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Who is Madison Cawthorn? Here’s what you need to know about the 24-year-old who is projected to beat a Trump-backed Congressional candidate

Who is Madison Cawthorn? Here’s what you need to know about the 24-year-old who is projected to beat a Trump-backed Congressional candidate
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Haven’t heard of Madison Cawthorn? His name could become much more commonplace in the near future, because if he does indeed win the North Carolina runoff, and then win the Congressional seat this November, he’ll become the youngest serving United States Congressman ever. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Madison Cawthorn is only 24 years old. That’s old enough to run in a primary, but not old enough to run for a Congressional seat itself.
  • However, Madison Cawthorn’s birthday is August 1, 1995. That means that, should he win the primary, he’ll turn 25 before the November election, which makes him just old enough to serve as a member of Congress. The current youngest member of Congress is Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is 30.
  • Madison Cawthorn’s assumed primary victory is a major upset as the other Republican candidate running in the primary is Lynda Bennett, who is by President Trump. Both she and Cawthorn are running for the seat vacated by Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
  • Cawthorn’s says he is a “constitutional conservative” who “is committed to defending the values of faith, family and the freedom that have made America great.”
  • Tragically, in 2014, Cawthorn almost died in an automobile accident. Though he survived, it left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair. However, since that accident, Cawthorn has become the CEO of a real estate investment company and is also a motivational speaker.
  • Though Cawthorn is running against Trump’s pick, Cawthorn himself supports the president. As CNN reports, Cawthorn told supporters on Tuesday night, “I support our great president.” He added he does not believe “this election has been a referendum on the president’s influence.”
  • As for his thoughts on Democrats and the recent protests across the country, CNN says Cawthorn issued a statement on Tuesday night saying, “While the far left is lighting our cities on fire, we are lifting the light of liberty. Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden may not be able to control where the Democrats are going but, together, we can.”
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Surprising study pinpoints why women face a double whammy of age and sex discrimination at work

Surprising study pinpoints why women face a double whammy of age and sex discrimination at work
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when compared to men. But in Labour shows that as women age, they face a double whammy of sex and age discrimination from which laws do not adequately protect them. The result is that many older women who want to continue working are not even in the workforce.

The issue is that aging women face both 沙巴体育手机登录sex discrimination and age discrimination, which is called “intersectional discrimination”—and discrimination laws protect against one or the other, not the combination. The result, economist Joanne Song McLaughlin, an assistant professor at the University of Buffalo, is that older men fare much better on the job market. “These women are falling through the cracks. All my results consistently find that age discrimination laws were far less effective for older women compared with older men. In some cases, I found that age discrimination laws did not improve the labor market outcomes for older women at all.”

if you’ve ever been to court, you know that courts tend to address one small matter at a time and can miss the big picture. the age discrimination in employment act of 1967 (adea) and title vii of the civil rights act are among the federal laws intended to provide equal employment opportunities, but courts typically hear cases related to one or the other and do not allow cases that combine the two separate statutes.

The solution, says McLaughlin, is for laws to be applied jointly, as well as for future legislation to overtly acknowledge intersectional discrimination such as age-plus-sex discrimination. But the first step is awareness: Older women (as well as women of color, and gay men of color, among many groups) face steep discrimination. Hire ’em.

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No, Instagram has not launched an anonymous questions sticker

No, Instagram has not launched an anonymous questions sticker
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沙巴体育手机登录 on Reddit, and some media outlets wrote on how to get the new “feature,” which isn’t actually a feature.

“to clarify, when you use the questions sticker, you can find your friends’ responses in your story’s viewers list,” instagram tells me. “but there is no anonymous version of the questions sticker.”

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Europe may ban American travelers: Here’s what to know

Europe may ban American travelers: Here’s what to know
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that would list the United States among the countries whose residents are unwelcome, according to The New York Times. Here’s what to know:

  • What’s going on? Officials in European Union countries are working to ease travel restrictions, and in doing so, they are deciding on a list of acceptable countries. The Times cites a draft report in which travelers from the United States—along with countries such as Brazil and Russia—would not get the green light. The EU has not officially announced or confirmed these restrictions.
  • Is COVID-19 really that much worse in the U.S. right now? Yes! The U.S. has 2.3 million , higher than any other country in the world, and its infection rate is among the highest. Cases nationwide are still on the rise, while Europe, as a whole, has of flattening its curve.
  • What happens next? According to the Times, the draft list, once it’s finalized, will be recommended to the EU’s 27 members before the end of the month. EU countries are not obligated to agree to it, but the drive for a single travel standard that applies across the bloc may convince them to do so nonetheless.

