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  2. If support holds steady, council can override mayor's veto View the full article
  3. Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and Square, is donating $3 million to help fund Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a new coalition of 15 mayors across the country who want to explore the idea of universal basic income -- a recurring payment to residents -- in their cities. Forbes reports: The coalition was created on June 29 by Michael Tubbs, the 29 year-old mayor of Stockton, California, who has been running a guaranteed income pilot program in his city since the winter of 2018. The majority of the gift will help the mayors create pilot programs for universal basic income (UBI) in their cities, which include Newark, Atlanta, Seattle, Los Angeles, Compton, Long Beach, Pittsburgh, Oakland and more. The rest of the money will go to a new pilot program in Stockton, which Tubbs will announce in the fall. For now, the roster of mayors in MGI are moderate to liberal-leaning, but that will soon change. Dorsey is making the donation from #startsmall, his philanthropic limited liability company, which he launched on April 7 by transferring $1 billion worth of Square shares -- then 28% of his net worth -- to the LLC. Dorsey said he would primarily focus his charitable efforts on Covid-19 relief, and also fund efforts to improve girl's health and education, as well as UBI experimentation. Tubbs hopes that with more successful experiments of guaranteed income around the country, the federal government will follow with a national guaranteed income program that will extend beyond the pandemic. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
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  5. NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier was hospitalized in Kentucky on Thursday night after being involved in a crash during the final lap of a race at the Kentucky Speedway. View the full article
  6. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency Thursday evening after “civil unrest” broke out in Salt Lake City in reaction to two police officers being cleared of wrongdoing in the May shooting death of an armed suspect. View the full article
  7. The Democrat promises a jobs boom, savaging President Trump's record on the economy and Covid-19. View the full article
  8. Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz joined "The Ingraham Angle" Thursday to respond to the likelihood that the 2020 season will be severely curtailed -- if there is a season at all. View the full article
  9. With 2020 shaping to be an especially violent year in one of the nation’s most violent cities, St. Louis leaders are considering a new tool to fight crime — surveillance planes — even as opponents worry about the further militarization of police and the potential for invasion of privacy. View the full article
  10. Police they shot dead Vikas Dubey when he stole the gun of a cop and tried to flee from custody. View the full article
  11. Surveillance video and 911 audio in connection with the disappearance of former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera were released Thursday, according to reports. View the full article
  12. Laura Igraham took issue Thursday with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's "Made in America" economic plan, accusing the former vice president of copying President Trump to compensate for a "weak spot" in his campaign. View the full article
  13. Sean Hannity opened Thursday's edition of "Hannity" by scrutinizing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's "bizarre" and "painfully awkward" trip to his hometown of Scranton, Pa., which included a campaign event in nearby Dunmore. View the full article
  14. Brandis Kemp, a veteran actress and comedian known for roles on the old ABC late-night show “Fridays” and the short-lived “MASH” spin-off “AfterMASH,” has died at age 76, reports said. View the full article
  15. The U.S. women's soccer team wins the World Cup, beating China in a thriller. View the full article
  16. Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland told "The Story" Thursday that if Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham punts the conclusion of his probe into the origins of the Russia investigation until after the November election, the public will never see the results. View the full article
  17. The Ventura County Sheriff's office has released security footage featuring former "Glee" star Naya Rivera renting and boarding a pontoon boat at Lake Piru near Los Angeles on Wednesday in the hours before her disappearance. View the full article
  18. Objects were described as circular, "edge-brightened discs" View the full article
  19. At least two Democratic Party governors said Thursday they’ll delay reopening schools for the fall semester if they decide the coronavirus pandemic makes reopening them unsafe for students and staff. View the full article
  20. President Trump claimed in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity Thursday that the White House had notified Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan that it would send federal forces to dismantle the infamous "CHOP"protest zone, but local police "went in before we got there." View the full article
  21. An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Lithium-ion batteries play a central role in the world of technology, powering everything from smartphones to smart cars, and one of the people who helped commercialize them says he has a way to cut mass production costs by 90% and significantly improve their safety. Hideaki Horie, formerly of Nissan Motor Co., founded Tokyo-based APB Corp. in 2018 to make "all-polymer batteries" -- hence the company name. The making of a cell, every battery's basic unit, is a complicated process requiring cleanroom conditions -- with airlocks to control moisture, constant air filtering and exacting precision to prevent contamination of highly reactive materials. The setup can be so expensive that a handful of top players like South Korea's LG Chem Ltd., China's CATL and Japan's Panasonic Corp. spend billions of dollars to build a suitable factory. Horie's innovation is to replace the battery's basic components -- metal-lined electrodes and liquid electrolytes -- with a resin construction. He says this approach dramatically simplifies and speeds up manufacturing, making it as easy as "buttering toast." It allows for 10-meter-long battery sheets that can be stacked on top of each other "like seat cushions" to increase capacity, he said. Importantly, the resin-based batteries are also resistant to catching fire when punctured. In March, APB raised $74 million, which is tiny by the wider industry's standards but will be enough to fully equip one factory for mass production slated to start next year. Horie estimates the funds will get his plant in central Japan to 1 gigawatt-hour capacity by 2023. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
  22. Strict safety measures are in place, with voters concerned about the virus and a looming recession. View the full article
  23. The coronavirus pandemic has not only stopped Robert De Niro from working, but he's also taken quite the pay cut this year as well. View the full article
  24. President Trump suggested on Fox News' "Hannity" Thursday night that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had been "brainwashed" by the party's far left. View the full article
  25. President Trump phoned in to "Hannity" Thursday where he covered a bevy of topics including the coronavirus and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden who he said appeared as if he had been "brainwashed." View the full article
  26. Conservative radio host Mark Levin ripped Joe Biden as a puppet of the far left on "Hannity" Thursday before claiming the Democratic Party was "as evil as it's ever been." View the full article
  27. A retired University of Georgia professor said she was attacked on Twitter after criticizing the university’s announcement that they would be reviewing the names their buildings. View the full article
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