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Belarusians Clashed With Riot Police After Their “Dictator” President Claimed Victory

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:32:15 -0400

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President Alexander Lukashenko has claimed a sixth election victory. But his incumbent challenger, a former English teacher, said she won’t recognize the results.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/belarus-election-protesters-riot-police-suppression

You'll Be Stunned To Learn Which 2020 Candidate Russian Trolls Are Trying To Bring Down

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:58:01 -0400

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China, meanwhile, "prefers" that Trump does not win reelection and is "expanding" its own efforts, an intelligence community leader said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/russia-biden-trump-china-2020-election

A Former Bernie Sanders Campaign Staffer Is Stuck In A Belarus Jail Cell, Charged With Disrupting The Peace

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:25:33 -0400

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Vitali Shkliarov faces up to three years behind bars for allegedly organizing an illegal campaign rally for the candidate challenging President Alexander Lukashenko, known as “Europe’s Last Dictator.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/us-campaign-aide-jailed-belarus

Massive Crowds Are Rallying Around This 37-Year-Old Woman Trying To Oust “Europe’s Last Dictator”

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:18:01 -0400

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Three women political novices have captured Belarusians’ imagination with a promise of change and three simple hand gestures that have become symbols of hope for many: ✌️✊❤️.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/belarus-president-faces-women-led-challenge

A Federal Court Ruled House Democrats Can Sue The Trump Administration When Its Officials Defy Subpoenas

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 22:16:30 -0400

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A majority of the DC Circuit rejected the Justice Department's argument that Congress could not take the president and the executive branch to court to enforce subpoenas.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/court-rules-house-can-sue-trump-administration-testimony

TikTok Is “Shocked” By Trump’s Order Threatening To Ban It And Will Fight Back

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:15:47 -0400

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“We will pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure that the rule of law is not discarded.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/tiktok-shocked-trump-ban-china

The US Government Is Texting Russians Offering $10 Million For Information On Election Interference

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:25:25 -0400

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“I thought that this was some type of fraud,” Russian Artyom Vysokov told BuzzFeed News. “Sending such text messages through a service that usually sends spam was not the best idea.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/state-department-reward-russia-election-interference-spam

Mark Zuckerberg Says A Ban On TikTok Would Set “A Really Bad Long-Term Precedent”

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:25:30 -0400

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“I certainly think that there are valid national security questions about having an app that has a lot of people’s data that follows the rules of another country, a government that is increasingly is kind of seen as a competitor.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/zuckerberg-facebook-all-hands-tiktok-ban

"I Had Hit The Lottery”: Inmates Desperate To Get Out Of Prisons Hit Hard By The Coronavirus Are Racing To Court

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:42:58 -0400

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With little legal precedent for a global pandemic, judges are deciding on a case-by-case basis how to weigh the risks of COVID-19 in prisons.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/coronavirus-prison-release-rules-inconsistency

Facebook Fired An Employee Who Collected Evidence Of Right-Wing Pages Getting Preferential Treatment

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 06:25:26 -0400

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Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation. And they’re worried about how the company will handle the president’s falsehoods in an election year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-zuckerberg-what-if-trump-disputes-election-results

Twitter Is Locking People Fact-Checking Trump Out Of Their Accounts

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:42:18 -0400

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The people are not trying to spread coronavirus misinformation — but to fight against it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/twitter-locking-people-fact-checking-trump

Customers For Glenn Beck’s Botched Cruise Can Get Their Money Back — If They Sell Their Tickets

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:49:31 -0400

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“I wish there was a way I could get ahold of Glenn Beck," said one cruise customer trying to get a refund.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/glenn-beck-cruise-refunds-cruisebuilder

The Truth Behind A Viral Picture Of A Reopening School Is Worse Than It Looked

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 19:25:22 -0400

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An alarming photo of a hallway crowded by mostly maskless students in a Georgia high school raises issues with reopening schools all around the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/georgia-school-reopening-photo-paulding-county

