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Friday - 05/01/20
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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 🏛️

Trump accuses China of election interference  

WORLD 🌎

Canadian coronavirus curve flattens, but troubling statistics emerge

TECH 📱

Aerial surveillance flights to start in Baltimore

  • Baltimore kicked off a new aerial surveillance program today after a federal judge rejected a court challenge against aerial public surveillance
  • The six-month pilot program will gather images for police analysis of homicide investigations, nonfatal shootings, armed robberies, and carjackings

BUSINESS 💰

Coronavirus costs likely to offset Amazon profits

  • The beginning of 2020 saw an increase in Amazon’s sales as people staying at home turned to online purchases
  • However, the company has had to employ more workers and increase wages to keep pace with the surge in business
  • The increase in expense is likely to offset any revenue gains made during the second financial quarter

US 🦅

Republican Senators introduce privacy bill for data tracing 

  • The COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act would hold businesses accountable for using personal data to fight COVID-19 
  • Some requirements would include consent from individuals if data concerning their health and location is collected, as well as a disclosure of what will happen with the data

EDUCATION 🎒

Schools are ending the academic year early without clear plans for reopening in the fall

  • Several school districts around the country have decided to end the academic year early on Friday—up to three weeks early for some districts
  • Colleges and universities, faced with concerns regarding the financial, academic, and social hardships of continuing online learning are finding it hard to come to a decision about the Fall 2020 semester

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