400 Years After the ‘First Thanksgiving,’ the Tribe Who Fed the Pilgrims Continues to Fight for Their Land Amid Another Epidemic

When Paula Peters was in second grade in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s, listening to a teacher talk about Plymouth colony and the Mayflower, a student asked what happened to the Native Americans who helped the Pilgrims settle, the Wampanoag. The teacher said they were all dead.

a person standing next to a body of water: Weetoomoo Carey, 8, left, and Jackolynn Carey, 5, Wampanoag Nipmucs from Mashpee, look across to the Mayflower replica anchored near Plymouth Rock on Nov. 26, 1991. They were with a group of Native Americans gathered for a day of mourning in response to the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving

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Weetoomoo Carey, 8, left, and Jackolynn Carey, 5, Wampanoag Nipmucs from Mashpee, look across to the Mayflower replica anchored near Plymouth Rock on Nov. 26, 1991. They were with a group of Native Americans gathered for a day of mourning in response to the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving

“When she mentioned we’re all dead, that was devastating,” Peters, 61, recalled to TIME. “I raised my hand, and I said no that’s not true, I’m a Wampanoag, and I’m still here. I didn’t know enough then as a second grader that I could challenge her, but I think that I’ve challenged

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Biden Team Slams Mnuchin’s Decision to End Emergency Fed Programs

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President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team criticized the Trump administration’s decision to pull the plug on several Federal Reserve programs introduced during the pandemic, saying it smacked of politics and would hurt the economy.

“The Treasury Department’s attempt to prematurely end support that could be used for small businesses across the country when they are facing the prospect of new shutdowns is deeply irresponsible,” Kate Bedingfield, a spokeswoman for the transition, said in a statement. (The statement was not by Mr. Biden, as was previously reported here.) “At this fragile moment, as the Covid and economic crises are reaccelerating, we should be reinforcing the government’s ability to respond and

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Stocks, bonds fall, dollar flat as Fed fears subside

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock prices and bond yields fell in relatively light trading on Friday as investors reacted to dwindling aid for the U.S. economy and rising coronavirus infection rates.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 219.75 points,or 0.75%, to 29,263.48, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 24.33 points, or0.68%, to 3,557.54 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped49.74 points, or 0.42%, to 11,854.97.

The S&P 500 and the Dow posted marginal losses for the week,while the tech-laden Nasdaq settled a bit higher from lastFriday’s close.

Benchmark 10-year Treasuries yields US10YT=RR fell to an 11-day low of 0.818%, before bouncing back to 0.829%. The yields are down from an eight-month high of 0.975% last week, when supply and optimism over vaccines pushed

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Post-COVID tech-leveraged economy may be more difficult for some workers, Fed Chairman says

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes that were already happening in the economy and these changes may make it more difficult for out-of-work individuals to return to the workforce.

The post-COVID economy will be one marked by more telework and accelerated automation, said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday.

“We’re not going back to the same economy,” Powell said during an online panel at the European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking 2020. “We’re recovering, but to a different economy, and it will be one that is more leveraged to technology.”

Powell’s comments mirror what other economic and business leaders have said about the future of work post COVID-19, but the central banker also gave a warning about the negative economic effect these trends would likely have.

Remote work is here to stay

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, told TIME magazine that he sees the software company having a more

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The rise of technology poses risks to low-paid service workers amid the ongoing recovery, Fed Chair Powell says

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  • The US economy won’t return to the exact same state it was in before the pandemic, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday.
  • The health crisis is accelerating digitization throughout the economy, and Americans already slammed by the virus’s fallout are at the highest risk of losing their jobs, he said at a virtual conference hosted by the European Central Bank.
  • “We’re not going to the same economy,” he said, adding that “relatively low-paid, public-facing workers in the service sector” could be swiftly displaced.
  • “There’s going to be a substantial group of workers who are going to need support” as they look to return to their old jobs or find entirely new work, Powell said.
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A full US recovery will yield a vastly different economy than was seen before the pandemic, Federal

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Colorado couple lured, fed bears in ‘selfish and unethical’ act, officials say

A couple in Colorado was slapped with a citation after luring and feeding bears, according to officials who are now using the incident as a reminder of the dangers of feeding wildlife.

Officials said the “egregious incident” took place in the community of Castle Rock, in Douglas County, where misdemeanor charges were filed against a couple for knowingly luring bears. 


Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Tuesday they had received multiple reports of people feeding bears.

“It is selfish and unethical to feed bears,” area manager Matt Martinez said in a news release. “You are going to end up unintentionally killing those animals and also putting yourself in harm’s way. If what you want is a pet or just to connect with an animal, choose a domestic breed that has evolved to live with people.”

An elderly couple in Colorado was cited after they were found to be knowing luring and feeding bears, according to wildlife officials.

An elderly couple

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Fed up with the election? Science explains how politics got so awful

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One year ago, a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security assessed the readiness of 195 countries around the world to confront a deadly disease outbreak. Topping the list of most-prepared nations was the United States of America.

But that forecast didn’t account for one crucial factor: the toxic degree of partisanship that would turn something as simple as wearing a face mask into a political statement.

How did things get so bad that Americans couldn’t come together to confront a universal threat like COVID-19, which has killed more than 227,000 of us so far?

A report in this week’s issue of Science offers an explanation—political sectarianism.

The authors of the new report explain that political sectarianism goes beyond mere disagreements about the nation’s goals and how they should be achieved. Nor is it a case of people being trapped in partisan echo chambers,

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Fed And Treasury Asks Public For Comment On New Travel Rule For Crypto

The Federal Reserve, along with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Agency (FinCEN), an agency of the U.S. Treasury, have invited comment on a proposed rule that lowers the threshold on reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) from $3,000 to $250 for transactions outside of the United States in what is widely known as the ‘Travel Rule.’ Additionally, cryptocurrency transactions would also be required for both domestic and international reporting as the rule broadens the definition of money.

Bitcoin transactions have risen to $366 billion dollars in 2019 and $312 billion through in 2020 through August, according to the new rule. The Fed and FinCEN explains virtual assets will be defined as ‘money’ under the new proposed rule to include ‘convertible virtual currencies’ (CVC) and digital assets that are legal tender. FinCEN first addressed CVC with guidance issued in 2013 – notable in that it was the first U.S. agency to

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