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Church of England apologizes for antisemitic laws from 800 years ago

FOX News

Hal Shurtleff, man who filed a lawsuit against the city of Boston after its leaders refused to allow a Christian flag to fly in conjunction with several other groups' flags, weighs in on the Supreme Court's ruling of the case. The Church of England is apologizing for its bad behavior – 800 years ago. The Synod of Oxford, hosted in 1222 by the Catholic Church in England, outlined extensive social and professional restrictions for Jewish citizens. Jews were stuck with a specific monetary tithe to pay and were given a badge marking them as a member of the Jewish faith. "Today's service is an opportunity to remember, repent and rebuild," Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said on Sunday via social media.


'UK ARPA' to launch as soon as possible despite Dominic Cummings exit

New Scientist

The UK government has confirmed that it still plans to create an independent £800 million "blue skies" research agency as soon as possible, despite the architect of the scheme resigning. Details of the leadership and funding model of a delayed body modelled on the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA, previously known as ARPA) will come in "due course", says the government. Sources suggest that it could be launched before the summer.


UK net zero strategy under fire for failure to show carbon savings

New Scientist

The UK government has been criticised after publishing a sweeping climate change strategy that did not show the carbon emissions savings any of its measures would deliver. With the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow 12 days away and the UK off track for several of its future carbon targets, the net-zero strategy laid out a crucial set of new policies for cutting emissions, including backing a large nuclear power station and mandating electric vehicles sales.


Thousands protest racism and police violence around the globe in solidarity with U.S.

Mashable

Seeking justice for George Floyd has expanded beyond the U.S. with thousands hitting the streets around the globe this weekend in protest against racism and police brutality, and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Turning up to protests in the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Germany over the weekend, thousands of people gathered in capital cities to demonstrate. Many held signs reading "Justice for George Floyd," and the words "I can't breathe," which were said repeatedly by Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, who died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder. Protests have taken place in at least 140 cities across the U.S. in the week since Floyd's death.


If tech CEOs were Founding Fathers, here's who they'd be

Mashable

It's time to celebrate America. What better way to cheers to the old white men who created America than to honor the middle-aged white men who still control it? Of course, in America today, some of our politicians don't command much reverence or respect. SEE ALSO: 12 Weirdest Things That Look Like U.S. Presidents In few other industries does the cult of personality function so strong as in the technology world. Here we find the digital world's founding fathers -- and rest assured, it's a list that comes complete with entitled attitude and problematic relationships with minorities and all.