Facebook Exec Explains Trump Ban: Public Figures Will Be Booted For Fomenting Violence, Not Spreading Lies

Topline A top Facebook executive on Sunday outlined the new guidelines that led to this week’s decision to block former President Donald Trump from the platform for two years, explaining public figures will be booted for encouraging acts of violence, but not for spreading lies.  NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Former…

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Proud Boys Leader Complains Group Members Are Being Too Harshly Punished For Jan. 6

Topline With over two dozen members charged in connection to the deadly violence, the leader of the Proud Boys argued in an Associated Press interview published Wednesday that members of the far-right group are being too harshly punished for the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, which he said has put them “through the wringer.”  Chairman of…

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As India is overwhelmed by record numbers of COVID-19 cases, family members plead for oxygen for loved ones outside hospitals

NEW DELHI — With life-saving oxygen in short supply, families are left on their own to ferry people sick with COVID-19 from hospital to hospital in search of treatment as India is engulfed in a devastating surge of infections. Too often, their efforts end in mourning. On social media and in television footage, desperate relatives…

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COVID-19 will leave deep scars on the world economy, even after recovery

Just as some patients recovering from COVID-19 suffer long-lasting symptoms, it’s becoming clear that the same will be true for the global economy once this year’s V-shaped rebound fades. While $26 trillion worth of crisis support and the arrival of vaccines have fueled a faster recovery than many anticipated, the legacies of stunted education, the…

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Police in Columbus, Ohio, fatally shoot teen girl who was swinging knife at 2 other people, video shows

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Columbus police shot and killed a teenage girl who swung at two other people with a knife Tuesday, according to bodycam footage from the officer who fired the shots just minutes before the verdict in George Floyd’s killing was read. Officials with the Columbus Division of Police showed a segment of the…

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Police identify gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis as a ‘younger male, in his 20s’

INDIANAPOLIS — Police in Indianapolis have identified the shooter who opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis as a young male in his 20s. Police Chief Randal Taylor also noted that a “significant” number of employees at the facility where the shooting took place Thursday night are members of the Sikh community. Taylor spoke…

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Daunte Wright police shooting: Ex-officer to appear in court Thursday on manslaughter charge

BROOKLYN CENTER, MINN. — A white former police officer faced her first court appearance Thursday in the traffic-stop shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright that has engulfed a small Minneapolis suburb in four straight days of bitter conflict between protesters and police. Kim Potter, who quit her job on the Brooklyn Center force two days after Wright’s…

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