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United May Furlough Half Of US Workforce In October

The Chicago Tribune reports: United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees — nearly half its U.S. workforce — they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the coronavirus outbreak is hurting the airline industry. The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection rates rise in much …

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FB Axes Disinfo Pages Linked To Bolsonaro And Sons

Reuters reports: Facebook Inc on Wednesday suspended a network of social media accounts it said were used to spread divisive political messages online by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and two of his sons. The company said that despite efforts to disguise who was behind the activity, it had found links to the staff of two Brazilian lawmakers, as …

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Trump Complaint Spurs New CDC Guidance On Schools

NBC News reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will release additional guidance next week on how to reopen schools safely, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday during a White House coronavirus task force briefing at the Department of Education. The guidance, however, is only a recommendation and will not replace state and local decision-making, Pence said. Recommendations on …

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FB Axes 100+ Pages Linked To Roger Stone, Proud Boys

CNN reports: Under pressure to curb hate on its platforms, Facebook announced Wednesday it had shut down pages and accounts linked to Roger Stone and Proud Boys, a far-right group Facebook has banned under its hate policies. Stone’s own Instagram account was shut down as part of the takedown. The network of more than 100 Facebook pages, accounts and Instagram …

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Former Fox Anchor Shepard Smith Lands CNBC Show

CNBC reports: CNBC announced on Wednesday that former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is joining the network to host a one-hour evening news program on weekdays at 7 p.m. ET. The newscast, which will be called “The News with Shepard Smith,” is set to launch in the fall. Smith joins CNBC after spending 23 years at Fox News Channel, where …

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GOP Miami Mayor Won’t Commit To Voting For Trump

Politico reports: Miami’s Republican Mayor Francis Suarez refused to commit on Wednesday to voting for President Donald Trump in November. “I want to see what both candidates have to offer for the urban communities before making up my mind on who I’m going to support,” Suarez said in an interview with POLITICO Nightly author Renuka Rayasam. The non-committal answer from …

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SPLC Links Pro-Trump OAN Host To White Supremacists

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports: Far-right commentator Jack Posobiec is a current host on One America News Network (OANN), an information network widely known to distort facts and which has been embraced by President Trump. This investigation has found that Posobiec — a Trump favorite — has collaborated with white supremacists, neo-fascists and antisemites for years, while producing propaganda …

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GOP Senator Who Co-Owns WNBA Team Opposes League’s “Divisive” Plan To Honor Black Lives Matter

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler objected to the WNBA’s plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement, warning Tuesday that subscribing to a “particular political agenda undermines the potential of the sport and sends a message of exclusion.” Loeffler, a Republican who co-owns Atlanta’s WNBA franchise, urged Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in a letter to scrap plans for …

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Megachurch Denies Ignoring Safety Protocols At Party, After Which Teen Child Of QAnon Mom Died Of COVID

The Christian Post reports: First Assembly of God, a megachurch in Fort Myers, Florida, has denied reports that they hosted a huge party, attended by a 17-year-old girl who later died from COVID-19, where no social distancing was practiced or masks worn. The church reportedly hosted a “party” on June 10 which was advertised on Facebook but deleted from the …

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FL Reports 10K New Cases, Miami-Dade Breaks Record

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: Florida reported 9,989 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning and 48 new resident deaths. As part of that, both Miami-Dade and Monroe counties reported their highest single-day case increases since the start of the pandemic. The state is now up to 223,783 confirmed cases with 3,889 resident deaths associated with the novel coronavirus, according …

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