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Armed Man Who Allegedly Stormed Trudeau’s Residence Appears to Have Posted QAnon Content

Less than an hour before Corey Hurren allegedly drove his pickup truck through the gates of Rideau Hall, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives, a social media account for his business posted a meme that blames the global elite for...

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The Trial of Jamal Khashoggi’s Alleged Killers Has Begun, But It Won’t Deliver Any Justice

The trial of 20 Saudi officials charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi began in an Istanbul courtroom on Friday — although none of the accused were present to face justice. The men — including two former close aides...

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How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

Apple iPhones offer Face ID, which allows you to unlock your phone and some apps by using a facial scan. | AFP via Getty Images A growing number of gadgets are scanning your face. Facial recognition is having a reckoning....

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The Senate goes home for July Fourth recess as states wait on coronavirus stimulus

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves after a closed-door briefing at the US Capitol on July 2, 2020, in Washington, DC. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Economists see the uncertainty as devastating for state budgets. It’s now been more than six...

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Galilee Blockade continues to pressure Marsh Insurers

EnvironmentCoral WynterIssue 1271AustraliaGalilee BlockadeAdani#StopAdaniSydneyJuly 3, 2020Fifteen people from the Galilee Blockade organised a theatrical action on July 2 inside the foyer of the Barangaroo building where Marsh Insurance brokers has its head office. The mime involved “Adani” holding a bunch of...

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Giant sea scorpions were the underwater titans of prehistoric Australia

Dimitris Siskopoulos/Wiki commonc, CC BY-SALet’s turn back the hands of time. Before extinction knocked dinosaurs off their pillar, before the “Great Dying” extinction wiped out 95% of all organisms – we had the Paleozoic Era. During this age in Earth’s...

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Scientists Have Observed the Exposed Core of a Giant Planet

For the first time ever, scientists have glimpsed the exposed core of a giant planet, providing a rare opportunity to peer at the heart of an alien world. The planet, called TOI-849b, is slightly smaller in size than Neptune, but...

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How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime

Something wasn't right. Starting earlier this year, police kept arresting associates of Mark, a UK-based alleged drug dealer. Mark took the security of his operation seriously, with the gang using code names to discuss business on custom, encrypted phones made...

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Inside the Plot to Kill the Open Technology Fund

In Indonesia, speaking openly about LGBT issues online can result in physical attacks, online abuse, and even arrest. That’s why Dhyta Caturani, a human rights activist who specializes in helping people to stay safe online, created a training program for...

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10 Artists Will Each Get £10,000 Grants in Lieu of This Year’s Cancelled Turner Prize. Here’s a Look at Each of Them

The 10 artists who will each be given £10,000 (about $12,500) grants in lieu of the Turner Prize this year (which was officially cancelled in May because it would have been logistically impossible to stage) have been named by Tate Britain. They are Liz...

/ July 2, 2020
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Beijing Is Furious About UK’s Offer to Welcome Hong Kongers Fleeing Harsh New Security Law

China has reacted furiously to Britain's offer to open its doors to Hong Kongers fleeing a draconian new national security law, declaring the move illegal and vowing retaliation against the city's former colonial power. Chinese officials claimed Thursday that the...

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Canary Wharf’s Overnight Energy Waste Could Power 4,500 Homes a Year

Canary Wharf is hard to miss. Even in the middle of the night, long after workers and cleaners have clocked off for the day, the lights in London's financial district are left firmly on. At the time of writing we're...

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Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander Tells Us Why America’s Biggest Funder of Culture Is Shifting Its Focus to Social Justice

"There won't be a a penny that is going out the door that is not contributing to a more fair, more just, more beautiful society," Alexander says. The post Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander Tells Us Why America’s Biggest Funder...

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Climate change: why farmers are among our best guides for making sense of topsy-turvy weather

May 2020 was the driest on record in England and the second driest in Wales. Rainfall was about 17% of the average for May, and it was also the sunniest calendar month on record, with 266 hours of sunshine, surpassing...

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$11 Trillion Offshore Assets Uncovered After 100 Countries Share Information on 84 Million Bank Accounts

Governments in nearly 100 countries have been sharing offshore bank account information in an effort to crack down on tax evasion. Their “Automatic exchange of information” has led to uncovering 10 trillion euros ($11 trillion) in offshore assets in 84...

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Who voters want to be Joe Biden’s vice president, according to the polls

Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren are among the lawmakers who’ve been floated as contenders for the vice presidential nomination. | ABC via Getty Images Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris lead recent surveys — with a likely boost from...

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5 restaurant workers share their fears about going back to work

A waiter wearing a protective face shield and mask serves customers at a Third Street Promenade restaurant on June 21, 2020, in Santa Monica, California. | David Livingston/Getty Images “The customer is always right, even during the pandemic.” “All of...

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We need a humane policy for refugees now

Refugees & migrantsAlex BainbridgeIssue 1271AustraliaOur Common CauseKangaroo Point detaineesasylum seekersJuly 2, 2020Bipartisan mistreatment of refugees since 2001 has been a key feature of politics in Australia. Since then, the movement for refugee rights has forced governments to concede some rights, but...

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The West Bank- A Look Behind The Wall

Please Subscribe to this channel and hit the bell! Support the show by becoming a premium member: https://www.patreon.com/kimiversen For one-time sponsorship: https://paypal.me/KimIversenShow The audio version of this show is available on: iTunes: https://apple.co/2O38qVR Google Play: https://bit.ly/2HrrGfk Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2TNUGnk Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2XWWcTl...

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Australia’s ‘Second Wave’ of COVID-19

Stage three “stay-at-home” coronavirus restrictions were reinforced in parts of Melbourne, Australia on Thursday morning, as the state of Victoria struggles to contain a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. The reinforced lockdown, currently applied to a total of 36 suburbs...

/ July 2, 2020