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A coup by white supremacists in 1898 is a vital and sadly enduring lesson in how the state has long used violence against Black Americans.
A federal judge has overturned a Trump administration policy mandating that asylum seekers first apply for asylum in countries they pass through on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.The policy was aimed at deterring illegal immigration from Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington, D.C., a Trump appointee, said that the administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act when adopting the policy. The APA requires that the federal government allow time for Americans to weigh in on certain proposed federal policy changes."There are many circumstances in which courts appropriately defer to the...
The UK Government may not be able to "rely" on Huawei for 5G due to US sanctions, a minister has admitted. Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, conceded that there was a "further specific issue with Huawei" when it came to America. "Given that the US government has imposed sanctions on Huawei, given that those are focused on 5G, we do need to fully understand those and how much that impacts on how much we can rely on Huawei equipment in the system, given that it is subject to restraints from sanctions," he told Tuesday's Defence Sub Committee. When asked by Tobias Ellwood, the committee's chairman, if the "Americans are having an impact on your decision making?" Mr Dowden said...
At a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked his advice on sending children back to school safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. "It really will depend on the dynamics in the particular location," he explained. Watch his remarks.
The European Union's top diplomat said Tuesday that the bloc will summon Venezuela's ambassador over the South American country's decision to expel the EU envoy in Caracas, insisting all options "are on the table." Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday ordered the EU ambassador to leave the country following stiff financial measures imposed by the 27-nation bloc against 11 Venezuelans, including Luis Parra, who heads a National Assembly rival to the one headed by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Maduro gave the ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela.
Leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt agreed that Ethiopia will not start filling its Nile dam without reaching an agreement within two weeks, Sudan and Egypt said on Friday. Ethiopia, which is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which worries its downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan
A look back at the killings of black Americans since the emergence of Black Lives Matter.
Unlike Trump, the Democratic candidate has been cautious about campaigning - and his strategy seems to be workingJoe Biden's Republican opponents have gleefully mocked him for effectively hiding out in his basement rather than hitting the campaign trail over the past few months.But an uncomfortable truth is now setting in for Biden's critics: his low-key approach to campaigning is paying off.A swath of new polls have shown Biden leading Donald Trump handsomely in key battleground states and nationally. That's despite Trump's eagerness to hit the campaign trail and hold rallies as if the country weren't in the middle of a national pandemic.Biden has physically left his basement and house...
After two shootings in activist enclave, Seattle's mayor Jenny Durkan announced police will return to the occupied zone in the heart of the city.
At least 20 died after soldiers fought with clubs and rocks along the disputed border, making de-escalation hard for the nuclear statesThe forces of two nuclear weapons states have set about each other with clubs and rocks at one of the most forbidding flashpoints in the world, in a bloody incident that highlights the constant dangers posed by expansionist nationalism.India has confirmed that it lost at least 20 of its men in a clash with Chinese soldiers near the disputed mountain border running along the Ladakh area of Kashmir. It is the first fatal confrontation since 1975 and the most serious since 1967, and so can be expected to have a powerful galvanising effect on the populations...
Medical examiner details autopsy findings in police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, as his death has been ruled a homicide; reaction and analysis from Ray Kelly, Former NYPD Commissioner on 'Fox and Friends.'
Money alone can't right the monumental wrong of slavery. But reparations are justifiable and affordable, and they'd give the economy a needed jolt.
US police officers at the center of demonstrations that have roiled the country are caught between their commitment to the job and recognition that reforms are needed to address institutional racism within their ranks. From California to Massachusetts, several officers interviewed by AFP said they were horrified by the killing of George Floyd while in police custody -- a tragedy that sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.
The president was responding to comments made by Joe Biden who said he had considered Trump may refuse to leave office if he lost the election.
Minneapolis leaders voted unanimously Friday to disband the US city's police force and replace it with a "community" safety department, a reaction to transformational changes demanded in mass protests against racial injustice. The plan comes three weeks after the death of African-American George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, a killing that sparked widespread calls for police reform. The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a resolution instructing it to "commence a year-long process of community engagement, research, and structural change to create a transformative new model for cultivating safety in our city."
