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Apple CEO Tim Cook has upped the ante in its denial of an investigative report claiming a Chinese spy chip was embedded into the tech giant's servers, telling BuzzFeed News that Bloomberg must retract the story--"This did not happen. There's no truth to this."
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'It's unfortunate that it wasn't used as a moment to be accountable,' says #MeToo founder
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The head of Israel’s leading human rights group has strongly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government during a contentious UN Security Council meeting for what he called its “oppression” and denial of rights to the Palestinians
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Israel’s leading human rights group has strongly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government during a contentious U.N. Security Council meeting for what he called its “oppression” and denial of rights to the Palestinians. Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon responded, accusing Hagai El-Ad, director of B’Tselem, of staging “a […]
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Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Since then, Saudi Arabia’s messaging has shifted. Here’s how.
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A growing number of U.S. seniors are choosing Medicare Advantage, the popular private insurance alternative to traditional coverage. But a new report by federal investigators finds that Advantage...
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Trump is in love with dictators; their “enemies of the people” are his enemies too. There is a long tradition in American politics of presidents copying from the speeches of others, stealing their ideas, recycling their rhetoric. Think of Kennedy’s famed cri de coeur in his inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” taken from Khalil Gibran’s book “The New Frontier,” published 36 years before Kennedy took office. Gibran wrote, “Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you, or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country?”Ronald Reagan’s “shining city on a hill,” was taken from John Winthrop’s address in 1630 just before the first group of Massachusetts Bay colonists set sail from Southampton, England to establish a colony in the new world that became the city of Boston. He charged his fellow Puritans "that we shall be as a city upon a hill — the eyes of all people are...
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Former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria admits to spot-fixing while at Essex, ending six years of denial.
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After years of denial, top spinner Danish Kaneria confesses involvement in 2009 spot-fixing scandal to Al Jazeera.
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"This is a good time to be a dictator — and a dangerous time to be a dissident." Why would Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at a crucial time in his assent, risk it all with a precarious scheme to murder a critical journalist — as multiple reports suggest he has?Perhaps he thought he could get away with it. After all, President Donald Trump has given him every reason to think he could.That's what Max Boot, conservative commentator for the Washington Post, argued in a new column Wednesday."Now President Trump gives every indication that, far from fighting for freedom, he would rather fight against it," wrote Boot.He continued:This is the president who said it’s “great” that Xi is declaring himself ruler for life, praised Duterte for the “unbelievable job” he was doing “on the drug problem,” congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan for winning a rigged referendum that spelled the death of Turkish democracy, and declared his “love” for Kim...
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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Wednesday that President Trump is willing to parrot Saudi Arabia's denials in regards to the fate of a missing Washington Post journalist partly because he is "enamored" with absolute rulers...
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President Donald Trump says he believes the Saudi Arabia government's denial
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Sen. Mark Warner said Tuesday that denial of knowledge from the Saudi regime about the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited the Turkish Saudi Consulate "strains" the nation's credibility.
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Democrats are making Trump's environmental rollbacks and climate denial a big issue in swing races this fall. If they take the House, they plan lots of oversight hearings and tough questions.
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Los Angeles FC star Carlos Vela has issued an angry denial after being accused of propositioning a transgender model. The Mexico striker, 29, has played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Arsenal, in England. Vela is now at the center of a storm in his home country after model Alejandra Salinas posted a supposed...
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Glenn Kirschner suggested Donald Trump also violated this law when he accepted Vladimir Putin's denial of election interference. A former federal prosecutor said President Donald Trump may have broken U.S. law but helping to cover up the apparent abduction and murder of a Washington Post journalist by Saudi Arabia.Glenn Kirschner, a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s District of Columbia office, said the president may have been an accessory after the fact — a violation of federal law — by helping the Saudis escape blame for Jamal Khashoggi’s death.He also said Trump may have committed the same crime by helping Russian president Vladimir Putin evade responsibility for cyberattacks against the U.S. during the 2016 presidential election.“There’s a specific name for what the president has said & done in connection with both the murder of Mr. Khashoggi & in Helsinki when he vouched for Putin’s denial of cyber-attacking our elections: it called Accessor...
