TikTok lawsuit against Trump administration could come as early as Tuesday
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TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the app in the US, and the company may file the lawsuit as early as Tuesday, NPR reported.
According to NPR, the lawsuit will argue the president’s action is unconstitutional because TikTok did not have time to respond. The lawsuit also will allege that the president’s justification for the ban— that the company is a threat to US national security— is baseless, NPR reported.
Under the executive order the president signed Thursday, the US will block all transactions with TikTok parent company ByteDance within 45 days, in order to “address the national emergency with respect to the information and communication technology supply chain.”
ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, is planning to sue the Trump administration following claims that the app poses a security risk. President Trump signed an executive order, banning U.S. companies from doing business with ByteDance. Cheddar's Kristen Scholer and Baker Machado dive into Twitter's...
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[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China's ByteDance to divest the video app. Emer McCarthy reports.
[NFA] Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released his tax returns and pressed the Republican president to do likewise, keeping pressure on Donald Trump in the wake of a New York Times expose on his taxes. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
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[NFA] Bodycam video shows Florida police detaining Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, who was reportedly hospitalized on Sunday after his wife told police he was threatening to harm himself. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The sprint to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to become President Donald Trump’s third conservative appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court began in earnest on Tuesday as she met with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Bille Eilish and her brother Finneas hosted an NPR tiny desk concert from their home. The award-winning brother and sister team have been performing together since they were children. According to CNN, the talented duo performed for the series from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Eilish sang "Everything I Wanted" and "My Future," while Finneas alternated between guitar and keyboard as her accompanist.
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Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight. Per Bloomberg and Reuters, the video-sharing app and its Chinese parent company, Bytedance, filed a complaint in a Washington federal court on Friday aiming to block the Trump administration’s upcoming ban, which is set to take effect on Sept. 20. The ban, announced by the Commerce Department earlier that day, will prevent any new downloads or updates to the app in the U.S.
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United Airlines on Wednesday forecast a bigger drop in third-quarter passenger revenue than its own expectations and said it would look to cancel more flights until it sees a recovery in air travel. Fred Katayama reports.
United Airlines is preparing for the biggest pilot furloughs of its history after announcing on Thursday (August 27) the need to cut 2,850 pilot jobs this year, or about 21% of the total, without further U.S. government aid. Gloria Tso reports.