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Report: Nonwhite jail officers were not allowed to guard George Floyd’s killer

Report: Nonwhite jail officers were not allowed to guard George Floyd’s killer

Eight nonwhite corrections officers who worked at the jail holding Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, have filed discrimination charges with Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights claiming that they were prevented from guarding or having contact with Chauvin on the basis of their race. The accusations are likely to intensify already-fierce…
Report: The CDC contaminated its first coronavirus tests, setting US back on testing

Report: The CDC contaminated its first coronavirus tests, setting US back on testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) failed to follow appropriate manufacturing procedures while developing the United States’ coronavirus test, resulting in contamination that delayed making tests available nationwide, according to an investigation by the Washington Post’s David Willman. News of the mishap comes as states are grappling with how and when to reopen…
Report: Amazon is using “thermal cameras” to monitor warehouse employees for fevers

Report: Amazon is using “thermal cameras” to monitor warehouse employees for fevers

An exclusive Reuters investigation has revealed that Amazon.com is using thermal cameras in warehouses to screen workers for fevers, in hopes of preventing the spread of coronavirus at its facilities in the United States. Reuters’ Jeffrey Dastin and Krystal Hu explain that the cameras “in effect measure how much heat people emit relative to their…
Report: The Trump administration didn’t order ventilators or masks until mid-March

Report: The Trump administration didn’t order ventilators or masks until mid-March

In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has moved from dismissing the threat posed to Americans by the coronavirus to styling himself as a “wartime president.” But until mid-March, new reports reveal, he was planning to send the army into battle with only a fraction of the weapons and armor they’d need. On Sunday, the Associated…
A new report raises more questions about Bloomberg’s alleged sexism and sexual harassment

A new report raises more questions about Bloomberg’s alleged sexism and sexual harassment

As presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has risen in Democratic primary polls — he’s currently in third place nationally according to RealClearPolitics’ polling average — he’s faced increasing scrutiny about his past. In particular, Bloomberg has been challenged about allegations of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace, and has…
The new MIT report on Jeffrey Epstein raises questions about how much to blame billionaires like Bill Gates

The new MIT report on Jeffrey Epstein raises questions about how much to blame...

For months, tech billionaires have been on the ropes over the ties they maintained with money manager Jeffrey Epstein well after he was indicted and registered as a sex offender in 2008. Many of those connections centered around MIT’s Media Lab, an institution popular in Silicon Valley and that had a concealed fundraising relationship with…
A New Report Says That Women Won’t Get Equal Pay For Another 257 Years

A New Report Says That Women Won’t Get Equal Pay For Another 257 Years

The study ranked 153 countries on their closeness to gender equality across the four categories. For the eleventh year in a row, Iceland was named the most gender-equal country. Iceland, leading by example, passed a law to make it illegal for women to make less money than men in 2018. In fact, all top 4…
What the IG report found

What the IG report found

The Department of Justice inspector general’s report on the Russia investigation is finally here. In the report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the DOJ’s independent watchdog, discredits the right-wing conspiracy theory that the FBI was motivated by political bias against Donald Trump when it opened the investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia. But the report…
Even Senate Republicans want the White House to share a whistleblower report on Trump

Even Senate Republicans want the White House to share a whistleblower report on Trump

Senate lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to give the whistleblower report filed against President Donald Trump to the House and Senate Intelligence committees. Even if it was a rare bipartisan moment, the vote doesn’t hold a ton of weight: It was in favor of a nonbinding resolution championed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has…
Big Little Lies episode 6, “The Bad Mother,” tries to show why women don’t report abuse

Big Little Lies episode 6, “The Bad Mother,” tries to show why women don’t...

It’s been difficult to say what the focus of this season of Big Little Lies has been. A lot has happened — a stroke, a proposed revenge threesome on Madeline, Renata’s bankruptcy, Jane’s issues recovering from Perry, Amabella’s panic attack, Celeste slapping Mary Louise — but everything has felt rather redundant, even inconsequential, when compared…

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