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"That's on me." NYPD deputy commissioner takes blame for not adequately preparing for looters.

Scientists working on a potential coronavirus vaccine have almost reached a breakthrough on an antibody treatment

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In the Philippines, paid trolls, fallacious reasoning, leaps in logic, poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues. #FromOurArchives 

Philadelphia police inspector charged after striking college-aged protestor with metal baton

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. @PrakashJavdekar  should tell us what 'culture' this horrible incident is? Since he declared the elephant death due to possible firecracker was not 'Indian culture' 'A pregnant cow’s jaw injured after being fed wheat dough stuffed with firecrackers'

Before covid-19, 12% of Spaniards fell below the 40%-of-median-income threshold, against 7% of people in the EU as a whole

China’s May foreign exchange reserves unexpectedly rise to US$3.102 trillion

Lockdowns not possible without more powers and money, warn local councils

Why Do Republican Leaders Continue to Enable Trump? This essay by @anneapplebaum ⁩ drawing parallels with East Germany and other authoritarian regimes is the best thing I’ve read in a long time


Scoops of the Day

Trump visits the coronavirus swab production line in Maine, without a mask, and the manufacturer says it will now have to throw away the day’s output.

“Not all streets are like Sesame Street. … What we are seeing is people saying 'enough is enough.' They want to end racism.” @elmo ’s dad Louie explains why people are protesting across the US. #CNNSesameStreet 

Thousands of people in Philadelphia continue to protest racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Crowds in Center City stretched from the steps of the Art Museum and past the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Activists are decorating the new fence surrounding the White House with criminal justice messages: “ban stop and frisk”

JUST-IN The United States Marine Corps has banned all public displays of the Confederate flag on installations worldwide. The Marines say the flag represents "a threat to our core values." READ MORE:

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🗣️ REMINDER: Trans men are men. Trans women are women. Non-binary people are who they say they are.

With multiple reports of existing fake Facebook accounts, here's how you can report accounts pretending to be someone you know or someone that doesn't exist. RELATED STORY:

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here's a great idea for the left. lets replace police with social justice warriors. When a fight breaks out, or there's a robbery, or any violent disturbance, we send a pair of gender studies graduates to break it up. i say we make this an executive order for blue states.

#BREAKING : Suspended Buffalo officers charged with second-degree assault after pushing 75-year-old man at protest

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Yo @facebook , there’s a surge of fake accounts of journalists & students being created in the Philippines today on your platform. Get your act together. Do something.


Scoops of the Week

EXCLUSIVE: The DEA has been granted sweeping authority to “conduct covert surveillance” on people protesting over George Floyd’s death, a secret memo reveals


Seems like some in the military, now openly being encouraged by respected former commanders, have decided they will not takeover America for President Trump. A possible tipping point. Certainly would have been, had it gone the other way.

When all 57 Buffalo police officers on the emergency response team resign because two were suspended for knocking down a 75-year-old man and sending him to the hospital, this seems like an opportunity to find 57 new police officers who don't approve of assaulting senior citizens.

BREAKING: law enforcement officials have seized thousands of cloth masks that were mailed to four different cities to protect Black Lives Matter protesters from COVID-19:

To all soldiers in the USA being deployed illegally against the American people, lay down your shields and defy the order of the #DicklessRapist  - it’s the only way.

BREAKING: The 3 other officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd 's killing will be charged with aiding and abetting murder, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Derek Chauvin's charge will be elevated to second-degree murder.

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BREAKING: A judge just ruled that every Tennessee voter can now vote by mail for the 2020 elections.

ICYMI: Twenty minutes after leaving his job at a Brooklyn hospital on Sat night, Rayne Valentine says he was lying in the fetal position on the sidewalk bc he’d been beaten and kicked by New York police officers, his hospital ID smeared with his own blood.