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Atlanta's police chief resigned just 24 hours after police fatally shot a Black man outside a Wendy's

insider.com - Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday, less than 24 hours after a Black man was killed by an Atlanta officer following a struggle over a Taser. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced during …

Atlanta officer fired after fatal shooting of black man

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta police officer was fired following the fatal shooting of a black man and another officer was placed on administrative duty, the police department announced early Sunday. The…

The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world

bbc.com - Needless to say, Chenoweth’s research builds on the philosophies of many influential figures throughout history. The African-American abolitionist Sojourner Truth, the suffrage campaigner Susan B Ant…

California protesters demand investigation into death of black man hanging from tree

theguardian.com - Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Palmdale in southern California on Saturday to demand a full investigation into the death of a 24-year-old black man found hanging from a tree near city …

The Lancet’s editor: ‘The UK's response to coronavirus is the greatest science policy failure for a generation’

theguardian.com - There is a school of thought that says now is not the time to criticise the government and its scientific advisers about the way they have handled the Covid-19 pandemic. Wait until all the facts are …

With 2,581 new coronavirus cases, Florida hits a record high for the third day in a row

miamiherald.com - Florida’s Department of Health on Saturday morning reported a new daily record high of 2,581 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 — surpassing the previous high by 679. The previous high was hit on Friday…

Record Virus Numbers Thrust States Into Life-or-Death Choice

bloomberg.com - Visitors use the wave pool at the Legoland theme park in Winter Haven, Florida, on June 10. As Covid-19 cases soar to new highs, U.S. governors are again in the crucible, facing wrenching choices abo…

Bars in Florida, Texas, and Arizona close after employees tested positive amid spike in new coronavirus cases

insider.com - Nightlife spots in some US cities have had to close after employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a rise in cases in several states raised concern for reopening plans. Three bars in St…

Woman fired from the Florida Health Department for refusing to alter coronavirus statistics now publishing data on her own

insider.com - Rebekah Jones, the 30-year-old woman who was fired from the Florida Department of Health after she said she was asked and refused to modify the state's COVID-19 data, launched her own personal data p…

Second wave fears rise as China reports more new infections

msn.com - China reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in months on Sunday with parts of Beijing still under lockdown, offering a second wave warning to the rest of the world as the pandemi…

Russia's low virus death toll still raises questions in West

apnews.com - MOSCOW (AP) — When Leonid Shlykov’s father, Sergei, died in a Moscow hospital last month after 11 days on a ventilator, the death certificate listed the coronavirus as an underlying condition but not…

Seattle coronavirus survivor gets a $1.1 million, 181-page hospital bill

seattletimes.com - Remember Michael Flor, the longest-hospitalized COVID-19 patient who, when he unexpectedly did not die, was jokingly dubbed “the miracle child?” Now they can also call him the million-dollar baby. Fl…

Trump's upcoming campaign rally could be the US' next coronavirus superspreading hot spot

businessinsider.com - President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail, and his impending indoor rally could exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus. The president announced that he would be holding his first Make Am…

George Floyd’s Murder May Finally End the Army’s Fealty to Defeated Confederate Traitors

theintercept.com - In recent years, as protests raged against Confederate statues and monuments in cities and towns across the South, Army bases named for Confederates were largely ignored. But the murder of George Flo…

Scant evidence of antifa shows how sweeping the protests for racial justice have become

washingtonpost.com - Protesters seeking justice for the death of George Floyd walk down Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland on May 30. (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer/AP) By Isaac Stanley-Becker close Isaac Stanley-Becker National…

Why stocks are soaring even as coronavirus cases surge, at least 20 million remain unemployed and the US sinks into recession

theconversation.com - The number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is still climbing rapidly, over 20 million Americans remain unemployed, dozens of major companies have reportedly filed for bankruptcy, the country is off…

American apartheid: This country still treats too many of its black citizens like slaves

salon.com - Imagine that you are a black citizen of this country. Every day, you wake up in your house or your apartment, and you must wonder, is this the day? Is this the day I'm going to be jogging down a neig…

"Law and order": A debased concept used to cover up right-wing crime and depravity

salon.com - Mark Twain's instruction to curious residents of Freedom Central is, by now, familiar: "If you want to see the dregs of society, go down to the jail and watch the changing of the guard." There is lit…

Hegseth Wants To Sic Troops On Seattle Protesters

crooksandliars.com - Fox's Pete Hegseth wants protesters in Seattle to be taught a lesson by "troops," which he compared to a parent forcing a kid “to smoke every cigarette in front of you in the entire pack" in order to…

White supremacists and racist terrorists pose greatest risk of violence, FBI warns

nypost.com - White supremacists and racist domestic terrorists pose the largest threat of violence in the United States amid nationwide protests across the country, according to a new intelligence bulletin. The b…

Worries Trump is ‘deteriorating rapidly’ after video shows him struggling to walk down a ramp: ‘They can’t hide this much longer’

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story…

Fox News Busted Altering Protest Images and Video Again

rollingstone.com - After Rolling Stone first spotted a June 2 Fox News video report where the network selectively edited out police overreacting with guns drawn and handcuffing the wrong people in Los Angeles, now the …

In Seattle, a 'project' toward a cop-free world

aljazeera.com - Seattle, the United States - In this Pacific Northwest city, police concluded more than a week of protests by picking up and walking away. Demonstrators calling out a deep and prominent history of ra…

Trump’s re-election odds tumble as number of female voters fleeing him takes a huge jump: polling analyst

rawstory.com - According to polling analyst Harry Enten, Donald Trump’s chances of being re-elected in November are growing worse every day as women increasingly say they won’t vote for him. Writing for CNN, Enten …

Arrests after far-right protesters clash with police in London

aljazeera.com - Far-right protesters clashed in London on Saturday with anti-racism demonstrators and police trying to keep the two sides apart after they rallied in London in rival demonstrations, despite strict re…

How Did Two Beloved Members of Louisville’s Black Community Die Under Police Fire? | Black Agenda Report

blackagendareport.com - Without justification, Louisville cops snuffed out the lives of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, drawing that city into the national vortex of protest. “We are still waiting for any level of responsi…

Beijing In 'Wartime Emergency Mode' Amid Fresh Cluster Of Coronavirus Cases

npr.org - A law enforcement officer stands guard at the entrance of the Xinfadi market Saturday in Beijing. A fresh cluster of coronavirus cases linked to the market prompted officials to institute immediate a…

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csmonitor.com - The private memorial service for George Floyd had ended and Martin Rogers stepped out into the hazy afternoon light. He walked across the street and sat down on an empty park bench, and from that van…

Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations

wired.com - The technique nonetheless has some limitations. In their tests, the researchers used a hanging bulb, and it's not clear if a bulb mounted in a fixed lamp or a ceiling fixture would vibrate enough to …

Lafayette Square clash, still reverberating, becomes an iconic episode in Donald Trump’s presidency

washingtonpost.com - By Philip Rucker and close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Ashley Parker close Ashley Parker White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 13, 2020 …

A teenager’s guide to building the world’s best pandemic and protest trackers

technologyreview.com - Schiffmann could have rested on his laurels, but the murder of George Floyd prompted another project. This new site is simple and serves one primary purpose: find local protests. So how did Schiffman…

EPA said giving polluters a pass protected its workers. Its own union says that’s gaslighting.

grist.org - This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Environmental Protection Agency defended its controversial decision to halt enfor…

Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail-in ballots in Georgia

apnews.com - Faulty software or poorly calibrated vote-tabulation scanners used to count mailed-in ballots in this week’s chaotic Georgia primary may have prevented thousands of votes from being counted, election…

For Vulnerable Populations, the Thorny Ethics of Genetic Data Collection

undark.org - In 2009, researchers collected DNA from four elderly men in Namibia, each from one of the many San indigenous communities scattered across southern Africa. A year later, analyses of the men’s DNA wer…

When Police Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich Collide

theintercept.com - People walk down 16th Street after “Defund The Police” was painted on the street near the White House on June 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Last week, Rhode Island G…


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Here Are the States Where Coronavirus Is Still Getting Worse

nymag.com - On Monday, the former epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States began the first phase of its reopening. With New York City finally beginning to ease out of lockdown, it’s tempting to…

Coronavirus live news: Beijing locks down 10 residential compounds amid new outbreak

theguardian.com - Borders opened up across Europe on Monday after three months of coronavirus closures that began chaotically in March. But many restrictions persist, it’s unclear how keen Europeans will be to travel …

How Utah’s Tech Industry Tried to Disrupt Coronavirus Testing

newyorker.com - Satterfield dismissed concerns about the L.O.D. of the Co-Diagnostics test. “I like to compare it to cars,” he said. “When going out and buying a car, the max speed that that car can hit is an import…

'The country is adrift': echoes of Spanish flu as Brazil's Covid-19 catastrophe deepens

theguardian.com - As a child growing up in 1940s São Paulo, Drauzio Varella remembers his grandmother’s tales of how the Spanish flu ravaged the blue-collar immigrant community they called home. “So many people died t…

Fact-checking claims coronavirus might have started in August 2019

bbc.co.uk - There's been criticism of a study from the US suggesting that the coronavirus could have been present in the Chinese city of Wuhan as early as August last year. The study by Harvard University, which…

Black Lives Matter goes mainstream after Floyd's death

apnews.com - For much of its seven-year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even radical force. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the slogans…

Killing of black man in Atlanta puts spotlight anew on police, as prosecutors contemplate charges against officer

Demonstrators stop for a moment of silence Sunday outside the Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta where Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by a police officer Friday night.

washingtonpost.com - By Felicia Sonmez, close Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Hannah Dreier, close Hannah Dreier National reporter Em…

Engineers find neat way to turn waste carbon dioxide into useful material

newsroom.unsw.edu.au - Chemical engineers from UNSW Sydney have developed new technology that helps convert harmful carbon dioxide emissions into chemical building blocks to make useful industrial products like fuel and pl…

Op-Ed: White evangelicals think Trump is divinely ordained. He'll do almost anything to keep it that way

latimes.com - Donald Trump’s reelection chances are quite dim without the robust support of his white evangelical base. His electoral college win in 2016 was fueled by white evangelical turnout and the overwhelmin…

NYTimes Op-ed warns of a Trump 'vaccine' October Surprise

dailykos.com - AstraZeneca DonaldTrump FDA Medicine NewYorkTimes Pfizer Recommended Covid-19 EmergencyUseAuthorization Tag History NewYorkTimes created by Dartagnan at 06/08/2020 02:02 PM NewYorkTimes Coid-19 creat…

Lafayette Square clash, still reverberating, becomes an iconic episode in Donald Trump’s presidency

msn.com - Atlanta protesters burn Wendy's after police shooting After Rayshard Brooks was shot dead by police at a Wendy's in Atlanta on Friday, protesters set fire to the restaurant on Saturday night as the i…

The Pandemic Is Also a Hunger Crisis

hcn.org - On a recent Thursday morning, a drive-through food bank popped up on the campus of Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California. Participants picked up bags of rice, canned chicken, and f…

Trump Aides Know His Polls Are Terrible—And Tell Him Otherwise

thedailybeast.com - This past week, Donald Trump’s campaign did what one senior aide on the president’s 2020 team described to The Daily Beast as the “dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time.” In a cease-and-desist lette…

New Study: US Empire Is Falling But Will Not Fall Quietly

popularresistance.org - Above photo: March against war on Iran in Washington, DC. January, 2020. NOTE: The Rand Corporation conducted an extensive and broad study on the US’ future use of military force. This study is impor…

Trump administration won’t say who got $511 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus loans

washingtonpost.com - Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin looks on during a Senate hearing Wednesday. (Kevin Dietsch/AP) By Aaron Gregg close…

How 132 Epidemiologists Are Deciding When to Send Their Children to School

nytimes.com - These responses were gathered in the last week of May 2020. About 6,000 epidemiologists were invited to participate in the survey, which was circulated to the membership of the Society for Epidemiolo…

The Unpresident and the Unredeemed Promise

nybooks.com - Tom Brenner/Reuters In “The Jesting of Arlington Stringham,” a story by Saki (H.H. Munro), the eponymous politician in a debate on the Foreign Office in the House of Commons remarks that “the people …

HIV may hide out in brain cells, ready to infect other organs

livescience.com - The HIV virus can take refuge in the brain even when treated with antiretroviral therapies, only to later infect other organs in the body if that treatment is stopped, a new study in mice and human t…

Public Health Experts’ U-Turn on Coronavirus, Mass Gatherings

theintercept.com - But perhaps the most egregious and illustrative example of the utter manipulation of public health science and expertise for nakedly political ends is found in the open letter that was originally cra…

Protest against racial inequality draws about 200

greenfieldreporter.com - GREENFIELD — Signs declaring “Black lives matter” covered the sidewalk and lawn off U.S. 40 in front of the Hancock County Courthouse as an estimated 200 people gathered for a protest Thursday evenin…

Officials familiar with Lafayette Square confrontation challenge Trump version of what drove aggressive expulsion of protesters

washingtonpost.com - Officials from a number of federal agencies forcibly cleared protesters from the area around Lafayette Square and the White House on June 1. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Aaron C. Davis, close Aaron C. Davis …

Pepe Escobar- Syria in Seattle: Commune Defies the U.S. Regime

informationclearinghouse.info - June 13, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - The marriage of post-Lockdown and George Floyd protests has nurtured a rough beast that is still immune to any form of civilized debate in the U.S.: the S…

With His Latest Lunacy, Trump Has Moved Into Nixon Territory — and Perhaps Beyond

theintercept.com - It’s tough to determine the most bizarre thing President Donald Trump has ever said. But what he tweeted on Tuesday morning is definitely in the running: Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be a…

The BRAD BLOG : Sunday 'So Much Losing' Toons

bradblog.com - 6/14/20: Sunday 'So Much Losing' Toons 6/12/20: The Fight to Prevent a Stolen Election This November: 'BradCast' 6/12/2020 6/11/20: Reality Arrives on Wall Street as COVID-19 Cases Surge Across U.S. …

Indians, Slaves, and Mass Murder: The Hidden History

nybooks.com - The European market in African slaves, which opened with a cargo of Mauritanian blacks unloaded in Portugal in 1441, and the explorer Christopher Columbus, born in Genoa ten years later, were closely…

Opinion | An Insatiable Rage

nytimes.com - It took centuries for America to hone its instruments of oppression. Every time part of it fell, it simply re-emerged in a more elegant form. After slavery was abolished, the black codes were institu…

Fearing Covid-19, Heart Attack And Stroke Patients Delay Care

undark.org - The patient described it as the worst headache of her life. She didn’t go to the hospital, though. Instead, the Washington state resident waited almost a week. When Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary finally saw…


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American Exceptionalism Is on the Ropes and the End of the Petrodollar Is Nigh

mintpressnews.com - The pressure on the global economy imposed by the measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to erode whatever confidence the world still has in the U.S. dollar as a viable reserve currency. A …

​North Korea Blows Up Liaison Office Shared With South Korea

nytimes.com - The office, staffed by personnel from both Koreas, was opened in 2018, at a time when Mr. Kim and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea had held optimistic meetings and were discussing the possibility…

Justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights …

The L.G.B.T.Q.-Rights Movement Wins Its Biggest Supreme Court Victory

newyorker.com - Two of the three people at the heart of the landmark L.G.B.T.Q.-rights decision handed down by the Supreme Court on Monday did not live to know that they had won. The fight to protect L.G.B.T.Q. peop…

Man Is Shot at Protest Over Statue of New Mexico’s Conquistador

nytimes.com - The statue in Alcalde that was removed on Monday gained notoriety decades ago when the right foot of the statue was cut off in a secretive act of protest. Since then, that act has resonated widely in…

Breaking: 'Horrified and disgusted beyond words'

abqjournal.com - One man was shot near the Albuquerque Museum as a protest over the “La Jornada” sculpture in front of the Albuquerque Museum erupted into violence Monday evening.

