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POLITICO’s Steve Shepard demystifies this week’s election data in a video series.
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Antony Blinken Backs Taiwan's Bid to Break China's 6-Year WHO Blockade
Taiwan is attempting to gain observer status in the WHO's World Health Assembly. It last participated in 2016, under a different government.
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Видео: Сергей Безруков показал сувенир со съемок "Бригады"
Видео: Сергей Безруков показал сувенир со съемок "Бригады"
The Supreme Court’s Next Targets
Following the Supreme Court’s leak of a draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, many Court-watchers and pundits have pointed to same-sex marriage and access to contraceptives as rights now potentially at risk. And while in the long run the logic set forth in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could undermine those precedents, the Court may eviscerate other major areas of law far sooner—in fact, with cases on its docket this current term. Notably, the Court may soon declare the use of race in college admissions—affirmative action—illegal, and it may also massively constrain the power of the federal government to protect the environment.The questions at hand in each case—Dobbs, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, and West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency—differ. But they all raise issues that have been the targets of conservative legal scholars for decades, and they will now be decided by a right-wing Court with seemingly little commitment to its own precedents.The use of race in admissions has been permissible in the eyes of the Court since 1978, when Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. delivered his opinion in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. Allan Bakke, who was white, argued that he had been denied entry into UC Davis’s medical school because of its affirmative-action program, which reserved 16 of the 100 seats in each class for minority students—though the school contended that his age (35) and average test scores had more to do with his rejection. Powell ruled that race could be used in admissions in concert with a host of other factors—including grades, extracurricular activities, and test scores—to build a class, because diversity was an important interest of the state’s. As such, his decision was not about righting historical wrongs, but about diversity for the benefit of the entire campus community. Over the next 40 years, the decision was upheld time and again.[Read: What happens when a college’s affirmative-action policy is found illegal]In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit founded by Edward Blum, which represents a group of anonymous Asian American students, filed a lawsuit against Harvard claiming that its admissions process discriminated against the students because of their race. The case slowly snaked through the legal system before a district-court trial in 2018. “The future of affirmative action is not on trial,” Adam Mortara, the lawyer for SFFA, said during his opening statement. But as the challenge wore on—with the district judge ruling in favor of Harvard, and an appeals court doing the same—the thin veil that it was not an attack on race-conscious admissions fell.SFFA explicitly pointed to one of the most recent cases that upheld affirmative action: Grutter v. Bollinger. “Grutter should be overruled, as it satisfies every factor that this Court considers when deciding to overrule precedent,” SFFA said in a filing to the Supreme Court. “It was wrong the day it was decided, has spawned significant negative consequences, and has generated no legitimate reliance interests”—a legal term referring to people who have taken actions based upon the statements of others, including the courts.The lower courts’ decisions and decades of precedent should lead the Supreme Court to side with Harvard in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, David Hinojosa, the director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, told me. And despite the draft Dobbs opinion, he’s trying to have faith that the Court will rule in Harvard’s favor. “But we’re also mindful that courts can and do veer off course. We’re hoping this is not one of those times, which certainly should not be, but that’s a reality we have to consider.”Perhaps with even less public awareness, the Court may also decimate the federal government’s power to make regulations that protect the environment. In West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, which challenges the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, the Court could invoke what is known as the non-delegation doctrine—a theory that effectively says Congress cannot easily empower the executive branch to figure out the details of regulatory policy.[Read: There’s no historical justification for one of the most dangerous ideas in American law]“The doctrine sort of appeared here and there, in state courts, very intermittently in the 19th century,” Julian Davis Mortenson, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School who studies delegation and the relationship between Congress and the executive branch, told me. Its use was most prominent during the height of resistance to New Deal policies, in the 1930s. But it has long been roundly rejected by justices since—including the originalist Antonin Scalia, who wrote in a 2001 opinion that “we have ‘almost never felt qualified to second-guess Congress regarding the permissible degree of policy judgment that can be left to those executing or applying the law.’”Still, Mortenson told me, having studied the current justices closely, “There are five people who said things like ‘The non-delegation doctrine in the 1936 way—that had real teeth, and restricts how broad delegations can be to the government—should be a thing again, and we’re going to be happy to go along with the case.’” The Court could, of course, rule in a way that affects only this one agency rule, but it’s possible that the justices will take a much bigger swing, making any meaningful federal environmental regulation essentially impossible.These cases haven’t received the same level of attention as Dobbs, and they fall outside the privacy issues adjacent to abortion, but they are no less consequential. And if the Court overturns these areas of long-settled law, millions of people’s lives will be affected, for generations to come.
Selena Gomez opens up about ‘very personal’ mental health struggles in WH speech
The actress-turned-singer called for mental health to be "de-stigmatized" in a passionate speech at the White House.
