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January 19, 2022

Human rights and civil liberties

Tesla opened a dealership in Xinjiang, China, despite widespread reports of Uyghur oppression there

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tesla has opened a new sales and service center in the Xinjiang region of China, home to a Muslim population known as the Uyghurs whom the United Nations and rights organizations have identified as a repressed ethnic group. In 2021, the United......

2022 will be the ‘do or die’ moment for Congress to take action against Big Tech

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The new year could be......

Supreme Court will let lawsuit challenging Texas abortion law continue

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pro-choice demonstrators protest outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 1, 2021. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a lawsuit by abortion providers challenging the legality of......

Supreme Court conservatives sound skeptical of state funding exclusion for religious education

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A family looks at the U.S. Supreme Court building as rulings are expected to be released today in Washington, D.C., U.S. June 25, 2021. Ken Cedeno | Reuters The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday appeared willing to broaden the......

U.S. diplomats will boycott Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights abuses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Chinese flag flutters near the Olympic rings on the Olympic Tower in Beijing, China November 11, 2021. Carlos Garcia Rawlins | Reuters The U.S. on Monday announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move......

New York Times reviews Wirecutter editor Erin Marquis over voicemail for gun rights group after Michigan shooting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A memorial outside of Oxford High School on December 03 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Scott Olson | Getty Images The New York Times said Friday that it is reviewing a top editor at the newspaper’s Wirecutter.com for tweeting scathing messages......

Black women see unemployment rate fall sharply in November, but are still left behind in overall labor market recovery

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Commuters arrive at Grand Central Station with Metro-North during morning rush hour in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images The unemployment rate for Black women fell sharply in November, but labor market recovery from pre-pandemic levels......

Racing chief says Formula One shouldn’t get involved in politics as sport faces heat ahead of Saudi Grand Prix

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It isn’t the role of motorsport to “get involved with political issues,” the leader of the top international auto racing organization said as Formula One faces criticism for allowing a grand prix to go ahead in Saudi Arabia this weekend. “Motorsport......

White House reaches deal to reinstate Trump-era ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ asylum policy after court order

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration announced Thursday it has struck a deal with the Mexican government to reinstate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum seekers to stay in that country until their U.S. immigration court date. The program will restart at......

Supreme Court conservatives look ready to gut Roe v. Wade during arguments in Mississippi abortion case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pro-abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court building, ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday......

‘Gender-lens’ investors direct their money to women-led companies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here vitapix | E+ | Getty Images It’s a small but growing focus in the environmental, social and governance investing movement: gender equity.  So-called gender-lens investing prioritizes companies with higher representation of women on their boards and in management positions, as......

Microsoft shareholders vote for the company to publish sexual-harassment report, in rare win for activists

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks on during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 17, 2017. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images Microsoft shareholders on Tuesday approved a proposal asking the board to......

There’s a lot of financial aid available to women pursuing STEM careers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM professions and for the few who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers – there are a lot of financial challenges. That’s why a lot of companies and organizations are offering scholarships and......

Same-sex couples in certain states may get a tax break from Democrats’ $1.75 trillion social plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tetra Images | Tetra images | Getty Images United States v. Windsor The current gap in tax rules for some same-sex married couples dates to a Supreme Court decision in 2013, United States v. Windsor, which struck down part of......

U.S. moves to speed up deportation proceedings for unauthorized migrants who were not processed

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has launched a new operation to send court documents to unauthorized migrants who were not processed for deportation after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this year.  The documents include “notices to appear,” which instruct migrants to......

Men tend to have higher total credit limits than female borrowers, research finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here skynesher | E+ | Getty Images It’s no secret that there is a gender pay gap in the U.S. Women earned just 84% of what men made in 2020, according to the Pew Research Center. Consequently, it would take female......

Unemployment rate rose for women and stayed flat for Black workers in October, even as overall jobs numbers improved

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman seeking employment attends the 25th annual Central Florida Employment Council Job Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images The unemployment picture improved for Americans overall in October, but not for women and......

NBA launches investigation into Suns owner Robert Sarver over claims of racism, misogyny in ESPN report

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The National Basketball Association launched a formal investigation into the Phoenix Suns and owner Robert Sarver following allegations of racism and misogyny in an ESPN report published Thursday. “The allegations contained in today’s ESPN article are extremely serious, and we have directed......

Biden administration makes second attempt to end Trump-era ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ asylum policy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration on Friday announced its second attempt to terminate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum seekers to stay in Mexico until their U.S. immigration court date. This comes two weeks after the administration complied with a Texas......

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in major cases on abortion and guns. Here’s what to know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A demonstrator holds up an abortion flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear a major abortion case on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.,......

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