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The defeat marks a severe setback for federal voting rights legislation. This work, she said, will continue whether voting rights legislation is passed or not. Honor said the group will continue putting pressure on Kemp and other elected officials for voting rights. Republican legislators in at least a dozen states enacted voting restrictions in 2021, delivering a blow to voting rights advocates ahead of midterm elections. Voting rights advocates have criticized Biden’s remarks on the issue before the Senate vote last week as too little too late, calling on him to both present a viable plan for voting rights and also urge the Senate to update the filibuster rules.
Persons: Tayhlor Coleman, John R, , Joe Manchin, nobody’s, You’re, ” Coleman, we’re, she’s, Kyrsten, Joe Biden, Fenika Miller, , Evelyn Malone, Malone, “ We’re, We’ve, Billy Honor, We’ll, Brian Kemp, Kemp, Georgia didn't, Biden’s, Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott, Maurice Mitchell, , Mitchell Organizations: Lewis, Senate Republicans, United States Senate, NBC News, Black Voters, Black, Wisconsin, New, Georiga, GOP, Florida Gov, Republican, The Washington Post . Texas Gov, Texas Republicans, Movement, Working Families Party, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Texas, Harris County, Houston, West Virginia, Arizona, Houston County , Georgia, Peach State, Illinois, Illinois , Wisconsin, Michigan, New Georgia, Georgia, Florida, Black
The actor said he has long “benefitted from being light-skinned” in Hollywood and addressed issues of colorism within Hollywood and within Latin culture. “I stayed out of the sun so I could work,” Leguizamo said. Black Lives Matter was a huge awakening for America, a reboot for America to look at themselves and see what’s going on. What I want to see, I want to see 20% of the roles in front of the camera and the crew. “You have to step up and make a change and change it from within,” Leguizamo said.
Persons: John Leguizamo, , ” Leguizamo, Covid, I’m, you’ve, , Sid, Buck Wild, Anya Taylor, Joy, Nicholas Hoult Organizations: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Initiative, America, Academy, Disney Plus, Searchlight Pictures, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Hollywood, America
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is honoring the memory of her mother Celina Báez, who died last year, with a new children's book focusing on teaching about civic participation in everyday life. Sotomayor's fourth children's book "Just Help! How to Build a Better World" features a young Sonia as her mother, or Mami, asks her, "How will you help today?" Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor holds her new children's book "Just Help!" When asked about how her mother would feel about her newest book, Sotomayor responded, "She would have been just delighted."
Persons: Sonia Sotomayor, Celina Báez, Sonia, Mami, ” Sotomayor, Sotomayor, Angela Dominguez, Carolyn Kaster, Sotomayor's, , would’ve Organizations: Savannah Guthrie, New, Supreme, Yankee Stadium, Princeton, Yale Law School, Southern, of, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Savannah, Texas, Bronx, New York City, Puerto Rico, U.S, of New York
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans got a chance to demand a recall of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday — but a government-friendly electoral board imposed limits that backers said were impossible to meet. The National Electoral Council said that nearly 4.2 million people at a minimum would have to sign petitions for a recall within a 12-hour period at 1,200 electoral centers. “The recall referendum is absolutely blocked,” Luis Lander, director of the independent Venezuelan Electoral Observatory, said this week. Twenty percent of voters in each state must sign such a petition to call for a recall vote. Nicmer Evans, a member of Venezuelan Movement for Recall that filed a request for the recall, complained on Twitter that the conditions were imposed without consultation and were unconstitutional.
