July, 04 2022

⚖️ Mitt Romney Comments on the State of America

In a 4th of July column in The Atlantic, Republican Senator from Utah and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote that the return of Trump to office would continue to breed the culture of \"denial, deceit and distrust,\" that his turn in office established and that America deserves a president who can unite the public behind the truth.

🍿 David Alan Grier Shares the \"New Klan\"

Actor David Alan Grier shared a photo of the extremist group Patriot Front on Twitter, captioning it saying that the picture showed the \"new Klan.\"

⚡️ U.S. Officials Investigation Into Death of Al-Jazeera Journalist Concludes

U.S. officials concluded that the gunfire that killed Al-Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh while she was reporting in the West Bank came from Israeli positions, but there wasn't enough evidence to conclude that she was deliberately targeted.

⚖️ Shooting at 4th of July Parade

A 4th of July parade was interrupted by a mass shooting, killing multiple people in Highland Park, Illinois.

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⚖️ State of Emergency Imposed in Akron

The city of Akron, Ohio, is imposing a curfew and canceling fireworks in the wake of protests over the death of Jayland Walker during a traffic stop.

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🍿 Baby on the Way

Singers Big Sean and Jhené Aiko announced today that they are expecting their first child together. The pair have been together since 2016.

🍿 Nathan's Has a New Champ

Joey Chestnut is the champion of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest once again. Chestnut munched his way to victory with 63 hot dogs and buns while on crutches and despite putting a protestor who jumped onstage in a chokehold.

💻 Tik Tok's Project Texas Gets Serious

Tik Tok penned a letter to Republican Senators reassuring them that their efforts to protect user privacy data by using Oracle servers housed in Texas will improve security for American users.

🍿 Griner Pens an Open Letter

WNBA star Brittney Griner penned an open letter to Biden, asking him to commit to helping free her from Russia instead of forgetting her.

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💻 Tesla Deliveries Downturn

Following the shutdown of one of their key factories in China, Tesla's EV delivers fell about 18% in their second quarter.

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🍿 Shine Bright like a Billion

Singer and entrepreneur Rihanna, valued at $1.4 billion, is now the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world.

⚖️ Patriot Front Marches in Boston

About 100 members of the white extremist group Patriot Front marched through downtown Boston today in a blatant display of force. In response, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu tweeted, \"The disgusting hate of white supremacists has no place here. [Especially] when so many of our rights are under attack, we will not normalize intimidation by bigots.\"

⚖️ Newsom in Florida

California Governor Gavin Newson has begun airing ads in Florida, encouraging Florida residents to move to California and targeting Florida Ron DeSantis's legislative push to turn the state more conservative.

💻 Is Web3 Gaming Here to Stay?

The first \"NFT console,\" named Polium One, will hit shelves in 2024 from the Web 3 company, Polium. The console will allow users to play Web 3-built games and is available for pre-order with Ethereum.

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Richard Liu settled a sexual misconduct case, which was meant to go to civil trial today in Minneapolis. The JD.com tycoon was accused of assaulting Liu Jingyao, a former University of Minnesota student, in 2018. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed by either party.
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Richard Liu Case Settles

Richard Liu settled a sexual misconduct case, which was meant to go to civil trial today in Minneapolis. The JD.com tycoon was accused of assaulting Liu Jingyao, a former University of Minnesota student, in 2018. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed by either party.
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China's MeToo movement

  • Richard Liu Qiangdong is the founder of the e-commerce company JD.com.
  • Liu Jingyao accused him of assaulting her in her apartment in 2018.
  • The case was a notable part of China's #MeToo reckoning; for some, the settlement is seen as an admission of guilt.
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Last minute twist

  • The case against Liu featured a series of video/audio clips from the night of the incident, which provided evidence that he pressured her to drink excessively and forced himself on her.
  • The switch to a last-minute-settlement shocked many.
  • The case has been closely followed in China because it was filed in a U.S. court, which gave the Chinese public unprecedented access to videos and press coverage.
  • Liu has remained in the public eye in China.
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Yates Wraps Up Investigation

October 3, 2022
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The context
The former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, on behalf of the US Soccer Federation, conducted an independent investigation into the systemic abuse and misconduct in women's professional soccer. The report, released today, shows that the National Women's Soccer League and USSF failed to provide a safe environment for players.
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Monday, October 3, 2022

Yates Wraps Up Investigation

The former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, on behalf of the US Soccer Federation, conducted an independent investigation into the systemic abuse and misconduct in women's professional soccer. The report, released today, shows that the National Women's Soccer League and USSF failed to provide a safe environment for players.
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Systemic failure

  • The report was based on over 200 interviews with current and former coaches, staffers, and players.
  • The conclusion of the investigation found systemic abuse and misconduct within women's soccer, including rampant sexual misconduct and the use of abusive language toward players.
  • The investigation concluded that there were no protections in place for players. Teams prioritized coaches over player safety and well-being.
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Conclusion

  • The report opens by revealing an undisclosed revelation that Chisty Holly, a manager of the Racing Louisville team until 2021, sexually abused a player, identified as Erin Simon. He would inappropriately touch Simon "for every pass" she made a mistake on.
  • The investigation was triggered by a report published by The Athletic in 2021, which revealed that former Portland Thorns manager Paul Riley told two players to kiss each other to get their team out of doing conditioning.
  • The Chicago Red Stars, the Portland Thorns, and Racing Louisville did not fully cooperate with the investigation, blocking access to relevant documents and tampering with witness testimony.
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The context
The trial of five leaders of the right-wing extremist group, the Oath Keepers, began today. The trial is the highest profile Jan 6th case because the defendants, led by Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs, helped organize the Capitol riot.
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Monday, October 3, 2022

Oath Keepers Trial Begins

The trial of five leaders of the right-wing extremist group, the Oath Keepers, began today. The trial is the highest profile Jan 6th case because the defendants, led by Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs, helped organize the Capitol riot.
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Their turn on trial

  • Prosecutors opened the trial today, arguing that the leaders of the Oath Keepers organized teams from across the country to descend on Washington D.C. before the riot.
  • The leaders' defense team is expected to argue that the Oath Keepers acted lawfully.
  • The trial finally began today after months of efforts by the defense team to try and move the trial out of D.C. on the basis that the jury would be overwhelmingly liberal, which was rejected by the presiding judge.
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Opening statements

  • The five members on trial pleaded not guilty to charges of seditious conspiracy.
  • The prosecutors opened the trial by establishing the presence of the defendants at the riots using iPhone footage of the attack on the Capitol building, and by accusing the defendants of preparing to do anything necessary to prevent the transfer of presidential power.
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