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3 Stories You Should Read 9/02/2020: Remembering WWII, Russian Attack, Taking a Knee

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In the category of:  Remembering WWII

World War II After 75 Years: Beyond the War We Know

Sept. 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of World War II, a conflict that changed millions of lives and the course of global history. For our Beyond the World War II We Know series, we set out to recount stories both personal and profound, and explore the end of the war and its aftermath. Here is a selection of those articles.


In the category of: Interference!

DHS withheld July intelligence bulletin calling out Russian attack on Biden’s mental health

In early July the Department of Homeland Security withheld publication of an intelligence bulletin warning law enforcement agencies of a Russian scheme to promote “allegations about the poor mental health” of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to internal emails and a draft of the document obtained by ABC News.


In the category of: Using the platform.

Taking a Knee, Once Career Poison, Now Seen as Good for Business

In 1990, Michael Jordan, as famous at the time for selling Nike shoes as he was for playing for the Chicago Bulls, declined to get involved in politics. “Republicans buy sneakers, too,” he said.

Thirty years later, protesting athletes pushed major sports leagues to cancel a slew of games after police shot yet another Black man, Jacob Blake. The risk of losing a shoe contract or alienating fans wasn’t enough to stop players from making their point. 

“We’re coming out and letting it be known that we’re more than pro athletes,” said Tianna Hawkins, a forward on the Washington Mystics. “We’re using our platform to be heard.” 

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