Instagram Displayed Negative Related Hashtags For Biden, But Hid Them For Trump

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 03:25:25 -0400

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“A technical error caused a number of hashtags to not show related hashtags. We've disabled this feature while we investigate.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/instagram-related-hashtags-favoring-trump-over-biden

Joe Biden Won't Travel To Milwaukee For The Democratic National Convention

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:04:42 -0400

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Biden will accept the Democratic nomination for president in Delaware because of the coronavirus.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/biden-travel-milwaukee-democratic-convention

Instagram Has Launched Reels, Its TikTok Rip-Off

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:04:05 -0400

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Reels is just like TikTok — but built right into the Instagram app.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/instagram-launches-tiktok-competitor-reels

Young Latino Voters Say They’re Excited To Vote. But They’re Nervous Trump Supporters Will Cheat.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:25:32 -0400

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A survey conducted by Telemundo and BuzzFeed News found young Latino voters feel both excited and nervous about the presidential election.


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

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Know Why This Company Was Spying On BLM Protesters

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:15:10 -0400

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A group of Democratic lawmakers is demanding answers about protester surveillance conducted by data broker Mobilewalla.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/lawmakers-demand-answers-mobilewalla-spying

New Emails Detail The Behind-The-Scenes Drama After The Justice Department Recommended A Lesser Sentence For Roger Stone

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:25:36 -0400

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“I am not approving of you withdrawing from this case right now,” a supervisor in the US attorney’s office in DC told prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/emails-justice-department-overruled-prosecutors-roger-stone

A Woman's Obituary For Her Husband Who Died From The Coronavirus Is Going Viral

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:25:35 -0400

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"Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not. Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!"


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/viral-coronavirus-obituary

Trump Vaccine Adviser Warns That Scrutiny Of Him Will Delay Arrival Of Coronavirus Vaccine

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:25:35 -0400

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HHS assistant secretary Michael Caputo went even further, arguing the media doesn't want a vaccine to succeed before the election. “I believe that all the way in my aorta.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-vaccine-adviser-warns-delay

Ilhan Omar Didn’t Expect “A Red Carpet Welcome” To Congress

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:55:28 -0400

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Ilhan Omar, facing a primary based in part on her national image, said in an interview her image and identity justify her politics.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/ilhan-omar-primary-identity

It Will Be Very Difficult For Trump To Rush A Vaccine Before The Election, Even If He Tries

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:39:18 -0400

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“I can’t see how this is done, frankly, before the middle of next year,” said one expert, of a coronavirus vaccine.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/trump-vaccine-election-november

Trump Said He Plans To Ban TikTok From The US

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:30:30 -0400

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Trump has been threatening to ban the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app, citing national security concerns that the company could be misusing American consumer information.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonwells/trump-plans-ban-tiktok-us

The Trump Administration Will Start Charging Immigrants Fees For Applying For Asylum

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:47:14 -0400

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The US now joins the ranks of Iran, Fiji, and Australia in charging the fee, which one asylum officer called "disgusting."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-administration-asylum-application-fees

Trump Just Stacked A Fetal Cell Research Panel With Abortion Opponents

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:39:44 -0400

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Seen as the “gold standard” in many areas of medical research, fetal cells are widely used in coronavirus vaccine research.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/trump-fetal-cell-ethics-panel-abortion

The Trump Administration Won A Legal Fight To Slash Federal Payments To Hospitals During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 07:25:31 -0400

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The DC Circuit ruled the administration could cut a Medicare reimbursement rate by nearly 30% for hospitals that serve patients with low incomes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-wins-legal-fight-cutting-medicare-funds-hospitals

WWF Says It Is “Troubled” By An Alleged Human Rights Violation At A Park With A History Of Violence

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:08:01 -0400

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“Conservation should never come at the expense of human rights and well-being.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katiejmbaker/wwf-human-rights-abuse-allegation-troubled-nepal

Washington State’s Attorney General Prepped In March To Sue If Trump Tried To Delay The Election. Trump’s Campaign Called It “The Dumbest Thing.”

