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Fox Host Blasts Trump’s Threat To “Shut Down” Twitter

Mediaite reports: Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto directly challenged President Donald Trump’s rhetoric after an Oval Office press briefing in which the president made a “shocking” threat to shut down Twitter because the social media site had fact-checked his tweets. Cavuto pointed out that Twitter was, in fact, correct that Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots in California were factually incorrect …

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COVID Postcard From Trump Cost USPS $28 Million

USA Today reports: A postcard mailed to every American household that included coronavirus social distancing guidelines and also prominently featured President Donald Trump’s name cost the U.S. Postal Service $28 million, USA TODAY has learned. The coronavirus card, which began appearing in U.S. mailboxes in March, drew fire from good-government groups that said it applied a political veneer to the …

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Boston Marathon Canceled For First Time In Its History

ESPN reports: Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The race, which draws a field of 30,000 and already had been postponed from April …

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Trump Signs Order To Punish Critics Of His Lying

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Still, the move appears to be more about politics than substance, as the president aims to rally supporters after he lashed out at Twitter for …

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Pelosi Roasts Zuckerberg, Says Twitter Is No Better

The Daily Beast reports: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripped Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg for saying he didn’t believe social media platforms should be the “arbiters of truth” and fact-check political speech. “I think Mark Zuckerberg’s statement was a disgrace,” Pelosi told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday. “And Twitter, they’re not taking off any accusations the president is …

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NYC Bill Would Open Streets And Sidewalks For Dining

The New York Times reports: The New York City Council introduced legislation Thursday afternoon, backed by the restaurant industry, requiring the mayor to find a way to open streets, sidewalks and public plazas to outdoor dining. Corey Johnson [photo], the Council speaker, and Councilman Antonio Reynoso of Brooklyn are spearheading the effort. “The restaurant and the food industry has been …

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McConnell: Wear A Mask, “There Should Be No Stigma”

ABC News reports: Wading into a politically charged issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday preached the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation’s economy reopens from the “cataclysmic” damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. During a tour of hospitals this week in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican leader has stressed wearing masks in public …

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NY Bill Would Make Some False Reports A Hate Crime

CBS News reports: Proposed state legislation in New York would make falsely reporting certain criminal incidents a hate crime. The bill is gaining support in the wake of a viral video that showed a white woman calling police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park. In the video, the woman, Amy Cooper, is …

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Trump Caves And Extends National Guard Deployment

Politico reports: The Trump administration is extending the federal deployment of over 40,000 National Guard troops aiding coronavirus relief efforts, reversing plans for an earlier cutoff following bipartisan backlash and pressure from top defense officials. The federal government will now keep funding National Guard troops in nearly the entire country through mid-August, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. The administration was …

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