I flew on United’s new ultra-premium transcontinental flight from New York to California and it’s now my least favorite way to cross the US in economy

Summary List PlacementUnited Airlines is back at New York’s John F, Kennedy International Airport, having returned in March after a six-year absence that started when the airline ended flights to California from the airport in 2015. Read More: United just returned to JFK Airport after nearly 6 years and is rolling out one of its most luxurious aircraft to take on competitors The transcontinental routes were premium-focused and used Boeing 757s outfitted with additional first class and business classes seats to service the lucrative clientele flying coast-to-coast. Although the routes weren’t profitable, then-airline president Scott Kirby said that it was a “mistake” for the airline to leave because those lucrative… Read More

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NASA administrator says China is failing to meet ‘responsible standards’ for space debris, after parts of an uncontrolled rocket landed in the Indian Ocean

Summary List Placement NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Sunday said China was “failing to meet responsible standards” for its space debris. “Spacefaring nations must minimize the risks to people and property on Earth of re-entries of space objects and maximize transparency regarding those operations,” Nelson said in a short statement posted on NASA’s website.  Debris from a Chinese rocket launched in late April splashed into the Indian Ocean on Sunday, following more than a week of speculation over where on Earth it would crash down.  “It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris, ” Nelson said.  He added: “It is critical that China… Read More

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How a homeless man lost federal aid by trying to move into a new apartment and start contributing rent

Summary List Placement On February 3, Derrick Henderson, 49, was going through his mail when he saw a rent bill addressed to him, saying he owed $2,368. On April 1, the bill increased to $5,788.26. Henderson was surprised, not because he didn’t know his rent was due, but because he thought somebody else was helping him pay for it: the government. He was counting on a federal housing voucher to keep him from being homeless again, and he told Insider he was worried he’ll soon be homeless in the future. A year ago, Henderson’s rent was being paid partially by Avenue 360, a Houston, Texas-based housing program, and partially by… Read More

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Basecamp’s controversial move to ban politics at work is a reminder that the workplace is not a democracy — workers have little power to combat bad policies

Summary List Placement Over the last year, American workers have attempted to make their workplaces sites of social change and political discourse. Employees have fought for action, hoping the firms they work for will be agents in the fight against, among other things, systemic racism and harassment.  But recent changes at Basecamp, a workplace collaboration software company with approximately 60 employees, show why it is so hard to make American businesses respond to these problems. At the end of the day, the American workplace is not a democracy, it’s an autocracy. In a democratic workplace, bosses would be accountable to the employees through a union or because employees held a… Read More

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The ‘Blurred Existence’ of Motherhood

Photo Illustrations by Tabitha Soren Tabitha Soren documented the months following the birth of her third child, in 2006, with the help of a digital camera mounted in her bedroom and operated by remote. In her new series, Motherload, Soren layers together the resulting images. This article was published online on May 9, 2021. I was excited about having a third child, but dreading the first year. A friend of mine who’s a filmmaker said, “Why don’t you just photograph the whole thing?” I had one mount for the camera over the changing table and another where I nursed. I wasn’t sure that anything would ever come out of it.… Read More

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Jill Duggar Flaunts Figure, Celebrate Husband’s Law School Graduation

Jill Duggar isn’t letting the biggest scandal in the history of her family get her down right now. Not when she has something important to celebrate. And not when she can seize on another opportunity to send a message to her estranged parents; to make it clear that she’s now her own woman and she no longer agrees with their overly conversative ways. We mean… just look at the dress Jill is wearing in this new photo! On Saturday, May 8, the 19 Kids and Counting alum — who famously stepped away from the rest of the Duggar family and their strict rules in 2017 — took to her Instagram… Read More

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Embattled Matt Gaetz boasts about being ‘canceled man’ at first high-profile public appearance since sex-trafficking probe

Summary List Placement Rep. Matt Gaetz boasted about being a “canceled” and “marked” man during his first high-profile public appearance since becoming embattled in a federal investigation into whether he violated sex trafficking laws. “I’m a marked man in Congress. I’m a canceled man in some corners of the Internet. I might be a wanted man by the deep state. But I am a Florida man, and it is good to be home,” Gaetz said during a speech in central Florida on Friday night, Politico reported. “Today, we send a strong message to the weak establishment in both parties: America First isn’t going away. We’re going on tour,” he continued. Gaetz… Read More

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Facebook wanted its $130 million ‘Supreme Court’ to solve its policy enforcement problems. The board’s decision to punt on Trump’s ban shows how the initiative has backfired. (FB)

Summary List Placement Facebook’s “Supreme Court” sent a strong message to the company on Wednesday: Do your own work. It was likely a far cry from what the social media giant expected when it announced the blueprint for such a review board in 2018 amid mounting pressure to strengthen its moderation of content online. As Facebook put it, the company “should not make so many important decisions about free expression and safety on our own” given its size, which “comes with a great deal of responsibility.” Its solution was to equip a group of people outside of Facebook with the power to reverse or uphold Facebook’s decisions that users appealed.… Read More

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Trump’s obsessive desire for revenge is beginning to frustrate his close allies, report says

Summary List Placement Close allies of Former President Donald Trump are reportedly growing increasingly frustrated over his obsession with getting revenge on people he thinks have wronged him, according to a report by the Washington Post.  Republican leadership and Trump allies told the Post they wish he was working to protect his administration’s policies and helping the GOP in 2022 as opposed to wasting his time on “petty rivalries and grievances.” The report cites interviews with 13 former White House officials, advisors, and allies, most of whom asked to remain anonymous. “All the 2022 stuff is, ‘Well, what’s in it for me?’ ” one former senior White House official told the Post… Read More

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has taken more jabs at Dominion, accusing it of a voting ‘cover-up’ and suggesting its workers ‘turn themselves in’

Summary List Placement Mike Lindell, MyPillow CEO and zealous supporter of former President Donald Trump, has offered further criticism of Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.3 billion lawsuit against him. During a conversation with Steve Bannon on the “Real America’s Voice” program on Saturday, he said the company’s case is “coming apart at the seams,” Newsweek reported. Lindell doubled down on his previous baseless claims about election fraud. He also said a personal investigation is carrying out tests that will “prove” their voting machines were manipulated in President Joe Biden’s favor.  The comments came amid ongoing litigation between the manufacturer and the pillow-selling pundit. In February, Dominion sued Lindell for $1.3 billion,… Read More

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