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In New York, crime spike is top of voters’ minds

The candidates in next week’s Democratic mayoral primary in New York – the winner of which will almost certainly become the city’s next mayor – have been sharply divided over how to address the city’s spike in violence. After years of low crime rates, 2020 was New York’s most violent in a decade, and 2021 is on track…

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COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Suspected suicide attempts by teenaged girls have increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, the average weekly number…

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US saw biggest spike in gun violence in 50 decades. Don’t panic yet.

Last year likely marked America’s largest single-year rise in violent crime in 50 years – sparked by a sharp increase in shootings after the pandemic began.Amid a national conversation on policing, the surge adds pressure to policymakers at all levels. Experts caution that while law enforcement is a vital part of public safety, police should…

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How Spike Lee Was Instrumental in Perfecting CNN’s Marvin Gaye Special ‘What’s Going On’

Spike Lee was a key component in making CNN’s documentary “What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye’s Anthem for the Ages” a colorful and detailed retrospective on the album, the producer said. Lee, who is featured prominently in the special, told host Don Lemon — also a huge Marvin Gaye fan – Gaye’s music has impacted entire…

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FAA warns of spike in unruly passengers

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning air travelers about what it describes as a dramatic increase in unruly or dangerous behavior aboard passenger airplanes.In a typical year, the transportation agency sees 100 to 150 formal cases of bad passenger behavior. But since the start of this year, the agency said, the number of cases has…

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Spike Lee, George C. Wolfe to Join Board of Vimeo After It Spins Off From IAC

Vimeo announced the expected 11 members of its board of directors ahead of the video-hosting platform’s spinoff from IAC — a group that includes noted filmmakers Spike Lee and George C. Wolfe. The Vimeo spinoff is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2021, at which time Vimeo is expected to become an…

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GPU sales spike by 20 percent, fueled by cryptocurrency miners and Notebook sales

GPU sales grew an astounding 20 percent at the end of 2020, spurred by pandemic-induced gaming, a new mining craze, and huge demand for laptops, according to a new report from Jon Peddie Research. But there’s a light at the end the tunnel—for gamers, at least. The GPU-based cryptocurrency craze, which has consumed the already limited…

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The spike in International bond yields Will Be Establishing a Struggle between the world’s top central bankers

While Fed chair Jerome Powell is brushing off the seismic rise in government bond yields and a corresponding decline in stock prices, a group of central bankers in the Pacific are starting to take action.Driving the news: Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kurod…