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Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine founded in 1933. Newsweek was a widely distributed newsweekly through the 20th century, with many notable editors-in-chief throughout the years. Newsweek was acquired by The Washington Post Company in 1961, under whose ownership it remained until 2010. Between 2008 and 2012, Newsweek experienced financial difficulties, leading to the cessation of print publication and a transition to all-digital format at the end of 2012. The print edition then relaunched in March 2014 under different ownership.Source
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Iran's leaders criticize U.S. "racism" after George Floyd death

Iran's leaders criticize U.S. "racism" after George Floyd death

ShareIranian leaders accused the United States and President Donald Trump of "racism" Sunday after the death of George Floyd, using Twitter to criticize the U.S.-- which comes as several GOP senators demand they be removed from the social media platform entirely.Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted out their support for #BlackLivesMatter and their opposition to racism in a series of tweets criticizing the United States. Both Iranian officials expressed their support for the protests demanding justice for Floyd, whose...

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Joe Biden condemns violence surrounding protests, says George Floyd's name will not be a hashtag

Joe Biden condemns violence surrounding protests, says George Floyd's name will not be a hashtag

SharePresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden criticized the violence that has arisen alongside protests over the killing of George Floyd, while also expressing his support for peaceful demonstrators."We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us. We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us. We are a nation exhausted, but we will not allow our exhaustion to defeat us," Biden said in an official statement released on Sunday.Biden said that the nation was clearly "furious at injustice," emphasizing the "rawness of trauma"...

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George Floyd protesters smash windows at CNN Center in Atlanta

George Floyd protesters smash windows at CNN Center in Atlanta

ShareVandals outside of the Atlanta headquarters of CNN have sprayed graffiti on the large outdoor sculpture of the news networks' logo and broken the buildings' lobby windows amid a protest against police brutality amid the recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Sean Reed.While WGCL reported that the protest outside the building began peacefully, with hundreds of onlookers watching while others lobbed water bottles, rocks and other projectiles. Meanwhile, CNN employees watched inside the building from behind its glass edifice as vandals kicked and smashed down the...

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George Floyd protestors nationwide face flash bangs, rubber bullets and pepper spray as riots intensify

George Floyd protestors nationwide face flash bangs, rubber bullets and pepper spray as riots intensify

ShareReports of violence against protesters have been emerging during a night of clashes across cities nationwide in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.Although sparked by Floyd's death at the hands of ex-Minneapolis policeman, Derek Chauvin, were peaceful or at least started peacefully, a number of them ended up pitting protesters against police and national guard troops in cities including Denver, Louisville, New York, Atlanta and Washington DC.In Denver, police resorted to flash grenades and tear gas to deter protesters who had made a number of attempts to breach the Capitol on...

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78% of Democrats say coronavirus news coverage has been mostly accurate, while 52% of Republicans say it's inaccurate

78% of Democrats say coronavirus news coverage has been mostly accurate, while 52% of Republicans say it's inaccurate

ShareData released Friday from a Hill-HarrisX poll indicated that more Democrats than Republicans believe news reporting about the coronavirus is accurate.Deciphering which stories about the virus may be perceived as accurate is a difficult task as misinformation and conspiracy theories have run rampant on the internet. President Donald Trump has also faced criticism for some of his claims about coronavirus, including a question if it could be cured by ingesting disinfectants.Results from Friday's poll about news coverage of the virus fell along partisan lines. More than half of the...

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California county enters new reopening phase despite reporting more than 14,000 new cases in last 14 days

California county enters new reopening phase despite reporting more than 14,000 new cases in last 14 days

ShareCalifornia granted Los Angeles County permission to move into the next phase of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, despite the county seeing a steady increase of new cases.Los Angeles County has reported over 14,000 new cases of the virus in the last two weeks, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The number of new cases is far higher than the state's mandate of no more than 25 per 100,000 residents. However, the county was able join the majority of California in phase two of the state's reopening plan due to meeting other thresholds, including a testing...

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Amy Klobuchar mocks Donald Trump for hydroxychloroquine use after her husband was treated with antimalarial drug

Amy Klobuchar mocks Donald Trump for hydroxychloroquine use after her husband was treated with antimalarial drug

ShareMinnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is among the many critics of President Donald Trump who have openly mocked his decision to take controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against COVID-19. But what Klobuchar hasn't widely discussed is that her husband also took the drug when he had the disease."They say that hydroxychloroquine can lead to hallucinations," Klobuchar posted on Twitter May 20, in response to a seemingly random tweet from the president about the Democratic primary several weeks after it had already ended with former Vice President Joe Biden...

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Michigan appeals court orders defiant barbershop to close, calling it an "imminent threat" to public health

Michigan appeals court orders defiant barbershop to close, calling it an "imminent threat" to public health

ShareA Michigan Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered a lower court to close an Owosso city barbershop. Karl Manke, the shop's 77-year-old owner, reopened despite restrictions due to coronavirus. The court's 2-1 decision called the shop an "imminent threat" to public health, according to the order reviewed by Newsweek.Manke in violation of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's executive order shutting down all non-essential businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He said he did so because he couldn't survive any longer without an income and thought he could safely provide services by using...

