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Saturday March 20th, 2021 evening edition

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With Los Angeles animal shelters achieving a save rate of 90.49%, the second-largest city in the U.S. has officially achieved "no-kill" status for the first time.The designation marks the realization of the "No-Kill Los Angeles" initiative launched nine years ago by Best Friends Animal Society, which announced the milestone in a March 10 statement.

"It's difficult to overstate the enormity of this moment and its place in the history of the no-kill movement.

NKLA has demonstrated what's possible when an entire community works together," said Julie Castle, chief executive officer for Best Friends Animal Society.

"At the outset of the initiative in 2012, only 56% of dogs and cats were emerging from L.A. city shelters alive, the news release said.

"Like many U.S. animal shelters, COVID-19 brought about a massive wave of community involvement to keep pets in homes," the Animal Society said. L.A.

Animal Services, Best Friends Animal Society and more than 150 coalition partners "worked together like never before to ensure that Angelenos were able to foster and adopt pets despite restrictions brought about by the pandemic's public health and temporary closure of two of the City of Los Angeles's animal shelters. »

Association of “#covid19” Versus “#chinesevirus” With Anti-Asian Sentiments on Twitter: March 9–23, 2020

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To examine the extent to which the phrases, “COVID-19” and “Chinese virus” were associated with anti-Asian sentiments.

Data were collected from Twitter’s Application Programming Interface, which included the hashtags “#covid19” or “#chinesevirus.”

We analyzed tweets from March 9 to 23, 2020, corresponding to the week before and the week after President Donald J. Trump’s tweet with the phrase, “Chinese Virus.” »

GOP warns HR 1 could be 'absolutely devastating for Republicans'

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Democrats' comprehensive bill passed the House -- for the second time -- nearly along party lines earlier this month and was introduced in the Senate this week.

For Republicans, H.R. 1 represents a Democratic "power grab" that could tilt elections in their favor for years to come, as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., put it.

"They're just going to basically just shaft so many Republicans in places where they would actually have opportunities to pick up.". »

Amazon driver quits, saying the final straw was the company's new AI-powered truck cameras that can sense when workers yawn or don't use a seatbelt

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The Thomson Reuters Foundation spoke to a former Amazon driver who quit the company.

The decision to surveil employees has raised questions about workers' privacy at the tech giant.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation published a report Friday about an Amazon driver in Denver for whom the company's constant artificial-intelligence-driven surveillance proved to be too much. »