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Wednesday August 19th, 2020 night edition

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A United States Postal Service (USPS) mailbox is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., August 17, 2020.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to announce later on Tuesday that he will suspend all operational reforms and initiatives until after the November presidential election, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and sources briefed on the matter.

Postal Service did not immediately comment.

DeJoy will also say that the Postal Service will not change retail hours at Post Offices as well as that mail collection boxes will remain where they are and no mail processing facilities will be closed.

DeJoy will also announce an expansion of a task force on election mail to include postal unions.

The move follows a lengthy call by the postal board of governors on Monday night, two people briefed on the matter said. »

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

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The New York City Police Department used facial recognition software to track down a Black Lives Matter activist accused of assault after allegedly shouting into a police officer’s ear with a bullhorn.

The mayor’s office says it will “reassess” standards for using facial recognition after criticism that the case shows the technology being used indiscriminately.

The NYPD has been criticized for the disproportionate show of force in pursuing Ingram, and now also for its use of facial recognition software to track him down. »

Young people driving coronavirus spread, WHO warns

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"This increases the risk of spillovers to the most vulnerable, the elderly, the sick in long-term care, people who live in densely populated urban areas and underserved rural areas.".

An analysis of six million cases with detailed information reported to the WHO between February 24 and July 12 showed an increase in the proportion of children and young people infected.Â.

Globally, the coronavirus pandemic has infected 21.8 people, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, while more than 13.8 million have recovered. »

Trump Is Having a Full-Blown Temper Tantrum Over Michelle Obama

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Much ado was made, in 2016, about the supposed genius of the nicknames with which Donald Trump branded his opponents.

To some observers, these insults, however childish, stuck because they managed to capture something essential about their targets or the way that they were perceived.

“He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us,” she said in her rousing address Monday. »