• World
    Business Insider

    PHOTOS: US Navy says a pair of Russian fighter jets 'unsafely' intercepted a US patrol aircraft, risking a midair collision

    The "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept marks the third such incident involving Russian aircraft over the Mediterranean in two months.

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  • Politics
    USA TODAY

    20 Republican lawmakers to file lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over new proxy voting system

    A group of Republican lawmakers are planning to sue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber's new proxy voting system, which allows lawmakers to designate another member to vote on their behalf due to the coronavirus

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  • U.S.
    The Week

    America's meat problems are about to get worse

    The meat industry is in for a rough road to recovery.It's been nearly a month since President Trump encouraged meat plants to either remain open or reopen, even as many of them became hotspots for coronavirus spread across the U.S. Outbreaks are continuing to mar the plants' reopening plans, leading to industry-wide dilemmas that could create meat shortages for months to come, The Washington Post reports.While it's difficult to put a number on just how many meat plant workers have contracted coronavirus nationwide, North Carolina has provided a good sample. Of the 2,200 workers tested for coronavirus at Tyson Foods' chicken processing plant in Wilkes Country, 570 tested positive last week, Tyson told NPR. Parts of the facility have closed for cleaning, cutting how much meat the plant can turn out. And so, for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina farmers have had to start euthanizing at least 1.5 million chickens, a state agriculture official told the News & Observer, calling the measure a "last resort."Most meat plants in North Carolina and nationwide won't disclose just how may of their employees have contracted coronavirus, but the close-packed working conditions have turned the facilities into disease hotspots since the early days of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated at least 5,000 workers were infected by the end of April, though advocates have suggested there could be more than 17,000. And with plants already slow to respond to outbreaks and some still partially closed, it's likely that shortages may only get worse.More stories from theweek.com DOJ reportedly closes insider trading investigations into 3 senators Trump shares disturbing meme of Biden's campaign in a coffin Trump says it's safe to reopen schools. I don't believe him.

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  • Business
    MMA Weekly

    Joe Rogan on podcast move to Spotify: ‘Why would I sell out now? You sell out to get what you want.’

    UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who is also one of the most popular podcasters in the world, recently announced a deal to move his podcast from YouTube to Spotify by year's end. The multi-year agreement is reported to be worth upwards of $100 million dollars and gives Spotify the exclusive rights to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.“Announcement: the podcast is moving to Spotify! Starting on September 1 the podcast will be available on Spotify as well as all platforms, and then at the end of the year it will move exclusively to Spotify, including the video version,” Rogan stated on YouTube and via social media.“It will remain FREE, and it will be the exact same show. It’s just a licensing deal, so Spotify won’t have any creative control over the show. They want me to just continue doing it the way I’m doing it right now.”Rogan has always said he was not working for the UFC or producing his podcast simply for the money. He is already known to be a wealthy individual. The deal with Spotify, however, kicks his wealth up to a new level, one that he admits makes him uneasy.How much richer will he be?“Weirdly richer,” Rogan told the New York Times, who dubbed Rogan the new mainstream media. “Like it doesn’t register. Seems fake. It feels gross. Especially right now, when people can’t work.”Rogan has often made a big deal of maintaining the independence of his podcast. As he noted in announcing the deal with Spotify, that seemed to be a key component for him. Rogan will be allowed to operate his podcast as he always has, maintaining full editorial control over the content.As YouTube has instituted greater restrictions and harsher oversight over the content creators on its platform, that very well may be one of the key reasons aside from the money that Rogan agreed to the exclusive move to Spotify.“When you have something that can’t get canceled, you can be free. What has made society better today than it was hundreds of years ago is not just our prosperity. It’s the evolution of ideas. Anything that wants to limit discussion is dangerous to the evolution of ideas,” Rogan said.“Why would I sell out now? You sell out to get what you want.”Rogan's podcast often features mixed martial artists, coaches, and talk about the UFC and other fight organizations that Rogan is a fan of, but also delves deeper into much heavier topics of society. He now appears to have free reign to continue delving into the corners of the world that continue to spark his curiosity.* * *TRENDING Conor McGregor could leap into welterweight title shot if Jorge Masvidal opts for Nate Diaz* * * Dana White responds to Joe Rogan’s social distancing comments at UFC 249(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

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  • U.S.
    Good Morning America

    African Americans in the hair industry say COVID-19 social distancing is crushing them

    As the rapid spread of COVID-19 disproportionately devastates black communities across the country, African Americans in the hair care business say stay-at-home orders and social distancing has crushed an industry which relies solely on clientele for a steady income. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in April the number of unemployed people rose by 15.9 million to 23.1 million.

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