Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates

This page provides a forum for ors to suggest items for inclusion in Template:In the news (ITN), a protected Main Page template, as well as the forum for discussion of candidates. This is not the page to report errors in the ITN section on the Main Page—please go to the appropriate section at WP:ERRORS.

This candidates page is integrated with the daily pages of Portal:Current events. Under each daily section header below is the transcluded Portal:Current events items for that day (with a light green header). Each day's portal page is followed by a subsection for suggestions and discussion.

Crew Dragon launch
Crew Dragon launch

How to nominate an item[]

In order to suggest a candidate:

  • Update an article to be linked to from the blurb to include the recent developments, or find an article that has already been updated.
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    • Do not add sections for new dates. These are automatically generated (at midnight UTC) by a bot; creating them manually breaks this process. Remember, we use UTC dates.
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    • Adding an explanation why the event should be posted greatly increases the odds of posting.
  • Please consider alerting ors to the nomination by adding the template {{ITN note}} to the corresponding article's talk page.

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Submissions that do not follow the guidelines at Wikipedia:In the news will not be placed onto the live template.

Headers[]

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Voicing an opinion on an item[]

  • Format your comment to contain "support" or "oppose", and include a rationale for your choice. In particular, address the notability of the event, the quality of the article, and whether it has been updated.
  • Some jargon: RD refers to "recent deaths", a subsection of the news box which lists only the names of the recent notable deceased. Blurb refers to the full sentences that occupy most of the news box. Most eligible deaths will be listed in the recent deaths section of the ITN template. However, some deaths may be given a full listing if there is sufficient consensus to do so.
  • The blurb of a promoted ITN item may be modified to complement the existing items on the main page.

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May 31[]

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RD: Norman Lamm[]

Article: Norman Lamm (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): [1][2]
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Chancellor of Yeshiva University, Major leader of American Modern Orthodox Judaism, Author, scholar and communal leader. I think even a blurb might be appropriate in this case. Sir Joseph (talk) 18:21, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

May 30[]

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  • COVID-19 pandemic in Russia
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin announces the adoption of a new package of measures to support the economy and citizens in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. This payment does not cancel but supplements the previously introduced support measures. Additionally, Putin proposed to establish a monthly payment of five thousand rubles for families with children under three years of age. (RT)

Science and technology

RD: Hassan Hosny[]

Article: Hassan Hosny (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The National, Gulf News
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Veteran Egyptian actor and comedian who performed in almost 500 films, plays and TV shows over a 50+ year career. Well-known in the Arab World. Droodkin (talk) 13:25, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

RD: Elsa Dorfman[]

Article: Elsa Dorfman (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Boston Globe; WBUR-FM
Crs:

Article updated

 Bloom6132 (talk) 12:27, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

RD: Bobby Morrow[]

Article: Bobby Morrow (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Associated Press; ValleyCentral News
Crs:

Article updated

 Bloom6132 (talk) 02:43, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) Crew Dragon[]

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Article: Crew Dragon Demo-2 (talk, history)
Blurb: SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 make their first crewed launch (pictured) for NASA. (Post)
Alternative blurb: SpaceX's Crew Dragon makes its first crewed launch (pictured) for NASA aboard Falcon 9.
News source(s): NYT; BBC
Crs:

Article needs updating

Nominated event is listed at WP:ITN/R, meaning that the recurrence of the event should in itself merit a post on WP:ITN, subject to the quality of the article and any update(s) to it.

Nominator's comments: The hatch is closed and the countdown running but the weather is not looking good again.... Andrew🐉(talk) 18:13, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

May 29[]

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RD: Maikanti Baru[]

Article: Maikanti Baru (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Cable
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Nigerian oil marketer, former chief of state oil company. – Ammarpad (talk) 06:02, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) Twin Cities riots[]

New blurb posted, item bumped, issues with it can go to WP:ERRORS --LaserLegs (talk) 09:55, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further s should be made to this discussion.

