Oil companies like Chevron and Shell have made billions in the Niger Delta region. They've also destroyed it. Those who make a living off the land are demanding accountability. https://nyti.ms/3kTeIdf
What do you make of this brave new world? I’d love to know. Are your religious leaders working with Facebook? Do you know? How is tech/religion playing out in your life?
There’s lots to think about here. Corporate partnerships for religious groups. The future of virtual worship. Moral and philosophical questions about religion’s purpose. How all this coexists with disinfo/privacy concerns.
Facebook and many religious groups, like the Assemblies of God, COGIC, and PCUSA, see shared opportunity in working together. The partnerships reveal how Big Tech and religion are converging far beyond simply moving services to the internet.
The gold medal at these Olympic Games, once considered all but a sure thing for the U.S., now seems in question after the American women, plagued by imprecision all afternoon Sunday, slipped into second during the qualification round. https://wapo.st/3eVwnND
At 34, Alexis Sablone is one of the world’s greatest female professional street skateboarders, with seven X Games medals, her own Converse shoe line and now a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.
But she prefers to not be called a professional skateboarder. https://wapo.st/36XYAPx
Lee Kiefer won the third gold medal for the U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics and the third fencing gold in the country’s history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final. https://wapo.st/2UJoUKA
Banks said he was rejected because Pelosi "doesn't want to talk about what happened at the capitol that day," and is "only interested in a narrative."
Rep @AOC: "Republicans have started to now use these laws curtailing Critical Race Theory curriculum, that's not even being taught in the first place, as a proxy to saying we can't teach anything about race in our schools beyond the most minimal, minimal facts."
Charlotte Vega, la española que llama con fuerza a las puertas de Hollywood https://www.latimes.com/espanol/entretenimiento/articulo/2021-07-25/charlotte-vega-la-espanola-que-llama-con-fuerza-a-las-puertas-de-hollywood
Theater companies staging shows outdoors for the first time is one thing; doing so in nontraditional performance spaces is another.
What took place at Williamstown is a case study for theaters pushing ahead with productions in unconventional settings https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-07-20/williamstown-theatre-festival-sound-crew-walks-out
India: 113 muertos en aludes de tierra e inundaciones https://www.latimes.com/espanol/internacional/articulo/2021-07-25/india-113-muertos-en-aludes-de-tierra-e-inundaciones
Tom Barrack and the influence he had in former President Donald Trump's world https://cnn.it/3i0m50K
Dr. Anthony Fauci says US is "going in the wrong direction" as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise, particularly among unvaccinated Americans. https://cnn.it/3BGjBME
"Sore loser" former President Donald Trump reaps fruits of election lies in Arizona | Analysis https://cnn.it/2UPFAA9
A special election in Texas is set to test the enduring power of former President Donald Trump’s endorsement on Tuesday, as two Republicans compete for a fast-changing seat south of Dallas and Fort Worth https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/25/trump-texas-special-election-500689
Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed that she's likely to appoint GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger — a rare Donald Trump antagonist in his party — as part of a boosted Republican presence on to the select panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/25/pelosi-kinzinger-jan-6-investigation-500721
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Leading U.S. infectious disease experts are warning that China's rejection of a World Health Organization plan for another Covid-19 investigation inside the country threatens to deny the world critical data needed to identify and head off future pandemics https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/25/who-china-investigation-covid-probe-500711
Anastasija Zolotic won the United States’ first gold medal in women’s taekwondo by beating Russian athlete Tatiana Minina 25-17 to claim the featherweight division title. http://apne.ws/MXRTyDf
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she intends to name a second Republican, Trump critic Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot. Pelosi last week rejected two members House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy picked for the panel. http://apne.ws/rFo3Qm5
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. is headed in the "wrong direction" on the pandemic and the CDC is considering recommending that vaccinated people wear masks in public. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, says he's "very frustrated." http://apne.ws/UzLaIP0
Medalists at #Tokyo2020 now have a 30-second photo opportunity after the gold medalist’s national anthem is played to pose without masks, but they must stay on their own podium step. http://apne.ws/BS5T4pH
WATCH: Socialist Pedro Castillo was confirmed as Peru's next president after the country’s electoral authority tossed out the last appeals by right-wing contender Keiko Fujimori https://reut.rs/3iwGk5j
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she intends to appoint Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and possibly other GOP lawmakers to the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/07/25/pelosi-name-gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-panel-probing-jan-6-capitol-riot-after-rejecting-banks-jordan/8085885002/
Thousands of firefighters across the nation were combating "extreme fire behavior" Sunday as California's largest blaze razed homes and forced thousands of residents to flee the fast-spreading flames.
A historic space flight, an NBA championship and an insurrectionist's prison sentence. Test your knowledge on this week's news: https://www.usatoday.com/storytelling/quiz/news-quiz/2021-07-23/
A growing chorus of voices say people who resist COVID-19 vaccinations should face pressure — and consequences.