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TechNews for the week: June 26; June 24; June 22;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
As Annexation Looms, Israeli Experts Warn of Security Risks; Israel Announces Partnership With U.A.E., Which Throws Cold Water On It;
Palestinians fear Israeli annexation could further limit Dead Sea access; In West Bank, Israeli settler leaders complicate annexation plan;
China's Military Provokes Its Neighbors, but the Message Is for the United States ;
Venezuela Secretly Detains Hundreds to Silence Critics ;
US embassy in Kabul battling coronavirus outbreak;
Political Grip Shaky, Belarus Leader Blames Longtime Ally: Russia ;
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci indicted on war crimes charges ahead of planned White House meeting;
As COVID cases fall in Europe, calls to ban travel from America rise; E.U. to leave Americans off list of foreign travelers allowed into Europe when it reopens next week;
On North Korea and Iran, Bolton Blames 'the Split Between Trump and Trump'; Bolton Charges Trump Poses 'Danger for the Republic' if Re-elected;
U.S. judge declines to block release of book by former national security adviser John Bolton;
State Department cuts off reporter trying to ask about Bolton's book during censorship briefing;
Manhattan U.S. attorney who investigated Rudolph W. Giuliani, others close to Trump refuses to resign, vows to press ahead with investigations 'unimpeded';
Barr says at his request, Trump has removed Geoffrey Berman as U.S. attorney in Manhattan;
U.S. attorney who was investigating people close to Trump now says he will step down, ending standoff with attorney general;
Acting U.S. attorney in N.Y. will advance politically sensitive cases, colleagues say;
Ousted U.S. prosecutor refused to sign letter blasting coronavirus limits on religious gatherings;
Prosecutor to tell Congress of 'heavy pressure from the highest levels' of Justice Dept. to cut Trump friend Roger Stone 'a break';
Prosecutor testifies on alleged politicization inside Barr's Justice Department; Takeaways from the scathing testimony;
Trump;s pick for Manhattan U.S. attorney refuses to say he would recuse from investigations of president's associates;
Trump has no patience for legal intricacies. This Supreme Court is all about them;
Federal appeals court says Using military funds for border wall construction is illegal;
Using Aerial Surveillance;
Protesters topple only outdoor Confederate statue in the nation's capital;
George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US; Who caused the violence at protests? It wasn't antifa;
Air Force Sergeant Tied to Far-Right Boogaloo Movement Arrested for Killing Two Officers;
Sheriff's office employee among 3 men accused of vandalizing Black Lives Matter sign; Three cops fired after racist talk of killing black residents;
Black mother and son speak out after being denied service at Baltimore restaurant;
In Kentucky, Racial Justice Movement Transforms Quest to Oust McConnell;
Senate Democrats call GOP policing bill 'not salvageable'; block GOP policing bill;
House passes Democratic-led bill to overhaul police tactics, leaving parties at odds in Congress over changes to law enforcement;
Federal review confirms CDC's coronavirus test kits probably shipped with contamination after failure to conduct quality control;
Trump rallies in red-state America - and faces a sea of empty blue seats; 6 staffers setting up for Trump rally positive for COVID-19;
The takeaways: Trump downplayed coronavirus and scapegoated protesters at his first rally in three months;
With kung flu,' 'thugs,' and 'our heritage,' Trump leans on racial grievance as he reaches for a campaign reset;
Art teacher arrested at Trump rally at the request of the Trump campaign;
Trump told officials to slow coronavirus testing to keep case numbers low; Timeline: The more than 60 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat;
New coronavirus rules, scaled-back plans for reopening and dire warnings: How state and city leaders are responding to the latest surge;
Five states hit new highs for covid-19 hospitalizations, nine report record seven-day averages; N.Y.'s Legal Limbo: Pandemic Creates Backlog of 39,200 Criminal Cases ;
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will require travelers from Florida, other states hit hard by coronavirus to quarantine;
Pence puts positive spin on surging cases in South, West;
G.O.P. Push to Repeal Health Law During Pandemic; Trump administration asks Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare;
Trump's legal argument for throwing out all of the ACA is a nightmare for Senate Republicans;
Growing number of public health officials are leaving positions following political pushback and threats of violence amid pandemic;
Senior Trump economic adviser to leave White House; A second senior economist is abruptly leaving the White House amid the ongoing economic crisis;
Trump ramps up attack on mail-in voting with a warning about false ballots sent by 'foreign countries';
Trump's False Attacks on Voting by Mail Stir Broad Concern ;
President accuses 'crazy' media over bad poll numbers as he loses support in six states and 1.5m Americans apply for unemployment;
A common thread among many Trump press staffers: They're related to other Trump staffers;
U.S. Supreme Court bolsters Trump's power over rapid deportation; Appeals court orders judge to dismiss criminal case against Michael Flynn;
Trump, citing pandemic, extends immigration restrictions through December and announces new freeze on foreign workers;
Trump fears latest damning memoir - this time by his liberal niece; Book by niece calls Trump 'world's most dangerous man';
Trump says his niece can't publish a tell-all because she signed a 'very powerful' NDA — and says his family was blindsided by the book;
Everything we know about Mary Trump, the president's niece, and is publishing a scathing tell-all about her uncle;
Trump mulls ending heads-up to Congress on U.S. weapons sales;
Trump is planning a massive fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on July 3;
House approves D.C. statehood for the first time;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Your First Amendment rights when police try to stop you from taking a cellphone video; A Citizen's Guide to Recording the Police;
Data from 200 US police departments and fusion centers published online;
Identifying a Person Based on a Photo, LinkedIn and Etsy Profiles, and Other Internet Bread Crumbs;
