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PBS NewsHour Weekend Live Show (August 1 – 2, 2020)

 Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – August 2nd, 2020 | Meet The Press

 Nightly News Full Broadcast (August 1st), July 31st, July 30th, and July 29th, 2020

 MSNBC: Fallacy Of Trump Mail Voting Criticism Exposed By Colorado Success and Trump’s Red State Presidency Leaves U.S. Without Unifying Leadership | Rachel Maddow (August 1, 2020)

Tyranny Expert On Trump: Land Of The Free Doesn’t Need A KGB | The 11th Hour | MSNBC (August 1, 2020)

 Watch The 11th Hour With Brian Williams Highlights: July 30th | MSNBC (Jul 31, 2020), and Brian Williams Highlights: July 30th | MSNBC

 Watch All In With Chris Hayes Highlights: July 30th | MSNBC

 Trump Could Lose Florida and 2020 Election With This VP Pick, Dems Say | MSNBC (Jul 31, 2020) 

 Watch The 11th Hour with Brian Williams Highlights: July 28 | MSNBC (Jul 29, 2020) 

 AG Barr’s Testimony Drives Former U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg To Utter ‘I Miss Jeff Sessions’ (Jul 28, 2020) 

CNN News: Top economist Paul Krugman thinks economy is going to lockdown again, (Jul 28, 2020)

 Trump promoted a doctor. Watch what she said about demons (Jul 28, 2020) 

 Trump walks out of briefing after CNN question (Jul 28, 2020) 

 Chris Cuomo reacts to Trump comment ‘nobody likes me’ (Jul 28, 2020) 

 Mother Jones: Donald Trump’s Niece on Her Bestselling Family Tell-all (Jul 22, 2020) 

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PBS NewsHour Weekend Live Show August 2, 2020

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PBS NewsHour Weekend live show August 1, 2020

Streamed live 6 hours ago  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, August 1, a key unemployment benefit in the COVID-19 relief stimulus expires, COVID cases spike in Florida as the state braces for Hurricane Isaias, and a look at Donald Trump’s 2016 promise to revitalize Oregon’s lumber industry—have things changed for lumber workers there? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Nightly News Full Broadcast (August 1st)

Aug 2, 2020  NBC News

Tropical Storm Isaias aims for Florida amid pandemic, hundreds test positive for coronavirus at Georgia summer camp, and TikTok users react to Trump’s pledge to ban the app in the U.S.

Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – August 2nd, 2020 | Meet The Press | NBC News

Aug 2, 2020  NBC News

On this episode of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd is joined by Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health who coordinates the administration’s coronavirus testing, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Infectious Diseases Physician and more. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations.

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 31st, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Jul 31, 2020  NBC News

The CDC says that the U.S. coronavirus death toll could reach 180,000 by end of August, President Trump renews attacks on mail-in voting despite no evidence it leads to fraud, and Florida braces for Hurricane Isaias while battling the pandemic. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 01:27 CDC: U.S. Covid-19 Death Toll Could Top 180,000 By End Of August 01:58 Dr. Fauci: ‘Cautiously optimistic’ Will Have Vaccine By End Of Year, Early 2021 04:19 HHS:75% Of Test Results Coming Back Within 5 Days 04:56 Many New Infections Being Driven By Gatherings Among Young People, Authorities Say 05:24 Study: Colleges May Need To Test Students Every 2 Days To Open Safely 07:06 Trump Warns Of “Greatest Election Disaster In History” 08:23 White House, Democrats Far Apart As Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Expire 08:55 Hurricane Hits Caribbean, Threatens Florida Coast, Eastern Seaboard 11:00 1 Marine Dead, 8 Missing After Training Accident Off Ca Coast 12:03 FBI: 3 People, INCLUDING 17-Year-Old, Arrested In Twitter Hack 13:39 Court Overturns Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence 14:15 Documents Reveal New Details In Case Involving Epstein’s Alleged Accomplice 16:16 U.S. Marshals On Clashes Between Protesters, Federal Agents 18:23 Global Concerns That U.S., Europe Will Buy Up Covid-19 Vaccine Supply 19:00 Inside Plan To Get Covid-19 Vaccine To Every Country » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 30th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Jul 30, 2020  NBC News

John Lewis honored by former presidents in powerful final farewell, President Trump suggests election be postponed while Congress disagrees, and a new study finds children under 5 may spread coronavirus as easily as adults. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 01:30 3 Fmr. Presidents Among Powerful Tributes At John Lewis Funeral 06:45 Trump Floats Potentially Delaying Election, Doesn’t Have Authority 08:06 Ex-President Candidate Herman Cain Dies Of Coronavirus 08:57 Covid-19 Death Toll Rises To Fastest Rate In Months 09:41 Study: Kids May Spread Covid-19 As Well As Adults 10:24 Some parents Asked To Sing Liability Waivers Before Kids Return To School 11:10 Record Drop In U.S. Economy, 1.4M New Unemployment Claims 12:19 Enhanced Unemployment Benefits To Run Out As Congress Debates New Package 12:55 Tropical Storm Isaias Threatens Caribbean, Florida 13:37 Doctors Alarmed By Spread Of Covid-19 Misinformation 15:40 Covid-19 Patients Share Survival Stories After Double-lung Transplants » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 29th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Jul 29, 2020  NBC News

Signs show emerging coronavirus outbreaks in more states, Rep. Gohmert – who has refused to wear a mask until recently – tests positive for COVID-19, and NYPD arrest of protester using an unmarked van draws Portland parallels. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 1:21 DR. Fauci: Troubling Signs Of Emerging Outbreaks In OH, IN, KY & TN 2:07 Federal Report Finds 21 States In COVID-19 “Red Zone” 2:46 Parents & Students In Limbo Over Returning To Schools 4:23 GOP Congressman WHO Refused In The Past To Wear A Mask Tests Positive 5:43 DR. Fauci Responds To Viral Video Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation 6:21 Speaker Pelosi Announces Masl Mandate For House Floor 6:52 NYPD Officers Arrest Protester While Using Unmarked Van 8:57 Apple, Amazon, Facebook & Google Chiefs Grilled By Congress 11:01 John Lewis Lying In State At Georgia Capitol 12:41 Arizona Train Derailment, Fire Cause Bridge Collapse 12:58 Tropical Threat Takes Aim At Caribbean, Could Move Toward FL 13:34 Biden VP Speculation Swirls Amid Harris Taking Points Photo 15:11 4 U.N.Agencies Warn Of Pandemic’s Impact On Childhood Hunger » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Fallacy Of Trump Mail Voting Criticism Exposed By Colorado Success | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Aug 1, 2020  MSNBC

Jena Griswold, Colorado secretary of state, explains how Colorado has been successfully operating a vote-by-mail system for years even as Donald Trump tries to convince Americans that it can’t be done. Aired on 7/31/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Trump’s Red State Presidency Leaves U.S. Without Unifying Leadership | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Aug 1, 2020  MSNBC

From the start of his administration, Donald Trump has favored the states that elected him to office, often at the expense of “blue states” that voted against him. That practice is especially perilous in the face of an epidemic that ignores party lines and requires a unified response to quell. Aired on 7/31/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

University Scientists Offer A Way To Boost Coronavirus Testing | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Jul 31, 2020  MSNBC

Jack Lipton, chair of translational neuroscience at Michigan State University, talks about deploying university scientist as a resource in the fight against the coronavirus and how a pool testing technique may be a way to maintain vigilance about viral spread at schools. Aired on 7/30/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Tyranny Expert On Trump: Land Of The Free Doesn’t Need A KGB | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Aug 1, 2020  MSNBC

Timothy Synder, the author of ‘On Tyranny’, reacts to the president’s crackdown on Portland, OR, with unidentified federal agents in military gear. He also comments on Trump’s attacks on mail balloting and his suggestion to push back the 2020 election. Aired on 7/31/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Watch The 11th Hour With Brian Williams Highlights: July 30th | MSNBC

Jul 31, 2020  MSNBC

Watch Highlights from The 11th Hour with Brian Williams with interviews with Stephanie Rhule and more ! » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Watch All In With Chris Hayes Highlights: July 30th | MSNBC

Jul 31, 2020  MSNBC

Watch Exciting highlights from yesterday’s show including interviews with Steven Shmidt and more ! » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Trump Could Lose Florida And 2020 Election With This VP Pick, Dems Say | MSNBC

Jul 31, 2020  MSNBC

Val Demings has pressed through many obstacles in her career of public service, and with America bitterly divided over social justice issues, Demings has appeared as a prime candidate for Joe Biden’s VP. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on Rep. Val Demings in this edition of The Beat’s Backstory Series, which focuses on substantive reporting on the key figures in the campaign. “When home state figures are added to a national ticket, it’s big local news and would certainly give the Biden campaign a new way to mobilize Florida Democrats,” Melber notes. The report provides an objective account of potential pros and cons in Deming’s career as Orlando’s first female Police Chief and her career in Congress. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 7/31/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Watch The 11th Hour With Brian Williams Highlights: July 28 | MSNBC

Jul 29, 2020  MSNBC

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AG Barr’s Testimony Drives Former U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg To Utter ‘I Miss Jeff Sessions’

Jul 28, 2020  MSNBC

Attorney General William Barr sits before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time amid a multi-front assault on the rule of law under Donald Trump Aired on 07/28/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Top economist Paul Krugman thinks economy is going to lockdown again

Jul 28, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Don Lemon talks to American economist and author Paul Krugman about President Trump’s remarks on the economy and the GOP’s stimulus plan. #CNN #News

Trump promoted a doctor. Watch what she said about demons

Jul 28, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Anderson Cooper discusses President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus and a video he retweeted featuring a group of doctors making false claims about the coronavirus. #CNN #News

Trump walks out of briefing after CNN question

Jul 28, 2020  CNN

President Donald Trump abruptly ended his coronavirus briefing at the White House following a question about his tweets by CNN’s Kaitlin Collins. Trump defended the tweets in support of hydroxychloroquine saying that the drug is still “very positive” and called a doctor who was spreading conspiracy theories on Covid-19 in a now deleted video “very impressive.” #CNN #News

Chris Cuomo reacts to Trump comment ‘nobody likes me’

Jul 28, 2020  CNN

President Trump wondered during a coronavirus press briefing why Dr. Anthony Fauci’s approval rating was so high and his was so low. CNN’s Chris Cuomo gives his take. #CNN #News

Donald Trump’s Niece on Her Bestselling Family Tell-all

Jul 22, 2020  Mother Jones

? Read the full article at Mother Jones: https://bit.ly/2X0iWTA Many American families have their dysfunction. But in only one American family has the racist, misogynistic, ignorant blowhard uncle become the president of the United States. What is that like? Well, we don’t have to guess. Because Mary L. Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, has written a bestseller about the horrific family environment that produced him. And this week she talked to Mother Jones about her uncle, her book, and how she came to write it. After the Trump family went to court to stop the book—and lost—it was published last week and has reportedly sold a million copies. This memoir/psychological dissection, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” is a harrowing account of a man and a clan shaped by ego, rivalry, the pursuit of wealth, and profound pathology. Mary Trump’s depiction of her uncle as a broken human being—broken by his father, Fred, a ruthless patriarch with sociopathic traits—is more explanatory than revelatory. She doesn’t show us a Trump we haven’t already seen. But she explains how and why he became a person more concerned about his TV ratings than the deaths of 140,000 fellow Americans. — For more award-winning independent reporting, visit Mother Jones: https://www.motherjones.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motherjones/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/motherjones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motherjonesmag

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https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

Worldwide

Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed New cases (last 60 days) Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 17,852,451 2,296 10,598,327 679,794
United States 4,740,401 14,384 2,304,851 157,113
Brazil 2,733,677 12,935 1,884,051 94,104
India 1,750,723 1,287 No data 37,364
Russia 850,870 5,798 650,173 14,128
South Africa 511,485 8,702 347,227 8,366
Mexico 434,193 3,430 284,847 47,472
Peru 422,183 13,139 290,835 19,408
Chile 359,731 18,827 332,411 9,608
Colombia 317,651 6,431 167,239 10,650
Iran 309,437 3,713 268,102 17,190
United Kingdom 304,695 4,586 No data 46,201
Spain 288,522 6,126 150,376 28,445
Pakistan 279,699 1,276 248,577 5,976
Saudi Arabia 278,871 8,150 No data 2,917
Italy 248,070 4,118 2,002,460 35,154
Bangladesh 240,746 1,430 136,839 3,154
Turkey 232,856 2,800 216,494 5,728
Germany 211,279 2,541 191,781 9,226
Argentina 201,906 4,493 89,013 3,648
France 187,919 2,802 81,500 30,265
Iraq 129,151 3,301 91,886 4,868
Canada 116,884 3,078 101,574 8,945
Indonesia 111,455 418 68,975 5,236
Qatar 111,107 40,443 107,779 177
Egypt 94,483 943 42,455 4,865

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PBS NewsHour full episode, July 31, 2020

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Jul 31, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, top U.S. health officials testify before Congress about the country’s raging coronavirus pandemic — and their hopes for a vaccine. Plus: A conversation with Rep. Jim Clyburn, the Trump administration takes on China, Joe Biden’s running mate decision, political analysis with Mark Shields and David Brooks and remembering five people killed by COVID-19. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. health officials acknowledge delays in virus testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QLTh… Clyburn on having a Black woman as Biden’s running mate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urTtY… News Wrap: Hong Kong postpones elections due to pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qP54… Why DOJ is pursuing new legal action against China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z352-… Who has the momentum to join Biden on Democratic ticket? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acVNG… Shields and Brooks on Biden’s VP decision, pandemic economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTUo… Honoring 5 lives lost to coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROE9s… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jul 31, 2020  Washington Week

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Jul 31, 2020  Washington Week

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PBS NewsHour full episode, July 30, 2020

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Jul 30, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, data from the second quarter of the year shows the worst U.S. economic collapse since the Great Depression. Plus: Medical experts urge the U.S. to change its approach to coronavirus, congressional testimony from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the struggling antibiotics industry, the return of professional sports and remembering John Lewis and his legacy of action. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS How long we can expect U.S. economic catastrophe to endure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUAq… News Wrap: NASA launches rover Perseverance to Mars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdp0H… Health experts say the U.S. needs a new approach to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdaqN… Why a Senate committee is questioning Pompeo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-Io… How crumbling antibiotics infrastructure risks public health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWR3f… The NBA is set to resume play. But can it do so safely? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2vuB… Remembering John Lewis, an American civil rights icon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bv3I… At John Lewis’ Atlanta funeral, legacy of activism and hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYPU… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 29, 2020

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Wednesday on the NewsHour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighs in on the outlook for pandemic relief legislation. Plus: Tech CEOs testify before Congress, President Trump’s relationship with Russia and how it affects U.S. foreign policy, the economic and medical implications of an interrupted antibiotic industry and a Now Read This conversation with “Citizen” author Claudia Rankine. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS McConnell: ‘Looking at all options’ for pandemic relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV_Yx… News Wrap: Some federal agents to leave Portland, Oregon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km8-E… House lawmakers ask tech CEOs about quashing competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFh9v… Why big tech companies are under scrutiny from Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8ZZ… Why Trump didn’t ask Putin about bounties on U.S. troops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT4eQ… As virus ravages the world, antibiotic makers are in chaos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdD1y… Author Claudia Rankine answers questions about ‘Citizen’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpREs… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, Attorney General William Barr testifies in front of the House Judiciary Committee in a long-delayed, combative hearing. Plus: Unemployment relief during the pandemic, the value of college education at a distance, Trump’s immigration agenda, Congo Basin wildlife in jeopardy, a poet laureate remembers her mother’s violent death and cannabidiol business in Navajo Nation. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Mayor of Portland, Oregon, asks for ‘cease-fire’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gp4I… Barr insists he’s exercising ‘independent judgment’ as AG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvbfj… Should Congress extend additional unemployment aid? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bOI0… Is traditional residential college worth the cost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7iuN… How Trump is cracking down on immigration during pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmvqM… Congo Basin’s endangered wildlife find unlikely guardians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx4WD… The ‘existential wound’ inspiring Natasha Trethewey’s poetry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql_T-… Hemp cultivation draws hesitation in Navajo Nation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcco… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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The New York Times        The Morning     July 31, 2020    

By David Leonhardt

Good morning. Children may transmit the virus after all. The economy contracts sharply. But first a breath of fresh air: innovative ways that people have moved activities outdoors.
Outdoors innovation

A family performing in a neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Mich., in early July.Dave Kagan

If you’re looking for a pick-me-up — to be inspired by human ingenuity in the midst of a whole lot of bad news — today’s newsletter is for you.

I recently asked readers to tell us about innovative ways that people were moving activities outdoors, where the coronavirus spreads less easily than it does indoors. Hundreds of you responded.
My colleagues and I were energized by the ideas. They made us want to move more of our own activities outdoors — and made us hope that more companies, government agencies and other organizations take similar steps.
One of our favorites will resonate with many parents, children and teachers: It’s an attempt to hold school in a way that’s both safe and in person.
Aspire Scholar Academy is a once-a-week school in Provo, Utah, for students ages 12 to 18 who are otherwise home-schooled. It usually operates out of a church, but the school’s leaders were not persuaded that indoor classes would be safe this fall, even if everybody were wearing masks.
So a school vice president traveled to local Costcos and bought 33 canopies. Students will attend classes under them, on the church grounds. Teachers will use a public-address system.
“The kids don’t want Zoom,” Vanessa Stanfill, a member of the school’s board, says. “They want to be together.” The school has told parents that students will need sunblock and (eventually) snow pants, and it plans to incorporate the surrounding nature into lessons.
A small, once-a-week school obviously has an easier task moving classes outside than a large public school. But before you dismiss Aspire as irrelevant, remember that many New York City schools moved classes outdoors during the tuberculosis outbreak of the early 1900s. (A recent column, by The Times’s Ginia Bellafante, has some wonderful old photos.)
Among the other innovative ideas we heard from readers:
  • A ceremony for new American citizens held outside a federal courthouse in Boise, Idaho.
  • A cabaret troupe in Grand Rapids, Mich., that drives to people’s homes and puts on performances in driveways and yards.
  • A California psychotherapist seeing clients in a forest, with chairs eight feet apart.
  • A Pennsylvania company that sells gazebos and that now holds staff meetings outdoors in — where else? — a gazebo.
We’ve posted a longer list, with photos, here.
1. Kids and the coronavirus
A new study suggests that children can carry at least as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as adults — suggesting they are likely to spread the virus, as well.
“Kids don’t get visibly sick very often, and even when they do, only rarely go on to have complications or to die,” my colleague Apoorva Mandavilli explains. “But many people have — wrongly — extrapolated this to mean that kids don’t get infected.” They do, she added, and they may also pass the virus to others, which is only logical: “Kids are adept at spreading other kinds of viruses, including the flu, so why not this one?”
As usual, it will be important to see if more research confirms these findings. But the study offers one more reason that reopening schools will be complicated. (This Times map of the U.S. shows where reopenings would create the greatest risks.)
In other virus developments:

Herman Cain attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., last month without a mask.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

2. Trump’s empty threat 

Trailing in the polls and facing bad news on the economy and the virus, President Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the Nov. 3 election. Nothing in the Constitution gives presidents that power, and other Republicans shot down the idea.
I asked Jonathan Martin, a Times political reporter, how to make sense of the threat. His answer:
“We should not dismiss, or even minimize, a sitting president who suggests delaying the election. But it’s important to view Mr. Trump’s remark in the context of his longstanding refusal to acknowledge failure, a pattern that predates his entering politics. Should he lose, he will likely seek a rationale. Any uncertainty about the balloting affords him an opening to raise questions about the election’s legitimacy, regardless of whether he challenges the results.”
In a Times Op-Ed, Steven Calabresi, a conservative law professor who opposed Trump’s impeachment last year, called the tweet “fascistic.”
3. Climate change victims

A flooded road in Jamalpur, Bangladesh, this month.Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
In the latest disaster to hit Bangladesh, torrential rains have flooded at least a quarter of the country, inundating nearly a million homes. Two months ago, a cyclone slammed Bangladesh’s southwest, while a rising sea has submerged villages along the coast.
Scientists project that severe flooding will intensify as climate change increases rainfall in Bangladesh. It’s a story that reflects the unequal burden of climate change’s effects: The average American is responsible for 33 times more planet-warming carbon dioxide than the average Bangladeshi. “Those who are least responsible for polluting Earth’s atmosphere are among those most hurt by its consequences,” Somini Sengupta and Julfikar Ali Manik write.

