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As the pandemic has made apparent, America has no welfare state — but we sure have a warfare state

The animating force of American government is war. Every year, the United States bombs multiple countries, conducts special forces raids across several continents and spends hundreds of billions of dollars to maintain a military presence in 70-plus countries, either in the form of occupying armies or large bases. Now that the U.S. is widely seen…

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PlayStation State of Play’s Greatest Role Was About a Year Old Game

Sony held the latest edition of State of Play yesterday to showcase upcoming third-party games. The biggest surprise came from the nearly year-old Control and the upcoming AWE expansion. Developer Remedy Entertainment confirmed an Alan Wake tie-in in what it calls a ‘Remedy Connected Universe.’ Thursday’s PlayStation State of Play was always going to be…

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Twenty state AGs press Facebook to do more to combat hate speech

Facebook should take specific steps to curb hate speech on its platform, state attorneys general say. Angela Lang/CNET Twenty state attorneys general demanded Facebook do more to combat hate speech, discrimination and disinformation on the social network, the latest group to weigh in on divisive content on the platform.In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark…

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State Department Watchdog Resigns After Predecessor’s Ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. Stephen Akard announced his resignation just two days after Democrats issued subpoenas for several of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s top aides to answer questions about the shakeup in…

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State attorneys general put more pressure on Facebook to remove hate speech

State attorneys general are asking Facebook to do much more to limit hate speech and help the victims of harassment, including by offering live assistance through something like a Facebook helpline.In a letter to the tech company Wednesday, a group of 19 state attorneys general and the attorney general of Washington, D.C., said they were…

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Colorado State football players allege officials are covering up COVID-19 health threat

Miles Blumhardt, Fort Collins Coloradoan Published 8:41 p.m. ET Aug. 4, 2020 | Updated 10:22 p.m. ET Aug. 4, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports sat down with former NASCAR CEO and chairman Brian France to discuss the possibility of no college football this season and the financial ramifications that would follow. USA TODAYFORT COLLINS, Colo.…

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State says Montana Leasing assistance program Mostly Uncharted

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Montana set aside $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to help people make their rent or mortgage payments during the economic upheaval caused by coronavirus. But through the end of July the program has paid out just over $1.2 million, about 2.4% of the available funds, state figures show. So…

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Changes to state parenting laws help fill gaps for same-sex couples

Dr. Sara Watson and her partner, Anna Ford, always wanted children, but when Ford gave birth to their son, Eli, three years ago, Watson was told she could not put her name on his birth certificate even though he was conceived using her egg.At the time, the parentage laws in Rhode Island, where the unmarried…

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Latest PS5 State of Play date hint and thank Kratos that Intel isn’t providing the chips as Lisa Su confirms AMD is ramping up for the PlayStation 5 launch

AMD is more than ready for the PlayStation 5’s holiday 2020 launch. (Image source: PlayStation/Sony)A noted PS5 commentator has dropped an interesting hint at when Sony’s August State of Play event could happen. Also, a recent AMD earnings call should allay any fears gamers may have that the PlayStation 5 might miss its scheduled launch…

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Coin shortage? It may be time to use your state quarters

By Lora Kelley The New York Times | Jul 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM This Wednesday, July 15, 2020 file photo shows rolls of coins in a container at a market in Nanticoke, Pa. On Friday, July 24, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly denying the existence of a coin shortage…