Bikers And Second Amendment Groups Crashed A Black Lives Matter Protest In A Small Town And Violence Broke Out

buzzfeednews.com - People protesting police brutality were punched, shoved, and had their signs stolen out of their hands in a small Ohio town on Sunday after motorcycle gangs, counter-protesters, and other armed group…

3 Indian Soldiers Killed in First Deadly Clash on Chinese Border in Decades

nytimes.com - “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties,” according to a statement that appeared in the Indian news media and th…

Black Lives Matter banner removed at US Embassy in Seoul

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A large Black Lives Matter banner was quietly removed from the U.S. Embassy building in South Korea’s capital three days after it was raised there in solidarity with demonst…

Trump Still Doesn’t Want to Know How Bad the Pandemic Is

nymag.com - Three months since the president declared a national emergency over the greatest public health crisis in decades, he still does not understand the basic mechanisms for analyzing and controling the pa…

Beijing coronavirus outbreak: travel restricted to tackle 'extremely severe' situation

theguardian.com - Beijing authorities have described the city’s coronavirus outbreak as “extremely severe” as dozens more cases emerged, sports and entertainment sites were closed and travel was curtailed. Parts of th…

Patients with underlying conditions were 12 times as likely to die of covid-19 as otherwise healthy people, CDC finds

washingtonpost.com - Coronavirus patients with underlying health problems were substantially more likely to be hospitalized than other people with covid-19, a CDC report released Monday finds. (John Minchillo/AP) By Lena…

The families of 2 Black men found hanging in California insist the deaths were not suicides

mic.com - The families of two Black men whose bodies were found hanging from trees in California have denied authorities' claims that the deaths resulted from suicide. Now, after weeks of advocacy by family me…

Mick Mulvaney dumped as much as $550,000 in stocks as Trump assured the public the US economy was 'doing fantastically'

businessinsider.com - Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, dumped as much as $550,000 in stocks on the same day that Trump assured the public the economy was "doing fantastically" amid the corona…

Trump says that 'if we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases' of the coronavirus

businessinsider.com - President Donald Trump said Monday that there would be very few cases of the coronavirus if the US stopped its testing and contact tracing. "If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, ac…

August Is When The Real Economic Pain Begins

buzzfeed.com - Lastly, we're making a very special Juneteenth episode and we want to hear from you about your Juneteenth plans! To let us know how you will be celebrating, send us a voice memo or an email to newsoc…

What the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history – and the human response to them

theconversation.com - The previous pandemics to which people often compare COVID-19 – the influenza pandemic of 1918, the Black Death bubonic plague (1342-1353), the Justinian plague (541-542) – don’t seem that long ago t…

Irony Dies As Fox's Howie Kurtz Worries About 'Journalistic Imbalance'

crooksandliars.com - "Eiron, The Goddess of Irony, Laughed So Hard She Farted." Enter Howie Kurtz, stage right. (Transcript via Mediaite): HOWARD KURTZ: I understand the anger and the frustration of black journalists spa…

How ‘Karen’ Went From Popular Baby Name To Stand-In For White Entitlement

crooksandliars.com - When I read about Amy Cooper, the woman in Central Park who called the police on a black birder because he’d asked her to leash her out-of-control dog, I was horrified. But, as a sociolinguist who st…

Gun-toting Trump supporters attack George Floyd protesters in rural Ohio town

rawstory.com - A small-town solidarity rally with Black Lives Matter ended in chaos after some of President Donald Trump’s supporters showed up with guns to berate demonstrators. Alicia Gee, a 36-year-old substitut…

‘Call me a snitch’: Minneapolis 911 dispatcher warned supervisor of brutality during George Floyd arrest

rawstory.com - On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that a 911 dispatcher in Minneapolis notified her superior of what she considered alarming behavior by the police in the arrest of George Floyd as it was taking pl…

The Disgrace of Donald Trump

rollingstone.com - Donald Trump’s astounding incompetence in recent months — worsening the effects of the lethal COVID-19 pandemic, mishandling the ensuing economic disaster, and maliciously inflaming racial tensions —…

WHO warning as 100,000 new coronavirus cases logged daily: Live

aljazeera.com - China has turned to mass testing and district lockdowns in Beijing after a jump in cases connected with a wholesale food market in the capital. More than 7.9 million people are confirmed to have the …

This Is the Fire That the President* Is Willing to Play With for Political Advantage

esquire.com - The prion disease that has afflicted American conservatism—and the Republican Party, which is its outward expression—ever since Ronald Reagan fed the movement the monkey brains in 1979 now has reache…

FDA Withdraws Emergency Use Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine

npr.org - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today withdrew a special status known as emergency use authorization for the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. Emergency use authorization is designed to…

Majorities of Americans Say News Coverage of George Floyd Protests Has Been Good, Trump’s Public Message Wrong

journalism.org - Pew Research Center’s American News Pathways project conducted this study to understand how Americans are engaging with and perceiving news coverage of the demonstrations to protest the death of Geor…

How China’s heavy steps in Hong Kong reverberate in Taiwan

csmonitor.com - Preparing the lifeguard station from which he watches over sea bathers in Taiwan’s Kenting National Park, Su Chenzhe takes a moment to reflect on events in Hong Kong, some 400 miles away across the T…

In Wake Of Rayshard Brooks' Killing, Atlanta Mayor Orders Police Department Reforms

npr.org - Police officers and demonstrators get into a scuffle during a protest that took place in May, over the killing over George Floyd and police brutality. Atlanta Mayor Keisha

Tulsa newspaper and top health official call on Trump to cancel rally

theguardian.com - The Tulsa World newspaper has backed the city’s top public health official in asking Donald Trump not to stage a controversial rally there on Saturday. The paper expressed concern both in terms of pu…

Shaky COVID response lays bare a decades-long crisis in government

csmonitor.com - Days before Donald Trump became president, Obama administration officials hosted a “tabletop exercise” for the incoming Trump team. One of the hypothetical challenges: dealing with a novel strain of …

US Base Namesakes Include Slaveholders, Failed Generals

nytimes.com - Trump administration Housing Secretary Ben Carson, who is black, said Sunday that naming bases after Confederate generals was done in post-war reconciliation efforts and to change them now would have…

Why a small town in Washington is printing its own currency during the pandemic

thehustle.co - Wayne Fournier was sitting in a town meeting when he had his big idea. As the mayor of Tenino, Washington (population: 1,884), he’d watched the pandemic rake local businesses. Residents couldn’t affo…

Rare, super coronavirus antibodies likely to yield vaccine, say Stanford, UCSF experts

sfchronicle.com - The discovery of antibodies that block the most infectious elements of the coronavirus is helping Bay Area scientists unlock the many mysteries of human immunity, and could be crucial in the developm…

Punishment by Pandemic

newyorker.com - On April 10th, Hussey passed out, and he was tested for the coronavirus. When the results came back positive, the Hoe Squad was finally suspended. Hussey was taken to the Hole in a wheelchair. In an …

The Trayvon Generation

newyorker.com - My sons were both a little shy outside of our home when they were growing up. They were quiet and observant, like their father, who had come to this country as a refugee from Eritrea: African observa…

Carbon emission from permafrost soils underestimated by 14%

news.umich.edu - ANN ARBOR—Picture 500 million cars stacked in rows. That’s how much carbon—about 1,000 petagrams, or one billion metric tons—is locked away in Arctic permafrost. Currently, scientists estimate that 5…

The Latest Swing State Polls Look Good For Biden

fivethirtyeight.com - Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Hard as it may be to believe, Election Day is now less than five months away. And at this point, former Vice President Joe Biden has a clear lead …

George Floyd’s Murder May End Army's Fealty to Defeated Confederate Traitors

theintercept.com - Of course, Donald Trump immediately got involved to defend the rights of Confederate generals, and said he wouldn’t allow the bases to be renamed. “It has been suggested that we should rename as many…

GOP senator defends Trump’s Tulsa rally as health official warns it’s a ‘huge risk factor’ amid coronavirus spike

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte on March 2. (Mike McCarn/AP) By Tim Elfrink close Tim Elfrink Editor of the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 15, 2020 at 7:…

Virus-hit India's overwhelmed health workers brace for monsoon

sg.news.yahoo.com - With hospitals already severely stretched, coronavirus-hit India is now bracing for the monsoon and its deadly annual onslaught of mosquito-borne illnesses, with an overwhelmed army of public health …

What's antifa? Journalist Talia Lavin on the reality behind the media's "pernicious lies"

salon.com - Wherever political unrest flares up, the specter of antifa isn't far away. Sometimes it's because anti-fascist activists are actually there, as they were at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlott…

Amid George Floyd Protests, Democrats Are Choosing a “Tough on Crime” Ticket

mintpressnews.com - Amid an anti-police movement that has swept the country, the Democratic Party is choosing to run on a “tough on crime” ticket for November. A new Reuters exclusive reports that California senator and…

How America’s Hospitals Survived the First Wave of the Coronavirus

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. The prediction from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was grim. In …

Judge Schooled by Clerk Over Defense of Confederate Monuments

theintercept.com - The week before last, Warren privately filed an amendment to order the military to remove the names of Confederates, giving one year to form a commission and rename them. The amendment was to be atta…


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Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick

mintpressnews.com - A team of 85 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Peru on June 3 to help the Andean nation tackle the coronavirus pandemic. That same day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced another tightening o…

Shock and anger in India after worst attack on China border in decades

theguardian.com - India has reacted with shock and caution to the worst loss of life on its border with China in 60 years, with senior leaders largely silent on the hand-to-hand clashes in remote, inhospitable Himalay…

Life-saving coronavirus drug 'major breakthrough'

bbc.com - A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the dea…

Flights canceled as Beijing's new outbreak raises concerns

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — More than 60% of commercial flights in and out of Beijing have been canceled as the Chinese capital raised its alert level Wednesday against a new coronavirus outbreak and other nation…

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand to trace 320 'close contacts' of virus pair as Beijing raises alert level

theguardian.com - New coronavirus infections have soared to record highs in six American states, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as authorities in Beijing said another 31 people had been i…

Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts

livescience.com - The U.S. has now confirmed more than 2.17 million COVID-19 cases and about 118,068 related deaths, according to Worldometer, which is tracking COID-19 statistics. At least 30,943 of those COVID-19 de…

1 in 5 people across the globe are at risk of developing severe COVID-19

livescience.com - Around 1 in 5 people across the world have underlying conditions that put them at risk of developing severe COVID-19 if infected with the coronavirus, according to a new study. That adds up to around…

Miami pauses reopening as Florida's new coronavirus cases rise

abcnews.go.com - Miami, among Florida's most populous cities, won't move into the next phase of reopening because of concern over rising COVID-19 cases, Mayor Francis Suarez announced at a Monday news conference. Alt…

Patients with underlying conditions were 12 times as likely to die of covid-19 as otherwise healthy people, CDC finds

washingtonpost.com - Coronavirus patients with underlying health problems were substantially more likely to be hospitalized than other people with covid-19, a CDC report released Monday finds. (John Minchillo/AP) By Lena…

China Warms to Idea of Four More Years of Trump Presidency

bloomberg.com - Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next. Donald Trump has argued frequently of late that China is rooting for Joe Biden come November’s U.S. pr…

Armed militia member arrested, identified after man shot at Albuquerque protest

washingtonpost.com - By Katie Shepherd close Katie Shepherd Morning Mix reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 16, 2020 at 10:54 AM EDT Protesters in Albuquerque wrapped a chain around the neck of a bronze statue …

Poll: Americans are the unhappiest they've been in 50 years

apnews.com - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It’s been a rough year for the American psyche. Folks in the U.S. are more unhappy today than they’ve been in nearly 50 years. This bold — yet unsurprising — conclusion co…

Here Are the 98 U.S. Cities Where Protesters Were Tear-Gassed

nytimes.com - At least 98 law enforcement agencies — many in large cities — used some form of tear gas against civilians protesting police brutality and racism in recent weeks, according to an analysis by The New …

What Is This Bullsh*t, Anyway?

esquire.com - What little I understood about this country is now completely obsolete. Things have come so unstrung that I look out from the aquarium that is my life now and I don’t recognize what I’m looking at an…

Your Vote Might Not Count, and You Wouldn’t Even Know It

gen.medium.com - Seventy percent of Americans think high voter turnout is good for our democracy. But that 70% doesn’t include many Republican politicians. Unless you’re old enough to remember the civil rights moveme…

FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

pbs.org - Increased attention toward the killing of black men and women by police throughout the past year has ignited national conversations on racism and law enforcement. From Freddie Gray in April 2015 to D…

A Short History of U.S. Law Enforcement Infiltrating Protests

theintercept.com - In 2008, Francesco Cossiga, one of the most important political figures in post-World War II Italy, provided a rare glimpse behind the curtain at how the world looks to people at the top of governmen…

A War Against Climate Science, Waged by Washington’s Rank and File

nytimes.com - Citing those three subject areas, a research supervisor wrote to Dr. Diffenbaugh six days after his study was published, “Was trying not to put too much of this in writing, but the concern here is av…

The Culture of Policing Is Broken

theatlantic.com - It’s one of the most remarkable poll results of the current moment. From May 29 to June 2, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll asked voters whether they were more troubled by the actions of the polic…

How Police Unions Became Such Powerful Opponents to Reform Efforts

nytimes.com - All 57 officers on the Emergency Response Team, a special squad formed to respond to riots, had resigned from their posts on the team in support of the suspended officers, according to The Buffalo Ne…

Trump’s New Favorite Channel, OAN, Keeps Lying About Buffalo Protester Assaulted by Police

theintercept.com - One America News, a far-right cable channel that rounds up internet conspiracy theories for its viewers, has spent the past week trying to smear Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old Catholic peace activist…

Pandemic drives broadest economic collapse in 150 years: World Bank

presstv.com - The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted a "swift and massive shock" that has caused the broadest collapse of the global economy since 1870 despite unprecedented government support, the World Bank says.

Confusion reigns as UN scrambles mask, virus spread advice

washingtonpost.com - Elderly women wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, blow whistles, during a protest at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Hundreds of people protested …

This Researcher Predicted 2020 Would Be Mayhem. Here’s What He Says May Come Next

time.com - Not everyone took Peter Turchin seriously a decade ago when he said widespread civil unrest would sweep through the U.S. in 2020. “They had no reason to believe I wasn’t crazy,” says Turchin, a 63-ye…

The United States: An Obituary, By Richard Heinberg

carolynbaker.net - It is reasonable to ask whether the United States will continue to exist as a unified nation for much longer. The United States of America was problematic from the start. It was founded on genocide a…

Protesters in Richmond tear down another Confederate statue

apnews.com - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Demonstrators in Richmond tore down another Confederate statue in the city Tuesday night, news outlets reported. The Howitzers Monument located near Virginia Commonwealth Univers…

Police Use of High-Tech Surveillance Amplifies Bias and Overreach

undark.org - Video of police in riot gear clashing with unarmed protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filled social media feeds. Meanwhile, police s…

Michael Flynn Writes Op-ed Confirming He’s Definitely Insane

nymag.com - For several years, the national-security community has been wondering what the hell happened to Michael Flynn. Once a well-regarded director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for the Obama administr…

The Rich Are ‘Defunding’ Our Democracy

zcomm.org - The petty? Consider the question of who should pay to protect the oceanfront mansions of the super rich who summer in the Hamptons, a seaside stretch of awesome affluence about a hundred miles east o…

Turkey’s vision of a brave, new Ottoman Empire

asiatimes.com - With warships deployed from Libya to Cyprus and boots on the ground from Tripoli to the Syrian province of Idlib, Turkey’s influence across the Eastern Mediterranean is unprecedented in modern times.

