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Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

reuters.com - BEIJING (Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almo…

Over half a million people have died from the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University

businessinsider.com - The world reached a grim milestone on Sunday as the number of coronavirus deaths topped 500,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday evening, over 10 million coronavirus cas…

Testing stepped up as number of new coronavirus cases surges

apnews.com - NEW DELHI (AP) — Governments were stepping up testing and warily considering their next moves Monday as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases surges in many countries. India reported 20,000…

Trump Says He Was Not Briefed On Russian Bounties Because Intelligence 'Not Credible'

npr.org - President Trump denied Sunday that he'd ever been briefed on bounties that Russia reportedly offered to Taliban-linked fighters to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan. In a tweet late Sunday night, …

The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the Coronavirus

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. As of Sunday, the U.…

Bill Gates says COVID-19 'will be back in big numbers' in October-November when US temperatures turn lower

businessinsider.com - Bill Gates is warning that the US is still "very much in the thick of things" when it comes to COVID-19. And he believes that, given that many people refuse to wear masks and practice social distanci…

Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

nytimes.com - Ms. Coratti said that Mr. Baron was not “upset” but did “advise that we should be careful not to be seen as celebrating or championing recreational use of drugs.” So the dispute seems to be less abou…

Dozens arrested during Hong Kong peaceful protest against national security laws

theguardian.com - Hong Kong police have arrested at least 53 people after scuffles erupted during a relatively peaceful protest against planned national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese g…

Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops, according to intelligence assessments

washingtonpost.com - In this June 10, 2017 photo provided by Operation Resolute Support, U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron maneuver an M-777 howitzer, so it can be towed into position at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan. (Sgt…

US bases in Japan now vulnerable to missile attacks

asiatimes.com - Japan’s cancellation of the two Aegis Ashore missile defense systems was not caused by local complaints about the basing of the missiles, despite what Japanese politicians claim. It looks more and mo…

Trump’s Blank Vision for a Second Term

theatlantic.com - For a president who narrates his fleeting thoughts, Donald Trump has been conspicuously silent about one looming question: what he might do in a second term. There’s civic value, of course, in tellin…

Starbucks pausing ads 'across all social media platforms' in effort to combat hate speech

cnbc.com - Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause advertising on “all social media platforms” and promises to have discussions internally and with media partners and civil rights organizations to …

Stop Firing the Innocent

theatlantic.com - As companies and organizations of all sorts have scrambled to institute a zero-tolerance policy on racism over the past few weeks, some of them have turned out to be more interested in signaling thei…

Trump Retweets Video Of Apparent Supporter Saying 'White Power'

npr.org - Protesters gather on Friday night at Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of the White House and the statue of former President Andrew Jackson, which is protected by a fence and concrete blocks. A video…

California set to ban all heavy diesel trucks and vans by 2045

arstechnica.com - The days of diesel delivery trucks and vans in California are numbered. On Thursday, the state's Air Resources Board adopted a new rule that will phase out these most polluting of vehicles from the s…

Chesapeake’s Collapse Is Latest in Long Line of Shale Disasters

bloomberg.com - The shale bust has reached a grim milestone by claiming the pioneer of America’s drilling renaissance. But Chesapeake Energy Corp., which filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, is just the latest…

The U.S.-China Feud Gets Nasty

bloomberg.com - The U.S. and China are moving beyond bellicose trade threats to exchanging regulatory punches that threaten a wide range of industries including technology, energy and air travel. The two countries h…

The New Weapon in the Covid-19 War

bloomberg.com - A series of dispatches from America in the age of Covid-19. No one who passed the young woman on the street that night gave her so much as a second glance. It was a Saturday evening in the South Beac…

What Activities Are Safe as the Coronavirus Continues to Spread?

newyorker.com - Is there a different way to talk about the fact that states are in very different situations? I think it’s not so much a challenge that things are different in different places. It’s a challenge that…

Sacha Baron Cohen Apparently Emerged From Quarantine to Prank Alt-Right Rally

vulture.com - Perhaps this is the prologue to Who Is America? season two. It looks likely that Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated and pranked an alt-right militia event in Olympia, Washington, on June 27, when the come…

John Feffer: The De-Trumpification of America

voxpopulisphere.com - Learning Lessons from the End of the Confederacy, Nazi Germany, and Saddam’s Iraq. Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the …

Summer of the cannibal rats! Hungry, aggressive, highly fertile – and coming to our homes

theguardian.com - Lockdown has been hard for rodents whose fortunes are tied to those of humans. When restaurants closed, and city streets and back alleys emptied of people and their waste, rats lost a plentiful suppl…

Texas virus cases take 'swift and dangerous turn'

bbc.com - The spread of coronavirus infections has taken a "swift and very dangerous turn" in the US state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has warned. "Over just the past few weeks, the daily number of cases ha…

Developing resilience is an important tool to help you deal with coronavirus and the surge in cases

theconversation.com - We’re all exhausted and pushed to the limit by months of social distancing, and the recent news that cases are climbing in many states is especially scary. While you may feel like ripping off your ma…

With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

nytimes.com - “It was as if the bird was telling me not to give up, to keep going,” he said. One day, when he tired of canned food, Mr. Ballestero got a fishing rod and scanned a school of mahi-mahi. But he had a …

On “White Fragility”

taibbi.substack.com - This is part of a larger piece that will be made available to subscribers later this week: A core principle of the academic movement that shot through elite schools in America since the early ninetie…

Trump’s claim he was ignorant of Russian bounty on US soldiers ripped apart by ex-CIA official

rawstory.com - Appearing on MSNBC early Sunday morning, the former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency said it was “inconceivable” that Donald Trump was not aware th…

How the NYPD Weaponized a Curfew Against Protesters and Residents

theintercept.com - Husan Blue, his family, and his neighbors were having a cookout on the patio outside their apartment in Crown Heights. It was a warm summer night in Brooklyn. Little kids were running around and play…

Ex-Miami Gardens cop charged after video shows him shocking pregnant woman in stomach with Taser

dailykos.com - Rundle also said Satchell wasn’t told she was under arrest when Martel forcibly removed her from the vehicle. “This is just plain, senselessly wrong,” Rundle said. Satchell was four months pregnant a…

The future of the GOP looks a lot like this fast-growing community in Florida

politico.com - Michael Grunwald is a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine. Alexandra Glorioso contributed reporting. The Villages is America’s largest retirement community, a carefully planned, meticulously gr…

The Ugly Incest Secret Behind History’s Royal Families

thedailybeast.com - In Newgrange, Ireland, there is a 5,000-year-old Neolithic-era monument, carved with mysterious symbols, marking the elaborate tomb of an important ancient man. These kinds of tombs are found all ove…

Daily Caller Writer Resigns After Being Implicated in Abramoff Bitcoin Scheme

thedailybeast.com - A writer for the conservative Daily Caller resigned from the site this weekend after being implicated in an alleged scheme involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a story first reported by The Da…

A Popular QAnon Twitter Account That Claims To Have Explosive DC Dirt Is Really Just A Random Italian Guy

buzzfeednews.com - “He started to have delusions of greatness, claimed to ask millions of dollars from companies, boasted about having assignments with companies with which he had had no relationship,” said the artist,…

Why simple cloth masks without valves are better at fighting the spread of covid-19

washingtonpost.com - A homemade mask with artwork. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) By Angela Fritz close Angela Fritz Deputy Editor on the General Assignment News Desk Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow June 28, 20…

Coronavirus and cancer hijack the same parts in human cells to spread – and our team identified existing cancer drugs that could fight COVID-19

theconversation.com - Most antivirals in use today target parts of an invading virus itself. Unfortunately, SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – has proven hard to kill. But viruses rely on cellular mechanisms in…

Where Did COVID-19 Come From?

treehugger.com - To end new zoonotic diseases like coronavirus COVID-19, humans need to start staying in their lanes. In an article published by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in 2012, science journa…


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‘Our Luck May Have Run Out’: California’s Case Count Explodes

nytimes.com - SACRAMENTO — Only a few weeks ago, thousands of Southern Californians were flocking to beaches, Disneyland was announcing it would soon reopen and Whoopi Goldberg was lauding Gov. Gavin Newsom on “Th…

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Reach New Record

nytimes.com - “The presence of Covid-19 in an already vulnerable population exposed to the elements could potentially be catastrophic,” said Andrea Leiner, the director of strategic planning for Global Response. T…

Live updates: Massachusetts reports zero new covid-related deaths while infections soar in South and West

washingtonpost.com - By Miriam Berger, close Miriam Berger Reporter covering Middle East, Foreign Affairs Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Hamza Shaban, close Hamza Shaban Technology reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Foll…

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

apnews.com - Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus By LAUREN WEBER, LAURA UNGAR, MICHELLE R. SMITH, HANNAH RECHT and ANNA MARIA BARRY-JESTER The U.S. public health system has been starved f…

As the Pandemic Persists, Mitch McConnell’s Senate Dawdles

nymag.com - Back in the days when Donald Trump and many of his gubernatorial allies were rushing to “reopen America” after an eventually unsuccessful effort to stop the coronavirus pandemic with brief half-measu…

Hong Kong: protests erupt as China brings in controversial new security law

theguardian.com - Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of Hong Kong, where, on the territory’s first day under controversial national security laws, crowds have defied a ban on protests and gathered on th…

Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers

nytimes.com - Ms. McEnany reiterated that claim on Monday and said that the information had not been elevated to Mr. Trump because there was a dissenting view about it within the intelligence community. But she an…

Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns

nytimes.com - Facebook said in a statement that it had invested billions of dollars in technology and employees to sort through content, and that it had agreed to a civil rights audit. It also said it had banned 2…

Generations of Americans are unemployed in the COVID-19 economy. Hear their stories.

nbcnews.com - “Unlike most recessions where the policy goal is just, as quick as possible, get people back into a job, this was different. We actually wanted to give people the economic space to not work for a whi…

E.U. bars travelers from U.S. over coronavirus fears

nbcnews.com - LONDON ⁠— Most travelers from the United States will be barred from entering the European Union after it reopens its borders Wednesday because the coronavirus is still far too prevalent in the U.S., …

COVID-19 Is Surging. Donald Trump's Response Is Shrinking

rollingstone.com - Dr. Peter Hotez tuned into last Friday’s White House Coronavirus Briefing hoping he might learn something new. Hotez is the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor’s College of Med…

‘Time to bail’: Longtime Trump backer urges GOP to dump him to avoid total political wipeout

rawstory.com - Mickey Kaus, a one-time centrist Democrat who has since turned into an anti-immigration activist, believes that it’s time for the GOP to dump the man whom he backed in the 2016 presidential election.…

Could We Really Have Another Pandemic at the Same Time as COVID?

slate.com - Slate is making its essential coronavirus coverage free for all readers. Subscribe to support our journalism. Start your free trial. There’s a new virus that could cause a pandemic. That’s according …

Every Version of the Russian Bounties Story Looks Terrible for Trump

slate.com - It’s not yet clear if or when President Donald Trump heard or read the intelligence report that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban militias for killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. But whichever …

The Geopolitical Ramifications of Starlink Internet Service?

lawfareblog.com - Starlink is a space-based internet service provider that seeks to provide high-speed (40 mbps upload, 100 mbps download ), near-global coverage of the populated world by 2021—bringing this service to…

Visualization shows exactly how face masks stop COVID-19 transmission

livescience.com - A dramatic new visualization shows exactly why it's a good idea to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Without a mask, droplets produced during coughing can travel up to 12…

Stock Market Suspiciously Healthy. The Federal Reserve Does All It Can to Keep Economic Reality From Setting In.

reason.com - Despite 33 states with over 10 percent unemployment rates, gross domestic product quarterly dives of over 50 percent, and a resurgence of COVID-19 infection numbers making both those conditions seem …

Facebook Just Labeled the Boogaloos a ‘Dangerous Organization’ and Banned 500 Groups and Pages

vice.com - The anti-government “boogaloo” movement just got a huge kick in the teeth from Facebook, where it’s been trying to build support for its violent aspiration of a civil war. On Tuesday, Facebook announ…

COVID-19 cases mount at the ends of the Earth in Timbuktu

apnews.com - TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — Harandane Toure started taking malaria pills when he first spiked a fever but as the days passed his illness only worsened. Doctors ultimately told him he was among the hundreds…

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…

Mississippi governor signs bill changing state’s flag, abandoning Confederate symbol

washingtonpost.com - By Mark Berman and close Mark Berman National reporter covering law enforcement and criminal justice Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Ben Guarino close Ben Guarino Reporter covering the practice and c…

Republican leaders now say everyone should wear a mask — even as Trump refuses and has mocked some who do

washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), right, and Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) arrive wearing masks to speak to reporters after the weekly Senate Republican caucus po…

