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Rather wait for an Effective Coronavirus Vaccine? COVID-19
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More than 60 percent of voters think the U.S. should fully test any coronavirus vaccine — even if that delays rolling it out and allows the virus to keep spreading in the meantime, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Just 22 percent of respondents said the government should make a vaccine available as soon as possible, even if it had not been fully tested. Republicans (26 percent) were slightly more likely than Democrats (21 percent) to favor getting a vaccine out as quickly as possible.
Live webcast of Crew Dragon’s test flight, Saturday, May 30, 2020, with NASA astronauts AstroBehnken and Astro_Doug
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U.S. labels 'Birth Tourism' a National Security Threat
The Trump administration on Thursday announced a policy designed to put an end to that kind of “birth tourism.” Under rules taking effect Friday, State Department consular officials will now be able to refuse to grant short-term tourism or business visas to women they believe are attempting to travel solely for the purpose of having their womb on U.S. soil at the time they deliver. The department called birth tourism “a threat to the security of the United States,” and the White House said the very integrity of U.S. citizenship is at stake if people are able to trick their way into obtaining legal status and its benefits for their newborns. “The birth tourism industry threatens to overburden
The New York City St. Patrick's Day parade is cancelled
The New York City St. Patrick's Day parade set for Tuesday, March 17, will be canceled by Governor Andrew Cuomo later today, sources connected with the parade told the Irish Voice newspaper, sister publication to IrishCentral.  The St. Patrick’s Day Parade become the latest victim of the coronavirus on Wednesday, as sources said the fete was being scrapped over contamination fears. 
70 Percent Alcohol Works Better Than 91 Percent - 30 Second Hand Washing Works Best
Health workers who use hand sanitizer between patients may be more likely to spread flu germs than those who take the time to wash their hands, the higher the alcohol content in the sanitizer the less effective it is. Here's why? According to Dr. Elizabeth Scott, professor of microbiology at Simmons Center for Hygiene and Health in Home and Community at Simmons University in Boston, higher-percentage alcohols are more concentrated. That means lower percentages, like 70 percent, have more water in them. Turns out, the water is actually an important ingredient here.  Basically, a 90 or 91 percent alcohol solution is too powerful in some cases: It fries the outside of the cell before it can get
Boeing jet is forced to turn around MID-AIR after Britain bans 737 MAX planes following Ethiopia disaster, as the rest of Europe follows suit
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Read the Full Article on Daily Mail UK joins growing list of nations barring 737 Max 8 jets from using their airspace Two UK-bound Turkish Airlines flights turned back as decision was made today Comes after Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 crashed on Sunday killing all 157 on board Disaster came less that five months after Lion Air crash involving same jet model Germany, France and Ireland all followed suit after UK's announcement today  Tonight the EU aviation agency suspended all 737 Max 8 and 9 flights in Europe US regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to jet model Read the Full Article on Daily Mail Countries and carriers around the globe that have grounded 737 Max 8     
The European Union is suspending all operations of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Europe beginning at 3 p.m. ET
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Read the full article on CNN European Union to suspend all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at 3 p.m. ET From CNN's Laura Perez Maestro  The European Union is suspending all operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Europe beginning at 3 p.m. ET, according to a statement. Read their statement:  “As a precautionary measure, EASA has published today an Airworthiness Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aeroplanes in Europe.""In addition EASA has published a Safety Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or out of the EU of the above mentioned
Boeing Losing Premium Over Airbus on Groundings
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Read the full article on Bloomberg. Boeing Co. shares sank after European regulators issued a blanket ban on 737 Max flights, and India also joined in a global rebuke of the U.S. manufacturer’s most important plane in the wake of Sunday’s deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. Key Developments: The European aviation authority EASA grounded 737 Max flights across the region India followed late Tuesday The moves will put pressure on Boeing and further isolate the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which has assured passengers that the jet model remains airworthy Boeing shares fell as much as 8 percent in New York Bonds also declined and costs to insure Boeing’s debt rose the most in three years
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has called for Google to be broken up
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Read the full article on Phys.org. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has called for Google to be broken up in Australia, the latest salvo in a battle between the corporate media giants.                                                                                       In a petition to Australian regulators, News Corp's local subsidiary complained that "Google enjoys overwhelming market power in both online search and ad tech services." Going a step further, the company accused Google of "abusing its dominant position to the detriment of consumers, advertisers and publishers." Earlier this week US presidential hopeful—and former federal consumer watchdog—Elizabeth Warren became the latest in a l
Facebook backtracks after removing Warren ads calling for Facebook breakup.
