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Google Maps, Bing Maps add marker for Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C.

Recently renamed area near the White House also appears on Apple Maps
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Trends, Google Maps, Black Lives Matter, Apple Maps, Google Maps Bing Maps, Black Lives Matter Plaza


Trump’s Task Force Warns Governors of COVID Spike Tied to Protests

Top officials on President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force told governors on Monday they were worried about a spike in infections due to the mass protests against racial injustice taking place across the country. Speaking via conference call, a recording of which The Daily Beast obtained, Deborah Birx, Trump’s coronavirus response coordinator, relayed fears that the yelling by protesters could potentially negate the health benefits of wearing a mask, and that the destruction of testing sit...
Tags: Utah, News, Cdc, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Arizona, Salt Lake City, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Centers for Medicare


Dems Seek Probe Into Use Of Force Against Protesters At Lafayette Square

Congressional Democrats are requesting an investigation into the U.S. Park Police’s aggressive use of force in dispersing protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. to make way for a presidential photo-op at a nearby church.  “The First Amendment rights to free speech, peaceful assembly, and free press are the building blocks of all other rights. Any actions by the Park Police to muzzle these rights is an affront to all Americans and should be swiftly addressed, ”Sen. Ron Wyden (...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Protests, Ron Wyden, Trump, Department of Interior, Government Accountability Office, Sen Ron Wyden, U S Park Police, Lafayette Square, Raúl Grijalva, President Trump, Sen Tammy Duckworth, Park Police, Deb Haaland


President Trump, Senate Republicans to put forward proposals for possible police reform

Sources say the reforms would be a combination of executive and legislative action; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
Tags: News, White House, John Roberts


White House prepares new immigration limits, using coronavirus as cover

The Trump administration is preparing to roll out another set of restrictions on legal immigration, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, even as it argues for the reopening of the US economy, according to sources familiar with the deliberations.
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White House prepares immigration limits, using Covid-19 as cover

The Trump administration is preparing to roll out another set of restrictions on legal immigration, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, even as it argues for the reopening of the US economy, according to sources familiar with the deliberations.
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Georgia: Chaos engulfs voting in White House battleground

Atlanta's mayor said the new voting machines did not work, but state officials blamed user error.
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Trump Came Close To Firing Esper After He Broke With POTUS On Insurrection Act

President Trump reportedly came close to firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the Pentagon official broke with the President over invoking the Insurrection Act to quell the violence that emerged during nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Last week, Esper contradicted Trump’s demand for governors to “dominate” protesters by activating the National Guard. Esper also argued that active duty forces should only be used in a law enforcement role as a “last resort.” CNN repo...
Tags: News, James Inhofe, White House, Defense, Cnn, Protests, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Esper, Trump, State, National Guard, David Urban


US Foreign Aid Agency Defends Political Appointees Who Wrote Anti-LGBT, Anti-Islam Posts

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The top official at the U.S. foreign aid agency defended three political appointees whose past social media posts and writings include attacks on LGBT people and Muslims, saying they were “committed to enacting the policies of President Donald J. Trump.” ProPublica reported on Friday that Merritt Corrigan ha...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, US, United States, Usaid, Tea Party, Donald J Trump, Corrigan, John Light, Trump Administration, Mark Lloyd, Bethany Kozma, ProPublica ProPublica, Mark Kevin Lloyd, Merritt Corrigan


Dozens of Republicans urge Trump not to cut number of US troops in Germany

Nearly two-dozen Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are pushing back on a White House plan to draw down US troops in Germany, according to a new letter sent to President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Tags: White House, Germany, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, House Armed Services Committee


apprendre dans un monde complexe et chaotique

Traduit par Christian Renard This is a translation of learning in complexity & chaos La plupart de nos structures de travail sont aujourd’hui conçues pour faire face à des situations compliquées, telles que la construction d’un bâtiment, le lancement d’une campagne ou la conception d’un équipement. Mais, aujourd’hui, nous devons faire face à des problèmes complexes qui ne peuvent pas être résolus de manière standardisée — inégalités, réfugiés, populisme, racisme. Chaque fois que quelqu’un est im...
Tags: Apple, White House, Complexity, New York Times, The Times, Naomi Klein, eLearning, Trump, Sonder, Bob Woodward, Cela, DONNER, NetworkedLearning, Jesse Martin, PKMastery, Bruno Marion


Divider in Chief: Trump tweets disgusting conspiracy theory about elderly man assaulted by cops

