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Hedge-fund billionaire Steve Cohen set to purchase the New York Mets

FILE PHOTO: Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen, founder and chairman of SAC Capital Advisors, responds to a question during a one-on-one interview session at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada May 11, 2011. Steve Marcus/Reuters Billionaire hedge fund investor Steve Cohen has reached an agreement to purchase the New York Mets, the team announced Monday. The transaction is still pending approval from at least 23 out of 29 other major league baseball owners. Fir...
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Cases of COVID-19 in children have increased 34% in Florida since schools started to reopen

Students at Hillsborough High School wait in line to have temperature checked before entering the building on August 31, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Cases of COVID-19 among school-aged children in Florida have increased 34% since schools started to reopen last month, The Washington Post first reported. Further complicating matters, according to the report, is a lack of state data about COVID-19 in schools, and the state's decision to forbid certain districts from rel...
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The White House is repairing damages to its South Lawn after it was used to host the GOP convention

Guests gather to watch President Donald Trump deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The White House South Lawn is undergoing repairs after it was used for the Republican National Convention, The Washington Post reported. A White House spokesman told Business Insder that the repairs would not be funded by taxpayer money, and officials told the Post that they will be paid...
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Dem Oversight Chair Announces Investigation Into DeJoy’s Alleged Straw Donor Scheme

House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) stated late Monday night that her committee is launching an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s alleged straw donor scheme. Maloney said in a forwarded statement to TPM that her committee will probe allegations that during his tenure as New Breed Logistics’s CEO in North Carolina, DeJoy illegally pushed his then-employees to donate to GOP candidates at his fundraisers, then would later reimburse their donations in the form of bonuse...
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House Democrats to investigate Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after former employees alleged he urged them to make campaign donations to GOP candidates

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is opening an investigation into US Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, according to a Monday night Washington Post report. The chairwoman also called for the Board of Governors to suspend him, The Post reported. Maloney's office could not immediately be reached for comment, nor could the US Postal Service. The news follows a previous report from The Post, in which former employees ...
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How Trump's company charged the U.S. government more than $900,000

Trump managed to grift the United States government for nearly a million bucks. This is quite an amazing report by The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey, and Joshua Partlow, with all the receipts. Trump has now visited his own properties 270 times as president, they report at the Washington Post — "with another visit planned for Thursday, when he is scheduled to meet GOP donors at his Washington hotel." Through these trips, Trump has brought the Trump Organization a stream ...
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Washington Football Team Employees Took Lewd Videos of Cheerleaders (Report)

Executives at The Washington Football Team took lewd videos of the franchise’s cheerleaders with the intention of distributing them internally, according to a report in The Washington Post. Citing the recollection of a former team employee, The Post reported that a ten-minute video was compiled of outtakes from efforts to chronicle the making of an […]
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Trump faces surprise call from Republican congressman to pardon Edward Snowden – live

Kentucky’s Rep. Thomas Massie calls for Edward Snowden pardonBiden campaign releasing Spanish-language ad in Arizona and Florida battlegroundsTrump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mailBiden raises $26m in 24 hours after announcing Harris1,187 coronavirus deaths and 53,213 new cases reported yesterdaySign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.11pm BST Donald Trump did an interview with the New York Post that was published yesterday, in which he said he thinks a “lot of...
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Wolf Orders DHS To Stop Collecting Intel On Press In Portland: ‘In No Way’ Did Secretary Condone

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ordered his department’s intelligence office to stop collecting information on journalists following a report from The Washington Post that detailed the practice.  Current and former officials told the Post that the compilation of “intelligence reports” about the work of press covering protests in Portland involve a government system that is intended to share information about suspected terrorists and violent actors. A DHS spokesman said in a sta...
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Trump Administration Seeking To Block Funding For Testing, Contact Tracing And CDC In COVID Relief Bill

The Trump administration is seeking to block billions of dollars for states to conduct testing and contact tracing in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The administration is also trying to block billions of dollars that GOP senators want to provide for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and billions more for the Pentagon and State Department to address the pandemic at home and abroad, sources told The Post. The report also comes as the...
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Trump Administration Seeking to Block Funding for Testing, Contact Tracing And CDC In COVID Relief Bill