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated Wednesday that President Trump considers ending qualified immunity for police officers "a non-starter" as discussions about police reform continue in the wake of George Floyd's death.McEnany's comments come after she said Monday that qualified immunity - which shields cops from being sued in court for violating a civilian's constitutional rights, unless their actions violated "clearly established federal law" - was not something the president would consider."You had AG Barr saying this weekend he was asked about reduced immunity and he said, 'I don't think we need to reduce immunity to go after the bad cops because that would result...
Nearly three months after police fatally shot Breonna Taylor, the department has released the incident report. Except, it is almost entirely blank.
The Class A mishap happened May 30 at Brown Field, a Marine Corps official told Military.com.
Hospitalizations from coronavirus rose sharply in at least nine U.S. states following Memorial Day weekend.Seven-day average cases of coronavirus have risen across the country in a trend not attributable solely to an increase in testing, the Washington Post has found. While coronavirus hospitalizations are difficult to track because of differences in how states report data, the nine states in which hospitalizations have clearly risen are Texas, California, Oregon, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Utah, Arkansas, and Arizona.Texas has seen a 36 percent increase in new cases since Memorial Day, with coronavirus hospitalizations at a record high of 2,056 as of Tuesday. There were 1,935...
The Republican National Committee is zeroing in on a new location for its August convention and has tentatively decided to host the marquee events in Jacksonville, Fla., sources told the Washington Post.RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Tuesday that a decision will probably come "within the next week" on where to host the convention, which is scheduled for August 24 to August 27."Everybody is coming to the table," McDaniel said in an appearance on Fox News. "We have all types of states - Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee - that have come and said we want to host your convention. We've been traveling. We will have to make a decision probably within the next week...
Court votes to repeal 2017 measure that said settlers could stay on land if they built there without knowing of Palestinian ownership.
As protests continue, tensions are starting to ease between protesters and police in Kansas City.
The man charged with the murder of retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn was previously convicted in St. Louis County in 2014 but never served a day in prison.
In the next step of a race already on pace to become the most expensive in South Carolina history, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has defeated three little-known GOP challengers, the last marker ahead of a general election face-off with Democrat Jaime Harrison. Graham, 64, bested fellow Republicans Duke Buckner, Michael Lapierre and Joe Reynolds in Tuesday's primary election. Harrison was unopposed in his primary, and two Libertarians and one Constitution Party candidate have also filed to seek the seat.
Demonstrators gathered outside U.S. missions in South African cities on Monday to condemn the killing of George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody has set off a wave of protests worldwide and ignited a debate about race and justice. Protesters led by opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) carried placards saying "Black Lives Matter" and "Black people are not slaves" outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria and consulates in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared messages he's received from customers angry over the company's support of Black Lives Matter.
An Iranian-American doctor has returned to Iran, Iranian state media reported on Monday, after a swap deal between Tehran and Washington that resulted in the release of a U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran. In a slight thaw in U.S.-Iranian enmity, the United States allowed Majid Taheri to travel to Iran as part of the swap deal.
Vietnam on Monday ratified a significant trade deal with the European Union, which is expected to boost the country's manufacturing sector and exports, as it recovers from a dip caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal was signed in Hanoi last June and was ratified by the European Parliament in
Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus. Australia has insisted the call for an independent investigation
According to PepperBall company, their products contain "a proprietary chemical irritant that's proven more effective from even greater distances."
As authorities in Iran crack down on social media users, young people are mired not only in a pandemic but also a growing cultural battle.
U.S. economy appears to begin recovery with 'better-than-expected' May jobs report; White House trade adviser Peter Navarro joins 'Sunday Morning Futures.'
Pakistan has a difficult security environment.
Government forces killed at least five rebels during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, sparking violent anti-India protests by residents, the Indian army and locals said. Army soldiers and counterinsurgency police surrounded a village in the southern Shopian area early Sunday following a tip
My heart goes out to all those who haven't had a fair shake and are victims of violence. But I'm delighted the National Guard is in Washington.
