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Immigrant workers at Michigan greenhouse: We were cheated, tricked into deportation
Immigrant workers at Michigan greenhouse: We were cheated, tricked into deportation

Migrants from Mexico came to Michigan to work at a greenhouse, but were cheated of pay and tricked into being detained, according to a lawsuit.

Bolton: Trump claim he wasn
Bolton: Trump claim he wasn't told of Russia bounty report is 'not how system works'

Ex-national security adviser also says any decision to withhold intelligence would 'certainly not' be 'made only by the briefer' * Trump uses Fourth of July to stoke division on virus and raceDonald Trump's claim not to have been briefed about intelligence suggesting Russia paid Taliban-linked militants to kill US soldiers is "just not the way the system works", former national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.Bolton was appearing on Face the Nation, the Sunday talk show from ViacomCBS, the communications giant which owns Simon & Schuster, the publisher which put out Bolton's Trump White House memoir, The Room Where It Happened, over the president's objection.Elsewhere, former...

Taj Mahal remains shut as India reports record daily virus cases
Taj Mahal remains shut as India reports record daily virus cases

India's top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal will remain shut, officials said Sunday, as the vast nation registered a record daily number of coronavirus cases and opened a sprawling treatment centre in the capital to fight the pandemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours -- the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January. The surge took India's total tally to more than 673,000 cases and 19,268 deaths, pulling the country closer to surpassing badly-hit Russia, the world's third-most infected nation.

Constitutional changes are the
Constitutional changes are the 'right thing' for Russia: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday constitutional amendments approved in a nationwide vote created the conditions for Russia's "progressive development" for decades to come. One of the changes approved in the week-long vote that ended on July 1 makes it possible for Putin to seek two more terms as president and, if re-elected, to stay in power until 2036. "They will strengthen our nationhood and create conditions for the progressive development of our country for decades to come," he said.

Third highest single-day total, 10,059, pushes Florida past 200,000 COVID-19 cases
Third highest single-day total, 10,059, pushes Florida past 200,000 COVID-19 cases

It took three months, from early March to June 22, for Florida to cross 100,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Pesky storm to keep southeastern US drenched into midweek
Pesky storm to keep southeastern US drenched into midweek

Forecasters are carefully monitoring a slow-moving storm system that has brought repeated downpours to the Southeast since last week. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue daily into the middle of the week -- and meteorologists say tropical development of this feature cannot be fully ruled out as it wanders toward the coast.Residents and visitors may continue to struggle to find long enough dry breaks to get outside and enjoy summertime activities, such as fishing, golfing and swimming. AccuWeather's MinuteCast® tool can tell you exactly when rain will arrive in your area and how long it will last."Showers and thunderstorms will be widespread from extreme East Texas and...

Life on the Vice Presidential Short List
Life on the Vice Presidential Short List

There will be blood tests. Interrogations about junior high. An analysis of tax returns.It is an experience Joe Biden knows all too well from his time on the vice presidential short list 12 years ago.Much about Biden's own search for a running mate has been nontraditional. He has publicly mused about his criteria. He is not considering men. Above all, his choice could be the most important in years: At 77, Biden has said he views himself as a "transition candidate." Left unsaid: His vice president could very well end up being the president next.Yet as much as Biden's process is unique, its contours are familiar. Late last month, he told a local television station that his...

Exclusive: Covid-19 may not have originated in China, Oxford University expert believes
Exclusive: Covid-19 may not have originated in China, Oxford University expert believes

Coronavirus may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when environmental conditions were right for it to thrive - rather than starting in China, an Oxford University expert believes. Dr Tom Jefferson, senior associate tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), at Oxford, and visiting professor at Newcastle University, argues that there is growing evidence that the virus was elsewhere before it emerged in Asia. Last week, Spanish virologists announced they had found traces of the disease in samples of waste water collected in March 2019, nine months before the coronavirus disease was seen in China. Italian scientists have also found evidence of coronavirus in sewage...

Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast shadow over July 4 celebrations
Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast shadow over July 4 celebrations

After towns and cities across the country canceled annual fireworks displays to avoid large crowds gathering, many Americans launched bottle rockets and roman candles from streets and suburban backyards to commemorate Independence Day. In the first four days of July alone, 15 states have reported record increases in new cases of COVID-19, which has infected nearly 3 million Americans and killed about 130,000, according to a Reuters tally. Florida's cases have risen by over 10,000 for three out of the last four days, including climbing by 10,059 on Sunday, surpassing the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the coronavirus outbreak there.

An asymptomatic coronavirus carrier infected an apartment neighbor without sharing the same space. A study blames the building
An asymptomatic coronavirus carrier infected an apartment neighbor without sharing the same space. A study blames the building's elevator buttons.

