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    The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly pausing the Disinformation Governance Board three weeks after its creation was challenged by Republicans. The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz reports that the DHS decided to shut down the board on Monday and that its leader Nina Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to their decision. The DHS has offered Jankowicz the chance to stay in the department, defending her in a statement to the Washington Post. The Biden Administration is now trying to paint Jankowicz as a victim after journalists questioned her role citing a host of questionable positions on freedom of speech and government censorship as well as cringeworthy Tik-Tok videos. “Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,” a DHS spokesperson said in a statement. “These smears leveled by bad-faith, right-wing actors against a deeply qualified expert and against efforts to better combat human smuggling and domestic terrorism are disgusting,” deputy White House press secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement. Jankowicz was told by DHS officials to stay silent about her role...
     With misinformation rampant on the Internet, especially on social media, officials are taking matters into their own hands. In efforts to stop the spread of misinformation and educate the population about the Ukraine war, National Security Council staffers and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki briefed TikTok influencers on Thursday. TikTok has grown to be a widely used app for both silly videos and information by young Americans. Throughout the pandemic, individuals have used it to not only advocate for political and social engagement but also to spread information on resources available across the country. There has been a shift in how media is consumed, and the youth are driving TikTok. According to The Washington Post, at least 30 popular TikTok stars came together on a Zoom call to receive key information about the war in Ukraine on Thursday. “National Security Council staffers and White House press secretary Jen Psaki briefed the influencers about the United States’ strategic goals in the region and answered questions on distributing aid to Ukrainians, working with NATO, and how the United States would react...
    More than 600 non-patrol New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers will be moved to the streets to help “combat violent crime,” the New York Post reported Wednesday. The Post reportedly obtained two internal NYPD memos detailing its “enhanced deployment strategy” which is “aimed at putting more uniformed cops in visible posts.” The report states: The move comes as shootings continue to surge, with the latest police data as of Sunday showing gun violence up 30 percent this year compared to last, and nearly 60 percent from 2020. Overall, major crime is up almost 10 percent from pre-pandemic times, primarily driven by a spike in vehicle thefts, which, along with shootings, became a disturbing trend during COVID. The move also comes almost two years after New York City Officials voted to shift $1 billion from the department’s $6 billion operating budget. At the time, the city canceled the planned hiring of roughly 1,160 officers and shifted monitoring of illegal vending, homeless people, and school safety away from police, according to a 2020 New York Times report. The NYPD received a $200 million...
    Saturday Night Live opened its show this week by making fun of President Joe Biden's efforts to fight Russia's disinformation campaign over Ukraine, suggesting a high schooler would have more success.  The show starts in the Oval Office with President Biden, played by James Austin Johnson, being briefed by three advisers, two from his cabinet and one from the military, on Russia's increasing military presence in Ukraine.   Referring to the actual President's recent comments on sending U.S. troop to Eastern Europe, Johnson's Biden asks whether NATO forces are 'ready to back us up' as the world awaits a possible invasion of Ukraine from Russia.   The military official, played by Kenan Thompson, tells the fake President that every member country of NATO supports the U.S. in a potential military invention except Germany.  'Oh man, if Germany doesn't want to go to war, you know it's bad,' Johnson's Biden says.  The two cabinet advisers, played by Ego Nwodim and Alex Moffat, intervene and reassure the president by telling him that Russia's military presence on the Ukrainian border 'may be the least of...
    A newly-published research paper asserts that more American troops have taken their own lives than have been killed in combat since 9/11. An estimated 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans of post-9/11 wars have died by suicide, compared to 7,057 who died in combat during the same time period, according to the new study from Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The lead author, Boston University’s Thomas Howard Suitt III, asserts that U.S. government response to the plight of veterans is partly to blame for the high suicide rate. Our new report details factors unique to the post-9/11 era that lead to a rising number of U.S. soldiers taking their own lives, including a combination of multiple traumatic exposures, chronic pain, and public indifference to these wars. See: https://t.co/B6WZVBYCJR pic.twitter.com/MQX72GDX9R — The Costs of War Project (@CostsOfWar) June 21, 2021 “Post-9/11 wars” are defined as ongoing military operations carried out by the U.S. across the globe since former President George W. Bush declared the war on terror after 9/11. The paper argues that an increased risk...
