The proposed national security law would ban sedition, secession and subversion against Beijing in Hong Kong, which last year was roiled by anti-government protests calling for greater democracy and more autonomy from mainland China. Last week, China's rubber-stamp parliament approved a proposal to impose the law on the city's behalf, bypassing Hong Kong's legislature via a rarely used constitutional backdoor. … [Read more...] about HSBC, Standard Chartered publicly support China’s national security law for Hong Kong
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As he enacted child separation and pushed to suppress information that showed refugees have a net positive impact on government revenue, Miller also looked for opportunities to use the broad executive authority surrounding public health to restrict immigration. Last year, he attempted to curtail entry following a mumps outbreak in detention facilities in six states. In 2018, he attempted a similar feat when dozens of migrants got sick in federal custody. Despite allegations that the illnesses were caused by negligent Customs and Border Patrol care, Miller — practiced in the racist idea that immigrants are vectors for the spread of disease — claimed the local outbreak could be grounds for the president to close the border. … [Read more...] about Stephen Miller Has Long Wanted a Public-Health Reason to Close the Border: Report
Another rule change came thanks to former Dallas Mavericks head coach Don Nelson, who was the creator of the "Hack-a-Shaq" defensive strategy. Teams would commit personal fouls throughout the game against selected opponents who shot free throws poorly. And since O'Neal shot an abysmal 52.7 percent from the free-throw line during his career, opposing coaches would purposely put him on the line, since he was basically impossible to defend. But games quickly became difficult to watch, and another rule change was put in place prior to the 2016–17 NBA season: "Away-from-the-ball fouls now award the fouled team a free throw and possession of the ball in the final two minutes of each quarter. The rule change sought to eliminate cases where teams would intentionally foul off-the-ball in order to gain the final possession of a quarter." … [Read more...] about NBA’s greatest players of all-time: Who are the top 23?
“The last three years of my life have been hell,” Maxwell said. “I lost my money, my job, my wife, and I’ve finally gotten to a place where I could figure myself out. When I came down here, all eyes were on me, without backlash. Honestly, I’ve never been happier. I busted my ass to become myself. I like myself now, and this opportunity here, nobody gave it to me. I earned it. … [Read more...] about Ex-Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell: I was pushed out of MLB for kneeling
There may be solace in polls that rank the military as America’s most trusted institution. Yet there is some concern that our soldiers and the civilian populace they guard could like each other more than they know each other. Only 7 percent of adult citizens today are veterans, down from 14.5 percent in the 1990s when the military confronted riots in Los Angeles, and 20+ percent in the 1960s during the civil rights movement. Moreover, the geographic representation of our troops is increasingly and worryingly skewed, with half of U.S.-based military families living in just five states — California, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia — and new military volunteers trending disproportionally from rural areas of America’s South and West over the urban coastal and midwestern regions of June’s protests. … [Read more...] about Three questions for US defense leaders