Copy
Friday - 06/19/20
Refer a friend
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
- Frank Zappa 

Welcome to Bullet Points by News Bling where we give you a well-rounded dose of bias-free news in the fewest words possible so you can start your day smart. Here's what's blinging today... 🧐
 

POLITICS 🏛️

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s attack on DACA

  • The Supreme Court voted 5-4 Thursday to block the Trump administration from ending DACA, a 2012 program that protects immigrants who arrived illegally as children
  • Chief Justice John Roberts called the administration’s actions “arbitrary and capricious,” arguing it did not provide a reasoned explanation for pursuing the action
  • Trump responded to the decision on Twitter, saying “These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives”

WORLD 🌎

Brazilian police arrest former government aid

  • Brazilian police arrested a former aid to President Jair Bolsonaro’s son on Thursday in a graft investigation
  • Fabricio Queiroz, aid to Senator Flavio Bolsonaro when he was a Rio de Janeiro state lawmaker, allegedly embezzled $230,000 from the state assembly
  • President Bolsonaro claimed Queiroz was targeted for a “spectacular arrest,” as if he were “the greatest thug on earth”

BUSINESS 💰

IMF predicts US economy to continue to decline 

  • The IMF said the US economy would contract deeper than expected in the second quarter due to a defacto lockdown lasting longer than anticipated
  • The IMF’s best-case scenario in April predicted a contraction of 5.9% in 2020
  • In comparison, China’s economy is gaining momentum with a stronger-than-expected recovery in investment and services through May, the IMF said

TECH 📱

Facebook removes Trump ads

  • Facebook took down several of the Trump campaign’s ads because they included an inverted red triangle Nazis used to identify political prisoners
  • The Trump campaign responded that “the inverted red triangle is a symbol used by Antifa, so it was included in an ad about Antifa,” adding that Facebook itself still has an inverted red triangle emoji

US 🦅

Injured NYC protesters voice anger 

  • At a virtual public hearing, New York City protesters displayed cuts, scars, bruises and other injuries they suffered during clashes with police
  • Mayor Bill De Blasio and the police commissioner defended the NYPD’s actions as mostly proportionate, claiming that misconduct was limited to isolated cases that were being investigated

CYBERSECURITY 🔒

Australia faces increased state-based cyberattacks

  • Australia warned other nations on Thursday that it is under increasing cyberattack from a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor”
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison would not name the state, but said “there aren’t too many state-based actors who have those capabilities”
  • Morrison stated the attacks are targeting a range of sectors including “all levels of government, industry, political organizations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure”

EXTRA BLING ✨

  • Celebrities ⭐. Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, dies at the age of 92
  • Sports ⚽. Gaza horse-riders resume show-jumping competitions
  • Environment 🌲. Vatican urges Catholics to disinvest from armaments and fossil fuels
  • Interesting 🔎. Mountain lion roaming San Francisco streets caught by police
  • Funny 😹. Alcoholic monkey kills one, leaves 250 injured in search for booze


Like what you see? 👍

We're on a mission to share factual news without bias. Help us by sharing News Bling and we'll thank you with free swag. 
💎 Share Now 💎
Or copy/paste your referral link:<<Referral URL>>

Check your referral status here

 
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Website
SUBSCRIBE | GIVE US FEEDBACK

Produced with ❤️ in Portland, OR
News Bling
220 NW 8th Ave Suite 2C8
Portland, OR 97209

Add us to your address book


Copyright © 2020 News Bling, All rights reserved.