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Here's some unsolicited advice for the undeclared presidential candidate. Senator Elizabeth Warren317 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C.Dear Senator Warren:As a constituent, I have noted with interest your suggestion that you will “take a hard look” at running for president in 2020, even as you campaign for reelection to the Senate next month. Forgive me for saying that I interpret that comment to mean “I’m in.” Forgive me, as well, for my presumption in offering this unsolicited -- and perhaps unwanted -- advice on how to frame your candidacy.You are an exceedingly smart and gifted politician, so I’m confident that you have accurately gauged the obstacles ahead. Preeminent among them is the challenge of persuading citizens beyond the confines of New England, where you are known and respected, to cast their ballot for a Massachusetts liberal who possesses neither executive nor military experience and is a woman to boot.Voters will undoubtedly need reassu...
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Turkish investigators searching the Saudi Arabian consulate where journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing have found fresh coats of paint, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Police and prosecutors on Monday inspected the consulate building in Istanbul for over eight hours and on Tuesday widened their search to include the Saudi consul’s residence, a short distance away. Surveillance footage shows vehicles moving between the consulate and the consul's home after Mr Khashoggi's disappearance. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the consulate nearly two weeks ago. According to reports, the government has an audio recording which they have shared as evidence with Saudi Arabia and the US. “My hope is that we can reach conclusions that will give us a reasonable opinion as soon as possible, because the investigation is looking into many things such as toxic materials and those materials being removed by painting them over,” Mr Erdogan...
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Author Max Boot admits he finds himself “politically homeless” after renouncing Donald Trump’s Republican Party. The Republican Party is no longer a "conservative" organization. Donald Trump has given Republicans and other movement conservatives permission to surrender to their worst temptations and excesses. Rather than embracing some concept of responsible tradition and being averse to change, the Republican Party and movement conservatives are now a destructive and anti-democratic force. Norms about consensus that have dominated American politics for at least four decades have been discarded. Assumptions that Congress should be a coequal branch of government which serves as a "check and balance" against the presidency have been jettisoned.Donald Trump is more than an imperial president. He is an American fascist and demagogue who is aided and abetted by Republican and other conservative elites.The Republican Party has long been the United States' largest white identit...
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Secretary of State Pompeo is in Riyadh to address the disappearance of a Saudi journalist. President Trump's response to the disappearance illustrates how he responds to difficult questions.
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Democrats running in some swing races are prioritizing environmental rollbacks and climate denial in the midterm elections. That could mean more oversight if Democrats take over the House.
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Secretary of State Pompeo is in Riyadh to address the disappearance of a Saudi journalist. President Trump's response to the disappearance illustrates how he responds to difficult questions.
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Democrats running in some swing races are prioritizing environmental rollbacks and climate denial in the midterm elections. That could mean more oversight if Democrats take over the House.
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CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses President Donald Trump's suggestion that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after a phone call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the case.
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Their reaction to climate change is revealing. A new report from the United Nations detailing the looming threat of global warming should be all anyone can talk about this month, but instead, it has been largely ignored in the American political debate.The reason is simple: Almost no one believes there's much chance the United States has the political will to do anything substantial to combat climate change. Because as long as the Republican Party holds any bit of power in Washington, D.C., it will do whatever it can to thwart efforts to wind down greenhouse gas emissionsIn a new New York Times op-ed, economist Paul Krugman argued that the shifting responses Republicans — including now President Donald Trump — give in response to questions about climate change reveal that they are not reacting to the issue in good faith. They'll go from denying that climate change is happening, to denying that humans contribute to it, to denying that there's anything to be done about the issu...
