What asylum stories teach us about the US response to racial justice protests
SAN DIEGO — When immigration attorney Elizabeth Lopez saw videos of police across the United States shoving protesters, shooting them with less-lethal rounds and tear gassing them in recent weeks, she messaged her asylum clients, worried they might get retraumatized.Many immigration attorneys — and the asylees they have represented — see the repressive and violent tactics that law enforcement officers have used across the country to shut down protests against police brutality that particularly affects the Black community as the kinds of human rights abuses that the United States criticizes in ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ronaldo Shines as Juventus Dispatch Torino in Serie A
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning goal and provided an assist as Juventus eased to a 4-1 derby win over Torino to open up a seven-point lead at the top of Serie A.Juventus made a lightning start and opened the scoring through a fine Paulo Dybala effort before Ronaldo teed up Cuadrado for their second at the Allianz Stadium.Ronaldo was by no means a constant nuisance to the Torino defense, but the Portugal star turned it on when he needed to, setting up Juan Cuadrado before scoring a brilliant goal.An Andrea Belotti penalty gave the visitors a lifeline just before half-time, as Gianluigi Buff...
Football Tribe Asia
Dave Hyde: Sports, not as diversion, but a reminder of our new world
Saturday’s scoreboard reads three Miami Heat players have now tested positive for the Coronavirus and four Miami Marlins player have.That’s the analytics of sports that matter now. No one’s even pretending sports return to America as the diversion they typically are in times of crisis. They’re simply another reminder of the world in which we now live.It’s not just the “bubble” some sports will enter to play or the missing fabric of fans at games. It’s the emerging questions as the virus continues to grow in the United States in a manner it doesn’t in Europe.With aging NBA coaches declining to ...
For the third time this week, Trump plays golf amid Russian bounty scandal, coronavirus spikes
President Donald Trump kicked off his holiday weekend with a Friday morning visit to his private Virginia golf club, hitting the links for the third time in less than a week despite growing outrage over the Russian bounty scandal and coronavirus spikes across the country.The president arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling shortly before 10 a.m., according to the White House pool reporter. A small group of protesters greeted Trump at the club’s entrance, including one woman holding a sign saying “Trump is a Traitor.”After his golf outing, the president was expected to depart for S...
New York Daily News
A moment became a movement as Georgians answered the calls for justice
ATLANTA — A few weeks ago, the downtown streets of Atlanta roiled in anger. Thousands marched to protest the death of yet another Black man at the hands of police 1,100 miles away in Minneapolis, many answering the social media post of a 19-year-old Atlanta woman who’d never organized anything before.Amid a worldwide pandemic, many marchers wore masks and kept their distance. The masks covered their faces, but did not silence their voices. They chanted the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, pleaded for an end to the killing of Black Americans, and demanded policing change...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Little-known archives discreetly testify to Europe's wars
Prague (AFP) - They are gathering dust on shelves, but could make war criminals tremble: the archives of the OSCE, an international organisation addressing security-related concerns, are increasingly becoming a source for those who seek to prove abuses committed during conflicts in Europe.The field reports of the observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe -- stacked in an elegant white villa on a leafy hill on the outskirts of Prague -- document conflicts on the continent since 1975.No media have until now been allowed access, according to the OSCE, as the organisatio...
The 2020 UX 250h: Lexus offers cuddles in a tiny package
2020 Lexus UX 250h AWD: Is the new small crossover hybrid worth a second look?Price: $41,975 as tested. Parking assist, $565; power rear door with kick sensor, $600; heated steering wheel, $150. More options noted below.Conventional wisdom: Car and Driver likes that it’s “enjoyable to drive” and has a “convincingly upscale interior, generous standard features,” but not the “unrefined engine noises, annoying infotainment touchpad, small cargo area.”Marketer’s pitch: “Category-leading. Category-defying.”Reality: It’s better if you don’t look at it, at least the outside. But the UX is nice in all...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Auto review: Fast, sleek 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS coupe spices up SUV race with handling, comfort, tech
Porsche pulled out all the stops developing the 2021 Cayenne GTS, which delivers what may be the ultimate balance of luxury and performance in an SUV.The Cayenne GTS goes on sale this fall. It fits between the Cayenne S and the more powerful Cayenne turbo in the model line of Porsche’s big SUV.I spent a day driving a four-seat Cayenne GTS coupe loaded with goodies ranging from a carbon fiber roof to centrally mounted dual exhausts for its 453-hp twin turbo 4.0L V8.From highways to twisting roads around southeast Michigan’s Irish Hills lake district, the GTS was fast and responsive on the road,...
Detroit Free Press
Battered EU faces a turning point
The great American writer, the expatriate James Baldwin, summed up Europe, and its intellectual relationship with America, perfectly. The Old Continent “has what we (in the US) do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: A sense of life’s possibilities.”There is little doubting that the past generation has been a geostrategic tragedy for Europe. Two decades of economic sclerosis, military irrelevance, and deep political divisions have put paid to any further grandiose thoughts about the EU’s place ...
Trudy Rubin: Trump puts Americans last on July 4th
There is something especially grotesque about the timing of President Donald Trump’s pledge to veto a $740 billion defense bill if military bases named for Confederate military leaders are renamed.He made this pledge during the July 4th holiday week.This is a moment when Americans are roiling over issues of racial intolerance that date back to America’s founding, including whether and what historic statues deserve to be toppled because of racist taint, even if they represent some Founding Fathers.The president’s signature divisiveness comes at a moment when much of the country is also reeling ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer