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PBS News: PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode, August 29 & 30, 2020 and #WashWeekPBS full episode: What you need to know about the Republican National Convention, The Washington Week Extra: Joe Biden and Donald Trump face off in the race of a lifetime

NowThis News: Fact Checking Pres. Trump’s Speech at RNC | LIVE

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 28th, 2020

Steve Bannon’s Sham Border Wall Charity Tried Raising Money Off of Stephen Colbert’s Good Name, Aug 28, 2020  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

MSNBC: Mary Trump Shares New Recordings of Trump’s Sister Criticizing Family | The ReidOut, Aug 28, 2020, Beschloss: Trump’s RNC Speech At The White House ‘Made Me Sick’ | The 11th Hour | Aug 29, 2020 and The Final Night Of The RNC Kept Fact-Checkers Busy – Day That Was, Aug 28, 2020 

CNN News: Ex-pool attendant details relationship with Falwells, Aug 29, 2020, and SE Cupp on Trump speech: Behind the curtain, things are bad, Aug 28, 2020

Bored Panda: I Try to Bring Awareness To Plastic Waste With My Assemblage Paintings (22 Pics), artist Christine Rose Curry

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode, August 30, 2020

Aug 30, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, August 30, part 2 of NewsHour Weekend’s special report on COVID-19’s impact on education: How families are turning to homeschooling and Khan Academy founder Sal Khan shares tips for parents. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. 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, August 29, 2020

Aug 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, August 29, a NewsHour Weekend special report on COVID-19 and its impact on classrooms across America: how educators, students and parents are gearing up for an unfamiliar and unconventional school year. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. 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: What you need to know about the Republican National Convention

Aug 28, 2020  Washington Week

Republicans wrapped their unconventional convention on Thursday, with President Trump pummeling Democrats and presenting himself as the defender of American values. The panel discussed how the convention shattered long-standing norms, as the president used the White House as a political stage. And protests unfolded in Kenosha, WI and around the country after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Amna Nawaz guest hosts. Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, Errin Haines of The 19th*, and Weijia Jiang of CBS News

The Washington Week Extra: Joe Biden and Donald Trump face off in the race of a lifetime

Aug 28, 2020  Washington Week

There are just 67 days until the presidential election. The panel discussed what comes next in the race for the White House. Amna Nawaz guest hosts. Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, and Errin Haines of The 19th*

Fact Checking Pres. Trump’s Speech at RNC | LIVE | NowThis

Streamed live 101 minutes ago  NowThis News

HAPPENING NOW—FACT-CHECKING TRUMP: Pres. Trump is accepting his party’s nomination, and we’re fact-checking live. In a flagrant violation of ethics norms, Trump is making his political speech from the South Lawn of the White House. U.S. coronavirus deaths passed 180,000 today. We’ll be watching to see if he offers any words of compassion for Americans grieving loved ones lost to the virus, or to the families of Jacob Blake and the anti-racism protesters murdered in Kenosha, allegedly by one of his supporters. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis #PresidentTrump #FactCheck #RepublicanNationalConvention #WhiteHouse #News #NowThis #NowThisNews Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 28th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

Aug 28, 2020  NBC News

Thousands gather to commemorate March on Washington, Jacob Blake no longer shackled to hospital bed, lawyer says, and NBA to resume playoff games Saturday after walkout this week. 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 01:31 Thousands March On Washington Against Racial Injustice 04:20 Sheriff’s Office: Blake Posted Bond, No Longer Shackled 04:27 Family Outraged Jacob Blake Blake Was Shackled In Hospital 04:48 Other Officers At Scene Of Blake Shooting Identified 05:24 Protest Shooting Suspect’s Attorney Claims Self-Defense 06:19 Kenosha Mayor Hits Back At Trump, Criticizes Militias 07:06 Trump Holds Rally After Accepting GOP Nomination 09:46 Trump Pardons Alice Johnson After She Spoke At RNC 10:23 Hurricane Laura Death Toll Rises To At Least 14 13:08 Ex-Pool Attendant Denies Blackmailing Jerry Falwell Jr. 15:20 First Potential U.S Case Of Covid Reinfection Discovered 15:47 Many Covid Survivors Battle Stigma After Recovery 17:45 NBA Playoffs To Resume Tomorrow After Players Boycott » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Steve Bannon’s Sham Border Wall Charity Tried Raising Money Off Of Stephen Colbert’s Good Name

Aug 28, 2020  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Before Steve Bannon was charged with defrauding donors through his fake nonprofit “We Build The Wall,” the former Trump advisor and his co-conspirators got a little sensitive about a Late Show segment that poked fun at their crumbling border wall. #Colbert #LateShowLIVE #SteveBannon Subscribe To “The Late Show” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTube For more content from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, click HERE: http://bit.ly/1AKISnR

Mary Trump Shares New Recordings Of Trump’s Sister Criticizing Family | The ReidOut | MSNBC

Aug 28, 2020  MSNBC

In recordings shared by Mary Trump exclusively with The ReidOut, Maryanne Trump Barry, Donald Trump’s sister, is heard criticizing many members of the Trump family. Maryanne Trump Barry and Mary Trump discussed Ivanka Trump’s actions during the period that the Trump Administration initiated their child separation practices. Trump Barry also says the president ‘is all over the line’ when it comes to his treatment of DREAMers. Aired on 08/28/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Beschloss: Trump’s RNC Speech At The White House ‘Made Me Sick’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Aug 29, 2020  MSNBC

NBC News Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss reacts to the president bringing party politics to the People’s House with Trump’s norm-destroying RNC speech on the White House lawn. Aired on 8/28/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

The Final Night Of The RNC Kept Fact-Checkers Busy – Day That Was | MSNBC

Aug 28, 2020  MSNBC

Mischaracterizations. Untruths. Lies. Whatever words may be used to describe some of the statements made during the Republican National Convention’s last night, there was a lot of material to set straight. Here’s some facts and context you’ll need to make sense of it all. Aired on 8/27/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Ex-pool attendant details relationship with Falwells

Aug 29, 2020  CNN

Former Miami hotel pool attendant Giancarlo Granda describes his years-long intimate relations with Jerry Falwell’s wife, Becki, which he says Falwell enjoyed watching.? In a statement to CNN, Falwell Jr. acknowledged the affair, but denied he was involved in it. #Falwells #CNN #News

SE Cupp on Trump speech: Behind the curtain, things are bad

Aug 28, 2020  CNN

In this week’s edition of “Unfiltered from Home,” host SE Cupp is joined by CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter to break down the 2020 Republican National Convention. #CNN #News

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Bored Panda: I Try To Bring Awareness To Plastic Waste With My Assemblage Paintings (22 Pics)

  Christine Rose Curry

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Most conventional plastic crap is made from non-biodegradable petrochemicals—instead of decomposing over time, it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces (micro-plastics).

Since the 1950’s, plastic has become a popular material in the world: used in endless ways, found in countless items, and often made to be discarded and disregarded in mere minutes.

Since the majority of plastic is non-biodegradable, plastic waste has only accumulated over time, affecting our physical health and environment. In an effort to bring awareness to this issue and to keep some plastic from going into landfills or the ocean, I make art from plastic waste. What can we do to make a change?

Spread awareness, be mindful of plastic consumption, demand more plastic be made biodegradable—buying only plastic items that are. Be creative about making a change!

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Assemblage painting made from single-use and non-recyclable plastic.

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At the end of 2017, China announced it was going to start restricting imported plastic (and other goods) for recycling. For decades, the USA had sent tons and tons of plastic to China for this reason. Once the restrictions were put in place, waste management companies in America had to find other options for recycling. The two choices: greatly increase the price for recycling or throw it away— most have chosen the latter.

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Hello! My name is Christine Rose Curry. I’m a professional artist and muralist living in the historic town of Louviers, Colorado. I have a fine art degree from The Metropolitan State College of Denver, and have created several public murals in Colorado. I am also honored to be a member at EDGE Gallery, in the fabulous 40West Arts District. A Colorado Native, I love the outdoors, making art, gardening, fishing, and spending time with my husband and cats.

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C-Span: Republican National Convention (Day 4)

The Lincoln Project: LPTV | Republican National Convention: August 27, 2020

PBS News: Hour full episode, Aug. 28, 2020

The Daily Social Distancing Show: Trump’s Boring-Ass RNC Speech, Aug 28, 2020   

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: After Four Nights of Nonsense At The RNC, We’re Getting Off This Emotional Roller Coaster, Aug 28, 2020 

CNN News: Fact checker on Trump’s RNC speech: He is a serial liar, Aug 28, 2020, and New audio of Trump’s sister: Ivanka is a mini-Donald, Aug 29, 2020 

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO): New Rule: #FreeUpTheMail, Aug 29, 2020, and Real Time with Bill Maher and Wynton Marsalis: The Ever Fonky Lowdown

Crooked Media: Trump Speech + Republican National Convention Reactions | Pod Save America, Aug 28, 2020 

The New York Times: The Morning, August 28, 2020

Bored Panda: At 17, This Man Adopted A Prostitute’s Kids and Today He Has Rescued Nearly 2,500 From Sex Traffickers

Republican National Convention (Day 4)

Streamed live on Aug 27, 2020  C-SPAN

President Trump delivers his nomination acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention. https://www.c-span.org/video/?475004-…

LPTV | Republican National Convention: August 27, 2020

Started streaming 2 hours ago  The Lincoln Project

It’s the final countdown: Join Lincoln Project w/ hosts Mike Madrid & Rick Wilson, and a stellar lineup of friends of LP for the last night of the RNC convention pre and post game coverage. And as always: help us defeat Trump and Trumpism https://bit.ly/3b2zMa7

PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 28, 2020

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Aug 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the Republican National Convention concludes with President Trump accepting his party’s nomination for a second term. Plus: Fact-checking Trump’s speech, Jacob Blake’s father on police violence, Louisiana starts to clean up from Hurricane Laura,

Japan’s prime minister steps down, Shields and Brooks, remembering coronavirus victims and dog theft is on the rise in Britain. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS How Trump’s RNC acceptance speech distorted the truth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3vqj… Despite Trump portrayal, pandemic not in ‘rearview mirror’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb30p… Jacob Blake’s father joins a new March on Washington  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7NrK… Pandemic complicates post-hurricane shelter in Louisiana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij5En… News Wrap: Kenosha authorities defend police protest actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWta9… The legacies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S70qe… Shields and Brooks on Trump’s RNC, the politics of protests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAE8c… Remembering 5 people lost to the coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPLpL… Pandemic brings unexpected perils for British dog owners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZtg4… 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

Trump’s Boring-Ass RNC Speech | The Daily Social Distancing Show

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Aug 28, 2020  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

During Thursday’s RNC, Trump gives the most boring speech of his career, Melania shades Ivanka, Biden’s made out to be the prelude to a socialist nightmare, and no one seems to care about corona. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #RNC Donate to protect voting rights & access: https://dailyshow.com/CommonCause Subscribe to The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh…

After Four Nights Of Nonsense At The RNC, We’re Getting Off This Emotional Roller Coaster

Aug 28, 2020  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert wraps up two weeks of LIVE episodes with a roundup of the highest lowlights from an anger-filled RNC, which culminated with an epically boring speech from President Trump to a crowd of 1500 maskless souls on the White House lawn. #LateShowLIVE #RNC2020 #Monologue Subscribe To “The Late Show” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTube For more content from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, click HERE: http://bit.ly/1AKISnR

Fact checker on Trump’s RNC speech: He is a serial liar

Aug 28, 2020  CNN

Want more of the latest 2020 election videos? Watch them here: https://cnn.it/3g9mMAL President Donald Trump is a serial liar and he serially lied during his speech accepting the Republican nomination. CNN’s Daniel Dale says he counted at least 20 false, exaggerated or misleading claims from Trump on Thursday night. That’s in addition to a number of falsehoods from other speakers. Trump’s dishonesty touched on a range of topics, from the economy to his administration’s performance during the coronavirus pandemic. Some of Trump’s most egregious false claims were directed at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. #RNC #DanielDale #CNN #News

New audio of Trump’s sister: Ivanka is a mini-Donald

Aug 29, 2020  CNN

Maryanne Trump Barry, President Donald Trump’s sister, is heard on secret audio recordings made by his niece, Mary Trump, criticizing Ivanka and Eric Trump, describing the former as a “mini-Donald.” #Trump #CNN #News

New Rule: #FreeUpTheMail | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Aug 29, 2020  Real Time with Bill Maher

Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B Bill calls on Americans to temporarily limit the amount of junk they send through the mail in order to help postal workers deliver election ballots. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maher Find Real Time on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealTimers Find Real Time with Bill Maher Official Site: http://itsh.bo/HttKcM. Find Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO GO® http://itsh.bo/iioY87. Find Real Time with Bill Maher on Connect: http://connect.hbo.com/real-time-bill… Find Real Time on Instagram: http://instagram.com/realtimers The Real Time blog: http://www.real-time-with-bill-maher-… It’s HBO.

