July, 25 2022

⚡️ Active Shooter Reported at Dallas Love Field Airport

Police have responded to reports of an active shooter at Dallas Love Field Airport. The airport had put a ground stop in place.

🍿 A Tale of Two Billionaires

Elon Musk allegedly had an affair with Sergey Brin's (co-founder of Google) wife.

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⚡️ Woman Apprehended

The shooter at Dallas Love Field Airport has been identified as a 37-year-old woman who fired at the ceiling near a ticket counter earlier this morning. She was shot by police and taken into custody.

⚖️ Joe Manchin Tests Positive

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced today that he tested positive for Covid-19. He said he is experiencing mild symptoms but will continue working through them.

🍿 Joni Mitchell Is Back on Stage

Joni Mitchell performed at the Newport Folk Festival in a surprise performance on Sunday night. It was the first time she's performed since having a brain aneurysm in 2015 and her first full set in 20 years.

⚖️ Emmett Till's Birthday

The young boy whose brutal murder in 1955 catalyzed the Civil Rights Movement, Emmett Till, would have turned 81 today. The trailer for a biopic that follows his mother's fight for justice was released today on his birthday. The film stars Danielle Deadwyler.

🍿 David Warner Passes Away

David Warner, famous for playing villains in \"Tron\" and \"Time After Time,\" passed away at 80.

🍿 Looking Forward to Weekends with Adele

Adele announced that her Las Vegas residency has been rescheduled at long last. She canceled the show just 24 hours before the residency was scheduled to start due to production issues and half of her staff getting Covid-19. But now, she will take the stage from November 18 to March 23.

💻 Meta is Out of Tune

Meta is taking down its one-year-old app for couples, Tuned. Tuned was an app designed to let couples interact with a Spotify integration as well as specialized notes, messages, and challenges.

💻 Partners with All the Chips

Intel has struck a deal with Taiwan-based MediaTek. MediaTek will use Intel's Foundry Service to produce chips in an ongoing strategic partnership.

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💻 T-Mobile's Massive Settlement

T-Mobile agreed to a $350 million settlement with victims of a 2021 cyber attack where about 76.6 million users' data like data names, dates of birth, and even Social Security numbers were stolen from T-Mobile.

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🍿 RIP Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino passed away at the age of 83. The actor is beloved for portraying the sensitive gangster Paulie Cicero in \"Goodfellas.\"

⚖️ Hulu Versus Democrats

Hulu refused to run ads submitted by Democrats running in midterm elections that contained subjects like abortions, climate change, and gun safety. Hulu has not provided any reasoning for the decision.

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⚖️ Monkeypox May Be a National Emergency

Over the weekend, The World Health Organization declared the worsening Monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The White House is expected to respond as global cases surpassed 16,500 in 74 countries.

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🍿 TBS Cancels Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

After seven seasons on the network, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will not be returning to TBS. The talk show was the only late-night show hosted by a woman on the air.

⚖️ Marc Short Speaks

According to sources at ABC, the former chief-of-staff to Mike Pence testified before the January 6th committee last week.

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Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

New Autopsy Results Released

Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Finally amended

  • McClain was just 23-year-old when he was killed.
  • When the Aurora, Colorado police department did an investigation in 2019, it found no policy violations but an independent investigation ruled that the officers had no basis to use any sort of force on McClain.
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The context
An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

Yet Another Special Master Hiccup

An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Too much for one master

  • Judge Raymond Dearie has proposed that former Magistrate Judge James Orenstein help him complete the review of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.
  • Dearie also gave Trump's legal team until September 30th to back up their claim that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago with an itemized list of documents they believe were planted.
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Can go criminal

  • A federal appeals court ruled that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and they can use them in a criminal investigation into Trump.
  • The ruling repeals an earlier ruling by Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon.
  • Trump nominated two of the three 11th Circuit judges that ruled on the DOJ appeal.
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Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
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Real time access

  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to grant Police access to private surveillance cameras.
  • Police can access the feeds in real-time without the owner's consent.
  • The department won't have constant access but will be able to tap into the feeds.
  • SF Mayor London Breed said the measure is necessary to curb rising crime.
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Privacy concerns

  • The vote was split 7-4 and shocked many residents of the predominately liberal city with the ruling.
  • Advocates for the measure said that it was high time that the relaxed board passed measures to help curb crime.
  • The pilot program will run for 15 months before the supervisors vote again on whether to extend or end the program.
  • Police can access cameras for up to 24 hours if a captain signs off that the surveillance is being used for an investigation or in the case of emergencies where lives are at stake.
  • The ACLU opposed the program because it violates the privacy of private citizens who own security cameras.
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