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Russian Hackers Target Organizations Developing Covid -19 Vaccine

A scientist preparing samples during research and development trials for a vaccine against the coronavirus at a laboratory in Saint Petersburg, Russia, last month.Credit…Anton Vaganov/Reuters Security in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom have warned of “Russian intelligence services” of trying to hack organizations trying to develop Covid-19 vaccine.  It is unknown if any information has been stolen or ...

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Grenell: Documents Will Show Intel Officials Who Warned About Steele Dossier Were Ignored

Richard Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence, said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence officials who expressed doubts early in the Trump-Russia investigation about the infamous Steele dossier were ignored. In an interview on Newsmax TV, Grenell said that documents that have yet to be released will show that career intelligence officials pointed to red flags about the dossier, which ...

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North Carolina Town Creates Reparations Commission For Black Residents

The city council of Asheville, North Carolina, on Tuesday unanimously approved a commission to develop proposals for reparations to black community members and issued a formal apology for the city’s role in black inequality. The resolution, signed by Mayor Esther Manheimer, directs the city to create a “Community Reparations Commission” made up of advocacy groups, businesses and community leaders that ...

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U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tripoli Joins the Fleet

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Tripoli (LHA 7), yesterday, July 15, 2020. Although the Navy canceled the traditional public commissioning ceremony due to public health and safety restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned the USS Tripoli administratively and the ship transitioned to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a future opportunity to commemorate the special event ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Minneapolis Parks Board To Vote On Repealing Rule Prohibiting Women From Going Topless In City Parks

The Minneapolis Park Board will vote Wednesday to repeal a park rule prohibiting women and transgender people from publicly going topless in city parks, according to local news outlet KARE 11. If the park ordinance is repealed, women and transgender people will not be prohibited from exposing their breasts in Minneapolis parks and parkways, according to KARE 11. The park ...

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CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $3 Million At The World Trade Bridge

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge seized methamphetamine with a street value of over $3 million that was found within a commercial trailer. “International trade continues to show extraordinary growth, causing illicit drug traffickers to become bold in their attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains,” said ...

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Smithsonian Museum Says Objective Thinking Is A Sign Of ‘Whiteness’

A taxpayer-funded museum in Washington D.C. says on its website that objective thinking, self-reliance and planning for the future are among the signs of whiteness that have permeated throughout American culture. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity in America has “created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal,” according to an article published by ...

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‘We Don’t Need Or Want Your Help’: Portland Mayor Tells Feds To Stay Inside Or Leave City, Despite Facing 6th Straight Week Of Unrest

The mayor of Portland told Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents on Twitter that the city does not “need or want their help,” despite the locality facing its sixth straight week of violent demonstrations. Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler claimed he didn’t want DHS personnel on the streets due to the “life-threatening tactics” they allegedly employ to curb demonstrations. He ...

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Federal Court Allows Dakota Access Pipeline To Keep Pumping Oil, Dealing Blow To Environmental Activist

The multi-billion-dollar Dakota Access Pipeline can continue pumping oil for the time being, a federal court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Appeals Court’s ruling temporarily halts a lower court’s July 6 decision to shut down the project and order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a rigorous environmental review of the pipeline. Local tribes in North Dakota and other activists have long opposed ...

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Walmart To Require Face Masks For All Customers

Walmart will require all customers to wear face coverings inside its stores beginning July 20, the company announced Wednesday. “As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so have the number and types of face covering mandates being implemented,” the retailer said in a press release. “To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, ...

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Biden Plans To Spend $2 Trillion On Climate Change If Elected

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday a $2 trillion budget to combat climate change reform and create jobs, according to The New York Times. Biden said during his campaign speech in Delaware the $2 trillion budget will be spent in four years to create jobs while increasing clean energy use in the transportation, electricity and building industries, according ...

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Tuberville Defeats Jeff Sessions in Alabama Primary

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions saw his comeback bid cut short by former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. Tuberville was backed by President Donald Trump and as a result, not only did he win, but in resounding fashion. With a third of the vote counted, Sessions didn’t lead in a single county, at which point Sessions conceded the race to ...

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‘This Is Good News’: Moderna Reports ‘Robust’ Results In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Pharmaceutical company Moderna said Tuesday it will begin a new phase of testing for its coronavirus vaccine later this month after all patients who took part in an initial trial showed “robust” responses to the drug. According to Moderna, all 45 volunteers in the study developed “rapid and strong immune responses” when administered the vaccine, with none of the participants ...

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LA Times Article Calls To Cancel, Replace ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

An article published in the Los Angeles Times Tuesday said that the “Star-Spangled Banner” should be replaced by Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me.” LA Times contributor Jody Rosen cited “viral posts on social media” which said the anthem is racist, then argued it is aesthetically a bad song in the article. Rosen concluded saying the message of “Lean on Me” ...

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California Indoor Religious Worship Suspended Indefinitely, State Health Department Confirms

The California Department of Health clarified Tuesday to the Daily Caller News Foundation that indoor religious services in the state have been suspended with no definite end date. Over four months after California initially instituted a lockdown on March 19, the state issued a new coronavirus order Monday that rolled back reopening plans. The guidance mandates that restaurants, bars, churches, fitness ...

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