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Weekly Review

December 22, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence and President-elect Joe Biden were vaccinated against COVID-19 in separate televised events. Read More

December 15, 2020

Russian police launched an investigation into the break-in of a nuclear “doomsday” plane. Read More

December 8, 2020

New Los Angeles COVID-19 restrictions prohibited nonessential walking but not the playing of golf or pickleball. Read More

December 1, 2020

Following a public outcry, the decision to close a coronavirus-testing site at a major transit hub in Los Angeles in order to shoot scenes for the remake of 1999’s She’s All That was reversed. Read More

November 24, 2020

A Maryland-based supermarket chain apologized for printing a full-page Thanksgiving advertisement that read “Hosting? Plan a super spread.” Read More

November 17, 2020

Florida governor Ron DeSantis drafted legislation that would allow armed citizens to shoot and kill anyone they suspect of looting. Read More

November 10, 2020

In Vermont, Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe received more write-in votes for president than Hillary Clinton. Read More

November 3, 2020

After removing 130,000 bot-generated votes, Nickelodeon announced that Joe Biden had won its Kids Pick the President mock election. Read More

October 27, 2020

In Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony’s gravestone was outfitted with a plastic shield in order to prevent damage from “I Voted” stickers. Read More

October 20, 2020

Election officials in Sacramento County, California, pleaded with voters to stop disinfecting their mail-in ballots. Read More

October 14, 2020

A much-publicized open letter endorsing herd immunity as a response to COVID-19 was found to have been signed by a number of homeopaths and fictitious medical professionals, including Dr. Johnny Bananas and another whose name was listed as the entire first verse of “Macarena.” Read More

October 6, 2020

“My mom coughing all around the house after trump tested positive,” wrote Kellyanne Conway’s 15-year-old daughter in a TikTok post. Read More

September 30, 2020

Ron DeSantis announced plans to legislatively guarantee college students’ right to party. Read More

September 22, 2020

The athleisure manufacturer Lululemon, which is valued at $45 billion, promoted a “resist capitalism” yoga workshop with programs on the relationship between violent colonialism and consumerism. Read More

September 15, 2020

Despite its surge in cases, South Dakota has begun using federal COVID-19 relief funds for a multimillion-dollar tourism campaign. Read More

September 9, 2020

Facebook said that it would halt all new political ads in the week before Election Day—but that it would not take down existing ads—in order to stop the spread of misinformation. Read More

September 1, 2020

The College Republicans United, a student group at Arizona State University, began raising funds for Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense, saying that he “does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed.” Read More

August 25, 2020

A team of special agents, members of the Coast Guard, and federal postal inspectors arrested former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Read More

August 18, 2020

“These ballots are all going to be lost. They’re going to be gone,” said President Trump, who requested a mail-in ballot for himself.“Absentee voting is great.” Read More

August 11, 2020

Police officers in Kansas were summoned to defuse a rod of dynamite that turned out to be a beef stick. Read More

August 4, 2020

British courts will not disclose evidence about two members of the “Beatles,” a cell of the Islamic State, to the Justice Department. Read More

July 28, 2020

It was reported that the police department in King City, California, had required all its officers to use handgun-mounted cameras. Read More

July 21, 2020

The Pentagon banned Confederate flags in a memo that neither included the word “ban” nor the word “Confederate.” Read More

July 14, 2020

Seattle’s police department said that at least 50 percent of its BIPOC police officers would be fired if the city followed through with efforts to defund it. Read More

July 8, 2020

It was revealed that a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board in Louisiana had been shopping online during a meeting about renaming Lee High School, which was named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Read More

June 30, 2020

The video game Fortnite removed police cars from its new season Read More

June 23, 2020

The Washington Redskins officially recognized Juneteenth. Read More

June 16, 2020

A Fairchild Swearingen C-26 flew in support of the Phoenix Police Department. Read More

June 9, 2020

In Austria, plans were announced to turn the house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station. Read More

June 2, 2020

After being arrested by the police in Minneapolis, George Floyd, an unarmed, 46-year-old black man, was killed by a white officer, Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds while Floyd, handcuffed and facedown on the pavement, repeated the words “I can’t breathe” at… Read More

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