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March 2020

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Slay the Dragon

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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 »

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iNFO VI Daily News Update

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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 »

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With the Coronavirus, It’s Again Trump vs. Mother Nature

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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 »

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Rick Scott Demands Investigation of China–WHO Ties

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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 »

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How We Use Our Bodies to Navigate a Pandemic

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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 »

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Hypersonic missiles may be unstoppable. Is society ready?

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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 »

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This Isn't Going to End Soon

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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 »

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