Wynton Marsalis: The Ever Fonky Lowdown | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Aug 29, 2020  Real Time with Bill Maher

Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B Legendary jazz musician Wynton Marsalis joins Bill to discuss how his latest album, “The Ever Fonky Lowdown,” addresses America’s current political divide. Connect with Real Time Online:

Trump Speech + Republican National Convention Reactions | Pod Save America

Aug 28, 2020  Crooked Media

Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down Donald Trump’s acceptance speech and discuss how the Republican National Convention will shape the final 67 days of the 2020 campaign. Want to get involved to help Democrats win this November? Head on over to http://votesaveamerica.com/ to register to vote, find information about candidates, and Adopt a Swing State! Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/crookedmedia?…

The New York Times                The Morning            August 28, 2020
By David Leonhardt

Good morning. Japan’s leader is resigning. The N.B.A. will resume. And Trump makes his case for re-election.

What is Trump’s strategy?

President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, arrived for his acceptance speech on the South Lawn of the White House.Doug Mills/The New York Times The goal of this week’s Republican convention wasn’t always clear. At times, it presented President Trump — as a champion of immigrants, a promoter of racial justice and a defender of women — in ways that obviously conflicted with his entire time as a public figure.
Trump’s campaign doesn’t really think it can reinvent him in the minds of most voters at this stage, does it? No, it doesn’t. But it doesn’t have to, either. And there was indeed a method to the through-the-looking-glass messages that the convention was offering this week.
Trump’s record on diversity and national unity — on race, immigration and gender — is a problem for him. It makes him anathema to many progressives, who would never vote for him, of course. But it also weighs on some swing voters and disaffected Republicans who haven’t yet made up their minds, polls suggest.
This group includes people who voted for Trump in 2016 and flipped to the Democrats in the 2018 midterms. It includes people who didn’t used to express concern about racism but have begun doing so in recent months. It includes whites and a significant number of Latinos, among others.

To these voters, the question of Trump’s racism or sexism isn’t binary. They know he can be ugly — or “unfiltered,” as his daughter Ivanka Trump put it last night. But these swing voters have their limits. To vote for Trump in 2020, they want to believe that he is different from the worst version of himself.

One of the Republican Party’s main goals of the past four nights was giving these voters permission to believe that.
That’s why the convention included testimonials to his personal character — as well as a parade of female, Black and Latino speakers (unlike many recent White House meetings). “I can tell you, he really cares,” Ja’Ron Smith, the highest-ranking Black official in Trump’s White House, said from the stage last night. For the same reason, the Trump campaign has already been aggressive in spending money on Spanish-language ads, especially in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina.
“What the Republicans know is they don’t need to win a majority of our vote,” Chuck Rocha, a Latino strategist and the author of “Tío Bernie,” about Bernie Sanders’s outreach efforts, told my colleague Ian Prasad Philbrick. Trump won about 30 percent of the Latino vote in 2016 and is trying to do slightly better this year. The main target, Rocha added, is “Latino men who care a lot about law and order and keeping their families safe.”

Trump’s overall campaign strategy came into focus this week. It looks like this:

Sand off the worst parts of his image with voters who haven’t yet made up their minds. Offer a misleading defense of his records on the coronavirus. Remind people of the growing pre-virus economy. And define Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as politically correct establishment figures who will refuse to stand up to rioters or socialists.
“Your vote,” Trump said in his speech closing the convention last night, “will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists, agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens.”
This week, Republicans had the nation’s political stage to make their case, just as Democrats had it the previous week to make theirs: against Trump as a lying, racist, corrupt, would-be authoritarian. The terms of the debate are set. The campaign has less than 10 weeks remaining.
For more: Watch a five-minute highlight video from the final night of the convention and read a fact check of the speakers. Times Opinion writers also picked the best and worst moments.

Three more big stories

1.      Japan’s leader is stepping down

Shinzo Abe announces his resignation on Friday in Tokyo.Carl Court/Getty Images
Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, announced today that he would resign because of illness, just days after becoming the country’s longest-serving leader. He said he had suffered a relapse of a bowel disease.
Abe, the leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, has lost popularity recently as the economy has weakened.
2.     Aftermath of the Kenosha shooting

Kyle Rittenhouse, left, in Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday. The 17-year-old has been charged in the fatal shooting of two people during protests in the city, after a Black man was shot by the police.Adam Rogan/Journal Times, via Associated Press

Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man shot by the police, is handcuffed to his hospital bed despite being partially paralyzed, his father said. “He can’t go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffed to the bed?” Blake’s father told The Chicago Sun-Times, adding that he did not know why his son had been arrested.

Political reaction: Trump made only a glancing reference to Kenosha last night. Joe Biden condemned acts of vandalism and violence, affirmed protesters’ right to demonstrate peacefully and accused Trump of “pouring gasoline on the fire.”
And in sports: N.B.A. players have decided to resume the playoffs, after boycotting games as a protest against police violence.
3.     Hurricane Laura thrashes Louisiana

Flooding near Lake Charles, La., on Thursday.David J. Phillip/Associated Press
Hurricane Laura plowed through Louisiana on Thursday, killing at least six people, ripping apart buildings and causing a fire at a chemical plant. This drone footage shows the scale of devastation.
Still, the destruction and storm surge were less severe than many had feared.
Here’s what else is happening
IDEA OF THE DAY: THE HATCH ACT
This week’s Republican convention appeared to violate the Hatch Act, the law barring federal employees from engaging in political activities while on the job. The convention included live White House events as well as a speech from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a diplomatic trip.
No previous convention, by either party, has so flagrantly flouted the act, as Peter Baker — who has covered every president since Bill Clinton — explained in this story.
The apparent violations have sparked a debate among legal experts, writers and others: Are these violations truly alarming (as experts largely agree that Trump’s use of the government to profit himself and his family have been)? Or are they instead a less subtle version of what every president has done?
The case for outrage: The Hatch Act is meant to give Americans confidence that officials won’t treat them differently based on politics — and the government is not a personal extension of the president. Brazenly flouting the law is a declaration that having a fair, trustworthy government doesn’t matter, Susan Hennessey and Scott Anderson write in The Washington Post.
Keeping government and politics separate is one of those traditions — like past presidents generally avoiding outright lies — that democracy depends on, Trump’s critics say. Trump’s approach is “an abuse of the office,” Tom Ridge, a Republican former Cabinet member, said.
The case against: Some experts argue that Republicans were careful to find loopholes in the Hatch Act and avoided violating it. Pompeo, for instance, said he did not use State Department resources to record his speech. And past presidents have used government resources to help their campaigns, organizing trips and policy announcements around visits to swing states.
National Review’s Dan McLaughlin argued that the Hatch Act should apply fairly strictly to “civil servants who are not political appointees.” But doing so “makes a lot less sense when dealing with people everybody knows to be political actors,” he added.

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Bored Panda: At 17, This Man Adopted A Prostitute’s Kids And Today He Has Rescued Nearly 2,500 From Sex Traffickers

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The world is plagued by many problems. Issues like climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are just the tip of the iceberg as there are also many other social, economic, peace and security, human rights, as well as many other types of problems still waiting to be resolved.

But where there’s a problem, there’s a solution.

Meet Ajeet Singh, the founder of Guria, India’s NGO against human trafficking and forced prostitution, who comes with his own inspiring story that has led him and his organization to save thousands from captivity.

When Ajeet was 17, he met a young nautch dancer at a party who turned out to be a prostitute

Image credits: Guria UK

When Ajeet was 17 years old and still in college, he was attending a cousin’s party that had a dancer, a “nautch girl”, performing for the guests. Historically, nautch was a popular court dance performed by girls in India that symbolized grace and elegance. Before that, it was a devotional dance performed in temples for spiritual reasons only.

“I felt really bad about the way people were behaving towards her,” Ajeet said at the Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Conference on modern slavery. “I waited for the whole night until I could talk to her.”

However, nautch girls nowadays are shunned as prostitutes. And guests were treating this dancer as one. Ajeet felt bad about the way they were behaving towards her, so he waited the entire night to talk to her in hopes of helping her get out of such a life. He eventually found out that she was a mother of three, making Ajeet want to help them even more.

He also learned that she had 3 kids and wanting to help, he decided to adopt and raise them

Image credits: theindiaphile

“I thought, what if I adopted her children,” Ajeet said. “And that was the beginning.” He began teaching them in his spare time away from college, thus providing them with the opportunity to study, to gain knowledge, and to break free from the vicious cycle, as is often the case given the context, in hopes of creating a new life for them.

Some years later, Ajeet took the next logical step and founded an organization called Guria with the aim of fighting sexual exploitation of women and children. Specifically, it aims to prevent human trafficking and unsafe migration, to end child prostitution, and to prevent second generation prostitution.

Ajeet taught them during his spare time, providing an opportunity to turn their lives around and break the vicious cycle given the context

Image credits: Guria India

Guria aims to achieve this by ending victimized women’s and children’s dependency on criminal organizations involved in drugs and sexual exploitation, providing them with opportunities to better their lives through education, health, emotional support, vocational training throughout their new lives.

Since Ajeet founded Guria, the organization has managed to save over 2470 persons from slavery, including commercial sexual exploitation and bonded labor and over 150 children have adopted alternative sources of livelihood outside the red-light area, all thanks to Ajeet’s initiative.

Soon, he established an NGO that aims to fight sexual exploitation of women and children

Image credits: Guria India

According to Guria’s website, it is currently supporting the education and vocational training of over 5400 children, of which 460 have been admitted to formal schools. The total children supported now is over 6800.

This is besides all of the committees, campaigns, events, and organizations against human trafficking and sexual exploitation that it has established since the founding of the organization in 1993.

