Snellville man charged with citizenship fraud, accused of war crimes in Ethiopia

The federal investigation into Belayneh’s involvement in Ethiopian Red Terror is being led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division with assistance from the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC). The HRVWCC was established in 2009 to help the government identify, locate and prosecute human rights abusers inside the U.S., Erskine said.Erskine’s office would not comment on the nature of the evidence presented against Belayneh or how the case was built. ExploreGwinnett man convicted of immigration fraud, lied about deportationThe Ethiopian Red Terror was a violent campaign carried out by the Derg, also known as the Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia, one of the political groups that jockeyed for control of the country during a civil war that began in late 1974, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.During the Red Terror, suspected members of opposing political groups were imprisoned and often executed “in one of the most systematic uses of mass murder by the state ever witnessed in Africa,” the HRW report said. Estimates of the death toll range from “at least 10,000″ in the HRW report to several hundred thousand, the BBC reported.The leader of the Derg, Mengistu Haile Mariam, helmed the country as a dictator from 1979 until 1991, when he fled to Zimbabwe and lived in exile under the protection of President Robert Mugabe, according to the BBC. In 2007, Mengistu was found guilty of genocide by the Ethiopian supreme court, though he continues to live in Zimbabwe at age 84, the BBC reported.“The laws of the United States are designed to provide refuge for the victims of human rights violation and to exclude those who commit them,” Erskine said in a statement. “The defendant’s alleged lies through his immigration and naturalization process subverted this system.”ExploreGeorgia couple plead guilty to illegally importing male enhancement drugs“Abebe’s lies and horrible past deeds have thankfully come back to haunt him. Now he will be held accountable,” said Special Agent Katrina W. Berger, who oversees Homeland Security Investigations operations in Georgia and Alabama.Members of the public who may have information about former human rights violators in the United States are asked to contact law enforcement through the HSI tip line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423) or its online tip form at www.ice.gov/tips.(Atlanta, GA) The male captured in the video in responsible for an Aggravated Assault that occurred at 983 RALPH DAVID…Posted by Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta on Monday, June 21, 2021″,”provider_url”:”https://www.facebook.com”,”_id”:”https://www.facebook.com/StopCrimeATL/posts/4648957135119204&locale=en_US”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624313024371},”provider_name”:”Facebook”,”type”:”facebook-post”,”version”:”1.0″},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”RVXZOQTJTNDXTCAOUPFHSHKB7I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624308800191},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The man is suspected of assaulting 47-year-old Michael Glenn in Howell Park, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”},{“_id”:”YAOH4DTN7FANZNAV2WQNRM7LGA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624313024373},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The incident began just before 8 p.m. on June 14, when responding officers found the victim bleeding heavily after the suspect had bitten off a piece of Glenn’s lower left ear, the report said.”},{“_id”:”IKJ3HWSEHRG5HGJT6CSHYHJCXY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624313024374},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Glenn told police he was sitting in the pavilion after attending an event there and was approached by the suspect, who he believed was homeless, who told him the event was over and that he needed to leave, the report said. Glenn said he tried to ignore the man, but the suspect continued to approach him.”},{“_id”:”RC7UVICQRBAF7PRPH63IZYYCDY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”DIFIOXNDJ5DYVH55UOOEQ7VHFI”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”KIKMOSQVKRDGZJOAFCJSXKR2KE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624313024376},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The third time the man approached Glenn, he said he stood up, which led the suspect to punch him, according to the police report. The two began to grapple, at which point the suspect bit Glenn’s ear, according to the report. As the two struggled, a pocket knife fell out of the suspect’s clothes, which he picked up, opened and used to slash at Glenn several times, the report said.”},{“_id”:”QM62EFDCP5C73OHGRB3GJE4WK4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624313024377},”type”:”text”,”content”:”After the suspect pulled the knife, Glenn retreated to the road and flagged down a passerby for assistance, the report said. The witness called 911 and Glenn pointed out the suspect, who was walking away from the scene and into the West End MARTA station. The witness tried to contact MARTA police so they could stop the suspect, but the man was able to board a train and leave before officers could respond.”},{“_id”:”43U4Y7PM3ZHEFNDYVKKVCWFEKE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624313024378},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Glenn was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, the report said.”},{“_id”:”IHQDKGWVVNBWBLBHMV2ICHJ66Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624308800193},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Anyone with information about the pictured suspect is asked to submit a tip to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeAtl.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.”},{“_id”:”OILI53SRGNBMPEKPGXNKLZPBL4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624308800194},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.”}],”display_date”:”2021-06-21T22:13:53.144Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Photos released of man accused of biting victim’s ear in SW Atlanta park”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-06-21T22:13:53.144Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“AmpNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:null,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopNav”:null,”TopicsBar”:null,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“AmpNav”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”TopicsBar”:[]},”order”:{“AmpNav”:1001,”default”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”ComposerNav”:1135}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″},{“path”:”/news/crime”,”parent”:{“default”:”/news”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”/news”,”name”:”Crime & Public Safety”,”description”:”Crime in Atlanta: News and issues about crime, criminals, police and personal security in metro Atlanta. 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This is a great idea that can take kids from school into training and a job after graduation. IMO that’ll be a huge benefit to those who have the passion and interest.— HallowedSilent (@TheSilentFew) June 21, 2021 “},{“_id”:”4QPUEBS4SBC3FF5GGXTZGTVQAI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987542},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The magnet school is intended to diversify the pipeline of cinematographers, engineers, visual effects artists and other technical workers in the city’s signature job sector, and is one of at least three joint initiatives started in the past two months between the Los Angeles schools and entertainment industry benefactors.”},{“_id”:”AC2C53WZMFDATGPUMGFZAVA3AE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987543},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Last week, the music producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine announced they were starting their own specialized high school in South Los Angeles. In May, a few hundred middle schoolers performed on free guitars with the pop artist H.E.R., signaling the expansion of a yearlong partnership with the Fender Play Foundation. And more high-profile initiatives involving robotics and music are in the works with major entertainment figures, district officials said.”},{“_id”:”LB7GV565EBGP5NKG56CN6NKLIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”7MW4HNQA2FAWRN4VFI4CFJE3LE”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/savannah-school-plans-largest-us-college-movie-studio/PKQHR4RPK5BV3L4MFT7Z3U4ZAA/”,”content”:”Georgia school plans largest U.S. college movie studio”},{“_id”:”Z6IQ4YUL5ZHMHC5JZENOVJAIHU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987544},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The sudden involvement of Hollywood is in part a testament to the pull of the schools superintendent, Austin Beutner. A wealthy investor, Beutner is leaving his job in two weeks after spending more than a year leveraging his personal connections for school-based pandemic relief.”},{“_id”:”LVRGSV2M5NE6NDNM2QGUHLMNEQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987545},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Some education advocates are skeptical that his philanthropic approach will make much difference in a district of some 650,000 mostly low-income students, where 8 in 10 students are Latino or Black.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624296333128}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/commobserver/status/1404880146318999556″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”PEVCYW7GZBCZVEYVHYQYPGQZ7I”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Commercial Observer”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/commobserver/status/1404880146318999556″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/commobserver”,”width”:550,”html”:”Second-quarter office activity in #LosAngeles is easily outshining activity during the first, now with a major vote of confidence from a premier tenant at one of the city’s most prized towers.https://t.co/HcASRgzCQd#Office #Lease— Commercial Observer (@commobserver) June 15, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/commobserver/status/1404880146318999556″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624296333128},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”GJK7U4ZYTBA27K2ZPU65ZOW6OY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987546},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Charity is no substitute for justice,” said Linda Darling-Hammond, the president of the California State Board of Education. “It’s great that people are making these investments, but we have a bigger job to do.””},{“_id”:”PDKWBED6GRBENIAFWDDI3CPO5Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987547},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The new focus on education in Los Angeles also reflects other worries, including a mounting alarm at growing income disparities and a need for the industry to find new ways to recruit workers in the #HollywoodSoWhite era. There is also a rising appreciation, post-pandemic, for keeping low-income students in school, despite financial pressure they may face to help support their families.”