Apple sues Israeli spyware maker NSO for targeting its users

Published by Al-Araby Apple sued spyware maker NSO on Tuesday for targeting the users of its devices, saying the Israeli firm at the centre of the Pegasus surveillance scandal needs to be held to account. The suit from the Silicon Valley giant adds new trouble for NSO, which was engulfed in controversy over reports that

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COP26 :Saudi Arabia, China accused of stalling deal

Published by Al-Araby Saudi Arabia has been criticised for reportedly refusing to be transparent about its emissions at COP26 in Glasgow, along with China. The powerhouses are being accused of blocking progress at the climate summit, the Times reported earlier this week, after senior negotiators at the conference told the publication that the two countries

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Published by Tribune News Service McConnell says impeachment of Biden is ‘not going to happen’Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he’s confident about the GOP’s position in next year’s midterms — but dismissed the notion that President Joe Biden might be impeached after America’s much-maligned withdrawal from Afghanistan. “Look, there isn’t going to

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Catalytic converter thefts are surging, spurring state crackdowns

Published by Stateline.org If you start your car one morning and hear a loud roar when you hit the gas pedal, you might have been robbed. That disturbing sound could signal that a thief has cut out the catalytic converter, a device mounted near the tailpipe that changes environmentally hazardous engine exhaust into less harmful

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UN says Venezuelan courts are involved in human rights violations

Published by Miami Herald Venezuela’s justice system is exceedingly unjust, with its courts being used as a tool of repression used to arbitrarily jail activists and political opponents to the Nicolás Maduro regime while turning a blind eye to a growing number of human rights violations, a United Nations report said Thursday. In a 200-page

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