George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire

George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire

Minneapolis protests over the death of George Floyd took another violent turn Thursday night as a group of demonstrators broke into a police precinct and set it on fire. Photos from social media show flames inside the lobby of the Minneapolis police department’s 3rd Precinct. Another photo appears to show the building’s front facade ablaze. … Read more

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Woman stored grandma in freezer to collect social security

Woman stored grandma in freezer to collect social security

A Pennsylvania woman allegedly stored her grandmother’s body in a freezer for several years in order to collect the dead senior’s social security checks, a report said. Cynthia Black, 61, was arrested and charged Wednesday for the disturbing scheme that funneled over $186,000 into a bank account used by her, her since-deceased mother, and a … Read more

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George Weisz, inventor of COVID-19 ventilator, dead at 90

George Weisz, inventor of COVID-19 ventilator, dead at 90

George Weisz, a tinkerer-turned-mechanical engineer who designed a popular ventilator being used to treat the coronavirus, has died in the UK at the age of 90, according to a report. Weisz, who was born in Hungary in 1929, fled Budapest for London with his mother and two sisters in 1939, two weeks before the outbreak … Read more

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Shots fired during ‘tense’ George Floyd protests in Denver

Shots fired during 'tense' George Floyd protests in Denver

Shots were fired at a George Floyd demonstration in Denver Thursday evening, with one protester filmed being run over after an altercation with a driver. The shooting occurred in a park across the street from the Colorado Capitol after most of the several hundred protesters who had gathered already had left the area to march … Read more

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Healthy people should wear masks only if caring for coronavirus patients, WHO says

Healthy people should wear masks only if caring for coronavirus patients, WHO says

The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people, including those who don’t exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the contagion, a sharp contrast from the advice given by American public health officials who recommend everyone wear a mask in public. “If you do not have any repository symptoms such as fever, … Read more

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Hammer-wielding Texas woman arrested after racist rant

Hammer-wielding Texas woman arrested after racist rant

She got nailed. A hammer-wielding Texas woman was arrested Sunday after reportedly launching a racist, profanity-laced rant at a Latina doctor and her husband while misidentifying them as Mexicans. Constance Lynn Bono, 60, was allegedly filmed waving the hammer around as she directed her hate-filled screed at Arturo Cordovez and his wife Dr. Lia Franco, … Read more

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Twitter hits back at Trump EO targeting social media sites

Twitter hits back at Trump EO targeting social media sites

Twitter struck back at President Trump’s executive order targeting social media giants on Thursday, saying it threatens the future of online speech and Internet freedoms. “This EO is a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law,” Twitter’s Global Public Policy team said in a statement. The order directs federal agencies to look at whether … Read more

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Connecticut woman spits on shopper going wrong way in one-way aisle

Connecticut woman spits on shopper going wrong way in one-way aisle

A Connecticut woman was arrested for allegedly spitting in the face of a man who was disobeying a supermarket’s one-way aisle direction, a report said. Martine Shanchuk, of Sandy Hook, tried to force the shopper to comply with Newtown’s Big Y directive, which was put in place to help promote social distancing, Patch.com reported, citing … Read more

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Los Angeles union, joined by ‘Pandemic Pig,’ demands meatpacking plant closure

Los Angeles union, joined by 'Pandemic Pig,' demands meatpacking plant closure

A PETA protester dressed in a pig costume, holds a sign outside the Farmer John meatpacking plant, where according to Los Angeles County health officials 153 workers have tested positive for COVID-19, during the novel coronavirus outbreak in Vernon, California, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The union representing workers at … Read more

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