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[–] [email protected] -5 points 3 weeks ago (9 children)
[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

The main takeaway is that Google uses Chrome to collect data on what search results people click on and how long they spend on those pages. They then use that data to rank search results.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the rec! I'll give it a listen.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)

For just $320 million what do you expect? If only Gaza weren't surrounded by water on all sides. Then we could just truck aid in.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I certainly hope you're right.

No worries! I get the frustration.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

It's not very typical, I'd like to make that clear.

 

“The rebuilding and repairing of the pier will take at least over a week, and, following completion, will need to be re-anchored to the coast of Gaza,” Singh said.

“Thus, upon completion of the pier repair and reassembly, the intention is to re-anchor the temporary pier to the coast of Gaza and resume humanitarian aid to the people who need it most.”

The damage is the latest setback to the pier, which opened two weeks ago, and is likely to be seized on by Joe Biden’s critics as a waste of taxpayer money.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

In practice, I suspect the most important factor in eliminating child labor will actually be simply shrinking extreme poverty.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

I think things could change pretty quickly if a ceasefire is reached, and reached before another 35,000 people die. If this is still going on when the fall semester begins, it's going to be ugly.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

That's probably why Biden is at 7% to Trump's 2%.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Except you're comparing apples to oranges. The October poll was national while the most recent poll was just done in battleground states.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I imagine watching your extended family suffer under an artificial famine while dodging bombs and shells raises your tolerance for discomfort while punishing those responsible.

 

On May 17 and 18 the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Truth Project asked 36,139 Arab Americans and “allied voters,” "Who are you voting for in November?" 2,196 people responded.

2% Trump

7% Biden

25% Jill Stein

20% Cornell West

19% Undecided

23% Uncommitted

3% Stay home

 

Late last year, the Defense Department also issued its long-awaited “Instruction on Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response,” which established the Pentagon’s “policies, responsibilities, and procedures for mitigating and responding to civilian harm.” The document, mandated under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, and approved by Austin, directs the military to “acknowledge civilian harm resulting from U.S. military operations and respond to individuals and communities affected by U.S. military operations,” including “expressing condolences” and providing ex gratia payments to next of kin.

But despite $15 million allocated by Congress since 2020 to provide just such payments and despite members of Congress repeatedly calling on the Pentagon to make amends for civilian harm, it has announced just one such payment in the years since.

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Joe Biden and his political opponents have sharply criticized Khan’s announcement, arguing the court does not have jurisdiction over the Gaza conflict and raising concerns over process.

At an earlier hearing on Tuesday, Blinken said he would work with Congress on an appropriate response, calling the ICC’s move “profoundly wrong-headed”. 

In 2020, Donald Trump’s administration accused the ICC of infringing on US national sovereignty when it authorized an investigation into war crimes committed in Afghanistan. The US targeted court staff, including then-prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, with asset freezes and travel bans.

 

I was held for two hours. The first round of questions was about my views on Hamas. Then the agents wished to know whether I thought Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip amount to genocide and what I think of the slogan “Palestine should be free from the river to the sea”. I said yes, I do think Israel is committing genocide. As to the slogan, I said that in my view people anywhere in the world should be free.

Then the agents interrogated me about who I know in the Arab American and Muslim American community. They asked me to provide them with telephone numbers, took my phone away for quite a long period and asked to wait until they made some phone calls before they let me go.

 

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Letby appeared to have been a psychologically healthy and happy person. She had many close friends. Her nursing colleagues spoke highly of her care and dedication. A detective with the Cheshire police, which led the investigation, said, “This is completely unprecedented in that there doesn’t seem to be anything to say” about why Letby would kill babies. “There isn’t really anything we have found in her background that’s anything other than normal.”

Letby had worked on a struggling neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital, run by the National Health Service, in the West of England, near Wales. The case centered on a cluster of seven deaths, between June, 2015, and June, 2016. All but one of the babies were premature; three of them weighed less than three pounds. No one ever saw Letby harming a child, and the coroner did not find foul play in any of the deaths.

 

The Kurdish fighters are holding more than 56,000 detainees with alleged or perceived links to the Islamic State group.

According to a recent Amnesty International report, some 29,000 children are held in the two largest camps, representing “the highest concentration of children arbitrarily deprived of their liberty anywhere in the world”.

 

A New York Times examination of more than 100 videos from clashes at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that violence ebbed and flowed for nearly five hours, mostly with little or no police intervention. The violence had been instigated by dozens of people who are seen in videos counterprotesting the encampment.

The videos showed counterprotesters attacking students in the pro-Palestinian encampment for several hours, including beating them with sticks, using chemical sprays and launching fireworks as weapons. As of Friday, no arrests had been made in connection with the attack.

 

The student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian, reported about 30 protesters on the Oxford campus billed themselves as UMiss for Palestine. Videos and photos from the event showed the protesters were in a grassy area near the main library, blocked off by barriers erected by campus security.

They chanted “Free, free Palestine,” and carried Palestinian flags and signs with slogans including, “Stop the Genocide” and “U.S. bombs take Palestine lives.”

 

“UNAM carries a lot of weight, politically, both inside and outside the country, we hope that other schools will be inspired. I think that this could grow into other people following the same path,” says Renata Aguilar, a 22-year-old history student, as she erects her tent. "This should have started on day one, not today after nearly seven months of Israel’s genocide against the Palestinian people. I hope it lasts, that it gets bigger, and that many more people come,” agrees 24-year-old Alan, whose last name is literally Palestina, though he has no Middle Eastern heritage. He brushes off the coincidence: “Regardless of it being my name, this should concern anyone who is human.”

 

While the prosecutor’s statement did not mention Israel, it was issued after Israeli and US officials have warned of consequences against the ICC if it issues arrest warrants over Israel’s war on Gaza.

 

While polls broadly show Biden continuing to fall behind former President Donald Trump in swing states across the country, they consistently show the older, whiter states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as the most competitive for Biden. Trump has larger leads in the Sun Belt states, in large part owing to Biden’s loss of support with younger voters and voters of color.

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The most recent New York Times/Siena College poll showed Biden with smaller leads than 2020 among voters under 45 (3 points), Black voters (60 points) and Hispanic voters (13 points) — important voting blocs in the southern and western battlegrounds.

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