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Politics 2020-05-28T14:13:00Z
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump listen during an East Room event highlighting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Dozens of companies that received multi-million coronavirus bailouts paid no taxes last year

Of the nearly 110 recipients of $4 million or more, Reuters found some 46 paid no corporate tax for the last year.
Politics 2020-05-28T14:07:23Z
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A commissioner on the FEC extensively debunked Trump's mail-voting fraud 'conspiracy theory', and said it undermines democracy

Trump's claim that mail-voting leads to voter fraud has been fact-checked by Twitter — and now rejected by a member of the Federal Elections Commission
Politics 2020-05-28T14:06:08Z
Physician Alexander Myasnikov and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in 2018.

Russia's head of coronavirus information says alarm over the virus is 'bullsh-t'

"Those meant to die will die," Alexander Myasnikov said previously of the coronavirus pandemic. "Everyone dies."
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-28T13:56:00Z

The next stimulus plan could include more checks for Americans. Here's what else DC power players want to cram into the bill — and who would benefit most.

Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill including checks of up to $6,000, but Republicans disagree with its unemployment bonus.
Politics 2020-05-28T13:30:06Z

One chart shows a noticeable correlation between how late a country started its coronavirus lockdown and the number of excess deaths

Analysis from the Financial Times has shown that the number of excess deaths correlates to when a country decided to lock down.
Politics 2020-05-28T12:16:03Z

The UK now has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world

The UK has recorded the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, according to new analysis.
Politics 2020-05-28T11:51:14Z

Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings may have broken lockdown rules, say police

Dominic Cummings' visit to Barnard Castle broke the UK's "stay at home" rules, the police say.
Tech 2020-05-28T11:48:22Z

It looks like Trump's draft executive order targeting Facebook and Twitter got leaked online

President Donald Trump is expected to sign such an order on Thursday.
Politics 2020-05-28T11:24:18Z

Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News that Facebook would not fact-check Trump's false claims as Twitter did

Zuckerberg's comments came after Twitter added a fact-check warning to a false claim that President Donald Trump had made about mail-in voting.
Tech 2020-05-28T11:23:04Z

Twitter fact-checked a Chinese government spokesman after he suggested the US brought COVID-19 to Wuhan

Twitter applied the label to the tweets after being questioned by the New York Post over a potential double standard, The Post reports.
News 2020-05-28T07:13:46Z

China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomy

China approved new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday in a major blow to the city's autonomy.
News 2020-05-28T06:08:45Z

Republican politician waited a week to reveal positive COVID-19 test — while calling for an end to coronavirus lockdown

Pennsylvania state Rep. Andrew Lewis tested positive on May 20. A day later, he was calling for an end to Pennsylvania's lockdown.
Politics 2020-05-28T05:16:27Z

Attorney General William Barr has tapped an outside prosecutor to investigate allegations of 'unmasking' related to the Russia probe

The inquiry "can shed light on and give us a better understanding of what happened with respect to President Trump" and his campaign, a DOJ spokesperson said.
News 2020-05-28T04:34:15Z

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US has called for the United Nations Security Council to convene over China's aggressive push for national security laws in Hong Kong.
Tech 2020-05-28T03:57:36Z

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out

The state said Google violated users' privacy by tracking their location even when they had turned the setting off.
Tech 2020-05-28T03:35:00Z

This Twitter employee is now at the center of Trump's pushback against the platform because he criticized Trump in past tweets

Twitter's head of site integrity previously tweeted that Trump was a "racist tangerine" and decried "ACTUAL NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE."
Politics 2020-05-28T02:36:10Z

Protesters overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

A highway patrol cruiser parked alongside an injured protester, only to have its rear windshield shattered.
Politics 2020-05-28T01:57:39Z

White House health expert Anthony Fauci said he wears a mask to be a 'symbol' of what 'you should be doing'

Fauci acknowledged that masks are "not 100% effective" at preventing infection, but said wearing one is out of respect for one another.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-28T01:45:31Z

Trump is unleashing an executive order against social media companies, and it could trigger a legal fight they desperately want to avoid

Conservatives have claimed for years that they are being deliberately censored by social media companies — and now Trump is promising to take action.
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T00:37:17Z

US Army soldier stops an active-shooter by ramming him with a car on a bridge in Kansas

The US Army soldier who hit the suspected gunman was initially just "waiting in traffic" behind the shooting.
Tech 2020-05-28T00:18:37Z

Trump plans to sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

President Donald Trump said he'd "strongly regulate" social platforms after Twitter added fact-check links to his misleading tweets about voter fraud.
News 2020-05-28T00:06:00Z

The 29 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

Costa Rica became the latest country to approve same-sex marriage on May 26, 2020, becoming the first nation in Central America to do so.
Opinion 2020-05-27T23:04:00Z

Banning Trump from Twitter would be a disservice to the public

Twitter provides greater transparency into lawmakers' thinking. That's a good thing, especially when they're metaphorically showing their rear ends.
BI Prime Politics 2020-05-27T22:10:58Z

What went down in the tense 5 days before Trump sidelined one of his campaign's most senior officials

A top Trump adviser executed a DC-style coup by installing Bill Stepien as the new de facto campaign manager. But Brad Parscale will keep his title.

