“Whatever your reasons, consumers should have the power to choose their preferred method of payment,” he added. Back when Torres introduced the bill in 2018, he argued that businesses going cashless would discriminate against people with impaired access to banking services. “Restaurants that do not accept cash can pose a lot of challenges to low-income people, and communities of color that may have difficulty accessing traditional banking options and access to credit cards,” Torres said, the New York Post reported at the time. “This is a matter of equity and economic justice.” A 2015 Urban Institute study found that around one in nine households in New York City in 2013 did not have a bank account. “Nationwide, millions of Americans live on the economic margins,” the study noted, citing a 2014…
At least 46 people have died in Brazil and more than 25,000 have been displaced due to widespread flooding following storms and heavy rains that have swept across the southeast of the country, authorities said on Jan. 26.
Most of the casualties were in the state of Minas Gerais, including the capital Belo Horizonte, which had its heaviest rainfall over a 24-hour period leading to Friday since records began 110 years ago, O Globo newspaper reported.
Local authorities in Minas Gerais said on Sunday that 37 people had died, while more than 17,000 were displaced or evacuated from their homes. A further 25 people were missing.
In the coastal state of Espirito Santo, nine people died, more than 8,000 were displaced or evacuated, and three people were missing, authorities said on Sunday.
The lethal flooding comes exactly a year after the rain-triggered collapse of a tailings dam in the town of Brumadinho, also in Minas Gerais state, that killed more than 250 people in one of the world’s worst mining disasters.
By Jamie McGeever
This article is from the Internet:Nearly 50 Dead, Thousands Displaced as Storms Lash Southeast of Brazil
Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law professor emeritus and member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, said Sunday that he believes House managers’ case fell short of the standard that is needed to convict President Donald Trump in the Senate’s impeachment trial. “Even if the factual allegations are true—which are highly disputed and which the defense team will show contrary evidence—but even if true, they did not allege impeachable offenses. So there can’t be a constitutionally authorized impeachment,” Dershowitz, a high-profile criminal attorney, told “Fox News Sunday.” He added that the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges levied against Trump are vague criteria. No president in U.S. history has been successfully removed from office, as the Senate requires a 67-vote supermajority to convict. “The conduct has to be criminal in…