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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.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:59:42 -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 01:25:23 -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

Trump’s Consumer Watchdog Just Allowed Payday Lenders To Give Loans To People Who Can’t Afford Them

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:32:10 -0400

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Payday loan interest rates can top 600%. Tuesday’s rule allows payday lenders to approve people without considering if they can afford to pay them back.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-consumer-watchdog-payday-loans

The Trump Campaign Isn't Selling Face Masks, So Etsy Sellers Are Stepping In To Meet The Demand

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:47:51 -0400

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Donald Trump won’t wear a mask, even as coronavirus cases rise. But mask-makers are selling loads of masks brandishing his name.


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

A Senator Has Remained Frustrated By State Department Over Request For Ukraine Documents On Biden

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:48:01 -0400

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“To further ignore my requests is at best baseless, and at worst a partisan political act,” Sen. Wyden wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/senator-pushing-for-ukraine-documents-biden

Mike Pompeo Said The US Is Considering Banning TikTok

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:25:29 -0400

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“I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at," Pompeo said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/us-considering-banning-tiktok-according-to-mike-pompeo

Atlanta Mayor (And Possible Joe Biden VP Pick) Keisha Lance Bottoms Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:48:02 -0400

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Bottoms, who has gained national attention for her response to police killings, is in serious contention to be Joe Biden's running mate.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/olivianiland/atlanta-mayor-keisha-lance-bottoms-coronavirus-positive

Bubba Wallace Called Out "Hate" From Trump After He Accused The NASCAR Driver Of A Noose "Hoax"

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 21:27:51 -0400

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"Love should come naturally as people are taught to hate. Even when it's hate from the POTUS," Wallace, the only Black full-time driver on NASCAR's top circuit, tweeted.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/olivianiland/nascar-bubba-wallace-donald-trump-hoax-claim-apology

More Than Three Years After The Standing Rock Protests, A Judge Ordered The Dakota Access Pipeline To Shut Down

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:25:24 -0400

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A federal judge ruled the Trump administration violated federal law when it approved the pipeline without doing a full environmental study.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/dakota-access-pipeline-halted-judge-standing-rock-protests

Here's What Trump's Visit To Mount Rushmore Looked Like

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:45:20 -0400

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Activists and members of different tribes from the region blocked the road as they protested Trump's visit to Keystone.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katebubacz/trumps-visit-to-mount-rushmore-photos

How A 4th Of July Meal Exposes The Coronavirus Risk For Thousands Of US Food Workers

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 19:38:58 -0400

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Hundreds of workers may have contracted COVID-19 to get you the food on your plate this 4th of July. Some may have even died. A BuzzFeed News investigation exposes the cost of your BBQ.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/july-4th-barbecue-food-coronavirus

The Trump Administration Is Set To Resume Executions In Two Weeks. There’s A Last-Ditch Effort To Stop It.

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:50:55 -0400

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Federal death row inmates are asking a judge to intervene on new legal grounds after the US Supreme Court refused to get involved. The ACLU is also suing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-first-federal-execution-july-legal-fight-death-penalty

The Coronavirus Spread In A Dallas Megachurch’s Choir And Orchestra. Then It Hosted Mike Pence.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:25:31 -0400

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A group of First Baptist Dallas choir and orchestra members contracted COVID-19 in the lead-up to Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Sunday. An infectious disease expert called it “appalling.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/mike-pence-dallas-megachurch-coronavirus

Conservative Teens On TikTok Are Going Through Some Growing Pains

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:25:30 -0400

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TikTok has given pro-Trump teens a platform to make memes — and get attention. But what happens when the news isn't funny anymore?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scaachikoul/tik-tok-conservatives-nick-lowenberg-trump-covid-19

“The Squad” Is Raising Money To Fight For Progressive Candidates

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:41:21 -0400

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The Squad Victory Fund will allow Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib to help raise money for their campaigns and other progressives.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/squad-fundraising-progressive-candidates-aoc-omar-tlaib

Mueller Memos Part 8: More Revelations About What Witnesses Told Investigators About Trump And Russia

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:26:37 -0400

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BuzzFeed News sued the FBI and the Department of Justice for access to the secret records used by special counsel Robert Mueller. Today, we are publishing the eighth installment of the FBI’s interview summaries with witnesses in the investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/mueller-memos-part-8-more-secret-documents

The Supreme Court Struck Down An Anti-Abortion Law In Louisiana In Its First Major Abortion Case Under Trump

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:00:23 -0400

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The Supreme Court upheld the constitutional right to abortion Monday, rejecting a state’s attempts to limit access to the procedure for the second time in four years.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/supreme-court-upholds-abortion-rights-strikes-louisiana-law

Democrats Won't Let Republicans Speak In Coronavirus Hearings If They Don’t Wear Masks

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:25:18 -0400

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“We’re not going to have another meeting in a confined space if we’re not going to abide by this,” Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn told Republicans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/coronavirus-congress-republicans-no-masks-democratic-ban

There Are 93 US Attorneys. Seven Are Women And Only Two Are Black.

