April 23, 2021

Technology

Amazon Entangled With Chinese Communist Surveillance State, Report Says

Amazon.com‘s Chinese business operations have entangled the company with China’s ruling Communist Party in ways that compromise U.S. national security, according to a new report. The analysis from the strategic consulting group Horizon Advisory found Amazon’s links to the CCP risk America’s economic prosperity while aiding China’s development of an oppressive surveillance state. Amazon operates Amazon Web

Legal Beat

High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices. In a dissent, a liberal justice accused her colleagues of gutting earlier decisions that said life without

Education

Idaho House passes ‘nondiscrimination’ education bill

The Idaho House on Thursday approved legislation aimed at preventing public and charter schools and universities from teaching critical race theory, which examines the ways in which race and racism influence American politics, culture and the law. The measure, which passed with a 57-12 vote and no Democratic support, would prevent educators from making students

Biden Administration

Biden taps Montana environmentalist for US public lands boss

President Joe Biden has nominated a longtime environmental advocate and Democratic aide to oversee the vast expanses of federally owned land in Western states — the latest political appointment raising concerns among Republicans as Biden moves to curtail energy production from public reserves. Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula, Montana, was nominated on Thursday to direct the

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