Stunning Portraits of Madagascar’s Reptiles and Amphibians by Ben Simon Rehn

Stunning Portraits of Madagascar’s Reptiles and Amphibians by Ben Simon Rehn

APRIL 22, 2019  LAURA STAUGAITIS

All photographs © Ben Simon Rehn, shared courtesy of the artist

In December, 2018, Iceland-based photographer Ben Simon Rehn trekked to Madagascar to test a new camera for Olympus. While on assignment, the photographer captured some spectacular images of the lush African island’s wildlife. Striking close-ups of chameleons show the reptiles’ pebbled skin texture and unique coloration, and a portrait of a Sky-Blue Reed Frog shows the amphibian’s shimmering bronze-toned eyes and sleek yellow and blue skin

Prior to Rehn’s career as a photographer, he was a high performance athlete, which shows in his ambitious location shoots in remote, rugged locations. In addition to his editorial work, Rehn seeks to raise awareness about environmental issues and the impact of mankind on the earth. Follow along with the photographer’s travels on Instagram and Behance and take an in-motion look at the landscapes he explores on Vimeo.

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 NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 27th and 24th, 2020, NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 23rd, 2020, NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 22nd, 2020, Portland Protesters, Local Officials Say Federal Presence Is Making Tensions Worse

 MSNBC: Trump’s Troops Violate The First Amendment And Undermine Faith in Federal Agencies, Trump Talks To Putin As U.S. Hits 4,000,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases | The 11th Hour, Calling Out Trump-Era Racism, Ice Cube Talks Police, Racial Justice And Anti-Semitism Allegations, Classified Status Hides Fired IG Report On Trump Golf Club Scheme | Rachel Maddow, Russel Honoré On Feds in Portland: ‘What Kind Of Bullsh-t Is This!?’ | The 11th Hour, Schmidt: Trump’s Portland Crackdown Is Frightening Federal Thuggery | The 11th Hour,  Madeleine Albright Reacts To Deployment Of Federal Agents In U.S. Cities | All In, ‘Wall Of Moms’ Organizer In Portland Speaks Out After Teargassing By Federal Agents | All In, Neal Katyal: Donald Trump Is ‘Fighting The American People’ | The Last Word, Merkley: Trump Has Brought Authoritarian Tactics To The Streets Of Our Country | Deadline, See How Trump Could Lose Re-Election Over ‘Law And Order’ Police Clash, Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 21, Watch The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell Highlights: July 21, and Watch All In With Chris Hayes Highlights: July 21

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PBS NewsHour full episode, July 27, 2020

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Jul 27, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans unveil their proposal for the next coronavirus relief bill. Plus: Clashes continue between protesters and police in cities across the U.S., 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, how India’s capital city is faring amid the pandemic, Politics Monday with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter and the creative contributions of artists with disabilities. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Final stage of COVID-19 vaccine trial begins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-_-q… Where Senate GOP stands on proposal for more coronavirus aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_MR… Seattle mayor calls Trump’s protest response ‘un-American’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DvJ3… Americans with disabilities on what the ADA means to them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02Ig5… 2 disability rights activists on ADA’s power and limitations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UWex… Why India’s COVID-19 numbers likely underestimate outbreak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP-be… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on presidential poll numbers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5h51… Highlights from an ADA artists’ showcase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKnpv… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode July 26, 2020

Jul 26, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, July 26, demonstrators clash with the police and protests continue in Portland and around the country, the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Rep. John Lewis’ makes its final journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Sarasota, Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode, July 25, 2020

Jul 25, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, July 25, how racial health inequities are aiding the spread of the coronavirus in America, a week of memorials begins for Rep. John Lewis, and the debate over the “hot hand” phenomenon in basketball. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 24, 2020

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Jul 24, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, an Alabama county illustrates the racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes. Plus: Uncontrolled logging jeopardizes the health of a critical Congo rainforest, the latest polls on key Senate races, political analysis with Mark Shields and David Brooks, remembering coronavirus victims, murals with a message and previewing our new series on arts and culture, “Beyond the Canvas.” Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Seattle mayor urges calm as federal agents arrive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3ADW… Ala. racial disparities in health outcomes predate pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzG9M… Widespread logging threatens critical Congo Basin rainforest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efI8Q… What Trump’s dropping poll numbers mean for key Senate races https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgdzT… Shields and Brooks on key Senate races, John Lewis’ legacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFa9s… Honoring 5 more victims of the coronavirus pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnrvH… Boston artist paints backdrop to national dialogue on racism  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlRk8… Previewing ‘Beyond the Canvas,’ series on arts and culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzP3d… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 23, 2020

Jul 23, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, as U.S. coronavirus infections top 4 million, Senate Republicans say they have a tentative deal for a new relief bill. Plus: Why President Trump is sending federal law enforcement into cities who don’t want it, the killing of Breonna Taylor sparks a movement, virtual campaigning, pandemic childcare struggles, an unusual baseball season, a canceled convention and more. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Senate GOP announces tentative deal on aid bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DlAL… Trump sending federal agents to cities that don’t want them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8VZc… Ridge: Trump’s deployment of federal forces an ‘invasion’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V88Ev… Will police officers be charged in death of Breonna Taylor? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN4Qq… What virtual campaigning means for Trump and Biden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PNAP… Pandemic exposes fragility, inadequacy of U.S. child care https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYyHt… Can MLB play ball and still avoid an outbreak? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxPJC… Writer and actor Aasif Mandvi on staying true to himself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOt4p… Why Trump decided to cancel Jacksonville convention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n6ej… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 22, 2020

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Jul 22, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, coronavirus spread in the U.S. shows no signs of easing, as officials scramble to respond. Plus: Former CDC head Dr. Tom Frieden on critical data collection during the pandemic, escalating tensions between the U.S. and China, the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, American drug overdoses rise, the latest census political controversy and a children’s song about racial violence. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. sees rising infections and deaths — and dwindling PPE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ygOL… Former CDC director on collecting data to contain COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aDV4… News Wrap: Trump to send federal agents to more cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3o3… Amid consulate closure, 2 views on U.S. policy toward China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-55YT… What we know about the search for a COVID-19 vaccine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybSw… How the pandemic is complicating America’s addiction crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BPRy… What political and pandemic challenges mean for 2020 Census https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ2LM… A children’s choir’s message about police violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsdpB… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

#WashWeekPBS full episode: President Trump orders federal agents into cities as COVID-19 deaths rise

Jul 24, 2020  Washington Week

President Trump’s plan to send thousands of federal officers into cities sparked outrage as the number of Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19 passed 4 million this week. And lawmakers left for the weekend without extending the $600 supplement for unemployed Americans. The panel discussed the latest on the Coronavirus crisis and the 2020 election as President Trump pivoted on masks and canceled his Jacksonville convention speech. Panel: Peter Baker of the New York Times, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Rachel Scott of ABC News and Jake Sherman of POLITICO

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Trump won these key states in 2016. Now, he’s losing them

Jul 26, 2020  CNN

CNN’s John King breaks down the latest CNN polls for the US election that show President Trump trailing behind Joe Biden in the key states of Arizona, Florida and Michigan.

Don Lemon: President Trump is beaten by the coronavirus

Jul 23, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Don Lemon gives his take on President Donald Trump announcing that there will not be Republican convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida. #CNN #News

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Fact-check: Trump suggests protests led to rise in Covid-19 cases

Jul 23, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Daniel Dale fact-checks President Trump’s claim that Covid-19 cases “started to rise among young Americans shortly after demonstrations,” referring to the racial justice protests in response to the killing of George Floyd. #CNN #News

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 27th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Jul 27, 2020  NBC News

Moderna begins Phase 3 human trials for the coronavirus vaccine, Rep. John Lewis lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda and schools begin reopening amid the pandemic. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 01:23 Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate Begins Final-Stage Testing 04:21 U.S. Records 1,000+ Covid-19 Deaths Per Day For Nearly A Week 06:52 John Lewis Honored, Lying In State At U.S. Capitol 09:29 President Trump’s National Security Adviser Tests Positive For Covid-19 11:05 Senate Republican Covid-19 Relife Proposal, Far From Democrats 11:39 How Safe? Mississippi School District Reopens With New Protective Measures 13:40 Violent Clashes Amid Protests In Portland, Other Cities 15:18 Kathie Lee Gifford Reflects On The Last Time She Saw Regis Philbin » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews Connect with NBC Nightly News online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNightlyNews.com: https://nbcnews.to/2wFotQ8 Find Nightly News on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2TZ1PhF Follow Nightly News on Twitter: https://bit.ly/1yFY2s4 Follow Nightly News on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2tEncJD NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 27th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

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Jul 23, 2020  NBC News

United States passes 4 million coronavirus cases, Trump cancels in-person Republican National Convention in Florida, and pandemic unemployment benefit set to expire at end of month. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews Connect with NBC Nightly News online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNightlyNews.com: https://nbcnews.to/2wFotQ8 Find Nightly News on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2TZ1PhF Follow Nightly News on Twitter: https://bit.ly/1yFY2s4 Follow Nightly News on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2tEncJD NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 23rd, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

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Jul 22, 2020  NBC News

California now has nation’s highest number of coronavirus cases, U.S. strikes $2 billion coronavirus vaccine deal with Pfizer, and former ‘Rosie the Riveter’ makes masks to protect against coronavirus. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Portland Protesters, Local Officials Say Federal Presence Is Making Tensions Worse | NBC News NOW

Jul 22, 2020  NBC News

NBC News’ Maura Barret speaks to protesters in Portland about how the presence of federal officers is making the situation worse as they demonstrate against police brutality. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Trump’s Troops Violate The First Amendment And Undermine Faith in Federal Agencies | MSNBC

Jul 25, 2020  MSNBC

Former FBI special agent Clint Watts and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance discuss Donald Trump’s assault on democracy.» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Trump Talks To Putin As U.S. Hits 4,000,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Jul 24, 2020  MSNBC

With the nation hitting over 4,000,000 coronavirus cases, Trump says it will all work out after speaking on the phone to Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince. Aired on 7/23/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Calling Out Trump-Era Racism, Ice Cube Talks Police, Racial Justice And Anti-Semitism Allegations

Jul 24, 2020  MSNBC

Rapper Ice Cube discusses racism, police brutality, what has changed – and what hasn’t – since his iconic song “F—The Police” in this extensive interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber. Melber also raises recent allegations of anti-Semitism against the rapper and actor; the history of hip hop and other music exposing racial injustice; and how politicians in both parties often attacked Black musicians rather than listening to their concerns about policing. The discussion also includes an appearance by historian Jon Meacham, who wrote about Ice Cube and other artists in his book “Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 7/24/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Classified Status Hides Fired IG Report On Trump Golf Club Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Jul 23, 2020  MSNBC

Rachel Maddow points out in reporting about Donald Trump asking the campaign donor he appointed as U.S. ambassador to the U.K. to try to get more business to his golf resort that the matter was investigated by the State Department inspector general, but the report has been marked “classified” and the inspector general has been fired. Aired on 7/22/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Russel Honoré On Feds in Portland: ‘What Kind Of Bullsh-t Is This!?’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré is blasting the Trump administration for deploying anonymous federal agents into Portland, OR as the administration suggests it might do the same in more U.S. cities. Aired on 7/21/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Schmidt: Trump’s Portland Crackdown Is Frightening Federal Thuggery | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Jul 23, 2020  MSNBC

Reacting to the violent crackdown on protesters in Portland, OR and Trump’s plan to send agents into more cities, Steve Schmidt excoriates the president and says, ‘This should scare the hell out of every American.’ Aired on 7/22/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Madeleine Albright Reacts To Deployment Of Federal Agents In U.S. Cities | All In | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

Fmr. Sec. of State Madeleine Albright: “For a President and an administration that calls itself ‘law and order,’ they have broken the law, and are creating disorder.” Aired on 7/22/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

‘Wall Of Moms’ Organizer In Portland Speaks Out After Teargassing By Federal Agents | All In | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

Portland “Wall of Moms” organizer describes the horrific experience of being teargassed by federal agents: “It was frightening. I want to tell you that I handled it like a champ and I stood my ground, but I did not.” Aired on 7/22/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Neal Katyal: Donald Trump Is ‘Fighting The American People’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Jul 23, 2020  MSNBC

Neal Katyal, the former U.S. Solicitor General, joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss Donald Trump’s “cowardice and lack of principle” in sending federal officers to Portland to end anti-racism protests. Aired on 7/22/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Merkley: Trump Has Brought Authoritarian Tactics To The Streets Of Our Country | Deadline | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

Senator from Oregon Jeff Merkley speaks with Nicolle Wallace about the presence of federal law enforcement in Portland and Trump’s announcement that agents will be deployed to more cities. Aired on 07/22/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

See How Trump Could Lose Re-Election Over ‘Law And Order’ Police Clash | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

As the Trump administration ratchets up the deployment of federal agents to Democratic-run cities across the country, Trump is using a very old playbook touting “law and order.” But in a special report from MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, there are clear signs this strategy may not work as it has in the past – politically or substantively. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 7/22/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 21 | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

Watch the top news stories and highlights from The Rachel Maddow Show, airing weeknights at 9 p.m. on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Watch The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell Highlights: July 21 | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

Lawrence O’Donnell examines the political stories of the day. Watch weeknights at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Watch All In With Chris Hayes Highlights: July 21 | MSNBC

Jul 22, 2020  MSNBC

Ali Velshi guest hosts for Hayes. Get the latest news and commentary from Chris Hayes weekdays at 8 p.m. ET on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Rare Black Panther Shadows His Leopard Mate in Incredible Shot by Photographer Mithun H

Rare Black Panther Shadows His Leopard Mate in Incredible Shot by Photographer Mithun H

JULY 23, 2020  GRACE EBERT

“The Eternal Couple.” Image © Mithun H, shared with permission

Since 2014, wildlife filmmaker and photographer Mithun H has been pining for sightings of Saya, a black panther that’s been eluding his admirers in the Kabini Forest in India for years. After camping out in the area for six days, the photographer captured a stunning image of the mysterious animal shadowing his leopard partner, Cleopatra.

Mithun H notes that the couple have been together for four years and have an atypical relationship for the species. “Usually in the courting pairs generally it is the male who takes charge and moves around with the female following close behind. But with this couple, it was definitely Cleo who was in charge while the panther followed,” he wrote on Instagram.

This isn’t the photographer’s first experience with the rare cat, either. He previously worked with National Geographic Wild on The Real Black Panther, which follows Saya’s life. “It’s been a passion and a beautiful journey in the woods of Kabini,” the photographer says. (via PetaPixel)

A Traveling Exhibition of 100 Stunning Selections from the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A Traveling Exhibition of 100 Stunning Selections from the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

JANUARY 17, 2019  KATE SIERZPUTOWSKI

“The golden couple,” Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands, Grand Title Winner 2018, Animal Portraits

Last fall Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten was the overall winner of the 54th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (previously) after being selected from over 45,000 submissions. His image, The Golden

Couple, captures a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys against a wooded backdrop. Their bright blue faces glow against the lush forest of China’s Qinling Mountains—the only habitat where the endangered primates are found in the wild.

In total there were 19 category winners from the tens of thousands who submitted images of wildlife and natural environments from all corners of the globe. Winning images included a wasp carrying a perfectly round segment of mud, two owls nestled snuggly in a pipe, and a leopard dreaming on a low branch. The winners, plus a selection of other entries from the competition, are currently in an exhibition which will travel to Canada, Spain, Australia, and Germany. The next stop for “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” is the Field Museum in Chicago, which opens March 22 and runs through January 2020. (via Block Club Chicago)

“Pipe owls,” Arshdeep Singh, India, Winner 2018, 10 Years and Under

“Hellbent,” David Herasimtschuk, USA, Winner 2018, Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles

“Mud-rolling mud-dauber,” Georgina Steytler, Australia, Winner 2018, Behaviour: Invertebrates

“Night flight,” Michael Patrick O’Neill, USA, Winner 2018, Under Water

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PBS News: July 17 – 21, 2020, and Washington Week full episode: President Trump attacks Joe Biden as COVID-19 cases spike, July 17, 2020

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NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 21st, 2020, Military Sends Doctors, Nurses To Hospitals Under Siege (7,20,20), and Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – July 19th, 2020

 CNN News: Trump: Covid-19 crisis will probably get worse before it gets better, July 21, 2020

 MSNBC: Republican Governor Larry Hogan Sharply Criticizes Trump’s COVID-19 Response | Morning Joe | July 17, 2020  

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PBS NewsHour full episode, July 21, 2020

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Jul 21, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, congressional deliberations over an economic rescue package intensify, but Senate Republicans appear deeply divided over the right approach. Plus: Sen. David Perdue on legislation to address American financial struggles, coronavirus worsens the global food crisis, colleges grapple with whether to return to campus and President Trump resumes his coronavirus briefings. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Republicans remain divided over pandemic relief legislation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqj1h… What these Americans want from congressional pandemic aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P_bb… Sen. Perdue on GOP priorities for pandemic rescue package https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSMzx… News Wrap: DOJ says hackers targeting U.S. vaccine research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2BKo… How the pandemic is making a global food crisis worse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_QFG… U.S. higher education faces dilemma over on-campus learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wa-t… Trump resumes briefings with ‘mixed messaging’ on pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB7dN… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 20, 2020

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Jul 20, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, the novel coronavirus continues to surge across regions of the United States, and Congress considers new legislative action in response. Plus: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s perspective on the coronavirus crisis, the use of federal agents in protests over racism, Italy’s tourism downturn, six months of COVID-19 in the U.S. and Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump announces return of pandemic briefings amid ‘flare-up’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T30os… Hogan: ‘No question’ Trump’s pandemic response cost lives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWeUV… News Wrap: Members of Congress share tributes to John Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvSxk… Presence of federal agents at Portland protests draws ire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL5KJ… Why Oregon governor wants federal officers out of Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh5gm… Can Italian tourism industry survive the pandemic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8UQw… Why the U.S. still doesn’t have control of coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxrx7… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s pandemic message https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjF7_… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 19, 2020

Jul 19, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, July 19, global confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 14.3 million and 600,000 deaths with more than 3.7 million confirmed cases in the U.S., frontline healthcare workers and their families fight for compensation, and how aging caregivers are preparing for a future when they can no longer care for their disabled adult children. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 18, 2020

Jul 18, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, July 18, remembering John Lewis, a Civil Rights Movement leader and a longtime member of Congress who died of pancreatic cancer on Friday night. Also, the U.S. records more than 70,000 COVID-19 cases for the second time in a row leading officials to start reimposing restrictions in some areas in the country. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 17, 2020

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Jul 17, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, shares an update on the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: Controversy over federal agents policing American cities, Arizona’s COVID-19 crisis, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the latest political news and remembering five more victims of the pandemic. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS How Fauci says the U.S. can get control of the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puyn3… News Wrap: Justice Ginsburg having chemotherapy for cancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNrx9… What are federal agents doing in Portland, Oregon? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5jOo… How Arizona became such a COVID-19 hot spot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udQME… Shields and Brooks on Trump’s declining support https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekkN6… 5 lives lost to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdYK-… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

#WashWeekPBS full episode: President Trump attacks Joe Biden as COVID-19 cases spike

Jul 17, 2020  Washington Week

The 2020 race for the White House is heating up. President Trump lashed out at Joe Biden, making false claims about his opponent’s platform and saying Biden would “abolish the suburbs.” The panel also discussed the president’s uneasy relationship with his own public health officials as cases of virus surge and the White House pushes to reopen schools. Panel: : Jonathan Karl of ABC News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report

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NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 21st, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Jul 21, 2020  NBC News

President Trump says coronavirus pandemic will ‘get worse before it gets better,’ growing concern over spike of coronavirus cases in Florida retirement community, and summer camps reveal possible challenges for reopening schools. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 01:35 Trump: ‘It Will Probably Get Worse Before It Gets Better’ 02:28 Trump Urges Masks After Resisting Nationwide Mandate 03:41 Trump On Ghislaine Maxwell:’I Wise Her Well’ 04:03 Biden Blasts Trump: ‘He’s Quit On You’ 04:17 Trump Resumes Task Force Briefings Without DR. Fauci 04:45 Top Drug Makers Optimistic Of Vaccine By Early 2021 07:51 CDC: Case Numbers Likely 10 Times Higher Than Reported 08:55 California Top Grim Millstone Of 400,000 Cases 10:21 New Warning On Coronavirus Risk For Older Americans 12:21 U.S. Charges Chinese Hackers With Targeting Vaccine Research 14:03 Trump Threatens To Send Federal Forces To More U.S. Cities 16:23 Miami Shuts Down Camps After Covid Cases Discovered 16:37 Summer Camps Are Critical Test For Reopening Schools 18:40 NFL’s New Testing Strategy As Rookies Report To Camp » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Military Sends Doctors, Nurses To Hospitals Under Siege | NBC Nightly News

Jul 20, 2020  NBC News

As coronavirus cases rise, the military sends California and Texas hundreds of doctors and nurses to fill staffing shortages. » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

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Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – July 19th, 2020 | Meet The Press | NBC News

Jul 19, 2020  NBC News

On this special edition of Meet the Press, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, says that states “didn’t really pay attention to CDC recommendations.” Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) talks about reopening schools. Gov. Mike Dewine (R-Ohio) says he may call for a statewide mask mandate. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C) pays tribute to the legacy of John Lewis. Dr. Wayne Frederick, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun and Michael Osterholm join the panel.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – July 19th, 2020 | Meet The Press | NBC News

Trump: Covid-19 crisis will probably get worse before it gets better

Jul 21, 2020   CNN

President Donald Trump warned the coronavirus pandemic is likely to worsen before improving, during the first outing of his revived daily briefings The President’s late afternoon appearance in the White House briefing room was designed to project a more commanding role for Trump, who has largely been absent in discussing the health crisis ravaging the country and has seen his poll numbers plummet as a result. In a press conference that lasted around 30 minutes, Trump again said he believed the virus would disappear and insisted the American response to the pandemic was “much better” than in other places. But he also offered more realistic projections that his advisers hope will make him appear like a sober-minded leader. “It will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better,” Trump said — echoing a prediction he made at the start of April of a “rough” two weeks ahead. And he continued offering belated encouragement to wear masks, at one point pulling out his navy blue face covering and claiming he had no problem strapping it on (though he did not during the briefing). “Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact,” he said, adding later: “I’m getting used to the mask.” Trump appeared from the podium by himself, unaccompanied by any of the health experts who comprise the White House coronavirus task force. About an hour before Trump stepped before cameras, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN that he hadn’t been invited to participate. #Trump #CNN #News

Republican Governor Larry Hogan Sharply Criticizes Trump’s COVID-19 Response | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Jul 17, 2020  MSNBC

The Morning Joe panel is joined by John Heilemann and Michael Steele to discuss Governor Hogan’s Washington Post column accusing the Trump administration of mishandling state testing. Aired on 07/17/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Republican Governor Larry Hogan Sharply Criticizes Trump’s COVID-19 Response | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Combining Vibrant Shapes and Simple Lines, Illustrator Willian Santiago Evokes Scenes of Brazil

Combining Vibrant Shapes and Simple Lines, Illustrator Willian Santiago Evokes Scenes of Brazil

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With an affinity for bold colors, Willian Santiago documents what he sees around Londrina, the city in southern Brazil where he lives. He utilizes bright blues, greens, and reds to create his illustrations of wild animals and posed female figures that often resemble the geometric shapes and lines of woodblock prints frequently seen in Brazilian art.

