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Friday, September 18, 2020

These 68 videos show clear apparent instances of police officers escalating violence during protests. Most departments refused to share details about investigations and discipline or even officers' names. Here's what we learned about each case. read more

Health officials were evasive about why they had made the change in August, and some speculated it was forced on the CDC by political appointees within the Trump administration. read more

The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an operation to treat her ovarian cysts, but a month later, she's still not sure what procedure she got. read more

The Trump administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan and partnership with the Taliban has made the United States less safe, President Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster told CBS News in a 60 Minutes interview set to air Sunday. read more

The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 6.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 197,397 deaths. read more

In his letter to families on Monday, New York City schools chancellor Richard Carranza revealed the new school year calendar and added: "On 'snow days' -- or days in which school buildings are closed due to an emergency -- all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning." read more

The pandemic has had devastating consequences for a wide variety of occupations, but housekeepers have been among the hardest hit. Seventy-two percent of them reported that they had lost all of their clients by the first week of April, according to a survey by the National Domestic Workers Alliance. read more

Josh Venable, the former chief of staff to Education Secretary Betsy Devos, has joined another former Trump administration official's group opposing the president. Venable is lending his name as an adviser to the Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform, a group former Department of Homeland Security official Miles Taylor launched on Thursday of current and former Trump administration officials and other Republican leaders who want to see President Donald Trump defeated in November. read more

A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn't need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.'s scientific review process. read more

Thursday, September 17, 2020

"After Trump" begins from the premise that Donald Trump operated the presidency in ways that reveal its vulnerability to dangerous excesses of authority and dangerous weaknesses in accountability. That premise is not news, though we go further than most critiques of the Trump presidency in trying to put Trump's excesses in historical context and to show how he built on and departed from prior presidential extremes. read more

Federal prosecutors in New York filed new charges Thursday against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two former associates of President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, related to an alleged plot to solicit foreign money for use in the 2018 midterm elections. read more

President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic showed a "flat out disregard for human life" because his "main concern was the economy and his reelection," according to a senior adviser on the White House coronavirus task force who left the White House in August. read more

A bar crawl in Germany may cost a 26-year-old from Florida 10 years in a German jail for partying despite showing COVID-19 symptoms, infecting at least 23 people and exposing more than 700. She was waiting for her COVID-19 test results after a vacation in Greece, where she reportedly partied several nights with a sore throat. At the same time that she allegedly told her employer that she was too sick to work, she allegedly went to several bars where she kissed several different employees. read more

AT&T CEO: Customers would accept targeted ads if given $5 or $10 price cut. read more

FBI Director Chris Wray on Thursday told Congress the bureau has seen "very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020," primarily to "denigrate Vice President Biden and what the Russians see as kind of an anti-Russian establishment." read more


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