    A video from The Washington Post and The Lily encouraged people to join “white accountability groups” to discuss “whiteness” and combat racism. The episode of the show, titled “The New Normal,” brought in mental health experts and scholars to discuss understanding “whiteness and the ways that white supremacy benefits you” with the host, Nicole Ellis. It includes author and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem, professor and psychologist Rebecca Toporek, crisis interventionist Kelsey Arias and trauma therapist Ilyse Kennedy. Ellis began by explaining that Goerge Floyd’s death was the first time white people had become “aware of their whiteness.” Toporek said that “awakening” to racial injustice is a key part of their development. WaPo explainer video encourages white people to feel “shame,” create “white accountability groups” https://t.co/vry6oRq4wy pic.twitter.com/Imjus175sS — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 21, 2021 Toporek said that part of being white is looking at “the role whiteness plays” in your family and community. “The more you kind of dive into that, the more I’m really realizing how deeply rooted racism is into like, my everyday thought process,” Arias said. “No...
    The New York Police Department is increasing the presence of its unarmed volunteer force at subway stations to combat crime, The New York Post reported. The department has been stationing auxiliary officers at the top 20 subway stations to help New Yorker’s feel safe, according to The New York Post. “We know that in order for more and more people to return to mass transit, they need to feel safe. That’s why we continue to call on the city to add additional full-time police officers and mental-health resources to the subway system immediately,” said Interim MTA President Sarah Feinberg, according to The New York Post. (RELATED: NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Investigates Vandalism Of Statue Depicting Anti-Communist Polish Priest) The auxiliary unit mainly hands out face masks and cleans up graffiti. Recently, volunteers have been handing out theft-prevention flyers. Tonight we had our @NYPD78Pct auxiliaries out at Atlantic Terminal handing out theft protection flyers. Thank you for your dedication! pic.twitter.com/Tw2BqXpOgG — NYPD Auxiliary (@NYPDauxiliary) May 6, 2021 “As part of our comprehensive effort to keep all subway riders safe, Auxiliary...
    Facebook will send notifications directly to users who like, share, or comment on COVID-19 posts that violate the company’s terms of service, according to a report from Fast Company. This new feature works like this: if a user interacts with a post that’s later removed, Facebook sends a notification to the user telling them that the post was taken down. If the user clicks the notification, they’ll be taken to a landing page with a screenshot of the post and a short explanation for why it was removed. The landing page will also feature links to COVID-19 educational resources and actions, like unfollowing the group that posted it. Facebook’s updated anti-misinformation notifications.Image: Facebook, Fast Company This is an expansion of Facebook’s previous attempts to combat misinformation. Before this, the company displayed a banner on the news feed, urging users who had engaged with content that had been removed, to “Help Friends and Family Avoid False Information About Covid-19.” But users were often confused at what the banner was referring to, a Facebook product...
    Wendy’s Co. is bidding to buy approximately 400 of its restaurants out of bankruptcy from NPC Quality Burgers, a bankrupt franchisee owned by NPC International Inc., according to The New York Post. Jonathan Weiss. Shutterstock. NPC Quality Burgers filed for bankruptcy and began selling its assets, including Wendy’s restaurants, in July, The New York Post reported. Wendy’s hopes to own approximately 5% of its locations in just one or two markets, and is relying on other franchisees to buy most of the markets previously held by NPC as part of the consortium bid, according to The New York Post. (RELATED: Friendly’s Files For Bankruptcy Again, Says Pandemic Hurt Recovery Efforts) “The Company is actively participating in the chapter 11 proceedings and continues to evaluate its strategic alternatives in connection with the sale process,” the hamburger chain stated in the SEC filing. “If the consortium bid is ultimately successful, the Company expects that several existing and new franchisees would be the ultimate purchasers of most of the NPC markets, with the Company acquiring at most one or two markets. The Company remains...
    Washington (CNN)Dr. Deborah Birx sounded an alarming note about the state of the coronavirus in an internal White House report, saying the US is entering its "most deadly phase" yet, one that requires "much more aggressive action," according to The Washington Post.The dire warning from Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, is at odds with public comments made by President Donald Trump in the closing days of the presidential election, who is falsely claiming the US is "turning the corner" on the pandemic while pressuring Democratic governors to "open" their states despite surging cases nationwide."We are entering the most concerning and most deadly phase of this pandemic ... leading to increasing mortality," Birx wrote in an internal report Monday, obtained by the Post. "This is not about lockdowns -- It hasn't been about lockdowns since March or April. It's about an aggressive balanced approach that is not being implemented."In her report, Birx calls for "much more aggressive action from messaging, to testing, to surging personnel around the country before the crisis point," the Post reported. She...
