Art

Usher Salutes Black Lives Matter in New Video

Usher Salutes Black Lives Matter in New Video

Usher / Photo credit: Josh Brasted. On July 4, Usher premiered the video for his emotional song “I Cry,” addressing the ongoing movement for racial equality during the ESSENCE Festival of Culture. In his Instagram post, which he directed his followers to the ESSENCE Fest for the premiere, the “Confessions” singer explained the mission behind his video for the socially conscious song. “This video is in honor of the courage and bravery of the ... Full story

Education

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Inside Today’S White House Summit On Reopening American Schools. In the weeks ahead, educators and government officials at the state and local level will be making important decisions about when to safely reopen America’s schools. “Our shared goal should be to have students physically present in school this fall if at all possible,” the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sally Goza, said at a White House summit today on Safely ... Full story

Economics

Algeria prepares new plan to revive economy, reduce dependence on oil

Algeria prepares new plan to revive economy, reduce dependence on oil

ALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC member Algeria, facing financial pressure after a fall in energy revenue, will launch a new economic plan to reduce reliance on oil and gas and give the private sector a greater role, the government said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Newly elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune gestures during a swearing-in ceremony in Algiers, Algeria December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was ... Full story

Entertainment

Disney says Walt Disney World reopening is on track for Saturday

Disney says Walt Disney World reopening is on track for Saturday

FILE PHOTO: Cinderella Castle is seen at the end of an empty Main Street at Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park after it closed in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in an aerial view in Orlando, Florida, U.S. March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Gregg Newton. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co will stick to its plans to reopen its Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida, to a limited number of guests on Saturday, the company ... Full story

Health

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. FILE PHOTO: A human brain, part of a collection of more than 3,000 brains that could provide insight into psychiatric diseases, is seen at the psychiatric hospital in Duffel, Belgium, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Yves ... Full story

Law

2 face hate crime charge after allegedly vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

2 face hate crime charge after allegedly vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that it will be charging a man and woman caught on camera vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural on July 4, CBS San Francisco reports . They will face multiple misdemeanors, including a hate crime charge. The district attorney said Nichole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, both residents of Martinez, California, would be charged with three misdemeanor counts, including a ... Full story

Living

Park Police did not record their radio transmissions during Lafayette Square operation on June 1

Park Police did not record their radio transmissions during Lafayette Square operation on June 1

Audio of the forceful push led by U.S. Park Police to sweep protesters out of Lafayette Square on June 1, moments before President Trump’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church, was not recorded by the Park Police radio communications system, the agency said Tuesday. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The sudden march into the group of protesters, featuring members of the Park Police, Secret Service, D.C. National Guard and Arlington ... Full story

Politics

FBI director: China is 'greatest threat' to US

FBI director: China is 'greatest threat' to US

Image caption FBI Director Christopher Wray, pictured in February, described a wide-ranging campaign by the Chinese government to disrupt US life. The director of the FBI has said that acts of espionage and theft by China's government pose the "greatest long-term threat" to the future of the US. Speaking to the Hudson Institute in Washington, Christopher Wray described a multi-pronged disruption campaign. He said China had begun targeting ... Full story

Sport

Levi Strauss warns of weak second half on pandemic woes, to cut 700 jobs

Levi Strauss warns of weak second half on pandemic woes, to cut 700 jobs

(Reuters) - Levi Strauss & Co ( LEVI.N ) on Tuesday cautioned its business would be hit in the second half of the year, even as the denim apparel maker’s sales have been improving at its reopened stores, following government-mandated COVID-19 lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: The Levi's tag is seen on pants hanging in a Levi Strauss store in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. The company also said it would cut about 700 ... Full story

Technology

‘No code’ will define the next generation of software – TechCrunch

‘No code’ will define the next generation of software – TechCrunch

It seems like every software funding and product announcement these days includes some sort of reference to “no code” platforms or functionality. The frequent callbacks to this buzzy term reflect a realization that we’re entering a new software era. Similar to cloud, no code is not a category itself, but rather a shift in how users interface with software tools. In the same way that PCs democratized software usage, APIs democratized software ... Full story