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Why there's not much the US can do in response to reports of Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan

Because of the lack of certainty and the polarization of US politics, a substantive reaction to the alleged bounties likely isn't forthcoming.
Politics 2020-07-12T14:53:08Z
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Trump defended his golfing trips as needed 'exercise' before claiming he spends less time on the course than Obama, despite counts that say otherwise

Trump has spent at least 266 days of his first term at his clubs. Obama had golfed 98 times by the same point in office, according to CNN analysis.
Opinion 2020-07-12T14:18:00Z
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It's finally time to defund the drug war

Calls to defund the police are justified, but we must also call for the reallocation of money from the destructive war on drugs.
Opinion 2020-07-12T13:31:00Z

Stop getting married at plantations

People are overlooking the atrocities that occurred at plantations in the south, and using them as wedding venues and tourist hot spots.
Politics 2020-07-12T13:22:27Z

Trump's New Hampshire rally was canceled because of low attendance fears, say advisers

Trump aides blamed a forecasted thunderstorm in the area and "safety reasons" for the decision. Even the Republican governor was planning to skip it.
Retail 2020-07-12T12:50:00Z

Workers speak out against Black Lives Matter face mask bans, as companies like Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Whole Foods grapple with viral backlash

Restaurant and retail employees are fighting for the right to wear Black Lives Matter masks and t-shirts to work.
Markets 2020-07-12T12:17:00Z

3 reasons why the $600 weekly boost in unemployment benefits hasn't hurt the job market as Republicans claim

Republicans argue that the $600 boosted unemployment payments are disincentivizing employees from returning to work.
News 2020-07-12T10:20:00Z

These 7 stories from Mary Trump's book show Trump's deep-rooted, strained relationship with his family

"Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," a book by President Donald Trump's niece Mary is due out July 14.
Politics 2020-07-12T10:00:18Z

Trump touted selling Puerto Rico after the territory was devastated by a hurricane in 2017, says former official

Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke was shocked when the president suggested "divesting" or "selling" the territory.
News 2020-07-12T01:31:00Z

More than 20 US states are now requiring residents to wear face masks when in public

In these states, residents are required to wear a mask outside at all times when social distancing isn't possible.
Politics 2020-07-11T23:05:21Z

Robert Mueller speaks out for the first time in a year, writing that Roger Stone 'rightly' remains a convicted felon even after Trump's commutation

Mueller countered the White House's claims that Stone was "a victim," and said Stone was convicted "because he committed federal crimes."
Politics 2020-07-11T22:25:11Z

Trump just wore a mask in public for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began

Trump, who has been reluctant to wear a mask in public, donned a navy blue mask with a gold presidential seal on the side on Saturday afternoon.
Politics 2020-07-11T21:10:00Z

Labour demands Boris Johnson answers questions on Liz Truss' 'extraordinary' leaked Brexit letter

Liz Truss' letter to Michael Gove and Rishi Sunak, obtained by Business Insider, warned that UK borders might not be ready for Brexit changes.
News 2020-07-11T21:08:44Z

Fox News executives condemned 'horrific' secret online posts by Tucker Carlson's top writer

In an internal memo obtained by Business Insider, Fox News executives said the network condemns "deeply offensive" online posts by writer Blake Neff.
Politics 2020-07-11T15:33:35Z

Mitt Romney joins top Democrats slamming Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's sentence

While outrage came mostly from prominent Democrats, GOP Sen. Mitt Romney called the move one of "unprecedented, historic corruption."
Opinion 2020-07-11T14:17:00Z

Charity from billionaires and corporations won't solve our country's deepest problems

Charities aren't accountable to voters and can't do the hard work to fix the problems with American society. We need government to step in.
Opinion 2020-07-11T13:43:00Z

The Federal Reserve's biggest success during the coronavirus crisis: keeping itself out of politics

The Federal Reserve has never been free of political influence, but today, it hasn't given up its independence just yet.
Opinion 2020-07-11T13:02:00Z

People who claim to be the only 'real' Americans are the worst Americans

Both claim to be paragons of patriotism, but Donald Trump is honoring traitors and Tucker Carlson is disparaging a Purple Heart recipient.