“I love exploring,” Santiago said in an interview with WePresent. “It may be the step I spend most of my time on when creating an illustration. Color arouses different feelings in people. I ultimately want my work to create feelings of joy.” With a background in textile and pattern design, the artist says “old Vogue magazine covers, Art Deco and overly posed figures” often serve as inspiration, in addition to being “surrounded by strong women” as a child. Follow Santiago’s striking digital illustrations on Instagram, and check out his available prints on Society6. (via Tu Recepcja)

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 MSNBC: Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 14, Russia Engagement With U.S. Politics A ‘Long-Running Story,’ Says Author, Hasan Reacts to Ivanka Trump Telling Jobless Americans To ‘Find Something New’, Watch The 11th Hour With Brian Williams Highlights: July 13 , Watch The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell Highlights: July 13, 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases in US reaches highest level yet, Trump Gives Subdued, Rambling Campaign-Style Speech In Rose Garden, As Mary Trump’s Book Comes Out, President Appears To Flounder, and  William Barr ‘Decapitates’ Third U.S. Attorney’s Office Looking At Trump

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PBS NewsHour full episode, July 16, 2020

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Jul 16, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump changes his campaign staff as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens. Plus: The politics of wearing face masks, how Trump is advancing his political agenda, cyber intrusions with global impact, racial disparities in American health outcomes, Italy’s recovery from coronavirus crisis, surviving COVID-19 and a Brief But Spectacular take on reimagining doctor’s visits. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump changes campaign staff as poll numbers drop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYMrI… A Ga. mayor on ‘frustrating’ political battle over masks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHXHJ… News Wrap: EU to reduce data sharing with U.S. tech giants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxdxI… The policy wins Trump is handing his base during pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZrPu… What high-profile hacking attacks say about cybersecurity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLpgl… Why COVID-19 is disproportionately killing Black Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIIEx… In Italy, pandemic’s economic harm gives rise to a new poor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zLtl… Stories of hope and resilience from COVID-19 survivors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCQd3… A prescription for improving health outcomes among the poor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlxf_… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 15, 2020

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Jul 15, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, as the coronavirus crisis rages on, so does the verbal battle between the nation’s top public health expert and members of the Trump administration. Plus: Californians worry about COVID-19, Chinatown’s pandemic response, a new public health challenge for Democratic Republic of Congo, the economics of racial disparities and Hollywood’s reckoning on race. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump steps up criticism of Fauci on pandemic response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH3HT… News Wrap: Walmart to require face coverings in stores https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye1zq… How 1 California mayor is responding to virus rise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-fEe… How San Francisco’s Chinatown kept coronavirus in check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHwh7… Ebola finally defeated, Congo faces COVID-19  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzG7P… The economics behind racial coronavirus disparities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhi12… Hollywood turns scrutiny inward amid nation’s race dialogue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjorV… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 14, 2020

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Jul 14, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, as U.S. states see record numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths, some are moving toward implementing restrictions again. Also: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Joe Biden’s climate change proposals, the shifting role of the CDC during coronavirus, a Maryland community college grappling with the pandemic and racial inequities, the Supreme Court and racial inequities in publishing. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Where rising virus cases could mean new restrictions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWwWD… News Wrap: UK bans Huawei from 5G mobile network https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YQy4… Why Sanders thinks his supporters will support Biden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va2tW… Why CDC’s politicization is ‘dangerous’ for American public https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alDe-… How this community college is adapting to tumultuous times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n7Zn… Why this Supreme Court term was so unusual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbrSJ… Dana Canedy on making the publishing industry more inclusive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRvZ5… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 13, 2020

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Jul 13, 2020

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Monday on the NewsHour, the coronavirus continues to spread across much of the U.S., forcing some states to implement new restrictions. Plus: The debate over reopening schools this fall, a Virginia mayor on managing the pandemic, what the murder of Vanessa Guillén says about the U.S. military, Trump commutes the jail sentence of Roger Stone and political analysis with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS As coronavirus surges, Trump and White House attack Fauci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUkkQ… ‘Teachers are scared’ to be in school, says Florida educator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqrXX… News Wrap: 200 colleges join suit over foreign student visas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L-M5… How this Virginia mayor has made decisions during COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVIP… How U.S. military should respond to Vanessa Guillen’s murder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7MO4… Why Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone is ‘highly unusual’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezaBY… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump vs. Fauci, GOP polling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Y-d… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 12, 2020

Jul 12, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, July 12, COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, more on Roger Stone’s commuted sentence, one city’s attempt to aggressively cut food waste and emissions, and we speak to one of the trailblazing women competing virtually in this year’s Tour de France. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Sarasota, Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 11, 2020

Jul 11, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, July 11, a presidential pardon for Roger Stone, U.S. breaks another coronavirus case record, and revisiting ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ 60 years later. And with racial hate crimes on the rise globally, a look at what is considered terrorism, in the U.S. and abroad. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 15th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Jul 15, 2020  NBC News

Growing push for mask mandate as 22 states set daily coronavirus case records, schools’ plans for reopening vary across the country, and small businesses feel second round of pain as some states roll back reopenings. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 1:34 New Mask Mandates As COVID Spreads Faster Than Ever 2:06 Florida Tops 300,000 Cases Of Coronavirus 2:25 Alabama Orders Residents To Wear Masks In Public 2:58 Walmart, Kroger To Require Shoppers To Wear Masks 3:13 Oklahoma Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19 3:26 Growing Number Of States Roll Back Reopenings 4:22 Big School Districts Plan Online Classes In Fall 6:18 Oxford Vaccine May Offer Patients ‘Double Defense’ 7:21 Trump: Top Adviser ‘Shouldn’t’ Have Attacked Dr. Fauci 8:27 Fauci Calls Attacks From White House ‘Bizarre’ 9:17 Massive Twitter Hack On Biden, Apple, Elon Musk & More 10:15 New Body Cam Video Revealed In George Floyd Death 11:49 George Floyd’s Family Sues Police Department, City 12:45 Doctors Warn Of COVID & Flu Double Threat In Fall 15:01 Small Businesses Fear They Won’t Survive Second Shutdown 17:12 NBC News Correspondent’s Own Battle With COVID-19 » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC Nightly News online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNightlyNews.com: https://nbcnews.to/2wFotQ8 Find Nightly News on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2TZ1PhF Follow Nightly News on Twitter: https://bit.ly/1yFY2s4 Follow Nightly News on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2tEncJD NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 15th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

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Cooper: Trump poses with can of beans while Covid-19 surges

Jul 15, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Anderson Cooper called out a recent Instagram endorsement by President Donald Trump amid surges in the coronavirus pandemic across the US and ongoing tension between the White House and Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying it’s “grotesque.” #AC360 #CNN #News

Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 14 | MSNBC

Jul 15, 2020  MSNBC

Ali Velshi guest hosts for Maddow. Watch the top news stories and highlights from The Rachel Maddow Show, airing weeknights at 9 p.m. on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Russia Engagement With U.S. Politics A ‘Long-Running Story,’ Says Author | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Jul 14, 2020  MSNBC

Author David Shimer discusses his new book ‘Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference.’ Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson also joins the discussion. Aired on 07/14/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Trump gets upset when asked about police killing Blacks

Jul 14, 2020  CNN

During an interview with CBS News, President Donald Trump responded to a question about why Black Americans are still dying at the hands of law enforcement by saying “more White people” are killed by police and calling the question “terrible.” #Trump #CNN #News

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Hasan Reacts to Ivanka Trump Telling Jobless Americans To ‘Find Something New’ | All In | MSNBC

Jul 14, 2020  MSNBC

Mehdi Hasan: “She works in the White House today because her dad hired her for a job she is manifestly unqualified for. This is a woman whose husband and father’s catastrophic mishandling of this virus is the reason the economy is so bad right now.” Aired on 7/14/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Watch The 11th Hour With Brian Williams Highlights: July 13 | MSNBC

Jul 14, 2020  MSNBC

Get the latest news and commentary from Brian Williams weeknights on The 11th Hour. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Watch The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell Highlights: July 13 | MSNBC

Jul 14, 2020  MSNBC

Lawrence O’Donnell examines the political stories of the day. Watch weeknights at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

7-day average of new Covid-19 cases in US reaches highest level yet

Jul 14, 2020  CNN

CNN’s John King breaks down the latest US coronavirus data showing the seven-day average has risen above 60,000, making it the highest average to date. #CNN #News

Trump Gives Subdued, Rambling Campaign-Style Speech In Rose Garden | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Jul 15, 2020  MSNBC

Breaking with presidential tradition, Trump took to the Rose Garden in an event billed as a ‘press conference’ to give a 52-minute speech that repeatedly attacked Joe Biden, China, and more. Aired on 7/14/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Roger Stone

Jul 11, 2020  Washington Week

President Trump announced Friday that he would commute the sentence of his former adviser and confidant Roger Stone. The panel discussed the president’s move and how it may affect the 2020 election campaign. Panel: Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour, Eamon Javers of CNBC, Paula Reid of CBS News, Cleve R. Wootson Jr. of The Washington Post Watch the latest full show and Extra here: https://pbs.org/washingtonweek Subscribe to our YouTube

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DeVos asked if she has a plan to reopen schools. See her response

Jul 12, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Dana Bash speaks to Education Secretary Besty DeVos about whether or not she has a plan for schools to safely reopen for students as Covid-19 cases surge in the US. #CNN #News

Chris Wallace RIPS DeVos for trying to illegally cut off funding to schools that don’t re-open

Jul 12, 2020  Brian Tyler Cohen

BREAKING: Chris Wallace just RIPPED DeVos for trying to illegally cut off funding to schools that don’t re-open. To demand Betsy DeVos and Trump not endanger America’s children to try to win the election, sign here ? http://odaction.com/btcdevosschools

Full Panel: Robert Mueller Writes That Roger Stone Remains A Convicted Felon | Meet The Press

Jul 12, 2020  NBC News

Kristen Welker, Anna Palmer and George Will join the Meet the Press roundtable to discuss President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

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As Mary Trump’s Book Comes Out, President Appears To Flounder | MSNBC

Jul 11, 2020  MSNBC

Donald Trump’s populist message is apparently faltering as America struggles with racism, and as his niece Mary Trump’s book threatens to cast an allegedly harsh, revealing spotlight on the president. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

William Barr ‘Decapitates’ Third U.S. Attorney’s Office Looking At Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Jul 11, 2020  MSNBC

Rachel Maddow describes Attorney General William Barr’s pattern of removing the leadership of three key U.S. Attorneys’ Offices that have ongoing investigations related to Donald Trump, and replacing them with loyal footmen. Aired on 7/10/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Air Conditioning suspected to play major role in coronavirus spread | Covid-19 Special

Jul 6, 2020  DW News

After cooling systems and air conditioning were linked to a coronavirus outbreak at a German meat-processing plant, mayn people wonder about how safe air conditioning is. Does air conditioning help spread the coronavirus? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche…

National Geographic: Pride Month reads and Bare to the elements

Pride Month reads: Tales and memoirs by James BaldwinLucy Jane Bledsoe, and Samantha Allen are part of our 10 LBGTQ reads on travel adventures, part of our Around the World in Books series. The stories, writes Gillian Kendall for Nat Geo, “share both what unites us and what makes us unique, whether on an American heartland road trip or a bus journey to the tip of the world.” Also on the list: Andrew Sean Greer’s Less, a Pulitzer-winning novel about an aging writer who is jilted by a younger lover—and who travels the world with one shiny blue suit. Above, a Pride flags hangs in Antwerp, Belgium, in June 2013.

Bare to the elements: This image was taken in the Glencoe area of the Scottish Highlands. Houses like these have been endlessly romanticized in paintings and photographs: a lone cabin, bare to the elements, with nothing but nature as far as the eye can see, says photographer Michael George. “When I first saw this structure, with the tiny forest built to block some of the wind, I pulled my car over and spent some time wondering. Who lives there? With the harsh weather this area is known for, how is the structure still standing? Where do they get their groceries? I have no answers to these questions, but I like to imagine there is a basement as big as the house tucked underneath with supplies to get through the winter, a fire going, and a shelf of books to read.”

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/06/trung-huy-pham-water-lily-photographs/

Vivid Photographs by Trung Huy Pham Capture Annual Water Lily Harvest in Vietnam

JUNE 26, 2020  GRACE EBERT

All images © Trung Huy Pham, shared with permission

Each year as the Mekong Delta floods, locals gather hordes of long-stemmed lilies from the water-covered rice fields. Photographer Trung Huy Pham recently captured the annual harvest in a vivid series taken in the Long An and An Giang provinces in Vietnam. He photographs the farmers wearing canonical hats as they collect the fast-growing flowers, which often are used as decoration and as additions to hot pots. The pink water lilies swirl in the water, forming an S-shape as their stems align.

Pham shares an incredibly diverse array of shots taken around Vietnam on Instagram.

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PBS NewsHour full episode, July 10, 2020

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Jul 10, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the U.S. continues to set records of new coronavirus cases almost daily — with no end in sight. Plus: The Supreme Court’s decision on Oklahoma Native lands, Lebanon in crisis, battling surging COVID-19 in Texas, political analysis with David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart, the fate of the Freedmen’s Memorial, remembering COVID-19 victims and an essay on grief. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS States return to containment measures as virus sets records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSCon… News Wrap: Tropical Storm Fay drenches the Mid-Atlantic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0XaK… Supreme Court’s ‘landmark decision’ on tribal sovereignty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNUIX… Bankrupt Lebanon contends with pandemic’s rising threat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii-T5… ‘Help us out’: Nurse begs Texans to wear face masks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnuKE… David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart on Biden’s economic plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf647… How 4 Black Americans see a Lincoln statue in different ways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOvV8… Remembering 5 people lost to coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPb1o… When a cliche can grant comfort to the grieving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFWvs… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us:

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 9, 2020

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Jul 9, 2020   PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the Supreme Court announces two decisions regarding access to President Trump’s financial documents. Plus: Multiple U.S. states set single-day records for new cases of COVID-19, DHS restrictions on international students shock academic institutions, Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro on the USMCA trade deal and a nursing home that has remained free of coronavirus. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS How Supreme Court ruled on cases related to Trump’s finances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n79mm… Top U.S. health officials say states should pause reopening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C5rF… News Wrap: House committee hears Geoffrey Berman testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6owO… The ‘unwise’ policy of shutting out international students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hivpX… Peter Navarro on USMCA and supporting a pandemic economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7s-… How this Maryland nursing home has remained free of COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9tNy… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 8, 2020

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Jul 8, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration steps up pressure on schools to resume in-person classes in the fall — despite an ongoing coronavirus surge. Plus: How COVID-19 is renewing the debate over American exceptionalism, struggles with U.S. coronavirus testing, Supreme Court rulings, the rush to mine lithium for batteries, two anti-racism scholars on race in America and inside China. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump presses schools to resume in-person classes this fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qxc… News Wrap: Vindman retires, saying Trump blocked promotion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpkKV… What coronavirus shows about American exceptionalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f4kb… Why is the U.S. struggling to test everyone who needs it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auv_8… How this Supreme Court sees religious freedom  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSW82… The global rush to mine lithium, a battery essential https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su_UC… How anti-racism is a treatment for the ‘cancer’ of racism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ8Zu… Documentary pulls back the curtain on China’s rise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqRtF… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us:

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 7, 2020

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Jul 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, confirmed U.S. cases of coronavirus near 3 million, and hospitals in some hard-hit states are filled to capacity. Plus: How to handle school in the fall, where Paycheck Protection Program funds went, renters are increasingly being evicted due to nonpayment, behind the recent surge in U.S. gun violence and how the Mexican government has dealt with COVID-19. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS More states see ICUs reach capacity as coronavirus spreads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ursyc… News Wrap: U.S. notifies U.N. of intent to withdraw from WHO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRkM0… Schools face immense pressure as they grapple with reopening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU_Ar… New data illuminates details of PPP funding distribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCY6e… Why more renters are being evicted due to the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwL2Z… What’s causing surge in gun violence — and how to stop it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKpYd… Amid pandemic, ‘desperate’ Mexicans turn to cartels for help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfZOf… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 6, 2020

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Jul 6, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, the U.S. observes a muted holiday weekend as the novel coronavirus spreads with alarming speed across much of the country. Plus: The latest data on pandemic racial disparities, Latinx women struggle with job losses, the hurricane forecast, coronavirus in Hong Kong, Politics Monday, a return to London pubs and a Brief But Spectacular take on helping others during a pandemic. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS A muted Fourth of July as virus shatters infection records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdAHz… News Wrap: Judge halts Dakota Access Pipeline until review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbX7E… Why Black, Latinx Americans are suffering more from COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc8Pn… ‘We need help,’ say Latina workers, hit hard by pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMVOp… What the pandemic means for hurricane preparation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF6jq… How densely populated Hong Kong has controlled coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E5Md… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s race rhetoric https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsx1j… In Britain, fears that reopened pubs will drive virus spread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIe23… From AIDS to COVID-19, turning pandemic grief into action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfDOb… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jul 10, 2020  Washington Week

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Biden unveils economic plan to spur American manufacturing

Jul 9, 2020  CNN

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled the first major plank of his economic agenda Thursday, detailing a moderate proposal to use government purchasing to spur manufacturing in sectors such as clean energy, infrastructure and health care. The former vice president delivered a speech outside his childhood hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, as he launched what his campaign is calling its “build back better” agenda, which Biden said would pump federal dollars into purchasing and research and development “in a way not seen since the Great Depression and World War II.” Other planks his campaign said will be detailed in the coming weeks include clean energy, the “caregiving economy,” such as child-care and domestic workers, and racial equity. “Throughout this crisis, Donald Trump has been almost singularly focused on the stock market — the Dow and the Nasdaq. Not you and not your families,” Biden said. “If I am fortunate enough to be your president, I’ll be laser-focused on working families, middle-class families like I came from here in Scranton, not the wealthy investor class. They don’t need me; working families do.” #Bidfen #CNN #News