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Articles: Twin Cities riots (talk, history) and Death of George Floyd (talk, history)
Blurb: ​In the United States, protests and riots (pictured) break out following the death of George Floyd during a police arrest in Minneapolis. (Post)
News source(s): WaPo, Yahoo!, BBC, France24, AP, Mpls. Star-Tribune
Crs:

Both articles updated
Nominator's comments: International coverage, notable development. Though there is a proposed rename, it seems to be closing soon. Nice4What (talk · contribs) – (Thanks ) 15:57, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - would normally not support this straight away, but this is extraordinary events and escalations.BabbaQ (talk) 16:00, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Question isn't this in the box already? Are you seeking a blurb update? --LaserLegs (talk) 16:11, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support the blurb update. Feels like the riots have overshadowed the murder itself in coverage. Juxlos (talk) 16:33, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support a worthy story(ies) for blurbing. ——Serial # 16:49, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support the confluence not only of the riots, but the arrests of the CNN crew, Trump's response which Twitter flagged tied to Section 230 stuff - all literally overnight - its a mess and agreed now this is much larger than the actual death issue. --Masem (t) 16:50, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support but some of the details in the the Death of George Floyd article should be trimmed. There is pretty significant duplication in both articles. TJMSmith (talk) 16:56, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - It is notable for inclusion. Myxomatosis57 (talk) 18:00, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • SupportJohn M Wolfson (talkcontribs) 18:45, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • plus PostedBagumba (talk) 19:57, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Post-posting comment – Does the name Philando Castile ring a bell, by any chance? – Sca (talk) 22:04, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Update – Fired police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder, manslaughter in George Floyd death. – Sca (talk) 22:17, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
Which is true, but the protests are the news item not the police brutality nor the charges against the officer. No need to update the blurb. --LaserLegs (talk) 00:31, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Also remember: we usually only post on conviction, not arrest. --Masem (t) 05:43, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Update as the protests (and rioting) seem to have spread to other cities across the US (AP reports clashes in Atlanta and NYC), should this link to the national-leval article George Floyd protests instead? Juxlos (talk) 05:34, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
    • The protest article is not in good shape to be linked, but I have devised a solution by bringing some of the most notable/worst cases of those incidents into the riots article so that the highlighted article is covering them, so that we not buried the nationwide violence going on in the main topic story. --Masem (t) 05:43, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment Absolutely no media mention where I come from of "Twin Cities". What is that? Described exclusively as being "Minneapolis". Any chance we can change this to a more globally recognisable name? Because "Twin Cities" simply isn't in the news here. HiLo48 (talk) 05:49, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
    That is a comment for Talk:Twin Cities riots where several RM discussions are taking place — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:02, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
    No it's not. That page is a mess, with all sorts of RM discussions (as you say) and none of them to what I'm suggesting. We can fix this bit ourselves. I checked all the sources at the top of this nomination. The first is paywalled, so I have no idea what it says, but all the others describe these riots as being in Minneapolis. No mention of Twin Cities. Minneapolis Riots is already a redirect to Twin Cities riots. For clarity, can we simply change the title of this section to Minneapolis riots? (How did this ever get the name Twin Cities riots in the first place? It obviously doesn't reflect the sources.) HiLo48 (talk) 08:52, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
    A cursory search for "Twin Cities riots" give 25.6 million results, "Minneapolis riots" give 161 million. Juxlos (talk) 09:12, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
    I have attempted a reword of the blurb (comments invited) but I can't unilaterally move the article. That will have to wait for the RM to conclude. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:25, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further s should be made to this discussion.

RD: Abderrahmane Youssoufi[]

Article: Abderrahmane Youssoufi (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Middle East Online
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Moroccan lawyer, politician, former PM of Morocco, socialist activist and of other causes. On the short side, but sourced. ^_^ CoryGlee (talk) 12:47, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

That's sadly true. CoryGlee (talk) 18:55, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

RD: Ajit Jogi[]

Article: Ajit Jogi (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Hindustan Times
Crs:

Article needs updating

Nominator's comments: First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 12:28, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

May 28[]

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(Posted) RD: Peter Alexander (artist)[]

Article: Peter Alexander (artist) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Los Angeles Times
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Died on May 26, but his death was only first reported on May 28. Bloom6132 (talk) 10:41, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Spencer: Alright, I've started a new "Themes" section. —Bloom6132 (talk) 00:30, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Marking ready. SpencerT•C 01:36, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Decision on Hong Kong national security legislation[]

