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Simone Biles admits she’s still ‘scared to do gymnastics’ in emotional interview

Simone Biles was drawn to tears while admitting she's "still scared to do gymnastics" after experiencing "the twisties" at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Host Kenan Thompson predicts a good night for 2021 People's Choice Awards: What to know
First-time nominee Kenan Thompson is getting ready to host the 2021 People's Choice Awards for an in-person audience.       
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Kathy Griffin Unveils Christmas Tree Decorated With 'F*** Trump' Bauble
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who hasn't been shy about expressing her distaste for the former president in the past, showed off her festive jab at Trump.
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NYC mandates COVID vaccine for private employers as Omicron and Delta variants spread
New York City announced a sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate for 184,000 private employers. The news comes as the Omicron variant spreads in the U.S. and Delta cases skyrocket. Nikki Battiste reports.
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Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial that he was victim of hate crime: “There was no hoax”
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett took the stand at his own criminal trial to go on the record and say "there was no hoax" and that he was the victim of a hate crime. Charlie De Mar reports.
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Alexa Together: Amazon launches service to help care for seniors
On Tuesday, Amazon launched Alexa Together, a service aimed at helping aging consumers and family members or friends who assist in caring for them.      
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Trump's blood oxygen levels were at a 'dangerously low level' during 2020 Covid-19 diagnosis, ex-chief of staff says
Then-President Donald Trump's blood oxygen level dipped down to a "dangerously low level" hours after he announced back in October 2020 that he tested positive for Covid-19, according to his former chief of staff Mark Meadows.
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Classic children’s TV show “Reading Rainbow” to return as interactive program after 15-year hiatus
“Reading Rainbow" is making a comeback, hoping to reach a new generation of kids after more than 15 years off the air. “CBS Mornings” spoke with the show’s creative director, Amy Guglielmo, and one of the new co-hosts, Rohit Gopal.
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Sen. Warren says tech giants like Amazon are helping to drive up prices
She's holding a hearing featuring prominent critics of the digital behemoths Tuesday.
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Biden to Talk With Putin Amid Fears That Russia May Invade Ukraine
With signs of a substantial Russian military buildup, Western leaders hope the summit can avert a crisis. But in the trenches along the Ukrainian front line, as machine-gun fire echoes in the distance, there is little hope that diplomacy will end the grinding conflict.
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Two shot, one killed in Queens home invasion: cops
One man was killed and another hurt when a shooter barged into a Queens home Monday, cops said.
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White House announces a diplomatic ban on the Beijing Olympics, citing China human rights abuses
The U.S. will stage a full diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses. China has vowed to greet any boycott with “firm countermeasures.” Senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from Pyeongchang, South Korea, home of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine raises tensions in region ahead of Biden and Putin video call
President Biden’s video call with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Tuesday comes amid tensions over Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine. The buildup is raising alarms because Russia invaded and annexed territory in the eastern part of Ukraine in 2014. Senior foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports.
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Study finds omicron causes more reinfections, 80 years since Pearl Harbor: 5 Things podcast
It's still unclear if the omicron variant makes people more sick, and it's been 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor: 5 Things podcast       
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Seeking a world without women, Tabitha Lasley lost herself — and found a better book
A journalist went to Scotland to investigate the world of oil riggers and slept with her first source. "Sea State" is her raw memoir of the aftermath
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Biden calls for sweeping new push to expose and punish financial corruption
The administration said it would work with Congress to bring more scrutiny to trust companies, lawyers and other financial gatekeepers, seek to identify owners “hiding behind opaque” corporations and target those involved in real estate transactions used to hide or launder money.
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Column: Should you pay an extra fee just for being a Californian? Pizza Hut thinks so
L.A. Pizza Hut customers are being hit with an extra charge to help recover "the increased cost of operations in the state of California."
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For top Grammy nominee Jon Batiste, music is both birthright and calling. So is protest
The New Orleans native and "Late Night With Stephen Colbert" bandleader tops all Grammy nominees with 11, spread across a dizzying array of genres.
