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TikTok serves as hub for #blacklivesmatter activism

TikTok users of color and their allies are using the #blacklivesmatter hashtag on the app for social advocacy, providing tips on how to protest safely, sharing educational resources and speaking out on racial injustice. The hashtag is trending on TikTok, with more than 4.9 billion views, as waves of protests sweep the nation in the…MORE

Inmate in federal custody dies after incident involving pepper spray

Inmate in federal custody dies after incident involving pepper spray

A 35-year-old black man in federal prison in New York City died after he became “disruptive” and guards used pepper spray, the Justice Department said. Jamel Floyd, who had been at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since October 2019, was barricaded inside his cell and was “breaking the cell door window with a metal…MORE

Common heartburn drug may have helped 10 patients at home with Covid-19

Common heartburn drug may have helped 10 patients at home with Covid-19

Ten people who were home sick with Covid-19 may have found relief with a common over-the-counter heartburn remedy, according to a study published Thursday. A coauthor of the study emphasized that it’s a small group of patients. Even so, he said he was “encouraged” by the results and now plans to do a larger study…MORE

The long list of Trump administration officials turned critics

The long list of Trump administration officials turned critics

Having overseen the highest turnover rate in presidential history, President Donald Trump was bound to have a few disgruntled ex-aides. Instead, a steady succession of ex-administration advisers — including some of his highest-ranking Cabinet officials who spoke or met with him regularly — have spoken out against his leadership and character, a remarkable break in…MORE

What, exactly, is Lindsey Graham talking about?

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is a good talker. He knows it. And sometimes, he seems to lean too heavily on his unerring belief that he can pull off saying just about anything. Take, for example, Graham’s response Thursday when asked about former Defense Secretary James Mattis’ pointed criticism of President Donald Trump and the…MORE

Two coronavirus studies retracted after questions emerge about data

Two coronavirus studies retracted after questions emerge about data

Two influential medical journals retracted separate coronavirus studies Thursday over concerns about the data used in both studies — data that came from the same international registry. The authors of the studies, one published in The Lancet and another in The New England Journal of Medicine, requested the studies be retracted because independent auditors weren’t…MORE

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4:20 Flashback: 747

4:20 Flashback: 747

This bands personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile, 2016.