Articles: National People's Congress Decision on Hong Kong national security legislation (talk, history) and 2019–20 Hong Kong protests (talk, history)
Blurb: ​The Chinese Goverment approved a decision to draft and enact the Decision on Hong Kong national security legislation law in response to the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests. (Post)
Alternative blurb: ​The Chinese Goverment approved a decision to draft and enact the Decision on Hong Kong national security legislation law and the United States declared that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China in response to the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.
Alternative blurb II: ​The Chinese Goverment approved a decision to draft and enact the Decision on Hong Kong national security legislation law, with only one person opposing and 6 abstaining, in response to the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.
Alternative blurb III: ​The Hong Kong national security legislation law is enacted by the Chinese government, giving them increased control over Hong Kong.
Alternative blurb IV: ​US to suspend Hong Kong special trade status after China decides to draft and enact national security legislation for Hong Kong
News source(s): BBC, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post & more. BBC (alt1)
Crs:

Both articles updated

 RealFakeKimT 10:06, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

  • I have addressed your concerns. Thank you for the feedback. RealFakeKimT 10:39, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • The decision authorises a separate body to start writing the actual law. It isn't really in and of itself much of a law in the ordinary sense; we can think of it more as a statement of intent, albeit one with legal effect. The national security law that will follow hasn't even been written yet. Docentation (talk) 11:17, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • When do government agencies start to carry out the intent of the law? Now, or when it's enacted? --LaserLegs (talk) 11:25, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • When it's enacted. There may also be new government agencies established, but, again, those will be created after the enactment of the law. Docentation (talk) 16:15, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • In that case I'm leaning more towards wait for it to actually come into force, or if it's posted now then to not post it again as it moves through the legislative process --LaserLegs (talk) 16:52, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Hm, interesting suggestion. Perhaps you're right—maybe we should wait. I think the furore itself might be worth covering, but that's not as clear cut. (Obviously in that case my initial alt. IV is fairly unhelpful, so I'll change it.) Docentation (talk) 18:11, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I should say that the background/legal authority section is not just about background, and most of it in fact is pretty directly germane to the decision, in that it concerns whether or not the decision was constitutionally permissible. I agree that much of the "response" section is fluff, but at least the US international response section is probably worth including, in that more than words could follow. Docentation (talk) 11:32, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • That Dotard and his lackeys would use any excuse they can to antagonize the PRC should surprise no one. The US has zero credibility in this regard. I retract my objection to the background section, upon reflection, you are correct. --LaserLegs (talk) 13:20, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I've cleaned up the reaction section quite a bit. I wouldn't say it was fluff so much as inflated—I think it was more that undue weight was given to it, in that that section was far too long. I've cut it down so that now it's clear that many countries have opposed it without having to duplicate mostly fairly similar statements for each. And yes, as for the Trump stuff, it seems quite probable that there will be more than words here, and the conflict will escalate quite a bit, so it is worth leaving in the different steps—decertification of autonomy, proposals to impose sanctions, etc.—though I did remove some duplication and Trump asking exactly what was going on in his usual, er, bombastic fashion; we now have better idea from his officials of what exactly will be done. Docentation (talk) 16:20, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes, except the target would still need to be the law... it's tricky. GreatCaesarsGhost 00:30, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • The National Anthem Bill and the national security decision are two separate things that shouldn't be conflated. Docentation (talk) 16:15, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Made it more neutral as it doesn't do that on paper but probably will in practices. RealFakeKimT 17:26, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • It's enacted, or they've decided to draft legislation? --LaserLegs (talk) 17:46, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Note that given China's political system, this would not be occurring if there was any chance the government would reject this effort. Their legislature is a rubber-stamp body. 331dot (talk) 19:15, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
In addition to that, I should say that the US reaction is possibly newsworthy. Docentation (talk) 19:50, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Well yes, that's the point. The decision had already been taken privately; the NPC vote is just a rubber-stamp. Why post the stage that was never in any doubt? Modest Genius talk 20:25, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
China has a habit of doing this sort of thing in an incremental way that prevents people from taking note until it's all over. When would you have it posted? GreatCaesarsGhost 00:30, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
As I said above: when the law actually comes into force, or when large-scale protests erupt. ITN's role is to post important events, not minor ones that seem to be a step on the way to something significant. Modest Genius talk 11:31, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Paul Shrubb[]