EU Sets New List Of Approved Travel Partners. The U.S. Isn't On It 

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New York Times will no longer appear on Apple News

thehill.com - The New York Times announced Monday that it has terminated its relationship with Apple News. Articles from the Times will no longer appear on the Apple News feed available on the company's devices. I…

A North Carolina City Bans Protests, Protecting Confederate Monument

theintercept.com - The ACLU is calling on the city to retract the order and “publicly reaffirm” the right of protesters to demonstrate without a permit. In a letter addressed to Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, t…

Trump was golfing and uncontactable for hours when aides tried to get him to delete his post of a fan chanting 'white power,' report says

businessinsider.com - President Donald Trump was golfing Sunday and not paying attention to his phone while aides struggled for hours to try to speak with him to get an inflammatory video deleted from his Twitter account,…

Cops in Riot Gear Stormed a Violin Vigil for Elijah McClain

thecut.com - On Saturday, activists in Aurora, Colorado, convened for a peaceful rally and march to demand justice for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a brutal arrest by local police last A…

Opinion | Clean Up Your Act, Facebook, or We’re Leaving

nytimes.com - “I really cannot stand them at all,” said a leader of a medium-size company that gets a lot of its leads on Facebook. But while he worries about the damage Facebook is doing to society, he added, “I …

Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay team up for Netflix series on player's early life

theguardian.com - Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming up on a scripted series on the former NFL quarterback’s teenage years. Kaepernick has effectively been exiled from the NFL since the end of the 2016 seas…

The Mystery of the Missing £5.6 Million

bellingcat.com - One of the last claims made by Aierken Saimaiti, a self-confessed money launderer who was murdered in Istanbul last November, was that he sent millions of pounds to London for a powerful former Kyrgy…

Can a Group of Policy Experts Prevent an Election Catastrophe in 2020?

motherjones.com - Edward Foley has a nightmare. It’s a poli-sci horror tale. A professor of constitutional law and elections expert at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, Foley foresees a scenario for t…

J Street Facing New Pressure to Back Conditioning Aid to Israel

theintercept.com - “Israel’s leaders are proceeding with annexation because they expect no real consequence for doing so,” the letter reads. “Now, as they threaten to make that control permanent, most American leaders …


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As COVID Burns Through the South and West, Trump Fans the Flames

truthout.org - Donald Trump has labored since March to imagine himself into a world where COVID-19 will go away in time to save his re-election campaign. Sure, people were getting sick and dying by the thousands in…

Live updates: Daily number of new coronavirus cases in U.S. tops 50,000 for first time

washingtonpost.com - By Antonia Noori Farzan and close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Rick Noack close Rick Noack Foreign affairs reporter focusing on Europe and interna…

Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the Numbers

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. It’s getting worse. …

Coronavirus cases rose by nearly 50 percent last month, led by states that reopened first

washingtonpost.com - Vice President Pence, left, walks with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey after their meeting Wednesday to discuss the surge in coronavirus cases in the state. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) By Anne Gearan, close Anne G…

Texas Cases at Record; Pennsylvania Mandates Masks: Virus Update

bloomberg.com - New York City postponed a planned reopening of restaurant dining rooms, California ordered many indoor businesses to shut and Pennsylvania required residents to wear masks as U.S. state and local lea…

Asia Today: India's virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

apnews.com - NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 on Thursday with the nation’s infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new cases reported in the…

Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet

theguardian.com - A chicken processing facility in western North Carolina reportedly underwent widespread testing for Covid-19 in early June. Workers at the plant were scared. Several employees had already tested posi…

A predicted surge in US job growth for June might not last

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent cor…

China could prevent Hongkongers moving to UK, says Dominic Raab

theguardian.com - Britain could do little to “coercively force” China if it tries to block Hongkongers from coming to the UK to take up a government visa pledge, the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has admitted. Bori…

New York Times Went On A Cletus Safari, But Cletus Was Not There

wonkette.com - Is the new Politico/New York Times David Brooks Fantasia thing of the season going to be the UN-CLETUS SAFARI? Are journalists going to go to all the diners, drive-ins and dives in Pennsylvania looki…

Fauci: Mixed Messaging On Masks Set U.S. Public Health Response Back

npr.org - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020. While conced…

Richmond, Va., Mayor Orders Emergency Removal Of Confederate Statues

npr.org - Virginia's capital city began taking down its statue of Stonewall Jackson after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of multiple Confederate statues in Richmond. A crane and a cherry pick…

It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting of Black Lives Matter Posts

npr.org - Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, here in July 2019, tells NPR the popular neighborhood app is taking steps to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform. As protests swept the nation…

How the Black Death make the rich richer

bbc.com - But another less often remarked consequence of the Black Death was the rise of wealthy entrepreneurs and business-government links. Although the Black Death caused short-term losses for Europe’s larg…

Israeli annexation a 'final nail in the coffin' of Palestine

aljazeera.com - Ramallah, occupied West Bank - Despite a delay in the long-anticipated declaration of an Israeli plan to annex one-third of the already illegally occupied West Bank, including parts of the strategic …

90 Days, 400 Years

medium.com - In Capitalist America, time is money and money is time. And, in America, that time is all the more valuable when you consider calling in to engage civically. Until now, with so many Americans out of …

Advertisers Are Fleeing Facebook Over Its Failure to Moderate Hate Speech

rollingstone.com - Facebook is finally paying a price for its inability — if not its outright refusal — to effectively moderate hate speech and misinformation on its platform. In recent weeks, over 400 companies have p…

Public Outcry Follows Gilead Decision to Charge $3000 for COVID Drug that Costs Pennies to Produce

mintpressnews.com - California-based pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has announced that a five-day course of its antiviral drug Remdesivir — shown in tests to effectively fight COVID-19 — will cost $3,120 to Americ…

How the NYPD Weaponized a Curfew Against Protesters and Residents

theintercept.com - Husan Blue, his family, and his neighbors were having a cookout on the patio outside their apartment in Crown Heights. It was a warm summer night in Brooklyn. Little kids were running around and play…

Rolling Back Environmental Protections under Cover of the Pandemic

scientificamerican.com - In Malaysia, it’s happening so a housing development can be built. In Albania, it’s to make room for an airport. And in both Brazil and the United States, it’s to extract more minerals and fossil fue…

UCSF pays $1 million ransom to recover medical school data from hackers

mercurynews.com - Malware attacks on prominent businesses and institutions are nothing new. But experts say the shift to working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic may be making it easier for hackers to find a way i…

Virus Shot From Pfizer, BioNtech Shows Promise in Early Test

bloomberg.com - An early trial of an experimental coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNtech SE showed it’s safe and prompted patients to produce antibodies against the new virus, keeping it in the lead pack …

Divided West can do little as China tightens up on Hong Kong

apnews.com - LONDON (AP) — From Tokyo to Brussels, political leaders have swiftly decried Beijing’s move to impose a tough national security law on Hong Kong that cracks down on subversive activity and protest in…

When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: 'We Put The Country On Our Back'

npr.org - As coronavirus cases persist and some states even backtrack their reopening plans, essential workers have flooded social media with calls for hazard pay. A strange thing happened this spring. As co-w…

She Needed Lifesaving Medication, but the Only Hospital in Town Did Not Have It

propublica.org - Investigating the Business of Oklahoma's Rural Hospitals ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Thi…

'Extreme inequality was the preexisting condition': How COVID-19 widened America's wealth gap

abcnews.go.com - The novel coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated income inequality, experts say, making the richest wealthier while leaving many of the poorest without jobs.

The Trump Administration Is Waiving the Public’s Right to Affordable Coronavirus Treatments

theintercept.com - The federal government has failed to include intellectual property and pricing protections in at least four contracts for drugs to combat Covid-19. Legal safeguards meant to ensure that products deve…

What a Glass of Wine a Day Does to Your Body

treehugger.com - We are a species that loves our fermented grapes. We've been making and drinking wine since 6000 B.C. Even as far back as 2,000 years ago there were wine bars on every street in Roman cities. In 2014…

Voters in deep-red Oklahoma approve Medicaid expansion

washingtonpost.com - Supporters of Yes on 802, the grass-roots group leading the effort to pass a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid, carry boxes of petitions into the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State on Oct. …

Confederacy Inc.: Donald Trump, Racist Police, and the Whitewashing of History

theintercept.com - Donald Trump is bringing his white power revue to Mount Rushmore. This week on Intercepted: As cases of Covid-19 skyrocket across the U.S. — particularly in states that basked in the glory of the Tru…

What Disbanding the Police Really Meant in Camden, New Jersey

wired.com - Two schools of thought have emerged for altering US policing practices following the killing of George Floyd and widespread Black Lives Matter protests: reform the way police do their jobs, or defund…

Opinion | Facebook Can’t Be Reformed

nytimes.com - To be clear, there is no one-to-one comparison between Facebook and the police or the carceral state. Modern policing, as Ms. Kaba notes, has its origins in slave patrols. Facebook’s origins are obvi…

Israel Defense Ministry Launches COVID-19 Voice Test for Americans

mintpressnews.com - The Israeli Ministry of Defense has launched a project to analyze people’s voices and breathing patterns using artificial intelligence (AI) in order to determine if they have COVID-19. The software a…

Blueleaks: Police Focused on Unfounded Threats Amid Minneapolis Protests

theintercept.com - Newly leaked documents reveal that, in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, local and federal law enforcement agencies repeatedly told police in Minnesota that they were under attack. The fears stoked…

Reddit’s C.E.O. on Why He Banned ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

nytimes.com - Nilay Patel, the editor in chief of The Verge, had an interesting tweet. The conversation was all about the political and legal and financial reasons that platforms might want to crack down on object…

Lincoln cancels the Continental again because the US is hooked on SUVs

theverge.com - Lincoln is ending production of the famed Continental sedan at the end of 2020, just four years after reintroducing the vehicle following a 14-year hiatus. Why? Because Americans have fallen irretrie…

It Happened Here

jewishcurrents.org - IN FEBRUARY 1939, the pro-Hitler German American Bund drew more than 20,000 supporters to Madison Square Garden for a rally celebrating “Americanism” in general and George Washington’s birthday in pa…


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Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states

apnews.com - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 5…

U.S. sets record for new coronavirus cases, surpassing 55,000

washingtonpost.com - By Kim Bellware, close Kim Bellware Reporter covering national breaking news and features Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Siobhán O'Grady, close Siobhán O'Grady Staff Writer, Foreign desk Email Email…

Coronavirus live news: Mexican state asks for US border closure as global cases near 11m

theguardian.com - Low income Italians are significantly more likely to die of the coronavirus than higher-income groups, the country’s first significant study into the disease’s disproportionate social impact has show…

Ghislaine Maxwell Groomed Girls for Epstein by Trying to ‘Normalize Sexual Abuse', Prosecutors Say

vice.com - Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of being Jeffrey Epstein’s madam, was arrested and indicted Thursday on multiple federal charges for her alleged role in his child sex trafficking rin…

Maxwell’s Case Being Handled by SDNY Public Corruption Unit Could Spell Trouble for U.S. Elites

lawandcrime.com - Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged groomer was finally arrested after a nearly year-long search by federal authorities that began just after Epstein himself was caught last summer. While…

Prince Andrew under pressure after arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell

theguardian.com - Pressure on Prince Andrew to speak to FBI investigators was mounting after his friend Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and perjury as part of its ongoing inquiry into the …

Another Day, Another Coronavirus Record In Florida

npr.org - A public safety officer directs drivers where to go last week at a coronavirus testing site at the Lee Davis Community Resource Center in Tampa, Fla. Florida's surge of COVID-19 cases shows no signs …

Trump flew into a rage every time US intelligence warned him about Russia, so officials gave up briefing him on it, report says

businessinsider.com - President Donald Trump was briefed less and less with warnings about Russia's behavior toward the US because he would get angry when presented with intelligence about it, CNN reported on Wednesday. E…

Police Unions Are Racist Power Brokers in Opposition to Movement for Black Lives

truthout.org - The scene is all too frequent — a Black person is slain or wantonly brutalized on camera by police officers, most often white, and in response, a white police union leader steps to the microphone and…

How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have

wired.com - But even if scientists can’t yet put an exact figure on what sizes of particles mattered the most for preventing the spread of Covid-19, evidence on the effectiveness of masks did start to tip as spr…

The Next Pandemic Will Be Caused by the National Debt. It Will Crater the Economy.

reason.com - One of the most frustrating aspects of the novel coronavirus pandemic is how many early warning signs and response plans for just such an event were waved away by public health officials, the preside…