9 things you need to know about the billions of dollars gushing through Election 2020, including who's winning in the Trump versus Biden main event.

Everything you've always wanted to know about the wads of cash spent in the US presidential campaign but were afraid to ask.

Mike Pompeo's Iranian boogeyman is just an excuse for a policy that isn't working

Opinion: The reality of Iranian power and behavior, however, is not nearly as terrifying as the pundits would have you believe.
Premium Tech 2020-07-11T12:50:00Z

Rising calls to ban TikTok in the US are great news for homegrown tech giants like Facebook that would prefer less competition and regulatory scrutiny

American tech giants looking to ward off unwanted regulation are using China as a bogeyman to scare Washington, DC. It's working.
Politics 2020-07-11T12:41:00Z

White House announces that Trump has commuted the 'unjust' prison sentence of former Republican strategist Roger Stone

Trump complained for months that Stone and others were mistreated as part of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling.
Strategy 2020-07-11T12:06:00Z

The government teamed up with Christian cartoon franchise 'VeggieTales' to teach children about this year's census

The agency has partnered with various faith groups in the past to teach people about the importance of the census.
Opinion 2020-07-11T11:30:00Z

The government needs to step in and save American businesses or the US is going to spiral into a second Great Depression

We've hit the payroll lay off phase of the pandemic, and dark times are ahead if the government doesn't step up to help.
Politics 2020-07-11T09:00:00Z

Ed Davey says the Liberal Democrats must work together with Keir Starmer to defeat Boris Johnson

The frontrunner to be Liberal Democrat leader said the Labour leader would realise he must work with the Liberal Democrats to become prime minister.
Tech 2020-07-11T07:04:08Z

The Trump campaign relies on a huge network of QAnon accounts to spread conspiracy theories and disinformation, data shows

Members of a right-wing conspiracy movement are flooding the internet with propaganda — and they've got an ally in the White House.
Politics 2020-07-11T05:29:29Z

Presidential advisers, confidants claim Trump has made himself into a victim amid the pandemic, according to report

"I had this great economy, and they made me shut it down," Trump has said repeatedly, an outside adviser told The Washington Post.
News 2020-07-11T05:01:30Z

One step forward, 2 steps back: Harvard's Dr. Thomas Tsai assesses Trump's response to COVID-19, and tells us his fears and hopes about the months ahead

"We started off with a peak, we settled for a plateau, and we ended up with a mountain range," said Dr. Thomas Tsai, of Harvard's School of Public Health.
News 2020-07-11T03:16:44Z

Top Democrats react to Trump granting Roger Stone clemency calling it an abuse of power

"Through this act, Trump is saying: 'If you lie for me, if you cover up for me, if you obstruct for me, I will protect you,'" Rep. Adam Schiff said.
News 2020-07-11T02:10:09Z

Fox News host Tucker Carlson's top writer resigned. A CNN Business report alleges he used racist, sexist language on an online forum under a pseudonym.

CNN reported that Blake Neff posted messages on the online forum AutoAdmit mocking the Black Lives Matter movement and referred to women "shrews."
News 2020-07-10T23:25:00Z

Atlanta mayor rolls back the city's reopening to Phase 1 guidelines

Gov. Brian Kemp pushed back: "As clearly stated in my executive orders, no local action can be more or less restrictive, and that rule applies statewide."
Politics 2020-07-10T20:59:42Z

Jared Kushner said the US would be 'really rocking again' by July. 7 states are shutting back down, and new COVID-19 cases have set records 6 times in July's first 10 days.

In Kushner's confident Fox & Friends appearance back in April, he also proclaimed the US was "on the other side of the medical aspect" of the virus.
Politics 2020-07-10T20:00:06Z

ESPN's star NBA reporter apologizes for emailing 'F--- you' to Sen. Josh Hawley

Adrian Wojnarowski replied with the profane message to a press release from Hawley criticizing the NBA's relationship with the Chinese government.
Tech 2020-07-10T19:36:23Z

Facebook is reportedly considering a 'blackout' on political ads in the days running up to the US presidential election

This would be a first for Facebook, which has faced intense criticism over its policies on political advertising and hate speech in recent months.
Premium Politics 2020-07-10T19:07:00Z

Trump promised to slash the government 'so much your head will spin.' He didn't, and his failures leave an opening for Biden to unravel his policies.

