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How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence. Negative Asian-American tropes have long existed online but began increasing last March as parts of the United States went into lockdown over the coronavirus.

How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence

That month, politicians including Representative Paul Gosar, Republican of Arizona, and Representative Kevin McCarthy, a Republican of California, used the terms “Wuhan virus” and “Chinese coronavirus” to refer to Covid-19 in their tweets. Those terms then began trending online, according to a study from the University of California, Berkeley. On the day Mr. Gosar posted his tweet, usage of the term “Chinese virus” jumped 650 percent on Twitter; a day later there was an 800 percent increase in their usage in conservative news articles, the study found.

Mr. In a study this week from the University of California, San Francisco, researchers who examined 700,000 tweets before and after Mr. Representatives for Mr. NPR Cookie Consent and Choices. Disinformation Fuels Distrust At All Levels Of Government : NPR. Trump’s election fraud falsehoods have cost taxpayers $519 million — and counting - Washington Post.

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We must impeach Trump and bar him from holding office again. Now. As protecting our democracy becomes an urgent national focus during the final two weeks of Donald Trump’s term, a growing number of officials and citizens have begun debating whether to remove Trump from power, either through the 25th Amendment or impeachment.

We must impeach Trump and bar him from holding office again. Now

Regardless of what happens in these coming days, it is imperative that Congress ensure that this president never takes power again. The clearest and most constitutionally appropriate way to do this is for the House to impeach President Trump, and then for the Senate to vote to disqualify him from holding any future federal public office. Trump Shifted Campaign-Donor Money Into His Private Business After Losing The Election. Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which never received a cent from the former president, moved an estimated $2.8 million of donor money into the Trump Organization—including at least $81,000 since Trump lost the election.

Trump Shifted Campaign-Donor Money Into His Private Business After Losing The Election

In addition, one of the campaign’s joint-fundraising committees, which collects money in partnership with the Republican Party, shifted about $4.3 million of donor money into Trump’s business from January 20, 2017 to December 31, 2020—at least $331,000 of which came after the election. Sen. Ron Johnson calls editorial 'unhinged.' Editorial Board responds. Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool / Getty Images) Editor's note: After the Editorial Board called on Sen.

Sen. Ron Johnson calls editorial 'unhinged.' Editorial Board responds.

Ron Johnson to either resign or be expelled from office for his role in spreading disinformation about the presidential election, the senator asked for space to respond. We are providing him that courtesy today. The Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults (2015-2021) Timeline: How Donald Trump responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Editor's note: We updated the timeline Jan. 19, 2021.

Timeline: How Donald Trump responded to the coronavirus pandemic

In the span of one year, Americans went from hearing about a new virus in central China to watching the slow rollout of a vaccine, with only a small percentage of Americans able to access it in the first several weeks. In between, they endured months of stay-at-home orders, school and business closures, and requirements to wear masks in many public spaces as the monthly case and death tolls rose.

All The Times Trump And His Allies Winked At QAnon Before Its Followers Stormed The Capitol. Topline For months, President Donald Trump and his allies repeatedly encouraged believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory before many of them joined the mob that took over the U.S.

All The Times Trump And His Allies Winked At QAnon Before Its Followers Stormed The Capitol

Capitol on January 6. Oregon’s long history of enabling extremists - OPB. From county commissioners and state lawmakers to a member of the U.S.

Oregon’s long history of enabling extremists - OPB

Congress, some Oregonians in power have enabled the extreme beliefs and conspiracy theories fueling political violence carried out in the name of President Donald Trump. The upheaval continued in Oregon last weekend, when a man was arrested in Portland on suspicion of firing shots at a federal courthouse. Weeks earlier, Cody Levi Melby had been in police custody and released in Salem, where officers said they found him carrying a gun and trying to break into the state Capitol building. Georgia election: America’s anti-democratic Senate, in one number. Well, it’s official.

Georgia election: America’s anti-democratic Senate, in one number

Georgia Democratic Senators-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are going to Washington. The Senate will be evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. That means that, with Democratic Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holding the tie-breaking vote, Democrats will have the narrowest possible majority in the Senate. If the Senate were anything approaching a democratic institution, however, the Democratic Party would have a commanding majority in Congress’s upper house.

Australian government facing class action led by Indonesian boy wrongfully jailed in adult prison. The federal government is facing landmark class actions by 122 people who claim they were detained or prosecuted as adults for suspected people smuggling despite evidence they were children at the time.

Australian government facing class action led by Indonesian boy wrongfully jailed in adult prison

The cases for alleged unlawful imprisonment and racial discrimination are spearheaded by Ali Yasmin, a young Indonesian crew member on a boat carrying asylum seekers who had his conviction overturned after serving time in a Western Australian adult prison. The Australian government has rejected most of the allegations as “scandalous and embarrassing”, arguing that aspects of the cases, such as alleged negligence, are aimed at circumventing time limitations on claims.