Soldiers' cases highlight reach of white supremacy in U.S. military;
Nation-State Espionage Campaigns against Middle East Defense Contractors; Russian Ransomware Group Targets U.S. Government, Large Companies;
The Unintended Harms of Cybersecurity; Analyzing IoT Security Best Practices; COVID-19 Risks of Flying;
Cryptocurrency Pump and Dump Scams;
Math and science
Giant circle of shafts discovered close to Stonehenge; Enormous Underwater Structure in the Sea of Galilee is a Mystery to Archaeologists;
New planets discovered orbiting a star 11 light-years away;
Decades-Old Soviet Studies Hint at Coronavirus Strategy;
MIT Researchers Develop More Efficient Neural Network; Japanese Supercomputer Is Crowned World's Speediest ;
China Launches Final Satellite For Beidou-3 Network;
Web, computing and technology issues
41 Cities, Many Sources: How False Antifa Rumors Spread Locally;
New research explores how conservative media misinformation may have intensified the severity of the pandemic;
Twitter Permanently Suspends Extreme Right-Wing British Columnist;
Google to Add 'Fact-Check' Label to Some Misleading Photos; Twitter Adds Warning Notice to Another Trump Tweet, for Threatening Harm;
Judge rules Devin Nunes cannot sue Twitter over fake cow parody account;
Sens. Graham, Cotton and Blackburn Senate Bill Would Help Law Enforcement Break Encryption Protections;
French Court Upholds $56 Million EU Privacy Fine Against Google;
Google Sets Limit on How Long It Will Store Some Data; Scores Of Android Apps Aimed At Children Are Gathering, Sharing Their Data;
Indian Survey Finds System Design Ranked As Top Skill By Respondents At FAANG Companies;
SC News and Politics
Trump ignores SC's opposition to offshore drilling, moves ahead with plans to find oil;
Activists halt protests in S.C. after some demonstrators become infected;

Business and Economics
More than 13,000 federal workers face a possible furlough of 30 days or longer; A simple solution to mass unemployment: Hire workers directly;
White House, GOP plot next moves on coronavirus relief; Treasury Secretary: Administration "Very Seriously Considering" Second Round Of Direct Aid;
Dow tumbles more than 700 points Wednesday as coronavirus spike slams brakes on Wall Street momentum;
NEC Director Kudlow: "The Economy Is Not Going To Be Closed Down Again"; New Numbers Suggest Employment Recovery May Have Stalled;
Congressional watchdog finds Treasury sent more than 1 million coronavirus stimulus payments to dead people;
Federal Reserve to limit dividend payouts, block shareholder buybacks for largest banks; These Companies Gave Their C.E.O.s Millions, Just Before Bankruptcy;
SBA exempted lawmakers, federal officials from ethics rules in $660 billion loan program;
Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.;
Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage;
Trump postponed sanctions for China trade deal; U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Trump's steel tariffs;
The Trump administration is allowing a Chinese company to build a wind farm near a Texas Air Force base;
Coronavirus Attacks the Lungs. A Federal Agency Just Halted Funding for New Lung Treatments;
Virginia to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines;
Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents;
Microsoft's billion-dollar Army program faces spending cut;
Boeing tried to amend bid after guidance from NASA official, raising concerns it received inside information;
Macy's slashing 3,900 white-collar jobs, roughly one-quarter of its corporate workforce; Airbus To Furlough 5,300 Workers In UK, Spain;
Major US Automakers Plan To Resume Pre-Pandemic Production By End Of June; Pandemic Could Drive Consolidation In Auto Industry;
Tesla Reveals Potential Austin Gigafactory Location;
Pandemic Disrupting US Recycling Industry;
Recent Citadel Graduates Plan To Release Simpler, More Affordable 3D Printer;
Major League Baseball players expected to return to the field in July, ending coronavirus shutdown; Baseball's New Rules: No Spitting, No Arguing, and Lots of Testing;
This Basketball Bubble Is Already Operational. Here's What It's Like;
Testing troubles: Varying policies jeopardize college football season; Star Mississippi State football player threatens to leave program unless state changes its flag;
New York City Marathon canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic;
Other news
How Trump's obsessions with media and loyalty coalesced in a battle for Voice of America; The Walls of the Church Couldn't Keep the Trump Era Out;
'Racial Hate': A famed folk singer, Trump's dad and angry lyrics at a Tulsa landmark; The Ghosts of Elaine, Arkansas, 1919;
Warren G. Harding, a Republican president, called for racial justice in America after Tulsa massacre;

State Schools See Enrollment Rise As Students Stay Closer To Home During Coronavirus Crisis;
New Working Paper Models Spread Of COVID-19 In Large University Setting; States Have Yet To Require Colleges To Test Every Student, Faculty Member For COVID-19;
At Least 60 Colleges, Universities Being Sued By Students Seeking Tuition Refunds; Colleges May Not Refund Students' Fall Housing Costs If Campuses Remain Closed;
Experts Weigh In: How to Reopen Schools Safely; Who Gets to Teach Remotely? The Decisions Are Getting Personal;
Trump Suspends Temporary Work Visas but - for Now - Leaves Alone a Program for International Students;
Billionaire Launching New Initiative To Help Ease Burden Of Student Loans At HBCUs;
Universities Increasingly Investigating Incidents Of Hate, Bias On Students' Social Media;
Liberty University Reassessing Its Approach To Race, Diversity;
Officials Concerned About Recent Spike Of Coronavirus Cases Among University Of South Carolina Students;
University System Of Georgia Insists On Requiring ACT/SAT Scores;
Pennsylvania Educators Working On Updating State's Science Standards;

TechNews for the week: June 19; June 17; June 15;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Beijing goes into 'wartime mode' as virus emerges at market in Chinese capital; Beijing carries out mass testing as coronavirus spreads in the Chinese capital;
Indian army says 20 Indian soldiers dead after clash with Chinese troops high in the Himalayas;
Arab Envoy Warns Israelis That Annexation Threatens Warming Ties;
Turkey moves troops against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq;
Ukraine says it intercepted $6 million bribe to stop probe of Burisma founder;
