Shadow Bank Weaknesses Forced Fed’s Market Rescue, Quarles Says

© Reuters. Shadow Bank Weaknesses Forced Fed’s Market Rescue, Quarles Says (Bloomberg) — A top Federal Reserve official is issuing a warning about fast-growing and largely unregulated shadow lenders: They were a big factor in why central banks had to save markets earlier this year, and much more needs to be done to assess the […]

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Whoopi Goldberg Forced To Break Up Wild Fight Between Meghan McCain & Joy Behar On ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg was forced to break up an argument between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar on ‘The View’ after the co-hosts got too heated during a discussion about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The View co-hosts came back from a week-long break with guns blazing during a day of Hot Topics. What started as a spirited […]

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Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has COVID-19

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said no other players or personnel would be forced to isolate because of Aroldis Chapman’s positive test. | Bob Levey/Getty Images Chapman, a six-time All-Star who had 37 saves last season, tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. NEW YORK — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive […]

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A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.

[embedded content] The devastation of Covid-19 has forced swift and startling change around the globe. To combat the coronavirus, governments poured money into rescue programs, companies adapted their goals and production, central banks permitted exceptional stimulus packages and many societies mobilized to shield the most vulnerable. The New York Times hosted a debate on July […]

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AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses

Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia’s flag is based on another Confederate design and lives on By JAY REEVES Associated Press July 9, 2020, 4:08 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Public pressure amid protests over racial […]

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US workers file 1.3 million more jobless claims as coronavirus total nears 50 million

The coronavirus crisis has forced American workers to file nearly 50 million applications for unemployment benefits in just four months, including 1.3 million last week, new federal data show. Thursday’s figures from the US Department of Labor suggest the virus has sidelined more than 30 percent of the nation’s workforce at some point since mid-March […]

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USGA moves U.S. Open television rights from Fox to NBC

Schedule conflicts caused the by coronavirus pandemic has forced Fox to transfer the broadcast rights for the U.S. Open and other USGA events to NBCUniversal. | Carolyn Kaster/AP The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and let to a reconfiguration of the major championship schedule. The […]

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Wildfire burns homes in Southern California desert town

A wind-driven wildfire has destroyed about 20 homes and forced evacuations as it tore through the rural town of Niland in the Southern California desert near the Salton Sea By The Associated Press June 29, 2020, 6:12 PM 2 min read 2 min read NILAND, Calif. — A wind-driven wildfire destroyed homes and forced evacuations […]

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China subjects Muslim minorities to forced birth control, abortions to suppress population, report says

China is subjecting hundreds of thousands of women to forced birth control methods — or even mandatory abortions — as part of the government’s campaign to slash birth rates among the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other minority groups, according to a report published Monday. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is […]

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From poisonings to beheadings, ‘honor killings’ in Iran gets a fresh spotlight with social media

Last week in the Kurdish-Iranian city of Kermanshah, an 18-year-old pregnant woman was forced to consume aluminum phosphide by her father and brothers in what human rights activists have deemed a brutal “honor” killing. Somayeh Fathi was allegedly poisoned for “having a relationship with another man and dishonoring her family,” the U.K.-based Iran International reported. […]

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Muslim Woman Was Forced to Remove Hijab for Booking Photo After Arrest, Advocacy Group Says

An 18-year-old Muslim woman was forced to remove her hijab for a booking photograph after she was arrested in Miami this month during a protest, an advocacy group said on Monday. The woman, Alaa Massri of Miami Beach, was among the demonstrators who were protesting at the site of two statues of Christopher Columbus and […]

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5 Podcasts at the Intersection of Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter Movement

This year, Pride has been forced back to its roots. Instead of celebrities waving from floats sponsored by TD Bank and Absolut Vodka, pandemic-masked protesters are marching in the streets demanding justice for black lives. Rainbow flags have been replaced with signs with the names of those killed by the police, like Tony McDade, a […]

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Deadly flooding in China forces 228,000 into shelters; house seen collapsing into river

Hundreds of thousands of people were forced from their homes in south and central China after major flooding caused destruction throughout the region. China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said as of Tuesday, about 228,000 people were forced to seek emergency shelter after heavy rains triggered massive flooding. Downpours in the southern region of Guangxi have been […]

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RNC says convention ‘will be held in another city’ after Trump abandons Charlotte, search underway

Hours after President Trump tweeted that the GOP is “now forced to seek another” location other than Charlotte, N.C., to host this summer’s Republican National Convention, party officials said that the convention indeed “will be held in another city.” And Republican sources confirm to Fox News that the search for a new site is getting underway, […]

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Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest

New York City police officers forced two Associated Press journalists to stop covering protests Tuesday, surrounding them, shoving them and cursing at them while yelling at them to go home By The Associated Press June 3, 2020, 5:03 AM 3 min read 3 min read NEW YORK — New York City police officers surrounded, shoved […]

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Trump says GOP ‘forced’ to seek other state to host convention, slamming North Carolina governor

President Trump announced late Tuesday that Republicans are “forced” to seek another state to host their convention, saying North Carolina’s governor was “still in Shelter-In-Place Mode” and had “refused to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena” in Charlotte, despite earlier assurances. The president didn’t name an alternative venue. Earlier in the day, GOP officials […]

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A Walk Meant to Convey Grit Evokes Trump’s Dark Side Instead

WASHINGTON — After a weekend of protests that led all the way to his own front yard and forced him to briefly retreat to a bunker beneath the White House, President Trump arrived in the Oval Office on Monday agitated over the television images, annoyed that anyone would think he was hiding and eager for […]

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For Sidelined N.F.L. Brothers, Training Is a Snap

When the coronavirus pandemic forced the N.F.L. to shutter its training facilities in March and ban all travel, thousands of players had to hunker down at home like the rest of us. Instead of working out in gyms with teammates, they have been running at their old high school tracks and lifting weights in spare […]

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Staying Safe Inside, but Missing ‘The Run’

Covid-19 hasn’t only forced schools, gyms, parks and health clubs to shut down, it put an end to what hoopsters on every level throughout the city cherish: their “run.” Doesn’t matter where. Tillary Street Park in Brooklyn on Saturday mornings, longtime friends 30 to 40 years old still pounding, arguing over calls, running five on […]

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Women Face Dilemma in a War Zone: Risk the Blasts or Sexual Assault

NEELUM VALLEY, Kashmir — There is another lockdown underway, forced by falling artillery shells rather than invading viruses. This one also requires frightening choices between bad options. Cross-border shelling between Pakistan and India has intensified in recent months along the Line of Control in Kashmir, sending more families rushing to community bunkers when the alarm […]

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Josh Gad debuts new quarantine song as Frozen’s Olaf: ‘I Am with You’

Disney has called on one of its coolest characters to warm the hearts of lonely kids forced to stay home during coronavirus lockdowns. In an effort to raise morale, Disney Animation released a clip Wednesday of Frozen’s Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, singing “I am with you” to characters in the quarantined city of Arendelle, […]

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