What we're seeing is a quiet revolt - and a warning to Trump that he can't count on his generals if he issues orders they find profoundly wrong.
Germany's relationship with the United States is "complicated", Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview, regretting the planned withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Germany. President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. military to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
Rahul Dubey sheltered more than 70 protesters in his Washington, D.C., home Monday night as police were enforcing curfew. "It was unfathomable," Rahul Dubey said of the police violence he saw used against peaceful protesters outside his home.
Masked men and women protesting police abuses vandalized buildings and threw stones at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City on Friday as Mexican state authorities arrested three officers in a bid to quell anger over the death of a man in police custody. Protesters have been demanding that authorities be held accountable over the death of Giovanni Lopez, who died in police custody in the western state of Jalisco last month. Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis said authorities had arrested three police officers over the death of Lopez, a construction worker.
California is giving a Chinese manufacturer it contracted with for hundreds of millions of protective masks one more week to get federal certification after the company twice missed the deadline. California signed a nearly $1 billion contract in April with BYD, a Chinese company with Los Angeles-area
The agency previously had recommended that only health care workers, people with COVID-19 and their caregivers wear medical masks.
One third of CDC survey respondents engaged in unsafe cleaning practices, like using bleach to clean food.
Qatar's foreign minister said on Friday there is a new initiative to end the three-year-old Gulf crisis and that Qatar is open to negotiations, Qatar's Al Jazeera broadcaster reported on its twitter account. "We hope the initiative will produce results, we are open to dialogue and ready to meet each step forward with 10 steps from our side," Al Jazeera's tweet quoted foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
On June 6, 1944, the Allies mounted the largest amphibious invasion in military history- it was D-Day and some 156,000 Allied soldiers landed in Normandy, France beginning the liberation of Western Europe. However, in the days and weeks that followed the German military - including their leader Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - believed the landings at Normandy were merely a feint, a deception with the real invasion still to come at Pas de Calais.
Musk has got into spats and even long-running feuds with an eclectic bunch of people, often over his preferred medium of Twitter.
A Marine Corps veteran was sent to the hospital after Los Angeles police officers shot him and other protesters with rubber bullets in an effort to quell the unrest.
The ECB has given euro zone economies another massive jolt of stimulus. On Thursday (June 4) the region's central bank raised its planned bond purchases to 1.35 trillion euros - about 1.5 trillion dollars. The move exceeded market expectations, driving a rally for stocks and the euro. Bank chief Christine Lagarde said dramatic action was required: "The June euro systems staff macro economic projections see growth declining at an unprecedented pace in the second quarter of this year before rebounding again in the second half, crucially helped by the sizeable support from fiscal and monetary policy." The...
Peaceful protesters marched through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, continuing to demonstrate against police brutality toward people of color. They did so in the face of a threat from the White House to send the military to quell unrest after some demonstrations devolved into looting. And similar scenes nationwide: In Oakland, protesters drummed and burned the Republican president in effigy. Marchers in Boston chanted "no justice, no peace." Their message echoed in the streets of Detroit, Portland, Oregon, Fort Worth and Memphis. Even the sandy beaches of Encinitas saw surfers riding the waves for the...
Sweden will ease restrictions on domestic travel from June 13, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Thursday, despite signs that novel coronavirus infections are increasing in parts of the country. Sweden has not imposed a social lockdown, instead relying primarily on voluntary measures focused on social distancing and hygiene to check the spread of the virus. "If the curve showing the seriously ill turns up again, there will be new restrictions."
The woman detained by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in 2007 remembers being "dragged" away from her crying newborn and yelping dog. Chauvin was disciplined over the incident.
Ambitious attempt to recreate the superhero flying experience falls flat.
Palantir, the secretive big data and analytics provider that works with governments and other public and private organizations to power national security, health and a variety of other services, has reportedly been eyeing up a public listing this autumn. But in the meantime it’s also continui…
In Indonesia, there are about 60 million “micro-merchants,” typically small store owners who sell food and other staple items, and have close relationships with their customers. Many often extend informal lines of credit to shoppers, but much of their financial tracking is still done wi…
The benchmarks are comparable to 2015 phones, but $100 Android tablets have come a long way.
