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Trump says he has ended preferential treatment for Hong Kong
Trump says he has ended preferential treatment for Hong Kong

The president says he has also signed a bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong.

An Airman Died After His Chute Opened While He Was Still in the Plane, Says New Report
An Airman Died After His Chute Opened While He Was Still in the Plane, Says New Report

A report concluded that the unexpected deployment of a T-11R reserve parachute led to the death of Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff.

US Supreme Court justice Ginsburg, 87, hospitalized
US Supreme Court justice Ginsburg, 87, hospitalized

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 87-year-old anchor of its liberal faction, has been hospitalized for a suspected infection, the court said Tuesday. Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore early Tuesday after first going to her regular Washington hospital with fever and chills. Ginsburg "is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment," it added.

White House Orders Hospitals to Bypass CDC Even as Agency Director Prepares for
White House Orders Hospitals to Bypass CDC Even as Agency Director Prepares for 'the Most Difficult Times'

The White House is now requiring hospitals around the country to change how they report data on COVID-19 patients in a move that effectively bypasses the nation's largest public health agency. In a letter from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency mandated that hospitals send information on their COVID-19 patients directly to a database managed by HHS rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The order outlining the alteration claims it will help federal agencies move from manual data entry to automated, which would streamline the collection and dissemination of coronavirus data for multiple federal agencies that will have access to the...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized with infection
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized with infection

Ginsburg's health has been the subject of conversation among court-watchers for years, and more so as President Trump's first term draws to a close.

Trump downplays police violence against Black people, says
Trump downplays police violence against Black people, says 'more white people' killed
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 21:58:53Z

President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised U.S. police departments and downplayed police violence against Black people, saying "more white people" are killed by police officers. The May 25 death of African-American George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests across the United States and has led to an increased focus on U.S. police violence against Black people. According to a Washington Post analysis updated on Monday, half of people killed by police are white, but Black Americans are shot at a disproportionate rate.

Donald Trump Jr., Ted Cruz, and other top Republicans praise New York Times editor Bari Weiss
Donald Trump Jr., Ted Cruz, and other top Republicans praise New York Times editor Bari Weiss' resignation letter slamming the paper

Donald Trump Jr. claimed Weiss' resignation exposed the "rampant attacks on anyone who breaks from the far-left narrative."

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing
First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people's immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday -- as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. "No matter how you slice this, this is good news," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious

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Trump: 'More White People' Are Killed by Cops and How Dare Anyone Suggest Blacks Have it Bad

Following weeks of nationwide protests over a spate of police killings of Black people, President Donald Trump has claimed that "more white people" actually die at the hands of law enforcement.The president made the comment after appearing to briefly lose it when asked about the hot button topic in a CBS News interview."Why are African-Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?" host Catherine Herridge asked, prompting the president to immediately recoil."So are white people. So are white people! What a terrible question to ask," he huffed. "So are white people."Studies have shown that Black men are about 3.5 times more likely than white men to die in police...

Trump administration drops rule barring foreign students from taking online-only classes
Trump administration drops rule barring foreign students from taking online-only classes

The about-face came after a backlash from universities and state officials who said the United States should not force international students to leave.

Former veteran hospital nursing assistant pleads guilty to murder charges in string of insulin deaths
Former veteran hospital nursing assistant pleads guilty to murder charges in string of insulin deaths

Reta Mays was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder.

Multiple NBC Affiliates Won
Multiple NBC Affiliates Won't Air Thursday's '30 Rock' Special Due to All the Peacock Promos

Not everyone will see the "30 Rock" reunion that will air Thursday on NBC. Multiple station groups are preempting the hour-long special, which will double as an advertisement for NBCUniversal's 2020-21 programming and its new streaming service, Peacock.The full list of stations that are choosing to preempt the special come from station groups Gray Television, Hearst, Nexstar, Tegna and Sinclair Broadcast Group, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. While it's not clear exactly how many of the stations are skipping the special, those collectively represent about half of NBC's footprint.NBC declined to comment on the reason for the preemptions, but Vulture reported...

The Pentagon wants a $10B defense industry cash injection. Is Congress listening?
The Pentagon wants a $10B defense industry cash injection. Is Congress listening?

