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News 2020-05-29T06:59:45Z
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Twitter responds to Trump executive order on social media calling it a 'reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law'

Twitter wrote that any attempts to unilaterally erode Section 230 threatens "the future of online speech and Internet freedoms."
News 2020-05-29T06:52:30Z
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'People all across this country are enraged and rightly so': Biden reacts to George Floyd's 'brutal death' and calls it a reminder of systemic racism

"Everyday African Americans go about their lives with constant anxiety and trauma of wondering, 'Will I be next?'" the former vice president said.
News 2020-05-29T06:46:08Z
FILE- In this March 23, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump talks during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington, as Attorney General William Barr looks on. Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown in doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump, the Justice Department and congressional Republicans all came out in opposition. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) FILE- In this March 23, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump talks during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington, as Attorney General William Barr looks on. Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown in doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump, the Justice Department and congressional Republicans all came out in opposition. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts': Trump threatens to send in National Guard in response to protests over George Floyd's death

"I can't stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis," the president tweeted, blaming Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.
News 2020-05-29T03:46:24Z
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Politics 2020-05-29T01:30:49Z
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Minnesota prosecutor compares George Floyd killing to case of Freddie Gray, saying he 'will not rush to justice' despite calls to charge police

"I'm going to do this right," prosecutor Mike Freeman said. "And those folks who know me in the African community know I will do my very level best."
Retail 2020-05-29T01:03:00Z
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Target is closing 24 stores in Minnesota 'until further notice' amid looting and protests following the death of George Floyd

Target is closing 10 locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as 14 more in the surrounding region.
Science 2020-05-28T23:27:00Z

An interactive map of the US cities and states still under lockdown — and those that are reopening

All 50 states have relaxed stay-at-home rules, but the activities residents can do in various places differs widely.
Politics 2020-05-28T21:05:33Z

Trump said he wanted to shut down Twitter moments after signing an executive order emphasizing his 'commitment to free and open debate on the internet'

President Trump and his allies have repeatedly excoriated Twitter and Facebook for what they characterize as censorship and anti-conservative bias.
Transportation 2020-05-28T20:58:00Z

Elon Musk has officially hit the first milestone of his $55 billion compensation package

Elon Musk doesn't take a salary for running Tesla, and most of his wealth is tied up in stock. Now, he can buy even more shares at a big discount.
Politics 2020-05-28T20:25:47Z

Trump signs executive order threatening social-media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

First Amendment experts say Trump has "absolutely no legal authority" to regulate or shut down social-media companies he disagrees with.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-05-28T20:15:00Z

The most devastating takeaways from Netflix's new docuseries on Jeffrey Epstein and his 'molestation pyramid scheme'

Epstein's victims said they reported the sex trafficking ring to the FBI in 1996 — a decade before the financier received a controversial plea deal.
Personal Finance 2020-05-28T19:36:00Z

Americans are cutting up and throwing away their stimulus debit cards, mistakenly thinking it's a scam

The Treasury Department announced last week that it would send about 4 million debit cards loaded with stimulus payments to Americans.
Politics 2020-05-28T19:30:53Z

The White House won't explain why the official presidential Twitter account doesn't retweet Trump's most controversial tweets

"The White House complies with the relevant records laws, including as they apply to social media platforms," a White House spokesman told Insider.
News 2020-05-28T19:03:59Z

Photos show democracy protests reigniting in Hong Kong after China passed a sweeping measure to crush the city's autonomy

Critics of the new law have called it the "end of Hong Kong" and see it as retaliation for last year's protests against China's extradition bill.
Politics 2020-05-28T18:40:59Z

Trump and his allies have politicized wearing masks, but the vast majority of Americans say they cover their faces to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The majority of Americans — including self-identified Republicans and Trump's own supporters — regularly follow government guidance to wear a mask.
Opinion 2020-05-28T18:14:00Z

Forget Twitter, the Trump campaign's frivolous lawsuits are next-level threats to the First Amendment

Trump's campaign sued a small TV station that ran an anti-Trump ad. The suit will probably fail, but bogus lawsuits can cause financial ruin.
Politics 2020-05-28T18:06:23Z

Nancy Pelosi slams Mark Zuckerberg for 'pandering' to Trump by attacking Twitter's fact-check of his false claims

"Their business model is to make money at the expense of the truth and the facts," Pelosi said of Facebook.
Politics 2020-05-28T17:58:03Z

The Trump campaign tried to get a satirical cartoon of the president removed from the shopping site Redbubble

Cartoonist Nick Anderson says Trump's team claimed his illustration violated the president's trademark.
Science 2020-05-28T17:45:00Z

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs struck at a perfect angle to inflict maximum planetwide damage, a study found

The asteroid 66 million years ago that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs hit at a 60-degree angle — ensuring maximum death and destruction.
Science 2020-05-28T17:17:00Z

Trump declared houses of worship essential. Mounting evidence shows they're super-spreader hotspots.

Trump says in-person religious services are essential. But evidence shows they can be hotbeds for coronavirus spread.
Science 2020-05-28T17:06:00Z

How bars and restaurants should adapt to the coronavirus

It's highly unlikely you'll ever catch the coronavirus from food. It's much more important to keep your distance from others when dining out.
Science 2020-05-28T17:03:00Z

New Zealand has no new coronavirus cases and just discharged its last hospital patient. Here are the secrets to the country's success.