After June Job Gains, Still a ‘Deep Hole,’ and New Worries

nytimes.com - “I think we would be really hesitant,” he said. “Staying shut we understood, but reopening and reshutting is just wrong.” Economists say stories like Mr. Terzian’s drive home a central fact of the cr…

How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime

vice.com - The documents obtained by Motherboard detail some of the information intercepted by authorities, and lay out not only the actions of one alleged drug dealer, but show just how deeply law enforcement …

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…

Jonathan Irons, Helped by W.N.B.A. Star Maya Moore, Freed From Prison

nytimes.com - Prosecutors said Irons, who was 16 at the time the crime took place, admitted to a police officer that he had broken into Stotler’s home, a claim that Irons steadfastly denied. The officer who interr…

Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws or oaths remained on the bench

reuters.com - Judge Les Hayes once sentenced a single mother to 496 days behind bars for failing to pay traffic tickets. The sentence was so stiff it exceeded the jail time Alabama allows for negligent homicide. M…

In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.

nytimes.com - But my family, as a social and economic unit, cannot operate forever in the framework authorities envision for the fall. There are so many ways that the situation we’ve been thrust into, in which bus…

Ambassadors Sold Off Stocks While Trump Played Down Pandemic

thedailybeast.com - Ambassadors appointed by President Donald Trump sold off stock while the president downplayed the severity of the coronavirus, CNBC reports. U.S. representatives to Uruguay, France, Morocco and Italy…

Zuckerberg: Advertisers will be back 'soon enough'

bbc.com - As the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down. "My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough" the Facebook chief executive has said. Campa…

France suspends Nato mission role amid Turkey row

bbc.com - France has temporarily pulled out of a Nato security operation amid a major row with Turkey. The defence ministry said France had suspended its role in Operation Sea Guardian, accusing Turkey of viol…

Herman Cain, who attended Trump’s Tulsa rally, hospitalized with covid-19

washingtonpost.com - Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain delivers the Tea Party Express response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address at the National Press Club in Washington in 2012. (Jo…

Revealed: Scars of Covid-19 could last for life as doctors warn of long-term damage to health

telegraph.co.uk - Prof Openshaw, an immunologist at Imperial College London, said there was particular concern about patients who suffered extensive blood clots, which can cut off blood supply to parts of the lungs, l…

Beware of Anti-Trump Republicans Who Endorse Joe Biden

truthout.org - A stampeding herd of “anti-Trump” Republican organizations and PACs has flooded the 2020 presidential campaign with ads attacking the president and endorsing his rival, Joe Biden. If beating Donald T…

Do Americans Understand How Badly They’re Doing?

theatlantic.com - I returned to Paris with my family three months after President Emmanuel Macron had ordered one of the world’s most aggressive national quarantines, and one month after France had begun to ease itsel…

Months Ago, an Officer in Louisiana Shot a 14-Year-Old Boy. It Took the George Floyd Protests for People to Pay Attention.

theintercept.com - On the evening of Friday, March 20, Tiffany McGee, a resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans, received a call from a nurse at the Tulane University Medical Center. Her 14-ye…

Former Israeli Intel Official Claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell Worked for Israel

mintpressnews.com - Since the apparent death by suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in a Manhattan prison, much has come to light about his depraved activities and methods used to sexually abuse underage girls and entrap the ric…

Barr Targets 'Anti-Government Extremists' | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - OK, the Law & Order hunt is officially on. Attorney General William P. Barr has directed the formation of an interagency task force dedicated to countering “anti-government extremists” from a variety…

Prison Officials in Kansas Ignored the Pandemic. Then People Started Dying.

theintercept.com - The men incarcerated at Lansing Correctional Facility, a state prison in northeastern Kansas, first heard about the Covid-19 pandemic from the news or from relatives on the outside. There were no kno…

Ghislaine Maxwell Is Flight Risk, Should Be Jailed In Advance Of Trial, Feds Argue

thesmokinggun.com - In arguing to detain Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam/fellow sex trafficker, federal prosecutors contend that the socialite is a severe flight risk in light of the lengthy prison se…

Citigroup Has Made a Sap of the Fed: Borrowing at 0.35 % from the Fed While Charging Consumers 27.4 % on Credit Cards

wallstreetonparade.com - The first thing you need to know about Citibank and its parent, Citigroup, is that they have an extensive rap sheet. (See here). The second thing you need to know is that Citigroup is a serial predat…

How the Far-Right Boogaloo Movement Is Trying to Hijack Anti-Racist Protests for a Race War

theintercept.com - Remember: These are heavily armed men, many of them with military training, looking for new and greater opportunities for violent protest. Miller-Idris told me that the boogaloo bois have mobilized “…

On Fourth of July Weekend, Concerns for Covid-19 Spread

undark.org - Cases of Covid-19 increased across much of the country this week, raising fears that the virus that causes it could spread further during gatherings over the Fourth of July weekend. The holiday arriv…

How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan

mintpressnews.com - Across my career, I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) No, this is a column abou…

A coronavirus vaccine rooted in a government partnership is fueling financial rewards for company executives

washingtonpost.com - Stéphane Bancel, chief executive of Moderna, in 2017. (Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg News) By Christopher Rowland and close Christopher Rowland Business reporter focused on the health-care economy's effect…

Eric Trump mocked for tweeting image of Ghislaine Maxwell with Clintons — when his dad hung out with her repeatedly

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Analysis | The June jobs numbers were good — in part because they predate the new coronavirus surge

washingtonpost.com - People line up outside a Kentucky Career Center hoping to find assistance with their unemployment claims in Frankfort on June 18. (Bryan Woolston/Reuters) By Philip Bump close Philip Bump National co…

The 12-Year-Old Journalist Who Grilled David Duke

slate.com - In 1989, a Black 12-year-old girl in New Orleans found the David Duke phenomenon, and Duke himself, hard to comprehend. So she called Duke on the phone to ask him some questions. In this Slow Burn in…


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"We're Number 1!" U.S. Surpasses Global Record For New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In A Day

npr.org - A mannequin wears a face mask at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their "better angels" and use common sense over the holiday weeken…

Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

apnews.com - MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before …

Trump blasts 'left-wing cultural revolution' at Mount Rushmore

aljazeera.com - United States President Donald Trump railed on Friday against "angry mobs" that tried to tear down statues of Confederate leaders and other historical figures, warning thousands of supporters at Moun…

Trump Believes That He Is Losing Because He Hasn’t Been Racist Enough

nymag.com - Over the past month, Joe Biden has opened up a double-digit lead over Donald Trump in national polls. That same period witnessed the following milestones in American political life: • For the first t…

`Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline

apnews.com - The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of American…

The NFL Can’t Fight Racism When Owners Support Trump

theatlantic.com - Last week, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, announced that he was committing $13 million over the next four years to RISE, a nonprofit he created in 2015 to address systemic inequality …

'It’s a constant barrage of hate': how Trump sparks heated clashes in Florida's retirement resort

theguardian.com - It promotes itself as “Florida’s friendliest hometown”, a retirement playground where seniors while away their golden years in a carefree world of golf and swimming, fine dining, drinking, and nightl…

The quiet campaign to make clean energy racist

heated.world - The city of San Luis Obispo is viewed from the air on February 27, 2013, in San Luis Obispo, California. Credit: George Rose/Getty Images. San Luis Obsipo, California is a small place with big ambiti…

“Trump Puts Russia First”

voltairenet.org - Since at least February, and possibly as early as March 2019, the United States has had compelling intelligence that a committed adversary, Russia, paid bounties to Taliban linked fighters to kill Am…

Native American protesters blocked the road leading to Mount Rushmore and faced off with the National Guard before Trump's speech

businessinsider.com - A group of mainly Native American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore for three hours before President Donald Trump gave a speech at the national monument Friday night. When they…

How France extorted Haiti for one of the greatest heists in geopolitical history

qz.com - In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, there have been calls for defunding police departments and demands for the removal of statues. The issue of reparations for slavery has also resurfaced. Much of…

Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for COVID-19

businessinsider.com - Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host and a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a person familiar with her condition told The New York Times. G…

Inside the Sinaloa Cartel’s Fentanyl Smuggling Operations

vice.com - Floating in a small fishing boat along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, their faces obscured by t-shirts and ski masks, the four Sinaloa Cartel members looked like pirates. This was months before the pandemic…

Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action

reuters.com - LONDON (Reuters) - Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict “in…

AxisOfEasy Salon #11: Revolutions, Power Plays and Authoritative Reality

axisofeasy.com - The recurring themes we kept coming back on over the show were: Have we entered a climate where a French Revolution style megapolitical shift is looming? The pesky phenomenon of the ole coup-within-a…

The NYPD Isn’t Giving Critical Bodycam Footage to Officials Investigating Alleged Abuse

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. Like many cities, New York City began equipping its police o…

How California Went From Coronavirus Success to Hotspot in Just 5 Weeks

time.com - (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California’s mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire predictions of a coronavirus surge, hospitalizations were starting to decline a…

Visualizing Police Violence Against Journalists At Protests Across The U.S

bellingcat.com - Update (July 3, 2020) -Since publishing this article on June 5, 2020, we have teamed up with Forensic Architecture to map these incidents on their platform. Today, Forensic Architecture has published…

How We Got Here: the Global Economy's 75-Year Stumble to the Precipice

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Before we start the tour, I want to return briefly to my first Musings of the year, which was posted on January 4, 2020, before Covid-19 was officially announced on January 23, 2020. (The Musings Rep…

The big factor holding back the U.S. economic recovery: Child care

washingtonpost.com - Manda Jaramillo holds her 10-month-old son Lucas Jamarillo while Stephanie Strother takes his temperature at the Penn Quarter KinderCare in the District on June 26. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Wa…

Opinion | Our declaration this Independence Day should be liberation from Trump

washingtonpost.com - President Trump outside the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Opinion by Colbert I. King close Colbert I. King Columnist covering D.C. issues and politics Email EmailBio …

Indigenous Activists Assert Right to Unceded Land At Anti-Trump Protest

unicornriot.ninja - Keystone, SD – Thousands of Trump supporters, as well as counter-protesters, are expected to converge today in a small town in South Dakota’s Black Hills for the Trump/Pence 2020 rally scheduled to t…

Podcast Panel: Israeli Annexation Could Turn the West Bank Into a Gaza-Style Open Air Prison

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…

Preparedness Spending Exploded After 9/11. Is That Helping Now?

undark.org - On the final day of 2001, fewer than four months after the September 11 terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush fielded a few questions from reporters near his ranch in Crawford, Texas. One of th…

In the Uncertainties of Lyme Testing, Lessons for Covid-19

undark.org - As a Lyme patient, Jennifer Crystal has a lifetime of experience dealing with severe illness. So when the 42-year-old writer and patient advocate came down with what appeared to be a mild case of foo…

Ep 553 The Professional Left Podcast

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US holiday fuels worries about skyrocketing virus cases

apnews.com - ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States has dipped under 50,000 new daily infections for the first time in four days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, but experts fear celebrat…

'There's people everywhere': Thousands flock to North Carolina beaches for Fourth of July weekend

msnbc.com - NBC News' Amanda Golden reports from Corolla, North Carolina as locals and people from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C., flock to the Tar Heel state's beaches for Ind…

Trump claims 99% of US Covid-19 cases are 'totally harmless' as infections surge

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has celebrated independence day with a string of false and misleading claims attempting to play down the coronavirus pandemic and warning that China will be “held accountable”. The US pr…

Chicago Orders Travelers From Hot Spot States To Quarantine Starting Monday

npr.org - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is ordering anyone returning from states where coronavirus cases are surging to quarantine for two weeks. The mayor announced the quarantine in a tweet late Thursday afte…

As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’

nytimes.com - “We’ve got a possible Covid. 52-year-old male. 10 minutes out. H.F.D., shortness of breath. Covid, possibly.” “I’ll be honest with you, I can barely keep track.” This is Dr. Aric Bakshy. He’s an atte…

Huge group of armed Black protesters march on Confederate monument in Georgia

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Experts say coronavirus is spreading through ‘airborne transmission’ — and there could be major implications

rawstory.com - The World Health Organization was warned in an open letter sent by 239 scientists from 32 countries that COVID-19 is being spread through airborne transmission, The New York Times reported Saturday. …

Minneapolis March Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor Draws Thousands

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – Breonna Taylor’s tragic killing in March 2020 is illustrative of the systemic anti-Black prejudice extant in the United States, and the continued failure at nearly every level of st…

States Shatter Coronavirus Records As Officials Eye Holiday Weekend With Alarm

npr.org - A pedestrian in a mask passes a sign urging people to practice social distancing, on Saturday in Miami Beach, Fla. Just as residents flocked outside to enjoy the Fourth of July, states such as Florid…

