White House highlights impact of school closing on minorities, amid re-opening fight

The White House on Thursday warned that continued school closings in the fall could have a particularly harsh impact on minority students, arguing that the effects could reach beyond just education — as the Trump administration battles with Democratic politicians about when and how schools should re-open. “Rest assured, President Trump knows more than anyone the […]

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FBI Director Wray says half of bureau’s 5,000 counterintelligence cases are related to China

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned Americans that the Chinese government’s theft of American information is taking place on so large a scale, suspected incidents make up nearly half of his bureau’s counterintelligence cases. Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, Wray said that Chinese thefts amount to “one of the […]

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UN report warns of rise in further outbreaks spread from wildlife to humans

A United Nations (UN) report on Monday warned of a rising trend of diseases that are spread from wildlife to humans and likely driven by the degradation of our natural environment. Scientists call them “zoonotic diseases,” which include Ebola, SARS, Zika, HIV/AIDS, West Nile fever, and now COVID-19. They are infections that jump between animals and humans, “some of which leave […]

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Pompeo warns Iran will become arms dealer ‘to the Maduros and the Assads’ if arms embargo expires

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday warned that the Iranian regime will become an arms dealer to despots in places such as Syria and Venezuela if a 13-year-old arms embargo is allowed to expire — and that more people will die in the Middle East as Tehran gets its hands on weapons. “If Iran […]

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Fauci warns US could see 100,000 coronavirus cases a day if surge continues

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned that the U.S could see as many as 100,000 coronavirus cases a day if a current spike in cases does not subside. “We are now having 40-plus-thousand new cases a day, I wouldn’t be surprised if we go up to 100,000 […]

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Fauci warns ‘we need to keep our eye on’ new swine flu strain in China

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned that the U.S. needs to keep attention on a new strain of swine flu emerging from China that has the potential to become a pandemic — even as the U.S. is still recovering from an outbreak of coronavirus that began there. Fauci was […]

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Former CDC director on coronavirus spikes: ‘The virus has the upper hand’

Former Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden warned Sunday that recent spikes in coronavirus cases in several states are not merely a reflection of increased testing, but a real spread of the virus, and that Americans must remain vigilant in combating the pandemic. Thirteen states recently set record highs for seven-day averages in cases, […]

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DC mayor Bowser says ‘mob’ should not be deciding which statues fall as protesters eye Lincoln

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday warned that a “mob” would not be deciding which statues in the city are taken down, amid a rise in people across the country tearing down historic American monuments. “This is what I think we need to do with statues…is to have a reasonable conversation on statues and other historical figures. […]

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‘Coming back and biting us’: US sees virus resurgence

Hospital administrators and health experts warned desperately Wednesday that parts of the U.S. are on the verge of becoming overwhelmed by a resurgence of the coronavirus, lamenting that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are letting a disaster unfold. The U.S. recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new COVID-19 cases, the highest in two months, according […]

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‘Coming back and biting us’: US sees virus make a comeback

Hospital administrators and health care experts warned desperately Wednesday that parts of the U.S. are on the verge of becoming overwhelmed by a resurgence of the coronavirus, lamenting that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are letting a disaster unfold. The U.S. recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new COVID-19 cases, just short of the nation’s […]

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Obama raises $7.6 million at fundraiser for Biden’s campaign

Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats against being “complacent or smug” about the presidential race at a grassroots fundraiser Tuesday for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, calling on viewers to learn the lessons from 2016 and not take the election for granted. Referencing what he called a “great awakening” going on among younger Americans pushing […]

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Racial Inequality Was Tearing the U.S. Apart, a 1968 Report Warned. It Was Ignored. | Retro Report

new video loaded: Racial Inequality Was Tearing the U.S. Apart, a 1968 Report Warned. It Was Ignored. | Retro Report Recent episodes in Retro Report In bold documentary style, Retro Report looks back at the major stories that shaped the world using fresh interviews, analysis and compelling archival footage. Produced by Retro Report for The […]

