Showing posts from June 17, 2020

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Story of Roy Cohn’ and ‘Taste the Nation’

By BY MARIEL WAMSLEY Arts A documentary from Ivy Meeropol is on HBO. And a new series with Padma Lakshmi comes to Hulu. New York Times Television, Movies, Documentary Films and Programs June 18, 2020 at 05:00AM

China-India Dispute, Bolton Book, Premier League: Your Thursday Briefing

By BY ISABELLA KWAI Briefing Here’s what you need to know. New York Times June 18, 2020 at 04:34AM

New Conservative Media Chief Dismisses Heads of U.S. News Agencies

By BY EDWARD WONG U.S. President Trump had pushed Senate Republicans to confirm Michael Pack despite opposition from Democrats. Journalists fear he will destroy the editorial independence of news organizations. New York Times United States Politics and Government, Politics and Government June 18, 2020 at 03:29AM

Arthur Ashe Statue in Virginia Vandalized With ‘White Lives Matter’

By BY SANDRA E. GARCIA U.S. The statue of Mr. Ashe, a Richmond native, was defaced with “WLM” and “White Lives Matter.” The letters “BLM,” for Black Lives Matter, were spray-painted over the initial graffiti. New York Times George Floyd Protests (2020), Black People, Black Lives Matter Movement, Monuments and Memorials (Structures), Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings June 18, 2020 at 03:23AM

Body Camera Shows Georgia Officer Pointing Gun at Teenagers

By BY THE NEW YORK TIMES U.S. Video released by the Clayton County Police Department shows an unidentified officer aiming his weapon at five teenage boys. New York Times Police, Teenagers and Adolescence, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming June 18, 2020 at 02:44AM

Quotation of the Day: Aunt Jemima to Be Renamed, After 131 Years

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Thursday, June 18, 2020. New York Times June 18, 2020 at 02:13AM

Before Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant, Helicopter Service Raised Weather Concerns

By BY NEIL VIGDOR U.S. The pilot texted “weather looking OK” on the morning of the crash, which killed all nine people aboard the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, according to newly released documents. New York Times Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Helicopters, Basketball June 18, 2020 at 02:13AM

Winter Air

By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games Ricky Cruz jams us up. New York Times Crossword Puzzles June 18, 2020 at 02:00AM

Trump Reconsiders Kaepernick, but Not Kneeling

By BY KEN BELSON Sports The president said Colin Kaepernick, who hasn’t played since the 2016 season, should get a chance at another job if he was qualified, but did not change his stance on players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. New York Times Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, George Floyd Protests (2020), United States National Anthem Protests (2016- ), Flags, Emblems and Insignia, Football June 18, 2020 at 01:51AM

Justice Dept. Escalates Legal Fight With Bolton Over Book

By BY CHARLIE SAVAGE U.S. The Trump administration asked a judge to order the former national security adviser to stop publication of his memoir even as explosive details emerged. New York Times Classified Information and State Secrets, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, Suits and Litigation (Civil) June 18, 2020 at 12:54AM

Corrections: June 18, 2020

By Unknown Author Corrections Corrections that appeared in print on Thursday, June 18, 2020. New York Times June 18, 2020 at 12:17AM

With the Federal Health Megaphone Silent, States Struggle With a Shifting Pandemic

By BY SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, NOAH WEILAND, SARAH MERVOSH AND DAVID E. SANGER U.S. As state and local governments confront a new wave of coronavirus infections, President Trump is sending mixed messages and Washington’s public health bully pulpit has gone silent. New York Times Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), States (US), United States Politics and Government, Coronavirus Reopenings June 18, 2020 at 12:14AM

Can Dems Dispatch Mitch?

By BY GAIL COLLINS Opinion Sending McConnell back to his old Kentucky home. New York Times United States Politics and Government, Elections, Senate, Primaries and Caucuses June 18, 2020 at 12:00AM

When Antifa Hysteria Sweeps America

By BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF Opinion The panic is a measure of how deluded public discourse has become. New York Times Antifa Movement (US), Fringe Groups and Movements, Race and Ethnicity, George Floyd Protests (2020), Social Media, Whites, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Computers and the Internet, Television June 17, 2020 at 11:47PM

15 Essential Black Liberation Jazz Tracks

By BY MARCUS J. MOORE Arts As black Americans fought for equal rights in the 1960s, music reflected their calls to action. In jazz, that meant sounds that were spiritual, boundary-pushing and celebrated blackness. New York Times Jazz, Black People, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Nineteen Hundred Seventies June 17, 2020 at 11:43PM

What Joe Biden’s Event Was Like

By BY LISA LERER U.S. As one candidate plays to a nearly empty room, another prepares for a rally with health risks. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020 June 17, 2020 at 11:40PM

George Floyd’s Brother Urges U.N. to Investigate Police Killings in U.S.

By BY NICK CUMMING-BRUCE World “The way you saw my brother tortured and murdered on camera is the way black people are treated by police in America,” Philonise Floyd told diplomats. New York Times George Floyd Protests (2020), Black Lives Matter Movement, Black People, United States International Relations, Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations June 17, 2020 at 11:24PM

5 Years After Church Massacre, City Says Monument to Slavery Will Go

By BY RICK ROJAS AND GIULIA MCDONNELL NIETO DEL RIO U.S. On the anniversary of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, officials in Charleston, S.C., announced a plan to remove a statue of the prominent slavery defender John C. Calhoun. New York Times Charleston, SC, Shooting (2015), George Floyd Protests (2020), Monuments and Memorials (Structures), Race and Ethnicity, Black People, Slavery (Historical), Politics and Government, City Councils, Black Lives Matter Movement June 17, 2020 at 11:21PM

Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway Win Seats on U.N. Security Council

By BY RICK GLADSTONE World Canada lost, again, in a three-way race for two of the vacant seats on the 15-member council, the most powerful U.N. body. New York Times Coronavirus Reopenings, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity June 17, 2020 at 11:21PM

Delbert Africa, 74, Convicted in Radical Group’s Clash With Police, Dies

By BY NEIL GENZLINGER U.S. As a member of Move, he spent four decades in prison and was released in January. His beating by Philadelphia police officers in 1978 was broadcast nationwide. New York Times Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Deaths (Obituaries) June 17, 2020 at 11:20PM