Alleged Darfur militia leader appears before ICC judge;
Flynn transcript shows Russia opposed Obama UN resolution on Israel;
Far-Right Groups Push Back as Protesters Rally in Europe ;
Experts in other nations alarmed by U.S. covid-19 numbers;
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Saturday Edition;
Supreme Court passes up challenges from gun groups on laws they say violate Second Amendment;
Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers are protected by federal law forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex;
Supreme Court lets stand California's 'sanctuary' law on undocumented immigrants;
Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants' protections; What the Supreme Court's decision means for DACA recipients;
Trump intends to renew effort to end DACA protections for young undocumented immigrants; Trump Administration Faces Bipartisan Calls to End Citizenship Delays ;
Supreme Court won't consider limiting police immunity from civil lawsuits;
Officials challenge Trump administration claim of what drove aggressive expulsion of Lafayette Square protesters;
Air Force Investigates Military Planes That Monitored Protesters ;
Police Killings Prompt Reassessment of Laws Allowing Deadly Force; Trump signs police reform executive order that focuses on training, falls short of protesters' demands;
Calls for Transforming Police Run Into Realities of Governing in Minnesota;
Armed militia member arrested, identified after man was shot at Albuquerque protest; A tiny Ohio town's Black Lives Matter event was overrun by armed counterprotesters;
As protests spread to small-town America, militia groups respond with armed intimidation and online threats;
As Trump warns of leftist violence, a threat emerges from right-wing boogaloo movement;
Fact Checker: Trump's false claim that Obama 'never even tried to fix' police brutality;
A top State Department official resigns in protest of Trump's response to racial tensions in U.S.;
Senate GOP unveils bill on policing that would discourage, but not ban, tactics such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants;
5 takeaways from the Senate hearing on policing reform; FBI launched database on police use of force last year, but only 40 percent of police participated;
Here Are the 98 U.S. Cities Where Protesters Were Tear-Gassed ;
Richman Judge indefinitely extends injunction to prevent Virginia governor from removing Robert E. Lee statue;
Report: NOAA leaders violated agency's scientific integrity policy by backing Trump's false statement about hurricane’s path;
FDA pulls emergency authorization for antimalaria drug as covid-19 treatment, which had been touted by Trump;
CDC document contradicts Pence's claim that U.S. COVID-19 cases 'stabilized'‌;
Trump Administration Evades Bailout Oversight; Judge Orders Trump Administration To Give Tribes Their COVID-19 Relief Funds;
Florida Gov. blames coronavirus rise on 'overwhelmingly Hispanic' workers; Florida fired its virus data scientist. Now she's publishing her own take on the statistics;
Trump administration 'doubled down on' converting private land for border wall amid coronavirus pandemic;
Navy upholds firing of aircraft carrier captain who pleaded for help with coronavirus;
President Trump reschedules Tulsa rally so it won't conflict with Juneteenth observance of end of slavery;
Tulsa imposes curfew ahead of Trump rally after warning of potential unrest; Judge denies Oklahoma residents' bid to block Trump's rally because of coronavirus fears;
Republicans and Trump want a Jacksonville convention party. Some locals are worried about the area’s health;
Beyond D.C., GOP Officials See Trump on Glide Path to Reelection: 'We're Thinking Landslide';
Trump says mail-in voting is top threat to his re-election;
Trump tries to explain his slow and unsteady walk down a ramp at West Point; Halting Walk Down Ramp Raises New Health Questions;
'Something's wrong with Donald Trump': New ad from Republican group that drove president into a fury questions his health;
Trump brags he 'made Juneteenth very famous' despite learning about it just last week;
Trump: Former adviser Bolton faces charges if book released; Justice Department seeks court order to block release of book by former national security adviser John Bolton;
Bolton writes in explosive new book that Trump asked Chinese president for reelection help in 2020; Bolton responds to Trump's tweets about his memoir;
Judge blasts John Bolton but doubts he can bar book;
Former White House Ethics Chief Reveals 'Disturbing' Ivanka Trump Emails;
Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners;
The Rising Trump Lawyer Battling to Reshape the Electorate;
G.O.P. Congressman Is Ousted From Right After Officiating at Same-Sex Wedding ; In a Bitter Kentucky G.O.P. Primary, Candidates Trade Charges of Racism;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
June Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Malware, Cybersecurity, Privacy and more; Examining the US Cyber Budget;
Report: CIA put building cyber weapons ahead of protecting the hacking tools that were exposed by WikiLeaks in 2017;
What happens when a police officer gets fired? Very often another police agency hires them;
Anonymous Tweets U.S. Hit by Major DDoS Attack on June 15; Experts Say No, There Wasn't a Major DDoS Cyberattack —Despite Claims, ;
China Reports Progress in Ultra-Secure Satellite Transmission ;
Australian Prime Minister Describes Widespread Government Cyberattack; New Hacking-for-Hire Company in India;
Eavesdropping on Sound Using Variations in Light Bulbs;
Math and science
The ultimate covid-19 mystery: Why does it spare some and kill others? RIT Researchers Publish Study On Predicting Coronavirus Infection Rates;
Researchers Focusing On Coronavirus Antibody Testing Initiatives; Pros, Cons Of Using UV Light As A Disinfectant Discussed;
A wake-up call to study infections in animals: People probably caught coronavirus from minks;
SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites, SkySats Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket; China Launches Long March 2D Rocket Carrying Three Payloads;
NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Sends Back Images Of Parallax Effect; NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Pictures Of Earth, Venus From Mars Surface;
Honeywell says it's got the fastest quantum computer on the planet;
Why Gravity Is Not Like the Other Forces;
Can exercising too hard and too long cause heart problems?
