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Tuesday - 09/01/20
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"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise."
- Marian Anderson

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POLITICS 🏛️

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

WORLD 🌎

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

US 🦅

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

BUSINESS 💰

Indian economy declines by 24%

TECH 📱

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 🦠

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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