},{“content_elements”:[{“additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”_id”:”V3JZC5HKVJG2PPZC6XNNZ4EINM”,”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We’re coming off an era of disinvestment in public schools. People see that need and want to step into it.””}],”subtype”:”blockquote”,”citation”:{“type”:”text”,”content”:”Linda Darling-Hammond, education scholar”},”_id”:”OS3X5NNWEREYBACBN3VIIRGGDI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”H5TRD37DEFB2DAOQNCQ4DM7OVM”},”type”:”quote”},{“_id”:”UK34CVYPSNBL5O7GZIMNSVKXSA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288396052},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As the pandemic ebbed, California schools were among the last in the nation to reopen. Only a small percentage of Los Angeles Unified School District students have returned in person, although Beutner has said instruction will be fully face-to-face in the fall.”},{“_id”:”SDINZJOFBNGGJBCULGTMMIQUPQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987551},”type”:”text”,”content”:”One ray of good news is that, at least for this year, school funding is ample. California, with a large state surplus, plans to spend a hefty $96 billion next year on grade schools and community colleges, an investment of $21,000 per pupil.”},{“_id”:”7U6UAMTPMRGTXPGNAAQ3MK56LU”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”QK2WE5WGORBITLAWMFQUS2EBIM”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/local/oglethorpe-opens-film-studies-program/gWUJfPui69ejRzYnubJMkJ/”,”content”:”Oglethorpe opens film studies program”},{“_id”:”YFY5YSTBZNBQJCEIV6P7MIHC2I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987552},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In the past three years, Beutner said, per-pupil funding in the district has increased by 40%, but still falls short of New York City’s — nearly $30,000 per student.”},{“_id”:”H3TJ7FRYONCA7GIRWMHRYAZYYQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987553},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We’re coming off an era of disinvestment in public schools,” said Darling-Hammond, an education scholar. “People see that need and want to step into it.””},{“_id”:”GRHBVWFVN5EGRM26OLIGHPY3SI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987554},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Programs like the proposed specialized schools “are a mixed bag,” she said, often channeling precious resources into tangential priorities, and rising or falling with the attention spans of their backers. The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, founded by singer Tony Bennett, has operated for decades within New York’s public school system, for example. And LeBron James has opened a highly successful public school with wraparound social services in Ohio. But a group of Texas charter schools founded in 2012 by Deion Sanders, the former NFL player, closed in insolvency after three scandal-plagued years.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624296333138}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/carronJphillips/status/1307910388034547712″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”A5SI32V4HRAFJH3MV4WMKPSXYA”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Carron J. 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Hollywood’s recent forays into Los Angeles public schools “are well within that norm.””},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624296333141}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/KJMatthewstv/status/1406992234696695816″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”VCH5UZYXPNC7TPPFPJGDDBXTXI”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”KJ Matthews”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/KJMatthewstv/status/1406992234696695816″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/KJMatthewstv”,”width”:550,”html”:”Love the way #GeorgeClooney is training the next generation for thousands of jobs that make the difference in #hollywood https://t.co/Bx5TN3qxQU— KJ Matthews (@KJMatthewstv) June 21, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/KJMatthewstv/status/1406992234696695816″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624296333141},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”KHLB35ND3ZAHDNI3HRCH5F4ZEU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987557},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Beutner says career-linked magnet schools complement the district’s traditional schools and help to engage students who are increasingly focused on the need for a paycheck. 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Fellner told him about becoming a co-founder in 2018 of a London school to address the same issue in the British film industry.”},{“_id”:”Z26EBBGXVVHV7HXPBTUWP76ECY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987563},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Clooney said he floated the idea to Bryan Lourd, the co-chairman at CAA, whose talent agency had helped support Los Angeles Unified during the pandemic. Within days, he said, Beutner had introduced them to district officials running a small magnet program at the Edward R. 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Lourd said the group was planning to involve a broad range of colleagues, craft guilds and entertainment companies. “There are 160,000 union jobs below the line in the entertainment industry — 750,000 if you include digital work and all the other things,” said Lourd, using the show business term for specialized work behind the camera.”},{“_id”:”AMVJ7JUHYNGADCTQZIPY7HJPOM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”CES5VLZBK5HEJGTZR2FRQNZFVA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/gwinnett-school-add-film-program/GkPwPo5bpuhWpyOFQdiz5H/”,”content”:”Gwinnett school to add film program”},{“_id”:”QHSJDLAHYVFFLIRXIPTDMK7LTE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624286987566},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Even in Los Angeles, Avant said, most young people don’t picture themselves in these jobs. “They have no idea how you might start to become a grip or a costumer or a screenwriter,” said Avant, producer of “The Black Godfather.” “They’re like, ‘Where do I send my résumé? 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For decades, Victoria’s Secret’s scantily clad supermodels with Jessica Rabbit curves epitomized a certain widely accepted stereotype of femininity. Now, with that kind of imagery out of step with the broader culture and Victoria’s Secret facing increased competition and internal turmoil, the company wants to become, its CEO said, a leading global “advocate” for female empowerment.”},{“_id”:”HCCUVKAYN5BSXLVVMSTW4SZGMU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288367},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Will women buy it? 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Wexner bought Victoria’s Secret in 1982 and turned it into a phenomenon that helped shape society’s view of female sexuality and beauty ideals. Central to its ethos were the “Angels” — supermodels including Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks who posed exclusively for the brand, often in G-strings, stilettos and wings. In 1995, it introduced the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, a sort of cross between a runway show and a pole dance that aired on network television for nearly two decades.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”UNDATED”},”caption”:”A photo provided by Victoria’s Secret shows Eileen Gu, a skier who plans to compete at the Olympics. She is a member of the VS Collective, a group of seven accomplished women who will spearhead an effort to redefine the version of “sexy” that Victoria’s Secret represents (and sells) to the masses. 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In that time, the value of the brand eroded and a slew of competitors grew in part by positioning themselves as the anti-Victoria’s Secret, complete with more typical women’s bodies and a focus on inclusivity and diversity.”},{“_id”:”EE7JMKMUK5DD5DJWQRJ7PJFHHU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288376},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The brand has also come under fire after Wexner’s close ties to Epstein came to light in 2019 and a New York Times investigation last year showed that Wexner and his former chief marketing officer, Ed Razek, presided over an entrenched culture of misogyny, bullying and harassment.”},{“_id”:”4RXJVGSQVNGBFG7WXEHZR2KSLY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288377},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I’ve known that we needed to change this brand for a long time; we just haven’t had the control of the company to be able to do it,” Waters said. As for the Angels? “Right now, I don’t see it as being culturally relevant,” he said.”},{“_id”:”5KKQ32GPA5AV7ON2QXJKDDB7NM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288378},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Razek and Wexner will not be a part of the new Victoria’s Secret, which will split from L Brands and Bath & Body Works to become its own public company this summer. (The pandemic scuttled a sale to a private-equity firm and swallowed $2 billion in revenue.) There are more women in charge, including a new chief marketing officer, Martha Pease, who has led the Collective initiative. The stores that survived a year of culling are becoming lighter and brighter, and mannequins — which have typically been a size 32B — will come in new shapes and sizes. The Angels imagery, which once even appeared on store bathroom TVs, will be phased out. The company will still sell products including thongs and lacy lingerie but its purview will expand, especially in areas such as sportswear.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”UNDATED”},”caption”:”A photo provided by Victoria’s Secret shows the soccer star and gender equality advocate Megan Rapinoe. She is a member of the VS Collective, a group of seven accomplished women who will spearhead an effort to redefine the version of “sexy” that Victoria’s Secret represents (and sells) to the masses. 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While that sold for decades, it also prevented the brand from offering products such as maternity or post-mastectomy bras (not considered sexy) and prompted it to sell push-up sports bras (sexy, but not so popular). It also meant, he said, “that the brand never celebrated Mother’s Day.” (Not sexy.)”},{“_id”:”GPFSJMZBZBAB3KH4DNVY6SBSF4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288380},”type”:”text”,”content”:”There are plenty of people who do, in fact, find motherhood seductive, but the myopia of the Victoria’s Secret lens was such that they were never acknowledged, let alone listened to.”