Google is making it easier for YouTube creators to engage with their audience and quickly reply to comments under their videos. The company is rolling out Smart Reply — an AI-powered feature designed to help users generate appropriate replies without actually typing — to YouTube Studio. Here’s what the implementation looks like: Unlike Smart Reply […]
Facebook will pin a box with information about voter registration on the top of the News Feed for every US user who is of voting age starting July 3rd, the company announced. Facebook’s goal is to help four million people register for the 2020 US election.
Facebook is shutting down Lasso, the heavily TikTok-inspired video app it launched back in 2018. The service is sending out notifications to its users, telling them that the app won’t be usable after July 10th.
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Habermass used to say: Buy low, sell high! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 01 2020, at a […]
The premiere date of HBO's Lovecraft Country has been revealed in a creepy new poster.
The renewed trademark from Microsoft suggests that the studio has an "intent to use" the IP.
Setbacks are a normal part of life and work — and let’s face it, you’re likely to encounter many throughout your working career. They don’t discriminate either: it doesn’t matter if you’re the best performing team member, an award-winning CEO, or the new kid on the block. The truth is that there will be times […]
China announced in 2017 its ambition to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. While the US still leads in absolute terms, China appears to be making more rapid progress than either the US or the EU, and central and local government spending on AI in China is estimated to be in […]
No work in the pipeline? It’s a dreadful scenario that freelancers face from time to time. Contracts aren’t guaranteed. Often, they come in waves. Feast or famine is an apt description, even if it is a bit discouraging. Still, it’s not as if freelancers are without options. When paying jobs dry up, there’s work to […]
The US highways traffic safety authority (NHTSA) is reportedly looking into claims that Tesla covered up faults with its Model S battery cooling system and knowingly sold vehicles that ...
OurPeople, the U.K. startup that’s built a team communication and engagement platform for desk-less workers, has raised $2 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Alpine Meridian, an investment firm that specialises in digital media, e-commerce and healthcare, and entrepreneur Rober…
Zetwerk, an Indian business-to-business marketplace for manufacturing items, has raised $21 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its operations in the nation and help local businesses find customers overseas. San Francisco-based investment firm Greenoaks led the two-year-old Indian…
About a week after Amazon bought a self-driving startup for over $1 billion, two of its longest serving engineers have left to and work for Alphabet subsidiary and rival, Waymo. Last ...
Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple have started to comply with New Delhi’s order and are preventing users in the world’s second largest internet market from accessing those apps. UC Browser, Shareit, and Club Factory and other apps that Ind…
ZenGo, a startup that is building a mobile cryptocurrency wallet, has discovered a vulnerability in some of the most popular cryptocurrency wallets, such as hardware wallet Ledger, BRD and Edge. Named BigSpender, the vulnerability might lead to an incorrect balance on your wallet as unconfirmed tra…
Microsoft has announced a Summer Game Fest event that’ll allow Xbox One owners to download demos of dozens of upcoming games. A separate Series X games event is planned for later this month.
Facebook is no longer betting on Lasso, an app it launched a year and a half ago, to take on TikTok . The social juggernaut’s TikTok clone is shutting down on July 10, Lasso alerted users on Wednesday. Launched in late 2018, Lasso was seen as Facebook’s answer to TikTok that’s gained gr…
Google has discontinued its last year’s mid-range phones the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. However, there’s no word on whether the company is launching the Pixel 4a any time soon. The search giant told Android Police — which first reported the development –that the product is available through some retail partners while supplies last: […]
Two days after India banned 59 Chinese apps over security and privacy concerns, these apps are removed from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. These apps included some major names such as TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser, and SHAREit. Just after the ban, Bytedance pulled out its apps, TikTok and Helo, from both …
Google has discontinued its mid-range Pixel 3A and 3A XL. It’s no longer available on the Google Store, but it may be available through other retail partners. And the long-rumored Pixel 4A is still nowhere to be found.