Since establishment in 1993, Ajeet and his organization saved nearly 2,500 people from sex trafficking

Image credits: ng3o.org

The UN estimates that there are over 660,000 prostitutes in India—second only to Congo, which is estimated to have over 2.9 million. Further estimates reveal that there might be at least around 8 million people living in modern slavery in India. It doesn’t help that India is infamous for its culture of violence and abuse against women.

According to Ajeet himself, there are 3 million women within the sex industry in India, of which around 40% are children. Around 75% of these minors enter the sex trade through traficking.

His organization provided over 5,400 kids with an education and the total children count supported by the organization now is over 6,800

Image credits: Guria India

Unfortunately, it’s not just India that has a problem with this but the whole world. Bored Panda has covered a story of a group of retired navy seals who now spend their days preventing child trafficking in the United States. They have saved 238 children from being trafficked so far.

Along with his wife Santwana Manju, Ajeet continues to run the 36-member organization, fighting off human trafficking by raiding brothels to rescue children trapped inside and confronting human traffickers and pursuing legal cases on behalf of the victims. Needless to say, confronting criminals on the front line ain’t easy, so consider donating to help the cause. Guria staff have been physically and verbally abused and both Ajeet and his wife have received death threats. But, they march on because the mission is more important.

“We strongly believe that it is not charity that is wanting in the world – it is justice to make a humane world where all beings co-exist in harmony,” notes Guria’s website.

He now runs the NGO together with his wife Santwana Manju

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I Quit My Job In Finance And Have Been Photographing Wildlife

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One day, while visiting the Natural History Museum, by accident, I wandered into the wrong exhibit hall. To my surprise, I had entered the exhibition for the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. I was astounded by the winning photographs. I was transported visually to a world I had never witnessed before. I was mesmerized by the beautiful artworks on show—in particular, the winning image, Blue Iceberg by Cherry Alexander.

This wildlife exhibition was an uplifting experience and one I would repeat every year. Little did I know the profound effect it would have on my life in years to come.

After working in the finance industry in the City of London for 15 years, I needed a balance in my life. Wildlife photography became my yang! I quit my job.

And in 2005, Africa became the new chapter in my life. The sheer size and magnitude of this continent were overwhelming. From navigating the forests of Bwindi and climbing the peaks of Kilimanjaro through to meandering along the red dunes of the Kalahari, I started photographing Africa.

It may be a cliché, but it is true—photography has become my life. No matter where I am, my mind’s eye is taking photographs. It has taught me to see the world in a different light, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

We never know what road we may take in life or the catalyst that changes our life forever. For me, it was a serendipitous wrong turn into the exhibit hall of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition, which incidentally I have won an astonishing three times.

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#1   White-Backed Vulture, Kalahari

#2   Elephant Sunset, Etosha Pan, Namibia

#3   Heart Of Darkness

#4   Bull Elephant, Dust Bathing

#5   Lion Flehmen, Masai Mara, Kenya

#6   Dune On Fire, Namibia

#7   Chimpanzee Dreaming, Uganda

#8   Vanishing Point

#9   Tower Of Giraffes

#10   Deadvlei, Namibia

 #11   Giraffe Sunrise

#12   Black Rhino Charge

#13   Black Rhino Portrait

#14   Giraffe Tree

 #15   Zebra Dance, Addo, South Africa

#16   Grey Ghosts Of Etosha, Namibia

#17   Virginia’s Tree, Storm Over Mara, Kenya

#18   Wildebees Trek, Kalahari

#19    Deadvlei, Namibia

#20   Leopard In Autumn

#21   Storm Over The Karoo, South Africa

#22   Heart Of Darkness

#23   Cheetah Mum And Baby

#24   Looking Back, Zebra Foal

#25   Lion And Cub, Father And Son

#26   Kalahari Black-Maned Lion

#27   Lappet-Faced Vulture, Botswana

#28   Gemsbok, Kalahari

#29   Duke And Duchess, Masai Mara, Kenya

#30   Kalahari Lion Stare

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Peter Delaney quit a career in finance to pursue a dream of travelling Africa in a Land Cruiser. And along the way, he found his passion, Wildlife Photography.

From navigating the forests of Bwindi and climbing the peaks of Kilimanjaro, through to meandering along the red dunes of the Kalahari, Delaney started photographing Africa. “Africa became the new chapter in my life, and I have dedicated the last 15 years capturing Wildlife Photos this diverse continent,” Delaney notes.

The Irish native exchanged the Emerald Isle for a more colourful life in George, South Africa, to continue his travels through the magnitude of Africa. “The continent fascinates me like no other…

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Kamala Harris

Harris in 2017
United States senator
from 
California
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2017Serving with Dianne Feinstein
Preceded by Barbara Boxer
32nd Attorney General of California
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017

 

Personal details
Born Kamala Devi Harris

October 20, 1964 (age 55)
OaklandCaliforniaUnited States

Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Douglas Emhoff

 

(

m. 2014)

Children 2 stepchildren
Parents Donald J. Harris
Shyamala Gopalan
Relatives Maya Harris (sister)
Meena Harris (niece)
P.V. Gopalan (grandfather)
Education Howard University (BA)
University of California, Hastings (JD)
Signature
Website Campaign website

District Attorney of San Francisco

Attorney General of California

U.S. Senator from California

2020 presidential campaign

2020 vice presidential campaign

·         2003 campaign for District Attorney

Harris in 2004 with California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who later twice became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Harris in 2004 with California
  • District Attorney of San Francisco (2004–2011)
  • Public safety
  • Felony conviction rate
  • Harris as San Francisco District Attorney
  • Harris inherited a 50% felony conviction rate from Hallinan when she took over in 2004. During her tenure, the felony conviction rate rose to 53% in 2005, to 66% in 2006, the highest in a decade.[51]The felony conviction rate continued to rise, reaching 76% in 2009.[52] Convictions of drug dealers increased from 56% in 2003, to 74% in 2006.[52]
  • Harris was re-elected in 2007 when she ran unopposed.[53]
  • Non-violent crimes
  • In summer 2005, Harris created a unit to tackle environmental crimes.[54]Harris filed charges against the Alameda Publishing Corporation, and two men hired by the company’s previous owner, for dumping hazardous printing ink in San Francisco’s Bayview Fifty-gallon buckets of hazardous ink were left overturned and leaking. The corporation and its publishers were charged with unlawful disposal and transportation of hazardous waste and with depositing of hazardous substances on a road.[55][56] The two men subsequently pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to probation.[56]
  • Violent crimes
  • In the early 2000s, the City and County of San Franciscomurder rate per capita drastically outpaced the national average. Within the first six months of taking office, Harris cleared 27 of 74 backlogged homicide cases by settling 14 by plea bargain and taking 11 to trial; with 9 convictions and 2 hung juries, she attained an 81% success rate. She took 49 violent crime cases to trial and secured 36 convictions, for an 84% success rate.[63] From 2004 to 2006, Harris achieved an 87% conviction rate for homicides and a 90% conviction rate for all felony gun violations.[64]
  • Kamala Harris created a special Hate Crimes Unit, focusing on hate crimesagainst LGBT children and teens in schools.[74] In early 2006, Gwen Araujo, a 17-year-old American Latina transgender teenager, was murdered by two men who later used the “gay panic defense” before being convicted of second-degree murder. Harris, alongside Araujo’s mother Sylvia Guerrero, convened a two-day conference of at least 200 prosecutors and law enforcement officials nationwide to discuss strategies to counter such legal defenses.[75] Harris subsequently supported A.B. 1160, the Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act, advocating that California’s penal code include jury instructions to ignore bias, sympathy, prejudice, or public opinion in making their decision, also making mandatory for district attorney’s offices in California to educate prosecutors about panic strategies and how to prevent bias from affecting trial outcomes.[76] In September 2006, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed A.B. 1160 into law; the law put California on record as declaring it contrary to public policy for defendants to be acquitted or convicted of a lesser included offense on the basis of appeals to “societal bias”.[76][77]
  • In August 2007, state assemblyman Mark Lenointroduced legislation to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace, joined by Harris, Police Chief Heather Fong, and Mayor Gavin Newsom. City leaders contended the shows were directly contributing to the proliferation of illegal guns and spiking homicide rates in San Francisco: Mayor Newsom earlier that month signed into law local legislation banning gun shows on city and county property. Leno alleged that merchants drove through the public housing developments nearby and illegally sold weapons to residents.[78] While the bill would stall, local opposition to the shows continued until the Cow Palace Board of Directors in 2019 voted to approve a statement banning all future gun shows.[79]
  • Reform efforts
  • Recidivism and re-entry initiative
  • Death penalty

Attorney General of California (2011–2017)

2010 election

Main article: 2010 California Attorney General election

Official Attorney General portrait

On November 12, 2008, Harris announced her candidacy for California attorney general. Both of California’s senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, House speaker Nancy PelosiUnited Farm Workers cofounder Dolores Huerta, and Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa all endorsed her during the primary.[99] In the June 8, 2010 primary, she was nominated with 33.6% of the vote, defeating Alberto Torrico and Chris Kelly.[100]

Significant cases and policies

Anti-truancy efforts

Visiting Peterson Middle School in 2010

In 2011, Harris urged criminal penalties for parents of truant children as she did as District Attorney of San Francisco, allowing the court to defer judgment if the parent agreed to a mediation period to get their child back in school. Critics charged that local prosecutors implementing her directives were overzealous in their enforcement and that Harris’s policy adversely affected some families.[105] In 2013, Harris issued a report titled “In School + On Track”, which found that more than 250,000 elementary school students in the state were “chronically absent” and that the statewide truancy rate for elementary students in the 2012–2013 school year was nearly 30 percent, at a cost of nearly $1.4 billion to school districts, since funding is based on attendance rates.[106]

Visiting Peterson Middle School in 2010

Law enforcement accountability

Criminal justice reform

Launch of Division of Recidivism Reduction and Re-Entry

Sentencing and prison inmate retention

Death penalty

Consumer protection

Fraud, waste, and abuse

Harris meets foreclosure victims in 2011.

In 2011, Harris announced the creation of the Mortgage Fraud Strike Force in the wake of the 2010 United States foreclosure crisis.[127] That same year, Harris obtained two of the largest recoveries in the history of California’s False Claims Act – $241 million from Quest Diagnostics and then $323 million from the SCAN healthcare network – over excess state Medi-Cal and federal Medicare payments.[128][129]

Privacy rights

LGBTQ rights

Opposing Prop 8

Public safety

Environmental protection

Attorney General Kamala Harris tours oil spill cleanup efforts.

Law enforcement

AG Harris touring the Fresno Regional DNA Laboratory

Sex crimes

In 2011, Harris obtained a guilty plea and a four-year prison sentence from a stalker who used Facebook and social engineering techniques to illegally access the private photographs of women whose social media accounts he hijacked.

Transnational criminal organizations

AG Harris announces the arrest of 101 gang members in Los Banos, California.