Article: Paul Shrubb (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Aldershot Town FC
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: English football player and manager, seems a decently referenced little article JW 1961 Talk 21:00, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

May 27[]

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(Posted) RD: Biff Pocoroba[]

Article: Biff Pocoroba (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Associated Press; NBC Sports; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Died on May 24, but his death was only first reported on May 27. Bloom6132 (talk) 17:47, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Sam Johnson[]

Article: Sam Johnson (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The New York Times / Reuters, Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: US congressman who served in both the Korean War and the Vietnam WarBloom6132 (talk) 03:54, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @The Rambling Man: Fixed – added a couple of citations, converted the inline external links into refs, and removed an unsourced statement that turned out to be false. —Bloom6132 (talk) 09:48, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

(Closed) Crew Dragon[]

Closing as the launch was scrubbed. Can be renominated when the launch occurs. 331dot (talk) 20:27, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further s should be made to this discussion.

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Article: Dragon 2 (talk, history)
Blurb: ​SpaceX's Crew Dragon (pictured) makes its first manned launch for NASA (Post)
News source(s): BBC; CNN
Crs:

Article needs updating

Nominated event is listed at WP:ITN/R, meaning that the recurrence of the event should in itself merit a post on WP:ITN, subject to the quality of the article and any update(s) to it.
Nominator's comments: I'm watching the countdown and feeling the excitement of the original space race. Coverage such as the BBC example is calling this a historic new era. The outcome remains to be seen but we should be getting an entry ready. Andrew🐉(talk) 18:57, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • That's fine by me. The exact details and blurb may need amendment if the launch doesn't go to plan. If it's aborted then we'd probably have to leave it for now but we shall see. Andrew🐉(talk) 19:11, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I agree; the article on this launch specifically should be the target article.-- P-K3 (talk) 19:16, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Put it up tomorrow if we can, today's launch has been scrubbed. Neverbuffed (talk) 20:18, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Scrubbed at T -16, alas. Andrew🐉(talk) 20:19, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Suggest close without prejudice and renominating on launch. --LaserLegs (talk) 20:20, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment Crew Dragon Demo-2 is decent, few CN tags I added but even without refs the passages aren't scandalous. A bit proseline-y and we should wait until the actual launch before posting (which I admit is in 15 minutes) due to the possibility of a weather related scrub. --LaserLegs (talk) 20:19, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further s should be made to this discussion.

(Posted) RD: Larry Kramer[]

Article: Larry Kramer (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): NYT
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: American playwright and LGBT rights activist dies at age 84. Non-COVID. Davey2116 (talk) 15:48, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

May 26[]

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  • Huge swarms of desert locusts destroy crops in central and western India prompting authorities to step up their response to the country's worst plague in nearly three decades. (Al Jazeera)

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(Posted) RD: Irm Hermann[]

Article: Irm Hermann (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): FR Guardian
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Another German actress, Fassbinder's confidante (19 of his films), and much more on stage, in film and TV. Better obits came only today, please have mercy regarding the date ;) - stubby thing needed expansion first. Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:22, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Marking ready, cannot see a lack of consensus -- PaulBetteridge (talk) 14:21, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

plus Posted. El_C 18:06, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

(Ready) RD: Prahlad Jani[]

Article: Prahlad Jani (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): DeshGujarat
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Minor copying may required. Nizil (talk) 11:21, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Support: Life described; adequately sourced. A reasonable balance seems to have been achieved on some extraordinary claims. Some minor copying has been done. -- PaulBetteridge (talk) 12:48, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Marking ready, even if I am the only person to have read it -- PaulBetteridge (talk) 14:22, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

RD: Arumugam Thondaman[]

Article: Arumugam Thondaman (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Times of India
Crs:

Nominator's comments: Former Sri Lankan Minister Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 09:58, 29 May 2020 (UTC)


(Posted) Costa Rica marriage equality[]

Article: Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica (talk, history)
Blurb: Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to introduce marriage equality. (Post)
Alternative blurb: Costa Rica introduces marriage equality, becoming the first Central American country to do so.
News source(s): BBC
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Nominating for something new to the now-stale box. I know we don't really post 'new country allows same-sex marriage', and that the first in Central America isn't that impressive. And that it has only come into effect after being passed in 2018. But... it's happy, and recent. Kingsif (talk) 23:49, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Christian Mbulu[]

