Jason Slotkin
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Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper

Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper

Jailed Rapper: Violence Erupts In Barcelona, Spain, On 5th Night Of Protests Protesters lit fires and luxury stores were vandalized and looted. Nightly, at times violent, protests have followed Pablo Hasél's arrest under a law that criminalizes glorifying terrorism.A fifth night of protests in Barcelona over the arrest of a rapper, convicted of criticizing the country's monarchy and glorifying a separatist group, turned violent Saturday with protesters throwing objects at police, setting fires and looting and vandalizing many luxury shops. Police arrested conviction under Spain's Public...

Feb 21
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Spacecraft Named For 'Hidden Figures' Mathematician Launches From Virginia

Spacecraft Named For 'Hidden Figures' Mathematician Launches From Virginia

Spacecraft Named For 'Hidden Figures' Mathematician Katherine Johnson Launches The supply ship is named for Katherine Johnson, a Black NASA mathematician portrayed in the 2016 film. It's bringing some 8,000 pounds supplies and hardware to the International Space Station.A space supply ship carrying some four tons of cargo bound for the International Space Station launched from Virginia on Saturday. The capsule is named for a Black mathematician whose contributions were featured in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. The S.S. Katherine Johnson, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus capsule, is due...

Feb 20
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Alexei Navalny Supporters Gather For Valentine's Day Vigils

Alexei Navalny Supporters Gather For Valentine's Day Vigils

Alexei Navalny Supporters Gather For Valentine's Day Vigils After weeks of protests and crackdowns, allies of the opposition figure Alexei Navalny urged Russians to hold up their phones outside for spans of 15 minutes.After a crackdown on protests in Russia, allies of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny encouraged supporters to participate in a more muted form of solidarity and defiance. Supporters of Navalny gathered near their homes and in apartment courtyards for Valentine's Day vigils, an act dubbed "Love Is Stronger than Fear," for the detained opposition leader. They were encouraged to...

Feb 14
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White House: China Must Release Data From The 'Earliest Days Of The Outbreak'

White House: China Must Release Data From The 'Earliest Days Of The Outbreak'

White House: China Must Release Data From The 'Earliest Days Of The Outbreak' : Coronavirus Updates The White House has "deep concerns" over how initial findings on the coronavirus were communicated and demands China make data available to investigators, national security adviser Jake Sullivan says.Initial findings this week by World Health Organization researchers into the origins of the coronavirus are raising concerns in the White House over the independence of their investigation as well as the level of transparency China is providing into the early days of the pandemic. A statement...

Feb 13
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Investigator Jack Palladino Dies From Attempted Mugging Injuries

Investigator Jack Palladino Dies From Attempted Mugging Injuries

Investigator Jack Palladino Dies From Attempted Mugging Injuries Palladino was hurt when two men tried to steal his camera outside his San Francisco home, police say.Dustin JonesJason SlotkinUpdated at 10:51 p.m. ET High-profile private investigator Jack Palladino has died from injuries sustained last Thursday when two men attempted to steal his camera last Thursday. Palladino, 76, was attacked outside his home in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood around 4:40 p.m. Sandra Sutherland, Palladino's wife and investigative partner, said their home is in a high-crime area and packages from people's...

Feb 1
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Millions Face Loss Of Jobless Benefits As Trump Withholds Signature On Relief Bill

Millions Face Loss Of Jobless Benefits As Trump Withholds Signature On Relief Bill

Millions Face Loss Of Jobless Benefits As Trump Withholds Signature On Relief Bill : Coronavirus Updates The nearly $900 billion package includes an extension of jobless aid. The president's criticisms of the bill, including that relief payments would be too small, caught much of Washington by surprise.Jason SlotkinJobless benefits that were expanded for millions of Americans earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic are on the brink of expiring Saturday, as President Trump renewed his criticism of a recently-passed $900 billion relief package that includes an extension of...

Dec 26
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Warp Speed Official: 7.9 Million Doses Of Vaccine Ready For Distribution Next Week

Warp Speed Official: 7.9 Million Doses Of Vaccine Ready For Distribution Next Week

Warp Speed Official: 7.9 Million Doses Of Vaccine Ready For Distribution Next Week : Coronavirus Updates The top military official with the federal vaccine effort spoke less than 24 hours after Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine became the second to receive an emergency use authorization from the FDA.Jason SlotkinUpdated at 5:06 p.m. ET With a second COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the top military official with Operation Warp Speed says a combined 7.9 million doses of vaccine are ready to be distributed next week. U.S. Army General Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer of the federal...

Dec 19
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Trump Supporters Descend On Washington For Events Contesting Biden's Victory

Trump Supporters Descend On Washington For Events Contesting Biden's Victory

Hundreds of President Trump's supporters were out in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for a day of rallying to echo the false assertion that the presidential election was marked by fraud. One week after Joe Biden's presidential victory brought about spontaneous celebrations in the nation's capital, a crowd that included the group Women for America First, right-wing activists and conspiracy theorists gathered in the city's downtown near the White House. Members of the Proud Boys, a white-nationalist movement designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were also seen out on...

November 14, 2020
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Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests

Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests

Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests : Coronavirus Updates The study is based on some assumptions under different scenarios. It suggests that if 95% of Americans wore masks in public it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February.Jason SlotkinUniversal mask wearing in public could greatly reduce the number of Americans who die by COVID-19 by February, a study published Friday in the journal Researchers at the University of Washington's made estimates based on some assumptions under different scenarios. In what they describe...

October 24, 2020
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