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Social (In)justice

Racial justice, climate change, health care, LGBT rights, women's issues and much more — find all the headlines about social justice issues here.

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Business News

The latest business news delivered in a convenient, ad-free, easy-to-read stream. Brought to you by News Plexus, a pioneer in sustainable news publishing.

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Health & Wellness

The latest in health care news. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

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Climate & Environment

The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet.

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Notd Notes
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Notd NotesApr 06, 2021

Notd is a new kind of public media network that does not rely on ads. Anyone can publish a stream for free, and readers create their own customized publication by subscribing to individual streams. Stream owners can charge for subscriptions, and keep 90% of the revenue (if they charge at least 10 cents per month). Many streams cost only one cent per month, and often have excerpts that are free to read. Since new users get $3 in free credit, you can check out most streams without even providing a credit card.

Read more about What Makes Notd Unique?
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What Makes Notd Unique?

While Notd was created to help publishers offer subscriptions to just sections of news, its versatile design makes it a great place to reach a wide audience. And we don't have ads, so that changes a lot. Here are some of the reasons why you should try out Notd (it doesn't cost anything to try it).

Read more about Looking For a Way to Monetize Your Podcasts Without Ads?
Read more about Looking For a Way to Monetize Your Podcasts Without Ads?
Looking For a Way to Monetize Your Podcasts Without Ads?

Do you create a podcast every week (or more often) and need a way to monetize it without embedding ads in them? Notd lets you offer subscriptions to podcasts, along with their transcripts if you want, without creating a website or getting a deal with a streaming service that will give you a fraction of a fraction of their revenue, according to a formula that works best for their most popular podcasters. It doesn't cost anything to create an account on Notd to offer subscriptions to your podcasts - read the whole note.

Read more about Why Settle for Just an Email Newsletter?
Read more about Why Settle for Just an Email Newsletter?
Why Settle for Just an Email Newsletter?

Many writers are trying out email newsletters to monetize their work. While this could work out well for some of them, relying on email as the only distribution channel limits their audience, and potentially, their revenue. Also, some newsletter services have minimum subscription rates so high that most writers will not attract many subscribers.

World News from News Plexus
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World News from News PlexusMay 13, 2021

The latest world news presented in easy to read streams of notes by News Plexus LLC, as reported by the Associated Press.

Read more about Funerals held for 9 victims of Russian school attack
Read more about Funerals held for 9 victims of Russian school attack
Funerals held for 9 victims of Russian school attack

Relatives wept and hugged as the nine people killed in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan were buried Wednesday, which was declared a day of mourning in the predominantly Muslim republic of Tatarstan.

Read more about As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances
Read more about As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances
As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances

As rockets from Gaza streaked overhead, Arabs and Jews fought each other on the streets below and rioters torched vehicles, a restaurant and a synagogue in one of the worst spasms of communal violence Israel has seen in years.

Read more about Dozens killed in Mideast conflict that recalls 2014 Gaza war
Read more about Dozens killed in Mideast conflict that recalls 2014 Gaza war
Dozens killed in Mideast conflict that recalls 2014 Gaza war

Israel killed a string of senior Hamas military figures Wednesday and pounded three multistory towers as it hammered the Gaza Strip with airstrikes and militants in the territory fired rocket barrages. Dozens have died in the worst violence since a 2014 war, with no resolution in sight.

Science & Technology

Science & TechnologyMay 12, 2021

The latest in science and technology news || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

Read more about Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode
Read more about Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode
Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode

A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better.

Read more about Beyond vaccines, UNESCO wants more global science shared
Read more about Beyond vaccines, UNESCO wants more global science shared
Beyond vaccines, UNESCO wants more global science shared

While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan: a new global system for sharing scientific knowledge that would outlast the current pandemic.

Read more about AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix 'bubble baby' disease
Read more about AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix 'bubble baby' disease
AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix 'bubble baby' disease

A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday.

Headline Stories
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Headline StoriesMay 13, 2021

All the big news of the day, at home and around the world. From News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, ad-free and easy-to-read stream.

Read more about Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists
Read more about Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists
Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists

Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case against Democrats' sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration, 24-hour ballot drop boxes and other changes in an increasingly charged national debate. The legislation, a top priority of Democrats in the aftermath of the divisive 2020 election, would bring about the largest overhaul of U.S. voting in a generation, touching nearly every aspect of the electoral process. It would remove hurdles to voting erected in the name of election security and curtail the influence of big money in politics.

Read more about Israel, Hamas escalate heavy fighting with no end in sight
Read more about Israel, Hamas escalate heavy fighting with no end in sight
Israel, Hamas escalate heavy fighting with no end in sight

Israel stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts on Tuesday as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel. It was the heaviest fighting between the bitter enemies since 2014, and it showed no signs of slowing.

Read more about Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group
Read more about Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group
Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business. The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state.

