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  • Top US General Vows to “Take Action” If Reports of Russian Bounties Are True
    Gen. Mark Milley, the highest-ranking US military officer, vowed Thursday to “take action” if reports of Russian bounty payments targeting US troops in Afghanistan are confirmed. Still, don’t expect much in the way of immediate action, as the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tried to downplay the veracity ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-09
  • From “Ole Miss” to “New Miss,” and Cornel West on Educational Justice
    In case you missed the insightful investigation and analysis by Becca Andrews on the historical harm of the name “Ole Miss” and the growing movement toward “New Miss” at the University of Mississippi, catch it here. Becca’s high-impact reporting has energized an effort by artists and designers to create “New ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-09
  • Black Activists Warn that Facebook Hasn’t Done Enough to Stop Racist Harassment
    The short video shows more than a dozen California Highway Patrol officers surrounding a single protester, who is already on the ground. They are shouting instructions. While it’s hard to make out what they are saying, the person on the ground doesn’t appear to resisting. Then, amidst the throng of cops, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-09
  • Agonizing Lag in Coronavirus Research Puts Pregnant Women and Babies at Risk
    This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In late June, after three months of near silence on the topic, the Centers for ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-09
  • By Investing in Pre-K, We Can Create a Generation of Pandemic-Resistant Adults
    As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-09
  • A Town in the Heart of Trump Country Learned to Love Immigrants. Then COVID Hit.
    The transformation from fowl to meat begins with carbon dioxide. The gas knocks the turkeys out; a blade finishes the job. It’s all surprisingly clean, down to the vacuums that suck out their lungs. Stripped of organs and feathers, the line of identical denuded carcasses splashes into a cooling bath. ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-09
  • Biden’s Campaign Teamed up With Bernie to Write a Progressive Platform. Will Joe Actually Run on It?
    Joe Biden wouldn’t back the Green New Deal. Throughout the Democratic primary, he acknowledged the urgency of the climate crisis, but maintained any solution should be “rational and affordable.” Instead of committing to the vision Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had put forth, Biden proposed his own plan to create 10 ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • Trump and DeVos Say They’ll Withhold Money From Schools for Not Re-Opening. Can They?
    The Trump administration spent its Wednesday not so much using the bully pulpit as throwing it at the heads of America’s school officials, threatening to withhold federal funds from school districts if they refuse to reopen. An education law professor tells Mother Jones that it’s a hollow threat without any ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • Trump Orders the CDC to Change Its School Guidance
    Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States: In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • Mary Trump and Me: The Source Who Got Away
    It came as a surprise. On Tuesday afternoon, a reporter tweeted a photograph of the first page of the “acknowledgements” in the new revelatory memoir by Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous ManAnd there I was at the ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • “Vexing and Heartbreaking”: Facebook’s Civil Rights Auditor Finally Delivers a Verdict
    Over the last two years, the relationship between civil rights groups and social media goliath Facebook has, like a roller coaster, been full of ups, plunging downs, unexpected turns, and dizzying about-faces. Advocates have experienced highs of optimism, believing Facebook would take the rights and experiences of minority communities seriously, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • “It’s Like a Horror Movie”: Trapped Inside San Quentin During an Explosion of COVID-19
    On the morning of June 22, as the coronavirus was spreading through the dormitories and cells of San Quentin State Prison, a prisoner I’ll call Gabe picked up a blue pen and a half-finished letter he had put down the night before. Elsewhere in his cell block, prison staff were ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • The Trump Files: How Donald Tried To Hide His Legal Troubles to Get His Casino Approved
    This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on August 23, 2016. Donald Trump’s move into the Atlantic City casino business in the early 1980s meant he had to open ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • You Can Get Kicked Out of a Jury Pool for Supporting Black Lives Matter
    This story was originally published by The Marshall Project.  Questioning a potential juror named Crishala Reed, the prosecutor homed in on a sentence from Reed’s questionnaire. “I support Black Lives Matter,” she had written. The prosecutor asked Reed if she supported “destroying other people’s property.” Reed said no. After the questioning, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • The Toughest Love
    The headquarters of the Delancey Street Foundation occupies a piece of prime real estate near the base of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, tucked between luxury condominiums and ritzy waterfront eateries. The 400,000-square-foot, four-story complex looks like a Disneyfied Mediterranean villa, with red tile roofs, flower boxes, and sun-filled windows overlooking ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2020-07-08
  • Xinjiang: US sanctions Chinese officials over ‘abuse’ of Muslims
    China is accused of persecuting Uighur Muslims, including by locking them up in detention camps. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-09
  • US killing of Iran general was illegal – UN expert
    A report says the US failed to provide sufficient evidence to justify killing the Iranian general. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-09
  • Cyclist Froome to leave Ineos to join Israeli team
    Britain's most successful road cyclist Chris Froome is to leave Team Ineos at the end of the season. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-09
  • National security law: Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty
    China's new national security law "undermines" Hong Kong's current freedoms says Canberra. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-09
