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Monday, May 17, 2021

With remote work more common now, tax apps that track your location have become relevant for professionals who want to work wherever they want to live.


The Trump Train has once again come under attack, this time not from the Queen of England or Buckingham Palace but from the nonpartisan organization that handles the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan, which wants the bus owner to remove an edited image of Reagan wearing a red "TRUMP" hat. read more


The case, arising from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, could undermine the constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade. read more


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against warrantless searches by police and seizures in the home in a case brought by a man whose guns officers confiscated after a domestic dispute. read more


People have been filmed driving through London in a convoy of cars shouting antisemitic obscenities. read more


Former US Navy pilot Ryan Graves told CBS's 60 Minutes that pilots training off the US coast sighted UFOs nearly every day. read more


The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, fielded before the Cheney vote (May 7-10), reveals that half of Republicans believe former President Donald Trump should be the role model for the Republican party. read more


On CNN's State of the Union Sunday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that immunocompromised people should consult with their physicians before deciding to stop wearing a mask, but others, including those at higher risk for severe Covid-19, may want to do so, as well. read more


George Packer: Civics is at the heart of the struggle to define the meaning of the American idea. Think of the battle lines as 1619 versus 1776--The New York Times Magazine's project to reframe American history around slavery and its legacy, and the Trump administration's counterstrike in the form of a thin report on patriotic education. Teaching civics could restore health to American democracy, or inflame our mutual antagonisms. Events are currently pushing in both directions. read more


A Florida politician considered key to the investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) formally pleaded guilty Monday to sex trafficking of a minor and a host of other crimes, agreeing to cooperate fully with prosecutors and testify in court in hopes of leniency for himself," the Washington Post reports. "Appearing in court Monday, Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector for Seminole County, Fla., repeatedly said, I do' in response to questions from the judge, affirming what he had already admitted in a written plea agreement made public last week. His plea and deal to cooperate is a potentially ominous sign for Gaetz, as it signals prosecutors have lined up a critical witness as they continue to investigate the congressman.


"One important piece is only now beginning to emerge: Former President Donald Trump's last-minute bid to pull U.S. forces from Afghanistan and swaths of the Middle East, Africa and even Europe ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration -- and why he blinked." read more


Robert Reich: India and Russia show what happens when authoritarians deny reality. The Trumpists would have the US follow suit read more


In the weeks since the feds raided Rudy Giuliani's apartment and office in late April, close allies have tried to ferry a slew of emergency requests to former President Donald Trump and his advisers. read more


Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Sunday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and new House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik are complicit in former President Donald Trump's continued false smear campaign against the election he lost last fall. read more


A relatively unsophisticated ransomware attack that caused a days-long shutdown of America's largest fuel pipeline last week -- resulting in gas shortages, spiking prices and consumer panic -- is exactly the sort of situation that cybersecurity experts have warned about for years. read more


A photo shows Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-GA, barricading the House chamber door as rioters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021. Lately Clyde has maintained that calling January 6 an insurrection is not correct and compared the event, where several deaths occurred, to "a normal tourist visit." read more


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