},{“_id”:”ILTMP2GLHRE2HBQK7IMJLB2FBI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288381},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“As a gay woman, I think a lot about what we think is sexy, and we are afforded the ability to do that, because I don’t have to wear the traditional sexy thing to be sexy and I don’t think the traditional thing is sexy when it comes to my partner or people I’ve dated,” said Rapinoe. “I think functionality is probably the sexiest thing we could possibly achieve in life. 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Why do you want to work with me?’” She said she had been convinced by the willingness of the brand’s executives to acknowledge their mistakes and history, and by the fact that her role is not limited to the typical “brand ambassadorship” but extends to consulting on language the company uses, the assortment of products it offers and narrative it’s putting out.”},{“_id”:”O6ZJO5MWYJE67NHVR3DL7C3WMM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288388},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Elsesser said her decision to join Victoria’s Secret “goes back to the sheer metrics of the situation.””},{“_id”:”MSLCPWATWBB4TCUINF5IWZKXDM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288389},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I didn’t start modeling to just do all the cool stuff; I did it to change the world,” she said. “With platforms like VS, where you enter the living rooms of all people, that’s where you make radical change.” She saw part of her role as lobbying for Victoria’s Secret to increase their sizing to XXXXXL, she said. (It currently carries up to 42G in bras and XXL in nightwear.)”},{“_id”:”BHWFDL7PAVA45C64A6W4DR2YQE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288390},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The VS Collective also includes Valentina Sampaio, a Brazilian trans model; Adut Akech, a model and South Sudanese refugee; and Amanda de Cadenet, photographer and founder of #Girlgaze, the digital platform for female photographers. All of them, in the words of Rapinoe, are people who were not “typical brand targets in the past.” As for the fashion show, Waters said it would most likely return in 2022 in a very different form. What the brand will offer soon is a podcast featuring the women in the collective, a medium that requires no visuals.”},{“_id”:”LG4MRNJTTJDKXDKMC26DJ5SAV4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288391},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“To rebrand is going to take a lot of steps to ensure that they have the consumer trust, that this isn’t just inclusivity-washing,” said Erin Schmidt, a senior analyst at Coresight Research.”},{“_id”:”XIQYYRNLXRD2NHFPOUQNFZB3OM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288392},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Victoria’s Secret is betting a chunk of its marketing budget that persuading such unexpected personalities to join their cause will in turn convince consumers, and potential investors, to similarly believe in its shift, giving a new meaning to halo effect.”},{“_id”:”FLMK4YFYLFGQ7H26S3VDWMPZPU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624288288393},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As Rapinoe said, “I don’t know if Victoria has a secret anymore.””},{“_id”:”UNJYRDQ6FNA4LA6GZENMVDAUWU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This article originally appeared in The New York Times.”}],”display_date”:”2021-06-21T15:58:38.271Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Victoria’s Secret swaps Angels for female empowerment. 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(Julia Carmel/The New York Times)”,”width”:3024,”_id”:”JWYDNXXVGQN2QEDRRDIPUKSIHI”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/FWckvg-aUExoRjlunbwgDRj7Slk=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JWYDNXXVGQN2QEDRRDIPUKSIHI.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/FWckvg-aUExoRjlunbwgDRj7Slk=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JWYDNXXVGQN2QEDRRDIPUKSIHI.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/JWYDNXXVGQN2QEDRRDIPUKSIHI.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/FWckvg-aUExoRjlunbwgDRj7Slk=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JWYDNXXVGQN2QEDRRDIPUKSIHI.jpg”,”expiration_date”:”2021-07-20T16:11:46Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/srV87ub5qNxfx2sUAHupwk91PvI=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JWYDNXXVGQN2QEDRRDIPUKSIHI.jpg”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/3a267c2d-0cac-42e6-83f5-b104f5a1118a.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”4EWUJDW5PFADJHUSDN6YQWZC6I”},”created_date”:”2021-06-20T16:11:48Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55Z”,”slug”:”TUNA MYSTERY 5″,”height”:4032},{“_id”:”WTNB7AQR6ZHNZOTCNQY3KAVGRY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413637},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jimmy John’s, a competitor, started sending email blasts with subjects such as, “Tuna Sandwiches Should Use Real Tuna.””},{“_id”:”FB7RCZWFBNB6LBKPU4HQEYDDT4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413638},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Subway, for its part, has categorically denied the allegations.”},{“_id”:”BDIW2AKHORAJVGFWO2VMBSJANY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”3333K45BDVDFZFOBTWPHVYMUOE”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/lawsuit-says-subway-tuna-sandwiches-do-not-contain-fish/V5CELDPSWRC25F3W4B7ZVJUR3M/”,”content”:”Lawsuit says Subway tuna sandwiches do not contain fish”},{“_id”:”3T4R222JONB53CCUSUFNDMLZ6I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413639},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California,” a spokesperson wrote in an email to The New York Times. “Subway delivers 100% cooked tuna to its restaurants, which is mixed with mayonnaise and used in freshly made sandwiches, wraps and salads that are served to and enjoyed by our guests.””},{“_id”:”7DQACBRLAFEQFIGNDXXV5BUFQE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413640},”type”:”text”,”content”:”From a reporter’s perspective, however, the case bore further investigation — a deep dive, if you will.”},{“_id”:”UISTNJLXEBDBJMM5MAGGWYBWCM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413641},”type”:”text”,”content”:”So, I procured more than 60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”NEW YORK”,”region”:”NY”},”caption”:”A frozen tuna Subway sandwich in New York, May 31, 2021. Subway, for its part, has categorically denied the allegations. “There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California,” a spokesperson wrote in an email to The New York Times. “Subway delivers 100% cooked tuna to its restaurants, which is mixed with mayonnaise and used in freshly made sandwiches, wraps and salads that are served to and enjoyed by our guests.” (Jason Nocito/The New York Times)”,”source”:{“system”:”arc i/o”,”name”:”New York Times”,”source_type”:”wires”,”source_id”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/ef6cf314-4e0b-41f5-8ca4-2b48379f652f.jpg”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”published”:true,”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”6fa12dc0-f99c-4219-910f-a0a911a4d4c7″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/W3AHCUBPI2EGL4WDXYQWLQ26PI.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”subtitle”:”A frozen tuna Subway sandwich in New York, May 31, 2021. (Jason Nocito/The New York Times)”,”width”:3038,”_id”:”W3AHCUBPI2EGL4WDXYQWLQ26PI”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/CZTYgV6p0ERePIvGy0vb9V9kT80=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/W3AHCUBPI2EGL4WDXYQWLQ26PI.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/CZTYgV6p0ERePIvGy0vb9V9kT80=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/W3AHCUBPI2EGL4WDXYQWLQ26PI.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/W3AHCUBPI2EGL4WDXYQWLQ26PI.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/CZTYgV6p0ERePIvGy0vb9V9kT80=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/W3AHCUBPI2EGL4WDXYQWLQ26PI.jpg”,”expiration_date”:”2021-07-20T16:21:34Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/ltHoZifRBnK6OSUJg-FYr59hjqk=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/W3AHCUBPI2EGL4WDXYQWLQ26PI.jpg”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/ef6cf314-4e0b-41f5-8ca4-2b48379f652f.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”QRFYVZNI6FAONICA35XSULAIVA”},”created_date”:”2021-06-20T16:21:36Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55Z”,”slug”:”TUNA MYSTERY 3″,”height”:4050},{“_id”:”SMIIIJH5U5EMVJCZS5O6FZRV3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413642},”type”:”text”,”content”:”I removed and froze the tuna meat, then shipped it across the country to a commercial food testing lab.”},{“_id”:”FXCJZAVHGRGNTJUEL2CHS7ZPMU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413643},”type”:”text”,”content”:”I spent weeks chatting with tuna experts. I waited, and waited, until the lab results came back.”},{“_id”:”Y5HSMWAZ7BBOHKQTPCMN3ZY2NY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413644},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The following is what I found.”},{“_id”:”L3WQ4CMSF5FKZN23H2DOKGFSHI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413645},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Tuna, in the abstract”},{“_id”:”QFNZCF5HWRBFXLXCI4NICKQHP4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413646},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Canned tuna has its die-hards and naysayers, but it certainly sells. According to Nielsen Holdings, a global data and analytics company, about 700 million cans of tuna were sold in the United States during the last year.”},{“_id”:”O4BKN6YKJVHEPFNIKWKEZTEWGI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413647},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I think part of it is just nostalgia,” said Ryan Sutton, the chief food critic for Eater NY, when asked to explain the ascendancy of the canned fish. “It’s what a lot of people grew up eating.””},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”UNDATED”},”caption”:”Tuna sandwiches from Subway are boxed for shipping to a commercial food testing lab, Feb. 28, 2021. A lawsuit against America’s largest sandwich chain has raised questions about America’s most popular canned fish. We tried to answer one: Is Subway selling tuna? (Julia Carmel/The New York Times)”,”source”:{“system”:”arc i/o”,”name”:”New York Times”,”source_type”:”wires”,”source_id”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/608e0ea2-51de-4c39-afb2-cc9259530808.jpg”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”published”:true,”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”6fa12dc0-f99c-4219-910f-a0a911a4d4c7″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/CQ4I27T4UD56EJBKCIVWG2QTWM.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”subtitle”:”Tuna sandwiches from Subway are boxed for shipping to a commercial food testing lab, Feb. 28, 2021. (Julia Carmel/The New York Times)”,”width”:3024,”_id”:”CQ4I27T4UD56EJBKCIVWG2QTWM”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/3XR7nQ1ZTANgLQ3F7nINRYGtX8E=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CQ4I27T4UD56EJBKCIVWG2QTWM.