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Australian PM calls Elon Musk an 'arrogant billionaire' in row over attack footage
www.bbc.com Australian PM calls Elon Musk an 'arrogant billionaire' in row over attack footage

Anthony Albanese's comments come amid a feud over X's reluctance to remove footage of a stabbing.

Australian PM calls Elon Musk an 'arrogant billionaire' in row over attack footage

Australia's leader has called Elon Musk an "arrogant billionaire" in an escalating feud over X's reluctance to remove footage of a church stabbing.

On Monday, an Australian court ordered Mr Musk's social media firm - formerly called Twitter - to hide videos of last week's attack in Sydney.

X previously said it would comply "pending a legal challenge".

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's criticism followed Mr Musk using a meme to accuse his government of censorship.

On Tuesday, Mr Albanese told ABC News that Mr Musk "thinks he's above the law but also above common decency".

Last week Australia's eSafety Commissioner, an independent regulator, threatened X and other social media companies with hefty fines if they did not remove videos of the stabbing at the Assyrian Christ the Good Shepherd church, which police have called a terror attack.

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UK passes bill to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
www.theguardian.com UK passes bill to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Lawyers prepare for legal battles on behalf of individual asylum seekers challenging removal to east Africa

UK passes bill to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Lawyers prepare for legal battles on behalf of individual asylum seekers challenging removal to east Africa

Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda deportation bill will become law after peers eventually backed down on amending it, opening the way for legal battles over the potential removal of dozens of people seeking asylum.

After a marathon battle of “ping pong” over the key legislation between the Commons and the Lords, the bill finally passed when opposition and crossbench peers gave way on Monday night.

The bill is expected to be granted royal assent on Tuesday. Home Office sources said they have already identified a group of asylum seekers with weak legal claims to remain in the UK who will be part of the first tranche to be sent to east Africa in July.

Sunak has put the bill, which would deport asylum seekers who arrive in the UK by irregular means to Kigali, at the centre of his attempts to stop small boats crossing the Channel.

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Guess Where Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Suddenly Gotten Popular?
newrepublic.com Guess Where Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Suddenly Gotten Popular?

The Georgia Republican has amassed a fan base in Russia.

Guess Where Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Suddenly Gotten Popular?

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s conspiracy theories, vitriolic language, and xenophobia have made her a darling of the right and a pariah on the left—and now, she’s gained admiration from Russian state television.

Greene’s attempts to block aid to Ukraine, her criticisms of NATO, and her beliefs that the United States should withdraw from the alliance have drawn plaudits from TV hosts in Russia, The Daily Beast reported Friday.

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Perception of when old age starts has increased over time, shows study
www.theguardian.com Perception of when old age starts has increased over time, shows study

As people get older, they revise the age they consider to be old upwards

Perception of when old age starts has increased over time, shows study

As people get older, they revise the age they consider to be old upwards

None of us are getting any younger, but it appears the age at which we are considered old has moved upwards over the generations.

What’s more, as adults get older, they shift the goalposts further still, a study has shown.

The researchers behind the study said the upward shift could be down to increases in life expectancy and retirement age, as well as other factors.

“We should be aware that conceptions and perceptions of ‘old’ change across historical time, and that people are quite different regarding when they think old age begins, dependent on their age, their birth cohort, but also their health etc,” said Dr Markus Wettstein, co-author of the study, from the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Writing in the journal Psychology and Aging, Wettstein and colleagues report how they analysed responses to the question: “At what age would you describe someone as old?”, which is part of the ongoing German ageing survey that follows people born between 1911 and 1974.

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In Judge Juan Merchan, Trump may have met his match
www.msnbc.com Opinion | In Judge Juan Merchan, Trump may have met his match

The judge kept the former president on a tight leash when jurors were in the courtroom.

Opinion | In Judge Juan Merchan, Trump may have met his match

The judge kept the former president on a tight leash when jurors were in the courtroom.

