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Amazon's Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus have a completely new design, plus other hands-on impressions
Amazon's tablet lineup is known for being impressively affordable and providing access to Amazon's long list of products and services. But the downside is that the company has cut corners to keep costs low, which has affected design and performance.
What, exactly, is Lindsey Graham talking about?
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is a good talker.
Gutfeld on conflating protesters with rioters
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is blurring the lines between protesters and looters.
Former Oakland A's Bruce Maxwell calls out MLB for late response to George Floyd's death: 'It doesn't shock me'
Former Oakland Athletics catcher Burce Maxwell slammed Major League Baseball on Wednesday for its delayed response to the police-involved death of George Floyd.
Names of people injured or killed by police trend on Twitter
Justin Howell. Sean Monterrosa. Jamel Floyd.
Maimonides hospital staff walk out in solidarity with George Floyd
Around 300 healthcare workers at Maimonides Medical Center walked out of the Brooklyn hospital Thursday in a show of solidarity with George Floyd and to protest police brutality. The hospital’s leadership and workers knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the length of time that prosecutors believe Floyd was pinned to the ground as...
Trump ignores calls for police reforms
Since taking office, President Trump has largely opposed or undermined the kind of police reforms that protesters around the country are demanding in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.
Trump restored ‘law and order’ in Washington after Mayor Muriel Bowser failed: White House
The White House returned fire on Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday, saying her lack of “leadership” forced President Trump to order a massive federal deployment to pacify anti-police brutality protests. Bowser earlier said she did not invite thousands of National Guard members from other states and wants them to leave, then mocked Trump...
Alex Berenson's coronavirus booklet hits Amazon after Elon Musk, others call out online retailer for 'censorship'
Amazon is selling former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson’s booklet on coronavirus after initially claiming it didn’t meet the online retailer’s guidelines – as help rolled in from the likes of Glenn Greenwald and Elon Musk, who considered the move blatant censorship.
Buccaneers' Bruce Arians on Tom Brady's leadership: 'When he talks, they listen'
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians hasn’t seen Tom Brady in action during practice on a football field yet, but he’s already impressed with how the legendary quarterback is showing leadership.
Florida State's Marvin Wilson is 'moving forward' after disputing coach Mike Norvell's claim he spoke to every player
Florida State defensive lineman Marvin Wilson is ready to move forward after previously threatening not to take part in team practices because of coach Mike Norvell’s earlier claims that he had a “back and forth” with each player on his team following the death of George Floyd.
A major study on Covid-19 and hydroxychloroquine has been retracted
Gloved hands holding up hydroxychloroquine, which so far has no evidence of effectiveness against Covid-19. | John Phillips/Getty Images There’s little evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients, but there were problems with the study suggesting it’s actively deadly. The Lancet, one of the world’s leading journals in medical science, has retracted a paper finding that the malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, touted by President Trump as Covid-19 treatments, increase mortality in patients. To be clear, there is, as of this writing, little evidence that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective treatments for Covid-19, in spite of their popularity as an “alternative remedy” that even Trump himself says he has taken as a prophylactic. Research on the topic is ongoing; on Wednesday, a major randomized controlled trial of hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 prevention drug found no benefits. But three of the Lancet paper’s four authors, Mandeep Mehra, Frank Ruschitzka, and Amit Patel, of Harvard Medical School, the University of Zurich, and the University of Utah respectively, said in their retraction statement that they “can no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources.” As Vox’s Kelsey Piper reported, scientists began expressing skepticism about the paper soon after its release. The paper did not find a relationship between the dose of the drug given and the mortality rate in patients, which is inconsistent with what we know about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine deaths in other contexts. And the paper reported more deaths in Australian hospitals than the Australian government did, according to the Guardian. Subsequent reporting revealed much deeper problems with the data source that Mehra et al used. They relied on a US company called Surgisphere, a secretive firm that a Guardian investigation revealed to be, at the very least, suspicious in nature. Many of its 11 employees (per its CEO) appeared to lack any scientific background; one was a science fiction author and fantasy artist, and another an “adult model and events hostess.” “Until Monday, the ‘get in touch’ link on Surgisphere’s homepage redirected to a WordPress template for a cryptocurrency website, raising questions about how hospitals could easily contact the company to join its database,” the Guardian’s Melissa Davey, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, and Sarah Boseley wrote. One of the few employees who does have a scientific background is chief executive Sapan Desai, who co-authored the Lancet paper; his name was conspicuously absent from the retraction notice, which detailed that Surgisphere was not complying with requests from the journal to examine their data in more detail. Desai told the Guardian that Surgisphere works by compiling data from hospitals that has been anonymized by the hospitals before being fed into the database, for patient privacy. But per the Guardian’s Davey, “not one major Australian hospital spoken to by Guardian Australia had heard of Surgisphere or the database,” and “doctors from hospitals around the world scoffed at the idea that staff would have time to de-identify patient data and contribute to a US database in the middle of a pandemic.” The Lancet is not alone in distancing itself from Surgisphere data. Another paper coauthored by Mehra, Patel, and Desai was retracted from the New England Journal of Medicine because the authors were “unable to validate the primary data sources” — which is to say, the Surgisphere data it relied upon. The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation where the pressure to contribute to scientific knowledge about the disease is immense and, with more than 100,000 new cases being diagnosed every day, time is of the essence. That creates incentives to try out new data sources that allow researchers to do statistical analysis right now, without conducting new trials. But this pressure also runs the risk of incentivizing low-quality data sources and even outright frauds. We don’t know for sure what Surgisphere’s data is yet, but it’s unlikely to be the last firm to face accusations like this. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
White Defendant Allegedly Used Racial Slur After Killing Ahmaud Arbery
William Bryan told investigators that Travis McMichael uttered "f****** n*****" after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said in court on Thursday.