Obama appointment speculation

Kamala Harris with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

During Obama’s presidency, Harris was mentioned as a possible nominee for U.S. attorney general.[216] Harris publicly stated she was not interested in the job.[217]

After the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, Harris was speculated to be his replacement as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.[218] However, as her campaign had already begun, Harris publicly stated she was only interested in running for the U.S. Senate and did not wish to be considered.[219]

U.S. Senate (2017–present)

2016 election

Main article: 2016 United States Senate election in California

Senate campaign logo, 2016

Harris at the Sorek Desalination Plant in Israe

2018

Harris in Selma, 2018

2019

Harris at SF Pride Parade 2019

2020

Harris with Congressional Black Caucus women

Presidential campaign

Main article: Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign

Harris formally announcing her run for the Democratic nomination for president, January 27, 2019

Logo for Harris’ presidential campaign

On December 3, 2019, Harris withdrew from seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, citing a shortage of funds.[295] In March 2020, Harris endorsed Joe Biden for president.[296]

Vice presidential campaign

Main articles: Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign and 2020 Democratic Party vice presidential candidate selection

Campaign logo for the Biden–Harris ticket

Awards and honors

Harris at Howard University in 2017

Honorary degrees

Harris gave the commencement address at the Howard ceremony.[312]

Personal life

Harris is married to attorney Douglas Emhoff, who was at one time partner-in-charge at Venable LLP‘s Los Angeles office.[321] They married on August 22, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California.[322] Harris is stepmother to Emhoff’s two children from his previous marriage.[323] As of August 2019, Harris and her husband had an estimated net worth of $5.8 million.[324] She is a member of Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, a congregation of the American Baptist Churches USA.[325][326][327]

Harris’s sister Maya Harris was an MSNBC political analyst, her brother-in-law Tony West is general counsel of Uber and a former United States Department of Justice senior official,[328] and her niece Meena Harris is the founder of the Phenomenal Women Action Campaign.

Publications

Harris has written two non-fiction books and one children’s book.[329][330]

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Joe Biden Selects Kalama Harris as His Running Mate

“I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021,” Joe Biden said Tuesday.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University on September 12, 2019 in Houston.

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Back in March, Joe Biden pledged that should he get the Democratic nomination, a woman would be his running mate. When asked during the debate in D.C., “How will your cabinet ensure the best advice on issues that affect women’s physical and financial health?” Biden committed to putting a woman on his ticket.

“If I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be vice president,” Biden says in the video above. “There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”

Bernie Sanders later dropped out of the race, leaving Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee, but one question remained: who would he choose as his VP?

Today, we finally have an answer. This afternoon, the Biden camp confirmed that he has selected California senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate.

“I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021,” Biden said Tuesday.

Harris, one of Biden’s former sparring partners, has been on a short list of VP contenders for weeks now. She made a name for herself during the debates, and while she doesn’t directly help Biden flip a swing state, having a person of color on the ticket is a key issue for many Democratic voters.

Last August, Biden said he was open to choosing a person of color as his running mate, suggesting it might be his preference. “Whomever I pick, preferably it will be someone who was of color and/or a different gender, but I’m not making that commitment until I know that the person I’m dealing with I can completely and thoroughly trust as authentic and on the same page [as me],” he said.

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Kamala Harris: Some throwback photos from her childhood

Updated: August 12, 2020 10:31:26 pm

In a major breakthrough for Indian-Americans in US politics, Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate to woo the Black voters and the influential Indian diaspora who could play a key role in his bid to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. In pic: Iris Finegan holds her great granddaughter, Kamala Harris, in Jamaica. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

This December 25, 1968 photo shows Kamala Harris with her sister, Maya, on Christmas. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

Kamala Harris as a child at her mother’s lab in Berkeley, California. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

This September 1966 photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign shows her during a family visit to the Harlem neighborhood of New York. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

This November 1982 photo shows Kamala Harris, right, with Gwen Whitfield at an anti-apartheid protest during her freshman year at Howard University in Washington. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

In this April 1965 photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign, Donald Harris holds his daughter, Kamala. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

In this undated photo provided by the Kamala Harris campaign in April 2019, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, 25, holds her baby, Kamala. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

Born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, she often speaks of her deep bond with her late mother, whom she has called her single biggest influence. In pic: Kamala Harris with her mother, Shyamala, at a Chinese New Year parade in 2007. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP)

On Tuesday, Biden tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate, making her the first Black woman to serve on a major party presidential ticket. The Biden campaign has said it plans a rollout that blends the historic nature of Harris’ selection with the realities of the 2020 campaign and the gravity of the nation’s circumstances. (AP

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Who Is Kamala Harris’s Husband, Douglas Emhoff?

The entertainment lawyer just might be the sweetest political spouse on Twitter

BY LAUREN HUBBARD

AUG 11, 2020

He’s an entertainment lawyer.

California senator Kamala Harris has been with her husband Douglas Emhoff since 2013.

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Though he was born in Brooklyn, New York, California has arguably had the biggest impact on Emhoff’s life. Hhe graduated from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, and met and married his wife on the left coast, and it’s where he now works as a partner at DLA Piper Law Firm.

According to the company’s profile of him, Emhoff, “Represents large domestic and international corporations and some of today’s highest profile individuals and influencers in complex business, real estate and intellectual property litigation disputes.”

One such dispute, according to The Hollywood Reporter, had Emhoff representing the ad agency TBWA in an early 2000s lawsuit over the rights to the chihuahua featured in Taco Bell’s “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” ads.

The 54-year-old now reportedly splits his time between California and D.C., as well as traveling with his wife to help with her campaign. “With all this other stuff that’s happening in my life right now, it’s great to have [my practice,] because it’s something that I love and I’m good at,” he told THR.

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The United States recorded the most covid-19 deaths in a single day since mid-May on Wednesday: nearly 1,500 fatalities. 

The toll escalated as a new study found that New York City’s death rate in the first two months of its outbreak rivaled that of the infamous 1918 flu pandemic. “For anyone who doesn’t understand the magnitude of what we’re living through, this pandemic is comparable in its effect on mortality to what everyone agrees is the previous worst pandemic,” said Jeremy S. Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who led the research team.

In extraordinary comments to Fox News, President Trump said he is trying to prevent the U.S. Postal Service from delivering millions of mail-in ballots to voters by holding up $25 billion in emergency funding for the agency. “They need that money in order to make the post office work, so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” Trump said. 

The cash-strapped mail service is already experiencing days-long delays after Trump’s new postmaster general implemented new policies including a ban on overtime pay. Congressional Democrats have insisted on emergency funding for the agency in their negotiations over a new stimulus bill, which collapsed Thursday as the Senate adjourned for the next three and a half weeks. Many health experts say mail-in voting is the safest way for people to vote in November, but Trump has baselessly attacked efforts to expand it as a plot to steal the election. The president’s likely opponent, Joe Biden, called Trump’s latest comments “an assault on our democracy and economy by a desperate man.”

The Supreme Court ruled on pandemic-related voter relief for the first time Thursdaydenying a GOP request that would have required a witness to be present when Rhode Island voters cast absentee ballots.

About 960,000 workers filed for unemployment insurance last week — the first time new claims dropped below 1 million since the outbreak intensified in March.

Hollywood is getting back to work after a five-month hiatus, but its fictional worlds will likely be transformed and restricted by the pandemic. “Crowd scenes are a no-go,” our business desk wrote. “Real-world locations will be limited. On-screen romance will be less common, sometimes restricted to actors who have off-screen relationships.”

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A Georgia high school made famous by viral photos of barefaced crowds in its hallways on the first day of class will remain closed through the week after 35 people there tested positive for covid-19.

Popular, seemingly high-tech masks with exhalation vents and valves don’t actually protect people from covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned.

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“Could you please discuss the cleaning of masks and the use of masks with filters? Is the recommendation to wash after each use to kill the virus or eliminate the wearer’s own germs? Can surgical masks be washed without ruining their effectiveness?” — Katrinka in Maryland

Numerous studies have shown that a simple cloth mask — without valves, vents or filters — is ideal for controlling the spread of the coronavirus outside health-care settings. In updated guidance, the CDC specifically warns against wearing masks with exhalation valves or vents, even with disposable filters, because “this type of mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others.”

The truth is that any mask that advertises “breathability” or “better airflow” is likely allowing viral particles through. A mask made up of a few layers of cotton fabric is still the best way to control the spread of the coronavirus.

In terms of cleaning, Post wellness reporter Allyson Chiu published a story today that addresses frequently asked questions about how to take care of your face masks.

What are the general guidelines for proper mask care?

For cloth masks, which have exploded in popularity in recent months, all three experts interviewed say daily washings are a must.

“Treat your mask like your underwear,” said Jade Flinn, a nurse educator for the Biocontainment Unit at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “You want to change it every day.”

Can N95s or surgical masks be washed?

Unlike the cloth variety, these masks cannot be effectively sanitized by a standard washing, said Elizabeth Mullans, a board-certified dermatologist based in Houston.

“Hospitals may be able to disinfect them, but there’s no way that the average person could go ahead and disinfect them,” Mullans said.

How do I wash my cloth mask?

The widely recommended method, which has also been promoted by the CDC, is simple: Throw the dirty mask in warm or hot water with your regular laundry. Health experts suggest using a fragrance-free,

hypoallergenic detergent if your mask has caused skin irritations such as increased acne or rash.

Can sunlight disinfect a mask?

“What I’m seeing is that folks that put it in the sun sometimes are thinking that they are decontaminating the mask,” said Michael Knight, an assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University. “Yes, UV light comes from the sun, but it’s not in a consistent amount to say that ‘yes, this has been decontaminated.’ ”

In the case of surgical or N95 masks, sunlight could be a bad thing, Flinn said, because it can degrade the special materials in some masks.

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The New York Times   The Morning            August 13, 2020
By Sanam Yar and Ian Prasad Philbrick
Good morning. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their debut as running mates. The British economy sunk into its deepest recession on record. And the QAnon conspiracy theory has found its way to the mainstream.
The rise of QAnon

A man wearing a QAnon shirt at a pro-police rally in Brooklyn on Sunday.Stephanie Keith/Reuters
Over three years, the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon has spread from the outskirts of the internet into the mainstream. And by next year, it will most likely make its way into Congress: A QAnon supporter is almost sure to be elected after winning a Republican House primary runoff in Georgia this week.
It’s a remarkable rise for a group that believes in, among other things, a ring of Satan-worshiping, child-trafficking criminals led by prominent Democrats. We spoke with our colleague Kevin Roose, who has covered QAnon extensively, to get a sense of how the movement expanded its reach.
Social media platforms are a big part of it. “It’s still very fringe in terms of its ideology, but not in terms of its scale,” Kevin said. “We’ve seen QAnon Facebook groups swell to hundreds of thousands of members, and they are routinely driving conversations on social media.”
This week, NBC News reported that an internal Facebook investigation found thousands of QAnon-supporting groups and pages with millions of members and followers. Twitter permanently suspended thousands of accounts associated with the movement last month. And TikTok has blocked searches for QAnon-related hashtags.
But these companies have “realized belatedly that this is a major problem,” Kevin said. “The horse has left the barn.”
The pandemic, which led many people to spend more time online, has also bolstered the movement, Kevin said: “Our social interactions are mostly taking place online, and that means that the communities that have power online, including QAnon, are a much bigger part of the discourse.”
Much of its growth also comes from its ability to attach itself to, and then absorb, both legitimate causes and “every major conspiracy theory of the past 50 years,” Kevin said.
Its followers are “deliberately attempting to radicalize new groups of people,” he noted, by infiltrating Facebook groups focused on vaccine safety, parenting, and natural food and health.
“These are people who might be skeptical of mainstream science or authorities,” Kevin said, “and they’re inserting their messages to those communities. So that’s what people need to be made aware of — these aren’t people hanging out in the dark corners of the internet anymore.”
FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1.     Biden-Harris ticket makes its debut

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, in their first public event together on Wednesday.Erin Schaff/The New York Times
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance as running mates on the Democratic ticket in Wilmington, Del., yesterday afternoon. The event included sharp criticisms of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and the economic crisis. You can watch highlights of their joint appearance in a Times video.
Reactions from both sides:
  • Progressives, many of whom had disregarded Harris as part of the Democratic establishment, proclaimed their support for the ticket on Wednesday and reiterated that removing Trump from office was their priority.
  • Conservative media figures wasted no time hurling personal attacks at Harris, questioning her racial identity, mispronouncing her name and mocking her voice.
  • Trump called Harris “nasty” at least four times on Tuesday, wrote Katie Rogers, a turn to his preferred misogynistic trope. He also called her the “meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful” member of the Senate.
2. The pandemic’s true toll
The number of U.S. residents who have died since March is now more than 200,000 higher than it would be in a normal year, a Times analysis found. Those “excess deaths” most likely reflect the true cost of the pandemic — and suggest that the official death toll may be a substantial undercount.