As the various criminal proceedings against Donald Trump have traveled at times tortuous routes in recent years, a frequent refrain has been that he is escaping consequences for some of his most serious alleged misconduct. But this week he finally faced the start of a criminal trial, in the New York courtroom of Judge Juan Merchan. And as proceedings turn to opening statements Monday, what we have seen so far suggests that the artful dodger of accountability may have finally met his match.

In Merchan’s courtroom, our country’s bedrock principle that no one is above the law is flourishing. In this first week of proceedings, the jury selection process proved resilient and, despite challenges, moved much faster than many thought.

Merchan has so far managed this trial just as judges all over the country run their criminal courts each day.

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Trump Calls for Less Courthouse Security, More MAGA Protests
www.rollingstone.com Trump Calls for Less Courthouse Security, More MAGA Protests

Donald Trump called for security around his New York hush-money trial to be relaxed in order to allow more protests by his supporters.

Trump Calls for Less Courthouse Security, More MAGA Protests

The former president suggested sending the NYPD officers running security around his trial to be deployed to quell protests at Columbia University

Donald Trump would really like his fans to protest outside of his criminal hush money trial in Manhattan.

While protesters are allowed to be present in designated areas outside of the Manhattan Criminal Court, MAGA aficionados have shown little willingness to organize around the trial. On Monday, a disgruntled Trump called for security around the trial to be eased so that his followers would feel more comfortable gathering to support him.

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Potassium depletion in soil threatens global crop yields
www.ucl.ac.uk Potassium depletion in soil threatens global crop yields

Potassium deficiency in agricultural soils is a largely unrecognised but potentially significant threat to global food security if left unaddressed, finds new research involving researchers at UCL, University of Edinburgh and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Potassium depletion in soil threatens global crop yields

Potassium deficiency in agricultural soils is a largely unrecognised but potentially significant threat to global food security if left unaddressed, finds new research involving researchers at UCL, University of Edinburgh and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

The study, published in Nature Food, found that more potassium is being removed from agricultural soils than is being added, throughout many regions of the world. It also gives a series of recommendations for how to mitigate the issue.

Potassium is a vital nutrient for plant growth that helps with photosynthesis and respiration, the lack of which can inhibit plant growth and reduce crop yields. Farmers often spread potassium-rich fertilisers over their fields to replenish the depleted nutrient, but supply issues can inhibit its use, and there are lingering questions about its environmental impact.

The researchers report that globally, about 20% of agricultural soils face severe potassium deficiency, with particular regions likely to experience more critical shortages, including 44% of agricultural soils in South-East Asia, 39% in Latin America, 30% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 20% in East Asia, largely due to more intensive agricultural practices.

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Hush money isn't illegal, it's 'democracy,' Trump lawyer says in defiant trial opening statements
www.businessinsider.com Hush money isn't illegal, it's 'democracy,' Trump lawyer says in defiant trial opening statements

Opening statements in Donald Trump's hush-money trial began Monday. A prosecutor said the case is about a "criminal conspiracy and a coverup."

Hush money isn't illegal, it's 'democracy,' Trump lawyer says in defiant trial opening statements
  • Opening statements began in Donald Trump's hush-money trial on Monday.
  • Trump faces 34 felony counts for falsifying business records in the historic case.
  • "This case is about a criminal conspiracy and a coverup," ADA Matthew Colangelo said.

***

Opening arguments in Donald Trump's historic criminal trial got underway on Monday with a prosecutor describing the case as being about a "criminal conspiracy," while a defense attorney for the former president likened hush-money payments to "democracy."

"This case is about a criminal conspiracy and a coverup," Assistant District Attorney Matthew Colangelo told the 12-person Manhattan jury in the hush-money trial.

Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office allege Trump illegally falsified business records by covering up a $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

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Elon Musk wanted Tesla to slash its headcount by 20% because its quarterly vehicle deliveries fell by that much, Bloomberg source says
www.businessinsider.com Elon Musk wanted Tesla to slash its headcount by 20% because its quarterly vehicle deliveries fell by that much, Bloomberg source says

Musk told Tesla staff in a memo that the company's "rapid growth" had resulted in "duplication of roles and job functions in certain areas."

Elon Musk wanted Tesla to slash its headcount by 20% because its quarterly vehicle deliveries fell by that much, Bloomberg source says
  • Elon Musk wanted Tesla to reduce its workforce by one-fifth, Bloomberg reported.
  • Musk wanted the layoffs to match the drop in quarterly vehicle deliveries.
  • Tesla delivered 386,810 cars in the first quarter of 2024, a 20.1% drop from the last quarter.

***

Tesla CEO Elon Musk at one point wanted the EV giant to trim its workforce by 20%, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

The reduction, Musk reasoned, should match the reduction in vehicle deliveries between the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024, per Bloomberg.

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Oncologists' meetings with drug reps don't help cancer patients live longer
wamu.org Oncologists' meetings with drug reps don't help cancer patients live longer

Drug company reps commonly visit doctors to talk about new medications. A team of economists wanted to know if that helps patients live longer. They found that for cancer patients, the answer is no.

Oncologists' meetings with drug reps don't help cancer patients live longer

Pharmaceutical company reps have been visiting doctors for decades to tell them about the latest drugs. But how does the practice affect patients? A group of economists tried to answer that question.

When drug company reps visit doctors, it usually includes lunch or dinner and a conversation about a new drug. These direct-to-physician marketing interactions are tracked as payments in a public database, and a new study shows the meetings work. That is, doctors prescribe about five percent more oncology drugs following a visit from a pharmaceutical representative, according to the new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month. 

But the researchers also found that the practice doesn’t make cancer patients live longer.

“It does not seem that this payment induces physicians to switch to drugs with a mortality benefit relative to the drug the patient would have gotten otherwise,” says study author Colleen Carey, an assistant professor of economics and public policy at Cornell University.

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Nursing homes must meet minimum federal staffing levels under Biden rule
www.usatoday.com Nursing homes must meet minimum federal staffing levels under Biden rule

The new rule mandates registered nurses and aides around the clock. An expert called it \

Nursing homes must meet minimum federal staffing levels under Biden rule

Most U.S. nursing homes will need to add staffing under a federal rule announced Monday that for the first time sets minimum staffing ratios nationwide for homes that care for elderly and disabled people.

The rule, announced Monday by Vice President Kamala Harris, mandates that nursing homes meet minimum staffing requirements for registered nurses and nurse aides. The rule is intended to limit cases of resident neglect or delays in care, a lingering issue that was exposed when more than 200,000 nursing home residents and staff died from COVID-19 in the first two years of the pandemic.

Experts call the rule a significant step toward bolstering nursing home quality and safety.

This is the most important nursing home reform in decades,” said David Grabowski, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. “We need more staff in nursing homes. This is a big development in terms of setting a floor such that nursing homes can’t grossly understaff facilities.”

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Biden administration finalizes controversial minimum staffing mandate at nursing homes
www.cnn.com Biden administration finalizes controversial minimum staffing mandate at nursing homes | CNN Politics

The Biden administration will finalize on Monday the first-ever minimim staffing mandate at nursing homes, Vice President Kamala Harris announced.

Biden administration finalizes controversial minimum staffing mandate at nursing homes | CNN Politics

The Biden administration finalized on Monday the first-ever minimum staffing rule at nursing homes, Vice President Kamala Harris announced.

The controversial mandate requires that all nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding provide a total of at least 3.48 hours of nursing care per resident per day, including defined periods from registered nurses and from nurse aides. That means a facility with 100 residents would need at least two or three registered nurses and at least 10 or 11 nurse aides, as well as two additional nurse staff, who could be registered nurses, licensed professional nurses or nurse aides, per shift, according to a White House fact sheet.

