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NYT: US Officials Were Told About Bounties In January

The New York Times reports: United States intelligence officers and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted their superiors as early as January to a suspected Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, according to officials briefed on the matter. They believed at least one U.S. troop death was the result of the bounties, …

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Fracking Pioneer Chesapeake Energy Goes Bankrupt

The Guardian reports: Chesapeake Energy, the shale gas drilling pioneer that helped to turn the United States into a global energy powerhouse, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City-based company said on Sunday that it had been forced to enter chapter 11 protection because its debts of $9bn were unmanageable. It has entered a plan with lenders to cut …

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New MS State Flag Must Include “In God We Trust”

CBS News reports: The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem. The removal of the flag marks the latest Confederate symbol to topple in the weeks following George Floyd’s death. The bill passed by a vote of 91-23 in the House and 37-14 in the …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Fifty-one years to the day since the first brick was thrown at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Playbill presents the Pride Spectacular concert June 28, 2020, at 8PM ET at Playbill.com/PridePlays. The presentation will be presented with a closed-captioning option. A celebration and commemoration of the launch of the modern gay rights movement at Stonewall and Pride, …

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral Resumes Holding Mass [VIDEO]

New York City’s Pix11 reports: St. Patrick’s Cathedral held indoor Mass on Sunday for the first time in three months, with precautions against the coronavirus in place. Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the 10:15 a.m. Mass. Capacity was limited to 25% and people had to follow federal health guidelines that include wearing face coverings and staying at least 6 feet apart. …

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Mat Staver: COVID Vaccines Contain “Murdered Babies”

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: Moderna, Inovio, CanSino, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and others are using aborted baby cells to fuel their research and build their vaccines, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and other sources. Two of the vaccine makers mentioned above, AstraZeneca and Janssen, have been approved …

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Australian PM: Border Might Be Closed Until Mid-2021

Bloomberg News reports: Prime Minister Scott Morrison signaled that Australia’s borders may remain closed to most international visitors until the middle of next year as the coronavirus crisis escalates across the world. Morrison was asked whether he shared the view of Qantas Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce that there was little chance of traveling overseas for at least …

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California Gov Orders Bars To Close In Seven Counties

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close in seven California counties Sunday because of escalating coronavirus rates, and recommended closures in eight others, including Sacramento. Bar closures are required in Los Angeles, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, San Joaquin and Tulare. Bar closures are recommended for Sacramento, Contra Costa, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus …

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GOP Senator Appeals To Trump’s Vanity On Masks

The Daily Beast reports: Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) implored President Donald Trump to publicly wear a mask on Sunday in order to cool the politicization of mask-wearing, appealing to the president’s vanity in the process. The conservative senator ended his plea to Trump by playing to the president’s well-known obsession with appearing strong and tough. “People admire him and …

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Biden: Trump Has Picked A Side And It’s “White Power”

Politico reports: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Trump has “picked a side” after Trump retweeted and praised a video that included a demonstrator shouting “white power.” “Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump said in a post retweeting the video. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is …

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