Persons: Nicolás Maduro, , ” Luis Lander, Nicmer Evans, , Gémini Pino, ” Perkins, Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Diosdado Cabello Organizations: Venezuela —, Electoral Council, The Associated Press, Venezuelan Electoral Observatory, Venezuelan Movement, Twitter, European Union, NBC, Facebook Locations: CARACAS, Venezuela, Caracas, Barinas, U.S
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A 3D printed Facebook's new rebrand logo Meta is placed on laptop keyboard in this illustration taken on November 2, 2021. The project immediately ran into fierce opposition from policymakers globally, who worried it could erode their control over the money system, enable crime, and harm users' privacy. read moreA much recent blow came when Facebook's financial technology executive David Marcus, who was overseeing its efforts to develop Diem, left the company to start working on something new. read moreMeta and Silvergate did not immediately respond to a Reuters' request for comment outside business hours. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Rachna Dhanrajani and Shivam Patel in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi AichOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Diem, David Marcus, Silvergate, Rachna Dhanrajani, Shivam Patel, Rashmi Organizations: REUTERS, Diem, Silvergate Capital Corp, Wall Street, Facebook Inc, Facebook, U.S, Thomson Locations: California, United States, Bengaluru
KYIV, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A Ukrainian National Guard soldier shot security guards at a military factory in central Ukraine for unknown reasons, killing five people and injuring five others before fleeing, police said on Thursday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterThe police are looking for the escaped soldier. "First of all, the investigation will face the question - what was the motive for committing such a terrible crime? He said investigators would look into how the soldier, Artem Ryabchuk, passed a medical commission that allowed him access to weapons. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Kim Coghill and Toby ChopraOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jan, Anton Gerashchenko, Artem Ryabchuk, Gerashchenko, Pavel Polityuk, Kim Coghill, Toby Chopra Organizations: Ukrainian National Guard, Police, Facebook, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Dnipro
Digital fitness firm Peloton is struggling to offload inventory, and its share price is tanking. Some have suggested that tech giant Apple, with its own digital fitness business, should buy it. We asked three experts what the pros and cons of buying Peloton would be for Apple. So far, the market is speculating that its top prospective suitor could be Apple, given that it has its own digital fitness initiative in Apple Fitness. Now Apple already has a brand, but is Apple Fitness the same level of brand as Peloton?
Persons: It's, treadmills, Brian Lichtor, Lichtor, Larry Perkins, Perkins, they've, Isaac Marcushamer, Marcushamer Organizations: Apple, McKinsey, Roundhill Investments, SierraConstellation Partners, DGIM, Google, Facebook
Wall Street is expecting a number close to $3 billion, up more than 50% from a year earlier. When the social-media company reports earnings Feb. 2, it will disclose the performance of a new business for the first time: Reality Labs. Reality Labs revenue should come in around $2.7 billion for of 2021, Morgan estimates. Mark Mahaney, a top internet analyst at Evercore ISI, expects Reality Labs revenue to be around $2.8 billion for that year, up from $1.8 billion in 2020 for a growth rate of more than 50%. By 2022, Mahaney said, revenue for Reality Labs will be around $3.3 billion, or roughly 2% of the company's total business.
Persons: They've, Andrew Bosworth, Dan Morgan, it's, they've, Morgan, Mark Mahaney, Mahaney, Oculus Organizations: Facebook, Reality Labs, YouTube, Synovus, Evercore ISI, Reality, International Data Corp, IDC
Here's a breakdown of Insider's coverage of how marketing is shaping the metaverse. Other big tech companies including Apple, Google, and Microsoft are working on their versions of the concept. Brands may have to rethink their approach to digital marketing if they are to succeed in the newest version of the web. Read more: 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for advertising M&A. 11 advertising companies that are top M&A targets in 2022 as marketers pour money into TikTok and the metaverseCompanies that Accenture CEO David Droga could buy
Persons: Read, Sir Martin Sorrell's, David Droga Organizations: Facebook, Microsoft, Service, Apple, Google, Brands, MTV, Playboy, Anheuser, Busch, Marriott, Vayner, Media.Monks, WPP, Roblox, metaverse Companies Locations: TikTok
I started my digital nomad journey in 2019. For anyone thinking of taking their worklife abroad, here's what I wish I knew before leaving the U.S.:1. In Croatia, digital nomads can use online sites such as DNAStay, Trawerk and GoingRemotely. Photo: Steve TsentserenskyCheck out the digital nomad groups on Facebook, too. In fact, one of the things I love most about being a digital nomad is getting to meet so many different people from different parts of the world.
Persons: I'm, I've, I'd, Upwork, Steve Tsentserensky Organizations: U.S, oceanside, Roman Catholic, Facebook Locations: Croatia, Bermuda, Split, Airbnb, Zagreb
Madison Tong uses email marketing and Facebook to sell products for the website My Supplement Store. She says it saw a drop in revenue after the latest iOS update. Digital marketing for the site is directly tied to our conversion rate and unit salesI handle our email marketing, social-media accounts, SMS — we have push notifications for both desktop and mobile. Our most successful vertical is email marketing, which is where our conversion rate is highestWith the email app we use, we're able to segment based on what the customer will buy. Our conversion rate there is lower than our email conversion rate.