    On Friday, October 30, American model Brit Manuela shared a series of stunning snaps with her 1.2 million Instagram followers. The photos showed the 26-year-old standing on a brick pathway in front of numerous trees and a sizable house with a balcony. According to the geotag, the pictures were taken in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Brit flaunted her fantastic figure in a long-sleeved black crop top and a matching mini skirt. The ensemble put her toned midsection and lean legs on display. She also sported a black purse that had a chain strap and a pair of tall combat boots that gave her an additional edge. For the photoshoot, the brunette beauty wore her wavy hair down in a middle part. Her nails were also manicured and painted a flattering gray color. In the first image, she kicked out her leg and flashed her beautiful smile. For the following photo, the model turned to the side and grasped the handle of her purse with both of her hands. The third snap showed her crossing one leg in front of the other,...
    The fashion designer had legs for days in her latest look. Jessica Simpson stunned fans as she showed off her killer legs in a new photo posted to Instagram. In a pic shared on her social media page, the 40-year-old singer and fashioned designer wore fashionable footwear, but she took a break from her signature platform heels. In the photo, which can be seen below, Jessica wowed in a tight white, mock neck turtleneck top and a stylish black hat. The mom of three looked fit and trim as she posed on a green chair with no pants or shorts in sight as she sat in a dressing room. Jessica’s toned legs were in full view as she crossed them for the sophisticated snap, and she wore plaid, flat combat boots with rhinestone buckles. The footwear was a big departure from the star’s usual heels, many of which could be seen in the closets in the background of the pic. In the caption to the post, Jessica teased her fall fashion collection and she described the gorgeous footwear as the...
    Alan Jouban (photo by Sanabul) Sanabul releases drool-worthy Star Wars line of combat gear. Star Wars is easily one of the most robust fandoms in the world and when a new Star Wars product launches it’s something to be celebrated. If you just so happen to be a combat sports fan who also loves Star Wars … well … you’re going to be in heaven as Sanabul a combat sports apparel, gear and equipment brand has just introduced a new Star Wars line of gloves, spats and rash guards. The product line features four versions of gloves and spats combos perfect for striking, grappling or whatever workout you prefer. View this post on Instagram #Repost @sanabul ・・・ Right now, your competition is training. Are you? . . . . . . #Sanabul #TeamSanabul #training #mma #mixedmartialarts #ultimatefighter A post shared by Guilherme (@bombatuf) on Jun 3, 2020 at 2:35pm PDT View this post on Instagram Great workout tonight. Hour on the mountain bag then 10 rounds on the bag with my @sanabul gloves the....
    New York police units handling traffic congestion and homeless outreach have been disbanded and the officers assigned to work on gun violence prevention, the New York Post reported. The New York Police Department’s Traffic Congestion Mitigation Unit and its 114 officers were labeled “redundant” and dissolved as of 1 a.m. Friday,  a NYPD spokesperson told the Post. About 85 officers in the NYPD homeless outreach unit were reassigned after Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio decided police were not responsible for handling that, according to the Post. Since June 8, nearly 400 shootings have occurred in New York City, according to NBC New York. To target high crime areas, the NYPD started the End Gun Violence plan, NBC reported. Some transportation advocates were against traffic congestion enforcement by NYPD, the Post reported. Traffic Enforcement Agents who issue parking tickets were unaffected, the Post reported. “I don’t doubt for a moment the commitment of the NYPD and I just see these things differently than some of the advocates do. Traffic enforcement, I think, does belong in the NYPD,” de Blasio said on Thursday, the Post reported. Here’s the...
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday unveiled a $350 billion plan he said was intended to combat “systemic racism” as lawmakers return to negotiate a new coronavirus bill. The New York Democrat’s “Economic Justice Act” contains wide-ranging infrastructure and social spending and would redirect $200 billion in unused funds from a Treasury Department coronavirus loan program established by Congress in March. “Instead of allowing hundreds of billions of dollars in government assistance to sit idly at the Treasury, Senate Democrats said they would seek to re-program these dollars during negotiations for a fourth COVID-19 bill,” Schumer’s office said. The provisions aren’t for the exclusive benefit of racial minorities and could land in the new pandemic bill, which is likely to follow lengthy negotiations beginning next week between Democrats, the White House and Senate Republicans. Some elements, such as increased funding for high-speed internet infrastructure, had Republican support during past coronavirus bill negotiations. The Democratic bill follows large anti-racism protests last month over the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police — and a subsequent deadlock on police...
