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Anatomy of a disinformation campaign: The coup that never was | Aljazeera

A single tweet about an explosion near Qatar’s capital went out May 4th. Soon after the tweet went out the #1 trending hashtag on twitter for Saudi Arabia and Qatar was ‘Coup in Qatar.” A coup is a sudden violent takeover of a government. People believed that the explosion in Al-Wakra was an attempt to overthrow Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Many accounts that re-tweeted the news were believed to be fake. Many of them had European names and ... Read More »

Trump: US may rethink decision to exit surveillance treaty | AP News

The only remaining treaty that controls nuclear arsenals between Russia and the United States is expiring in February, and President Trump, might not renew it. The Open Skies Treaty governs unarmed flights that is designed to promote peace between the two countries. Not renewing the treaty according to Trump, is a way to recognize and punish Russia’s violations against the ... Read More »

U.S. sends ventilators to Russia in $5.6 million coronavirus aid package | NPR News

The U.S. Embassy has commented that a coronavirus aid package currently being sent to Russia is being called a “rapid fulfillment.” The aid package was compiled after Russian President Putin called President Trump and requested aid in helping to fight the virus. 50 ventilators have been sent, and 150 more are set to be shipped out next week. John Sullivan, ... Read More »

Corpus Christi Naval base shooter believed to have expressed support for terrorist groups online | Click 2 Houston

A security guard at the entrance to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas was shot in the chest by an assailant on Thursday. His bullet proof vest was hit, and he has sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. The shooter was a 20-year-old man named Adam Alsahli, who then crashed his car into the gate barrier before getting out of his vehicle ... Read More »

Naval Academy pushes back Induction Day and start of Plebe Summer | Capital Gazette

The incoming Plebes at the Naval Academy are expecting a different Induction Ceremony then what has happened in the past. Normally filled with haircuts, basic training and goodbye’s, plebes will have to wait as extra sanitizing and social distancing measures are being implemented, and rather all of them joining together on June 25th the Induction has been spread out between ... Read More »

Singapore sentences man to death via zoom | VOA News

The Singapore Supreme Court handed down the death sentence to a man over a Zoom video call due to the coronavirus lockdown measures. The accused is a 37-year-old Malaysian man who will be hanged to death for a heroine deal that went down in 2011. The man was sentenced via the video call while in jail, and other participants were ... Read More »

‘It’s something I have never seen’: How the Covid-19 virus hijacks cells | STAT News

Recent studies and reports are stating that the coronavirus seizes control of the human cells they infect and changes segments of their DNA. This is most likely the cause for why elderly patients are more likely to succumb to the virus. “It’s something I have never seen in my 20 years of” stated virologist Benjamin TenOever of the Icahn School ... Read More »

Though far from the norm, nearly 500 US flights per day depart more than 70% full | CNN Travel

Mysterious image of an aircraft in a stormy sky.

A US airline industry group has been gathering data during the coronavirus pandemic and as revealed that many passengers are unable to practice social distancing. Most get on a plane to discover that it is too full to allow one seat between everyone. Now, around 482 flights in the U.S. are sitting above the 70 percent mark for passenger capacity. ... Read More »

Vaccine experts say Moderna didn’t produce data critical to assessing Covid-19 vaccine | STAT News

On Monday, a leading drug making company in the U.S, Moderna, announced that a possible coronavirus vaccine appeared to be generating an immune response. These results came from Phase I of the trials and they also announced they will be advancing to Phase II. Some experts however are saying that there is not enough evidence to determine if the vaccine ... Read More »

The Army is now calling a COVID-19 cadence | Connecting Vets Radio

All soldiers know the Airborne Ranger cadence “C-130 Rollin’ Down the Strip, 64 Rangers on a one-way trip. Mission Top Secret, destination unknown.” While cadences are a little more politically correct now, you may still hear a “Jody” cadence called down a back trail. Now, soldiers are starting to call a new cadence centered on the coronavirus. Some of the ... Read More »