apnews.com 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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vox.com Sep 10, 2020, Thursday
What Caused The California Wildfires? The Recurring Crisis, Explained - Vox
The state’s weather is becoming warmer and more volatile due to climate change. And there are more people and buildings.
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youtube.com Aug 27, 2020, Thursday
Republican National Convention (Day 4) - YouTube
President Trump delivers his nomination acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention. https://www.c-span.org/video/?475004-1/repu...
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about.usps.com Aug 22, 2020, Saturday
Election Mail - About.usps.com
Learn about election mail and the process of voting by mail with USPS.
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ag.ny.gov Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Attorney General James Files Lawsuit To Dissolve NRA | New York State Attorney General
New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA)
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washingtonpost.com Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
DHS Official Whose Office Compiled ‘intelligence Reports’ On Journalists And Protesters Has Been Removed From His Job - The Washington Post
Brian Murphy, the acting undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, has been reassigned, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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startribune.com Jul 28, 2020, Tuesday
Police: 'Umbrella Man' Was A White Supremacist Trying To Incite Floyd Rioting - StarTribune.com
Police say the suspect has been identified, but no charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.
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newjerseyglobe.com Jul 20, 2020, Monday
Anti-feminist Lawyer Killed Federal Judge's Son, Source Say - New Jersey Globe
The lawyer who is suspected of murdering the 20-year-old son of a federal judge has a practice specializing in anti-feminist litigation. Roy Den Hollander
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cnn.com Jul 20, 2020, Monday
Esther Salas: Suspect In Shooting Of Federal Judge's Son And Husband At Her New Jersey Home Has Died, Sources Say - CNN
A gunman opened fire at the home of US District Court of New Jersey Esther Salas on Sunday in North Brunswick, killing her son and injuring her husband, according to the federal courthouse's top judge.
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apnews.com Jul 09, 2020, Thursday
Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the...
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thehill.com Jul 09, 2020, Thursday
READ: Trump v. Mazars Supreme Court ruling | TheHill
The Supreme Court on Thursday shielded a trove of President Trum
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thehill.com Jul 09, 2020, Thursday
READ: Trump v. Vance Supreme Court ruling | TheHill
The Supreme Court on Thursday granted New York state prosecutors access to
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npr.org May 08, 2020, Friday
Former Georgia Police Officer And His Son Arrested In The Death Of Ahmaud Arbery : NPR
Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault and are being held at the Glynn County Jail.
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npr.org Feb 11, 2020, Tuesday
When Is The New Hampshire Primary? What You Need To Know : NPR
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the favorite, as progressives seem to be coalescing around him and moderates are split among several candidates.
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motherjones.com Oct 16, 2020, Friday
Now We Know Facebook Made Changes to Show You Less News From Mother Jones – Mother Jones
We knew, but now we know.
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thehill.com Oct 19, 2020, Monday
Commission approves rules to mute mics at final Trump-Biden debate | TheHill
The Commission on Presidential Debates has adopted new rules muting the microphones of President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden to give them two minutes of uninterrupted time at the beginning of each debate segment.
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politifact.com Oct 19, 2020, Monday
PolitiFact | Fact-checking claims about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and China
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
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washingtonpost.com Oct 19, 2020, Monday
Opening day of early voting in Florida draws thousands of voters - The Washington Post
In Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and many other Florida communities, voters lined up before the polls opened Monday.
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marieclaire.com Oct 16, 2020, Friday
Who Is Kristen Welker, the Third Presidential Debate Moderator?
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nydailynews.com Oct 18, 2020, Sunday
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk lead billionaire bonanza amid COVID crisis - New York Daily News
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk lead billionaire bonanza amid pandemic
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thenation.com Oct 16, 2020, Friday
Texas and the Long Tail of Voter Suppression | The Nation
As the growing number of Black and Latinx voters threaten the GOP’s stranglehold on power, attempts to limit safe voting options during the pandemic reveal a deeper sickness in Texas politics.
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foreignpolicy.com Oct 16, 2020, Friday
Pandemic-Related Emergency Powers Are Chipping Away at Democracy Around the World—Sometimes with Public Support
Around the world, emergency powers are chipping away at democracy—sometimes with public support.
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variety.com Oct 18, 2020, Sunday
‘Avengers’ Cast Assembles for Joe Biden Fundraiser – Variety
The Avengers are the latest group in Hollywood to support democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by hosting a virtual fundraiser. “Voters Assemble!” will feature “Avengers&#8…
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opensecrets.org Oct 16, 2020, Friday
Democratic Senate candidates have an unprecedented financial advantage • OpenSecrets
In the battle for the Senate, Democratic Senate candidates raised over $300 million more than Republicans, an unprecedented cash advantage.
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politico.com Oct 18, 2020, Sunday
How Biden destroyed Trump’s TV ad ‘death star’ - POLITICO
The Democrat’s fundraising gusher has enabled a national ad strategy that’s helped put reach states in play.
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npr.org Oct 18, 2020, Sunday
Biden Campaign Warns Supporters: 'Donald Trump Can Still Win This Race' : NPR
In a memo, Joe Biden's campaign manager cautioned supporters not to get complacent, despite his polling lead over President Trump.
