Day: June 15, 2020

Biden campaign and DNC raise more than $80 million in May

Joe Biden‘s campaign announced Monday that it raised $80.8 million in May, along with the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committee. It’s the most the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has raised to date during the 2020 presidential election cycle.

According to the campaign, more than half of the donors last month were new contributors, signaling a surge in grassroots momentum, with more than 1.5 million new supporters joining the campaign in the last few weeks. The campaign also said the number of online donors has tripled since February. The average online donation in May was $30 and educators continue to be listed as the largest occupation group for donors. 

“I’m humbled and honored that you have put your trust in me as your presumptive Democratic nominee. And I’m incredibly honored by the support I’ve received from you all,” Biden wrote in an email to supporters.

Biden alluded to

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Video showing lack of social distancing at Universal Orlando sparks concern about theme parks reopening

Universal Orlando reopened in early June and the theme park has already come under fire after suggestions that employees on one ride were not enforcing social distancing.

An account that shares news related to the theme park, called @UniNewsToday, wrote on Twitter over the weekend that “all of the social distancing markers near the load area at Hagrid’s [Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure] are gone. There’s also a Team Member yelling ‘fill in all the available space.’”

The account also shared a video of the staffer encouraging people to crowd together.

People quickly jumped in with their own comments. “Are we not gonna talk about the fact that there’s a blurry spot shaped into a

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Summer visitors to American parks choose safety first over freedom to roam

<span class="caption">Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park hosted more than 2.5 million visitors in 2019.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://unsplash.com/photos/gFtJO8ciK90" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anqi Lu/Unsplash">Anqi Lu/Unsplash</a>, <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CC BY">CC BY</a></span>
Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park hosted more than 2.5 million visitors in 2019. Anqi Lu/Unsplash, CC BY

In a typical summer, millions of Americans head outdoors to national parks, hiking trails and rivers across the U.S. This summer, because of COVID-19 precautions, getting outdoors will be different, although how different isn’t certain.

My colleagues and I are part of a research team at Pennsylvania State University that studies outdoor recreation and park management. Our team recently conducted a national survey of more 1,000 outdoor enthusiasts across 47 states with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

The survey asked several key questions that included how those who use parks were considering a return to outdoor recreation this summer and how parks might be managed for COVID-19 to ensure the safety and security of park users.

The responses to the survey suggested that this summer, we may be entering a

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Here’s Exactly Where to Buy Face Masks Online

Practicing social distancing and staying home is the best thing you can do to slow the spread of COVID-19, but protests against racial injustice have many taking to the streets—where the six-feet rule can be almost impossible to swing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises you to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, and with this recommendation, everyone wants to know where to buy face masks. We rounded up some options below—from face masks for kids to breathable face masks and more—and we’ll update this list as companies go in and out of stock.

Cloth face masks don’t guarantee you won’t contract the virus or pass it on, but they’re a public health measure we should all seriously consider, whether you’re protesting or in a city that’s slowly re-opening. If you’re unsure of where to buy face masks

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Learn About Riah Milton and Dominique Fells, the Black Transgender Women Murdered This Week

As Black Lives Matter protests continued across the U.S. and the world this week, two Black transgender women were killed within a 24-hour period. Riah Milton of Liberty Township, Ohio was shot several times during a robbery attempt on Tuesday, and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells’s remains were found alongside the Schuylkill River in the Bartam’s Garden area of Philadelphia Monday night.

“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the recent passing of a member of our LGBTQ family,” the Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs said in a statement following the identification of Fells, per Out magazine. “The pain of such a loss is always difficult, but it is especially deep as we are in the midst of Pride month—a season typically filled with joy and celebration for many in our community.”

Police initially misgendered both Fells, 27, and Milton, 25, in their initial reports of the deaths.

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2020 MassChallenge Texas In Austin Details Released

AUSTIN, TX — MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, has announced the 58 early-stage startups invited to join the 2020 MassChallenge Texas in Austin program.

The selected startups have been rigorously vetted by a community of more than 500 expert judges and represent the top 10 percent of applications from around the world, officials said in an advisory.

“Today’s entrepreneurs will have a fundamental impact on how efficiently the world recovers from the current economic crisis, and the game-changing startups in this year’s Austin-based cohort are poised to do just that,” Mike Millard, managing director of MassChallenge Texas, said. “I am incredibly impressed by the founders’ abilities to navigate their businesses through the coronavirus crisis, leveraging the intersection of business and technology to create solutions across agriculture, internet of things, medical devices, manufacturing, and more. These startups have a place helping large organizations recalibrate as they adapt to

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Here’s How to Support the Black LGBTQ+ Community

As Black Lives Matter protests merge with Pride marches, global citizens are proving the fight for equality is inextricably intersectional—and urgent. The continued violence against Black LGBTQ+ people, specifically Black transgender women, has us approaching Pride Month with a louder call for justice. On Friday, the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the Trump administration finalized a rule to roll back protections for transgender people; the rule would make it easier for doctors and hospitals to deny health care to transgender patients.

Supporting the Black LGBTQ+ community starts with education. The 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising reminds us that there wouldn’t be a Pride Month without Black trans women like Marsha P. Johnson and Stormé DeLarverie, who have just begun to gain widespread recognition for their pivotal roles in the battle of liberation—and today’s civil rights movement wouldn’t be possible without Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza, queer Black

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18 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Los Angeles


Written by Lana Law
Aug 2, 2019

The sprawling city of Los Angeles, in Southern California, has long been known internationally in the film and entertainment industry, particularly for Hollywood, a place that has drawn aspiring actors and actresses from across the country for over a century. Today, LA is a culturally diverse city with a reputation for being the creative center of America. Visitors will find a thriving culinary scene, incredible shopping, outstanding museums, and fun family attractions.

Sunseekers coming to enjoy the warm climate and beaches will find plenty of things to do and interesting neighborhoods to explore. Upgrades to the public transportation network in recent years and the addition of a Metro Bike Share in downtown LA have made getting around and sightseeing easier than ever. For families, nearby Disneyland and Universal Studios are key destinations that often warrant repeat visits.

To help plan your sightseeing

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the clearance items to add to your basket

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Today (June 15) marks the day that most shops in the UK can finally reopen after months of closure due to coronavirus.

And while our high street shopping experience will look very different due to social distancing guidelines, it will at least be nice to actually see things before we buy them.

However, there is one thing that we haven’t missed about shopping, and that’s the sales.

Sifting through endless rails, the queues for the tills and the sense of urgency that buzzes around and creates a less than relaxing retail experience; no, we haven’t missed that at all.

Luckily then, we can stick to online shopping when it comes to the sales and there’s

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Is It Safe to Buy Booking Holdings (BKNG) Stock Right Now?

Broyhill Asset Management, a boutique investment firm based in North Carolina, released its Q1 2020 Investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Established as a family office, the company invests with a long-term, objective, and rational perspective. You should check out Broyhill Asset Management’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.

In the said letter, Broyhill Asset Management highlighted a few stocks and Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) is one of them. Booking Holdings offers online travel & related services. Year-to-date, Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) stock lost 23.1% and on June 12th it had a closing price of $1,623.92. Here is what Broyhill Asset Management said:

“During the quarter, we also built a position in Bookings (BKNG), which we had been watching long before the crisis began. For the past three years, the

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