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/3XR7nQ1ZTANgLQ3F7nINRYGtX8E=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CQ4I27T4UD56EJBKCIVWG2QTWM.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/CQ4I27T4UD56EJBKCIVWG2QTWM.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/3XR7nQ1ZTANgLQ3F7nINRYGtX8E=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CQ4I27T4UD56EJBKCIVWG2QTWM.jpg”,”expiration_date”:”2021-07-19T21:12:23Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/RxA1IGKpTGVR4aSWYyWs-TSGsaQ=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CQ4I27T4UD56EJBKCIVWG2QTWM.jpg”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/608e0ea2-51de-4c39-afb2-cc9259530808.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”IFAH7S2C2VFO7H3TV3J6KFAE5Y”},”created_date”:”2021-06-19T21:12:24Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55Z”,”slug”:”TUNA MYSTERY 4″,”height”:4032},{“_id”:”YBM6JZCN7VAY7D5LE6XDAJMW6Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413650},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Subway has nearly 40,000 locations worldwide, about half of them in the United States. (As Grub Street once calculated, the average distance between Subways in Manhattan is 1,154 feet, or about 4 ½ blocks.) The total number of locations has been in decline since 2015, a trend that a New York Times investigation attributed, in part, to targeted and manipulated inspections.”},{“_id”:”7Y34TPX6ZRBTLAFKYJVNW436MU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413651},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Still, Subway’s storefronts are ubiquitous, and according to the company, its tuna sandwiches are some of the bestselling. “Subway’s tuna sandwich ranks among our guests’ favorite sandwiches,” the chain’s spokesperson wrote in an email.”},{“_id”:”RQU2ZI2LMVFE3ASREWLFUVM77Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413652},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But it’s safe to say that Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, do not love Subway’s tuna, which they believe is “anything but tuna,” according to their filing from January. (Dhanowa and Amin’s legal team declined to comment on the case for this article.)”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”UNDATED”},”caption”:”A Subway store, Feb. 28, 2021. Subway’s spokesperson, when asked about the progress of the case, reiterated the statement shared when the original complaint was filed. “The taste and quality of our tuna make it one of Subway’s most popular products and these baseless accusations threaten to damage our franchisees,” she wrote in an email.(Julia Carmel/The New York Times)”,”source”:{“system”:”arc i/o”,”name”:”New York Times”,”source_type”:”wires”,”source_id”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/f8b4b0ea-6282-4f14-be0a-ca6012966ac3.jpg”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”published”:true,”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”6fa12dc0-f99c-4219-910f-a0a911a4d4c7″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/SVKZXI5FDFNSFVP5M6PI3PAFJU.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”subtitle”:”A Subway store, Feb. 28, 2021. (Julia Carmel/The New York Times)”,”width”:3024,”_id”:”SVKZXI5FDFNSFVP5M6PI3PAFJU”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/JSNMGIseWlUj9SG93TMYU4riKms=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/SVKZXI5FDFNSFVP5M6PI3PAFJU.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/JSNMGIseWlUj9SG93TMYU4riKms=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/SVKZXI5FDFNSFVP5M6PI3PAFJU.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/SVKZXI5FDFNSFVP5M6PI3PAFJU.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/JSNMGIseWlUj9SG93TMYU4riKms=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/SVKZXI5FDFNSFVP5M6PI3PAFJU.jpg”,”expiration_date”:”2021-07-20T16:21:35Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/ocgTleGmpDKfG3_y24tLL4WUnQM=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/SVKZXI5FDFNSFVP5M6PI3PAFJU.jpg”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/f8b4b0ea-6282-4f14-be0a-ca6012966ac3.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”6QDAUX4W4RCBPLLLQP325R6C3I”},”created_date”:”2021-06-20T16:21:37Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55Z”,”slug”:”TUNA MYSTERY 6″,”height”:4032},{“_id”:”GN666GMQVVHPPHHDH4N3M56OB4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413653},”type”:”text”,”content”:”What exactly the plaintiffs believed the sandwiches contained, they wouldn’t say. But in their filing from January, they alleged that Subway has deliberately misled customers by selling products “falsely advertised as ‘tuna’” in order to charge a “premium price.””},{“_id”:”XZMOALXWRNGV3M6SQWIPOCFHO4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413654},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Subway’s spokesperson, when asked about the progress of the case, reiterated the statement shared when the original complaint was filed.”},{“_id”:”HIB7JLOP7BGIBFTRSUELUYARAA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413655},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The taste and quality of our tuna make it one of Subway’s most popular products and these baseless accusations threaten to damage our franchisees,” she wrote in an email.”},{“_id”:”3MIWLAGNPZEBXACMOHFB75VDJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413656},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Given the facts, the lawsuit constitutes a reckless and improper attack on Subway’s brand and goodwill,” she added.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”NEW YORK”,”region”:”NY”},”caption”:”A frozen tuna Subway sandwich in New York, May 31, 2021. A lawsuit against America’s largest sandwich chain has raised questions about America’s most popular canned fish. We tried to answer one: Is Subway selling tuna? (Jason Nocito/The New York Times)”,”source”:{“system”:”arc i/o”,”name”:”New York Times”,”source_type”:”wires”,”source_id”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/af8db6b2-1e60-4117-b9e0-f9705fddb862.jpg”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”published”:true,”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”6fa12dc0-f99c-4219-910f-a0a911a4d4c7″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/LZ3TFT6PZAZBNCCIK2DVV2Z7WY.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”subtitle”:”A frozen tuna Subway sandwich in New York, May 31, 2021. (Jason Nocito/The New York Times)”,”width”:5504,”_id”:”LZ3TFT6PZAZBNCCIK2DVV2Z7WY”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/v_9eWniJNYAloJlzBrn59qdtZ6Q=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZ3TFT6PZAZBNCCIK2DVV2Z7WY.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/v_9eWniJNYAloJlzBrn59qdtZ6Q=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZ3TFT6PZAZBNCCIK2DVV2Z7WY.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/LZ3TFT6PZAZBNCCIK2DVV2Z7WY.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/v_9eWniJNYAloJlzBrn59qdtZ6Q=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZ3TFT6PZAZBNCCIK2DVV2Z7WY.jpg”,”expiration_date”:”2021-07-20T16:11:43Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/wKAby0en_gpeeqXqyHOsF66_FLc=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZ3TFT6PZAZBNCCIK2DVV2Z7WY.jpg”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/af8db6b2-1e60-4117-b9e0-f9705fddb862.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”DWPM5RNQPRCNVDURM7SID2YMXA”},”created_date”:”2021-06-20T16:11:45Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55Z”,”slug”:”TUNA MYSTERY 1″,”height”:8256},{“_id”:”ZJYR6YZPVZAULI4S3IF7UAGXW4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413657},”type”:”text”,”content”:”With all of that in mind, I began searching for a commercial lab that could test a sample of Subway’s product. A handful of them politely declined my inquiries, citing technical limitations and company policies that made my tuna ineligible for analysis. Eventually, I found myself on the phone with a spokesperson for a lab that specializes in fish testing. He agreed to test the tuna but asked that the lab not be named in this article, as he did not want to jeopardize any opportunities to work directly with America’s largest sandwich chain.”},{“_id”:”WT4DUEYSCFFQXGCQXDYAUDFYPU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413658},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For about $500, his lab could conduct a PCR test, which rapidly makes millions or billions of copies of a specific DNA sample, and try to tell me whether this substance included one of five tuna species.”},{“_id”:”G6MQHMMJPVGU3B7WSPPUW3TGNY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413659},”type”:”text”,”content”:”From the sea to your submarine”},{“_id”:”T5GOEMRDZNAKRF6XSKZNLJIUTI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413660},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to the Seafood List, which is compiled by the Food and Drug Administration, there are 15 species of nomadic saltwater fish that can be labeled “tuna.””},{“_id”:”EAXYPYN3RFFJPMLKUMYFLU4TWA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413661},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Subway’s tuna and seafood sourcing statement says the chain only sells skipjack and yellowfin tuna, species that a lab would recognize as Katsuwonus pelamis and T. albacares.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”NEW YORK”,”region”:”NY”},”caption”:”A frozen tuna Subway sandwich in New York, May 31, 2021. “The tuna comes in a case, and inside the case, there are six aluminum pouches and it’s just like a pressed, vacuum-sealed slab of tuna,” Sage, a manager, said. “It’s flaky and it’s clearly soaked in water — it’s like a brine, so it’s just soaked in saltwater — and it’s just flaky tuna. We just spread it apart with our hands” — gloved, of course — “and mix it with mayo.” (Jason Nocito/The New York Times)”,”source”:{“system”:”arc i/o”,”name”:”New York Times”,”source_type”:”wires”,”source_id”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/b063e93e-9afa-4920-85fc-5f34b8a8ae3d.jpg”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”published”:true,”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”6fa12dc0-f99c-4219-910f-a0a911a4d4c7″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/FDB3ZABO4URACUC6JOL5ULS4NM.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”subtitle”:”A frozen tuna Subway sandwich in New York, May 31, 2021. 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(EEZs are areas that extend roughly 200 nautical miles from each country’s coast; the United States, with more than 13,000 miles of coastline, controls the largest EEZ in the world, containing 3.4 million square nautical miles of ocean.)”},{“_id”:”CGTDJEU6ZVENVHK5ZLPZD66S3E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413663},”type”:”text”,”content”:”There are three methods these fisheries use to catch tuna: purse seining, longlining and pole-and-line fishing.”