An original 'Juneteenth' order found in the National Archives;
Web, computing and technology issues
Google Bans Two Far-Right Websites from Advertising; Zuckerberg Says He's 'Disgusted' by Trump's 'Rhetoric' on Facebook;
Twitter labels Trump video tweet as manipulated media, continuing its crackdown on misinformation;
Pelosi Urges Advertisers to Pressure Social Media Against Misinformation; Facebook, Google, Twitter Executives to Testify on Election Security;
Justice Department Releases Recommendations for Limiting Section 230;
Now You Can Opt Out of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook ;
Zoom Agrees to Add End-to-End Encryption for All Users;
Internet Archive Ends 'National Emergency Library' After Publishers Lawsuit;
SC News and Politics
On Painful Anniversary, Charleston Says Statue of Slavery Defender Must Go ;

Business and Economics
Retail sales spiked 17.7 percent in May, following a two-month collapse during the pandemic; U.S. manufacturers struggle to keep workers in face of weak demand;
New Unemployment Claims Continue To Fall, second wave of layoffs seen;
Fed Chair Powell Warns Pandemic Downturn Could Widen Inequalities ; Powell Urges Congress Not To Pull Back Fiscal Coronavirus Support Too Quickly;
Dallas Federal Reserve President Expects Economy Will Rebound In Second Half Of 2020;
White House Trade Adviser Again Says President Wants $2 Trillion In Additional Stimulus Spending;
America's new $600 billion rescue program for small businesses is off to a rocky start;
Study: A Trump Tax Break Is Not Spurring Job Creation; The Rich Cut Their Spending. That Has Hurt All the Workers Who Count on It;
US banks paid nearly twice as much in dividends as they earned;
Businesses Want Virus Legal Protection. Workers Are Worried; A Tidal Wave of Bankruptcies Is Coming ;
Black business owners hit hardest by the coronavirus;
U.S. Withdraws from Negotiations with EU on Digital Services Taxes;
New Analysis Shows US Lost 27,000 Clean Energy Industry Jobs In May;
Commerce Department Agrees to Lift Restrictions on Business with Huawei;
Amtrak, citing pandemic, says it will end daily service to hundreds of stations;
Cruise lines voluntarily suspend all trips out of U.S. ports until Sept. 15;
GM declines request to shut down plant as cases of coronavirus grow;
Ford To Offer Hands-Free Driving In Fall 2021;
7 Ways to Sabotage Your Financial Future;
Trump administration move could add 'significant risks' to retirement accounts;
As Baseball Teeters, Rob Manfred's Words Ring Hollow ; M.L.B. and Union Chiefs Meet, and New Plan Offers Hope of a Season;
Welcome Back to Football (Terms and Conditions Apply); College Athletes, Phones in Hand, Force Shift in Protest Movement;
SEC issues ultimatum to Mississippi over state flag that features Confederate symbol; Texas Football Players Call on University to Drop a Song Steeped in Racist History;
Other news
What systemic racism means and how you can help dismantle it; 3 Things Schools Should Teach About America's History of White Supremacy;
A Conspiracy Made in America May Have Been Spread by Russia;
President Trump says his family is unified. A niece's book could explode that image;

US News To Rank Schools Not Using SAT Or ACT In Admissions Decisions; Study Questions Link Between Small Class Size, Student Success;
Public Universities In The Great Lakes Region Face Growing Pandemic-Related Financial Threats;
University Of California Regents Endorse Measure To End Ban On Affirmative Action;
College Recruiters Facing Variety Of Problems; Admission Rates At Public Research Universities Remain "Cautiously Stable";
Online For-Profit Colleges See Opportunity To Increase Enrollments During Pandemic;
Expert Says Plans Of American Colleges To Bring Students To Campus This Fall "Border On Delusional";
Epidemiologist Says Colleges Should Focus On Who Needs To Be Tested, How Frequently; Administrators Reassessing Dorm Life Amid Coronavirus Crisis;
Pandemic Expected To Have Lasting Impact On Where, How Students Learn;
Online Teaching Is Here to Stay; Nearly All UC Undergraduate Campuses Plan To Offer Most Classes Online This Fall;
Can Faculty Be Forced Back on Campus? Some Faculty Harbor Strong Concerns About Campuses Reopening;
Supreme Court Ruling Relieves DACA Students and Energizes Activism; University Of California System Commits Support To Immigrants After Supreme Court Ruling;
More Universities Reflecting On Their Own Campus Policing Practices;
Mississippi College Board Agrees To Move Confederate Statue From Prominent Spot At Ole Miss;

TechNews for the week: June 12; June 10; June 8;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
ISIS Attacks Surge in Iraq Amid Debate on U.S. Troop Levels;
Israelis rally against West Bank annexation plan; Israel High Court nixes Settlements Law as annexation approaches;
PA Prime Minister: We will declare state on 1967 lines if Israel annexes W. Bank; The Palestinian Plan to Stop Annexation: Remind Israel What Occupation Means;
Palestinians say they made counterproposal to Trump plan; UAE warns annexation would upend any normalisation with Israel;
China Poised to Pull Plans for U.K. Nuclear Plants;
North Korea says it will no longer talk to the South, dialing up pressure; On summit anniversary, North Korea vows to build up military;
Trump approves plan to withdraw one-third of U.S. troops from Germany; Merkel ally: U.S. decision to withdraw troops from Germany "unacceptable";
Trump orders sanctions targeting International Criminal Court; Embattled at home, Pompeo and Barr lash out at International Criminal Court;
Thousands of people peacefully protesting the killing of George Floyd gather in the nation’s capital;
As Trump blasts antifa, European officials are frustrated at lack of action on far-right extremism;
Federal Arrests Show No Sign That Antifa Plotted Protests contrary to Trump's claim;
Official says Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington D.C.; Milley, America's Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle;
Pentagon disarms National Guard in D.C., sends active-duty forces home; Pentagon Ordered National Guard Helicopters' Aggressive Response in D.C.;
White House: 'No regrets' on clearing protesters from Lafayette Square for Trump photo op; Attorney General Barr's dishonest defense of the clearing of Lafayette Square;
More than 1,250 former Justice Dept. workers call for probe of attorney general's role in police tactics at Lafayette Square protest;
Cities Ask if It's Time to Defund Police and 'Reimagine' Public Safety; Black police chiefs express anger and dismay as they try to change their departments from within;
What Would Efforts to Defund or Disband Police Departments Really Mean?