Florida researchers track COVID mutation that suggests virus is adapting to humans

fox13news.com - New cases are shooting up, partly because Florida is doing more testing. But the numbers also indicate there is an increase in transmissions. TAMPA, Fla. - Researchers in Florida are tracking a mutat…

The standoff between owners and journalists that’s eviscerating Pittsburgh’s biggest newspaper

washingtonpost.com - At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reporters are being barred from covering protests, stories are going missing, and the executive editor denounced his own journalists in a front-page editorial. (Keith …

Trump's scrapping of Obama-era reforms hinders police reform

theguardian.com - The Trump administration has dismantled key federal tools for imposing accountability on police forces en

Is this the second wave of COVID-19 in the U.S.? Or are we still in the first?

nbcnews.com - For several weeks in May, it seemed as though the coronavirus was finally ebbing: National case counts, which rose astronomically earlier in the spring, had leveled off. States had started the proces…

In a Nation Paralyzed by a Pathogen, Deep Cleaners Have Their Day

undark.org - As it travels between hosts, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, appears as a tiny, spiky orb, around 120 billionths of a meter across. Expelled from the human body – by a cough, say, or a we…

A tiny Ohio town’s Black Lives Matter event was overrun by armed counterprotesters

washingtonpost.com - By Hannah Knowles close Hannah Knowles General assignment reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 16, 2020 at 9:08 PM EDT In what she called her longest-ever Facebook post, Alicia Gee said she …

Bulletproof Warrior Training Manual Released

unicornriot.ninja - Bloomington, MN – Highly controversial ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ training manuals from the same session that Jeronimo Yanez, Philando Castile’s killer, attended in 2014 were released to the public by com…

This Seattle protest zone is police-free. So volunteers are stepping up to provide security.

washingtonpost.com - Seattle's Capitol Hill area last week. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters) By Gregory Scruggs June 16, 2020 at 3:16 PM EDT SEATTLE — Antonio Ochoa has no formal security training. But around 3 a.m. on recent Sa…


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Doomstead Diner Daily June 18
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All-Inclusive Boogaloo: Murderous US Military Agents and Left-wing Extremists Share Stage in the Fake News Sweepstakes

mintpressnews.com - On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice brought first-degree murder and attempted murder charges against active duty Air Force Sergeant, Steven Carrillo and his accomplice, Robert A. Justus Jr. fo…

Former Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

npr.org - This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant on June 12…

Global report: Beijing Covid-19 cluster may have begun a month earlier – China health official

theguardian.com - Beijing’s cluster of new cases may have begun a month earlier than first thought, partly due to asymptomatic infections, according to the director of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand reports another new case as Brazil nears 1m infections

theguardian.com - Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has urged the European Union to agree a €750bn stimulus package by the end of July to help the European economy recover from the impact of the pandemic, AFP repor…

John Bolton Plumbs the Depth of Trump’s Depravity

theatlantic.com - In June 2019, Donald Trump was desperate for a win—and he was willing to endorse Chinese concentration camps to get it. In the back half of his first term, Trump was feeling pinched. He’d escaped Spe…

Far-right “Boogaloo boy” killed officer after using Black Lives Matter protest as cover: prosecutors

salon.com - A California man charged with killing a federal officer and a sheriff's deputy has ties to the far-right "Boogaloo" movement, according to federal authorities. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo, 3…

Republicans: How Dare You Suggest Not Honoring the Confederacy

vanityfair.com - With Donald Trump facing national polls that show overwhelming support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and a widespread belief that protests are justified, those around him seem to acknowledge t…

"It's different this time": How nationwide protests are creating momentum for real change

mic.com - The fight against structural racism in the United States has never felt as focused or widely sustained as it does in this moment. In an effort to dismantle the racism that has long pervaded every cre…

Majorities Across Racial, Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement

pewsocialtrends.org - Deep partisan divides over factors underlying George Floyd demonstrations By Kim Parker, Juliana Menasce Horowitz and Monica Anderson Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand Americans’…

236 people got the coronavirus after Oregon church held services during lockdown — religious gatherings: superspreading hotspots

businessinsider.com - A small church in northeastern Oregon is the site of the state's largest coronavirus outbreak to date. More than 230 members of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County tested positive for t…

‘Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over’ shortcut makes it easy to record police

theverge.com - As protests against racial police violence have spread across the US, we’ve seen how video captured on mobile devices can help identify misconduct by law enforcement. But such evidence isn’t just use…

There’s A Huge Gap In How Republicans And Democrats See Discrimination

fivethirtyeight.com - Democrats and Republicans have very different views about how much discrimination various demographic groups face in American society. That disagreement underlies virtually everything happening in Am…

GOP Reps: You Can't Make Me Wear A Mask! Nancy Pelosi: Hold My Beer

crooksandliars.com - Some of the usual whack jobs in the Republican caucus have refused to wear face coverings in Congress. Now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings down the hammer. Via the Washington Post: Late Tuesday, s…

‘China beats him every time’: Lincoln Project up with new Trump attack ad about president’s failures against China

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story…

Bolton: Trump offered 'favours to dictators', sought Xi's help

aljazeera.com - President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton writes in his upcoming memoir that Trump sought Chinese President Xi Jinping's help in winning re-election during a closed-door m…

Trump May Sue His Own Niece to Hush Up Her Tell-All

vanityfair.com - In the fall of 2018, just before his book on Donald Trump hit shelves, snippets of Bob Woodward’s reporting on the president began to circulate in the media. There was juicy stuff in there, like John…

Trump Could Still Break Democracy’s Biggest Norm

theatlantic.com - Say Joe Biden wins the presidential election in November. On the morning of January 20, Donald Trump will enter the Oval Office and leave a handwritten letter to Biden on the Resolute desk. Later, Tr…

The Rich Cut Their Spending. That Has Hurt All the Workers Who Count on It.

nytimes.com - Now, cities like Washington that were relatively unscathed by the Great Recession — thanks to their high median incomes and all their service jobs — stand to be hurt far more deeply in the coronaviru…

US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

apnews.com - PHOENIX (AP) — When the coronavirus flared in China’s capital this week, Beijing canceled flights, suspended reopenings and described the situation as “extremely grave.” But with cases rising in some…

Remember the N95 mask shortage? It’s still a problem.

vox.com - Texas broke records for Covid-19 hospitalizations six times last week, including a record 2,504 hospitalizations in a single day on June 10. South Carolina, North Carolina, Alaska, Florida, Mississip…

COVID-19 cases surge in Oklahoma, other states ahead of Trump's Tulsa rally

reuters.com - PHOENIX (Reuters) - Several U.S. states including Oklahoma reported a surge in new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, days before a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa that w…

A Woman And 15 Of Her Friends Have The Coronavirus After One Night Out

buzzfeednews.com - A Florida woman and 15 of her friends have reportedly tested positive with the coronavirus after a night out at a bar in Jacksonville Beach. “Welp, Florida opened back up & my ass should’ve stayed tf…

Why Policing Is Broken

rollingstone.com - Years ago, while working on a story for Rolling Stone about why so few white-collar offenders went to jail, I realized I needed to better understand why the criminal-justice system worked with such m…

The 75-Year-Old Protester Assaulted by Buffalo Cops on Video Still Can’t Walk

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old Buffalo activist whose assault by Buffalo cops caused an uproar over police brutality against protester…

Qualified Immunity Is How the Police State Stays in Power

mintpressnews.com - CHARLOTTESVILLE (Rutherford) –– The system is rigged, the government is corrupt, and “we the people” continue to waste our strength by fighting each other rather than standing against the tyrant in o…

As Trump warns of leftist violence, a dangerous threat emerges from the right-wing boogaloo movement

washingtonpost.com - This May 29 surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows a van with the passenger side door open as someone fires at a security kiosk at a federal building in Oakland. (FBI/AP) By Craig Timberg close…

The Fed’s Paycheck Protection Program Gave a Tiny NJ Bank $5.3 Billion – 9 Percent of all the Money It’s Spent Thus Far

wallstreetonparade.com - The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was authorized by Congress under the CARES Act and is being overseen by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The goal of the PPP program is to make 1 percent…

The debate over Confederate symbols isn’t about preserving or erasing history. It’s about our values.

washingtonpost.com - A man lifts a child onto the base of the Robert E. Lee Statue that was scheduled to be dismantled before a court issued a temporary injunction. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) By Theresa Vargas …

Brands Pretend They Just Learned Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's Are Racist

vice.com - The companies behind Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s have had a reckoning. Quaker Foods announced Wednesday that it will change the name and logo of its Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mix after u…

Mysterious blue fireball streaks above Western Australia, puzzling astronomers

livescience.com - #Perth #WA have you seen the AWESOME fireball that sailed through the sky over the #Pilbara last night? If you haven't check out the online article in @thewestaustralian: [url=https://thewest.com.au/techn…]https://thewest.com.au/techn…[/url]

We’ve Always Had the Money for Medicare for All — We’ve Just Given It to Corporations Instead

jacobinmag.com - Now sure, bailout loans to big banks — which can get paid back — are a bit different from direct spending on a government program like Medicare for All. But then again, spending on Medicare for All i…

Opinion | An entire Florida SWAT team resigned last week. It’s for the best.

washingtonpost.com - A Philadelphia Police Department SWAT team member on June 1. (Matt Slocum/AP) By Radley Balko close Radley Balko Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-justice syst…

Officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty

cnn.com - Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter Friday. He also was acquitted of two…

Trillions in Stimulus Go Unchecked With Watchdogs Kept Toothless

bloomberg.com - (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. has spent more than half of $3 trillion in economic rescue funds passed by Congress -- with little of the oversight intended to ensure the money goes to the right places. Thre…

Denver Police Cash In on Houseless Encampment Clean-Ups

unicornriot.ninja - Denver, CO – For nearly eight years Denver police officers, public works employees, park rangers, and occasionally inmates have been carrying out and enforcing the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (cam…

Chicago Is Trying to Pay Down Its Debt by Impounding Innocent People's Cars

reason.com - On June 21, 2016, Chicago police pulled Spencer Byrd over for a broken turn signal. Byrd says his signal wasn't broken, but that detail would soon be the least of his worries. Ever since, Byrd has be…

Cops and the Culture War

nymag.com - Nobody put bleach into the milkshakes at Shake Shack. The cops who ordered them and got diarrhea had food poisoning, or lactose intolerance, or indigestion, aroused by the consumption of garbage. But…

“Most Overpaid Cops in the Country” Seattle Police Rake in up to $300k per Year

mintpressnews.com - Even after a month of nationwide police repression and malfeasance responding to the George Floyd protests, the behavior of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) has stood out as among the most questio…

Imagining the nonviolent state

vox.com - Officers of the state conduct a public lynching. Cities erupt in protest, then in riots. And then the state demands of its critics what it refuses to ask of itself — nonviolence. This serves a dual p…

Richmond’s Arthur Ashe Statue Defaced With ‘White Lives Matter’

thedailybeast.com - A white man spray-painted “White Lives Matter” on a statue of tennis legend and civil rights figure Arthur Ashe on Richmond, Virginia’s Monument Avenue on Wednesday. “I’m not a racist. I just don’t a…

Nurses Picket Over Lack of Protection From Ongoing Viral Pandemic

unicornriot.ninja - Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of medical professionals and supporters held an informational picket demanding their employer Allina Health, along with the Minnesota Department of Health, provide increased…

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Doomstead Diner Daily June 19
« Reply #1460 on: June 19, 2020, 04:33:08 AM »

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Supreme Court Rules For DREAMers, Against Trump

npr.org - Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday as the court rejected the Trump administration's move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals progra…

Top State Department official resigns in protest of Trump’s response to racial tensions in the country

washingtonpost.com - Mary Elizabeth Taylor approaches the lectern before Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch makes a keynote appearance at Trump International Hotel in September 2017 in Washington. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The…

Lawsuit seeks mandatory face masks, social distancing at Tulsa Trump rally

newsweek.com - Attendees of President Donald Trump's campaign rally planned for Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma could be forced to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines if a lawsuit filed on Tuesda…

Coronavirus live news: US questions Beijing cluster figures as WHO eyes 2bn Covid-19 vaccine doses by end of 2021

theguardian.com - Afghanistan has recorded its lowest daily infections to Covid-19 since 14 May. The war-torn nation is struggling with lack of testing capacity while violence rages on across the country. The country’…

Nonprofit says MIchigan 1 of 3 states on track to contain COVID-19

freep.com - Looks like Michiganders' hand washing, social distancing and aggressive lockdown measures may be paying off, if a new report is any indication: Michigan is one of three states on track to contain COV…

Live updates: Mask rules face pushback as coronavirus infections surge

washingtonpost.com - By Antonia Noori Farzan, close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Jennifer Hassan and close Jennifer Hassan Social media editor for the foreign desk Ema…

Atlanta police call out sick over charges in fatal shooting

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police officers called out sick to protest the filing of murder charges against an officer who shot a man in the back, while the interim chief acknowledged members of the force…

Seattle-Area Labor Council Expels Cop Union

nymag.com - Less than two weeks after Seattle police nearly killed a protester with a flash bang to the chest, a local labor council has expelled their union. The Martin Luther King Labor Council, a powerful org…

Twitter flags doctored video tweeted by Trump about 'racist baby' as manipulated media

theguardian.com - Twitter has flagged a video tweeted by Donald Trump, which contained a fake CNN news segment about a “racist baby”, adding a warning label that the post contained manipulated media. The video, which …

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners

washingtonpost.com - The red inverted triangle was used by the Nazis to designate political enemies in concentration camps. (Image from Facebook) By Isaac Stanley-Becker close Isaac Stanley-Becker National political repo…

The Meme-Fueled Rise of a Dangerous, Far-Right Militia

wired.com - Which is why the Boogaloo Bois are so contradictory and inscrutable as a group—they aren’t a group at all. (There’s not even clarity on whether they’re Bois or Boys.) “If there is anything that typif…

Members of Congress took small-business loans — and the full extent is unknown

politico.com - Republicans on the list include Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, a wealthy businessman who owns auto dealerships, body shops and car washes, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, whose family owns multip…

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

arstechnica.com - It's no secret that police and other law enforcement agencies have a history of using mobile phone location and other data to target or investigate individuals, and the wave of mass protests in suppo…

Anguished by America’s Decline, More Foreign-Policy Wonks Run for Office

foreignpolicy.com - Sri Kulkarni was a foreign service officer for 14 years before the advent of the Trump era upended his career plans. As a diplomat watching Washington’s tectonic shifts from abroad, Kulkarni became d…

2020 likely to be the warmest year on record globally

cbsnews.com - While the public's attention is consumed by concern over the global pandemic and protests against social injustices, the chronic condition of climate change continues to escalate. In fact, it's becom…

