Nearly 1,000 contributors protest New York Times’ coverage of trans people

Nearly 1,000 New York Times contributors, in addition to tens of thousands of subscribers and readers of the Times, signed an open letter on Wednesday to the paper’s standards editor condemning the publication’s coverage of transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. A second letter organized by the nonprofit Glaad (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against … Read more

Oregon, a hotbed of extremism, seeks to curb paramilitaries

An armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge. Over 100 straight days of racial justice protests that turned downtown Portland into a battleground. A violent breach of the state capitol. Clashes between gun-toting rightwingers and leftist militants. Over the past decade, Oregon experienced the sixth-highest number of extremist incidents in the nation, despite being 27th … Read more

Over 100 children illegally employed by US slaughterhouse cleaning firm

More than 100 children have been discovered to be illegally employed by a slaughterhouse cleaning firm across the country, federal authorities said. The Department of Labor announced that a federal investigation found Wisconsin-based Packers Sanitation Services Inc (PSSI) employed at least 102 children, ranging from 13 to 17 years old, to work overnight shifts at … Read more

US officials say all debris from suspected Chinese spy balloon has been collected – live

Ron DeSantis has recently gained a reputation as the GOP’s best hope to keep Donald Trump from the top of the ticket in 2024. The governor reinvigorated the culture wars in Florida, including by taking on Disney World, cracking down on shaky claims of election fraud and going after the state’s higher education institutions for … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 359 of the invasion

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, speaking in his opening address to the Munich Security Conference, said it was “obvious” that Ukraine would not be the last stop of Vladimir Putin’s invasion. The Russian leader will continue to other former Soviet countries, Zelenskiy warned. He said that while the west was discussing tank supplies to Ukraine, the Kremlin was … Read more