Coronavirus cases surge in Saudi, UAE after curfews lifted : Live

aljazeera.com - Saudi Arabia's coronavirus infections have passed 200,000 and neighbouring United Arab Emirates 50,000, with the number of new cases climbing after the Arab world's two largest economies fully lifted…

Protesters Attacked by Police Are Suing to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights

truthout.org - Protesters demonstrating against white supremacy and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s public lynching have been met with illegal repression by law enforcement. Police have utilized toxi…

It’s Time for Liberals to Take Back Patriotism

slate.com - As the 21st century dawned, liberal democracy seemed virtually unassailable, at least as an idea. Then, two decades later, authoritarians were looking like the trend-setters and democrats the holdout…

Chicago Youth Nonprofit Sues City After Police Raid Over Free Food for Protesters

reason.com - A Chicago nonprofit that works on behalf of the city's young adults sued the city this week. The lawsuit was filed by Chicago Freedom School (CFS)—an acclaimed nonprofit that provides support and edu…

Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Confirmed in Florida

thedailybeast.com - Health officials in Florida have sounded the alarm over the discovery of a rare, brain-eating amoeba in the county that encompasses Tampa and several other cities. The Florida Department of Health an…

Post-Pandemic Americans May Be Done With Taking Orders

reason.com - On June 19, the mayor of Cottonwood, Arizona, unilaterally ordered city residents to wear face masks in public places. A week later, my family went downtown to grab some lunch at a favorite barbecue …

The Boogaloo Tipping Point

theatlantic.com - On May 29, two federal security officers guarding a courthouse in Oakland, California, were ambushed by machine-gun fire as elsewhere in the city demonstrators marched peacefully to protest the killi…

Opinion - Leader of ultra-right militia predicts end of USA and warns of new civil war

informationclearinghouse.info - July 04, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - As the US election looms, the gun-toting III% Security Force stands ready for an anti-Democrat uprising. The group has been accused of neo-Nazism, but one…

A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

nmaahc.si.edu - On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a keynote address at an Independence Day celebration and asked, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Douglass was a powerful orator, often traveling six…

Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him

washingtonpost.com - President Trump raises his fist in the shadow of Mount Rushmore during an Independence Day celebration Friday in Keystone, S.D. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) By Robert Costa and close Robert Costa National p…

Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning, an apparent hoax created on social media

washingtonpost.com - Armed militia members, bikers and white nationalists turned up at the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park on July 4 to defend against a supposed burning of the U.S. flag by leftists. (An…

As Markets Crashed, DeVos Sold Shares in Secretive Cayman Island Fund

truthout.org - On March 12, Secretary of Education Bety DeVos sold shares worth as much as $5 million in BDT Capital Partners Oak Co-Invest, a secretive fund for wealthy investors that operates out of the Cayman Is…

Big Oil confronts possibility of terminal demand decline

news.yahoo.com - Although crude prices have rebounded from coronavirus crisis lows, oil execs and experts are starting to ask if the industry has crossed the Rubicon of peak demand. The plunge in the price of crude o…

Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him

washingtonpost.com - President Trump raises his fist in the shadow of Mount Rushmore during an Independence Day celebration Friday in Keystone, S.D. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) By Robert Costa and close Robert Costa National p…

Opinion | Our declaration this Independence Day should be liberation from Trump

washingtonpost.com - President Trump outside the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Opinion by Colbert I. King close Colbert I. King Columnist covering D.C. issues and politics Email EmailBio …

Phony Overtime, Fictional Drug Buys, and Mysterious C.I. Payments Offer a Glimpse of Houston Police Corruption

reason.com - On January 22, 2019, Houston narcotics officer Hodgie Armstrong paid a confidential informant who bought drugs as part of a case he was investigating. The informant made the purchase around 6 p.m. th…

Confused Electoral College Crises: Replying to Wirth/Rogers in Newsweek

medium.com - Former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth and Newsweek’s Tom Rogers have an essay in Newsweek mapping a way for President Trump and the Republican Party effectively to steal the 2020 election. Wirth and Roge…


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$8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline Scrapped After Years of Legal Battles

thedailybeast.com - Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have scrapped plans to build the proposed $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline after years of legal battles and delays. The move comes less than a month after the U.S. S…

Companies Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline After Years of Delays

wsj.com - Companies Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline After Years of Delays Duke Energy and Dominion Energy said the prospects of a natural gas conduit under the Appalachian Trail remained too uncertain

Florida Surpasses 200,000 Coronavirus Cases, Doubling in Less Than 2 Weeks

thedailybeast.com - Florida surpassed 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday after recording 10,059 new cases in 24 hours, the third highest one-day tally on record in the state. The state had reached 100,000 new co…

Coronavirus live news: India cases third-highest globally as Australian state of Victoria closes border

theguardian.com - Security agencies in Egypt have tried to stifle criticism about the handling of the coronavirus health crisis by the government of Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, the Associated Press reports. At least 10 doc…

Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the Numbers

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. It’s getting worse. …

Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

apnews.com - SEATTLE (AP) — A person killed Saturday when a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality was remembered Sunday as someone who was dedicated to t…

The Man Whose Surveillance Camera Sparked a National Uprising

level.medium.com - For Minneapolis restaurateur Rashad West, 2019 was the absolute best. Business at Dragon Wok, his Southside Minneapolis Asian eatery, was booming. After four years, West’s takeout joint was outgrowin…

Donald Trump Is All Done Caring

thebulwark.com - The presidency is no fun. Thomas Jefferson called it “a painful and thankless office” and said it brought him “nothing but unceasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.” George Washington said the pr…

Trump Is Turning America Into the ‘Shithole Country’ He Fears

theatlantic.com - There is a lot of learned material written about nationalism—scholarly books and papers, histories of it, theories of it—but most of us understand that nationalism, at its heart, at its very deepest …

The Dying Mall’s New Lease on Life: Apartments

bloomberg.com - Developers are converting part of the 41-year-old Alderwood Mall outside of Seattle into housing — a sign of what might be a national trend. It’s definitely, finally, without a doubt, the end of mall…

With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next

nytimes.com - Mr. Hull said that he anticipated making malls more “community-based” in smaller markets, with local and regional businesses. “It’s going to be cooking classes, boutiques, internet businesses that wa…

World’s Most Accurate Economist Believes US Recovery Unlikely Before 2022

mavenroundtable.io - Christophe Barraud stated that the US economy will take longer to recover than most people expect, according to Markets Insider. Christophe Barraud is the chief economist at Market Securities. He bel…

How Covid-19 can damage the brain

bbc.com - “If you had asked me a month ago if there was any published evidence that Sars-CoV-2 could cross the blood-brain barrier, I would have said no – but there are now many reports showing that it absolut…

'Completely Out of Control': China Says 'US Epidemic' Threat to Rest of the World

commondreams.org - A Chinese state-controlled newspaper has blamed the Trump administration's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic to cause the spread of the virus to go "completely out of control." Describing the dise…

Lifelong Lung Damage: A Serious COVID-19 Complication

healthline.com - “There is anecdotal evidence that some groups have a higher risk of a severe version of COVID-19 than others,” said Kon. “Overall, almost everyone who develops COVID-19 will have mild symptoms. In fa…

The South Pole is Warming 3 Times Faster Than the Global Average

treehugger.com - The South Pole has been warming more than three times faster than the global average over the past 30 years, according to a new study. Researchers argue that it’s unlikely these warming trends are th…

Federal Investigations Have Uncovered Literally Decades of Connections between Trump and the Russian KGB

tplnews.com - Answers to questions about Trump’s connections with Russia require a look into his past and reveal that his associations with Russia began at least thirty years ago. Trump is an asset that Russian go…

Exclusive: Covid-19 may not have originated in China, Oxford University expert believes

news.yahoo.com - Coronavirus may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when environmental conditions were right for it to thrive - rather than starting in China, an Oxford University expert believes. Dr Tom …

Atlanta M

thedailybeast.com - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is demanding armed protesters vacate the area around the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police after an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed during a co…

Opinion | The U.S. Is Lagging Behind Many Rich Countries. These Charts Show Why.

nytimes.com - The United States is different. In nearly every other high-income country, people have both become richer over the last three decades and been able to enjoy substantially longer lifespans. But not in…

Armed Vigilantes Antagonizing Protesters Have Received a Warm Reception From Police

theintercept.com - A former Albuquerque City Council candidate who ran on a tough-on-crime platform shot a protester at an anti-police brutality demonstration on Monday and was arrested alongside members of a right-win…

The 17-member family that lived together, ate together and got coronavirus together

washingtonpost.com - Four generations of the Garg family live together in a home in Delhi. Nearly all of the adults tested positive for the novel coronavirus, including a 90-year-old and an 87-year-old. (Mukul Garg) By J…

Rush to reopen led to spikes in cases that threaten to overwhelm hospitals in some states, officials say

washingtonpost.com - Lines of cars wait at a drive-through coronavirus testing site Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla. The state has reached a grim milestone: More than 200,000 people have tested positive for the novel corona…

National Review Is Trying to Rewrite its Own Racist History

theintercept.com - Stuart Stevens, who has gone from running Mitt Romney’s campaign for president in 2012 to a perch as a leading Never Trumper, is out with a new book: his mea culpa of sorts, It Was All a Lie: How the…

Analysis | Coronavirus will undermine trust in government, ‘scarring body and mind’ for decades, research finds

washingtonpost.com - Demonstrators march Wednesday in Sanford, Fla., to protest a Seminole County order requiring the wearing of masks in response to the spike in coronavirus cases. (Joe Burbank/AP) By Christopher Ingrah…

Opinion | ‘Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil’

nytimes.com - In fact, many of the protesters are simply pointing out the hypocrisy of these men, including many of the founders, who fought for freedom and liberty from the British while simultaneously enslaving …

Trump’s push to amplify racism-- but mostly the bad poll numbers-- unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him

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

No ID, No Job: How Coronavirus Left Parolees in Excruciating Limbo After Leaving Prison

theintercept.com - In New Jersey, as in New York, individuals leaving state prison are provided a “release ID,” which serves as legal identification but marks the person as a former prisoner. “I can’t use that to apply…

Lessons From Chomsky ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - It has been 50 years since Noam Chomsky first became a major public figure in the United States, after publishing his essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” which argued that American academics…


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The Pandemic Is the World's Long Overdue Reality Check

foreignpolicy.com - Something may have broken—or rather, begun to break—last month when U.S. President Donald Trump held an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in open defiance of the public health response to the COVID-19 …

ICE Makes International Students Choose Between Coronavirus Risk and Deportation

nymag.com - With a great deal of the country’s 4,298 colleges and universities expected to go online in the fall, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday that students in the United States on vis…

States mandate masks, begin to shut down again as coronavirus cases soar and hospitalizations rise

washingtonpost.com - Drivers wait to be tested for the coronavirus in the Hard Rock Stadium parking lot on Monday in Miami Gardens. Florida has seen its caseload soar past 10,000 per day and 200,000 overall. (Joe Raedle/…

Australian city of Melbourne to re-enter lockdown as India deaths pass 20,000

theguardian.com - After spending a record 112 days on life support, a South Korean Covid-19 patient is recovering from double lung transplant surgery, her doctors have said. The procedure is the ninth to take place wo…

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose wor…

The New York Times Can't Figure Out Where Nazis Come From In 2017. Pepe Has An Answer.

buzzfeednews.com - In keeping with the far-right's message board tradition, the posts appear intended as ironic commentary or as efforts to break PC taboos by shocking and offending. In a Facebook message, Hovater down…

Wall Street Soars While The Real Economy Slowly Dies

brucewilds.blogspot.com - Wall Street Soars While The Real Economy Slowly Dies Main Street is the real economy that exists far from Wall Street. It can be seen in the large areas of America where most of us live. After twelve…

$1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters

apnews.com - SEATTLE (AP) — A judge on Monday set a $1.2 million bail for the man accused of driving a Jaguar on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one and seriously injuring the othe…

Trump sideswipes NASCAR, Wallace over flag and noose

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump took a sideswipe at the racing organization for banning the Confederate flag and wrongl…

Trump Can’t Turn Bubba Wallace Into Colin Kaepernick

nymag.com - This August, it will have been four years since Colin Kaepernick, then-quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began choosing not to stand for the national anthem before NFL games. It’s worth rememb…

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

apnews.com - AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemploym…

Hong Kong police given sweeping powers under new security law

theguardian.com - Hong Kong police have been granted sweeping new powers, including the ability to conduct raids without a warrant and secretly monitor suspects, after controversial security laws were imposed on the c…

