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Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, tests positive for coronavirus

Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is dating the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for the novel coronavirus while in South Dakota. "Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self isolating and is canceling all public events." Trump Jr., 42, and Guilfoyle

Miramar man commits murders in Miami-Dade, Broward on same day, deputies say
Miramar man commits murders in Miami-Dade, Broward on same day, deputies say
  • US
  • 2020-07-04 02:31:26Z

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies say a Miramar man killed two people on the same day, one in Broward County and the other in Miami-Dade County.

Protesters arrested near Mount Rushmore ahead of tonight
Protesters arrested near Mount Rushmore ahead of tonight's Trump event

Protesters demonstrated against President Trump's arrival in the Black Hills ahead of the return of the Mount Rushmore fireworks display.

Nagaland dog meat: Animal rights groups hail ban as
Nagaland dog meat: Animal rights groups hail ban as 'major turning point'

Animal rights groups say a ban on the sale of dog meat in Nagaland is a milestone.

Coronavirus: Japan
Coronavirus: Japan's mysteriously low virus death rate

Japan had no lockdown, it has an elderly population - so why haven't more people died from Covid-19?

Mount Rushmore: Trump to host 4 July event despite virus concerns
Mount Rushmore: Trump to host 4 July event despite virus concerns

The president promises a tremendous 3 July, but critics fear the event is risky as virus cases rise.

Column: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team
Column: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Now that Washington's NFL team has taken a long-overdue step toward changing its name, it's time to start lining up some possible replacements.

Jimmie Johnson reports positive COVID-19 test
Jimmie Johnson reports positive COVID-19 test

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has reported a positive COVID-19 test, Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday evening. The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet was set to compete for his series-best fifth win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Sunday's race (4 p.m. ET, NBC), but he is no longer cleared to compete. Justin Allgaier […]

Colorado police officers fired after photos mocking death of Black man surface
Colorado police officers fired after photos mocking death of Black man surface
  • US
  • 2020-07-03 22:11:33Z

Three Colorado police officers were fired and a fourth resigned after they shared photographs they took of themselves re-enacting a chokehold officers used to subdue a Black man who later died, authorities said on Friday. Vanessa Wilson, interim chief of police in the Denver suburb of Aurora, called the officers' actions surrounding the death of Elijah McClain, who was unarmed, "reprehensible." The officers who were terminated were named as Jason Rosenblatt, Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich.

Fact Check: No, former first lady Michelle Obama has not earned her Ph.D. in law
Fact Check: No, former first lady Michelle Obama has not earned her Ph.D. in law

The former first lady has been busy since leaving the White House, but claims that she's earned another degree are false.

The Nigerian Email Scammer Who Stole Millions From Premier League Club, NY Law Firm, Banks
The Nigerian Email Scammer Who Stole Millions From Premier League Club, NY Law Firm, Banks

Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, who went by the name Ray Hushpuppi, made no secret of his extraordinary wealth. On an Instagram account with 2.3 million followers, he posted photos of himself dripping in high-end watches, wearing robes with his name emblazoned on the back, and driving a $300,000 Mercedes or a white Rolls Royce Cullinan with the hashtag AllMine.He took private jets to Paris, shopped at Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and indulged in cakes depicting himself surrounded by Fendi bags. His address was 1706 Palazzo Versace in Dubai.On Snapchat, under the username "hushpuppi5," he called himself "The Billionaire Gucci Master!!!"Abbas claimed to be a real estate developer. But his wealth was...

Walmart to turn 160 parking lots into drive-in movie theaters in August
Walmart to turn 160 parking lots into drive-in movie theaters in August

Movie-goers who miss the experience of heading to theaters have a new option for the summer.

Republican who came out as gay in Utah ousted in primary
Republican who came out as gay in Utah ousted in primary

A Republican voted out of office in a primary after coming out as gay in conservative Utah says a backlash during the campaign has him questioning whether his party has a place for him. Rancher Nathan Ivie announced his orientation last year while serving as a county commissioner in deep-red Utah County. Since coming out, Ivie has sponsored a successful resolution making Utah County a Second Amendment sanctuary to block gun restrictions.

