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As Nazis, KKK, and militia descend, Georgia town shuts down public transport and park

In Georgia, the City of Stone Mountain is shutting down public transportation, closing a park, and urging everyone to avoid the area on Saturday, when a large number of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and militia members plan to gather. Why? Located in suburban Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is home to a giant sculpture of Confederate heroes. ...

‘Most Americans now know someone who has been infected with COVID-19’

“The U.S. has reached a landmark of sorts in its so far not very successful battle with the virus that causes Covid-19 — most Americans now know someone who has been infected,” writes Justin Fox at Bloomberg, about coronavirus social data from Navigator Research, shown above.

From Navigator Research:

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Secret Service agent shoots man near White House, here’s what we know

A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man dead near the White House today. Authorities interrupted a briefing by President Trump that was happening at the time and escorted him from the press room.

The moment Trump was escorted out of the briefing room by Secret Service - agent seems to say, ...

Biden to announce vice president running mate this week: reports

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is preparing to announce his choice for vice president as soon as this week, several news organizations are reporting.

Biden, who served as vice president under Barack Obama, promised to select a female running mate and is under increasing pressure from Democratic leaders and activists for her to be Black, reports ...

Trump says ‘1917 pandemic’ ended Second World War (nope, Spanish Flu was in 1918, before WWII)

On Monday, August 10, U.S. President Donald Trump rewrite history -- he says in this video clip that the “1917 pandemic” ended the Second World War.

The President says the “1917 pandemic” ended the Second World War

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 10, 2020


The Spanish Flu was in 1918.

World War ...

Poland: Thousands march against anti-LGBTQ hate, and to demand justice for 48 detained protesters

In Warsaw and other cities in Poland, crowds gathered Saturday to protest anti-LGBT discrimination and abuse promoted by the Polish government, as well as the recent detention of a prominent transgender activist.

#PolandPolish police detain 48 protesting LGBT activist's arrest.📸 Janek Skarzynski #AFP

— AFP Photo (@AFPphoto) August ...

Trump PAC banned by Facebook from advertising because of repeated false posts

Facebook is banning the pro-Trump Republican PAC “The Committee to Defend the President” from advertising, after the PAC repeatedly posted content identified as false by third-party fact-checkers.

“As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for ...

Doing business with TikTok’s Chinese owner is banned under new Trump order

Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order that bans doing business with ByteDance, the China-based company that owns TikTok. The ban takes effect in 45 days.

From Reuters:

The app may be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party and the United States “must take aggressive action against the owners of ...