Daily Archive: September 5, 2020

Kenosha’s unusual economic evolution made it the perfect political flashpoint

In the span of less than two weeks, the city of Kenosha, Wisc., has gone from an unassuming bedroom community nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, into a flashpoint for the social and political fault lines that have flared up during this most fraught of election years.

The shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by a police officer in Kenosha on August 23 has reignited the tensions that sparked a national protest movement after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis earlier this year. Thousands of protesters have taken to Kenosha’s streets over the past two weeks, raising their voices against police violence that disproportionately affects communities of color. The demonstrations have also devolved in arson, looting, and property destruction, as well as violence that has left multiple people dead.

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Bottas fastest in final Italian GP practice By Reuters

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MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas kept Mercedes on top of the timesheets in final practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday, with Renault-powered rivals suddenly showing a turn of speed ahead of qualifying.

McLaren’s Spaniard Carlos Sainz and British youngster Lando Norris were second and third respectively with Renault (PA:)’s Daniel Ricciardo fourth.

The Australian brought out red flags when he pulled over and parked up by the side of the track with a suspected fuel pump failure.

The team expected the car to be ready for qualifying, the first since governing body FIA ordered a change to cars’ engine modes.

Bottas’s lap of one minute 20.089 seconds was the quickest of the weekend so far with the Finn, now 50 points adrift of team mate Lewis Hamilton after seven races, 0.229 quicker than Sainz.

The session ended alarmingly, and messily, with championship

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