1/ Sonia Gutierrez achieved her dream of becoming a reporter at her hometown news station KUSA 9News, but it came at a steep cost.
If she wanted to cover immigration, she was told, she had to disclose her own immigration status on air, in every story. n.pr/3xTu2dy
2/ Gutierrez says she balked at the station's directive. She was told she could continue pitching stories about immigration but, she says, she found them subjected to more scrutiny than that given to other reporters.
3/ She was ousted from her job along with two other Latina journalists. One had pushed editors to involve Black and Latino colleagues in more decisions about news coverage. The other was dropped as she was recovering from a stroke. She had also pushed for better coverage.
1/ Néstor y Melvin son una de las 5,500 familias separadas por la política de cero tolerancia del presidente Trump. Ellos se han reunido, pero su futuro todavía es incierto. NPR presenta una investigación de su historia y el trauma que persiste. npr.org/1007605800?liv…
2/ Las familias que migran a los Estados Unidos de América Central y América del Sur en busca de asilo saben que dejan atrás sus seres queridos.
Lo que casi 5,500 de esas familias no sabían es que cuando llegaran a la frontera estadounidense-méxicana, serían separadas.
3/ Néstor y Melvin son un ejemplo de las familias separadas por la política de cero tolerancia del presidente Trump. Esto era parte de una estrategia para disminuir la inmigración legal e ilegal que los defensores de los inmigrantes han criticado como psicológicamente traumática.
17 years after a federal probe revealed widespread deaths, inmate abuse and attempted suicides in many of the more than 70 detention centers across the U.S., our investigation found continued neglect, disrepair and inaction.
Brandy Skunkcap was part of a string of deaths at one facility.
A guard decided to lock her up while intoxicated, failing to note her jaundice and complaints of illness. When she was found unresponsive after an apparent seizure — guards failed to initiate immediate first aid.
1/ For decades, police misconduct records were secret in California. In the first episode of our police accountability podcast, On Our Watch, we find out what a new transparency law reveals about internal affairs. spotify.link/OnOurWatch1
2/ One officer used car inspections to hit on women. Another used police resources to run checks on women he was pursuing sexually.
3/ After police shot and killed his son, Rick Perez runs into a wall of legal secrecy, and becomes convinced something is being hidden. On a new episode of On Our Watch, he tries to piece together what happened, and fights for greater police transparency. spotify.link/OnOurWatch3
More than 22 million people of Asian descent live in the U.S. While those of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent make up the largest shares — no group makes up a majority.
A huge variety of ethnicities exist within regional groups.
MYTH #2: Asian Americans are high earners
A 2016 Pew study found Asian Americans were the most economically divided racial or ethnic group in the U.S. — with Asian Americans in the top 10th of the income distribution making 10.7 times more than those in the bottom 10th.
The president's unsubstantiated tweets directly contradict Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said yesterday the massive SolarWinds cyberattack is “very significant” and that Russians are “pretty clearly” behind it.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday said the hack "poses a grave risk" to federal, state and local governments as well as private companies and organizations. bit.ly/3mzRVk3
Microsoft President Brad Smith: "This is not 'espionage as usual,' even in the digital age. Instead, it represents an act of recklessness that created a serious technological vulnerability for the United States and the world." bit.ly/3nBdYrR
So far, the list of U.S. government entities affected by the massive hack includes:
• the Commerce Department
• Department of Homeland Security
• the Pentagon
• the Treasury Department
• the Postal Service
• the National Institutes of Health trib.al/5HpeoPN
President Trump has yet to make any public mention of the hack, and members of his administration have said little beyond acknowledging that it happened and is being investigated. bit.ly/37tGnub
U.S. national security agencies seem to have been blindsided by news that hackers — suspected to be Russia's foreign intelligence service — have been digging around inside government systems, possibly since the spring. bit.ly/37tGnub
Only one other storm is known to have hit Louisiana with as much raw power as Hurricane Laura: Last Island in 1856, which also had 150 mph winds, according to meteorologist Philip Klotzbach. trib.al/5vzhMnf
Here's a text-only version of our site for anyone who needs to stay updated on Hurricane Laura news and keep battery and data usage to a minimum: n.pr/2N1Cd4j
Hurricane Laura will remain a hurricane "almost into Arkansas," the National Hurricane Center's director said Thursday morning — warning that areas far inland could still see flooding and power outages. bit.ly/3b0cge5
JUST IN: Jerry Falwell, Jr. has officially resigned as president of Liberty University after a series of controversies, a university source confirms to NPR.
Falwell's departure comes on the heels of a Reuters investigation in which Falwell's former business partner claimed he had a multi-year sexual relationship with Falwell's wife that involved Falwell looking on while the pair engaged in sex acts.
Falwell has faced multiple controversies in recent years — including questionable business dealings, accusations of racial insensitivity, and allegations of other behavior considered inappropriate for the head of a conservative religious institution. npr.org/2020/08/24/905…