Persons: Madison Tong, Kim Dahlgren, Madison Tong . Madison Tong, We'll, We've, we're, they're, we've Organizations: Facebook, Locations: Bolingbrook , Illinois, Madison Tong . Madison
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs the ball during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on January 23rd, 2022 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. After watching their team eliminate the Buffalo Bills from the playoffs in an instant classic, Kansas City Chiefs fans decided to turn their win into a boon for their vanquished rival's hometown. Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo began receiving donations in increments of $13 from Chiefs fans on Tuesday. The hospital became associated with Bills quarterback Josh Allen after fans donated $1.1 million in honor of Allen's grandmother, who died last year, ESPN wrote. Bills fans donated more than $500,000 to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's foundation, according to a Fox News report.
Persons: Josh Allen, rival's, Allen's, Lamar Jackson's, Oishei Organizations: Buffalo, AFC Divisional, Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead, Buffalo Bills, Oishei Children's, Chiefs, Kansas City, ESPN, Bills, NFL, Facebook, Baltimore Ravens, Ravens, Fox News, Cincinnati Bengals, AFC, Super Bowl Locations: Kansas City , Missouri, Oishei, Buffalo
National LGBTQ advocacy group GLSEN has appointed Melanie Willingham-Jaggers as its executive director — the first Black and nonbinary person to helm the organization. In the 1990s, she said, LGBTQ young people were often told that bullying is just a “part of life” and that they simply shouldn’t be gay. Over the last 30 years, the group has shifted that narrative so that bullying LGBTQ kids is no longer culturally accepted, she said. Since 1999, the group has also conducted extensive research and released its National School Climate Survey, a national survey of LGBTQ middle school and high school students’ experiences with harassment, bullying and discrimination. That is deeply powerful.”Intersectionality has always been central to Willingham-Jaggers’ work.
Persons: GLSEN, Melanie Willingham, , GLSEN Willingham, Willingham, Jaggers, , ” Willingham, , Intersectionality, it’s, ” Eliza Byard, Mosey Diaz, Diaz Organizations: Climate Survey, Star, Prevention, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Jaggers, Willingham, Southern California, New York City, Cincinnati
Moderna has begun dosing patients in a clinical trial testing its omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine booster, the company announced Wednesday. The Phase 2 study — Moderna's first trial using the omicron-specific vaccine in humans — will assess the safety, tolerability and immune response generated by the shot in adults. The company's announcement comes a day after Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they started a clinical trial testing their own modified vaccine targeting the omicron variant. The extremely contagious variant now accounts for virtually all new cases of Covid in the United States, according to the CDC. Moderna has previously said it is in discussions with public health leaders about potentially distributing an omicron-based booster in the fall.
Persons: Moderna's, Moderna, Bill Hanage Organizations: Moderna, Centers for Disease Control, The New England, of Medicine, Pfizer, BioNTech, CDC, Harvard, of Public Health, omicron, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: The, United States, U.S, Chan
The superintendent of Midland Public Schools said this was false. The text in one post reads: “WATCH: At a recent school board meeting, it was revealed that a Michigan school placed a LITTER BOXES in the bathroom for students that identify as cats. Unbelievable.”The Midland Public Schools board of education meeting which took place on Dec. 20, 2021 can be seen ( “There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.”VERDICTFalse. There is no truth to the claim that the Midland Public School District in Michigan placed litter boxes in student restrooms for those who identify as “furries.”This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team.
Persons: Lisa Hansen, Michael E, Sharrow, Read Organizations: Midland Public Schools, Facebook, Midland Public School District, Reuters Locations: Michigan
There is no evidence that an Australian boy called Lachlan Leary was killed by a COVID-19 vaccine, contrary to claims on social media. In the original post, Leary explained how his son Lachlan became unwell with a fever after receiving the shot. When he began experiencing breathing difficulties, the boy was taken to Sydney’s Westmead Hospital in New South Wales, Leary wrote - but was later sent home. “Friday morning at 4am, we heard him yell out, he was on his bedroom floor, he then collapsed, he was not breathing,” the now-removed Facebook post read. Leary claimed that Lachlan died of a “massive heart attack” on his way to hospital, using it as warning against children being given the vaccine.
