Mark Katkov

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Celebrities Boycott Facebook And Instagram For A Day Over Disinformation, Hate Speech

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Some of the most prominent users of the social media platforms called for a boycott to protest Facebook's failure to control disinformation and hate speech as part of the campaign #StopHateForProfit.


Justice Department Intervenes To Take Over Trump's Defense In Defamation Lawsuit

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

E. Jean Carroll, who has accused the president of rape, is suing him for defamation after he called her a liar. The DOJ argues President Trump's remarks were made as part of his official duties.


Fast-Moving Wildfire Destroys 80% Of Small Town In Eastern Washington State

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The town of Malden lost its fire station, post office, City Hall, library and most of its homes, according to the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. Police went door to door telling residents to flee.


Japan's Shinzo Abe Is Stepping Down As Prime Minister

Friday, August 28, 2020

Abe announced he is leaving office before his term ends in 2021 because of poor health. His legacy is controversial and a successor is unclear.


Illinois Teen Arrested After Fatal Shootings Of 2 Kenosha, Wis., Protesters

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. The shootings took place on the third night of protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.


Judge Orders Release, During Appeal, Of Man Convicted Post-9/11 Of Soliciting Treason

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Ali Al-Tamimi was sentenced to life in prison 15 years ago for encouraging several young men to join the Taliban and fight U.S. forces. He is being held in the federal Supermax prison in Colorado.


Poland's Nationalist President Narrowly Wins Reelection

Monday, July 13, 2020

President Andrzej Duda's victory further empowers Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, which has worked to weaken the country's independent judiciary and free press.


Foreign Journalists Working For U.S. Government Broadcasters May Lose Visas

Friday, July 10, 2020

The agency that oversees international media such as Voice of America is examining visa renewals "case-by-case." Denial could mean expulsion from the U.S. and a return to hostile home countries.


U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Dozens of foreign nationals working in the U.S. for Voice of America may have to leave the country, putting some at risk of retribution from their nations' governments.


Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As Coronavirus Cases Surge

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The premier of Victoria state, Australia's second-most populous, issues a six-week stay-at-home order for Melbourne and closes the border with New South Wales state, effective at midnight local time.


Another Unwanted U.S. Record: 50,000 New Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Johns Hopkins University's tracking site shows almost 2.7 million confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Wednesday. Total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are more than double those of Brazil, which ranks second.


Trump Says He Was Not Briefed On Russian Bounties Because Intelligence 'Not Credible'

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The president says he was never briefed on intelligence, first reported by The New York Times, showing Russia had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill Western forces in Afghanistan.


Obamacare Must 'Fall,' Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court

Friday, June 26, 2020

Later this year, the high court will hear a case that seeks to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act. In a court filing Thursday, the Trump administration fully supported the move.


U.S. Sets Daily Record For New Coronavirus Cases

Friday, June 26, 2020

Despite ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, nearly 40,000 new cases were reported Thursday, surpassing the previous one-day record on April 24 by more than 3,600 cases.


Jackson Statue Near White House Still Standing After Protesters Try To Topple It

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The statue of the seventh president mounted on a rearing horse sits on a tall pedestal in Lafayette Square. Police fired chemical agents to clear the square of protesters.


Noose Left In Black NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace's Garage Stall At Racetrack

Monday, June 22, 2020

The symbol of violent white racism was found in Bubba Wallace's stall. The only Black driver in the top stock car racing circuit, he had led the campaign to ban Confederate flags from NASCAR events.


China Charges 2 Canadians With Espionage In Case Tied To U.S. Prosecution Of Huawei

Friday, June 19, 2020

Canada believes its two citizens are being held in retaliation for Canada's arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. extradition warrant. Meng remains under house arrest in Vancouver.


Protesters Topple Jefferson Davis Statue In Richmond, Va.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The statue of the president of the Confederacy has stood atop a large pedestal on Richmond's Monument Avenue since 1907. It is the third statue in Richmond torn down this week.


Former Defense Secretary Mattis Issues Stunning Rebuke Of Trump

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Jim Mattis, who resigned as Trump's defense secretary nearly a year and a half ago, accuses the president of dividing the nation and warns against "militarizing our response" to protests.


China's Legislature Moves To Assert Authority Over Hong Kong

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The National People's Congress authorized lawmakers to draft and enact a national security law aimed at suppressing dissent in Hong Kong. The U.S. says it means the end of the city's sovereignty.