Bounties Uproar Casts a Shadow Over a Rare Trump Foreign Policy Achievement
Bounties Uproar Casts a Shadow Over a Rare Trump Foreign Policy Achievement
  • World
  • 2020-07-03 18:57:35Z

For a president with few tangible foreign policy accomplishments under his belt, Afghanistan had come to look something like a bright spot.His nuclear talks with North Korea have proved fruitless; his "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran has produced no concessions from Tehran; Palestinians declared his Middle East peace plan dead on arrival; and a trade deal with China looks more unlikely every day.But while President Donald Trump has not achieved his goal of a full U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, he has drawn down thousands of U.S. troops and struck a deal with the Taliban intended to pave the way for a complete exit and an end to the 19-year conflict.Now the uproar over...

Have Americans Warmed to Calls to
Have Americans Warmed to Calls to 'Defund the Police'?

Just over a month ago, the term "defund the police" was almost entirely the domain of activists and academics. Now it's a household phrase, with a huge majority of Americans telling pollsters they recognize it.But what exactly does it mean? And when Americans hear it, what do they think of? For proponents of police reform, is it a useful slogan -- or dangerously alienating?In the immediate aftermath of George Floyd's killing in late May at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, calls to sharply cut police funding appeared potentially radioactive. Beyond some high-profile progressive figures, including a number of young politicians of color, few leading Democrats embraced the term.Joe...

Biden Supporters Are More Worried About the Health Risks of Voting
Biden Supporters Are More Worried About the Health Risks of Voting

Identifying likely voters is a challenge for pollsters in every election. This year, the coronavirus, mail voting and a surge in political engagement may make it even harder than usual.For now, Joe Biden's 9-point lead across the critical battleground states is so significant that it is essentially invulnerable to assumptions about turnout, according to New York Times/Siena College surveys of the states likeliest to decide the election. But Biden's supporters are far more likely to be concerned about in-person voting during the pandemic, and his wide polling lead among registered voters could narrow if their concerns persist to the election.Overall, one-quarter of registered voters in the...

Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey Split After 19 Years Together:
Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey Split After 19 Years Together: 'We Remain Close'

"We recently made the difficult decision to divorce," Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey said

Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag
Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag

President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff. Putin said the U.S. embassy's move to raise the LGBT pride flag "revealed something about the people that work there".

Home Depot bans some rope sales after nooses were found tied on store spools
Home Depot bans some rope sales after nooses were found tied on store spools

Home Depot opted last month to remove spools of rope from stores after incidents in which nooses were found tied on store spools.

We
We're so damaged that even if it ends well in November, all will not be well | Opinion

Even if this ends well, it will not end well.

Redskins to have
Redskins to have 'thorough review' of name amid race debate

The Washington Redskins began a "thorough review" of their name Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a "dictionary-defined racial slur." In a statement, the team said recent events around the U.S. and feedback from the community prompted the formal review. "This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," Snyder said.

The surgeon general refused to give a yes or no answer when asked if he would advise people to attend large gatherings for the 4th of July
The surgeon general refused to give a yes or no answer when asked if he would advise people to attend large gatherings for the 4th of July

During an appearance on the "Today" show, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams didn't advise people not to attend large gatherings for the 4th of July.

Trump touts
Trump touts 'historic' June jobs report, but the labor market is still grim

Monthly job gains in May and June are historic, but the labor market is still facing a net loss of 14.7M job losses from the coronavirus recession.

The fight over monuments asks, who is an American hero and who is a
The fight over monuments asks, who is an American hero and who is a 'symbol of hate'?

From presidents to explorers, Americans are delving into the often abusive histories of former leaders honored by statues and monuments.

Chicago announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling from 15 states with COVID-19 outbreaks
Chicago announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling from 15 states with COVID-19 outbreaks

Chicago is requiring individuals from 15 states experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to the city.

Daveed Diggs on what Fourth of July means to Black Americans
Daveed Diggs on what Fourth of July means to Black Americans

"What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim."

White couple charged for threatening black family
White couple charged for threatening black family

Footage of the incident in Orion Township near Detroit has been viewed millions of times.

