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Coronavirus Pandemic – US Outbreaks Surge 2 Days to 5 Weeks after COVID-19 Disease Exposure Causing ReOpening Rollbacks

VT was the first state to order self isolation for arriving travelers staying. News Strong - US Positive COVID-19 Disease Cases Spread in at least 13 States resulting in the reversal of reopening plans. Interstate travelers arriving to stay in VT, NJ, NY, CT must isolate in place for 14 days upon arrival.
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AntiTrust Reforms Strike Balance of Protecting Citizens While Preserving Online Innovation and Free Speech

US Strong news – Washington, DC: US DOJ reports Justice Department Issues Recommendations for Section 230 Reform The Department of Justice released today a set of reform proposals to update the outdated immunity for online platforms under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of ; Responding to bipartisan concerns about the scope of 230 immunity, the department identified a set of concrete reform proposals to provide stronger incentives for online platforms to address illicit material on their services while continuing to foster innovation and free ; The department’s findings are available ; “When it comes to issues of public safety,…
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Former DIA Analyst Sentenced for Leaking Classified Information to Journalists

News Strong - Washington, DC: US DOJ reports A former employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for leaking classified information to two journalists in 2018 and 2019. “Frese repeatedly passed classified information to a reporter, sometimes in response to her requests, all for personal gain,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. ; “When this information was published, it was shared with all of our nation's adversaries, creating a risk of exceptionally grave harm to the security of this ; His conviction and sentence demonstrate the Department’s commitment to…
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Pandemic Recession – Public Media Downsizing 10% During Pandemic Emergency

News Strong - Boston, MA: Boston University WBUR Public Radio Media reports WBUR will lay off more than 10% of the station’s staff, including several newsroom leaders, and stop producing the nationally syndicated sports program “Only A Game” in a restructuring made more drastic by the coronavirus-induced recession. Share More:
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Ben Gurion University Develops 1 Minute COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test Using 3D Printer

News Strong - Beer Sheva, Israel: Ben Gurion University of Negev reports We are pleased to share some of the most promising Covid-19 research coming out of  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. BGU researchers have developed a 1-Minute COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test. Prof. Gabby Sarusi A team from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs were recently on the Marcus Family Campus to film Prof. Gabby Sarusi in his lab demonstrating the one-minute breath test. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports Prof. Gabby Sarusi Prof. Gabby Sarusi Share More:
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140+ US Media Attacks, Arrests Surge Along with George Floyd Protestors and Violent Looters

News Strong - United States: Nieman Lab Laura Hazard Owen reports police have attacked journalists at least 140 times since May 28 “Although in some incidents it is possible the journalists were hit or affected accidentally, in the majority of the cases we have recorded the journalists are clearly identifiable as press, and it is clear that they are being deliberately targeted.” Share More:
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New York Times 300+ Worker Destabalize Company as Sickout for Censorship Spreads Among Non – Editorial Colleagues

NYSE NYT UP + % to $ at Close 6/5/20. News Strong - New York, NY: Nozlee Samadzadeh Tweeter reports Yesterday two dozen of us who make @nytimes publishing tools called out sick in solidarity with our Black colleagues & in protest of the Cotton op-ed. I was harassed on Twitter all day for it. Guess what? Today there's a virtual walkout of 300+ of us who work outside editorial.
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12 News Frontline Responders Fired in Phila as Coronavirus Pandemic Diseased CBS VIACOM Downsizes

News Strong - Philadelphia, PA: Tom Kelly IV fb reports After four years working full time in TV News, being nominated for an Emmy twice and winning once, I am back to being self employed. I was one of 13 hand picked employees sent packing this week.
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Social Media Publishers including Facebook & Twitter Editorial Censorship Harming Discourse, Leads to DOJ White House Sacred First Amendment Free Speech Executive Order

News Strong - Washington, DC: The White House reports President Trump. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy. Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.  Our Founding Fathers protected this sacred right with the First Amendment to the Constitution.  The freedom to express and debate ideas is the foundation for all of our rights as a free people. In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we cannot allow a limited number of online platforms…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – China Abrupt Reversal of the Re-opening Locks Down over 100 Million as Second Wave of COVID-19 Surges

BLOOMBERG reports Some 108 million people in China’s northeast region are being plunged back under lockdown conditions as a new and growing cluster of infections causes a backslide in the nation’s return to normal. In an abrupt reversal of the re-opening taking place across the nation, cities Share More:
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Disney Strong Opens Shanghai Amusement Park Testing Coronavirus Spread with Enormouse Crowd

News Strong - Shanghai The Walt Disney Company reports Shanghai Disneyland Reopens with Controlled Capacity Shanghai Disneyland theme park will officially reopen to the public on May 11, 2020. The initial park reopening will demonstrate a deliberate approach, drawing on the experience from the successful reopening of Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel in early March, and implement enhanced health and safety measures. During this initial reopening phase, the park will institute new measures and procedures, including opening with limited attendance and required advanced ticketing and reservations, accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, ride vehicles and other facilities…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – One in Four Communities without Local Journalism

News Strong - The CWA News Guild Journalist Union reports closures, furloughs, pay cuts, and layoffs of 33,000 workers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster including planned staff downsizing by Wall Street traders Gannett. One in four communities are without a local news source.
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Face Coverings Do Not Replace 6 Foot Social Distancing. Should be used with all straps and fit tight around the nose and face

News Strong - Atlantic City, NJ: Media clusters with improper use of face coverings during tour of field hospital. Governor Murphy tours a field medical station inside the Atlantic City Convention Center Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Atlantic City, The center was converted into a makeshift hospital to handle patient overflow in response to COVID-19. NJ Joint Information Center POOL photo.
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Journalism Traders Gannett Furlough 30 Boston Herald Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Boston News Guild reports Thirty Boston Herald news and sports reporters, photographers, advertising, and circulation staff will undergo furloughs between two to five unpaid weeks beginning Monday through June 30. This unfortunate arrangement comes two weeks after nine Herald employees were laid off amid a public health crisis in which we strive everyday to keep the public informed. The Herald newsroom — like scores of others across the country — is buckling down as budgets tighten amid widespread coronavirus pandemic-related shutdowns. Please consider subscribing to your local newspapers to support the journalists who work hard every…
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