Armstrong & Getty's Hot Links! Thursday July 16, 2020


Armstrong & Getty's Hot Links!

A daily list of headlines that may (or may not) be discussed on the show!

Thursday July 16

A Brazen Online Attack Targets V.I.P. Twitter Users in a Bitcoin Scam

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Smithsonian Pushes Racist Material Claiming ‘White Culture’ Is ‘Nuclear Family,’ ‘Self-Reliance,’ Being ‘Polite’

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Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Biden in presidential race

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Relax, Obama strategist tells Democrats: Joe Biden should stay in his basement

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Unverified Internet Scuttlebutt: Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder faces sex trafficking allegations

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From 2018: Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Describe Topless Photo Shoot and Uneasy Night Out

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Russian Hackers Trying to Steal Vaccine Research, Intelligence Agencies Say

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Accommodating Dysfunction: San Francisco’s plan to put homeless people in hotels and motels is not going well.

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‘Absolute chaos’: Bay Area businesses grapple with start-stop opening and closing

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Berkeley approves goals to cut police budget by 50%, reduce cops’ role in traffic enforcement

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Researchers Warn Of “Jaw Dropping” Crash In Global Fertility Rate

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America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic

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Kroger will no longer give change in coins amid shortage

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Georgia’s Governor ban of mask mandates puts Georgia on collision course with its cities

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Tourists facing restrictions amid fears of new virus spikes

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Wednesday July 15

Cuban immigrant has dire warning for America, reveals connection between far-left and 'communists'

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Watching a BLM riot develop in real time

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Starbucks barista who got $100,000 over face mask dust-up: ‘This is so mind-blowing’

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Native American son of Redskins logo designer says it's not offensive, calls the change 'hard'

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The U.S.-China confrontation is not another Cold War. It’s something new.

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Asked why Black Americans are killed by police, Trump responds, "So are White people"

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Don’t know your blood type? Here's how to find it, and why it matters during pandemic

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As cities nationwide reconsider back-to-school plans, Seattle teachers union pushes back, School Board members eye an alternative

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San Francisco public school students likely on screens rather than in seats: ‘It’s not safe to go back’

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Early results are promising from coronavirus-vaccine testing in Seattle

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2 stylists had coronavirus but wore masks. 139 clients didn’t fall sick.

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Tech hits the brakes on office reopenings

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Zappos tries something new: Sell 1 shoe instead of 2

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Kroger will no longer give change in coins amid shortage

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Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the presidential race

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Tuesday July 14

Newsom orders statewide reclosure of indoor dining, limits on church services, salons

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Orange County votes to reopen schools without masks or increased social distancing

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San Diego Unified will start school this fall with online learning

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Despite seeing great risk, Americans slow to make major changes to deal with COVID

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U.K. Bans Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China

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Is it time to delete TikTok? A guide to the rumors and the real privacy risks.

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Bari Weiss Resigns From New York Times, Citing ‘Illiberal Environment’

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Bonhomme Richard, its fate uncertain, would be one of largest ships Navy has lost

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As Americans go back to work, these are the 9 riskiest jobs to have in the middle of the pandemic

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The Washington Redskins are no more. But a trademark hobbyist snatched up the good names

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Odd are out for Redskins new Name

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NFL unveils Oakley Mouth Shield to combat virus

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A’s, Giants working to kick their spitting, high-fiving, finger-licking habits

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Apple pays out in battery lawsuit

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Study: People prefer music from artists with similar personalities to their own

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NBA Store: FreeHongKong jersey? No. KillCops Jersey? Yes.

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Shouts of n-word, images of lynchings interrupt Sonoma County’s virtual meeting on homelessness

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The summer of Mars: Three missions from three different nations are heading to Mars in the next month

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Holding Colleges Accountable

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MONDAY JULY 13

Defying U.S., China and Iran Near Trade and Military Partnership

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How Russia Built a Channel to the Taliban, Once an Enemy

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Dear Joe Biden: Don't Listen to Silicon Valley

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Roger Stone says he plans to campaign for Trump

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Protests continue in Portland for 46th day after demonstrator hospitalized previous night

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Florida Breaks U.S. Coronavirus Record for Most New Cases in a Day

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Why a coronavirus vaccine won’t end the pandemic by itself

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Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

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Charles Barkley On League’s Social Justice Efforts: “We’re Turning Into A Circus”

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Washington’s football team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

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Hundreds march peacefully in Martinez in major Black Lives Matter demonstration following mural defacement

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Atlanta Braves not changing name, still discussing ‘Tomahawk Chop’

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N.H.L. Owners and Players Approve New C.B.A. and Return-to-Play Plan

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MacDowell Colony Drops the Word ‘Colony,’ Citing ‘Oppressive Overtones’

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President Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone

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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski blasts Missouri Sen. Hawley over NBA stances in U.S., China

(original tweet from senator)

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LeBron James, other NBA players react to suspension of ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: 'Free Woj'

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Johnny Depp admits calling ex-wife ‘Amber Turd’ after poop incident

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Navy Ship Fire Could Burn for Days

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First Federal Execution in 17 Years is on, Again

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A Pizza Stops a Robbery

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Hamberg Sex Workers Demand German Brothels Reopen

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Amazon sends email asking workers to remove Tik Tok from phones, then says email was accident

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7 Things to know about Tax Day on Wednesday