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:25:25 -0400

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Congressional Republicans don’t support delaying the election, but Washington's attorney general says he is ready to file a lawsuit in 24 hours if the president tries.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-delay-election-threat-washington-state-lawsuit

An Anti-Mask Lawmaker Took A Statement About Transphobia And Replaced "LGBTQ" With "Unmasked"

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:25:23 -0400

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Pennsylvania state Rep. Russ Diamond copied Dr. Rachel Levine's statement about anti-trans harassment word for word, but replaced "LGBTQ" with "unmasked."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/pennsylvania-state-rep-russ-diamond-unmasked-trans-statement

Mike Pompeo Defended His State Department In A Senate Hearing After Democrats Blasted Him For “Decimating” It

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 19:48:01 -0400

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Lawmakers grilled the top diplomat on Russia, Ukraine, plans to reduce troops in Europe, and the removal of inspector general.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/mike-pompeo-defends-state-department

Top Republicans Aren’t Backing Trump’s Idea To Delay The Election

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 22:22:59 -0400

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Trump doesn’t have the power to move the November election. The Republicans who could help actually make that happen have no plans to do so.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-delay-election-congress

Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Has Died From The Coronavirus At 74

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:25:22 -0400

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One of the country's most prominent Black Republicans, Herman Cain was a candidate in the 2012 GOP presidential primary.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/herman-cain-dies-coronavirus

A Judge Blocked Trump's "Public Charge" Policy On Immigrants During The Pandemic

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:25:28 -0400

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"As a direct result of the rule, immigrants are forced to make an impossible choice between jeopardizing health and personal safety or their immigration status," the judge wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/judge-blocks-trump-public-charge-policy-during-pandemic

Facebook Bought Instagram To Neutralize A Competitor, Emails Show

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:48:02 -0400

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The revelation from Mark Zuckerberg's emails was a flashpoint during the congressional hearing on tech antitrust.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/tech-antitrust-hearing-facebook-congress-zuckerberg

Federal Officers Are Leaving Portland — But Heading To Other Cities

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:53:50 -0400

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The Justice Department announced Wednesday it would send officers to Milwaukee, Detroit, and Cleveland to fight violent crime. Detractors say the federal crackdown is political.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/federal-officers-leaving-portland-heading-to-detroit

Videos Appear To Show Federal Officers Shooting And Macing Reporters And Legal Observers, Despite A Judge's Order

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:18:01 -0400

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Reporters and legal observers provided videos of federal agents targeting them. Their lawyers are asking a judge to hold the federal government in contempt of court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/federal-officers-shoot-mace-reporters-portland-lawsuit

Senate Democrats Blast The Trump Administration And Mike Pompeo For The “Decimation” Of The State Department

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:17:12 -0400

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In response, a State Department spokesperson defended Pompeo's record: “The State Department’s swagger is fully back.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/senate-democrats-attack-mike-pompeo

Obama And Biden Filmed Calls With Volunteers For A New Phase Of The Quarantined Campaign

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:25:33 -0400

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Joe Biden’s campaign, fresh off a viral video conversation with Barack Obama, is trying to maximize whatever socially distant time the former president can give.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/obama-biden-call-volunteer-coronavirus-campaign

The Husband Is A Top Public Health Official. The Wife Does Lobbying. She Deleted A Tweet That Showed Them Together At A Public Event.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 02:25:23 -0400

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Emily Hargan was paid almost $50,000 to lobby on behalf of three medical companies. HHS says she is no longer lobbying the department.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/hhs-official-wife-lobbying

US Officials Said It's Unlikely Hurricane Hanna Toppled Over Parts Of The Border Wall

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 20:25:25 -0400

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The US Army Corps of Engineers said the video was from June when high winds caused parts of the border wall to fall in New Mexico.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/hurricane-hanna-border-wall

Teachers Are Organizing To Protest School Reopenings Before The Coronavirus Is Under Control

