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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs executive order banning local school districts from requiring students to wear masks, shortly after CDC issued guidance recommending all students and teachers to wear face coverings, DeSantis said there will be no lockdowns, no school closures and no restrictions or mandates in the state of Florida

Wildlife agencies rebrand the invasive Asian carp because it casts Asian culture and people in a negative light, recently the invasive Gypsy Moth got a woke rebrand because its name is considered an ethnic slur

Lorraine Graves gets arrested after she comments on Tulsa Police Department's Facebook post listing her as the force’s Weekly Most Wanted for Accessory to Murder, asking "where’s the reward money at?”, enabling the Oklahoma police to track her down

Texas cyclist carrying a concealed weapon, shoots driver who deliberately crashed into his riding partner, police say he was justified in pulling the trigger as he feared for his life and was trying to defend himself, carrying a concealed weapon in Texas will no longer require a license from 1 September

Ladislas Kenderesi is facing mutiny charges from the Canadian military for giving a speech at an anti-mask rally in Toronto, he asked his fellow military members to not take the unlawful order to distribute the covid-19 vaccine and protect the citizens from foreign and domestic threats, mutiny charges haven not been laid in Canada in over 80 years

Over 120 retired US generals sign open letter warning country is in deep peril from full-blown assault on its constitutional rights, outlining threats to its survival in conflict between supporters of socialism and Marxism and supporters of constitutional freedom and liberty

Hollywood elite school Harvard-Westlake introduces Diversity, Equality and Inclusion programme where children are being groomed in wokeness and which teaches students they are racists and oppressors because they are white, with one mother saying she would rather be called a murderer in Hollywood than a racist

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors buys a $1.4 million home in an upscale mostly white enclave in Los Angeles, residents of Topanga Canyon are 88% white and 1.8% black, Cullors founded BLM with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013 and assumed leadership of the Black Lives Matter Global Network in the summer of 2020, BLM brought in $90 million in donations last year

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issues executive order banning government-issued vaccine passports statewide, saying vaccinations against Covid-19 cannot be government-mandated and state residents’ choice to not receive one should not prevent them from going about their lives

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa fatally shoots ten people at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, officers arrive within minutes and shoot the suspect in the leg, no motive for the shooting has been publicly released

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issues order forbidding local authorities penalizing residents not wearing masks and removing restrictions on businesses in counties without a high number of hospitalizations as of March 10

Texas Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez and three women arrested on 150 counts of voter fraud in the 2018 Medina County Primary Election, involves allegations of vote harvesting at assisted living centers, Ramirez was elected justice of the peace in 2018 and was suspended after his arrest

US House of Representatives passes USD 1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, including a new metro station near Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district and a minimum-wage increase from USD 7.25 to USD 15, with only 9% going toward fighting the virus according to Republicans

While Florida ensured restaurants been able to operate at minimum half-capacity and businesses haven't been fined for defying Covid-19 orders they have yielded very similar development in number of infections and deaths as California, which has implemented stringent rules including lockdowns

Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial on charge of inciting storming of the Capitol, as a majority of senators found him guilty in a 57-43 vote, ten votes short of the supermajority needed for a conviction

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gathers lawmakers for a session aimed to create space for members to talk about their lived experience of the Capitol Hill riot last month, after Ocasio-Cortez claimed she suffered a near death experience although her office was in a building two blocks away

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

Donald Trump issues 73 pardons and 70 sentence commutations as he prepared to leave office, pardons include Steve Bannon while commutations include former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was serving a nearly 30-year sentence on corruption charges

Donald Trump acknowledges Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election while adding he is outraged by individuals who participated in the violence at the US Capitol and that those who broke the law will pay

Unarmed 14-year veteran Ashli Babbitt fatally shot in the chest by police at the Capitol after Trump supporters had stormed the building, Babbitt served four tours with the Air Force

Congress certifies the Electoral College vote early Thursday giving Joe Biden his presidential victory after Vice President Mike Pence had announced he would not overturn the will of voters

Democrats gains majority in the US Senate after two seats up for grabs in runoff elections in Georgia are called for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, giving Democrats narrow control of both chambers of Congress

Head of major US business group urges senior officials to remove President Donald Trump from office after the storming of the US Capitol, the group represents 14,000 companies including Exxon Mobil Corporation, Pfizer Inc and Toyota Motor Corporation

ER nurse in San Diego tests positive for Covid-19 eight days after receiving Pfizer vaccine, Dr. Christian Ramers on US advisory panel for vaccine rollout says it's expected as it takes 10 to 14 days to develop protection and that it’s going to take a long time even with vaccines

An advisor at the University of British Columbia sent a document outlining "yellow privilege", yellow privilege stems from the notion of a model minority making them oppressors and justifying Black racism by blaming the victims, East Asians are also oppressed, since they choose to be inactive in politics to keep their status as a model minority

