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The Proud Boys Got A Bunch Of New Followers After Trump Said To “Stand By”

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 04:15:31 -0400

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Hundreds of new people have flooded the forums the white nationalist group uses to organize.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/proud-boys-new-followers-after-trump

Ukraine Is Investigating The Killing Of A US Embassy Employee In Kyiv

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:43:44 -0400

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A police spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that an American woman who worked at the US Embassy was found unconscious with a large head wound. He said she later died in the hospital.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/us-embassy-worker-death-ukraine

Cleveland Hosted One Of The Worst Debates Of All Time. It's Just One More Weird Aspect Of This Year In Ohio.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:43:42 -0400

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You might have needed a drink when it was all over at 10:35 p.m., but the Ohio governor’s coronavirus restrictions include a 10 o’clock curfew for alcohol sales.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/cleveland-ohio-biden-trump-debate

A Member Of Congress Is Facing Death Threats After QAnon Went After Him

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:47:38 -0400

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The House Republican campaign committee falsely accused Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski of protecting sexual predators. "They knew exactly what they were doing," he said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/malinowski-qanon-republican-ad-false-sexual-predator-claims

India Is Shocked Over The Rape And Killing Of A Young Dalit Woman

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:25:30 -0400

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The victim's family had pleaded with the police to release her body.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nishitajha/india-police-cremate-rape-victim-dalit

The Debate Section On "Race And Violence In Our Cities" Had More Dog Whistles Than We Could Count

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:38:49 -0400

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In the first presidential debate, Trump repeated racist tropes and tried to attack Biden as the real racist.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/trump-biden-presidential-debate-race

Even Trump Diehards Thought The Debate Was A Mess

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:25:31 -0400

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“I'm disappointed as an American voter,” said one Trump fan who watched the debate at a campaign watch party.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-biden-debate-pennsylvania-maga-party

Trump's Strategy Made The First Presidential Debate Unwatchable

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:16:55 -0400

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Trump seemed determined to make his debate with Biden as incomprehensible as possible.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/trump-biden-first-presidential-debate-chaos

Trump Always Finds A New Way To Remind You Of The Amorality Of The Trump Era

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:25:38 -0400

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Trump attacking Biden’s living son while Biden spoke about his late son was a jarring moment of amorality.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/presidential-debate-trump-biden-son

A Judge Has Temporarily Blocked Trump From Raising Fees For Asylum-Seekers And Citizens

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:32:08 -0400

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The new rules would have established a $50 fee for asylum-seekers and raised the prices for immigrants applying to become US citizens from $640 to upward of $1,170.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/judge-blocks-higher-immigration-fees

Russia, Adderall, And Earpieces: We're Keeping A Running List Of False And Misleading Information About The First Presidential Debate

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:54:05 -0400

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Watch out for documents taken out of context and narratives questioning Joe Biden's mental fitness.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/false-misleading-claims-first-debate

The Trump Administration Is Giving Up Its Fight To Prevent Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:25:37 -0400

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The administration issued a new policy explicitly preventing ORR staff from blocking minors in its care from obtaining abortions or disclosing their pregnancies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/trump-undocumented-teens-abortion-orr-lawsuit-immigration

Scars, Tattoos, And License Plates: This Is What Palantir And The LAPD Know About You

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:25:32 -0400

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Newly revealed documents show how Los Angeles police were trained to use the flagship product of the most secretive company in law enforcement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/training-documents-palantir-lapd

Anti-Vaxxers Are Feeding Off Concerns That Trump Is Rushing A Coronavirus Vaccine

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:04:57 -0400

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Vaccine skeptics have long stoked unfounded conspiracy theories about immunizations. Political pressure to produce a coronavirus vaccine at “warp speed” is adding fuel to their fire.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/coronavirus-anti-vaccine-movement

Trump’s Attacks On Hunter Biden Have Gone Nowhere, But He Can’t Let Them Go

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:17:43 -0400

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The president is previewing an attack on Joe Biden's son at the first presidential debate, months after the strategy stalled out.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/trump-hunter-biden-presidential-debate

The Biden Campaign Slammed Facebook For Refusing To Take Down Misleading Trump Posts

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:25:30 -0400

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“Rather than seeing progress, we have seen regression,” Biden's campaign manager wrote in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/biden-facebook-trump-election-misinformation

Presidential Debates Rarely Matter. The Biden-Trump Debate Is Different.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 10:25:38 -0400

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Tuesday night’s first presidential debate between Biden and Trump is unlikely to change many minds. But there’s still value to be had here.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/trump-biden-first-debate-presidential-preview

Republicans Are Moving Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination Faster Than Any Supreme Court Nominee Since 1975

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:22:40 -0400

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Republicans have scheduled a hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Oct. 12, just over two weeks after Trump announced her nomination.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/republicans-confirm-amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-schedule

Trump Nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat On The Supreme Court

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:25:56 -0400

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Barrett’s opposition to abortion is expected to play a major role in the fight over her nomination.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-nomination-trump-ginsburg

America’s “Patchwork Pandemic” Is Why We Haven’t Gotten COVID-19 Under Control

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 01:30:47 -0400

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The world’s most powerful nation has played whack-a-mole with the coronavirus, slowing its transmission in one place only for it to flare up somewhere else.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/us-coronavirus-patchwork-pandemic-maps

Women Detained By ICE Told Members Of Congress They Underwent Unwanted Medical Procedures

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:37:28 -0400

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"If you are going to take a blade to a woman's body, then you need to have informed consent otherwise it is an assault to that woman."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/members-of-congress-ice-detainees-medical-procedures

Putin Asked Trump For A Mutual Ban On Election Interference. The White House Said Russia Should Stop Its Ongoing Meddling First.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:40:28 -0400

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“A good starting point for discussion would be Russia discontinuing its ongoing meddling with the US election,” a senior Trump administration official told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/russia-putin-to-trump-end-election-interference-2020

Pennsylvania’s “Naked Ballot” Problem Is Spooking Elections Officials

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:25:33 -0400

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Tens of thousands of ballots could be thrown out after a new court order in a state that was decided by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/pennsylvania-naked-ballots-court-mail-in-vote

A Temp Worker Incorrectly Threw A Few Military Ballots Into The Trash In One Pennsylvania County, Officials Said

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 23:49:36 -0400

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Of the nine ballots that were recovered, seven included votes for President Donald Trump — information election experts said was inappropriate to release.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/pennsylvania-luzerne-county-discarded-ballots-investigation

A Congressional Oversight Committee Found That ICE Detainees Died After Receiving Poor Medical Care

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:52:48 -0400

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“While the medical examiner ruled the cause of death ‘undetermined,’ the complete lack of medical leadership, supervision and care that this detainee was exposed to is simply astonishing," the report states.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-detainees-medical-care-congressional-report

A Very Confusing Trip To Minnesota That Sums Up A Very Confusing Presidential Campaign

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:15:35 -0400

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For all the talk of a constantly shifting election, my trip to Minnesota showed how things may not be changing much. Voters know what they care about, and their minds are made up.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/minnesota-election-trump-biden-2020-race

Top Health Officials Are Hitting The Brakes As Trump Rushes For An October Vaccine

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:25:28 -0400

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"Some of the scientists have come to a point where they realize they have to speak out as a matter of life and death," said one expert.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/coronavirus-vaccine-scientists-safety

President Trump Finally Laid Out His Healthcare Plan. It Doesn’t Do Anything.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:25:30 -0400

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Trump will promise to protect people with preexisting conditions and end surprise medical billing Thursday, but his plan doesn’t actually do either. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the plan “is what it is.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-preexisting-conditions-health-care-surprise-billing

A Russian Billionaire With Close Ties To Putin Made Suspicious Payments To Nobu

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:25:26 -0400

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The high-end sushi empire received $600,000 as part of a deal with Aras Agalarov, a friend of President Donald Trump's.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johntemplon/nobu-suspicious-payments-agalarov-putin-trump

The US Says Alexander Lukashenko Is Not The Legitimate President Of Belarus

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:13:41 -0400

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The State Department said Lukashenko's Aug. 9 victory was "fraudulent" as protests across the country continue.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/us-belarus-president-alexander-lukashenko-win-not-legitimate

How To Find A Company That Barely Even Exists

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:32:52 -0400

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A $27.1 million shipment of fluorescent lamps. A bogus website. Elusive owners. A FinCEN Files detective story.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johntemplon/singapore-shell-company-funneled-millions-banks

The Victims Of Violence During The Kenosha Protests Are Suing Facebook

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 17:25:25 -0400

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Citing a law that dates from the Reconstruction era, four people, including the partner of a man killed during the protests, are taking the company to court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/kenosha-facebook-lawsuit

Republicans’ Hunter Biden Report Is Filled With Old, Unsubstantiated Allegations And Debunked Theories

