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Jemele Hill. Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File

ESPN has suspended host Jemele Hill for two weeks over tweets about NFL owners, including the Cowboys' Jerry Jones, who threatened to punish players for protesting during the national anthem. "If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers," she wrote. "Don't place the burden squarely on the players."

ESPN said Hill had violated its social media policies, and had "previously acknowledged letting her colleagues down with an impulsive tweet." Hill called President Trump a "white supremacist" last month on Twitter, which White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called "a fireable offense."

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Why it matters: The Fed-driven economy relies on the creation of trillions of dollars — literally out of thin air — that are used to purchase bonds and push money into a pandemic-ravaged economy that has long been dependent on free cash and is only growing more addicted.

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It's time to polish our gleaming vision of urban environments where internet technology makes everything from finding a parking space to measuring air quality a snap.

Why it matters: The Biden administration's Cabinet appointees are likely to be champions of bold futurism in urban planning — which could mean that smart infrastructure projects, like broadband deployment and digital city services, get fresh funding and momentum.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai detained on fraud charge

An activist holds a placard highlighting China's Tiananmen Square massacre as pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrives at West Kowloon Magistrates' Court in Hong Kong in November. Photo: Isaac Wong/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai is being detained until an April court hearing after the pro-democracy supporter was charged Thursday with fraud, per his Apple Daily news outlet.

Why it matters: The 72-year-old's arrest and denial of bail is another blow for the pro-democracy movement in the former British colony amid concerns about a fresh crackdown on activists.