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| Trump's 'looting' and 'shooting' remark draws outrage from all sides
Trump attempted to walk back his comments on Friday afternoon but not before receiving condemnation from a far-right group and a pop star.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 3:18 PM
|How should the U.S. respond to China's Hong Kong power grab?
The Chinese government passed a law giving it sweeping new powers to stamp out dissent on the semiautonomous island of Hong Kong. Should the U.S. and others nations push back?
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 3:46 PM
|Lessons from Japan on containing coronavirus could help U.S. reopen safely
In many ways, Japan’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic has paralleled America’s, and yet Japan’s outbreak has stalled — at much lower levels of infection and death.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 12:01 PM
|Denmark and Norway cut coronavirus-hit Sweden out of free travel deal
The governments of Denmark and Norway have cut Sweden out of a deal allowing each other's tourists to travel freely between the two countries — citing their Nordic neighbour's higher levels of coronavirus infection. The deal, announced at parallel press conferences in Oslo and Copenhagen on Friday afternoon, showed Sweden has failed in its diplomatic efforts to be included in the first stage of a Nordic travel bubble. Under the deal, people from Denmark will from June 15 be allowed to enter Norway without needing to quarantine, while tourists from Norway will be able to enter Denmark, so long as they have booked accommodation for at least six days. As she announced the agreement, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen acknowledged that it would be difficult for many Swedes. “Danes and Swedes have family, lovers, and holiday homes across the border,” she said. “Denmark and Sweden are at different places in relation to the coronavirus [epidemic], and this has a bearing on what we can decide in relation to the border.”
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 11:21 AM
|FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation
Boente was asked to resign on Friday and two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss him said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 10:23 PM
|Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services
A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 12:34 AM
|Israel police kill Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed
Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday shot dead a disabled Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol, prompting furious condemnation from the Palestinians. The incident happened in the alleys of the walled Old City near Lions' Gate, an access point mainly used by Palestinians. "Police units on patrol there spotted a suspect with a suspicious object that looked like a pistol," an Israeli police statement said.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 3:53 PM
|Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in ‘shock and horror’
Prime minister condemned racism and called on Canada to ‘stand together in solidarity’ against racial hate as protests continue in US * George Floyd killing – follow live updatesCanadians are watching unrest and police violence in the United States in “shock and horror”, Justin Trudeau said on Friday – but the prime minister cautioned that his country also has entrenched problems with racism. The city of Minneapolis has been rocked by a third night of violent protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground following arrest. “Many Canadians of diverse backgrounds are watching, like all Canadians are, the news out of the United States with shock and with horror,” Trudeau told reporters at a daily briefing.“Anti-black racism – racism – is real. It’s in the United States but it’s also in Canada and we know people are facing systemic discrimination, unconscious bias and anti-black racism every single day,” said Trudeau, calling on the country to “stand together in solidarity” against racial hate. “We have work to do as well in Canada.” Racial inequities continue to persist throughout the country – a grim reality that is often apparent during interactions with police. In December 2018, the province of Ontario released a landmark report that found black residents in Toronto – the country’s largest city – are 20 times more likely to be shot dead by the police than white residents. “It’s a very Canadian tradition to speak in platitudes, to refer to the underground railroad and to speak about Canada as a haven and a place that acknowledges its past mistakes,” said Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives. “But we continue to see similar structural harms and structural kinds of violence as we do in places where leaders make more overtly vitriolic statements towards black communities.”Last month, 26-year-old D’Andre Campbell was shot dead by police inside his own home, north of Toronto, after Campbell himself called 911.Earlier this week, the family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet said a police officer shoved the young woman over the balcony of the family’s 24th-floor apartment, where she fell to her death. The case is currently under investigation by an arms-length police watchdog.Maynard also pointed out the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on black and indigenous residents, who are overrepresented in the country’s prison population.“We continue to see prisons and jails being epicentres of outbreaks,” she said. “Yet there is failure on the part of the federal government to meaningfully release to release prisoners.”Trudeau’s unprompted remarks marked a notable departure for a leader who has gone to great lengths to avoid irritating his US counterpart, Donald Trump.Canadian prime ministers have traditionally refrained from discussing political and social turmoil in the US – Canada’s main ally and largest trading partner. Justin Trudeau has long spoken about the need to tackle racism, but his re-election campaign was marred by pictures of him in blackface as a young man.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 2:25 PM
|Can you contract coronavirus from a surface or object?
The CDC says that it may be possible to contract COVID-19 by coming in contact with a surface or object that has the virus on it, but you're much more likely to get the coronavirus through person-to-person transmission.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 6:48 PM
|A Tennessee police chief had a message for fellow law enforcement: turn in your badge if 'you don't have an issue' with George Floyd's death
David Roddy's tweet about police brutality has garnered over 159,000 retweets. He has been part of the Chattanooga Police Department for 24 years.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 1:18 PM
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|Live updates: Cities impose curfews, National Guard mobilizes as U.S. faces another night of unrest
Major cities such as Atlanta, Seattle, Los Angeles and Columbus as well as Minneapolis among others have imposed curfews as they brace for more unrest. The governors of Minnesota, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky have mobilized the National Guard.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 1:49 PM
|SpaceX launches two NASA astronauts to space for the first time in historic US mission
SpaceX began a new chapter in the history of United States spaceflight on Saturday, launching two NASA astronauts for the first time.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 7:35 PM
|Coronavirus updates: EU asks U.S. to reconsider WHO exit as India extends lockdown in 'containment zones'
The coronavirus has infected more than 5.95 million people around the world as of Saturday, killing at least 365,437 people.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 12:54 PM
|U.S.-China tensions are expected to rise and increasingly weigh on the technology sector
Technology shares could be in the cross-hairs as tensions between China and the U.S. rise.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 12:06 PM
|Wall Street begins high stakes summer with market at critical levels as economy reopens
The 100 days since the stocks peaked on Feb. 19 have been among the most dramatic and destabilizing in market history.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 11:44 AM
|Soccer and banks: These are some of the 'best-in-class' stock plays to emerge from the pandemic
Wall Street analysts say these stocks are set to flourish in a reopening economy.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 12:09 PM
|Nike releases 'Don't Do It' ad addressing racism in America
Nike released a video Friday night titled "For Once, Don't Do It," addressing racism and imploring consumers not to ignore the issue
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 4:02 PM
|NASA and other innovators work to redesign ventilators for Covid-19 patients
NASA scientists as well as other innovators are busy developing alternatives to the traditional ventilator being used worldwide to treat severe cases of Covid-19.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 2:36 PM
|Why politicians shouldn't be the public face of the coronavirus response
Public health experts say the CDC's voice is desperately needed.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 2:30 PM
|Short-term rental market faces consolidation as start-ups and small landlords offload properties
Venture-funded companies and mom and pop businesses in the short-term rental market are offloading properties after the coronavirus dramatically curtailed travel.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 2:54 PM