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Ohio abortion laws may have caused rise in later terminations as women struggle to access treatment quickly

Ohio abortion laws may have caused rise in later terminations as women struggle to access treatment quickly

ShareLaws that restrict access to abortions in Ohio may have sparked a rise in later-term terminations as women struggled to quickly access the procedure, researchers believe.The authors of a paper published in the looked at data collected between 2010 to 2018 from Ohio's Office of Vital Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Abortion Surveillance Reports, the American Community Survey and Ohio's Public Health Data Warehouse. The authors used this information to chart changes in abortion rates in the U.S., the Midwestern region and Ohio by gestation time, location, and...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Mark Zuckerberg is "protecting" white supremacists on Facebook

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Mark Zuckerberg is "protecting" white supremacists on Facebook

ShareRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Mark Zuckerberg after the Facebook founder and CEO critiqued Twitter's decision to put a fact-check on President Donald Trump's tweet for the first time this week."Zuckerberg is not worried about being bullied by Trump," Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democrat from New York, tweeted on Thursday."He is worried that Facebook's PR operation is falling apart as it's exposed that their platform relies on white supremacists & disinformation peddlers to be successful," she wrote "They aren't ignoring them. They're protecting them."Newsweek...

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Zuckerberg says Twitter is wrong to fact-check Trump

Zuckerberg says Twitter is wrong to fact-check Trump

ShareFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticized Twitter on Wednesday after the microblogging platform of President Donald Trump's that claimed mail-in voting increases voter fraud.Twitter tagged Trump's tweets with the message reading, "Get the facts about mail-in ballots." The message linked to a page contradicting Trump's assertions. Studies have not shown evidence of widespread voter fraud via absentee ballots in the past. Twitter's action marked the first time the platform has ever marked any of Trump's tweets as misleading."We have a different policy, I think, than Twitter on this,"...

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Brazil government aide says COVID-19's toll on elderly will reduce pension deficit as country's outbreak escalates

Brazil government aide says COVID-19's toll on elderly will reduce pension deficit as country's outbreak escalates

SharePrompt action taken by Brazil's health officials at the start of the coronavirus was reportedly overturned at the intervention of President Jair Bolsanaro's chief-of-staff's office, which is facing growing criticism over the response to the disease.Brazil has been without a health minister since May 15 after Nelson Teich, who had only been in post for a month, quit following a disagreement with Bolsonaro's decree that allowed gyms and beauty parlors to reopen. Bolsanaro has been in the firing line globally for downplaying the virus and continuing to oppose lockdown measures.Teich...

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President Donald Trump to issue social media executive order after Twitter fact checks his tweets

President Donald Trump to issue social media executive order after Twitter fact checks his tweets

SharePresident Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order related to social media Thursday after Twitter—his favored mode of direct communication to his supporters—attached a fact-check disclaimer to his tweets about mail-in voting this week.What the order will say is not yet clear. However, two of Trump's close GOP allies in Congress signaled earlier Wednesday a willingness to strip the social media giant of the special speech liability immunity it receives because of the fact-checking flap. Trump's move, in the end, is widely expected to be a strong-arming of the platform into...

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Japan ends coronavirus emergency with 850 deaths and no lockdown

Japan ends coronavirus emergency with 850 deaths and no lockdown

ShareJapan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced the end of his state of emergency declaration for the novel coronavirus pandemic, with just 851 deaths reported and without ever implementing a lockdown."I have decided to end the state of emergency across the nation," Abe said during a televised press conference on Monday. "In just over a month and a half, we almost brought (the infection) situation under control."Abe cautioned that lifting the order did not mean that the novel virus was gone from Japan. "Our battle against the virus will continue," he said, while urging the Japanese...

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How Joe Biden hopes to beat Donald Trump in Arizona by using the playbook that took down Sheriff Joe Arpaio

How Joe Biden hopes to beat Donald Trump in Arizona by using the playbook that took down Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey.ShareWith Joe Biden looking to expand the electoral map and shock the country by turning Arizona blue for the first time since 1996, his presidential campaign hopes to use the playbook that beat controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio in the state's largest county in 2016.Energized Latinos and immigrants, as well as disaffected independents and Republicans, were key to Arpaio's loss, and the Biden campaign and its allies say that is the blueprint to defeat President Donald Trump too."I've been telling this...

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China's military vows to "punish" any attempts to separate Hong Kong

China's military vows to "punish" any attempts to separate Hong Kong

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey.ShareThe Chinese armed forces vowed to crush any movement backing greater independence for Hong Kong from mainland China rule.Major General Chen Daoxiang, commander of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, said on state-run television Tuesday that his troops "firmly support" the draft Hong Kong national security law that is being debated at the third session of the thirteenth National People's Congress in Beijing. The bill contains provisions designed to bolster the security apparatus of...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. will only wear face mask he designed featuring Virginia Governor Northam's blackface photo

Jerry Falwell Jr. will only wear face mask he designed featuring Virginia Governor Northam's blackface photo

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey.ShareLiberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said he would "reluctantly comply" with a face mask requirement, but only if his mask has a photo of Governor Ralph Northam in blackface on it.Falwell posted on Twitter on Wednesday that he "adamantly opposed" Northam's recent mandate that required people to wear masks in public spaces. However, if he is ordered to wear a mask, he said he would only do so by wearing one he designed himself that included a photo from Northam's 1984 Eastern Virginia...

