• A billionaire tech investor is calling out Apple CEO Tim Cook for not speaking up publicly about the company's values amid protests over George Floyd's death

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla is urging Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak publicly about the company's values in light of the ongoing George Floyd protests.
    Cook sent an internal memo to staff, which Bloomberg published in full.
    But Khosla is urging the Apple CEO to speak out despite his relationship with President Trump.
    Cook's memo discussed the issues of racial discrimination and inequality in the US, and outlined Apple's donation efforts and available support for employees.
    Khosla says Cook should be willing to support his values with "actions that...
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  • 'Lay down your arms, uphold your oath': Former military leaders and lawmakers resoundingly blast Trump's idea of deploying US troops on American streets

    'Lay down your arms, uphold your oath': Former military leaders and lawmakers resoundingly blast Trump's idea of deploying US troops on American streets

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    President Donald Trump's message of using federalized troops to quell the George Floyd protests caught the ire of congressional lawmakers with national security experience and retired senior military officials.
    The Insurrection Act was last invoked during the Los Angeles riots in 1992.
    Previous presidents were explicitly asked by state leaders for federal military aid.
    "America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy," retired US Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Twitter.
    "I am less confident in the...
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  • The US Air Force's top general says all Americans 'should be outraged' by George Floyd's death and the actions of the police

    The US Air Force's top general says all Americans 'should be outraged' by George Floyd's death and the actions of the police

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein said in a memo sent to commanders Monday night that every American ought to be "outraged" by George Floyd's death and police misconduct.
    His memo followed a social media post from Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaking out about the pain of racial injustice.
    "There is no room for bigotry, hatred or small mindedness in our force. Period. Every member of our team needs to know we have their back," Goldfein wrote in his memo, which Air Force Times first reported.
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