Wuhan Coronavirus spreads
Scientists Question China's Decision Not to Report Symptom-Free Coronavirus Cases - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Russia aiding President Trump in the 2020 election
0 Feb 20, 2020
Russia Backs Trump’s Re-election, and He Fears Democrats Will Exploit Its Support - The New York Times
A classified briefing to lawmakers angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
Data breach hits DISA overseeing White House communications
0 Feb 20, 2020
Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications - BBC News
The personal data of about 200,000 people is exposed in a cyber-attack.
The 2020 United States presidential election
Bloomberg Loses Ground Following Debate Debut in Las Vegas
A series of sustained attacks on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during Wednesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas has dented his standing with Democratic primary voters, blunting the billionaire’s momentum and dropping him below former Vice President Joe Biden in nationwide polling.
Housing Crisis in California
2 Feb 21, 2020
In the UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike, Class War Meets the California Housing Crisis – Mother Jones
"Everyone is so damn desperate. A lot of us are one paycheck away from homelessness."
Controversial Use Of Force Inside ICE Detention Center
3 Feb 20, 2020
An ICE Detention Center? You Picked the Wrong Town, Residents Say - The New York Times
A private prison company wants to operate an immigration detention center in McFarland, Calif., a town that is home to thousands of undocumented farm workers.
Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Campaign
21 Feb 19, 2020
Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator - CNNPolitics
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.
The Trump Impeachment
44 Feb 17, 2020
Trinity on Twitter
“Sure, it’s just “coincidence” these 3 GOP Senators received $38.5 Million and voted to acquit: Lamar Alexander—$9.5M Lisa Murkowski—$20M Susan Collins—$9M Meanwhile, Trump, who declared himself “king” is cleared for dictatorship & fascism is taking over our crumbling democracy.”
Trump's Deep Swamp
Facebook on Misinformation
Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
6 Feb 13, 2020
House passes bill to revive Equal Rights Amendment - POLITICO
The ERA, first proposed in the 1920s, was adopted by Congress in the 1970s, but not enough states ratified it before a 1982 deadline.
Delta jet fuel dump over school playground
4 Feb 12, 2020
Students sue Delta after jet fuel dump over Whittier high school - Los Angeles Times
Three students from Pioneer High School in Whittier have filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines after one of its planes dumped jet fuel over their campus and other L.A. County suburbs.
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet
0 David Kushner Apr 09, 2019
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet | WIRED
Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.
Plague of locusts in recent history could come within weeks
0 Feb 09, 2020
'Most devastating plague of locusts' in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns
Somalia declared the outbreak a national emergency. The U.N. it has the potential “to be the most devastating plague of locusts in any of our living memories."
Meng Wanzhou case: Huawei executive's extradition
2 Feb 09, 2020
Exclusive: Recruiters for controversial pro-Meng Wanzhou protest have Richmond and Regina links - theBreaker has learned the identities of two women involved in organizing the pro-Meng Wanzhou protest outside the Huawei executive’s Vancouver extradition hearing last month.But questions remain about who the women worked for and why.
Luanda Leaks stories from around the world
0 Jan 23, 2020
Luanda Leaks stories from around the world - ICIJ
From Brazilian real estate to Swiss jewelry, read all the headlines from Luanda Leaks stories from dozens of ICIJ's media partners around the world.
Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas
Kobe Bryant crash witness - The Washington Post
Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot, and six other passengers were killed in the crash.
2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
1 Nov 25, 2019
Mitch McConnell’s Opposition to Federal Election Security Is Hitting Home – Mother Jones
Kentucky officials say local voting systems are "one emergency away from disaster."
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President
5 Feb 01, 2020
Peter Morley on Twitter
“BREAKING: Capitol Police are arresting this woman for wearing a "Trump Is Guilty" sticker over her mouth #WeWantWitnesses #GOPCowards #RemoveTrump #SwarmTheSenate”
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases
1 Jan 28, 2020
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases | USAO-MA | Department of Justice
BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.  
On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test
4 Jan 27, 2020
Greg Stohr on Twitter
“BREAKING: On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming "public charges".”
Democracy has eroded since Citizens United
2 Craig Holman Jan 21, 2020
Democracy has eroded in the decade since Citizens United | TheHill
Many government officials must count on wealthy individuals and special interests for their political survival.
Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency
14 Jan 20, 2020
Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day : NPR
"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer says in Richmond. The city is under a state of emergency, and some streets have been barricaded to prevent violence.
92nd Academy Awards, Oscar
5 Jan 17, 2020
The best picture Oscar race is between two movies. Here's why - Los Angeles Times
Oscar nominations arrived Monday ... and the best picture race could be over by this weekend.
College admissions scandal
3 Nathan Fenno Jan 18, 2020
Wiretaps reveal how college admissions scandal worked at USC, UCLA - Los Angeles Times
Rick Singer's pitch: For a fee he could help get children of affluent parents onto USC, UCLA teams, even if they didn't play the sport. Most didn't.
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target
1 Stef W. Kight, Jonathan Swan Jan 19, 2020
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target - Axios
It's one step in Trump's plans to make it harder for immigrants to benefit from birthright citizenship.