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:25:30 -0400

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The 87-page report relies on previously known information, controversial news articles, and right-wing columnists to prop up already debunked allegations.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/hunter-biden-ukraine-report-republicans

Looking For A Big American Ideal At The End Of The Pandemic Summer

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:30:47 -0400

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The weird pandemic summer is over. What's the big idea in America this fall?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/coronavirus-pandemic-america-summer-fall

Volunteers Are Coming Out In Droves To Support Planned Parenthood After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:35:53 -0400

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Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights groups are mobilizing droves of new volunteers and running TV ads to elect Democrats after Ginsburg’s death.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/planned-parenthood-volunteers-ads-fundraising-ginsburg-death

The Banker Was A Spy

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:31:39 -0400

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The Russian bank VEB has long operated in the United States — despite dozens of suspicious activity reports outlining concerns that it was a threat to national security. A FinCEN Files investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scottpham/veb-russia-bank-spy-ring

Americans Overseas Say Trying To Vote In This Year’s Election Is A “Massive Shitshow”

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:42:56 -0400

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Some 2.9 million Americans who are eligible to vote live abroad. More than 20 of them living in 11 countries told BuzzFeed News about the lengths they are going to in order to vote in November.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/americans-abroad-vote-by-mail-2020-election-usps-covid

Mitt Romney Supports Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg Before the Election

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 18:45:00 -0400

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Republicans are now almost guaranteed enough votes to replace the late justice before Nov. 3.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/mitt-romney-replace-ruth-bader-ginsburg-election

8 Women On Why They Went To The Supreme Court Vigils After Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:06:32 -0400

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In the days since the justice's death, people have placed flowers and candles outside the Supreme Court building.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-vigil

Republicans Say They'll Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Even If He Loses The Election

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:28:56 -0400

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“Let’s be honest here. There’s a Republican majority in the Senate with a Republican president. The Democrats would do the same thing.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/republicans-want-vote-trump-supreme-court-nominee-election

Julián Castro Now Says Democrats Should Consider Court-Packing

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:09:45 -0400

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The former presidential candidate also told BuzzFeed News that he thinks Biden and his campaign “understand they have work to do” to build Latino support.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/julian-castro-democrats-consider-packing-court-rbg

His Victory Was Major For Progressives. Now He Wants To Keep It Going By Expanding The Supreme Court.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:05:53 -0400

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Progressive candidate Mondaire Jones wants Democrats to add four new justices to the Supreme Court. “This is a constitutional crisis that has existed for years now.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/mondaire-jones-pack-supreme-court-congress-election-2020

Elizabeth Warren And Bernie Sanders Want Big Banking Reforms Following The FinCEN Files Investigations

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:13:59 -0400

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Warren called for the creation of a new unit in the US Treasury Department, separate from FinCEN, “to investigate these types of financial crimes.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/elizabeth-warren-bernie-sanders-fincen-files

Trump’s Swift Push To Replace Justice Ginsburg Has Democrats Rallying Around Court-Packing

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:18:41 -0400

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The Supreme Court has had nine justices for 151 years. Liberals see adding seats as one of their few options to counter a potential 6–3 conservative majority.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-packing-democrats-ginsburg-replacement

The CDC Removed A New Guidance About Airborne Coronavirus Transmission Days After Posting It

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:18:07 -0400

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"We need the public institutions to have a clear message based on science and not to be announcing something on Friday and pulling it out on Monday," said one scientist.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/cdc-coronavirus-aerosol-reversal

HSBC's Secret Files: The Inside Tale Of What Happened After It Apologized For Being Dirty

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:30:30 -0400

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From the FinCEN Files investigation: Secret documents show how one of the world’s biggest banks kept doing business with companies that its own employees raised red flags about.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/anthonycormier/hsbc-money-laundering-drug-cartels

Standard Chartered’s Problems With Suspicious Clients Didn’t Go Away. Just Like These Two Ex-Employees Had Been Saying.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:31:07 -0400

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Confidential records from the FinCEN Files show that the bank was reporting its own suspicions about customers with links to Iran until at least 2017.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/richholmes/standard-chartered-bank-money-iran-fbi

Joe Biden Escalated His Supreme Court Fight With A Plea To Republican Senators

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:20:27 -0400

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"Don't vote to confirm anyone nominated under the circumstances President Trump and Sen. McConnell have created," Biden said in a Sunday appeal to Republicans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/joe-biden-supreme-court-ruth-bader-ginsburg-senate-vote