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Read the full article on Politico. Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.  But the social network later reversed course after POLITICO reported on the takedown, with the company saying it wanted to allow for "robust debate." The ads, which had identical images and text, touted Warren's recently announced plan to unwind "anti-competitive" tech mergers, including Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram.  “Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google," read the ads, which Warren's campaign had placed Friday. Read the full artic
I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
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Read the full article on Daily Signal Despite having taken or been injected with every hormone and antiandrogen concoction in the VA’s medical arsenal, I didn’t look anything like a female. People on the street agreed. Their harsh stares reflected the reality behind my fraudulent existence as a woman. Biological sex is immutable. It took three years for that reality to set in with me.When the fantasy of being a woman came to an end, I asked two of my doctors to allow me to become nonbinary instead of female to bail me out. Both readily agreed.After pumping me full of hormones—the equivalent of 20 birth control pills per day—they each wrote a sex change letter. The two weren’t just bailing me
 Facebook, Messenger, AND Instagram are down: Global outage hits sites at the same time.
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Read the full article on the Daily Mail. Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram all crashed shortly after noon (ET) on Wed  Users have reported 'total blackout' in some cases,  have been unable to refresh A slew of Facebook-owned sites are experiencing a worldwide outage, leaving thousands of users unable to connect. Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram have all been having issues since around noon (ET), in some cases resulting in a ‘total blackout.’ The three apps crashed primarily in major urban areas across the United States and Europe, along with parts of South America. Read the full article on the Daily Mail. #Facebook #Messenger #Instagram
No U.S. city cracks the top 30 on this well-regarded list of the world’s best places to live
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 Global consulting firm Mercer has released its quality-of-living rankings, and, for a 10th year in a row, Vienna took the No. 1 spot. It was followed by Zurich, with Auckland, Munich and Vancouver tying for third place.  The company ranks hundreds of global cities based on a number of factors, including recreation, housing, economy, public services and transport, political and social environment, education, medical and health considerations, and the natural environment.  20 cities with the highest quality of living  1. Vienna  2. Zurich  3. Vancouver/Munich/Auckland  6. Duesseldorf  7. Frankfurt  8. Copenhagen  9. Geneva  10. Basel  11. Sydney/Amsterdam  13. Berlin  14. Bern  15. Wellingto
Waiting in Vain for the Mueller Report
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Expectations that the special counsel will deliver a long narrative of Donald Trump’s malfeasance are likely to be disappointed. Bob Woodward’s Fear was a blockbuster. Michelle Obama’s Becoming was the best-selling book of 2018. But as far as prepublication buzz goes, neither of them can match the expectations attached to the Mueller report. No one knows when Special Counsel Robert Mueller will file a concluding document with the attorney general, or when all or part of it will be made public, but that hasn’t prevented a devoted sentinel watch.  “I believe that many, including many in the press, have done the country a disservice by creating the impression that when he gets done, Mueller is
Gambino crime boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali. -  Shot dead outside Staten Island home
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Read the full article on New York Post. Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot dead outside Staten Island homeNeighbors on Staten Island recalled on Thursday hearing the terrifying spray of gunfire that took down Gambino crime boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali.The reputed mobster, 53, was shot dead just outside his Todt Hill mansion around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday — as his wife and young children were inside.“About 9 last night, we were watching TV and we heard, ‘Pop! Pop! Pop!’ I thought it was fireworks,” said Fred Guinta, who lives directly behind Cali’s home in the quiet, upscale neighborhood. “My wife said, ‘Those are gunshots!’ It was six or eight shots.”The gunman ran over the bleeding C
The U.S. Now Has More Millionaires Than Sweden or Portugal have People
