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Sunday June 14th, 2020 day edition

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism.

In answering a post from a fan on his Instagram account Saturday that pleaded with him not to kneel, Mayfield responded: “Pull your head out.

Mayfield has been outspoken about the need for more understanding and justice in the nation following the killing of George Floyd, a black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis.

“Everybody so upset about my comment doesn’t understand the reason behind kneeling in the first place,” Mayfield wrote.

It’s been ignored for too long and that it my fault as well for not becoming more educated and staying silent.”.

On Friday, Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he would kneel with his players if they chose to do so during the anthem.

Stefanski attended a peaceful protest last weekend and has encouraged his players to “get in the arena”. »

Texas A&M Study: Face Masks Critical In Preventing Spread Of COVID-19

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The team examined the chances of COVID-19 infection and how the virus is easily passed from person to person.

“Our results clearly show that airborne transmission via respiratory aerosols represents the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19,” Zhang said.

We conclude that wearing a face mask in public corresponds to the most effective means to prevent inter-human transmission. »

Fox News publishes digitally altered and misleading images of Seattle demonstrations

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Its publishing of altered and misleading images on its highly-trafficked website was the latest — and arguably the most egregious — example of that.

In other photos that showed the scene in Seattle, Fox News digitally added an image of a man armed with an assault rifle.

Photojournalism ethics experts told The Seattle Times that Fox News behaved inappropriately when it published the digitally altered images. »

US Navy deploys three aircraft carriers to Pacific against China

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US Navy deploys three aircraft carriers to Pacific against China.

For the first time in three years, the US Navy has mobilised three aircraft carrier strike groups to the Pacific as a part of a provocative military build-up against China.

As of Thursday, the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and their associated groups of destroyers and cruisers set to sea in a massive show of force. »

Outrage over police brutality has finally convinced Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM to rule out selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement. Here's what's going on.

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IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft have all committed to not sell facial recognition to law enforcement at least temporarily.

Three of the world's biggest tech companies have backed off selling facial recognition to law enforcement amid ongoing protests against police brutality.

Amazon on Wednesday announced it was imposing a one-year suspension on the sale of its facial recognition software to law enforcement. »