‘Lying, Cheating Failure’: New Book By Trump’s Niece Casts Trump As Traumatized Narcissist | MSNBC

Jul 8, 2020  MSNBC

The new book by President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump paints the president as an emotionally damaged narcissist who’s cheated to get ahead, while being unable to “experience the entire spectrum of human emotion.” The president’s family sued to stop the book, titled ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’, from being published, but it is scheduled for release on July 14. Aired on 7/7/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Mary Trump’s book claims Trump paid someone to take his SATs

Jul 7, 2020  CNN

Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump levels scathing criticism of the President in her forthcoming book, accusing him of “hubris and willful ignorance” dating back to his early days. CNN’s Brian Stelter reads excerpts from the book. #CNN #News

Trump Brags Doctors Were “Very Surprised” At His Secret Cognitive Test | MSNBC

Jul 10, 2020  MSNBC

President Trump now claiming he “aced” a cognitive test he took recently, leaving doctors “very surprised” by his results. But after losing the monumental battle over his tax returns at the Supreme Court, aides now claim Trump has cast himself as a “blameless victim” as he heads into the 2020 election amidst a surging pandemic and increasing racial unrest. As his campaign stumbles forward, a newly released poll shows Americans are largely unhappy with his response to these events. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 7/10/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Swalwell: Congress’ Job Until Election Day Is To Be ‘Ankle Monitor’ On Trump Administration | MSNBC

Jul 10, 2020  MSNBC

Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman outlined how he was pressured to resign by Attorney General William Barr in a closed House Judiciary Committee hearing. Chairman Nadler said, “We don’t know yet if the Attorney General’s conduct is criminal, but that kind of quid pro quo gets awfully close to bribery.” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who was in the hearing, joins Lawrence O’Donnell to react. Aired on 7/09/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

New Report Shows Virus Surge Is Driven By States That Were Among First To Reopen | Deadline | MSNBC

Jul 10, 2020  MSNBC

A look into how states whose governors took Trump’s advice and reopened early are now seeing their case numbers skyrocket, as Trump mounts a new pressure campaign to reopen schools. Aired on 7/10/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

How incompetent is Donald Trump? Interview with John Bolton | Conflict Zone

Jul 9, 2020  DW News

John Bolton dicusses his time as national security adviser and his impressions of US President Donald Trump with DW Conflict Zone. Four months before the next US presidential election, Donald Trump’s poll numbers are in a slump. Disaffected conservatives call him incompetent and are campaigning against the Republican president, citing the upward curve of new coronavirus cases in the US, the millions of unemployed Americans, and the protests and racial tension in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. They echo Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who says Trump’s leadership is inadequate. One of his three former national security advisors, John Bolton, joined DW’s Tim Sebastian to discuss his impressions of President Trump on Conflict Zone. He has just releases his book on the issue ‘The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir’ 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:10 Trump’s integrity 00:03:45 Obstruction of justice 00:05:30 Working for Trump 00:08:30 Corrupted government 00:09:25 Trump and dictators 00:10:15 Kim Jong un 00:12:15 Vladimir Putin 00:14:45 Russian bounties for the Taliban 00:17:30 Jamal Khasogghi 00:19:45 Iran nuclear deal 21:45 Ukraine and Impeachment More background and key quotes: https://p.dw.com/p/3eyIE The picture Bolton paints in his latest book, “The Room Where It Happened,” is filled with disturbing takes of the current US president: dubious offers to strongmen Trump admires and a president who does not even read, let alone study briefing materials on complex national security issues. Bolton characterizes White House infighting as part of Trump’s managerial style. “I think that Trump is very mistrustful of not only the bureaucracy as a whole, but even his own staff.” “He still hasn’t fully appreciated what it means to be president of the United States,” Bolton added. When asked about Trump’s admiration of dictators, Bolton demurred: “I’m not a shrink, I don’t psychoanalyze people.” But he did offer this: “Trump, in a sense, envied the Xi Jinpings and the Vladimir Putins. He liked talking to ‘big guys.’ You know, ‘big guys’ get together and they do ‘big guy’ things. I think it was that simplistic.” Does Trump fear the Russian president, Sebastian asked. “I don’t think he’s scared of him,” Bolton answered, and cautioned against exaggeration. “There’s plenty to criticize, but when people stretch beyond what they need to to make the criticism, it doesn’t strengthen the case against Trump; it weakens it. It emboldens many of his supporters to say we’re victims of a conspiracy.” Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche…

US Supreme Court rules on Trump’s tax returns: What now? | DW News

Jul 10, 2020  DW News

The US Supreme Court has blocked Congress from obtaining President Trump’s financial records – for now. But for federal prosecutors, the court has paved the way to see Trump’s tax returns. The rulings mean the public most probably will not see the President’s tax returns before the November presidential election. The Justices ruled that a New York prosecutor can subpoena the president’s tax returns. Manhattan’s district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the decision, “a tremendous victory” for the US justice system. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts… #Trump #TrumpTaxReturns #Election2020

ICU Doctor: Top 10 Things I learned Treating Coronavirus Patients | COVID-19

Jul 2, 2020  Doctor Mike Hansen

ICU Doctor: Top 10 Things I learned Treating Coronavirus Patients | COVID-19 #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 Some intensive care units in various hospitals throughout this county have designated units for COVID-19 patients. As an intensive care doctor, I’ve been seeing a lot of COVID-19 patients in our designated Coronavirus ICU. It’s one thing to read about Coronavirus in the medical literature, but to be actually seeing real patients with this disease is another experience altogether. There are a lot of things I’ve learned, but for this video, I’ll focus on the top 10 that stand out to me. So, starting at the bottom with number 10, is, signs/symptoms. The most common symptoms that I’m seeing are fever, cough, shortness of breaths, and body/muscle aches. I haven’t seen many patients with the other symptoms we often hear about, such as loss of taste and smell, or nausea, and diarrhea. I have not seen any rashes related to Coronavirus, probably because I only see adult patients. I will say that even though confusion and delirium are very common in the ICU in general, there does seem to be more of that with Coronavirus. A lot of COVID-19 patients who require hospitalization have low levels of vitamin D. And this is consistent with what we are seeing in a lot of recent studies that have been coming out. But of course, correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation, so does it just so happen that a lot of patients who have moderate or severe COVID, happen to have low vitamin D levels? Maybe, maybe not. And does that mean that we should give every hospitalized patient with Coronavirus big doses of vitamin D when they hit the door? Maybe. And does that mean people, in general, should supplement with vitamin D? And what is the ideal level of vitamin D for the population, especially when it comes to COVID-19? Should we be targeting the current general recommendation for everyone, irrespective of COVID-19, with a goal of 20 ng/ml? or should we aim for higher, like 30, or perhaps 40? No one knows for sure the answers to these questions. But there are studies being done on this. And as we speak there are 3 RCT for vitamin D and Coronavirus. This virus is VERY contagious. One of my patients was in the hospital for unrelated reasons. She actually had sepsis due to infarcted gut, meaning part of her intestine was not getting enough blood flow. It was severe enough to the point that some of the tissue in her intestine had died. When this happens, the bacteria that live in the intestine can then invade the walls of the intestine, and get into the bloodstream. This is bad news because these bacteria can then spread throughout the body, and this is known as sepsis. Besides antibiotics, this treated with surgery, where the dead gut tissue is removed, meaning part of the intestine is taken out. And this is what happened to her. And she got better. But after she initially got better, she started having more difficulty with her breathing. Her oxygen levels were dropping, despite us giving her more and more oxygen. So we got a CXR, and later a CT scan of the chest, which showed bilateral infiltrates, meaning areas of inflammation in both lungs. And this is the pattern we typically see with COVID-19 pneumonia, where it tends to go to the periphery of the lungs and also more so at the bottom of the lungs. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) and Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) and Calcitriol Video Link: https://youtu.be/yf8uYzgMsEw Does Vitamin D help with Immunity? Video Link: https://youtu.be/W5aCePGyOgg Dr. Mike Hansen, MD Internal Medicine | Pulmonary Disease | Critical Care Medicine Website: https://doctormikehansen.com/ Instagram Account: http://instagram.com/doctor.hansen/ #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19

Obama’s Speechwriters Break Down Trump’s 4th of July Speech | Pod Save America

Jul 6, 2020  Crooked Media

The President commemorates July 4th with a racist speech at Mt. Rushmore, the Biden and Trump campaigns focus on the pandemic response, and Senate Republicans weigh distancing themselves from Trump as they fall behind their Democratic challengers in the polls. Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor break down Donald Trump’s focus on cancel culture and confederate statues as opposed to racism and Covid-19. Then, they discuss the contrast to Joe Biden, and how their messages play as coronavirus cases rise in the United States. Want to get involved in the 2020 election? Go to votesaveamerica.com Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/crookedmedia?… Crooked believes that we need a better conversation about politics, culture, and the world around us—one that doesn’t just focus on what’s broken, but what we can do to fix it. At a time when it’s increasingly easy to feel cynical or hopeless, former Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor have created a place where people can have sane conversations that inform, entertain, and inspire action. In 2017 they started Crooked with Pod Save America—a no-bullshit conversation about politics. Since then, we continue to add shows, voices, and opportunities for activism, because it’s up to all of us to do our part to build a better world. That’s it. End of mission. Want some 2020 pep talks, the most important things to do/know, and the occasional dog pic? Shoot us a text at (323) 405-9944 Written content at http://www.crooked.com Follow Crooked on Twitter https://twitter.com/crookedmedia Follow Crooked on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CrookedMedia/ Follow Crooked on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/crookedmedia/

New Book Shows Depravity Of Trump Admin Family Separation Policy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Jul 7, 2020  MSNBC

Rachel Maddow revisits the initial public awareness of the Trump administration’s most morally bankrupt policy, separating children from their parents at the Mexican border, and shares passages from the new book by MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, Separated: Inside an American tragedy. Aired on 7/06/2020. “» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Paragon Of Corruption At Trump Interior Draws Eye Of Congress | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Jul 19, 2019  MSNBC

Rachel Maddow looks at the details known so far in how Donald Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt became involved in a land deal by a wealthy Republican Trump donor, and notes that it’s the kind of sketchy behavior that Trump hopes to distract from by tearing national unity asunder with racist political stunts. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Anderson Cooper: Trump wants us to suck it up as thousands die,

Jul 6, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Anderson Cooper says President Donald Trump’s claim that coronavirus is “99% harmless” is another example of the president never being in the fight against Covid-19 in the first place. #Trump #CNN #News

Cooper: Trump says US in a good place. His experts say otherwise

Jul 7, 2020  CNN

When asked about the current state of the US coronavirus response, President Donald Trump said that the US is “a good place” and will be in “very good shape” even while many states see record numbers of coronavirus cases. CNN’s Anderson Cooper explains why this isn’t true. #AC360 #Trump #CNN

Coronavirus IX: Evictions: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Jun 29, 2020  LastWeekTonight

With evictions on the rise due to coronavirus, John Oliver discusses the long struggle with housing in the US, why it’s gotten worse in recent months, and how to prevent an impending crisis. Connect with Last Week Tonight online… Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/lastweektonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: www.facebook.com/lastweektonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: www.twitter.com/lastweektonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

LARGEST OPEN OCEAN CLEAN-UP IN HISTORY

Jun 25, 2020  Ocean Voyages Institute – Project Kaisei

OCEAN VOYAGES INSTITUTE SETS RECORD WITH LARGEST OPEN OCEAN CLEAN-UP IN HISTORY Ocean Voyages Institute sets a new record after a 48 day expedition with the largest at sea clean-up to date, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lbs.) of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Read the full story here: https://tinyurl.com/largestoceancleanup Support the mission at: https://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org…

Hawaiian Crew Goes On A 48-Day Expedition And Sets Record For Largest Haul Of Plastic Removed From The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Andželika Jasevi?i?t?  BoredPanda staff

Plastic became globally mass-produced 65 years ago and since then, the amount of plastic we use has skyrocketed. So has plastic pollution. In 2015, 387 million tons of plastic were produced compared to 2 million manufactured in 1950. The staggering overconsumption of this material has a devastating effect on the environment with our oceans suffering the worst by far. It has been estimated that 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the ocean every day, which adds up to the 5.25 trillion pieces that are currently there.

More info: oceanvoyagesinstitute.org

Recently, the Ocean Voyages Institute’s vessel came back after a 48-day expedition, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lbs.) of trash from the Pacific ocean

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Plastic waste results in the death of 100 million marine animals annually and it’s estimated that by 2050, it will greatly outnumber the fish in the ocean. Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

Without a doubt, we are losing our oceans, which are responsible for producing half of the world’s oxygen, to our excessive plastic consumption. Luckily, there are people who are trying to put a stop to this by cleaning the mess we all have caused, literally.

The crew has set a new record with the largest at sea clean-up in the Gyre to date

Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

On June 23, the Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel came back from a heroic voyage. After a 48-day expedition, 103 tons (206,000 lbs) of fishing nets and consumer plastics were removed from the Great Pacific garbage patch, also known as the Gyre and Pacific trash vortex.

Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

To date, it’s the largest at-sea clean-up in the Great Pacific garbage patch. Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

“I am so proud of our hard-working crew. We exceeded our goal of capturing 100 tons of toxic consumer plastics and derelict ‘ghost’ nets, and in these challenging times, we are continuing to help restore the health of our ocean, which influences our own health and the health of the planet,” said Mary Crowley, founder and executive director of Ocean Voyages Institute. Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

Thanks to Crowley’s effective methods to remove massive amounts of plastics from the ocean, the successful mission has removed 48 tons (96,000 lbs) during two ocean clean-ups in 2019. Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

However, even after setting a new record for plastic clean-up this year, the Pacific Gyre, which is located halfway between Hawaii and California, still remains the largest area with the most plastic. Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

The huge amount of trash that has been recently collected by the Ocean Voyages Institute is currently being prepared for upcycling and proper disposal. Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute Image credits: Ocean Voyages Institute

“In keeping with our commitment to environmental stewardship, Matson has been searching for a way to get involved in cleaning up the Pacific Gyre. We’ve been impressed with the groundbreaking efforts of Ocean Voyages Institute and the progress they’ve made with such a small organization, and we hope our support will help them continue this important work,” said Matt Cox, chairman and CEO. Go to the top

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PBS News:  July 2 -5, 2020, #WashWeekPBS Full Episode: President Trump’s Declaration of Grievance, Washington Week,  The #WashWeekPBS Bookshelf: “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump”,  Why a ‘feverish’ Arctic will affect everyone on the globe, Opioids, Inc. (full film) | FRONTLINE – FRONTLINE PBS | Official, and Name Your Favorite Firework!

USA TODAY: John Bolton on his new book “The Room Where it Happened” – FULL INTERVIEW

CNN: US setting records as Covid-19 cases soar, Trump disregards public health warnings for speech at Mt. Rushmore, Stelter: Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech won’t make sense to most people, GOP governor: The numbers are glaring warning signs,

 MSNBC: Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 1, ‘Trump Is A Threat To Our Nation’: Hundreds Of Ex-Staffers Under George W. Bush Endorse Biden, Speaker Pelosi: ‘The President Himself Is A Hoax’ | Stephanie Ruhle, Cal Perry On The Scene In South Dakota Prior To The Arrival Of President Trump | All In, Epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch on the Risks Americans Face with Reopening | All In, Elijah McClain’s ‘Greatest Crime Was Walking Home While Being Black’ | Stephanie Ruhle, and From Breonna Taylor To Elijah McClain, Rev. Al Sharpton Clues In On Cases Of Police Brutality

 The Young Turks: District Attorney: No Injuries To Elijah McClain

 DW News: Trump’s Mt. Rushmore 4th of July speech: Protesters want to ‘wipe out our history’

 Brian Tyler Cohen:  Top Trump official goes OFF THE DEEP END on national TV over COVID outbreak

 CBS News: Photos show officers reenacting chokehold on Elijah McClain

 ET Canada: Celebs React To ‘Justice For Elijah McClain’

 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Jordan Klepper vs. Trump Supporters

 The New York Times: Our Weekend Briefing, July 4, 2020 bRemy Tumin and David Scull

TED Talks: Katherine Eban A dose of realit about generic drugs and Rebecca Onie What if our health care system kept us healthy

Wikipedia: The History of America’s Independence Day

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 5, 2020

Jul 5, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, July 5, Fourth of July weekend sees a spike in COVID-19 cases, Jeff Greenfield on President Trump’s campaign strategy, opioid overdose is a hidden epidemic during the pandemic, and, ‘superspreaders:’ what they are and how they’re worsening the spread of COVID, according to scientists researching the disease. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 4, 2020

Jul 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, July 4, Americans celebrate the holiday weekend amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and Black Lives Matter protests, criticism against Chicago police’s holiday weekend security plan, and an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra celebrates 20 years of intercultural harmony. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 3, 2020

Fundraiser

Jul 3, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the U.S. tops 50,000 new coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day as the Fourth of July weekend approaches. Plus: Hong Kong reels from China’s free speech crackdown, advertisers pressure Facebook to further regulate its content, a potential new name for the Washington, D.C., football team, Brooks and Capehart, a COVID-19 children’s book and in memoriam. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Khashoggi trial in absentia begins in Istanbul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjwAA… Cities struggle to keep residents compliant as virus surges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2lUq… Why this pro-democracy Hong Kong activist fled his home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6te5G… Will advertiser boycott force Facebook to change policy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuS1e… A tipping point for Washington, D.C., football team’s name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fe1U… David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart on coronavirus failures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQe9T… A book that teaches children ‘Why We Stay Home’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGBDL… In memory of 5 more U.S. victims of the coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqTol… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us:

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 2, 2020

Fundraiser

Jul 2, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the U.S. sees a record 50,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day as infections rise in 40 states. Plus: Nurturing the U.S. economy without fueling the pandemic, Hong Kong’s crackdown continues, President Trump’s rhetoric on race, a new twist in the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse saga, a family textile business adapts to change and a Brief But Spectacular take on empowering community. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: U.S. sees record 50,000 new virus cases in a day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNXJ7… Paul Romer on halting the pandemic to save the U.S. economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB6uW… What China’s Hong Kong crackdown says about Xi Jinping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bTIH… Is Trump’s strategy of stoking racial tensions succeeding? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldUIj… How voters view Trump’s handling of racial unrest, COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuc8M… Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest yields new twist in Epstein saga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj3Qu… How the pandemic is reshaping American manufacturing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCVm0… A Chicago electrical worker on empowering her community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA2kF… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

John Bolton on his new book “The Room Where it Happened” – FULL INTERVIEW | USA TODAY

Premiered Jun 26, 2020

USA TODAY

John Bolton, the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, talks with USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau chief Susan Page about his new book, “The Room Where It Happened.” RELATED: Watch Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma https://youtu.be/WcBTkokxAmc Bolton has gained national attention for his criticism of Donald Trump after spending nearly a year and half as the president’s top adviser on national security. Bolton continues his criticism and recounts for USA TODAY some instances in which he questioned Trump’s acumen, intelligence and dedication to issues of national security. Susan Page asks Bolton about the impeachment efforts led by House Democratic Party leadership, to which Bolton responds that he would have convicted Trump on Ukraine. But Bolton is not interested in supporting Joe Biden, or any other Democratic candidates in 2020. He plans to write-in a conservative of his own choosing. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: https://bit.ly/2VfvRjw » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR. #johnbolton #theroomwhereithappened #usatoday

#WashWeekPBS Full Episode: President Trump’s Declaration of Grievance

Jul 3, 2020  Washington Week

President Trump is speaking Friday night at Mount Rushmore, ahead of Independence Day.

The visit captures this president at this moment: turning to symbols from the past and rallying his base as his campaign faces mounting challenges. The panel also discussed reporting from multiple news organizations that Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan. Panel: Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Peter Baker of The New York Times and Jonathan Swan of AXIOS

The #WashWeekPBS Bookshelf: “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump”

Jul 3, 2020

Washington Week

On the Washington Week Extra, presidential historian Kate Andersen Brower discusses her newest book Team of Five: The President’s Club in the Age of Trump.