Article: Christian Mbulu (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): BBC
Crs:

Article updated

 The Rambling Man (Stay indoors, stay safe!!!!) 08:26, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Anthony Bailey (author)[]

Article: Anthony Bailey (author) (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The New York Times
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Died on May 13, but his death was only first reported on May 26. Bloom6132 (talk) 05:14, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @130.233.3.56: I've removed ref 6. The lead does not need to have citations, and the information is already cited later on in the article (the NYT obit above at ref 10). —Bloom6132 (talk) 08:21, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Post-posting striking my oppose. Good work.130.233.2.88 (talk) 06:47, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
  • @Spencer: Alright, I just moved the names of his children to the body and added a ref for that (since specific names aren't mentioned in the existing ref provided). —Bloom6132 (talk) 14:11, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Stanley Ho[]

Article: Stanley Ho (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): South China Morning Post, Bloomberg. Reuters, BBC
Crs:

Nominator's comments: known as King of Gambling, one of Asia's richest Man and easily one of the most recognizable figures in Hong Kong, Macau and Asia Dps04 (talk) 06:29, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

May 25[]

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(Posted) RD: Renate Krößner[]

Article: Renate Krößner (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): BZ
Crs:

Article updated

Nominator's comments: Actress from East Berlin who - as Solo Sunny - won the first Berlinale award for anything from the East in 1980. - Stub expanded and referenced more. As usual, there's more detail in the sources, feel free. I interrupted work with a deadline. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:02, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) Death of George Floyd[]

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Article: Death of George Floyd (talk, history)
Blurb: ​Protests break out following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. (Post)
Alternative blurb: ​Four police officers are fired and protests occur following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.
News source(s): CNN
Crs:

Nominator's comments: Feel free to propose alternate blurbs or post as RD. The blurb I proposed is taken from the discussion below. TJMSmith (talk) 23:59, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

@The Rambling Man: Something along the lines of "Protests break out following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota." —Matthew - (talk) 22:09, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Sure. But those "protests" obviously aren't convenient in the evenings, nothing substantial right? The Rambling Man (Stay indoors, stay safe!!!!) 22:31, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Upon re-reading my idea for a blurb, I think what I wrote places too much emphasis on the ensuing protests. I think the death of George Floyd is the primary topic of interest here, rather than the protests. I was just trying to come up with a blurb with wording that didn't make it seem as though the reader is supposed to already know who Floyd is (see Kingsif's comment). Perhaps something like "Four police officers are fired and protests occur following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota" would be preferable.Matthew - (talk) 00:27, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
With further protests occurring and a blurb about the situation now posted in ITN, my above comment has become outdated. —Matthew - (talk) 19:39, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Frankly, I find it a little concerning that certain significant incidents of police brutality were not approved for placement in ITN in the past. Looking back at the archives, I was surprised to learn that not even the death of Eric Garner in 2014 was approved to be posted. Editors who weighed in as opposition on the matter used terms like "parochial" to describe the event and called its nomination "ridiculous", with one or writing that it was "Hard to believe this was nominated". The shooting of Michael Brown that same year was only approved after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer responsible for his death, and even then, many ors were hesitant about its approval. One or wrote that Michael Brown's death and the ensuing riots in Ferguson would not be "something we will all remember in a month/year/decade". Well, over five years have passed since those events, and many people still remember them. It's one thing to counter systemic bias by highlighting news with a non-American perspective. I think it's another thing to consistently ignore the ongoing significance of police brutality and racism in the United States. —Matthew - (talk) 00:23, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
@Chrisclear: Fixed. —Matthew - (talk) 05:27, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

2020 Burundian general election[]

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Article: 2020 Burundian general election (talk, history)
Blurb: Evariste Ndayishimiye (pictured) is elected President of Burundi, and his CNDD–FDD party wins a majority of seats in the National Assembly. (Post)
News source(s): Al Jazeera BBC
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Article updated

Nominated event is listed at WP:ITN/R, meaning that the recurrence of the event should in itself merit a post on WP:ITN, subject to the quality of the article and any update(s) to it.

