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Saturday April 24th, 2021 day edition

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Marshals Service flew unmanned drones over Washington, D.C., in response to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act show.

The aggressive physical crackdown against Black Lives Matter rallies, particularly in Washington, D.C., spurred its own wave of outrage as police beat, chased, and chemically dispersed largely peaceful demonstrators.

One email provided by the Marshals Service is dated June 5 and carries the subject line “UAS Status for Protests,” apparently referring to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, common military jargon for drones.

Marshals Service would be flying drones over mass gatherings of First Amendment-protected activity in the nation’s capital.

Marshals Service tested two small drones in remote areas to help them track fugitives,” but the test was “abandoned … after both drones crashed.”

Another document provided to the ACLU noted that the marshals deployed surveillance drones through their Technical Operations Group, or TOG, which “provides the U.S.

The Marshals’ spokesperson, however, told The Intercept, “No USMS UAS flights were conducted at the request of any other agency.” »

'Captain America 4' in the Works With 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Showrunner Malcolm Spellman (Exclusive)

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And the question of who is entitled to carry the shield or be Captain America was central to the show.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which also stars Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier, has earned strong critical and fan reaction.

Evans toplined three previous Captain America films, including Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016), and retired the role with Avengers: Endgame. »

Put macOS on the iPad, you cowards

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Here’s my reasoning: at Tuesday’s Spring Loaded event, Apple finally unveiled a long-rumored update to its iPad Pro.

And until the iPad Pro gains the ability to run macOS apps (or, dare I suggest, macOS), I don’t see that calculus changing.

But now that the iPad Pro is an M1 system, I don’t see why it can’t run macOS apps. »

30% of 18- to 29-year-olds say history will judge Trump as 'the worst president ever'

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56% of young people said history will judge Trump as "bad," "terrible," or the "worst president ever.".

Just 56% of young Republicans said they want Trump to "play a key role in the future of Republican politics.".

And, according to a new Harvard Institute of Politics poll, 30% of Americans between 18 and 29 years old believe history will judge Trump as the "worst" president in US history. »

Violence-legitimizing verses in religious scriptures increase support for lethal violence

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Extremist perpetrators of violence often quote verses from their religion's holy scriptures that authorize, or even prescribe, attacks on enemies of the faith.

However, whether the religious motivation that extremist perpetrators of violence emphasize is causally related to their actions is often doubted.

Now, WZB researchers Ruud Koopmans and Eylem Kanol can prove for the first time that verses in religious scriptures that legitimize violence can increase support for killing enemies of the faith. »