Mike Pence Arizona trip was delayed because Secret Service agents got coronavirus

"Pence was scheduled to go to Phoenix on Tuesday but went on Wednesday instead so that healthy agents could be deployed for his visit."

CCPA: California to enforce new digital privacy law starting today, despite calls for further pandemic delay

New data privacy law took effect in January, with a six-month grace period

DHS announces 'Task Force to Protect American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues'

The United States government is doing more today to protect old statues honoring racists than it is to protect living human beings from coronavirus. Read the rest

Trump says Russian bounty story is 'a made up Fake News Media Hoax ' (it is not)

Definitely not treasonous Trump tweeted today that the Russian bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan story is a hoax. Read the rest

Los Angeles County beaches CLOSED for 4th of July weekend as coronavirus spikes

Officials in Los Angeles have ordered all beaches in the county closed over the Independence Day Holiday, in hopes of slowing the accelerating coronavirus pandemic in Southern California. Read the rest

Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' & danger to national security — McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly

Quite the scoop at CNN.com from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. Read the rest

IRS says U.S. taxpayers must file return by July 15 or ask for extension

U.S. taxpayers can request filing an extension to October 15th from July 15th

Arizona closes bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks for 30 days as coronavirus ravages state

• AZ governor Ducey orders bars, gyms, theaters to close 8 p.m. tonight • Large gatherings restricted • School start delayed

People not wearing masks or social distancing is why we can't have nice things.

Arizona's governor today ordered all bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks in the state to close for at least 30 days as coronavirus continues to surge in the state. Read the rest

Native Americans to protest Trump's trip to Mount Rushmore

Impeached and obviously unfit acting U.S. president Donald Trump plans to kick off the Fourth of July holiday with pageantry and photo ops at Mount Rushmore. Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land stolen violently from tribes say they plan to protest. Read the rest

Trump demands Supreme Court kill Affordable Care Act, aka 'Obamacare'

Because the cruelty is the point.

Facebook to warn users if they try to share content more than 90 days old

Facebook said Thursday it will introduce a notification screen to warn users if they try to share content more than 90 days old, “To ensure people have the context they need to make informed decisions.” Read the rest

Large fish photographed in Loch Ness

Tourist Steve Challice, from Southampton in England, thought he was merely taking a photo of a "big fish" in Loch Ness while on holiday in Scotland. Read the rest

Large iguana found in freezer of pizza restaurant in Florida

This is not something iguana see when I'm at a pizza restaurant. Read the rest

Facial recognition leads to wrongful arrest of Black man in Detroit

A Black man in Detroit was wrongfully arrested and detained by police who mis-identified him with a false facial recognition hit. The case of Robert Williams, an innocent person who was held in police custody for a day, is the first publicly reported case of artificial intelligence resulting in a false arrest in the United States. Read the rest

Trump praises 'America's frownders'

“America's frownders.” Read the rest

Trump uses racist 'Kung Flu' slur against Asians again, was 'coronavirus' too many syllables?

“COVID, COVID-19, COVID, I said what’s the 19. COVID-19, some people can’t explain the 19.”

'Astonishing' giant circle of pits found at Stonehenge

• A 1.2 mile (2km) wide circle of large shafts was found, measuring over 10 meters wide and 5 meters deep.

• The holes surround the ancient settlement of Durrington Walls, 2 miles (3km) from Stonehenge.

• Tests suggest the earthworks are Neolithic, excavated over 4,500 years ago. Read the rest

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