Texas GOP chairman Allen West suggests law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution, following US Supreme Court turning down his state's lawsuit seeking to overturn election results in four other states

Ghislaine Maxwell proposes paying 30 million USD in bail to leave jail, most of the money to be paid by businessman Scott Borgerson who is now for the first time revealed as her husband

Supreme Court rejects legal case from Texas and 17 other states to nullify votes in four swing states, says states lacks standing to challenge election procedures in other states

Pentagon considers ending logistical support for CIA which historically has been key factor in the spy agency oversees operations, related to shift of focus away from Middle East and toward Russia and China

Elon Musk moves from California which he says take innovators for granted and stunts growth with excessive regulation, relocates to Texas where SpaceX has spaceport in Boca Chica and Tesla is building new factory in Austin area

18 states demand that US Supreme Court suspend election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as these states unconstitutionally changed election laws

Donald Trump is discussing starting a conservative social media company to rival Twitter and a cable network to rival Fox News as well as an immediate White House bid for 2024

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended free speech but added that it was “not without limits” and should not “arbitrarily and needlessly hurt” certain communities in response to a question about the right to show caricatures deemed blasphemous

Two years after the sale of cannabis was legalized, use by teenagers age 15 to 17 has been cut in half, about six per cent of Canadians report they consume cannabis on a daily basis, a number that's remained unchanged from before legalization

Firearm sales in the U.S. are surging, first-time buyers has skyrocketed this year and account for about 40% of sales, this includes many women, minorities and politically liberal buyers who once would not have considered gun ownership

20 minutes into the first presidential debate Google Trends showed a substantial rise in the search "how to move to New Zealand", by the end of the debate it had hit 100 indicating peak popularity

President Trump says next week he will nominate a woman to sit on the US Supreme Court, following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, prompting his supporters to chant Fill that seat

At least 15 phones were wiped by top members of Mueller's investigative team before they could be reviewed, Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General had opened an investigation into possible bias in the origins of the Russia Investigation and asked for the phones to be handed over

Six Minnesota Democratic mayors endorse President Trump after writing letter stating that Joe Biden hasn't done anything to help working-class people and that hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here have been abandoned by radical Democrats

Patriot Prayer supporter Aaron "Jay" Danielson fatally shot late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, after large caravan of President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter rioters clash in downtown streets, police investigating man who allegedly identifies as 100% Antifa

Chief Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker said in May autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting George Floyd died of asphyxiation, that Floyd had a potentially fatal level of fentanyl and if he had been found anywhere else Baker would conclude it was an overdose death

Joe Biden formally nominated for president at the Democratic Party's largely virtual national convention, vowing his election would repair a pandemic-battered America and put an end to the chaos that has defined President Trump’s administration

Donald Trump announces plan to grant a posthumous pardon to women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, who was charged with voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election, the president made the announcement while signing a proclamation marking the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women with the right to vote

President Trump will sign executive order deferring payroll tax until end of the year if Democrats continue holding relief hostage by linking it to radical left-wing policies unrelated to effects of Covid-19, he would also extend enhanced unemployment benefits, defer student loan payments and forgive interest

Joe Biden says unlike the African American community the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, during interview aired at the NAHJ and NABJ convention, sparking controversy across social media

Andrew Cuomo has begged New York’s wealthy to return from their second homes and help it recover from the coronvavirus outbreak, lawmakers have proposed a wealth tax targeting the city's 100 billionaires to help fill a USD 30 billion budget shortfall, Mr Cuomo has said he would not support greater taxes on the ultra-wealthy as he fears they will leave for good if their taxes go up, “A single per cent of New York’s population pays half of the state’s taxes, and they’re the most mobile people on the globe.”

President Trumps suggests delaying November presidential election is a better way to deal with Covid-19 pandemic than mail-in ballots suggested by the Democrats, which he warns would result in most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history

Brian Kidder makes two attempts to make a citizen's arrests on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, both attempts are stopped by attending officers, Kidder, a member of the Canadian Revolution, who in part are members of the larger anti-government element the Canadian Patriot movement

Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity face allegations of sexual harassment by former Fox News contributor Cathy Areu who alleges they tried to get her to go to their hotel rooms in 2018 and 2019 respectively, Fox says a comprehensive, independent investigation found all of Areu's claims were false, patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit

Son of US District Judge Esther Salas killed and her husband injured when lone gunman in a FedEx uniform knocks on the door to their home and fires when it's opened, Salas herself was unharmed

Despite reports Kanye West suspended his presidential bid Oklahoma State Election Board tweets he has qualified to be on the ballot and West files a Statement of Candidacy document with the Federal Election Commission seemingly confirming he is moving forward with his 2020 bid

