Former U.S. Ambassador: 'Ukrainians Are Fighting For Our Freedom As Well'
"There's never enough for somebody like Putin unless you make clear that it's over and he simply cannot get any more," Ambassador Yovanovitch tells Newsweek.newsweek.com
What We Know About the Winnie the Pooh Horror Movie 'Blood and Honey'
Pooh and Piglet go on the prowl in this dark and disturbing take on the beloved AA Milne characters.newsweek.com
Putin Has 9 Months To Win Ukraine War, Former NATO General Says
That's how long it will take Ukrainian troops to assimilate Western military equipment, according to the former general.newsweek.com
Man Losing $125K in Epic Work Fail Horrifies the Internet: 'Suspended'
"There was a long pause and a lot of confusion as he had not asked for any money or changed his bank details," said the employee, who is now suspended.newsweek.com
Children Deserve the Honest Truth About Mass Shootings
A conversation with Michelle Palmer, a social worker who specializes in grief and traumatheatlantic.com
Americans Need to Treat Gun Violence Like a Public-Health Problem
As with COVID, addressing gun deaths isn’t just up to lawmakers.theatlantic.com
Лукашенко: Стране предстоит столкнуться с беспрецедентным давлением со стороны Запада
Президент Беларуси Александр Лукашенко предупредил о беспрецедентном экономическом, политическом и даже военном давлении со стороны Запада, с которым может столкнуться Республикаhttp://rg.ru
It looks like pay-for-play in college sports is here to stay. Too bad.
In the past year, the agents, lawyers, politicians, sportswriters and would-be union organizers rooting for free-for-all player compensation have largely won the battle.washingtonpost.com
Luis Diaz's father shows where Diaz learned to play football in hometown
Hailing from one of the poorest regions in Colombia, La Guajira, Luis Diaz's rise to the top of European football has been an unlikely tale. Ahead of the Champions League final, CNN's Stefano Pozzebon visited Diaz's home town to chart his trajectory from being a barefoot footballer to now being the toast of the sport.edition.cnn.com
Our babies are dying. Where are the responsible adults?
The Abbott executive responsible for a facility where suspect baby formula was manufactured came before a congressional committee Wednesday and refused to take responsibility for what is obviously a deep, systemic problem.washingtonpost.com
Grooming the next generation of storytellers and content creators across Africa
We go behind the scenes across the continent where young filmmakers are seizing the opportunity to share their uniquely African stories with the world thanks to an academy designed to help them flourish.edition.cnn.com
The Drakensberg Boys Choir School: One of its kind in Africa
Founded in 1967, this prestigious performing arts school in South Africa welcomes young boys from all over the world and places a heavy emphasis on music to set them up for success in life. Known for its high-energy performances and harmonious sound, the choir takes pride in singing, interpreting, and performing any genre of music.edition.cnn.com
Трейлер: фантастический детектив "Крио" выйдет онлайн 3 июня
Американский фантастически-детективный триллер "Крио", в конце апреля выходивший в российский прокат, выйдет 3 июня в онлайн-кинотеатре KIONhttp://rg.ru
В Ульяновске 13-летний мальчик скончался после избиения в трамвае
В Ульяновске 13-летний ребенок скончался после конфликта и избиения взрослыми в трамвае, региональный Следком возбудил по этому факту уголовное дело, прокуратура проводит проверкуhttp://rg.ru
В Австрии 300 тысяч человек лишатся работы из-за отключения российского газа
В случае возможного отключения российского газа в Австрии возникнет чрезвычайная ситуацияhttp://rg.ru
Kate Moss, Johnny Depp Relationship Timeline From Trashed Hotels to Regrets
A deep dive into Kate Moss and Johnny Depp's relationship, including the relationship timeline, when it began and ended, as well as the alleged altercation.newsweek.com
Colin Kaepernick works out for the Las Vegas Raiders. Here is what we know.
Colin Kaepernick took a step toward an NFL return Wednesday, working out for the Raiders. Here's everything to know related to comeback efforts.usatoday.com
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Explained: Who Are Reva and the Grand Inquisitor?