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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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Pompeo: China waging disinformation campaign to drive wedge between US and Europe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Friday that China is behind a “fear in Europe” as Beijing aggressively continues to spread its influence across the world through economic initiatives and cyber disinformation campaigns that are forcing Europeans to choose between China and the United States. “But that’s simply not the case,” Pompeo said during a virtual conference at the […]

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N.C.A.A. Pressures Mississippi on Confederate Emblem on State Flag

ATLANTA — The National Collegiate Athletic Association effectively warned Mississippi on Friday that it would not hold major competitions there unless the Confederate battle emblem was stripped from the state flag. Under an expanded policy that the association announced Friday, states will not be allowed to host championship events if the battle flag is a […]

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Trump warns ‘anarchists’ not to disrupt Tulsa rally, after threat prompts emergency order

President Trump pointedly warned “anarchists” and other “agitators” not to disrupt his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., this weekend, after an apparent threat that outside groups may be planning to cause “unrest” at the scene prompted an emergency order from the mayor. “Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you […]

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Does Trump Want to Fight for a Second Term? His Self-Sabotage Worries Aides

In a recent meeting with his top political advisers, President Trump was impatient as they warned him that he was on a path to defeat in November if he continued his incendiary behavior in public and on Twitter. Days earlier, Mr. Trump had sparked alarm by responding to protests over police brutality with a threat […]

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Powell warns that long downturn would mean severe damage

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON  — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy faces a deep downturn with “significant uncertainty” about the timing and strength of a recovery. He cautioned that the longer the recession lasts, the worse the damage that would be inflicted on the job market and businesses. In testimony […]

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A Half-Century On, an Unexpected Milestone for L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

When Donald J. Trump was elected president, gay and lesbian leaders warned that their far-reaching victories under Barack Obama — including the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage in 2015 — were in peril, endangered by the imminent arrival of scores of conservative judges and full Republican control of the federal government. So it would […]

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Cuomo warns New Yorkers to stay ‘smart’ on coronavirus, before warning revelers: ‘Don’t make me come down there’

As New York phases out of its months-long lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers on Saturday to stay “smart” on precautions — even warning partiers in the Big Apple not to “make me come down there” by shirking precautions. “I say to the citizens of this state who are […]

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Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Chicago protesters warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week that residents could be displaced should the city allow the Obama Presidential Center to arrive without implementing stronger affordable housing measures. The Chicago Tribune reported that more than 50 members of the Obama Community Benefits Agreement Coalition and ally groups took over a vacant lot in Woodlawn, […]

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Europe Warned Against Free Virus Bailouts for Zombie Banks

© Reuters. Europe Warned Against Free Virus Bailouts for Zombie Banks (Bloomberg) — The top European official in charge of handling failing banks warned against using taxpayer money to rescue lenders that were barely surviving before the coronavirus pandemic. With the economic fallout from the virus pushing the limits on state aid in Europe, Elke […]

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Trump’s justice roundtable excluded top black local law enforcement

President Donald Trump warned against labeling "tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots" during an event promoted as discussing "justice disparities" in Dallas. The roundtable did include faith leaders, law enforcement representatives, small business owners and senior members of the Trump administration, but the administration did not invite Dallas Police Chief Reneé […]

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Mexico’s coronavirus peak could be ‘several’ weeks away, health official warns

Mexican health officials warned Tuesday that the peak of coronavirus cases could still be “several” weeks away as overall cases continue to rise daily. Speaking at a press conference, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Mexico still hasn’t “reached the maximum point.” “For several more weeks, we will keep announcing there are more cases today […]

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AOC warns of Dems trying to ‘repackage’ push to ‘Defund the Police’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday warned about Democrats and others trying to “repackage” the push to “Defund the Police” to make it more “palatable” to affluent swing voters, amid an ongoing debate on what the left-wing rallying cry actually means. “’Defund’ means that Black & Brown communities are asking for the same budget priorities that White communities have […]

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NYPD union says feud between Cuomo, de Blasio ‘putting police officers in danger’

A top New York Police Department union warned Tuesday that the ongoing feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio is “putting police officers in danger” as the leaders fight over how to handle the ongoing riots and protests in the Big Apple. “Rank-and-file New York City police officers were out on the street […]

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