},{“_id”:”5667U4VBBFFU7KC6XRGDS3D46I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413665},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Pole-and-line fishing is the kind hobbyists take part in: sitting on a boat and bringing in one catch at a time. Larger fishing operations tend to rely on the other two methods.”},{“_id”:”C2EGZVJAZFFHVLEAXS5DT5TNBU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413666},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Purse seiners drop a large, round wall of netting around a school of fish and then “purse” the bottom of the net shut to prevent fish from escaping. Longliners drop one 30- or 40-mile-long line into the water, then wait for the fish to catch on hundreds (or thousands) of hooks.”},{“_id”:”6TGAATHJHFFOLCIU2AELMN3NAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413667},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Then the fish is cleaned, sorted and, eventually, canned. Dave Rudie, the president of Catalina Offshore Products in San Diego (the former tuna capital of the world), works with a cannery that sells about 1 million cans of tuna each year, 10,000 of which contain bigeye sourced from him.”},{“_id”:”PNJM7IG42RA7LA2E6RRUCSPX4Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413668},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The really perfect colored tuna — the brightest red — goes to the sushi bars,” Rudie said. “Tuna that’s a little bit paler in color will go more for the cooking, where you sear the outside and it’s raw in the middle.””},{“_id”:”7Q2PHAD7SNDTLGUF7JXP3SEZKU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413669},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We also get some more off-color tuna and that off-color tuna, we cut it up and freeze it,” he continued. “And we send it up to a cannery in Oregon.””},{“_id”:”W2SXGORUERFNZKCQNHPRKFLFJA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413670},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Canneries tend to follow the same general process. “Most canned tuna is caught by purse seiners and it’s frozen on the boat,” Rudie said. “They’re going to take it to a cannery, where they’re most likely going to cook it once, and then they’re going to pull the meat off the bone, and they’re going to put it in a can, and then it’s going to get retorted — cooked a little bit — to sterilize it the last time before they seal the can.””},{“_id”:”IQ76Q7IQDBBZ7MJUIGTV6RB2O4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413671},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Then there’s the issue of labeling. When Oceana, an organization focused on ocean advocacy, conducted one of the largest “fish fraud” investigations in the early 2010s, it discovered that “seafood may be mislabeled as often as 26% to 87% of the time for commonly swapped fish such as grouper, cod and snapper, disguising fish that are less desirable, cheaper or more readily available.””},{“_id”:”J2D62HV74ZERDNFISQOLNCU3JE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413672},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Such distinctions might not be noticeable, or all that troubling, to every consumer. But when you’re trying to figure out what’s in a Subway tuna sandwich, they matter.”},{“_id”:”O5VLYBXLBNGPXIQ62PHAYP2PCY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413674},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Sandwich artists weigh in”},{“_id”:”IL4KE6KK3JCBBI72KOX2SGD2UE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413676},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Though Subway declined to disclose its tuna suppliers, Sage, who has been a Subway manager in California for three years, shared some details about how the product arrives at her location. (Sage asked not to use her full name out of fear of reprisal from her employer.)”},{“_id”:”WKOBJGUWDZGEHFYRMLXLCFL53Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413677},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The tuna comes in a case, and inside the case, there are six aluminum pouches and it’s just like a pressed, vacuum-sealed slab of tuna,” Sage said. “It’s flaky and it’s clearly soaked in water — it’s like a brine, so it’s just soaked in saltwater — and it’s just flaky tuna. We just spread it apart with our hands” — gloved, of course — “and mix it with mayo.””},{“_id”:”4NTVGEYNYFFOZJA325MDUQBZ7M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413678},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Sage said each store follows corporate guidelines, which instruct that certain meats can stay out in the store’s refrigerated sandwich bar for up to 24, 48 or 72 hours.”},{“_id”:”COGXWY6BCVFMRAILVBAJQQRSEI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413679},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Tuna, she said, has a 72-hour counter life (the time frame was also confirmed by Subway’s spokesperson), though Sage said her store often replaces it before it hits three days. “We all agree — all of us that work there — it gets kind of gross,” she said.”},{“_id”:”UZO5NOX52ZAF3JEKEUCGFHJJVQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413680},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jen, a former Subway “sandwich artist” who worked at a location in Iowa for a year, said she couldn’t imagine what incentive Subway would have to replace the tuna with anything else. (Jen also asked not to use her full name out of fear of reprisal from her employer).”},{“_id”:”Y6GYNUXBCJF5TP7FT5LEWIUJ4Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413681},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I dealt with the tuna all the time,” Jen said. “The ingredients are right on the package, and tuna is a relatively cheap meat. There would be no point to making replacement tuna to make it cheaper.””},{“_id”:”CLQULEUDEZAJXALOX2OBPXOYYU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413682},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And as an occasional consumer of Subway’s tuna, Jen said she was confident it was fish.”},{“_id”:”4RR4Y2AUPNFQZIGQH2E6UNSP2I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413683},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I personally have a really weak stomach to fish, which is how we know the tuna is real,” she said. “Last time I ate it, I puked my guts out.””},{“_id”:”4ND35FKLYBE7NKUERYT64M7R2Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413685},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The lab results”},{“_id”:”INF624SRN5EMPGKUSWDCWKVD7E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413686},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Finally, after more than a month of waiting, the lab results arrived.”},{“_id”:”7UAUNJHDXJGPVKK47TL5ZRW63M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413687},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA,” the email read. “Therefore, we cannot identify the species.””},{“_id”:”MWABB4H7QJDTNHV67IZ43AIUKE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413688},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The spokesperson from the lab offered a bit of analysis. “There’s two conclusions,” he said. “One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification. Or we got some and there’s just nothing there that’s tuna.” (Subway declined to comment on the lab results.)”},{“_id”:”E7JDAB4B6FBOZKUZTWEB2CMOIA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413689},”type”:”text”,”content”:”To be fair, when “Inside Edition” sent samples from three Subway locations in Queens out for testing this year, the lab found that the specimens were, indeed, tuna.”},{“_id”:”EV23DM7P6BBTPOQJXHJEB62ZZM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413690},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Even the plaintiffs have softened their original claims. In a new filing from June, their complaints centered not on whether Subway’s tuna was tuna at all, but whether it was “100% sustainably caught skipjack and yellowfin tuna.””},{“_id”:”35SSVAFHQNHRXOU3Z4V3MJDJHA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413691},”type”:”text”,”content”:”With all testing, there are major caveats to consider. Once tuna has been cooked, its protein becomes denatured, meaning that the fish’s characteristic properties have likely been destroyed, making it difficult, if not impossible, to identify.”},{“_id”:”RXFA6AF4DFBEZBTN2RXJAFUX44″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413692},”type”:”text”,”content”:”All of the people I spoke with also questioned why Subway would swap out its tuna.”},{“_id”:”PPXSNUDOWRE6HNKT2NMWKTE3JU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413693},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I don’t think a sandwich place would intentionally mislabel,” Rudie from Catalina Offshore Products said. “They’re buying a can of tuna that says ‘tuna.’ If there’s any fraud in this case, it happened at the cannery.””},{“_id”:”LQFEK7D6SRANBFQSGXV4VVDP3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413694},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Peter Horn, the director of the Ending Illegal Fishing Project at the Pew Charitable Trusts, agreed that it would be difficult to place blame on Subway if this were the case.”},{“_id”:”L4YC7REBPZHRHKJ3DBM34CUXMM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413695},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“In the defense of Subway, or quite a lot of these fishmongers, the further you get the fish from the bone, the harder it is to recognize what that fish is,” he said.”},{“_id”:”TVAQBP4GEZHIDF5NEAVGSR5LOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413696},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And even as Subway’s prices have risen beyond the days of $5 footlongs, Horn said the company’s notably cheap sandwiches raise more important questions than the integrity of their tuna.”},{“_id”:”IKAHHCNZNFB6FDPNR3UEVEONLU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624283413699},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We can’t just continue to have a downward pressure on the price,” he said, “because if we all want everything at rock-bottom prices, that means something, somewhere is going to be exploited, whether that’s people or the ocean — probably both.””},{“_id”:”XNDFVQWBLNDSXNZI7CIUJW24HU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This article originally appeared in The New York Times.”}],”display_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55.032Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”New York Times takes deep dive into big tuna sandwich mystery”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55.032Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“AmpNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:null,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopNav”:null,”TopicsBar”:null,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“AmpNav”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”TopicsBar”:[]},”order”:{“AmpNav”:1001,”default”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”ComposerNav”:1135}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”},”tags”:[{“text”:”ccd”},{“text”:”ccd-rb”},{“text”:”ccd-nyt”},{“text”:”teamrich”},{“text”:”natworld.ajc”},{“text”:”business-economy.ajc”}]},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-21T14:54:55.287Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/new-york-times-takes-deep-dive-into-big-tuna-sandwich-mystery/VUOURKOJXZEXXKWTYVQF2VXMOA/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“subtitle”:”Bagged tuna from a Subway store, Feb. 28, 2021. 