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:14:59 -0400

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Audrey Strauss, now in charge of the US attorney’s office in Manhattan, is one of a small number of US attorneys nationwide who are women or BIPOC.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-us-attorneys-lack-diversity-justice-department

Joe Biden Says 35% Of His Campaign Staffers Are People Of Color

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:27:57 -0400

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After questions last week, the presumptive nominee released overall statistics about the makeup of his campaign, including consultants in their senior staff statistic.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-diversity-statistics-campaign

Most Of Gen Z Leans Left, But Their First Member Of Congress Will Probably Be Way To The Right

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:29:49 -0400

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Madison Cawthorn, a 24-year-old Republican candidate in North Carolina, spoke with BuzzFeed News about age comparisons to AOC and his desire for Confederate statues to come down because “these people seceded from our country.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/madison-cawthorn-gen-z-congress-youngest-north-carolina

People Spent Thousands To Go On A Cruise With Glenn Beck. Now They Can’t Get Their Money Back.

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:56:45 -0400

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Customers and conservative media fans have spent months in limbo after a planned “Cruise Thru History” was scuttled by the coronavirus.


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

Almost 17,000 Protesters Had No Idea A Tech Company Was Tracing Their Location

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:25:30 -0400

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Data company Mobilewalla used cellphone information to estimate the demographics of protesters. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it’s “shady” and concerning.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/protests-tech-company-spying

Attorney General Bill Barr Is Facing A Rare Public Revolt From Within His Own Department

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:25:32 -0400

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“I can’t think of any precedent for this,” one former US attorney said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/bill-barr-revolt-justice-department-zelinsky-elias-stone

The CDC Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. Then The Agency Disappeared.

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 07:25:24 -0400

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The world’s premier health agency pushed a flawed coronavirus containment strategy — until it disappeared from public view one day before the outbreak was declared a pandemic.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/cdc-coronavirus-containment-redfield

A Judge Blocked The Deportation Of A 16-Year-Old Boy Who Claims Trump Is Using The Coronavirus As An Excuse

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:05:59 -0400

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Attorneys say the Honduran boy is trying to join his father in the US after witnessing a murder and then being threatened by a gang.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/judge-blocks-deportation-of-honduran-boy

A Black Progressive Beat A 16-Term Democrat In A Heated New York Congressional Primary

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:25:32 -0400

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The win by Jamaal Bowman, an educator in the Bronx, over Eliot Engel, a 16-term member of Congress, is a signal victory for progressives.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/jamaal-bowman-eliot-engel-primary-result

The Courts Say Sex Discrimination Laws Protect Trans People, But Trump May Use Religious Exemptions To Get Around Them

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:48:32 -0400

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LGBTQ activists may have already won the battle over what sex discrimination laws mean, but now they expect the Trump administration to weaken the laws with religious freedom exemptions.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/sex-discrimination-laws-religion-lgbtq

The DC Circuit Is Forcing A Judge To Dismiss The Criminal Case Against Trump's Ally Michael Flynn

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 20:54:45 -0400

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The Justice Department asked a judge to dismiss Flynn's case after a new review of evidence was ordered by Attorney General Bill Barr.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/michael-flynn-case-dismissal-court-rules-trump

How Diverse Is Joe Biden’s 2020 Staff? His Campaign Won’t Say.

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:45:15 -0400

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During a national reckoning over racism and inclusion, the campaign is breaking with recent Democratic tradition by keeping its diversity numbers private.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/joe-biden-2020-campaign-staff-diversity

The Black Lives Matter Protests Have Taught Us More About The Coronavirus

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:25:28 -0400

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Even though hundreds of thousands of protesters and police crowded onto the streets, overall social distancing actually strengthened in big cities with major protests.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/black-lives-matter-protests-coronavirus-no-surges

Boompilled: Fireworks Conspiracy Theories Are Bursting Across The Internet

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:25:27 -0400

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There's no evidence that the fireworks lighting up US cities are caused by anything other than oversupply and understimulation. That hasn't stopped the conspiracies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/boompilled-fireworks-conspiracy-theories-are-bursting

New York Police Will Start Sting Operations Against Illegal Fireworks

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:15:26 -0400

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Activists are calling to defund the police, but New York City is doubling down on aggressively policing fireworks.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/nypd-fireworks-task-force-sting-operations