US setting records as Covid-19 cases soar

Jul 5, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Phil Mattingly looks into the latest numbers of the coronavirus pandemic as case counts continue to rise throughout the nation. #CNN #News

Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 1 | MSNBC

Jul 2, 2020  MSNBC

Watch the top news stories and highlights from The Rachel Maddow Show, airing weeknights at 9 p.m. on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 1 | MSNBC

Trump disregards public health warnings for speech at Mt. Rushmore

Jul 3, 2020  CNN

President Donald Trump will soon speak at Mt. Rushmore where masks are optional, and the crowd will not be social distancing. #CNN #News

Why a ‘feverish’ Arctic will affect everyone on the globe

Jun 25, 2020  PBS NewsHour

A historic heat wave is occurring in the Arctic, already the fastest-warming place on Earth due to the increasing accumulation of greenhouse gases. Dr. Merritt Turetsky, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, has studied the Arctic for decades. She joins William Brangham to discuss causes and consequences of the Arctic’s rising temperatures. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us:

Opioids, Inc. (full film) | FRONTLINE

Jun 18, 2020  FRONTLINE PBS | Official

Pushing opioids. Bribing doctors. Making millions. FRONTLINE and the Financial Times investigate how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller up to 100 times stronger than morphine — and how some Wall Street investors looked the other way. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate “Opioids, Inc.” tells the inside story of how Insys profited from Subsys, a fast-acting fentanyl-based spray that’s been linked to hundreds of deaths. Tactics included targeting high-prescribing doctors and nurse practitioners known as “whales,” misleading insurers, and holding contests for the sales team: the higher the prescription doses they got doctors to write, the larger the cash prize — despite the dangers to patients. But as the documentary traces in unprecedented detail, the scheme fell apart: With federal prosecutors using anti-racketeering laws designed to fight organized crime, Insys became the first pharmaceutical company to have its CEOsentenced to prison timein federal courtin connection with the opioid crisis. #Opioids #OpioidCrisis #WallStreet Love FRONTLINE? Find us on the PBS Video App where there are more than 300 FRONTLINE documentaries available for you to watch any time: https://to.pbs.org/FLVideoApp

‘Trump Is A Threat To Our Nation’: Hundreds Of Ex-Staffers Under George W. Bush Endorse Biden

Jul 4, 2020  MSNBC

Kristopher Purcell, a member of 43 Alumni for Biden, explains why hundreds of Republican ex-staffers under George W. Bush are coming together to endorse Joe Biden and says, “Donald Trump is a threat to our nation.”» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYo… Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc ‘Trump Is A Threat To Our Nation’: Hundreds Of Ex-Staffers Under George W. Bush Endorse Biden

Stelter: Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech won’t make sense to most people

Jul 4, 2020  CNN

President Donald Trump used the backdrop of Mount Rushmore the night before the Fourth of July to deliver a speech to his base. CNN’s Brian Stelter examines the message of his speech. #CNN #News

GOP governor: The numbers are glaring warning signs

Jul 4, 2020  CNN

Experts are urging caution as Americans gather to celebrate the 4th of July. CNN’s Polo Sandoval reports. #CNN #News

Trump’s Mt. Rushmore 4th of July speech: Protesters want to ‘wipe out our history’

Jul 4, 2020  DW News

US President Donald Trump has kicked off Independence Day celebrations at an event in South Dakota. Fireworks lit up the sky over the Mount Rushmore monument which, in a controversial move, Trump chose as the venue for this year’s festivities. In a divisive speech, he criticized recent protests against racial injustice as “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” Trump made little reference to the coronavirus pandemic, though his speech came on a day the US saw another record rise in cases, with more than 57,000 new infections. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts… #Coronavirus #Trump #MountRushmore

Cal Perry On The Scene In South Dakota Prior To The Arrival Of President Trump | All In | MSNBC

Jul 3, 2020  MSNBC

MSNBC Correspondent Cal Perry is on the ground in South Dakota amidst protests for President Trump’s visit to mark the Fourth of July. Aired on 7/3/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube

Epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch on the Risks Americans Face with Reopening | All In | MSNBC

Jul 3, 2020   MSNBC

As coronavirus cases continue to grow across the country, Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch discusses the risks of reopening and trajectory of the spread. Aired on 7/3/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Top Trump official goes OFF THE DEEP END on national TV over COVID outbreak

Jul 3, 2020  Brian Tyler Cohen

BREAKING: A top Trump official just went off the deep end on national TV over the COVID outbreak. Demand White House officials stop wasting time defending Trump’s lies, sign here ? http://odaction.com/btcwhlies Subscribe for more and follow me here: PODCAST: https://apple.co/36UvEHs (or search for “No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen” on your preferred podcast platform) TWITTER: https://twitter.com/briantylercohen INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/briantylerc… FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/briantylercohen PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/briantylercohen Please sign up for updates on my new projects below: https://www.briantylercohen.com/sign-up/ Sources: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-persp… https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/he… https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsand… https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/us-…

Photos show officers reenacting chokehold on Elijah McClain

Jul 3, 2020  CBS News

Several officers in Aurora, Colorado, have been fired over a photo that reenacted a chokehold their colleagues used on Elijah McClain, who died in police custody in 2019.

Celebs React To ‘Justice For Elijah McClain’

Jun 25, 2020  ET Canada

During “ET Canada Live”, Roz Weston, Graeme O’Neil and guest co-host Elamin Abdelmahmoud discuss the “Justice For Elijah McClain” call for action and the celeb reaction from Ellen DeGeneres and Klay Thompson. SUBSCRIBE to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ETCanada…

Elijah McClain’s ‘Greatest Crime Was Walking Home While Being Black’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

Jun 26, 2020  MSNBC

Colorado’s governor has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the death of Elijah McClain- 10 months after he died after an interaction with police. His family’s attorney Mari Newman joins Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the latest. Aired on 06/26/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

District Attorney: No Injuries To Elijah McClain

Jun 26, 2020  The Young Turks

Colorado will investigate the death of Elijah McClain. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: http://tyt.com/go Read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti… “The Colorado governor has reopened the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, who died after being placed in a chokehold by cops and being sedated with ketamine. Governor Jared Polis announced Thursday he has ordered prosecutors to reopen the inquiry into the black unarmed 23-year-old’s death after being ‘moved’ by speaking to the victim’s mother. He said the state ‘owe[s] it to his family to take this step’ and warned that charges could be brought against the officers involved – after the Colorado District Attorney earlier defended his decision not to charge the cops.” Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

From Breonna Taylor To Elijah McClain, Rev. Al Sharpton Clues In On Cases Of Police Brutality

Jun 28, 2020  MSNBC

In this moment of protest, Rev. Al Sharpton gives an update on the individual cases that have sparked the new civil rights movement. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premiere destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Jordan Klepper vs. Trump Supporters | The Daily Show

Jul 4, 2020  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

What’s better than Jordan Klepper at a Trump rally? Here’s a compilation of his greatest hits: #TheDailyShow #JordanKlepper #TrevorNoah Subscribe to The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh… Follow The Daily Show: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedailyshow Watch full episodes of The Daily Show for free: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-sho… Follow Comedy Central: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComedyCentral Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComedyCentral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentral About The Daily Show: Trevor Noah and The Daily Show correspondents tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.

The New York Times <nytdirect@nytimes.com> Our Weekend Briefing,

July 4, 2020

By Remy Tumin and David Scull

 

Good morning, and happy Independence Day.
We tend to pause at the end of December to recognize and reflect on the year’s most memorable moments. But six months into 2020, it feels as if we’ve already lived decades. And we still have a presidential election to get through.
The first three months of the year seem a distant memory, or as your Weekend Briefing writer likes to refer to it, “a time ago.” Here’s a recap of 2020 so far with some help from Times reporters and editors.

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1. We started 2020 nearly going to war with Iran. Perhaps we should have taken that as a hint of the tumultuous year ahead.
Iran’s top security and intelligence commander was killed on Jan. 2 in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport that President Trump authorized. Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was the architect of nearly every significant operation by Iranian intelligence and military forces over the past two decades, claiming the lives of hundreds of Americans in Iraq.
General Suleimani’s killing propelled the U.S. to the precipice of war with Iran and plunged the world into seven days of roiling uncertainty. Online searches for “will there be a draft?” soared.
Earlier this week, Iran issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Trump and 35 others it says were involved in the general’s killing. Interpol, an international police organization, said it would not step in. — Remy
Doug Mills/The New York Times
2. Less than a week into the new year, John Bolton announced that he would be willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.
It was a tantalizing prospect. Mr. Bolton, the former national security adviser, above in 2019, was privy to the inner workings of the White House. He was said to be deeply troubled by Mr. Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine, and had even written a memoir that, when it was finally released months later, divulged, as promised, much of the inside story.
The possibility of his testimony — and of an outcome that wasn’t a party-line acquittal — hung over the trial for weeks. But Republicans, who had endured countless hours of damaging testimony during the House investigation, had no interest in changing the rules of the trial to allow new witnesses.
The Senate voted against hearing from Mr. Bolton, and days later voted to acquit Mr. Trump. — Tom Wright-Piersanti, Briefings editor
Jordan Gale for The New York Times
3. From the beginning, it was always Joe Biden.
Sure, his chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination looked shaky after devastating early defeats in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. But his staunch support among Black voters powered a comeback in South Carolina. The one-two-three punch of support from Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke led to blowout victories on Super Tuesday, effectively spelling the beginning of the end of the competition.
Still, a primary field more than two dozen strong was nothing if not historic. The most women ever to run for president. The biggest age gap. The most racially diverse field. The first openly gay major presidential candidate.
But after three years of President Trump, Democratic voters proved themselves to be tired of the unprecedented. In 2020, the pragmatic outweighed the possible. — Lisa Lerer, political reporter
Tolga Akmen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
4. It was the breakup heard around the world.
Prince Harry and Meghan delivered a jarring blow to Britain’s royal family when they announced on Jan. 8 that they would “step back” from their official duties. It was an extraordinary retreat by the couple, who had grown increasingly isolated within the House of Windsor since their wedding in 2018.
The couple did not originally have the queen’s approval for their plan to become part-time royals, and went rogue to get ahead of a leak. A deal with Buckingham Palace, which included giving up their royal titles, became official on March 31. Above, their last royal appearance.
They now live in Los Angeles with their son, Archie. — Remy
Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times
5. Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash plunged the N.B.A. — and seemingly much of the world — into a state of mourning that persists among the many fans and fellow athletes who idolized him.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people who died in the Jan. 26 accident, which occurred in foggy conditions on a hillside outside of Los Angeles.
Public memorials sprang up overnight, including one in the plaza outside Staples Center, the arena where Bryant had crafted so many singular moments for the Lakers over the course of his 20-year career. — Scott Cacciola, N.B.A. reporter

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6. A landmark #MeToo victory.
On March 11, Harvey Weinstein, the glorified producer who for years dominated Hollywood, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex crimes, effectively putting the 67-year-old behind bars for the rest of his life.
His sentencing capped a sharp downfall for the once-powerful media mogul that started in October 2017 when several women openly accused him of sexual assault and harassment, and fundamentally altered the perception of sex crimes and power dynamics. — Alisha Haridasani Gupta, gender reporter
Victor Moriyama for The New York Times
7. It first appeared in The Times on Jan. 6 as a “mysterious, pneumonialike illness” that had sickened a few dozen people in Wuhan, China.
Days later, Chinese researchers identified the source as a coronavirus. Two weeks later, the virus was on the front page of The Times as China scrambled to contain the contagion.
Then, time seemed to accelerate. Once-in-a-generation events began erupting one after the next.
Professional sports leagues around the world suspended seasons. Stocks plunged and a bear market emerged after 11 years in bull territory. The World Health Organization declared the virus a global pandemic. President Trump cut off travel from Europe.
And that was just March 11.
More than 10.9 million people have been sickened worldwide and more than half a million have died. Above, gravediggers in São Paulo, Brazil. In the U.S., the country hit hardest by the virus, a surge in new cases shows that the outbreak is spiraling out of control. And from what we can tell, the virus will most likely be with us for some time. — Jonathan Wolfe, Briefings writer
The New York Times
8. A pandemic does strange things to the economy.
The sharp, sudden drop in activity has produced one of the deepest recessions in history, and also perhaps the shortest. Indeed, it may already be over: The upswing in May and June, measured against the depths of March and April, make a range of economic indicators look as if they are soaring.
But compared with a year earlier, those same numbers reveal an economy that remains deep in a hole, with millions of jobs destroyed and billions in sales lost. The damage done will take a long time to repair, and reopenings that have been paused or rolled back may make things worse. — Jason Karaian, DealBook editor

9. Everything from work to theater moved online.
Sex work and sex content make an intriguing leading indicator about where both work and entertainment consumption are going.
This year we saw that our unhappy surprise always-at-home culture made opportunities of all kinds, for the kind of professional streaming sex performers pictured above, amateur dancers and entrepreneurs alike.
That will trickle down! Contributing strongly to that? More and more time spent online, the vast majority of that in apps. If you’re not watching TikTok and Instagram and listening to podcasts in the ways that we used to watch CBS and read Condé Nast magazines, the world is leaving you behind, sir or madam! (Fair, that may be a good choice.) — Choire Sicha, Styles editor
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi for The New York Times
10. Which brings us to the current national unrest.
On Memorial Day, a graphic video captured the police killing of a Black man suspected of using a counterfeit $20 bill. What followed may be the largest movement in U.S. history.
George Floyd died after a white officer knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, ignoring his pleas of “I can’t breathe.” The phrase has been a part of scores of deaths in police custody, but this time, national outrage crested over the use of deadly police restraints and the treatment of African-Americans, sparking a deep examination of the country’s racist past and present.
It manifested in Black Lives Matter protests around the world, including the one above in New York City, with chants of Mr. Floyd’s name along with Breonna TaylorAhmaud ArberyRayshard Brooks and more; in corporate companies confronting enduring forms of racial discrimination; in the removal of statues and Confederate flags; and in police reform.
“A truly great country does not ignore or excuse its sins. It confronts them and then works to make them right,” Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote in The Times Magazine in her case for reparations. “If we are to be redeemed, if we are to live up to the magnificent ideals upon which we were founded, we must do what is just.”
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 Photo of the “original Rough draught” of the Declaration of Independence courtesy of the Library of Congress.

“Taxation without representation!” was the battle cry in America’s 13 Colonies, which were forced to pay taxes to England’s King George III despite having no representation in the British Parliament. As dissatisfaction grew, British troops were sent in to quell the early movement toward rebellion. Repeated attempts by the Colonists to resolve the crisis without military conflict proved fruitless.

On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee whose express purpose was drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson, who was considered the strongest and most eloquent writer, crafted the original draft document (as seen above). A total of 86 changes were made to his draft and the Continental Congress officially adopted the final version on July 4, 1776.

The following day, copies of the Declaration of Independence were distributed, and on July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to print the extraordinary document. The Declaration of Independence has since become our nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty.

Bonfires and Illuminations

On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.

The custom eventually spread to other towns, both large and small, where the day was marked with processions, oratory, picnics, contests, games, military displays and fireworks. Observations throughout the nation became even more common at the end of the War of 1812 with Great Britain.

In June of 1826, Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to Roger C. Weightman, declining an invitation to come to Washington, D.C. to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It was the last letter that Jefferson, who was gravely ill, ever wrote. In it, Jefferson says of the document:

“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. …For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”

– Thomas Jefferson
June 24, 1826 Monticello

Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870, and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today, communities across the nation mark this major midsummer holiday with parades, firework displays, picnics and performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and marches by John Philip Sousa.

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Name Your Favorite Firework!

Each year A Capitol Fourth strives to bring you the best fireworks display of any July Fourth celebration. But, did you know there are more than a dozen different types of aerial fireworks? Here are 10 examples of the pyrotechnics that you might see at this year’s celebration.

Independence Day celebrations on The Mall in Washington on July 4, 2008.

Peony

The most common type of firework, the peony shell is characterized by a spherical break of colored stars that burn without generating a trail of sparks, or tail effect.

Independence Day celebrations on The Mall in Washington on July 4, 2008.

Chrysanthemum

Similar to a peony, a chrysanthemum has a spherical break of colored stars, though its stars leave behind a trail of sparks.

Independence Day celebrations on The Mall in Washington on July 4, 2008.

Willow

The willow resembles a chrysanthemum, but with long burning silver or gold stars that produce a soft, dome-shaped weeping willow-like effect.

Diadem

As a type of peony or chrysanthemum, a diadem has a cluster of stationary stars at its center.

Palm

This shell contains a few large comet stars, which in bursting create large tendrils that give it the appearance of a palm tree.

Independence Day celebrations on The Mall in Washington on July 4, 2008.

Crossette

A crossette produces stars that each break apart into four smaller stars, creating a crisscross effect.

Horsetail

The horsetail shell is identifiable by its break, which resembles a short tail.

Independence Day celebrations on The Mall in Washington on July 4, 2008.

Ring

A ring shell emits stars in a halo-like shape. Smiley faces, stars and other such identifiable shapes are common variants.

Roman Candle

A Roman candle is a long cylinder that can discharge either a single large star or a series of them between short intervals.

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Cake

With a fuse that sets off a variety of effects in succession, a cake is essentially many Roman candles fused together. Cakes vary widely in size, though some can contain over 1,000 shots.

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 PBS News: June26 – July 1, 2020, #WashWeekPBS Full Episode: Coronavirus infections spike and President Trump’s polls sink Washington Week,  #WashWeekPBS Extra: DOJ Official alleges political interference in the case of Roger Stone, and A career CIA officer on Russian bounty

 CNN: Hear why Roberts sided with liberals on Supreme Court abortion ruling, Russia offered cash rewards to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan, and See Anderson Cooper’s reaction to Mike Pence using the ‘m-word’

 MSNBC: Russia Paid Bounties To Kill US Troops, US Intel Says; Trump Mum: NYT | Rachel Maddow, Velshi: Trump’s Theatrics Are Killing Americans, Retired Four Star General: ‘In 50 years I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’ | Deadline, Watch the top news stories and highlights from The Rachel Maddow Show,  Watch All In With Chris Hayes Highlights, ‘New Low’: Army Veteran Hits Trump Over Russian Plot Against Troops,  ‘New Low’: Army Veteran Hits Trump Over Russian Plot Against Troops Mask, Congressional Briefings On Russian Bounties Raise New Questions For Trump Administration, Schiff On GOP Reps Boycotting Intelligence Briefings On Russian Bounties, Sen. Murphy: What On Earth Could Russia Do To Us That Trump Would Take Seriously? | All In, and Bash Says ‘It’s Inconceivable’ Trump Would Not Be Told About A Direct Threat to U.S. Troops

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Jul 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, cases of coronavirus continue to rise in many U.S. states, but the majority are still moving forward with plans to reopen. Plus: Russian President Vladimir Putin secures additional years in power, will students go back to school in the fall, crackdown in Hong Kong, Rep. Pramila Jayapal on political change, COVID-19 treatments, closing the racial divide and Now Read This. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 30, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, U.S. health officials sound new alarm as coronavirus cases surge in several states. Plus: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on congressional pandemic relief, a public health expert on Arizona’s outbreak, remembering Carl Reiner, reports of Russian bounty payments to the Taliban, a challenge to build cheaper ventilators, Israeli’s annexation plan and palliative care in a pandemic. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS In states with virus surge, reopening plans put on hold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLksT… Pelosi blames McConnell for holding up more pandemic relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwE_7… How local behavior drove Arizona into a coronavirus crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcg8W… News Wrap: Controversial Hong Kong security bill becomes law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztofS… Remembering Carl Reiner, beloved comedy actor and director https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xMs6… CIA veteran on Russia bounty intel — and potential leaks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotip… Scuba gear, coffee makers inspire design of new ventilators https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsFb2… What’s at stake with Israel’s West Bank annexation plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DGsu… A Brief But Spectacular take on compassion during COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49P7D… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, lawmakers react to reports Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Plus: The coronavirus continues to surge as infections rise in over 30 states, the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, the British ambassador to the U.S., Politics Monday and a long road to the Olympics for athletes from South Sudan. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Golden State Killer will serve life in prison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWQAX… Schiff on reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Puxo… Thornberry on U.S. response to Russian troop bounty intel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ssIX… Frieden on alarming spread of coronavirus in 30 U.S. states https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVpUI… What SCOTUS decision on La. law means for abortion rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Cco… UK ambassador on Russian ‘malign activity’ in Afghanistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkRpX… Tamara Keith and Errin Haines on Trump’s race ‘playbook’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr8eu… Japan helps 5 South Sudanese runners preserve Olympic dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24t7S… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, June 28, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crosses ten million with the U.S. leading with over 2.5 million cases. Also, the race to change names and overhaul brands amid a historic reckoning over racism and how Samoa island is finding alternatives to plastic. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 27, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, June 27, COVID-19 cases surge across the country prompting some states to rollback reopening, and the unpredictable race for a coronavirus vaccine. Also, how the dream of home ownership for many low-income families has turned into a nightmare. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

 

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Friday on the NewsHour, the fate of the Affordable Care Act is in question again, as the Trump administration argues the law is unconstitutional. Plus: Efforts to curtail the surge of coronavirus meet resistance, President Trump’s response to nationwide protests of racial injustice, the push for D.C. statehood, Shields and Brooks, remembering victims of COVID-19 and Black representation in theater. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Seattle fails to clear protester ‘occupied zone’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWavz… What happens if ACA is struck down during pandemic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocSqe… In Arizona, a tale of 2 pandemic realities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCF6G… Trump’s view on police reform, race in the pandemic and ACA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwrY2… The constitutional and political obstacles to D.C. statehood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAe-t… Shields and Brooks on Trump’s polls, pandemic health care https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNgB6… Stories of 5 Americans killed by the coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzvMk… On Broadway, Black artists push for racial equity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NARi… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 26, 2020  Washington Week

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in many states, with more than 40,000 new cases on Thursday alone, and spikes in Florida, Texas, and California. This week the panel discussed how some Republicans may break with President Donald Trump on how to safely reopen the country. They also discussed how police reform efforts following the death of George Floyd have has stalled on Capitol Hill. Panel: Abby Phillip, Political Correspondent for CNN Kasie Hunt, Capitol Hill Correspondent for NBC News, Host of “Kasie DC” on MSNBC Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent for The Washington Post Jonathan Lemire, White House Reporter for the Associated Press

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Jun 26, 2020  Washington Week

Want even more #WashWeekPBS? Watch the Extra where the panel discussed allegations that Trump administration political appointees pushed the Department of Justice to drop a case against Trump ally Roger Stone and the latest news from the 2020 campaign trail. Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Jonathan Lemire of the Associated Press, Abby Phillip of CNN

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Jun 29, 2020  CNN

CNN ‘s Jessica Schneider and chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin break down the Supreme Court decision to block a Louisiana abortion law and why Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices. #CNN #News

Russia Paid Bounties To Kill US Troops, US Intel Says; Trump Mum: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Jun 27, 2020  MSNBC

Rachel Maddow reviews the details of a New York Times report that U.S. intelligence told Donald Trump in March that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill coalition troops, including U.S. troops. Trump has yet to respond and instead has advocated for Russia’s return to the G8. Aired on 6/26/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Russia Paid Bounties To Kill US Troops, US Intel Says; Trump Mum: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

NYT Reports Putin Put Bounty on US Troops. Trump’s Silence is Deafening

Jun 27, 2020  Glenn Kirschner

The New York Times reported that Russian President Putin offered to pay Afghan militants to kill US soldiers. Trump reportedly was briefed about this months ago yet has said and apparently done nothing about it. Trump’s disturbingly cozy and subservient relationship with Putin is a danger to our country, our military men and women and all of our citizens.