Plus, nursing homes must have a registered nurse onsite at all times. The mandate will be phased in, with rural communities having longer timeframes, and temporary exemptions will be available for facilities in areas with workforce shortages that demonstrate a good faith effort to hire.

The rule, which was first proposed in September and initially called for at least three hours of daily nursing care per resident, is aimed at addressing nursing homes that are chronically understaffed, which can lead to sub-standard or unsafe care, the White House said.

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From San José to Silicon Valley: Costa Rica is emerging as a hotbed for US chips
english.elpais.com From San José to Silicon Valley: Costa Rica is emerging as a hotbed for US chips

Nurtured by Washington, multinationals and universities, the small Central American country is on its way to becoming a hub for integrated circuits

From San José to Silicon Valley: Costa Rica is emerging as a hotbed for US chips

Nurtured by Washington, multinationals and universities, the small Central American country is on its way to becoming a hub for integrated circuits

In April 2014, news agencies reported this piece of breaking news from the multinational technology giant Intel: “Chipmaker Intel is closing its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica and eliminating 1,500 jobs (...) It will move its operations from its site in Heredia, where it has been present since 1997, to existing sites in China, Malaysia and Vietnam.” Intel’s operations in the Central American country would subsequently be confined to global services and research and development. But 10 years later, the situation has gone into reverse mode, something not even Intel itself could have predicted.

All efforts are now focused on making Costa Rica a semiconductor industry ecosystem that will attract investment and train young people in technology. This may help mitigate the U.S. government’s current concerns over its enormous dependency on Asian countries for the production of integrated circuits that are essential to digital devices and connectivity; a reliance that Washington believes threatens its national security.

As trade wars between the U.S. and China got underway, not to mention the effects of the pandemic on digitalization and global logistics chains, Costa Rica saw Intel’s manufacturing plant reopen in 2021, an initial sign that the wind was about to change. Now, the development of semiconductors on Costa Rican soil is nurtured by promises of investment and ambitions that go beyond Intel.

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Germany arrests 3 suspected China spies
www.dw.com Germany arrests 3 suspected China spies – DW – 04/22/2024

Germany's Federal Prosecutor has said three German citizens were arrested for alleged involvement in providing Chinese secret service with information on state-of-the-art machine parts for ship engines.

Germany arrests 3 suspected China spies – DW – 04/22/2024

Germany's Federal Prosecutor has said three German citizens were arrested for alleged involvement in providing Chinese secret service with information on state-of-the-art machine parts for ship engines.

The German Federal Prosecutor's office on Monday said three German nationals were arrested under the strong suspicion of having worked for Chinese secret service.

Prosecutors believe the three may have been involved in research projects that could be useful for China to expand its maritime power.

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EU sets TikTok ultimatum over 'addictive' new app feature
www.dw.com EU sets TikTok ultimatum over 'addictive' new app feature – DW – 04/22/2024

The European Commission is threatening to suspend the TikTok Lite rewards programme, unless the Chinese-owned app provides answers within 24 hours.

EU sets TikTok ultimatum over 'addictive' new app feature – DW – 04/22/2024

The European Commission is threatening to suspend the TikTok Lite rewards programme, unless the Chinese-owned app provides answers within 24 hours.

The European Commission on Monday gave TikTok a 24-hour deadline to submit an assessment of potential health risks related to its new app TikTok Lite or face daily fines.

It comes after TikTok "failed to provide" information earlier this month.

TikTok Lite, a slimmed down version of TikTok, launched in France and Spain in March. It is optimized for slower internet connections and uses less memory.

It enables users over the age of 18 to earn points that can be redeemed for vouchers or gift cards.

The Commission says it wants the Chinese-owned company to show how it assessed the addictiveness and mental health risks of the scheme"

If TikTok fails to reply within the 24-hour deadline the company faces fines amounting to one percent of its annual revenue.

