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Wednesday Night Owls: Antiwar groups coalesce to push Biden toward a new foreign policy

Wednesday Night Owls: Antiwar groups coalesce to push Biden toward a new foreign policy

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week John Nichols at The Nation writes—Anti-War Groups Push Biden and the Democrats to Rethink Foreign Policy: More than 50 groups seeking “a more principled foreign policy, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism” wrote an open letter last month to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “It is time,” they argued, “to end our endless wars and adopt a new approach to international relations, one in which…

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Disney World wants to reopen in mid-July with masks, temperature checks, and no fireworks

Disney World wants to reopen in mid-July with masks, temperature checks, and no fireworks

As we adjust to living during a global pandemic, many people are putting off any travel that is not absolutely essential, including vacations. Disney World, however, is apparently planning a phased reopening of its theme park based in Orlando, Florida, come July, as reported by BuzzFeed News. According to senior vice president of operations Jim McPhee, both the Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom parks are set to reopen on July 11. The Hollywood Studios and Epcot parks will reopen shortly after…

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NJ judge removed for ‘repeated and serious acts of misconduct,’ told victim to ‘close your legs’

NJ judge removed for ‘repeated and serious acts of misconduct,’ told victim to ‘close your legs’

Last year, two New Jersey judges received criticism for comments they made during separate rape cases on the bench in 2016. Both judges made inappropriate comments supporting perpetrators and belittling victims of sexual assault. In July, the New Jersey Supreme Court said it was in process of deciding the fate of both judges, including Ocean County Superior Court Judge John Russo Jr., who asked a woman if she “closed [her] legs” to avoid being raped. On Tuesday, the state court…

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‘We know this is not who you are’: Connecticut cops give white suspect in double homicide major pass

‘We know this is not who you are’: Connecticut cops give white suspect in double homicide major pass

It pays to be a white college student, apparently even when suspected of killing two people and kidnapping another. Peter Manfredonia, a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior from Sandy Hook, has been on the run since Friday, according to the Connecticut Post. That’s when he allegedly attacked two men with a machete, killing one of them. On Saturday, Manfredonia fatally shot a former Newtown High School classmate in the head. Still, police used sympathetic and understanding words to describe the subject of a four-state…

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CNBC host snaps on Trump pundit: ‘You have used and abused your position’

CNBC host snaps on Trump pundit: ‘You have used and abused your position’

When Andrew Ross Sorkin isn’t interviewing billionaires to get their brilliant ideas on why we shouldn’t tax them or writing hypocritical pleas to protect executives over workers, he’s usually hosting business shows like Squawk Box on CNBC. The triumvirate of hosts consists of Andrew Ross Sorkin representing what many on the right believe to be the bleeding heart New York Times, Becky Quick representing the objective middle, and Joe Kernen representing the right—and mostly the Trump administration. Kernen has been pushing for…

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