Global Immigration

“Actually, the Numbers Show That We Need More Immigration, Not Less” – New York Times

“President Trump has shut down the government to get money for a border wall that he says will stop illegal immigration. But the fact of the matter is that that’s not all he wants to stop. ” Read More

“Canceled immigration hearings exceed 40,000 amid shutdown over border wall, as Pentagon extends troop deployment” – CNBC

“More than 40,000 immigration court hearings have been canceled since the government shutdown began, straining the country’s immigration system.” Read More

“Italy and immigration: Europe’s Achilles’ heel” – Brookings Institute

“While President Trump partially shuts down the federal government over his desire to build a wall with Mexico, Italy closes its ports to the German and Dutch NGOs Sea Watch and Sea Eye, which are transporting 49 migrants that have been rescued off the coast of Libya.” Read More

Tech

“Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump” – New York Times

“To United States officials, he is the secretive mastermind behind a company that is extending the Chinese government’s ability to infiltrate computer systems and data networks around the world.” Read More

“Driverless car laser ruined camera” – BBC Tech

“A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result.” Read More

“Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science” – TechCrunch

“A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being.” Read More

Entertainment

“Netflix Sets Biggest Subscription Price Hike” – Hollywood Reporter

“The streaming service saw its share price rise 6 percent as it’s increasing costs for users as its programming and talent fees climb.” Read More

“Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Finds Its Maria, Anita, Bernardo & Chino” – Deadline

“After auditioning more than 30K people from around the world, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story has found its Maria in fresh face 17-year old New Jersey High School student Rachel Zegler who will make her film debut opposite Ansel Elgort as Tony.” Read More

“Alicia Keys to Host 61st Grammy Awards” – Billboard

“Fifteen-time Grammy winner Keys posted a video of the moment she found out that she’d been picked to host the Feb. 10 show on Tuesday morning (Jan. 15), captioning the clip, “I’m sooo EXCITED to announce that I’ll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards!!” Read More

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