» He was supposed to be in prison less than a year. Instead, he died after catching the coronavirus.
07/07/20 10:35 from Raw Story
At least 84 Texas state prisoners have died after contracting the coronavirus, including men who were serving short sentences or set to soon go home. As the death count rose, advocates unsuccessfully called on the governor and parole boa...

» Trump’s obsession with wrecking Obamacare is pushing him into a political buzzsaw: report
07/07/20 10:32 from Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the Supreme Court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act at a time when the United States is suffering from a deadly pandemic. An Axios analysis written by Drew Altman of the...

» Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner urges Texas GOP to cancel its convention
07/07/20 10:30 from Raw Story
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner encouraged the Republican Party of Texas on Monday to cancel its in-person convention in Houston next week and warned that should the event continue, health inspectors would have the authority to shut down ...

» Big chain retailers — including Target and Home Depot — beg government to enforce standard mask-wearing nationwide
07/07/20 10:28 from Raw Story
In a letter sent to the National Governors Association, an industry group representing many of the largest retailers in the U.S. asked the country’s governors to mandate and enforce rules requiring people to wear masks at all times...

» Tech titan chiefs to testify at US antitrust committee
07/07/20 10:25 from Raw Story
The US House Committee on the Judiciary on Monday announced that leaders of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will testify during an antitrust investigation hearing. The hearing, scheduled to take place July 27, comes against a backdro...

» New Zealand restricts entry for Kiwis escaping coronavirus
07/07/20 10:19 from Raw Story
New Zealand began restricting the return of its own nationals Tuesday as the country faces an accelerating influx of citizens fleeing coronavirus outbreaks overseas and limited quarantine facilities. National carrier Air New Zealand put ...

» ‘Do your part’: WWII film ‘Greyhound’ teaches virus lesson, says Hanks
07/07/20 10:12 from Raw Story
Tom Hanks is “heartbroken” that his World War II thriller must skip the big screen due to the pandemic — but hopes it can still teach audiences at home a thing or two about acting decently in a global crisis. “Gre...

» Johnny Depp libel trial set to start in London
07/07/20 10:09 from Raw Story
A libel trial was due to begin on Tuesday between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and a British tabloid newspaper over claims that he was violent to his former wife, Amber Heard. Depp, 57, is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN), publisher of T...

» Trump is betting on reckless approach to win in November
07/07/20 10:02 from Raw Story
On the Fourth of July, a day meant to celebrate American independence, Donald Trump once again focused on creating a racist spectacle. Despite concerns about spreading the coronavirus and starting wildfires, Trump insisted on having a fi...

» People who support colorblind ideology show less intergroup empathy and are less likely to take action against prejudice
07/07/20 09:49 from Raw Story
A recent study linked colorblind ideology to inaction against prejudice among university students. Empathy towards out-groups and positive/negative emotions during intergroup interactions partly explained this relationship. These finding...

» Penn State basketball coach Pat Chambers referenced a ‘noose’ around a Black player’s neck
07/07/20 09:47 from Raw Story
PHILADELPHIA — Former Penn State basketball player Rasir Bolton revealed publicly Monday that head coach Patrick Chambers referenced a “noose” around Bolton’s neck during a conversation in January 2019.“A noose, symbolic of lynching, def...

» Jeffrey Epstein accuser says cops ‘ignored’ her 1997 report about Epstein
07/07/20 09:44 from Raw Story
NEW YORK — An outraged Jeffrey Epstein accuser stepped forward Monday to say authorities “ignored” her in 1997 when she claimed the millionaire lured her to a fake Victoria’s Secret audition and groped her.Speaking through tears, Alicia ...

» Sacramento hit with lawsuit over requirement that people stand for national anthem
07/07/20 09:43 from Raw Story
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The debate over whether people should stand for the playing of the national anthem has now come to Sacramento, courtesy of a federal lawsuit filed against the city by a Las Vegas man who says he is afraid he could be...

» Dr. Fauci warns US is ‘knee-deep’ in first wave of coronavirus
07/07/20 09:39 from Raw Story
The United States is still “knee-deep” in its first wave of coronavirus infections and must act immediately to tackle the recent surge, the country’s top infectious diseases expert said Monday. Anthony Fauci said the nu...

» CDC just added to list of symptoms for coronavirus
07/07/20 09:36 from Raw Story
The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently added to the list of symptoms for the novel coronavirus.Because of a wide range of ailments reported by patients, the CDC has expanded the list of potential symptoms t...

» Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp deploys 1,000 National Guard troops after violent weekend
07/07/20 09:34 from Raw Story
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp will deploy as many as 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to protect state buildings in Atlanta on Monday following a burst of violence across the city that left four dead, including an 8-year-old girl, and saw...

» Companies owned by this billionaire GOP governor received up to $24 million in bailout loans
07/07/20 09:13 from Raw Story
Companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family received up to $24 million from one of the federal government’s key coronavirus economic relief programs, according to data made public Monday. At least six companies from ...

» Trump friends and family cleared for millions in small business bailout
07/07/20 09:08 from Raw Story
Businesses tied to President Donald Trump’s family and associates stand to receive as much as $21 million in government loans designed to shore up payroll expenses for companies struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to fede...

» 50 dead in Japan floods as rescuers ‘race against time’
07/07/20 08:59 from Raw Story
Emergency services in western Japan were “racing against time” Tuesday to rescue people stranded by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 50, as the country braced for more torrential downpours. Japan...

» World War Z author: Donald Trump is ‘a homicidal buffoon’ who has committed ‘a type of war crime against the American people’
07/07/20 08:12 from Raw Story
The United States is stuck in a real-time dystopian nightmare that is all too real. The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country with more than 130,000 Americans killed by the disease. The country is led by a neofascis...

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