Pentagon leaders need "around $10 billion" in the next pandemic aid package to cover defense contractors' coronavirus-related costs. But it's unclear how the hefty funding handout will square with Republican skepticism of new deficit spending.

Ghislaine Maxwell a "sexual predator," accuser says in emotional court statement
Ghislaine Maxwell a "sexual predator," accuser says in emotional court statement
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 20:56:44Z

Annie Farmer addressed the court before a judge ordered Maxwell to remain in detention pending her trial next year on charges of helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse girls and young women.

Michigan man refused service for not wearing mask stabs customer, is fatally shot by deputy
Michigan man refused service for not wearing mask stabs customer, is fatally shot by deputy
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 20:34:00Z

A squabble over coronavirus safeguards at a convenience store in Delta Township ends with the stabbing of a 77-year-old man and the death of Sean Ernest Ruis.

As millions lose  health insurance, Trump administration offers little help
As millions lose health insurance, Trump administration offers little help

The administration has taken few steps to help people gain coverage after massive job losses caused millions to lose their plans amid the coronavirus.

Will Walmart require shoppers to wear masks nationwide? CEO says mandate is
Will Walmart require shoppers to wear masks nationwide? CEO says mandate is 'something on our minds'

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Monday the retailer currently requires masks at 3,700 stores and a national mandate is "something that's on our minds."

Reparations for slavery are back on the table. Here
Reparations for slavery are back on the table. Here's how likely it is lawmakers take action on them and what it could mean.

Proponents say they're necessary to right centuries of oppression and inequality.

Trump on Black Americans killed by police: "So are White people"
Trump on Black Americans killed by police: "So are White people"

In an interview with CBS News, the president also said he believed waving the Confederate flag was a matter of freedom of speech.

Trump says school districts making a "terrible decision" by not reopening
Trump says school districts making a "terrible decision" by not reopening

The president said school districts that don't reopen in the fall are making a "mistake."

Americans quick to use cloth masks after govt recommendation - CDC
Americans quick to use cloth masks after govt recommendation - CDC
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 19:05:08Z

CDC researchers analyzed data from more than 800 adults in two internet surveys in April and May who reported going outdoors in the past week. Data published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that within days of the first national recommendation, 61.9% people reported using cloth face-coverings when they left home. The use of cloth masks rose in May across socio-demographic groups.

Police across Virginia are searching for people who are putting up offensive flyers calling on residents to
Police across Virginia are searching for people who are putting up offensive flyers calling on residents to 'pray for white Americans in 2020'

The flyers, packaged in ziplock bags with bird seeds, were placed in mailboxes and called for "100% Americanism."

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students
Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students
  • World
  • 2020-07-14 17:42:35Z

Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. The decision was announced at the start of a hearing in a federal lawsuit in Boston brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A lawyer representing the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said only that the judge's characterization was correct.

9-year-old boy shot while making TikToks with siblings
9-year-old boy shot while making TikToks with siblings
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 17:29:35Z

The shooting occurred days after 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot and killed while in a car with her mother near the Wendy's where a police officer killed Rayshard Brooks.

A sheriff
A sheriff's deputy in San Diego is facing murder charges after fatally shooting a man with a mental illness who escaped from a park ranger's car
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 16:42:40Z

The victim's mother said her son was mentally ill, had an extreme fear of police, and likely didn't understand why he was being arrested.

'Difficult to attack vanilla': Trump's throwing everything at Biden but nothing is sticking

It's different from four years ago when the president was "helped by the fact that Hillary had 20 years of built-in negatives," one Republican said.

Four more states added to New York quarantine order, Cuomo says
Four more states added to New York quarantine order, Cuomo says
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 15:12:27Z

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday ordered those arriving in New York from an additional four states to quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The newly added states - Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin - were all seeing 'significant' community spread of the virus, Cuomo said in a statement. Travelers arriving in New York from a total of 22 U.S. states are now required to quarantine for 14 days, according to Cuomo's order which was first issued in June.

