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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.

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
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  • 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
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  • 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."

Americans quick to use cloth masks after govt recommendation - CDC
Americans quick to use cloth masks after govt recommendation - CDC
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.

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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
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  • 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.

Nearly a century later, Tulsa is digging for evidence of mass graves in infamous race massacre
Nearly a century later, Tulsa is digging for evidence of mass graves in infamous race massacre

Mayor G.T. Bynum on 1921 slaughter of Black residents: "It should not have taken 99 years for us to be doing this investigation."

Four more states added to New York quarantine order, Cuomo says
Four more states added to New York quarantine order, Cuomo says
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  • 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
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  • 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.

Wisconsin Democrats raised record-high $10M over 3 months
Wisconsin Democrats raised record-high $10M over 3 months

The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state. Democrats raised $10 million over the second quarter of the year, leaving them with $12 million cash on hand with the November election just five months away, party spokeswoman Courtney Beyer said. President Donald Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016, and the state remains a focus for both his and Democrat Joe Biden 's campaigns this year.

'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."

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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
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  • 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...

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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...

Fight for control of U.S. Senate starts with Maine, Texas, Alabama primaries
Fight for control of U.S. Senate starts with Maine, Texas, Alabama primaries
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  • 2020-07-14 10:14:43Z

Democrats could take a step toward wresting control of the U.S. Senate from Republicans on Tuesday when voters in Maine, Texas and Alabama cast ballots in nominating contests. Maine Democrats pick a challenger to Susan Collins, one of the Senate's most at-risk Republicans; Texas Democrats choose who will go up against Republican Senator John Cornyn in a Republican-leaning state analysts say has become more competitive, and Alabama Republicans pick a candidate to take on Doug Jones, widely considered the chamber's most vulnerable Democrat.

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
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  • 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., ...

Factbox: On climate, it
Factbox: On climate, it's Biden's green revolution versus Trump's war on red tape
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  • 2020-07-14 09:18:36Z

The U.S. presidential election pits a politician who supports environmental regulation and diplomacy to tackle climate change against another determined to dismantle such policies. President Donald Trump, a Republican, has focused on dismantling former President Barack Obama's climate agenda to free the energy and auto industries from the costs of regulations meant to protect health and the environment. Joe Biden, a Democrat who was a senator before becoming Obama's vice president, introduced one of the earliest bills on climate change in 1986 and envisions a diplomatic push to engage the world in reducing coal dependence.

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.

Go big or play it safe? Electoral map widens for Joe Biden and Democrats, but with risk
Go big or play it safe? Electoral map widens for Joe Biden and Democrats, but with risk

As Democrats push for Joe Biden to make plays in big states like Texas, Ohio and Georgia, the lessons of 2016 linger.

DeSantis Says Florida Has a COVID-19
DeSantis Says Florida Has a COVID-19 'Blip.' Nurses Say It's Far Worse.

MIAMI-At the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and the world, physicians and nurses in Florida's besieged health care system are struggling to keep up with a tidal wave of new cases.Despite what their Republican governor keeps saying, nothing about what they're experiencing seems run-of-the-mill or likely to improve any time soon. If anything, experts and medical workers in the state say, the worst is yet to come."The past two weeks [have] been crazier than at the beginning of the pandemic," a nurse at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines outside Miami, who requested anonymity because she had not received authorization from her hospital to speak to the press,...

Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner
Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner
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  • 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.

Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower defaced; mayor says
Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower defaced; mayor says 'nice try'
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  • 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...

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike
White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike
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  • 2020-07-14 04:11:31Z

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November. Trump on Monday retweeted a post by Chuck Woolery, once the host of TV's "Love Connection," claiming that "Everyone is lying" about COVID-19. At the same time, the president and top White House aides are ramping up attacks against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert.

White House campaign urges jobless to
White House campaign urges jobless to 'find something new'

A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and "find something new." The opening ad in the "Find Something New" campaign beginning Tuesday features ordinary people sharing their stories. The Trump administration has long emphasized skills-based job and vocational training as an alternative to two- or four-year college degree programs, arguing that college isn't for everyone and that many jobs don't require a degree.

Roger Stone Says the System Is
Roger Stone Says the System Is 'Fixed' After Trump Commutation

Roger Stone, the self-proclaimed dirty trickster whose sentence for lying to Congress was recently commuted by President Donald Trump, complained to Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday night that the "system" was "fixed."Days before Stone was to report to prison for 40 months, the president finally did what he had long hinted at and commuted his longtime adviser's sentence, describing Stone as "a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency."In Stone's first television interview since he was spared jail, he immediately praised Hannity and fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a longtime friend of...

Young conservative women stand up to liberal mob
Young conservative women stand up to liberal mob

Incoming Marquette freshman Samantha Pfefferle says she has been threatened over her pro-Trump TikTok post; political activist Savanah Hernandez targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters.

Oregonians still want to join Idaho - and filed a lawsuit to make it happen, group says
Oregonians still want to join Idaho - and filed a lawsuit to make it happen, group says

The group doesn't want the coronavirus to impact its plans to join Idaho.

Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping restrictions amid virus spike
Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping restrictions amid virus spike

The governor has rolled back reopening plans across the state as virus cases soar.

Roger Stone: President Trump
Roger Stone: President Trump's clemency wipes fine and supervised release

The president's former adviser was due to begin a prison term on 14 July after lying to Congress.

Top Trump Ally Preps a New Assault on Fauci
Top Trump Ally Preps a New Assault on Fauci

As Donald Trump and his press secretary sought to downplay the White House's own effort to scapegoat Dr. Anthony Fauci, top allies to the president spent Monday working on ways to discredit the nation's leading infectious-diseases expert even more.Stephen Moore, a conservative economist who informally advises Trump on economic matters, said on Monday evening that he is working on a new policy memo that would "go after Fauci," not just for the doctor's proclamations on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic, but for his decades of work for the U.S. government prior to the current crisis."We are working on a memo that shows how many times Dr. Fauci's been wrong during not just [this...

Pro-Police Agitators and Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash in Brooklyn
Pro-Police Agitators and Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash in Brooklyn

The pro-police rallies came weeks after the New York City Council cut the NYPD's budget by $1 billion. The cuts came in light of national calls to defund police departments in response to the killing of George Floyd and other unarmed Black people at the hands of police officers.

Trump administration rejects nearly all Beijing
Trump administration rejects nearly all Beijing's claims in South China Sea, a move likely to inflame tensions

The shift in US policy is likely to further inflame US-China tensions and could provoke fresh retaliatory steps from Beijing.

South China Sea dispute: China
South China Sea dispute: China's pursuit of resources 'unlawful', says US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is treating the disputed waters as its "maritime empire".

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