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Read the full article on Bloomberg. The number of wealthy households in the U.S. reached a new high last year, roughly equivalent to the entire population of Sweden or Portugal.  More than 10.2 million households had a net worth of $1 million to $5 million, not including the value of their primary residence, according to a survey by the Spectrem Group.  Even as the ranks of the mass affluent grew, the pace slowed because of “weakening global economic growth and a contentious U.S. political environment,” said Spectrem Group President George Walper.Ultra-high net worth households -- those with assets between $5 million and $25 million -- increased 3.7 percent to about 1.4 million in number, wh
"Revenge Is Coming": ISIS Terror Threat Made Against New Zealand Prime Minister
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Read the full article on ZeroHedge A Twitter user has threatened New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern following the largest terror attack in the country's history in which two mosques were assaulted by gunmen during prayer services, killing 49.  "Revenge is coming" reads the (still live) tweet from @sofian259, accompanied by a picture of a rifle inscribed with white Arabic text on top of an ISIS flag. The same threat was made in response other accounts as well.  Read the full article on ZeroHedge
 A New Zealand mosque shooting suspect left a trail of online clues buried under 's---posting'
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Read the full article on Business Insider On Friday, March 15th, one or more gunmen opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. As I write this, three men and one woman have been taken into custody by local law enforcement. It is unclear to what extent they were all involved.  The only thing we know is that one of the shooters went by the name Brenton Tarrant on Twitter. He posted pictures of the murder weapons there two days before the rampage. Said weapons are clearly visible in the video of the spree he livestreamed to Facebook.  Shortly after the spree ended, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that several improvised explosive devices had been disarmed by au
 'We have to film it again -with Olivia as the winner.' Lori Loughlin's daughter is caught in ANOTHER cheating scandal after claims a TV game show was rigged in her favor and the winning teen stripped of $5K prize
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Read the full article on Daily Mail Lori Loughlin's YouTube star daughter is at the center of a second 'cheating' episode over allegations that a TV game show she took part in was rigged to let her win, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. Lifestyle vlogger Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, took on fellow influencer Marissa Rachel and singer Rydel Lynch in a 2016 episode of Tap That Awesome App for a now defunct Verizon mobile phone channel. But when Rachel was declared the winner in front of a live audience she says studio execs mysteriously stepped in and ordered producers to re-shoot the final few questions. Lifestyle vlogger Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, daughter of Lori Loughlin, took on fellow
Doomed Ethiopia Boeing plane was set to 'DIVE when it crashed after take-off, jack-screw found in the wreckage shows
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Read the full article on Daily Mail A screw-like device discovered by investigators in the wreckage of the Boeing 737 Max that crashed in Ethiopia last Sunday indicates that the plane was configured to dive when it plummeted to the ground after take-off. The horror crash killed all 157 people on board and prompted countries around the world to ground Boeing jets. It has now been revealed that the discovery of the screw-like device at the scene finally convinced US officials to also ground the jet model. The so-called jackscrew is used to set the trim that raises and lowers the plane's nose, according to a person involved in the investigation.  A screw-like device indicated that the Ethiopia
Democrat Lawsuit Over Alleged Trump-Russia Collusion - DISMISSED
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Read the full article on SputnikNews Despite a special counsel investigation that has already lasted two years, Robert Mueller and his team have yet to present any evidence of Russian meddling or Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 US presidential elections. A federal judge in Virginia has dismissed a lawsuit against the 2016 Trump campaign, which the document claims allegedly colluded with Russia and WikiLeaks to hack and release Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. The lawsuit was filed by DNC staffer Scott Comer and two party donors, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg, who claimed damages from the publication of the stolen documents, which contained  personal information including soci
Boeing delays NASA Journey to the Moon
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Read the full article on the New York Times. Struggling to get its new giant rocket ready in time for a scheduled launch next year, NASA might just leave it on the ground and turn to commercial alternatives. NASA plans to send its Orion capsule, designed to carry astronauts on deep space missions, on a crewless test trip around the moon next year. In October, NASA’s inspector general issued a report that was sharply critical of Boeing, the rocket’s prime contractor.  “Cost increases and schedule delays of core stage development can be traced largely to management, technical, and infrastructure issues driven by Boeing’s poor performance,” the report said. “For example, Boeing officials have
