March on Washington 2023

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On Saturday, thousands gathered on the National Mall to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, What was the March on Washington?

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A mysterious company backed by Silicon Valley elite has spent over $800 million purchasing land northeast of San Francisco. What controversial approach are they taking to address “rising home prices, homelessness, and congestion” in the Bay Area?

Over the past several years, landowners have been offered 4-5x more than market rates from Flannery Associates, a mysterious company backed by Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreessen, and others. The primarily agricultural land is not zoned for residential use, and the company plans to use the state’s local initiative system to garner support. There are feasibility concerns due to the region’s poor infrastructure, droughts, and wildfire risks.

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What unsolicited action during Spain’s World Cup award ceremony has led to the provisional suspension of Luis Rubiales, the president of Spain's soccer federation?

FIFA has provisionally suspended Luis Rubiales, the president of Spain's soccer federation, due to allegations that he forcibly kissed player Jennifer Hermoso after Spain's Women's World Cup victory, which was broadcast to millions of viewers. Spain’s women’s soccer team released a statement saying they won’t participate in another match until Rubiales resigns.

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This famed host of “The Price is Right” has passed away at age 99.

Barker was a beloved figure in American television, hosting "The Price is Right" for nearly four decades starting in 1972. During his tenure, over 40,000 contestants won prizes totaling around $200 million. Barker was an advocate for animal rights, and ended each episode by encouraging the audience to have their pet spayed or neutered. He retired in 2007 and was succeeded by Drew Carey.

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Novak Djokovic is making a comeback at this Grand Slam, whose main draw starts today, after missing last year’s because he refused to get the Covid-19 vaccination.

Novak Djokovic is returning to the U.S. Open, a tournament he has won three times. Despite falling just short of winning all four Grand Slams in 2021, he has a strong bond with New York and its crowds. The all-time record holder for Grand Slam singles titles faces stiff competition from 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, the world No. 1 and reigning U.S. Open Champion.