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FBI investigates reported July 4 lynching attempt in Indiana

(Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a hate-crime report lodged by a Black civil rights activist in Indiana who said he was assaulted by several white men threatening to lynch him before a group of bystanders and friends intervened to stop the attack. The federal inquiry into the July 4 confrontation at Lake Monroe, near Bloomington, Indiana, was confirmed to Reuters on Thursday by FBI and U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington and ... Full story

Hispanic brand faces boycott for praising Trump - BBC News

A popular Hispanic-owned food company is facing calls for a boycott, after its chief executive praised US President Donald Trump. While at the White House, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said Mr Trump's leadership was a blessing. Goya Foods - sold in the US and many Latin countries - is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the US. But now many of its loyal customers and some high-profile Democrats are calling for a boycott of the firm. HOW ... Full story

NAACP president calls Facebook a 'threat to democracy,' says ad boycott isn't dying down soon

Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP and one of the leaders of the ongoing Facebook ad boycott, called the social media giant a "threat to democracy" and said that they won't back down until the platform is safe for everyone. "Facebook is allowing their platform to be used as a gathering point to meet, recruit and plan out harm against communities," Johnson told ABC News. "They've also allowed their platform to be manipulated by a ... Full story

UK expected to order removal of Huawei 5G equipment by 2025: Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau. LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is expected to set a deadline of 2025 for removing equipment made by China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G telecoms networks, the Telegraph newspaper said on Friday. The Telegraph reported that British culture minister Oliver Dowden will make ... Full story

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to 'significant' coronavirus risk

Image caption Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in New York in 2005. Ghislaine Maxwell should be released on bail of $5m (£4m) while awaiting trial for sex trafficking minors because of the risk of contracting coronavirus in jail, her lawyers have argued. The British socialite was arrested on 2 July and is accused of assisting convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minors. In documents submitted to New York court, her lawyers said ... Full story

Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok, app users fear shutdown

Fears over TikTok’s Chinese ownership is setting up a battle between the Trump administration and Amazon on one hand, and the social media site’s users on the other. On Friday, Amazon sent an email to employees ordering them to delete the app from phones that also have access to Amazon email accounts, citing “security risks,” according to a copy of the message shared with The Washington Post. Amazon representatives didn’t immediately respond to ... Full story

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks bail, citing coronavirus, and denies Jeffrey Epstein charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, on Friday forcefully denied charges she lured underage girls for him to sexually abuse and said she deserves bail, citing the risk she might contract the coronavirus in jail. FILE PHOTO: Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, speaks at a news conference on oceans and sustainable development at the United ... Full story

TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app 'sent in error'

Amazon has said an email sent to employees asking them to remove the video-sharing app TikTok from any mobile device that can access their company email was sent in error. An internal memo sent to staff earlier on Friday had said employees should delete the app over "security risks". The app, owned by a Chinese company, has come under scrutiny because of fears it could share data with China. TikTok said it did not understand Amazon's concerns. ... Full story

Greece condemns Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes part in a joint news conference with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna, Austria March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo. ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece condemned a decision by Turkey on Friday to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, saying it would have repercussions not only on relations between the two countries, but on Turkey’s ties with the European ... Full story

How ‘class swaps’ could save international students

On Monday morning, Mrittika Sarin, 29, woke up and checked the news like she has every day this summer to “see how this country is going to get rid of me.”. “I’m exhausted and traumatized,” said Sarin, an international student from New Delhi who is getting a master’s degree in screenwriting at the University of California in Los Angeles. When she read about the Trump administration’s move to only allow international students to stay in the ... Full story