The Trump administration is seeking to block billions of dollars for states to conduct testing and contact tracing in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The administration is also trying to block billions of dollars that GOP senators want to provide for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and billions more for the Pentagon and State Department to address the pandemic at home and abroad, sources told The Post. The report comes as the Trum...
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RNC Is Now Considering An Outdoor Option For August Convention

The Republican convention in Jacksonville, Fla., next month could be moved from an indoor arena to an outdoor stadium as coronavirus cases continue to climb in the state, officials with knowledge of the convention’s planning told The Washington Post.  While a formal decision has not been made, two outdoor sports stadiums near the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena — where the convention is currently set to be held — are under consideration, according to The Post.  The news comes after severa...
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"Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. suffered a fall at a Maryland country club last month that required an overnight stay in the hospital..."

"... a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday night," after an inquiry from The Washington Post. The incident had not been disclosed voluntary, but The Washington Post had heard a tip.The 65-year-old chief justice was taken by ambulance to a hospital after the June 21 incident at the Chevy Chase Club.... Roberts has twice experienced seizures, in 1993 and in 2007, but Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said doctors ruled out that possibility in the latest incident. Doctors believe he...
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More Tesla employees say they were fired for staying home over COVID-19 fears even though CEO Elon Musk said they could (TSLA)

Three more employees of Tesla's Fremont factory told The Washington Post they were fired for staying home for fear of catching COVID-19, despite Elon Musk's guidance telling workers they're not obligated to come to work. The recent firings come days after Tesla reportedly fired two other employees for the same reason. Musk sent an email to workers in May when the factory reopened, saying if "you feel uncomfortable coming back to work at this time, please do not feel obligated to do so." Since ...
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Facebook executives pleaded with Trump to tone down his post threatening violence against George Floyd protesters, report says

Facebook executives haggled with Trump over a post about the George Floyd protests in which he said "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," The Washington Post reports. Facebook deputies called the White House, asking Trump to either tone down the language or delete the post altogether, sources told The Post. CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Trump the post put Facebook in a difficult position. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook tried to convince President Donald Trum...
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Facebook has bent its hate speech and misinformation policies around Trump since before he was president, report says

A Washington Post report claims Facebook has steadily weakened its hate speech and misinformation policies to adapt to Donald Trump. The report says the company began bending its policies in 2015, when then-candidate Trump posted a video saying he would ban Muslims from entering the US. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly in favor of taking action against the post, but sources said Facebook executive Joel Kaplan talked him out of it. Facebook's approach to Donald Trump's posts over the past mon...
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As Apple and Google begin to roll out their contact tracing tech, a new bill could enforce strict rules to protect user data (APPL, GOOG)

A new bipartisan bill could introduce strict rules around the way contact tracing apps handle users' private information. According to a new report by The Washington Post, the bill would target Apple and Google's exposure notification API, as well as other contact tracing apps. Apple and Google recently began rolling out their API around the world, but so far in the US, very few states have committed to using the technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate lawmakers...
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Twitter fact-checked a Chinese government spokesman after he suggested the US brought COVID-19 to Wuhan

Twitter has labeled two tweets from Chinese government spokesman Lijan Zhao with a fact-check icon. Twitter applied the label to the tweets after being questioned by the New York Post over a potential double standard, following the company's decision to fact-check tweets from President Trump. Zhao's tweets are from mid-March, and in them he suggests the US army could have been responsible for bringing the coronavirus to Wuhan. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitter has s...
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Researchers found North Dakota's contact-tracing app covertly sending location and advertising data to third parties

North Dakota debuted a contact-tracing app in April which uses geolocation to track the spread of COVID-19. Analysis by privacy research firm Jumbo has found the app sends location data to data advertising firm Foursquare, despite saying privacy policy that it won't share data with any third parties. The app's maker admitted to sending data from iPhones to Foursquare, but said it wasn't being used for commercial purposes. It said it will revise the privacy policy and reduce the amount of data ...
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Almost 25,000 email addresses and passwords reportedly for groups like WHO and the Gates Foundation were dumped on the internet