Yasmin was taken to Christmas Island in December 2009 despite telling immigration authorities he was 14. He was among dozens of children prosecuted by Australian authorities between 2010 and 2012 after they were deemed adults using the now-discredited method of wrist X-rays. Photos: Trump Supporters Storm the Capitol. Faces of extremism: the rioters behind the attack on the US Capitol. The FBI has appealed for people to help identify the Capitol rioters on Thursday, as some of the more prominent members of the pro-Trump mob began to be named online.

Faces of extremism: the rioters behind the attack on the US Capitol

They include Jake Angeli, whose horned hat and furs drew the eye of many watching at home, and Richard Barnett, who was photographed sitting at Nancy Pelosi’s desk as a mob of Trump supporters besieged the Capitol building. A total of 68 people were arrested on Wednesday, according to DC police, and just one of those was local to the area – a detail that reveals the mass of people who descended on DC for the protest.

The 147 Republicans Who Voted To Overturn Election Results. When a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, they forced an emergency recess in the Congressional proceedings to officially certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The disruption came shortly after some Republican lawmakers made the first of a planned series of highly unusual objections, based on spurious allegations of widespread voter fraud, to states’ election results. The chambers were separately debating an objection to Arizona’s results when proceedings were halted and the Capitol was locked down.

When the Senate reconvened at 8 p.m., and the House of Representatives an hour later, the proceedings — including the objection debates — continued, although some lawmakers who had previously planned to vote with the objectors stood down following the occupation of the Capitol. Plans to challenge a number of states after Arizona were scrapped, as well — but one other objection, to Pennsylvania’s results, also advanced to a vote. Trump auctions Arctic refuge to oil drillers in last strike against US wilderness. In one of its last strikes against the American wilderness, Donald Trump’s administration will on Wednesday auction off portions of the Arctic national wildlife refuge to oil drillers. The lease sales are the climax to one of the nation’s highest-profile environmental battles.

The lands on the northern coastal plain of Alaska are home to denning polar bears and migrating herds of Porcupine caribou that indigenous communities depend on and consider sacred. But the oil industry has long suspected that the ground beneath the plain holds billions of barrels of petroleum. Once the leases in the refuge, known as ANWR, are sold to energy companies, they would be difficult to claw back. The incoming president, Joe Biden, could, however, discourage development in the refuge by putting regulatory hurdles in the way of drillers. Electoral College certification: Congress Republicans who will object. Supporters of President Donald Trump's unfounded voter fraud claims in the District of Columbia clashed with counter-protesters. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump continues to erroneously claim he won the election, and several Republican lawmakers say they plan to help fight the election results in the next step of the certification process.

Though President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, Trump and several of his allies have claimed, with virtually no evidence, that the election was fraudulent and have pledged to fight when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to formally count the votes of the Electoral College. Last month, states certified their Electoral College results, and Biden secured the election overall with 306 votes to Trump’s 232. Russia Admits to ‘World’s Largest’ Arctic Oil Spill. Russian authorities said the fuel spill at an Arctic power station earlier in 2020 was the largest in world history, a top emergencies official said Thursday. Some 21,000 tons of oil poured into the surrounding ground and waterways near the city of Norilsk after a diesel oil tank belonging to a subsidiary of Russian metals giant Nornickel collapsed on May 29.

“Such an amount of liquid diesel fuel has never been spilled in the history of mankind,” the state-run RIA Novosti news agency quoted Deputy Emergency Minister Alexander Chupriyan as telling reporters. Reading the Fine Print: What Trump Didn't Sign. WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, listens during a meeting with small business leaders in the Roosevelt room at the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) December 27, 2020 Tonight, Trump relented and signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which includes the coronavirus relief measure and the 2021 appropriations bill (along with other measures). He accompanied it with a statement claiming he would demand changes to the law, but these have no force; Congress will almost certainly ignore him. He also continued to pressure Senate Republicans to increase payments to individuals and families, saying that the House would vote to increase the amount of stimulus payments on Monday and that the Senate should agree.

Bill Barr's Years-long Charade Falls Apart in an Accidentally Revealing Interview. How Biden Should Investigate Trump. This article was published online on December 9, 2020. I. A Crimes Commission? As he prepares to occupy the White House, President-elect Joe Biden faces a decision rare in American history: what to do about the man who has just left office, whose personal corruption, disdain for the Constitution, and destructive mismanagement of the federal government are without precedent.

Human beings crave reckoning, even the saintliest among us. Institutions based on rules and laws need systems of accountability. FAIR TRADE. Do Prescription Drugs Really Have to Be So Expensive? But in November 2017, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the costs of developing 10 cancer drugs approved by the FDA from 2006 to 2015 and provided a strong contrast to the Tufts study from a year before. Its authors, from Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Oregon Health and Science University, used annual financial disclosures from the Securities and Exchange Commission for companies that had only one cancer drug approved but had on average three or four other drugs in development.

They found that companies took an average of 7.3 years to win FDA approval, at a median cost of $648 million. Only two drugs had research costs over $1 billion. The Romanian Orphans Are Adults Now. This is no conventional coup. Trump is paving the way for a 'virtual Confederacy' Not for the first time, Donald Trump’s unhinged behaviour prompts an uncomfortable question: should we be laughing in derision or trembling with fear? Is he playing out his last days as nothing more than a sore loser pathetically kidding himself that he might yet score the winning run, even after the crowd’s gone home and the stadium is empty – or is his insistence that last week’s election was stolen an attempt to cling on to power, to stage a coup against his democratically elected successor?

