David Beard

David Beard


Writer, Editor, Newsletterer. Strategist & audience specialist. Priors: @WashingtonPost @AP @bostonglobe Say hey: beardwrites@gmail.com. Love uplifting stories

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7 people were struck by gunfire, 1 critically, at a protest in Louisville as tensions escalated over the fatal shooting of a black woman by three white police officers in March#BreonnaTaylor 

Update: The CNN crew arrested on live TV while reporting from the #Minneapolisprotests  has been released. #GeorgeFloyd 

Minnesota governor apologizes for the arrest of CNN's @OmarJimenezWBAL  and his crew, says reporters have a right to do their jobs

The president’s tweet, which implied that protesters in #Minneapolis  could be shot, could not be viewed without reading a brief notice, and Twitter blocked users from liking or replying to it.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch began in 1878. Today the letters came off its longtime HQ, and it has moved to humbler surroundings 2 blocks away. The tech company @Square , run by Twitter's @jack , has taken over the historic building. h/t and 📷 by @kodacohen 

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“The upside-down flag is the universal signal of distress and is framed perfectly and backlit by the flames in the background adding to the urgency of the distress.” @JulioCortez_AP  @CraryAP  #Minneapolis 

With 1.735 million #COVID19  cases in the US and 102,516 deaths, this may be the most useful article you'll read today @NatGeo  @Sarah_Gibbens  #coronavirus 

"It helps that I have seen pain, suffering, and rage in other places, that I can relate to what's happening & why it's happening" - world conflict photographer @dguttenfelder  on covering the broad protests for justice in #Minneapolis  @NatGeo  #GeorgeFloyd 

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A group of doctors showed up at a Border Patrol detention facility to provide free flu vaccines for 100 migrant kids. The doctors said it would take a half hour. Three kids have died from the flu in federal custody. The doctors were refused entry.

Just-released documents show the White House moved to stop vital military aid to #Ukraine  less than two hours after his July 25 call with Ukraine’s President Here’s a White House memo to the Pentagon: Docs#UkraineDocs 

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At least 30 New Yorkers ingested household cleaners in the 18 hours since the president suggested using it to fight #coronavirus 

She discovered her dad worked to negate the vote of Blacks and Latinos. The GOP fought hard to keep their consultant's documents & hard drives secret. His daughter just made them public, saying Americans must see how her dad was ruining democracy.

As #coronavirus  cases spike in Russia, doctors say they need PPEs. 2 doctors who shed light on the woeful lack of PPEs have been reported killed "falling" out of windows. A 3rd has life-threatening injuries after he, too, "fell" out of a window. #COVID19 

Just in case the Pentagon didn’t get the point, here’s another July 25 memo - two hours after the first one, four hours after Trump-Zelensky call - demanding the Pentagon shut off aid to #Ukraine 

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In the latest stunning US government failure to protect its citizens against #COVID19 , officials allowed thousands of people today to leave a #coronavirus-infected  cruise ship in Miami without testing them @MiamiHerald 

Flashback: When the NRA supported gun control to undercut advocates of racial justice, "whose insistence on exercising their constitutional rights threatened white Americans’ political & social dominance in a way that white conservatives couldn’t accept."

She was 39. At first, she didn't take the #coronavirus  test because she thought she was low risk. On Monday she did take the test. On Thursday she joined her partner to walk the dog. On Friday, before she got the test results, she was dead. h/t @jbenton 

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