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'It's going to be really ugly.' Here come the big bank earnings

National News from CNN - 1 hour 24 min ago
Mass unemployment. Surging bankruptcies. An unprecedented health crisis. And near-zero interest rates. It's a depressing time for America's banks -- and Wall Street is bracing for huge profit plunges when they report results this week.

Disability Rights Activists Take on Twin Pandemics of Racist Police Brutality & COVID-19

Democracy Now - 2 hours 26 min ago

Two months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked an international uprising, we look at the underreported but devastating impact police violence has on people with disabilities, especially Black disabled people. According to at least one study, up to one-half of people killed by law enforcement in the U.S. have a disability. “People with disabilities have always been attacked by police. And people with disabilities and poor people have our own answers,” says Leroy Moore, a Black disabled activist and artist, POOR Magazine co-founder and founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. “Our own answer is to really get rid of police.” We also speak with POOR Magazine co-founder Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia and discuss challenges they’ve faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What you need to know about the next NASA Wallops launch July 15

Delmarva Now ~ News - 2 hours 32 min ago

The Minotaur IV launch vehicle is scheduled for liftoff July 15 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B on Wallops Island.

       

Attempted Lynching in Indiana. No Arrests? Meet the Survivor, Human Rights Commissioner Vauhxx Booker

Democracy Now - 2 hours 43 min ago

We go to Bloomington, Indiana, to speak with the African American human rights commissioner for Monroe County, Vauhxx Booker, who says he survived an attempted lynching when a group of white men pinned him against a tree over the Fourth of July weekend. “You have to be aware of George Floyd and how many other Black folks in our history have heard their executions spoken before them in real time,” Booker recalls. “I felt myself want to cry out 'I can't breathe’ with these men on top of me, and I just couldn’t say the words.” Police were called, but no arrests were made. “These men remain loose in my community,” says Booker. The FBI is investigating the encounter as a potential hate crime, and Bloomington’s mayor has condemned the incident in a statement. But Booker is now calling on the U.S. District of Southern Indiana to convene a grand jury to take up the case. “At this point, I’m not sure that we can find justice in our local system,” he notes, “so we’ve asked for the federal government to step in.”

As COVID Infections Soar, Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, CDC & Pushes Schools to Reopen at All Costs

Democracy Now - 3 hours 2 min ago

As the world and the United States shatter the daily records of COVID-19 infections, President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continue to push for public schools to reopen in the fall without a plan to adhere to CDC guidelines. “We need to be doing this safely,” responds emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen. “We’ve already seen what happens when we use shortcuts.” Meanwhile, the White House continues to attack the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Wen says, “I fear that at this point we are not even seeing the peak of this epidemic.”

Companies are taking on another $1 trillion in debt

National News from CNN - 3 hours 18 min ago
Powered by ultra-low interest rates, corporate borrowing was already at an-all time high before the pandemic. Now, as cash-strapped companies frantically try to shore up their balance sheets, debts are expected to get even bigger.

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