The case for laughter is strong, as Trump’s allegations crumble to dust. Chaos from Trump. Calm from Biden. – Today President-Elect Joe Biden named his chief of staff. Adam Serwer: Pack the Court, Save the Vote. Supreme Court rejects request to extend Wisconsin's deadline for counting mail-in ballots. “It’s indisputable that Wisconsin has made considerable efforts to accommodate early voting and respond to COVID,” wrote Justice Neil M. Facebook. Fact-check: Did the White House block access to face masks in April 2020? - Poynter.


Proud Boys terrorists. In Tuesday night's presidential debate, President Trump declined to condemn white supremacists when asked if he would. Instead, he prompted the Proud Boys, a far-right group, to "stand back and stand by. " Afterward, Proud Boys organizer Joe Biggs had an exchange with Enrique Tarrio, chair of the Proud Boys, on the conservative social media platform Parler, according to Mike Baker of The New York Times.

Story continues below Most Viewed Stories "Trump basically said to go f*** them up! Tarrio then posted seemingly in response to the president, commenting “standing by sir.” Trump's $750 Tax Payment Isn't the Only Number in This Story – Lies go unchecked. Manipulation. He told you so. Hiroshima - the truth about the bombing - Americans without water. Trump thugs attack unarmed Navy Vet. Study Shows 5.4 Million Have Lost Insurance Amid Pandemic – Trump's Labor Secretary is Reaching Cartoonish Levels of Supervillainry – Pence: CDC changing coronavirus school guidelines after Trump attack. Dresden: The World War Two bombing 75 years on. Gilead Is Profiteering Off a COVID Drug We Already Paid For –

30 Years After Tiananmen, a Chinese Military Insider Warns: Never Forget. Asset "Forfeiture" (aka "Seizure") by Baltimore PD [OC] : dataisbeautiful. Trump was 'near-sadistic' in phone calls with female world leaders, according to CNN report on classified calls. The Malignant Cruelty of Donald Trump. 'This is a war': Republicans ramp up bid to control election maps for next decade. ‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents.

(2) How American CEOs got so rich. Trump is quietly gutting the asylum system amid the pandemic. Global report: virus has unleashed a 'tsunami of hate' across world, says UN chief. Republican senator unloaded as much as $1.56 million in stocks after publicly downplaying the risk of coronavirus. Trump is taking a sledgehammer to judicial independence. Trump vows not to cut Social Security and Medicare — his 2021 budget says otherwise. Trump administration proposes rule that would take benefits from people with SSDI. Colluding drug firms 'cost the NHS millions of pounds' President Trump's dismantling of environmental regulations unwinds 50 years of protections. Trump praises Mike Pompeo for blasting NPR host Mary Louise Kelly. PHOTOS: #MenToo: The hidden tragedy of male sexual abuse in the military.

(2) Wealth Inequality in America. How the GOP Became a Potent Force in Climate Science Denial. (2) Corruption is Legal in America. Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think. The Kavanaugh impeachment payoff: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong. Worker at Britain’s Hong Kong Consulate Is Feared Detained in China. Trump rolls back endangered species protections. States with More Gun Owners Have More Murders in the Home, Women Most Common Victims. Here’s a video of what young Trump looked like on the prowl, dancing and ogling women. 'Anthropocene Project' - Humans Change Earth's Landscape : NPR. Here's What You Need to Know About Restraint and Seclusion In Schools : NPR.

GRAPHIC: Tenn. deputy, pastor calls for LGBTQ executions in sermon. Teen who led protests in Saudi Arabia faces death penalty: CNN. (1) The secret tactics Monsanto used to protect Roundup, its star product. US immigration detention centres caught serving spoiled food as investigation reveals nooses in cells. Video shows Cuyahoga County Jail officer pummel mentally-ill inmate after turning off body camera. Internal emails reveal how the chemical lobby fights regulation. Octopuses May Go Blind As Climate Change Sucks Oxygen Out of the Ocean. The Greek Island That Became an Open-Air Prison for Refugees. Women protest judicial system after incestuous rapist walks free:The Asahi Shimbun. Autism & Isolation. 'We Are Running Concentration Camps': Images From El Paso Stir Outrage Over Migrant Treatment. Trump Demonizes Migrants.Trump Organization Profits From Them. Texas Bill Could Make Abortion Punishable By Death.

Republicans' silence over Trump's attacks on McCain is truly shameful. David Miliband: the most vulnerable pay for Trump's 'manufactured crisis' Donald Trump Made Golf Gross Again. Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies [Infographic] Terminally ill boy exposed to measles by unvaccinated child at CA hospital, mother says. Trump Just Rescinded Obama's Order on Drone Strikes. Betsy DeVos, charter schools, choice, Education Department: What now? Russia wants to cut itself off from the global internet. Here’s what that really means.