Drew Brees Criticized for Calling Kneeling During the Anthem ‘Disrespectful’

Drew Brees, the star quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, faced intense criticism on Wednesday after reiterating that he considered it disrespectful for players to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. Brees made the comments after he was asked in an interview how the N.F.L. should respond if the season were […]

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasts Trump over criticism on riot response: ‘Deeply disturbing’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasted President Trump on Monday for his criticism of how governors have responded to the widespread protests and rioting in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Following a call with Trump and other governors, Whitmer called the president’s response to the nationwide protests “deeply disturbing” and “a clear signal […]

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Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of Facebook employees, in rare public criticism on Monday of their own company, protested executives’ decision not to do anything about inflammatory posts that President Trump had placed on the giant social media platform over the last week. The employees, who took the day off by logging into Facebook’s systems and […]

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Biden Campaign Pledges to Expand Operation, Focusing on Battlegrounds

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign, which has faced criticism from some Democrats worried about his team’s general election readiness, is planning a substantial expansion of its operation and eying an ambitious battleground map even as the question of when Mr. Biden will resume in-person campaigning remains unclear. In an hour-long briefing with reporters on […]

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Biden says he’s not ‘hidin,’ defends virtual campaign strategy

Pushing back against criticism that he’s hiding in the basement of his home in Delaware during the coronavirus pandemic, former Vice President Joe Biden emphasized on Tuesday that he’s “following the guidelines” by campaigning online and argued that he’s “winning” right now in his general election faceoff with President Trump. “We’re on the campaign trail […]

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Trump increases attack against Obama with ‘Obamagate’ tweet

President Trump on Sunday intensified his criticism of former President Obama by tying him to the Michael Flynn investigation and blasting his predecessor’s recent criticism aimed at his administration’s coronavirus response. NBC ADMITS MISTAKE WITH BARR FOOTAGE Last week, Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department dismissed the case against Flynn, Trump’s first national  security adviser, which was seen […]

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Criticized on Virus, Trump Goes to His Playbook: Deflect, Reject and Minimize

Faced with intense criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, stubbornly high rates of new infections across much of the country and questions about whether he is pushing too soon to get the economy going again, President Trump has settled into a messaging routine: deflect, reject and minimize. Confronted with projections showing that the […]

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FBI Director Wray taking heat from GOP critics in aftermath of Flynn reveal

FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing mounting criticism from Republicans in Washington in the wake of new information coming out of former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn’s criminal case that called into question the bureau’s intentions in their investigation, which took place under previous FBI leadership. Unsealed documents included handwritten notes from former FBI […]

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Elon Musk slams ‘fascist’ coronavirus lockdowns in Tesla earnings call

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday night doubled-down on his criticism of the coronavirus lockdowns that have shut down life in the United States, calling public officials’ directives to stay home “fascist.” The billionaire’s expletive-filled outburst came during Tesla’s earnings call, where the electric automaker was celebrating its third consecutive quarterly profit. On the topic […]

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House to return $20M small biz cash to feds: report

Faced with mounting criticism, Ruth’s Chris Steak House — which operates more than 100 restaurants in North America — will return the $20 million coronavirus small business loan it got from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, NBC News reported Thursday. The $350 billion PPP was designed to rescue the millions of small businesses that have […]

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The Secretive Group Guiding the U.K. on Coronavirus

LONDON — As the British government comes under mounting criticism for its response to the coronavirus — one that has left Britain vying with Italy and Spain as the worst hit countries in Europe — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his aides have defended themselves by saying they are “guided by the science.” The trouble […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: British Parliament Looks to Meet in Cyberspace

One soccer club in Spain faced criticism when it acted well before authorities banned mass gatherings. Valencia, a top soccer team in Spain, was starting to take heat from the local media and some rival teams for what they considered to be an overreaction to the threat posed by a mystery illness that had spread […]

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Criticized for Pandemic Response, Trump Tries Shifting Blame to the W.H.O.

WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Trump has faced relentless criticism for having overseen a slow and ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, failing to quickly embrace public health measures that could have prevented the disease from spreading. Recent polls show that more Americans disapprove of Mr. Trump’s handling of the virus than approve. So on […]

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New Spikes in Asia, Boris Johnson, Stimulus Efforts: Your Friday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering new spikes in cases in Asia, China’s hesitation on stimulus and criticism of the World Health Organization. , with a full collection of ideas on what to cook, read, listen to, watch, and do. And now for the Back Story on … Before The Onion, there was Not The New York […]

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Yelp laying off or furloughing 2,000 employees

Yelp is in for some new criticism — from axed employees and investors. The popular review website is laying off or furloughing more than 2,000 workers due to economic strain from the coronavirus pandemic, CNBC reported on Thursday. The company has already cut executive pay by 20 to 30 percent, reduced server pay and deprioritized […]

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WHO director hits back at Trump threat to defund agency

The head of the World Health Organization took aim at President Trump’s criticism of the agency on Wednesday, telling him and other world leaders not to politicize the coronavirus crisis “if you don’t want many more body bags.” “If you don’t want many more body bags you refrain from politicizing it – please quarantine politicizing […]

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China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.

HONG KONG — For months the Chinese government’s propaganda machine had been fending off criticism of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and finally, it seemed to be finding an audience. Voices from the World Health Organization to the Serbian government to the rapper Cardi B hailed China’s approach as decisive and responsible. But China […]

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Coronavirus: 3M fires back at Trump over order to produce more face masks

By DAVID KOENIG and ZEKE MILLER Manufacturing giant 3M pushed back Friday against criticism from President Donald Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers. The company said it has been producing as many masks as possible for the U.S. “over the last several weeks and months.” 3M […]

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Gilead Withdraws Request for Special Orphan Status on Experimental Virus Treatment

Bowing to criticism that it was exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, the drugmaker Gilead said on Wednesday that it would no longer seek orphan-drug status for remdesivir, an experimental drug that is being tested as a possible treatment. The Food and Drug Administration had only granted the special designation on Monday — which gives drug companies […]

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Britain Placed Under Virtual Lockdown by Boris Johnson

LONDON — Facing a growing storm of criticism about his laissez-faire response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that he would place Britain under a virtual lockdown, closing all nonessential shops, banning meetings of more than two people, and requiring people to stay in their homes, except for trips for […]

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Rand Paul faces criticism for staying at Capitol as he awaited coronavirus test results

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was on the receiving end of withering criticism from Senate colleagues after it appeared he was still tending to his typical business at the U.S. Capitol after being tested for the coronavirus — his results came back positive Sunday. Leading the charge was Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., who tweeted Sunday in reaction […]

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Biden blasts Trump’s response to coronavirus; says Defense Production Act needs to be implemented

Former Vice President Joe Biden issued on Sunday a harsh criticism of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic – saying Trump “neglected, minimized and lied about this virus” while ignoring warnings from the country’s top public health and intelligence officials on the threat it posed to the United States. Biden – the front-runner for […]

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Target Apologizes for Selling N95 Masks in Seattle

The retailer Target apologized on Saturday after coming under criticism for selling N95 masks, which are in acute demand by medical providers during the coronavirus pandemic, at some stores in Washington State. The masks were made available to the public for purchase “in error” in select stores in Seattle, the company said in a statement […]

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NFL free agency: Jadeveon Clowney scenario Giants must consider

Dave Gettleman developed a “thick rhino hide” during the onslaught of criticism over his Leonard Williams trade. Now, Gettleman has an unexpected chance to show he has the boldness of a lion and the cunning of a fox — and change the narrative around himself and the Giants. All the general manager has to do […]

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Stephen A. responds to the NYC mayor’s criticism of the NBA’s coronavirus testing | First Take

Stephen A. Smith weighs in on New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s criticism against the NBA and its accessibility to coronavirus testing for its players. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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