NPR Accidentally Admits Border Fences Are Effective
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Read the full article on Immigration Reform. National Public Radio (NPR), a news outlet that has run countless reports pooh-poohing the idea of border security fences, aired a piece on the February 28 edition of “All Things Considered,” conceding the fact that they are. The admission was made in a deceptively titled report, “’No More Deaths’ Volunteers Face Possible Jail Time for Aiding Migrants,” in which it attributed the increasingly perilous routes being used by illegal migrants to stepped up border enforcement. “Over the past several decades, migrants have turned to more rugged parts of the border to cross, driven there by a larger border patrol, and more miles of border fencing,” state
Rep. Devin Nunes Sues Twitter For $250 Million In "Shadow Ban" Lawsuit
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Read full article on Fox News California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of "shadow-banning conservatives" including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally "ignoring" lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior. In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes claimed Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he looked into alleged and apparent surveillance abuses b
Big Tech's censorship expands - Conservatives face a tough fight
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Read the full article on The Hill By Donald Trump Jr., opinion contributor      —      03/17/19 06:00 PM EDT  As Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives becomes ever more flagrant and overt, the old arguments about protecting the sanctity of the modern public square are now invalid. Our right to freely engage in public discourse through speech is under sustained attack, necessitating a vigorous defense against the major social media and internet platforms.  From “shadowbans” on Facebook and Twitter, to demonetization of YouTube videos, to pulled ads for Republican candidates at the critical junctures of election campaigns, the list of violations against the online practices and speech of cons
WhyTech Didn't Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral
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Read the full article on Wired. I do not know about you, but I do not want my news moderated. I want to make the choice. What is your thought on this subject? At least 49 people were murdered Friday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in an attack that followed a grim playbook for terrorism in the social media era. The shooter apparently seeded warnings on Twitter and 8chan before livestreaming the rampage on Facebook for 17 gut-wrenching minutes. Almost immediately, people copied and reposted versions of the video across the internet, including on Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. News organizations as well started airing some of the footage as they reported on the destruction that too
Google hit with another EU antitrust fine–The grand total now comes to €8.2B
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Read the full article on Fast Company This morning, the European Union slapped Google with a €1.5 billion fine, which comes to a little over $1.7 billion. This latest fine was over its antitrust practices with its advertising business. Essentially, for years Google didn’t allow its AdSense customers to feature rival search engines on their sites. Over the years, the company eased up on these rules, but European officials still decided the practice amounted to illegal behavior. This may be an especially tough blow for Google, since AdSense’s contribution to the company’s overall revenue has been steadily decreasing over the last six-plus years, according to Bloomberg. This is the latest of ma
Social Media Giants Duck for Cover as Washington Gets ‘Fed Up’
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Read the full article on Yahoo.com (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. has touted its new plan to integrate the company’s messaging products and use encryption as a privacy enhancement. Insiders also say it could help stave off any effort by Washington to break up the company. Tech giants are hunkering down in the face of a mounting bipartisan backlash after outrage over the failure of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter Inc. to swiftly remove video of the New Zealand massacre. President Donald Trump slammed Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday for siding with Democrats, while the House’s top antitrust lawmaker called for an investigation of Facebook. The onslaught is set to intensify as the 2020 pres
Sen. Elizabeth Warren want's rural America to go away politically by abolishing the Electoral College.
