Summary: After the 2008 election, a secretive, well-funded partisan initiative poured money into state legislative races in key swing states to gain control of their redistricting processes and used high-tech analytics to dramatically skew voting maps based on... More »
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 iNFO Vi Daily News Update US Virgin Islands March 31, 2020 According to V.I. Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy, roughly 1,000 unemployment insurance applications were filed last week as employment for many islanders halts due to COVID-19 l... More »
Today’s news quiz: What do these data points have in common?Jan. 22: President Trump is asked by CNBC: “Are there worries about a pandemic at this point?” Trump answers: “No. Not at all. And we’re, we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in fr... More »
President Donald Trump at the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House, March 27, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)Impeachment can’t take sole blame for the government’s early missteps in addressing the pandemic, but it undeniably played a part in t... More »
Sen. Rick Scott attends an interview with Reuters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 10, 2019. (Rahel Patrasso/Reuters)Senator Rick Scott (R., Fla.) called Tuesday for Congress to investigate the World Health Organization’s ties to China, accusing the organization ... More »
One day, before the coronavirus pandemic, a river of pedestrians — half manic, half clueless — was feeding onto the escalator at the West Fourth Street subway station during rush hour. Blocking the escalator entrance were people gazing at their phones. Once th... More »
As more people work from home to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they’re using their home internet networks for activities usually reserved for the workplace. But your home network may not be equipped to handle all the video conferencing and file-uploadi... More »
Canada may have just found a new icon, thanks to a group of enthusiasts pushing to adopt a national lichen.This all may seem a frivolous venture during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s come at a time when people who are weary of being cooped up in their home... More »
Hypersonic represents a new frontier of missile warfare: fast, stealthy, and unpredictable in flight. The U.S. recently tested a prototype that puts it in a race with China and Russia to claim a capability that adds another layer of uncertainty to geopolitical... More »
I don’t want to be grimmer than necessary, but let’s get realistic about one thing. If a place said they’re closing for two weeks, or if an April event has been postponed to May, here’s my advice: Don’t count on it.
When my kids’ school said they were closing ... More »
The day before University of Pennsylvania students were told that their college commencement would be held online, junior Andrew Guo thought of an alternative to holding the address over Zoom. Students could have a “Hey Day” and graduation inside Minecraft, ju... More »
Rihanna once asked who’s gonna run this town tonight? And the answer has never been more clear for the small coastal town of Llandudno, in north Wales where a lockdown has been imposed to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. It’s a bunch of goats.
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