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Saudi Arabia is to admit journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul in a botched interrogation, according to reports on Monday night. Officials from the kingdom were expected to lay out a series of events which blamed intelligence operatives, and shielded Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, from responsibility over the journalist's death. It came as Donald Trump, after speaking to Saudi Arabia's King Salman, suggested "rogue killers" could have been behind the death of Mr Khashoggi, who was a US permanent resident and wrote columns for the Washington Post. The US president also dispatched Mike Pompeo, his secretary of state, to fly directly to Riyadh to meet the king and seek answers about the alleged murder. Saudi Arabia was said to be preparing a report that would confirm Mr Khashoggi was killed as a result of questioning that went wrong, CNN reported, citing two unnamed sources. Saudi Arabia is under intense pressure to explain what hap...
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Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, U.S. media reported on Monday.Khashoggi, a Saudi national ...
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President Trump highlighted the Saudi King's denial of involvement in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and suggested "rogue killers" may have been involved. CNN's Jake Tapper says this is language we've heard before when accusations are made against people Trump wants to get along with.
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More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake "update" to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this force Epson customers to pay more for ink, but it puts everyone on the internet at risk, by teaching people not to update their devices. If you were affected by this scam, please get in touch with your state, phone number, and whether you saved the original receipt and (better still!) packaging. Activist, author, and EFF member Cory Doctorow tells Motherboard that Epson customers in other states that were burned by the update should contact the organization. That feedback will then be used as the backbone for additional complaints to other state AGs. "Inkjet printers are the trailblazers of terrible technology business-models, patient zero in an epidemic of insisting that we all arrange our affairs to benefit corporate shareholders, at our own expense,” Doctorow told me via email. D...
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President Trump on Monday once again backed off his previous claim that climate change is a hoax, but would not say whether or not he believed it was a manmade problem.
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President Donald Trump on Monday jumped on the bandwagon of conservatives who
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'It stretches credibility to breaking point to believe that the MoD's part in the massive aerial bombardment of Raqqa didn't cause even one civilian death'
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Michael D'Antonio writes that in his interview with "60 Minutes," President Trump was the same man he has always been. And that's the problem.
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On Monday morning, President Donald Trump said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and left seemingly convinced that the Saudi government played no role in the reporter's disappearance in Turkey earlier this month.
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"The king firmly denied any knowledge of it,” Trump said Monday. Robert Jordan, the former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George W. Bush, cautioned Donald Trump against “wide-eyed acceptance” of Saudi Arabia’s claim it had nothing to do with the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Trump on Monday said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance."The king firmly denied any knowledge of it,” Trump said. “He didn't really know, maybe, I don't want to get into his mind but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers, who knows?”CNN’s Jim Scuitto asked Jordan about Trump appearing to accept King Salman’s denial at “face value.” Jordan related the denial to Saudi Arabia’s posture following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.“This is the same King Salman who told me after 9/11 that the 9/11 attacks were an Isr...
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The man is nothing if not consistent. Remaining loyal to his family's business interests with Saudi financiers, President Donald Trump today said “rogue killers” may have murdered Jamal Khashoggi, and said Saudi king issued a strong denial. “His denial to me could not have been stronger.” Funny, that's the exact same thing he said about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the 2015 U.S. election “meddling.” “We are going to leave nothing uncovered,” Trump today said. It's almost as if there is a pattern. How did these rogue killers get into the highly secure Saudi embassy in Istanbul? Can't wait for the Trump investigation to reveal all. Trump today on Khashoggi’s disappearance — “It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers. Who knows?” It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.pic.twitter.com/iz9M586pDa — J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) October 15, 2018 Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind...
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The US president says King Salman denies all knowledge of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that Saudi Arabia's denials of involvement in the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi "ring hollow.""If Khashoggi had disappeared in Turkey when he was at...
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Stephanie Miner’s independent run for governor may not have much chance, but at least the former Syracuse mayor is showing that not all Democrats are in denial over Gov. Cuomo’s misrule. Miner this week went to Buffalo to slam Cuomo’s signature “economic development” scheme. Standing in front of the sprawling (but nearly empty) Tesla solar-panel...
