Social Media Has Turned Bill Gates Into The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Fake Villain

Editors’ note: This story has been updated to more clearly attribute phrasing from work previously published in Type Investigations, HuffPost, Pacific Standard, and BuzzFeed News. On May 14, Italian politician Sara Cunial uploaded a video to her Facebook profile calling former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates a criminal and demanding he be tried for crimes against…

Ahmaud Arbery murder case; Senate police reform bill blocked

CLOSE Some of the most high profile court cases started with a grand jury. Here’s how they work and why some have faced criticism. USA TODAY An attempt by Senate Republicans to move forward with a police reform bill was blocked by Democrats, delivering a blow to the momentum on Capitol Hill to enact changes…

India Citizenship Bill: Military deployed to Assam and Tripura and internet shut down as protests rage

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was passed by the country’s parliament on Wednesday, has been described by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government as a means of protecting vulnerable groups from persecution. Critics, however, say the bill marginalizes Muslims and undermines the country’s secular constitution. Others say it risks bringing an unwanted influx of…

U.S. House passes massive defense bill; now heads to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion defense policy bill providing the first paid family leave for all federal workers and the creation of a Space Force, a top military priority for President Donald Trump. The Democratic-controlled chamber voted by 377-48, easily sending the conference report on the…