UCLA professor suspended for refusing 'lenient' assessment of black students amid George Floyd protests
UCLA professor suspended for refusing 'lenient' assessment of black students amid George Floyd protests

The non-black students wrote to Professor Gordon Klein to be lenient to their black peers in the times of trauma but he refused

GoFundMe removes Candace Owens's $200K fundraiser for man who called George Floyd 'thug', says it spreads hate
GoFundMe removes Candace Owens's $200K fundraiser for man who called George Floyd 'thug', says it spreads hate

The fundraiser platform accused the black conservative of spreading 'falsehoods against the black community' at a time of crisis

Horror discovery of over 70 dogs at meat farm shows people haven't stopped eating puppers despite pandemic
Horror discovery of over 70 dogs at meat farm shows people haven't stopped eating puppers despite pandemic

This was reportedly the 16th meat farm closed by Humane Society International since 2015

As Amazon, Walmart workers hold COVID-19 May Day strike, a look back at labor actions during Spanish flu
As Amazon, Walmart workers hold COVID-19 May Day strike, a look back at labor actions during Spanish flu

What happened in 1919 was a series of labor strikes, spurred on by the pandemic and the end of the first world war

Universities could see delayed semesters or online classes as final call on fall semesters remains pending
Universities could see delayed semesters or online classes as final call on fall semesters remains pending

While most universities are delaying final decisions on what can take place, some universities are already hinting at what could come

Elizabeth Warren’s oldest brother dies from coronavirus complications, USAF pilot who served in Vietnam was 86
Elizabeth Warren’s oldest brother dies from coronavirus complications, USAF pilot who served in Vietnam was 86

Don Reed Herring, who served in the United States Air Force for over two decades, tested positive for COVID-19 about three weeks ago. He flew 288 combat missions during the Vietnam War

US exported masks, medical gear worth $17.6M to China in Jan-Feb despite pandemic warning: Report
US exported masks, medical gear worth $17.6M to China in Jan-Feb despite pandemic warning: Report

Trump came up with a series of inconsistent steps over supplying medical equipment to China, a country that his administration has slammed repeatedly over the outbreak

As COVID-19 sparks massive job losses, some sectors are seeing a surge in hiring
As COVID-19 sparks massive job losses, some sectors are seeing a surge in hiring

An hourly job posting index shows that while restaurant, hospitality and entertainment sectors have been hit, those like warehousing are flourishing

Bernie Bros slam Sanders for endorsing Joe Biden, say they'd rather vote for Trump instead
Bernie Bros slam Sanders for endorsing Joe Biden, say they'd rather vote for Trump instead

Over 12 percent of Sanders' supporters had voted for Trump following his exit from the race ahead of 2016 elections

Power outage: Pandemic plan causes National Grid, Eversource response to delay, issue to be resolved by Thursday
Power outage: Pandemic plan causes National Grid, Eversource response to delay, issue to be resolved by Thursday

Power energy providers said they are working keeping coronavirus restrictions and social distancing in mind while resolving power outage issues

Joe Biden could pick a transgender woman as his running mate, former aide says: 'Everything's possible'
Joe Biden could pick a transgender woman as his running mate, former aide says: 'Everything's possible'

Biden, during a political event with Bernie Sanders in March, publicly committed to choosing a woman as his running mate. He also vowed to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court

Catholic churches in US suspend confessions and allow  sacraments for the dying only amid pandemic
Catholic churches in US suspend confessions and allow sacraments for the dying only amid pandemic

'In some churches, parishioners can drive up to a priest wearing a mask and gloves, keep a safe distance and confess'

Wimbledon to receive $141M payout for pandemic insurance it has been paying for 17 years
Wimbledon to receive $141M payout for pandemic insurance it has been paying for 17 years

The world's oldest tennis tournament is set to recoup $141 million after its 2020 edition got scrapped because of the outbreak, straight after its last cancellation due to World War II

Miss England to resume job as doctor amid coronavirus crisis after returning home from overseas charity work
Miss England to resume job as doctor amid coronavirus crisis after returning home from overseas charity work

Bhasha Mukherjee, 24, was reportedly taking a break from medical field to pursue charity work after she won the beauty pageant in 2019

Woman visiting dying mom was sole passenger on Boston flight, gets first-class upgrade and personal shout-out
Woman visiting dying mom was sole passenger on Boston flight, gets first-class upgrade and personal shout-out

Sheryl Pardo had a pleasant company on flight as the crew members took care of her personally

New York medical students' graduations fast-tracked so they can head to the front line in coronavirus war
New York medical students' graduations fast-tracked so they can head to the front line in coronavirus war

Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign an executive order to allow medical students who were slated to graduate this spring to begin practicing now

Patriots owner Robert Kraft ships millions of N95 masks from China to Boston in team plane to plug shortage
Patriots owner Robert Kraft ships millions of N95 masks from China to Boston in team plane to plug shortage

The shipment of $2 million worth of masks should ease the strains on a Massachusetts' healthcare system that is battling to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic

Is the plastics industry exploiting the coronavirus crisis by linking reusable bags to spread of infection?
Is the plastics industry exploiting the coronavirus crisis by linking reusable bags to spread of infection?

