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Al-Jazeera reported Thursday that their "websites and digital platforms" in Doha were under intense cyberattacks of "various forms." However, the platforms were not compromised.

Why it matters: Q-CERT, Qatar's government-sponsored organization responsible for protecting Al-Jazeera and other outlets from cyber attacks, has twice in the past month failed to prevent hacks on news agencies in the country. A successful hack on Qatar News Agency in late May 2017 falsely quoted the ruler of Qatar as voicing support for Iran, and reportedly helped spark a diplomatic crisis.

Timeline:

May 23: Fake report with pro-Iran statements briefly posted on Qatar News Agency, the country's state-sponsored news agency.

June 5: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other Gulf States cut ties with Qatar for various reasons.

June 7: Confirmation that Qatar News Agency was hacked.

June 8: Al-Jazeera's network faces cyberattack.

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Trump pushes to expand ban against anti-racism training to federal contractors

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President Trump announced late Tuesday that the White House attempt to halt federal agencies' anti-racism training would be expanded to block federal contractors from "promoting radical ideologies that divide Americans by race or sex."

Why it matters: The executive order appears to give the government the ability to cancel contracts if anti-racist or diversity trainings focused on sexual identity or gender are organized. The memo applies to executive departments and agencies, the U.S. military, federal contractors and federal grant recipients.

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Louisville declares state of emergency as Breonna Taylor decision looms

A demonstrator holds up a sign of Breonna Taylor during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency Tuesday "due to the potential for civil unrest" ahead of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's expected announcement on the Breonna Taylor case.

Of note: Louisville has witnessed more than 115 days of protests over the police killing of Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, with calls for all the officers involved to be charged.

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