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Federal Government Buys Riot Gear, Increases Security Funding, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic

Federal Government Buys Riot Gear, Increases Security Funding,...

(Intercept) - THE FEDERAL government has ramped up security and police-related spending...

Prisons Are Using the Pandemic to Impose Lockdowns

Prisons Are Using the Pandemic to Impose Lockdowns

(Common Dreams) - Advocates say the extreme restrictions on movement are punitive...

Trump Labor Department Encourages States to Help Employers Report Workers Who Stay Home Due to Covid-19 Fears

Trump Labor Department Encourages States to Help Employers...

"There's a plague outside but the Trump administration is strongly encouraging states...

Bill Would Provide $2,000 Monthly Payments for Rest of Covid-19 Crisis

Bill Would Provide $2,000 Monthly Payments for Rest of...

"If we can bail out large corporations, we can make sure that everyone in this country...

Paid Leave Law Tries to Help Millions in Crisis. Many Haven’t Heard of It.

Paid Leave Law Tries to Help Millions in Crisis. Many Haven’t...

(NYT) - The program has received relatively little publicity, and there has been...

White Georgia man, son charged with murder in shooting of unarmed black man

White Georgia man, son charged with murder in shooting...

(Reuters) - A white former police officer and his son were arrested on Thursday...

Why are people bringing guns to anti-quarantine protests? To be intimidating.

Why are people bringing guns to anti-quarantine protests?...

The mere presence of weapons at a protest expresses a threat.

States Made It Harder to Get Jobless Benefits. Now That’s Hard to Undo.

States Made It Harder to Get Jobless Benefits. Now That’s...

Systems that were devised to treat each case as potentially fraudulent are now rushing...

USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank demand soared

USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank...

State officials and growers say Trump’s Agriculture Department has been woefully...

ICE Detainees Terrified of the Coronavirus Wanted to Be Deported. Guards Pepper-Sprayed Them.

ICE Detainees Terrified of the Coronavirus Wanted to Be...

More than 100 people in ICE custody were hit with pepper-spray in three incidents...

Trump Says He's Aiming to Shield Corporations From Legal Liability for Workers Who Contract Covid-19 on the Job

Trump Says He's Aiming to Shield Corporations From Legal...

"Businesses are asking for the right to expose their workers to fatal risks with...

Protesters Pushing to Reopen Economy Are ‘Idiots,’ Says Top Manufacturing Lobbyist

Protesters Pushing to Reopen Economy Are ‘Idiots,’ Says...

In a Facebook post and an interview, Jay Timmons, the head of the National Association...