Several experts are questioning whether the extreme cautionary measures to fight the deadly pandemic are being taken at the expense of science and consumer trends

Doctors and nurses face pay cuts of upto 20% in the face of coronavirus as other hospital work dries up
Doctors and nurses face pay cuts of upto 20% in the face of coronavirus as other hospital work dries up

The decision was taken by Alteon Health after the number of patients being treated for issues not related to Covid-19 decreased dramatically

Zoom users 'zoombombed' with porn and racism as FBI launches investigation
Zoom users 'zoombombed' with porn and racism as FBI launches investigation

Several users took to social media to complain about suddenly seeing pornographic or racist images on the screens while using the video-conferencing app

Single-use plastic bags make comeback after reusable bags are linked to coronavirus infection
Single-use plastic bags make comeback after reusable bags are linked to coronavirus infection

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that he was suspending the ten-cent tax on single-use plastic bags

Americans deliberately spreading coronavirus could be charged with terrorism, warns Justice Department
Americans deliberately spreading coronavirus could be charged with terrorism, warns Justice Department

There have been many incidents across the US where people have exposed themselves in the public despite knowing or suspecting that they were carrying the virus

Coronavirus: Newspaper's obituary section spans 10 pages as Italian town sees 146 deaths in just a week
Coronavirus: Newspaper's obituary section spans 10 pages as Italian town sees 146 deaths in just a week

While there were only 1.5 pages of obituaries to print February 9, by March 13 Bergamo’s daily newspaper L’Eco di Bergamo had 10 pages of the same, a video indicating the scale of devastation showed

In chilling coronavirus warning, Italian journalist urges US to lockdown NOW: 'Don't do what we did'
In chilling coronavirus warning, Italian journalist urges US to lockdown NOW: 'Don't do what we did'

Mattia Ferraresi, a journalist who writes for Il Foglio, said that the Italian government made the fatal mistake of not putting the country under lockdown much earlier 

Baseball Hall of Famer John Olerud's daughter Jordan, 19, dies after battling rare chromosome disorder
Baseball Hall of Famer John Olerud's daughter Jordan, 19, dies after battling rare chromosome disorder

She was born with a unique chromosome syndrome called tri-some 2p, 5p, which meant she had an extra second chromosome and was missing part of her fifth chromosome

Ocasio-Cortez makes rare appearance with her boyfriend to talk about ‘combating racism as a white person’
Ocasio-Cortez makes rare appearance with her boyfriend to talk about ‘combating racism as a white person’

The couple responded to questions on Instagram and told people to 'chip away' at racism

 App that derailed Iowa caucuses created by tech firm run by Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign staffers
App that derailed Iowa caucuses created by tech firm run by Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign staffers

While the app was meant to “ensure accuracy in a complex reporting process,” it resulted in unprecedented reporting delays following Monday's caucuses, delaying the final results until late Tuesday afternoon.

Five times Elizabeth Warren was less than truthful: From father's past as a janitor to Native American ancestry
Five times Elizabeth Warren was less than truthful: From father's past as a janitor to Native American ancestry

Warren has often been criticized for her pattern of misleading the American populace, which might be perceived by some as normal in the Trumpian era.

Ayanna Pressley debuts bald look after revealing she has alopecia: 'I'm transparent about this new normal'
Ayanna Pressley debuts bald look after revealing she has alopecia: 'I'm transparent about this new normal'

The lawmaker said that she has revealed her condition publicly because she wanted to "be freed from the secret and the shame"

Boston school district allowed ICE to access student's data, creating 'dangerous school-to-deportation pipeline'
Boston school district allowed ICE to access student's data, creating 'dangerous school-to-deportation pipeline'

The issue came to light after an East Boston High School student was deported to El Salvador in 2017.

Massachusetts boy, 11, dies after being pulled out of freezing river, search on for 10-year-old missing cousin
Massachusetts boy, 11, dies after being pulled out of freezing river, search on for 10-year-old missing cousin

The boys, whose names were not released, are believed to have wandered into the woods on December 28 morning and subsequently wandered onto the unstable ice covering the Chicopee River before losing their balance and falling in

Return of the Kennedys: 2020 elections could see a famous political dynasty on the ballot, but does it carry any weight anymore?
Return of the Kennedys: 2020 elections could see a famous political dynasty on the ballot, but does it carry any weight anymore?

Joseph Kennedy III, the grandson of Robert F Kennedy, will be running for the senate in Massachusetts while Amy Kennedy, wife of the son of Ted Kennedy, could run for a congressional position in New Jersey. Historians, however, are divided whether "Kennedy" still has the charm

‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey
‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey

The study surveyed 2,000 adults online about the rudest city in the country and the respondents ranked the Apple residents at the top of the list

Hillary Clinton shares White House-era photo with hubby Bill in Christmas greeting, yet again
Hillary Clinton shares White House-era photo with hubby Bill in Christmas greeting, yet again

The former first lady sent a Christmas greeting to her 26 million strong Twitter audience with a White House portrait from 2000 when her husband Bill Clinton was the US president

Melania Trump has so far kept mum on Trump's impeachment: Why hasn't she defended her husband yet?
Melania Trump has so far kept mum on Trump's impeachment: Why hasn't she defended her husband yet?