Coco Austin Says Family Is
Coco Austin Says Family Is 'Falling Apart' as Dad Battles COVID-19: 'Too Early for Him to Go'

"For all the people that say it can't happen to your family, think again," the actress wrote on Instagram

Couple who pulled guns on Black mother and daughters charged with felony assault
Couple who pulled guns on Black mother and daughters charged with felony assault
  • US
  • 2020-07-03 15:20:00Z

Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, got into an altercation with the family outside a Chipotle in Michigan.

Ashley Graham Shows Off Her Curves in Red Bikini as She Whips Her Wet Hair Around
Ashley Graham Shows Off Her Curves in Red Bikini as She Whips Her Wet Hair Around

The model and mom threw an impromptu dance party in her bathroom as she wore a fiery red bikini

Portland Police Retreat Into Precinct Building as Riot Declared
Portland Police Retreat Into Precinct Building as Riot Declared

Portland Police declared a riot on July 2 after a number of flash-points between police and protesters were reported around the Multnomah County Justice Center and an adjacent courthouse. Video here shows several officers retreating back inside the central precinct police building as they are confronted and shouted at by protesters. Police said a riot was declared shortly before midnight after “large rocks, full cans, and bottles” were thrown at officers. Police said fireworks were also launched towards officers, and that a fire broke out inside the courthouse after its doors were broken. “Because of the violent nature of the demonstrators while officers cleared the...

American Airlines
American Airlines' decision to sell middle seats shows that the pandemic won't lead to more comfortable flights

Despite early hopes that the coronavirus pandemic would mean the end of the middle seat on flights, American Airlines laid that theory to rest.

For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home
For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home

ATLANTA -- On the website for American Legion Post 410 in Lakehills, Texas, an image shows a bald eagle soaring in front of an American flag. But just below the patriotic picture is the bad news that the unrelenting spread of the coronavirus has mostly grounded the tiny community's Fourth of July

President Threatens to Eliminate Obama-Era Housing Policy
President Threatens to Eliminate Obama-Era Housing Policy

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has taken aim at an Obama-era program intended to eliminate racial housing disparities in the suburbs, a move proponents of the policy see as an attempt to shore up his sagging support among white suburban voters by stoking racial division.In a Twitter post late Tuesday, Trump announced that he was considering the elimination of a 2015 initiative known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which requires localities to identify and address patterns of racial segregation outlawed under the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by creating detailed corrective plans."At the request of many great Americans who live in the Suburbs, and others, I am studying the AFFH...

As U.S. Confronts Anti-Black Racism, Latinos Wonder Where They Fit In
As U.S. Confronts Anti-Black Racism, Latinos Wonder Where They Fit In

PHOENIX -- "Tu lucha es mi lucha," several signs declared at a recent Black Lives Matter protest near the Arizona State Capitol. Your struggle is my struggle. The sea of faces included young Latinos who had marched before, during the immigrant rights movement in the state a decade ago, when Joe Arpaio championed draconian policies as the sheriff of Maricopa County. There was no doubt in these protesters' minds: Their fights against racism are bound up together."Black and brown" has been a catchphrase in Democratic politics and progressive activist circles for years, envisioning the two minority groups as a coalition with both electoral power and an array of shared concerns about pay...

Why June Was Such a Terrible Month for Trump
Why June Was Such a Terrible Month for Trump

WASHINGTON -- Last Saturday night, over dinner at the White House, Bernard Marcus, a top Republican donor, told President Donald Trump he was alarmed at Trump's plummeting poll numbers and Jared Kushner's stewardship of his father-in-law's reelection effort.Trump sought to assuage Marcus' concerns, assuring the billionaire Home Depot founder that his political fortunes would soon change in part because he was bringing in "good people" to steady his campaign, according to a person briefed on their conversation.The next morning, before setting off for a round of golf, the president tweeted a video from a Florida retirement community that featured a Trump supporter yelling, "white power,"...

Uganda boda boda rider sets himself on fire
Uganda boda boda rider sets himself on fire 'over bribe'
  • World
  • 2020-07-03 11:59:09Z

The motorcycle taxi rider's bike had been seized for carrying passengers against coronavirus restrictions.

After decades of failing minority students, this school district is pushing for racial equity. Here
After decades of failing minority students, this school district is pushing for racial equity. Here's how.