The bloc's, executive, also announced Monday it was launching a second probe to determine if TikTok breached the EU's Digital Service Act.

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Ukraine to EU: Don’t let US aid package make you complacent
www.politico.eu Ukraine to EU: Don’t let US aid package make you complacent

Washington’s support for Ukraine should not dispel a sense of urgency among EU countries, Ukraine and its allies warn.

Ukraine to EU: Don’t let US aid package make you complacent

Washington’s support for Ukraine should not dispel a sense of urgency among EU countries, Ukraine and its allies warn.

Washington has agreed to send billions more in aid to Ukraine, but Kyiv's message to Europe is clear: You guys are not off the hook.

“We all welcome the decision of the U.S. House of Representatives … But we in Europe cannot and should not relax,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said during a video call with EU foreign ministers on Monday. “The defense of Europe is first and foremost a matter for us, Europeans.”

European heads of state and government promised last week to step up their air defense support for Ukraine, following Germany's announcement that it was sending a Patriot air defense system to Kyiv.

“This is not a question of months, it’s a question of days and weeks,” European Council President Charles Michel said after a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also pledged that more air defense help for Ukraine would be announced over the coming days.

But Washington’s renewed support risks taking the pressure off the EU, said two European diplomats who were granted anonymity to speak freely.

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The missiles that could give US ally the edge over China
www.newsweek.com The missiles that could give US ally the edge over China

China objected to India's sale of BrahMos missiles to the Philippines as the first batch of the supersonic weapons arrived in Manila.

The missiles that could give US ally the edge over China

The Philippines, a U.S. ally, has hailed as a "game-changer" the delivery of new supersonic missiles that it believes will significantly beef up its coastal defenses amid rising tensions with China.

The first batch of BrahMos cruise missiles, ordered from India two years ago, arrived at Clark International Airport north of Manila on Friday. It was handed over to the Philippine marines to be deployed at an as yet undisclosed location within the country's archipelagic territory.

The high-profile arms transfer comes in the middle of the simmering Philippines-China dispute in the contested Spratly Islands archipelago of the South China Sea, where the Chinese and Philippines coast guards have clashed over territorial features claimed by both sides.

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Grindr sued for allegedly revealing users' HIV status
www.bbc.com Grindr sued for allegedly revealing users' HIV status

The LGBTQ+ dating app is being sued in a class action lawsuit over allegedly misusing users' data.

Grindr sued for allegedly revealing users' HIV status

Grindr, the world's biggest dating app for the LGBT community, is being sued for allegedly sharing personal information such as people's HIV status with third parties.

According to the claim, lodged at the High Court in London, "covert tracking technology" was deployed, and highly sensitive information was illegally shared with advertisers.

Law firm Austen Hays says there are more than 650 claimants and "thousands" of UK users were affected.

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Express files for bankruptcy, plans to close nearly 100 stores as investor group looks to save the brand
www.cnbc.com Express files for bankruptcy, plans to close nearly 100 stores as investor group looks to save the brand

Longtime mall retailer Express filed for bankruptcy and plans to close nearly 100 stores as an investor group looks to save it from extinction.

Express files for bankruptcy, plans to close nearly 100 stores as investor group looks to save the brand
  • Express filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as an investor group led by brand management firm WHP Global looks to acquire most of its assets.
  • The longtime mall retailer has failed to stay on trend and keep up with shifting consumer demand, which has led sales to plummet in recent years.
  • Express, whose portfolio includes its namesake banner, UpWest and Bonobos, said operations will continue as normal but 95 Express stores and all UpWest stores will close.
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Americans’ new TV habit: Subscribe. Watch. Cancel. Repeat.
www.nytimes.com Americans’ New TV Habit: Subscribe. Watch. Cancel. Repeat.

Many more people are jumping from one streaming subscription to another, a behavior that could have big implications for the entertainment industry.

Americans’ New TV Habit: Subscribe. Watch. Cancel. Repeat.

