Trump threatens to shut down social-media platforms after Twitter put a fact-check warning on his false tweets

Trump threatens to shut down social-media platforms after Twitter put a fact-check warning on his false tweets

President Donald Trump has threatened to close down social-media platforms that he argues censor conservative voices after Twitter on Tuesday tagged some of his messages with a fact-check warning. "Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices," Trump tweeted Wednesday. "We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016."

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Longest green roof on a residential building in the Netherlands completed

Longest green roof on a residential building in the Netherlands completed

The largest social housing complex in Rotterdam-Zuid has just taken yet another step towards climate resilience. The iconic Peperklip now has the longest natural roof amongst all residential buildings in the Netherlands, reported the municipality of Rotterdam earlier this week. The 7,600 square meters of greenery which will grow on the roof shall contribute to the biodiversity in the city and retain water during periods of heavy rainfall.

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4 Police Officers Fired After A Black Man Dies In Minneapolis Police Custody

4 Police Officers Fired After A Black Man Dies In Minneapolis Police Custody

In a video, the man repeatedly cries out and says, "I cannot breathe," while the officer continues to push down on the man's neck with his knee. The man has been identified as George Floyd.

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When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus

When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus

Glenn Fogel was in crisis mode. It was late February, and the coronavirus was spreading. Mr. Fogel, the chief executive of Booking Holdings, the online travel giant that owns brands like Priceline.com, OpenTable and Kayak, was spending nearly every waking moment at his computer as a tsunami of travel cancellations poured in. He quickly paused marketing, halted stock buybacks, froze hiring and raised $4 billion in debt.

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Greta Thunberg Mocks Alberta Minister Who Said COVID-19 Is a ‘Great Time’ For Pipelines

Greta Thunberg Mocks Alberta Minister Who Said COVID-19 Is a ‘Great Time’ For Pipelines

On a recent podcast appearance, Alberta’s energy minister decided to say the quiet part loud. “Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people,” Sonya Savage said to the hosts of the CAODC Podcast. “Let’s get it built.” Climate activist Greta Thunberg commented on the statements on Twitter Tuesday morning, writing, “well, at least we are seeing some honesty for once… Unfortunately this (is) how large parts of the world are run.”

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YouTube has been auto-deleting comments about China’s government-sponsored hacker army, but says it is ‘an error in our enforcement systems’

YouTube has been auto-deleting comments about China's government-sponsored hacker army, but says it is 'an error in our enforcement systems'

YouTube reps acknowledged the deletions and said it was due to an error in the automated systems it uses to moderate the video service.

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The Most Anti-Nature President in U.S. History – Center for American Progress

The Most Anti-Nature President in U.S. History - Center for American Progress

President Donald Trump has thrown in reverse the United States’ proud, bipartisan record of nature conservation. Unlike every modern-day U.S. president before him who helped build up America’s awe-inspiring system of public lands and waters, President Trump has pursued an agenda aimed at removing protections from vast swaths of public lands and waters. In fact, President Trump is the only president in U.S. history to have removed more public lands than he protected.

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Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers

Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers

U.S. pharmacy chains are preparing a big push for flu vaccinations when the season kicks off in October, hoping to curb tens of thousands of serious cases that could coincide with a second wave of coronavirus infections.

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