Unlike three of her predecessors who had defended their husbands facing impeachment or its threat, the current first lady has avoided making public statements barring defending son Barron whose name was dragged into an impeachment hearing.

Massachusetts woman mauled to death by pet pit bull while having seizure, family refuses to put down dog
Massachusetts woman mauled to death by pet pit bull while having seizure, family refuses to put down dog

"What happened that night, it never happened like that before. I don't want to see my dog get put down for something he was only trying to help with," her daughter Heaven said

Heroic police officer rescues dog that fell through thin ice into frozen Massachusetts lake: 'I'm a dog guy'
Heroic police officer rescues dog that fell through thin ice into frozen Massachusetts lake: 'I'm a dog guy'

Within two minutes of the 911 call, Littleton Police officer Brian Casey arrived at the scene and located Tuukka, an Australian shepherd

Obamas buy $11.75 million Martha's Vineyard home with a view of the Atlantic which they fell in love with after renting it last summer
Obamas buy $11.75 million Martha's Vineyard home with a view of the Atlantic which they fell in love with after renting it last summer

The estate, which was originally on the market for $14.85 million, features seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

New abuse suits could see Church pay over $4 billion as 15 US states revise laws that address past child sexual abuse by clergy
New abuse suits could see Church pay over $4 billion as 15 US states revise laws that address past child sexual abuse by clergy

There has been a flurry of reports -- potentially over 5,000 -- as a result of the new laws and they could cost the Catholic Church a whopping $4 billion.

Texas teacher who was fired after asking Trump to remove 'illegal students from Mexico' has got her job back
Texas teacher who was fired after asking Trump to remove 'illegal students from Mexico' has got her job back

A Fort Worth English teacher who was fired after tweeting President Donald Trump and asking him to crack down on immigration at Carter-Riverside High School won her appeal.

Melania Trump booed by high school students while addressing youth opioid summit in Baltimore
Melania Trump booed by high school students while addressing youth opioid summit in Baltimore

First Lady Melania Trump, 39, was booed by a raucous crowd as she made a speech at the youth summit in Baltimore.

Consumer laws are not doing enough to protect rights of prisoners in US,  says report
Consumer laws are not doing enough to protect rights of prisoners in US, says report

From denying behind-bar customers the basic care as sellers to the retail companies avoiding regulations to fleece customers in jails, there are many problems to be addressed, says the report by Prison Policy Initiative volunteer Stephen Raher

Melania Trump's Boston hospital visit sparks protests from medical professionals: 'We really do care, do you?'
Melania Trump's Boston hospital visit sparks protests from medical professionals: 'We really do care, do you?'

The protesters included doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who raised their concerns about how the first lady's visit will appear to their immigrant patients.

RFK's granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, died of accidental drug overdose, officials say
RFK's granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, died of accidental drug overdose, officials say

The 22-year-old who was attending Boston College had a mixture of drugs and alcohol in her system when she died on August 1

Baby with deadly heart tumor wakes up from coma to smile at father giving family hope as they raise money for surgery
Baby with deadly heart tumor wakes up from coma to smile at father giving family hope as they raise money for surgery

Michael's parents Emma and Stuart Labuschagne said he stopped breathing after suffering a cardiac arrest on March 16 and was put in a medically induced coma

Sanitary brand Always removes female Venus symbol from packaging to become more inclusive, stirs controversy
Sanitary brand Always removes female Venus symbol from packaging to become more inclusive, stirs controversy

The decision came after transgender customer Ben Saunders raised a question about the existing symbol on the products, which they feel excludes transgender and non-binary customers

Michelle Obama would be the Democratic frontrunner for 2020 battle if she joins race, says poll
Michelle Obama would be the Democratic frontrunner for 2020 battle if she joins race, says poll

The former first lady will take a fair lead over the current frontrunners -- Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders -- if she enters the fray in the first primary, to be held in February next year, suggests a survey. Michelle, however, hasn't shown interest.

College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy
College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy

College student Alexa Jordan had a seriously traumatizing experience with airline staff in May 2016 when she went into anaphylactic shock while flying home to Chicago after her first year at Harvard.

Age of Extinction: Another North Atlantic right whale dies raising 2019 toll to 10 for a species with just 400 left
Age of Extinction: Another North Atlantic right whale dies raising 2019 toll to 10 for a species with just 400 left

Snake Eyes, a North Atlantic right whale, was found dead off Long Island last week. So far, there have been 30 deaths, 10 of those this year alone, largely due to fishing gear entanglements or ship strikes

Tom Brady says he has a 'lot of personal feelings' about Antonio Brown's New England Patriots exit following rape allegations
Tom Brady says he has a 'lot of personal feelings' about Antonio Brown's New England Patriots exit following rape allegations

The 31-year-old NFL player is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted his trainer Britney Taylor twice in 2017 and then raped her in May 2018

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