"Obi-Wan Kenobi" will see its titular Jedi Master face his biggest foe Darth Vader, but he will also have other enemies to contend with in the Disney+ show.newsweek.com
Польские силовики подстрекают к нападению на белорусских пограничников
Уроками рукопашного боя с использованием палок и баллончиков с перцовым газом вместо охраны государственной границы увлечены в последнее время польские пограничники, принуждая иностранных граждан к силовому пересечению границы соседнего государстваhttp://rg.ru
‘He Came in and Shot Her’: Fourth-Grade Uvalde Survivor Reveals Chilling Encounter With Gunman
Anadolu Agency via GettyA fourth-grade boy who survived Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, says he witnessed the gunman’s cold-blooded attack on children as he hid underneath a table waiting for help to arrive.The boy, who has not been named, told local news outlet KENS 5 that the shooter, identified by authorities as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, said “It’s time to die” after barricading himself inside the classroom. While police have not yet determined the motive for the rampage that killed 19 children and two teachers, the boy’s account provides some of the first details on how things unfolded in the barricaded classroom as the gunman picked off elementary-school students with an assault rifle.“When I heard the shooting through the door, I told my friend to hide under something so he won’t find us. I was hiding hard. And I was telling my friend to not talk because he is going to hear us,” the boy said.Read more at The Daily Beast.thedailybeast.com
ЦБ предложил поднять порог обязательного контроля операций до 1 млн рублей
Банк России предлагает поднять порог обязательного контроля операций до 1 млн рублей (сейчас – 600 тысяч рублей), а для недвижимости – до 5 млн рублей (сейчас – 3 млн рублей)http://rg.ru
Глушков: Для реализации нацпроекта России нужно в 1,5 раза больше строителей
Сейчас в отрасли работает 7,5 млн человек, включая иностранную рабочую силуhttp://rg.ru
O'Rourke: Abbott wants distraction from gun issue
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke blames Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for inaction on gun control. He confronted Abbott during a news conference, was escorted out and said Abbott 'wants to distract us' from the gun problem. (May 26)usatoday.com
Title IX was intended to close the gender gap in college athletics. But schools are rigging the numbers.
Universities across the U.S. collectively conjured the illusion of thousands more female athletic opportunities by abusing federal reporting rules.usatoday.com
How Kate Middleton's Fashion Inspired Queen's Granddaughter at Garden Party
Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, appeared at a Buckingham Palace garden party in two of Kate Middleton's favorite styles.newsweek.com
Захарова заявила о необходимости контролировать "цифровой штепсель"
"На сегодняшний момент, я думаю, что министерство обороны опять же не даст мне соврать, розетка, в которую воткнут этот "цифровой штепсель", находится очень далеко за пределами нашей родины, и мы ее не контролируем", - сказала дипломат на "круглом столе" в Совете Федерации, темой которого стала роль информации в большом противостоянии с Западомhttp://rg.ru
The Federal Reserve’s Next Act Will Test Market Stability
No one can say whether more aggressive tightening of monetary policy will disrupt the financial system’s plumbing and force the central bank to alter course, as it has in the past.washingtonpost.com
Fact Check: Did FDA Shut Down Abbott's Baby Formula Factory?
Formula shortages have spread across the U.S. after Abbott Nutrition, one of the country's biggest suppliers, closed its plants following infant death reports.newsweek.com
Russia Squandered Decades Worth of Soft Power Gains Over Ukraine War
Vladimir Putin's invasion has removed Russia from a seat at the top international table.newsweek.com
Firefighters rescue newborn elk from ashes of massive wildfire
"Cinder" was discovered at a tender days-old age with his umbilical cord still attached, a veterinarian said.cbsnews.com
Casting NFL players as 'Top Gun' stars: Roles for Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes?