The Washington Post reported that almost 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly belonging to organizations like the World Health Organization and the Gates Foundation were released by unknown parties on Sunday and Monday.  The information was then used by hackers and far-right extremists to spread coronavirus conspiracy theories. Australian cybersecurity expert Robert Potter, who confirmed some of the addresses were authentic, also told The Washington Post that the WHO's password syste...
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'No Clear Evidence' Hydroxychloroquine Works Against COVID-19

This week the Washington Post asked their "business of health care" reporter to explain the true status in the scientific community of hydroxychloroquine, an already-approved malaria drug also used to control inflammation in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. "There is no clear evidence that the drugs work against the coronavirus," he writes, "despite their use by hospitals and doctors in the United States and other countries since the outbreak began." Their antiviral properties have bee...
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The 7 Pillars of Technology Breakthroughs: Novozymes’ innovations in yeast show the new way

Over the years we have run 727 different stories around technology or commercial breakthroughs in The Digest — there’s even a venture capital group named Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Let’s explore today — using the recent news from Novozymes about their pioneering advances in yeast — what exactly a breakthrough is, and does. That’s relevant to everyone bringing forward a technology or product — whether yeast is in the mix or not. The News In Texas, Novozymes announced the launch of i...
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Roughly 2 million tweets spread dangerous misinformation and hoaxes about the coronavirus, according to an unpublished State Department report

Millions of tweets have spread dangerous conspiracy theories about the coronavirus, an unpublished State Department report said, according to The Washington Post. Many posts have offered baseless and untrue allegations about the outbreak's origins, speculating that it was created as a bioweapon or manufactured by the CIA or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Some of the hoaxes have appear to have been propelled by fake accounts, the report said. Major social media companies such as Faceboo...
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NYFW: Over-the-top sleeves are trendy, but perilous

Don’t step on Dalia Drake’s sleeves! Granted, it’s not easy to steer clear of her 5-foot-long, floor-sweeping arm accouterments. “Just walking from room to room, I already have to tap people and say, ‘Hey, hey, excuse me, you’re on my clothes,'” the stylist and creative director told The Post at Sunday’s Chromat show. “Some people...
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Leaked documents reportedly show the CIA secretly bought an encryption company and used it to spy on clients — while turning a profit

The CIA secretly bought a Swiss company that sold encrypted devices and rigged them to spy on clients, according to confidential documents published by The Washington Post and ZDF Tuesday. The company, Crypto AG, sold gadgets and software to spies, diplomats, military officials, and private companies for decades. CIA agents secretly listened in on all communications that used the company's devices, and the CIA's leaked report called it "the intelligence coup of the century." Crypto AG was diss...
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Feb 12: The Mueller Report Illustrated

The Mueller Report Illustrated Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Solid State Books 600 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map) ...
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Nothing’s too sexy for Saweetie at NYFW 2020

Saweetie revealed to The Post at New York Fashion Week 2020 that she thought the Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, was just the right amount of racy.
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A deep look into the still deeply problematic world of federal clemency

The Washington Post has this long new article about the federal clemency power headlined "Most Trump clemency grants bypass DOJ and go to well-connected offenders."  I would recommend the article in full, even though I think the piece fails entirely to note widespread criticisms of the modern failings of the Office of the Pardon Attorney and also fails to note that many Democratic candidates for Prez have proposed reforms to DOJ's clemency role.  Here are excerpts: Under Trump, the pardon offic...
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The Library of Congress Scrapped Plans for a 2017 Women’s March Mural, Fearing It Would Be Seen as Anti-Trump: Reports

The Library of Congress canceled a mural-sized photograph of protestors in the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. out of concern it could appear critical of President Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The Post reports that the photograph was going to be included in the “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote” exhibit that opened in June, but was replaced just five days before the exhibit opened with photos from the Women’s March in Houston instead. This reporte...
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Feb 12: The Mueller Report Illustrated

The Mueller Report Illustrated Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Solid State Books 600 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map) ...
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