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US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US has called for the United Nations Security Council to convene over China's aggressive push for national security laws in Hong Kong.
More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, which is comparable to the number of residents in a city like Edison, New Jersey

More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, which is comparable to the number of residents in a city like Edison, New Jersey

By May 18, around 14% of Americans said they know someone who died from coronavirus, a study from Ipsos found.
Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out (GOOG, GOOGL)

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out (GOOG, GOOGL)

The state said Google violated users' privacy by tracking their location even when they had turned the setting off.
Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Despite the growing number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has refused to impose a lockdown.
Protesters overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

Protesters overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

A highway patrol cruiser parked alongside an injured protester, only to have its rear windshield shattered.
White House health expert Anthony Fauci said he wears a mask to be a 'symbol' of what 'you should be doing'

White House health expert Anthony Fauci said he wears a mask to be a 'symbol' of what 'you should be doing'

Fauci acknowledged that masks are "not 100% effective" at preventing infection, but said wearing one is out of respect for one another.
Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest against the death of George Floyd

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest against the death of George Floyd

The videos show overturned shopping carts, empty shelves, and people hauling away televisions and other expensive goods.
US Army soldier stops an active-shooter by ramming him with a car on a bridge in Kansas

US Army soldier stops an active-shooter by ramming him with a car on a bridge in Kansas

The US Army soldier who hit the suspected gunman was initially just "waiting in traffic" behind the shooting.
How to add your LastPass account to Google Authenticator for an added layer of password security

How to add your LastPass account to Google Authenticator for an added layer of password security

When you add LastPass to Google Authenticator, you get an extra layer of identity authentication and protection from hackers and bad actors.
The US Air Force is turning cargo planes into flying munitions trucks able to unleash a mass of standoff weapons

The US Air Force is turning cargo planes into flying munitions trucks able to unleash a mass of standoff weapons

The service has been experimenting with using cargo planes to drop lots of long-range weapons that "will bring a new dynamic to the high-end fight."
Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech (TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AAPL)

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech (TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AAPL)

Trump promised to "strongly regulate" social media platforms after Twitter added fact-check links to his misleading tweets about vote-by-mail fraud.
The 29 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

The 29 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

Costa Rica became the latest country to approve same-sex marriage on May 26, 2020, becoming the first nation in Central America to do so.
Banning Trump from Twitter would be a disservice to the public

Banning Trump from Twitter would be a disservice to the public

Twitter provides greater transparency into lawmakers' thinking. That's a good thing, especially when they're metaphorically showing their rear ends.
The editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association explains how a medical study gets published

The editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association explains how a medical study gets published

"Two-thirds of papers are rejected without external peer-review," JAMA's Howard Bauchner told Business Insider.
A white man threatened to call the police on a group of black men in a Minneapolis gym, and a video of the incident is trending

A white man threatened to call the police on a group of black men in a Minneapolis gym, and a video of the incident is trending

Tom Austin, a venture capitalist, later apologized and said a building manager's email previously flagged concerns of non-tenants using the gym.
A family-run circus has been stranded for 2 months in a Spanish town because of the coronavirus lockdown

A family-run circus has been stranded for 2 months in a Spanish town because of the coronavirus lockdown

Performers with the Raluy Legacy Circus have begun livestreaming their act for free and using their costuming skills to make face masks.
You can vote for Joe Biden without discrediting Tara Reade

You can vote for Joe Biden without discrediting Tara Reade

Whether or not Tara Reade's accusation is true, it is certainly credible, and people working to discredit her are telling on themselves.
The coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 Americans in just over 4 months

The coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 Americans in just over 4 months

More than 83% of those deaths could have been avoided if the US had locked down two weeks earlier, some research suggests.
Vacation rentals around the world have jumped 127% since early April in a sign that people are slowly starting to travel again

Vacation rentals around the world have jumped 127% since early April in a sign that people are slowly starting to travel again

A surge in domestic tourism is fueling a rebound in short-term rentals as states begin to ease lockdowns, according to data from AirDNA.