A woman infected her downstairs neighbor even though the two never came into close contact. Transmission likely occurred in the elevator.

Bombardier just delivered its first Global 5500, a $46 million private jet that can fly nearly 7,000 miles  - see inside
Bombardier just delivered its first Global 5500, a $46 million private jet that can fly nearly 7,000 miles - see inside

Bombardier's Global 5500 will go head to head with the Gulfstream G500 and already bests the American plane in cabin width and range.

Keeping COVID-19 outside of camps is a near impossible challenge
Keeping COVID-19 outside of camps is a near impossible challenge

Campers and staff promise to isolate before they arrive at camp but in several cases the pandemic has arrived with them.

Iran records highest daily death toll from COVID-19
Iran records highest daily death toll from COVID-19

The 163 deaths reported on Sunday exceed the previous record from last Monday, when the health ministry reported 162 deaths in a day. The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,571 deaths and 240,438 infections from the coronavirus, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV. Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday as he launched new measures to try to curb the coronavirus.

I flew out of the new LaGuardia Airport terminal 2 weeks after it opened and couldn
I flew out of the new LaGuardia Airport terminal 2 weeks after it opened and couldn't believe it was the same airport I hated. Here's what it was like.

Many of the shops and eateries had been closed to the pandemic but the passenger experience was unlike any I'd had before at LaGuardia.

The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities
The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities

The agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.

Sturgeon urged to condemn
Sturgeon urged to condemn 'abhorrent' border protests urging English to stay out of Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure to condemn "disgraceful" border protests where nationalists in hazmat suits urged English visitors to stay away from Scotland. Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Conservative leader, said he was concerned that the scenes on Saturday would deter people from coming to Scotland and cause further damage to the country's tourism sector, which has been devastated by coronavirus. A handful of nationalists turned up at the border over the weekend, urging motorists to "stay out". Waving saltires and SNP flags, they displayed a banner stating 'keep Scotland Covid free'.

Rockets target US interests despite arrests: Iraq military
Rockets target US interests despite arrests: Iraq military

Two rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq's security forces said Sunday, a little over a week since unprecedented arrests prevented a similar incident. Since October, US diplomats and troops across Iraq have been targeted by around three dozen missile attacks which Washington has blamed on pro-Iranian armed factions. In the first move of its kind, elite Iraqi troops in late June arrested more than a dozen Tehran-backed fighters who were allegedly planning a new attack on Baghdad's Green Zone, home to the US and other foreign embassies.

'Reject the lies of history': Washington reckons with tributes to racist past

The US capital is adorned with monuments to American history, but as schools change names and statues are toppled, legacies are under scrutiny Gordon J Davis's first encounter with the political writings of Woodrow Wilson was as a student at Columbia University. "I'm reading this stuff and saying: 'That's a great man,' and mentioned it to my father who said: 'Well, he wasn't such a great man to us,'" recalls the 78-year-old Davis, who is a senior lawyer in New York. "He didn't say much more about it but then, all these years later, you find out how totally corrupt and racist he was."There is no shortage of tributes to Wilson in Washington - a leading thinktank, a high school, a house...

Fourth of July: fears of the coronavirus second wave did not prevent revelers in the US and UK hitting the beaches and the bars
Fourth of July: fears of the coronavirus second wave did not prevent revelers in the US and UK hitting the beaches and the bars

US Independence Day and England's end of lockdown "Super Saturday" meant social distancing was abandoned amid the celebrations.

Great Power Showdown: How U.S. Navy Submarines Are Countering Chinese Expansion
Great Power Showdown: How U.S. Navy Submarines Are Countering Chinese Expansion

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'We've got to do something': Republican rebels come together to take on Trump

A slew of organized Republican groups have sprung up to do all they can to defeat Trump in November. Will their effort work?Just like in 2016, a faction of the Republican party has emerged to try to defeat Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.But unlike the last presidential race, where the effort never truly took off, this time those rebel Republicans have formed better organized groups - and some are even openly backing Trump's Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.In 2016, as Trump steamrolled his way through the Republican primary, some Republican lawmakers and operatives tried to mount an effort to stop him. Elected officials and veterans of previous Republican administrations...

To send a message to China, President Trump should visit Taiwan
To send a message to China, President Trump should visit Taiwan

With the loss of Hong Kong to China, Trump should visit Taiwan to show that the U.S. is serious about advancing its interests and values in the region.

'Grim resolve': With Biden up big and the Senate in sight, Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown

Joe Biden has a larger lead over Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton did at this point in 2016. But Democrats have seen a lead slip away before.

Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia
Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

The protesters all carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to account for the bulk of the marchers, protesters of various races, men and women alike, were among the group. One video clip showed a leader of the demonstrators, who was not identified, shouting into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists who historically have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own.