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vox.com Oct 13, 2020, Tuesday
Why Republicans keep talking about Amy Coney Barrett’s 7 kids - Vox
It’s a way to go after her liberal critics.
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sfweekly.com Oct 16, 2020, Friday
Organized Labor Fights Uber and Lyft’s Prop. 22 - SF Weekly
Organized labor sees Prop 22 as a serious threat to workers’ rights everywhere. And they are turning out in the streets to make their voices heard.
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npr.org Oct 18, 2020, Sunday
Early Voting Analysis: Huge Turnout By Democrats : NPR
Early voting numbers continue to shatter records, and experts predict long lines will become less of a problem over the coming weeks.
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nytimes.com Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
Study Finds ‘Single Largest Driver’ of Coronavirus Misinformation: Trump - The New York Times
Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.”
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vox.com Oct 18, 2020, Sunday
Coronavirus stimulus: Nancy Pelosi sets a 48-hour deadline for getting a deal - Vox
Pelosi is still negotiating with the White House while Senate Republicans push their own stimulus bill.
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opensecrets.org Oct 15, 2020, Thursday
Greenfield outraises Ernst 4-1 in key Senate race • OpenSecrets
Between July and September, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) raised $21.5 million less than her opponent, Theresa Greenfield.
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theverge.com Oct 17, 2020, Saturday
Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC in final days of TikTok deal - The Verge
"If TikTok is saved, you can thank me"
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kentucky.com Oct 15, 2020, Thursday
The Herald-Leader endorses Amy McGrath in U.S. Senate race | Lexington Herald Leader
The eyes of America are on Kentucky’s race for the U.S. Senate because many rightly feel that next to the presidential election, it’s the most important contest in the country, with the future health of our democracy riding on the right choice.
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bloomberg.com Oct 08, 2020, Thursday
Trump’s White House Covid Outbreak Shows America’s Pandemic in a Nutshell - Bloomberg
President Trump’s reckless abandon made a superspreader event all but inevitable, and it jeopardizes more lives just as a second virus surge begins.
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motherjones.com Feb 12, 2019, Tuesday
10 Years of Privacy Violations, Disinformation, and Friend Requests From Facebook – Mother Jones
Explore the social-media giant’s troubling track record.
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motherjones.com Feb 12, 2019, Tuesday
How Facebook Screwed Us All – Mother Jones
It’s not just spreading phony stories everywhere—it’s killing real news.
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npr.org Oct 17, 2020, Saturday
N.Y. Post's Questionable Scoop Driven by Ex-Hannity Producer And Rudy Giuliani : NPR
Red flags abound in a story about Hunter Biden that provides fodder for President Trump and his allies. The allegations rest on speculation and assumptions rather than journalistically sound facts.
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propublica.org Oct 17, 2020, Saturday
Why Do Nonwhite Georgia Voters Have to Wait in Line for Hours? Their Numbers Have Soared, and Their Polling Places Have Dwindled. — ProPublica
The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%, with Metro Atlanta hit particularly hard.
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theweek.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
Trump apparently paid 200 times more in taxes to India and the Philippines than U.S. income tax in 2017
President Trump paid no income tax in 11 of the 18 years from 2000 to 1018, The New York Times reported late Sunday, citing copies of tax records it had legally obtained from unidentified sources, but he did pay $750 in both 2016 and 2017. But he did report paying taxes on a number of his overseas ventures, which brought in $73 million in revenue (not profit) in his first two years in the White House, the Times reports. But 'in 2017, the president's $750 contribution to the operations of the U.S. government was dwarfed by the $15,598 he or his companies paid in Panama, the $145,400 in India and the $156,824 in the Philippines.' A Trump organization lawyer pointed out to the Times that Trump did pay more in federal taxes — likely meaning Social Security and Medicare contributions and taxes for his household employees. And the Times notes that Trump 'paid substantial federal income taxes for the first time in his life,' $70.1 million, from 2005 to 2007, when the tax-reducing power of nearly a billion in 1995 losses dried up and he started earning serious money from The Apprentice and related licensing deals — but he recouped most of that money, plus interest, starting in 2010 by taking advantage of an obscure provision of a bill passed after the 2008 financial meltdown. The $72.9 million tax refund Trump eventually secured has been under scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service and the bipartisan Joint Committee on Taxation since 2011, and if the audit finds he cheated — the Times suggests that's at least possible — he could owe the U.S. government more than $100 million. Trump's foreign business entanglements also pose a long list of potential conflicts of interest, both foreign and domestic, and Turkey has been particularly aggressive in wielding its leverage, the Times reports. The good news for Trump is that the records the Times obtained don't 'reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia.' Read more (in depth or in brief) at The New York Times. Peter Weber
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nbcnews.com Oct 15, 2020, Thursday
Amazon Ring call center workers in Philippines 'scared' to go to work during pandemic
Workers at the call center say that six months after they first complained, things have only gotten worse.
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rawstory.com Oct 17, 2020, Saturday
Amy Coney Barrett accused of ‘unconscionable cruelty’ in teen rape case – Raw Story
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been accused of “unconscionable cruelty” by a watchdog group over her role in an appellate court decision overturning a district court which found a Wisconsin county liable for millions in damages to a woman who alleged she had been repeatedly raped by a jail guard. This article first appeared in Salon. […]
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