A Judge Ruled The Trump Administration Must Face A Lawsuit Over Denying Coronavirus Checks To Undocumented Parents

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 22:25:30 -0400

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US citizen children filed a lawsuit after Congress restricted CARES Act relief money to individuals with Social Security numbers, excluding undocumented immigrants.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/lawsuit-citizen-kids-undocumented-parents-coronavirus

Here’s Trump Trashing 12 Of His “Best People” Who Then Spoke Out Against Him

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:25:28 -0400

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From Jeff Sessions to John Bolton, the president has insisted he only hires "the best people." He tends to change his mind and insult them when they leave.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-praise-staff-criticize-bolton-sessions-mattis-kelly

Trump Defended His Ability To Walk Down A Ramp At His First Rally During The Pandemic

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:47:55 -0400

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Trump took 14 minutes of his campaign rally in Tulsa, where COVID-19 rates are on the rise, to insist he can walk down a ramp and drink water out of a cup.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/trump-tulsa-rally-ramp

Trump Tried To Quietly Replace A Prosecutor Taking Aim At His Allies. It’s Not The First Time That Backfired.

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 21:36:07 -0400

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The nearly daylong standoff between Attorney General Bill Barr and US attorney Geoffrey Berman marked the second time now that Trump has failed when trying to get a US attorney in Manhattan to quietly step aside.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-barr-remove-us-attorney-geoffrey-berman-sdny

The FBI Used Its Most Advanced Spy Plane To Watch Black Lives Matter Protests

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:30:53 -0400

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The aircraft is normally used to provide surveillance for big federal drug and gang busts — but flew over the Black Lives Matter protests in DC earlier this month, as well as over Baltimore during the protests following Freddie Gray's death.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/fbi-surveillance-plane-black-lives-matter-dc

Black Lives Matter Activists Say They're Being Silenced By Facebook

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:13:57 -0400

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As the platform regulates speech, social justice advocates want it to stop perpetuating the same structures of racism they experience offline.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-silencing-black-lives-matter-activists

Police Pulled Over Two Black Men For Having An Air Freshener In Their Car. A Court Ruled The Stop Was Legitimate.

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:25:26 -0400

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Studies have found that traffic stops for minor infractions disproportionately affect Black and Latino drivers and courts have upheld stops for air fresheners before.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/police-traffic-stop-black-men-air-freshener-court-rules

Facebook Removed Trump Campaign Ads That Invoked Nazi Symbols

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:43:47 -0400

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But one lawmaker had more tough questions for the company.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/red-triangle-facebook-trump-ads

Trump's Rally Brought A Crisis To Tulsa. Now The City Is Expecting Its Biggest Juneteenth Celebration Ever.

Sat, 20 Jun 2020 03:45:16 -0400

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Organizers had canceled the annual Juneteenth celebration due to the coronavirus, but Trump’s decision to hold a rally there changed their plans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/tulsa-juneteenth-celebration-trump-rally

Top Democrats Are Refusing To “Defund The Police.” Activists Fear The Police Killings Won’t Stop.

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:43:48 -0400

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Reform leaders are frustrated with Democrats who have pushed aside the “defund the police” call that’s central to protests against police brutality after George Floyd’s killing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-opposes-defund-the-police-activists-protest

DACA Recipients Are Shocked And Relieved After The Supreme Court Ruled Against Trump

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:25:28 -0400

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"The rush of relief I felt in that moment is indescribable and all I could do was cry to my parents. We didn’t expect this decision at all."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/daca-recipients-shocked-after-supreme-court-ruling

Trump Is Proposing Stripping Social Media Sites Of The Discretion To Remove “Objectionable” Content

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 06:25:32 -0400

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The president is following through on his threat to "strongly regulate" social media companies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-social-media-speech-limits

People In Brooklyn Were Setting Off Fireworks. Then Police Showed Up In Riot Gear.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 16:23:52 -0400

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Monday’s incident is a sign of the tension between police and the community after officers violently broke up peaceful protests around the city weeks before — and tension around gentrification in the community itself.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/flatbush-brooklyn-fireworks-nypd-police-blm

The UK May Ban Tear Gas Sales To The US

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:50:48 -0400

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A letter signed by 166 members of Parliament calls for the UK to stop selling riot control weapons to US police departments.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/tear-gas-ban-uk-us

Microsoft Says It Won't Sell Facial Recognition To The Police. These Documents Show How It Pitched That Technology To The Federal Government.

