apnews.com News Oct 01, 2020, Thursday
President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. Trump’s positive test comes just hours...
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autonomous-mag.com News Sep 15, 2021, Wednesday
Germany planning to be first Country to allow L4 Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads - Autonomous Magazine
During the IAA Mobility, Angela Merkel points to Germany being the first nation to officially permit automated driving technology up to Level 4 on its […]
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wegoelectric.net News Sep 12, 2021, Sunday
Democrats propose new $12,500 electric car rebate, Tesla Customers could get $4,500 less - We Go Electric
The Democrats have proposed an updated electric car incentive program at the federal level. The program would remove the limit on the number of vehicles and replace it with a timeline, introduce a higher payout up to $12,500 and make it point-of-sale. There is also a new restriction that would put Tesla at a $4,500 […]
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nbcnews.com News Jul 28, 2021, Wednesday
'A big deal': $550 billion infrastructure spending deal passes key test vote in Senate
Senators struck the deal just hours earlier. The chamber may work into the weekend to finish up passage.
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thehill.com News Jul 12, 2021, Monday
Chris Inglis formally sworn in as national cyber director | TheHill
Former National Security Agency Deputy Director Chris Inglis was formally sworn in as the first White House national cyber director on Monday.
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wsj.com News Jul 08, 2021, Thursday
Inside Donald Trump’s Last Days in the White House and Plans for a Comeback - WSJ
The president’s effort to overturn the election alienated much of his inner circle—but solidified his dominance of the GOP. Now he’s planning his return.
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bloomberg.com News Jun 25, 2021, Friday
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 1/2 Years in Prison for George Floyd's Murder - Bloomberg
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 years and six months in prison for murdering George Floyd, a videotaped killing that triggered the most profound racial upheaval in the U.S. since the civil rights era.
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propublica.org Education Jun 09, 2021, Wednesday
After Grace’s Story, Michigan Will Study Its Juvenile Justice System — ProPublica
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed a task force to examine the state’s juvenile justice system and recommend reforms after a Black teen was jailed for not doing her online coursework.
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nytimes.com News Jun 08, 2021, Tuesday
Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial - The New York Times
Donald Trump is facing a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Mr. Trump of raping her.
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rollcall.com Politics May 28, 2021, Friday
Republican senators torpedo Jan. 6 commission - Roll Call
Despite pleas from the family of a fallen police officer, Republicans blocked establishing a commission to probe the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
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restofworld.org News May 26, 2021, Wednesday
South Korea’s elderly alt-right unite on YouTube - Rest of World
Alt-right communities based on misinformation and religious fundamentalism have become a subtle but looming force in national politics.
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theguardian.com Bussiness May 26, 2021, Wednesday
Uber agrees historic deal allowing drivers to join GMB union | Gig economy | The Guardian
First agreement between a gig economy service and a union will not include Eats delivery riders
theguardian.com News May 26, 2021, Wednesday
Thousands of YouTube comments on Sky News Australia video celebrate BLM activist being shot in head | Sky News Australia | The Guardian
<strong>Exclusive:</strong> The racist and violent comments appear below a video news report about Sasha Johnson who was shot in the head in London
wsj.com Health May 24, 2021, Monday
The Wuhan Lab Leak Question: A Disused Chinese Mine Takes Center Stage - WSJ
That Covid escaped from a lab isn’t the predominant hypothesis for the pandemic’s origins, yet prominent scientists are calling for a deeper probe and clearer answers from Beijing.
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apnews.com Health May 26, 2021, Wednesday
Biden asks US intel officials to investigate COVID-19 origin
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlikely possibility that the origins of the virus trace to Chinese lab.
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axios.com News May 25, 2021, Tuesday
Senate confirms Kristen Clarke to lead DOJ's Civil Rights Division - Axios
The civil rights attorney was confirmed on the anniversary of George Floyd's killing.
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washingtonpost.com Health May 25, 2021, Tuesday
Top U.S. health official calls for follow-up investigation into pandemic’s origins - The Washington Post
The theory that the virus came from a lab in Wuhan, China, has gained traction amid criticism of an international probe and reports that several workers there were ill in November 2019 — weeks before the virus was officially identified.
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theguardian.com Politics May 25, 2021, Tuesday
George Floyd family urges Biden to pass police reform bill as it stalls in Senate | George Floyd | The Guardian
Floyd’s brother describes Biden as a ‘genuine guy’ but urged him to pass a law ‘to protect people of color’ at White House meeting
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washingtonpost.com Health May 25, 2021, Tuesday
Timeline: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible - The Washington Post
The possibility that the coronavirus emerged from a lab was quickly dismissed by scientists in early 2020. This timeline shows which events and scientific publications had an impact on changing minds.
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nbcnews.com Politics May 19, 2021, Wednesday
House passes bill to create Jan. 6 commission amid strong GOP opposition
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined the chorus of Republican leadership formally urging members to vote against the measure.
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homeland.house.gov Politics May 14, 2021, Friday
Chairman Thompson Announces Bipartisan Agreement with Ranking Member Katko to Create Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced that he has reached an agreement with Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) to introduce legislation to form a bipartisan, independent Commission to investigate the January 6 domestic terrorism attack on the United States Capitol and recommend changes to further protect the Capitol, the citadel of our democracy. The legislation, entitled the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act (H.R. 3233), will be introduced by Reps. Thompson and Katko today and is expected to be considered in the House as soon as next week.
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npr.org Health May 10, 2021, Monday
FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
Pfizer said in late March that clinical trials found "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" to the coronavirus in 12- to 15-year-olds.
