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|26||In a pair of 7-2 opinions, SCOTUS rejects Trump's batshit claims of absolute immunity, but punts the fight over his tax returns back down to the lower courts.|
|20||Group of armed black protestors march on Confederate monument|
|21||Genomic study suggests that Polynesian sailors made contact with the indigenous peoples of South America long before the arrival of the European explorers|
|11||London's The Daily Telegraph has reported that Arron Banks’s outfit Leave.EU is trying to use its disinformation assistance by advising populist Winston Peters and his party New Zealand First in the upcoming general election later this year.|
|18||Utter shitshow in small Ohio village as hundreds of armed extremists lay siege to a small BLM demonstration|
|36||The Human Rights Council released a damning report (which you can read here) that shows that, contrary to mainstream wisdom, global poverty has continued to rise over the last decade thanks to tax cuts for billionaires, destruction of social safety nets and that over half of the world's population does not enjoy minimal protections against sickness, disability, unemployment or old age|
|19||Severe drought prompts water rationing in Puerto Rico|
|32||Conservatives are flocking to a new "free speech" social media app that bans liberal users|
|16||A member of the Canadian Army Reserves' Canadian Rangers drove his personal vehicle through the gates at Rideau Hall, the residence of Governor General Julie Payette and PM Justin Trudeau, armed with 'several weapons'. He is currently in custody on 22 charges.|
|16||Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protestors under China's new security law|
|19||Historian and TV presenter David Starkey says, "Slavery was not genocide otherwise there wouldn't be so many damn blacks in Africa or Britain, would there?" His college at Cambridge University has accepted his resignation.|
|18||Tories' austerity measures have killed a quarter of a million people over a decade|
|22||Hundreds of brands are boycotting Facebook for a month, though the network's greatest advertisers are quietly not participating|
|18||It has been revealed that around twenty years ago New Zealand’s intelligence services broke into the embassies of India and Iran in Wellington on behalf of MI6 and the CIA to photograph code books, plant bugs and steal communications.|
|16||Despite the U.S. being in the worst recession since the Great Depression, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ personal wealth is now over $171 billion due to rising sales and corporate share price.|
|20||Pharmaceutical industry group sues to stop Minnesota's new insulin affordability program|
|8||"Iconic" crime figures were among 746 arrests after messages on EncroChat were intercepted and decoded. More than two tonnes of drugs, several dozen guns and £54m in suspect cash have been seized, says the UK's National Crime Agency.|
|9||At least 23 people have been arrested when the police storm the "Autonomous Zone" after Mayor Jenny Durkan gives an executive order to clear the protest zone|
|13||Italian customs police have seized a massive haul of amphetamines produced by DAESH. The haul has been estimated at €1bn.|
|17||So much for separation of Church and State...|
|16||The USMCA trade agreement come into force from today July 1st 2020, superseding and replacing the 26 year old NAFTA free-trade treaty.|
|17||The Finnish Air Force is quietly retiring its swastika logo after 100 years of use. Usage outside of Finland, especially with peacekeeping work has given the force second thoughts.|
|11||Aviation giant Airbus will cut over 15,000 jobs across Europe|