Through the Lens
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Through the LensMay 12, 2021

For when a picture is worth a thousand words. This is the place to check out some of the best photos you haven't seen in print. Notd lets you share photos in high resolution, with stories, not just captions. Brought to you by News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

Read more about Illinois researchers working to save ornate box turtles
Read more about Illinois researchers working to save ornate box turtles
Illinois researchers working to save ornate box turtles

A team of Illinois researchers is using dogs to track down a threatened species of turtle. Researchers believe ornate box turtles, once living in half of Illinois' 102 counties, are found in less than 10. One known home for the species is in Lee County, and a team from the Chicago Zoological Society and the University of Illinois spent Friday surveying the 3,800-acre Nachusa Grasslands.

Read more about Czechs light nearly 30,000 candles to honor COVID-19 victims
Read more about Czechs light nearly 30,000 candles to honor COVID-19 victims
Czechs light nearly 30,000 candles to honor COVID-19 victims

Czechs lit nearly 30,000 candles at Prague Castle, the seat of the presidency, on Monday evening to pay their respects to the pandemic's victims. The hard-hit European Union nation of 10.7 million people has registered at least 29,711 virus-related deaths. After observing a minute of silence, President Milos Zeman was the first to light a candle. In his brief speech, he thanked the medical personnel and anyone who has been fighting the pandemic.

Read more about Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home
Read more about Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home
Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home

Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in the city of Tehachapi and made quite a mess.

Stranger than Fiction
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Stranger than FictionMay 11, 2021

Because sometimes life IS stranger than fiction. From head-scratchers to jaw-droppers, this is where you'll find all the stories that make you say, "Whaaa..?" || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

Read more about Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home
Read more about Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home
Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home

A Texas man free on bond from a murder charge was returned to custody Monday after neighbors found a pet tiger wandering around a Houston neighborhood. Houston police tweeted Monday night that Victor Hugo Cuevas, 26, was back in custody charged with felony evading arrest. Police had said they believed the tiger had belonged to Cuevas, but his attorney questioned the accuracy of that belief.

Read more about Dracula's castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs
Read more about Dracula's castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs
Dracula's castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs

At Dracula's castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart. A COVID-19 vaccination center has been set up on the periphery of Romania's Bran Castle, which is purported to be the inspiration behind Dracula's home in Bram Stoker's 19th-century gothic novel "Dracula." Every weekend through May "vaccination marathons" will be held just outside the storied 14th-century hilltop castle, where no appointment is needed, in an attempt to encourage people to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Read more about Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home
Read more about Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home
Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home

Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in the city of Tehachapi and made quite a mess.

Climate & Environment
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Read more about Climate & Environment

Climate & EnvironmentMay 13, 2021

The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet.

Read more about Germany maps path to reaching 'net zero' emissions by 2045
Read more about Germany maps path to reaching 'net zero' emissions by 2045
Germany maps path to reaching 'net zero' emissions by 2045

The German government adopted an ambitious plan Wednesday to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions to "net zero" by 2045, five years earlier and with deeper cuts than previously planned. The roadmap approved by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet sets out a number of measures for achieving the new target, including spending more to expand renewable energy sources and tougher financial penalties for polluters.

Read more about Mining ban considered to protect bird species in US West
Read more about Mining ban considered to protect bird species in US West
Mining ban considered to protect bird species in US West

The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the greater sage grouse. The Interior Department review comes in response to a federal court order and is expected to cover millions of acres of sage brush habitat considered crucial to the bird's long-term survival.

Read more about EPA sets grants to restore 'brownfields' at blighted sites
Read more about EPA sets grants to restore 'brownfields' at blighted sites
EPA sets grants to restore 'brownfields' at blighted sites

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced more than $66 million in grants to 151 communities nationwide to assess and clean up contaminated or abandoned "brownfields'' — industrial and commercial properties that contain a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. An estimated 450,000 brownfields, including abandoned industrial facilities, waste disposal sites and former gas stations, plague cities, towns and rural areas throughout the country.

American in Spain
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American in SpainFeb 28, 2021

I've been living in Spain for over 15 years, and here I can share some helpful information.

Modelo 720: Declaring foreign assets outside of Spain

If you have foreign assets outside of Spain in excess of €50,000 you may have to file the Modelo 720 (Form 720) each year prior to March 31st. There are no taxes associated with Modelo 720, it's only an informative filing. There are fees and fines for incorrect or late filing. The €50K asset limit applies to three separate categories: Cash / Bank accounts, real-estate, and brokerage accounts. The filing is due each year prior to March 31st. In some was this is the Spanish version of the US FBAR.

Read more about Obtain a digital certificate in Spain
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Obtain a digital certificate in Spain

Once you've been in Spain for a while, you'll eventually have to deal with the government. Obtaining a digital certificate can be worth while to allow you to do many things online such as: Filing taxes, user authentication on government websites, social security information, signing documents, dealing traffic fines, and much more. Usually it make sense to do this after you're legally resident and have the NIE (Foreign Identification number) done. You can obtain a personal digital certificate, or also certificates for companies or other legal entities. Here I'll outline the steps necessary.