By The New York Times | Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has moved south from its early epicenter in New York, so have the unusual patterns in deaths from all causes. Many of the recent coronavirus cases and deaths in the South may have been driven largely by reopenings and relaxed social-distancing restrictions.
In other virus developments:
3. Police raid Hong Kong newspaper
Police officers this week raided the newsroom of Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy newspaper, part of a crackdown on free expression under a national security law the Chinese government imposed on the semiautonomous region in June. Jimmy Lai, the paper’s founder, and four executives face possible charges under the new law.
The raid led to a show of support from Hong Kong residents: The paper said it printed 550,000 copies on Tuesday, nearly eight times a regular run. But some reporters worry about its survival in Hong Kong’s newly restrictive climate.
4. American guns invade the U.K.

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service in Birmingham, England.Andrew Testa for The New York Times
Gun deaths in Britain, while still rare, have risen over the last few years. One reason, British authorities say, is an influx of firearms being smuggled from the United States.
At least 782 American guns have been discovered by British police since 2017, data obtained by The Times shows. Some of them can be traced to loosely regulated gun fairs in states like Florida.
“Weapons that don’t matter in the United States, because America deals in millions, routinely have an enormous impact in the U.K., because of the extraordinary scarcity of handguns,” one expert said.
Here’s what else is happening
  • Many children receiving chemotherapy in Beirut now have nowhere to turn for treatment after an explosion last week destroyed hospitals and wiped out medicine stockpiles.
  • Israel said it had thwarted a cyberattack by a North Korea-linked hacking group. Security researchers said the hackers were successful and stole classified data that could be shared with Iran.
  • Sumner Redstone, the billionaire entrepreneur who built a media empire encompassing CBS and Viacom, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He was 97.
  • Three people were arrested on charges that they threatened and tried to bribe women who accused the singer R. Kelly of sexual abuse, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
  • The rapper Kanye West privately met with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, in Colorado last weekend. West has filed petitions to get on the November ballots for president in several states in an apparent bid to siphon support from Biden.
  • Lives Lived: Matt Herron, a magazine photojournalist, made one of his most memorable shots in 1965: In it, a white Mississippi police officer tries to seize a small American flag being waved by a Black 5-year-old; next to them, another officer holds a confiscated protester’s sign reading, “No More Police Brutality.” Herron died at 89.
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IDEA OF THE DAY: CAN TRUMP COME BACK?
Less than 12 weeks from Election Day, Trump trails Biden by about eight percentage points nationally. Is there still time for him to turn things around?
Yes, some observers say. The polls will most likely tighten as Election Day approaches, and FiveThirtyEight’s forecast currently gives Trump a 28 percent chance to win. Trump could exploit Biden’s long record on trade issues or the Iraq War to close the gap. Or he could try to engineer an October surprise involving a coronavirus vaccine.
Factors outside the president’s direct control could also help him, Ross Douthat, a Times Op-Ed columnist, argued recently. The pandemic or the economy could improve, or public opinion could turn against recent racial-justice protests.
Others think a comeback is unlikely. Given Trump’s unpopularity and the state of the economy, other poll-watchers are skeptical that he can make up much ground. Undecided voters appear less willing to back Trump this year than in 2016. And voters in some states can begin voting as soon as next month.
“The only way Trump could even conceivably eke out a win on Election Day would be through voter suppression on an improbably (perhaps impossibly) massive scale,” The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson wrote.

Bored Panda: People Are Sharing “Do’s And Don’t’s” From 1918-1920 During The Spanish Flu, It Shows How History Repeats Itself

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History tends to repeat itself, and even though COVID-19 is not the worst flu whatsoever, we as a society seem to be making the same mistakes we did in 1918 during the Spanish Flu outbreak.

Talya Varga turned to Twitter to share an old newspaper article allegedly showing a list of “do’s and don’t’s” for preventing the Spanish Flu. Sadly, almost all of the entries look painfully familiar.

“Wear a mask,” reads the first. “Wash your hands before each meal”, says another. Not to mention the one that urges to “not disregard the advice of a specialist just because you do not understand.”

After Varga highlighted the issue, her tweet immediately went viral, sparking an important discussion.

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The 1918 influenza pandemic is one of the most severe pandemics in recent history.

It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is no universal consensus regarding where the virus came from, it spread worldwide from 1918-1919.

In the US, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918.

Some estimates suggest that as many as 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was considered to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.

As the tweet started to go viral, more and more people began responding to it

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Social distancing saved thousands of American lives during the Spanish flu outbreak. Philadelphia, for example, detected its first case of a deadly, fast-spreading strain of influenza on September 17, 1918. The very next day, in an attempt to halt the virus’ spread, city officials launched a campaign against coughing, spitting, and sneezing in public. Good start. 10 days later, however, despite the potential epidemic, the city hosted a parade that 200,000 people attended.

Flu cases continued to climb until finally, on October 3, schools, churches, theaters, and public gathering spaces were closed.

Two weeks after the first reported case, there were at least 20,000 of them.

For comparison, when a case popped up in St. Louis, the city shut down most public gatherings and quarantined victims in their homes just two days later.

By the end of the pandemic, the death rate in St. Louis was less than half of the rate in Philadelphia.

About 358 people per 100,000 died in St Louis, while there were about 748 deaths per 100,000 people in Philadelphia.

It’s pretty saddening to see that while technology and medicine have made huge leaps since the beginning of the 20th century, our mindsets have somewhat remained the same, and we can’t come together to fight this microscopic yet very powerful enemy.

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Aug 12, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, former Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris make their debut as running mates. Plus: Biden-Harris campaign messaging, GOP congressional candidates supporting the QAnon conspiracy theory, a conversation with Kellyanne Conway, increasing coronavirus cases among young people and a dispatch from the wild and perilous Darien Gap migrant trail. 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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Tuesday on the NewsHour, former Vice President Joe Biden picks California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman to appear on a major party presidential ticket. Plus: Harris’ personal and political background, analysis of what she brings to the race, Beirut a week after massive explosions, college campuses during COVID-19 and Republicans react to Biden’s choice. 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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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate | WNT

Aug 11, 2020  ABC News

Announced in an email to supporters, former Vice President Joe Biden named former campaign trail rival Sen. Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/2XSAJN1 WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-to… WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/33iKepm #WorldNewsTonight #JoeBiden #KamalaHarris #RunningMate

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ABC News’ White House correspondent, Rachel Scott, and ABC News’ political director, Rick Klein, discuss Joe Biden’s selection and what Kamala Harris will bring to the campaign. WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8… SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc #ABCNLPrime #KamalaHarris #VPSelection #BidenCampaign

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

Aug 11, 2020  CNN

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket. #CNN #News

Borger: Kamala Harris a transformative pick for America

Aug 11, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Gloria Borger and David Chalian say that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s decision to pick Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his Vice President is more than just a historic pick. They say it signals that Biden is transforming the Democratic party to a younger generation. #Kamal #Biden #CNN #News

Who is Kamala Harris? A look at her background and career in politics

Aug 11, 2020  CNN

The people she grew up with and worked with say Kamala Harris has always been a fighter. Joe Biden is counting on it. #CNN #News

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Aug 11, 2020  CNN

President Donald Trump called Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) his “number one draft pick” after presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named her as his running mate. #CNN #News

Joy Reid: Harris Pick Proves Biden Wants ‘Person Who Forces Him To Be Better’ | MSNBC

Aug 11, 2020  MSNBC

MSNBC’s Joy Reid says Former Vice President Joe Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate proves he ‘wants the person who forces him to be better.’ Aired on 08/11/2020. » 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.

Trump Now Headed For 2020 Loss With Kamala Harris On Ticket, Dems Say | MSNBC

Aug 11, 2020  MSNBC

On the night Joe Biden tapped Kamala Harris as his running mate, some top Democrats say the historic pick will boost turnout and increase the odds of Trump losing to Biden. Former 2020 candidate and Harris’s Senate colleague Cory Booker reacted jubilantly to the news, outlining why he thinks Harris is right on substance and politics and noting she broke barriers and “had to forge a path where folks like her were never led to the table,” in this breaking news coverage with MSNBC’s Ari Melber. (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 8/11/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

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Aug 11, 2020  MSNBC

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Trump’s Attack On The Postal Service | Pod Save America

Aug 3, 2020  Crooked Media

The Trump campaign smashes that reset button, the President tries to undermine the election by attacking mail-in voting and the Postal Service, Republicans refuse to extend unemployment benefits, and Joe Biden gets close to selecting his running mate. Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor discuss the president’s new ad strategy, how Trump’s attacks on the postal service may impact the election, the fight over coronavirus relief in Washington, and Joe Biden’s upcoming pick for Vice President. Want to get involved in the 2020 election? Visit 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.

Campaign Experts React to Good and Bad 2020 Ads #7

Aug 4, 2020  Crooked Media

Former Barack Obama Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer and White House Rapid Response Director Tanya Somanader react to 2020 digital ads. Today’s ads include a piece from Republican Voters Against Trump, a meme video from the Trump campaign, and a get out the vote throwback from the 2018 midterms. Every Last Vote: http://everylastvote.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/

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Aug 5, 2020  Crooked Media

Tommy and Ben talk about the enormous explosions in Beirut, why Cuba has become an issue for Congresswoman Karen Bass in Biden’s VP selection process, Biden’s 2000(!?!) campaign foreign policy advisors, why US troops are leaving Germany, the upcoming election in Belarus, why the Department of Homeland Security was collecting “intelligence” on activists and journalists, why Spain’s former king is in trouble, how schools are coping with COVID, climate change and Bangladesh, Afghanistan and TikTok. 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/

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Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor discuss Donald Trump’s executive order on coronavirus stimulus, how the deal in Congress fell apart, and the many ways that Trump’s move was not enough. Then, they discuss the president’s sabotage of the 2020 election through his actions against the United States Postal Service and Russia’s attempts to interfere against Joe Biden. Make sure you have everything you need to vote! 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/

Trump’s Plan to Sabotage the Post Office Before the Election: A Closer Look

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Perfectly Timed Photo Frames a Solar Eclipse Around a Man Leading a Camel in the Desert

Perfectly Timed Photo Frames a Solar Eclipse Around a Man Leading a Camel in the Desert

By Sara Barnes on January 23, 2020

 Awe-inspiring photographs all have something in common—the photographer was in the right place at the right time. Sometimes, it’s by happenstance; but, as photographer Joshua Cripps demonstrates, it is often the result of months of preparation. The California-based creative was planning on being in the Middle East in mid-December 2019 when he found out there would be an annular solar eclipse. This event convinced him to extend his trip to snap a picture of the magnificent sight. And thanks to his “crazy amount of planning,” he was able to capture a shot of the eclipse perfectly framing a man walking a camel across a sand dune.

