Marc Benioff on the future of work amidst pandemic

Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff explains critical steps employers will have to take to get workers back to physical office spaces safely during the coronavirus pandemic which include requiring personal protective equipment, manual contact tracing and minimizing building capacities.

  • As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in Jacksonville
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    As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in Jacksonville

    With coronavirus cases exploding in Florida, President Trump said he is “flexible” about the need for a traditional indoor Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month. The Republican National Committee had scrapped plans to hold the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., after Gov. Roy Cooper said he would only allow “a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings.” In a television interview with former Fox anchor Greta Van Susteren, Trump suggested the format for the Aug. 24-27 event would depend on the severity of the outbreak in the Sunshine State.

  • An Austin police officer appeared to grope a woman's breast after pulling her over for a traffic violation
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    An Austin police officer appeared to grope a woman's breast after pulling her over for a traffic violation

    In a video that trended on social media Tuesday, an Austin police officer appears to grope the woman's breasts while performing a search, even as she demanded a female officer. In a statement, the Austin Police Department said the officer acted appropriately since the encounter was recorded and another officer was present. The department also said the officer was conducting a search before transporting the woman to jail for "multiple hazardous traffic violations."

  • 'I feel threatened': Unmasked Florida man's viral Costco outburst cost him his job
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    'I feel threatened': Unmasked Florida man's viral Costco outburst cost him his job

    A man's outburst at a Costco in Florida that was caught on video has cost him his job. A video of the incident was posted to Twitter on Monday night by filmmaker Billy Corben. "Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in 'Running the World Since 1776' shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida," Corben tweeted.

  • Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey just announced he will be funding a universal basic income experiment that could affect up to 7 million people
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    Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey just announced he will be funding a universal basic income experiment that could affect up to 7 million people

    Associated Press On Thursday, Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter, announced he is working with 14 American mayors to fund universal basic income (UBI) trials in their cities. The pilot programs will be run city by city and have not yet launched. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang helped bring the idea of universal basic income into the mainstream and is funding his own UBI pilot program.

  • U.S. Treasury chief supports more direct payments in next coronavirus aid bill
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    U.S. Treasury chief supports more direct payments in next coronavirus aid bill

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that he supports another round of direct payments to individuals as part of the next coronavirus legislation and is working to get it passed by Congress by the end of July. Mnuchin also told CNBC in an interview that not all of the airlines that signed Treasury loan agreements will need to access those loans, as they may be able to meet their financing needs in private financial markets. Despite United Airlines' decision on Wednesday to notify 36,000 employees of potential furloughs, Mnuchin said he believed most airlines wanted to keep as many staff as possible, and healthy airlines were needed to aid the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Fear of disaster if UN cuts aid entering rebel-held Syria
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    Fear of disaster if UN cuts aid entering rebel-held Syria

    In Syria's opposition-held enclave, a new kind of panic is setting in. Already living in fear of frequent government attacks, the nearly 3 million people crowded into the country's northwest corner now risk losing vital aid as Russian moves at the U.N. threaten to shut down border crossings with Turkey. At the Security Council, Russia is seeking to stop deliveries through one of two border crossings used for U.N. aid.

  • Man who flies Nazi flag from his car to show he is in ‘total opposition of Black Lives Matter’ claims he was attacked because of it
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    Man who flies Nazi flag from his car to show he is in ‘total opposition of Black Lives Matter’ claims he was attacked because of it

    A man who flies a Nazi flag on the back of his car to show his opposition to Black Lives Matter protests and gay people, claims he was attacked last month because of it. Jesus Seineke, who lives in Alpine, San Diego, flies a Nazi flag on the back of his SUV when he drives around his local area. Black Lives Matter protests in opposition to police brutality against African Americans have taken place across the US in the last month, following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd, while in police custody.