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Read the full article on Fox News Sen. Warren calls for an end to the Electoral College Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said she supports eliminating the U.S. Electoral College during a town hall broadcast on Monday night. “Every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College,” Warren told an audience at the historically black college Jackson State University in Mississippi. Warren’s statement on CNN came after an audience member asked the Massachusetts senator about voting rights and so-called voter suppression laws. “I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right
Bus Full Of Italian Children Set On Fire By Senegalese-Born Driver
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Read the full article on Reuters. MILAN, March 20 (Reuters) - A bus full of school children was set on fire by its driver in the outskirts of Milan on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said.  All the children managed to escape unhurt before the bus was engulfed in flames. Police said the driver was an Italian of Senegalese origin.  “He shouted ‘Stop the deaths at sea, I’ll carry out a massacre’,” spokesman Marco Palmieri quoted the driver as telling police after his arrest.  A video posted on Italian news sites showed the driver ramming the bus into cars on a provincial highway before the fire took hold. Children can be seen
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De Blasio bashes Cuomo - We do not make decisions based on the wealthy few in New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio took a shot at Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday for trying to lure the wealthy back to New York with the promise of tax breaks — and said he would like to raise taxes on the rich if federal coronavirus aid doesn’t come through. Hizzoner’s remarks came days after Cuomo said he was begging rich New Yorkers who fled to their vacation homes during the coronavirus pandemic to return — and was even offering to cook them dinner.
Joe Biden supports MORE funding for police
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden told donors Wednesday that he does not want to defund the police, instead advocating for more money despite it going against the wishes of racial justice protesters. Speaking to donors at a virtual fundraiser hosted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the former vice president made the remarks after being asked about his view on how to approach criminal justice reform. “I don’t want to defund police,” Biden told his supporters.
Cuomo begs wealthy New Yorkers to save New York City  'I'll buy you a drink!'
Cuomo begs wealthy New Yorkers to come back to save the city and pleads 'I'll buy you a drink!' as he fights off calls to raise their taxes - which he fears may scare them away forever Cuomo said on Tuesday that he speaks to the city's wealthiest residents 'every day', begging them to come back  Many fled for the Hamptons, upstate New York or Connecticut when the pandemic hit  By May, at least 420,000 of the city's wealthiest residents had fled the city   Their exodus was cemented when riots and looting tore through the city in June Now, there are calls for higher taxes on the super wealthy to offset the projected $30billion deficit New York is facing over the next two years  Cuomo is resis
Trump to apply executive order if democrats stall coronavirus relief talks
President Trump said Thursday that he would likely move forward with executive orders on coronavirus relief later this week if the White House and Congress do not make progress in their negotiations. Trump told reporters that he would sign executive order "probably tomorrow afternoon" or the following morning. He made the remarks at Joint Base Andrews before departing for a trip to Ohio for official and campaign business.
$10 million Reward Offer for Information on Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections 2020
The State Department on Wednesday night announced it would offer a $10 million reward to anyone who could provide information on individuals working with foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections through cyber operations. The agency specifically is seeking information on individuals working with a foreign government to interfere in U.S. federal, state or local elections through hacking operations and in a way that violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.  The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which is administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of an
Biden will stop border wall construction as president
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would stop the construction of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico if elected president, which would put an end to one of President Trump’s key campaign promises.  “There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration,” the former vice president said in an interview during the National Association of Black Journalists’ and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ virtual annual conference.   To prevent SPAM only friends of StreetLoc News can comment on news.
Thousands on non-U.S. residents have received $1,200 stimulus checks
Thousands on non-U.S. residents who were in the country on temporary work visas have received $1,200 stimulus checks dispensed to them in error under the coronavirus relief CARES Act, NPR reported on Wednesday. The mistake is apparently due to the fact that many of the foreign workers who annually come to the U.S. for low-wage seasonal jobs filed their tax forms incorrectly. "I would say probably anywhere to a third to a half [of first-time foreign filers] are filing the wrong return," Georgia attorney Clayton Cartwright told NPR, noting that errors are especially likely if workers use an online tax service such as TurboTax, which is intended only for U.S. residents A nonresident alien is a
The Emperors of Tech the online economy - Theft, censorship, CEOs go defensive
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Four of the nation's most powerful CEOs beamed into a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday and raised their hands to swear to tell the truth as they faced a barrage of questions on one major issue: Are their companies too big and powerful for America's good? Lawmakers hammered Google Sundar Pichai about his company's relations with China and whether it steals ideas from other businesses, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg about a blizzard of disinformation plaguing his social network, and Apple CEO Tim Cook on whether his iPhone-maker strong-arms developers on its App Store.
