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Topic: 74% of NYC Voters Say Crime Is a Serious Problem in the City, an All-Time High

As much as 74 percent of voters in New York City say crime is a very serious problem in the city, reaching the highest level since the topic was included in the Quinnipiac University Poll in 1999.


Crime ranks as the most urgent issue facing New York City, according to the survey. As much as 46 percent of respondents say crime is the most urgent issue facing the mega city making it the top issue while affordable housing and homelessness issues have 14 percent and 9 percent in favor, respectively.

根據這項調查,犯罪是紐約市面臨的最緊迫問題。多達46%的受訪者表示,犯罪是這座巨型城市面臨的最緊迫問題,使其成為首要問題,而負擔得起的住房和無家可歸問題,分別有14% 和9% 的受訪者表示認同。

Meanwhile, 43 percent of voters say New York City is less safe compared with other big cities, which is the highest level since the question was first asked by Quinnipiac in 2003.


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Topic: 堪薩斯州女子在傳統鬆餅賽贏了英格蘭 Kansas woman wins traditional pancake race against England

A woman from Liberal, Kansas, is this year’s champion of the traditional Pancake Day Race against women in Olney, England.


Whitney Hay won the U.S. leg of the race in Liberal on Tuesday with a time of 1:07. That beat Katie Godof of Olney, England, who ran her race in 1:10.


The race returned after a hiatus in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Contestants must carry a pancake in a frying pan and flip it at the beginning and end of the 380-meter race. The event began in Olney in the 15th century. In 1950, Liberal challenged Olney to an international competition.

參賽者必須在煎鍋中攜帶煎餅,並在380米比賽的開始和結束時翻轉。該事件始於15世紀的奧爾尼。1950年,Liberal鎮向奧爾尼鎮發起了國際競爭。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1504336 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1503943

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Topic: Oklahoma sixth-grader praised for heroism twice in one day

An Oklahoma sixth-grader was honored by law enforcement and school officials for his heroic actions not just once, but twice in the same day.


Earlier this month, Davyon Johnson used the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate who was choking on a bottle cap at his school in Muskogee. Later that same day, he helped a woman escape from a burning house, the Muskogee Phoenix reported.


Last week, Davyon was named an honorary member of the police and sheriff’s departments at the Muskogee Board of Education meeting, the newspaper reported.


Principal Latricia Dawkins called Davyon a “dual hero” and said the recognition couldn’t have happened to a better person.


Davyon’s mother, LaToya Johnson, said she’s not surprised he behaved the way he did. She said her brother, Wendell Johnson, is an emergency medical technician.


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Topic: Why the Empire State Building, and New York, May Never Be the Same 為何帝國大廈與紐約市可能不再跟以前一樣

It once symbolized an urban way of working, and the city’s resilience. In the pandemic’s second year, the future of the world’s most famous skyscraper is in doubt.


The Empire State Building, like the city it inhabits, relies on a steady stream of tourists, thriving retail businesses and companies willing to lease its vast amount of office space.


The coronavirus pandemic emptied out the attractions, shops and offices, in both the building and the city, for months.


Like other tourist attractions around New York City, the famous observatories on the Empire State Building’s 86th and 102nd floors sat nearly empty for months.

一如紐約市各地其他的觀光景點,位於帝國大廈86樓與102樓的知名觀景台,已有數月幾乎空無一人。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1491796

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Topic: Biden’s right-to-repair order is good news for people who always break their phones

After years of petitions and proposals, momentum is building in government to give consumers broader rights to repair products they own ranging from farm tractors to mobile phones.


The right-to-repair issue has brought farmers in league with electronic and computer enthusiasts, who for years have groused at the thought that they merely licensed software, didn’t own it, and weren’t able to modify it to their liking.


In a press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden will issue an executive order directing the US Department of Agriculture to issue rules that "give farmers the right to repair their own equipment how they like."


Biden will urge the Federal Trade Commission to press computer and electronics manufacturers and defense contractors to offer additional leeway in how their devices are repaired.


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Topic: One in five young adults is neither working nor studying in US 美國5名年輕成人就有1人沒在工作,也沒就學

Almost one in five young adults in the U.S. was neither working nor studying in the first quarter as Black and Hispanic youth remain idle at disproportionate rates.


In the first three months of the year, about 3.8 million Americans age 20 to 24 were not in employment, education or training, known as the NEET rate, the Center for Economic Policy and Research said in a report. That’s up by 740,000, or 24%, from a year earlier.


Inactive youth is a worrying sign for the future of the economy. Further, high NEET rates may foster environments that are fertile for social unrest.

年輕人閒閒沒事做,是經濟前景一個令人擔心的徵兆。而且,高「啃老」率或許助長醞釀社會不安的環境。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1461413; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1464726



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