This story is developing . . .

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Obesity researchers say Coke and Pepsi should stop targeting communities of color with ads

Obesity researchers say Coke and Pepsi should stop targeting communities of color with ads
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by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Sugary drinks are also heavily advertised on Spanish-language TV, particularly Coke and Gatorade; Powerade devotes a third of its TV ad dollars to Spanish-language TV. ( of Americans speak Spanish at home.)

沙巴体育手机登录the spending is driven by pepsico, which is responsible for 38% of all sugary drink advertising (and upped its spending by 28% since 2013), as well as coca-cola, which accounts for just under a third of all sugary drink ad spending. coke increased its sugary drink ad spending by a whopping 81% since 2013, which is a time period during which numerous studies appeared linking sugary drinks with . the top-spending brands are coke, pepsi, gatorade, and mountain dew.

“companies should not target communities of color with advertising that almost exclusively promotes unhealthy products and undermines efforts to improve the long-term health of young people,” says lead author jennifer l. harris, a senior research adviser at the rudd center. “our findings demonstrate that beverage companies continue to target their advertising to black and hispanic communities, which exacerbates ongoing health disparities affecting those communities.”

one serving of soda, energy drink, sweetened ice tea, fruit drink, or sports drink contains 1-2 times the daily recommended maximum sugar intake for an adult, according to the report.

the findings for children are particularly noteworthy: despite 35%-52% declines in time spent watching tv since 2013, preschoolers, children, and teens are still exposed to significantly more sugary drink ads than they were in 2013. for example, hispanic preschoolers and children saw 44%-61% more pepsi ads than in 2013.

沙巴体育手机登录the report calls for beverage companies to, well, stop. recommendations include not targeting people of color, and taxes on sugary drinks, with the proceeds to be invested in community programs to reduce health and socioeconomic disparities.

沙巴体育手机登录reached for comment, pepsico sent the following statement:

沙巴体育手机登录“pepsico has strong global commitments on responsible advertising to children of all races, in all communities. we were one of the first companies to articulate a policy on marketing to children and we are constantly auditing our efforts to ensure we are upholding our rigorous marketing standards while also showcasing the full range of our products. that’s why we featured only zero sugar products at recent super bowls, including bubly sparkling water, mountain dew zero and pepsi zero sugar, and why we will continue to promote products that offer more nutritious choices.”

沙巴体育手机登录and this is how coca-cola responded:

“at the coca-cola company, we agree that too much sugar isn’t good for anyone, and we are taking steps throughout the world to help people reduce the amount of sugar they consume from our products . . . in recent years, we have been aggressively changing recipes to reduce added sugar and promoting low- and no-calorie beverage options. in fact, in 2019, we removed 350,000 tons of added sugar globally, on an annualized basis, through product reformulations . . . coca-cola north america respects the role of parents and caregivers by not marketing directly to children under 13. specifically, this means we will not advertise in television programming, print media, websites, social media, movies or sms/email marketing where more than 35 percent of the audience is composed of children under 13.”

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If you’re still refusing to wear a mask, this personal habit might be the reason

If you’re still refusing to wear a mask, this personal habit might be the reason
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Of the respondents questioned between May 25 and June 14, 92% of people who follow liberal media reported wearing or considering wearing face masks outside their homes in the last seven days, compared to 84% of those who prefer conservative media. Eighty-seven percent of the polled liberal media fans said they practiced social distancing always or very often over the past 24 hours; conservative media consumers were at 39%. And 84% of liberal media consumers said staying home as much as possible is good advice for people who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms versus 17% of those on the conservative-media side of the spectrum.

“the news media plays a critical role in informing the public about important issues facing the nation,” gallup said. “indeed, news media diet—or the top news sources people use—is strongly associated with coronavirus-related preventive practices.”

According to Gallup, examples of liberal media are HuffPost, CNN, Mother Jones, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times, and conservative media include The Federalist, Fox News Channel, Newsmax, the Washington Times, and TheBlaze. On the list of moderate media are Bloomberg, PBS, The Associated Press, The Hill, and the Chicago Tribune.