Kanye West drops his 2020 presidential bid less than two weeks after his tweet confirming his decision to run in November, had already hired staff to help him secure signatures in Florida and South Carolina to get him on the ballot

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) suggests the staggering increase in shootings and violent crimes in New York City is caused by struggling residents forced to shoplift in order to feed their child and when asked what defunding the police looks like says "it looks like a suburb"

24-year-old mother Jessica Doty Whitaker shot dead by Black Lives Matter thugs in Indianapolis for allegedly saying All Lives Matter, event fully ignored by mainstream media

President Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence days before his more than three years prison term set to begin, White House says Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated to undermine the Trump Presidency

City of Seattle held racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on undoing their own whiteness in order to be held accountable by people of color, and to give up the land and their guaranteed physical safety to be an accomplice for racial justice

Aynd Rand Institute applies for and is granted government loan of up to 1 million USD, says money will be used to save jobs of 35 employees

Trump administration submits notice of withdrawal from WHO to the UN secretary-general and also notifies the congressional lawmakers, removal effective July 2021

Shootings soar 205 percent last two weeks of June over the same period in 2019 after NYPD disbands anti-crime unit of plainclothes cops on June 15, with gunshot injuries skyrocketing from 47 to 157, making it the bloodiest June since 1996

Rapper Kanye West announces 2020 US presidential bid on Twitter on Fourth of July using the hashtag #2020VISION and recieves support from Elon Musk, West said in 2019 he plans to run for president in 2024

Tucker Carlson could be Republican presidential candidate in 2024 according to rumors among party insiders, noted for bluntly criticizing Donald Trump while fiercely defending Trump's ideological platform of anti-immigration nationalism, economic populism and isolationism

Seattle police retake previously abandoned East Precinct after clearing out area known as CHOP, making 13 arrests after Mayor Jenny Durkan declared gathering an unlawful assembly, following four shootings, robberies, assaults, violence and countless property crimes in the area

Woman trespasses and tries to steal swastika flag in Hunter, Oklahoma, owner shoots her and is later arrested

Three Minneapolis council members calling to defund police spend USD 4,500 in taxpayer dollars a day on private security details to provide security normally supplied by Minneapolis Police Department, after allegedly receiving death threats not reported to the police

19-year-old dead and another person injured in shooting inside Seattle's occupied Capitol Hill area, police call occupants a "violent crowd that prevented officers safe access to the victims", after they were surrounded trying to enter the area

At least 10 victims in Uptown Minneapolis shooting near Landmark's Uptown Theatre and several bars and restaurants early Sunday, police advise the public to avoid the area

More than 50 liberal groups warns Joe Biden he could lose black voters’ support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms after his refusal to support defunding the police and his proposal to provide 300 million USD to a federal community policing program

45-year-old Black Lives Matter activist Chris Green in a coma after being hit on the head by a falling Confederate statue during rioting in Portsmouth, Virginia, survived flatlining twice and is in stable condition responding to neurological tests, his wife considers pursuing legal action against the city

Uber Eats waives delivery fees for black-owned restaurants in US and Canada and highlights their business for the duration of 2020, keeps the restaurant fee of up to 30% per order placed

Walmart ends special theft protection for hair and beauty products targeting African-Americans, goods were previously kept in locked glass cases whereas similar products for other ethnicities were kept on open shelves

Philadelphia Police Officer Joseph Bologna suspended for 30 days after being charged with aggravated assault for striking a protester with a collapsable metal baton causing a head wound "including approximately ten staples and approximately ten sutures", the local police union sells t-shirts in support of Bologna

HBO pulls 1939 film Gone With the Wind from library amid racial tensions, the film won a record eight Academy Awards including Hattie McDaniel who became the first black American to win an Oscar, HBO says it will put film back with added historical context

Black Lives Matter protesters declare a Cop Free Zone in area round East Precinct building Seattle police boarded up and abandoned on Monday night following a weekend of protesters throwing glass bottles, rocks and explosives at police

New York lawmakers votes to repeal section of city's Civil Rights Law 50-a preventing disclosure to the public of disciplinary records of police officers and Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign the bill into law, legislature also votes to ban use by police of chokeholds

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey rejects push by veto-proof majority of members of the Minneapolis City Council to abolish city's police force in wake of death of George Floyd, saying he will work toward deep, structural reform and addressing systemic racism in police culture

60-year-old Maryland man arrested and his full name posted on the local police's Twitter account after turning himself in as an earlier police Twitter posting containing his picture went viral with hundreds of sent in tips, the man is accused of grabbing anti-police brutality flyers from three people who were posting them along a bike trail and also pushing his bike toward a man in the group, Police Chief Darryl McSwain applauds the victims for their courage and civic engagement

