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How Covid-19 pushed Twitter to fact-check Trump's tweets

How Covid-19 pushed Twitter to fact-check Trump's tweets

4 hours ago   |   Politico

It was the pandemic, Twitter says, that freed the company to attach fact-check warnings to a pair of Present Donald Trump's tweets this week. Critics have complained for years...
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Julián Castro: ‘It's a Totally Porous Safety Net'

6 hours ago   |   NY Times

The former presidential candidate on lessons from the pandemic, his next moves and why Joe Biden needs Latino voters.
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Will mail-in voting turn Election Day into Election Week?

7 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night. State election officials in some key...
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Will mail-in voting turn Election Day into Election Week?

7 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night, a scenario that...
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Unemployment scam could delay benefit checks for Massachusetts jobless

8 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

A national scheme to exploit loopholes in the federal coronavirus unemployment program that has already netted fraudsters hundreds of millions in stolen dollars has struck...
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Jason Chaffetz Finds His COVID-19 Calling

Jason Chaffetz Finds His COVID-19 Calling

8 hours ago   |   The Huffington Post

The ex-Utah congressman, who in 2017 proposed selling off 3 million acres of public land, is on a mission to ensure people can flood national parks during a pandemic.
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WSJ Wants Trump to Quit the Scarborough 'Smears'

WSJ Wants Trump to Quit the Scarborough 'Smears'

8 hours ago   |   Newser

President Trump isn't doing himself-or the country-any favors by pushing unfounded conspiracy theories about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, the editorial board of the Wall Street...
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U.S. 'not speaking up' on global development, leader of multilateral bank says

9 hours ago   |   Politico

The leader of one of the world's most prominent development banks today accused the United States - its biggest shareholder - of a lack of leadership, and called for a new...
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Massachusetts coronavirus deaths increase by 74, as new cases remain low

9 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 74 on Wednesday as the state reported 527 new cases - a hopeful trend that appears to be leaving surge behind. A total of 94,220...
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MassGOP to Charlie Baker: Keep state open for business

9 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Bay State Republicans revved up their campaign engines Wednesday, lashing out against state Democrats and asking Gov. Charlie Baker to publicly scold liberal politicians who...
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Mark Zuckerberg Says Social Media Giants Shouldn't Be In Position To...

Mark Zuckerberg Says Social Media Giants Shouldn't Be In Position To Fact-Check Users

When asked about Twitter's fact-checking of President Trump, Zuckerberg said Facebook shouldn't be “the arbiter of truth.” Read more ...

Pompeo: China has taken Hong Kong's autonomy away

Pompeo: China has taken Hong Kong's autonomy away

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally certified to Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer views Hong Kong as an autonomous region of China, a move... Read more ...

Trump Threatens Twitter After Presidential Tweets Get Fact Check

Trump Threatens Twitter After Presidential Tweets Get Fact Check

The president claimed that tech giants “silence conservative voices,” and threatened to regulate them, despite not being able to. Read more ...

Trump threatens to shutter social media companies over alleged election...

Trump threatens to shutter social media companies over alleged election interference

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to wield the powers of the federal government to shut down major social media platforms ahead of November's general election... Read more ...

U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 as Trump pushes to reopen

U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 as Trump pushes to reopen

U.S. coronavirus deaths surged past 100,000 Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump continues urging states across the country to reopen. The U.S. leads the world in reported... Read more ...

Canada braces for consequences from China after Huawei exec loses bid to...

Canada braces for consequences from China after Huawei exec loses bid to dismiss extradition to U.S

OTTAWA - A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday that the high-stakes extradition case of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou will proceed, a decision poised to inflame Canada's... Read more ...

More Than 100,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The U.S

More Than 100,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The U.S

The United States has counted more coronavirus deaths than any other country. Read more ...

Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate panel on Russia probe

Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate panel on Russia probe

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week on the origins of the Russia probe that ensnared President Donald... Read more ...

Boeing laying off 6,770 employees, with more to come

Boeing laying off 6,770 employees, with more to come

Boeing said Wednesday that nearly 7,000 of its U.S. employees will be involuntarily laid off, a bloodletting that is part of a plan for the aerospace giant to shrink its... Read more ...

Biden: Trump's 'an absolute fool' for stoking face mask controversy

Biden: Trump's 'an absolute fool' for stoking face mask controversy

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden amped up their ongoing spat over wearing face masks in public on Tuesday with Biden calling the president an... Read more ...