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A year ago, Chinese white-label CCTV/DVR vendor Xiongmai announced a recall and security update for its devices, whose weak security meant that they had been conscripted into a massive, unstoppable botnet. A year later, Xiongmai's promises have been broken: the company has invested precious little resource into keeping its security current, and as a result the cameras and recorders it sells are routinely compromised by voyeurs (who use them to spy on their owners), criminals (who use them to case businesses and plan crimes) and cybercriminals (who take over the devices and use them to run bot attacks of various kinds, from denial-of-service to simply disguising the location of another attack by using a hacked device as a proxy). To complicate the matter, Xiongmai is a white-label vendor whose products are sold under hundreds of brand-names, making it nearly impossible to tell whether you are about to buy (or already own) one of their defective products. It may not matter: Xionmai's...
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As Hurricane Michael pummeled the Gulf coast, a less deadly but equally ferocious media storm formed around Florida Governor Rick Scott, whose alleged climate change denial has been blamed for putting Floridians in harm's way. Read Full Article at RT.com
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There is no better proof of superstring theory positing up to 26 dimensions than this week’s tabloids, in which the headlines and the stories beneath them clearly live in entirely different universes. The British Royals fall headlong into this space-time discontinuum, led by Britain’s Prince Harry in the National Enquirer under the headline: "Harry Trapped in Hooker & Drug Scandal!” How exactly is Harry trapped with drugs and prostitutes? He isn’t, at least not in any dimension known to humanity. His father-in-law, Thomas Markle Sr, aged 74, reportedly tells the Enquirer that in the 1970s and ‘80s he occasionally sampled cocaine – an admission he first made months ago – and that while in the Philippines, “I never paid for sex.” No mention of prostitutes, and no “hooker scandal.” How do Markle’s drug admission and hooker denial “trap” Harry? The Enquirer claims that Markle’s “repugnant antics could end his gorgeous daughter’s fairytale marriage to...
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A human rights activist has criticised North Korea’s invitation for the Pope to visit Pyongyang as an “impure manoeuvre” designed to fool the world into believing that the regime is becoming more open to religious freedoms.  South Korea’s presidential Blue House announced on Tuesday that Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, extended the invitation during his summit in September in Pyongyang with Moon Jae-in, his South Korean counterpart. Mr Moon, a practising Catholic, will pass the offer on when he meets the Pope at the Vatican next week, part of his upcoming nine-day visit to Europe.  Activists say Mr Kim’s offer is “propaganda”. “There are no religious freedoms in North Korea and the regime does not permit worship of anything other than the Kim family”, said Song Young-chae, a member of the Seoul-based Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea.  “The intention behind this impure manoeuvre is clearly to try to convince the rest of the world that they...
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It's a commendable example of changing one's mind. Conservative writer Max Boot has had a major reckoning with his fundamental political beliefs and alliances since the rise of Donald Trump.And in a new essay published this week in the Washington Post, adapted from his forthcoming book, The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right, he explained how he came to realize that it wasn't just Trump that was wrong with conservativism — there is something deeply corrupt with the movement itself."It would be nice to think that Donald Trump is an anomaly who came out of nowhere to take over an otherwise sane and sober movement," he wrote. "But it just isn’t so."He continued:Upon closer examination, it’s obvious that the history of modern conservative is permeated with racism, extremism, conspiracy-mongering, isolationism and know-nothingism. I disagree with progressives who argue that these disfigurations define the totality of conservatism; conservatives have also...
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If you live in North Dakota, especially if you're on a tribal reservation, the Supreme Court just made voting more difficult for you. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied an emergency request to reverse an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that reinstated a set of draconian North Dakota voter ID restrictions — restrictions which disproportionately impact Native Americans living on tribal lands, and which could threaten the re-election of Democratic incument Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.The denial, issued by Neil Gorsuch, was 6-2, with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan dissenting, and Brett Kavanaugh — who was only just sworn into office after a bitter confirmation fight — not taking part.North Dakota is unique among states in not having voter registration at all, meaning that voters are confirmed solely by presenting identification that proves their residency. But the new law, enacted by the Republican-controlled state legislature in 2017, places new restrictions on the...