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'Sea State': A woman on the brink dives into sex, drugs and oil rig workers
Tabitha Lasley's "Sea State" sells itself as a "study of love, masculinity, and the cost of a profession that few outside of it can truly understand."       
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Millions of Americans can trace their ancestry back to tenements like this one.
A virtual photogrammetry tour of the Tenement Museum in New York and how the lives of immigrants were affected by disease, public health, and housing laws.
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Review: A satirical novel of male narcissism too accurate to be any fun
Francesco Pacifico's "The Women I Love" falls into a kind of satirical uncanny valley. Its archetype of the literary narcissist rings painfully true.
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Is 2021 the Year That Broke ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’?
This is not a joke, but is it just a fact?
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Amanda Gorman’s ‘Call Us What We Carry’ is as powerful as ‘The Hill We Climb’
The young poet delivers another stirring critique of modern America in a book that is at once pointed and hopeful.
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Predicting winners for the NFL’s competitive wild-card playoff spots
In both the AFC and the NFC, several teams are vying for the final playoff spots.
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Why we’re so obsessed with nuns
Virginie Efira in Benedetta, a latter-day nunsploitation film with a lot on its mind. | IFC Films Benedetta and Matrix are just the latest in a long line of pop culture stories about nuns. There’s a reason. Riddle me this: When is a nun not just a nun? Answer: when she’s a pop culture icon. The woman in the wimple has long fascinated filmmakers and storytellers, but of late the interest seems to have kicked into hyperdrive — and not just with this weekend’s release of Paul Verhoeven’s characteristically wild Benedetta, or Lauren Groff’s lauded novel Matrix, or the recent FX series based on Black Narcissus. And though nun stories fall into all kinds of categories, from horror and romance to drama and comedy, they usually draw on the same dramatic tension: the inherent potential, whether or not it’s exercised, for women in organized religious orders to pose a threat to male-dominated religious hierarchy. What kind of power, exactly, does a nun wield? Having taken vows to pursue a life devoted to religious service as Christ’s bride, she is revered and set apart. A convent is, from one perspective, a kind of haven. For centuries, it was a place for a woman who didn’t want to marry or had no prospects to find respect and a future (or, more darkly, for a woman to be hidden away by her family). A woman who wanted to become educated could enter a convent. Most of her daily interactions would be with other women. For some, it could look, at least from some angles, like a place to go if you simply didn’t want to deal with men anymore. Universal Pictures Powell and Pressburger’s 1947 drama Black Narcissus is a classic of the nun-movie subgenre. But, of course, the larger hierarchy in which the convent exists is one dominated by men. The sisters can perform certain kinds of religious duties and devotion, but the most important offices of the church — saying mass, performing sacraments — are still reserved for men, whose gender makes them eligible to be stand-ins for Christ himself. A convent is ultimately watched over by a man. The sisters’ decision-making power is limited by men. Does this precisely describe what it’s actually like to be a nun? Not necessarily, and not all the time. But to the fertile imagination, there’s an inherent tension in there, so it’s no surprise storytellers love to poke at it. A group of educated women living and working together might get ideas angled in feminist directions; what are they to do? A convent could look like a women’s utopia, but one that relied on men to survive. When women want to challenge male hierarchy, especially at times when that hierarchy is corrupt, what happens next? These questions have popped up in notable movie examples in just the past few years, ranging from the stark 2013 Polish drama Ida to the raucous, raunchy 2017 indie The Little Hours. In 2016, The Innocents explored a historical tragedy in a French convent; in 2017, Novitiate turned post-Vatican II turmoil at an American convent into melodrama. The list could go on (let’s not forget the 2018 Conjuring installment The Nun), but what’s clear is the range and variety of stories the set-apart religious life provides — albeit with widely varying degrees of respect, devotion, and reality. This is far from the first nun movie boom. Women in religious orders have furnished the basis for movies almost since the start of movies. Some of them, like the original Black Narcissus in 1947 and The Sound of Music in 1965, are among cinema’s most celebrated. And in the 1970s, the genre of “nunsploitation” — to which Benedetta is certainly an heir — hit its peak, mostly in European and Japanese cinema. Nunsploitation movies are salacious, often hypersexualized, and frequently critique the practices, rituals, and