The President* Has Entirely Clusterf*cked the Republican National Convention

esquire.com - Imagine my surprise—and the surprise of every former owner of a franchise in the late United States Football League—when I discovered that something in which this president* involved himself is losin…

Fauci warns US is 'knee-deep' in first wave of coronavirus

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The United States is still "knee-deep" in its first wave of coronavirus infections and must act immediately to tackle the recent surge, the country's top infectious diseases expert…

Arctic Oil Infrastructure Faces Climate Karma

bloomberg.com - Julian Lee is an oil strategist for Bloomberg First Word. Previously he worked as a senior analyst at the Centre for Global Energy Studies. An Arctic oil spill in Russia is blamed on melting permafro…

2020's Plague of Locusts Spreads to Indian Subcontinent and South America | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - I thought I’d lighten up the mood by posting on a plague that’s actually visible: locusts (here is a photo essay in The Atlantic. See also previous NC posts in February and March. Wikipedia has a cou…

Japan auto companies triple Mexican pay rather than move to US

asia.nikkei.com - NEW YORK/TOKYO -- The new North American free trade agreement that goes into effect Wednesday was touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as an engine of American job creation. But Japan's automakers a…

The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus

nytimes.com - Teresa and Marvin Bradley can’t say for sure how they got the coronavirus. Maybe Ms. Bradley, a Michigan nurse, brought it from her hospital. Maybe it came from a visiting relative. Maybe it was some…

Spain's coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity

cnn.com - Spain's large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is "unachievable," the med…

America Is Now Divided Into Places I Trust and Places I Don’t

gen.medium.com - I’m at the beach right now. I am no longer home. The other night, I slept in a bed other than my own for the first time since February, when I went to Europe on assignment for a magazine and got back…

Climate Denial Spreads on Facebook as Scientists Face Restrictions

scientificamerican.com - A climate scientist says Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts containing climate misinformation. Those constraints are occuring as groups that reject climate sci…

Russians, Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

news.yahoo.com - London (AFP) - Britain on Monday identified 49 "notorious" individuals and organisations, 25 of them Russian and 20 Saudis, to be sanctioned under its first post-Brexit targeting of accused human rig…

BP Writes Off Billions as Covid Redraws Rules of Oil Demand

bloomberg.com - BP Plc will make the biggest writedown on the value of its business since the Deepwater Horizon disaster a decade ago, as the coronavirus pandemic hurts long-term oil demand and accelerates the shift…

Top Men at Justice Department with Final Say on Goldman Sachs Felony Charges Got Big Payouts from Goldman’s Law Firm

wallstreetonparade.com - By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: July 6, 2020 ~ Three of the top men at the U.S. Department of Justice who have been involved in negotiations as to whether Goldman Sachs, for the first time in its hi…

This Is What Earth Will Look Like if We Melt All the Ice

treehugger.com - Chris Tackett is a writer and social media director in Brooklyn, NY. After 5 years at Treehugger, he's now with the Natural Resources Defense Council. National Geographic has a good, but disturbing, …

Tires: The plastic polluter you never thought about

nationalgeographic.com - In 2014 biologist John Weinstein and his graduate students went looking for microplastics—the small bits of degraded plastic that researchers have discovered are spread throughout the environment. Th…

As Risks of Space Wars Grow, Policies to Curb Them Lag

undark.org - On April 22, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced a successful launch of what they described as a military reconnaissance satellite, which came after several failed attempts. The satell…

Chinese censorship watchdog and activist on crypto

mailchi.mp - CryptOsint: Recently, news broke that China blocked popular crypto-website Etherscan. Though China has very specific crypto laws, no one can quite figure out why they blocked this app as it's not an …

The Killing of Muhammad Gulzar

bellingcat.com - Today, in collaboration with Lighthouse Reports and Forensic Architecture, with reporting from Der Spiegel, and research from Pointer and Sky News, we release an investigation which demonstrates that…

Guaido Representative Threatens FBI Investigation Into Journalists Exposing Her Dealings

mintpressnews.com - Vanessa Neumann, the U.K. ambassador of self-declared President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, claims that she is working closely with the FBI in an investigation exposing a “transnational criminal netwo…

Treasury, SBA data show small-business loans went to private-equity backed chains, members of Congress

washingtonpost.com - Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration, speaks during a meeting with President Trump and governors last month at the White House. (Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News) By Jonat…

California Short on Firefighters as Prison “Slaves” Under COVID-19 Lockdown

mintpressnews.com - It is the height of California’s dangerous forest fire season. But despite blazes currently raging, the state’s fire department is dangerously understaffed. That is because many firefighters today ar…

Elegant but unproven, RNA experiments leap to the front in coronavirus vaccine race. Will they work?

washingtonpost.com - Dr. Paul McKay works at a fume hood inside a laboratory at Imperial College London, one of several labs worldwide developing potential coronavirus vaccines based on using messenger RNA to trigger the…


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Coronavirus herd immunity may be 'unachievable' after study suggests antibodies disappear after weeks in some people

businessinsider.com - Population-wide immunity to the novel coronavirus could be "unachievable" with antibodies to the virus disappearing after just a few weeks in some patients, according to a major new Spanish study. Th…

US to leave WHO next year; Bolsonaro on hydroxychloroquine after positive test

theguardian.com - The Guardian’s Severin Carrell and Pamela Duncan report: In Scotland, the days when Nicola Sturgeon had to report scores of Covid-19 deaths at the height of the pandemic are a distant memory. Over th…

World Leader in COVID-19 Deaths to Leave WHO

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. The Trump administra…

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

apnews.com - President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the corona…

Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital

apnews.com - Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital HOUSTON (AP) — A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband’s funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of death. Her oxy…

'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

apnews.com - Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientif…

Trump Friends and Family Cleared for Millions in Small Business Bailout

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. Update, July 7, 2020: This story has been updated to include…

Merging of US, Israel National Security States Accelerates Amid COVID-19

mintpressnews.com - A two-pronged initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security is set to substantially increase Israel’s already significant role in America’s digital health, artifi…

On alleged bounties, White House targets leakers, not Russia

msnbc.com - It's been nearly two weeks since the New York Times first reported on a stunning story: according to U.S. intelligence, while peace talks were underway to end the long-running conflict in Afghanistan…

Meet the Cronies: Devin Nunes’ Winery, Kushner Family Business Raked In Coronavirus Relief Money

vanityfair.com - Last month, the Trump administration backtracked on its earlier vow to disclose the recipients of taxpayer-funded Paycheck Protection Program loans meant to help small businesses weather the economic…

Donald Trump’s Lost Cause

theatlantic.com - There’s an old expression wryly deployed across the South: Thank God for Mississippi or we’d be last in everything. Donald Trump is now behind even Mississippi. Last week, Governor Tate Reeves signed…

GOP Senators Are Already Bailing From the Convention in Florida Next Month

nymag.com - As New York’s Ed Kilgore has already addressed, the live version of the Republican convention that Trump is insisting on holding in Jacksonville is worse than useless, as it is causing financial stre…

As cutoff of $600 weekly benefit and wave of evictions loom, Congress takes a holiday

wsws.org - With tens of millions of workers facing the triple threat of the cutoff of the $600 weekly federal supplement to their state unemployment compensation, the resumption of evictions in most states, and…

The Pandemic Experts Are Not Okay

theatlantic.com - Saskia Popescu’s phone buzzes throughout the night, waking her up. It had already buzzed 99 times before I interviewed her at 9:15 a.m. ET last Monday. It buzzed three times during the first 15 minut…

U.S. Will Pay $1.6 Billion to Novavax for Coronavirus Vaccine

nytimes.com - “Adding Novavax’s candidate to Operation Warp Speed’s diverse portfolio of vaccines increases the odds that we will have a safe, effective vaccine as soon as the end of this year,” Alex M. Azar II, t…

Inside the black box

popular.info - U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created to help struggling small businesses survive the pandemic and ke…

Anthony Fauci says US coronavirus prognosis is 'really not good'

usatoday.com - WASHINGTON – Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday that the U.S. handle on the coronavirus outbreak is “really not good” and that action is…

How An NYPD Officer Can Hit A Teen With His Car In Front Of Several Witnesses And Get Away With It

techdirt.com - The NYPD has made internal discipline procedures a loop so closed that even its "independent" oversight -- the Civilian Complaint Review Board -- can't get in the door. The NYPD is effectively its ow…

How The U.S. Trained Killer Cops Across The Hemisphere ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - The nationwide protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd have reignited debates over American policing. But the state response to the protests has also raised the quest…

Travel Restrictions on Americans Erode a Sense of Passport Privilege

nytimes.com - Travelers from the United States, like those blocked from the Italian island of Sardinia last week, are finding themselves unwanted. The five Americans who had flown to Sardinia had come from Colorad…

Climate Denial Spreads on Facebook as Scientists Face Restrictions

scientificamerican.com - A climate scientist says Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts containing climate misinformation. Those constraints are occuring as groups that reject climate sci…

"Do not ever imagine that your world cannot collapse, as ours did."

theguardian.com - ‘The battle to draw the right lessons from that time is in danger of being lost.’ The Warsaw uprising, 1944. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated in 2018 that …

Ghislaine Maxwell, Wall Street’s Secrets and the U.S. Attorney’s Office

wallstreetonparade.com - Jes Staley, Former JPMorgan Chase Executive, Visited Epstein While He Was Serving Time in Florida Outside of the Wall Street executives that did business with child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, hi…

36,000 Weather Stations Confirm It: Extreme Heat And Rain Are Happening More Often

sciencealert.com - A major global update based on data from more than 36,000 weather stations around the world confirms that, as the planet continues to warm, extreme weather events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall…

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

reuters.com - LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including i…

Brazil's skeptical president contracts virus, WHO warns of airborne risk

news.yahoo.com - Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the new coronavirus Tuesday after consistently downplaying the risks of the disease, as the World Health Organization ack…

Russia will impose counter-sanctions on UK: Kremlin

news.yahoo.com - A handout image released by 10 Downing Street, shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab signing a letter to fellow MPs, in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in central London on July 6, 2020, f…

Investigative journalist who’s been covering Trump for 35 years explains why you need to take Mary’s Trump’s book seriously

rawstory.com - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Mary Trump’s book deserves your close attention because …

Florida invited the nation to its reopening — then it became a new coronavirus epicenter

washingtonpost.com - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks last month at a news conference at Orlando Regional Medical Center. (AP Photo/John Raoux) By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., close Cleve R. Wootson Jr. National political repor…

New York Times editor Dean Baquet wants his reporters to keep an open -- and empty -- mind | Press Watch

presswatchers.org - Journalistic “objectivity” — as enforced by editors in our top newsrooms — encourages reporters to engage in credulous, both-sides stenography instead of calling out liars and racists. It discourages…

Trump’s attacks on mail voting are turning Republicans off absentee ballots

washingtonpost.com - Election workers process ballots Tuesday at a county election office in Provo, Utah. (George Frey/Getty Images) By Amy Gardner and close Amy Gardner National political reporter Email EmailBio BioFoll…

Trees Go to 'Sleep' at Night, New Study Shows

treehugger.com - The next time you decide to take a midnight stroll through the forest, mind your footsteps. The trees are sleeping. That's the fascinating conclusion drawn by a team of scientists from Austria, Finla…

DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

unicornriot.ninja - Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken b…

Trump’s worldview forged by neglect and trauma at home, his niece says in new book

washingtonpost.com - Donald Trump waves to staff members of the Trump Taj Mahal casino as they cheer him on before grand-opening ceremonies in Atlantic City on April 6, 1990. Trump attended the gala with, from left, his …

Sen. Tim Scott on race, police reform, and why ending qualified immunity is a nonstarter for the GOP

vox.com - Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only Black Republican serving in the US Senate, has an additional, unenviable task beyond his usual legislative portfolio: talking to his colleagues, and Republi…

Saudi Arabia Tripled its Theft of Yemen's Oil amid Price War with Russia

mintpressnews.com - MARIB, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia possesses around 18 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves. That fact though has done little to stifle the Kingdom’s apparent appetite for new sources of crude. Now, fo…


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3 Million Cases: Coronavirus Continues To Surge Across U.S.

npr.org - A passerby wears a mask out of concern for the coronavirus while walking past an American flag displayed in Boston on Tuesday. The U.S. has now recorded more than 3 million confirmed cases of the cor…

Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

apnews.com - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus c…

Coronavirus live news: Melbourne locks down as global cases pass 12m

theguardian.com - Public hospitals in the Australian state of Victoria have been advised to remain at 75% levels of elective surgery as senior doctors warn that there are not enough hospital beds to meet a surge in de…

America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again.

washingtonpost.com - A handwritten sign attests to limited supplies at the Franklin County Forensic Science Lab in Columbus, Ohio, where face shields must be reused. (Ty Wright/For The Washington Post) By William Wan clo…

Pentagon leaders face grilling on use of military in unrest

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences with President Donald Trump over …

Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

apnews.com - PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely c…

Trump Picked the Wrong Hostage in Battle Over Confederate-Named Military Bases

nymag.com - As part of his latest, bizarre effort to make defense of Confederate memorials a culture-war line in the sand, the president recently threatened to veto the current defense reauthorization bill that …

China accuses Australia of 'gross interference' after offer of safe haven for Hong Kong visa holders

theguardian.com - China has accused Australia of “gross interference” after Scott Morrison granted a range of visa holders from Hong Kong a five-year extension and suspended an extradition treaty with the city. The pr…

With pressure and threats, Trump pushes to fully reopen schools. Schools say: Not so fast.

washingtonpost.com - By Laura Meckler close Laura Meckler Reporter covering national education policy and trends, and the Education Department Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow July 8, 2020 at 8:01 PM EDT President Trump o…

Coronavirus Is Blowing Up America’s Higher Education System

vanityfair.com - Those successes, however, are balanced against ongoing challenges that come with the fact that elite schools have failed to embrace online learning. Sydney Maggin, a rising sophomore who’s planning t…

The COVID-19 jobs crunch is already 10 times worse than 2008, and a 2nd wave could leave 80 million unemployed by end 2020

markets.businessinsider.com - A second wave of coronavirus infections around the world could leave 80 million people in the world's developed nations in unemployment, according to the latest report from the Organization for Econo…

More than 20 million Americans may be evicted by September

marketwatch.com - The pandemic has intensified rent burden on households across the nation. We spoke to an economist about what it means for the economy.