Democrats Unveil Sweeping Bill Targeting Police Misconduct and Racial Bias; GOP struggles with message amid national debate over police and racial justice;
Trump sides with conspiracy theories over Black Lives Matter protesters;
Man drives into Seattle protest, shoots protester; Virginia Man Who Drove Into Protesters Said He Was a K.K.K. Leader;
Newly released video shows N.J. trooper fatally shooting unarmed black man during traffic stop tussle;
George Floyd updates: Attorney says accused officer 'did not commit a crime'; Lawyer claims it's 'questionable' that knee was on Floyd's neck;
White men mocked George Floyd's death at a protest. Now a corrections officer in the group has been suspended;
A Small Mississippi Town, 'Asking for a Breath' After Mayor's Remarks Unleash Protests;
DOJ Claims Flynn Was Involved in Conspiracy to Target Turkish Exile;
Court-appointed counsel finds Flynn committed perjury and his guilty plea of lying to FBI should not be dismissed, as Justice asks; Reversal a 'Gross Abuse' of Power;
White House's top lawyer at the Supreme Court to resign;
14 states and Puerto Rico hit highest seven-day average of new coronavirus infections;
States wrestle with how to expand testing, with little federal guidance;
CDC issues new safety advice for travel, activities as states reopen;
Border officials spent humanitarian aid on dirt bikes, dogs and more;
In Georgia, primary day starts with long lines, broken machines - a potential preview of November; Georgia election 'catastrophe' in largely minority areas sparks investigation;
Voting debacle in Georgia came after months of warnings went unaddressed;
Minuscule number of potentially fraudulent ballots in states with universal mail voting undercuts Trump claims about election risks;
Biden clinches the Democratic nomination after securing more than 1,991 delegates;
Powell endorses Biden, says Trump is a liar and a danger to the nation;
When Fox News disappoints, Trump has a backup: The conspiracy theory-peddling OANN;
Trump's most loyal media ally promised a pro-Trump poll. It didn't deliver - and then it pulled its story;
Trump vows to help oust GOP senator after criticism: 'Get any candidate ready';
John Bolton's new book on Trump reveals more 'Ukraine-like transgressions,' publisher claims;
Bolton Says Reelection Is 'Only Thing That Mattered' To Trump; Bolton's lawyer says White House believes upcoming book has classified info;
How Trump's Demands for a Full House in Charlotte Derailed a Convention;
President Trump, RNC announce renomination speech and other convention events to move from Charlotte, N.C., to Jacksonville, Fla.;
Trump wants 'new and updated' GOP platform;
Historian says Trump's planned rally in Tulsa, site of a race massacre, on Juneteenth is 'almost blasphemous';

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Security Analysis of the Democracy Live Online Voting System; Amid Pandemic and Upheaval, New Cyber Risks to the Presidential Election;
Researchers see risks in online vote system for 3 US states; Some nightmare scenarios for the the November elections; The Cook Report;
Microsoft June 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 129 vulnerabilities; Homeland Security Warns Windows 10 Users About 'Wormable' Bug;
Indian IT Firm Offers Hacking Services to Spy on 10,000 Email Accounts; Availability Attacks against Neural Networks; Facebook Helped Develop a Tails Exploit;
Qualified Immunity Suggests Police Are Above the Law;
Microsoft won't sell facial recognition to police; Trump retweets call for Microsoft contract ban;
Amazon announces one-year pause on police use of its facial recognition tech;
Honda Says Cyber Attack Limits Access to Email, Impacts Production Systems;
Math and science
WHO warns pandemic is 'worsening,' encourages protesting safely; Coronavirus Shutdowns: Economists Look for Better Answers;
UCSF Researchers Testing Intravenous Doses Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells As Possible Coronavirus Treatment;
A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent;
China Launches Ocean Observation Satellite; Three Planet Satellites To Launch Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket;
Israeli team unveils mystery of 'Genghis Khan' Wall for first time;
Government moves to block removal of telegraph from Titanic;
Web, computing and technology issues
Amid George Floyd protests, weaponized misinformation floods social media;
Facebook Removes 200 Accounts Linked to White Supremacy Groups; Twitter Shuts Down 170,000 Accounts Linked to Chinese Government;
Biden Pushes Facebook to Take Action on Trump's Controversial Posts; Philippines Investigating Proliferation of Fake Facebook Accounts;
Europol Breaks Up Illegal Video Streaming Ring That Served 2 Million People;
Four Republican Senators Urge FCC to Review Section 230 of CDA; Senator Wants FTC to Probe TikTok Clone Zynn for Predatory Pricing;
FCC Votes To Spend $16 Billion To Bring Broadband To Unserved Rural Areas; Satellite Providers Allowed To Compete For Rural Broadband Subsidies;
6 hidden Google Maps tricks;
SC News and Politics
SC voters hit polls reshaped by coronavirus pandemic as absentee ballots soar; SC election officials intervene in Richland County after long lines, ballot problems;
McMaster urges wearing masks as SC coronavirus cases climb, but he won't close businesses;
Tim Scott's challenge: Uniting Senate GOP behind police overhaul;

Business and Economics
U.S. economy officially entered recession in February; Economists' Survey: GDP Will Fall By 5.9% In 2020;
A government error means the jobless rate has been higher than reported since the pandemic's start - even if it's declining now;
Fed says jobless rate to fall to 9.3% by year-end and 6.5% next year, latest signal that economic effects of pandemic may be easing;
Federal Reserve chief: Millions of people won't return to work because of COVID-19 pandemic;
Dow skids more than 1,800 points as spike in coronavirus cases sends Wall Street reeling;
May consumer prices fall 0.1%, the third consecutive month;
Another 1.5 million workers filed jobless claims last week; Pace Of New Unemployment Claims Continues To Slow;
Unemployed workers face new delays and paused payments as states race to stamp out massive nationwide scam;
President Signs Bill Revising PPP Loan Provisions; Trump To Ask For More Economic Stimulus, Despite Positive Jobs Report;