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Do you show your face in Zoom meetings? Your gender may play a role

Do you show your face in Zoom meetings? Your gender may play a role
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沙巴体育手机登录on days when melissa klinko knows she’ll be seen on zoom or microsoft teams, she whips out her mascara wand and then logs on early to make sure she looks right—centered on the screen, no up-the-nostrils view. otherwise, she’ll opt for audio-only.

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“it’s makeup on, hair done, and showered for those important meeting days,” says the binghamton, n.y-based communications manager for excellus bluecross blueshield. “i want them to see me as a professional person. there’s a fear that if i show up in sweatshirt with my hair pulled back, ‘is she really giving us 100% at home?'”

Business meetings are now primarily conducted through videoconferencing, as the majority of companies have switched to telework due to the COVID-19 pandemic沙巴体育手机登录. Zoom remains king; other players include Skype, Facebook Messenger Rooms, Google Meet, and Webex.

regardless of the platform, there are chronic experiences across them all: the coworker who forgets to mute the microphone, the many people who insist on talking over one another, and the women who opt to participate in meetings just via audio.

you’re not imagining it.

Only 55% of women currently working from home due to COVID-19 say they’re likely to “always” or “sometimes” enable video during videoconference meetings, compared to 65% of men, according to a new Harris Poll conducted exclusively for Fast Company沙巴体育手机登录. Thirty-nine percent of women disable the video feature during virtual work meetings because they don’t like the way they look at the moment. Compare that to just 25% of men.

and when women do intend to use video, they prep, the survey of 2,026 u.s. adults conducted june 11-15 found. eighty-five percent will do their hair, versus 74% of men, and 80% will change what they’re wearing, as opposed to 71% of their male counterparts. it’s not only about physical appearance, though; 83% will clean the workspace that will show up on camera as opposed to 77% of men.

“at our company, men are definitely more relaxed. they haven’t shaved. they’re more casual,” klinko says, citing a colleague who had a disco ball hanging up in the background. “my senior vice presidents show up very casual. the majority are female. they’ll joke around about a bad hair day, a lack of lipstick, or bags under my eyes. but my male colleagues aren’t saying that.”

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Can you see me now?

沙巴体育手机登录video privileges people who meet certain cultural norms, and there are many for feminine appearance, says doreen dodgen-magee, a portland-based psychologist and an expert in how technology influences us. people who are traditionally subjected to lots of scrutiny about their appearances have a harder time with their physical presences showing on screen.

沙巴体育手机登录“when your self-awareness is magnified in any way, it takes extra energy from the encounter. ‘oh, i look silly when i do that.’ it causes more drag or pull and makes the experience more stressful,” she said, adding that it also impacts nonbinary people and poc. “we tend to live in a time of extreme judgement, rather than empathy. one thing it’s done is to objectify others in digital spaces.”

there’s a fear that if i show up in sweatshirt with my hair pulled back, ‘is she really giving us 100% at home?’”

Melissa Klinko, Zoom user

men, especially white men, “can show up however they want and there’s not that kind of freedom for people of color or women,” dodgen-magee adds. “they have to fight for a seat at the table and part of that is having to look the part.”

Brian Gill, principal of TDG Architects in Pontiac, Michigan, says he uses the video component of Zoom 90-95% of the time.

沙巴体育手机登录“i’m not concerned about what people look like,” he says. “i was thinking the next best thing to person-to-person is at least you could see someone’s face.”

沙巴体育手机登录gill sits at his dining room table with a curio cabinet and some unlit candles behind him and said he hadn’t given it any thought until some of his staff positioned themselves in their unfinished basements with exposed joists and file cabinets as backgrounds.

沙巴体育手机登录“we might as well use it and i’m ok being seen,” he says.

Multitasking on mute

Going video-free during a work meeting沙巴体育手机登录 also gives the person a chance to do other things during the call, whether it’s play around on a smartphone or productively respond to urgent emails. Women do more multitasking, according to University of Michigan psychology professor Priti Shah, a multitasking and complex cognition expert, who admitted to participating in a Zoom meeting in audio-only mode, while making lunch for her child.

