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Steve April 15, 2021

Under the twin emblems of the Chinese flag and the Olympic rings, two boys dangle from the high bar in a cavernous gym – the cradle of China’s elite gymnasts. Elsewhere, rows of children as young as four hold the splits and handstands under the watchful eye of coaches at the Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastics School […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Related Having debated the bill, French politicians will vote on it this week before it heads to the Senate. Critics of the so-called ‘separatism’ bill say it especially harms France’s Muslim population. Interior minister Darmanin demands police presence after vandals target site in Rennes on the eve of Ramadan. Read More

Steve April 15, 2021

Hong Kong is marking its first “National Security Education Day” to promote a sweeping law that Beijing imposed on the semi-autonomous territory last year. Children as young as three years old were among those learning about the national security law, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, while authorities invited people across the city […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Climate modeling is future facing, its general intent to hypothesize what our planet might look like at some later date. Because the Earth’s vegetation influences climate, climate models frequently include vegetation reconstructions and are often validated by comparisons to the past. Yet such models tend to get oversimplified, glossing over or omitting how people affected […]

Steve April 15, 2021

India reported more than 200,000 new coronavirus cases, skyrocketing past 14 million overall as an intensifying outbreak puts a grim weight on its fragile health care system By ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press April 15, 2021, 5:05 AM • 3 min read NEW DELHI — India reported more than 200,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday, skyrocketing past […]

Steve April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation Wednesday that would create a commission to study the issue. It’s the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation. Still, prospects for final passage remain poor in such a closely divided […]

Steve April 14, 2021

President Tsai Ing-wen told a visiting US delegation of former senior officials Taipei was willing to work with the US to counter ‘provocations’. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has told a visiting US delegation of former senior officials that the Chinese military’s activities had threatened peace and stability in the region, and pointed to what she […]

Steve April 14, 2021

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Cambodia is in the grip of its worst outbreak of the coronavirus since the pandemic began more than a year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, warning that the Southeast Asian nation is on the verge of a “national tragedy”. In less than a week, Cambodia has recorded more […]

Steve April 14, 2021

Top intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a new effort to calm military tension over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, people with close knowledge of the matter have told the Reuters news agency in New Delhi. Ties between the nuclear-armed rivals have been on ice since […]

Steve April 14, 2021

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 12:04 AM Polybius (6,237 posts) Source: NBC News WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats will introduce legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, joining progressive activists pushing to transform the court. The move intensifies a high-stakes ideological fight over the future of the court after President Donald Trump […]

Steve April 14, 2021

Rallygoers lined up to enter the Target Center arena for a Donald J. Trump for President rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Credit: Tony Webster https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ by Paul Thomas, Radford University Recent calls to deprogram QAnon conspiracy followers are steeped in discredited notions about brainwashing. As popularly imagined, brainwashing is a coercive procedure that programs new long-term […]