The government is bigger than when Trump took office, undercutting a key 2016 campaign pledge and making it easier for a possible Biden administration to implement its agenda.
Politics 2020-07-10T18:10:13Z

Dr. Fauci says Trump is 'obviously' wrong that '99%' of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert, said he thinks President Donald Trump got the data confused.

Trump needs to find a better nickname for Biden, and fast.

The president's tried smearing Biden with various nicknames but compared to how Trump has governed, "Sleepy Joe" sounds like a relief.
Premium Tech 2020-07-10T17:15:00Z

Google's home state of California launched a new antitrust investigation into the company. If you're confused by all the different Google investigations, here's the complete guide.

It's shaping up to be a big year of antitrust probes against Google. Here are the big investigations to know about, and the lawsuits they may bring.
Politics 2020-07-10T17:08:23Z

Trump's Twitter account inexplicably liked a 'bring the stripper back' tweet in the middle of the night

President Trump's Twitter account has only one tweet listed under the "like" category, and it's about an R&B singer who can "bring the stripper back."
Tech 2020-07-10T15:59:56Z

The Supreme Court will hear Facebook's bid to stop a class-action lawsuit that could cost the company billions

Facebook was sued by a man who received text message notifications from the platform despite never having a Facebook account.
Military & Defense 2020-07-10T15:54:01Z

This aviator just became the US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot

"Very proud of LTJG [Madeline] Swegle," a senior Navy official wrote. "Go forth and kick butt."
Markets 2020-07-10T15:38:00Z

Mitch McConnell floated a $40,000 income cutoff for a 2nd round of stimulus checks. That could leave out 20 million Americans who benefited from the first wave.

That could leave out 20 million people who benefited from the initial wave of $1,200 payments earlier this year.
Retail 2020-07-10T15:16:23Z

Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue calls boycott threats following his praise of Trump a 'suppression of speech'

Goya Foods CEO called boycott threats a "suppression of speech," after facing backlash for his praise for President Trump.
Retail 2020-07-10T14:44:26Z

Goya Foods faces boycott threats after CEO says the US is 'truly blessed' to have Trump as president

Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said on Thursday that the US is "truly blessed" to have President Trump as a leader.
Politics 2020-07-10T14:40:31Z

Nearly 60% of Americans believe the US is reopening too quickly as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to worsen in the United States as confirmed cases and hospitalizations increases in many states.
Politics 2020-07-10T14:15:17Z

Reporter tests positive for the coronavirus after attending two White House press briefings with Kayleigh McEnany this week

Many White House staffers, including those who attend the briefings, do not wear masks or social distance while at work.
Politics 2020-07-10T13:26:21Z

68% of people tested at a New York clinic had coronavirus antibodies, raising hopes that some communities will be able to resist a second wave

The report raised hopes that large parts of some communities may have some protection during any potential second wave of infections later this year.
Opinion 2020-07-10T12:26:00Z

Deciding how to reopen based on political bias and guesswork has been a disaster. Here's how we should do it instead.

Leaders should use data on Americans' retail spending and health outcomes to determine how to reopen instead of guesswork and political bias.
Politics 2020-07-10T12:16:41Z

The EU warns the UK to expect much tougher border checks after Brexit

Labour's Rachel Reeves urged the government to give more clarity and support to British businesses facing major new hurdles to trade with the EU.
Politics 2020-07-10T11:53:00Z

Hong Kong closed its entire school system over less than 100 new COVID-19 cases. Trump is pushing to send 57 million kids back to school in the middle of the world's worst outbreak.

A cluster of new cases on Thursday and Friday prompted the Hong Kong Education Bureau to shut some 900 schools. The US could not be more different.
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