16,000 NYT readers share their stories of being told to 'go back'

“Go back to where you came from.”

George Nader indicted on child porn charges and traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity

• Trump-linked businessman testified in Mueller probe • Search of 3 iPhones seized from George Nader in 2018 via search warrant turned up child pornography, say feds Read the rest

Palm Beach sheriff opens internal affairs investigation into Jeffrey Epstein Florida case

On Friday, the Palm Beach sheriff opened an internal affairs investigation into the absurdly lenient handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case, after Epstein entered a guilty plea in his prostitution case. Read the rest

R. Kelly ordered to NY to face racketeering conspiracy and sexual abuse charges

The American singer-songwriter-sexual-predator R. Kelly has been ordered to be brought in the custody of U.S. Marshals to New York, where he will be arraigned on August 2 on racketeering conspiracy charges. Read the rest

E.P.A. won't ban chlorpyrifos pesticide that scientists say damages children's brains

In the Federal Register, EPA said “critical questions remained regarding the significance of the data” that show chlorpyrifos causes neurological harm to young children.

Anti-vaxxer escalates from wishing children dead to threatening to kill adult lawmakers

A Pentagon cybersecurity contractor threatened to murder Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) if she advanced a bill to vaccinate children in public schools, The Daily Beast reports today. Yes, we are in a dystopian hellscape. Read the rest

This map shows where local police departments partner with Amazon's Ring

“For the first time ever, there's a comprehensive map on where local police departments have partnered with Amazon's Ring,” CNet's Alfred Ng writes. Read the rest

Court records show Trump was on calls with aides to kill stories of alleged sex affairs before 2016 election

Donald Trump was directly and personally involved in the discussions that led to Stormy Daniels being paid to keep quiet about her story of an affair with the then presidential candidate, the FBI says. Read the rest

No bail for Jeffrey Epstein, he will stay in detention pending trial

A judge has ruled that convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein will stay in detention pending his trial. Read the rest

Slack resets passwords for users who haven't updated since 2015 Slack Hack

Slack says that through its bug bounty program, the company has newly received a set of compromised user credentials from the Great Slack Hack of 2015. Read the rest

House votes to table (kill) impeachment resolution

Texas Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump this week. Today, the House voted against them. Read the rest

Feds say Jeffrey Epstein's weird passport was used multiple times

Government prosecutors just revealed new details about that super suspicious passport —- his photo, different name -- Jeffrey Epstein kept hidden in a safe.. Read the rest

Google kills 'Project Dragonfly' China search engine project

The company hasn't ruled out doing other work for China.

VIDEO: Activists vow to 'shut down' ICE headquarters in Washington, DC

Human rights activists in Washington DC who oppose the Trump administration's racist policies against mostly Mexican and Central American refugees at the southern border protested at ICE headquarters in the nation's capital today. Read the rest

Onion becomes reality: '82-Year-Old New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell Quietly Asks Ilhan Omar If He Can Be Part Of The Squad'

SPOILER: He's now in #TheSquad.

Did Donald Trump's racist tweets violate federal laws against workplace discrimination?

When President Trump said on Sunday that "'Progressive' Democratic Congresswomen" should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” was he violating federal workplace discrimination law?

We aren't lawyers and we don't know, but here's something relevant from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website, “Immigrants' Employment Rights Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws” —

Ethnic slurs and other verbal or physical conduct because of nationality are illegal if they are severe or pervasive and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment, interfere with work performance, or negatively affect job opportunities. Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person's foreign accent or comments like, "Go back to where you came from, " whether made by supervisors or by co-workers.

HT: @nick_ramsey

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Eric Garner's killer will not be charged

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday said they will not charge an N.Y.P.D. officer in the death of Eric Garner, whose final words, "I can't breathe," inspired national protests against the unpunished police killings of Black people in America. Read the rest

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