Look out for the Strawberry Moon on Friday: Here's what it is and how to see it
Keep your eyes to the sky this weekend to catch a glimpse of the Strawberry Moon, which will appear on Friday.
Police tactics scrutinized following death of George Floyd
Since George Floyd's death, multiple police departments have launched investigations into other controversial arrests. CNN's Ryan Young reports.
Iran frees American, U.S. lets dual citizen visit Iran in deal
A U.S. Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to visit Iran, his lawyer and a U.S. official said.
De Blasio’s Geneva Convention ‘violation’ and other commentary
Iconoclast: De Blasio’s Geneva Convention ‘Violation’ Mayor Bill de Blasio performed a valuable service by touting John Lennon’s “Imagine” amid these “horrifying and divisive” times, Matthew Walther at The Week sarcastically suggests — because he reminded us that it’s “the worst song ever recorded.” Indeed, its lyrics “insult the intelligence with such ferocity” that singing...
St. Paul chief calls George Floyd death a 'pivotal moment in policing in America'
St. Paul, Minn. police chief Todd Axtell told Fox News' "Your World" Thursday that the death of George Floyd and the ensuing unrest have brought about a "pivotal moment in policing in America."
Several Senate Dems kneel during George Floyd moment of silence
Five Senate Democrats took a knee as the chamber's minority caucus gathered in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Thursday to share in an eight-minute moment of silence for George Floyd.
The only pieces of kitchen equipment you actually need
From knives and spoons to the right cutting boards and bowls, this is a list of kitchen equipment that's necessary to cook efficiently in the kitchen.
George Floyd unrest: Hundreds of active-duty soldiers sent home from DC area as National Guard troops arrive
About 700 paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne are being sent back to Fort Bragg on Thursday, a senior Defense official told Fox News, after they were initially part of a group of 1,600 active-duty troops who were being sent to bases outside of Washington D.C., following recent civil unrest.
Judge denies release of NYC protesters whose arraignments are overdue
A Manhattan judge has denied the release of protesters, whose arraignments are overdue, as the city is experiencing “a crisis within a crisis” during protests and the coronavirus pandemic. The Legal Aid Society filed a petition Tuesday seeking the release of all defendants who had been arrested and were awaiting arraignment longer than 24 hours,...
Review: How to make real change: '2040' battles climate crisis with hope and facts
"2040" writer-director Damon Gameau details a positive path for battling climate change, utilizing only solutions that are presently available.
German finance minister on what he's learned from pandemic
In an exclusive interview, Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz discusses how Germany's economic stimulus package is designed to help the country recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
Two coronavirus studies retracted after questions emerge about data
Two influential medical journals retracted separate coronavirus studies Thursday over concerns about the data used in both studies -- data that came from the same international registry. The authors of the studies, one published in The Lancet and another in The New England Journal of Medicine, requested the studies be retracted because independent auditors weren't able to access all the information needed to verify the data.
Coronavirus studies retracted over questions about data
Two influential medical journals retracted separate coronavirus studies Thursday over concerns about the data used in both studies -- data that came from the same international registry.
Porn star says she was taken off United flight for speech on George Floyd protests
An Australian porn star says she was escorted off a United Airlines flight for making an unsolicited speech about the death of George Floyd. Blonde bombshell Elle Knox, 28 — who has appeared in flicks such as “Bra Busting Lesbians” — was flying from Houston to San Francisco Tuesday when she rose to her feet...
Iran Frees U.S. Navy Veteran Michael White Who Was Detained For Nearly Two Years
White was initially taken into custody in July 2018 while visiting a woman he had met online. He was convicted of insulting Iran's supreme leader and posting private information on social media.