Persons: Lachlan Leary, Steve Leary, , Leary, Lachlan, , steve, leary, Read Organizations: Westmead, Facebook, Children’s, New South Wales Health, Reuters Locations: Australian, New South Wales, Westmead, Winter, , Florida, United States
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 14 may have just started a few weeks ago, but already a handful of divas have won the hearts of fans. ‘Definable titans of who we are’Premiering in 2009, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” quickly became not only one of the most successful pieces of queer pop culture in the 21st century, but it has also captivated the heterosexual zeitgeist as well. That collective even includes pop star Ariana Grande, who slid into the DMs of Colby and Pill after the season 14 premiere episode. The Los Angeles-based queen had started her transition only a few months prior to filming “Drag Race,” but because she wasn’t out to her family about her decision, she was more guarded on sharing her experience on the show. I’m still a thug, don’t try me ... but I do have emotions and I do have feelings.”“I was pretty close to quitting drag,” Pill explained.
Persons: ” Kerri Colby, “ They’re, ’ ” Colby, Willow, Jeté, RuPaul, Kerri Colby, RPDR, Ariana Grande, Pill, , it’d, don’t, I’m, ” Colby, Kerri, can’t, Colby, “ It’s, Gottmik, Gia Gunn, Kylie Sonique Love —, Love, “ We’ve, you’re, , There’s, It’s, ’ ” Jeté, she’s, there’s, ” Jeté, Chicago —, genderfluid —, we’ll, they’re, “ I’ve, That’s, ” It’s, You’re, Organizations: VH1, Colby, National Kidney Foundation, NBC News, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: United Kingdom, Thailand, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Dallas, Los Angeles, Denver , Colorado, Chicago, Jeté
Vachik Mangassarian, a character actor who appeared on "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "The Mentalist" has died of Covid-19 complications, according to his manager. Mangassarian was vaccinated, his manager Valerie McCaffrey told NBC News. McCaffrey didn't offer a comment on the posts beyond saying Tuesday: "Just be aware, Vachik had a sense of humor." The Iran-born Armenian actor moved to the United States at age 23 and worked as a waiter in Los Angeles while immersing himself into the entertainment scene. His other TV credits include “The Mentalist,” “JAG,” “NYPD Blue" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Persons: Vachik, Mangassarian, Valerie McCaffrey, Joe Biden, McCaffrey didn't, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Organizations: NBC News, Facebook, Armenian National Network Locations: Angeles, Iran, United States, Los Angeles, Armenia, , U.S
With at-home Covid-19 testing kits beginning to arrive in Americans’ mailboxes nationwide, people who test positive for Covid and at high risk for severe illness may want to seek out two newly authorized antiviral pills that have been shown to cut the risk of hospitalization or death. "It certainly isn't like every person who gets one of these [over-the-counter] tests and, if they test positive, should start trying to get one of these meds." A positive testA positive Covid test is required before a health care provider can consider prescribing the pills. You’re positive. A full course of Pfizer’s treatment is a total of 30 pills, taken three pills twice daily for five days.
Persons: Kurt Proctor, William Schaffner, Molnupiravir, David Boulware, Paxlovid, you've, Boulware, Roy Nwaisser, Carlos del Rio, Katherine Yang, Yang Organizations: omicron, Pfizer, Merck, U.S, The, of Health, Human Services, National Community Pharmacists Association, FDA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, National Institutes of Health, University of Minnesota Medical, Emory University School of Medicine, UCSF Health, Pharmacists, nirmatrelvir, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: United States, Nashville , Tennessee, Clark County , Nevada, New York, U.S, Los Angeles
Remittances to Mexico soar during Covid pandemic
  + stars: | 2022-01-26 | by ( Associated Press | )   time to read: +4 min
And is it sustainable, or just blip fueled in part by U.S. government pandemic support payments? In many rural places such as Comachuén, Michoacán, every store, business and family depends on remittances. Between 2010 and 2020, the percentage of households in Mexico receiving remittances grew from 3.6% to 5.1%. Mexico is now the third largest receiver of remittances in the world, behind only India and China, and Mexico now accounts for about 6.1% of world remittances, according to a government report. And the fact that a smaller percentage of Mexican migrants don’t have proper documents than before means more qualified for U.S. pandemic support payments in 2020.
