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In 2017, 42% of Iceland’s export revenue was tourism. Now that the Iceland travel trend is dying, the country’s natural beauty is left damaged, and its economy is left vulnerable. https://bit.ly/32yVSvT
Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada’s election https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/21/20926201/canada-election-results-2019-justin-trudeau-wins?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Despite all his promises to end endless wars, Trump may soon authorize America’s continued presence in Syria. https://bit.ly/35MiJGm
Here’s the final trailer for @starwars: #TheRiseOfSkywalker in https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/10/21/20925541/star-wars-episode-9-rise-of-the-skywalker-final-trailer-october-2019?utm _campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
When Chicago teachers walked off the job in 2012, they changed the future of organizing. https://bit.ly/2o3ijdG
Nearly 100 years ago, a white mob destroyed "Black Wall Street,” murdering an estimated 300 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The search for their bodies continues to this day:
When asked about being the target of British tabloids, Meghan Markle said, “Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay.” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are under nonstop scrutiny. Now they're taking "family time" off. https://bit.ly/2JaBCcj
Chicago teachers strike stretches into its second week; Brexit deal hangs in the balance. Read Vox Sentences for more, and sign up here: http://bit.ly/vox-newsletters https://www.vox.com/vox-sentences/2019/10/21/20925959/chicago-teacher-strike-brexit-deal-vote?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
People typically think of meritocracy as a system that rewards the best and brightest. For Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits, it's merely “a pretense, constructed to rationalize an unjust distribution of advantage.” https://bit.ly/2PgXgQj
Facebook wanted to talk about election security, Russia, and Iran. Instead, reporters wanted to know about its controversial policy that allows politicians to lie in ads. https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/21/20925872/facebook-political-ads-russia-iran-zuckerberg-press-conference?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
"As with all things Brexit, not even the simple stuff is simple." @j_kirby1 breaks down the latest events since "Super Saturday", and what to expect from Boris Johnson and the UK Parliament moving forward: https://bit.ly/2JbCmOv
The human cost of Amazon Prime shipping: Warehouse workers in New York are running and lifting boxes for 10 to 12 hours a day. 66% of 145 workers surveyed say they experience physical pain while at work. https://bit.ly/2P5ouJp
Mark Zuckerberg has become the new political villian for the Democratic Party. The person most responsible for Zuckerberg’s status as a punchline? Elizabeth Warren. https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/21/20925445/mark-zuckerberg-elizabeth-warren-pete-buttigieg-2020-analysis?utm_campaig n=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The Pentagon said they'd deploy 1,800 more troops to Saudi Arabia nearly a week after the Trump administration pulled troops out of Syria. @jenn_ruth breaks down this contradictory military policy on the latest @today_explained. Now on @stitcher: https://stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/today-explained
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From “Super Saturday” to the Monday’s parliamentary antics, all the Brexit news you need to know https://www.vox.com/2019/10/21/20924771/brexit-news-explained-boris-johnson-parliament-withdrawal-bill-act?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The debate over Medicare-for-all’s financing ignores the costs of the alternatives — and the status quo under Trump https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/21/20925794/voxcare-medicare-for-all-warren-buttigieg-biden-public-option?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
California’s #AB5 law has sparked a new controversy. https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/10/21/20924781/freelance-journalists-writers-ab-5-california?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @AlexWardVox: The past 24 hours in Syria news, explained https://www.vox.com/2019/10/21/20924757/syria-news-iraq-fruit-troops-trump?utm_campaign=alexwardvox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The past 24 hours in Syria news: - US troops leave Syria for Iraq - Trump rejects a plan to keep some service members in northern Syria (for now) - Trump gets accused of encouraging genocide by a SDF spokesperson https://www.vox.com/2019/10/21/20924757/syria-news-iraq-fruit-troops-trump?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
In California's worst-case fire scenario, a wildfire could burn over 1.5 million acres of land. That's an area the size of Delaware and more than three times the size of the Mendocino Complex fire of 2018, the largest wildfire in state history https://bit.ly/2qxVFv0
Under the fake name "Pierre Delecto," Utah senator Mitt Romney has been using a secret Twitter account to keep tabs on the political conversation (and himself). https://bit.ly/32vXqH4
Facebook said it uncovered new efforts by groups linked to Iran and Russia to dupe the company’s users. It’s a reminder that the company is going to be under enormous pressure in the run-up to the 2020 election. https://bit.ly/2qsP0C8
Republican and Democratic lawmakers are distancing themselves from Trump’s foreign policy https://www.vox.com/world/2019/10/21/20924746/lawmakers-trump-foreign-policy-pelosi-jordan-afghanistan?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Mitt Romney has a secret Twitter account named “Pierre Delecto” https://www.vox.com/2019/10/21/20925125/mitt-romney-twitter-account-secret?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @voxdotcom: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist @RonanFarrow talks with Recode’s @karaswisher about his new book, "Catch and Kill: Lies, S…
Happy #BackToTheFutureDay! Here's how the film's iconic ride, the DeLorean, came to be and became a pop culture staple in the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5tnzdZXMKs
Happy #BackToTheFutureDay! Here's how the film's iconic ride, the DeLorean, came to be and became a pop culture staple in the process. https://bit.ly/2W0pS1n
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are the source of constant media attention. The couple’s recent documentary is their latest stand against the tabloid press. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/10/21/20925169/meghan-harry-break-royal-duties?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&ut m_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @SigalSamuel: Really enjoyed talking with @adrs about how I’m using #AI to write fiction Listen to the awesome new Reset podcast here h…
A white mob destroyed an American neighborhood called “Black Wall Street,” murdering an estimated 300 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, nearly 100 years ago. Today, the city still has a lot of questions.