authority of the Catholic Church, a bold move particularly in countries where Catholicism is the dominant faith. (That’s never been true in Japan, but there, nunsploitation was often interpreted as a strike against a would-be encroaching foreign oppressor.) IFC Films Virginie Efira in Benedetta. Benedetta takes that heritage and runs with it, an unsurprising move from Dutch director Paul Verhoeven. (This is the guy who gave us Showgirls, after all.) Based on Judith C. Brown’s 1986 book Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy, it’s a raucous tale based on the true story of Benedetta Carlini (played in the film by Virginie Efira), who joined the wealthy Convent of the Mother of God as a girl in the early 17th century. She became the abbess and a mystic, scandalizing counter-reformation Rome; she performed miracles, even apparently coming back to life after her death, and was also notorious for her sexuality, particularly her relationship with a younger nun, Sister Bartolomea. Verhoeven ratchets up the sex (be warned, this is a rather explicit film), though not perhaps to the degree you might expect. Benedetta is not, fundamentally, just a romp about lesbian nuns. It’s about a religious hierarchy filled with people who have very little faith in God but have found in the church some way to access power and standing. Charlotte Rampling, who plays the convent’s Abbess when Benedetta first joins (and whom she later deposes), is the film’s most tragic and interesting figure: a woman who doesn’t really believe in God, or in Benedetta’s miracles, but is willing to look the other way if it means their convent might benefit. Benedetta is also about church politics, fundamentally corrupt and self-serving, more interested in personal gain and decadent living than the slowly encroaching plague and the spiritual well-being of the faithful. In this film, that’s embodied in the nuncio (played by Lambert Wilson), the papal ambassador and a giant hypocrite. There’s an obvious fantasy element in the layperson’s attraction to tales of convent life. For many of us, the convent feels like another reality from the one most of us live in. It’s a world regulated by a strict set of rules and roles, inhabited by women who often wear uniform, unusual costumes and address one another as “Sister.” (There’s a reason Frank Herbert, in creating the Bene Gesserit sisterhood in Dune, borrowed naming conventions and other elements from female monastic orders for his own, the women who yield the real power in the galaxy.) And there’s an appeal to the inherent embodiedness of the stories — which is why a lot of them lean so heavily on examining the sisters’ sexual desires, sublimated or otherwise. Bodies are often important in these tales, and stories of female saints similarly often are linked to physical desire, pain, and even harm — consider this year’s astounding horror film Saint Maud. A24 Morfydd Clark in Saint Maud. But it’s that question of threatened male authority that we keep returning to. Lauren Groff’s novel Matrix takes its name from the role that Marie de France, the 12th-century nun at its center, played in her convent. (“Matrix” means “mother,” as in Mother Superior.) Marie, in real life, was a poet and an enigma to history; Groff’s beautifully, unsettlingly rendered version of her life recounts her restoration of the convent to which she is sent as abbess. Her reforms and initiatives — sly at first, then increasingly bold — transform the convent from a dank hellhole to a flourishing utopia, surrounded by a literal maze to protect their bounties. Predictably, Marie’s reforms anger the male authorities, church and secular alike; eventually she goes so far as to assume priestly duties, alarming her own nuns, too. Aside from the terrific storytelling, Matrix is compelling for offering a vision of a feminist nun — one might even say a radical separatist feminist — who is not “modernized” so much as she understands the opportunity available to her, seizing it, and finding immense meaning in her work. Marie’s mindset is thoroughly medieval, yet it reminds us that people have always been people, with desires, frustrations, miseries, and ambitions. As in Benedetta, sexual desire oriented toward other women comes into the tale as well, but it’s not merely salacious; it’s a way to show how little Marie, or any of them, really feel they’re in need of men. And that, to the powerful men who want what they have, is frightening. Let’s be perfectly clear: Many, if not most, of the tales about nuns are not told by devout Catholics. Many women in religious orders might strongly object to the depiction of their lives, or to their seriously taken vows being sources of lewd entertainment. Even the most carefully rendered tale is bound to contain misrepresentations and fabrications. But as a culture, we return to them nevertheless, over and over, and this tension — the possibility of confronting male authority while also operating within it — is surely a reason why. One might fruitfully (if incompletely) compare the appeal of nun stories to why we’re drawn to stories about witches, who explicitly aim to upset patriarchal structures, particularly religious ones. The latter simply walk outside the system entirely; the former apply pressure from within. Discovery Plus