So, how did Cripps pull off this photograph? “The whole shoot was meticulously planned,” he reveals to My Modern Met, “from the country (UAE) to the location (Liwa desert), to even the GPS coordinates of where I and camel would both stand, as well as the focal length of the lens I would use. Even the timing was planned, down to the minute of when the eclipse would appear in the frame behind the man and his camel.”

Cripps used an app called PhotoPills to first determine the ideal location, and then he began to think about the subject matter. He wanted something that would be “representative of the region and landscape,” and he eventually settled on a camel as it was a domesticated animal easier to control than a creature like a falcon or an Arabian horse.

As for sand drifts, not just any dune would do. Cripps had specific requirements for how tall the dune would have to be in order to get the shot. He knew that he would have to stand almost exactly 1,000 feet away from the camel to get the correct proportions between the size of the camel and the sun. He also realized that he’d need a dune that was visible against the sky when standing at an angle of 6.15 degrees. Luckily, Cripps was able to find a sand dune that met his stringent criteria.

With all the planning done, Cripps could only wait until the eclipse began. And once it did, he was in constant motion: getting things in place, shooting test exposures, and continually altering his compositions to chase the sun. The entire eclipse lasted nearly two and a half hours, and Cripps spent 23 minutes snapping a series of 133 images that captured the essence of what he set out to do.

Cripps is already thinking about shooting future eclipses, and he won’t have to wait too long. There will be a total solar eclipse visible in a “small slice” of South America on December 14, 2020. He’s now brainstorming what he’ll shoot during that time.

Thanks to meticulous planning, Joshua Cripps was able to capture amazing solar eclipse photography of a man walking a camel across a sand dune.

Cripps doesn’t speak Arabic and the man doesn’t speak English, so Cripps drew a picture of what he wanted the shot to look like.

Over the span of 23-minutes, Cripps snapped 133 photos.

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Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled ‘Embroidered Life’ that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes a series of executive actions on pandemic economic relief, bypassing Congress and prompting a flurry of questions. Plus: An infectious disease specialist on the U.S. coronavirus response, Beijing furthers its crackdown on Hong Kong, the pandemic in Alaska, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith and how the Smithsonian is reopening. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS What Trump’s executive actions mean for struggling workers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUcvc… Disease expert: Virus is ‘direct threat’ to U.S. security https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9voBH… News Wrap: More than 100 arrested in Chicago looting spree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdqeV… How China is limiting freedom of the press in Hong Kong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMASm… Alaska’s geography delayed virus — but hasn’t prevented it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykv_-… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden in the spotlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qfEH… Opening up the Smithsonian slowly and safely during COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P5y9… 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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Aug 9, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, August 9, questions about presidential powers arise after President Trump extends COVID relief via executive orders, the risk of speeding up the census count, the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and why national political conventions may fade away forever. 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

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On this edition for Saturday, August 8, President Trump signs four executive actions to extend COVID-19 economic relief and defer payroll taxes, protests in Beirut over the government’s response to the deadly explosion turn violent, and why Russia looms large in Belarus’ election on Sunday. 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

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Stuart Stevens is one of the Republican Party’s most successful campaign strategists, with a career spanning decades. In his revealing new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” Stevens admits the GOP uses race as an issue to divide Americans and win elections — and says the party has abandoned its principles in the Trump era. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. 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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Aug 5, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic weapon on Hiroshima, Japan. Seventy-five years later, the NewsHour revisits how the president became the sole authority on when nuclear weapons are used. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to former Secretary of Defense William Perry, co-author of “The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump.” 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 defends his administration’s COVID-19 response

Aug 7, 2020  Washington Week

President Trump has been eager to project optimism about the COVID-19 pandemic but has faced scrutiny from reporters. In an interview aired this week with Jonathan Swan of Axios, the president responded to rises in death rates by saying “it is what it is,” while insisting the White House is doing everything it can to combat the virus. Meanwhile, in Congress, Democrats and the White House could not agree to a new round of stimulus or an expansion of the $600 supplement to unemployed Americans that expired last week. The panel discussed the president’s response to the coronavirus crisis, the fate of a deal in Congress and the potential candidates to serve as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick. Panel: Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour, Robert Draper of The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic, Abby Phillip of CNN, Jonathan Swan of Axios

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Bill Gates: Wouldn’t have predicted US would do so poorly handling pandemic

Aug 9, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria speaks to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates about how the US has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. #CNN #News

Cuomo: Trump violated social media standards, he’s violating us

Aug 5, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Chris Cuomo fact-checks President Donald Trump’s claims that the coronavirus pandemic will “go away,” calling the president’s messaging “pathetic.” #CNN #News

Why a map Trump showed at a meeting may tell a different story

Aug 4, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Harry Enten tells Chris Cuomo why some states with Covid-19 hotspots are now looking to be key battleground states in the 2020 presidential election. #CNN #News

Cooper to Trump: Hope is not a plan for Covid-19

Aug 5, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Anderson Cooper wonders why President Donald Trump continues to downplay the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the US. #CNN #News

Keilar debunks Trump campaign: You’ve got to shovel the BS

Aug 5, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Brianna Keilar fact checks Trump 2020 campaign official Mercedes Schlapp’s claim that a Nevada law allows people to send in their votes after the polls close. #Keilar #CNN #News

Voting by Mail: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Jun 1, 2020  LastWeekTonight

With the 2020 presidential election nearing and a pandemic in full swing, John Oliver discusses why voting by mail is necessary, the fearmongering surrounding it, and why we need to start planning for November right now. 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

Natural Phenomenon Transforms Hummingbird’s Wings into Tiny Rainbows

My Modern Met: Natural Phenomenon Transforms Hummingbird’s Wings into Tiny Rainbows

By Sara Barnes on July 11, 2019

Artist and photographer Christian Spencer was standing on his verandah in Rio de Janeiro when he made an amazing discovery. When the black Jacobin hummingbird flew with the sun striking its open wings, a beautiful prism effect appeared. At that moment, it was as if its body was made of rainbows.

In 2011, Spencer recorded the bird’s movements for a film called The Dance of Time. The movie went on to receive 10 international awards as well as three best film honors. But, that wasn’t the end of the rainbow hummingbirds. Several years later, Spencer returned to the subject. “I decided to try and photograph the same phenomenon with my camera,” he shares with My Modern Met. The resulting series is called Winged Prism, and for Spencer, the images reveal “a secret of nature that cannot be seen with our eyes.”

Although Winged Prism seems too magical to be true, Spencer says that there wasn’t any digital manipulation involved. “There is no special technique,” he explains, “just diffraction of light through the wings of this special hummingbird.” The awe-inspiring beauty it produces is what makes these images so special. “Nobody ever could have ever dreamed that this was a reality,” he says. “I receive emails every day from people across the world touched by these images.”

One image from Winged Prism is now available as a limited edition print from Spencer’s website.

Artist and photographer Christian Spencer captured the awe-inspiring sight of the sun shining on a black Jacobin hummingbird’s wings.

The result is a prism effect and makes it look as though the creature’s body is made of rainbows.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Christian Spencer.

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Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled ‘Embroidered Life’ that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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Aug 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the White House and congressional Democrats are at a stalemate over a new coronavirus relief bill. Plus: U.S. intelligence warns of foreign election interference, Americans cope with the pandemic’s financial fallout, Ohio Gov. DeWine on COVID-19 in his state, a contentious election in Belarus, reporting on Hiroshima, Mark Shields and David Brooks and victims of COVID-19. 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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Aug 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, congressional Democrats and Republicans appear to be at an impasse over a new coronavirus relief package. Plus: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on where talks stand, teachers and local officials struggle with how to open schools, survivors of Hiroshima, business owners with criminal records can’t get federal loans and an essay on systemic racism and the police. Editor’s Note: In our segment about teachers and school administrators, the original video has been modified to remove two photographs that included students. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: New York sues NRA over alleged misuse of funds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEi8k… Port employees detained in Beirut blast investigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=281oJ… Congress stuck in ‘staring contest’ over pandemic aid deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GAeO… Kudlow: Trump might repurpose money to fund unemployment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mh0a… Teachers and administrators scramble to adapt school plans www.youtube.com/watch?v=A–Dt6yHN8I Top Mississippi health official recommends virtual school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATKbK… Japan’s youth rush to document memories of Hiroshima horror https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd11_… Business owners with criminal records haunted by their past https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNuSF… An essay on power and the police https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku4I4… 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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Wednesday on the NewsHour, Beirut grapples with the fallout of a cataclysmic explosion that injured thousands. Plus: What issues matter to voters, a GOP strategist on the party’s migration to President Trump, the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima, Minneapolis considers abolishing its police force, a new book about class and hierarchy and a Brief But Spectacular take on surviving COVID-19 at age 102. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Beirut blast means new suffering for a country in collapse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZkBT… News Wrap: Sally Yates denies Obama influenced Russia probe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9a1k… 2 views on what matters most to heartland voters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKV_v… GOP strategist will ‘work with Democrats’ to defeat Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tavb-… Should U.S. president be authorized to launch nuclear bomb? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DufU7… Minneapolis officials debate future of city’s police force https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvfES… ‘Caste’ author Isabel Wilkerson on race, class hierarchy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz0HY… This nursing home resident survived COVID-19 — at age 102 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOzaJ… 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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Aug 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Congress and the Trump administration continue to negotiate over another economic relief package as the coronavirus crisis continues. Plus: Devastating explosions rock Beirut, a conversation with Dr. Jill Biden, authoritarianism grows during the pandemic, a college that is cutting costs for remote learning and more. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Pelosi: GOP still doesn’t recognize ‘gravity’ of pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoOm1… News Wrap: Tropical Storm Isaias pummels East Coast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VYoZ… Mammoth explosions rock Beirut, causing widespread injury https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYix1… Jill Biden on healing from heartbreak, possible VP picks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDBrD… How authoritarianism has spread since pandemic began https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7diAn… How 1 college is adapting to pandemic — and cutting tuition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDww… Trump claims only Florida can vote by mail successfully https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jW6f… 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, Aug. 3, 2020

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Aug 3, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, negotiations between the White House and Congress over a new pandemic relief bill continue. Plus: How to handle mail-in voting during the pandemic, TikTok is under political scrutiny, a summer without camp, Politics Monday with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter and a new book on the current relevance of James Baldwin’s work. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Where Congress stands on potential new pandemic relief bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CqHS… News Wrap: Carolinas brace for Hurricane Isaias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFmmA… The vital role of U.S. Postal Service in American elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04aO0… Why ‘grandpa’ Microsoft wants to buy tech upstart TikTok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cHtZ… What kids are losing as coronavirus cancels camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfbYB… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s messaging, Biden’s VP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_kas… Why James Baldwin’s work is attracting renewed attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL18V… 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 8th)

Aug 8, 2020  NBC News

President Trump signs executive orders for coronavirus economic relief, massive Sturgis motorcycle rally taking place amid coronavirus concerns, and speculation swirls over Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.

