Empty apartments and plummeting rents in the world’s most expensive housing market: How the exodus out of Hong Kong could change its real-estate scene in 2021

Summary List Placement For years, Hong Kong has been notorious for its astronomical real-estate prices. In 2020, it was named the world’s priciest housing market for the 10th year in a row. But 2021 could be a year of major change for the city’s real-estate market. Hong Kong residents have been flocking to the United Kingdom […]

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Florida’s proposed ban on transgender female athletes allows examinations of students’ ‘reproductive anatomy’

Florida’s House passed a bill last week that would bar transgender athletes from participating in girls and women’s scholastic sports. The legislation, modeled after a bill passed in Idaho, is one of dozens of similar efforts by GOP lawmakers in 30 states. But Florida’s bill “goes even further by giving schools the power to conduct […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene is holding another gun giveaway — despite there having been at least 156 mass shootings in the US since the start of the year

Summary List Placement Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene is holding a gun giveaway, saying she will gift an AR-15 worth around $2,900 to the winner of a lucky draw.  Insider saw an email sent by Rep. Greene’s campaign last Saturday, which proclaimed that the giveaway would go on for two more weeks. “Joe Biden and […]

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GOP lawmakers react to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict: ‘I think the jury did its job’

Summary List Placement Republican lawmakers said the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin showed that the justice system worked and that “the jury did its job.” Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday.  “That’s the jury’s decision…I think they can […]

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Biden to throw support behind temporary extension of expanded child tax credit — meaning lower tax bills or higher refunds for qualifying parents

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden told lawmakers that he will put forward a plan to temporarily extend the expanded child tax credit, but he stopped short of proposing to permanently install it, according to The Wall Street Journal. An expanded child tax credit was included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package signed in […]

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Powerful images capture Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley’s emotional reaction as Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

Summary List PlacementRep. Cori Bush, a Democrat from Missouri and Black Lives Matter activist, could be seen crying as she embraced Rep. Ayanna Pressley. Bush, a freshman congresswoman and Missouri’s first Black Congresswoman, said in a statement following the verdict that Chauvin’s trial “has been nothing short of a traumatizing, painful and gut-wrenching reminder of […]

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A year ago, police initially reported the death of George Floyd as the result of a ‘medical incident during police interaction.’

Summary List Placement Almost a year ago, Minneapolis police initially reported the death of George Floyd as the result of a “medical incident during police interaction.” On Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.  Floyd died on May 25, 2020. Video […]

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