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Blindspot Report

June 23 - 29

The weekly Blindspot Report from Ground News puts a spotlight on news that publications from one side of the political spectrum or the other had little to no reporting on.

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US ranks last among 46 countries in trust in media, Reuters Institute report finds
A new survey shows that just 29% of people surveyed in the U.S. said they trust the news, compared to 45% in Canada and 54% in Brazil.
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Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated
Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said adult deaths from Covid-19 are “at this point entirely preventable”
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Iran says nuclear site images won't be given to IAEA as deal has expired
The speaker of Iran's parliament said on Sunday Tehran will never hand over images from inside of some Iranian nuclear sites to the U.N. nuclear watchdog as a monitoring agreement with the agency had expired, Iranian state media reported. "The agreement has expired...any of the information recorded will never be given to the International Atomic Energy Agency"
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Fox News Pays $1M for Violating Human Rights Law
Fox News has agreed to pay a record-breaking $1 million fine to New York City’s human rights commission, for what the watchdog said was a “pattern of violating of the NYC Human Rights Law,” as the network struggles to reform itself amid accusations of sexual harassment and a toxic workplace culture in recent years.
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Make-a-Wish Foundation to only grant wishes to fully vaccinated children
Make-a-Wish Foundation has announced that they will only grant wishes to children and participating family members who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement was made by Make-a-Wish CEO Richard Davis in a video: This is literally a new low for humanity.
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Black people are more likely to die in traffic accidents. Covid made it worse.
Black people represented the largest increase in traffic deaths last year than any other racial group, even as Americans drove less overall due to the pandemic, according to recently released data.
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Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.

This week's story

Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan

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What do the different news outlets focus on when reporting on this story?

Euronews · EU · LEFT
Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan
Taiwan News · Taiwan · LEFT
Japanese minister says it's time to 'wake up' to deter Chinese aggression around Taiwan.
CNN · US · LEFT
Japan's deputy defense minister says Taiwan must be protected 'as a democratic country'
The Japan Times · Japan · CENTER
Senior Japanese defense official says democracies must back up Taiwan and stand up to China
CGTN with input from Xinhua · China · RIGHT
China tells Japan to issue correction after senior official calls Taiwan 'country'

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