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Trump retweets video featuring supporter shouting ‘white power’

Trump retweets video featuring supporter shouting ‘white power’

Technology
President Trump has retweeted a video featuring a supporter shouting "white power" at other demonstrators in Florida.The footage shows a man in a golf cart that includes "Trump 2020" and "America First" signs responding to protesters who were also shouting and carrying placards expressing their opposition to the president. According to the person who originally posted the video, it was recorded in a retirement community known as The Villages where the residents were apparently "protesting against each other" - the Trump supporters apparently in a parade of golf carts and the others standing beside this parade. Image: The president's tweet was later deleted "White power" is a white supremacist political slogan designed to mimic the "bl...
White House memo calls for study of improved Arctic icebreakers

White House memo calls for study of improved Arctic icebreakers

Business
June 10 (UPI) -- A White House memorandum on polar security has the U.S. Coast Guard considering the addition of armed, nuclear-powered icebreakers to its aging fleet. President Donald Trump, in a memo on Tuesday, called for "a ready, capable and available fleet of polar security icebreakers that is operationally tested and fully deployable by Fiscal Year 2029." Advertisement The United States has only two operational heavy icebreakers in use, the 44-year old Polar Star and the 24-year old Healy. Each is prone to breakdowns, officials have said. The memo comes as global warning has positioned the Arctic region as a possible shipping route, as well as a source of available mineral resources, and calls for evaluation of a "defensive armament adequate to defend against near-peer competitors ...
Trump rushed to White House bunker as protests over George Floyd death raged outside

Trump rushed to White House bunker as protests over George Floyd death raged outside

World
Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker as hundreds of people protesting against the death of George Floyd gathered outside, throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.The US president is believed to have spent almost an hour being sheltered in the bunker - designed for use in emergencies such as terrorist attacks - as violent demonstrations continued across dozens of US cities. Clashes outside the White House ...
White House weighs pushing tax deadline back to Sept. 15

White House weighs pushing tax deadline back to Sept. 15

Finance
US President Donald Trump speaks about COVID-19, known as coronavirus, after signing a Proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, May 6, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty ImagesThe White House is weighing a second Tax Day delay, according to NBC News.The Trump Administration is reviewing different proposals to help restart the economy, which continues to suffer from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.A further delay of the deadline for filing federal income tax returns and taxes owed is a one measure that's on the table, two people familiar with the discussions told NBC News.The tax deadline — which the Treasury Department has already pushed back to July 15 — could go as far out as Sept. 15 or even Dec. 15, those people said.
Analysis: More black Africans die of COVID-19 than white Britons

Analysis: More black Africans die of COVID-19 than white Britons

World
May 1 (UPI) -- Black Africans are nearly four times as likely to die from the novel coronavirus in Britain than white Britons, an analysis released Friday indicates. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the ethnic black African death rate from the virus is 3.7 times as high as that of white Britons. Overall, all racial minority groups are dying at a higher rate than white Britons. "After stripping out the role of age and geography, Bangladeshi hospital fatalities are twice those of the white British group, Pakistani deaths are 2.9 times as high and black African deaths 3.7 times as high," the IFS said. "The Indian, black Caribbean and 'other white' ethnic groups also have excess fatalities, with the white Irish group the only one to have fewer fatalities than white British." The IFS sa...