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‘Todo ha explotado’: la detención de un rapero desata las protestas de la juventud de España

BARCELONA — Tenía todos los elementos de un enfrentamiento decisivo por la libertad de expresión: Pablo Hasél, un controversial rapero español se había acuartelado en un campus universitario para evitar una sentencia de nueve meses de prisión por enaltecimiento al terrorismo e injurias a la corona en sus letras. La policía, con equipo antidisturbios, se …

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The Pandemic Emptied Europe’s Cities. What Will Bring People Back?

LONDON — When the coronavirus exploded across Europe in March[1], it realigned city life, shifting office workers to their homes, shuttering the hospitality sector and reshuffling life for millions. Unshackled from offices — many for the first time in their working lives — city dwellers throughout Europe began to leave, some to avoid the virus …

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Effort to Include $15 Minimum Wage in Relief Bill Poses Test for Democrats

Other lawmakers, including some Republicans, have argued that the pandemic relief package should be scaled down, with items like the minimum wage provision left for another legislative battle later in the year. Most House Republicans voted against a stand-alone minimum wage bill in 2019, pointing to a Congressional Budget Office report that estimated the provision …

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