Emotions run high as anti-lynching bill stalls in Senate

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime boiled over on Thursday in an emotional debate cast against a backdrop of widespread protests over police treatment of African Americans. Raw feelings were evident as Sen.

Americans are drinking bleach and dunking food in it to prevent COVID-19

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:57 PM

Americans are doing more housecleaning and disinfecting amid the COVID-19 pandemic and many are turning to wild and dangerous tactics—like drinking and gargling bleach solutions.

Last Person to Receive a Civil War Pension Dies

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:57 AM

Irene Triplett died last week at the age of 90. She was the last person in America to collect a pension from the Civil War, $73.13 each month from the Department of Veterans Affairs right up until she passed away.

How Americans Feel About George Floyd’s Death And The Protests

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:57 AM

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. This week, we have some of the first polls on how Americans feel about the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, and the protests that have cropped up across the U.S. in response.

[Opinion] Is Russia manipulating food supplies during pandemic?

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:57 PM

To make matters worse, the ban was announced when Russia seemed to have weathered the worst of the pandemic.

The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd’s Death

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:57 PM

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been granted sweeping new authority to “conduct covert surveillance” and collect intelligence on people participating in protests over the police killing of George Floyd, according to a two-page memorandum obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Doubt looms over hydroxychloroquine study that halted global trials

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 8:57 AM

The Lancet medical journal on Tuesday issued an “expression of concern” over the validity of a recent study suggesting that the anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine raise the risk of death and heart complications in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

The Pentagon’s hand-me-down helped militarize police. Here’s how

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 8:57 AM

The images of this past week are both inescapable and indelible: protesters flooding the streets of cities across the United States, met by police forces equipped with full body armor and tactical vehicles that vaguely resemble tanks.

Before protests brought thousands together, data pointed to a possible coronavirus resurgence in Colorado

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:57 PM

As the protests over the death of George Floyd brought thousands of Coloradans together to demonstrate against racism and police violence, the novel coronavirus was already showing signs of potentially heading toward a resurgence, new data from a Colorado university modeling team revealed Monday.

Police Are Killing Fewer People In Big Cities, But More In Suburban And Rural America 

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10:58 PM

Six years after nationwide protests against police violence captured the country’s attention, the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have put the issue of police violence back into national focus. Many are left asking what, if anything, has really changed?…

Caught on camera, police explode in rage and violence across the US

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2:58 PM

Over the past 72 hours, people across the US have captured what may be the most comprehensive live picture of police brutality ever.

US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2:58 PM

Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the killing of George Floyd.

Border Patrol flies anti-terrorism drone over Minneapolis protestors

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:58 PM

Thousands of people took to the streets of Minneapolis on Friday to protest the death of George Floyd, a local black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. All the while, a Customs and Border Patrol drone kept a careful eye on the unfolding unrest.

Hospitals could be overwhelmed if older Coloradans don’t reduce their social interactions by more than half

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 9:57 AM

The coronavirus could peak beyond hospital capacity in Colorado in September unless older adults reduce social interactions by far more than normal for months to come, according to new modeling scenarios released Tuesday.

Donald Trump escalates Twitter feud by cross-posting blocked message

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Twitter limited the reach of a second tweet from President Donald Trump this morning, as the White House and its allies sought to escalate their feud with the social media company. On Friday, Trump called people protesting the death of George Floyd in Minnesota “thugs.