The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Rebel Hearts. That’s why the best example this year might be the documentary Rebel Hearts, which tells the rousing story of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles. In the 1960s, following directives stemming from Vatican II, the sisters began to propose and make changes in their community, from how they talked and prayed with one another to the clothing they wore. Many of the sisters actively worked for progressive causes, such as opposing the Vietnam War and supporting social justice initiatives. Among them were Sister Corita Kent, whose artwork that often examines the true meaning of Jesus’s work (especially in themes like love of neighbor and justice) drew widespread interest from the broader world but condemnation from certain corners of the church. In their reforms to their lives, they were following instructions from Pope Paul VI — but their archbishop, Cardinal James Francis McIntyre, was firmly opposed to them, seeing a challenge to his authority. Ultimately he removed the sisters from teaching in the diocese schools in Los Angeles, and eventually ordered them to return to their former patterns of life or renounce their vows. In the end, the sisters decided to leave the formal organization of the Catholic Church, and they reorganized as the Immaculate Heart Community, an ecumenical group of laypeople who worship, pray, and serve together. Rebel Hearts is the rare uplifting, real-life spin on the familiar story of religious women challenging hierarchy, not least because you can see, vividly, that it is their desire to follow Christ’s example as best they can that leads them away from an earthly authority they can no longer follow. That’s another addition to the rich variety of storytelling settings that women in religious orders have always furnished. Whether they’re erotic, hilarious, harrowing, inspiring, or some combination of them all, there’s one thing every story about nuns manages to be: scandalous, in the very best way. Matrix was released on September 7. Benedetta opened in theaters on December 3 and will premiere on digital platforms on December 21. Rebel Hearts was released in June and is streaming on Discovery+.
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What's on TV Tuesday 'Abbott Elementary,' 'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes' on ABC
What to watch Tuesday, December 7: 'Abbott Elementary' on ABC; 'People's Choice Awards,' NBC and E!; 'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes,' ABC
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Mississippi man executed for slaying admits to second murder before death
A Mississippi man who was executed for shooting dead his estranged wife admitted to another crime before his death.
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Productivity Crashes More Than Expected, Worst Decline Since 1960
Labor costs are soaring by more than expected.
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Rose McGowan's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein dismissed after failing to meet court deadline
Rose McGowan’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed by a judge in California.
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'Chaotic' and slow British response left thousands of Afghans unable to flee the Taliban, whistleblower claims
Thousands of desperate Afghans were unable to flee the Taliban following the fall of Kabul because the British government's response to the crisis was disorganized and slow, a whistleblower has claimed.
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Elon Musk says there aren't 'enough people,' birthrate could threaten human civilization
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is being firm with his stance on birthrate. "If people don't have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words."      
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Meet the doctor that hunts new Covid-19 variants
Dr. David Perlin, who specializes in identifying Covid-19 variants, joins New Day to discuss what is known about the severity of mutations as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic.
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Get the most out of Google search: Talking Tech podcast
Get the most out of Google search: Talking Tech podcast      
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Manchin and Sinema Hold the Key for Democrats: Respecting Regional Difference | Opinion
Sinema and Manchin have hit on the very thing that could stop the Democrats' hemorrhaging support. Specifically, the Democrats are suffering from an overly national approach.
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NFL roundtable: Why Chargers didn't collapse and Rams collapsed lowly Jaguars
Roundtable: Chargers almost blew a 24-point lead but got their biggest win of the season in Cincinnati. The Rams ended a skid with a blowout of Jacksonville. What's next for these L.A. teams?
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Biden to warn Putin of ‘very real costs’ if Russia attacks Ukraine
The Biden-Putin call comes one day after newly released satellite images showing Russian forces continuing to gather at several key strategic points in western Russia.