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 00:25:28 -0400

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Teachers who organized massive protests and strikes in 2018 are planning new activism to protest how their states and school districts are handling the coronavirus.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/teachers-strike-school-reopenings-coronavirus

Two Trump-Appointed Judges Rejected Calls To Step Aside From A Florida Voting Rights Fight

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:25:26 -0400

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11th Circuit Judges Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck disputed that they were disqualified from a case because they participated in a related case as state supreme court judges.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judges-wont-recuse-florida-election-felon-voting

A Judge Won’t Force Federal Officers In Portland To Identify Themselves When Making Arrests

Sun, 26 Jul 2020 13:25:27 -0400

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The judge found the Oregon attorney general’s office could not bring a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the federal presence in Portland.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/portland-federal-officers-judge-ruling-identify

The $600 Unemployment Benefits Are Expiring This Weekend Because Senate Republicans Didn’t Do Anything

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 11:25:30 -0400

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Eviction moratoriums are expiring across the country, and unemployment support is lapsing as Congress fails to act.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/congress-lets-600-unemployment-money-expire

An Elite Group Of Scientists Tried To Warn Trump Against Lockdowns In March

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:58:46 -0400

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John Ioannidis’s controversial studies claim that the coronavirus isn’t that big a threat. Before the Stanford scientist did any of them, he wanted to take that message to the White House.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/ioannidis-trump-white-house-coronavirus-lockdowns

Jaden Smith And Common Are Partnering With One Of The Largest Voter Registration Orgs To Boost Turnout

Sun, 26 Jul 2020 01:25:27 -0400

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Vote.org is partnering with Common, Jaden Smith and others as the general election plays out amid COVID-19 concerns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/voter-registration-drive-jaden-smith-common

Statues Of Christopher Columbus And Robert E. Lee Were Removed From Chicago And Richmond

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 15:25:33 -0400

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A Robert E. Lee High School in Virginia was also renamed for civil rights icon John Lewis.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/statues-taken-down-chicago-virginia-columbus-lee

Trump Made School Reopenings An Election Issue. The Voters He Needs Just Don’t Agree With Him.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 17:25:31 -0400

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In suburban western Wisconsin, voters were unusually nuanced about how realistic Trump’s push to reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic really is.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/school-reopening-plans-trump-voters-uncertain

Ukrainian Operatives Are Gearing Up Again To Take On The Bidens. They Say They Have Giuliani And Republicans On Their Side.

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 23:25:27 -0400

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The Ukrainians have ties to Russia and their own checkered pasts. But some Republicans are taking them seriously, and two of the operatives plan to be in Washington soon to push their agenda.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/rudy-giuliani-ukraine-joe-biden-smear-efforts

A Judge Said Federal Officers Can’t Arrest Or Use Force Against Journalists In Portland

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 17:17:02 -0400

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The new 14-day temporary restraining order, which the Trump administration opposed, represents the first court order placing limits on the federal law enforcement action in Portland.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-bans-federal-use-of-force-journalists-portland

Trump Canceled His Republican National Convention In Florida Because Of The Coronavirus

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 22:43:56 -0400

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"It’s just not the right time for that," Trump announced Thursday, while keeping the smaller North Carolina portion of the convention in place.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-canceled-republican-convention-coronavirus

Multiple Government Watchdogs Are Investigating The Use Of Force By Federal Officers In Portland And DC

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 22:43:54 -0400

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More than 100 federal law enforcement officers have been deployed to respond to protests in Portland, according to the Justice Department.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/inspector-general-investigation-federal-law-enforcement

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Called Out A GOP Lawmaker For Using His Wife And Daughter "As Shields And Excuses" After He Accosted Her

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 22:47:21 -0400

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"What Mr. Yoho did was give permission to other men to do that to his daughters," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Yoho reportedly called her a sexist slur.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/aoc-speech-sexism-yoho

A Judge Ordered Michael Cohen's Release From Prison Again And Said The Government Retaliated Over His Trump Book