$130 Billion in Small-Business Aid Still Hasn't Been Used;
Mnuchin: Businesses And Families Likely Require Additional Stimulus Spending;
Hospitals Got Bailouts and Furloughed Thousands While Paying C.E.O.s Millions; Rare Stock Tweak During Pandemic Adds Millions to a C.E.O.'s Potential Payout;
Here's what may happen to corporate profits if Trump isn't re-elected as president;
Germany eyes up to 50 billion euros of additional debt for stimulus push;
China's trade surplus rose to a record $62.93 billion in May; Trump threatens EU, China with tariffs; names Navarro 'lobster king';
Survey Finds Around Half Of American Consumers Say US Retailers Should Cut Back On Goods Manufactured In China;
Saudis Make Biggest Oil Price Hike in 20 Years After OPEC+ Cuts; Details of the OPEC+ production cuts;
Hedge fund manager stands to profit on 'flip' of taxpayer-funded coronavirus drug;
As nursing home residents died, new covid-19 protections shielded companies from lawsuits;
Mexican Auto Sector Resumes, But Industry Worries About New Trade Rules; Even As Automakers Resume Production, Suppliers Hesitate To Ramp Up Parts Making, Hiring;
Electric Cargo Vans "Set To Take Center Stage" In Future; GM Forecasts US EV Transition Will Take Decades;
In crisis, Amtrak focuses on testing and training for new trains to debut in 2021;
Ericsson flags losses from China 5G contracts;
The full list where Delta will stop flying to 11 US cities indefinitely; Passengers Slowly Return To Airlines After Coronavirus Dropoff;
Airbus Threatens To Sue Airlines If They Do Not Honor Contracts; Bombardier To Reduce Aviation Workforce By About 2,500;
As Diners Flock to Delivery Apps, Restaurants Fear for Their Future; How Food Companies Can Use Robots To Enhance Quality, Safety;
As Las Vegas Reopens, a Huge Test for Casinos;
SpaceX Ends Plan To Build Mars Spacecraft, Rocket Booster At Port Of Los Angeles;
APR vs APY: What APY Is and How It Differs from APR;
Pandemic Leaves a Void for Young Athletes Seeking to Make College Teams;
M.L.B. Owners and Players Stumble Toward a Scenario Neither Wants; Baseball squandered its chance at a best-case return. Now it is left with a mess;
Several University of Alabama football players test positive for Covid-19; More universities report coronavirus cases in athletics programs;
NASCAR to ban display of Confederate flag at all events, properties;
Other news
How Police Unions Became Such Powerful Opponents to Reform Efforts; George Floyd died after officers didn't step in. These police say they did — and paid a price;
A 1989 Supreme Court case's legal standards for police brutality still reverberate;
The Post's database shows Despite the push for reforms, police are still fatally shooting nearly 1,000 people each year;
The data: American police shoot, kill and imprison more people than other developed countries;
The Story Behind Bill Barr's Unmarked Federal Agents;
Young Protesters Say Voting Isn't Enough. Will They Do It Anyway?
A Nursing Home's 64-Day Covid Siege: 'They're All Going to Die';

Jobs Report Highlights Widening Line Of Inequality Based On Education;
Coronavirus-Related Financial Stressors Threaten To Unleash Wave Of School Closures;
Historically Black Colleges And Universities Particularly Hurt By Coronavirus Closures;
How the Pandemic Could Devastate College Promise Programs - and Why the November Election Might Be Their Only Hope;
Altering Academic Calendar Becomes Popular Option Among Administrators Hoping To Reopen College Campuses;
Amid Persisting Pandemic, College Administrators Foresee Minimal On-Campus Partying, Limited Spectator Sports;
Faculty Want a Say in Whether They Teach Face to Face; Higher Ed Groups Ask For More Flexibility On PPP ; Debate Over Liability Protections In Higher Education;
More Schools Making SAT/ACT Optional For Next Year; Many Colleges Offering Their Own Gap Year Programs;
Student Activists Demanding Universities Re-Examine Their Relationships With Campus Police, Local Departments;
Science Teachers Using Variety Of Tools To Keep Science Lessons Going During School Closures;
Cybercriminals Find New Way To Extort Universities;

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War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Taliban in Kabul to discuss prisoner releases under US deal;
China Puts the Final Kibosh on Trump's Trade Deal; Leaked documents reveal China withheld crucial information about the coronavirus at the start of the outbreak;
As Protests Engulf the United States, China Revels in the Unrest;
Trump administration bans flights by Chinese airlines; China Reverses Decision, Will Allow Foreign Airlines To Resume Flights;
5 final takeaways from High Court's green-lighting Bibi as PM; Israeli defence chief says he's preparing for consequences of West Bank annexations;
Netanyahu's Annexation Plans Meet Surprise Opponent: Israeli Settlers; Netanyahu and settlers clash over West Bank annexation plans;
Brazil's President urges Brazil's Supreme Court to shelve 'fake news' probe;
Trump postpones the annual G-7 meeting of world leaders until September; Trump and Putin Discuss Russia's Attendance at G7, but Allies Are Wary;
Merkel declines Trump's G-7 invitation, citing coronavirus travel concerns;
US ambassador to Germany steps down after two years in Berlin;
Corrupt Cop Linked to Trump Tower Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya Exposes Russian Ops;
Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S.;
Pompeo signals impending action against ICC for investigating alleged U.S. war crimes;
U.S. to quit WHO and stop treating Hong Kong as separate from China;
Transcripts Show Flynn Discussed Sanctions at Length With Russian Diplomat; Judge's actions in Flynn's case raise novel questions about the limits of judicial power;
FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation;
Rod Rosenstein, Key Figure in Russia Inquiry, Defends Mueller Appointment;
Supreme Court won't force states to speed up church reopenings;
Biden says Floyd's death is a reminder that America is 'a country with an open wound'; Biden blasts Trump in Philly;
Gripped by disease, unemployment, outrage at the police, America plunges into crisis; A wave of protests puts a spotlight on U.S. hypocrisy;