“it’s a much more cognitively demanding context and different people are making different choices to reduce the cognitive load for them,” she says. “if i see myself and it’s more distracting for me than to a guy, i may have to turn my video off. people are probably monitoring their own participation and engagement to deal with the zoom call as best as they can.”

沙巴体育手机登录according to the harris poll, 41% of women said they disable the video feature, because they want to be able to multitask without people knowing. only 30% said the same thing.

i’m not concerned about what people look like . . . the next best thing to person-to-person is at least you could see someone’s face.”

Brian Gill, Zoom user

for tameka green, pwc’s director of diversity and inclusion, whether she uses video or audio-only depends on who’s in the google hangouts or webex meeting and the nature of the videoconference. when it’s a boss or a superior, like a department chief or evp, she’ll opt for video and “look a bit more presentable” than she normally does, thanks to something like a good t-shirt and earrings.

沙巴体育手机登录“if i’m not feeling presentable or looking bummy, today’s just not a good camera day,” said the new york city resident, who’s noticed that a majority of the women on her team are on audio-only most of the time. “usually, it had to do with my appearance or the appearance of the home, the background of where i’m having the call.”

green recently revamped her work-from-home set-up. previously, she was in the kitchen/dining area, but then moved to a second bedroom that has a plain white wall to sit in front of. she remains concerned about what her home office looks like to others, so she eliminates clutter and decorated after researching to find what she called the right desk, the right amenities, and the best chair.

“it’s a conscious decision to leave it kind of blank right now, just to see how i feel in the space. i might end up leaving that wall blank, because i don’t want to feel distracted by what’s behind me when talking and i don’t want others [to be],” green said. “i wanted decent type of stuff, mostly because of comfort, but also attractiveness had something to do with it. who knows how long we’ll be in this situation?”

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Want more access to COVID-19 testing? Live in a white ZIP code

Want more access to COVID-19 testing? Live in a white ZIP code
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, according to a report earlier this month from the Brookings Institute. And now, a new analysis shows that Black communities, based on ZIP codes, are likely to have fewer testing facilities than predominately white ZIP codes do.

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in the brookings’ analysis, the institute found that, when divided into age ranges, black people in the younger age groups are as likely to die as white people in the next age group up. that is shocking considering covid-19 is generally more deadly the older you are. as brookings’ analysis explains:

death rates among black people between 55-64 years are higher than for white people aged 65-74, and death rates are higher for blacks aged 65-74 than for whites aged 75-84, and so on. in every age category, black people are dying from covid at roughly the same rate as white people more than a decade older. age-specific death rates for hispanic/latino people fall in between.

when adjusting for age, brookings said the data showed that the “covid-19 death rate for black people is 3.6 times that for whites, and the age-adjusted death rate for hispanic/latino people is 2.5 times that for whites.”

沙巴体育手机登录brookings gives two primary reasons that could be the cause of this disparity. the first is that the worst affected cities in america, at the time of their analysis, generally have larger black and latino populations. the second reason brookings cited as a possible reason why death rates are higher for black and latinos is down to socioeconomics. people in those groups are more likely to have .

But an interesting new analysis of data from the by researchers Peter Walker and Kyle Slugg, of the , have found a possible third reason. As Axios , Walker and Slugg analyzed data from the Coders Against COVID project and found that people of color generally have fewer COVID-19 testing sites available to them.

When broken down by ZIP code, the researchers found that ZIP codes that were at least 75% white had one COVID-19 testing site for every 14,500 people. However, ZIP codes that were composed of at least 75% people of color only had one COVID-19 testing site for every 23,300 people.

and the disparity doesn’t stop there. walker and slugg’s has a wealth of data about how covid-19 disproportionally affects communities of color. for example, though black people make up 13% of the u.s. population, they account for 23% of all covid-19 deaths where the race of the person is known. you can check out even more racial data related to covid-19 infections and death in their .

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It’s the end of an era for #Girlboss as founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso steps down

It’s the end of an era for #Girlboss as founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso steps down
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Back in January 2015, on the heels of a challenging prior year that saw sales declines and the subsequent cut of 10% of its staff, Amoruso handed over the CEO reins to then-Nasty Gal president Sheree Waterson. The company eventually filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2016.

last december she sold girlboss—a media platform that hosted events, a blog, a podcast, and even a social network that was dubbed “linkedin for women”—to attention capital, a new media holding company that aspired to become the next iac. she remained its ceo.