  • 15 Platform Beds to Elevate Your Bedroom Style
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    15 Platform Beds to Elevate Your Bedroom Style

    You'll love these contemporary styles and budget-friendly price points Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Militants kill BJP politician Wasim Bari and his family in Kashmir
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    Militants kill BJP politician Wasim Bari and his family in Kashmir

    A Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party politician was killed along with his brother and father in Indian administered Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. Wasim Bari, 38, and his family were attacked by militants at his residence in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Wednesday night. All three were shot at point-blank range and died on the way to hospital.

  • GOP Senators Preparing $1.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package to Counter House Dems’ Proposal
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    GOP Senators Preparing $1.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package to Counter House Dems’ Proposal

    Republican senators are piecing together an additional coronavirus aid package to counter House Democrats' phase-4 aid proposal. The GOP bill in its current form will provide an additional $1.3 trillion in economic aid to U.S. taxpayers and businesses, CNN reported on Wednesday evening. House Democrats have already proposed their own $3 trillion aid package, however Senate Republicans have pushed back on the high price tag.

  • Trump flag angered man so he dumped trash on resident’s lawn for months, NJ cops say
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    Trump flag angered man so he dumped trash on resident’s lawn for months, NJ cops say

    A 58-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly dumping trash on a resident's front yard for about four months because he couldn't stand looking at a President Donald Trump flag displayed on the property, local outlets reported. Richard Keller, 58, of Franklin, was first caught in the act at about 5 a.m. on July 1 when undercover police officers witnessed Keller throw trash out of his window onto the driveway of the Sparta home, ⁠ the Sparta Police Department said, TAPintoSparta reported. When one of the officers stopped Keller and asked him why he continued to dump trash on the person's property, he responded, “I think you know...because of the flag,” police said, according to the outlet.

  • Israel looked like a model for halting coronavirus. Here's how it 'lost its bearings.'
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    Israel looked like a model for halting coronavirus. Here's how it 'lost its bearings.'

    When signs of the coronavirus pandemic appeared in Israel in March, the country shut down hard and fast. Between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, Israel recorded a new daily high of 1,528 coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said. In the West Bank and Gaza, cases have also steadily risen, with more than 300 reported on Tuesday.

  • Female US Army soldier makes history by becoming the first woman to become a Green Beret
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    Female US Army soldier makes history by becoming the first woman to become a Green Beret

    U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens A female soldier became the US Army's first female Green Beret on Thursday. The National Guard soldier graduated, earned her Special Forces Tab, and earned her Green Beret Thursday at a ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina celebrating her and her classmates completion of Special Forces training. US Army Special Operations Command is withholding identifying information about the woman due to mission security demands for special operations troops.

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    Explosion heard in western Tehran: Iran state media

    An explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports. There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week. IRIB did not provide any additional information about the cause of the blast or possible casualties.

  • US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring
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    US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring

    Federal investigators said Wednesday they have seized 81 vehicles worth an estimated $3.2 million that were bound for Venezuela as part of a smuggling ring operated for wealthy and politically connected people. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the Miami Homeland Security Investigations office, said the vehicles were to be smuggled in violation of U.S. export laws and sanctions against the socialist Venezuelan government, “This is all part of an ongoing effort to combat foreign public corruption and in particular for public corruption in Venezuela and the laundering and the fleecing of the Venezuelan people's wealth and the stealing of the Venezuelan wealth from the national treasury for the gain ...

  • Death of Black man found hanging from tree ruled a suicide
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    Death of Black man found hanging from tree ruled a suicide

    The death of Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree in June in Palmdale, California, has been ruled a suicide, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department announced Thursday. Police said that following an investigation, "the medical examiner issued their final autopsy report and delivered it to the Sheriff's Department and deemed this case to be suicide." The department said Fuller had prior reports of suicidal idealization and he had disclosed that "he did have a plan to kill himself."

  • Left urges Joe Biden to limit debates against President Trump
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    Left urges Joe Biden to limit debates against President Trump

    New York Times opinion writer Tom Friedman says Biden should refuse to debate Trump unless he releases his tax returns; Jacqui Heinrich reports.