One city moves to forgive overdue rent — economist sees "a system falling apart"

salon.com - The city of Ithaca, New York — a small community of roughly 30,000 people in the Finger Lakes district, best known as the home of Cornell University — has passed a resolution which, in its own modest…

Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

theguardian.com - Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for dec…

If the Fed Is Being Honest that Citigroup is Well Capitalized, Why Did It Need $3B from the Paycheck Protection Program?

wallstreetonparade.com - There is fresh evidence that Citigroup, the mega Wall Street bank that was insolvent but still illegally propped up by the Fed during the last financial crisis (to the tune of $2.5 trillion cumulativ…

Enormous plume of dust predicted to reach U.S. all the way from the Sahara Desert

washingtonpost.com - A NASA-produced model simulating the motion of plumes of Saharan dust. This model was run June 18. (WeatherBell) By Matthew Cappucci Matthew Cappucci Meteorologist, Capital Weather Gang Email Bio Fol…

30% of Americans missed their housing payments in June

cnbc.com - As the United States continues to face record unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, 30% of Americans missed their housing payments in June, according to a survey by Apartment List, an online …

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases…

Say It Under Oath, Asshole

motherjones.com - John Bolton on August 29, 2019, Minsk, Belarus.Yuri Oreshkin/TASS via ZUMA Press Last October, President Donald Trump said, on television, that “China should start an investigation into the Bidens” a…

With the World Focused on the Pandemic, Israel Prepares to Annex Large Swaths of the West Bank

theintercept.com - Israel is planning a move on July 1 that the international community has long regarded as one of the gravest assaults on the international order and international law: annexation of land that does no…

Virus layoffs top 45.7 mn as US economic distress persists

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - Layoffs caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States passed 45.7 million, raising fears that, despite some positive signs, the economy faces a halting recovery from the …

For the Rich to Keep Getting Richer, We Have to Sacrifice Everything Else

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - 1. Gee, wealth/income inequality isn't quite as bad as everyone claims. (Actually, it's worse, but never mind unwelcome reality. Let us prove yet again how statistics can always be gamed.) 2. Wealth/…

Analysis | ‘Covid baby bust’ could lead to half a million fewer births next year

washingtonpost.com - Kelsey Powell, five months pregnant, sits last week at a home provided by Mary's Shelter, a charity that offers housing for expectant mothers in Fredericksburg, Va. The organization is seeing a spike…

Brett Kavanaugh walloped by John Roberts in ruling on Trump immigration policy

rawstory.com - Chief Justice John Roberts took a swipe at the Supreme Court’s newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, in the ruling that blocks the Trump administration from ending protections under Deferred Action for Ch…

How to Survive America's Kill List

rollingstone.com - Born Darrell Lamont Phelps, he grew up just north of the Bronx in Mount Vernon, New York. He did what lots of kids in his neighborhood were doing in the late Seventies and Eighties: He spent his time…

Identifying The Berlin Bicycle Assassin: From Moscow to Berlin (Part 1)

bellingcat.com - Independently from the findings of the German authorities, our investigative team has independently verified that the real identity of the Berlin assassin who traveled under the fake identity of Vadi…

Land loss has plagued black America since emancipation – is it time to look again at 'black commons' and collective ownership?

theconversation.com - Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land and power that has circumscribed black lives since the end of slavery in the U.S. The…

As protests spread to small-town America, militia groups respond with armed intimidation and online threats

washingtonpost.com - Demonstrators march through downtown Omak, Wash., on June 4, past men carrying assault rifles and handguns. (Tim Matsui) By Isaac Stanley-Becker close Isaac Stanley-Becker National political reporter…

Levijatan: Serbian Animal Rights Vigilantes Go To The Polls

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DOJ tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department moved abruptly Friday night to oust Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan overseeing key prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s allies and an i…

Why Attorney General Barr May Not Have the Legal Authority to Force Out the U.S Attorney for SDNY

lawandcrime.com - Attorney General William Barr announced Friday night that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who was appointed to his position by a federal court, was resigning from his post an…

Standoff as Barr Tries to Oust Manhattan U.S. attorney who investigated the president’s cronies

washingtonpost.com - Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference on April 23, 2019. (Mary Altaffer/AP) By Devlin Barrett close Devlin Barrett Reporter focusin…

Trump’s Tulsa Rally Is Still On, Pandemic and Reason Be Damned

nymag.com - President Trump and his political advisers reportedly envision his Saturday night rally in Tulsa as an epic moment that will transform his dwindling presidential campaign into a runaway freight train…

Tense mood grips Tulsa as Trump fans and protesters gather ahead of campaign rally

washingtonpost.com - Zach Moushon and his son, Holden Moushon, 8, camp with fellow Trump supporters outside the BOK Center in Tulsa on Thursday. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post) By Bret J. Schulte, DeNeen L. Brow…

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases 'have stabilized'

news.yahoo.com - WASHINGTON — Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus cases in the U.S. “have stabilized,” a document produced that same day by the Ce…

Is the pandemic getting worse in the US?

bbc.com - The news in the US has been dominated by anti-racism protests for the past couple of weeks, but coronavirus is now back in the headlines. Several states have seen a record number of cases in recent d…

COVID Was Never ‘Under Control’ In America

slate.com - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on June 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. If we’ve learned anything in the past several month…

As coronavirus surges across South and West, Texas mayors plead with residents to wear masks

washingtonpost.com - By Hannah Knowles, close Hannah Knowles General assignment reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Katie Mettler, close Katie Mettler Reporter covering breaking news and features Email EmailBio BioF…

Pull Them All Down: DC protesters pull down, burn statue of Confederate general

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the nation’s capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the United States, amid c…

Poll: Majority thinks Trump is making US more divided

thehill.com - About 60 percent of poll respondents think President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma venue management asks Trump campaign for health plan ahead of rally Pompeo slams Bolton account as spreading 'lies,…

Breonna Taylor’s Lawyers Accuse Louisville Mayor of Directing Cover Up and Acting ‘Above the Law’

lawandcrime.com - Attorneys representing the family of Breonna Taylor are accusing the Louisville Metro Police Department and Mayor Greg Fischer of engaging in unlawful efforts to cover up the truth behind the death o…

The Rage Unifying Boomers and Gen Z

theatlantic.com - The 1960s have achieved almost mythic status as a hinge point in American history. Both those who welcomed and those who feared the convulsive changes the decade brought can agree on one thing: Socia…

Inside Maya Moore's extraordinary quest for justice

espn.com - ON A SUNNY October day in Jefferson City, Missouri, Maya Moore huddles with her family and friends outside the Cole County courthouse. They stand in a circle, holding hands. Moore prays with them bef…

Activists Are Pushing to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday. Here’s the History Behind Their Fight

time.com - When President Donald Trump announced last week that he would hold a campaign rally in Tulsa on June 19, the backlash was swift. The speech was to take place near the site of a 1921 race massacre, an…

“He’s the Chosen One to Run America”: Inside the Cult of Trump, His Rallies Are Church and He Is the Gospel

vanityfair.com - On December 4, 2016, a man traveled from North Carolina with an AR-15 and opened fire on Comet Ping Pong, the D.C. pizzeria believed by some Trump supporters to be the HQ of Hillary Clinton’s child s…

Top US prosecutor blocks attempt to oust him

bbc.com - A top federal prosecutor has issued a statement saying he has not resigned, despite the US Justice Department announcing he was stepping down. Geoffrey Berman, the US Attorney in Manhattan, said he l…

Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'

bbc.com - "The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. According to the renowned naturalist and broadcaster, "we have been putting things off for year…

Spate of Suspicious Hanging Deaths Sparks Fears of Fresh Racist Terror

mintpressnews.com - Amid nationwide demonstrations that have brought racist violence to public attention, at least four black people have been found hanged in suspicious circumstances, sparking fears that the incidents …

Rediscovering fatherhood in the plague year

washingtonexaminer.com - Few Father’s Days could be more important than the one approaching. COVID-19 is a crisis that will require the strengths of dad and the family to restore the nation to full economic prosperity. Simil…

A Tidal Wave of Bankruptcies Is Coming

nytimes.com - The experts’ recommendations to Congress walk a fine line. They suggest allowing companies more time to come up with reorganization plans, even though Chapter 11 cases are supposed to move quickly so…

Polls: Four Weeks of Protest Have Radically Altered American Views on Police

mintpressnews.com - Just four weeks of protest have radically altered Americans’ views on the police and what their role in society should be. Once almost exclusively the domain of activist groups, moves to comprehensiv…

Trump Has a Half Billion in Loans Coming Due. They May Be His Biggest Conflict of Interest Yet.

motherjones.com - Win or lose in November, one thing won’t change for Donald Trump: Over the next few years, his company must settle a series of whopping debts. Before the end of a theoretical second term, his company…

Pence Won’t Say the Words ‘Black Lives Matter’ in an Interview

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence twice refused to say that “black lives matter” during an interview on a Philadelphia television station on Friday, insisting instead that “all lives matter in a…

How risky is it to attend a Trump campaign rally during a pandemic?

cnn.com - As the coronavirus plows through the United States, health experts worry President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will become a new hotspot for coronavirus infections. Leaders and …

The Hard Numbers Behind Juneteenth in a Racist America

thedailybeast.com - Friday marks Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and specifically word of emancipation reaching enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. But Juneteent…

All State Comparison of Testing Efforts

coronavirus.jhu.edu - This graph shows the total number of cases, deaths, and tests performed in each state per 100,000 people. By comparing the rate of cases and deaths, we can get a sense of how COVID-19 has affected ea…

How superspreading is fueling the pandemic — and how we can stop it

vox.com - This Saturday, thousands of people are expected to gather inside the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a city where Covid-19 cases have risen steeply since May 31, at a rally for President Donald Trump’…

US Navy confirms demotion of captain of virus-hit carrier

news.yahoo.com - The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt docked at the US naval base in Guam after a sweeping COVID-19 outbreak among the nearly 5,000 crew. (AFP Photo/Tony AZIOS) Washington (AFP)…

EU parliament declares 'Black Lives Matter'

news.yahoo.com - Racial justice protests have spread from the United States to Europe, including this mid-June 2020 demo in Strasbourg, eastern France (AFP Photo/PATRICK HERTZOG) Brussels (AFP) - The European Parliam…

Arizona coronavirus update June 19: 3,246 new cases

azcentral.com - Another record number of positive COVID-19 cases was reported by the state Friday, along with continued highs for hospitalizations, as the virus continues its escalating spread in Arizona. Friday's r…

In countries keeping the coronavirus at bay, experts watch U.S. case numbers with alarm

washingtonpost.com - By Rick Noack close Rick Noack Foreign affairs reporter focusing on Europe and international security Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 19, 2020 at 10:38 AM EDT As coronavirus cases surge in the U…

Kamala Harris wants America to turn protest into policy. Is she the one to make it happen?

washingtonpost.com - By Errin Haines | The 19th close Errin Haines | The 19th Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT This reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howa…

Podcast: How the Democratic Party Unleashed Decades of Racial Injustice and Police Brutality on Communities of Color

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists the establishme…

Yemen: Saudi Airstrike Kills Four Children as UN Removes Kingdom From List of Child Killers

mintpressnews.com - SADAA, YEMEN — It was not the first time that the mother of Faisel Ahmed al-Jaser heard the small radio perched in the corner of her kitchen report that Saudi aircraft were once again dropping bombs …


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Tulsa Sets Coronavirus Case Record As Trump Rallygoers Dispute Health Risks

newsweek.com - Tulsa County set a third-straight daily record for new coronavirus cases this weekend just as thousands of rallygoers descend upon the city for President Donald Trump's first campaign rally in months.

The 'Silent Majority' Didn't Show Up For Trump

theatlantic.com - Rarely has a single campaign rally drawn as much hype as the one President Donald Trump held Saturday night at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma—a relaunch of his reelection bid that, according to th…

TikTok Teens and K-Pop Stans Say They Sank Trump Rally

nytimes.com - Ms. Garcia said she decided to sign up on a whim after seeing Ms. Laupp’s video, but after she saw the Trump campaign boasting about its record-setting ticket numbers she regretted what she had done.…

Global report: Trump says he ordered coronavirus testing to 'slow down'

theguardian.com - Donald Trump told thousands of supporters on Saturday that he had asked US officials to slow down testing for Covid-19 because case numbers in the country were rising so rapidly. Speaking at a campai…

Florida Is Breaking Record After Record for COVID-19 Infections

thedailybeast.com - Florida reported 4,049 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, shattering the record that had been set only the day before. The state also announced 44 people died in the last day, including a 17-year-old…

Florida sets another single-day coronavirus case record with nearly 4,000 infections

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tampabay.com - Florida again broke its record for single-day coronavirus cases, adding 3,822 infections Friday and bringing the state total to 89,748 cases. The state also recorded 43 new deaths and 200 additional …

14,516 Coronavirus Cases In India In 24 hours In Steepest One-Day Jump: 10 Points

ndtv.com - Coronavirus Cases, India: A total of 12,948 patients have died since the beginning of the pandemic. This is the third consecutive day that India registered a record jump in the number of coronavirus …

Spain opens border to UK tourists; Trump wants less testing

apnews.com - MADRID (AP) — Spain reopened its borders to British tourists on Sunday in a bid to kickstart its economy while Brazil and South Africa struggled with rising levels of coronavirus infections. At a cam…

Millions tested as Beijing reports 22 new virus cases

asiatimes.com - China’s capital reported 22 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday after a mass testing effort that has collected more than two million samples in a race to contain a new outbreak. The fresh cluster …

Pro-Trump pollster gives him bad news ahead of return rally in Tulsa

salon.com - President Donald Trump blew his lid when CNN came out with a devastating poll showing him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign by a stunning 14-points. The poll was so unsett…

The Tulsa Rally is the First Big Beta Test of the Trump 2020 App, Which Knows Where You Are and Who You Know

thedailybeast.com - This month Trump decided to resume his mass rallies starting in Tulsa, less than a mile from the site of the infamous 1919 race massacre there—and originally scheduled it for Juneteenth. The venue is…

One Crisis Is Manageable. Five Might Not Be

dollarcollapse.com - World War One was the most destructive conflict in human history. But before it ended, the Spanish flu came along and claimed an even greater number of victims. A decade later the Great Depression ba…

A faster response could have prevented most U.S. Covid-19 deaths - STAT

statnews.com - More than 120,000 Americans have now perished from Covid-19, surpassing the total number of U.S. dead during World War I. Had American leaders taken the decisive, early measures that several other na…

The battle over masks in a pandemic: An all-American story

washingtonpost.com - Daniel Milian, from right, Miguel Martinez and Laura De Armas relax at the seaside in South Beach in the city of Miami Beach on June 19. Their group showed a variable approach to wearing masks. (Scot…

Latin America’s Virus Villains: Corrupt Officials Collude With Price Gougers for Body Bags and Flimsy Masks

nytimes.com - Mr. Salcedo “has been a vendor during the health emergency as well,” said Ms. Salazar. “Of course, he had to take advantage.” Mr. Salcedo’s brother, Noé, was caught this month trying to cross the bor…

Racial Terror: 2,000 Black Americans Were Lynched in Reconstruction Era, Report Says

portside.org - When George King, a black man in South Carolina, was freed from slavery by the 13th amendment to the US constitution in 1865, his former slave owner came to him to clarify how things were going to wo…

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

nytimes.com - There was nothing magical about a period of 30 years, Dr. Caplin said; it simply proved useful, making payments predictable and affordable by stretching them out over decades. “It was designed from a…