沙巴体育手机登录until now: amoruso says she’s ceding the helm to “the very capable five-person digital-first team” and leaving along with 10 others.

沙巴体育手机登录once again, the move appears to be based on slowing revenue. in her post, amoruso writes:

沙巴体育手机登录2020 has quite literally been a world of pain for most of us in some way, shape, or form. for girlboss, covid was a head-on, high-speed collision.

the girlboss business relies upon two things to drive revenue: events and brands sponsoring those events. yes, we also host podcasts, send newsletters, and are highly visible on social, but the majority of our brand partnerships are also predicated on some integration with the girlboss rally.

i’ll keep most of the details for the next book, but essentially it boiled down to this: we had a high 8–figure partnership lined up, along with other deals that we’d already closed. then bam. covid hit. revenue decimated.

沙巴体育手机登录in the post, amoruso noted that the girlboss social network community was 60,000 members strong. and donations to female entrepreneurs totaled $430,000, among other accomplishments.

“i’m not sure what’s next for me, but what i am sure of is that i’ll always be a champion for girlboss,” amoruso wrote. “i’ll always be ‘the’ girlboss. and i’ll keep harvesting my learnings for all of you as much as i can, wherever i can.”

沙巴体育手机登录and while she said she plans to prioritize “wellbeing over my ambition” and “inspired to give more than i receive, and to be of service,” she’s already launched “” that she hopes her followers will subscribe to. what will she discuss? “entrepreneurship, money, productivity, marketing, and, life and stuff,” naturally.

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Report: ‘Highly sensitive’ police department data hacked for a WikiLeaks-style website

Report: ‘Highly sensitive’ police department data hacked for a WikiLeaks-style website
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the cache of files was dubbed blueleaks by , a wikileaks-style organization that posted the data online, saying it “provides unique insights into law enforcement.” the group claims the cache includes data from police departments, fusion centers that coordinate between law enforcement organizations, and other police groups.

ddosecrets cofounder emma best that the group worked to pull out sensitive data about crime victims, children, and unrelated organizations. an internal alert from the national fusion center association quoted by krebs claims that the data does include “personally identifiable information (pii) and images of suspects” as well as “highly sensitive information such as ach routing numbers, international bank account numbers (ibans), and other financial data.” an index page posted by ddosecrets highlights ibans, which are a standardized form of bank account number often used for international funds transfers, included in the data trove.

The National Fusion Center Association did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Fast Company.

It will likely take time for journalists and independent analysts to determine whether the dataset, which was released on Juneteeth, contains material informative for the national debate about the role of police and police brutality.

It’s not totally clear where the data originated: Krebs reports that the fusion center group claims the leak came from a Houston web development company, but Wired reported that Best declined to confirm that. The company did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Fast Company and declined to comment to Krebs.

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Report: Amazon gains significant ground in digital ad market as COVID-19 drags Google

Report: Amazon gains significant ground in digital ad market as COVID-19 drags Google
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沙巴体育手机登录the world is in crisis due to the pandemic, economic fallout, and the fight for racial justice. and it’s playing out across many stages. research firm emarketer just noted another one: google’s ad revenue, the search giant’s bread and butter, is expected to drop for the first time since the research firm began keeping track in 2008.

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According to eMarketer, Google’s net U.S. digital ad revenues will drop by 5.3% to $39.58 billion by the end of 2020. That impacts Google’s total market share, bringing it down 2.2% to 29.4%. Google’s largest competitors are poised to snap up their piece of the pie. eMarketer estimates that the next in line for ad dollars, Facebook and Amazon, will continue to grow.

The main reason for the drop is travel, or lack thereof, thanks to COVID-19沙巴体育手机登录, according to Nicole Perrin, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence. “Google’s net US ad revenues will decline this year primarily because of a sharp pullback in travel advertiser spending, which in the past has been heavily concentrated on Google’s search ad products,” Perrin said in a statement. “Travel has been the hardest-hit industry during the pandemic, with the most extreme spending declines of any industry.”

according to the report, facebook is projected to grow 4.9% to $31.43 billion, driven largely by instagram, and its market share will increase to 23.4% year over year.