Persons: , , Will Mexicans, Porfirio Gabriel, Agustín Escobar, Escobar, , ” Escobar, Raúl Delgado Organizations: Mexico’s Center for Research, Higher Education, Social, U.S, Liberty Street, Federal Reserve Bank of New, Michoacán, University of Zacatecas, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: COMACHUÉN, Mexico, U.S, Comachuén, United States, India, China, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Central America, Dominican Republic, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Michoacán
What happens when social media does its job connecting just the right people but then brings in the wrong people, as well? The strange case of the “West Elm Caleb” moment on TikTok highlights this complicated, powerful dynamic well. The early spread of the story of West Elm Caleb looked much like a whisper network — without the secrecy, but still intended as a warning. The degree of disagreement over the fate of West Elm Caleb demonstrates exactly why these are hard problems to solve. They also involve, like most issues that implicate both the good and the bad of social media, a tangle of human flaws and technological flaws.
Persons: , Caleb ”, Caleb, Elm Caleb, aren’t, ’ Kalhan Rosenblatt, , Couch Guy, Robert, Monica Lewinsky, Sabrina Prater, Justine Sacco, Caleb —, Merrill Lynch, TikTok, Ina, Elm Organizations: Google, Facebook, Twitter, West Elm, NBC Locations: New York,
The new Xbox One controller (R), next to the previous controller during a press event unveiling Microsoft's new Xbox One in Redmond, Washington May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Nick Adams/File PhotoJan 26 (Reuters) - Microsoft (MSFT.O) will begin offering more information to customers about how it automatically renews Xbox online gaming subscriptions in Britain, the UK's competition watchdog said on Wednesday. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had secured undertakings from the U.S. tech giant to inform customers upfront about auto-renewals for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass subscriptions. Microsoft has also agreed to provide clear and timely information on price hikes, and help inactive Xbox customers end their subscriptions if required and claim a pro-rata refund, the CMA said. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Sachin Ravikumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Nick Adams, Michael Grenfell, Sachin Ravikumar, Ramakrishnan M Organizations: Xbox, REUTERS, Microsoft, Markets Authority, CMA, Activision Blizzard Inc, Big Tech, Facebook, Google, Apple, Thomson Locations: Redmond , Washington, Britain, U.S, Bengaluru
If the court rules against race-conscious college admissions programs, also known as affirmative action, it could have an outsize effect on Black and Latino college students. One of the most comprehensive studies on the issue, published in 2020, found that Black and Latino students suffered after California’s public universities banned affirmative action in a 1996 ballot initiative. In 2003, the landmark Supreme Court ruling Grutter v. Bollinger upheld the use of affirmative action admissions policies at the University of Michigan Law School. In 2016, the courts upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action in Fisher v. University of Texas. While the Supreme Court has rejected similar challenges to affirmative action, the addition of Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett as justices could change that.
Persons: ” Zachary Bleemer, , Cara McClellan, ” McClellan, McClellan, ” Natasha Warikoo, ” Warikoo, , Edward Blum, Bollinger, Blum, Fisher, Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Marshall Anthony Jr, ” Anthony Organizations: Harvard University, University of North, NBC News, University of California, Education Defense Fund, Harvard, Tufts University, Asian, University of Michigan Law School, . University of Texas, Center for American Progress, Facebook, Twitter Locations: U.S, University of North Carolina
With Ukraine under growing threat from Russia, the United States and its NATO allies across Europe are stepping up their response. But there is one notable country that appears to be holding back: Germany. Sending weapons “will not help to defuse the crisis at the moment,” German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht told the weekly newspaper Welt am Sonntag over the weekend. Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday that his country supports Ukraine’s economy and democracy, but not through the supply of arms. But why is Germany so hesitant to use its power and influence at a time of crisis?
Persons: Joe Biden, Christine Lambrecht, Chancellor Olaf Scholz, , Dmytro Kuleba, Vitali Klitschko, , that’s, Marcel Dirsus, Dirsus, Annalena Baerbock, Sergey Lavrov Organizations: NATO, Russian, Moscow, Germany’s Navy, German, Welt, German Defense Ministry, Ukrainian, Facebook, Institute for Security, Kiel University, Germany, Soviet Union Locations: Ukraine, Russia, United States, Europe, Germany, Ukrainian, Berlin, Kyiv, Denmark, Lithuania, Spain, France, Romania, United Kingdom, Estonia, East Germany, Soviet Union, Moscow
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