    After days of delay, Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out his plan to combat gun violence in New York City — by “taking back the block” with some added cops but a heavy reliance on community members on the streets. “We will take back our streets in Harlem and all over our city but we’re going to do it from the ground up,” de Blasio said. “We are going to break the cycle of violence.” “Now starting tonight, you’re going to see a combination of things happening … increased NYPD presence at hotspots at key locations more patrol officers on foot in vehicles, but also more community presence because that is the key to this community leaders committee organizations walking with police officers showing common cause,” the mayor added.  De Blasio announced his “Take Back the Block” initiative Friday morning at a press conference after days of promising a plan to combat the gun violence following a bloody holiday weekend — and without anyone from the NYPD joining the briefing. “We have seen some really tough weekends, particularly last...
    Suzy Cortez delighted fans with a skin-baring snap that hugged off her sculpted figure in all the right ways. The sizzling new shot was added to her feed last night, and it’s been driving her 2.3 million fans wild. The photo captured the model posted outside in the middle of the street. Suzy did not share specific details or divulge her exact location with a geotag. She took a step forward and directed her attention to the camera in front of her as she tugged at the waistband of her pants and faced her chest toward the camera. The model was the only object that was in focus in the image, but a few blurry cars and trees could be seen in the background. Suzy sported a mismatched set that showed off her gym-honed figure. The top of her outfit was constructed of a red leather fabric that fit tightly on her chest. It had a halterneck top with thin strings that secured around her neck and a peek-a-boo cutout in the middle that flaunted her ample bosom. Sunlight bounced...
    An Army National Guardsman died in Kosovo in a non-combat incident on the Fourth of July, the Department of Defense said. Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass, 20, of Willamina, Oregon, died Saturday at Camp Novo Selo, the Pentagon said in a press release on Monday. The soldier was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Reigment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon National Guard. He was in Kosovo as part of Operation Joint Guardian, also known as Kosovo Force, a NATO-led mission that’s maintained peace in the region since 1999. Klass joined the National Guard in January 2019 as an infantryman, according to the Army Times, which also said he mobilized in January and was scheduled to return home from Kosovo in November. The Defense Department did not offer further details about his death. Filed under army ,  Department of Defense ,  kosovo ,  national guard ,  oregon ,  the pentagon ,  7/7/20 Share this article: Share this: Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy Read Next Delta flight makes emergency landing at...
    Boeing’s senior vice president of communications Niel Golightly resigned Thursday after an employee complained about an article he wrote in 1987 arguing against women serving in combat. Golightly reportedly served in the position for only six months. Boeing is now looking to fill the position for the fourth time in under three years, according to the NY Post. Golightly expressed embarrassment over the article and said although it does not reflect his current views, he was stepping down from his position at Boeing. “My article was a 29-year-old Cold War navy pilot’s misguided contribution to a debate that was live at the time,” Golightly said in a statement reported by the NY Post. “The dialogue that followed its publication 33 years ago quickly opened my eyes, indelibly changed my mind, and shaped the principles of fairness, inclusion, respect and diversity that have guided my professional life since.” Boeing said the company does not agree with Golightly’s views expressed in the article written three decades ago, reports the Post. The company also said it has begun a search for a new...
    Attorney General Bill Barr said Friday he was forming a new government task force to take aim at “anti-government extremists.” Barr outlined the new group in a memo obtained by the Washington Post. “Although these extremists profess a variety of ideologies, they are united in their opposition to the core constitutional values of a democratic society governed by law,” Barr wrote. “Some pretend to profess a message of freedom and progress, but they are in fact forces of anarchy, destruction, and coercion.” The new task force comes as the United States faces weeks of racial and civil unrest, which has stemmed from the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last month. The task force is the latest action by the Justice Department to rein in looting and lawlessness, which has gripped cities across the country. On Friday, while appearing as a guest on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s podcast “The Verdict,” Barr said the Joint Terrorism Task Force currently had 500 active investigations into acts of violence during recent protests. President Trump also warned against...
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