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Daily Archives: July 11, 2022

Family Research Council Is Now a Church in Eyes of the IRS

ProPublica: “The Family Research Council’s multimillion-dollar headquarters sit on G Street in Washington, D.C., just steps from the U.S. Capitol and the White House, a spot ideally situated for its work as a right-wing policy think tank and political pressure group. From its perch at the heart of the nation’s capital, the FRC has pushed… Continue Reading

Now everyone can ‘unmention’ themselves from Twitter threads

engadget: “Twitter is opening its conversation-leaving feature to everyone. Now, all Twitter users will be able to use the service’s “unmention” feature, the company announced. Twitter describes “unmention” as the ability to leave an unwanted conversation on the platform. When used, it unlinks the user’s handle from the Twitter thread, so they will no longer… Continue Reading

Biden admin: Docs must offer abortion if mom’s life at risk

AP: “The Biden administration on Monday told hospitals that they “must” provide abortion services if the life of the mother is at risk, saying federal law on emergency treatment guidelines preempts state laws in jurisdictions that now ban the procedure without any exceptions following the Supreme Court’s decision to end a constitutional right to abortion.… Continue Reading

Rental Assistance: Resources in the United States

LC – In Custodia Legis July 8, 2022 by Anna Price – “Sometimes we are inspired by reference inquiries and current events to write blog posts on a specific topic. In 2020, for example, we published guides about the coronavirus pandemic and resources for individuals facing domestic violence. This post focuses on options for people… Continue Reading

Some Surprising Good News: Bookstores Are Booming and Becoming More Diverse

The New York Times – “More than 300 bookstores have opened in the past couple of years — a revival that is meeting a demand for “real recommendations from real people….Two years ago, the future of independent book selling looked bleak. As the coronavirus forced retailers to shut down, hundreds of small booksellers around the… Continue Reading

A copyright lawsuit threatens to kill free access to Internet Archive’s library of books

Popular Science: “Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library and a massive repository of online artifacts, has been collecting mementos of the ever-expanding World Wide Web for over two decades, allowing users to revisit sites that have since been changed or deleted. But like the web, it too has evolved since its genesis, and in the… Continue Reading