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:28:01 -0400

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Cohen's attorney told BuzzFeed News the decision to free him to home confinement once again was a victory for the First Amendment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/michael-cohen-released-prison-retaliation-trump-book

“Facebook Is Hurting People At Scale”: Mark Zuckerberg’s Employees Reckon With The Social Network They’ve Built

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:25:26 -0400

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As the US heads toward a crucial and contentious presidential election, the world's largest social network is facing an unprecedented cultural crisis.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-employee-leaks-show-they-feel-betrayed

Trump Said In A Fox News Interview That He Can Memorize Five Words In Order

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 08:25:21 -0400

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"It's actually not that easy. But, for me, it was easy," Trump said of the test, which is used in diagnosing Alzheimer's.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/trump-person-woman-man-camera-tv-cognitive-dementia-test

Trump’s Campaign Made Face Masks. They’re Just Not Selling Them.

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:25:31 -0400

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Trump campaign staff gave out branded masks to fight the coronavirus to surrogates, but they’re nowhere to be found in his campaign store.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-coronavirus-branded-face-masks

Trump Says He's Sending Federal Agents To Chicago And Albuquerque Even Though They're Not Wanted

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 00:31:54 -0400

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"We just started this process, and frankly we have no choice but to get involved," Trump said. "This bloodshed must end. It will end."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/trump-sending-federal-officers-to-chicago-albuquerque

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Called Out Her Republican Colleague For Refusing To Apologize For Reportedly Calling Her A Sexist Slur

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 21:25:24 -0400

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The Hill reported that Rep. Ted Yoho called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "fucking bitch" after a confrontation, but he denied using the term and said he apologized for her "misunderstanding."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ted-yoho-apology

A Federal Prosecutor Resigned After Using Anti-Gay Slurs And Asking “Do You Know Who I Am?” During A DUI Arrest

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 22:42:11 -0400

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The Justice Department’s inspector general redacted information about the identity of the prosecutor and where he worked in a report obtained by BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-prosecutor-resign-anti-gay-slur-dui

Dr. Fauci Still Gets Support From Senate Republicans Even After White House Attacks

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:14:41 -0400

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“I think Fauci has become emblematic of what tribe you’re in and what side you’re on in a political civil war,” said Sen. Ted Cruz.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/senate-republicans-back-fauci

Trump Wished Jeffrey Epstein's Ex-Girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell "Well" At His Coronavirus Briefing

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:25:31 -0400

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“I wish her well, whatever it is,” Trump said of Maxwell, who has been charged with helping Epstein sexually exploit girls.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-ghislaine-maxwell-epstein-charges

Joe Biden Says Donald Trump’s Use Of Federal Force In Portland Is "Egregious"

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 21:49:28 -0400

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“They are brutally attacking peaceful protesters, including a U.S. Navy veteran,” Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/biden-portland-protests-federal-officers

Congress Agrees On Sending Out More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks This Summer

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:25:36 -0400

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Republicans and Democrats agree on almost nothing in the next COVID aid package, but both sides support sending out more direct aid payments.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/congress-agrees-new-stimulus-checks-coronavirus

Trump Doesn’t Want Undocumented Immigrants To Count In Deciding How Many Seats States Get In Congress

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 18:48:01 -0400

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The memo signed by Trump on Tuesday could put some states at risk of losing voting power in Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-undocumented-immigrants-census-memo

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hit Back After A GOP Lawmaker Allegedly Called Her A Sexist Slur

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:31:41 -0400

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Rep. Ted Yoho's office has denied he called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "fucking bitch."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/republican-ted-yoho-calls-aoc-bitch

The $600 Unemployment Benefit Expires This Weekend, And Congress Still Doesn’t Have A Plan

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:45:23 -0400

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Republicans say the $600 per week is too much, but the compromise they’re proposing might not be logistically possible.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/600-unemployment-benefits-cares-act-expire