Explore Thousands Of Suspicious Payments Sent Around The World

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:29:57 -0400

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This interactive map, created by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the FinCEN Files investigation, shows $35 billion in transactions — reported as suspicious by banks and other financial institutions — making their way through the global financial system.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/icij/fincen-files-global-transactions-map

Documents Show Deutsche Bank’s Top Executives Were Warned It Had A Dirty Money Problem. Then A $10 Billion Scandal Broke.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:26:54 -0400

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When the $10 billion mirror trading scandal was exposed, little emerged about who its victims were or how much Deutsche’s executives knew. The FinCEN Files investigation shows how deep the rot went.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomwarren/deutsche-bank-money-laundering-mirror-trades

Here Is How Banks Have Responded To The FinCEN Files Investigation

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:55:14 -0400

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Read each statement, bank by bank.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/bank-responses-fincen-files

He Was At The Heart Of Two Of The Biggest Dirty Money Scandals In History. These Are His Secrets.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:29:01 -0400

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Alexander Perepilichnyy transformed himself from a money launderer to a whistleblower, and then he died. The company he founded began a new life in the criminal underworld. A FinCEN Files investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomwarren/alexander-perepilichnyy-money-laundering-scandals

Deadly Terror Networks And Drug Cartels Use Huge Banks To Finance Their Crimes. These Secret Documents Show How The Banks Profit.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:49:29 -0400

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Thousands of secret “suspicious activity reports” offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity — and how the government lets it flourish.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/fincen-files-financial-scandal-criminal-networks

We Got Our Hands On Thousands Of Secret Documents. Let’s Break Them Down.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:27:32 -0400

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Twenty-two thousand pages of never-before-released government documents. Hundreds of thousands of transactions. More than $2 trillion. A close accounting of BuzzFeed News’ unprecedented trove.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jsvine/fincen-files-explainer-data-money-transactions

A Second Republican Senator Said She Won’t Support Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg Before The Election

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:43:08 -0400

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Lisa Murkowski joins Susan Collins in saying confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice shouldn’t happen before the election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/ginsburg-senate-vote-lisa-murkowski-supreme-court

Susan Collins Is The First Republican To Say Whoever Wins The Election Should Fill Ginsburg’s Seat

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 22:49:29 -0400

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Collins said Saturday that whoever wins the presidential election should choose the nominee to replace Ginsburg, “in fairness to the American people.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/susan-collins-ruth-bader-ginsburg-vote-mcconnell

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Increases The Likelihood That Obamacare Is Repealed Next Year

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:25:42 -0400

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Obamacare is unconstitutional in November when three Trump appointees could hold the balance of power.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/obamacare-repeal-supreme-court-trump-ginsburg

Will Republicans Vote On A Supreme Court Nominee Before The Election? Don’t Forget The Intense Senate Campaigns In 2020.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:22:14 -0400

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Republicans can lose four votes in the Senate and confirm a justice. Three in tight reelection campaigns have said there should be a vote. Two key senators are silent so far.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/susan-collins-cory-gardner-supreme-court-vote

Here's How The Supreme Court Will Function With Eight Justices Leading Up To The Election

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:21:19 -0400

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The justices have already ruled on emergency requests this year related to how states handle voting during the pandemic.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/ginsburg-supreme-court-election-cases-tie

Joe Biden Said There's "No Doubt" The Next President Should Nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Replacement

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:32:47 -0400

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“In the coming days, we should focus on the loss of the justice and her enduring legacy,” Biden said soon after news broke of the Supreme Court justice's death.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-ruth-bader-ginsburg-court-replace

Mitch McConnell Said The Senate Will Vote On Trump’s Replacement For Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 15:25:25 -0400

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McConnell vowed to vote on Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg, despite blocking a vote on Obama’s nominee before the 2016 election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/mcconnell-trump-replace-ginsburg-supreme-court-election

The Life Of Supreme Court Justice And Feminist Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Photos

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:07:35 -0400

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Wife, mother, justice for the highest court in the land, and a self-proclaimed "flaming feminist litigator," Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court for more than 25 years before dying Sept. 18, 2020, at the age of 87.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurageiser/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-photos

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died At 87

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 22:27:00 -0400

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Ginsburg spent nearly 40 years on the bench, first as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and then on the Supreme Court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dies-supreme-court

Friends And Family Members Of QAnon Believers Are Going Through A “Surreal Goddamn Nightmare”

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:25:29 -0400

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Almost 200 people told us what it’s been like to lose a loved one to the mass delusion. Here’s what they said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/qanon-families-friends

