Politics
Russia aiding President Trump in the 2020 election
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nytimes.com 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.
Politics
Data breach hits DISA overseeing White House communications
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bbc.com 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.
Health
Wuhan Coronavirus spreads
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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.
Politics
The 2020 United States presidential election
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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.
Politics
Controversial Use Of Force Inside ICE Detention Center
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nytimes.com 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.
Politics
Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Campaign
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cnn.com 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.
Politics
The Trump Impeachment
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twitter.com 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.”
Politics
Trump's Deep Swamp
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Tech
Facebook on Misinformation
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Politics
Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
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politico.com 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.
Bussiness
Delta jet fuel dump over school playground
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latimes.com 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.
Environment
Plague of locusts in recent history could come within weeks
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nbcnews.com 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."
Tech
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet
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wired.com 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.
Bussiness
Meng Wanzhou case: Huawei executive's extradition
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thebreaker.news Feb 09, 2020
Exclusive: Recruiters for controversial pro-Meng Wanzhou protest have Richmond and Regina links - theBreaker
theBreaker.news 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.
Bussiness
Luanda Leaks stories from around the world
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icij.org 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.
Sports
Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas
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Kobe Bryant crash witness - The Washington Post
Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot, and six other passengers were killed in the crash.
Politics
2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
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motherjones.com 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."
Politics
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President
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twitter.com 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 https://t.co/yVbYiWuYsQ”
Politics
Housing Crisis in California
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sfchronicle.com Jan 30, 2020
California Senate defeats SB50 denser-housing bill - SFChronicle.com
A contentious bill to increase the housing supply in California by boosting dense construction around public transit and in wealthy suburbs was defeated in the state Senate on Wednesday, capping a year-long battle over its fate. The Senate rejected SB50 following a nearly two-hour debate in which lawmakers split along geographic rather than partisan lines.
Tech
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases
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justice.gov 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.  
Politics
On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test
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twitter.com 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".”
Politics
Democracy has eroded since Citizens United
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thehill.com 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.
Politics
Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency
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npr.org 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.
Arts
92nd Academy Awards, Oscar
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latimes.com 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.
Education
College admissions scandal
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latimes.com 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.
Politics
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target
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axios.com 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.