'Under the Banner of Heaven': Where Are Ron and Dan Lafferty's Wives Dianna and Matilda?
"Under the Banner of Heaven" examines the Lafferty family, particularly Ron and Dan and their difficult relationships with their wives Dianna and Matilda.
Watch Live: Testimony continues in civil trial between Depp and Heard
Depp is suing Heard for libel over a 2018 op-ed she wrote describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse."
Диетолог рассказала, почему плавленый сыр называют "мертвым"
Диетолог рассказала, почему плавленый сыр называют "мертвым"
Adriana Lima shows off baby bump on Cannes red carpet
At the Cannes film festival premiere of Joseph Kosinski's "Top Gun: Maverick" on Wednesday, former Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima became the latest celebrity to turn maternity fashion on its head.
Кто поможет обеспечить лекарственную безопасность в России
Кто поможет обеспечить лекарственную безопасность в России
Max Scherzer is the indispensable Met
Perhaps he is fine. He knows, better than anyone else, when to stop before more significant damage occurs. It has gotten him this far, and it will get him to Cooperstown.
Театры Узбекистана станут частью программы поддержки русских театров за рубежом
Театры Узбекистана получат финансовую помощь в рамках программы поддержки русских коллективов за рубежом. "Сейчас мы посещаем русские зарубежные театры для детальной проработки вопроса об оказании точечной помощи", - отметила министр культуры РФ Ольга Любимова
Mexico’s official ‘disappeared’ list grows to more than 100,000
The number of people officially listed as disappeared in Mexico has risen to more than 100,000, government data showed on Monday.
Песков назвал отличия нового движения "Большая перемена" от пионерии
Песков назвал отличия нового движения "Большая перемена" от пионерии
Голос в защиту памятнику Освободителям Риги прозвучал в Европарламенте
Голос в защиту памятнику Освободителям Риги прозвучал в Европарламенте
Lawmakers want to get tougher on cyber adversaries
A Texas Republican and a Michigan Democrat both say the U.S. can punch back harder.
266 cases of salmonella linked to chocolate Easter eggs, EU says
Health officials said that 86.3% of the cases were among children aged 10 or younger.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces no further action over 'Partygate' scandal
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face no further action over breaches of lockdown regulations after the Metropolitan Police concluded its investigation of the "Partygate" scandal, Downing Street said Thursday.
В Швеции подтвердили первый случай заражения человека оспой обезьян
В Швеции подтвердили первый случай заражения человека оспой обезьян
Песков о будущем регионов Украины: Жители сами определят свою судьбу
Любые действия в находящихся под контролем российской армии регионах Украины будут производится только по воле местных жителей, заявил Дмитрий Песков. "Без выражения воли жителей этих районов, без того, чтобы они определились сами, как дальше и с кем они хотят жить, ничего делаться не может", - сказал он
Продавцы квартир стали давать покупателям скидки в сотни тысяч рублей
Продавцы квартир стали давать покупателям скидки в сотни тысяч рублей
911 dispatcher allegedly hung up on caller from Buffalo shooting scene
A Tops grocery store assistant manager says she was hiding and explained that she had to whisper so the gunman wouldn't hear her, but the operator hung up. The dispatcher has been put on leave.
Главы МИД России и Ирана обсудили перспективы возобновления ядерной сделки
Главы МИД России и Ирана обсудили перспективы возобновления ядерной сделки
В Калининградской области запретили продавать энергетики подросткам
В Калининградской области запретили продавать энергетики подросткам
Страховщики фиксируют серьезный рост обращений по хищениям деталей авто
Страховщики фиксируют серьезный рост обращений по хищениям деталей авто
Putin's Daughter Flew to Germany More Than 50 Times To See Partner—Report
The Russian president's youngest daughter, Katerina Tikhonova, often travelled with state security on the flights although her current whereabouts is not known.
Overtime Elite: Inside look at the basketball league changing path to NBA
Bay Area twins Amen and Ausar Thompson signed six-figure deals to join Overtime Elite, a league for teenagers. A look at the league's first season.
