With AOC’s backing, Wiley cements liberal support in volatile NYC mayoral race
For months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City’s mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field. In recent days, however, Maya Wiley, a civil rights lawyer and former MSNBC analyst, has scored endorsements from a constellation of prominent left-wing figures and organizations, including U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (often known by her initials, AOC), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and the Working Families Party. Wiley’s growing momentum – she picked up the backing of the city’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams, on Wednesday – comes at a critical time in the race for the Democratic nomination, with early voting beginning on Saturday ahead of the June 22 primary.
U.S. launches new efforts to stem corruption and smuggling in the Northern Triangle
Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Guatemala and Mexico ended with the promise to create groups to combat corruption in the Northern Triangle and to renew efforts against human trafficking and human smuggling organizations.Details: The U.S. will send prosecutors to work with regional attorneys and to investigate and pursue cases with American links. The aim is to decrease migration in the long term by fostering better governance and accountability.Get market news worthy of your time with Axi
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All This ‘Root Causes’ Immigration Talk by Kamala Harris Is a Cop-Out
REUTERSAt least now we know why Kamala Harris wasn’t picked to be Secretary of State:Her diplomacy stinks.The vice president’s trip to Guatemala and Mexico was supposed to help get at what she says are the “root causes” of the current crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, it may have made matters worse.First, this root-causes business is horse crap. The spinners within the Biden administration concocted that line to skirt the embarrassing fact that Harris is tasked with solving the border c
EXPLAINER: Noor ruling could have impact for other ex-cops
The Minnesota Supreme Court is deciding how to interpret the state’s third-degree murder statute in a police killing case that is expected to have repercussions for the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The state’s highest court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the case of Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor was convicted in 2019 of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Do NYC’s Mayoral Candidates Care About Education?
Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. There are over 1 million students in the New York City public school system, which presumably translates to at least 1 million potential voters in the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary. Considering that, in 2017, only […]
Minneapolis council committee calls for releasing $5M for police overtime
A Minneapolis City Council committee on Thursday recommended releasing an additional $5 million to cover police overtime, a move that would offset some of the cuts they made to police funding last fall.Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told council members the money would help cover a small percentage of the overtime shifts needed amid an officer shortage and costs associated with the trial for …
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The Democratic Senators Hiding Behind Joe Manchin
Drew Angerer/GettyIt was March 5, right before the Senate’s doomed vote to raise the minimum wage to $15, and, as usual, Sen. Joe Manchin was the center of attention.But there was no need for reporters to swarm the West Virginia moderate. On that day, he was far from the only Democrat who’d give the thumbs-down to a progressive priority. Seven other Democratic senators would vote the same way—and draw far less recognition or criticism.That tally surprised observers outside the U.S. Capitol build
Top Copper Stocks for Q3 2021
The copper industry is comprised of companies involved in the exploration, extraction, development, and production of copper, one of the most widely used metals. Copper demand is closely tied to economic cycles as it’s used for a broad range of applications, including construction, electronics, industrial machinery, transportation, power generation, and transmission.
Researchers detail algae species found in French Alps “glacier blood”
High in the French Alps, blooms of microalgae color the snow they live in red each spring. A team of researchers this week published a study detailing some of the algae species found in these streaks of “glacier blood.”The big picture: Very little is known about snow algae — a link in the mountain ecosystem’s food web — and how their blooms may be affected by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate change.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Ma
Ford dealer gives your 2021 F-150 retro two-tone paint
The so-called BFP Retro F-150 comes from Cincinnati-area dealer Beechmont Ford. It starts with a 2021 or 2022 F-150 in any trim level, although XLT or Lariat with the Chrome Package is recommended, thanks to the copious amounts of brightwork that those come with. To that, the dealer and adds a Satin Pearl wrap to give it the two-tone look, though Beechmont says that a paint option is available as well.
EU border agency ‘failing’ to stop illegal migrants entering Europe despite massive funding boost
The EU’s border agency cannot effectively fight illegal immigration and is struggling to cope with its duties, auditors have warned. Frontex was handed a bolstered role in policing the bloc’s borders after the 2015 migration crisis but it has become overstretched, said a report by the European Court of Arbitration, the EU’s financial watchdog. It has almost 10,000 officers and its budget will increase to £774m by 2027 up from just £16.3m in 2006. It had just 45 officers in 2005, the year after i