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Friday - 05/22/20
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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 🏛️

Department of Justice to pay sanctions over census question

  • A federal judge granted financial sanctions against the Trump administration for its failure to produce documents before going to trial over whether a citizenship question could be added to the 2020 census
  • However, the advocacy groups that brought forth the allegations were denied their request for a further release of internal documents

WORLD 🌎

China proposes national security law in Hong Kong

BUSINESS 💰

Mark Zuckerberg hints at move towards remote work 

TECH 📱

Apple and Google release COVID-19 contact tracing tech

  • The Exposure Notification API uses bluetooth wireless technology to detect if someone with the downloaded app has been in the vicinity of another app user.
  • Issues have arisen regarding the big tech companies’ reluctance to share sensitive user data
Read: a list of U.S. states using the software (as of May 21)

US 🦅

Senate confirms Ratcliffe as National Intelligence Chief

  • Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe was confirmed in a 49-44 vote along party lines, making him the first Director of National Intelligence without broad bipartisan support 
  • His new position comes at a tumultuous time where tensions between the intelligence agency and Trump have been widely publicized 

ELECTION 🗳️

Biden asks Klobuchar to undergo VP vetting process

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar has been asked by Joe Biden to undergo a formal vetting to be considered as his running mate
  • Though Klobuchar will go through a vetting process, it only assures that she is on Biden’s shortlist.
  • Other potential running mates include Kamala Harris, Tammy Baldwin, and Elizabeth Warren 

EXTRA BLING ✨

  • Weather ☁️. Hurricane season is forecasted to be busy this year
  • Sports ⚽. NCAA gives the green light for some college sports
  • Culture 👨‍🎤.  UN agency predicts the possibility of a grim fate for museums worldwide
  • Interesting 🔎. Chances are you haven’t been mistaken for Elon Musk as many times as this woman 
  • Funny 😹. When you're asked how your 2020 is going


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