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:43:26 -0400

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Last week, Microsoft said it would not sell its facial recognition to police departments. But new documents reveal it was pitching that technology to at least one federal agency as recently as two years ago.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/microsoft-pitched-facial-recognition-dea-drug-enforcement

Facebook And Instagram Will Let You Turn Off Political Ads

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 18:13:15 -0400

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“For those of you who’ve already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/facebook-instagram-political-ads-2020-election

The Minnesota Freedom Fund Raised Over $30 Million After George Floyd’s Death. Now It’s A Target.

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:20:43 -0400

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The small nonprofit that raised millions during protests in Minneapolis has struggled to spend all of its new money and is now being attacked on the right.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/minnesota-freedom-fund-raised-30-million-george-floyd

He Trains Cops On Riot Control. He Admits He “Fluffed Up” His Résumé.

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 21:20:54 -0400

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Geoff Perrin acknowledges he inflated his résumé, but says it hasn’t helped him get work with American police departments “because they just go, ‘What do you guys know about guns?’”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/richholmes/british-cop-training-police-riot-control-credentials

Ilhan Omar's Father Died From The Coronavirus

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:13:36 -0400

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"No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ikrd/ilhan-omar-father-died-covid-19-coronavirus

A Black Lives Matter Protester Was Shot At A Demonstration In Albuquerque

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:25:28 -0400

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“The shooting tonight was a tragic, outrageous, and unacceptable act of violence and it has no place in our city."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adeonibada/black-lives-matter-protester-shot-albuquerque

The Supreme Court's LGBTQ Decision Will Have Huge Impacts For Those In States With No Prior Protections

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 21:08:59 -0400

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It was estimated last year that half of all LGBTQ Americans lived in states where they had no legal protections from workplace discrimination. Not any more.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/supreme-court-lgbtq-gay-transgender-lesbian-decision

Justices Won't Review Legal Protections For Police Officers. Justice Thomas Feels Differently.

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:08:02 -0400

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Court justices, with Thomas dissenting, announced they would not hear a group of cases challenging qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that shields cops.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/qualified-immunity-supreme-court-police

The FDA Just Pulled Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine As Coronavirus Treatments

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:54:39 -0400

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The federal agency noted that the two drugs are "unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19" and could cause serious side effects.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/coronavirus-fda-revoked-hydroxychloroquine

LGBTQ Americans Just Won A Massive Civil Rights Victory At The Supreme Court

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 23:25:27 -0400

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A majority of justices ruled that an employer violates federal law when they fire someone for being LGBTQ.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/lgbtq-workplaces-supreme-court-ruling-discrimination

Joe Biden Says He’s A “Bridge” To The Future. Younger Democrats Want To Know What Will Be On The Other Side.

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 03:25:29 -0400

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“I think the real key to it is to radically upend your notions of a typical life experience — not just because he’s the former vice president, but because of what a young person is facing today.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-young-democrats-future-bridge

Trump Is Taking Away Transgender Healthcare Protections Created Under Obamacare

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:25:32 -0400

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Several Republican-led states successfully sued to block the protections from taking effect in 2016. On Friday, the administration formally nullified them.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/transgender-healthcare-trump-abortion

Michael Flynn And The Government Want To Stop A Judge From Probing The Decision To Drop His Case. The DC Circuit Wasn’t Impressed.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 21:25:29 -0400

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Flynn and the Department of Justice want to block the judge in his criminal case from reviewing the decision to drop his prosecution


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/michael-flynn-appeals-court-hearing-barr

The CDC Broke Its Three-Month Silence To Tell You To Keep Washing Your Hands

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 03:25:24 -0400

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"There is no way to ensure zero risk of infection," said new CDC guidelines on safety as more states reopen.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/coronavirus-cdc-robert-redfield-june

Many Police Departments Have Software That Can Identify People In Crowds

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 16:25:21 -0400

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BriefCam, a facial recognition and surveillance video analysis company, sells the ability to surveil protesters and enforce social distancing — without the public knowing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/police-software-briefcam

Immigrants Delayed By The Coronavirus Are Suing To Be Naturalized In Time To Vote In The Presidential Election

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:25:26 -0400

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Attorneys are worried their clients won’t be able to complete the last step to obtain US citizenship in time to register to vote in October after the pandemic sidelined scheduled ceremonies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigrants-sue-to-be-naturalized-in-time-to-vote

The Coronavirus Is Shattering A Generation Of Kids

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:44:54 -0400

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Interviews with more than 40 children across the country reveal American childhood in the midst of COVID-19 — and how race and class help define which children will emerge unscathed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/coronavirus-kids-school-inequality

