Google News is the most searched for website on the web and its a good way to stay in the loop on the latest news stories.
But is it the right platform for you?
Today, we will be looking at the top 10 most popular Google News titles in 2017.
The New York Times, “FBI releases new report on the New York City police killings” (Oct. 24, 2017) The New Yorker published a fascinating piece on the NYPD’s handling of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police on Aug. 9, 2015.
The piece details how the police department was initially criticized for being slow to identify Brown’s killer, but later changed their stance to “reluctant to label the killing as a case of ‘self-defense'” and to investigate it more thoroughly.
The Washington Post, “The Trump administration’s war on coal” (Nov. 14, 2017)* The Trump administration has been busy destroying coal and coal-mining jobs in America, which are blamed for the deaths of more than 17,000 Americans in 2016.
The Huffington Post, “How the Trump administration is destroying the middle class” (Jan. 26, 2018)* The Trump Administration is now in charge of the Department of Labor, which has just given Trump a $10 billion increase in his budget request for the agency, which is tasked with ensuring that all workers are treated fairly and that employers and unions can negotiate collectively for better pay.
The Wall Street Journal, “[Trump] just cut $20 billion from the EPA’s budget” (March 2, 2018) The White House has announced the elimination of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, a $4.6 billion plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and other industrial facilities across the country.
The Economist, “Trump’s Climate-denying EPA boss could soon have his job” (July 25, 2018* In 2019, the EPA plans to slash its budget by $1.8 billion.
In 2016, it cut the budget by more than $1 billion.
The Verge, “What you need to know about the Supreme Court’s Kavanaugh nomination” (Aug. 23, 2018),* A court decision in 2018 allows an Alabama family to sue the state over the killing of their unborn child, which could have a significant impact on the state’s ability to pay its medical bills.
The Hill, “Is the Trump-era tax overhaul going to make it easier for American families to buy insurance?”
(Aug., 2018)The Senate has approved a tax overhaul bill that will benefit more than a million American families and will help them save hundreds of dollars on their health insurance premiums.
The Times, [Trump] is now considering abolishing the [FEMA] aftercare program, which provides support and care to people who have been victims of domestic violence” (Sept. 13, 2018*) The President has called the program a “broken, wasteful and ineffective system” that is “disastrous” and “worse than ineffective” and has proposed cutting its funding by $500 million over the next decade.
The Guardian, “Couple suing Trump for assault have won $100m civil lawsuit” (Dec. 22, 2018**) “We’re in the midst of a very important election year and it’s hard to imagine that we’ve come to this point where Trump is going to change his mind and he’s going to go after the people who worked so hard for him, the women who worked for him in his campaign, the children he helped raise.
And they were just trying to do the right thing,” said the plaintiff in the case, Jessica Callahan.
The Independent, “Donald Trump’s tax plan is a gift to the rich and powerful” (May, 2019)* Trump’s tax reform plan has the potential to benefit the rich.
The plan would end the estate tax, which taxes estates worth over $5.5 million, and make it possible for wealthy individuals to pass their wealth through to their heirs, which would benefit the wealthy and the wealthy families who will own them.
Bloomberg, “In China, China’s economy is growing at 7 percent a year” (Feb. 3, 2020) China is a world leader in its manufacturing sector, which accounts for over half of the world’s GDP.
But that is also a leader in the economy of its neighbour, which ranks number 10 on the list of most-developed nations in the world.
According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, China is expected to grow its economy by 8.4 percent in 2020.
The Hollywood Reporter, “‘Warm’ Chinese film launches in China with $2.3M budget”* Chinese film maker Zhang Yimou is