Andrew DeVore, an Amazon vice president and associate legal counsel who manages the company’s “labor and employment” issues, has resigned from the board of the American Constitution Society. His resignation represents a sharp turnaround from a few months ago, when the liberal legal organization voted to renew DeVore for a second three-year term. ACS, which…

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  After a series of high-profile terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in France, the country finds itself in a heated debate over some of its most cherished values: laïcité, or secularism, and the principle of race-neutrality, or color-blindness, in public policy. A controversial new bill proposed by President Emmanuel Macron targeting “Islamic separatism” is meeting…

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Precisamos batizar o apartheid social brasileiro 3

Foto: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images Tem um regime em vigor no Brasil que nem nome tem, de tão invisível. Ele é secreto. Você pode ler a Constituição da primeira à última página sem encontrar uma só menção a ele. Lá no livro, o Brasil é uma república democrática, um estado de direito, livre, justo, solidário. Logo…

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As a severe winter storm swept Texas last week, cutting electricity from millions of residents in freezing temperatures and causing nearly 70 deaths so far, some energy executives saw an upside to the catastrophe. “Obviously, this week is like hitting the jackpot,” boasted Roland Burns, the chief executive of Comstock Resources, a shale drilling company…

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Dinheiro público banca a formação de missionários para evangelizar indígenas 21

Viroses mortais, trabalho escravo e abuso sexual são parte do legado deixado por missionários evangélicos entre os indígenas brasileiros. Um passado criminoso, do qual eles agora tentam se descolar enviando missionários camuflados como professores, fisioterapeutas e enfermeiros a terras indígenas. Sintonizado com os novos tempos, um dos maiores grupos do país no ensino a distância…

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What Drove the Historically Large Murder Spike in 2020? 23

Amid the pandemic, lockdown orders, and nationwide protests against police violence, a historically large increase in murders occurred in 2020. Previously, the largest recorded one-year rise in murders in U.S. history was a 12.7 percent increase in 1968. Last year, meanwhile, data from nearly 12,000 law enforcement agencies released by the FBI, running through September,…

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