Ted Cruz Faces Fierce Backlash: 71% Of Americans Don’t Trust Him To Protect Democracy

Topline Following his leading role in an effort to overturn the results of the presidential election that contributed to a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, a large majority of Americans do not trust Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to protect democracy, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll found.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands in…Continue Reading

Covering faces around kids won’t mask emotions

The proliferation of face coverings to keep COVID-19 in check isn’t keeping kids from understanding facial expressions, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologists. It’s easiest to understand the emotions of the people around you by taking in all the hints they’re dropping, on purpose or otherwise. Yet when people cover some…Continue Reading

As Israel faces 4th election in 2 years, Netanyahu is in the hot seat again

For the fourth time in two years, Israel is on an election footing, with exasperated voters girding themselves for a contest shaping up as another polarizing referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader and its only sitting prime minister ever to face criminal charges.Pundits are already billing the March election as an “Only Bibi…Continue Reading

Trump faces executive order lawsuit as critical race theory fuels AI research

Today, civil rights groups — including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund — filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on the grounds that a Trump executive order violates free speech rights and will “undermine efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace.” The lawsuit follows opposition to the executive order from a range of…Continue Reading

U.K. faces dueling crises as new coronavirus variant shuts down borders ahead of Brexit cliff

At least 31 countries, including 18 in the neighboring European Union, have banned travel from the United Kingdom after the British government warned that a new variant of the coronavirus could be up to 70% more transmissible.Why it matters: Supply chains are being disrupted just days before the U.K. is set to end the Brexit…Continue Reading

Uber Faces a Fine for Refusing to Give Details on Assaults

The California Public Utility Commission has slapped Uber with a $59 million fine for refusing to hand over detailed records on more than 1,200 alleged sexual assaults involving Uber drivers in California between 2017 and 2019.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more.…Continue Reading

Nutrition faces a racial reckoning

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EU faces dangerous dilemma over financing battle

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland’s and Hungary’s veto of the European Union’s 1.8 trillion euro financing package has plunged the bloc into a battle that threatens to damage both its economy and unity at a time when…Continue Reading

Italy Faces a Big Decision: Do They Send Sophia Loren’s ‘The Life Ahead’ to the Oscars?

When the Italian selection committee meets early this week to determine which film it will submit to the Oscar race for Best International Feature Film, it might well be the most consequential decision any country in the race will have made this year — and probably the only one that has the potential to give…Continue Reading