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Trump refuses to meet with Jacob Blake's family because they wanted to involve lawyers

  • Donald Trump will not be meeting with Jacob Blake’s family when he visits Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday
  • Blake, a Black man, was shot by police, sparking demonstrations in the city
  • Trump claimed he did not plan on meeting the family because they wanted to have lawyers present
  • According to Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Blake family, having legal counsel present when speaking to someone from the government is routine practice


Israel and Hamas agree to restore peace along Gaza border

  • Israel and Palestinian militant groups have agreed to cease a weeks-long escalation of unrest along the Israel-Gaza border
  • The deal, which was brokered by a Qatari envoy, stipulates that Hamas will stop launching incendiary balloons and Israel will end airstrikes
  • Humanitarian groups have requested that Israel end the blockade on Gaza as a result of a Covid-19 outbreak in the region
  • Israel claims the blockade is necessary as a result of security concerns over Hamas, which Israel considers a terrorist organization

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Liberty University investigates tenure of Falwell Jr.

  • Liberty University announced that it will be conducting an independent investigation into former president Jerry Fallwell Jr.’s tenure
  • The evangelical university’s board said that it has contracted an outside firm to look into all aspects of operation under the former president
  • The investigation will probe into all financial, real estate, and legal matters associated with Fallwell’s 13-year tenure
More Context: Business partner of Falwells says affair with evangelical power couple spanned seven years


Indian economy declines by 24%


Apple accidentally approved malware disguised as Flash

  • Apple mistakenly approved a common malware that was disguised as an update for Adobe Flash Player
  • According to a security researcher, Apple approved an app that contained code used by a popular malware called Shlayer
  • Apple has since disabled the developer account associated with the app and revoked its certification


Coronavirus cases on the rise across much of U.S.

  • New coronavirus cases are up by at least 5% in 26 states compared to 12 states a week ago
  • A lot of the growing outbreaks are occurring in Midwestern states including Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Ohio
  • New cases across the country have been steadily dropping for more than a month, but are now plateauing at around 40000 cases per day


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