N.H.L. and Players Agree to Start Postseason Tournament on Aug. 1

The National Hockey League and its players union announced on Monday that the two groups agreed on a four-year extension to the current collective bargaining agreement, a pivotal decision that paves the way for hockey to resume play amid the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the deal, the sides set dates for the so-called Phase […]

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Facebook groups pivot to attacks on Black Lives Matter

CHICAGO — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracies theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. These groups, […]

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High court sparks new battle over church-state separation

The Supreme Court elated religious freedom advocates and alarmed secular groups with its Tuesday ruling on public funding for religious education, a decision whose long-term effect on the separation of church and state remains to be seen. In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the high court ruled 5-4 that states must give religious schools […]

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Facebook Bans Network With ‘Boogaloo’ Ties

Facebook said on Tuesday that it took down a network of accounts, groups and pages connected to an antigovernment movement in the United States that encourages violence. People and groups associated with the decentralized movement, called boogaloo, will be banned from Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook also owns, the company said. Facebook said it had […]

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Facebook to Ban Network With ‘Boogaloo’ Ties

Facebook said on Tuesday that it was taking down a network of accounts, groups and pages connected to an antigovernment movement in the United States that encourages violence. People and groups associated with the decentralized movement, called boogaloo, will be banned from Facebook and Instagram, which it also owns, the company said. Facebook said it […]

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This day in sports: Giants slugger Willie McCovey hits 500th home run

Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants joined one of baseball’s elite groups on this date in 1978 when he hit his 500th home run in the first game of a doubleheader against the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. McCovey, who was in his 20th big league season, connected against left-hander Jamie Easterly in the […]

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Supreme Court turns away border wall challenge from environmentalists

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a coalition of environmental groups that pushed back against the Trump administration’s construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity, challenged a 1996 law giving the president authority to fight illegal immigration and border crossings, and limiting […]

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UN warns violators of CAR peace deal may face sanctions

The U.N. Security Council has warned that armed groups in Central African Republic violating a 2019 peace agreement could face international sanctions By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press June 23, 2020, 4:41 AM 4 min read 4 min read UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council warned Monday that armed groups violating a 2019 peace […]

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Ex-businessman facing murder charges in Mumbai terror attack

A former Chicago businessman convicted of supporting terrorist groups has been arrested in Los Angeles to face murder charges in India for attacks in Mumbai in 2008 that killed more than 160 people By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press June 20, 2020, 1:36 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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Man convicted of terror ties faces charges in Mumbai attacks

A Chicago businessman convicted of supporting terrorist groups has been arrested in Los Angeles to face charges in India for attacks in Mumbai in 2008 that killed more than 160 people By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press June 19, 2020, 11:11 PM 3 min read 3 min read LOS ANGELES — A Chicago businessman who spent […]

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Fugitive Iranian Judge Dead After Fall From Hotel in Romania

A fugitive Iranian judge wanted by Iran on corruption charges and by right groups for jailing and torturing journalists was found dead of apparent suicide Friday at a hotel in Romania where he had been staying, according to Iranian officials. The judge, Gholamreza Mansouri, was a co-defendant in a major financial corruption trial involving several […]

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Juneteenth at slave cemetery: loved, though names unknown

Community and environmental groups have held a Juneteenth ceremony at a Louisiana site archaeologists have described as probably a cemetery for enslaved Africans Americans when the land was a plantation By The Associated Press June 19, 2020, 9:28 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — […]

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Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

The Illinois Republican Party, along with other GOP groups, has filed a lawsuit over its right to assemble as a political group during the coronavirus pandemic, one week after Gov. J.B. Pritzker marched alongside protesters to fight police brutality. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court late Monday, claimed that while religious groups and protesters […]

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How BTS & K-Pop Fandoms Are Fighting for Racial Justice | E! News

BTS Army recently matched the group’s $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter, while K-Pop fancams are being mobilized to help the cause. Watch! #BTS #ENews #CelebrityNews #KPop Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports […]

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Conservative Christians See ‘Seismic Implications’ in Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON — For conservative Christian groups, Monday’s Supreme Court ruling protecting the rights of gay and transgender workers was not only the latest sign that they are losing the American culture wars over sexuality. It also caused widespread concern that it could affect how they operate their own institutions. Many faith-based organizations, like schools or […]

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Health Care Advocates Push Back Against Trump’s Erasure of Transgender Rights

Health advocates representing American hospitals, medical groups, insurers and civil rights associations condemned the Trump administration on Saturday for rolling back protections for transgender patients, and for doing so amid a global pandemic. The new rule, long sought by conservatives and the religious right, narrows the legal definition of sex discrimination in the Affordable Care […]

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Tech giants hire advocacy groups to burnish their images, deter regulators

Tech behemoths Amazon, Facebook and Google are employing a number of advocacy groups to conduct p.r.-like campaigns that include letter writing and polling to paint a positive image for them and persuade regulators against breaking up or penalizing the industry, according to a report. The tactic comes as the Justice Department and attorneys general have […]

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Facebook suspends white nationalist accounts over protest threats

Facebook has suspended accounts linked to white nationalist groups amid raging protests against racism and police brutality. Some of those accounts urged people to bring weapons to recent demonstrations following last week’s police killing of George Floyd, according to Facebook. The company also took down accounts that falsely claimed to be affiliated with the leftist […]

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Police groups criticize Biden suggestion that cops be trained to shoot knife-wielding attackers ‘in the leg’

Police groups are criticizing a suggestion by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that cops, facing a knife-wielding attacker, should be trained to “shoot ‘em in the leg instead of the heart” – with one describing it as “misleading to the point of being deceitful.” Biden made the suggestion in an address to black community leaders in […]

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After Floyd protests, NYC stores plundered despite curfew

An unprecedented curfew in New York City did little to prevent destruction as groups of people smashed their way into shops, including Macy’s flagship Manhattan store, grabbed merchandise and fled By The Associated Press June 2, 2020, 12:49 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — […]

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Father of School Shooting Victim Takes On Smith & Wesson

The father of a mass shooting victim and two gun safety groups petitioned the federal government on Sunday to stop the firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson from using what they described as “deceptive and unfair” marketing to promote assault-style rifles. The father, Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

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New USAID adviser sparks furor over past anti-Islam comments

Muslim American groups and the Anti-Defamation League are decrying the U.S. Agency for International Development’s hiring of a religious freedom adviser who has reportedly made past anti-Islam comments By MARIAM FAM and ELANA SCHOR Associated Press May 29, 2020, 12:43 PM 3 min read 3 min read NEW YORK — Some Muslim American groups are […]

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Carlyle saved from losses by backing out of American Express deal: sources

Private equity firm Carlyle Group’s abrupt decision to pull out of a $450 million investment in American Express’ troubled travel agency business could help it save a foundering new investment strategy, The Post has learned. The $195 billion Washington, DC, firm last week said it would be bowing out of plans to buy a 20 […]

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Women’s groups start to break silence on Biden allegations, as candidate makes first statement

Women’s groups are beginning to break their silence on sexual assault allegations against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after the embattled candidate responded to the claims for the first time on Friday and said the alleged incident “never happened.” While they largely stayed quiet for weeks, a few groups had started to publicly pressure […]

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#CancelRent Is New Rallying Cry for Tenants. Landlords Are Alarmed.

As unemployment soars across the country, tenants rights groups and community nonprofits have rallied around an audacious goal: to persuade the government to halt rent and mortgage payments — without back payments accruing — for as long as the economy is battered by the coronavirus. The effort has been brewing on social media, with the […]

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