UFC adds Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki to June 20 lineup
The UFC has added a fight between Austin Hubbard and Joe Solecki for its upcoming event on June 20, expected to take place in Las Vegas.        Related StoriesUFC 250 cornerman tests positive for COVID-19, fighter removed from cardChase Hooper embracing quirky side of MMA: 'This is a ridiculous job, and I can't take it too seriously'Ian Heinisch out of UFC 250, Gerald Meerschaert vs. Anthony Ivy in the works
Jamal Adams to Drew Brees, Jake Fromm: ‘Save the bulls–t ass apologies’
Jamal Adams doesn’t want to hear excuses or apologies. Not from Drew Brees, Jake Fromm or anyone else making racially insensitive remarks. The Jets’ All-Pro safety spoke out on Twitter, by quote-tweeting Fromm’s apology and writing: “You and Drew aren’t really sorry. Save the bulls–t ass apologies. The truth just came out, and you two...
An Officer Suggested George Floyd Had “Excited Delirium.” Experts Say That’s Not A Real Thing.
The controversial diagnosis may become a pillar of Derek Chauvin’s defense.
How the coronavirus will change your next dentist appointment
Dentists are taking a lot more precautions related to the coronavirus as patients come back for routine cleanings. Here's what will be different.
Howard Kurtz says fury of NY Times writers at Cotton op-ed 'strikes me ... almost as anti-journalism'
"MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz praised The New York Times in a rare moment Thursday for publishing an op-ed in which Republican Sen. Tom Cotton called on the military to quell violent uprisings over George Floyd's death, drawing outrage from many of the paper's own reporters.
Authors retract study that raised concern about drug for COVID-19
After the research came out, some nations banned the drug's use for coronavirus or suspended clinical trials.
California Man Fatally Shot by Police Amid Floyd Protests Was Kneeling and Had a Hammer Not Gun: Chief
Sean Monterrosa, 22, was suspected of stealing from a pharmacy in the San Francisco Bay Area amid national protests
Arnold Schwarzenegger remembers gruesome injury while filming 'Total Recall'
Arnold Schwarzenegger is opening up about a nasty injury he sustained while filming the 1990 film “Total Recall.”
K-pop fans are taking over 'White Lives Matter' and other anti-Black hashtags with memes and fancams of their favorite stars
In the wake of George Floyd's death, K-pop fans haven't been using their power to rack up view counts on BTS' or Blackpink's music videos, but rather, to rally around the Black Lives Matter movement and drown out the voices of those against it.
K-pop fans drown out anti-black hashtags with memes and videos
If there's one rule on social media that people can agree on, it's this: Don't cross K-pop stans. With tens of thousands of K-pop fan accounts posting over six billion tweets last year, they have become one of the strongest forces on social media.
Grassley holds up key Trump nominations, demands White House explain inspector general firings
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced on Thursday he will hold up President Trump's nomination to lead the National Counterterrorism Center until the White House explains the recent firings of the Intelligence Community and State Department inspectors general.
Barr defends use of force at White House protest
Attorney General William Barr defended the use of force on peaceful protesters outside the White House, saying that difficulties with relocating authorities earlier in the day had forced the clash.
Tacoma man died 'due to physical restraint' while in police custody, medical examiner says
The death of a man while in the custody of police in Tacoma, Washington, earlier this year was "due to physical restraint," according to a county medical examiner.
House resolution lumps ‘broken windows’ with police brutality
A resolution introduced by House Democrats — and supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and many other members of New York’s congressional delegation — links “broken windows” enforcement against low-level crimes with police brutality. The broken windows policy, famously enforced by the NYPD, is credited by many with helping dramatically slash the crime rate in New...
Torii Hunter got odd request from cop who put gun in his back
Right after police realized who Torii Hunter was — and that he had not, in fact, broken into his own house — one cop who had put a gun in his back had the gall to ask him for tickets, according to the retired outfielder. As part of The Athletic’s conversation about race, baseball and...
Case against Georgia men charged in Ahmaud Arbery shooting moving forward
The murder cases against three white Georgia men charged in the shooting death of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery can move forward, a judge ruled Thursday. Glynn County Chief Magistrate Judge Wallace Harrell moved the cases against George McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan on to superior court for trial following...
'No Justice In France, Either': French Protest Police Killings In U.S. And At Home
Demonstrators this week said they were rallying for "our brother" in the U.S. as well as Adama Traoré, who died in police custody in 2016.
George Floyd, Coronavirus, How to Hug: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Top Republican will block Trump nominees until administration explains watchdog firings
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Thursday he will block two of President Donald Trump's nominees from moving forward in the confirmation process until the administration provides "adequate reasons" for firing the inspectors general of the intelligence community and State Department.