Trump Has Lambasted Puerto Rico For Years. Now With The Election Close, He’s Changing His Tune.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:50:24 -0400

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Trump, who repeatedly attacked Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, changed his tune on Friday as he released funds already approved by Congress for the island’s recovery.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/trump-puerto-rico-election-biden

Emails Show Tulsa Officials Considered An Event To Counter Trump’s Rally

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:15:12 -0400

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Tulsa city officials considered bringing in a “national figure” to counter the president’s rally, newly obtained emails from June show.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-tulsa-rally-city-response-juneteenth

Democrats Are Taking Their Case Against Donald Trump To Black Newspapers In Battleground States

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:28:39 -0400

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A full-page ad calls back to Trump’s “What the hell do you have to lose?” appeal to Black voters in 2016.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/donald-trump-black-voters-dnc-biden-ad

Trump Downplayed The Role Of Slavery In American History As He Vowed To Build A Statue Of An Enslaver

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:25:22 -0400

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In an event at the National Archives, the president delivered a thinly veiled election campaign speech in which he attacked liberal politicians, the media, and Joe Biden.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-slavery-speech-american-history-1619-project

Trump Is Waging A Multistate, Multimillion-Dollar Legal Battle Against Mail-In Voting During The Pandemic

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:37:52 -0400

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Trump's campaign is backing up his rhetoric against mail-in ballots with a deep-pocketed legal push to make it harder for people to vote remotely.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-republican-party-lawsuits-mail-in-voting-covid

Are You Not Sure About Voting? BuzzFeed News Wants To Hear From You.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:48:25 -0400

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With the general election less than 50 days away and the first debates coming up, we want to hear from people on the fence for a video project.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/undecided-voters-2020-trump-biden-debate

Trump Called The CDC Director’s Timeline For A Coronavirus Vaccine A “Mistake”

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:35:56 -0400

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As the coronavirus vaccine is thrust into the center of the US presidential election, experts fear that public trust in the vaccine is taking a serious hit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/trump-redfield-vaccine-deadline-trust

Joe Biden Is Seeking Latino Votes In Florida With A New Plan To Rebuild Puerto Rico

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:11:10 -0400

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Biden’s visit to Florida this week came with a new plan for Puerto Rico and policies aimed directly at one of the state's most crucial groups.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-florida-vote-puerto-rico

Tell Us How You Are Dealing With The QAnon Believers In Your Life

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:25:29 -0400

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The mass delusion has swept across the world. We want to know about you.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/qanon-callout

A US Diplomat Is Pleading With Belarus To Release Her Spouse From Jail

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:25:37 -0400

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Vitali Shkliarov’s “only offense,” his wife, Heather Shkliarov, said, was writing articles critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s administration.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/vitali-shkliarov-belarus-bernie-sanders-diplomat-begs-releas

People Are Low-Key Loving That Kamala Harris Has Worn Converse Sneakers For Much Of Her Campaign

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:03:32 -0400

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"Women were not allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor until 1993. Now our VP candidate is rocking sneakers."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/kamala-harris-converse-sneakers-chuck-taylors

Biden Called Trump "A Climate Arsonist" As The President Continued To Deny Climate Science

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:01:59 -0400

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“It’ll start getting cooler,” Trump said in California on Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-trump-wildfires-california-climate-change

Don't Call Bernie Sanders And Joe Biden "Friends"

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 02:03:03 -0400

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The future of Bernie Sanders' movement has been transformed in the Time of Biden. But the progressive leader isn't backing away.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-joe-biden-relationship-friends

“I Have Blood On My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:25:37 -0400

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A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew about specific examples of global political manipulation — and failed to act.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-ignore-political-manipulation-whistleblower-memo

Andrew Gillum Has Come Out As Bisexual

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:25:32 -0400

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The public admission comes after a difficult year for Gillum, once a rising star in the Democratic Party, who was found intoxicated in a Miami hotel room in March.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/andrew-gillum-comes-out-bisexual-tamron-hall-show

A Federal Court Has Denied Voting Rights To Ex-Felons In Florida Who Can’t Pay Off Court Fees

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 21:15:53 -0400

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Florida residents voted to extend voting rights to former felons, but actions by the Republican legislature and courts mean many people will still not be able to vote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/court-upholds-florida-ex-felons-voting-law-poll-tax

A Court Ruled Texas Can Have Different Rules For Voting By Mail During The Pandemic Based On Age