Nominator's comments: Presidential and parliamentary elections of a sovereign state should be in ITN by default. Sheila1988 (talk) 10:07, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Bucky Baxter[]

Article: Bucky Baxter (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Rolling Stones, Spin magazine; PopCulture.com
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Nominator's comments: Pedal steel guitarist who toured with Bob Dylan in the 90s. Bloom6132 (talk) 22:11, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

(Closed) RD: Balbir Singh Sr.[]

Stale, unimproved. Stephen 00:02, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
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Article: Balbir Singh Sr. (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Times of India
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Nominator's comments: Indian Hockey Olympic gold medalist. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 03:18, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Good article. Thought I'd better support this about a genuine champion in a sport that will be largely ignored by our North American colleagues. HiLo48 (talk) 04:26, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
You say that like it's a bad thing. InedibleHulk (talk) 06:09, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Just a reality. Got any thoughts on this nomination? HiLo48 (talk) 06:12, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
A genuine article. InedibleHulk (talk) 06:15, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose A good portion of the article is unreferenced with some sections not being cited at all. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 06:46, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Multiple unsourced statements and sections. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:38, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - for now. Needs more work. Ping me when done.BabbaQ (talk) 08:54, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Needs a lot of work on referencing. P-K3 (talk) 13:02, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose orange tagged calamity. --LaserLegs (talk) 19:56, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
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Isn't that the name of Donald Trump's debut rap album? Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 11:57, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
That made my morning.--WaltCip (talk) 12:04, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Best one so far!!! The Rambling Man (Stay indoors, stay safe!!!!) 18:08, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

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May 24[]

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

International relations

Law and crime

Politics and elections

(Posted) RD: Jimmy Cobb[]

Article: Jimmy Cobb (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): Rolling Stones, Vatiety
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Nominator's comments: American famous jazz drummer. --SirEdimon Dimmi!!! 18:58, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: June A. Willenz[]

Article: June A. Willenz (talk, history)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The New York Times
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Article updated

Nominator's comments: Died on May 3, but her death was only first reported on May 24. Bloom6132 (talk) 23:44, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

(Closed) Pakistan High Court orders to release Kaavan[]

Consensus will not develop to post. Stephen 23:17, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
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Article: Kaavan (talk, history)
Blurb: Islamabad High Court orders to release the elephant Kaavan from Islamabad Zoo following a four year campaign by pop singer Cher. (Post)
News source(s): Al Jazeera, The Guardian
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Article updated
Nominator's comments: Pakistan High Court gave verdict to release the elephant which was a subject of controversy for over 20 years and was campaigned by Cher since 2016 demanding its release. Abishe (talk) 11:59, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Half of this creature's article is headed "Campaign by Cher." This is tabloid material, which we do not run at ITN. GreatCaesarsGhost 12:17, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. Even of the article were not so obviously promotional, this is just far too trivial for ITN, though I'm happy for the pachyderm. -Ad Orientem (talk) 15:49, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
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Oppose – A preposterous pachydermal publicity ploy. – Sca (talk) 16:35, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Conditional support needs a copy for grammar and a few refs added. Seems as notable as anything else we post, is covered by RS, and the reason it's notable is covered sufficiently in the article. --LaserLegs (talk) 16:46, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support with needed copys as noted. A long-running issue being resolved seems notable. There is nothing wrong with posting the occasional unusual story and this one is getting coverage outside of Pakistan, and also involves another country(Sri Lanka, who gave Saturn as a gift) Cher wanting publicity, even if true, is irrelevant; she could have picked any number of causes to do so, but picked this one. 331dot (talk) 17:26, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose pure trivia. The Rambling Man (Stay indoors, stay safe!!!!) 18:05, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Weak support Interesting and unusual. Seems weird to have it above the Pakistan air crash, though. WaltCip (talk) 18:21, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
It reminds me of Dumbo, too. But if it were ahead of a train crash, it would remind us of Jumbo. If only Cher had acted sooner, elephants and cyclones aren't a trope (or are they?) InedibleHulk (talk) 18:31, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
If you think so, fair enough, but it's relevant and significant to animal rights advocates. Significance and relevance are relative and depend on perspective. 331dot (talk) 22:38, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose per above from a teetotalling vegetarian. Unless people stop eating meat etc, animal rights are often are an unfortunate gimmick Bumbubookworm (talk) 22:56, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

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