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Aug 5, 2020  NBC News

Chicago Public Schools to be remote this fall, U.S. citizen among the dead in Beirut explosion, and Tropical Storm Isaias leaves millions without power. 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 Chicago To Begin School Year With Online-Only Learning 02:59 Florida Tops 500,000 Coronavirus Cases 03:15 Georgia Second- Grader Tests Positive, Class Quarantined 03:29 Trump Pushes School To Reopen, Says Virus ‘Going Away’ 03:46 New York City Considers Some In-Person Teaching For Fall 04:54 Desperate Search For Survivors After Beirut Explosion 07:38 Biden Will Not Travel To DNC To Accept Nomination 07:54 Trump: ‘I’ll Probably’ Give RNC Speech From White House 08:26 Trump Campaign Sues To Stop Nevada Mail-In Voting Law 09:02 Trump Praises Mail-In Voting In Florida And Arizona 09:20 Post Master General Meets Coronavirus Relief Negotiators 09:45 Facebook Removes Trump Post For ‘Covid Misinformatoin’ 10:02 New York City Imposes Quarantine Checkpoints 10:29 Millions Without Power After Tropical Storm Strikes 12:27 Grocery Prices Surge As American Families Struggle 14:31 Health Officials Leave Jobs Under Pressure And Threats 16:58 Robots Give High-Tech Help To Essential Workers » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

ABC News Prime: Isaias slams Northeast; Multiple dead in Beirut explosion; US COVID-19 cases surge

Streamed live on Aug 4, 2020  ABC News

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th, and since Jan 30th I have been streaming this without stopping. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

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Started streaming on Jul 15, 2020  Al Jazeera English

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019  DW News

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. #dwNews #LiveNews #NewsToday

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AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO

Aug 3, 2020  HBO

On the return of Axios on HBO, Axios National Political Correspondent, Jonathan Swan, speaks with President Donald Trump about multiple topics including the coronavirus crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement, the November election, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan, China, and Russia. Axios On HBO airs Mondays at 11pm. #HBO #AxiosOnHBO Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7 Known for delivering news, coverage, and insight with a distinctive brand of smart brevity, Axios on HBO helps viewers better understand the big trends reshaping America and the world through exclusive interviews, profiles, and breaking news content. Official Site of Axios on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/axios Watch Now Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get Get More HBO Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO

Can Donald Trump retain the presidency? – BBC Newsnight

Jul 28, 2020  BBC Newsnight

With less than 100 days until the US Presidential election, coronavirus cases are still increasing, unrest continues on the streets and Donald Trump is lagging behind Joe Biden in the polls. Newsnight looks at the current state of America. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F In any other presidential election year, America would be dominating our screens. The November race has the power to define not just the future of our closest ally — but the direction of the UK’s foreign policy and trade deals. But much of this vital race has been swallowed up by the pandemic and the spike in cases has hit republican areas hard. What damage could this do to Trump’s chances of re-election? As Joe Biden seems to be ahead in all the key battlegrounds, how can Donald Trump retain the presidency? The US has also seen protests and riots taking place across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Does this help or hinder Trump’s Donald law-and-order-focused re-election campaign? Emily Maitlis is joined by The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson, former senior adviser to the Trump campaign Barry Bennett and pollster Rachel Bitecofer. BBC’s North America Editor Jon Sopel reports. #BBC #Newsnight #USElection2020 Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight

Trump’s Tax Nightmare Comes True as NY D.A. Probes Fraud, Demands Taxes | MSNBC

Aug 3, 2020  MSNBC

The New York D.A. is moving quickly to compel Pres. Trump’s secret financial records after winning a blockbuster Supreme Court case, an outcome previewed by former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal. The seasoned lawyer discusses the escalating criminal probe with MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber. (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 8/3/2020. » 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.

Acosta to Trump: Why does virus task force keep contradicting you?

Aug 3, 2020  CNN

When asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta why members of his coronavirus taskforce have contradicted him, President Donald Trump dodged the question and made inaccurate claims about hydroxychloroquine again. CNN’s Brianna Keilar fact-checks those claims. #Trump #CNN #News

Burnett: Trump calls Dr. Birx pathetic after she tells the truth

Aug 3, 2020 CNN

CNN’s Erin Burnett criticizes President Donald Trump for saying coronavirus task force member Deborah Birx was “pathetic” for caving to Democrats after she told the truth about the coronavirus. #Burnett #Trump #CNN #News

Jared Kushner’s Failed Testing Plan; Trump Threatens to Ban TikTok: A Closer Look

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The CFPB once defended consumers. Thanks to Trump, it now helps companies prey on them instead.

Kathleen Kraninger testifies in the Senate on her nomination to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on July 19, 2018. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Opinion by   Helaine Olen  Columnist   August 1, 2020

For two days this week, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger testified to Congress about protecting consumers during the coronavirus pandemic, first in the Senate and then in the House. It went about as well as could be expected, which is not particularly well at all. Kraninger, a thoroughly unqualified Trump appointee, has shown little interest in doing her purported job, which is protecting Americans from the financial services industry. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) said she lacked empathy, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) demanded she resign.

Kraninger’s main accomplishment since the start of the covid-19 pandemic has been the loosening of regulations on payday loans. Previously, regulations stopped people who couldn’t afford to repay the loans from taking them on, because borrowers seeking short-term relief instead often found themselves trapped in a cycle of quickly rising debt. Annual interest on payday loans can run above 500 percent.

When queried as to why she loosened regulations on payday loans, Kraninger said that consumers are showing a lot of interest in them. That’s quite possibly true, given that at least 1 million people have filed for unemployment every week since mid-March, but hardly the point of Kraninger’s critics, who believe payday loans are exploitative products that prey on the financially desperate.

Then there is the fact that, since the beginning of the shutdowns, tens of thousands of consumer complaints have poured into the CFPB about mortgage issues, inaccurate credit reports, hassles with debt collectors, you name it. Kraninger says she’s addressing them but her critics — such as Warren — disagree.

The CFPB was conceived by Warren while she was a professor at Harvard Law School. It was meant to give consumers leverage over the financial-services sector, which all too often saw them as so much prey. It scored major victories during the Obama administration. It called out lending institutions for racist auto loan lending standards and spearheaded the federal investigation into Wells Fargo for a decade of turning a blind eye to its employees opening fake accounts for customers in an attempt to keep up with unrealistic sales goals.

No surprise, the financial services sector, which hates the CFPB, cheered Kraninger’s appointment to the job. Their faith was well rewarded, and not just in the area of payday loans. Last year, a House Financial Services Committee investigation revealed that during Kraninger’s first six months on the job, the amount of money the bureau recovered for consumers fell to six percent of what it had been under the final months of Obama appointee Richard Cordray’s leadership. Instead, under Kraninger, the CFPB emphasizes “financial literacy,” despite the fact that, when put on the spot by Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) in 2019, Kraninger couldn’t even properly calculate an annual interest rate.

Of course, the sabotage — and make no mistake, that’s what it is — of the CFPB isn’t even a major story in the Trump era. On Thursday, Vanity Fair revealed that a White House initiative led by Jared Kushner (who else?) to devise a national policy to test for covid-19 was undermined from within, possibly because the disease initially hit politically expendable Democratic states. Millions of parents are suddenly realizing there will be no in-person public school for their children this fall and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shows next to no concern. The U.S. Postal Service, systemically underfunded, is now falling behind on delivering mail, seemingly at the behest of its new head, Trump donor Louis DeJoy. That’s not just an annoyance, but something that could contribute to election chaos in November if ballots are not delivered or received on time.

In the face of all this, Kraninger’s inept management of the CFPB barely merits a moment of attention. But it should. Her tenure in the top role of the government’s most powerful consumer advocacy organization is a demonstration of the contempt Trump and Republicans hold for governance, not to mention their prioritization of the interests of the wealthiest segments of our economy over the well-being of everyone else. It’s an absolute shame and travesty that Kraninger, whose knowledge of personal finance appears limited to how she can best serve the all-powerful financial sector, is in charge of one of the government agencies best positioned to help Americans protect their money at a time of unprecedented economic carnage.

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Helaine Olen is a contributor to Post Opinions and the author of “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.” Her work has appeared in Slate, the Nation, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. She serves on the advisory board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Follow

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Within the last year, planting trees was the thing to do in easing the negative effects of climate change. This is evident by the slew of various tree-planting initiatives that were organized, including Team Trees where 600 YouTubers pledged to plant 20 million trees, Ethiopia breaking the world record by planting over 350 million trees in half a day, and these 13 feel-good stories about saving our planet.

While the coronavirus has taken over airtime in recent months, the need for tree-planting never went away with many of these initiatives continuing to plant trees. And many are making good progress on their goals.

One such initiative is the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami, Pakistan’s largest ever tree plantation project, which recently had an update on its progress in the form of a before and after video that has been making people gasp in wonder.

It takes years for some of us to get simple things done, but nature is better at reaching its goals

Pakistan’s Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change shared an inspiring before-and-after video of how much the natural landscape in Balloki changed in a year

 Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

Malik Amin Aslam, Pakistan’s Advisor to the Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Climate Change, shared a video on his Twitter of what the Balloki Nature Reserve near Lahore in the Punjab district looked like a year ago, and what it looks like now.

The video shows barren land with virtually no greenery for miles, a sight that was seen during Aslam’s visit to the area a year ago. Today, it is a luscious and prosperous area fully paved with grass and trees.

The caption read: “Was a treat to visit #BallokiNatureReserve #Lahore after a year – #PMIK @ImranKhanPTI inaugurated this in 2019 as part of #10BillionTreeTsunami and the plantation results in a year are phenomenal – #Change and #NayaPakistan IA”.

This change is a part of the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project which aims to reforest Pakistan

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

10 Billion Tree Tsunami is a government launched and funded project to promote reforestation in Pakistan. The project hopes to plant 10 billion trees within the span of five years, and to achieve a number of other objectives, including to increase forest area, rehabilitate degraded forests, to protect green areas and its wildlife, to provide jobs, among many others.

You see, trees help to protect the soil from degradation and to regulate water on farms, mitigate floods, and enrich the soil and surrounding areas with biodiversity. Also, crops grown in forested areas are often more resilient to the impact of droughts, excessive rains, and extreme weather.

The project aims to increase forest area, rehabilitate degraded forests, and protect green areas and the wildlife living in it, among other objectives

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

So far in 2020, 20,798 hectares of plantations were planted to achieve these aims. The Redd Monitor reports that a total of 350,000 hectares of trees were already planted in both planting and natural regeneration form and that the project has also created around 3,500 green enclosures in state-owned forests.

Back in February, the ministry announced their plan to plant 250 million saplings this spring in hopes of populating the bare bits of land around cities. However, it is not clear whether this has been achieved because of the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown.

The project includes 3 regions with 27 divisions and progress is seen in many locations across the country

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

So far, a total of 350,000 hectares were planted with trees, creating 3,500 green enclosures nation-wide

Image credits: Ten Billion Tree Tsunami

The project earned great recognition, including that from the World Economic Forum, WWF, and IUCN

The project has come under fire for a number of reasons. There have been alleged reports of bogus billing, fake plantation, poor quality earthwork, unauthorised payments, and other activities that hint at corruption.

Besides that, it was also reported by the Redd Monitor that the coronavirus lockdown has also led to planters earning around 500 rupees a day—half of what they could on a good day before the pandemic, meaning that they now earn less than minimum wage (which is approx. 800 per day).