Team Trump’s efforts to spin Mulvaney’s quid pro quo confession are not going well https://www.vox.com/2019/10/21/20924687/mick-mulvaney-fox-news-sunday-ukraine-quid-pro-quo-mike-pompeo-this-week?utm_cam paign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @alissamarie: Netflix’s Tell Me Who I Am is a nearly unbelievable documentary about a dark secret. It’s got the same style as a lot of N…
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren top the field in a new Suffolk University/USA Today Iowa poll. Pete Buttigieg has risen to third; Bernie Sanders is fourth. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/21/20924623/pete-buttigieg-surge-iowa-suffolk-usa-today-poll?utm_campaig n=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
This last-minute settlement with two Ohio counties will let four drug companies avoid trial over their role in the opioid epidemic, but it doesn’t put an end just yet to the thousands of other lawsuits the four companies and others face. https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/1186289808324333568
The Fish and Wildlife Service thinks the US has done enough to ensure the recovery of the gray wolf, but conservationists say work is far from done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ix2hRBf1V0
Drug companies reach $260 million deal with Ohio counties over role in opioid epidemic https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/21/20924713/opioid-settlement-ohio-trial-cuyahoga-summit?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Google’s attempt to shut down a unionization meeting in a European office just riled up its employees https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/21/20924697/google-unionization-switzerland-zurich-syndicom-zooglers?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist @RonanFarrow talks with Recode’s @karaswisher about his new book, "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators." Listen and follow #RecodeDecode on @Spotify: https://spoti.fi/32FqRXu
RT @tvoti: Look out, folks, it’s another Emily VanDerWerff recap series. This time, it’s Watchmen, and I’m joined by @LegsFrank. She hasn’…
How meritocracy harms everyone — even the winners https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/10/21/20897021/meritocracy-economic-mobility-daniel-markovits?utm_campaign=vox&utm_c ontent=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The secretary’s comments come amid concerns the US withdrawal in Syria will facilitate the terrorist group’s resurgence, particularly as Kurdish allies are currently focused on an invasion by Turkey. https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/1186257930171113472
Last week, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced nearly all US troops in Syria would be withdrawn. On Sunday, Esper said those troops will be stationed in western Iraq where they will continue the fight against ISIS. https://bit.ly/2BwXOco
President Trump has retreated from a plan to host next year’s G7 summit at his Miami resort amid criticism that it was a brazen attempt to use his position to benefit his private businesses. https://bit.ly/2Mxauqe
Iceland has been called the first victim of overtourism. But is there even such thing? https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/10/21/20905485/iceland-overtourism-reykjavik-blue-lagoon-northern-lights?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
“The ‘peace’ that is coming from the deal with America will give the Taliban the advantage, and the Taliban will say, ‘We are the people the Americans chose to deal with,’ and they will try to rule Afghanistan.” https://www.vox.com/world/2019/10/21/20899024/afghanistan-war-us-taliban-peace-talks-trump-troop-withdrawal?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
“It’s hard for plus-size women to find Halloween costumes: If you type ‘3X’ into Party City’s search bar, you’ll turn up about 15 results. Several are Santa suits.” https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/10/21/20917877/halloween-costume-plus-size-women-market?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Watchmen’s first episode is packed with fascinating ideas to chew on, so @tvoti and @LegsFrank are gonna do just that. This week: —systemic racism —fascism and its intersection with superhero tropes —the musical Oklahoma! https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/10/20/20919972/watchmen-season-1-premiere-pilot-episode-1-recap-hbo-its-summer-and-were-running-out-of-ice?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
At its peak the US had more than 350 government-funded, and often church-run, Native American boarding schools. The schools weren’t just a tool for cultural genocide. They were also a way to separate native children from their land. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGqWRyBCHhw
“The Kurds still hold on to territory, but the future of their democratic experiment looks bleak.” @j_kirby1 https://bit.ly/32xyI9i
Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the EU for three more months to deliver Brexit. But Johnson and other leaders say it won’t be needed. https://www.vox.com/world/2019/10/20/20923528/boris-johnson-letter-brexit-oct-31-extension-request?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @voxdotcom: The 4 words that will decide impeachment https://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/10/19/20922110/trump-impeachment-explained-podcast-ezra-klein-high-crimes?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The Clinton email saga may finally be over. State Department investigators found no "deliberate mishandling" of classified information by Clinton and her aides. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/19/20922439/hillary-clinton-email-no-deliberate-mishandling-classified-information-state-department?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @BrigidSchulte: The movement to make workers’ schedules more humane https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/10/15/20910297/fair-workweek-laws-unpredictable-scheduling-retail-restaurants?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter via @voxdotcom
No one expected The Athletic could get people to pay for sports news. Now it has 600,000 subscribers. https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/18/20921286/athletic-ceo-alex-mather-interview-recode-media-peter-kafka-sports-subscription-news?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
will a full transcript be posted?
Hear @KLucasMcKay of @AspenFSP unpack the origins and consequences of America's student debt crisis on #TheWeeds podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0meVMR9CvRmTDl03mIqePJ?si=H6tpGkROTTC-yi6xkbdAug @voxdotcom
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