I’m Skeptical Of All These White People Resigning

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 16:25:24 -0400

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From Bon Appétit to CrossFit, top editors and executives are being called out for racism. But the Black Lives Matter movement is about much more than white-collar accountability.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomiobaro/bon-appetit-crossfit-refinery29-resignations-black-lives-mat

House Democrats Are Pushing To Remove The Names Of Confederate Officers From Military Bases After Trump Defended Them

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:52:26 -0400

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Rep. Yvette Clarke’s bill would require the government to rename 10 military bases. Trump defended the “Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations” named for Confederate officers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/democrats-rename-military-bases-confederates-trump

Health Experts Are Sounding The Alarm About A Coronavirus Surge In Arizona

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 19:25:29 -0400

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“Healthcare providers and hospitals in Arizona are issuing dire warnings,” one state representative said. “I sure hope Governor Ducey is listening.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/coronavirus-arizona-cases-surge-hospitalizations

Amazon Is Suspending Police Use Of Its Facial Recognition Tech For One Year

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:40:21 -0400

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The company is joining IBM, but it doesn't mean Amazon is totally out of the facial recognition business.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/amazon-suspending-facial-recognition-police

Symbolic Gestures Are Not Enough

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:56:31 -0400

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As Black Lives Matter protests yield results, it’s become harder to ignore the gulf between well-meaning but ultimately worthless gestures and real, radical change.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/shannonkeating/democrats-kente-cloth-pelosi-cuomo-bowser-black-lives-matter

A 16-Year-Old Boy Is Suing The Trump Administration, Claiming It's Using The Pandemic As An Excuse To Deport Him

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:25:27 -0400

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The teen is the first to challenge an unprecedented policy put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic that has all but shut down asylum at the southern border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-admin-coronavirus-deport-children-asylum-lawsuit

"This Has To Stop": A Court Invoked George Floyd's Death In Denying Qualified Immunity To Cops Who Shot A Man 22 Times

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 11:25:34 -0400

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"Although we recognize that our police officers are often asked to make splitsecond decisions, we expect them to do so with respect for the dignity and worth of black lives."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/court-denies-immunity-police-west-virginia-george-floyd

Black Campaign Staffers "Always Have Had An Awesome Burden." Now They're Struggling With George Floyd's Death.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 21:25:32 -0400

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Joe Biden spoke to his staff about the protests and Trump’s response in a video call that lasted nearly two hours.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/black-2020-election-staffers-george-floyd-death

Democrats Are Calling For An Investigation Into The Trump Administration Denying DACA Recipients Federally Backed Housing Loans

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:55:06 -0400

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“The facts are clear: HUD officials implemented a secret policy change to discriminate against DACA recipients," Sen. Bob Menendez said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/congress-investigate-daca-housing-ben-carson

Thousands Of People Have Been Arrested During Recent Protests. We Want To Hear About Your Experiences.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:04:35 -0400

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Thousands of people have been arrested during protests against anti-Black racism and police brutality. BuzzFeed News wants to hear about your experiences.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/george-floyd-breonna-taylor-protests-arrests

Democrats Are Pushing For Police Reforms On Use Of Force With New Federal Legislation

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 11:25:30 -0400

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The bill aims to make deadly force a last resort and subjects police to stronger oversight while limiting legal immunity. But Republican support is far from certain.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-push-for-police-reforms-on-use-of-force-with-new

It Was A Completely Peaceful Protest Against Police Brutality. Then The Cops Attacked.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 18:08:54 -0400

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A peaceful gathering in Manhattan ended with hundreds of police officers attacking people in the streets. Here’s how it unfolded.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/nypd-violence-batons

Protesters And Journalists Are Being Attacked For Exercising The Same Rights

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 17:38:45 -0400

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Why are some journalists all too eager to rail against media suppression while downplaying — or even championing — police efforts to harass or arrest protesters?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/shannonkeating/protesters-journalists-first-amendment-police-brutality

Homeland Security’s Inspector General Is Opening A Review Of The Department’s Treatment Of Pregnant Detainees

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:59:07 -0400

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The announcement comes following BuzzFeed News’ report of a woman giving birth in a detention center near San Diego.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/homeland-security-investigates-treatment-pregnant-detainees

Black People Are Tired Of Inaction Against Police Brutality. They’re Watching Biden To See If He’ll Turn The Tide.

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:01:36 -0400

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Activists and Democrats say the protests against police violence are a pivotal moment for Joe Biden's presidential campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-police-george-floyd-response

The Trump Administration Said It Didn’t Change Policy To Deny Housing Loans To DACA Recipients. Emails Show Otherwise.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:25:35 -0400

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New documents show that the Trump administration moved to block young undocumented immigrants from federal housing loans in 2018.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/trump-daca-housing-loans-ben-carson