Exclusive: Vindman to retire from military. His lawyer blames White House 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation'

cnn.com - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, is retiring from the US Army after more than 21 years of military service because he determined that his fut…

Why Do Things Keep Blowing Up in Iran?

slate.com - Something strange is going on in Iran. Since June, fires or explosions have erupted at six factories and other facilities, two of them military in nature—the Parchin missile-production plant and the …

Facebook’s Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,’ Audit Finds

nytimes.com - They added that they “would have liked to see the company go further to address civil rights concerns in a host of areas.” The auditors pointed to extremist and white nationalist content, as well as …

Google, Amazon Funnel Money to Virus Conspiracy Sites: Study

bloomberg.com - Digital advertising platforms run by Google, Amazon.com Inc. and other tech companies will funnel at least $25 million to websites spreading misinformation about Covid-19 this year, according to a st…

Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale

nytimes.com - Sweden is exposed to the vagaries of global trade. Once the pandemic was unleashed, it was certain to suffer the economic consequences, said Mr. Kirkegaard, the economist. The coronavirus can stay al…

Harvard And MIT Sued To Block Trump's Plan To Bar International Students From The US If Classes Are Online-Only

buzzfeednews.com - Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing the Trump administration on Wednesday over a policy that would force international students taking online-only classes to le…

Trump to US schools: Reopen or you may lose federal funds

apnews.com - Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the f…

The UN has found that the US killing of Qassem Soleimani broke international law. It’s right, but nothing will happen as a result

informationclearinghouse.info - With these words, Agnes Callamard, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, described the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in a report submitted to th…

Global temperatures likely to hit at least 1C warming for next five years

theguardian.com - There is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in pre-industrial times in the next five years, experts have said. Annual global temperatures are likely to …

Doctor: What Covid stress is doing to your body

cnn.com - Ford Vox is a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine and a journalist who contributes frequently to CNN Opinion. Follow him on Twitter @FordVox. The views expressed in this commentary belo…

Woman, 25, Busted After Domestic Toilet Paper Dispute Turned Violent, Cops Say

thesmokinggun.com - A domestic dispute over toilet paper turned violent and resulted in the bust of a Florida woman for allegedly battering her boyfriend, police report. According to an arrest report, Celesierra Thomas,…

'Significant' virus spread could thwart NBA restart: Silver

sports.yahoo.com - Los Angeles (AFP) - NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Tuesday that a "significant spread" of coronavirus could burst the league's safety "bubble" and cause a second shutdown of the season. Silv…

Analysis: How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

khn.org - Yes, of course, Americans’ health is priceless, and reining in a deadly virus that has trashed the economy would be invaluable. But a COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the pre…

Stocks stall on virus spikes while safe haven gold climbs

news.yahoo.com - Europe's stock markets slipped for a second straight session on Wednesday, with concerns about fresh spikes in coronavirus infections helping haven investment gold above $1,800 an ounce for the first…

Carlos Ghosn Paid At Least $862,000 To Be Spirited Out of Japan in a Music Case, New Court Papers Claim

thedailybeast.com - How much does it cost to be spirited out of Japan in a specially converted musical equipment case? At least $862,000, since you are asking. That is the amount of money allegedly transferred by the fu…

COVID-19 exposes why the Postal Service needs to get back into the banking business

theconversation.com - Financial services play a major role in the economic lives of most Americans, from the moment their paychecks are directly deposited into a bank account to the loan taken out to buy their first home …

Atlanta Dream Co-Owner Asks WNBA to Sideline Its Support of Black Lives Matter. League Replies: ‘Uh, Nah’

theroot.com - Ah, the return of the old, familiar refrain: “Stick to sports.” The WNBA’s players, to their credit, have always defied the mantra. This has been true in previous seasons, like in 2016, when teams ha…

McClatchy, a Family Newspaper Business, Heads Toward Hedge-Fund Ownership

nytimes.com - McClatchy’s troubles can be traced back to 2006, when it bought its much larger rival, Knight Ridder, then the second-largest newspaper chain in the United States, for $4.5 billion, plus the assumpti…

A Niece's Book Reveals the Donald Trump That Only His Family Has Ever Seen | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Mary Trump’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, deserves your close attention. Donald Trump’s niece has two advantages that the small band of us wh…

COVID-Tracking Apps Proliferate, But Will They Really Help?

khn.org - We encourage organizations to republish our content, free of charge. Here’s what we ask: You must credit us as the original publisher, with a hyperlink to our khn.org site. If possible, please includ…

Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office

thehill.com - Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenTucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary Biden wins Delaware primary M…

The Right-Wing Myth of the Left-Wing Mob ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - Donald Trump’s Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore was a call to arms to take on the evil mob destroying our beloved country’s values. It was a thunderous condemnation of the political left, an…

What’s New About Free College? ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - There was once a New England politician with an idea. Social and economic changes had made education more important than ever, but access was stubbornly limited to the children of the rich. The answe…

TikTok Could Become Latest Victim of US War on Chinese Competition

mintpressnews.com - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed last night that he is strongly considering banning the hugely popular video app TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something …


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If Schools Reopen This Fall, More People Will Likely Die. Full Stop.

truthout.org - The front page of Tuesday’s Miami Herald tells you all you need to know about the rising dread and panic being felt across the country by millions of parents with school-age children. Bang in the cen…

Patients Swamp Sun Belt Hospitals With Covid-19 on a Rampage

bloomberg.com - Car waits in line at a Covid-19 testing site in Miami Gardens, Florida, on July 6. The coronavirus pandemic’s merciless march through the Sun Belt is killing record numbers of Americans there, overru…

Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the Numbers

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Coronavirus live news: fears as first case reported in rebel-held Syrian camps

theguardian.com - Here is more on those two top politicians in Latin America testing positive for coronavirus: Venezuela’s second-most powerful man and Bolivia’s interim president have both announced they have tested …

CDC feels pressure from Trump as rift grows over coronavirus response

washingtonpost.com - Vice President Pence holds a coronavirus task force briefing on Wednesday, joined by, from left, Dr. Deborah Birx, Adm. Brett Giroir, and CDC Director Robert Redfield. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated…

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

apnews.com - LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do …

The Supreme Court Rules in the Trump Subpoena Cases

lawfareblog.com - President Trump went to the Supreme Court asking the justices to protect him from subpoenas for his financial records—subpoenas from congressional committees and subpoenas from a New York state grand…

Your Tax Dollars at Work: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions goin…

Top US general vows response if military confirms reports of Russian bounties

theguardian.com - America’s top general has said military intelligence agencies are working to corroborate reports of Russia paying Taliban fighters bounties for killing US soldiers and vowed a response if they were c…

The House Is on Fire. The President Keeps Saying It's a Tremendously Large Fireplace.

esquire.com - If you test more people for COVID-19 you will discover more confirmed cases of COVID-19. If your country conducts a lot of tests, they're likely to find more confirmed cases. Still, there are ways to…

As US cases soar, 'coronavirus detectives' face new strain

csmonitor.com - When a novel coronavirus first began to spread in February, U.S. public health officials reached for a tried-and-tested method: contact tracing. By isolating potential spreaders and finding out who e…

Michael Cohen Was Taken Back Into Custody After Refusing The Terms Of His Early Release

buzzfeednews.com - President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen was taken back into custody after refusing the terms of his early release from prison for lying to Congress, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed to …

Black Lives Matter painted outside Trump Tower

bbc.com - A large Black Lives Matter mural has been painted outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Trump Vincibility Watch: Uh-Oh, Cycling at Random Through All-Caps Twitter Slogans Isn’t Working Anymore

slate.com - Trump Vincibility Watch is a subjective and speculative estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump actually loses the 2020 election, or in other words, that he suffers the consequences of his actio…

Why the President Didn’t Want the World to Read Mary Trump’s Story

slate.com - There have been so many Trump World tell-alls over the past few years that you’d be forgiven for wondering: Is there really any more to say? Donald Trump’s niece, Mary, thinks so. Her new memoir, Too…

UN Report Links Disease Outbreaks to Climate Crisis and Industrial Farming

truthout.org - AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. As the global health emergency caused by the coronavirus continues to unfold, we lo…

A Bad Day for Trump Is a Good Day for the Country

truthout.org - If you were hoping to see Donald Trump’s financial records before the 2020 election, today was not your day. If you were hoping to go to bed tonight in a nation with a president and not a sovereign, …

Global COVID-19 pandemic takes a new upward leap

wsws.org - The coronavirus pandemic is taking a new, qualitative upward leap, after the period of temporary stabilization which followed the worldwide lockdown. For a time, the pandemic seemed to have stalled i…

House Judiciary Chair Accuses AG Barr of Engaging in a ‘Quid Pro Quo’ That Was ‘Awfully Close to Bribery’

lawandcrime.com - Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Geoffrey Berman told Congress on Thursday that Attorney General William Barr pressured him to resign in June. The ex-SDNY head said t…

Opinion - Trump Is Trying to Hide US and Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the International Criminal Court

informationclearinghouse.info - With his new national emergency declaration, Trump aims to ensure that no U.S. or Israeli persons are brought before the international court to answer for war crimes and crimes against humanity. He c…

Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online

wired.com - Telegram had truly hit a nerve. The place that had been such a reliable safe haven for the far right was becoming unignorably hostile. That said, some of the community’s distress signals sounded a lo…

Man admits selling fake coronavirus cure kits

bbc.com - A man has pleaded guilty to selling fake coronavirus cure kits to people in France and the United States. Frank Ludlow, 59, was caught by City of London Police trying to send dozens of parcels of fak…

Top military officer labels Confederacy as treasonous as Pentagon takes ‘hard look’ at rebel ties

washingtonpost.com - Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, left, listens as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley testifies during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on July 9 in Washington. (Michael…

Firm Linked to HHS' Robert Kadlec Poised to Become Exclusive Manufacture of COVID-19 Vaccines

mintpressnews.com - Trump’s much-ballyhooed “Operation Warp Speed” unveiled in May of this year to produce and deploy a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. is shaping up to be yet another scheme to funnel millions of dollars i…

As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More

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For Experts Who Study Coronaviruses, a Grim Vindication

undark.org - The now prophetic words could be found buried at the end of a research paper published in the journal Clinical Microbiology Reviews in October of 2007: “The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-…

Perspective | Presidents don’t usually lose as badly at the Supreme Court as Trump did

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks to the Rose Garden on Thursday. He lost two Supreme Court cases earlier in the day. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Neal Katyal and close Neal Katyal Bio BioFollow Follo…

Pentagon chief confirms he was briefed on intelligence about Russian payments to the Taliban

cnn.com - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed Thursday that he had been briefed on information regarding Russian payments to the Taliban, seemingly acknowledging that Russia's support for the militant gr…

Opinion | When a Critic Met Facebook: ‘What They’re Doing Is Gaslighting’

nytimes.com - You were instrumental in pushing Facebook for a public civil rights audit. What’s your reaction to the audit? The audit speaks to just how much Facebook’s incentive structure is broken. I keep thinki…