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Women under 30 have become much less likely to have children. Since 2007, the birthrate for women in their 20s has fallen by 28%, and the biggest recent declines have been among unmarried women. 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They cited the costs of child care and housing, and sometimes student debt. Many also said they wanted to get their careers set first and expressed satisfaction that they were exerting control over their fertility — and their lives — in a way their mothers had not.”},{“_id”:”5NGK4QDRR5GR3HCP5UJFKKPFTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393157},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I can not have a kid and not have to feel bad about it,” said Eboni McFadden, 28, who grew up in rural Missouri and is now two weeks from graduating as a medical technician in Phoenix. “I feel powerful that I can make that decision with my own body. I don’t have to have a kid to be successful or to be a woman.””},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”GLENDALE”,”region”:”AZ”},”caption”:”Eboni McFadden with her dog, Isabelle Franki, at her apartment in Glendale, Arizona. 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Still, in the past decade, births to women over 30 have not offset the decline for women in their 20s, driving down overall births and leaving an open question: Are young women delaying childbirth or forgoing it altogether?”},{“_id”:”BDAWLEHUSFGA3NQ53TBW2JYLOY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393159},”type”:”text”,”content”:”About child care costs”},{“_id”:”5D5LAI6BRRBYPNOLLIKAPPA73Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393160},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The declines in childbearing over the past decade have varied by region, according to the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Census Bureau. They were greater on the West Coast and in the Mountain West than in the South or Northeast. The large urban counties that have gained the most jobs and population since the recession have seen birthrates fall twice as fast as smaller, rural counties that have not recovered as strongly. The birthrate fell 38% in Denver County and 33% in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.”},{“_id”:”S2VK4KCC6FD4FFVFCCZRDID3HA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”46RCJN6CSZHWRKCMX52UFPXKKY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/china-easing-birth-limits-to-three-children-to-cope-with-aging-society/65Q4E5B7BJDA5FVIF6FJGLFPWA/”,”content”:”China easing birth limits to 3 children to cope with aging society”},{“_id”:”YTJGNDRV6RBN3A5IB5ERXCMP7M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393161},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In economically stagnant places, fertility tends to be higher, and having a child is seen as a primary route to fulfillment.”},{“_id”:”SHXOT4FFWJC4XE6TC55LP4AJIY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393162},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Kara Schoenherr moved to Maricopa County, Arizona, from a small town south of Seattle a few years ago. She was tired of paying $1,500 a month for a house in a town with no stoplight and a drug epidemic. Her friend lived in Phoenix, and she had heard it had lots of good colleges and jobs.”},{“_id”:”6DNHHEPDTRBUDMA2YJNO2JICSI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393163},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She married last year, but she and her husband, a sous-chef at a casino, have been holding off on having children. She will graduate this summer as an aesthetician, doing things such as facials and waxing. But she wants to have a base of clients before having a baby.”},{“_id”:”M5ULKF4755CRPIN27QCPKI6SWI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393164},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I still don’t think I have everything I want to set myself up for success,” said Schoenherr, 27. “I want to have a house and a career first.””},{“_id”:”5HF2IQAPQNCO5ODG5AXTFWF2BA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195759112},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Setting their lives on track”},{“_id”:”7BXTRLXEENG4PEMQRYM3EDNF2U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393165},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The cost of living is adding to her hesitation. Houses in areas that she likes sell overnight with dozens of offers. Day-care rates gave her sticker shock.”},{“_id”:”M5ZASEDIY5DT5B3LKFFAAQ5NQU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393166},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In interviews with women from immigrant families, almost all of them Hispanic, the delay was less about the cost of children than about a desire to set their lives on track.”},{“_id”:”4CX56MTA3FBCZABH4NGPRJRVP4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393167},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Portillo, who is 22, said her immigrant parents had raised her and her three siblings frugally and done fine.”},{“_id”:”2IRMXYJZ45EBVMF7RYHKT77G2M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393168},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“If they did it, I certainly should be able to,” she said.”},{“_id”:”NQLKM6SSIVB3PAD6G46NYARQTA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393169},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Hispanic women, who once had by far the highest fertility of any major racial or ethnic group, have had the single largest drop in fertility of any group, more than a third since 2007. In Arizona, Hispanic women made up approximately 60% of the total decline in births in the state since 2007, according to a University of Arizona analysis.”},{“_id”:”37OVD6UGJVHCJKBEUOIZYPJW2Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195759118},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Miguel Brusuelas, an instructor at GateWay Community College, where Portillo is a student, said that 20 years ago, most of his students in their 20s were single mothers, struggling to make ends meet. Today, far fewer have children, he said. Many have specific career goals for their education. About half of GateWay’s students are Hispanic, and nearly half are the first in their families to go to college.”},{“_id”:”7KEKVXTRJNAXPDEFFDZVIHNIL4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393170},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“What I see now is students looking beyond, ‘OK, I have to pay this bill next week,’” Brusuelas said. “I see them looking into the future.””},{“_id”:”UICVEQD3FBFZTJQDAY2PDCLYDI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”GFG46HDF3RF2XCNRM2UX7MPABM”},”type”:”divider”},{“level”:2,”_id”:”NCGKELSHNBDKDELCRHLGIKC5EA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:”M4K2SNPBLBBP7GEVNWTAPATCRE”},”type”:”header”,”content”:”Fewer unintended pregnancies”},{“_id”:”LDMHAMKDNJA4JKN2PEJIQN3D5Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195759122},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The largest declines in births have been in unintended pregnancies and those to single mothers, Myers found. The birthrate for unmarried women dropped 18%, compared with 11% for married women.”},{“_id”:”T7UK3N5ZSVHI7MIJDVA7L2VRGM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393175},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A major reason women are able to be more intentional about when to have children is better access to birth control. Long-acting reversible contraception, such as arm implants and IUDs, have given women new options, and the Affordable Care Act made many of them free.”},{“_id”:”6F7IMOXSGBDXZCVXIBGRIEH25U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”Some women said they wanted to build a career as a way to avoid repeating difficult childhoods. Jakeisha Ezuma grew up on the South Side of Chicago, one of 10 children. Her older sisters, she said, had several children, and for a while in her teens, she wanted nothing more than to become pregnant, too. But she did not. Now 26 and living in Denver, she wants to wait. 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The number of women doing jobs that do not require as much education, like office assistant, has dropped.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393181},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”S6TOQ6QDAJE7DMVQWABDNT2UEI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”The emphasis on career has spread beyond women with bachelor’s degrees — as has a recognition of how children can derail it.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393182},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”AUTC5JXYBJAGRDEPLM3P7422DA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”“The perceived price of having children has really increased since I first talked to women in the mid-1990s,” said Kathryn Edin, a sociologist at Princeton University who has spent years writing about low-income families. “Even among the poorest women, there’s a recognition that a career is part of a life course.””}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393183},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”GIPZOA4F6BFTNJQANKDNCOJ5XE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”At the same time, there was more of a glorification of work in American culture, and workplaces began expecting employees to be available around the clock. 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Her parents, a house cleaner and a truck driver, both immigrants from Mexico, divorced when she was 7, and she was raised mostly by her grandmother, while her mother worked.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393188},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”WZHOSQ7D7BGNPN4TXPR7F3GLGI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”“I want to know who I am first before having kids,” she said.(STORY CAN END HERE. 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Now living in Denver, she is going back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree, a longtime dream and something no one in her family has done.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393192},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”EP7TVHE2ABGZVNXULP7FCR37ZM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”“It was something no one ever expected me to do, I never expected myself to do,” she said.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393193},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”MHP5IXRZ4ZA5JI2ULPFCNAV3UM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”As for children, she said she still wants them but that “it won’t be the end of the world if it doesn’t happen.” She loves learning, traveling and living in Denver. “I’m at the point in my life where I could be fulfilled by other things.”This article originally appeared in The New York Times.