New Zealand has reported zero new coronavirus cases over the last five days, and just discharged its last hospital patient. Here's what it did right.
Politics 2020-05-28T16:56:12Z

'No mask — no entry': New York Gov. Cuomo says he'll sign an executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to people who won't wear masks

"No mask — no entry," said New York's governor. The executive order will give businesses the power to keep people without masks from entering.
Politics Contributors 2020-05-28T16:38:52Z

Coronavirus, a heat wave, and locusts create a perfect storm in one of the world's most populous countries

The triple disaster has drawn biblical comparisons and is complicating efforts to ease one of the world's strictest coronavirus-related lockdowns.
News 2020-05-28T16:34:00Z

Georgia's coronavirus cases haven't spiked since reopening — but there isn't a strong downward trend either

It's tempting to celebrate the data as a sign that reopening Georgia won't worsen its COVID-19 outbreak, but it's still early to draw that conclusion.
News 2020-05-28T16:28:00Z

Texas coronavirus cases decline as businesses reopen and people resume social lives, but Houston mayor warns, 'The virus is still here'

Shops, nail salons, movie theaters, churches, beaches, bars, and restaurants are now open to the public with physical distancing.
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T15:59:17Z

Moscow is painting over the Russian markings on its jet fighters and sending them to fight a proxy war against Turkey in Libya

The Russian government has consistently denied directly intervening in the Libyan conflict. The photos show otherwise.
Science 2020-05-28T15:00:46Z

SpaceX can't wait even 1 second for bad weather to pass for a rocket launch with people because it could endanger their entire mission

NASA and SpaceX mission controllers said the weather might clear in 10 minutes. But the Falcon 9 rocket can't wait even a second.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-28T14:57:23Z

Leaked memo reveals American Airlines is offering up to a decade of free flights and frequent-flyer miles to some employees who voluntarily quit ahead of layoffs

American Airlines released new voluntary buyout offers for its management and support employees, ahead of layoffs planned for later this year.
Transportation 2020-05-28T14:55:00Z

Elizabeth Warren accuses airlines and the Treasury Department of violating bailout terms as major airlines cut workers' take-home pay

Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin why airlines were being permitted to cut work hours despite terms in the bailout package.
Politics 2020-05-28T14:47:20Z

Trump shares tweet that argues face masks represent 'silence, slavery, and social death'

The president has refused to wear a face mask, despite significant evidence that face coverings help contain the spread of COVID-19.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-28T14:38:00Z

Health insurers are suing CVS for artificially inflating the prices of generic drugs

CVS allegedly charged local insurers $180.99 for blood pressure medication that they offered for $11.99 to people in their cash discount program.
Science 2020-05-28T14:30:00Z

Japan avoided a lockdown by telling everyone to steer clear of the 3 C's. Here's what that means.

Japan has declared its state of emergency over. Many are wondering how the country managed to have a lower COVID-19 death rate.
Opinion 2020-05-28T14:30:00Z

Banning Trump from Twitter would be a disservice to the public

Twitter provides greater transparency into lawmakers' thinking. That's a good thing, especially when they're metaphorically showing their rear ends.
Science 2020-05-28T12:23:00Z

Elon Musk said he spent 3 to 4 years working on SpaceX's new spacesuits and hopes the design gets kids 'fired up' about astronauts

Musk said it was important that the NASA crew members wear spacesuits that "both look good and work well."
Politics 2020-05-28T12:16:03Z

The UK now has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world

The UK has recorded the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, according to new analysis.
Retail 2020-05-28T12:11:00Z

Minneapolis Target descends into chaos as looters smash windows, destroy shelves, and haul away everything inside amid protests against the death of George Floyd

Videos and photos show overturned shopping carts, empty shelves, smashed windows, and people hauling away televisions and other expensive goods.
News 2020-05-28T09:42:39Z

Southern California relaxes coronavirus restrictions despite mixed data

Los Angeles will allow religious gatherings of up to 100 people, which some fear could contribute to the spread of the coronavirus.
News 2020-05-28T07:13:46Z

China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomy

China approved new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday in a major blow to the city's autonomy.
News 2020-05-28T06:31:47Z

A new poll found one in 5 Americans said they'd refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, which companies are racing to create

The AP-NORC poll's results were unveiled on the same day when the US reached a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus.
News 2020-05-28T06:08:45Z

Republican politician waited a week to reveal positive COVID-19 test — while calling for an end to coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania state Rep. Andrew Lewis tested positive on May 20. A day later, he was calling for an end to Pennsylvania's lockdown.
Politics 2020-05-28T05:16:27Z

Attorney General William Barr has tapped an outside prosecutor to investigate allegations of 'unmasking' related to the Russia probe

The inquiry "can shed light on and give us a better understanding of what happened with respect to President Trump" and his campaign, a DOJ spokesperson said.
News 2020-05-28T04:56:24Z

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding fact-check labels to Trump's tweets

Dorsey said the links are used to "connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves."
News 2020-05-28T04:34:15Z

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US has called for the United Nations Security Council to convene over China's aggressive push for national security laws in Hong Kong.
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