Of Two Minds - You Are Now Leaving FantasyLand: The Losses Will Be Taken By Somebody

oftwominds.com - As the inverted pyramid collapses, the effects will be non-linear. Round about late March, we entered a Financial FantasyLand in which all the sins and excesses of rampant financialization were going…

The Supreme Court Hands Trump an Election Boost | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - A cowardly Supreme Court punted today on two investigations that could reveal Donald Trump and his Trump Organization as major league criminal tax cheats. In its weaselly 7-2 Trump decisions, both wr…

"K" for Kurator, or Catch Me If You Can - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - On 7 July 2020, Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) announced it arrested what it called a non-staff GRU operative who had played a crucial role in supervising the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (D…


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Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone, Who Refused to Testify Against Him

nymag.com - President Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime friend, former campaign advisor, and notorious dirty-trick operative Roger Stone, who was convicted of seven felonies after obstructing a congres…

Trump commutes sentence of confidant Roger Stone who was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering

washingtonpost.com - Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone departs the U.S. District Court in Washington on Feb. 20, 2020, after he was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. President Trump has commuted…

Global report: Tokyo hits Covid-19 high as Australia limits arrivals

theguardian.com - Tokyo hit another record daily high number of new cases, Australia is to halve the number of citizens it allows to return each week and Hong Kong’s schools have closed early for the summer as countri…

Why Arizona is suffering the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the US

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vox.com - The US is struggling with a resurgence of the coronavirus in the South and West. But the severity of Arizona’s Covid-19 outbreak is in a league of its own. Over the week of June 30, Arizona reported …

How Two Waves of Coronavirus Cases Swept Through the Texas Panhandle

newyorker.com - When Boutsady Muongkhot went to get tested for COVID-19, he didn’t feel sick. His daughter had told him to do it. Muongkhot, who is seventy-one, is the youngest of ten children born in a farming vill…

After months of decline, America’s coronavirus death rate begins to rise

washingtonpost.com - People wait to enter the Hialeah Hospital in Hialeah, Fla., on Thursday. Some health-care facilities are being overwhelmed by covid-19 patients. (Cristobal Herrera-Ulashkevich/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) B…

Coronavirus Will Be the Real Swing Voter in November

nymag.com - If you want to see the appeal of Joe Biden, I urge you to watch a recent appearance on ABC News. It was tweeted out, in a doozy of a self-own, by Sean Hannity no less. Grandpa Joe is in front of a wi…

Atlanta to Roll Back Reopening Plan, Reimpose ‘Stay at Home’ Order

thedailybeast.com - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she would scrap the city’s plan to reopen and instead re-implement a “stay at home” order as coronavirus cases surge in Georgia. The city had entered Phas…

Congress Can’t Handle the Truth About the Coronavirus Recession

nymag.com - America’s economic crisis is worse than it looks. For that reason, it’s about to get worse than it is. Last week, the Labor Department released a report showing that permanent jobs losses — which is …

Coronavirus's painful side effect is deep budget cuts for state and local government services

theconversation.com - Nationwide, state and local government leaders are warning of major budget cuts as a result of the pandemic. One state – New York – even referred to the magnitude of its cuts as having “no precedent …

Pac-12, Big Ten shelve games and fears grow of ripple effect

apnews.com - The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first Power Five leagues to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as college sports faces a dramatically different landscape due to the coronavirus pandemic. In f…

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

apnews.com - In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump said on Twitter on Frid…

COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers' comp

apnews.com - Lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes, essential workers who get the coronavirus on the job have no guarantee in most states they’ll qualify for workers’ compensation to cover lost w…

Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum

cnn.com - Editor's note: This article quotes racist, homophobic and sexist language, much of which has not been censored. The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has for years been using a pseudonym to…

Hong Kong pollster raided by police amid security law crackdown

theguardian.com - Hong Kong police have searched the office of an independent political pollster days after Beijing imposed sweeping national security legislation on the former British colony. The raid came ahead of w…

Trump says Fauci 'made a lot of mistakes'

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying that one of the nation’s top infectious disease experts "has made a lot of mistakes." In an interview wit…

The emerging long-term complications of Covid-19, explained

vox.com - At first, Lauren Nichols tried to explain away her symptoms. In early March, the healthy 32-year-old felt an intense burning sensation, like acid reflux, when she breathed. Embarrassed, she didn’t in…

Iowa declines to be part of study on coronavirus in meatpacking plants

desmoinesregister.com - A new report on the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that 87% of people infected were racial or ethnic minorities — but it also notes that the data was limited…

How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous

wired.com - For many vulnerable Americans, that climactic hellscape isn’t approaching—it’s already here, and it’s colliding with the Covid-19 pandemic. Cooling centers, where folks without air-conditioning can g…

Internal Messages Reveal Crisis at Houston Hospitals as Coronavirus Cases Surge

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. This article was produced in partnership with NBC News. HOUS…

Brain problems linked to even mild coronavirus infections: study

ctvnews.ca - PARIS -- Potentially fatal COVID-19 complications in the brain including delirium, nerve damage and stroke may be more common than initially thought, a team of British-based doctors warned Wednesday.…

Amazon deforestation increases 25 percent in Brazil

news.yahoo.com - Sao Paulo (AFP) - Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased by a record 25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2020, official data released Friday showed, increasing pressure on President…

Bodies in the Streets: IMF Imposed Measures Have Left Ecuador Unable to Cope with Coronavirus

mintpressnews.com - If you are using one of the many coronavirus incidence trackers, the Pacific country of Ecuador does not seem to be particularly badly affected by COVID-19. Officially, the country has less than 7,50…

How Politicized Science Is Making a Comeback in the Age of COVID-19

mintpressnews.com - Science has emerged as the new religion of contemporary Western civilization, raising the status of its practitioners to the level of secular sainthood and its findings increasingly taken as the voic…

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. That's Not Necessarily Good or Bad.

undark.org - In early March, the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ National Science Review published a peer-reviewed study titled “On the Origin and Continuing Evolution of SARS-CoV-2.” The authors argued that the var…

What To Do Once We’ve Defunded The Police ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - In 2016, when the city council of Durham, North Carolina, proposed to invest $81 million in a new police headquarters, the Durham Beyond Policing coalition held an unusual protest. “Activists,” write…

Mexico State Oil Company Files $22 Billion Debt Swap amid IMF Threats and White House Visit

mintpressnews.com - Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known colloquially as AMLO, arrived back in his nation’s capital yesterday aboard an American Airlines flight after his first state visit to the Unite…

Latin America's Neoliberal Leaders Are Making the Coronavirus Pandemic Far Worse

mintpressnews.com - While other continents have largely dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, much of Latin America is in meltdown, as cases soar, bodies pile up, and anger mounts. Its new wave of neoliberal leaders, mistru…

Private Prison Simulation Game Goes Viral on Apple App Store

mintpressnews.com - A new game called “Prison Empire Tycoon” is going viral. Released in late May, it has risen to become the current number one strategy game in Apple’s App Store and has been among the top 20 most popu…


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Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from…

Massive heat dome forecast to swell over much of Lower 48 within a week

washingtonpost.com - Models, like the European model, simulate an exceptional heat event leading into next weekend on Saturday, July 18. (WeatherBell) By Matthew Cappucci Matthew Cappucci Meteorologist, Capital Weather G…

‘Tragic Kingdom’ : Twitter users share photos and reports from re-opened Disney World

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Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In The Air?

npr.org - I'm hearing a lot of talk about the coronavirus spreading through aerosols — is wearing a mask in a grocery store enough protection? What else should I do to stay safe? Quick answer first: Going to t…

99 Days Later, Trump Finally Wears a Face Mask in Public

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. For the first time s…

Robert Mueller breaks his silence and condemns Trump for commuting Roger Stone's sentence

theguardian.com - The former special counsel Robert Mueller made a rare move on Saturday to publicly defend his two-year investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 el…

'Unprecedented, Historic Corruption': Romney Joins Critics Of Stone's Commutation

npr.org - Roger Stone, seen here leaving a federal courthouse earlier this year in Washington, D.C., will not have to serve his three-year prison sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructi…

What does Covid-19 do to the brain?

bbc.com - Stroke, delirium, anxiety, confusion, fatigue - the list goes on. If you think Covid-19 is just a respiratory disease, think again. As each week passes, it is becoming increasingly clear that coronav…

Trump Wanted to Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, His Former Homeland Security Head Says

thedailybeast.com - President Donald Trump raised the possibility of selling hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico to his Secretary of Homeland Security in late 2017, The New York Times reports. Elaine Duke, a Republican who…

Russia far east protest over governor's arrest

bbc.com - Thousands of people have taken part in protests in Russia's far east over the arrest of a regional leader. They marched to the regional government in Khabarovsk shouting slogans against President Vla…

Texas, California, And Florida Are Now Seeing A Sharp Rise In COVID-19 Deaths

buzzfeednews.com - This chart highlights the trend in daily deaths for large states that have seen recent surges in cases. Florida, California, and particularly Texas have all seen sharp upticks in the number of record…

‘Donald Trump is going to get indicted’ when New York gets his tax returns: David Cay Johnston

rawstory.com - On Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Pulitzer Prize-winning Trump biographer David Cay Johnston predicted that the Supreme Court’s decision on President Donald Trump’s tax returns will lead to …

How deadly is COVID-19? A biostatistician explores the question

theconversation.com - The latest statistics, as of July 10, show COVID-19-related deaths in U.S. are just under 1,000 per day nationally, which is down from a peak average of about 2,000 deaths per day in April. However, …

Erdogan rejects global criticism over Hagia Sophia decision

aljazeera.com - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected international condemnation over the decision to change the status of Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque, saying it represen…

‘I think I made a mistake’: Patient who thought pandemic was a ‘hoax’ dies after going to ‘COVID party’

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Louisiana governor mandates masks, closes bars as COVID surges

thenewsstar.com - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards conducts a press conference on June 22, 2020. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Saturday he will issue a statewide public mask mandate, close bars and reduce the lim…

‘I can’t keep this up much longer’: Parents struggle with pandemic strain

csmonitor.com - Overwhelmed by the demands of working from home while caring for three young children, Melody Paine recently asked an online community of mothers running their own businesses for help. Did anyone hav…

Fox News Achieves Peak Gaslighting by Claiming Trump Never Called Mexicans Rapists

rollingstone.com - When Donald Trump announced that he was running for president in June of 2015, he made it extremely clear what he thought about immigration and, in particular, Mexican immigrants. But if you tuned in…

First child under age 5 in South Carolina dies from COVID-19, DHEC reports

abcnews4.com - The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced the first death of a child under the age of five in South Carolina from COVID-19.

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

reuters.com - LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including i…

The Political Extinction of the White American Male Dinosaur

johnpavlovitz.com - I love the look I saw this week. It was the look of terrified dinosaurs realizing that the meteorite is on its way; the dilated pupils in the eyes of leadened, lumbering prehistoric monsters who’ve h…

After the fastest recession in U.S. history, the economic recovery may be fizzling

washingtonpost.com - A traveler passes closed United Airlines check-in kiosks at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) By David J. Lynch close David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade …

Jay Sekulow, Trump’s Impeachment Lawyer, Collected $1-2 Million in a PPP Loan for his Scandal-Ridden Charity

wallstreetonparade.com - Trump’s Lawyer, Jay Sekulow (right), Appears on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace in 2017 Jay Sekulow’s charities have been under a harsh glare for almost two decades for funneling vast sums to Seku…

This Ancient Girl Was Half Neanderthal and Half Denisovan

treehugger.com - Archaeologists found a bone that paints a pretty interesting picture of our past. Humans are the only humans at the moment. But that wasn't always the case. Back in the day, we lived among Neandertha…

Fauci is sidelined by the White House as he steps up blunt talk on pandemic

washingtonpost.com - President Trump, seen through a window, speaks with Anthony S. Fauci after a briefing in April. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Yasmeen Abutaleb, close Yasmeen Abutaleb National reporter focu…

You Can Make Millions Selling Masks to the Government in Three Easy Steps

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The Far-Right Revolution Was Waiting for an Opportunity. Now, It’s Here.

theintercept.com - Members of the so-called Boogaloo movement, attend a demonstration against the lockdown over concerns about Covid-19 on April 18, 2020 at the State House in Concord, N.H. Mutated through new informat…

Top Experts: DOJ's Bureau of Prison Blocking Michael Cohen Book about Trump Violates First Amendment

justsecurity.org - On Thursday morning, Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer and fixer, was returned to prison. Many readers like myself may have passed over the headlines for this particular event thinking it …

A New Civil War Inside the VA | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Long before Donald Trump exposed himself as a cheerleader for white supremacy, workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs were complaining. The Neo-Confederate running the agency didn’t care about…

Trump considered selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS chief says the president asked ‘can we sell the island?’