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:25:53 -0400

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Texas allows all voters over age 65 to request mail-in ballots, but only lets voters under 65 do it if they have a disability or are in jail, or will be traveling on Election Day.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/court-texas-in-person-voting-mail-ballots-under-age-65

Peter Thiel Met With The Racist Fringe As He Went All In On Trump

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:57:45 -0400

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The venture capitalist and Facebook board member staked his reputation on a Trump presidency. Now what does he have to show for it?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/peter-thiel-donald-trump-white-nationalist-support

Judges Blocked The Trump Administration From Excluding Undocumented Immigrants From The Census Count

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:38:54 -0400

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It was "not particularly close or complicated" that Trump violated federal law with his latest presidential order related to the census, a special three-judge panel found.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/court-blocks-trump-census-count-undocumented-immigrants

GOP Senate Nominee Jason Lewis Founded A Social Network Where People Promoted A Pro-Hitler Documentary

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:25:26 -0400

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Galt let its community decide what was most important to them. This is what they chose.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/jason-lewis-galt-io

Young Latino Voters Say The Fight For Racial Justice Is Pushing Them To Vote In November

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:51:03 -0400

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According to a new survey, 55.8% of young Latino voters said they’d actively participated in racial equality or Black Lives Matter movements.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/latino-voters-2020-poll-election-protests

Trump Said He Underestimated How Quickly The Coronavirus Would Spread Despite Reports Saying He Knew

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 22:29:30 -0400

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“All of a sudden, the world was infected. The entire world was infected," Trump said when asked about his comments to Bob Woodward.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-woodward-coronavirus-interview

A Whistleblower Has Accused Top DHS Officials Of Lying About Border Threats To Support Trump's False Claims

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 22:10:17 -0400

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The complaint also accuses DHS officials of suppressing intelligence reports on Russia and making false statements to Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/whistleblower-complaint-border-threats-congress

Trump’s New List Of Supreme Court Nominees Includes A Judge Who Served In His White House And Three Republican Senators

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 21:51:49 -0400

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Trump is hoping to repeat his 2016 strategy of using the courts to motivate his base and win over skeptics. Democrats are still figuring out how to make courts a priority for liberal voters.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-supreme-court-picks-2020-election-biden

The Trump Administration Is Considering Excluding Some Immigrant Children From A Controversial Pandemic Border Policy

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 14:27:21 -0400

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“On first glance, this revised order seems mostly like an attempt to avoid an embarrassing court defeat,” one expert said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-immigrant-children-pandemic-border-order

Judges Confirmed Under Trump Are Splitting With Other Republican Appointees In Cases Against Police

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:25:28 -0400

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Fights over whether police should get immunity against lawsuits show what a rightward shift of the federal courts under Trump looks like in practice.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judges-conservative-side-police-qualified-immunity

She Challenged Europe’s Last Dictator In Belarus And Was Forced Into Exile. She Says She’s The Country’s “Chosen President.”

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:29:36 -0400

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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said in an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News from exile in Vilnius, Lithuania, that she — not Alexander Lukashenko — is “the national, chosen president” of Belarus.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/belarus-svetlana-tikhanovskaya-interview-lukashenko-protests

Trump Is Now Trying To Cancel Racial Sensitivity Trainings For Federal Agencies, Calling Them "A Sickness"

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:59:19 -0400

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The White House memo targeting these trainings comes after weeks of pro-Trump pundits attacking critical race theory.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/trump-white-house-critical-race-theory-trainings-cancel

The FBI Is Warning Scientists To Watch Out For “Suspicious” Packages

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 14:25:24 -0400

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After COVID-19 researchers on the East Coast received a package containing an “unknown substance,” the University of Washington told 500 of its staff to be on alert.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/suspicious-package-covid-19-researchers-fbi

A Federal Judge Ordered The Trump Administration To Stop Detaining Immigrant Children In Hotels

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 18:01:38 -0400

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Immigration authorities have been detaining children at a network of hotels before expelling them from the US.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/federal-judge-order-ice-immigrant-children-hotels

Facebook Says Trump’s Misleading Post About Mail-In Voting Is OK. Employees Say It’s Not.

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 23:25:28 -0400

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“Facebook is broken. Another performative announcement by leadership not intended to address any issues.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-trump-post-voting-twice

Trump, Who Definitely Called John McCain A Loser, Is Denying Calling John McCain A Loser

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 23:25:30 -0400

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The president is lashing out at reports he called US soldiers who died in war "suckers" and that he didn't want to visit their graves because rain would mess up his hair.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-mocked-dead-soldiers-losers-john-mccain-atlantic-story