The Times: Представители Франции обвинили НАТО в конфликте на Украине
The Times: Представители Франции обвинили НАТО в конфликте на Украине
The future of 911 is a little bit creepy
Phonemakers and carriers are developing new technologies that are meant to improve emergency response. | Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images As the 911 system adapts to the age of cellphones, it’s gaining access to all kinds of new data, too. Over the coming weeks, AT&T is rolling out cellphone location tracking that’s designed to route emergency calls to 911 more quickly. The company says the new feature will be nationwide by the end of June and should make it easier for, say, an ambulance to reach someone experiencing a medical emergency. At first glance, it seems like a no-brainer. But it’s also a reminder that as phone companies promise to save lives, they’re also using a lot more data about you in the process. The AT&T upgrade is part of a broader effort to modernize the country’s approach to emergency response. T-Mobile has also started using location-based routing, and experts told Recode that the technology could eventually be universal. At the same time, the federal government is in the midst of a nationwide push to get 911 call centers to adopt a technology called Next Generation 911, which will allow people not only to call 911 but also to send texts including images and video messages — to the emergency line. Meanwhile, Apple and Google have created new software that can directly pass on information from someone’s device, like information stored on a health app. The hope is that more data will save crucial time during emergencies, but privacy experts are already warning that the same technology could be misused or exploited. “I just worry what happens the next time there’s a tragedy, the next time people are scared, and the next time there’s an opportunity to use this data in ways it was never intended,” Albert Fox Cahn, the executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP), told Recode. One of the main ways phone networks plan to use this data is to connect callers with the right 911 operator more quickly. Because the 911 system was designed to work with landlines, calls to 911 made via cellphones (mobile phones place the majority of 911 calls) sometimes get routed to the wrong 911 center. In places that use older technology, cellphones will generally connect to the 911 operator associated with the antenna on the cell tower that processes the call, not the 911 operator in the jurisdiction the person calling is currently in. When these calls are misdirected, it can sometimes take several minutes to be connected to the right dispatcher. To address this problem, carriers are turning to the sensors in smartphones, like GPS, wifi antennas, accelerometers, and pressure sensors. Depending on the phone you have, either Apple or Google can then use these sensors to estimate your current location. (Google’s system is called Emergency Location Service, or ELS, and Apple’s system is called Hybridized Emergency Location, or HELO.) With AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s new systems, when someone makes a call to 911, the phone network will use this location estimate to make a best guess as to where someone is, and then connect the call to the right 911 operator. AT&T says the whole process should take about five seconds and is supposed to locate someone’s call within 50 meters of their actual location. This isn’t the only data 911 centers have at their disposal. Apple already allows people to load their medical information — like what health conditions they have and medications they’re on — into their devices, and depending on the technology used by the jurisdiction you’re in, that info could be automatically sent to emergency responders when they dial 911. Some Apple Watch models also have a built-in fall detector that can dial 911 on its own. Meanwhile, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered carriers to start transmitting vertical location data in addition to horizontal location data, making it easier for first responders to identify what floor someone might be on in a multistory building during an emergency. And as the federal government rolls out Next Generation 911, it’s also laying the groundwork for 911 operators to collect data from other connected devices, like cars with certain crash notification systems, building sensors, and wearables. This is all in addition to a host of other changes that a growing number of the country’s thousands of 911 call centers have been slowly making: upgrading software, sharing and collecting more analytics, and just getting better training. The idea behind all of these updates is that, with more information, dispatchers can make better decisions about an unfolding situation. “A lot of the underlying efforts around transforming 911 is really trying to help the current nation’s 911 system, prioritize health and safety for call takers and dispatchers, and really just trying to ensure that the right person is being dispatched at the right time,” explains Tiffany Russell, the mental health and justice partnerships project director at the Pew Charitable Trusts. “This police-first model is not necessarily the best response to handle these really complex problems or issues related to mental health.” In an emergency, more information could be helpful, but there are also reasons to worry about 911 collecting additional data. Allowing 911 operators to receive image- and video-based messages could create new opportunities for racial bias, Russell points out, and texting may not be the most efficient way for an operator to communicate during an emergency. The 911 system has played a fundamental role in and contributed to some of American policing’s worst problems, including over-policing, racist police violence, and deeply flawed approaches to domestic violence and behavioral health. Another growing concern is data privacy. While AT&T told Recode that location data is only used when a 911 call is in progress, there are circumstances where 911 operators can directly request that information from a carrier, even if the person who made the call has hung up, according to Brandon Abley, the director of technology at the National Emergency Number Association. There is no way for an individual user to disable the location information sent during 911 calls. These concerns with the 911 system aren’t new. When the FCC rolled out enhanced 911 — an early program to improve the kind of information 911 operators receive about wireless callers — civil liberties organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned about the risk that federal agencies could try to access the data created by the new technology, or it could end up in the wrong hands. A recent FBI guide to cellular data shows that law enforcement does sometimes try to collect data created by carriers’ enhanced 911 capabilities. It’s also abundantly clear that cellphone location data generally isn’t well protected. Agencies like the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have bought app-created location data on the open market, and as long as they have the right legal paperwork, law enforcement can reach out to any company that collects data about someone and ask for information. “They are not responsible with our data, there are not proper assurances in the law to limit how they use it,” Andrés Arrieta, the director of consumer privacy engineering at EFF, told Recode. “Sometimes even when there are, they keep misusing it.” These risks stand to get a lot more serious — and a lot murkier — as 911 centers across the country start receiving far more data from people’s devices. This could take some time, since 911 call centers are generally run on the local level and vary considerably in terms of the technology they use. Still, it’s critical to remember that even if a new service is designed or marketed as a new way to save lives, there’s no guarantee that’s the only way it will be deployed. This story was first published in the Recode newsletter. Sign up here so you don’t miss the next one!
