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In Indonesia, speaking openly about LGBT issues online can result in physical attacks, online abuse, and even arrest. That’s why Dhyta Caturani, a human rights activist who specializes in helping people to stay safe online, created a training program for Indonesian LGBT groups to track digital threats and give people the skills they need to …

The latest negotiations in Brussels on an EU-UK trade and security deal have broken up early, with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, complaining of a lack of respect and engagement by the British government. The two sides ended the week’s talks – the first held in person since February – a day ahead of …

In the spring, as the virus swept across the world and billions of people were compelled to stay at home, the popularity of one social media app rose more sharply than any other. By late March, usage of WhatsApp around the world had grown by 40%. In Spain, where the lockdown was particularly strict, it …

“3rd District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November,” Rep. Scott Tipton said in a statement Tuesday evening. “I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well.” Tipton was widely believed to be the front runner in the race before Tuesday evening. “Congressman @ScottRTipton is …

John Hickenlooper won his primary but not without suffering some blows, something the top Democrats who recruited the former Colorado governor had hoped to avoid. Hickenlooper’s errors, while largely self-inflicted, could end up helping Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican who — given Colorado’s voting history — seems particularly vulnerable. In the western part of the …

Kevin Dietsch/AFP/Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the US is “going in the wrong direction” as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the country. Fauci said that while some states have gotten ahold of the virus, he’s very concerned about others where it has …

More and more state officials are hitting pause or rolling back efforts to reopen the economy as the coronavirus spreads to new communities and gains speed in many parts of the U.S. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey became the latest official to roll back reopening in his state late Monday after weeks of increasing cases. On …

Dr. Tom Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the recent surge in coronavirus cases across parts of the country is the result of the virus’s spreading, not increased testing, as President Donald Trump has argued. “As a doctor, a scientist, an epidemiologist, I can tell you with 100% …

OTR: Breaking down Gov. Charlie Baker’s rough week in Massachusetts Updated: 11:46 AM EDT Jun 28, 2020 Hide Transcript Show Transcript ED: WE HAVE ASSEMBLED OUR SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE. WE’RE JOINED BY DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL ANALYST MARY ANNE MARSH, AND REPUBLICAN POLITICAL ANALYST VIRGINIA BUCKINGHAM. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US, GUYS. RIGHT OFF THE TOP, YOU …

The newly passed resolution suspends the rules so that lawmakers can consider a bill that would change or remove the flag. First, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed the measure in a vote of 85-34 amid loud cheers in the chamber, followed by the Senate in a vote of 36-14. The passage of the measure …