Analysis | Coronavirus has come to Trump country

washingtonpost.com - Donna Harkness wears a mask with “Trump 2020" printed on it at a demonstration to demand the lifting of restrictions imposed by state and local officials to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Bos…

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count

nytimes.com - More than 2,082,900 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 115,300 have died, according to a New York Times database. This map shows where the number of new …

200 workers test positive at Dole plant in Ohio

news5cleveland.com - SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — At least 200 employees in a vegetables plant in western Ohio have tested positive for the coronavirus, Ohio’s governor said Wednesday. Gov. Mike DeWine announced that total during…

Refusing to Wear a Mask Is an Empty Act of Defiance

theatlantic.com - The woman in the video would like you to know that she is compassionate. She would like you to know that she understands “the virus is real.” She would also like you to know, however, that she has tr…

Of Two Minds - For the Rich to Keep Getting Richer, We Have to Sacrifice Everything Else

oftwominds.com - They're hoping the endless circuses and trails of bread crumbs will forever distract us from their plunder and the inequalities built into America's financial system.. The primary story of the past 2…

The New York Post's most outrageous ‘copaganda’

cityandstateny.com - The NYPD hasn’t earned much love these past few weeks. But even so, police unions’ recent claims that a Shake Shack employee deliberately spiked officers’ milkshakes with bleach seemed like a stretch…

Trump rallies in red-state America — and faces a sea of empty blue seats

washingtonpost.com - By Philip Rucker and close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Robert Costa close Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and ca…

The Navajo Nation is under lockdown again as coronavirus cases surge

thehill.com - The Navajo Nation is under lockdown for the next two weekends as cases spike in parts of Arizona and Utah. The reservation had transitioned to a "safer at home" policy on June 5, as the surrounding s…

Geoffrey Berman reverses course — now says he will leave SDNY ‘effective immediately’

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CDC coronavirus test kits were likely contaminated, federal review confirms

washingtonpost.com - The CDC's laboratory test kit for the coronavirus. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/AP) By David Willman close David Willman Investigative reporter Email EmailBio Bio June 20, 2020 at 4:22…

Progressives Targeting New York Incumbents in Down-Ballot Races

theintercept.com - In addition to Brisport, the NYC DSA is backing Samelys López for the House of Representatives, Zohran Mamdani for Assembly in Queens, and Phara Souffrant Forrest and Marcela Mitaynes for Assembly in…

Bolton Raises Possibility Trump Obstructed Justice in SDNY’s Turkish Bank Investigation

thedailybeast.com - Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has raised the possibility that President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he promised the Turkish president that an investigation into a Turkish bank…

White House Brawl: Mike Pompeo Calls John Bolton a Traitor and a Liar

thegreatrecession.info - Mike Pompeo used the Department of State’s website to officially call out President Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton as a liar and a traitor. In a brief press statement titled “I …

Russian state media calls Trump a Moscow "agent," jokingly suggests he'll need to flee to their country after leaving office

newsweek.com - In the wake of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to the White House, Russia's state-controlled media outlets have been dissecting the situation by calling Trump a Russian agent. Rossiya …

Bolsonaro Fraudulently Circumvented Trump’s COVID-19 Immigration Ban to Smuggle His Scandal-Plagued Ex-Education Minister Into the U.S.

theintercept.com - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is subsumed by numerous scandals implicating his family and closest allies. Just in the the last week, multiple law enforcement developments have targeted Bolsonaro…

Poor People's Campaign stages massive online demonstration

religionnews.com - (RNS) — With COVID-19 restrictions preventing an intended in-person rally in Washington D.C., at least a million supporters of the Poor People's Campaign reportedly tuned in Saturday (June 20) to wat…


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Trump rallies in red-state America — and faces a sea of empty blue seats

A supporter sits alone in the top section of the BOK Center on Saturday to attend President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa.

washingtonpost.com - By Philip Rucker and close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Robert Costa close Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and ca…

‘Mortified and humiliated’: Image of Trump returning from Tulsa rally is mocked for ‘look of defeat’

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Brad Parscale faces Trump 'fury' after Tulsa comeback rally flops

theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, was under pressure on Sunday after claiming hundreds of thousands of people had applied for tickets to the president’s return to the campaign trail in …

U.S. reports more than 30,000 coronavirus cases two days straight, the highest number since May 1

cnbc.com - The U.S reported more than 30,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday and Saturday, the highest daily totals since May 1, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. New cases are rising in s…

Virus cases surge in US, India, but slow in China, Korea

apnews.com - NEW DELHI (AP) — The world saw the largest daily increases yet in coronavirus cases, with infections soaring in India’s rural villages after migrant workers fled major cities. India’s coronavirus cas…

NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace garage at Alabama race

apnews.com - TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series who just two weeks ago successf…

Global report: China suspends US poultry imports from Covid-19-affected business

theguardian.com - China has suspended imports of poultry products from a plant owned by an Aransas-based meat processor, Tyson Inc, that has been hit by coronavirus, as authorities struggle to bring an outbreak in Bei…

Firing of powerful NY prosecutor appears to be latest move to protect Trump

cnn.com - The Trump administration's ouster of one of America's most powerful prosecutors raises fresh and glaring suspicions about its assault on the independence of the justice system and its respect for the…

Team Trump Pushes Antifa Panic Hard on Facebook

thedailybeast.com - Fears about antifa, the amorphous left-wing protest group, are proving to be potent fundraising and data-gathering tools for prominent Republican political campaigns, chief among them that of Preside…

German Outbreaks Grow; Beijing Cases Decline: Virus Update

bloomberg.com - Residents carry boxes of donated food and hygiene supplies in the Vale das Virtudes favela of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 12. We're tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global respo…

‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund police

csmonitor.com - The outrage that detonated in Minnesota’s largest city after police killed George Floyd had a fuse five years long. In 2015, a white Minneapolis police officer fatally shot an unarmed man named Jamar…

Comedian D.L. Hughley Tested Positive For The Coronavirus After He Collapsed On Stage

buzzfeednews.com - The crowd yells out in concern, and a person to the side of the stage rushes on as Hughley begins to collapse. A crowd of people then carry his unconscious body out of the venue. In Nashville, curren…

Brazil reaches 50,000 virus deaths amid protests

bbc.com - Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 deaths from Covid-19. It comes amid growing political tension and just days after the country confirmed more than one …

The Supreme Court may finally unlock Trump's financial records

cnn.com - It's the court decision that probably strikes more fear in President Donald Trump's heart than any other. The Supreme Court will decide as soon as this week whether Trump's accountants must turn his …

Yes, Wearing Masks Helps. Here's Why

npr.org - A man in a mask walks past a mural on the side of a building in New York City in April. Mask wearing has become a topic of fierce debate in the United States. People opposed to mask mandates have sta…

Peter Navarro Gaslights CNN With Bigotry: 'That Virus Was A Product Of The Chinese Communist Party'

crooksandliars.com - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro claimed on Sunday that the novel coronavirus pandemic is "a product of the Chinese Communist Party." During an interview on CNN's State of the Union program, h…

AG William Barr: Mueller Investigation Is 'Closest We Have Come' To The Assassination Of Lincoln

crooksandliars.com - Attorney General William Barr suggested recently that the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election was similar to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. During an i…

Health Insurance Companies Thrive While the Pandemic Ravages America

thedailybeast.com - Crises often highlight both the best and the worst of humanity. Coronavirus is no exception. It has brought out the best in America's health-care workforce. Public support for nurses, doctors, and ot…

Only White Officers Reportedly Allowed to Guard Ex-Cop Accused of Killing George Floyd

slate.com - A view outside the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center on June 20, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Eight Minnesota correctional officers filed a discrimination lawsuit claiming they were forbidden from…

The GOP Is Getting Back to Business as Usual -- Trying to Gut Social Programs

truthout.org - Spitting in the face of science, Donald Trump and Mike Pence have spent the week explaining how the COVID-19 pandemic is supposedly behind us. Now, that may largely be true in Iceland, which flattene…

Amid a Pandemic, Landlords Violate Federal Eviction Ban

undark.org - Landlords in at least four states have violated the eviction ban passed by Congress last month, a review of records shows, moving to throw more than a hundred people out of their homes. In an effort …

Trump Wants to Create Election Chaos by Killing the Post Office

truthout.org - President Trump and his Republican advisers appear to be laying the groundwork for presidential election chaos on November 3. Part of the plan seems to be to allow the coronavirus-slammed U.S. Postal…

One month after the reopening: COVID-19 rips through US states and workplaces

wsws.org - One month since the resumption of manufacturing activity throughout the country, it is clear that the Trump administration’s campaign to prematurely force workers back on the job has resulted in a ma…

Nearly Half Of Americans Consider Selling Home As COVID Crushes Finances

zerohedge.com - As the virus pandemic has metastasized into an economic downturn, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs and are struggling to service mortgage payments. New research offers a glimpse int…

Arctic records its hottest temperature ever

cbsnews.com - Alarming heat scorched Siberia on Saturday as the small town of Verkhoyansk (67.5°N latitude) reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees above the normal high temperature. If verified, this is like…

US Military Presence Everywhere. The Arctic, the Middle East, The South China Sea, The Caribbean... - Global Research

globalresearch.ca - Tensions in the skies. RT presented a news story of the United States intercepting a fleet of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast. Four Russian Tu-95 bombers, accompanied by Su-35 and MiG-31 fighte…

16 First Responders Explain COVID-19 Cases In Their Cities

wired.com - We saw our first case at Northwestern in early March. We have two positive cases at our facility currently. We have over 400 patient admitted in the hospital. We have a minimum of 400 COVID cases in …

If the Virus Slows This Summer, It May Be Time to Worry

wired.com - More recently, Harvard data scientist Mohammad Jalali and his colleagues arrived at roughly the same estimate for seasonal effects, at least in some places including New York City, with Covid-19. (Th…

Why Bill Barr Got Rid of Geoffrey Berman

theatlantic.com - Late Friday evening, Attorney General Bill Barr claimed that the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York had resigned, and announced his replacement on an interim basis by the cu…

Why Americans Might Not Trust the Election Results

theatlantic.com - Nearly three in five Americans don’t have confidence in the honesty of our elections, a February Gallup poll found. Republicans, Democrats, state officials, grandmothers, first-time voters, the polit…

Did TikTokers and K-pop fans foil Trump’s Tulsa rally? It’s complicated.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump holds a campaign rally in Tulsa. (Sue Ogrocki/AP) By Travis M. Andrews close Travis M. Andrews Pop culture reporter covering music, movies, TV, comedy and celebrity culture Email Emai…

Who caused the violence at protests? It wasn’t antifa.

washingtonpost.com - By Meg Kelly and close Meg Kelly Video editor for The Fact Checker Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Elyse Samuels close Elyse Samuels Video verification editor Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 22,…

John Oliver Brutally Mocks Trump Over Embarrassing Tulsa Rally Attendance

thedailybeast.com - On Sunday night, John Oliver took a break from his ongoing flame war with “racist” Fox News host Tucker Carlson to roast President Trump over the embarrassingly low attendance at his rally in Tulsa, …

Former Staffer Reveals Trump’s Emergency Visit To Walter Reed In 2019 Was Caused By Drug Abuse

deepleftfield.info - If you’ve ever watched Donald Trump give a speech, you’ve probably noticed that he often sniffs a lot, slurs his words, and appears to have extremely dilated pupils. All of those are signs of drug us…

Debating The Right Versus Collaborating With Them ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - I recently wrote about a book called The Populist’s Guide to 2020, by Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, who co-host the Hill’s show Rising. The book’s premise is that today there is a rising kind of “l…

What’s Facebook’s Deal With Donald Trump?

nytimes.com - Jesse Lehrich, the co-founder of Accountable Tech, a new nonprofit group pushing Facebook to tighten controls on its platform, suggested that the two men have a tacit nonaggression pact. “Trump can r…

Masks Sold to Navajo Hospitals Don’t Meet FDA Standards

undark.org - The Indian Health Service acknowledged on Wednesday that 1 million respirator masks it purchased from a former Trump White House official do not meet Food and Drug Administration standards for “use i…

Progressives Targeting New York Incumbents in Down-Ballot Races

theintercept.com - In addition to Brisport, the NYC DSA is backing Samelys López for the House of Representatives, Zohran Mamdani for Assembly in Queens, and Phara Souffrant Forrest and Marcela Mitaynes for Assembly in…


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Coronavirus live news: Saudi Arabia closes borders to hajj attendees as global Covid-19 cases pass 9m

theguardian.com - Muslims around the world hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mecca to perform the hajj will have to wait until next year, after Saudi Arabia drastically curtailed the pilgrimage due to the cor…

Trump Freezes Green Cards, Many Work Visas Until End Of Year

npr.org - President Trump holds his campaign rally Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. His new executive order will halt immigration and many types of work visas through the end of the year. President Trump on Monday ext…

'Everyone should be worried': A top Trump economic adviser set to leave the White House issued some ominous parting words

businessinsider.com - Kevin Hassett, a top Trump economic adviser, is set to leave the White House after a three-month stint helping to manage the nation's economic recovery. But he had some ominous parting words. "I thin…

Trump Won't Deny He Ordered: 'Slow the Testing Down'

rollingstone.com - The president told the meager audience who attended his rally in Tulsa on Saturday night that he gave an order to slow testing for coronavirus. Ever since, his staff have downplayed Trump’s claim by …

Virus numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

apnews.com - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The number of global coronavirus cases continued to surge Tuesday in many large countries that have been lifting lockdowns, including the U.S., even as new infections s…

How Hawaii Became a Rare Covid Success Story

politico.com - “In the beginning, people weren’t really eager to talk to us,” recalls Lauren Usagawa, one of the department’s original investigators. “They didn’t know who we were, and some thought it was a scam or…

'Snowballing' coronavirus cases in US states as hospitals fill

aljazeera.com - Alarming surges in coronavirus cases across the United States South and West raised fears Monday that the outbreak is spiralling out of control and that hard-won progress against the scourge is slipp…

America Swallowed the Key to Escaping the Pandemic

bloomberg.com - Mark Gongloff is an editor with Bloomberg Opinion. He previously was a managing editor of Fortune.com, ran the Huffington Post's business and technology coverage, and was a columnist, reporter and ed…

U.S. Preps for ‘Tremendous Burden’ of Flu, Covid Hit at Once

bloomberg.com - Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. U.S. health agencies are preparing for a flu season…

Oklahoma just reported its highest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases, after 3 weeks of rising numbers

businessinsider.com - Oklahoma reported its highest daily coronavirus caseload on Monday since the outbreak began: a record 478 new cases. The number topped the state's previous highest, 450 cases, which was reported on J…

A Common Snake Oil Reemerges for the Coronavirus

theatlantic.com - To the silver salesmen, moms must have seemed like an ideal demographic. Last year, Candy Keane, a 44-year-old lifestyle blogger in Florida, heard about colloidal silver—silver particles suspended in…

What We Know—and Really Don’t Know—About the Future of COVID-19 Vaccines

slate.com - It may be a while before you’ll be getting a COVID-19 vaccine from your health care provider. A version of this article appeared on the website COVID-Explained. Recently, Moderna announced a signific…

Trump voters in battleground Pennsylvania turn on president over latest antics: ‘People are just over it’