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393194},”type”:”text”,”content”:””}],”display_date”:”2021-06-20T13:59:30.454Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Why American women everywhere are delaying motherhood”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-06-20T13:52:01Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“AmpNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:null,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopNav”:null,”TopicsBar”:null,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“AmpNav”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”TopicsBar”:[]},”order”:{“AmpNav”:1001,”default”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”ComposerNav”:1135}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”},”tags”:[{“text”:”ccd”},{“text”:”ccd-rb”},{“text”:”ccd-nyt”},{“text”:”natworld.ajc”},{“text”:”business-economy.ajc”},{“text”:”teamrich”}]},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-20T13:59:30.662Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/why-american-women-everywhere-are-delaying-motherhood/365IY7UVXZGPTFNVERTTWIPCTE/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“subtitle”:”Kara Schoenherr, who plans to graduate this summer as an aesthetician, wants to have a base of clients before having a baby. 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The Wisconsin group helping her with the courses also provided career guidance, moral support, tips on resume writing and interviews, and job contacts.”},{“_id”:”BOQLKCASNBALBKYMX5IHKUCQ3M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635587},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In November, Katchenago was hired as a customer service specialist at a thriving startup based in Madison, Wisconsin. She is making more money than in the past, and she has a full-time job with a career path.”},{“_id”:”IX77MFH6SRA6TN7R5MBACL6YA4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635588},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Without that support,” she said, “I would have been at a loss.””},{“_id”:”VKIHBNTL7RANNBYQPEAW3VQTSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635589},”type”:”text”,”content”:”What’s happening”},{“_id”:”A6XRUCBPT5EH7JY27M5S7U4JXA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635590},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The nation’s jobs market stands at a somewhat puzzling juncture. There are still 7.6 million fewer people working than before the pandemic. But job openings are at record high levels, too. Some employers are even turning to incentives beyond money, like food and tuition for family members.”},{“_id”:”VETHRIR54JFTNMTVBO5NVM3NNE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635591},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The reasons so many jobs remain unfilled are matters of vigorous and often partisan debate. Some people, including those in the Biden administration, say lingering health concerns and child care duties are holding workers back. Some conservatives argue that the extra unemployment benefits approved by Congress have lowered people’s appetite to find a job.”},{“_id”:”JD6QDTO6RNHWDISFJS7PNXLGDY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”URC4KCOGGRGHFMNVZHJVMRXCBA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/dow-sinks-more-than-500-points-after-fed-announces-interest-rate-hikes/DDFZKQHKQNBCPBV5MG63Q5Y3WE/”,”content”:”Dow sinks 533 points in one of worst weeks since February”},{“_id”:”EBPN3LUGIZBZFEBHVUNJAMKUO4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635593},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But labor experts and some large employers point to another issue: the so-called last-mile problem. It is one thing to have in-demand skills, they say. But good jobs also require “soft skills” like teamwork, communication and the willingness to learn new things. And then, those freshly skilled people need to be matched to local job opportunities.”},{“_id”:”ODN3G5XRXJDRJCLZCAR3MIVRFY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635594},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Research has shown the effectiveness of programs that are local, personal and focused on addressing the last mile of the labor market. President Joe Biden has endorsed the model. The administration’s jobs plan calls for billions in workforce training including funds for “wraparound services” like counseling.”},{“_id”:”XUHMXCAGHNCD5CKGBHWX4NGESI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635595},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s about seeing connections and building confidence,” said Beth Cobert, chief operating officer of the Markle Foundation, which supports programs to broaden job opportunities. “And you need people to do this, to help close that gap.””},{“_id”:”PT7GTNZIIBFHXDG5A67HBQJIRM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635596},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Who will benefit?”},{“_id”:”DP5HL74SNNEIFKG674V3MACW6Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635597},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Real progress in closing the last-mile gap could potentially benefit millions of Americans, economists say. Navigating the unfamiliar complexity of the labor market can be particularly difficult for the two-thirds of the nation’s workers without four-year college degrees, with low incomes and people of color.”},{“_id”:”CNGSMJXOQVEE3HGEGKKC7IOURQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635598},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The comprehensive training approach has been refined at successful nonprofits that have spent decades dedicated to lifting people into the middle class, including Year Up, Per Scholas and Goodwill. They arrange for assistance with housing, transportation and child care for students, when needed. And they have strong links with local employers, tailoring their programs to hiring needs.”},{“_id”:”XM5BST2GXRBVTFNSL3IPP3FNLE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”ML6UVQ4R5FD7LJHKNN5RWKPFXA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/citgo-to-pay-197m-for-environmental-damage-in-2006-louisiana-spill/H3XZWVAYA5HZTASR2FTYNGRODU/”,”content”:”Citgo to pay $19.7M for environmental damage in 2006 Louisiana spill “},{“_id”:”GIGX6HYNTZG3ZOANTALNNREQO4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635600},”type”:”text”,”content”:”To streamline such work, the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is building metro area websites and developing programs to help career coaches across the country pinpoint local job openings and relevant training. The websites rely on data from Emsi and Burning Glass Technologies, labor market research firms.”},{“_id”:”PBSNJBMNIBBJ7DY6OZ5H5JRDJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635601},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The project is part of an initiative coordinated by the Markle Foundation, which includes corporations, nonprofits and civic groups. Its goal is to improve the livelihoods of unemployed and low-income workers as the economy recovers.”},{“_id”:”TWK32O6YBFHT5H5ESKKCNBHMVQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635602},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We need to really scale up what works well to bridge the social capital and networking gap,” said Stuart Andreason, director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity.”},{“_id”:”LQ3JRU5OB5DMHHYKLMEJUNW4FM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635603},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two tech giants, Microsoft and Google, have learned last-mile lessons in their skills-training outreach programs.”},{“_id”:”D7I3DKGTZZFVHPQEIYEPVLDLAI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635604},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In its pandemic program, begun a year ago this month, Microsoft included $20 million to support last-mile organizations in the United States and abroad. Of the millions of people who have started the free courses, about 17% were trained through these local organizations. But they accounted for more than half of those who completed the coursework for certificates in job categories like customer service specialist, project manager and data analyst.”},{“_id”:”3JO3RJCZPBEELH6VT35JOK3J3A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635605},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That evidence, according to Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, makes the case for the Biden administration’s plan to invest more in job counseling by nonprofits, community colleges and local governments.”},{“_id”:”ZL3KJXGN3ZDX5DB7P3BNPENHZQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635606},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s not enough to open the door to digital courses,” Smith said. “You need funding to provide people with mentoring and coaching. That’s critical.””},{“_id”:”KVSFWXYILRH67GJ3MM3NGVCQ4I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635607},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2018, Google began offering a certificate course aimed at preparing people for entry-level tech support jobs.”},{“_id”:”WRJHYNZ7HBHCRMXMJB66T73CUU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635608},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Of the thousands of graduates since then, 59% do not have four-year college degrees and 46% previously had incomes in the bottom third of Americans.”},{“_id”:”SRW6ENL3XVHBDNKY33T7F2DTOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635609},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Google has also given out more than 20,000 scholarships to job seekers, made through last-mile nonprofits.”},{“_id”:”HSVBWLLKS5ERBBJXLL2TQN6YV4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635610},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This year, Google started three more certificate programs in project management, user experience design and data analysis. Along with tech support, there are nearly 1.3 million job openings in those four occupations in America. Google announced it will grant 100,000 more scholarships over the next three years.”},{“_id”:”W2UJVMEVANB77IURUGJNXYD72M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635611},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“If your goal is economic mobility for folks, you have to do a lot more than create certificates,” said Lisa Gevelber, vice president of Grow with Google, which includes the company’s skills training initiative.”},{“_id”:”MNVVB76XA5BUBFFIUKO66N2RMM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635612},”type”:”text”,”content”:”One big nonprofit Google supports is Goodwill Industries. The group is best known for its stores that sell donated goods, but it also operates more than 600 career centers across the country. In the past few years, Goodwill locations, with support from Google, have offered courses in basic computer skills, as well as the professional track, tech support certificate course.”