In celebration of the release of "Top Gun: Maverick," USA TODAY Sports likened some notable NFL players to characters from the original classic.usatoday.com
Песков рассказал о работе по возможной поездке МАГАТЭ на Запорожскую АЭС
Международное агентство по атомной энергии (МАГАТЭ) находится в контакте и с Москвой, и с Киевом по вопросу организации поездки на Запорожскую атомную электростанцию, сообщил, отвечая на вопросы журналистов, пресс-секретарь президента России Дмитрий Песковhttp://rg.ru
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' star says 'there were a lot of fans on set'
Actor Moses Ingram, who joins the "Star Wars" universe in TV show "Obi-Wan Kenobi" as a villainous Jedi-hunting Inquisitor, smiles as she recounts "the number of blaster battles and lightsaber battles that happened with props when we were not working." (May 26)usatoday.com
Democrats' Focus On 'Gun Control' Won't Solve Any of Our Problems | Opinion
Let's work together to come up with proposals that will actually make a difference.newsweek.com
Deep State Allies Play Judge, Jury and Perhaps Executioner Against Durham | Opinion
The lack of even the appearance of impartiality erodes confidence in our justice system.newsweek.com
How Criminal-Justice Reform Fell Apart
A typical way to think about history is as a series of turning points. Sometimes it’s just as useful to think about the moments that looked like turning points and then turned out not to be.For a brief period, culminating two summers ago, the United States seemed to be on the verge of a serious rethinking of its approach to criminal justice. Years of falling crime had made citizens open to new policies. Democrats and Republicans alike agreed that too many people were in American prisons for too long, and the GOP-led Congress passed the First Step Act, a major reform package that aimed to reduce federal prison sentences, in 2018. A series of police killings of Black people, starting with Michael Brown in 2014, had already brought new attention to the excesses of policing, use of force, and racism.Then in March 2020, Breonna Taylor died in a police raid gone wrong in Louisville, Kentucky, and in May 2020, George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. These deaths galvanized already shifting public sentiment, and inspired the largest protests in American history. Support for Black Lives Matter, disapproval of police, and belief that Black Americans suffer regular discrimination surged, especially among white Americans.[Adam Serwer: The new Reconstruction]Two years later, those demonstrations look like a high-water mark in the push for reform, not a breakthrough moment. Rising violent-crime rates and changing political circumstances have sapped the demand for change. Many of the most ambitious overhauls considered after Floyd’s murder have been abandoned or reversed. Republicans have soured on the ideas behind the First Step Act. A May poll from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst finds diminished support for BLM and a range of police reforms. Voters even in the most liberal cities have signaled that they want tougher policies on crime. What’s now clear is that the support for criminal-justice reform was a mile wide and an inch deep.The biggest change is the rise in crime, especially violent crime. For reasons that are still not fully understood, several major categories of crime (but not all) began spiking during the summer of 2020. The jump was correlated with the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, as well as with the protests. In a Pew Research Center poll in June 2020, just four in 10 Americans viewed violent crime as a very big problem. Today, 54 percent do—and nine in 10 say it’s at least a moderately big problem. (The increase reflects greater concern among white, Black, and Hispanic Americans alike.) Americans were ready to take a chance on reforms as long as they felt safe, but rising crime rates rattled confidence, even though crime nearly everywhere remains far below historical highs.One of the many victims of this crime wave was the fledgling bipartisan consensus on criminal justice. In 2016, Donald Trump campaigned for president while making false claims about rising crime, but early in his term, he embraced the First Step Act, under the influence of his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whose father had been incarcerated. But Trump’s heart never seemed to be in it. After Floyd’s death, he initially condemned police violence, but quickly grasped that unreservedly backing police and warning about crime could be a useful wedge issue in his reelection campaign.Joe Biden, Trump’s opponent, was unusually well positioned to absorb these political blows. Although his role in passing the 1994 crime bill was a liability in the 2020 Democratic primary, his skepticism of calls to defund the police and long ties with law enforcement helped neutralize Trump’s attacks. They also probably neutralized the reform push once he took office. The White House adopted a hands-off approach as Congress tried and ultimately failed to reach a bipartisan deal on a police-reform bill. Later, when a draft executive order including new national standards and guidelines for policing leaked in January 2022, the White House moved to make nice with law-enforcement groups.Biden finally signed an executive order yesterday that establishes a database of fired officers, bans chokeholds, and includes some other provisions, but it’s only binding on federal law-enforcement agencies—not the overwhelming majority