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Kid's Cartoon Showing Woman Twerking and Doing the Splits Branded 'Cringe'
The dancing sequence—which culminates in the woman sliding down a lamp and back-flipping—was set to a song with lyrics "shake it, bake it, booty quake it."
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CNN's Don Lemon avoids mentioning court testimony that he tipped Jussie Smollett off about police
CNN host Don Lemon avoided mentioning his ties to actor Jussie Smollett as he covered the ongoing trial revolving around the latter's alleged staging of a hate crime against himself.
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Enormous Ocean Sunfish Filmed off California Coast
The sunfish, spotted by kayakers off Laguna Beach, is estimated to be around nine feet long.
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Video: Alec Baldwin Chases After Reporter in NYC, Where He's Set to Host an Awards Gala
Actor Alec Baldwin nearly came to blows with a reporter questioning him in New York City on Monday night, where he will host a gala.
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Survivors gather in Hawaii to commemorate 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
Survivors and veterans are gathering in Hawaii to pay tribute to the more than 2,400 lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attack as part of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. John Dickerson reports.
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A substitute teacher sang Britney Spears' 'Toxic' on a karaoke machine. He was asked to leave early.
A substitute teacher in Austin, Texas was asked to leave after singing Britney Spears' 'Toxic' on a karaoke machine he brought to the classroom.       
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Decision to close Emmett Till's investigation brings no justice to his family
Thelma Wright Edwards waited more than 65 years for someone to be held accountable for Emmett Till's murder, but her hope vanished this week.
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Doctors: UK Faces Up to 300,000 New Heart Condition Cases – Due to 'Post-Pandemic Stress Disorder'
Senior doctors in London say Britain faces a time-bomb of up to 300,000 new patients with heart conditions – which they attribute to "post-pandemic stress disorder". 
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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for allegedly stoking Myanmar genocide
The class action complaint, filed in California on Monday, accused Facebook of failing to police against hateful, anti-Rohingya content.
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Black and Hispanic renters experience discrimination in almost every major American city
Getty Images A new study finds that property managers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, Houston, and Providence are least likely to answer prospective Black and Hispanic tenants. Racial discrimination in rental markets is alive and well. In a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers found rampant racial discrimination in American rental markets — specifically, that property managers are less likely to respond to prospective Black and Hispanic tenants when they inquire about open listings. Using a software bot, the economists sent inquiries from fake renters to 8,476 property managers in the 50 largest US metropolitan housing markets. The bot assigned names to fictitious renters that would indicate whether the race of the inquirer was white, Black, or Hispanic. The bot found that names perceived to be white got a response 5.6 percentage points more than Black-sounding names, and 2.8 percentage points more than Hispanic-sounding names. Though the economists were using fabricated identities to test for discrimination, they also followed up to see what happened in the properties in real life. In what could become a major contribution to the field, the researchers find that a non-response to an inquiry from a Black or Hispanic renter “lowers the probability that a renter of color will ultimately inhabit a given property by 17.3 percent.” This is “the first available evidence on the relationship between disparate treatment and subsequent rental housing outcomes.” The researchers, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Peter Christensen, UCLA’s Ignacio Sarmiento-Barbieri, and Duke University’s Christopher Timmins, found that discrimination isn’t the same everywhere. The researchers find that for Black would-be renters, the most discriminatory region is the Midwest and the most discriminatory individual cities are Chicago, Los Angeles, and Louisville. For Hispanic would-be renters, the most discriminatory region is the Northeast and the most discriminatory individual cities are Louisville, Houston, and Providence. In a handful of cities, researchers found that Black and Hispanic names receive more responses than white renters. Notably, Jacksonville (31 percent Black) and Columbus (29 percent Black) for Black names and Phoenix (42.6 percent Hispanic), Sacramento (23.6 percent Hispanic), and Tampa (26.4 percent Hispanic) for Hispanic names. It’s possible that the large Black and Hispanic populations in these cities make it more difficult to discriminate without losing out on good renters, or, as Christensen noted, it could be an outlier, “from a statistical perspective, 5-10 outliers [in] a sample of 100 cities would be expected by chance.” Peter Christensen et al., National Bureau of Economic Research This graphic shows response rate differences for Black renters on the left and Hispanic renters on the right relative to white renters. You might be familiar with résumé studies where researchers will send in identical résumés with just one thing changed, such as a 2003 study by