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League and union ‘working on a resolution’ to anthem issue

“(Reuters) – The NFL and the union representing its players are working on a resolution to the league’s national anthem policy, the two sides said in a joint statement on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue,” the two sides said in a statement.”In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy.”. “Our shared focus will…

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NFL, NFLPA at ‘standstill agreement’ over anthem policy

“The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Thursday, saying both sides were unable to reach a resolution over the national anthem policy” reports sportingnews.com. For now, the NFL will temporarily freeze the league’s new anthem policy, just two weeks before the preseason starts.”In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy,” the statement read.The backlash was immediate, and some teams have revealed how they would handle the new policy. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Facebook to remove misinformation that can lead to violence and physical harm

“Accused of helping to spur violence in countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India, Facebook has said it will begin removing misinformation that leads to violence and physical harm” reports firstpost.com. Currently, Facebook bans content that directly calls for violence but the new policy will cover fake news that has the potential to stir up physical harm, CNET reported late on 18 July. Source: firstpost.com Share This:

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Lawsuits are not the answer to climate change

“Instead, they assert that the U.S. manufacturers violated state tort law, namely that climate change is a public nuisance for which manufacturers are responsible” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The sad reality is these California and New York lawsuits are not about the law, nor do they help the environment or drive policy change. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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US to alert public to foreign efforts to undermine American politics

“Rosenstein cautioned that the department’s ability to disclose foreign operations could be hampered by concerns about protecting intelligence sources and methods” writes Kevin Lamarque for cnbc.com. The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday a policy to alert the public about foreign cyber operations like Russia’s alleged hacking and disinformation campaign during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Justice Department details new efforts to combat foreign influence cyberattacks

“The Justice Department on Thursday released the findings of a cyber task force created in February by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying it will now implement a policy that will let the public know when a foreign government is attempting to influence American politics” reports washingtonexaminer.com. But when making the foreign influence attempt known, partisan politics “must play no role,” the policy states. “Such efforts must not be for the purpose of conferring any advantage or disadvantage on any political or social group or any individual or organization.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com…

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White House: Trump is not interfering with Fed policy decisions

“The White House clarified statements made by President Donald Trump to CNBC about the Federal Reserve and its decision to raise interest rates this year” writes Fred Imbert for cnbc.com. As he said he considers the Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell a very good man and that he is not interfering with Fed policy decisions. … Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Dollar falls and Treasury yields near lows as Trump criticizes Fed 

“The dollar fell and Treasury yields edged lower after President Donald Trump said he disagreed with Fed policy on interest rates and objected to a strong dollar” writes Patti Domm for cnbc.com. Prior to his election, going back to Robert Rubin, President Bill Clinton’s Treasury secretary, the policy has been for a strong dollar.Trump has commented on dollar strength in the past.The dollar has been rising this week following comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell that the economy was strong and the Fed would keep raising rates. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump’s Fed criticism is nearly without precedent in US history

“President Donald Trump’s move to criticize the Federal Reserve is almost without precedent in a nation that places a high priority on the independence of monetary policy” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Almost all of Trump’s predecessors steered clear of Fed critiques in the interest of making sure that interest rates were set to whatever was best for the economy and not to boost anyone’s political fortunes.Concerns about too much liquidity in the economy were “just bulls—,” the president added. That in turn pushed the economy into recession but also…

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