Velshi: Trump’s Theatrics Are Killing Americans | MSNBC

Jun 27, 2020  MSNBC

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi says the president’s “nonsense talking points” are no match for the coronavirus pandemic’s deadly reality. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Russia offered cash rewards to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan

Jun 28, 2020  CNN

Russian intelligence officers for the military intelligence GRU recently offered money to Taliban militants in Afghanistan as rewards if they killed US or UK troops there, a European intelligence official told CNN.

Retired Four Star General: ‘In 50 years I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’ | Deadline | MSNBC

Jun 30, 2020  MSNBC

Former National Security Council member General Barry McCaffrey and former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk on why they believe the national security process is broken amid reports the U.S. had intelligence that Russia offered and paid the Taliban bounty to kill U.S. troops. Aired on 6/30/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Jun 30, 2020  MSNBC

Watch the top news stories and highlights from The Rachel Maddow Show, airing weeknights at 9 p.m. on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: June 29 | MSNBC

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Jun 30, 2020  MSNBC

Get the latest news and commentary from Chris Hayes weekdays at 8 p.m. ET on MSNBC. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

‘New Low’: Army Veteran Hits Trump Over Russian Plot Against Troops | MSNBC

Jun 30, 2020  MSNBC

The Trump White House is under fire for its response to Russia paying bounties to kill U.S. troops. Veteran Paul Rieckhoff tells MSNBC’S Ari Melber Trump must be “dragged in front of the American people” to face accountability. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 6/30/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

‘New Low’: Army Veteran Hits Trump Over Russian Plot Against Troops Mask | MSNBC

Jun 30, 2020  MSNBC

A new spike in the coronavirus is impacting public health in the U.S. — and Donald Trump’s campaign. Trump allies are now pleading with Trump to follow his own CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask, a point MSNBC’s Ari Melber explores with Compton Mayor Aja Brown and ER Dr. Megan Ranney. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 6/30/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

A career CIA officer on Russian bounty

Jun 30, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The NewsHour has reported that Russian military intelligence provided financial incentives to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan — and that this intelligence was always briefed up to senior U.S. government officials. But the White House say President Trump was unaware of the possible Russian bounty payments. Nick Schifrin talks to Douglas London, who had a 34-year career in the CIA. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Congressional Briefings On Russian Bounties Raise New Questions For Trump Administration | MSNBC

Jun 30, 2020  MSNBC

Brett McGurk, Jeremy Bash, and Peter Baker join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the latest reporting on what the Trump administration knew and when about Russia’s attempt to pay the Taliban to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan, after Congressional Democrats and Republicans receive separate briefings on the subject. Aired on 06/30/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – June 30th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Jun 30, 2020  NBC News

California, Arizona reverse reopening plans, Fauci warns U.S. coronavirus cases could increase to 100,000 a day, and in-depth look at the lack of diversity in mental health professionals. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Ex-FBI deputy director: Here’s what briefing Trump is like

Jul 1, 2020  CNN

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe recounts his experience briefing President Donald Trump after the White House defended Trump from accusations that he does not read his briefings. #CNN #News

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Jun 30, 2020
By David Leonhardt
Good morning. Trump was briefed on the Russian bounty program months ago. The coronavirus is hitting California hard. And the Supreme Court rules against both abortion restrictions and financial regulation.
How to make sense of the Roberts court

Anti-abortion activists in front of the Supreme Court on Monday.Alex Wong/Getty Images
For anyone trying to make sense of the Supreme Court run by Chief Justice John Roberts, yesterday’s two big decisions were helpful.
In the more prominent one, Roberts joined the court’s four liberal justices to strike down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law. It was the third major decision this month in which Roberts sided with the liberals, having already done so on L.G.B.T.Q. rights and immigration.
The cases have been reminders that the Roberts court is not reliably conservative on every issue, even though Republican presidents appointed five of the nine justices, including Roberts. Over the years, the court has also established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage (with Anthony Kennedy, now retired, as the swing vote); declined to outlaw affirmative action; upheld most parts of Obamacare; and more. These decisions have left many conservatives feeling betrayed.
Yet there is at least one big area in which the Roberts court has continued to lean strongly right: business regulation.
With rare exceptions, the justices have restricted the government’s ability to regulate corporate America. And there was another example yesterday, when the court gave Trump more authority to neutralize the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an Obama administration creation. The decision was 5 to 4, with the five Republican-appointed justices all on one side and the Democratic appointees on the other.
Similar decisions in the past have overturned campaign-finance law, blocked action on climate change, restricted labor-union activities, reduced workers’ ability to sue their employers and more. As The Times’s Adam Liptak has written, the Roberts court’s rulings have been “far friendlier to business than those of any court since at least World War II.”
These decisions have been part of a larger trend, too. Government policy over the past half-century has generally given more power to corporate executives and less power to their workers. That’s one reason incomes for the affluent have risen so much faster than they have for any other income group.
Whatever you think of the Roberts court, I’d encourage you not to treat it with one broad brush. On some major social issues, it has been moderate or even liberal. On economic issues, the story is very different. Yesterday’s two decisions captured the contrast.
More on the history: “For the past half-century, the court has been drawing up plans for a more economically unequal nation, and that is the America that is now being built,” the journalist Adam Cohen writes in his recent book, “Supreme Inequality.”
More from The Times: Adam Liptak writes about Roberts: “15 years into his tenure, he now wields a level of influence that has caused experts to hunt for historical comparisons.” And Sabrina Tavernise and Elizabeth Dias explain that the abortion ruling doesn’t necessarily mean Roberts will ultimately uphold Roe v. Wade.
FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1. Trump was briefed on Russian bounties
The Times has reported that U.S. officials briefed President Trump in February about Russia’s payment of bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Trump and other administration officials have claimed otherwise in recent days.
The intelligence was included in Trump’s President’s Daily Brief document — a compilation of the latest secrets and best insights about foreign policy and national security. The information was also disseminated more broadly across the intelligence community in an article in the C.I.A.’s World Intelligence Review.
2. Trouble in California
Coronavirus rates are rising in every Western state, including deep-blue California, Oregon and Washington. The pattern shows that the spread of the virus isn’t a reflection only of the partisan divides over whether to wear masks and listen to Trump’s advice.
Much of the Western U.S. appears to have grown complacent about the virus, after having avoided bad outbreaks earlier this year. “Unlike people in the Northeast, many Californians did not have a sense of urgency or immediacy toward the virus because infection rates had been so low for months,” The Times reports, in a close look at the state.

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In other virus developments:
3. China cracks down on Hong Kong
China passed a national security law today that will empower the government in Beijing to crack down on dissent from Hong Kong. Activists expect China to use the law to stifle pro-democracy protests like the ones that have filled Hong Kong’s streets over the last year.
Yesterday, in anticipation of the law, the U.S. placed new restrictions on exports of defense equipment and some high-tech products to Hong Kong.
A nuclear concern: The Trump administration is describing China’s small but growing nuclear arsenal as an imposing threat and hopes to bring Beijing into an arms treaty between the U.S. and Russia.
4. When work-from-home failed

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Who needs offices? Employers like Facebook are becoming excited about the long-term prospect of remote working, mostly because of the money it saves. But decades of setbacks suggest a bumpy road ahead. In the past, IBM, Best Buy and other companies scrapped work-from-home experiments after finding that telecommuting diminished accountability and creativity.
But maybe this time really is different, because of the combination of a major health crisis and better technologies like Zoom. Some retailers, expecting that work from home is here to stay, are revamping their offerings to concentrate on a new kind of workplace clothing: the Zoom Shirt.
Here’s what else is happening
  • The South Pole is one of the most rapidly warming places on the planet, with temperatures rising three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.
  • More online platforms are taking action against Trump and his associates: Reddit yesterday banned a major pro-Trump forum, “The_Donald,” and the streaming site Twitch suspended the president’s account for “hateful conduct.”
  • Expect political news today, including a Democratic Senate primary in Colorado and the results of the close Democratic Senate primary in Kentucky, between Amy McGrath and Charles Booker.
  • Joseph James DeAngelo, whose California crime spree in the 1970s and ’80s earned him the nickname the Golden State Killer, pleaded guilty yesterday to 13 counts of first-degree murder.
  • Lives Lived: As the wife of an ambassador and White House chief of protocol, the Dow Chemical heiress Ruth Buchanan entertained world leaders and dazzled American society at her opulent mansions in Washington and Newport, R.I. She has died at 101.
IDEA OF THE DAY: A LOW-IMPACT INQUIRY
Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation uncovered a lot of incriminating material. It found eager attempts by Trump campaign officials to collaborate with Vladimir Putin’s government, as well as multiple efforts by Trump to interfere in investigations of himself and his allies.
Yet Mueller’s work had virtually no impact. It changed few Americans’ minds. Mueller’s report wasn’t even powerful enough to spur much action by House Democrats. They instead impeached Trump over a later phone call with the president of Ukraine.
In the new issue of The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin has reconstructed the Mueller investigation in an effort to explain why it was ineffectual. Toobin’s conclusion: Trump’s lawyers and Attorney General William Barr consistently outmaneuvered Mueller and his team. The Trump side played political hardball, while Mueller was slow, afraid of confrontation and ultimately naïve, Toobin argues.
“Mueller had an abundance of legitimate targets to investigate, and his failures emerged from an excess of caution, not of zeal,” Toobin writes. “Mueller forfeited the opportunity to speak clearly and directly about Trump’s crimes, and Barr filled the silence with his high-volume exoneration.”

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The Associated Press: after briefing: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019; GOP lawmakers urge action and Trump’s two contradictory Russias confound coherent US policy; President faces pressure from Congress on bounties

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Good morning. In today’s AP Morning Wire:

·         AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019.

·         Amid virus resurgence, US states reverse openings, require masks.

·         Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after US Civil War.

·         China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law.

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AP after briefing: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019; GOP lawmakers urge action

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported.

That’s according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence, reports James Laporta.

The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. The White House did not respond to questions about Trump or other officials’ awareness of Russia’s provocations in 2019.

But the revelations cast new doubt on the White House’s efforts to distance Trump from the Russian intelligence assessments.

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, denied that Russian intelligence officers had offered payments to the Taliban in exchange for targeting U.S. and coalition forces.

Trump has sought throughout his time in office to improve relations with —  and at times mollify —  Russia and Putin.

Congress: Eight Democrats are to be briefed today about the explosive allegations, following Republicans who attended a Monday briefing on the matter. The GOP lawmakers expressed alarm about Russia’s activities in Afghanistan and urged the administration to hold Putin accountable. Members of Congress in both parties are calling for additional information and consequences for Moscow, report Zeke Miller, James Laporta and Mary Clare Jalonick.

Afghanistan: A Taliban spokesman says that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the Taliban’s chief peace negotiator amid the roiling controversy in Washington over the Russian bounty scandal, Kathy Gannon reports from Islamabad.

Distancing from Trump? For the entire duration of his tenure in the White House, more than three years now, Donald Trump instilled such fear in the Republican Party’s leaders that most kept criticism of his turbulent leadership or inconsistent politics to themselves, but that’s beginning to change. Some GOP loyalists are distancing themselves from Trump’s handling of the pandemic and race relations, report Steve Peoples, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. And the furor over Russian bounties is adding more fuel to the fire.

 

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Trump’s two contradictory Russias confound coherent US policy; President faces pressure from Congress on bounties

The Trump administration seems unable to make up its mind: Russia is at once a mortal enemy and a misunderstood friend.

Now, intelligence suggesting Russia was encouraging attacks on U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan by putting bounties on their heads has thrust the matter into the heart of the 2020 campaign.

For the past three years, the administration has careered between President Donald Trump’s attempts to curry favor and friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and longstanding deep-seated concerns about Putin’s intentions.

As Trump has repeatedly and openly cozied up to Putin, his administration has imposed harsh sanctions on Russia.

The dizzying, often contradictory, paths followed by Trump on the one hand and his hawkish national security aides on the other have muddied the waters among allies and enemies alike, reports Matt Lee.

Congress: Trump is coming under growing pressure from lawmakers to respond to the explosive allegations. Democrats are accusing Trump of bowing to Putin and are demanding more answers about U.S. intelligence on the matter. Republicans have largely defended the president, arguing along with the White House that the intelligence was unverified.

Military: The relationship between the nation’s veterans and Trump has been strained repeatedly over the last four years. But just four months before Election Day, new cracks with dangerous political ramifications are being exposed amid the reports that Trump either ignored, or was unaware of, a Russian plot to kill U.S. troops, Steve Peoples and Sarah Blake Morgan report.

Analysis: While President Trump seems to rarely leave a thought unspoken or tweeted, it’s increasingly clear there are things he won’t say. He’s declined to directly address the Russia bounties allegations. He hasn’t issued a blanket call for Americans to wear face masks to combat the virus. And he hasn’t offered much balm to those reckoning with the stain of racism in American life. Such words don’t come easily to Trump — and his silence speaks volumes, writes White House news editor Nancy Benac.

Russia’s Constitutional Vote: In the meantime, not facing a likely uphill battle or a bitterly divided electorate like Trump in the U.S. presidential election in November, President Putin is wrapping up his main political project of the year: the constitutional vote that would allow him to extend his rule until 2036. With the final day of week-long voting today, Putin is all but guaranteed to get the result he wants following a massive campaign to get voters to say “yes” to the changes, reports Vladimir Isachenkov from Moscow.

As a Tribute, Vhils Carves Ten Masked Healthcare Workers into a Hospital Wall in Porto

As a Tribute, Vhils Carves Ten Masked Healthcare Workers into a Hospital Wall in Porto

JUNE 25, 2020  GRACE EBERT

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To honor essential workers, Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, who goes by Vhils (previously), recently completed an expansive public artwork at the São João University Hospital Centre in Porto. Vhils chiseled 10 masked figures into an outdoor wall at the facility, creating a permanent homage to nurses, doctors, cleaning staff, maintenance workers, and kitchen employees. “It is a commendation of the courage, dedication, and selflessness with which they place their lives at risk in the defense of our own,” the artist says. “The disposition of the people in the composition, side-by-side, aims to symbolize not only the concept of frontline but also cooperation and teamwork.”

Follow Vhils on Instagram to keep up with his upcoming carved artworks, and check out the book he recently released that collects his public projects. (via Street Art News)

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The New York Times    The Morning      June 24, 2020

By David Leonhardt

Good morning. Biden leads Trump by 14 points in The Times’s first poll. Many of last night’s primaries remain too close to call. And Fauci says the next two weeks will be crucial to fighting the coronavirus.

Why the virus is winning

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We know how to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

I know it doesn’t always seem that way. And, yes, there is still a great deal we don’t know about the virus. But there is also a consistent set of lessons, from around the world, about how to reduce the number of new cases sharply.You should wear a mask if you’re going to spend time near anybody who is not part of your household. You should minimize your time in indoor spaces with multiple people. You should move as many activities as possible outdoors. You should wash your hands frequently. And you should stay home, away from even your own family members, if you feel sick.
Government officials, for their part, can slow the virus’s spread by encouraging all of these steps, as well as by organizing widespread testing and competent tracing of people who are likely to have the virus.
The past six months have repeatedly shown the value of these steps. Countries and regions that have taken them have either avoided outbreaks or beaten them back. Look at South Korea and Vietnam. Or many places that were hardest hit in the pandemic’s early waves: China, the New York metro area and much of Western Europe. Or New England and the upper Midwest.
Over the last few weeks, however, the virus has begun spreading across the southern and western U.S., as well as in some other countries. And there’s no real mystery about why. Many people have stopped following public-health guidance. They have gathered in restaurants, bars, churches, gyms and workplaces (sometimes because their employers pressured them to do so).

Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, told Congress yesterday: “The next couple of weeks are going to be critical in our ability to address those surges that we are seeing in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and other states.” If the surges aren’t reversed, they will create a much larger pool of people who have the virus and can then spread it to others.

Whether the U.S. succeeds during this next stage is not a matter of epidemiology or lab science. It’s a matter of political will. It does not even require severe new lockdowns in most places.

As my colleague Apoorva Mandavilli, a science reporter, says: “There are ways to be responsible and socialize, but people don’t seem to be able to draw the line between what’s OK and what is not. For too many people, it seems to be binary — they are either on lockdown or taking no precautions.”

FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1. Biden has a huge early lead
Joe Biden has a 14-point lead over President Trump, according to the first New York Times/Siena College poll of the general election. Biden leads by wide margins among younger and nonwhite voters — and he is running virtually even among voters over age 45 and white voters, two groups that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. Here are the age trends:

By The New York Times | Source: New York Times/Siena College poll
“What’s new,” Jonathan Martin, a Times political reporter, told me, “is Trump’s collapse with voters who Republicans have traditionally relied on, namely whites with college degrees. The president’s inability to project unifying leadership in response to three crises this spring — the pandemic, collapse of the economy and racial unrest — has sent his support tumbling.”

Recent polls by other organizations have found, on average, that Biden leads by 10 points. The best news for Trump: The election is still more than four months away.

2. Election results

The Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville’s only open polling station on Tuesday.Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

Election Night is different during a pandemic. Many results remain unknown, because absentee ballots continue to arrive for days. With that caveat, here’s what we know about last night’s primaries:

  • Several progressive Democrats are doing well in House primaries in New York State. In the race I focused on yesterday, Jamaal Bowman holds a substantial lead over the incumbent, Eliot Engel. Mondaire Jones leads in a suburban district north of the city. Ritchie Torres — the first openly gay elected official in the Bronx and “a potential national star,” according to Dave Wasserman of The Cook Political Report — seems on pace to win. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez easily dispatched her more moderate opponents.
  • Two Republican House candidates opposed by President Trump — one in North Carolina, one in Kentucky — won their primaries. The North Carolina winner was Madison Cawthorn, a 24-year-old investor.
  • In Kentucky, Amy McGrath and Charles Booker are in a tight race to become the Democratic nominee who will face Mitch McConnell.
  • Here are the latest results.
3. Coronavirus upends a pillar of Islam

Saudi officials effectively canceled this year’s hajj, one day after restricting the journey to people already in the country. Because of the coronavirus, only about 1,000 people will be permitted to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, compared with the 2.5 million who did so last year. The announcement sent waves of sadness across the Muslim world.