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Opinion | The Mistakes That Will Haunt Our Legacy

nytimes.com - Even when this system works perfectly, chickens sometimes have legs or wings broken as they are shackled. When the system fails, they are not stunned and struggle frantically as they are carried to t…

David Simon On Trump, TV And Twitter: "There's Nothing To Do But Have The Fight"

esquire.com - As the creator, head writer and executive producer of HBO’s The Wire, frequently voted the greatest TV drama ever made, David Simon is one of the handful of showrunners who helped transform American …


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‘You can’t do that’: Chris Wallace scolds Betsy DeVos for trying to illegally cut off school funding

rawstory.com - Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday challenged Trump administration Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a threat to cut off funding for schools that do not agree to gathering students together dur…

As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

apnews.com - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s larges…

Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200

npr.org - Cars line up for drive-through coronavirus testing in St. Petersburg, Florida. The state reported a record-breaking 15,299 new cases on Sunday. Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases on Sunday…

More Than 20 Million People in US Face Eviction by the End of September

truthout.org - One in five Americans who live in rentals could face eviction by the end of September as Congressional Republicans move to cut off unemployment assistance and other coronavirus relief, according to a…

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

apnews.com - CINCINNATI (AP) — Millennials, you’re taking a big hit — again. And you’re not OK, either, boomers. Sometimes at odds, America’s two largest generations now have something to agree on: The coronaviru…

Trump Administration Transitions From Ignoring to Undermining Anthony Fauci

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At Least 650 Coronavirus Cases Linked to Nearly 40 Reopened Churches

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A 13-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult For Shooting And Killing His Brother While Playing Cops And Robbers

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‘DeSantis should step down’: Florida’s GOP governor blasted as coronavirus surges across the state

rawstory.com - Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was blasted on Sunday after Florida recorded the largest single-day coronavirus infection number of any state during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Florida hit an alarming one-d…

WHO reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases: Live

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A Cop Accused Of Killing A Fellow Officer Had Allegedly Threatened To Shoot Protestors Through His Door

buzzfeednews.com - An Arkansas police officer who allegedly told a colleague that he would shoot any protesters who came to his door, was charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fellow officer who knocked …

A Video Shows A Pennsylvania Police Officer Kneeling On A Man’s Neck During His Arrest

buzzfeednews.com - “We are actively investigating this incident,” Bill Lake, assistant chief of the Allentown Police Department, told BuzzFeed News on Sunday. Lake said the incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. on Sa…

“New Right” Leaders Are Co-opting Progressive Language to Mislead Voters

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To Abolish the Medical industrial Complex | Black Agenda Report

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Rudy Giuliani unexpectedly reveals ‘all’ of Trump’s IRS audits have been ‘settled’

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…

From Antifa to UFOs, One Joke Can Spawn a Thousand Conspiracies

reason.com - If a radical movement is prepared to use violence, that real-world willingness can inspire wild rumors about the group's plans and alliances. We've seen that dynamic play out with movements ranging f…

Are UFOs a threat? We need to investigate, says former head of secret US program

livescience.com - There's no denying that America has an enduring fascination with unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. However, UFO interest extends far beyond the U.S. — sightings are reported worldwide, and multip…

The "Five Eyes" White Supremacist Foreign Policy Alliance

opednews.com - White supremacist intelligence alliance pushes China hostage standoff In recent weeks movements in different countries have toppled statues and put the police and other institutions upholding systemi…

Iowa declines to be part of study on coronavirus in meatpacking plants

desmoinesregister.com - A new report on the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that 87% of people infected were racial or ethnic minorities — but it also notes that the data was limited…

Your mask feels uncomfortable? Get over it. As a surgeon, I know how vital they are.

washingtonpost.com - When I hear people complaining about the discomforts of a mask, “Sorry, you’ll get no sympathy from me.”

The 10 Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Will Experience Population Booms in the Coming Decades

time.com - Climate scientists have long warned that the impacts of climate change will hit less developed regions in the global south harder and earlier than wealthier parts of the world. A major consequence of…

COVID-19 and blood type: What's the link?

latimes.com - If there’s one thing we want to know about COVID-19, it’s probably this: What’s my risk of getting it? Researchers have identified certain things that make some people more vulnerable than others. Me…

The Roger Stone Commutation Is Even More Corrupt Than It Seems

lawfareblog.com - President Trump’s commutation of the prison sentence of his longtime confidante Roger Stone is wholly unsurprising. Indeed, given Trump’s repeated teasing of the matter over the life of the case agai…

Prisoners 550% More Likely To Get Covid-19, 300% More Likely To Die, New Study Shows

forbes.com - Prisoners are 5.5 times more likely to get Covid-19 and three times more likely to die from it, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins and UCLA published today in JAMA, putting number…

Long delays in getting test results hobble coronavirus response

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Trump and Fauci not speaking as coronavirus pandemic worsens

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Arizona Added More Coronavirus Cases Per Capita Over Past Week than Any Country in the World

newsweek.com - Over the past seven days, Arizona has added more cases of the novel coronavirus, per capita, than any other country in the world. According to a graph published by the New York Times, Arizona has rec…

Florida reports 15,000 new virus cases in a day, a US record

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US climate activists charged with 'terrorizing' lobbyist over plastic pollution stunt

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Like Previous Pandemics, Covid-19 Will Shape the Fates of Nations

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How Many Polar Bears Are There?

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The pandemic makes it clear that the Postal Service should get back into the banking business

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The Far-Right Revolution Was Waiting for an Opportunity. Now, It’s Here.

theintercept.com - Members of the so-called Boogaloo movement, attend a demonstration against the lockdown over concerns about Covid-19 on April 18, 2020 at the State House in Concord, N.H. Mutated through new informat…

Opinion | Trump’s Shocking Inaction on Russia

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Police: Ex-Con Battered Clerk Over Mask Rule

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California rolls back reopening as nations battle resurgent coronavirus

au.news.yahoo.com - California drastically rolled back its reopening plans Monday as coronavirus cases surged across dozens of US states and the World Health Organization warned that too many nations are mismanaging the…

Coronavirus global report: restrictions return around world as cases pass 13m

theguardian.com - Cities and states around the world returned to tighter coronavirus restrictions to battle recurring outbreaks, as global infections passed 13 million and the World Health Organization warned there we…

Fauci blames virus surge on U.S. not shutting down completely

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Monday ascribed the surge in U.S. coronavirus cases to the country’s failure to shut down completely, then a rush to reopen too s…

White House seeks to discredit Fauci amid coronavirus surge

nbcnews.com - The White House is seeking to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, as it works to marginalize him and his dire warnings about the shortcomings in the U.S. coro…

WHO says no return to 'normal' as Latin America deaths pass US

news.yahoo.com - Geneva (AFP) - Too many nations are mismanaging their coronavirus response, placing a return to normality a long way off, the World Health Organization warned Monday as Latin America recorded the wor…

Majority of Americans support closing economy again: poll

newsweek.com - A majority of Americans say that they support closing the economy again due to concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll. The poll, which was conducted by The Economist/Yo…

Of Two Minds - How Do We Change the Leadership of our Quasi-Sovereign Big Tech Neofeudal Nobility?

oftwominds.com - You better bow low and pay up, peasant, or your voice in the digital world will disappear just as quickly as your democracy's control over Big Tech. Who's the junior partner in global hegemony, Big T…

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn't new – in 1918 many Americans were 'slackers'

theconversation.com - We have all seen the alarming headlines: Coronavirus cases are surging in 40 states, with new cases and hospitalization rates climbing at an alarming rate. Health officials have warned that the U.S. …

A water crisis looms for 270 million people as South Asia’s glaciers shrink

nationalgeographic.com - This story appears in the July 2020 issue of National Geographic magazine. This article was supported by Rolex, which is partnering with the National Geographic Society to shine a light on the challe…

Coronavirus pandemic is going to get worse and worse and worse’: WHO chief

hindustantimes.com - The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in new confirmed cases a…

Small businesses worldwide fight for survival amid pandemic

apnews.com - Small businesses worldwide fight for survival amid pandemic Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus for…

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses resurgence in COVID-19 cases at Stanford event

abc7news.com - PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Stanford University hosted a virtual fireside chat Monday with Dr. Lloyd Minor, dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of th…

Baby boy infected with coronavirus in womb

theguardian.com - Doctors in France have reported what they believe to be the first proven case of Covid-19 being passed on from a pregnant woman to her baby in the womb. The newborn boy developed inflammation in the …

The Republican National Convention Suffers Another Round of Dropouts

nymag.com - Last week, five GOP senators stated that they would not attend the diluted version of the Republican National Convention in August, citing “the virus situation” (86-year-old Chuck Grassley) or genera…

FBI had to breach Ghislaine Maxwell’s front door after she tried to hide during arrest: report

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…

Tucker Carlson Takes ‘Long-Planned’ Vacation After Racist Writer’s Resignation

nymag.com - “Well we’re out of time,” Tucker Carlson said to end his Fox News program on Monday night, before delivering the news of his “long-planned” vacation in a slapdash manner. “Gonna spend the next four d…

A New Understanding of Herd Immunity

theatlantic.com - Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Edward Lorenz was just out of college when he was recruited into World War …

How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic

newyorker.com - “We’re really being let down by the federal agencies,” Williams, the union spokesperson, said. He also lamented a shift at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the division of the Labor…

How Pandemics Wreak Havoc—and Open Minds

newyorker.com - The Black Death caused economic and demographic collapse throughout Europe, but some devastated regions rebounded surprisingly quickly. London, the engine of English prosperity even in the Middle Age…

How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic

newyorker.com - “We’re really being let down by the federal agencies,” Williams, the union spokesperson, said. He also lamented a shift at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the division of the Labor…

New Jersey Puts $578 Million in Controversial Tax Breaks on Hold After Investigation

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. This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which wa…

More than 1,000 TSA employees have tested positive for coronavirus

washingtonpost.com - A TSA worker checks a passenger ahead of a security screening at Orlando International Airport last month. (John Raoux/AP) By Ian Duncan close Ian Duncan Member of the transportation team focused on …

Perspective | Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites’ opinion drove Redskins name change

washingtonpost.com - By Robert McCartney close Robert McCartney Senior regional correspondent covering government and politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Reporter July 12, 2020 at 11:56 PM EDT Four years ago, I wrot…

While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites

nytimes.com - “The knowledge that the United States and other Western democracies are going to be on your case often deters authoritarian leaders from taking these kinds of actions,” said Representative Tom Malino…

This is No Time For Games

medium.com - I love baseball. The smooth stylings of Giants’ announcers Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, and Jon Miller provide the soundtrack for my summers. I know it’s not in vogue to say it, but I love football, es…

The Myth of Anti-Whiteness: When telling the truth is mischaracterized as attacking whites

milwaukeeindependent.com - “Institutional racism insidiously cloaks racial discrimination in the innocence of the accidental.” – Robert B. Baker, PhD “Institutional racism insidiously cloaks racial discrimination in the innoce…

Meet the company that sells your lost airplane luggage

thehustle.co - Imagine this: An airline loses your checked bag. After an extensive search, customer support comes up empty-handed. They compensate you and life goes on. But life goes on for your suitcase, too. Writ…

Saint Paul Rally Calls for End to Gun Violence

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – Following the death of George Floyd, community members rallied to end gun violence last Friday amidst an uptick in homicides throughout the Twin Cities. Year-to-date the number of homi…

How the Ice Cream Truck Made Summer Cool

smithsonianmag.com - Delicious, but too messy to handle,” was how Ruth Burt described the new ice cream treat her father, Harry Burt, concocted in 1920—a brick of vanilla ice cream encased in chocolate. So her brother, H…

Bottleneck for U.S. Coronavirus Response: The Fax Machine

nytimes.com - “There are standards that exist out there, but with the onslaught and the drastic increase in volume and the increase in the number of tests, they’re struggling to keep up,” said Jason Hall, who is t…

Trump is so mad at his campaign manager he is now doing the opposite of the advice he receives: report

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump’s campaign is in disarray after the embarrassing turnout for his Tulsa rally and the cancellation of a planned rally in New Hampshire, according to a new report by CNN. “With j…

Half of Our Bodies' Atoms Are From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

treehugger.com - Christian Cotroneo is the social media editor at Treehugger. He is a founding editor at HuffPost Canada, and former writer at The Dodo and Toronto Star. We all have stars in our eyes. And in our hear…


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