Headlines on 2019-04-26

  • New Mexico County Declares Local Emergency Over Abandoned Border Patrol Checkpoints

    Six Border Patrol checkpoints in southern New Mexico and Texas are temporarily closed as agents were diverted to the border. Local officials worry illegal narcotics are flowing northward unchecked.

    NPR.org
  • The Art of Unruliness

    The names of most of the characters in Saidiya Hartman’s book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments are not familiar. They aren’t supposed to be. History rarely pays attention to the stories of “wayward” girls born into poverty, still less to their desires and dreams. Hartman’s subjects are girls and women who were part of the mass migration of African Americans to the north after Emancipation, who tried any way they could to resist being corralled into the narrow space allotted to them and...

    The New Republic
  • Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat review: Remote sensors are the star attraction here

    T9 isn’t the sexiest name for a new product, but most homeowners will be familiar with the Honeywell brand (now Honeywell Home, after its parent company spun off its residential division as Resideo Technologies in late 2018). More importantly, the Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat is a big step up from anything the company has offered in this space to date. The T9 also shows how much this company has learned from its much smaller competitors, particularly Ecobee and Nest Labs. Honeywell Home’s...

    TechHive
  • Court Orders Administration To Identify Separated Migrant Children Within 6 Months

    The government lost track of thousands of kids it had separated from families trying to cross at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now the administration has six months to find them.

    NPR.org
  • Blockbuster Films Keep Getting Longer; How And Why Did We Get Here?

    Critic Chris Klimek crunches the numbers to examine how and why blockbuster films like Avengers: Endgame grew to such great, bladder-busting lengths.

    NPR.org
  • Kim Jong Un's 'princess' sister was mysteriously absent from his side at North Korea's summit with Putin, further fueling rumors of her demotion

    Rumors have been swirling that Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader of Kim Jong Un and most powerful woman in the country, has fallen from favor. She was excluded from high-level party talks earlier this month, and wasn't seen at Kim Jong Un's side at his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. She previously accompanied her brother to important international events, like his two summits with US President Donald Trump. Kim Yo Jong isn't the only high-level North Korean who...

    Business Insider