Although it’s a smaller player in comparison沙巴体育手机登录 to the other two, Amazon is emerging as a winner here, as its digital ad revenues shot up 23.5% this year to $12.75 billion, buoying its market share from 7.8% to 9.5%. “Ecommerce-related ad spending has also been dampened to some extent,” Perrin noted. “Amazon reportedly pulled its ads from Google search earlier this year as it struggled to meet customer demand for its ecommerce services.”

沙巴体育手机登录despite the pandemic, the total digital ad market is still expected to expand in the u.s., albeit only by 1.7% to $134.66 billion. the big three collectively are expected to only clock a 0.2% increase overall, the smallest gain in 10 years.

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Gen Z hasn’t completely lost trust in their elders. Hollywood is another story

Gen Z hasn’t completely lost trust in their elders. Hollywood is another story
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people ages 13-23 in April, May, and June and found that this demographic is losing faith in all major institutions in the United States. In June, 28% of Gen Z found older generations to be trustworthy versus, say, 13% in police and 10% in the U.S. government. Only 4% said the same of Hollywood.

here’s a breakdown, based on how many of them said they trust various components of our society “a lot”:

  • Police—27% in April, 22% in May, and 13% in June
  • Healthcare system—30%, 27%, and 17%
  • State government—23%, 20%, and 14%
  • Military—29%, 25%, and 21%
  • Federal government—17%, 13%, and 10%
  • Public educational system—21%, 15%, and 14%
  • News media—14%, 9%, and 8%
  • Local government—22%, 19%, and 16%
  • Criminal justice system—15%, 11%, and 9%
  • U.S. Congress—15%, 10%, and 9%
  • “My elders”—33%, 30%, and 28%
  • U.S. Supreme Court—17%, 14%, and 13%
  • Big business or companies—10%, 7%, and 7%
  • Silicon Valley—7%, 6%, and 5%
  • Media—11%, 8%, and 9%
  • Wall Street—7%, 4%, and 5%
  • Hollywood—5%, 4%, and 4%

“Gen Z has a characteristically widespread distrust of those in power and a sense that the world isn’t fair,” wrote Victoria Sakal, Morning Consult’s managing director of brand intelligence. “Only 5 percent now strongly agree that the world is a fair place; since May, there’s been a 20 percentage point decrease in the share of this generation that trusts people in power to do the right thing given the events of the past few weeks.”

Helping to fuel that is the devastating worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice upheaval沙巴体育手机登录 in this country, she explained.

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Are stadiums and amphitheaters safe from coronavirus? Grim clues from 54 years of flu outbreaks

Are stadiums and amphitheaters safe from coronavirus? Grim clues from 54 years of flu outbreaks
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by economists at West Virginia University, who analyzed weekly flu outbreak data from 1962 to 2016, to find that flu deaths correlate with professional sports games. This bodes poorly for large-scale events in the age of COVID-19, which is both more contagious and more deadly.

“opening pro sports games to fans is probably a terrible idea,” coauthor brad humphreys, an economist at west virginia university. “everybody’s yelling, screaming, high-fiving, and hugging. and you’ve got people eating and drinking.”

The researchers looked at cities that introduced new NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB sports teams over the 54-year period, and compared those cities’ flu death rates to both prior levels and to other cities with no professional sports teams. “After a new professional sports team came into a city, that flu season and every flu season afterward had more people dying of the flu,” says Humphreys. They found 4-24% increases in flu deaths, with the highest jumps associated with NHL games沙巴体育手机登录. Flu deaths decreased during strikes and lockouts.

The data indicates the likelihood that sports games would cause hundreds of additional COVID-19 deaths per city, and many thousands more severe cases per city. As of April, COVID-19 10-44 times more Americans than the flu kills during typical weeks of flu season, though comparing flu data to COVID-19 data is .

Humphreys was inspired by reports of a February 19, 2020, soccer match in Italy that was super-spreader event, which the Wall Street Journal called “” He says that stadiums and theaters will likely will not be safe until herd immunity is achieved, likely from a vaccine.

沙巴体育手机登录“you’ll have some people say, ‘oh, but everybody can wear a mask,'” he says. “but you’ve seen how people are complying with that, right? and if these arenas are at full capacity, social distancing isn’t happening.”