Many more people are jumping from one streaming subscription to another, a behavior that could have big implications for the entertainment industry.

Americans are getting increasingly impulsive about hitting the cancellation button on their streaming services. More than 29 million — about a quarter of domestic paying streaming subscribers — have canceled three or more services over the last two years, according to Antenna, a subscription research firm. And the numbers are rising fast.

The data suggests a sharp shift in consumer behavior — far from the cable era, when viewers largely stuck with a single provider, as well as the early days of the so-called streaming wars, when people kept adding services without culling or jumping around.

Among these nomadic subscribers, some are taking advantage of how easy it is, with a monthly contract and simple click of a button, to hopscotch from one service to the next. Indeed, these users can be fickle — a third of them resubscribe to the canceled service within six months, according to Antenna’s research.

“In three years, this went from a very niche behavior to an absolute mainstream part of the market,” said Jonathan Carson, the chief executive of Antenna.

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US, Philippines kick off combat drills amid China tension
  • I don’t think so. There are other important parts in the article:

    For the first time, the annual event will also involve troops from the Australian and French military. Fourteen other countries in Asia and Europe will attend as observers. The exercises will run until May 10.

    The 2024 exercises are also the first to take place outside of Philippine territorial waters.

    "Some of the exercises will take place in the South China Sea in an area outside of the Philippines' territorial sea. It's a direct challenge to China's expansive claims" in the region, Philippine political analyst Richard Heydarian told DW.

    He added that some of the exercises this year will also be close to Taiwan.

    This year's exercises have a "dual orientation pushing against China's aggressive intentions both in the South China Sea but also in Taiwan," he added.

  • Netanyahu's outraged response after report of pending US sanctions on IDF
  • According to ProPublica, it’s commonly done using Leahy Laws:

    The recommendations came from a special committee of State Department officials known as the Israel Leahy Vetting Forum. The panel, made up of Middle East and human rights experts, is named for former Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the chief author of 1997 laws that requires the U.S. to cut off assistance to any foreign military or law enforcement units — from battalions of soldiers to police stations — that are credibly accused of flagrant human rights violations.

    Over the years, hundreds of foreign units, including from Mexico, Colombia and Cambodia, have been blocked from receiving any new aid. Officials say enforcing the Leahy Laws can be a strong deterrent against human rights abuses.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/israel-gaza-blinken-leahy-sanctions-human-rights-violations

  • FBI says Chinese hackers are inside US infrastructure to cause ‘devastating blow’
  • Oh you mean the post summary. Yeah, that's the article's verbatim linked URL. Check the article's source and see for yourself.

    In any case, thanks for pointing that out. I've stripped the tracker link and updated the post summary portion.

  • FBI says Chinese hackers are inside US infrastructure to cause ‘devastating blow’
  • Huh? That’s the exact same link as the post’s.

  • Zelenskyy warns Russia has penetrated US politics, invites Trump to Ukraine
  • Wow the ads. I assumed everyone was already using some sort of ad blocker.

  • EPA imposes first national limits on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water
  • FWIW the most recent analysis I came across from a law professor makes me think the emergence of the "major questions doctrine" is more concerning:

    In Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, the US Supreme Court will decide whether to overrule one of its most frequently cited precedents—its 1984 opinion in Chevron v. NRDC. The decision in Loper may change the language that lawyers use in briefs and professors use in class, but is unlikely to significantly affect case outcomes involving interpretation of the statutes that agencies administer. In practice, it’s the court’s new major questions doctrine announced in 2021 that could fundamentally change how agencies operate.

    I am much more concerned about the court’s 2021 decision to create the “major questions doctrine” and to apply it in four other cases than I am about the effects of a potential reversal of Chevron in Loper. Lower courts are beginning to rely on the major questions doctrine as the basis to overturn scores of agency decisions. That doctrine has potential to make it impossible for any agency to take any significant action.

    https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/courts-new-chevron-analysis-likely-to-follow-one-of-these-paths

  • Oregon city can't limit church's homeless meal services, federal judge rules
  • Kudos for doing additional research and sharing it with sources!