You can vote for Joe Biden without discrediting Tara Reade

Whether or not Tara Reade's accusation is true, it is certainly credible, and people working to discredit her are telling on themselves.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-27T21:58:31Z

The Trump campaign's new chief of staff was arrested on campaign finance charges in 2016 after cops busted her boyfriend for cocaine and found incriminating texts on his phone

Stephanie Alexander, the Trump campaign's new chief of staff, faced campaign finance charges in Oklahoma in 2016. The charges have been dropped.
News 2020-05-27T21:43:00Z

Live updates: Texas coronavirus cases decline as businesses reopen and people resume social lives, but Houston mayor warns, 'The virus is still here'

Shops, nail salons, movie theaters, churches, beaches, bars, and restaurants are now open to the public with physical distancing.
Politics 2020-05-27T20:37:44Z

'Absolutely no legal authority': Trump's threats to shut down Twitter are 'totally asinine' and reek of censorship, according to legal experts

Trump has long made unsubstantiated claims that social-media platforms are biased against and "silence" conservative users.
Politics 2020-05-27T20:36:00Z

Jeffrey Epstein is the subject of a major Netflix docuseries. Here are the key moments from the convicted sex offender's past, famous connections, and controversial death.

The multimillionaire faced charges in the sex trafficking of teenage girls. He died by apparent suicide in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Transportation 2020-05-27T20:12:31Z

Elizabeth Warren accuses airlines and the Treasury Department of violating bailout terms as major airlines cut workers' take-home pay

Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin why airlines were being permitted to cut work hours despite terms in the bailout package.
Military & Defense 2020-05-27T20:12:10Z

'The most heart-wrenching report I have ever read': Nurses neglected soiled residents and reused IV equipment in Canadian nursing homes

A delay in changing soiled residents led to a "skin breakdown," and others were found not to have been bathed for several weeks.
Politics 2020-05-27T19:18:15Z

Wielding Twitter like a weapon: Here's what was really going on when Trump's most outrageous tweet storms took place

On Mother's Day, Trump came close to breaking his all-time record for tweets in a day. Clocking in at 126, it was his third largest tweet storm.
News 2020-05-27T19:01:00Z

Gov. Cuomo's controversial order requiring nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients was reportedly removed from New York's health website

Cuomo's March 25 order requiring adult care facilities to admit COVID-19-positive patients was apparently deleted, amid more than 5,800 deaths.
Opinion 2020-05-27T18:35:00Z

We lost the war in Afghanistan — time to come home

The US has suffered thousands of losses and spent trillions of dollars in Afghanistan and has nothing to show for it.
Tech 2020-05-27T18:13:04Z

The US may be able to put a Huawei executive on trial after a Canadian court ruled she could be extradited, escalating tensions with China

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has lost a key aspect of the trial on her extradition to the United States, a Canadian court announced on Wednesday.
Tech 2020-05-27T18:02:00Z

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

Despite internal research finding that Facebook's platform encouraged polarization, Mark Zuckerberg and other execs nixed proposals to fix things.

Twitter tried to correct Trump's falsehoods about vote by mail, but the platform's first fact-check on the president's tweets was itself misleading

The confusing and misleading parts of their fact-check show the difficulty that accompanies social media platforms acting as fact-checkers, too.
Politics 2020-05-27T16:27:46Z

Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, which could mean the US ends the city's special trade status

"No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground," Pompeo said.
Politics 2020-05-27T16:05:28Z

Putin pushes war history and patriotism in schools as he continues his campaign to militarize Russian youth

New amendments to the education law also include a provision that would let Putin extend his rule until 2036.
Tech 2020-05-27T15:19:07Z

Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Google over deletion of certain comments critical toward China

Google says the deletions were accidental, but Hawley noted the company's prior actions to censor content for China.
Politics 2020-05-27T15:04:45Z

As politicians in DC condemn China for crackdowns on Hong Kong protests, US police use tear gas on demonstrators in Minneapolis

Tear gas — also known as CS gas — is considered a chemical weapon and is banned in warfare by most countries, including the US.
News 2020-05-27T15:02:47Z

France banned the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating the coronavirus a week after Trump said he was taking the drug

France reversed a March order that allowed the drug hydroxychloroquine to be used as a potential treatment for COVID-19.
Politics 2020-05-27T14:59:34Z

China is set to pass a draconian new law in Hong Kong that would effectively stifle all dissent. Here's what could happen to people in the city.

China wants to pass a new security law that could further punish protesters and intensify Chinese actions like tracking, torture, and detainment.
Politics 2020-05-27T14:58:15Z

A television host says he's getting hate mail for asking New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern if her hair is going gray

"That's not a polite question to ask anyone," Ardern told "The AM Show" host Ryan Bridge. "I was about to say a lady, but anyone, actually."
Politics 2020-05-27T14:48:38Z

Fauci says 2nd wave of COVID-19 is 'not inevitable' in the fall

In a CNN interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci said a second wave "could happen" but was "not inevitable." He said increased testing made him more optimistic.

Iraq War redux: Trump turns the screws on US intelligence agencies over China and the coronavirus

Trump is picking up the Bush administration's playbook to beat the drum on China, according to investigative journalist Bob Dreyfuss.
Politics 2020-05-27T11:41:33Z

Trump threatens to shut down social-media platforms after Twitter put a fact-check warning on his false tweets

"We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen," President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday.
Politics 2020-05-27T11:11:36Z

The DOJ has dropped its probe into 3 US senators who dumped stock work millions shortly before the coronavirus market crash

Sens. Kelly Loeffler, James Inhofe, and Dianne Feinstein have said money managers sold the stock without their direct involvement.
Politics 2020-05-27T11:06:33Z

Boris Johnson is tumbling in the polls after ignoring voter demands to sack Cummings for breaking lockdown rules

Johnson is set for more intense scrutiny when he faces Parliament's most senior committee on Wednesday afternoon.
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