In a sickening abortion of leadership, impeached US President Donald Trump today issued a reprehensible attack on a US citizen who was assaulted by police during a peaceful protest. Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) J...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Politics, US, Social Media, United States, Donald Trump, Donald J Trump, Martin Gugino


Protesters have turned the new White House fence into a memorial for Black victims of police brutality

Protesters have left their signs from demonstrations on the fence, as well drawings and balloons, to make a powerful statement.
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany boasted that 8% of Black voters supported Trump in 2016 and falsely claimed Mitt Romney won just 2% of Black voters in 2012

McEnany refused to say whether Trump endorses the statement that "black lives matter" and attacked Romney's support for the anti-racism protests.
Tags: News, White House, Mitt Romney, Trump, Romney, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany


Most Of Lafayette Square Will Reopen By Wednesday

The National Park Service will remove most of the tall fencing surrounding Lafayette Square by Wednesday, according to a Washington Post report on Tuesday. Early last week, Lafayette Square was closed off to the public shortly after federal police forcibly removed peaceful protesters right outside the White House ahead of President Trump’s surprise photo-op in front of nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church. The fencing has become a makeshift memorial paying tribute to George Floyd as protests in ...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Washington Dc, House, Protests, Nancy Pelosi, National Park Service, Trump, National Guard, Pelosi, Schumer, Muriel Bowser


Virgin Galactic is building and testing spaceships during the coronavirus pandemic. The company's CEO explains how its high-tech workers are staying safe.

Virgin Galactic in early May performed a gliding test flight of its "Unity" spaceship over New Mexico for the first time, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. George Whitesides, the company's CEO, explained that in addition to providing ample personal protective equipment, Virgin Galactic tested roughly all 1,000 of its employees and contractors for COVID-19. Whitesides said about two-thirds of staff now work from home, and, as a result of new safety protocols, most of the remaining third...
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Microsoft’s AI editor uses photo of wrong mixed-race popstar in story about racism

Microsoft’s AI news editor might be new to its job, but it’s already proven it can match its human rivals in one common skill: an inability to distinguish between people of color. According to The Guardian, Microsoft software used to replace the human journalists running news site MSN.com confused two mixed-race members of British pop group Little Mix. In an MSN.com article headlined “Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall says she faced horrific racism at school”, the software mistakenly picked a photo...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Microsoft, Artificial Intelligence, Msn, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh Anne Pinnock, The Guardian Microsoft, Neural, Thirwall


Barr Undercuts Trump’s Claim Secret Service Only Wanted POTUS To Go To Bunker For Inspection

Whoops. During an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier that aired on Monday night, Attorney General Bill Barr defended the federal police’s aggressive tactics against peaceful protesters near the White House on Monday June 1, the day of Trump’s infamous photo-op. The attorney general claimed the administration was “reacting to three days of extremely violent demonstrations right across from the White House.” “Things were so bad that the Secret Service recommended the President go down to t...
Tags: News, White House, Protests, Fox News, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Brian Kilmeade, Bret Baier, Baier, Fox News Radio, Barr, Cristina Cabrera, Bill Barr, TV Clip, Presidential Emergency Operations Center


Britain will not seek to extend Brexit transition period, says minister

Penny Mordaunt tells MPs she hopes to have post-Brexit deal agreed by autumnThe UK government will tell the EU on Friday it is not going to seek an extension to the Brexit transition period, the paymaster general, Penny Mordaunt, has said. She told the House of Commons in an update on Brexit talks that she and Michael Gove would “emphasise that we will not be extending the transition period” when they meet EU counterparts at a Brexit joint committee meeting on Friday.  Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Brexit, Penny Mordaunt, Fishing Industry, Brexit joint committee


Justifying police violence, Trump lies about Buffalo man bleeding from ear after police attack

Martin Gugino, 75, hit the pavement and bled from his ear when a Buffalo, NY police officer shoved him violently, without provocation. Martin Gugino is still in the hospital, now in serious but stable condition. The president is now lying about Martin Gugino. Impeached president Donald Trump tweeted today that this violent incident may not have happened at all, or was staged by an "Antifa" provocateur, and justifies violence by the police against Americans. He is citing a disinformation segme...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, News, Russia, Buffalo, Police Brutality, Lies, Donald Trump, Police Violence, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Aaron Blake, Charles Ornstein, Buffalo NY, Catholic Worker Movement


New Trump Appointee to Foreign Aid Agency Has Denounced Liberal Democracy and 'Our Homo-Empire'