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The denial came after the President said she would be "incredible" in the job
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A tour with Myanmar’s media minders shows the military control after its brutal campaign against the country’s Muslim minority.
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Hong Kong’s leader Tuesday refused to say why the city had denied a visa to a leading Financial Times journalist, despite escalating demands for an ...
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Two senior FBI officials told the bureau’s top lawyer they believed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was “serious” when he discussed secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office last year, according to sources close to a congressional investigation – an account that conflicts with claims from Rosenstein and others that the comments either were inaccurately reported or made in jest.
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Financial Times' Asia editor angered authorities by hosting a forum featuring a leader of a pro-independence party.
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Apple really wants everyone to know that it has absolutely no idea what Bloomberg is talking about. Like, not at all.  As of today, "everyone" includes our elected officials. The Cupertino-based tech giant sent a letter, dated Oct. 8, to four members of Congress explicitly denying a report from Bloomberg Businessweek. The article alleged that the Chinese government had managed to secretly insert tiny chips onto motherboards that eventually found their way into Apple's possession.  The letter is the latest in a string of categorical denials from the technology company which fundamentally and in no uncertain terms dispute Bloomberg's well-sourced story. Addressed to four members of Congress — Sen. John Thune, Sen. Ben Nelson, Rep. Greg Walden, and Rep. Frank Pallone — and signed by Apple's vice president of information security, George Stathakopoulos, the letter's counterclaims only added to the mounting confusion.   Read more...More about Apple, Tech, Cyb...
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government says a jailed councilman arrested on suspicion of involvement in a failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro has died of suicide. The official claim is drawing a swift denial from Venezuelan opposition leaders close to Alberto Alban Salazar. Venezuela’s Attorney General Tarek William Saab said Monday that Salazar […]
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The city by the bay has been a hotbed of illegal race-based policing. This is just the latest example. San Francisco's Tenderloin is a heavily populated, racially mixed neighborhood in the heart of one of America's iconic progressive cities. Yet when the San Francisco Police Department and the DEA targeted the neighborhood to crack down on drug dealing between 2013 and 2015 as part of "Operation Safe Schools," the only people they managed to roll up were black.When 37 black defendants—and no defendants of any other race—got hauled away, nobody noticed. That is until the defendants started showing up looking for federal public defenders. The federal public defenders noticed, and they began making noise about racial disparities and selective enforcement of the drug laws.Their charges only grew louder with the posting in 2015 of undercover police surveillance video to YouTube revealing a police officer muttering "fucking BMs," police code for black males, as he monitored a group...
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Sunday night during a keynote speaker at the Ohio Democratic Party’s annual state dinner, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said the confirmation process of Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a “sham” and a “disgrace.” Harris said, “Let’s speak the truth about what we have all been talking about the last few days and again this evening, which is that Supreme Court process. Let’s speak the truth—it was a sham and a disgrace. Let’s speak the truth that it was a denial of justice for the women of this country and sexual assault survivors, men and women in this country. Let’s speak that truth. Let’s also acknowledge that truth is like sun, it always comes up in the morning. On these issues that were presented in those hearing I believe truth will eventually reveal itself.” She added, “Let this last week and all that we have experienced in terms of our frustration and our anger and our sadness—letR...
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Apple has doubled down on its repudiation of Bloomberg’s report last week that claimed its systems had been compromised by Chinese spies. The blockbuster story cited more than a dozen sources claiming that China installed tiny chips on motherboards built by Supermicro, which companies across the U.S. tech industry — including Amazon and Apple — have […]
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court was a "sham" and "disgrace," adding that it denied justice to every man and woman who is a survivor of sexual assault....
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