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|Native American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore and faced off with the National Guard in the hours before Trump's fiery speech
The protesters were sprayed with pepper spray and 15 people were arrested during the demonstration on Friday.
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 5:22 AM
|Japan flooding: Fourteen dead in flooded care home
At least 16 people have died and a dozen are missing on the island of Kyushu amid devastating rains.
POSTED JULY 05, 2020 5:26 AM
|Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message
Biden's video message came hours after President Trump accused protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 12:56 PM
|Why U.S. F-35s, Stealth Bombers and Attack Drones Could Fail in a War
Fighter jets, stealth bombers, attack drones and air-traveling missiles all need to “operate at speed” in a fast-changing great power conflict era. What that means is that “sensor to shooter” time (how fast data can go from a sensor to a war-fighter) needs to be drastically sped up. Without that speed, warfighters won’t be able to react as quickly to threats and it will be harder to win.
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 4:00 AM
|Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia
Many of the protesters carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to account for the vast majority of the marchers, protesters of various races, men and women alike, were among the group. One video clip showed a leader of the demonstrators, who was not identified, shouting into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists who historically have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own.
POSTED JULY 05, 2020 1:39 AM
|3 police officers have been fired over a photo in which cops took a selfie reenacting the chokehold used on Elijah McClain
The photo featured officers Jaron Jones, Erica Marrero, and Kyle Dittrich, smiling by a memorial for Elijah McClain.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 5:51 PM
|Covid cases were linked to patients moving from hospitals to care homes, Government report admits
Discharging hospital patients back into care homes was an ‘important source' of infection, government experts have admitted, as new figures show that more than half of care homes have had a confirmed case of Covid-19. A paper by the Care Homes Sub group which was submitted to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) on May 12th, warned that the new disease cases were linked to the connection between care homes and hospitals. The huge numbers of deaths in care homes is thought to be the reason the government underestimated how many people would die from the virus, with Professor Neil Ferguson recently telling MPs he had assumed residents would be shielded when modelling the pandemic. A separate report, released in a new tranche of government papers on Thursday showed that Sage believed there would be at most 50,000 UK deaths in the first wave of the pandemic up to September. But that figure was passed at the beginning of June.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 1:21 PM
|Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea deal
Could that same deal now help Ghislaine Maxwell, the Epstein confidante arrested Thursday, evade charges she helped lure at least three girls into sexual liaisons with him? The British socialite was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire on charges that she acted as a recruiter of underage girls for Epstein, usually under the guise of hiring them to perform massages, and sometimes participated in his sexual abuse of the teens. The allegations against the couple date back many years, but Epstein, for a while, appeared to have resolved them under a deal with federal and state prosecutors in South Florida in which he pleaded guilty to lesser state charges and served 13 months in jail and a work-release program.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 4:56 PM
|China accuses Canada of meddling over Hong Kong law
China on Saturday accused Canada of meddling after Ottawa said it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong to protest a tough new national security law imposed there by Beijing. In a statement published on the website of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, a spokesperson denounced what he said were Canada's "unwarranted comments" on the new law, saying Canadian leaders had "grossly interfered in China's internal affairs." "Some Western countries including Canada have been meddling in Hong Kong affairs under the pretext of human rights, which seriously violates international law and basic norms of international relations," the statement said, adding that such efforts were "doomed to fail."
POSTED JULY 04, 2020 1:48 PM
|The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities
The agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.
POSTED JULY 05, 2020 7:03 AM