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) renames street near the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza", muralists paint "Black Lives Matter" in 15-meter-wide yellow letters and add a Washington DC flag at the end closest to the residence, Bowser has criticized the federal government's handling of the city protests and made the change to make it "abundantly clear" the street belonged to the city

President Trump announces US government will designate far-left group Antifa a terrorist organization after blaming the group for riots taking place across the country in response to the death of George Floyd

Widespread looting, violence and destruction including arson fires and attacks on police vehicles prompts nearly a dozen states to deploy National Guard personnel and California to declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles, following the death of George Floyd

US is terminating its relationship with WHO over its handling of Covid-19, President Trump saying it has essentially become a puppet organization of China and that US funding will be redirected to other public health efforts

Police precinct stormed and burned, dozens of other fires and widespread looting during the third day of protests in Minneapolis sparked by 46-year old black man George Floyd dying due to a white police officer keeping a knee on his neck for several minutes, more than 500 national guard soldiers activated and approximately 200 state patrol officers deployed

Joe Biden says on morning talk show popular with black listeners that those having a hard time figuring out whether to support him or President Trump "ain't black"

Donald Trump takes hydroxychloroquine and zinc daily as prophylactic against Covid-19, says he has cleared the treatment with the White House doctor and that he feels fine

Tesla and Alameda County reach deal to allow automaker to reopen its sole US assembly plant in Fremont as early as Monday, county saying it will work with police to verify Tesla is adhering to physical distancing and agreed upon health and safety measures

US entomologists fear that the newly arrived two-inch long Asian giant hornet has the potential to devastate the country's bee populations, the hornet kills up to 50 people a year in Japan

At least 16 people killed in shooting rampage Sunday in Nova Scotia, Canada, a policewoman and the shooter among the dead, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman said to have moved across the northern part of the province and committed what appears to be several homicides

24-year-old Philadelphia man shoots three teenagers in the legs in self-defense on a bus early Thursday, police says man has permit to carry and that they are reviewing whether anyone should face charges

President Trump signs order to impose visa sanctions for countries delaying or denying return of their citizens or residents during Covid-19 pandemic, the White House says it creates unacceptable public health risks for Americans

Boeing 787s need to be turned off and on again every 51 days to avoid pilots being given false data on airspeed and altitude, according to directive from US government

President Trump signs USD 2.2 trillion aid package into law after it is approved by Senate and House of Representatives, the bill aims to help cope with economic downturn inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic that has killed more than 1,500 Americans

Texas appeals court upholds five-year prison sentence for 45-year-old Crystal Mason who illegaly tried to vote in the 2016 presidential election, Mason who has a tax fraud related felony conviction says she was unaware that the state bans persons on supervised release from voting but the court says her ignorance is irrelevant

Two Tennessee brothers donate 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer after Amazon and the state attorney general banned them from reselling, drove 2,100 kilometers across two states in a rented truck to buy the supples, price gouging case involving the brothers under investigation

Florida politician Andrew Gillum found in hotel room with bag of methamphetamine, was too intoxicated to answer questions from police and in company of man who had overdosed, was previously mayor of Tallahassee and came within 34,000 votes of becoming governor in 2018

US judge orders immediate release of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning from prison, was scheduled to appear in court on Friday but judge rules it no longer necessary

Harvey Weinstein sentenced in New York court to 23 years in prison for 2013 third-degree rape and 2006 criminal sex act, maintains his innocence and says thousands of men are losing due process, also faces California charge for 2013 rape and sexual assault against two women where trial follows

US Air Force and SpaceX collaborate in exercise where company's satellites interoperate with military systems, goals include studying whether a greater number of smaller satellites can be more robust alternative to fewer large ones

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault, faces up to 29 years in prison, verdict seen as milestone as case has become most prominent symbol of #MeToo movement

Bernie Sanders' victory in Nevada with 46% of votes casts doubt on conventional assumptions that he can't win outside his own base or among blacks or hispanics, received most votes in all demographics except people over 65 where plurality voted for Joe Biden

New Jersey raises its threat level for white supremacists to the topmost category and drops the IS terrorists one level to "low", the El Paso Walmart shooting and local incidents such as the arrest of a man who admitted to instructing neo-Nazis to vandalize synagogues mentioned as examples of the rising threat while the global focus of the IS terrorists resulted in the down-grading, 168 reported instances of white supremacist propaganda distribution during 2019

Inmate at Illinois' largest women's prison says she was raped by a transgender inmate and that the officials tried covering up the incident by claiming the relationship was consensual, the plaintiff says she was terrified of the much bigger and stronger inmate who raped her the first day after moving into the housing unit, the defendant's lawyer says his client has faced similar accusations of sexual harassment since the prison move last April but that those were unfounded and due to transphobia