Roger Stone Used A Racial Slur During An Interview With A Black Radio Host

Sun, 19 Jul 2020 23:53:57 -0400

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In text messages to BuzzFeed News, Stone denied calling Morris O’Kelly a Negro and said that the word is “far from a slur.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/roger-stone-black-radio-host-racial-slur

John Lewis, The Congressman And Civil Rights Icon, Has Died At 80

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 14:56:07 -0400

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The Democrat participated in the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965 and spent his career working to advance civil rights.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/congressman-civil-rights-icon-john-lewis-dies

Here’s Why BLM Protesters Have Asked Journalists Not To Show Their Faces

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:15:33 -0400

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As demonstrations against police brutality continue, the norms of photojournalism are also being tested.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katebubacz/blm-protesters-faces-photographs

A New Study Said Politicians Have Been Doomscrolling More Too

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:59:34 -0400

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New research from Pew showed that lawmakers' social media use has nearly doubled since 2016.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/republicans-better-social-media

Trump Officials Are Attacking Anthony Fauci. Thousands Of Doctors Are Hitting Back.

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:25:25 -0400

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"You cannot have a competent public health response without a clear communication strategy," one top medical expert said of the White House’s moves against Fauci. "This isn't it."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/anthony-fauci-defense-trump-coronavirus-attack

Oklahoma's Governor Is The First In The US To Test Positive For COVID-19

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 16:36:24 -0400

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The state has seen a continued uptick in virus cases since last month's Trump rally, which Gov. Kevin Stitt attended.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/oklahoma-governor-kevin-stitt-tests-positive-coronavirus

MJ Hegar Won Texas's Tense Democratic Senate Primary

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:23:42 -0400

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Hegar won a contentious runoff election to face Sen. John Cornyn in November and try to shift Texas to Democrats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/mj-hegar-won-texas-senate-primary-royce-west

Jeff Sessions Lost His Race To Get Back To The US Senate

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 17:25:20 -0400

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Tommy Tuberville beat President Trump's former attorney general, with the president's vociferous support.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/jeff-sessions-lost-alabama-senate-primary-tommy-tuberville

The Trump Administration Has Reversed Its Ban On Foreign Students Taking All Classes Online

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 23:59:48 -0400

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The controversial policy had sent thousands of international students into a panic as they risked being deported in the fall.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-reverses-online-classes-ban-for-foreign-students

The Government's Own Experts Say Separating Immigrant Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Add To Their Mental Trauma

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 18:08:12 -0400

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Separating families during the pandemic is "nothing less than willful endangerment,” an attorney for the medical experts said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/government-experts-opppose-separating-immigrant-families

This Intensely Personal Senate Primary Shows What A Democratic Texas Could Look Like

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 19:13:52 -0400

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The Senate runoff election between MJ Hegar and Royce West presents a choice between two different identities for what could be the future of the state’s politics, as Democrats make gains.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/texas-senate-primary-democrats-hegar-royce

The Trump Administration Carried Out The First Federal Execution In 17 Years

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:33:32 -0400

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Death row inmates unsuccessfully tried to pause federal executions while they challenged the Trump administration’s new lethal injection protocol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-administration-carried-out-first-federal-execution

A Judge Blocked The Trump Administration From Carrying Out Lethal Injections Hours Before A Man Was Scheduled To Die

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:48:18 -0400

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The Justice Department filed an immediate appeal in the case of Daniel Lewis Lee and other death row inmates challenging the administration's new lethal injection protocol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-blocks-trump-federal-executions-death-penalty

Trump Has Commuted The Prison Sentence Of His “Loyal” Ally Roger Stone

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:25:26 -0400

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Stone was convicted of lying to Congress about his communications with WikiLeaks leading up to the 2016 election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/roger-stone-trump-russia-wikileaks-mueller-sentence

The Forces Fighting Congress’s Bill To End Surprise Billing Are Acting Like They’ve Already Won. They Likely Have.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:06:26 -0400