Rather wait for an Effective Coronavirus Vaccine? COVID-19
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More than 60 percent of voters think the U.S. should fully test any coronavirus vaccine — even if that delays rolling it out and allows the virus to keep spreading in the meantime, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Just 22 percent of respondents said the government should make a vaccine available as soon as possible, even if it had not been fully tested. Republicans (26 percent) were slightly more likely than Democrats (21 percent) to favor getting a vaccine out as quickly as possible.
 Monmouth University POLL: Biden and Trump tied in Georgia
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A new poll finds President Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden tied in Georgia, a traditionally red state that has not gone for the Democratic presidential nominee since 1992. The latest Monmouth University survey finds Trump and Biden each at 47 percent support, with 3 percent supporting Libertarian Jo Jorgensen and 3 percent undecided. Forty-two percent of Trump’s supporters say they’re certain to vote for him, compared to 39 percent of Biden’s supporters. Forty-five percent of voters say there’s no way they’ll vote for Trump, and 44 percent said the same of the former vice president.
Coronavirus deaths pass 150,000
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More than 150,000 people in the United States have died from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University, while tens of thousands more are struggling in hospitals as the pandemic spreads virtually unchecked in almost every state in the nation. Six months after the virus was first reported on American soil, it is poised to be the third-leading cause of death this year, behind only heart disease and cancer. It has already killed more people in the United States than the number of Union soldiers who died in the Civil War.
Portland, Oregon some Federal Officers are Leaving
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced Wednesday that the Trump administration has agreed to begin withdrawing federal tactical teams from Portland, Ore., which for weeks has been the site of violent clashes between officers and protesters. Brown said in a statement that an agreement for federal agents to leave the city was reached following discussions with administration officials including Vice President Pence. She said that officers from Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin their withdrawal on Thursday. “These federal officers have acted as an occupying force, refused accountability, and brought violence and strife to our community," Brown.
Watch Live: Bill Barr testifies before House Judiciary Committee - US attorney general William Barr
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GOP Rep Matt Gaetz asks AG Bill Barr to investigate Mark Zuckerberg for 'lying under oath'
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Instagram SPYING on its users accessing their iPhone camera even when not in use?
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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Accused of Manipulating American Health Care System
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HEALS Act with $1,200 stimulus checks Revealed by Mitch McConnell - Who will get it.
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Must Read: The Same Storm, but Different Boats - Unions Hijack School Reopenings
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Is America's Black Shirt Movement going Down the Path of Nazi Germany?
OpEd By Wayne Allyn Root I cannot express how truly sad writing this OpEd has made me. But I’m a patriotic American. And I’m an American Jew. I have studied the beginnings of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. And I can clearly see parallels with what is happening in America today. Thank God we have President Trump (at the moment) keeping us from heading too far down this tragic path. But I must warn my fellow Americans, we are clearly headed in a frightening and tragic direction.  I know I’m not alone. A recent poll shows 80% of the American public believes things are spiraling “out of control.” I never thought I’d write the following words about living in America: Those caught in the middle o
Killing the Oceans with your Masks and Gloves.
A few weeks ago the world observed World Oceans Day — a day on which we're meant to celebrate and honor our oceans. Sadly, June 8 gave us even less cause for celebration this year. As Covid-19 has spread across the globe, it's left in its wake havoc — on the health of people, on countries' economies and people's wellbeing and, despite initial hopes that the coronavirus pandemic might be good for Earth, on the environment. In February, marine conservation agency Oceans Asia reported finding masses of surgical masks on the shoreline of the Soko Islands — a cluster of uninhabited islands off the coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, where the agency is carrying out research on plastic pollution.
Health officials have changed their minds about face masks, Again.
First, health officials said we shouldn't wear face masks. Then, they said we should. Now, many are saying we must wear masks if we want to protect the economy, reopen more schools and save tens of thousands of lives. "Dr. Fauci said don't wear a mask. Our surgeon general, terrific guy, said don't wear a mask. Everybody was saying don't wear a mask," Trump told Fox News' Chris Wallace in an interview that aired Sunday.