Popular weather app Dark Sky, now owned by Apple, is keeping its doors open on Android for a little longer. The company said on Wednesday in an update on its website that it plans to keep the Android version going until August 1st, after initially announcing it would shut it down today, on July 1st.
Self-driving trucks startup TuSimple laid out a plan Wednesday to create a mapped network of shipping routes and terminals designed for autonomous trucking operations that will extend across the United States by 2024. UPS, which owns a minority stake in TuSimple, carrier U.S. Xpress, Penske Truck L…
Crysis Remastered, an enhanced version of the 2007 first-person shooter known for being graphically demanding, has been delayed following negative reactions from fans after a trailer for the gameplay was leaked online.
Questionable stories on COVID-19 from state-backed outlets in Russia, China, Turkey, and Iran are being shared more widely than reporting by major news organizations around the world, according to Oxford analysts. French German, Spanish and English news sites see far less social engagement than the…
Venmo is going after small businesses. The PayPal-owned mobile payments app maker announced today it’s piloting a new feature called Business Profiles that offers small sellers and other sole proprietors a more professional profile page on its platform, allowing sellers to share key business …
We spent June interviewing iconic video game industry figures about classic characters, series, and themes – here are all those interviews compiled in one place.
FDA sets rules for vaccine approval amid concern of hastiness and political pressure.
UK regulators are looking into a longstanding deal between Apple and Google over the default search engine in the iPhone maker’s mobile Safari browser. According to a new report compiled by the UK markets authority, Google pays Apple more than $1.5 billion a year for default position on mobile Safari in the UK alone.
More Last of Us 2 discussion, plus an interview with the devs behind the upcoming PS5 game Bugsnax!
"We understand the impatience of our 21 customers, and we share it."
Someone at Samsung appears to have committed a whoopsie today: the company seems to have leaked the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on its own Russian site. Behold: Something weird!Might just be our first look at the #Samsung #GalaxyNote20Ultra smartphone. This picture of the Bronze/Copper Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was found on the official Russian website […]
Microsoft is refreshing its Windows 10 Start menu design and updating how Alt-Tab works. The new design is in testing and removes the colored blocks behind apps. The new Alt-Tab interface will now cycle between open websites in Edge.
They're not as pricy as LG and Sony's OLEDs, but the spec sheets are similar.
Dish buys former Sprint prepaid business amid plans to build its own 5G network.
T-Mobile today announced that it has closed a deal that divests Sprint’s pre-paid businesses, including Boost and Virgin Mobile. The news finds Dish entering the wireless carrier game in earnest, courtesy of the $1.4 billion deal. The whole thing was, of course, a key part of T-Mobile’s bid to merg…
You can download extensions to help host movie nights with your friends online. Apps like Netflix Party and Metastream add a live text chat to your stream while Scener and TwoSeven let you video chat while watching a movie or TV show.
Not even the authors expect it to become law right now—but they hope for next year.
WhatsApp today announced a slew of new features that are set to roll out "over the next few weeks." While we've heard about some of these for a while, it's nice to get official ...
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Marvel Studios reportedly aims to restart production at Fox Studios in Australia on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings by the end of July.
YouTube TV and FuboTV just raised prices to where they’re practically the same cost as regular cable. But the issue is emblematic of a larger problem: despite more competition in services, the content is coming from an increasingly fewer number of carriers, and they charge big prices for all their channels.
Internet TV service Sling TV has said it will let current customers keep their current pricing for at least the next year until August 1st, 2021. The pledge is an attempt to win over people frustrated by rising prices at YouTube TV, FuboTV, and other services.
TuSimple is joining forces with UPS, Xpress, Penske, and McLane to lay the groundwork for a coast-to-coast autonomous freight hauling network. The company, which has offices in the US and China, plans to double the number of its weekly freight deliveries over the next four years.
Meet Envision, a new startup accelerator. The group, built and run by a collection of students and recent graduates, just closed the application process for its first cohort of startups. Its goal isn’t merely to find some companies and give them a boost, however. According to Annabel Strauss …
A Japanese student was arrested by Tokyo police for allegedly making threats against Konami headquarters.
Throw your old hard drive on the dump and boot from an SSD instead.