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Massachusetts legislators look to offer stimulus checks for undocumented taxpayers denied federal relief

Massachusetts legislators look to offer stimulus checks for undocumented taxpayers denied federal relief

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey.ShareMassachusetts legislators are looking to roll out state stimulus checks for undocumented immigrant taxpayers that have been shut out of federal coronavirus relief.In April, the Trump administration released its first round of stimulus checks to taxpayers across the country, with most taxpayers receiving $1,200 each, as well as an additional $500 per child under the age of 17.In order to receive the stimulus funds, however, recipients needed to have a social security number, leaving undocumented...

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What is a "return-to-work bonus"? White House considers paying unemployed people to go back to work

What is a "return-to-work bonus"? White House considers paying unemployed people to go back to work

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey.ShareThe White House says it is considering a proposal as part of another stimulus package that would include bonus pay for those on unemployment who return to the workforce.The proposal by Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is known as a "return-to-work bonus," and it would temporarily provide an extra $450 per week for qualified workers on top of their wages. White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that the administration "may well" throw their weight behind the concept.The idea...

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Disapproval of Donald Trump climbs higher as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000 in U.S.

Disapproval of Donald Trump climbs higher as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000 in U.S.

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey.SharePresident Donald Trump's disapproval rating has continued to climb this month as coronavirus deaths have neared 100,000 in the U.S., according to new data.The FiveThirtyEight approval rating tracker found that Trump's average disapproval rating stood at 53.5 percent on Monday—putting it at its highest level since mid-January.By comparison, the president's average approval rating slumped to 42.7 percent—a little more than three points down on his post-acquittal peak last month.Trump's net...

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Can the government force you to get a coronavirus vaccine?

Can the government force you to get a coronavirus vaccine?

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey.ShareState and federal governments can't force people to receive a new coronavirus vaccine against their will, experts said, but lawmakers may be able to create a mandate that imposes consequences for not being vaccinated.Vaccine research for a new coronavirus is moving forward at an unprecedented rate and experts champion high rates of immunity in a population as a solution to stopping a virus from spreading. But a recent Reuters poll found about a quarter of the American public isn't interested in...

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Putin's response to Russia's coronavirus crisis angers medical workers on frontline

Putin's response to Russia's coronavirus crisis angers medical workers on frontline

In honor of the 100,000 American lives lost to the pandemic, Newsweek’s iconic logo is grey today.ShareAnger is growing among medical professionals in Russia at insufficient COVID-19 protections and promised bonus payments that have not materialized, adding to the mounting discontent with President Vladimir Putin's handling of the coronavirus crisis.At the start of April, Putin announced that nurses, paramedics and ambulance drivers would get monthly payouts of between 25,000 and 50,000 roubles ($300 and $600) with doctors at the frontline being told to expect payments of around 80,000...

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Robert Reich: No, Americans are not "dying to get back to work." Trump is pushing this chaotic reopening | Opinion

Robert Reich: No, Americans are not "dying to get back to work." Trump is pushing this chaotic reopening | Opinion

ShareMost of Europe and all 50 states of the U.S. are in various stages of "reopening." But why, exactly?The pandemic is still with us. After the first tentative steps to ease the lockdown in Germany—the most successful large European country to halt the spread of the virus, thanks to massive testing—the disease has shown signs of .At least Germany is opening slowly, as is the rest of the EU.By contrast, the United States—with the highest death rate and most haphazard response to COVID-19 of any advanced nation—is opening chaotically, each state on its own. Some states are lifting...

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Trump Organization makes more cuts, permanently lays off 250 people at Doral resort

Trump Organization makes more cuts, permanently lays off 250 people at Doral resort

ShareAt least 250 people who were employed at a resort owned by the Trump Organization were permanently laid off earlier this month as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.News of the layoffs was first reported by CNN and verified by Newsweek through reviews of public records.The employees were part of a group of about 560 employees at the Trump National Doral Miami who had been furloughed at the end of March. In a letter addressed to government officials in Tallahassee, Miami-Dade County and Doral, an official with the organization said the permanent layoffs were necessary due to economic...

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Denmark to allow lovers to visit each other from other countries, but police require proof of relationship

Denmark to allow lovers to visit each other from other countries, but police require proof of relationship

ShareSpouses, live-in partners, fianceés and "sweethearts" of Danish citizens are now permitted to enter the country from Germany as well as other Scandinavian countries.According to recent travel updates shared by Denmark's National Police, those who wish to do so must have been in a relationship with a Danish national for at least six months, the National Police noted in its guidelines, and provide sufficient proof of partnership to authorities at Denmark's border. Examples of adequate documentation include a partner's name and address, combined with copies of email, text or telephone...

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