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Who is running against Mitch McConnell? Kentucky Democrats look to unseat Senate majority leader

Who is running against Mitch McConnell? Kentucky Democrats look to unseat Senate majority leader
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senate majority leader mitch mcconnell faces a reelection race in kentucky in november, and tuesday’s democratic primary will determine his challenger. the primary pits amy mcgrath against charles booker—and the race has been upended by the black lives matter movement in the state where breonna taylor was shot by police eight times in march.

沙巴体育手机登录here’s what to know about the two democrats vying for their shot to unseat mcconnell:

  • Amy McGrath. Until a few weeks ago, she was the front-runner to contest McConnell in November and was in campaign fundraising. The first woman to fly a combat mission in the Marine Corps, she went on to fly 88 more and served for 20 years. Her name is likely familiar to you from her 2018 campaign to unseat House of Representatives incumbent Andy Barr (she lost, 47.8% to 51%). She is a centrist who frequently tips into conservative territory, aiming to garner support from a wide swath of Kentuckians. As of early June, the mother of three had raised $41 million.
  • Charles Booker. The 35-year-old African American state representative’s campaign has earned an influx of funding (, though still many multiples behind McGrath), spurred by outrage over Taylor’s death, as well as recent endorsements from the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He frequently attends protests (he was recently by police at one) and says that he hails from Kentucky’s poorest zip code. He is campaigning on ending racial injustice, Medicare for all, and the Green New Deal. His swift rise in a historically conservative state is notable.

kentucky has been historically red. trump earned 62% of the vote to hillary clinton’s 32% in 2016. mcconnell, 78, has said that he plans to serve at least one more term.

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Saharan dust plume maps let you track the cloudy phenomenon in real time

Saharan dust plume maps let you track the cloudy phenomenon in real time
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to CNN, although it can certainly feel like another sign of the apocalypse in the year of locusts, coronavirus, and murder hornets.

according to the weather channel, the dust plume will across the atlantic before hitting the gulf coast and parts of the deep south in the united states this week. the plume could bring a hazy quality to the sky in some areas, while the dust particles might affect people with allergies, but other than that, it’s not expected to be hugely disruptive. the most notable thing about the dust plume is what it looks like from space. .

沙巴体育手机登录if you’re looking to track the saharan dust plume in real time—or if you simply want to view it on a map to get a sense of its scale—plenty of recourses let you do that. i’ve rounded up a few below.

  • CIRA: This real-time tool from Colorado State University’s Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) is probably the best out there. It lets you zoom in, overlay various data points, and even change the playback speed. .
  • The Weather Channel: This report has a nice infographic that forecasts when the dust plume is expected to hit the South. .
  • CIMSS: The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies has an in-depth report on the phenomenon and its origins. .
  • NASA’s Earth Observatory: The graphics in NASA’s report give you a true sense of the plume’s size, shape, and density. .
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The world just had its largest daily spike in coronavirus cases ever

The world just had its largest daily spike in coronavirus cases ever
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) reports, on Sunday the WHO announced that there were 183,000 new COVID-19 cases across the globe in the last 24 hours. That’s the largest single-day increase in cases ever.沙巴体育手机登录 Of those cases, 54,771 originated in Brazil. However, the United States came in second place, with a staggering 36,617 new cases in just 24 hours.

matter of fact, things are not looking good for many states in the u.s. as cnbc , seven states hit record highs on saturday when it comes to daily infections. florida and south carolina, even, have reported record highs for three days in a row now. missouri, nevada, montana, utah, and arizona also hit record highs. to be clear, that means more people are becoming infected in those states now than at any other previous time.

the news comes as the u.s. approaches the grim milestone of 120,000 deaths so far with almost 2.3 million infections, according to by john hopkins university. keep in mind, it’s only june, and, as dr. anthony fauci warned earlier this month, the pandemic is .

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How to watch Apple’s WWDC keynote today: iOS 14, ARM-based Macs, and more

How to watch Apple’s WWDC keynote today: iOS 14, ARM-based Macs, and more
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沙巴体育手机登录apple’s worldwide developers conference begins today. but this year’s wwdc is different than past years’ in that it’s online only. yep, there will be no live audience in an auditorium for the keynote, nor in-person developer sessions. you can blame the covid-19 pandemic for that.