In other virus developments:

The European Union is preparing to block Americans from visiting when borders reopen on July 1 because the U.S. has failed to control the virus.

The governor of Texas, who has resisted another lockdown, urged residents to stay home after the state posted a record number of new infections.

4. Where overhauls could change policing
The increased scrutiny on policing has uncovered a growing list of cases where procedural changes might have prevented problems.

A white police officer in New Jersey who was caught on video pepper-spraying a group of black youths had a long history of violence — and had worked in nine different police departments. How is that possible?

New Jersey has no central database tracking police abuse. The family of Eric Umansky, a ProPublica journalist, witnessed an unmarked N.Y.P.D. cruiser hit a black teenager in 2019. Umansky then spent months trying to figure out what happened, but repeatedly ran into rules that shield the police from accountability.

More recently, a Michigan man was arrested based on a match from a facial recognition algorithm that was flawed. Our colleague Kashmir Hill has a gripping story about the case.

Here’s what else is happening

Mourners gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Tuesday for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Activists, politicians and celebrities gathered in Atlanta yesterday for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally shot by the police.

Major League Baseball has set a plan for a 60-game season. “Think of it as forced competitive balance,” our columnist writes, “when even the worst teams can dream of getting hot for nine weeks and stealing a playoff berth.”

Top Justice Department officials intervened to seek a more lenient sentence for the Trump ally Roger Stone, a former federal prosecutor is expected to tell Congress today.

Lives Lived: Shirley Siegel was no stranger to discrimination. After graduating fourth in her class at Yale Law School in 1941, she was rejected by 40 male-dominated law firms. But she went on to become a top civil rights lawyer. She died at 101.

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BACK STORY: A POLLING POST-MORTEM

For many people, it’s hard to know how seriously to take this year’s political polls, because in 2016 they showed Hillary Clinton as likely to beat Donald Trump. So we wanted to offer a quick look back: What did polls get wrong four years ago?

A short answer — as The Times’s Nate Cohn has written — is that many surveys of crucial Midwestern states in 2016 did not include enough voters without college degrees. These voters are less likely to respond to polls, and polling firms failed to make the needed statistical adjustments. Because most of these non-college voters backed Trump, the polls underestimated his support.

Notably, most national polls did weight their samples by education — and national polls were quite accurate. They showed Clinton winning the popular vote by a few percentage points, which she did.

Pollsters tried to solve this problem in the 2018 midterms (with only partial success), and they are trying to do so again this year. But it’s not easy to predict who will vote, which means that the polls may suffer from the same problem in 2020 — or from a different problem.

On the other hand, if one candidate is beating the other by more than 10 percentage points — Biden’s current lead over Trump — polling errors probably won’t be big enough to matter. For more: Nate offers more thoughts on 2016 and 2020 in a new article.

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Good morning. In today’s AP Morning Wire:

·         Dr. Fauci: Next few weeks critical to tamping down US virus spikes.·

Scarce medical oxygen around world leaves many gasping for life.·

Police officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting fired.
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Trump-backed House candidates lose in Kentucky, North Carolina.

TAMER FAKAHANY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR – GLOBAL NEWS COORDINATION, LONDON

The Rundown

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Dr. Fauci: Coming weeks critical to reduce US spikes; Scarce medical oxygen worldwide leaves many gasping for life

 

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert has said the next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge in America.

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a plea for people to avoid crowds and wear masks, just hours before mask-shunning President Donald Trump addressed a crowd of his young supporters in one hot spot in Arizona, report Lauran Neergaard and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.

Despite controversy over Trump’s comments that testing is finding too many infections, Fauci told a congressional committee that testing hasn’t slowed — and the country will be doing even more.

Fighting for Breath: The pandemic is prompting soaring demand for oxygen. But in much of the world, medical oxygen is expensive and hard to get — a basic marker of inequality both between and within countries. It’s in short supply from Peru to Bangladesh.

Across Africa, only a handful of hospitals have direct oxygen hookups, as is standard across Europe and the United States. And most medical facilities lack even the most basic equipment needed to help patients breathe. Lori Hinnant, Carley Petesch and Boubacar Diallo have this exclusive report.

Global Latest: China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in 11 days. But elsewhere in the world, cases are surging.

·         India reported a record daily increase of nearly 16,000 new cases.

·         Mexico also set a record with more than 6,200 new cases.

·         South Africa has recorded its highest daily death toll of 111 people.

PHOTOS: Plastic keeps virus, not love and hugs away from Spanish nursing home: One facility for the elderly in Barcelona now allows family visits to resume through plastic screens. A deeply moving gallery of images by Emilio Morenatti.

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White police officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting in Kentucky fired

AP FACT CHECK

Sober science weighs in on Trump’s virus take

The U.S. government’s top public health leaders on Tuesday shot down assertions by President Donald Trump that the coronavirus pandemic is under control and the U.S. is excelling in testing for the virus. 

Other Top Stories
North says Kim suspended action against South for Korean impasse
North Korea says its planned retaliation against South Korea for stalemated relations and anti-Pyongyang activism has been suspended by leader Kim Jong Un. Analysts say North Korea, after weeks of deliberately raising tensions with threats of military action, may be pulling away just enough to make room for South Korean concessions.
Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead
A magnitude 7.4 quake centered in southern Mexico has killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. One person was killed and another injured in a building collapse in Huatulco. There were also deaths in Oaxaca. There were further reports of broken windows and collapsed walls.
Israeli annexation plan draws apartheid comparisons
For years, labeling Israel an apartheid state was used primarily by its strongest detractors to describe its rule over Palestinians who were denied basic rights in occupied areas. For the most part, Israel successfully pushed back. But as Israel moves closer to launching annexation — perhaps as soon as next month — as part of President Trump’s Mideast plan, the term is becoming part of Israel’s political conversation.
For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules
By the time Major League Baseball returns in late July, it will have been more than four months since teams last played. The season is now going to be a 60-game sprint to the finish, held in U.S. ballparks without fans and featuring some unusual rules.

Coronavirus Updates: E.U. may ban Americans when it reopens

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Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Important developments in the pandemic.
By Angela Fritz
with Avi Selk
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The Post’s coronavirus coverage linked in this newsletter is free to access from this email. 

The latest

The European Union may ban Americans from traveling there when it reopens its bordersthe New York Times reported, as coronavirus cases surge in the United States. European countries are working to agree on two lists of acceptable travelers as they finalize plans to reopen on July 1, and the U.S. isn’t on the drafts, the Times reported. The number of daily new cases remains at a far higher level in the U.S. than in Europewhere stringent lockdowns have helped slow the spread and reactions to resurgent outbreaks are swift.

Four top U.S. health officials, including infectious disease expert Anthony S. Fauci, testified at a high-profile hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, and all four told the committee they had never been instructed to slow down testing for the coronavirus, contradicting what President Trump said hours earlier. Fauci also told lawmakers he was “cautiously optimistic” that an effective vaccine will be available by the beginning of next year. Read more on the health experts’ testimony about vaccines, treatments, another wave and testing here. (At send time, the hearing is still going.)

As cases continue to spike across dozens of states, along with hospitalizations, the president’s continued claim that additional testing is to blame (it is not) is increasingly at odds with Republican allies in the hardest-hit states, where governors are beginning to change their tunes.

Income is a major predictor of coronavirus infections, a federal analysis found, along with race. The analysis supports the commonly understood pattern that the black community is harder hit by covid-19, but its findings on poverty add another layer of vulnerability. The infection rate among those with low incomes is “drastically higher” than everyone else in the analysis, said Seema Verma, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Trump has told aides he supports another round of stimulus checks, saying that he believes it will help the economy and boost his reelection odds. But leading congressional Republicans and some senior White House officials remain skeptical of more payments. The differing opinions in conservative circles could make the next stimulus package, scheduled to be taken up in July, difficult to pass.

Many of us are aching to go on vacation, but still concerned about the health risks. “Contactless” travel is a buzzy term right now among those itching for a trip, but is it even possible? By The Way reporter Natalie B. Compton planned and executed a “contactless” adventure to find out. You can read about how her trip turned out here. (And there’s more advice on driving vs. flying this summer in the Q&A below.)

Other important news

The FDA is warning people not to use any hand sanitizer from a certain manufacturer after finding a potentially fatal toxic substance in nine of its products.

Over 700 cash-strapped cities are halting plans to repair roads, water systems or make other key investments.

A Q&A on the new restrictions on foreign workers imposed by the Trump administration on Monday, citing the pandemic.

Activists halt street protests in South Carolina after some demonstrators test positive for covid-19.

Saudi Arabia announced that it will drastically limit the number of people involved in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

The New York Times    The Morning      June 19, 2020

By David Leonhardt
Good morning. Facebook and Twitter take actions against Trump. Climate change is making babies sick. And the Supreme Court issues its second left-leaning decision in a week.

DACA lives on 

Supporters of DACA outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

When this country started hearing a decade ago about Dreamers — people who came to the United States as small children without legal permission — many of them were in their teens or early 20s. These Dreamers are now full adults, with careers and families, and many have spent years anxiously wondering whether they would be thrown out of the only country they’ve really known.

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, which barred President Trump from deporting the Dreamers anytime soon, came as a tremendous relief to them.
“It feels amazing,” Vanessa Pumar, 31, an immigration lawyer who came from Venezuela at age 11, said. “I have been holding my breath. It feels like I can finally breathe.”
Marisol Montejano, who’s 36 and received a math degree this week from a California university, used the same word: “I feel like I could breathe.” Montejano planned to tell her two children that “it’s going to be OK.”
Joana Cabrera, who is 24 and came from the Philippines at age 9, said, “I’m actually still shaking.” Cabrera added, “I’m unbelievably happy, because I was expecting the worst.”
The decision was the second this week in which at least one conservative justice — Chief Justice John Roberts, in this case — joined the court’s four liberal members to issue a left-leaning ruling. Immigration is proving to be one of the issues (along with L.G.B.T.Q. rights) on which the court is not reliably conservative. Last year, a majority effectively blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census.
Yesterday’s decision was a narrow one, holding that the administration did not follow the proper procedures for terminating President Barack Obama’s policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, of allowing Dreamers to stay. Trump quickly suggested that he still planned to end the policy.
But, as The Times’s Miriam Jordan told us, “There’s nothing the Trump administration could do fast enough to get rid of the program before the election.”
Many Republicans may be quite happy about that, anyway. “Polls show extraordinarily broad support for giving legal status to the Dreamers,” said Julie Davis, a Times editor who’s written a book about Trump’s immigration policy with her colleague Michael Shear, “and being on the wrong side of that issue is the last place Republicans want to be five months before an election.”
The dissent: Justice Clarence Thomas argued that Trump had the power to end DACA and the majority of justices were trying “to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision.”
Big impact: Roberto G. Gonzales, a Harvard professor who has been studying DACA since it went into effect in 2012, calls it “the most successful immigration policy in recent decades.”
Gonzales explains: “Within a year, DACA beneficiaries were already taking giant steps. They found new jobs. They increased their earnings. They acquired driver’s licenses. And they began to build credit through opening bank accounts and obtaining credit cards.”
FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1. Social media vs. the president
Facebook and Twitter both pushed back against Trump’s use of inflammatory material yesterday. Facebook removed advertisements by the Trump campaign that prominently featured a red triangle that the Nazis used to classify Communist political prisoners during World War II. The ad used it in connection with antifa, a loose collective of anti-fascist protesters.
Twitter added a warning — an exclamation point with the label “Manipulated Media” — to a Trump tweet that featured a video of two toddlers running down a sidewalk. The video, which included a headline about a “racist baby,” had been made to look like a CNN segment.

The next source of debate: Tomorrow, Trump will hold his first rally since the coronavirus shut down public gatherings. Critics have condemned his choice of a host city: Tulsa, Okla., the site of a racist massacre 99 years ago this month.

2. Observing Juneteenth
Today is Juneteenth, and a growing number of companies have begun recognizing it as a holiday, in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Times has put together a collection of historical photos, poetry and articles about the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

“As someone who has celebrated Juneteenth for a long time, I think we need it now — not in lieu of the freedom, justice and equality we are still fighting for — but in addition, because we have been fighting for so very long,” Veronica Chambers, an editor who spearheaded the project, writes.

More Confederate pushback: Nancy Pelosi ordered portraits of four House speakers who served the Confederacy to be removed from the Capitol. And the Southeastern Conference threatened not to hold future college sports championships in Mississippi unless the state removed the Confederate battle emblem from its flag.
3. Another bleak jobs picture
Another 1.5 million Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus pandemic was reaching deeper into the economy even as the pace of jobs cuts slowed.
“Layoffs that happened at the beginning of this likely were intended as temporary,” said Martha Gimbel, a labor market expert. “But if you’re laying off people now, that’s probably a long-term business decision.”
4. The limate’s effect on pregnancy
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Higher temperatures caused by climate change and increased air pollution have raised women’s risk of giving birth to premature, underweight or stillborn children — and hurt African-American babies most. That’s the finding of a newly published paper, which reviewed data from 57 studies collectively analyzing nearly 33 million births in the United States.
Here’s what else is happening
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota withdrew from consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate and said she told him he should pick a woman of color.
  • The chief executive of AMC Theaters prompted a backlash after saying moviegoers would not be required to wear masks when AMC theaters reopen next month. The executive, Adam Aron, said, “We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy.”
  • Chinese officials said today that they had indicted two Canadians on espionage charges. The move escalated a conflict that began after Canada arrested an executive of the Chinese technology giant Huawei in 2018.
  • Lives Lived: “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when.” Vera Lynn, the “Sweetheart” of the British forces in World War II, sang those lyrics and many more to the troops and to embattled Londoners in the Blitz. In the darkest days, her voice was as familiar to Britons as Churchill’s. She died at age 103.

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June 23, 2020

FIVE OVERLOOKED POLITICAL STORIES FROM THE PAST WEEK
By Ian Couzens, @iancouzenz
Politics production assistant

Nebraska governor says he’ll withhold federal money from counties that require masks –– June 18. Local governments in Nebraska can encourage people to wear masks, but the governor does not believe people should be denied access to government buildings for failure to wear a mask, and said any locality requiring them will not receive funds from the CARES Act meant to help fight the coronavirus. Why it matters: The mandate means counties are reluctantly dropping mask requirements meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. — The Los Angeles Times

Trump campaign makes pitch for fourth debate with Biden amid declining poll numbers — June 18. Just months ago Trump threatened not to participate in any of the three previously scheduled debates. Why it matters: The Trump campaign believes the best way to ding Biden’s strong poll numbers is to get him to make more public appearances. — The Washington Post

How the White House agenda for managing space traffic got jammed up — June 19. Space Policy Directive-3, signed by the president in 2018, was meant to improve U.S. tracking of objects in space, reassigning that responsibility from the Department of Defense to the Commerce Department. But Commerce has not yet been given full authority nor resources, and has no budget for the mission in fiscal year 2020. Why it matters: As access to space becomes easier and less expensive, orbits are becoming crowded, creating the need for more space traffic management to prevent major accidents such as satellite collisions. — Politico 

California judge blocks Betsy DeVos from withholding relief money from undocumented students — June 17.  DeVos tried to implement restrictions on which college students could receive emergency coroanvirus relief money, limiting it only to those who qualified for normal federal financial aid and excluding undocumented and foreign students, as well as those with poor grades, defaulted student loans or small drug convictions. Why it matters: DeVos’ directive would exclude hundreds of thousands of students from accessing funds Congress chose not to restrict, and while the rulings in California and Washington apply only to those states, the policy is on shaky ground nationally. — The Washington Post

U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses — June 18. The “Safeguarding American Innovation Act” is meant to give the U.S. State Department more authority to deny visas to foreign nationals seeking access to sensitive information and technologies related to national and economic security. Why it matters: The bipartisan group of senators behind the bill say it will help prevent foreign governments from accessing research and vital intellectual property developed at universities. — Reuters 

Five Takeaways From John Bolton’s Memoir

“The Room Where It Happened” describes Mr. Bolton’s 17 turbulent months at President Trump’s side through a multitude of crises and foreign policy challenges.

Fiona Hill, John R. Bolton’s former Russia adviser, during a House impeachment hearing last year in Washington.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

By Peter Baker

Published June 18, 2020Updated June 20, 2020

John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, plans to publish a damning book next week depicting President Trump as a corrupt, poorly informed, reckless leader who used the power of his office to advance his own personal and political needs even ahead of the nation’s interests.

The book, “The Room Where It Happened,” describes Mr. Bolton’s 17 turbulent months at Mr. Trump’s side through a multitude of crises and foreign policy challenges, but attention has focused mainly on his assertions that the president took a variety of actions that should have been investigated for possible impeachment beyond just the pressure campaign on Ukraine to incriminate Democrats.

Mr. Bolton, who did not testify during House proceedings and whose offer to testify in the Senate trial was blocked by Republicans, confirms many crucial elements of the Ukraine scheme that got Mr. Trump impeached in December. He also asserts that the president was willing to intervene in criminal investigations to curry favor with foreign dictators. And he says that Mr. Trump pleaded with China’s president to help him win re-election by buying American crops grown in key farm states.

Here are some of the highlights:

An offer of firsthand evidence on the Ukraine matter.

The book offers firsthand evidence that Mr. Trump linked his suspension of $391 million in security aid for Ukraine to his demands that Ukraine publicly announce investigations into supposed wrongdoing by Democrats, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the heart of the impeachment case against the president.

If Mr. Bolton’s account is to be believed, it means that Mr. Trump explicitly sought to use taxpayer money as leverage to extract help from another country for his partisan political campaign, a quid pro quo that House Democrats called an abuse of power. At the time of the impeachment hearings, Republicans dismissed the accusation by saying that the witnesses offered only secondhand evidence. Mr. Bolton, by contrast, was in the room.

Mr. Bolton says that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper tried eight to 10 times to persuade the president to release the aid, which Ukraine desperately needed to defend itself against a continuing war with Russia-sponsored forces. The critical meeting took place on Aug. 20 when, Mr. Bolton writes, Mr. Trump “said he wasn’t in favor of sending them anything until all the Russia-investigation materials related to Clinton and Biden had been turned over,” referring to Hillary Clinton.

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Mr. Bolton otherwise confirms testimony offered by his former Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, that he objected to the “drug deal” being cooked up by Mr. Trump’s associates to force Ukraine to help and that he called Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was hip deep in the affair, “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.” He writes that he suspected that Mr. Giuliani had personal business interests at stake and adds that he had the matter reported to the White House Counsel’s Office.

“I thought the whole affair was bad policy, questionable legally, and unacceptable as presidential behavior,” Mr. Bolton writes. “Was it a factor in my later resignation? Yes, but as one of many ‘straws’ that contributed to my departure.”

Explaining a lack of testimony, and placing blame on Democrats.

As the book nears publication and details spill out, many congressional Democrats quickly assailed Mr. Bolton for not telling his story during the impeachment proceedings and instead saving it for his $2 million book.

Mr. Bolton explains his position in the epilogue, saying he wanted to wait to see if a judge would order his former deputy to testify over White House objections. House Democrats opted not to pursue the case, fearing endless litigation. Once the House impeached Mr. Trump over the Ukraine matter, Mr. Bolton volunteered to testify in the Senate trial that followed if subpoenaed.

But Senate Republicans voted to block new testimony by him and any other witnesses even after The New York Times reported that his forthcoming book would confirm the quid pro quo. Some of those Republican senators said that even if Mr. Bolton was correct, it would not be enough in their minds to justify making Mr. Trump the first president in American history convicted and removed from office.

Mr. Bolton blames House Democrats for being in a rush rather than waiting for the court system to rule on whether witnesses like him should testify, and he faults them for narrowing their inquiry to just the Ukraine matter rather than building a broader case with more examples of misconduct by the president.

“Had a Senate majority agreed to call witnesses and had I testified, I am convinced, given the environment then existing because of the House’s impeachment malpractice, that it would have made no significant difference in the Senate outcome,” he writes.