Florida Death Record; N.Y. Adds Quarantine States: Virus Update
Florida Death Record; N.Y. Adds Quarantine States: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Florida reported a record number of coronavirus deaths among residents even as the rise in new cases slowed. Resurgent infections prompted tighter social distancing and hygiene rules around the globe.A potential new wave this winter poses a serious risk to the U.K. and could lead to as

Fact check: Rep. Ilhan Omar was not photographed at an al-Qaida training camp
Fact check: Rep. Ilhan Omar was not photographed at an al-Qaida training camp

A photo claiming to be of Rep. Ilhan Omar was taken in 1978, four years before she was born. Social media posts claiming this are false.

First federal execution in 17 years carried out after Supreme Court cleared way
First federal execution in 17 years carried out after Supreme Court cleared way
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 14:37:22Z

Daniel Lewis Lee was executed early Tuesday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Indiana.

China Retaliates Against Lockheed Martin on Taiwan Part Sale
China Retaliates Against Lockheed Martin on Taiwan Part Sale

(Bloomberg) -- China will impose unspecified sanctions on defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. after the U.S. approved a possible $620 million deal to supply missile parts to Taiwan, the latest in a series of punitive actions by the superpowers as relations grow colder."China firmly opposes U.S.

Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her Sweaty
Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her Sweaty 'Post-Workout Self Portrait' on Yoga Mat

The actress revealed that her yoga mat had an outline of her body in sweat after a hard workout

'Sick to my stomach': Trump's visit to Jacksonville on 'Ax Handle Saturday' sparks outrage

"Sick to my stomach. Trump accepting the nomination on the anniversary date of a literal race riot in Jacksonville is not only disgusting, but given the current tension surrounding race relations in this country, it is frightening."

Donald Trump
Donald Trump's niece free to discuss explosive family book, judge rules

* Judge in New York issues ruling a day before book's publication * Too Much and Never Enough review: Mary Trump thumps DonaldDonald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, has been released from a temporary restraining order and is free to discuss her book about the president, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.A judge in New York state supreme court issued his ruling on Monday, a day ahead of the book's publication.Publisher Simon & Schuster was originally included in the temporary restraining order won by Robert Trump, the president's brother, but subsequently dropped.Publication was brought forward by two weeks and details of the book published by...

Trump may be no good at leading America - but he
Trump may be no good at leading America - but he's really, really good at lying
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  • 2020-07-14 12:25:30Z

US credibility has been contorted to protect the feelings of one man-child. No wonder he finds Anthony Fauci so offensiveIt's outrageous to say that Donald Trump is good at nothing.He may be no good at leading the country through a pandemic and recession. He may be no good at healing a nation that is deeply scarred by racist power. He may be no good at diplomacy with his allies, or even recognising America's enemies for what they are.But he is really, really good at lying. An Olympic-standard, Guinness Book of Records fabricator of falsehoods. He regurgitates lies as rapidly and copiously as Joey Chestnut swallows hotdogs.Trump represents the historic high-water mark for verbal cheating,...

The mother of Korean Air
The mother of Korean Air's infamous 'nut rage' executive was convicted of assaulting her chauffeur
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 12:08:36Z

Lee Myung-hee, 70, the widow of Korean Air's founder was convicted in an incident with echoes of her daughter's meltdown over macadamia nuts.

Coronavirus updates: Cuomo takes heat over nursing home deaths; California tightens restrictions; New York sends testing teams to Atlanta
Coronavirus updates: Cuomo takes heat over nursing home deaths; California tightens restrictions; New York sends testing teams to Atlanta

New York will deploy testing and contract tracing teams to Atlanta. Hawaii extended its quarantine. Oregon to limit group gatherings. Latest news.

Ted Cruz Was Seen on a Flight Without a Mask. His Office Says He Followed Airline Policy.
Ted Cruz Was Seen on a Flight Without a Mask. His Office Says He Followed Airline Policy.

American Airlines said Monday that it had reached out to Sen. Ted Cruz after a widely shared photograph showed him not wearing a mask on one of its flights.The photo, posted on Twitter on Sunday night by an employee of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, shows Cruz sans mask while holding a cup of coffee on a flight.Another photo shows Cruz, R-Texas, sitting outside the flight's gate, also without a mask. A photo shared on a different Twitter account Monday appears to show Cruz wearing a red, black and white mask on a flight.A representative from Cruz's office said that the senator wore a face covering when traveling and that he had temporarily removed his mask to eat or...