Trump Consults Lawyer on how to Rule by Decree
The Trump administration has been consulting Bush torture lawyer who wrote the legal justification for waterboarding, on how the president might try to rule by decree. John Yoo told Axios he has been talking to White House officials about his view that a recent supreme court ruling on immigration would allow Trump to issue executive orders that flout federal law. In a Fox News Sunday interview, Trump declared he would try to use that interpretation to try to force through decrees on healthcare, immigration and “various other plans” over the coming month.
Lawyer Roy Den Hollander is a suspect in shooting at Judge Esther Salas’ home
The gunman suspected of killing the son and wounding the husband of a federal judge in New Jersey before taking his own life in New York’s Catskills has been identified as lawyer and men’s rights activist Roy Den Hollander, federal sources said. Hollander had a case pending before Salas, challenging the military’s men-only draft, according to The Daily Beast, which first reported his involvement in the case. Investigators believe Salas’ husband was the intended target. The motive remains unclear.
Gov. Cuomo must end NYC ‘crime wave’ — or Trump will step in
Reacting to The Post’s front page Monday, President Trump said Gov. Andrew Cuomo must squash a spike in violent crime in New York City — or he will send in federal authorities to restore order. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he was particularly upset by reports that Brooklyn woman Shatavia Walls, 33, was shot to death after complaining about illegal fireworks. He said the NYPD is “afraid to do anything.” “We can’t let this happen to the cities. New York was up 348 percent, the crime wave.
NYC’s COVID-19 contact tracing will not ask about your attendance at protests.
The city’s coronavirus tracing program will start asking people if they’ve been at outdoor bars and restaurants to help understand the spike in cases among those between the ages of 20 and 29 — even though health officials never asked if people attended the George Floyd protests.
3 Friends slain in a horrific scene at a Florida lake, this ranks among the worst.
Three best friends were found slain in a “horrific scene” at a Florida lake after one of them called his father for help, authorities said. Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27, had planned to go night fishing Friday night at Lake Streety in Frostproof, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Reparations to 41 million black people, could cost taxpayers $6.2 quadrillion
Quadrillion comes after trillion, and one quadrillion has 15 zeros. That's a payment of $18 million per citizen in their life time.   The U.S. Conference of Mayors released a letter backing a Democratic plan to form a reparations commission to come up with a payment for slavery. Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee have introduced legislation to create a commission, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.
Protesters set ablaze Portland Police Association office, are asked to leave or risk arrest!
"This event has been declared a riot. Move to the east now. If you do not move to the east you will be subject to arrest or use of force to include crowd control munitions. Leave the area now," the Portland Police Bureau tweeted. It said protesters broke into the Portland Police Association office and set it on fire, CNN reported. In a separate protest near the federal building downtown, protesters could be seen dismantling a heavy metal fence set up around the building earlier as a barricade.
What a Trump loss could look like
Republicans should be terrified. President Donald Trump's reelection prospects look increasingly grim, with polls showing that his ticket is vulnerable in states like North Carolina, Ohio and Texas. According to one recent Fox News poll, Joe Biden has a two-point lead over Trump in Georgia—where a Democratic presidential candidate has not won since 1992. The potential costs of another four years under Trump have become clear, and it seems voters are leaning blue. Trump has failed to contain the spread of Covid-19, and the US faces a deadly, tumultuous and dysfunctional future as other countries are reopening. Opinion by Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst.
Joe Biden is winning suburbanites by a historic margin
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll is the latest to show former Vice President Joe Biden on a roll.  Three and a half months ago the two candidates were virtually even in trust to handle the pandemic, Trump +2 percentage points, 45-43 percent. Today, with COVID-19 cases surging around the nation, Biden leads Trump on the issue by a 20-point margin, 54-34 percent. Biden has his own risks, particularly a pronounced lack of enthusiasm for his candidacy. Yet the impact of that deficit remains to be seen: For two-thirds of his supporters, it’s chiefly not about electing Biden, but about defeating Trump. Long-shot Joe leads President Donald Trump 55% to 40% among registered voters. (It's a slig
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