  • Coronavirus: United Airlines to furlough up to 36,000 staff
    The airline has warned almost half of its frontline US workforce that their jobs are at risk. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-09
  • Jawar Mohammed: The Ethiopian media mogul taking on Abiy Ahmed
    Opposition politician Jawar Mohammed has been detained after being accused of inciting violence. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-08
  • Coronavirus: The doctors on Yemen’s front line
    Five years of civil war have left the country's medical system devastated and Covid-19 is spreading largely unchecked. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-08
  • US surpasses three million coronavirus cases
    Despite surges in new infections, the White House wants to press forward with school reopenings. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-08
  • Alexander Vindman, witness ‘bullied by Trump’, quits US military
    Alexander Vindman testified against the president ahead of his impeachment trial. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-08
  • Dog meat: First Cambodian province bans sale and consumption
    The decision in Siem Reap follows similar moves in parts of China and India in recent months. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-08
  • JK Rowling joins 150 public figures warning over free speech
    The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming". ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-08
  • FBI director: China is ‘greatest threat’ to US
    China is working be the world's superpower "by any means necessary," Christopher Wray said. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-07
  • China: Bus plunges into reservoir, killing 21
    The vehicle was travelling on a bridge in south-west China when it plunged into a reservoir. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-07
  • Syria conflict: ‘Flagrant’ war crimes committed in Idlib battle, UN says
    Syrian civilians endured "unfathomable suffering" at the hands of troops and jihadists, the UN says. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-07
  • China bubonic plague: WHO ‘monitoring’ case but says it is ‘not high risk’
    It says the confirmed case of a herdsman in China's Inner Mongolia is being "well managed". ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2020-07-07
  • Libya: Countries who supported Haftar ‘bet on the losing horse’, adviser to GNA says
    In an interview with FRANCE 24, Mohammed Ali Abdallah – a senior adviser to Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj – ruled out any negotiation with eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar or anyone close to him. He also warned that although the GNA was eager to find ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-09
  • Four-time Tour winner Chris Froome to leave Team INEOS at end of season
    Britain's most decorated road cyclist Chris Froome will leave Team INEOS at the end of the season to join Israel Start-Up Nation, ending a long association with the British outfit with whom he won the Tour de France four times. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-09
  • Warning of possible virus resurgence, France rules out another ‘total lockdown’
    The French government on Wednesday warned that a surge in coronavirus cases in coming months remained a distinct possibility, though it ruled out another nationwide lockdown that would further cripple the country's economy. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-09
  • Second wave of Covid-19 sweeps Iran, ‘affecting the elderly, young and children’ (1/2)
    While Europe has been slowly reopening after lockdowns meant to halt the spread of Covid-19, Iran is in the grips of a second deadly wave of the virus. Hospitals across the country are filling up and our Observers say, in some regions, they’ve already run out of beds. While the ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-08
  • Libyan deminers clear Tripoli of hidden threats
    Libya’s UN-backed western government has begun cleaning up the capital Tripoli of mines and unexploded ordinance. The United Nations says mines in the area have killed more than 80 civilians and nearly 60 soldiers since the conflict ended. FRANCE 24's Moaz Al-Sheikh and Yuka Royer report. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-08
  • Trump sees Kanye West White House bid as ‘trial run’ for 2024
    US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Kanye West's declaration that he is running for president was "very interesting", though he warned that the rapper should consider this as a trial run for 2024. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-08
  • China transforms Hong Kong hotel into new security agency headquarters
    China on Wednesday opened a new office for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under a tough new security law, transforming a hotel into the force's headquarters. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-07
  • FBI chief says China is blackmailing dissenters in US to force them back home
    FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday urged China-born people in the United States to contact the FBI if Chinese officials try to force them to return to China under a program of coercion that he said is led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-07
  • Africa locust plague: New app launched to battle swarms
    Vast numbers of locusts have been swarming across East Africa in recent months, devastating crops and threatening food security in the region. Now, authorities are hoping a new app could help them gain the upper hand in their battle against the pests. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-07
  • Libya’s civil war leaves Sahara community without gas, electricity or water
    "The nearest emergency doctor is hundreds of kilometres away” ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-07
  • Accident or sabotage? What we know of incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site
    A mysterious incident in the early hours of Thursday, July 2, badly damaged a building at Iran's Natanz nuclear complex and sparked speculation over exactly what happened — and whether foul play was involved. Iranian authorities say they have determined the "cause of the accident", but decline to release details.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-07
  • Israel reimposes restrictions amid new surge in coronavirus cases