Doctors in France have found the world
Doctors in France have found the world's first recorded case of an unborn child contracting COVID-19 from their mother while inside the womb

Doctors said the fetus's brain bore evidence of inflammation caused by the coronavirus, which had crossed the placenta into the baby's bloodstream.

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I'm from Florida. Our coronavirus crisis doesn't surprise me

'America's weirdest state' offers an extreme case of the country's broader failure to take the pandemic seriouslyI have spent the past three months in my home state of Florida, during which time I've watched it become the hottest of coronavirus hotspots on the planet. This week began with the announcement that the state registered over 15,000 new infections in a single day, which was almost 3,000 more daily cases than any state previously had recorded since the pandemic began. If Florida was a country, according to Reuters, it would have the world's fourth-highest tally of new Covid-19 cases over that 24-hour span, trailing only the US, Brazil and India.Florida has a well-deserved...

Trump denies Minnesota governor
Trump denies Minnesota governor's request for $16M in aid after riots

Minnesota Republican Rep. Tom Emmer supports the decision, calling for a full and thorough investigation into the riot response first.

He was mad at his neighbor
He was mad at his neighbor's parking. He beat the neighbor, his dog with ax handle, cops say
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 10:00:00Z

"GPD doesn't do anything. I'll handle it by myself like they do on the east side."

Editorial: Buying Biden
Editorial: Buying Biden's America: The Democratic nominee offers an economic message where Trump fell down on the job(s)

Bye-bye, "America First"! Hello, "Buy American"? Seeking to evict Donald Trump from the White House at a time of sudden mass unemployment, former Vice President Joe Biden last week offered a vision that echoes some of Trump's own economic populism - while addressing the incompetence exposed during the pandemic. Biden promises to spend $400 billion on materials and services made in the U.S., ...

UK economy rebounds more slowly than expected
UK economy rebounds more slowly than expected

The UK's economy grew 1.8% in May as the lockdown began to ease, less than economists had predicted.

'Bye Don Jr.': New Attack Ad Turns Trump Son's Words Against The President

MeidasTouch takes Donald Trump Jr.'s attacks on Biden and applies them to the president instead.

Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner
Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner
  • World
  • 2020-07-14 06:26:29Z

The Trump administration was moving ahead early Tuesday with the execution of the first federal prison inmate in 17 years after a divided Supreme Court reversed lower courts and ruled federal executions could proceed. Daniel Lewis Lee had been scheduled to receive a lethal dose of the powerful sedative pentobarbital at 4 p.m. EDT Monday. A federal appeals court in Washington refused the administration's plea to step in, leaving the hold in place, before the Supreme Court acted by a 5-4 vote.

Claudia Conway, 15-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway, announced she will be deleting her social media accounts per her parents
Claudia Conway, 15-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway, announced she will be deleting her social media accounts per her parents' request

Claudia Conway garnered hundreds of thousands of followers across all of her social media platforms, which largely include anti-Trump posts.

OC School Board Votes To Allow In-Person Classes This Fall With No Masks Or Physical Distancing
OC School Board Votes To Allow In-Person Classes This Fall With No Masks Or Physical Distancing

The Orange County Board of Education voted 4-1 to allow schools to reopen next month with in-person instruction. Students and teachers can choose to attend classes without masks and no social distancing required. Protesters clashed outside a board meeting on Monday. Stacey Butler reports.

Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower defaced; mayor says
Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower defaced; mayor says 'nice try'
  • US
  • 2020-07-14 04:44:21Z

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that the mural has already been repaired.

Hillary Clinton: We Have to Be Ready if Trump Doesn
Hillary Clinton: We Have to Be Ready if Trump Doesn't 'Go Quietly'

Trevor Noah returned from a two-week July 4th break with a very big guest: Hillary Clinton.The Daily Show host began his remote interview by asking the former Secretary of State what she's been up to during quarantine. "Because I know if I was in your position, I would spend most of my time tweeting 'I told you so' and I would walk around the street just looking at people saying, 'It could have been me, it could have been me.'" "Well, you know, before the lockdown I was doing all of that," Clinton joked in response. "I mean there's probably video."But things turned more serious when Noah asked Clinton how she's feeling about the 2020 race. "It seems like America is on an ominous path to a...

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