economists Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan that showed résumés with names perceived as Black received 50 percent fewer callbacks than those with white-sounding names. The new rental market discrimination study, the largest of its kind, was able to capitalize on the increasing migration of the rental market to the internet. That enabled the creation of software to make it a lot quicker to see how discriminatory rental markets are. It also allowed researchers to compare across all 50 of the top metropolitan areas simultaneously, something that would be much more difficult without advances in technology. “The objective is not just to develop this software for our own work but to actually make it available to other researchers and enforcement agencies,” Christensen told Vox. “HUD’s onlyout there running a study every 10 years or maybe there’s some civil rights organization in your market or maybe there isn’t and [these studies have traditionally been] very expensive to run. And so nobody thinks that ... there’s monitoring really happening.” Historically, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has conducted much more time-consuming research called a “paired study” or an “audit” where they send two trained testers (one white and one person of color) to ask about housing units in 28 metropolitan areas across the country. The testers are trained to present themselves as identically as possible outside of their differences in race and then record their experience. In their most recent 2012 study, HUD found that while “minority renters who call to inquire about recently advertised homes or apartments are rarely denied appointments that their white counterparts are able to make” people of color “are told about and shown fewer homes and apartments than whites” and “agents also quote slightly higher rents to blacks and Hispanics than to whites.” One of the problems with traditional audit studies is that they involve real people — who are going to act somewhat differently not only from each other but with different landlords or property managers. That means it could be difficult to isolate the exact effect of race over perhaps other differences exhibited during these interactions. David Neumark, a University of California Irvine economist who has investigated the use of correspondence and audit studies to test for discrimination in the labor market said in an email that both types have their uses: “Correspondence studies allow much larger samples. Audit studies are far harder to do, and get smaller samples. But they do allow collection of more information — importantly including whether the final transaction (getting an apartment, a job, etc.) actually happens.” Researchers before Christensen, Sarmiento-Barbieri, and Timmins have adapted these studies for the internet age, since emails and other written missives can reduce the variability of in-person interactions. One study by Georgia State University economists Andrew Hanson and Zackary Hawley finds a “net level of discrimination of 4.5 percentage points against African American sounding names” where they observe interactions over email. In Sweden, researchers looked at discrimination against Muslims on a rental website via an audit study and found a 24.8 percent bias in favor of Swedish male names when compared to Muslim male names. HUD A chart in a 2013 US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report shows Black, Hispanic, and Asian renters are told about and shown fewer available units than equally qualified white renters. None of this research can capture the totality of discrimination in the housing market. Some people might not even find out about potential housing options if information is disseminated differently for different groups — for example, info that spreads through word of mouth. Even if Black or Hispanic renters do know about an open unit and do get a response from the landlord, they could still face discrimination when a property manager is deciding between different tenants or during the application process. Despite the supposed protections of the Fair Housing Act, which bans discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and other protected classes, civil rights groups have traditionally borne the brunt of responsibility for detecting this discrimination. It’s an expensive and time-consuming endeavor, limiting the frequency of oversight. The development of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s new tool could reduce some of that oversight burden — making it easier to consistently monitor at least one aspect of discrimination in the housing market.
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Eye Opener: New York City announces strictest vaccine mandate in U.S. as cases rise nationwide
New York City is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine policy to include all private sector workers, making it the strictest vaccine mandate in the country. Also, President Biden is set to speak to Russia's Vladimir Putin on Tuesday as concerns grow over Ukraine. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.
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Biden and Putin to discuss Russian military buildup, tensions with Ukraine, cybersecurity
President Biden is scheduled to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video call Tuesday morning. The high-stakes virtual summit is expected to address Russia's military buildup, tensions between Russia and Ukraine and cybersecurity, among other priorities. Senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Vladimir Putin Call Gives Joe Biden Chance to Shake Off 'Weak' Image
The leaders of Russia and the U.S. are due to speak on a video call, with a range of pressing issues to address, including Ukraine.
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