New York Times demotes editor who sparked fury

Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor for The New York Times, has been demoted after a pair of incidents in which he ignited controversy on Twitter, the newspaper said Tuesday.
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LeBron James responds to Trump's protest criticism
The president branded NBA stars who kneel during the national anthem "disgraceful."
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Trump campaign draws Facebook, Twitter pushback over coronavirus video
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Olympic rings in Tokyo Bay removed for 'maintenance'
The five Olympic rings floating on a barge in Tokyo Bay were towed away Thursday for what is being called “maintenance," but officials say the iconic Olympic symbol will return to greet next year's Games.
NBCUniversal begins layoffs, cuts expected to be kept under 10%
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Trump to sign order in Ohio requiring government to buy 'essential' drugs from U.S. companies
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U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits
As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost for the U.S. economy.
Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'
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As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk
Congress still doesn't have a widespread testing program for the coronavirus illness. And they were reminded of that risk when three members tested positive in one week.
Could it happen here? US ports are safer than Beirut, but dangerous cargoes present constant risk — no matter the location
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The story of how Manhattan Project workers tried to stop the atomic bombs 75 years ago
Manhattan Project scientists sent petitions to the president to stop the atomic bombs, but they were never delivered.
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Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play.
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Grandmother sues after she was arrested at Disney with CBD oil in her purse
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California hotel near Disneyland is site of massive brawl involving adults and youths, police say
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State Department inspector general resigns after predecessor’s ouster
The State Department’s acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. Stephen Akard announced his resignation just two days after Democrats issued subpoenas for several of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s top aides to answer questions about the shakeup in the watchdog’s office....
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China Sentences Canadian to Death on Drugs Charges
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Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of atomic attack
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Jake Paul has propelled to fame as a brash social media villain. And he loves it
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J.A. Happ gives multiple reasons for his latest Yankees’ flop
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People are renting or buying second homes for office space amid coronavirus pandemic
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Washington Post issues major correction after botching Trump-Twitter post
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MLB tightens health and safety protocols following Covid-19 outbreaks
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