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Trump launches his salvo against social media - will it land?

Trump launches his salvo against social media - will it land?

8 minutes ago   |   Politico   |   8 articles

President Donald Trump's attempt to punish companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook for alleged anti-conservative bias takes aim at the online industry's most-cherished...
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George Floyd's brother calls for Minneapolis cops to get death penalty

George Floyd's brother calls for Minneapolis cops to get death penalty

8 minutes ago   |   New York Post

The brother of George Floyd - the black Minneapolis man who died in police custody after a cop kneeled on his neck for several minutes - on Thursday called for the officers...
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Boston Marathon officially canceled for first time in event's 124-year history

8 minutes ago   |   The Washington Post   |   5 articles

Iconic race had continued uninterrupted until city officials announced Thursday that it is unsafe to take place amid outbreak.
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DEED Offices Evacuate, Commissioner Warns There May Be A Service Time Delay In Umemployment Insurance

DEED Offices Evacuate, Commissioner Warns There May Be A Service Time Delay In Umemployment Insurance

27 minutes ago   |   CBS   |   2 articles

MINNEAPOLIS - As protests against the death of George Floyd continue to pop up in spots of the Twin Cities, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development offices...
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All the things George W. Bush said we should do to prepare for a pandemic that Donald Trump ignored

All the things George W. Bush said we should do to prepare for a pandemic that Donald Trump ignored

34 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

In 2005, President George W. Bush unveiled an ambitious $7.1 billion plan to get America ready for a possible pandemic. "A pandemic is a lot like a forest fire," Bush said. "If...
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Trump signs executive order threatening social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

Trump signs executive order threatening social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

34 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   8 articles

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday seeking to crack down on social media companies over allegations of bias against conservatives. The move comes two...
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NFL still on track for Week 1; virtual offseason extended

54 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

The NFL continues to prepare for an on-time start to the 2020 season, commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters on a conference call Thursday.
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Several churches signal plans to reopen

Several churches signal plans to reopen

58 minutes ago   |   Post Gazette

Letter from pastors calls on congregations to resume public worship while taking precautions to prevent spread of coronavirus
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Trump Singles Out Twitter Employee for Fact-Checking Tweets

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg   |   4 articles

President Donald Trump called out a single Twitter employee Thursday in a tweet complaining that the platform's decision to fact check his tweets on mail balloting could...
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Boston Marathon 2020 canceled in historic first

Boston Marathon 2020 canceled in historic first

1 hour ago   |   New York Post   |   6 articles

Add the Boston Marathon to the list of sporting events canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After being postponed from April 20 and moved to Sept. 14, the race was called...
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1 in 4 American workers have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

1 in 4 American workers have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

Another 2.1 million people filed initial jobless claims last week. Read more ...

Dr. Fauci: Second wave of COVID-19 can be avoided

Dr. Fauci: Second wave of COVID-19 can be avoided

Dr. Anthony Fauci says a second wave of the novel coronavirus can be avoided if the United States can improve testing and contact tracing. Read more ...

Man who allegedly broke into bank says he did it for a ‘Hot Pocket'

Man who allegedly broke into bank says he did it for a ‘Hot Pocket'

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Most people who break into a bank do it to get their hands on some money. A man in San Diego said he did to get his hands on a Hot Pocket. The man was... Read more ...

South Carolina mom, boyfriend charged after remains of special needs...

South Carolina mom, boyfriend charged after remains of special needs daughter found in dresser

Authorities say a South Carolina woman and her boyfriend have been arrested and accused of killing the woman's disabled daughter and hiding her body inside a dresser drawer. Read more ...

Trump preparing order targeting social media protections

Trump preparing order targeting social media protections

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed... Read more ...

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

BOSTON - The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. Read more ...

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

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Legal and tech policy experts say Trump's executive order draft cracking...

Legal and tech policy experts say Trump's executive order draft cracking down on social media companies is dead on arrival

President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order seeking to crack down on social media companies after Twitter took the rare step this week of adding fact-checking... Read more ...

Boston Marathon 2020 canceled in historic first

Boston Marathon 2020 canceled in historic first

Add the Boston Marathon to the list of sporting events canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After being postponed from April 20 and moved to Sept. 14, the race was called... Read more ...

Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

The president had threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering, but he alone can't do that. Read more ...