Merritt Corrigan, USAID’s new deputy White House liaison, has condemned the “tyrannical LGBT agenda” and celebrated Hungary’s right-wing prime minister as “the shining champion of Western civilization.”
Tags: White House, Management, Hungary, Foreign Aid Agency, Merritt Corrigan USAID


Sheriff who attended White House roundtable says law enforcement leaders are in concert with Trump on reform

Livingston County, Illinois Sheriff Tony Childress joins 'Fox & Friends' after meeting with the president at the White House.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Fox Friends, Livingston County Illinois, Tony Childress


United States: President To Unveil Executive Order To Address CDA Section 230 Protections - Proskauer Rose LLP

UPDATE: On the afternoon of May 28, 2020, the President signed the executive order concerning CDA Section 230. A copy/link to the order has not yet been posted on the White House's website.
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Imagining the Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Debate That Never Happened

American history as it’s usually taught likes to focus on rivalries, and there are many involving big personalities and major historical stakes. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington. These figures are set up to represent the “both sides” we expect of every political question. While the issues are oversimplified (there are always more than two sides and politics isn’t a sport) the figures in question genuinely...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, Washington, Senate, US, America, History, Fbi, Davis, Ferguson, Mecca, Shakespeare, Martin Luther King, The Washington Post, King


Biden’s Challenge: Overhaul Police Without Losing Them

Despite increasingly vocal calls from the left for state and local governments to “defund the police,” former Vice President Joe Biden is holding the line on his position that while law enforcement is riven with systemic racism as an institution, it is not an institution beyond repair.But while Biden’s hesitancy to leap onto still-forming progressive policy initiatives like free college tuition and “Medicare for All” helped him avoid the pitfalls of overeager rivals during the Democratic preside...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, Obama, Senate, White House, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Wyoming, House, Nebraska, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Kamala Harris


Team Trump ‘Desperately’ Wants Bush to Endorse Biden. Some Dems Love the Idea, Too.

President Donald Trump and his political lieutenants are privately hoping that former President George W. Bush will endorse Joe Biden this cycle, creating a bizarre confluence of interests with an increasing number of Democrats who are hoping for the same.To Team Trump, a Bush endorsement of Biden would allow them to hitch a formerly unpopular GOP president and the personification of dynastic politics to the Democratic Party’s 2020 ticket. They believe that Bush’s backing would drive the progres...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Iraq, Cowboys, America, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, New York Times, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Lgbtq, Ellen


Gay rights, religion, and what’s wrong with principles

The Equality Act, which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, has such broad support in public opinion that it ought to be able to sail through Congress.  It won’t.  Both sides are dug into positions that make legislation impossible.  Conservative Christians regard the bill as an existential threat, because they reasonably fear that it would take away control of their own formative institutions, such as hiring of teachers at religious sc...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Religious Freedom, Law, Congress, Senate, Lgbt, Religion, America, House, Gay Rights, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Discrimination, District Of Columbia


Republican criticism of Trump grows – but will it make a difference at the polls?

Party members and former allies are increasingly willing to criticize the president. But grassroots support remains strongNow they were truly on different sides of the fence. Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican nominee for president, spent Sunday tweeting from inside the White House. Outside the fortified cage, Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, wore a face mask and joined marchers supporting Black Lives Matter.It was a symbolic standoff between the new Republican party and the old. And it ...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, US politics, Mitt Romney, Republican Party, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Colin Powell, US elections 2020, Trump Powell


Independent DfID 'imperative' for effective UK overseas aid, say MPs

Report says merger with Foreign and Commonwealth Office could erode accountability and shift funds from poverty reductionThe Department for International Development (DfID) must be kept separate from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office if Britain is to help end extreme poverty and retain its reputation and influence overseas, MPs have warned.The cross-party international development committee warned that reorganising the aid effort could impair the effectiveness of Britain’s £15.2bn aid budget, ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Aid, Global development, Department for International Development (DfID, Commonwealth Office


Labour attacks 'complacency' over delayed Prevent review

Review announced in January 2019 to look at counter-terrorism scheme is still without a chair The government has been accused of “incompetence and complacency” in its handling of an independent review of Prevent, the programme that aims to stop people from becoming terrorists, amid further delays to its completion.The review was first announced in January 2019 and it has been beset by delays. Its first chair, Lord Carlile, was forced to step down in December 2019 and it took four months for the ...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Home Office, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Carlile, Prevent strategy



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