  • Satanic Temple threatens lawsuit over Mississippi’s ‘in God we trust’ flag plan
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    Satanic Temple threatens lawsuit over Mississippi’s ‘in God we trust’ flag plan

    The Satanic Temple has threatened to sue Mississippi over plans to include the phrase “In God We Trust” on its flag. In a letter addressed to state attorney general Lynn Fitch the Temple argued that not all Mississippians were represented by the phrase, which is the US national motto. Last week politicians approved proposals to retire the 1894 Mississippi state flag, which had been adorned with the Confederate battle emblem, amid nationwide demonstrations against institutionalised racism.

  • Arrests and police raids follow Russia's vote to let Putin rule for life
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    Arrests and police raids follow Russia's vote to let Putin rule for life

    An opposition governor was detained and several activists had their homes raided by the police on Thursday as Russia's latest crackdown on dissent gathers momentum. The flurry of arrests and criminal inquiries follow last week's vote in which nearly 78 percent endorsed constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay as president at least until 2036 when he turns 83. Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East who beat a Kremlin candidate at the 2018 election, was arrested by camouflaged agents of Russia's top investigative body on Thursday morning and put on a plane to Moscow.

  • César Duarte: Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Miami
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    César Duarte: Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Miami

    César Duarte, a former Mexican state governor who became a fugitive, has been arrested in Miami after more than three years on the run. Mr Duarte, governor of Chihuahua until 2016, fled after he was accused of embezzling public funds. The arrest came as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador paid an official visit to the US for talks with President Trump.

  • If Trump strips international student visas, these states will lose hundreds of millions of dollars
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    If Trump strips international student visas, these states will lose hundreds of millions of dollars

    The Trump administration's decision to strip visas from international college students whose schools will be online-only in the fall could put the status of more than 1 million students at risk and disproportionately affect several large states. California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida would be most affected by the policy, which would force students on F-1 or M-1 visas to either depart the country or transfer to a school with in-person instruction. The seven states, which are among those with the most four-year colleges, had approximately half the international college student enrollment in the 2018-19 school year, according to data from the nonprofit NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

  • The Mayor of Phoenix said she only found out the city was getting a 'significant' federal coronavirus testing site from a tweet
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    The Mayor of Phoenix said she only found out the city was getting a 'significant' federal coronavirus testing site from a tweet

    Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego told Business Insider she only found out west Phoenix was getting a 'significant' federal testing site through a tweet. The mayor had been calling for federal help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to increase testing in the city. Arizona has turned into the epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, surpassing 100,000 cases this week.

  • U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation
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    U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday recognized about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land and overturned a tribe member's rape conviction because the location where the crime was committed should have been considered outside the reach of state criminal law. The justices ruled 5-4 in favor of a man named Jimcy McGirt and agreed that the site of the rape should have been recognized as part of a reservation based on the historical claim of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation - beyond the jurisdiction of state authorities. The decision means that for the first time much of eastern Oklahoma is legally considered reservation land.

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    Wisconsin police officer rescues dog from burning house

    A Wisconsin police officer says he did what any dog lover would do when a pet is in a burning home. Caledonia K-9 Officer Cory Radke and his canine partner, Lou, were on their way home Monday when Radke saw smoke and heard a dispatcher calling all squad cars to the fire. WITI-TV reports Radke was first to arrive at the house.

  • Feds: Top Ohio State Immunologist Lied About Chinese Funding and Ties to Research Groups
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    Feds: Top Ohio State Immunologist Lied About Chinese Funding and Ties to Research Groups

    Federal prosecutors allege that a top immunologist at Ohio State University illegally concealed Chinese funding for his research and attempted to flee the country before his arrest in Alaska in May. In a criminal complaint unsealed on Thursday, the Justice Department accuses Song Guo Zheng, the Ronald L. Whisler MD Chair in Rheumatology and Immunology at Ohio State's medical school, of fraudulently obtaining federal grant funds from the National Institutes of Health and making false statements to investigators. Zheng, prosecutors say, obtained nearly $5 million in federal research grants without disclosing ties to Chinese entities and additional grant funds provided by them.