},{“_id”:”H6CZE2Q725BKNLRNAZLJZYESWY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635613},”type”:”text”,”content”:”How it’s helping”},{“_id”:”C6KBJUXYUZDYTDIFQOKMJV6XUE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635614},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Chelsea Rucker had been living in a shelter for women in Nashville, Tennessee, with her two young daughters. She managed to get a temporary job as an office worker at the local Goodwill center, and while there, learned of the Google tech support course.”},{“_id”:”GXWMVFN3ZNFTVMYKADQ7ISHEOE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635615},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rucker, 33, started on the self-paced course, but made little progress. A turning point, she said, came when a manager from a nearby Google data center came to the Goodwill offices, described work at Google and job openings.”},{“_id”:”XMXV3WMLFBDPXDR4UE2FUOIFDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635616},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The connection made, Rucker could see a path to opportunity and her motivation kicked in. She began getting up in the predawn hours to do the Google course work before her daughters awakened. She was hired by Google in January 2019.”},{“_id”:”QDJ72RGJUNATDJWGGEHXLBPABY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635617},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Today, Rucker has paid off old debts and bought a three-bedroom house on an acre of land. She has even founded a local nonprofit to assist families affected by incarceration — partly inspired, she said, by Goodwill.”},{“_id”:”5ASMFYG5VFG2ZLVN5TPW7EKFAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635618},”type”:”text”,”content”:”———————————————————–“},{“_id”:”MF75TNBAONHE3PEOXTAXG7IXWY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635619},”type”:”text”,”content”:”About Google, Microsoft efforts”},{“_id”:”MDKRJGOLQNC7FDNM6D4NW7YN6I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635620},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In its pandemic program, begun a year ago this month, Microsoft included $20 million to support last-mile organizations in the United States and abroad.”},{“_id”:”HMK2FUGIE5C27OK3IEYYICJAIA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635621},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2018, Google began offering a certificate course aimed at preparing people for entry-level tech support jobs. 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The first game is set for 2:10 p.m. and the second is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. Both games would only be seven innings.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624155158239}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1406343622971244548″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”MT766A4Y2VHZVG5GU5DNWGVJRY”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Atlanta Braves”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1406343622971244548″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/Braves”,”width”:550,”html”:”The #Braves are set to start RHP Bryse Wilson in Game 1 of tomorrow’s doubleheader, followed by LHP Drew Smyly in Game 2.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 19, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1406343622971244548″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624155158239},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”X5H63JMKZNHE7JWX6TJLCKOWDA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624135312797},”type”:”text”,”content”:”If the rain holds off, Cobb County drivers can expect delays near the I-75/I-285 interchange ahead of both games.”},{“_id”:”QDZGL43QCZGSLLPKW3L37VEZNY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624135312798},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Georgia Department of Transportation also has several weekend construction projects planned on metro Atlanta’s interstates.”},{“_id”:”6NUBBSSJANE7HM6HO3SSGQ4OGI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624135312799},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Cobb County drivers may also see overnight delays in both directions of I-75 as crews repair bridges between Barrett Parkway and Chastain Road, GDOT said. 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If everything else were equal, then the Clippers-Jazz series would be more basketball art, less anatomy lesson.”},{“_id”:”HFL7VW4FGVATRLKDT6MB3HF7HQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546779},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Instead, injuries are taking a massive toll on this postseason and assuming an almost unnatural importance in the deciding of a champion. Less is not more when the subject is star power, and the NBA is facing a debilitating drain of guys you want to see play right now.”},{“_id”:”T7X2JF2LJZG7DNNAX3SDE6WRW4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546780},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Already, eight All-Stars have missed at least one playoff game — a record I’m told by those who keep such grim actuarial numbers. A ninth, Phoenix guard Chris Paul, is in COVID-19 limbo. (Memo to the complacent: That still is a thing.)”},{“_id”:”6J35HH37HBF5RG7I5RQC7H55BU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546781},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For those still standing — the Hawks very much included — so much will come down to who wins the sprain and strain and tear lottery. Teams like to believe they have some control over decisive factors such as personnel and strategy, but here is a vital variable that truly is a blind draw, guided by a cruel and indifferent Fate. That’s why when Trae Young rests on the bench with his shoulder bubble-wrapped, all of Atlanta aches. Sympathy pain isn’t just for expectant fathers anymore.”},{“_id”:”X5NTEU76Q5HOXIJEKYF2PKWJPE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546782},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It’s always the way of any competition more physically strenuous than chess that injuries play a role. This NBA postseason seems to be taking that to an extreme.”},{“_id”:”TOIU2XYDSBE7HBSWYBVK56PTJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546783},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For instance, in the East, where the Hawks live, the Brooklyn Nets are short-staffed because of an ankle injury to Kyrie Irving. James Harden hasn’t been himself trying to play through hamstring woes. The Big Three there — add Kevin Durant — have played together only eight games this season because of their various pains. They have a viable excuse in their back pocket should they not get past Milwaukee.”},{“_id”:”BQKXRCPUSNFUBDXPCJGLHVZROU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546784},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And in the Hawks’ series against Philadelphia, the overarching question is which Joel Embiid (knee) will we see day-over-day? The unstoppable freight train in 76ers colors? Or the hobbled big man with all the spring and stability of a two-legged barstool?”},{“_id”:”OUO5K5E42RH7VKDTXHUGCBDOS4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546785},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The all-seeing, all-knowing James has laid the injury outbreak at the manicured feet of league leadership and the decision to play a condensed season over an even more condensed schedule. Too many games played with too little rest, said the fellow whose L.A. Lakers couldn’t overcome assorted lower body injuries to Anthony Davis in the first round. It’s all the fault of uncaring capitalism, said the earner of $39 million this season.”},{“_id”:”2XAPJMWT4RDSBDYQ46EQRZZOO4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546786},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It required three installments over the limited framework of Twitter for James to get his point across.”},{“_id”:”EYNDSFZQ3RFU3L5VGYRW6ON6NA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546787},”type”:”text”,”content”:”I’ll summarize for you:”},{“_id”:”PXAO2HZ7SJHSTEIFFOGAVLYFRU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546788},”type”:”text”,”content”:”I told you so.”},{“_id”:”XA2FG4QSOBB4LECVEENFPEWEHE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546789},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Don’t you miss me now?”},{“_id”:”4ET3NQOQYFGOLEYP2WIK24QOCE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546790},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The league countered with its own assertion that the injury rate this season was down a little from the COVID warped season before and in line with the past five years. But, no doubt, injured marquee names such as Boston’s Jaylen Brown (wrist), the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (sprained knee) and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (hamstring) have made that high class of player seem more vulnerable.”},{“_id”:”VS2XHGQZHFEOLFXQXYKGSTIBVY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546791},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Let’s get practical here, with the only question that matters locally: How is any of this likely to affect the Hawks?”},{“_id”:”JPGUYTSGSRGGNP5JFHV455UJNA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546792},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Hawks had their share and more of injury issues all season and can only hope they purged themselves of that plague in advance of the postseason. Can’t say that for sure because every future flight to the basket comes with the threat re-entry poses to any number of joints and ligaments. And, sure enough, on Friday night, Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic sat out the end of the game with a sore knee.”},{“_id”:”OCT24AFAGJAWRL42JPZHGCOPJM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546793},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Of course, they still miss De’Andre Hunter (knee) and all the promise he brings to both ends of the floor. But everyone still playing is grappling with the consequences of a hard season. In relative terms, the Hawks are in better shape than many, pending Bogdanovic’s condition.”},{“_id”:”INGRV5MFUFDKZEAO4GVFKY2BZU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546794},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The right-thinking never wish injury upon an opponent — the cheers from the Hawks crowd when Embiid appeared to tweak his knee in Game 3 embarrassed everyone in attendance and invited karma’s cold vengeance.”},{“_id”:”CXS2FAECMBAYXKZ5BLT232CXSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546795},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On the other hand, if by chance injuries line up in such a way to make your path more promising, you have no choice but to try to take advantage. 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