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The private equity firms that profit off of surprise billing and mounted an ad campaign against the legislation have gone dark. It's a sign that the battle in Congress may be over.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/surprise-billing-legislation-dying-in-congress

The National Obsession Around Ilhan Omar Is Fueling Her Primary Opponent

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 03:30:34 -0400

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Antone Melton-Meaux was virtually unknown. But he's now raising millions in his challenge to Ilhan Omar.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/ilhan-omar-primary-opponent-antone-melton-meaux

The Trump Administration Told A Judge ICE Should Not Release Parents And Children Who've Been Detained Together

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:42:26 -0400

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Immigrant advocates said the government’s filing sets up a potential separation of children from their parents in ICE custody.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-administration-judge-ice-family-separation

She Called Out Equinox On Safety And Cutting Gym Instructors’ Pay. They Fired Her.

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:49:07 -0400

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“I didn’t want to resign, but I wanted to say how kind of hurtful some of the actions of the company have made me feel,” Monica Davis told Equinox when she was fired.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/equinox-fired-instructor-speaking-out-coronavirus-safety

A Mail Carrier Took People's Absentee Ballot Requests And Switched Their Party To Republican

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 09:25:28 -0400

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Thomas Cooper of West Virginia is facing eight years in federal prison.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/mail-carrier-election-fraud-absentee-mail-ballot-west

Michael Cohen Was Taken Back Into Custody After Refusing The Terms Of His Early Release

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:25:23 -0400

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His arrest comes a week after he was spotted eating out a restaurant and when he reportedly refused the terms for his continued release.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/michael-cohen-back-in-custody

Her Case To Be In Congress Is Unique. She’s Running Because She Doesn't Think It Should Be.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:25:29 -0400

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Desiree Tims has worked in Washington, and she didn't see people like her — a Black woman who knows what it means to be working-class. Now she's trying to flip a Republican seat in Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/desiree-tims-dayton-ohio-democrat-congress

The Supreme Court Ruled Prosecutors In New York Can Get Trump’s Tax Returns

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 17:25:22 -0400

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The court also ruled Thursday that House Democrats cannot get Trump's financial records for now, sending the case back to the lower courts.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-trump-tax-returns-finances-subpoena

Tulsa's Top Health Official Said Trump's Rally Likely Contributed To The Surge In COVID-19 Cases There

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:25:33 -0400

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Dr. Bruce Dart said he and his staff were "[connecting] the dots" between the rally and a surge in local coronavirus cases.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-tulsa-rally-coronavirus-covid-outbreak

Facebook Said It “Stands Firmly Against Hate.” It Still Ran A White Nationalist Ad.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 04:53:11 -0400

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For four days in July, Facebook ran an ad from a page called “White Wellbeing Australia.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-white-nationalist-ad

Equinox Instructors Feel Betrayed And Scared As Gyms Start To Open

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:25:28 -0400

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“I'm a poor person… I just don't get how they're comfortable with those losses happening at the bottom. It's just so weird and greedy to me.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/equinox-class-instructors-coronavirus-safety-concerns

The Leaders Of Sleeping Giants Are Splitting Over A Dispute On Credit And Titles

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 10:25:29 -0400

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Nandini Jammi is leaving the activist organization she helped build with Matt Rivitz over a dispute about titles, credit, and equality.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/nandini-jammi-leaving-sleeping-giants

The Latest Supreme Court Ruling In Favor Of Religious Employers Has LGBTQ Advocates Worried

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:18:01 -0400

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The court ruled 7–2 that courts should defer to religious schools to decide which employees qualify as faith leaders who aren’t covered by certain anti-discrimination laws.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-religious-school-teachers-discrimination-lgbtq

The Supreme Court Made It Easier For Employers To Deny Insurance Coverage For Birth Control

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:25:30 -0400

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The decision watered down the Affordable Care Act's "contraceptive mandate," allowing employers and universities to opt out of providing health insurance coverage for contraception for religious or moral reasons.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/supreme-court-birth-control-coverage-mandate-religious