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story…

How the US coronavirus crisis fell on local leaders’ backs

revealnews.org - By Lance Williams, Laura C. Morel, Marisa Lagos, Caitie Switalski, Melissa Lewis, Emily Harris, Soo Oh and Jen Chien Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting June 18, 2020 Thanks for your i…

Lack of leadership 'greatest threat' in coronavirus fight: Live

aljazeera.com - The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating, and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization's (WHO) director-general said. The WHO reported a record increase in glob…

Police are using sonic weapons against protesters that can cause permanent hearing loss

salon.com - If you're planning on attending a protest, it would be wise to bring ear plugs. That's because many police departments are using LRADs, or long range acoustic devices, in order to control crowds — a …

A US Soldier Allegedly Gave Classified Information To Satanic Neo-Nazis With The Goal Of Starting A New War

buzzfeednews.com - A US Army soldier allegedly gave sensitive and classified information to a Satanic neo-Nazi group, hoping to help the extremist group carry out an attack on his own unit, federal prosecutors said Mon…

Inside "Blue Leaks," a trove of hacked police documents released by Anonymous

salon.com - Coordinated to coincide with Juneteenth, hacktivist group Distributed Denial of Secrets published a massive leak of internal police data, a trove which included emails, audio, video, and intelligence…

Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital

npr.org - COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans, according to Medicare claims data. New federal data reinforces the stark racial disparities that have appeared with COVID…

Missouri Police Stand Guard As White People Paint Blue Line Over BLM Mural

crooksandliars.com - Police in Missouri were seen blocking traffic for a group of white people who destroyed a Black Lives Matter mural. An image shared on social media shows four people who appear to be white painting o…

Epidemiologists Are Just As Confused As You Are About Summer Plans

slate.com - A restaurant in SoHo serves customers seated at sidewalk tables as the city moves into Phase 2 of reopening. Slate is making its essential coronavirus coverage free for all readers. Subscribe to supp…

The Supreme Court May Be Getting Tired of Bill Barr

slate.com - How much further can Bill Barr push it? Having repurposed the august Department of Justice to serve as Donald Trump’s personal sanitation staff and all-out vengeance machine, the attorney general has…

As Trump “Jokes” About Slowing Down Testing, WHO Reports Largest Single-Day Increase in Confirmed COVID Cases

truthout.org - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that Sunday saw the highest number of new cases of coronavirus across the globe since the pandemic began. More than 183,000 new cases were repo…

Jared Diamond: There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050

medium.com - Jared Diamond’s new book, Upheaval, addresses itself to a world very obviously in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past. In that way, it’s not so different…

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

rollingstone.com - A retired Air Force auditor — we’ll call him Andy — tells a story about a thing that happened at Ogden Air Force Base, Utah. Sometime in early 2001, something went wrong with a base inventory order. …

Where Will They All Go?

medium.com - In 2016, there were four evictions every minute in America. Put another way, that’s 36 evictions for every death caused by an opioid overdose. Suffice to say, evictions here in the US were already co…

White House Defies Public Health Orders and Ends COVID Screening for Visitors

truthout.org - Even though half a dozen of President Donald Trump’s campaign staffers tested positive for coronavirus while setting up for his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last weekend, the White House began …

'Orgy of Wealth' Continues as US Billionaires Grew $584 Billion Richer Over Last 3 Months While 45 Million Lost Their Jobs

globalresearch.ca - A devastating trend of soaring inequality in the U.S. continues. In their weekly analysis of wealth data Thursday, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) found th…

Will Facial Recognition and Digital Surveillance End Anonymous Protest?

singularityhub.com - It’s been almost two weeks since people first took to the streets in Minneapolis to protest police brutality following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police. Since …

What Fiona Hill Learned in the White House

newyorker.com - The Brookings Institution is one of many think tanks in Washington, D.C., where scholars and bureaucrats sit in quiet offices and wait by the phone. They write op-eds and books, give talks and conven…

Wayback Machine Latest Victim of Big Tech Consolidation and Censorship

mintpressnews.com - In what is turning out to be something of a latter-day dot com bust, many small to medium-sized tech startups are teetering on the edge of oblivion as the deliberate economic shutdown eats away at th…

Profit Move Underlies Trump Push to Place Foreign Aid Spending Under White House Control

mintpressnews.com - The United States has long used foreign aid packages as the carrot in its approach to diplomacy and as a way to grease the wheels in the governments of other countries which might have something that…

Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes

unicornriot.ninja - Philadelphia, PA – Housing advocates plan to reveal today that they’ve facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into “vacant, viable” homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia Hous…

Why Trump is already sowing doubts about November's vote

cnn.com - Every congressional leader seeking majority support follows the mantra: "When you have the votes, vote." The sentiment applies to presidential politics, too That's why President Donald Trump so stron…

Israeli-designed instant coronavirus breathalyser could be rolled out globally

jewishnews.timesofisrael.com - An Israeli-designed one-minute breath test to tell whether someone has coronavirus could soon be installed at hundreds of global entry points if it gets approval from the US Food and Drug Administrat…

How 13 local news publishers have responded to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations

poynter.org - This piece was originally published on Medium by LION Publishers. It has been republished with permission. You can learn more about LION Publishers here, and while you’re there, sign up for their new…

Former Ukrainian president says Biden 'never' brought up Burisma

washingtonexaminer.com - Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denied former Vice President Joe Biden ever raised the topic of Burisma with him and said claims of Ukrainian interference in U.S. politics were likely the…

Afghan Doctors Cultivate a Grim Specialty: War Wounds in Babies

undark.org - Rafiullah Sharifi was sitting outside the Dasht-e-Barchi Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on the morning of May 12, when three gunmen stormed the building. The 26-year-old was in his car, just outside…

Of Two Minds - The Illusion of Control: What If Nobody's in Charge?

oftwominds.com - The last shred of power the elites hold is the belief of the masses that the elites are still in control. I understand the natural desire to believe somebody's in charge: whether it's the Deep State,…

Coronavirus Coverage and the Silencing of Female Expertise

undark.org - For a sweeping and much-lauded New York Times article on how the pandemic may play out over the next year, veteran science reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr. consulted nearly two dozen experts in public …


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Fauci warns of disturbing trend as Trump ignores viral surge

cnn.com - President Donald Trump's top health advisers say that the coronavirus pandemic has driven America to its knees amid a disturbing surge in cases. But Trump is ignoring the new danger, instead using th…

Fauci to testify before Congress as Covid-19 cases rise in half of US states

theguardian.com - The US government’s top infectious disease expert will testify again before Congress on Tuesday, as coronavirus cases continue to rise in about half the states and political polarization competing fo…

Dr. Birx Contradicts Trump, Privately Tells Govs To Increase COVID Testing

thedailybeast.com - Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, told the nation’s governors in a call Monday that it was vital that they ramp up testing to find asymptomatic ind…

Cases Climb in Tokyo, Germany on Local Outbreaks: Virus Update

bloomberg.com - A waiter wearing a protective shield and mask serves customers at a restaurant in Santa Monica, California on June 21. Tokyo reported 55 new infections, its highest daily tally since May 5, while Ger…

The Dudes Who Won’t Wear Masks

theatlantic.com - Last week, the former Major League Baseball player Aubrey Huff announced on Twitter that he was no longer going to wear a mask inside any business. “It’s unconstitutional to enforce,” he wrote. “Let’…

Police used pepper spray and flash-bang grenades on protesters outside Trump’s controversial Phoenix rally: report

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Scarce medical oxygen worldwide leaves many gasping for life

apnews.com - CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s best hope for coronavirus patients lies inside a neglected yellow shed on the grounds of its main hospital: an oxygen plant that has never been turned on. The plant wa…

In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing

theconversation.com - Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating. While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have managed to flatten the curve, in many other parts of the world the number of cases…

What happened with COVID-19 in NY was a tragedy, what's happening in TX, AZ, and FL is a crime

dailykos.com - Over the last week, new daily cases of COVID-19 in Texas have increased from 2,138 on June 15, to 5,112 on June 22. That’s not the out-of-control storm that ripped into New York and took it to over 1…

Pakistan Covid-19 doctors witness black market deals in blood plasma

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      - As coronavirus chaos has enveloped Pakistan, with hospitals overflowing, doctors dying and infections escalating at an unmanageable rate, a dangerous black market in blood plasma has emerged. The blo…

Trump Made a Racist Joke in a Phoenix Megachurch and the Crowd Went Wild

theintercept.com - Weijia Jiang, a White House correspondent for CBS News, who reported in March that a White House staffer had made the same racist joke about the disease to her face, noted on Twitter that “Trump reli…

Live updates: Federal government to scale back testing support even as hospitalizations reach new highs

washingtonpost.com - An drive-through coronavirus testing site is empty June 23 in Inglewood, Calif. (Mike Blake/Reuters) By Teo Armus, close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Kat…

Mississippi Wants to Criminalize Fossil Fuel Protests

motherjones.com - An old refinery in Vicksburg, Miss.David Jackson/AP This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Mississippi is on the verge of becoming t…

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

cnn.com - A 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's southern coastline on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and prompting evacuations, has left at least five people dead, officials said. The earthquake occurred…

Why Reopening Isn't Enough To Save The Economy

npr.org - Editor's note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money's newsletter. You can sign up here. Brooklyn Heights sits across the East River from Lower Manhattan. It's filled with multimillion-dollar brownstone…

The Second Great Depression

theatlantic.com - The American economy is reopening. In Alabama, gyms are back in business. In Georgia, restaurants are seating customers again. In Texas, the bars are packed. And in Vermont, the stay-at-home order ha…

My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works.

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Last Halloween, my wife and then-6-year-old daughter were ma…

George Floyd protests aren't just anti-racist – they are anti-authoritarian

theconversation.com - The massive protests that erupted across the United States – and beyond – after the police killing of George Floyd are billed as anti-racist mobilizations, and that they are. Demonstrators are denoun…

"Years of potential life lost" is the most sobering and sad Covid-19 statistic I’ve seen

vox.com - More than 120,000 people in the United States have died of Covid-19. It’s an enormous number and, quite frankly, a failure of our national response, and of our leadership. But that number does not se…

Anthony Fauci Doesn’t See Covid Summer Lull as Sun Belt Cases Swell

bloomberg.com - A lifeguard wearing a protective mask stands guard of the current at the beach in Delray Beach, Florida. Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to o…

'We've been hit badly', Fauci warns of US coronavirus surge

aljazeera.com - Dr Anthony Fauci has told a House committee there could be a COVID-19 vaccine later this year or early in 2021, but warned that the next few weeks will be critical to tamping down coronavirus hot spo…

Evidence of Russia's 'likely hold' over Trump was covered up by the UK government, according to a former British spy

businessinsider.com - The UK government covered up evidence of Russian President Vladimir Putin's "likely hold" over US President Donald Trump to protect its relationship with the US, a former British spy said, The Guardi…

Trump complains about Dr. Fauci having higher poll numbers than him in rant against ‘fake news’

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Ethics expert warns ‘America is on the brink of total destruction’ over DOJ-Roger Stone ‘corruption’ bombshell

rawstory.com - Walter Shaub, the former head of the Office of Government Ethics, issued a dire warning Tuesday on the allegation that officials at the “highest levels” of the Dept. of Justice pressured prosecutors …

The EU plans to ban US travelers indefinitely after haphazard COVID-19 response

theverge.com - The European Union plans to ban travel from the US when it reopens its borders on July 1st because of the Trump administration’s poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from The…

Whistle-Blower Says DOJ Aimed to Give Trump Ally Roger Stone a Break

bloomberg.com - Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 20. A federal prosecutor in the case against Roger Stone says improper political pressure was applied to reduce the Justice Department…

Trump Brings on Charles Harder to Block Niece’s Tell-All Book

thedailybeast.com - The Trump family is wasting no time taking legal action against the president’s niece in an effort to halt publication of her soon-to-be-released book, and they’ve turned to the powerful celebrity la…

Charleston votes to remove statue of slavery advocate

apnews.com - CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in the historic South Carolina city of Charleston voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a d…

The financialization of the end of the world

resourceinsights.blogspot.com - For those who are fans of cartoons from The New Yorker magazine and consistent readers of this blog, you might be able to guess my two favorite cartoons. In the first one, a man in a coat and tie sta…

Is the Coronavirus Death Tally Inflated? Here’s Why Experts Say No.

nytimes.com - On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo became the latest in a string of elected officials, including President Trump, to question the death toll from the coronavirus, calling the process of assigning cause …

Israeli annexation plan draws apartheid comparisons

apnews.com - JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Pogrund spent decades battling apartheid as a journalist in South Africa. Since moving to Israel two decades ago, he has passionately defended the country against charges th…

China threatens retaliation for US curbs on 'propaganda' outlets

news.yahoo.com - China threatened Tuesday to retaliate against new US restrictions on Chinese state media, escalating tensions between the two superpowers as they crack down on each other's news outlets. The US State…

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent

theintercept.com - March 23, 2020 was a critical day in U.S. history, though at the time it felt like another 24 hours on the road to pandemic apocalypse. Over 47,000 Americans had contracted the coronavirus by officia…

Disposable Masks Are Now Littering the Ocean

treehugger.com - Divers and beach walkers in the Côte d'Azur region of France have noticed something disconcerting in recent weeks. Disposable masks are appearing in the water and on the sand, the kind that so many p…

Close That Toilet Lid or the Air Might Be Flush with Coronavirus

treehugger.com - The New York Times headline reads, "Flushing the Toilet May Fling Coronavirus Aerosols All Over." The Washington Post screams, "Put a lid on it, folks: Flushing may release coronavirus-containing ‘to…

How To Track Desert Locust Swarms

bellingcat.com - Billions of desert locusts are swarming across East Africa, multiplying in numbers over several months of favorable rain and breeding conditions, creating what the UN Food and Agriculture Organizatio…

You cannot keep from getting swept up in Trump's agenda without a firm grasp on your own - PressThink

pressthink.org - By “this” I mean critiquing the American press as it reports on national politics, and trying to get journalists to adopt better practices when they are public actors who present to us as observers. …

bellingcat.com - In recent months, disturbing reports have emerged of unidentified masked men on high speed launches harassing or attacking boatloads of asylum seekers in the Aegean. Witness testimony gathered from m…

41 Cities, Many Sources: How False Antifa Rumors Spread Locally

nytimes.com - In recent weeks, as demonstrations against racism spread across the country, residents in at least 41 U.S. cities and towns became alarmed by rumors that the loose collective of anti-fascist activist…

We Crunched the Numbers: Police — Not Protesters — Are Overwhelmingly Responsible for Attacking Journalists

theintercept.com - A police officer shouts at Associated Press videojournalist on June 2, 2020, in New York. We are witnessing a truly unprecedented attack on press freedom in the United States, with journalists are be…

Opinion | The Pandemic Is Still Raging. The President Pretends Otherwise.

nytimes.com - More than 100 days into the coronavirus pandemic, here’s where things stand in the United States: 2.3 million people have been infected, and some 120,000 people — more than in any other country — hav…


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Masks, travel restrictions, testing as virus cases surge

apnews.com - BANGKOK (AP) — Governments and businesses are ramping up precautions as coronavirus case numbers rise to dire new levels in parts of the U.S. and around the world, potentially wiping out two months o…

How the split over face masks sums up America’s chaotic coronavirus response

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 25, 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT Want smart analysis of the most important news i…

America Is Done With the Coronavirus, But It Isn’t Done With Us

nymag.com - For months it’s been said that the only certainty surrounding the coronavirus is the uncertainty in the ways in which it infects and affects human hosts. But there’s been a second constant throughout…

