Month: July 2020

Fauci Shuts Down GOP Rep Trying to Play Scientist | NowThis

‘I just look at the data’ — Watch Dr. Anthony Fauci beautifully shut down this GOP rep when he tries to play scientist. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories...

/ July 31, 2020
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How Trump is planning to force TikTok to sell itself

President Trump is reportedly expected to issue an order compelling social media app TikTok to sell its US operations. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images It looks like concerns over the company’s Chinese ownership have real consequences. It looks like the Trump...

/ July 31, 2020
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USPS Says Notices About Post Office Closures Just Big Misunderstanding

Slashing hours at post offices around the country was not, though.

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Black Girl Detained Since May for Missed Homework Is Finally Being Released to Her Mom

The 15-year-old had been in juvenile detention since May 14, after missing homework assignments that were part of her remote-learning curriculum.

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A 17-year-old has been charged with 30 felonies over the big celebrity Twitter hack

Twitter’s New York City headquarters on July 30, 2020. | John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx via AP Images Details from the charging documents appear to show that finding the alleged hackers wasn’t a heavy lift for investigators. A teenager in Florida allegedly...

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The Tenement Museum’s Union Filed a Complaint With the Labor Board After the Institution Laid Off 80 Percent of Unionized Staff

The museum was in the midst of negotiating its first union contract when it laid off all but 12 of its 89-person bargaining unit. The post The Tenement Museum’s Union Filed a Complaint With the Labor Board After the Institution...

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Grime MC Solo 45 Sentenced to 29 Years for Multiple Counts of Horrific Abuse

The former Boy Better Know member was found guilty of 21 counts of rape after waterboarding women, beating them and holding them against their will.

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Chinese Police Take Down $6 Billion Plustoken Ponzi, Arrest 109 People

Chinese authorities have reportedly arrested 109 people in connection with the Plustoken Ponzi scheme. Twenty-seven of them are allegedly the scheme’s masterminds and 82 are key members. The Plustoken scammers have swindled funds worth about $5.7 billion from more than...

/ July 31, 2020
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Worst Opinion of the Week: Brits Are Unhealthy Because They Can’t Budget

If people weren't too stupid to notice the 53 pence disparity between two different potato products, perhaps 14 million wouldn't be in poverty across the UK, suggests Annunziata Rees-Mogg.

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Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast

Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?

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Victoria’s COVID Numbers Might Seem Hopeless. They’re Not, Say Experts

We spoke to two experts who explained why the restrictions will work and the virus will be mostly contained to Victoria.

/ July 31, 2020
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A Deep Dive Into the ‘Goths Love Monster Energy’ Meme

A journey that spans "mall goths", the company's "Making A Monster" manifesto and a Christian activist who believes the cans contain hidden Satanic symbols.

/ July 31, 2020
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In a world first, Australia plans to force Facebook and Google to pay for news (but ABC and SBS miss out)

If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.

/ July 31, 2020
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Here Are 7 Amazing Stories of Animals That Live in Museums, From a Dog Docent in Missouri to a Donkey Crew in New York

Inspired by the Met's new resident duck, we take a look at animals living across US museums. The post Here Are 7 Amazing Stories of Animals That Live in Museums, From a Dog Docent in Missouri to a Donkey Crew...

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Police Arrest Brisbane Man for Performing Scrotum Surgery at a Backpacker’s Hostel

It's been reported that officers also found a severed penis and testicles in the man's freezer.

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Kashmir Has Been Under Siege for a Whole Year. Here’s a Timeline.

A year after its autonomy was revoked, Kashmir continues to be a mess of human rights violations.

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Police Arrest Man for Performing Scrotum Surgery at a Backpacker’s Hostel

It's been reported that officers also found a severed penis and testicles in the Australian man's freezer.

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10 things we do that puzzle and scare horses

Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse's Birthday, we explain why.

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Sydney Maritime Union: ‘Solidarity with First Nations communities is vital’

Anti-racismLiv AdamsRachel EvansIssue 1274AustraliaMaritime Workers Union (MUA)Black Lives MatterBlack deaths in custodyGurindji peopleWave Hill walk-offSydneyJuly 31, 2020The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Sydney branch has thrown its support behind the Black Lives Matter movement by assisting First Nations families who are...

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Pacific Islands must stop relying on foreign aid to adapt to climate change, because the money won’t last

Western solutions to Pacific Island issues often end in failure. These countries must build their autonomy to survive climate change.

/ July 31, 2020