Law
New York AG James Accuses Gun Group NRA Execs Of Self-dealing
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lawandcrime.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Dan Bongino Loses Defamation Lawsuit | Law Crime
In the beginning of a 18-page opinion released Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez, an appointee of President George W. Bush, uttered the key words that are almost always the death knell of defamation lawsuits: "Dan Bongino is a public figure."
Bussiness
Big Tech Hearing: Apple, Google, Facebook And Amazon CEOs Testified Before Congress
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cnbc.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Amazon, Apple, Google And Amazon Emails: Most Revealing Antitrust Finds
The internal emails from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google reveal a rare look into how the giants approached acquisitions and other competitive issues over the years.
Politics
Voting By Mail In 2020 Election
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apnews.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Senator Launches Investigation Into Postal Service Delays
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he is launching an investigation into changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country just as...
Bussiness
Microsoft Is in Talks to Buy TikTok in U.S.
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theatlantic.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
The TikTok Ban: If Microsoft Buys The App, What Happens? - The Atlantic
TikTok could persist in many ways in America. None is good.
Politics
Lawmakers On New Coronavirus Relief Bill
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bloomberg.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Pelosi Cites Progress On Stimulus With Two Sides Still Far Apart - Bloomberg
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said negotiations on a new virus relief package are making progress, but the two sides still have major differences with their self-imposed Friday deadline for a deal looming.
Politics
The 2020 United States Presidential Election
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dailykos.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Top GOP Senators Give Trump The Biden Probe He Got Impeached For Trying To Force On Ukraine
Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is using his investigative powers as chair of a Senate panel to push forward with a thinly veiled attempt to stir up Russian disinformation about presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Johnson, who chairs the Senate...
Tech
Facebook on Misinformation
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buzzfeednews.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Trump Disputing Election A Worry For Facebook Employees
Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation. And they’re worried about how the company will handle the president’s falsehoods in an election year.
Media
'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Workplace Under Investigation
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Politics
Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
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apnews.com Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Chief: Violent Portland Protests Detract From Message
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents...
Politics
Senate Seats Play In 2020
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opensecrets.org Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Big Money Pours Into Republican Primary For Senate In Tennessee
In the Tennessee Republican Senate primary, wealthy donors are pouring millions into the crowded contest that has largely turned into a two-person race.
Bussiness
Civil Rights Organizations Call For Global Corporations To Pause Advertising On Facebook To Stop Hate Online
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propublica.org Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
After A Year Of Investigation, The Border Patrol Has Little To Say About Agents’ Misogynistic And Racist Facebook Group — ProPublica
The Border Patrol vowed a full accounting after ProPublica revealed hateful posts in the private Facebook group. Now congressional investigators say the agency is blocking them and revealing little about its internal investigation.
Politics
Joe Biden: 2020 Presidential Campaign
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npr.org Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Biden Will Not Go To Milwaukee For Democratic Convention : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
The former vice president and presidential candidate will not travel to Milwaukee for the convention because of the coronavirus pandemic — and neither will any other convention speakers.
News
Black Man George Floyd Dies After Police Kneeled on His Neck
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buzzfeednews.com Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Elizabeth Warren Wants To Know Why This Company Was Spying On BLM Protesters
A group of Democratic lawmakers is demanding answers about protester surveillance conducted by data broker Mobilewalla.
Health
COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads
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vox.com Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Missouri Medicaid Expansion Vote Shows Covid-19 Is Changing Health Care Politics - Vox
Medicaid expansion has had huge success at the ballot box during the pandemic.
Politics
Trump's Deep Swamp
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cnbc.com Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Former Clients Of Acting Homeland Security Chief Chad Wolf Get Millions In DHS Contracts
Wolf, who became the acting chief of the department late last year, was a lobbyist for over a decade at Wexler & Walker before he took leadership roles with DHS under President Donald Trump.
Environment
Hurricane Isaias Makes Landfall In North Carolina
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apnews.com Aug 04, 2020, Tuesday
Hurricane Isaias Makes Landfall In North Carolina
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane made landfall just after 11 p.m....