Аналог "Евровидения" на русском языке предлагает проводить Лариса Долина
Аналог "Евровидения" на русском языке предлагает проводить Лариса Долина
Мартин Скорсезе: Киноэпопея из жизни человекообразных снова на экранах
На российские экраны 19 мая снова выходит фильм Мартина Скорсезе "Волк с Уолл-стрит". Это работа мощная, мудрая, многослойная и трагичная: веры в людей у автора осталось немного. Фильм предлагает беспощадный анализ природы капитализма
Clinton campaign lawyer charged in Durham probe seeks mistrial
The Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer currently on trial as part of special counsel John Durham's investigation requested a mistrial in a late-night filing Wednesday, though the judge overseeing the case has already said he is skeptical of his arguments.
CNN выдал уничтоженные украинские "Булаты" за российские танки
Представители вооруженных формирований Украины обманули журналистов CNN, выдав собственные уничтоженные "Булаты" за российские танки. Одна из машин выгорела полностью, у другой оторвало башню
Песков: Россия будет бороться за свои активы
Арест российских активов на Украине - это воровство, Россия будет бороться за них, подчеркнул пресс-секретарь президента РФ Дмитрий Песков. "Это продолжение той самой линии, которая вошла в моду в последнее время в целом ряде государств - линия на фактическое воровство чужих активов", - считает он
The restaurant where real Italian mothers rule the kitchen
The premise is simple: real Italian mothers and grandmothers are recruited from one of Italy's 20 regions. They then move to London for a three-month residency, showcasing their own traditional recipes based around their local cuisine.
Песков: В Кремле не знают деталей плана Италии по урегулированию на Украине
Песков: В Кремле не знают деталей плана Италии по урегулированию на Украине
CDC's independent vaccine advisers will meet to discuss Covid-19 boosters for kids
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet Thursday to discuss updates on Covid-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness for children ages 5-11 years, CDC guidance on boosters for that age group and the framework for that booster dose.
Post Politics Now: Harris to meet with abortion providers; Biden heading to Asia
Counting continues in Pennsylvania in the too-close-to-call Republican primary for Senate where celebrity physician Mehmet Oz has a narrow lead over GOP rival David McCormick.
Are the Kids All Right?: Gen(der) Z | CBS Reports
For an unprecedented number of young people in Gen Z, gender is a social construct that needs dismantling. In this CBS Reports documentary, we follow four teens with diverse gender identities to see how they are dealing with and experiencing a world that’s redefining gender.
Хуан Карлос I впервые за два года вернется в Испанию
Хуан Карлос I впервые за два года вернется в Испанию
Desperate families turn to hospitals when their hunt for formula comes up dry
Three-year-old Alexis Tyler survives on Gerber Lil Crunchies cheese puffs and the chocolate flavor of a specialty nutritional formula called Neocate. Her mother hasn't been able to buy that formula for her since March.
Disabled Veteran Gives Mouth-to-Mouth to Loyal Support Dog Shot With Arrow
The owner said his Great Pyrenees appeared with the injury while roaming his Alabama mini farm.
Песков рассказал о перспективах "Северного потока-2"
Европе будет нужен "Северный поток-2", что бы она ни говорила, но пока нет надежд на запуск проекта. Об этом заявил пресс-секретарь президента России Дмитрий Песков. "Тем не менее все-таки инфраструктура этого проекта готова, какое-то время в рабочем состоянии пролежит на дне моря", - добавил он
Sylvester Stallone films 'Tulsa King' Paramount series in New York
Sylvester Stallone filmed Paramount series 'Tulsa Kings' in New York. The new television show marks his first leading role on the small screen.
АвтоВАЗ выпустит новые Logan и Sandero
АвтоВАЗ выпустит новые Logan и Sandero
Failure to open Ukraine's ports is 'war on global food security,' says WFP chief
Azovstal: Russia says more Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered
Anti-war Russians Are Helping Ukrainian Refugees Abroad
"When my children ask me what I did to resist my country's invasion of an innocent neighbor, I want to be able to look them in the eye," Russian volunteer says.
Tom Cruise awarded honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival
The "Top Gun: Maverick" star was moved to tears by the accolade.