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techcrunch.com News May 10, 2021, Monday
4 lessons I learned about getting into Y Combinator (after 13 applications) | TechCrunch
Going through Y Combinator's rigorous vetting gives founders a sense-check of what they’re missing, and who they're missing. Take it from someone who applied to the program 13 times before getting in.
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motherjones.com Media May 10, 2021, Monday
Researchers Say They’ve Uncovered a Massive Facebook Bot Farm from the 2020 Election – Mother Jones
The 14,000-account "political manipulation" network sent posts on Trump, Biden, and COVID.
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bloomberg.com Politics May 08, 2021, Saturday
GOP’s Voting Curbs Show Long Reach of 2013 Supreme Court Ruling - Bloomberg
Republicans across the U.S. can thank the Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts as they enact the country’s most significant voting restrictions in generations.
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motherjones.com Politics May 06, 2021, Thursday
Doctor, Lawyer, Insurrectionist: The Radicalization of Simone Gold – Mother Jones
"Those who have spent more time educating themselves tend to think they know better than other people.”
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economist.com Bussiness May 05, 2021, Wednesday
American economic confidence has returned to pre-pandemic levels | The Economist
Optimists have pulled even with pessimists | Graphic detail
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rawstory.com Politics May 06, 2021, Thursday
Liz Cheney secretly organized key move to block Trump from using military to overturn election: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was the organizer of an open letter by all living former Defense Secretaries against the military intervening in election disputes.
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motherjones.com Media Apr 09, 2021, Friday
Facebook Let Trump Lie America Into an Insurrection. Will It Stop Other Leaders From Doing Worse? – Mother Jones
The company's advisers weigh rolling back political figures' freedom to sway debate with disinformation and hate.
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ruthub.com News tsmuhammad Feb 21, 2021, Sunday
24 Useful Web Design Websites That Will Make Your Work Better | by Simon Hoffman | Medium
Bring your focus from code to beauty with online web design websites. This is what makes you a professional in your work.
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theatlantic.com Health Apr 30, 2021, Friday
The Pandemic Changed Our Microbiome, But That’s Okay - The Atlantic
Months of exuberant hand-sanitizing and social isolation during the pandemic have changed our exposure to microbes, in ways good and bad.
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theguardian.com Media Apr 30, 2021, Friday
Falun Gong-aligned media push fake news about Democrats and Chinese communists | US news | The Guardian
The Epoch Times, believed to be linked to the Chinese religious movement, is part of an anti-CCP influence operation tapping into the US right, according to a media watchdog
opensecrets.org Politics Apr 21, 2021, Wednesday
GOP leadership bankrolls election objectors who lost PAC support • OpenSecrets
Members of GOP Leadership are bankrolling lawmakers who challenged the 2020 election results, helping offset the loss of corporate PAC money.
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youtube.com Politics Apr 28, 2021, Wednesday
President Biden delivers first address to a joint session of Congress — 4/28/2021 - YouTube
President Joe Biden deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. The White House on Wednesday outlined the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, the second piece of the president’s more than $4 trillion economic recovery program. It calls to expand paid leave and free pre-K, make child care and higher education more affordable, and extend tax credits for families passed as part of the coronavirus relief bill this year.
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nytimes.com Politics Apr 28, 2021, Wednesday
Biden’s $4 Trillion Economic Plan, in One Chart - The New York Times
Money directed at families is added to an earlier proposal on infrastructure.
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npr.org Law Apr 28, 2021, Wednesday
3 Men Indicted On Federal Hate Crime Charges In Ahmaud Arbery Killing : NPR
Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and William Bryan, all face charges of attempted kidnapping and hate crimes in the death of Arbery, a Black man gunned down while on a run last year.
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npr.org Politics Apr 27, 2021, Tuesday
Ed Gonzalez, Harris County, Texas, Sheriff, Nominated To Head ICE : NPR
The White House announced Tuesday that President Biden is nominating as director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, a vocal critic of elements of former President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies.
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motherjones.com Politics Apr 24, 2021, Saturday
He Defended Chauvin and Wouldn’t Call Floyd’s Death a Homicide. Now His Record Is Under Investigation. – Mother Jones
Maryland's former chief medical examiner also put forth the bogus carbon monoxide poisoning theory.
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vox.com Politics Apr 25, 2021, Sunday
In Oklahoma, Florida, and other states, Republicans are passing laws that make it easier to run over protesters - Vox
GOP lawmakers are responding to Black Lives Matter protests with anti-protest bills.
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reuters.com Health Apr 25, 2021, Sunday
U.S. to provide vaccine components, medical supplies as India battles COVID-19 spike | Reuters
The United States will immediately send raw materials for COVID-19 vaccines, medical equipment and protective gear to help India respond to a massive surge in coronavirus infections, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday.
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theintercept.com Media Apr 24, 2021, Saturday
Research Says Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Perpetuates Gender Bias
NEW RESEARCH FROM a team at the University of Southern California provides further evidence that Facebook’s advertising system is discriminatory, showing that the algorithm used to target ads reproduced real-world gender disparities when showing job listings, even among equally qualified candidates.
cnn.com Law Apr 24, 2021, Saturday
Under-the-radar court case helps piece together cop dragging at Capitol riot - CNNPolitics
The Justice Department has built out one of its most gripping and complex investigations to date from the January 6 insurrection in a court case which has gotten far less attention than others about at least five rioters who dragged and beat police with flag poles and a crutch on the US Capitol steps.
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