    Israel on Monday reimposed a series of restrictions to fight a spike in coronavirus infections, including the immediate closure of bars, gyms and event halls, while also redeploying a contentious phone surveillance programme used to order people into quarantine. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-07
  • Pompeo calls China’s censorship moves in Hong Kong ‘Orwellian’
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday lashed out at what he called China's "Orwellian" moves to censor activists, schools and libraries in Hong Kong under a new sweeping security law. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-06
  • Hong Kong police granted sweeping security surveillance powers under Beijing’s new law
    Hong Kong's police have been granted vastly expanded powers to conduct warrantless raids and surveillance -- as well as issue internet takedown notices -- under Beijing's new national security law. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-06
  • France’s new Prime Minister Jean Castex unveils reshuffled cabinet
    France's new Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday unveiled a reshuffled government tasked with helping the economy brave its worst crisis since World War II and inject fresh momentum into the presidency of Emmanuel Macron. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2020-07-06
  • Milley: Confederate names on Army bases divide the military
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-09
  • UK Treasury chief warns of depth of recession
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-09
  • 3 Turkish military police killed in fireworks truck blast
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-09
  • UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-09
  • UN Council rejects Russia bid to limit Syrian aid deliveries
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • Donald Trump is president of a divided nation. And that’s the way he likes it
    Standing before Mount Rushmore in North Dakota, Trump digs in and unleashes rhetorical bombs designed to whip up racial division and stoke the flames of a culture war in an attempted appeal to white voters, Edward Keenan writes. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • Criticism of US pullout from WHO from allies, China alike
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • UN chief warns foreign interference in Libya `unprecedented’
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • Iran-backed militia says PM’s actions could bring escalation
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • Lithuania bans Russian television channel RT, follows Latvia
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • U.S. envoy issues rare public criticism of North Korean official
    Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun accused a senior North Korean nuclear negotiator on Wednesday of being “locked in an old way of thinking,” days after the negotiator said Pyongyang won’t resume talks with Washington because of its “hostile” policies. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • Writers warn in open letter against threat to free speech
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • China threatens visa restrictions on US officials over Tibet
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • Power tussle in Nepal ruling party as China influence grows
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-07-08
  • Pentagon chief: US should take ‘hard look’ at Confederate symbols
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff calls for 'rational, mature discussion' about bases named for Civil War icons. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Who will end hunger in areas hit by the coronavirus?
    Oxfam has warned millions of people could face starvation as COVID-19 takes its toll globally. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok replaces ministers in sweeping reshuffle
    The reshuffle follows protests urging faster reforms and greater civilian rule in Sudan's transition towards democracy. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • WHO sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic
    The announcement follows strong criticism by the US, which accused the UN health agency of being 'China-centric'. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Greece ready to reimpose coronavirus restrictions: Live updates
    Greece warns it will reimpose public and travel restrictions next week if needed, as total cases surpass 3,600. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison suspends extradition pact with territory and extends visas for Hong Kong people already in Australia. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Assassination of Iraq security analyst to ‘silence’ free voices
    Activists, journalists fear being targeted in 'darker' phase ahead after well-connected Hisham al-Hashemi killed. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • How the world wars of the 21st century may begin
    The COVID-19 pandemic could be the first spark in a deadly clash between humanity and nature. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Divisions in Iraqi forces over crackdown on Iran-backed group
    Al Jazeera gains exclusive access to base of Kataib Hezbollah, which has been accused of attacking US forces in Iraq and raided by Baghdad government. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • US to conduct military training with Cyprus, upsetting Turkey
    Ankara criticises announcement that the State Department will fund military training for the Republic of Cyprus. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Russia arrests governor on suspicion of ordering murders
    Sergey Furgal is considered the 'organiser of an attempted murder and the murder of a number of businesspeople'. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • ‘Enormous challenge’: UN forecasts even warmer temperatures
    Weather agency warns of increasing chance that global temperatures will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius over next five years. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Colombia: Gang rape of Indigenous girl sparks national outrage
    The fallout grows for Colombia's military over a gang rape that has turned the spotlight on the military’s record of violence and abuses. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law
    PM Scott Morrison suspends extradition pact with territory and extends visas for Hong Kong people already in Australia. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-09
  • Russia attempt to halve UN cross-border aid to Syria fails
    Germany and Belgium now expected to table new resolution to extend aid authorisation that is due to expire on Friday. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2020-07-08