Singling out episodes of “obstruction of justice as a way of life.”

The other episodes that Mr. Bolton says the House should have investigated include Mr. Trump’s willingness to intervene in Justice Department investigations against foreign companies to “give personal favors to dictators he liked.” Mr. Bolton said it appeared to be “obstruction of justice as a way of life.”

He singles out Halkbank of Turkey, a state-owned financial institution investigated for a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade American sanctions on Iran. At a side encounter during a Buenos Aires summit meeting in late 2018, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey handed Mr. Trump a memo by the law firm representing Halkbank, “which Trump did nothing more than flip through before declaring he believed Halkbank was totally innocent.” He then told Mr. Erdogan “he would take care of things.”

Attorney General William P. Barr later spent months trying to negotiate a settlement with the bank, but that came to an end in October, after Mr. Bolton left office, when the Justice Department charged Halkbank in a six-count indictment.

President Trump with President Xi Jinping of China last summer in Osaka, Japan.Credit…Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Mr. Bolton also mentions ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications giant that was convicted of evading sanctions on Iran and North Korea and then faced new penalties for further violations during its follow-up consent decree. During a conversation on trade with President Xi Jinping of China, Mr. Trump offered to lighten the penalties.

“Xi replied that if that were done, he would owe Trump a favor and Trump immediately responded he was doing this because of Xi,” Mr. Bolton writes. He called himself “appalled” and “stunned” by the idea of intervening in a criminal investigation to let a sanctions buster off the hook. In the end, at Mr. Trump’s behest, the Justice Department accepted a $1 billion fine and lifted a seven-year ban on buying American products, an act of lenience that saved the company from going out of business.

A new allegation in the book accuses Mr. Trump of “pleading” with Mr. Xi to help him win re-election by buying American agricultural products, which would help the president in farm states. Mr. Trump did not deny it when asked about the matter on Wednesday night by Sean Hannity on Fox News, but Robert Lighthizer, his trade representative, did on his behalf earlier in the day, saying it was not true.

Describing a toxic environment inside the administration.

Over a long career in and out of Republican administrations in Washington, Mr. Bolton has rarely shied from giving his opinions, usually born of strong conservative national security convictions that have made him one of the capital’s most outspoken hawks advocating the use of military power and sanctions.

While he agreed with Mr. Trump on issues like getting out of the nuclear accord with Iran, he found himself repeatedly trying to stop the president from making concessions to other rogue states or making an ill-considered peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan while pushing for a more robust use of force against outliers like Iran or Syria. He considered Mr. Trump’s diplomacy to be folly.

To Mr. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s decision to meet North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in Singapore was a “foolish mistake,” and the president’s desire to then invite Mr. Kim to the White House was “a potential disaster of enormous magnitude.” A series of presidential Twitter posts about China and North Korea were “mostly laughable.” Mr. Trump’s meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Helsinki was a “self-inflicted wound” and “Putin had to be laughing uproariously at what he had gotten away with in Helsinki.”

Mr. Bolton also describes an environment inside the administration marked by caustic infighting in which various players trash one another in a contest for the president’s ear — and the president trashes all of them.

When Mr. Bolton took over as national security adviser in 2018, John F. Kelly, then the White House chief of staff, disparaged the departing adviser, H.R. McMaster, by saying, “The president hasn’t had a national security adviser in the past year and he needs one.” Mr. Pompeo, the book says, disparaged Nikki R. Haley, then the ambassador to the United Nations, calling her “light as a feather.”

Battling over what is deemed classified information.

The Justice Department has gone to court to stop the book from being published, arguing that it has classified information in it and that it was not cleared by a prepublication review required of former government officials like Mr. Bolton.

In fact, according to his lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, Mr. Bolton participated in an extensive back-and-forth over the book and agreed to all of the revisions mandated by the career official who reviewed it or came up with acceptable alternatives. Only when the review was over did another official, Michael J. Ellis, a political appointee, step in to review it all over again at the instruction of Robert C. O’Brien, Mr. Bolton’s successor as national security adviser.

If there is classified information still in the book, it is hard to figure out what it might be. There are not references to secret intelligence programs or espionage sources and methods. But Mr. Trump insisted this week that every conversation with him was “highly classified” and therefore could not be disclosed, an assertion that goes far beyond tradition.

In his epilogue, Mr. Bolton says that in a few cases, “I was prevented from conveying information that I thought was not properly classifiable, since it revealed information that can only be described as embarrassing to Trump or as indicative of possible impermissible behavior.” One example is the direct quote of what Mr. Trump said to Mr. Xi about helping him win re-election.

For the most part, though, Mr. Bolton explains in the epilogue that the career official who reviewed the book merely made him take quotation marks off things that the president said and otherwise generally left them in. And so Mr. Bolton offers a guide to readers: “In some cases, just put your own quotation marks around the relevant passages; you won’t go far wrong.”

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Jun 21, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, June 21, President Trump hits the reelection campaign trail despite concerns from health experts, COVID_19 cases surge across the country as states reopen, and parents of Asian-American children fear racism in the classroom as schools plan to reopen in the fall. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 20, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, June 20, Attorney General William Barr tries to oust a top U.S. attorney, weeks-long protests over George Floyd’s murder continue around the world, and why the Paycheck Protection Program is failing minority-owned businesses. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 19, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, Americans mark the Juneteenth holiday with both celebration and urgent demands for change. Plus: Observing Juneteenth in Tulsa ahead of President Trump’s rally there, Tulsa’s history of violence against Black residents, African reaction to American racial unrest, why some Americans object to wearing face masks, Shields and Brooks and remembering victims of COVID-19. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Officer in Breonna Taylor killing to be fired https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6ytb… Americans observe Juneteenth with calls for racial justice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGKsy… Black Tulsa residents mark Juneteenth with sorrow and hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAnLp… How pandemic, police protests created an ‘alignment’ for racial change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnHTB… How African countries are reacting to American racial unrest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iOso… How wearing a face mask became politically fraught https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDroN… Shields and Brooks on Bolton’s claims, observing Juneteenth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN5e0… Remembering 5 more victims of the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNeh_… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Leaders debate police reform

Jun 19, 2020  Washington Week

President Donald Trump will take the stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday – his first rally in the era of the novel coronavirus. It comes amid reporting on explosive allegations from the forthcoming book by his former National Security Adviser, John Bolton. The panel also discussed where Washington leaders stand on police reform legislation. Panel: Yamiche Alcindor, White House Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour Geoff Bennett, White House Correspondent for NBC News Josh Dawsey, White House Reporter for The Washington Post Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today Watch the latest full show and Extra here: https://pbs.org/washingtonweek Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2ZEPJNs Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonweek Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonweek

Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fails to draw large crowd | DW News

Jun 21, 2020  DW News

US President Donald Trump has held his first campaign rally in more than three months, addressing a smaller than predicted crowd of supporters at an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump took aim at the media, blaming them for the low turnout with talk of violent protests and the dangers of coronavirus. Infections are on the rise in Tulsa, including six staffers on Trump’s advance team who tested positive. While there were some confrontations between Trump supporters and Black Lives Matters protesters, demonstrations outside the venue were peaceful. Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were scheduled to speak to supporters at an outdoor overflow area. But that part of the rally was abruptly canceled due to low attendance. DW’s Stefan Simons is on the ground in Tulsa. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts… #Trump #Tulsa #UsElections2020

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Atlanta erupts in protest after another black man dies at the hands of police

Jun 15, 2020   PBS NewsHour

Atlanta has become the new epicenter of a growing campaign for racial justice. Thousands of protesters marched there after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks on Friday night. Meanwhile, pressure continues to build in Minneapolis for the city to overhaul its police department following the death of George Floyd, which sparked a national social movement. William Brangham reports. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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How Minneapolis is trying to reimagine the future of policing

Jun 15, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, calls have grown for that city to overhaul its police department. Now, the effort to “dismantle the police department as we know it” has gained the support of a majority of city council members. What does that mean in terms of actual policy? Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Evangelical Reverend Robert Schenck: Trump “Using Bible as a Prop” | Amanpour and Company

Jun 16, 2020  Amanpour and Company

White evangelical Christians represent a key support group for President Trump. The Reverend Robert Schenck is a clergyman from this very group. His rhetoric and zeal to shut down abortion clinics helped motivate the 1998 murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, an OB/GYN in Buffalo, NY. Since then, Rev. Schenck’s soul-searching has led him to a new ideology. Today, he leads an educational nonprofit which takes inspiration from anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed for plotting against Hitler. Schenck speaks with Michel Martin about the importance of embracing empathy in our time. Originally aired on June 16, 2020. Subscribe to the Amanpour and Company. channel here: https://bit.ly/2EMIkTJ

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The Tulsa Race Massacre; Then and now.

Jun 1, 2018   Tulsa Public Schools

REMEMBER “BLACK WALL STREET.” It’s the 97th anniversary of the horrific 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. While much has changed, it’s not enough. Be a part of a better tomorrow; WATCH, LEARN, & SHARE.

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Jim Crow of the North – Full-Length Documentary

Premiered Feb 25, 2019   TPT Originals

Roots of racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But the story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created. Dive into more local history: https://tinyurl.com/minnesotahistory. #MNExperienceTPT #MNHistory #tptoriginals See inside our world on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mnexperienc… Become our neighbor on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaExp… Give us a shout on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MNExperienceTPT Discover more Minnesota stories: https://www.tptoriginals.org/

Must Reads: Why it matters that Trump chose Tulsa

The Washington Post <email@washingtonpost.com> 

Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Compelling, ambitious stories you can’t afford to miss.
By T.J. Ortenzi
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DeNeen Brown was sitting across from her father and staring out of the restaurant window as lunch service hummed in a soul food cafe.

It was midday in Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood and Brown, a Post reporter, was in town for a quick visit with her father. She was surprised to see a gleaming new apartment complex and a frozen yogurt shop along the city’s historic Black Wall Street, the epicenter of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history.

In 1921, mobs of white people killed as many as 300 black people and set fires that consumed hundreds of homes and businesses, leaving more than 10,000 African Americans homeless in a place so affluent it was nicknamed Black Wall Street. Witnesses later recounted bodies being dumped into mass graves.

National Guard troops escort unarmed African American men after the massacre. (Oklahoma Historical Society/Getty)

But when Brown looked out the window, she didn’t see any signs of that painful history. Instead, she saw a yoga studio, a burger shop and brand new stadium. And it hit her.

“I thought ‘Oh, my God, Black Wall Street has been gentrified,’” says Brown.

When Brown returned to Washington, she relayed that observation to her editor Lynda Robinson, who suggested there might be something to it. Did Brown want to write about the massacre and the gentrifying neighborhood? She did.

Soon, Brown was on a flight back to Oklahoma. When she told her father what she was working on, he had just the person in mind: a Tulsa city council member who had been pressing the city for answers about what had happened in 1921 and whether mass graves really existed.

Brown discovered that the city’s former mayor had denied requests to excavate the site of a suspected mass grave and reported it out.

In September 2018, Brown’s story was published on the front page of The Washington Post.

The next day, Tulsa’s mayor was meeting with black religious leaders about a new real estate development and a pastor held up a copy of Brown’s front page story and asked about the role the massacre played in the city’s planning.

The mayor agreed to launch a new investigation into the existence of mass graves. Excavations were scheduled to begin in April 2020, but were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

And this is the city where President Trump is scheduled to hold his first campaign rally in months.

Read Brown’s coverage of the rally and catch up with her previous reporting about the massacre and possible mass graves.

1. Black leaders in Tulsa are outraged by Trump’s planned rally during a pandemic

The event has drawn outrage from black Tulsans, who say it will stoke tensions during a weekend that celebrates freedom for enslaved black people.

By DeNeen L. Brown ?  Read more »

 

2. An original ‘Juneteenth’ order found in the National Archives

National Archives finds the original hand written Juneteeth order. Proclamation informed last Texas enslaved they were free.

By Michael Ruane ?  Read more »

3. Coronavirus has come to Trump country

After being centered in blue states, cases are now being added faster in red ones.

Analysis ?  By Philip Bump ?  Read more »

“A lot of cycling enthusiasts are on what amounts to a very long detour, returning, eventually, to what they knew the first time they kept their balance on two wheels: A bike is a bike, and every ride is a victory,” he said.

 

The Associated Press    
JUNE 19, 2020 View in Browser

Friday AP Morning

Good morning. In today’s AP Morning Wire:

·         Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now US national action.

·         Atlanta police call out sick to protest murder charges in shooting.

·         Decline in US virus deaths may reverse; India cases soar.

·         Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants’ protections.

TAMER FAKAHANY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR – GLOBAL NEWS COORDINATION, LONDON

The Rundown
AP PHOTO/CHRIS PIZZELLO
Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now protest across the US

In any other year, Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that all enslaved black people learned they had been freed from bondage, would be marked by African American families across the nation with a parade or a community festival.

But today, Juneteenth 2020 will be a day of protest in many places. From coast to coast, celebrations will include marches and demonstrations of civil disobedience.

And like the nationwide protests that followed the recent deaths of black men and women in Minnesota, Kentucky and Georgia at the hands of white police, Juneteenth celebrations are likely to be strikingly more multiracial this year, Aaron Morrison and Kat Stafford report.

One black Army veteran told AP he will be treating “Juneteenth with the same fanfare as the Fourth of July or Memorial Day” for the first time this year.

AP Explains: Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. 2020 may be the year it reaches a new decisive moment of epoch-making recognition.

Atlanta Police: Officers have called out sick to protest the filing of murder charges against a white officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back and kicked him as he lay mortally wounded on the ground. The interim chief told the AP in an interview that members of the force feel abandoned amid protests demanding massive changes to policing.

An interview with Brooks, conducted four months before he was killed, has emerged. Reconnect, a company that focuses on fighting incarceration and addiction, interviewed him about the year he spent in jail. Brooks said the criminal justice system treats the people incarcerated within it like “animals.”

Trump Poll: A new poll from The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that Americans are deeply unhappy about the state of their country. The survey also reveals that a majority think President Trump is exacerbating tensions in a moment of national crisis.

Klobuchar-Biden: Amy Klobuchar is dropping out of vice presidential contention and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman of color instead. The Minnesota senator said that she called the presumptive presidential nominee and made the suggestion. She says it would be a step Biden could take to help “heal this nation.”

School Curriculum: A national conversation on racial injustice is bringing new scrutiny to how African American history is taught in schools around the country. There is no national curriculum or set of standards for teaching black history in America. Only a small number of states, including Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi and New York, have laws requiring that black history be taught in public schools.

Confederate Monument: As midnight approached on the eve of Juneteenth, the obelisk glorifying the Lost Cause was laid on its side and slid to a waiting truck in Decatur, Georgia. The figure had been a flashpoint for protests in the city after the police killing of George Floyd, and was often vandalized and marked by graffiti. It was removed by crane from the town square near Atlanta amid cheers from the watching crowd.

Hollywood: As protests erupted across the country, every major entertainment company in Hollywood issued statements of support for the black community. But as unanimous as that show of solidarity was, the movie industry has a past — and present — to reckon with. Hollywood’s record in diversity and inclusion has improved in recent years, but it still lags behind the population.

Follow all of AP’s Racial Injustice coverage here.

The New York Times: Andre D. Wagner – City Summer, Country Summer – A photographer and a writer separately explore black boyhood and the season.

City Summer, Country Summer

A photographer and a writer separately explore black boyhood and the season.

Photographs by Andre D. Wagner

Text by Kiese Laymon

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Black boys from Mississippi know the Black boys from New York. When we were young, their parents sent them down south one summer. We were as afraid of calling them beautiful as we were of calling them by their real names.

If they were Chaka, Marcus, Stephon, Akil or Damon, we called them New York. Whether we were from Jackson, Memphis, Birmingham or Atlanta, they called us country. They were quick. We were fast. We were strong. They were tough. They talked with their hands. We listened with our chests. We were singular people — New York and I — but we were also representations of actual distinct places, and every meaty assumption that those two places hold.

We were Mississippi Black boys visiting Grandmama. They were New York Black boys visiting Mama Lara. All of us were they. All of us were them. By the end of one Saturday in the summer, New York Black boys and Mississippi Black boys wandered through woods, and woulds and coulds, through the kind of freeing friendship that is love.

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

This was five years before that stranger at Battlefield Park called us slurs, rhyming triggers and figures, with no fathers at home; 11 years before the police placed guns to our head for throwing invisible rocks of crack out of windows; six months after our teacher threatened to hold us back because we refused to write ourselves out of the assignments they gave; and two weeks after we tried to humiliate Octavia in the lunchroom to make ourselves feel harder, impenetrable, like men.

Every weekday summer morning, when Grandmama went to work at the chicken plant, we jumped off the porch of her pink shotgun house and sprinted 20 yards to Mama Lara’s tiny off-white house. Nothing separated Grandmama and Mama Lara houses, other than the largest, greenest garden in Forest, Miss.

This Saturday morning, we were out on Grandmama’s porch getting our cardboard sled ready to slide down the underpass on Highway 35 when New York walked up on the porch shirtless, wearing what looked like off-brand Buddies and fluorescent wristbands.

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

On the way to the underpass, we walked through the woods.

New York asked why some places in the woods were cooler than a fan, but not cool as air-conditioning.

We laughed, thinking New York was joking.

New York wandered away from us and walked closer to the edge of the woods. You good? we asked them.

I’m ready to go home, New York said.

They jumped the ditch and headed back toward Mama Lara’s house. We tried to make ourselves laugh because laughing was how we worried, how we consented to love and how we said I’d like you to love me.

New York did not laugh.

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

They stopped next to my grandmother’s side of the garden and just watched the sunflowers, the greens, the black-eyed peas, beans, the cucumbers, the green tomatoes, the gangly stalks of corn twice as tall as any of us.

What you run up on? we asked New York. A snake? Copperhead?

New York ignored us and walked into the garden until we couldn’t see his fluorescent wristbands or the wet brown of his chest.

We followed, looking for New York.

Where you at, we asked. You need to stop playing. My grandmama don’t like when folks be messing in her garden.

Credit…Andre D. Wagner for The New York Times

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

We were behind the house when we heard, “Marco?” coming from the front of right of the garden.

Polo, we said.

Marco?

There they go over there, we whispered to one another.

Polo!

Marco?

Where this fool at?

Marco?

Polo!

I think they bread ain’t all the way done.

Polo!

Polo?

Marco!

We looked down every row in that garden looking for New York until we got to the front of the garden, on Mama Lara’s side.

“Marco?” we heard from where we’d just left.

Polo?

Polo?

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

We walked back to the middle of the garden afraid that New York had been taken by Wayne Williams, white folks or white folks’ god.

Something in those central Mississippi woods reminded New York of the language of home. Being reminded of home, so far away from the bodegas, the apartments that scraped the clouds, the fire hydrants and actual blocks, terrified or satisfied New York. Whether it was absolute fear or exquisite satisfaction, wandering through the cool spots in those Mississippi woods was too much for New York’s body.

We didn’t speak this.

New York didn’t speak this.

But our bodies knew.

In the middle of the garden, we felt a forceful wind getting closer to us and when we turned around, New York tackled us and laughed so hard as we all tumbled on a row of my grandmother’s butter beans.

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner for The New York Times

On the ground of that garden, covered in vegetables and dirt, coated in so much laughter, I want to say that the Mississippi and New York in our Black boy bodies were indistinguishable from each other. That would be a lie. We absolutely contrasted. But the sight, tastes and smells of our contrasts felt like safeness.

Not safety.

Safeness. And safeness sounded like love. When we stood up, the rain dropped thicker.

Grandmama and Mama Lara were standing on the outside of the garden, pillars of our safeness, longing for more safeness themselves, each spraying us with water from their water hoses. “If y’all don’t get y’all behind from out our garden,” Mama Lara said, laughing, “we know something.”

We all knew something, too, and what we knew was more than short trailers and shotgun houses, more than magnolias and pines trees, more than semi-trucks filled with chickens headed to be slaughtered at the plant. We knew another way for Black boys in America to say I love you and I am afraid. And we kept saying I love you and I am afraid in as many different ways as we could that Saturday in the summer until it was time for New York to go home.

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner for The New York Times

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Credit…Andre D. Wagner

Andre D. Wagner is a photographer working in New York City. These images were taken between 2015 and 2020. Kiese Laymon is the author of “Heavy: An American Memoir” and the novel “Long Division.”

The Look is a column that examines identity through a visual-first lens. This year, the column is focused on the relationship between American culture and politics in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, produced by Eve Lyons and Tanner Curtis.

A version of this article appears in print on June 7, 2020, Section ST, Page 4 of the New York edition. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe

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