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|Why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would be a disastrous duo in the year of George Floyd
The theme of this rotten year is racial justice. America needs a fix to our criminal justice system, not a reminder of just how broken it really is.
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 5:08 PM
|Police searched a United Airlines jet after a reportedly hallucinating passenger claimed there was a bomb on board
Police officers searched the plane with passengers still on board and offloaded each piece of luggage on the plane to be checked by canine units.
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 6:01 PM
|AOC slams New York Governor Cuomo over reopening schools in autumn
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken a swipe at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over his decision to allow schools to open this fall, a rare case of Democrat-on-Democrat sparring during the pandemic."If it's not safe enough for indoor dining, what makes it safe enough for indoor schooling?" Ocasio-Cortez asked in a tweet. "And restaurants actually have soap in the bathrooms."
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 2:58 PM
|These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test
States are opening back up, but some still require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks. Find out where.
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 4:49 PM
|Louisville police said protesters, who have been marching against Breonna Taylor's death for more than 70 days, can no longer use public roads
A handful of people have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and blocking a roadway since the ban started, local media reported.
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 7:46 AM
|Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law
Hong Kong authorities arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday, broadening their enforcement of a new national security law and stoking fears of a crackdown on the semi-autonomous region's free press. Police were seen carting away boxes of what they said was evidence at Lai's pro-democracy Next Digital headquarters. In the evening, police arrested pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow Ting on charges of inciting secession under the same law, according to tweets by fellow activist Nathan Law, who left Hong Kong for Britain soon after the law took effect.
POSTED AUGUST 09, 2020 9:44 PM
|Gas explosion tears through Baltimore homes, at least one person killed
Fire officials described it as a natural gas explosion but said the exact cause was under investigation. Rescuers picked through the rubble, searching for victims with their hands and tools, Baltimore City Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams told reporters at the scene. "The scene remains extremely active," the Baltimore Fire Department wrote on Twitter after a late-afternoon news briefing.
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 10:53 AM
|Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may 'break in two' as cracks appear
The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 3:37 PM
|Iran wary of Lebanon change after blast
Iran is watching developments in Lebanon closely, wary of losing any of its hard-won influence after a deadly mega-blast in Beirut sparked angry demands for reforms to its delicately balanced system. While some protesters have chanted slogans against Lebanon's powerful Iran-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah, most vented their fury against a wider ruling class whose corruption, incompetence and negligence they say caused the August 4 tragedy. In Tehran, student members of Iran's Basij militia gathered in front of the Lebanese embassy, lighting candles and waving the flags of the disaster-hit country and Hezbollah.
POSTED AUGUST 10, 2020 10:16 PM
|Celebrate the VP nominee, not Biden's decision to pick a woman. It's the least he can do.
Our country has endured high opportunity costs for keeping white men in power for so long while ignoring the political contributions women could make.
POSTED AUGUST 09, 2020 2:19 PM