  • Supreme Court signals it is likely to reject a challenge to abortion pill access
  • Standing is a specific legal term that defines whether a party is allowed to sue, and injury is also a legal term in this case. Cornell Law School has a great intro on the legal requirements to establish standing using a 3-part test:

    • The plaintiff must have suffered an "injury in fact," meaning that the injury is of a legally protected interest which is (a) concrete and particularized and (b) actual or imminent
    • There must be a causal connection between the injury and the conduct brought before the court
    • It must be likely, rather than speculative, that a favorable decision by the court will redress the injury.

    In this case, seems to be the Supreme Court is skeptical that these doctors have satisfied this 3-part standing test, especially the injury in fact one. If SCOTUS decides that these doctors don't have standing, then the lawsuit is dismissed.

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    Biden knew Israel was bombing indiscriminately – WaPo
  • Just pointing out the headline seems to imply it’s from WaPo when in fact it was written by RT.

  • Senior doctors in South Korea submit resignations, deepening dispute over medical school plan
  • Agreed. Here's some more context:

    Korea has the second-lowest number of physicians among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, leading to some of the highest doctors' wages among surveyed member nations.

    Doctors in Korea earn the most among 28 member countries that provided related data. Following Korea, the highest earners are in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and the UK. The US was among the countries for which data was not provided.

    Measured by PPP, which takes into account local living costs, salaried specialists earned an average of $192,749 annually in 2020, According to the 2023 OECD Health Statistics report. That was 60 percent more than the OECD average. Korean GP salaries ranked sixth.

    ... The country also ranked low in the number of medical school graduates -- 7.3 per 100,000 people, which is the third-lowest after Israel and Japan, and nearly half the OCED average of 14 graduates for every 100,000 people.

    https://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20230730000088

  • Senior doctors in South Korea submit resignations, deepening dispute over medical school plan
  • These doctors are not telling the whole story. More context from the article:

    Public surveys show that a majority of South Koreans support the government’s push to create more doctors, and critics say that doctors, one of the highest-paid professions in South Korea, worry about lower incomes due to a rise in the number of doctors.

    Officials say more doctors are required to address a long-standing shortage of physicians in rural areas and in essential but low-paying specialties. But doctors say newly recruited students would also try to work in the capital region and in high-paying fields like plastic surgery and dermatology. They say the government plan would also likely result in doctors performing unnecessary treatments due to increased competition.

  • Women are getting off birth control amid misinformation explosion
  • On top of conservative ideology, some people also want to make money:

    Martinez co-founded a menstrual cycle tracking app called 28 that is backed by conservative billionaire and tech mogul Peter Thiel. The company, 28 Wellness, told The Post it does not disclose its investors, but Evie announced Thiel Capital’s support when the product launched. A spokesman for Thiel did not respond to requests for comment. The app’s website declares: “Hormonal birth control promised freedom but tricked our bodies into dysfunction and pain.” The “feminine fitness” app told The Post it has “never been marketed as an alternative to hormonal birth control.”

  • Consumers can start ordering Opill online today
  • From the article:

    No states have made such proposals or actions on restricting access to Opill, but the concern stems from the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision in 2022, which reversed Roe v. Wade and overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.

    and:

    But these examples have not set a precedent for what type of authority states may have to restrict access to an FDA-approved medication, Gupta said.

    When it comes to Opill, “many states also allow pharmacists to refuse to participate in ‘health care’ that they find morally objectionable. This could include providing individuals with Opill even though it is OTC,” she said. “Legal approval and actual access are two distinct issues, with the latter influenced by a broader set of factors including state policies, healthcare practices, and socio-economic determinants of health.”

  • States Are Lining Up to Outlaw Lab-Grown Meat
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