of the roughly 18,000 police departments in the country. Meanwhile, the issue has become the subject of the normal partisan bickering. “Last fall, Senate Republicans rejected the George Floyd Justice in Policing act,” Vice President Kamala Harris said at a ceremony unveiling the order. “They walked away from their moral obligation to address what caused millions of Americans to walk in the street, the critical need that a coalition of Americans were demanding, were pleading for, in terms of reform and accountability.”One of the most notable moments in Biden’s first State of the Union address, in March, came when the president said, “We should all agree: The answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities. Fund them. Fund them. Fund them.” Earlier this month, he called on states to spend stimulus money, passed as pandemic relief, on law enforcement. Funding police is not necessarily antithetical to new approaches—Democrats have noted that extra cash can help fund mental-health response programs as an alternative to sworn officers, for example—but Biden’s comments underscore how policy makers have switched their focus from reform to crime-fighting.[David A. Graham: America is having a violence wave, not a crime wave]One promise of the 2010s reform movement, with strong evidence in some instances, is that citizens could have fairer policing without sacrificing any safety. New York City provided the most celebrated example. Some officials had credited the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policing tactics with turning the once-edgy city into a remarkably safe one. But when the city ended stop-and-frisk under judicial and political pressure, crime continued to drop.As soon as crime began rising, however, citizens’ appetite for experimentation evaporated. In New York, voters elected a mayor whose major selling point was his experience as a police officer, and who promised a tougher tack on crime—notwithstanding the enigmas around the city’s safety wave. Voters in San Francisco and Los Angeles, who had elected avatars of the “progressive prosecutor” movement in 2019 and 2020, have now launched campaigns to recall them. In San Francisco, the recall vote is June 7, and polling suggests that District Attorney Chesa Boudin will lose. As my colleague Annie Lowrey writes, there is a persuasive argument that Boudin “simply isn’t good at the job,” but the dominant case against him—that he has made the city more dangerous—is questionable; in fact, there’s evidence that his policies might improve safety in the long term, but voters are antsy now. (In another sign of the national mood, Republicans placed demagogic attacks on Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing record at the heart of her confirmation hearings to the Supreme Court this spring.)Voters have rejected or reversed changes to police departments too. Although Los Angeles and Portland embarked on high-profile reductions in police budgets in 2020, both cities restored and increased funding in the face of rising murder rates. In Minneapolis, voters not only rejected a poorly thought-out proposal to replace the existing department with a new Department of Public Safety, but also ejected two incumbent city-council members who backed it. In Atlanta, city leaders who were quick to fire a reform-minded chief of police also forged ahead on a plan to build a massive police-training facility derided by activists as “Cop City.”Reformists have not been stopped everywhere. Austin embarked on a full overhaul of its department and police academy that has attracted national attention (and escaped punishment from state lawmakers, so far). Many cities, such as Durham, North Carolina, are experimenting with new alternative-response programs. Larry Krasner, the progressive prosecutor in Philadelphia, survived a reelection campaign against a rival backed by police unions. Overall, however, there is no question that reform momentum has ebbed.[Annie Lowrey: The people vs. Chesa Boudin]A continued retreat from reform is not certain. If crime levels off or drops, perhaps Americans will be ready to consider reform again. Maybe another horrific case like Floyd’s will reawaken anger, though the successful prosecution of officers involved in his death might give the impression that sufficient accountability exists. But as I warned when Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in April 2021, individual prosecutions remain too rare and too narrow to produce serious shifts in the American system. Another danger is that a return of brutal policing tactics will drive down crime. The Princeton sociologist Patrick Sharkey has argued that now-abandoned methods can be effective at reducing crime, but unsustainably and at a great cost in justice. That means tough-on-crime tactics now might “work,” as measured in numbers, but wound the nation.Beyond policing, major overhauls to the justice system, such as reducing the world’s highest incarceration rate, would require citizens to accept less punitive approaches, such as allowing even people guilty of heinous crimes to eventually leave prison, as the journalist Adam Gopnik has written. The speed with which the national mood shifted from more incremental reforms back toward increased security doesn’t suggest that the American people are anywhere near prepared to take those steps.theatlantic.com
Песков назвал вакханалией осквернение российских памятников за рубежом
МИД России принимает все возможные меры по защите российских памятников за рубежом, но вакханалии многоhttp://rg.ru