Bussiness
Kodak Wins US Loan To Enter Pharmaceutical Chemical Business
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rollcall.com Aug 04, 2020, Tuesday
Warren Asks SEC About Insider Trading In Trump’s Kodak Pharmaceuticals Announcement - Roll Call
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is asking the SEC to look into possible insider trading related to the recent pharmaceutical move by Kodak.
Politics
Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records In 2 Key Cases
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washingtonpost.com Aug 03, 2020, Monday
Prosecutor Calls Trump’s New Bid To Shield Tax Returns An End-run Around Supreme Court Ruling - The Washington Post
Trump recently initiated a new legal challenge to a subpoena sent to his accounting firm.
Law
Supreme Court Strikes Down Restrictions On Removal Of CFPB Director But Leaves Bureau In Place
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washingtonpost.com Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
Opinion | The CFPB Once Defended Consumers. Thanks To Trump, It Now Helps Companies Prey On Them Instead. - The Washington Post
In the midst of all our crises, Kathy Kraninger’s inept management of the CFPB seemingly barely merits a moment of attention. But it should.
News
Homeland Security Has Seized $200 Million From Travelers At O'Hare
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npr.org Jul 31, 2020, Friday
Homeland Security Has Seized $200 Million From Travelers At O'Hare, Report Finds : NPR
The seizures were done under laws meant to curb drug trafficking and other criminal enterprises, but in most cases there were no charges filed.
Media
James Murdoch Resigns From News Corporation Board
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vanityfair.com Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
James Murdoch’s Seemingly-Abrupt News Corp Departure Was Months In The Making | Vanity Fair
James severed his last corporate link to the family’s media empire, in an unusually public glimpse into the Murdochs’ private ideological clashes.
Tech
The Massive Twitter Hack Could Be A Global Security Crisis
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tampabay.com Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
Bail In Twitter Hack: $725,000. Tampa Teen’s Assets: $3 Million In Bitcoin
Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts. Prosecutors and the defense argued over whether the teen's considerable assets were legally obtained.
Education
Grace, Black Teenager Sent To Juvenile Detention for Not Doing Her Online Coursework
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propublica.org Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
Grace, Black Teen Jailed For Not Doing Her Online Coursework, Is Released — ProPublica
Grace’s story, first published by ProPublica Illinois, prompted outrage and debate across the country. Though a judge refused to set the girl free, the Michigan Court of Appeals ordered her immediate release from a juvenile detention facility in Detroit.
Politics
ICE Is Forcing Out International Students, Highlighting Trump’s Agenda To Threaten Student Visas
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politico.com Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
The Man Who Made Stephen Miller - POLITICO
Almost 20 years ago, anti-immigration activist David Horowitz cultivated an angry high-school student. Now his ideas are coming to life in the Trump administration.
News
The tragic death of Breonna Taylor
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motherjones.com Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
Protesters Seeking Justice For Breonna Taylor Have To Convince A Mitch McConnell Protege – Mother Jones
The case against her police killers is stalled in the office of a young Republican with big ambitions.
Politics
John Lewis, Civil Rights Legend And Longtime Georgia Congressman, Dead At 80
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youtube.com Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
John Lewis funeral
Mourners including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton attend a private memorial service for John Lewis, a civil rights pioneer and longtime member of Congress
Sports
FIFA President Facing Criminal Investigation In Switzerland
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washingtonpost.com Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
FIFA President Facing Criminal Investigation In Switzerland - The Washington Post
A special prosecutor alleges Switzerland's attorney general had a secret meeting with Gianni Infantino and then tried to cover it up.
Politics
Federal Agents Poised Near Seattle
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npr.org Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
Seattle Mayor Says Federal Deployments Are Part Of A Darker Political Goal : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
Jenny Durkan described the administration's sending of federal agents to U.S. cities to quell gun violence "a dry run for martial law" and warned the operation risked disenfranchising voters.
Law
Supreme Court Stop 1 Million Floridians From Voting
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news.nike.com Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
Michael Jordan And Jordan Brand Announce Initial Partners For $100 Million, 10-Year Commitment - Nike News
Addressing systemic racism in America requires urgent action and long-term engagement — Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand are committed to both.
U.S.
Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops
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thedailybeast.com Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
Russian Media Is Giddy At Chaos In The USA, Claims ‘America’s Dying’
From the U.S. troop drawdown in Germany to Trump’s refusal to slam Russia over soldier bounties, Russian state media is jubilant over America acting in the Kremlin’s interests.
Media
Local Stations owned by the Sinclair Across The Country Set To Air Fauci Conspiracy Theory Over The Weekend
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seattletimes.com Jul 27, 2020, Monday
Sinclair Says It Won’t Air Fauci Conspiracy Theory Segment | The Seattle Times
The Sinclair Broadcast Group says it will not air a segment on its “America This Week” program in which a conspiracy theorist speculates about Dr. Anthony Fauci and the coronavirus.
Politics
US Sued Over Expulsion Of Migrant Children Detained In Hotel
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apnews.com Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
US Sued Over Expulsion Of Migrant Children Detained In Hotel
HOUSTON (AP) — Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children detained in hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the...
Law
ProPublica Publishing Thousands Of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret For Decades
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projects.propublica.org Jul 26, 2020, Sunday
The NYPD Files: Search Thousands Of Civilian Complaints Against New York City Police Officers - ProPublica
After New York state repealed a law that kept NYPD disciplinary records secret, ProPublica obtained data from the civilian board that investigates complaints about police behavior. Use this database to search thousands of allegations.
Politics
House Passes Massive Spending Bill In Bid To Thwart Election Year Shutdown
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Law
Here Are The Major 2020 Supreme Court Rulings
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npr.org Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
Voting Rights Advocates Are 0-4 At The Supreme Court This Year : NPR
The court expressed a frosty attitude toward election lawsuits in four cases this year — from Wisconsin, Texas, Alabama and Florida.
News
Christian Youth Theater Leaders Accused Of Ignoring Sex Abuse
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latimes.com Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
Christian Youth Theater Leaders Accused Of Ignoring Sex Abuse - Los Angeles Times
Former students of the El Cajon-based youth theater company — one of the largest in the nation — have also come forward with accusations of homophobia, racism and bullying.
Politics
"Fucking bitch" says Florida's Rep Ted Yoho while accosting AOC on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
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theguardian.com Jul 26, 2020, Sunday
Ted Yoho: Christian Group Obtains Resignation Over Ocasio-Cortez Attack | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | The Guardian
Nonpartisan organisation Bread for the World says Yoho agreed to step down following incident with congresswoman
Politics
Arizona Democratic Party HQ 'Completely Destroyed' In Arson Attack
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huffpost.com Jul 25, 2020, Saturday
Arizona Democratic Party HQ 'Completely Destroyed' In Arson Attack | HuffPost
"Our building has been completely ruined," the Maricopa County Democratic Party tweeted of the blaze that ripped through its Phoenix headquarters.
Tech
UC Davis Researcher Accused Of Hiding Ties To Chinese Military Is Hiding In Consulate
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latimes.com Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
UC Davis Researcher Accused Of Hiding Ties To Chinese Military Is Hiding In Consulate, U.S. Says - Los Angeles Times
A UC Davis cancer researcher, suspected of being a clandestine member of the Chinese military, has taken refuge in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, according to U.S. prosecutors.
Politics
“Immigration Nation” documentary inside the immigration enforcement, Draws Legal Threats
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Politics
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and 4 Others Arrested In $60M Bribery Case
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motherjones.com Jul 24, 2020, Friday
They Spent Millions To Protect Polluters. Then They Got Busted By The FBI. – Mother Jones
The strange Ohio case offers juicy details on how corporations block environmental campaigns.
Politics
Homeland Security to deploy agents in Chicago
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bloomberg.com Jul 24, 2020, Friday
Chicago Removes Columbus Statues; Agents Blocked: Protest Wrap - Bloomberg
Chicago took down two Christopher Columbus statues, after opponents of the monuments had clashed with supporters and police. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said Friday the statues were temporarily removed because the demonstrations had become unsafe for protesters and officers. Chicago will assess other monuments, memorials and murals as well. And the city’s park district is considering renaming a park honoring Stephen Douglas, the Abraham Lincoln rival who owned slaves under his wife’s name.