While current state law limits the ability of noncitizens to participate in party politics, the new bill (SB288) would let them serve as state convention delegates and county committee leaders with the Democratic Party, allowing them to be involved in the party platform and other issues.
California state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco who was one of the lawmakers behind SB288, did not return Fox News’ request for comment but speaking to reporters last Friday said that the new bill was meant both as a way for noncitizens to have a say in the policies of the California Democratic Party -- and as a rebuke of the Trump administration’s hardline immigration stance.
The Journal also invites academics and researchers to give regular talks on new detection technology. It has written newsroom guides and holds training sessions — Marconi estimates between 120 and 150 WSJ journalists have participated. It also monitors the different detection tools being developed by major tech companies and startups. For now, training is not mandatory. Although the technology and tools are improving to spot fakes, standard journalistic process, like thoroughly checking sources, still apply.
Understanding the scale of the problem is tricky, but there are some indications. Cybersecurity startup DeepTrace has detected over 8,000 fake pornographic videos on adult entertainment sites. Like a lot of new technology, AI-manipulated videos have roots in the porn industry. In 2018, Google searches for “deepfakes” were 1,000 times higher than in 2017. A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in January into the makeup of all academic papers about AI, found that neural networks (the main approach used for these doctored videos) were mentioned in 25% of the papers, more than any other machine-learning method...
Scientists cured nine mice of HIV for the first time in history, according to a new study. The researchers used a combination of CRISPR technology and an antiretroviral therapy called LASER ART to eliminate the virus. The CRISPR-LASER ART method is now being tested in primates.
The files were taken home by a contractor at the U.S. Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)...
The files, many of which were marked ‘TOP SECRET,’ were uncovered by the Fairborn City Police Department on May 25, the FBI wrote in its search warrant application. Officers came upon the files as they were investigating an alleged “marijuana growing facility” believed to have been located at the home of the suspect, Izaak Vincent Kemp, according to the warrant. The police did find marijuana, but the case was escalated to the FBI after the discovery of the classified papers, the warrant revealed.
The documents should have had especially strong safeguards from leaking as they were marked as being protected by “Special Access Programs.” Such files are deemed so sensitive they require additional security beyond what’s normally provided for classified files and should only be stored in segregated, highly protected environments...
The Trump 2020 campaign and associated committees raked in $54 million in the second quarter of the year, while the Republican National Committee raised another $51 million. In the 24 hours surrounding his official re-election announcement in Orlando last month, both entities brought in $24.8 million, more than one million dollars per hour... Former President Barack Obama’s re-election team had raised $86 million at this point in 2011, about $47 million from the campaign and $38 million from the Democratic National Committee.
“They are not drinking out of the toilet—no Border Patrol agent is going to make anyone drink out of the toilet,” former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Tom Homan said on Fox News' “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday. “It’s just ridiculous on its face.” Homan alleged that Ocasio-Cortez was “clearly, intentionally misinforming the American public.” “She’s lost all credibility,” he said. Homan suggested she was simply referring to the “apparatus” in holding cells that has an attached sink and toilet, but two separate water lines. “You’re drinking out of the same apparatus, the same piece of equipment, but there are two separate water lines—one going to the commode, one going to the sink,” Homan explained. “... [T]hey are designed that way to try to save space and make it more comfortable for the people who are in those facilities.”
The suit claimed many of the guests on these lists were targeted for deportation because of their "Latino-sounding names." The amended settlement says Motel 6 must adhere to a three-year consent decree to not give guest information to immigration authorities without a warrant or subpoena and to provide training on the issue to workers. Victims will also be compensated.
For about 30 minutes today, visitors to Cloudflare sites received 502 errors caused by a massive spike in CPU utilization on our network. This CPU spike was caused by a bad software deploy that was rolled back. Once rolled back the service returned to normal operation and all domains using Cloudflare returned to normal traffic levels.
This was not an attack (as some have speculated) and we are incredibly sorry that this incident occurred. Internal teams are meeting as I write performing a full post-mortem to understand how this occurred and how we prevent this from ever occurring again.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Ways and Means Committee against the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service.
The committee says it doesn’t have to explain its reasons for seeking Trump’s tax return information. It says the administration has defied a subpoena for the documents “in order to shield President Trump’s tax return information from Congressional scrutiny.”...
Approximately 1,000 activists marched through the streets of Boston Tuesday to protest the treatment of migrants and call for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), recalling comments by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has repeatedly referred to detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border as "concentration camps."
Michaela Caplana, 23, helped organized the protest through the Never Again Action group, told The Boston Globe her grandmother survived Auschwitz and she lost more than 30 family members in the Holocaust, which inspired her to be part of the movement.
He faced seven criminal charges in all. Six of the most serious charges included premeditated murder, willfully discharging a firearm to endanger human life, retaliation against members of his platoon for reporting his alleged actions, obstruction of justice and the attempted murders of two noncombatants. On all of those charges, the jury in San Diego found him not guilty.
Jurors did find him guilty of the seventh charge, posing for a photo with a casualty, considered the least egregious of the crimes, which carries a maximum prison sentence of four months.
MoveOn was joined by the ACLU, the Center for Popular Democracy, and other organizations in planning at least 184 events in cities and towns across the country. Beginning at 12:00pm local time and throughout the afternoon, critics of President Donald Trump's immigration policies will assemble outside their representatives' offices and at other public venues for the #CloseTheCamps protests. The organization provided a map on its website of the events that have been planned so far.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) said Monday he is resigning as a partner at the law firm Morrison & Foerster, where he was placed on leave earlier this year amid years-ago allegations of sexual assault. Two women publicly accused Fairfax in February of assaulting them in the early 2000s. Fairfax has denied their allegations and said his sexual encounters with them were consensual.
“Authorities have confirmed test results were negative for any potentially dangerous substance and the buildings have been cleared for repopulation. Our rigorous security and safety procedures worked as intended to limit exposure and keep our people safe,” a company spokesperson said in an email to KPIX 5... Hazmat teams cleared out around 1 a.m., nearly 14 hours later after the first emergency crews showed up. All buildings have been cleared for re-entry.
"We have agreed to strengthen Turkey-China relations in every area with a long-term strategic perspective," the Turkish president told reporters.
Xi told Erdogan that as emerging markets, the two countries "should increase mutual trust and strengthen strategic cooperation and coordination," according to Turkey's official Anadolu News Agency
This was the second meeting between Erdogan and Xi in less than three weeks...
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