Instead, 2020’s WWDC will be Apple’s first-ever online-only developer’s conference. The good news for most of us non-developers who only usually tune in for the keynote, where Apple makes its major product announcements, this year’s WWDC won’t be that different. Apple’s keynote kicks off today at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, and we’ll all be able to watch it from the comfort of our own homes.

here’s how to tune in:

  • On the web: No matter what device you own or what browser you use, you can tune in to the keynote on the web at .
  • On YouTube: Apple will also be streaming the keynote live on YouTube. You can access .
  • Apple TV app: If you have a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, you can also watch the keynote live via the Apple TV app on any of those devices.
  • Apple Developer app: You can also watch the keynote through Apple’s official for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
  • On Fast Company: Yep, you can watch the keynote right here, too! We’ve embedded the YouTube stream below so you can do just that.

as for what to expect, apple’s wwdc keynotes are usually software-heavy events. that means we can expect to see the upcoming versions of ios, macos, tvos, and watchos. there’s also the chance apple may unveil new hardware products like a new imac. the company is also rumored to reveal that the mac will be switching from intel chips to apple’s own arm-based custom chips.

needless to say, this wwdc keynote should be one of the most interesting in years.

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How to watch the full John Bolton interview on ABC News live without cable

How to watch the full John Bolton interview on ABC News live without cable
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with John Bolton, Trump’s former national security advisor, who recently wrote a tell-all book called The Room Where It Happened and has been letting some of the juicier tidbits leak out in dribs and drabs. The book is due to be released next week.

沙巴体育手机登录among the most explosive allegations to come out so far is that trump asked president xi jinping of china to help him win his reelection. bolton, meanwhile, has faced a for sitting on all this information and putting it into a book rather than alerting the public during the impeachment trial back in january—you know, when it actually could’ve made a difference. so regardless of where you fall politically, there’s a lot to get worked up about here.

The one-on-one interview with Bolton was conducted by Martha Raddatz, co-anchor for This Week with George Stephanopoulos, who sat down with Bolton for a one-hour special. It will air tonight (Sunday, June 21) at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

if you’re a cable cord cutter who is looking to watch the interview in full—either live or after it airs—i’ve rounded up a few ways to do that below:

  • Subscription services: Some cable-like streaming services let you stream ABC News live or watch the content after it airs. Those include , , and . These paid services are easy to cancel and you can usually get a week for free.
  • Locast: This nonprofit service lets you live-stream broadcast networks for free in select cities. It’s available in 19 markets and counting. .
  • ABC website and apps: If you have pay-TV login credentials, you can live-stream ABC on  or via its iOS and Android .
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‘Ring of fire’ annular solar eclipse: How to stream it live and follow the path on a map

‘Ring of fire’ annular solar eclipse: How to stream it live and follow the path on a map
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from anywhere, courtesy of the website TimeandDate.com. (The video is also embedded below.) Here are a few quick things to know about the “ring of fire” eclipse:

When is it?

沙巴体育手机登录sunday, june 21, 2020, at 12:47 a.m. et. according to cnn, the partial eclipse starts on saturday, june 20, 2020, at 11:45 p.m. et. .

Where is it visible and what’s the path?

it’s visible across parts of asia and africa. you can follow the path on or check out the interactive map on .

Where can I stream it live?

check out the from timeanddate.com. it’s also embedded below. europe’s virtual telescope project also has a streaming event planned. .

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How to watch the Belmont Stakes 2020 live on NBC without cable

How to watch the Belmont Stakes 2020 live on NBC without cable
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沙巴体育手机登录 to “align with required health and safety measures implemented in New York to mitigate risk and combat the spread of COVID-19.”

沙巴体育手机登录but the fact that it’s happening at all gives us some sense of normalcy—most live sporting events have been outright canceled since march.

The 2020 Belmont Stakes is set to begin this afternoon (Saturday, June 20, 2020) at 5:42 p.m. ET and will air on NBC, with coverage kicking off at 2:45 p.m. If you want to stream the race live on your computer, phone, or TV, I’ve rounded up a few ways to do that below. Enjoy!

NBC Sports

you can stream the race right from or via the . you’ll need to log in with your pay-tv credentials from a cable, satellite, or telecom company to watch this way.

Streaming services

you can watch nbc sports live on a few stand-alone streaming services. these services require a subscription, but they’re easy to cancel, and you can usually get a free week when you sign up:

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