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New York Times Smears Nicholas Sandmann, Trump With Racist Canards
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New York Times Smears Nicholas Sandmann, Trump With Racist Canards

Half of the Republican National Convention is in the books, and the New York Times' “On Politics” newsletter editor Giovanni Russonello found racism everywhere he looked, both in what was said and what was not said on stage. On Night 1 of the G.O.P. convention, no speaker mentioned Jacob Blake, a Black man who had been shot in the back on Sunday by police officers in Kenosha, Wis., after trying to break up a fight. Nor did anyone mention, say, the country’s gaping racial wealth gap, or the disproportionate impact of pollution on Black communities. Instead, many Republican speakers assailed the protesters fighting racial injustice in cities across the country, portraying them as violent and extreme and arguing that as president, Mr. Biden would encourage them to run amok. Merely “portr...
Report: Even Google Engineers Are Confused by Platform’s Privacy Settings
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Report: Even Google Engineers Are Confused by Platform’s Privacy Settings

Google doesn’t seem to understand privacy. Perhaps its employees need to Google it. A recent lawsuit against Google included emails from employees claiming that the company’s privacy settings are so complicated, even its own engineers don’t fully understand them. The consumer fraud suit, filed by the state of Arizona in May against Google, alleged that the tech giant has used “deceptive and unfair business practices to obtain information about the location of its users … .”  “Many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.” This report found that “even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking. (It’s possibl...
Godless Democrat Susan Rice Says It’s “Problematic” that Secretary of State Pompeo Is “Overtly Religious”
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Godless Democrat Susan Rice Says It’s “Problematic” that Secretary of State Pompeo Is “Overtly Religious”

Democrats overtly drop God. On Tuesday night Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his address at the Republican National Convention from a location overlooking Jerusalem. President Trump has done more for the security of Israel than any prior US president. Democrats were outraged that Pompeo would speak for the convention from Israel, calling it “appalling.” The Obama administration was the most hostile White House in history against the state of Israel. Today at least two Democrat anti-Semites sit in Congress. TRENDING: INSANE VIDEO: 17-Year-Old Suspect Kyle Rittenhouse Identified as Kenosha Shooter -- Was Jumped on the Street by Rioters -- Shot Three People, Killing Two -- Charged with Murder In 2016 Barack Obama had FIVE CABINET MEMBERS speak at the DNC Convention! Following...
The Sprout: Food prices continue to rise amid COVID-19 pandemic
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The Sprout: Food prices continue to rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

Welcome to the Sprout, where we’re celebrating #HumpDay with National Cherry Popsicle Day. Pro tip: you can easily add rum. Now, on to today’s agriculture news. The Lead The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant inflation of food prices across the country, according to a prominent food researcher. “The general inflation rate is barely at zero, while the food inflation rate is almost at three per cent,” said Sylvain Charlebois, senior director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, referring to a Statistics Canada report released this week. This is due to grocers and food producers who are being forced to grapple with precautions and new regulations designed to protect Canadians from the spread of the novel coronavirus, he said. “Everything costs more to do in the ...
Evening Brief: Navigating catastrophic storms and social conservatives
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Evening Brief: Navigating catastrophic storms and social conservatives

Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Shelter Movers. The COVID-19 pandemic has put women at greater risk of experiencing violence at home than ever before. If someone was there for you when you needed it, pass it on — help us move women and children out of abusive households. Good evening to you. Liberal MP Pam Damoff is calling on Erin O’Toole to remove MP Derek Sloan from his caucus. In a letter she posted on Twitter, the MP for the Ontario riding of Oakville North—Burlington urged the new Conservative Party leader to denounce Sloan, who ran against O’Toole in the recent leadership race. She asked him if he plans to stand up for human rights and diversity, or if he plans to stand behind Sloan, who leans far to the right and made inflammatory, controversial comments during t...
Moderna coronavirus vaccine shows strong immune response in older adults
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Moderna coronavirus vaccine shows strong immune response in older adults

The findings from Moderna's study have not been peer-reviewed or published in a scientific journal | Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The European Commission to buy 80 million doses of the vaccine. By Zachary Brennan and Sarah Wheaton 8/26/20, 5:08 PM CET Updated 8/26/20, 5:53 PM CET Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate appears to be safe and produce a strong immune response in older adults, according to new data from an early trial presented by the company at a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meeting today. The study of 20 adults over the age of 55 found that almost two months after r...