Despite this, the project has managed to earn a number of awards and wider recognition over the years, including that from the World Economic Forum, WWF, IUCN, and was ranked 4th biggest initiative by the Plant for Planet Foundation (UNFCCC). And now that people can see more results of the initiative in Aslam’s video, it’s safe to say that the project is going somewhere and both the planet and, subsequently, humanity will benefit from it in the long run.

Besides restoring natural landscapes, the project also plans to create jobs and ensure greater wildlife security

With its 10 billion tree “tsunami”, Pakistan joins a number of other massive tree-planting projects, including the aforementioned Ethiopia’s record-breaking campaign that managed to plant 350 million saplings in 12 hours. Another attempt at breaking the record happened in India, where 1.5 million volunteers planted 66 million trees in the same timespan, showing just how much more natural the world has become over the recent years.

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NASA Astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken Return Home In SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft

Bob and Doug Land Home Safely!  August 2, 2020

Visual Voyage Following Return of NASA’s First Commercial Crew

By Catherine Ragin Williams August 3, 2020

NASA Videos:

NASA’s SpaceX DM-2 Mission Highlights Aug 3, 2020, 59:51 minutes,

Expedition 63 Demo 2 In flight Crew News Conference – July 31, 2020,32:28 minutes,

Expedition 63 SpaceX DM 2 Farewell Ceremony – August 1, 2020, 11:23 minutes,

NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley Are Coming Home! 0:44 minute

Splashdown Recap: Bob & Doug Come Home, 1:29 minutes

Demo-2 Astronauts Behnken and Hurley Return to Houston at Ellington Field, 23:14 minutes

Welcome Home: NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken & Douglas Hurley Discuss Their Return To Earth, 59:49 minutes

NASA Astronauts Return Home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft 6:07:28 hours

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SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Undocking, 5:47 minutes

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Splashdown, 9:03 minutes

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Hatch Opening, 10:05 minutes

Bob and Doug Land Home Safely! August 2, 2020

Bob and Doug splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 1:48 p.m. CT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. After returning to shore, the astronauts immediately will fly back to Houston.

“Welcome home, Bob and Doug! Congratulations to the NASA and SpaceX teams for the incredible work to make this test flight possible,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “It’s a testament to what we can accomplish when we work together to do something once thought impossible. Partners are key to how we go farther than ever before and take the next steps on daring missions to the Moon and Mars.”

Behnken and Hurley’s return was the first splashdown for American astronauts since Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Donald “Deke” Slayton landed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii on July 24, 1975, at the end of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight launched May 30 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After reaching orbit, Behnken and Hurley named their Crew Dragon spacecraft “Endeavour” as a tribute to the first space shuttle each astronaut had flown aboard.

Nearly 19 hours later, Crew Dragon docked to the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module May 31.

“On behalf of all SpaceX employees, thank you to NASA for the opportunity to return human spaceflight to the United States by flying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley,” said SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell. “Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team on such an extraordinary mission. We could not be more proud to see Bob and Doug safely back home—we all appreciate their dedication to this mission and helping us start the journey towards carrying people regularly to low Earth orbit and on to the Moon and Mars. And I really hope they enjoyed the ride!”

Behnken and Hurley participated in a number of scientific experiments, spacewalks and public engagement events during their 62 days aboard station. Overall, the astronaut duo spent 64 days in orbit, completed 1,024 orbits around Earth and traveled 27,147,284 statute miles.

The astronauts contributed more than 100 hours of time to supporting the orbiting laboratory’s investigations. Hurley conducted the Droplet Formation Study inside of the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), which evaluates water droplet formation and water flow. Hurley also conducted the Capillary Structures investigation, which studies the use of different structures and containers to manage fluids and gases.

Hurley and Behnken worked on numerous sample switch outs for the Electrolysis Measurement (EM) experiment, which looks at bubbles created using electrolysis and has implications for numerous electrochemical reactions and devices. Both crew members also contributed images to the Crew Earth Observations (CEO) study. CEO images help record how our planet is changing over time, from human-caused changes – such as urban growth and reservoir construction – to natural dynamic events, including hurricanes, floods, and volcanic eruptions.

Behnken conducted four spacewalks while on board the space station with Expedition 63 Commander and NASA colleague Chris Cassidy. The duo upgraded two power channels on the far starboard side of the station’s truss with new lithium-ion batteries. They also routed power and Ethernet cables, removed H-fixtures that were used for ground processing of the solar arrays prior to their launch, installed a protective storage unit for robotic operations, and removed shields and coverings in preparation for the arrival later this year of the Nanoracks commercial airlock on a SpaceX cargo delivery mission.

Behnken now is tied for most spacewalks by an American astronaut with Michael Lopez-Alegria, Peggy Whitson, and Chris Cassidy, each of whom has completed 10 spacewalks. Behnken now has spent a total of 61 hours and 10 minutes spacewalking, which makes him the U.S. astronaut with the third most total time spacewalking, behind Lopez-Alegria and Andrew Feustel, and the fourth most overall.

The Demo-2 test flight is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which has worked with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil to the space station for the first time since 2011. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations.

Crew Dragon Endeavour will return back to SpaceX’s Dragon Lair in Florida for inspection and processing. Teams will examine the spacecraft’s data and performance from throughout the test flight. The completion of Demo-2 and the review of the mission and spacecraft pave the way for NASA to certify SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission, called Crew-1, later this year. This mission would occur after NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks.

The goal of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including helping us prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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Visual Voyage Following Return of NASA’s First Commercial Crew

By Catherine Ragin Williams  August 3, 2020

Low-Earth orbit is a little bit lonelier now that three humans remain aboard the International Space Station following the return on Aug. 2 of NASA’s first commercial crew. While the Expedition 63 crew of Commander Chris Cassidy and Flight Engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner will stay in space until October, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are safely back on Earth — and now even closer to home in Houston — following a two-month mission on station. Representing NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, they are the first crew to launch to space and splashdown on Earth inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle.

Their breakthrough demonstration mission sets the stage for two operational Crew Dragon missions: Crew-1, planned for later this year, and Crew-2, targeted for spring 2021. Both Commercial Crew missions will up the crew rosters to four people each and continue crucial microgravity research aboard the orbiting laboratory complex.

Enjoy images, below, from the last leg of this historic demonstration mission through the crew’s return to Ellington Field for a media event featuring NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, NASA Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer, and others.

 

Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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NASA’s SpaceX DM-2 Mission Highlights

Aug 3, 2020  NASA Video

The SpaceX Demo-2 test flight for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft. The crew launched on Saturday, May 30 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and arrived at the orbiting laboratory on May 31. The SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” splashed down off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2:48 pm EDT following their undocking from the International Space Station Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7:35 pm EDT. During their 62 days aboard station, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley contributed more than 100 hours of time to supporting the orbiting laboratory’s investigations, participated in public engagement events, and supported four spacewalks with Behnken and Cassidy to install new batteries in the station’s power grid and upgrade other station hardware. These activities are a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which has been working?with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data about the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown and recovery operations.? The test flight also will help NASA certify SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission that will occur following NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks. The goal of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including helping us prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Expedition 63 Demo 2 In flight Crew News Conference – July 31, 2020

Jul 31, 2020  NASA Video

SPACE STATION CREW PREVIEWS CREW DRAGON’S HOMECOMING IN NEWS CONFERENCE Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Flight Engineers Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken of NASA discussed the progress of their mission and preparations for the homecoming of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft during a crew news conference from orbit July 31. Hurley and Behnken are scheduled to return to Earth Aug. 2 aboard the Crew Dragon vehicle to wrap up an historic nine-week mission which was the first crewed flight on a privately owned spacecraft, while Cassidy is in the midst of a six-and-a-half month mission on the orbital complex.

Expedition 63 SpaceX DM 2 Farewell Ceremony – August 1, 2020

Aug 1, 2020  NASA Video

SPACE STATION CREW SAYS FAREWELL TO THE CREW DRAGON DUO Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner said farewell to NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken Aug. 1 before they began their journey home aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Hurley and Behnken, who arrived on the station May 31, are heading home for the first parachute-assisted splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years after their history-making mission as the first crew to launch on a commercial space vehicle from U.S. soil.

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Undocking

Aug 1, 2020  SciNews

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon “Endeavour”, with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, undocked from the International Space Station on Harmony module’s International Docking Adapter at 23:35 UTC (19:35 EDT). The splashdown is scheduled for 2 August at 18:42 UTC (14:42 EDT) off the coast Pensacola, and alternate site off the coast of Panama City in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NASA/SpaceX

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Splashdown

Aug 2, 2020  SciNews

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon “Endeavour”, with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, successfully performed the deorbit burn and splashdown off the coast Pensacola, Florida, on 2 August at 18:48 UTC (14:48 EDT). Credit: NASA/SpaceX #Demo2 #CrewDragon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tLh9oHaUq8

SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Hatch Opening

Aug 2, 2020   SciNews

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon “Endeavour”, with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, was recovered from the Gulf of Mexico off the coast Pensacola, Floridam by SpaceX’s Go Navigator recovery ship on 2 August 2020 and the Crew Dragon hatch was opened at 19:59 UTC. Credit: NASA/SpaceX #Demo2 #CrewDragon

NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley Are Coming Home!

Jul 31, 2020  NASA

On Aug. 1, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft after a more than 60-day stay. The mission, which is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, marks the first crewed test flight of the spacecraft. Continuous coverage of their departure begins Aug. 1 at 5:15 p.m. EDT and you can watch here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/13OkD0C_TWU

Splashdown Recap: Bob & Doug Come Home

Aug 2, 2020  NASA

NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley splashed down in the Dragon Endeavour capsule at 2:48 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Aug. 2, off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. The Crew Dragon hatch was opened at 3:59 p.m., and Behnken and Hurley exited the spacecraft onto the Go Navigator for initial medical checks before returning to shore by helicopter. Once returned to shore, both crew members will immediately board a waiting NASA plane to fly back to Ellington field in Houston. Hurley and Behnken arrived to the International Space Station May 31 and spent 62 days supporting science and research aboard the orbiting laboratory as part of Expedition 63. Demo-2 is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations. The data will inform NASA’s certification of the SpaceX crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission that will occur following NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks. Download link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Splas…

Demo-2 Astronauts Behnken and Hurley Return to Houston at Ellington Field

Aug 3, 2020  NASA Video

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley return to Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston after splashing down inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft on Sunday, Aug. 2. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Johnson Director Mark Geyer and invited guests provide a warm, socially distanced welcome. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down at 2:48 p.m. EDT Aug. 2 in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida, following a 63-day mission. The astronauts in the Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Pad 39A at 3:22 p.m. EDT on May 30 and arrived at the station’s Harmony port, docking at 10:16 a.m. EDT on May 31. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations.

Welcome Home: NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken & Douglas Hurley Discuss Their Return To Earth

Aug 4, 2020  NASA

The #LaunchAmerica mission aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft that brought NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley back to Earth marked the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. EDT to hear Bob and Doug talk about this milestone in human spaceflight.

NASA Astronauts Return Home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft

Streamed live on Aug 1, 2020  NASA

They’re coming home! ? On Aug. 1, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart from the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft after their mission aboard our orbiting laboratory. Starting at 5:15 p.m. EDT, tune in for our live coverage to see the duo undock from the station and make their return back to planet Earth.

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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

(OPTIMIZED VIDEO SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION) » 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.

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

Google News: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information

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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