The War on Frats

The War on Frats Groups of fraternity brothers and sorority sisters are working to kick their organizations off campus. By ImagePortraits of these students at Vanderbilt University were taken over Zoom. Organizers asked to be photographed as a group of equals, instead of individuals, to recognize their solidarity. From left, Daniel S. Wrocherinsky, Riya Patel, […]

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Appeal blocks NYCLU’s release of police discipline records

A federal appeals court has halted a civil rights organization’s plan to publish a database of New York City police disciplinary records, the latest twist in a lawsuit by public safety unions seeking to block their disclosure By The Associated Press July 30, 2020, 5:48 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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Chicago groups ask judge to block Trump from sending federal agents to combat crime

A group of Chicago activist organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday requesting that a judge block federal agents from intervening in police protests, arguing that the surge ordered by President Trump will curtail residents’ ability to hold demonstrations. The suit names Attorney General William Barr and other heads of federal agencies whose agents are part of a […]

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Russian hackers behind cyber attacks on coronavirus vaccine developers: US, UK and Canada claim

Russian cyber hackers are targeting organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, US, UK and Canadian security officials claimed Thursday. The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published an advisory detailing the activity of the threat group known as APT29, which “has exploited organizations globally.” CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL: FIRST TESTED IN US YIELDED ANTIBODIES IN PATIENTS, RESEARCHERS SAY […]

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National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump, after backing Biden as VP in ’08, ’12

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Trump’s reelection Wednesday, praising his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement. NAPO did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 election but endorsed former President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections. NAPO President Michael McHale said Trump’s support is […]

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Judge denies media request to unseal files on Saints owner

A judge has denied a request by news organizations including The Associated Press to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give his third wife ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises. The news outlets argued public interest in the 2015 case […]

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Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint filed Wednesday alleges the companies adopted polices that violate a section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects […]

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AP Exclusive: ‘Strike for Black Lives’ to highlight racism

A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers […]

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Virus loans helped entities tied to Trump evangelical allies

Churches connected to President Donald Trump and other organizations linked to current or former Trump evangelical advisers received at least $17.3 million in loans from a federal rescue package designed to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Those receiving loans include City of Destiny, the Florida church that Trump’s personal pastor and White House […]

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Native American groups call on NFL to force Redskins name change

Several Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately. The letter obtained by the Associated Press is signed by 15 Native American advocates. It demands the team and the NFL cease the […]

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UK sanctions Russians, Saudis behind ‘notorious human rights violations’

Britain on Monday announced economic sanctions against individuals and organizations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea under new U.K. powers to punish human rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years.” They include senior Saudi intelligence officials accused of […]

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House GOP resolution condemns Chinese cyberattacks on US coronavirus research, calls for sanctions

A House Republican resolution introduced Tuesday condemns Chinese cyberattacks on U.S. organizations conducting coronavirus research and calls for consequences, including sanctions, against those responsible. The resolution, introduced by Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., condemns “in harshest terms the cyberattacks perpetrated against those American persons and organizations engaged in COVID-19 research.” FBI, DHS ACCUSE CHINA OF CYBERATTACKS ON US ORGANIZATIONS […]

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What it means for the NFL, NBA and others to recognize Juneteenth | Get Up

Ryan Clark, Ryan Smith and Doug Glanville discuss the NFL, MLB and NBA being among the organizations recognizing Juneteenth. ✔️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 ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social Media: […]

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Lakers, Clippers make plans to celebrate Juneteenth

The Lakers and Clippers on Thursday became the latest professional sports organizations to recognize Juneteenth. Juneteenth falls on June 19, the date in 1865 when slaves in Texas learned of their freedom more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The Clippers will observe June 19 as a paid company holiday for employees of the […]

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Goldman Sachs will invest $10 million to fight racial injustice

Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday it had launched a $10 million fund to support the work of organizations addressing racial injustice, structural inequity and economic disparity. The bank will match employee donations to recipient organizations, it told customers of its online bank, Marcus. An e-mail by a Goldman employee about his experiences of racial injustice […]

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Rihanna’s Viral Dress Returns for Black Lives Matter | E! News

RiRi and ASAI team up to offer the iconic tie dye dress to support BLM and other organizations fighting for justice. #Rihanna #ENews #CelebrityNews 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 and more, the E! […]

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Groups condemn detainment of journalists in Atlanta protests

Several journalism organizations are condemning authorities’ detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta By The Associated Press June 2, 2020, 8:09 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATLANTA — Journalism organizations are condemning authorities’ detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta. […]

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Chrissy Teigen, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively & More Celebs Donate | Daily Pop | E! News

The model and Hollywood power couple have separately donated $200,000 to organizations helping protesters. Are celebrities doing enough amid BLM movement? #ChrissyTeigen #ENews #DailyPop #RyanReynolds #BlakeLively Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the hot takes and juicy gossip. Our hosts discuss, dissect, […]

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Virus Pushes a Staid Supreme Court Into Revolutionary Changes

WASHINGTON — A few months ago, a coalition of news organizations asked the Supreme Court to allow live audio coverage of major arguments on gay rights and immigration. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. rejected the request within hours, in keeping with longstanding practice at an institution that almost never departs from tradition. But on […]

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Trump Administration Signals Support for Allies’ Fight Against Virus Orders

WASHINGTON — A network of conservative leaders, donors and organizations has launched a legal onslaught against state and local restrictions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, pushing to allow churches to hold services, businesses to reopen and people to be able to visit with family and friends. They have been emboldened in recent […]

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YouTube bans ‘medically unsubstantiated’ content from site

YouTube has started banning content that is in direct contradiction to the World Health Organization’s guidelines as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the United States. The Google-owned company also announced that it will be removing conspiracy theory videos that say that COVID-19 is directly linked to 5G cell service. Chief executive, Susan Wojcicki said […]

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Local combat sports facing major fan-less fights dilemma

Sports organizations around the world are investigating ways to hold events halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes the UFC, Top Rank, the Premier Boxing Champions and other major MMA and boxing promotions looking to resume their lucrative television and live-streaming deals. While May seems to be the month targeted for such events to begin […]

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Gun groups sue Los Angeles sheriff over shutdown order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four gun-owners rights organizations on Friday sued Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva over his repeated attempts this week to shut down firearms dealers, contending that his actions violate citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms. “Shuttering access to arms necessarily shutters the Constitutional right to those arms,” says the federal […]

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