Coronavirus live news: cases worldwide growing by 1m per week with surge in the United States and Latin America

theguardian.com - The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections has topped 30,000 in Afghanistan as eastern Nangarhar province recorded its worst day of the crisis amid a surge in the number of Polio cases. The Afghan h…

Coronavirus: Florida passes 100,000 cases of COVID-19 with 2,926 more reported

local10.com - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19 after reporting 2,926 new cases on Monday morning. The state is now up to 100,217 total confirmed cases and 3,173 deaths associated…

As COVID-19 Infections Rise, Patients Are Getting Younger

reason.com - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is officially alarmed by the continuing rise in his state's daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases, which yesterday totaled nearly 5,500, a new record. Nationwide, newly d…

Bill Barr’s Former Boss: Trump AG ‘Does Not Believe in Core Principle’ of the Law, But ‘Does Regularly Lie’

lawandcrime.com - Attorney General Bill Barr was harshly criticized by his former supervisor during congressional testimony on Wednesday afternoon. Donald Ayer previously served as U.S. deputy attorney general under G…

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Hit with New Indictment That Alleges Much Broader Conspiracy

lawandcrime.com - A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned yet a third charging document against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The new document, a second superseding indictment, “broaden[s] the scope of the cons…

Pentagon should release UFO report, Senate intelligence committee argues

livescience.com - The Pentagon should release a public report on UFOs, argues the U.S. Senate intelligence committee. In addition to requiring a public report, the committee plans to impose new rules on how the Depart…

Michael Flynn Is One Step Closer to Walking Off Scot-Free

vice.com - WASHINGTON — An appeals court just ruled that Mike Flynn shouldn't get a criminal sentence. The judicial panel ordered the judge in Flynn’s criminal case to grant the Department of Justice’s unorthod…

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

nytimes.com - “We’ve been active in trying to sound the alarm bells around facial recognition, both as a threat to privacy when it works and a racist threat to everyone when it doesn’t,” said Phil Mayor, an attorn…

An Algorithm That 'Predicts' Criminality Based on a Face Sparks a Furor

wired.com - In early May, a press release from Harrisburg University claimed that two professors and a graduate student had developed a facial-recognition program that could predict whether someone would be a cr…

'Coming back and biting us': US sees virus resurgence

apnews.com - HOUSTON (AP) — A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across the South and West, with hospital administrators and health e…

Failure Is a Contagion

theatlantic.com - By the time Attorney General William Barr tried to fire Geoffrey Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, over the weekend, the Department of Justice had become an ex…

In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing

theconversation.com - Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating. While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have managed to flatten the curve, in many other parts of the world the number of cases…

COVID-19 Cases in China Were Likely 37 Times Higher Than Reported in January 2020

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rand.org - Many people have raised concerns about the accuracy of COVID-19 data from China. In this report, we present strong evidence that China's reported COVID-19 caseload was undercounted by a factor of nea…

Dogs Trained to Sniff Out COVID-19 Score Near-Perfect in Diagnosis of Human Sweat Samples

goodnewsnetwork.org - Does sweat from someone infected with COVID-19 have a unique scent? Researchers in Paris, and elsewhere, believe it does—and we now know dogs can sniff it out. A new study from researchers at the nat…

Utah faces 'complete shutdown' from COVID-19, state epidemiologist warns

fox13now.com - SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah faces a "complete shutdown" as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the state epidemiologist warned in a memo shared with FOX 13. "We are in the acceleration phase o…

Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’

nytimes.com - Wednesday brought another turnabout. Texas had previously ordered all air travelers arriving from New York, with its then-booming number of cases, to quarantine for 14 days. But on Wednesday, Gov. An…

Islamic State calls for followers to spread coronavirus, exploit pandemic and protests

theconversation.com - An Islamic State group online publication in India has called for its supporters to spread the coronavirus, saying “every brother and sister, even children, can contribute to Allah’s cause by becomin…

Economic carnage forecast as virus cases surge in Americas

news.yahoo.com - The IMF on Wednesday laid out the unprecedented economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as the WHO said it expects the number of global infections to soon hit 10 million and cases su…

What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns

npr.org - To help with social distancing, children at Valley of the Sun YMCA sites in Arizona were taught to make "airplane arms" when standing in line. When Arizona schools shut down in mid-March to prevent t…

As Problems Grow With Abbott’s Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire

khn.org - In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration issued a rare public warning about an Abbott Laboratories COVID-19 test that for weeks had received high praise from the White House because of its speed:…

This Way Lies Madness: The Summer of Hate Meets the Age of Intolerance - Global Research

globalresearch.ca - “Violence creates many more social problems than it solves…. If they succumb to the temptation of using violence in their struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate ni…

Paging Dr. Hamblin: Can AC Spread the Coronavirus?

theatlantic.com - Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, James Hamblin takes questions from readers about health-related curiosities, concerns, and obsessions. Have one? Email him at paging.dr.hamblin@theatlantic.com. Dear D…

Experts See Ulterior Motives Behind Decision to Deport Emmanuel Constant to Haiti

mintpressnews.com - After decades escaping justice, the United States finally deported death squad leader Emmanuel “Toto” Constant back to Haiti yesterday. Constant, leader of the infamous Revolutionary Front for the Ad…

The High-Tech Profiling of Native Americans Under COVID-19 Could Be Headed Your Way

mintpressnews.com - By now it is no secret that COVID-19 is being used to justify profiteering, power grabs, and the incremental decimation of our right to privacy. It is also serving to perpetuate age-old practices of …

Tulsa Saw 92 Percent Jump in Coronavirus Cases Last Week

thedailybeast.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma, saw a 92 percent increase in new coronavirus cases for the week of June 14 to June 20. The city has 2,742 confirmed cases total, up about 10 percent on Wednesday from Tuesday’s total…

How police unions became so powerful — and how they can be tamed

vox.com - In the wake of George Floyd’s killing by now-former Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officer Derek Chauvin, few have been inclined to defend Chauvin or his colleagues who stood by and watched as h…

COVID crisis sinks global economy in 2020, collapsing GDP 4.9%: IMF

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The global coronavirus pandemic has sparked an economic "crisis like no other," sending world GDP plunging 4.9 percent this year and wiping out $12 trillion over two years, the IMF…

The Sun Is Going Through a Quiet Phase

treehugger.com - Shhh … the sun is sleeping. Or maybe it’s just micronapping. In any case, scientists say our favorite star is going through an uncharacteristic quiet spell. While NASA is quick to point out that we s…

How Corporations Try To Be More Human Than Humans ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - For the past decade, corporations have been commenting online with an increasing degree of consciousness. Netflix enjoys tweeting about how horny and depressed it is, and Wendy’s habitually roasts it…

A US Navy Destroyer Just Entered Venezuelan Waters. Is Trump Trying to Start a War?

mintpressnews.com - Heightening already increased tensions with the country, a Navy destroyer, the USS Nitze, entered Venezuelan waters yesterday, conducting what the military is calling a “freedom of navigation operati…


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U.S. Breaks Record for Daily Coronavirus Cases

bloomberg.com - A healthcare worker gets information from people in line at United Memorial Medical Center Covid-19 testing site in Houston, June 25. The resurgent coronavirus produced a record number of new cases i…

A Devastating New Stage of the Pandemic

theatlantic.com - Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Updated at 6:00 p.m. ET on June 25, 2020 For the past few weeks in the Unit…

The US sees a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day

cnn.com - The United States saw a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day with 37,077 reported Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Coronavirus has infected more than 2.4 million peo…

CDC chief says coronavirus cases may be 10 times higher than reported

washingtonpost.com - Physician assistant Nicole Kramer carries a nasal swab sample collected for coronavirus testing at Xpress Urgent Care in Tustin, Calif., on Thursday. (Jae C. Hong/AP) By Lena H. Sun and close Lena H.…

‘Make no mistake…the pandemic morphed into a Depression-like crisis,’ says UCLA economist

marketwatch.com - “Make no mistake, the public health crisis of the pandemic morphed into a depression-like crisis in the economy,” he wrote. Shulman is forecasting a 42% annual rate of decline in real gross domestic …

Trump Administration Urges Court to Topple Affordable Care Act in Midst of Pandemic

bloomberg.com - President Donald Trump’s administration told the Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act is invalid, including its protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Filing a brief late Thursday…

Virus taking stronger hold in US, other populated countries

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While China moved closer to containing a fresh outbreak in Beijing, the coronavirus took a stronger hold elsewhere, including the United States, where surging infections acr…

Trump Turns the U.S. Into a Pariah

theatlantic.com - Donald Trump built his political identity around exclusion. In his depiction, foreigners are always scheming to steal Americans’ jobs and bring sickness and physical harm into the country. A wall on …

How Arizona ‘lost control of the epidemic’

washingtonpost.com - People line up Saturday in Phoenix to get tested for the coronavirus at a site hosted by the Puente Movement migrant justice organization. (Matt York/AP) By Jeremy Duda, Isaac Stanley-Becker and clos…

'They want to throw God's wonderful breathing system out'

bbc.com - Before holding a vote to mandate the wearing of masks in public places to stop the spread of coronavirus, Palm Beach County commissioners were harangued by residents who accused them of obeying the d…

Coronavirus cases rise in states with relaxed face mask policies

inquirer.com - Coronavirus cases seem to be rising in states with relaxed policies on wearing masks, leading experts to reemphasize the importance of face coverings to preventing spread of the disease. Sixteen stat…

DOJ Ethics Office Says Bill Barr Can Investigate Political Enemies Under False Pretext

slate.com - Attorney General Bill Barr speaks during a roundtable meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House on June 15. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing…

California is breaking coronavirus records. Gatherings in homes may fuel spread

cnn.com - California, the most populous US state and the first to implement a statewide lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak, is setting daily records this week for new cases as officials urge caution a…

Trump-loving governors finally realizing dangers of COVID-19 — and ‘reality is hitting them one by one’analyst

rawstory.com - Trump-loving Republican governors in states such as Arizona and Texas are finally starting to take the COVID-19 pandemic more seriously now that their states’ hospitals are in danger of being overrun.

As New Coronavirus Cases Hit Another Record in the U.S., Some States Delay Reopenings

nytimes.com - The G.A.O. recommended that the I.R.S. find ways to notify ineligible recipients of the payments how to return them, though it did not explain how that would work with regard to those who are decease…

The Feds Sent More than 1 Million Coronavirus Stimulus Payments to Dead People, GAO Says

reason.com - More than 1 million stimulus payments totaling nearly $1.4 billion were sent to deceased Americans during the federal government's unprecedented emergency spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemi…

Dmitry Orlov: Pandemic, Economic Collapse, & Military Conflict

informationclearinghouse.info - Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American engineer and a writer on subjects related to “potential economic, ecological and political decline and collapse in the United States,” something he has called “perm…

This Republican Senator Calls Three Black Men Peacefully Carrying Long Guns 'Mob Rule'

reason.com - This week Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R–Ga.) described a handful of protesters carrying guns in public as "mob rule." Is Loeffler the rare conservative politician with a history of calling for expanded gun …

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Out of Control in the U.S.

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. On April 24, the U.S. recorded its worst day of coronavirus infections yet. Two months later, as most of the developed nations in Euro…

The U.S. Military Has a Boogaloo Problem

vice.com - The U.S. military appears to have a brewing boogaloo problem. Active-duty military are flocking to online networks frequented by the anti-government movement, known for its meme culture and Hawaiian …

Apple reclosing almost all remaining Florida retail stores over COVID-19 spikes

theverge.com - Apple is reclosing 14 more of its retail locations in Florida due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Of the 18 Apple Store locations in Florida, only two currently remain open, one in Jacksonville an…

How the Virus Won

nytimes.com - Eric Lipton contributed reporting. Notes: Our understanding of the early outbreak in the United States draws on case reports, travel patterns, genetic sequencing and disease modeling that simulates t…

3 North Carolina cops were fired after accidentally recording themselves being heinously racist

mic.com - Donny Williams, the chief of police in Wilmington, North Carolina, announced this week that former Wilmington Police Department officers Kevin Piner and James “Brian” Gilmore, as well as Cpl. Jesse M…

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s Ouster: The Untold Story

wallstreetonparade.com - A Stake in the Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan Was Purchased With Money Looted from 1MDB According to the U.S. Justice Department (Photo Source: DOJ) There’s something unsettling about the top law enfor…

U.S. hits highest single day of new coronavirus cases with more than 45,500, breaking April record

nbcnews.com - The U.S. saw a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day, with 45,557 diagnoses reported Wednesday, according to a tally by NBC News. Wednesday's cases top the previous highest daily cou…

Why even ‘the Atlanta way’ faces a reckoning on policing

csmonitor.com - When Atlanta resident D.J. Jones watches the video of the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, he squints with the eye of someone trained in armed diplomacy. Mr. Brooks was killed on June 12 after being ques…

Kudlow: Americans Will “Just Have to Live With” Massive Coronavirus Surge

slate.com - Kudlow spoke to reporters in person at the White House, saying that “We’re going to have hot spots, no question,” and that “we just have to live with that.”

Trump Suggests Navy Sent $5 Billion to Wisconsin Firm to Help Him Win Election

theintercept.com - As he read aloud a description that the frigates would be the “fastest, most advanced, and most maneuverable combat ships anywhere on the ocean,” Trump looked up and ad-libbed: “I hear the maneuverab…

Crisis Actors As Defense Witnesses: Pulatov's Defense Strategy In The MH17 Trial - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Earlier this week, the criminal trial against the four indicted suspects in the MH17 downing continued with the defense lawyers’ requests for additional investigations. The defense team from the Rott…

The Kremlin's Shifting, Self-Contradicting Narratives on MH17 - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Just a few hours after the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), the circumstances that caused the tragedy came to light: a Buk-M1 Russian-made anti-aircraft missile system was fired by eit…

The Deeply Concerning, Misguided D.C. Circuit Mandamus Ruling in the Flynn Case

justsecurity.org - This morning—in a stunning decision that broke from usual standards of judicial process and self-restraint—D.C. Circuit Judges Neomi Rao and Karen LeCraft Henderson granted Michael Flynn’s preemptive…

Nonwhites are now a majority among the nation's youngest, census shows

latimes.com - For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expecte…

The Lost History of an American Coup D’État

theatlantic.com - By the time the fire started, Alexander Manly had vanished. That didn’t stop the mob of 400 people who’d reached his newsroom from making good on their promise. The crowd, led by a former congressman…

AIPAC, Pro-Israel Apartheid Groups Back Black Lives Matter

mintpressnews.com - Menifee, CA (IAK) — In the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protest movement that followed, thousands of organizations have taken to social media, expressing their support for Black lives and the…

'I Am Not Able to Rest': Samaria Rice Reflects on the Life and Legacy of Her Son Tamir Rice on His 18th Birthday

theroot.com - Tamir Rice should be celebrating his 18th birthday today, June 25. But at age 12, his light was dimmed, and the world still wonders why. Rice was killed by Cleveland police in November 2014 and to ad…

The Gaslighting of Parasite

marginalrevolution.com - I am late to this but Parasite, now available on streaming services, is the most willfully misinterpreted movie that I have ever seen. The conventional interpretation is so obviously wrong that I can…

How Chinese Spies Penetrated the Trump White House | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Communist Chinese government operatives got into the Trump White House and also sat at a confidential Republican election strategy meeting, Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal reports. Some of the conduc…


