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More bodies to be buried in mass grave after Myanmar jade mine landslide

(Reuters) - Dozens more jade miners killed in a landslide in northern Myanmar will be buried on Saturday, a local official said, after 77 others were interred in a mass grave on Friday following one of the worst mining accidents in the country’s history. FILE PHOTO: Volunteers carry coffins containing bodies of victims following a landslide at a mining site in Hpakant, Kachin State City, Myanmar July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer. More than 170 ... Full story

'Outcry' follows Greg Kelley's fascinating case: A Texas high school football star wrongly accused of molestation Washington Post

In trying to describe “Outcry,” filmmaker Pat Kondelis’s excellently paced, five-part docuseries premiering Sunday on Showtime, it’s probably best to just start with the facts: In 2013, in the sprawling Texas suburbs north of Austin, a high school football star named Greg Kelley was charged with molesting two children who attended day care in the home where Kelley was living. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Although there was very ... Full story

Elijah McClain: Denver officers fired for pictures mocking man's death

Image caption The images showed the officers grinning as they re-enacted the chokehold. Three US police officers in Colorado have been sacked after they shared photos re-enacting a chokehold used on a black man who later died. Elijah McClain, 23, died in August last year after being stopped by police. Another officer resigned over the matter. A local police chief called the images "beyond comprehension". Mr McClain's case attracted renewed ... Full story

While offensive TV shows get pulled, problematic books are still inspiring debate and conversation Post

As Confederate statues finally tumble across America, television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content. It turns out that little video monuments are lurking all across the TV canon — more shocking with each new announcement. Just this month, blackface scenes have been rediscovered and removed from “The Office,” “Community,” “30 Rock,” “Scrubs” and “SNL.”. Support our journalism. Subscribe ... Full story

Australia's Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, biggest jump in over three months

FILE PHOTO: Disinfectant products are seen on a car whilst motorists fill out paperwork for police as they cross back into South Australia from Victoria during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bordertown, Australia, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second most-populous state, Victoria, reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases since late March on Saturday, forcing it to expand ... Full story

Why is coronavirus making the economy worse? Washington Post

Previous economic crises have taken devastating tolls. During the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, poverty increased in some countries and the rate of poverty reduction slowed in others. Countries suffered persistent losses in output . And researchers documented close associations between spikes in unemployment and excess mortality. The pandemic is an external factor, not directly comparable to the problems within financial markets that ... Full story

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

We are now in the era of do-it-yourself career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training than ever before, so employees at all levels must learn to identify their weaknesses, uncover their blind spots, and strengthen their skills. Here are six things you can do to take control of your career and learning: Understand what you’re evaluated on. Get feedback, especially on areas that might be blind spots for you. Give yourself a ... Full story

Opinion there’s a lesson to learn here.

Given the circumstances, it would be astounding if Americans were not in a sour mood over the July 4 weekend. Public opinion polls show that on a long list of subjects Americans are angry, pessimistic, disillusioned and fed up. They fear for themselves, their children, the economy, the United States’ role in the world and for their own happiness. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. We know this because Karlyn Bowman, the public opinion ... Full story

'Consigning his voters to sickness': Trump fuels culture war over masks

ancy Allen, 73, wears a face mask in the chicken coop at her farm but not when she goes to church. “There’s been so much change in what we should do and what we should not do,” explains the Donald Trump supporter from Shelby, North Carolina. “I don’t think that I should be told that I have to wear a mask and I don’t think the president should, unless he feels like he needs it.”. Neera Tanden, 49, became infected with the coronavirus in May, ... Full story

The Art of Persuasion Hasn’t Changed in 2,000 Years

More than 2,000 years ago Aristotle outlined a formula on how to become a master of persuasion in his work Rhetoric . To successfully sell your next idea, try using these five rhetorical devices that he identified in your next speech or presentation: The first is egos or “character.” In order for your audience to trust you, start your talk by establishing your credibility. Then, make a logical appeal to reason, or “logos.” Use data, evidence, ... Full story