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  Story 206 -   Monday August 24, 2020
Demonstrations after Wisconsin police shoot man from behind KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) ? Officers deployed tear gas early Monday in an effort to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets following a police shooting in Kenosha that also drew a harsh rebuke from the governor after a video posted on social media appeared to show officers shoot at a Black man?s back seven times as he leaned into a vehicle.



A person was hospitalized in serious condition following a shooting by officers about 5 ...

  Story 205 -   Monday August 24, 2020
How Trump will try to erase what Democrats accomplished

Opinion by Richard Galant, (CNN)
More than 500 years ago, Thomas More published a slim book in Latin that bequeathed us the word "Utopia." He conjured up a fictional island where people enjoy "life in happiness and peace, with all cares removed."

Three centuries later, philosopher John Stuart Mill questioned the practicality of achieving a Utopia -- popularizing the term "dystopia" in a speech to t ...


  Story 204 -   Monday August 24, 2020
US FDA announces emergency authorization for convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19

The US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19, saying the "known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product."

The FDA said more than 70,000 patients had been treated with convalescent plasma,which is made using the blood of people who have recovered from coronavirus infections.

"Today I a ...


  Story 203 -   Tuesday August 18, 2020
Amsterdam has been collapsing for years. Now it's paying the price Cracks and sinkholes are appearing alongside the waterways of Amsterdam.
Bicycles are tumbling into the swirling water as the canalsides vanish beneath their wheels.
Quay walls are collapsing against houseboats. Bridges are in trouble.

While the recent Covid-19 restrictions have relieved the Dutch capital from the more superficial blight of overtourism, it seems the city has a more pressing existential crisis.

It's in danger o ...

  Story 202 -   Thursday August 13, 2020
Russia offers to help US with Covid-19 vaccine; US says no

Russian officials in Moscow tell CNN they have offered "unprecedented cooperation" with Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the US multi-agency body set up to accelerate access to effective Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.

But the officials told CNN that the "US is not currently open" to the Russian medical advances.
"There is a general sense of mistrust of Russia on the American side and we believe that technolo ...


  Story 201 -   Wednesday August 12, 2020
China increases military pressure on Taiwan: The view from Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan - Two Chinese jets briefly flew across the Taiwan Strait "median line" - the de facto border between China and Taiwan - on Monday morning in what has been a busy year in cross-Strait military exercises.

While the jets were signalling Beijing's displeasure with US Health Secretary Alex Azar's ongoing visit to Taipei, similar missions have entered Taiwanese airspace and waters at least 20 times this year, accordi ...


  Story 200 -   Wednesday August 12, 2020
UK crashes into deepest recession of any major economy

London (CNN Business)UK economic output shrank by 20.4% in the second quarter of 2020, the worst quarterly slump on record, pushing the country into the deepest recession of any major global economy.

This crash in GDP in the April-June period is the worst since quarterly records began in 1955 and follows a 2.2% contraction in the first quarter. Industries most exposed to government lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic ? ...


  Story 199 -   Wednesday August 12, 2020
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party's presidential ticket.

"I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee wrote in an email Tuesday.
T ...


  Story 198 -   Monday August 10, 2020
Trump escorted from briefing after shooting outside White House US President Donald Trump left a coronavirus pandemic briefing at the White House in Washington, DC amid reports of a shooting outside the grounds [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters]

The US Secret Service has abruptly escorted President Donald Trump out of the White House press r ...


  Story 197 -   Thursday August 6, 2020
Trump issues order to ban dealings with TikTok's Chinese owner The move comes after intense pressure from Trump administration for TikTok's owner ByteDance to sell the app to a US firm. Trump said TikTok may be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party [File: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg]

Donald Trump, the president of the U ...


  Story 196 -   Thursday August 6, 2020
Congress Urges Postal Service to Undo Changes Slowing Mail WASHINGTON (AP) Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes that are causing delays in deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that changes imposed by the new, Republican postmaster general "threaten the timely delivery of mail in ...

  Story 195 -   Sunday August 2, 2020
Portland Police Declare Unlawful Assembly During Protest

  Story 194 -   Sunday August 2, 2020
Media to be banned from Republican convention due to coronavirus restrictions

In a modern first, the press will not be present when the GOP votes to renominate Donald Trump for president

  Story 193 -   Saturday August 1, 2020
Trump says he will ban TikTok
  Story 192 -   Wednesday July 29, 2020
Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Imminent, Source Says
  Story 191 -   Wednesday July 29, 2020
President Trump undermines his pandemic response with more misinformation and self-obsession
  Story 190 -   Sunday July 26, 2020
Trump is calling protesters who disagree with him terrorists. That puts him in the company of the world's autocrats Heavily armed, unidentifiable security agents dressed in camouflage have been snatching anti-racism protesters off the streets of Portland, Oregon, and bundling them into unmarked cars, with no clearjustification. They're scenes y ...

  Story 189 -   Friday July 24, 2020
Trump's briefings are becoming absurd President Donald Trump says the country is doing great in a pandemic that just infected its 
  Story 188 -   Tuesday July 21, 2020
Labs Flooded by constant swelling and delay of  Covid-19 People are testing positive for 
  Story 187 -   Tuesday July 21, 2020
Eastern Nebraska man arrested on suspicion of shooting son
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