Trump Threatens White House Protesters With 'Vicious Dogs' and 'Ominous Weapons'; In Days of Discord, a President Fans the Flames;
ABC News finds 54 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults;
Protesters tear through D.C. after National Guard troops and Secret Service keep them from the White House;
America endures another night of protest as police and demonstrators clash in dozens of cities;
As cities burned, Trump stayed silent - other than tweeting fuel on the fire;
A Tennessee police chief had a message for fellow law enforcement: turn in your badge if 'you don't have an issue' with George Floyd's death;
Trump urges governors to 'dominate' protesters after another night of unrest; Trump calls governors 'weak,' urges them to use force against unruly protests;
Facing Protests Over Use of Force, Police Respond with More Force; Trump threatens to deploy military if states don't quell violence;
George Floyd died of 'asphyxia due to neck and back compression,' his family's autopsy finds — contradicting county’s initial exam;
Minnesota adds second-degree murder charge against former officer Derek Chauvin and charges three others in death of George Floyd;
3 More Former Cops To Be Charged In The Killing Of George Floyd;
Authorities use rubber bullets, tear gas to clear protesters near White House ahead of curfew; Trump then walks to a nearby church;
Episcopal bishop on President Trump: 'Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence'; Inside the push to tear-gas protesters ahead of a Trump photo op;
Trump's photo with his loyalists was a vulgar mess. And Ivanka brought a handbag; How Trump's Idea for a Photo Op Led to Havoc in a Park;
Attorney General Barr personally asked for protesters to be pushed back from D.C. park just before Trump spoke;
A dangerous new factor in an uneasy moment: Unidentified law enforcement officers; Bill Barr defends the disturbing refusal of an unmarked secret police force to identify itself;
Trump wants to go to war against America; the consequence of Trump's reign of rage; Trump threatens military action to quell protests - and the law would let him do it;
Pentagon chief breaks from Trump over use of active-duty military forces to quell unrest; Trump told military's service chiefs to remain quiet about unrest;
In extraordinary criticism, former defense secretary Jim Mattis accuses President Trump of trying to divide Americans;
CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump's handling of protests;
Trump demands journalists correct stories on the use of tear gas. According to the CDC, it was tear gas;
With White House effectively a fortress, Trump's backers see strength while critics see weakness;
Trump briefly taken to underground bunker during Friday's White House protests;
Minnesota Officials Link Arrested Looters to 'White Supremacist' Groups; Prosecutors: 3 Men Plotted to Terrorize Vegas Protests;
'Don't Kill Them, But Hit Them Hard': Washington State Patrol Apologizes for Officer's 'Poor Choice of Words';
Police keep using force against peaceful protesters, prompting sustained criticism about tactics and training;
Armed white residents lined Idaho streets amid 'antifa' protest fears. The leftist incursion was an online myth.;
Lone Protester Left Bleeding After Buffalo Cops Push Him To The Ground; Two Buffalo officers suspended after shoving 75-year-old protester to the ground;
Buffalo cops resign from unit in protest after two of their own are suspended for injuring 75-year-old;
Troubling videos capture L.A. police violence, aggression amid demonstrations; Killing of black protester fuels more anger in Omaha;
As protests grip Washington, White House and D.C. Mayor Bowser clash over control of city streets;
D.C. mayor renames street outside White House 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in escalation of feud over federal presence in city;
People are sawing through and climbing over Trump's border wall. Now contractors are being asked for ideas to make it less vulnerable.;
President Reportedly Mulling Spending Package Totaling More Than $1 Trillion;
Trump clashes with black female reporter again who asks about unemployment rates;
CDC identifies new emerging virus 'areas of concern'‌; At least 26,000 U.S. nursing home deaths have been attributed to covid-19;
Pandemic's overall death toll in U.S. likely surpassed 100,000 weeks ago;
Florida's Seen a 'Statistically Significant' Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It's Likely COVID.;
Hydroxychloroquine, a drug promoted by Trump, did not stop healthy people from getting covid-19 in trial;
As Trump attacks voting by mail, GOP builds 2020 strategy around limiting its expansion;
Trump and allies try to rewrite history on handling of police brutality protests; Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways;
President Trump made 19,127 false or misleading claims in 1,226 days;
The central feature of Trump's presidency: False claims and disinformation;
Congress Calls State Dept. Officials for Interviews in Expanded Pompeo Inquiry;
Federal watchdog says Interior Department official misused his position for personal gain;
Koch Brothers Growing Control Extends to 16 Federal Departments;
As protests rock cities, Rand Paul holds up passage of anti-lynching bill;
Why Trump is ramping up attacks on mail-in voting; Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address;
Trump says GOP will look to move convention out of North Carolina;
West Virginia governor says he welcomes all Presidents, except Obama;
The Trump campaign's new chief of staff was arrested on campaign-finance charges in 2016;
'Rich Mitch': Did he get 'rich' the old-fashioned way;
Iowa congressman Steve King loses Republican primary; Iowa Rep. Steve King's many outrageous comments finally catch up with him;
Kansas to ask Supreme Court to save voter citizenship law; Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs;
Black Americans Have a Message for Democrats: Not Being Trump Is Not Enough;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
China and Iran are targeting presidential campaigns with hacking attempts; Neo-Nazi Rinaldo Nazzaro running US militant group The Base from Russia;
Inside the NSA's Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network;
Geofence warrants: How police can use protesters' phones against them; Stalkerware sees all, and US laws haven't stopped its spread;