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Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

nytimes.com - Some officials have theorized that the Russians may be seeking revenge on NATO forces for a 2018 battle in Syria in which the American military killed several hundred pro-Syrian forces, including num…

E.U. Plans to Bar Most U.S. Travelers When Bloc Reopens

nytimes.com - Although travel between the United States and Europe has been severely limited by lockdown restrictions, exceptions have been made. A regular flight between Newark and Amsterdam, for example, is limi…

Is America a Failed State? Trump’s COVID-19 Response Has Many Saying “Yes”

mintpressnews.com - Even as every other advanced, industrialized nation has eliminated or is drastically reducing their coronavirus pandemics, Thursday was the worst day on record for the United States in terms of infec…

Donald Trump tried to invite Putin to G7 summit AFTER he learned Russia was murdering U.S. soldiers

palmerreport.com - This afternoon Donald Trump abruptly canceled his planned weekend golf resort trip, suggesting that something big was going on behind the scenes. This evening the New York Times dropped the bombshell…

Florida Reports 9,000 New Coronavirus Cases In Biggest Daily Surge

truthout.org - Florida officials announced on Friday the largest single-day increase of new coronavirus cases in the state, eclipsing the previous record set just one day prior by a count of several thousand. Out o…

US states reimpose virus controls; India tops 500,000 cases

apnews.com - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Reversing course, two of America’s largest states reinstated some coronavirus restrictions in the nation’s biggest retreat yet, as the daily number of confirmed infections in the…

Co-founder of ReOpen Maryland tests positive for COVID-19: ‘It’s funny how capricious this thing is’

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story…

Dust plume bigger than Texas crashes into the US

livescience.com - A huge plume of Sahara Desert dust that drifted across the Atlantic Ocean has reached the southeastern United States. These events have happened before, according to Marshall Shepherd, director of th…

Coronavirus Pandemic Data Explorer

ourworldindata.org - License: All of Our World in Data is completely open access and all work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY license. You have the permission to use, distribute, and reproduce in any medium, pr…

Leaders Re-examine U.S. Reopenings as Coronavirus Cases Hit Another Record

nytimes.com - The renewed sense of urgency comes as the United States confronts a new, treacherous phase of the pandemic, no longer defined by a crisis concentrated in New York City, but by rising cases in many ci…

What Would an Extra-Legal Armed Gathering Be Without America's Foremost Freeloaders?

esquire.com - Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what’s goin’ down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin’ goes on, and where the killing frost is on the ground and the autumn …

As Pandemic Surges, SCOTUS Rejects Effort by Texas Democrats to Expand Mail-In Voting

lawandcrime.com - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request from the Texas Democratic Party to expand access to mail-in voting ballots to all of the state’s eligible voters. Republicans in the state governme…

“The Cops Are With the Fascists”: How Police Terror and Trumpism Converge

truthout.org - Kelly Hayes talks with grassroots strategist Ejeris Dixon about fascism, police violence and how we can fight back. Note: This is a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may n…

How to Retrofit Your Neighborhood to Save Urban Civilization

theamericanconservative.com - The coronavirus pandemic has challenged urban life like nothing in generations. Not a day has gone by without some op-ed or article about people leaving cities. People are afraid to ride public trans…

Essential Workers Are Still Dying From Coronavirus

nymag.com - Governors and mayors around the country are lifting lockdown measures and urging residents to pick normal life up from where they’d dropped it. But the coronavirus is not a historical artifact. Cases…

No, Trump, Testing Is Not Causing Case Counts to Rise. The Virus Is Just Spreading Faster.

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have re…

The Coronavirus Surge That Texas Could Have Seen Coming

newyorker.com - In late April, a patient came into my hospital, in Houston, from the county jail. He’d been sitting and talking with some of the other inmates when he’d felt heavy cramping in his thighs; the cramps …

Texas Is Closing Down Bars Again And Limiting Indoor Dining As COVID-19 Cases Surge To Alarming Heights

buzzfeednews.com - As coronavirus cases surge to alarming new heights across the country, bars in Texas have been ordered to shut down once again and restaurants have been told to limit indoor dining. Bars must close b…

Advertisers struggle for power over Facebook as boycotts surge

politico.com - It’s the same understanding that has made Facebook central to political campaigns. President Donald Trump and his presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden have spent more than $65 million combined…

Former officer charged with killing George Floyd could receive over $1 million in pension benefits, even if convicted

cbsnews.com - The former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd could still receive pension benefits starting in just a few years, even if he's convicted. Pension officials in Minnesota confi…

Prison Guards Who Locked Naked Inmate in Cell Filled With 'Massive Amounts' of Feces Got Qualified Immunity

reason.com - A group of prison guards who forced an inmate to live in two cells infested with human feces and raw sewage for a total of 6 days are protected by qualified immunity and cannot be sued over the incid…

Trench Lawfare: Inside the Battles to Save Democracy From the Trump Administration

time.com - Black-clad security forces armed with riot shields advance on a mass of peaceful demonstrators. Rubber bullets and gas canisters fly. The embattled head of state, flanked by his top prosecutor and ge…

How Cities Are Trying to Avert Gridlock After Coronavirus Lockdowns

nytimes.com - Some are using more high-tech solutions to keep passengers at a safe distance: Beijing’s transit agency now allows essential workers to reserve bus seats by mobile app and provides custom routes to t…

Analysis | New research explores how conservative media misinformation may have intensified the severity of the pandemic

washingtonpost.com - By Christopher Ingraham close Christopher Ingraham Reporter covering all things data Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 25, 2020 at 7:48 AM EDT Coronavirus infections have surged in a number of sta…

Turkey court sentences 121 to life in coup trial

arabnews.com - ANKARA: A Turkish court on Friday handed down life sentences to 121 people for taking part in the 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported. The court in Ankara…

Celebrate George Orwell’s birthday by reading his (scathing) 1940 review of Mein Kampf.

lithub.com - One year after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia (and a full year before the New York Times decided it was a good idea to publish an excerpt from Der Führer’s poisonous opus), celebrated writer, liter…

Reopenings, record cases and full hospitals: America’s dissonant response to the pandemic

washingtonpost.com - National Reopenings, record cases and full hospitals: America’s dissonant response to the pandemic Lagoon amusement park in Farmington, Utah, reopened for business on May 23, just in time for Memoria…

How Trump’s Deportation Flights Are Putting Latin America and the Caribbean at Risk

theintercept.com - Jude said his body ached, and he was feverish. The 40-year-old was being held with dozens of other Haitians in a crowded U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility at the Alexandria Internatio…

Mass-Tracking COVI-PASS Immunity Passports Slated to Roll Out in 15 Countries

mintpressnews.com - Through the magic of Internet meme culture, most Millennials will be familiar with the famous opening scene of the 1942 film, “Casablanca,” where two policemen stop a civilian in the “old Moorish sec…

UN Warns “Many People Likely to Starve to Death” in Yemen Amid Saudi Fuel Blockade

mintpressnews.com - SANA’A, YEMEN — The streets of Sana’a have retained much of their character throughout the past six years of war. This, despite the ever-present threat of Saudi bombardment and the myriad viruses met…

Activists Urge Dept of Ag Not to Approve Monsanto GMO-Herbicide Combo

mintpressnews.com - The United States Department of Agriculture is currently considering approving a new Monsanto corn genetically engineered to be used with five deadly herbicides. The vast majority of soy and corn gro…


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Gunfire Erupts at Louisville Protest, Shooter Still on the Loose

thedailybeast.com - A man opened fire at the scene of protests over the police shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday night. Gunfire erupted in Jefferson Square Park shortly after 9 p.m., when w…

1 Dead After Man Shoots Into Crowd at Breonna Taylor Protest Park

nytimes.com - “I am deeply saddened by the violence that erupted in Jefferson Square Park tonight, where those who have been voicing their concerns have been gathered,” Greg Fischer, the mayor of Louisville, said …

U.S. sets single-day record for new coronavirus cases for fifth consecutive day

washingtonpost.com - By Derek Hawkins, close Derek Hawkins National and breaking news reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karla Adam, close Karla Adam London correspondent covering the United Kingdom Email EmailBio …

Back From Golfing, Trump Denies Knowing About Russian Bounties to Kill U.S. Soldiers

rollingstone.com - On Friday night the New York Times reported a blockbuster story: U.S. intelligence has found that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to strike c…

After Asking Americans to Sacrifice in Shutdown, Leaders Failed to Control Virus

nytimes.com - “Everyone is passing the buck,” she said of political leaders in Florida. “You don’t see the chain of command actually working.” Ms. Ray, a Disney employee for 13 years, said she had not received any…

With Trump leading the way, America’s coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections

washingtonpost.com - Lines of cars wait at a coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Friday. Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars Friday as its daily confirmed coronavir…

Why does coronavirus affect children and adults differently?

aljazeera.com - On Monday, June 29 at 19:30 GMT: When it comes to the flu and other viral infections, children are at high risk. Not only do they get sick, they can amplify the spread of viruses to family and commun…

Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?

npr.org - This page is updated regularly. More than 2 million people in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 120,000 have died. Though growth in new cases slowed in late spring, by m…

Mississippi's governor says he'll sign a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag

businessinsider.com - Mississippi's House of Representatives and Senate voted Saturday to move forward with a bill that would remove the Confederate emblem from the state's flag — and the governor indicated he supports th…

Pandemic-Related Unemployment and Shutdowns Are a Recipe for Social Unrest

reason.com - Could the stalled economy we've inflicted on ourselves in our frantic efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic lead to civil disorder? History suggests that's a real danger. Around the world, high une…

Pence Calls Off Florida Bus Tour Due to Spiking Virus Cases After Defending Tulsa Rally

thedailybeast.com - A day after defending the right to flout coronavirus-related public health guidelines, Vice President Mike Pence cancelled a bus tour of Florida due to spiking coronavirus cases. He will still travel…

Kenyan Police Killed Three People in Clashes Sparked By a Dispute Over a Face Mask

vice.com - Kenyan police killed three people and injured five others Thursday in an incident that began with a motorbike taxi driver not wearing a mask, fuelling concerns that officers are excessively enforcing…

Actual Coronavirus Infections Vastly Undercounted, C.D.C. Data Shows

nytimes.com - New York City’s prevalence of 6.93 percent in the C.D.C. study is well below the 21 percent estimated by the state’s survey in April. That number was based on people recruited at supermarkets, and so…

Measures to protect Trump from coronavirus scale up even as he seeks to move on

cnn.com - President Donald Trump appears ready to move on from a still-raging coronavirus pandemic -- skipping the first White House task force briefing in months and moving the event out of the White House it…

U.S. States Backtrack on Reopening as Coronavirus Cases Climb

nytimes.com - With new cases of the coronavirus suddenly surging across multiple states that had low and manageable caseloads just months ago, confusion and anger are swirling among those who obeyed lockdowns and …

Trump campaign postpones Pence's scheduled appearances out of caution amid record spikes in US COVID-19 cases

businessinsider.com - The campaign for President Donald Trump's re-election on Saturday postponed upcoming events in both Arizona and Florida as both states report record increases in COVID-19 cases. The campaign said it …

Trump Aides Are Desperate to Avoid Another Rally-Induced Tantrum

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump’s aides are under increasing pressure to make sure their boss is happy with how the Republican National Convention goes following his disappointment last weekend in Tulsa, where he retur…

Trump Campaign Removed Thousands of Social Distancing Stickers Before Tulsa Rally

slate.com - President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As part of their tasks to prepare for President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated rally in Tulsa l…

Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs

bbc.com - The Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he could face legal action if he continues using their songs at his campaign rallies. A statement from the band's legal team said it was …

Old Drugs Could Reveal a New Way to Attack the Coronavirus

wired.com - “It’s a lot more critical to identify where that drug is working, because ultimately you don't want to go blindly into a human trial or even an animal experiment,” says Jason Kindrachuk, a microbiolo…

Investigative reporter Robert Evans: "We're on the edge of an authoritarian nightmare"

salon.com - The novel coronavirus pandemic is a stress test for American society and government — one that the country is failing in spectacular fashion. Donald Trump's administration has shown itself wholly inc…

Qualified Immunity Is the Scourge of Prison Reform

brennancenter.org - Prison reform, or the hope of it anyway, comes in many forms. Enlightened corrections officials can impose it by changing policies. Legislators can demand it through the passage of new laws. And judg…

Doomscrolling is slowly eroding your mental health

wired.com - It's 11:37pm and the pattern shows no signs of shifting. At 1:12am, it’s more of the same. Thumb down, thumb up. Twitter, Instagram, and—if you’re feeling particularly wrought/masochistic—Facebook. E…

A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic

newyorker.com - The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, three thousand miles east of Moscow and six miles north of the Arctic Circle, has long held the record, with another Siberian town, for the coldest inhabited …

Opinion | You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument

nytimes.com - And here I’m called to say that there is much about the South that is precious to me. I do my best teaching and writing here. There is, however, a peculiar model of Southern pride that must now, at l…

Coca-Cola joins Facebook boycott with a pause on all social media advertising starting July 1st

theverge.com - The Coca-Cola Company is pausing all digital advertising on social media platforms globally for at least 30 days starting July 1st, the soda giant announced on Friday evening. The move is part of a b…

Bannon aims to make a comeback in circle of Trump influencers ahead of election

theguardian.com - As an election approaches, Steve Bannon and his allies are trying to return the former chief White House strategist to media circles known to influence the president’s thinking. An investment banker …

Facebook Market Value Plummets $56 Billion as Advertisers Flee Platform

newsweek.com - Facebook watched as $56 billion was wiped off its market value on Friday after a slew of major advertisers said they would be boycotting the social network. The platform's stock price plunged by more…

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Explains Why Society Is So Screwed-Up

thehappyneuron.com - In April of 1995, McArthur Wheeler covered his face in lemon juice and robbed two Pittsburgh area banks. He reasoned that the lemon juice would make his face invisible to security cameras, in the sam…

Russia denies U.S. claim that Libyan banknotes seized in Malta are counterfeit

reuters.com - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libyan currency worth over $1 billion which was printed in Moscow and seized by Malta is not counterfeit, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Saturday in response to U.S. claims. The…

Trump bruised as polls favour Biden – but experts warn of risk of dirty tricks

theguardian.com - It was the death of a salesman. With tie undone and crumpled “Make America great again” cap in hand, Donald Trump cut a forlorn figure shambling across the White House south lawn on his return from h…

Czechs see biggest spike in virus cases in two months

news.yahoo.com - A couple stands in front of Prague's "Lennon Wall" where a face mask has been attached to John Lennon, in April 2020 (AFP Photo/Michal Cizek) Prague (AFP) - The Czech Republic has registered the bigg…

Intercepted Podcast: The Rebellion Against Racial Capitalism

theintercept.com - The Black Lives Matter uprisings against police and state violence are continuing across the U.S., as a humiliated Donald Trump threatens a broader crackdown to defend Confederate monuments. This wee…

Now is the Time to Shed Our Middle Eastern Burdens

theamericanconservative.com - A key lesson from the coronavirus pandemic is that the United States needs to terminate unnecessary expenses and wasteful, unworkable policies. The cost alone entailed in dealing with the crisis—some…

Sacha Baron Cohen Pulls Epic Prank on Right-Wing Militia Event

thedailybeast.com - It may be his greatest prank since Borat sang “Throw the Jew Down the Well” in an Arizona country and western bar more than 15 years ago. On Saturday, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen apparently infiltrate…


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