Indianapolis Public Schools adopted a policy calling out the racism and inequity of the past, while committing to dismantling racial inequity in its schools.

Coronavirus updates: Cases rise in 40 of 50 states; Jersey Shore open, but L.A. beaches closed; Texas mask mandate begins
Coronavirus updates: Cases rise in 40 of 50 states; Jersey Shore open, but L.A. beaches closed; Texas mask mandate begins

India is expected to become the third worst-hit country. Face masks are now required in Texas as crowds flock to the Jersey Shore. Latest coronavirus news.

Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns
Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns
  • US
  • 2020-07-03 11:08:43Z

President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd during the novel coronavirus pandemic and criticism from Native Americans about the visit. Trump will view a fireworks display with thousands of people at the South Dakota landmark, which depicts the images of U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The site has not had fireworks since 2009 because of environmental concerns.

The world
The world's largest Confederate Monument faces renewed calls for removal
  • US
  • 2020-07-03 11:05:33Z

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, a nine-story-high bas-relief sculpture carved into a sprawling rock face northeast of Atlanta, is perhaps the South's most audacious monument to its pro-slavery legacy still intact. Despite long-standing demands for the removal of what many consider a shrine to racism, the giant depiction of three Confederate heroes on horseback still towers ominously over the Georgia countryside, protected by state law. The monument - which reopens on Independence Day weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to close for weeks - has faced renewed calls for removal since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died during an arrest by a white police...

Copenhagen
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid labelled 'racist fish'

Denmark woke up on Friday to the words "racist fish" scrawled across the base of the "Little Mermaid", the bronze statue honouring Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale that perches on a rock in the sea off a pier in Copenhagen. "We consider it vandalism and have started an investigation," a spokesman for the Copenhagen police said. Protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement around the world have in recent months rallied against statues of historical figures who played a role in racist oppression, such as slave traders and colonialists.

Trump
Trump's closest Silicon Valley ally, Peter Thiel, is reportedly abandoning the president's reelection campaign

Sources told The Wall Street Journal that Thiel might still vote for President Donald Trump but hadn't donated to his campaign and didn't plan to.

Op-Ed: Could the racist past of Mt. Rushmore
Op-Ed: Could the racist past of Mt. Rushmore's creator bring down the monument?

What should be done with an accomplishment that features problematic men carved in a problematic location by a problematic sculptor?

Letters to the Editor: If white America wants racial progress, it must stop supporting politicians like Trump
Letters to the Editor: If white America wants racial progress, it must stop supporting politicians like Trump

Every time there is progress on race in America, there is a major backlash from white people. That has to stop.

Letters to the Editor:  The Russian bounty scandal raises a terrible question: Is Trump a traitor?
Letters to the Editor: The Russian bounty scandal raises a terrible question: Is Trump a traitor?

With the Russian bounty scheme, the United States faces a crisis worse than anything in Watergate.

Zheng Yanxiong: China appoints hard-line Hong Kong security chief
Zheng Yanxiong: China appoints hard-line Hong Kong security chief

Zheng Yanxiong is best known for a crackdown on protesters over a land dispute in 2011.

Black family sues Hilton after white clerk calls police over hotel
Black family sues Hilton after white clerk calls police over hotel's own billing mistake

A billing mistake by the hotel results in a dispute that led to police being called to the Hampton Inn. Now the guests are suing.

Trump Whines He
Trump Whines He's Not Getting Praised for a Recovery With 25 Million People Still Out of Work

In the past month, during which two U.S. jobs reports have shown signs of an economic rebound from the depths of coronavirus-related ruin, President Donald Trump has focused largely on what often matters most to him: not getting public credit.According to three people who've independently spoken to the president, Trump makes a point of regularly complaining that the media has not given him the kudos he deserves for "leading" what he deems to be a smashing economic recovery. He's argued that if former Vice President Joe Biden were in the White House during the current moment, the media would be fawning over the strong job gains, including the nearly five million jobs that the Labor...

There is no epidemic of fatal police shootings against unarmed Black Americans
There is no epidemic of fatal police shootings against unarmed Black Americans
  • US
  • 2020-07-03 07:15:05Z

Ideally officers would never need to take anyone's life. But the data on police killings doesn't support reducing or abolishing law enforcement.

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