New Research: "Privacy Threats in Intimate Relationships";
Password Changing After a Breach;
Wallpaper that Crashes Android Phones;
Math and science
What antibody and active-infection test results can tell you; Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything;
SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with the International Space Station, completing the first part of a historic NASA mission;
SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying 60 Starlink Satellites; SpaceX Starship SN4 Prototype Explodes During Engine Test;
NASA Insight Lander's "Mole" Making Progress Into Mars Surface;
NOAA Deploys Smallsats To Monitor Forecasts, Space Weather;
One of the coldest places on Earth is experiencing a record-breaking heat wave; Nearly a dozen earthquakes shake near Yellowstone National Park in 24 hours;
Scientists Discover 400-Year-Old Greenland Shark Likely Born Around 1620;
How The 'Lost Art' Of Breathing Can Impact Sleep And Resilience;
Black Researchers Applying For NIH Grants Consistently Receive Lower Scores;
Web, computing and technology issues
What Trump's executive order targeting social media aims to do; Tech Group Sues Trump Over Executive Order Against Social Media Firms;
Trump's Action Against Social Media Services Prompts Free Speech Concerns; Conservatives Divided Over Trump's Moves;
Twitter became a major vehicle for misinformation about unrest in D.C.; Misinformation About George Floyd Protests Surges on Social Media;
Twitter Restricts Lawmaker's Tweet for Glorifying Violence; Twitter suspends account of white nationalist group posing as antifa;
Snapchat Stops Promoting Trump's Account, Citing 'Racial Violence, Injustice';
Twitter removes Trump campaign tribute to George Floyd claiming copyright complaint;
FCC Chairman Says 'Government Not Here to Regulate' Social Media; Facebook staff plan 'virtual walkout' over response to Trump posts;
Thousands of Facebook employees challenge CEO Zuckerberg's decision to allow Trump unfettered speech;
Facebook to Start Labeling Posts from State-Controlled Media Outlets;
How to stop spreading misinformation;
Zoom Won't Encrypt Free Accounts, Wants to 'Work Together with FBI'; TikTok Is the Future;
Publishers Sue Internet Archive for Copying 1.3 Million Books;
7 best stargazing apps for spotting constellations in the night sky;
SC News and Politics
Did internet trolls cause the protest in the City Market?

Business and Economics
Why Are Stocks Soaring in the Middle of a Pandemic; Social Security Is Worth More Than You Think, but Needs Your Help;
Consumer Spending Crashed In April Despite $3T Federal Stimulus; Workers Fearful of the Coronavirus Are Getting Fired and Losing Their Benefits;
1.9 million people filed for jobless benefits last week, a slowdown that could signal the bottoming out of the economy;
U.S. jobless rate unexpectedly declined to 13.3 percent in May amid pandemic; CBO: Emergency Jobless Benefits Extension Could Hurt The Economy Next Year;
Fed Expands Municipal Bond Program, Opening Door to Some Smaller Cities;
Senate Passes Fixes To Small Business Loan Program, Overcoming Republican Resistance;
"Many" Small Business Were Given PPP Loans Twice Or More; Major Employers Left Out of Government's Coronavirus Relief Plan;
Pentagon's coronavirus plan includes millions for missile tubes and body armor ;
Oil prices rise to three-month high ahead of OPEC meeting; Siberia fuel spill threatens Moscow's Arctic ambitions;
Dow soars more than 800 points Friday as U.S. stocks close in on pre-pandemic levels;
Poor Countries Face a Debt Crisis 'Unlike Anything We Have Seen';
China tells state firms to halt purchases of major U.S. farm products; Big US airlines back move blocking Chinese flights to 'ensure fairness' in the skies;
Trump to waive environmental reviews to speed up construction of highways and pipelines, citing 'economic emergency';
EPA changes rules to make it harder for states to block pipelines and energy projects that could pollute waterways;
US Manufacturers See Decrease In Orders Due To COVID-19 Pandemic; Automakers Have Difficulty Restarting Full Production;
Airbus To Consider Production Cuts Of A320 This Week;
Trump Administration Selects Five Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates as Finalists;
When Do Economists Use Real GDP Instead of Just GDP;
NBA to vote on 22-team short-season return; NBA planning July 31 return;
Leistikow: The case is convincing for a major change in college baseball; the Report;
Citadel coach: New college baseball model could lead to split among NCAA Division I schools;
Why Major Sports Might Risk Comebacks During the Pandemic;
Football's San Francisco 49ers Turn Their Stadium STEAM Lab Into a Digital Playbook for At-Home Learning;
How Treadmill Running Differs from Running Outside;
Other news
How the Supreme Court Lets Cops Get Away With Murder; Trump Gave Police Permission to Be Brutal;
George Will: Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers;
George Will: The military officers aiding Trump's stunt have been promoted to the level of their incompetence;
There's One Big Reason Why Police Brutality Is So Common In The US. And That's The Police Unions;
Riots, a pandemic, a law-and-order presidential campaign: Why 1968 and 2020 feel similar but aren't ;

Pandemic Raising New Questions About Value Of Higher Education; Amid Great Depression-Level Unemployment Rates, Recent Grads Get Creative;
Numerous Universities Implementing Gone-By-Thanksgiving Model; About Two-Thirds Of Higher Ed Institutions Intend To Restart Campus Operations With Some Limitations;
University Leadership Weighing Risks, Benefits Of Reopening Schools; Variety Of Legal Issues Await Higher Education Lawyers Come September;
Stanford To Allow Only Half Of Undergraduates Back To Campus Each Quarter;
Pandemic's Impact On Current Students' Academic Careers Will Persist For Years; Why Few Community College Students Succeed In Transferring To Four-Year Institutions;
Survey: More Than Half Of College Students Say They Can No Longer Afford Their Tuition; Colleges And Universities Offering Increasingly Generous Tuition Rates;
Lack Of Federal Guidance On Distributing Aid Made It Difficult For Colleges To Move Quickly;
Trump backs DeVos, vetoes measure to overturn controversial student loan forgiveness rule;