Station Casinos, Red Rock Resorts president dies in July 4 watercraft accident
Station Casinos, Red Rock Resorts president dies in July 4 watercraft accident

The company said Haskins died on July 4 in Michigan in a watercraft accident. Station Casinos is best known for its Palms Resort near the Strip.

Independence Day marked by division on the streets of Washington
Independence Day marked by division on the streets of Washington

Demonstrators chanting "Black Lives Matter" exchange words with activists waving pro-Trump signs outside a fortified White House: America's Independence Day was marked in Washington on Saturday by confrontation and disunity. As it struggles to contain the coronavirus and reckons with waves of protesters demanding racial justice, the United States is deeply polarized, with the gulf seemingly insurmountable on a day usually marking patriotism and unity. The one thing people outside the White House -- surrounded by an imposing police cordon -- and on the nearby National Mall seemed to be able to agree on was that this was not where they wanted America be.

Army Specialist Killed in Afghanistan Vehicle Rollover Accident
Army Specialist Killed in Afghanistan Vehicle Rollover Accident

A 21-year-old soldier from Texas was killed Friday in southwestern Afghanistan, Pentagon officials announced Saturday night.

Incumbent Koike seen ahead as Tokyo votes for governor amid pandemic
Incumbent Koike seen ahead as Tokyo votes for governor amid pandemic

Voters in Tokyo went to the polls on Sunday to elect their governor, with incumbent Yuriko Koike forecast to clinch a victory, as Japan's capital struggles with rebounding coronavirus infections and prepares for next year's Olympics. The metropolis accounts for 11% of Japan's population, but has represented half of the country's daily infections in recent weeks. Koike, who became Tokyo's first woman governor in 2016, saw her popularity surge this year as her straight-talking approach to the outbreak won the public's support.

Trump claims 99% of US Covid-19 cases are
Trump claims 99% of US Covid-19 cases are 'totally harmless' as infections surge

President's White House speech capping 4 July celebrations says US coronavirus strategy is 'moving along well' * Coronavirus latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has celebrated independence day with a string of false and misleading claims attempting to play down the coronavirus pandemic and warning that China will be "held accountable".The US president staged a "Salute to America" jamboree on the south lawn of the White House with flyovers by military jets, parachute jumps and patriotic songs, but little effort among guests to physical distance or wear face masks.The country has undergone staggering changes unthinkable when Trump hosted the first such event a...

Mexico surpasses France in coronavirus death toll
Mexico surpasses France in coronavirus death toll

Mexico reported 523 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, pushing its tally to 30,366, overtaking France to become the fifth-highest in the world. The health ministry also reported 6,914 new infections and a total of 252,165 confirmed cases. Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell reiterated that the actual number of infected was probably significantly higher.

Protesters defy Fourth of July Fort Lauderdale Beach closure; no arrests made
Protesters defy Fourth of July Fort Lauderdale Beach closure; no arrests made

The protesters ran into the sand but caused no issues, said a police department spokeswoman.

District officials respond after teacher allegedly coughs on baby in San Jose Yogurtland
District officials respond after teacher allegedly coughs on baby in San Jose Yogurtland

A South Bay teacher accused of coughing on a one-year-old boy at a San Jose Yogurtland is no longer employed, the school district confirmed.

Thomas Jefferson alongside Black great-grandson holds
Thomas Jefferson alongside Black great-grandson holds 'a mirror' to U.S.

Shannon LaNier, a TV host in Houston, is pictured in a photo in Smithsonian Magazine alongside his direct ancestor, Thomas Jefferson.

Florida
Florida's new coronavirus cases break record, nearly tying New York's peak

Florida reported 11,458 new coronavirus cases Saturday, it highest daily tally yet, nearly tying New York's high of 11,571 in April.

LGBT Pride activists protest in Paris against racial injustice
LGBT Pride activists protest in Paris against racial injustice

A pared-down LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, without the colourful trucks blasting out techno music but with powerful slogans demanding racial equality and protesting against police violence. The French capital's official Pride parade was postponed to November because of the coronavirus epidemic, but organisers decided to hold a march they said should be more politically driven and support the "Black Lives Matter" movement. "Because of COVID, the normal Pride parade had to be cancelled, but we managed to organise a Pride that is more political," a drag king and illustrator who gave her name as Saint Eugene told Reuters TV.

Protester Blamed
Protester Blamed 'Black Man' for Giving Her Molotov Cocktail Gear. Then Cops Found Note From a White Painter.

When 27-year-old Samantha Shader was first arrested for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at police, she told detectives that the supplies-including glass bottles-were given to her by a group of Black men and women, according to federal court records.But weeks later, on Friday, police arrested a white man who admitted to providing the materials, 29-year-old Timothy Amerman. According to court records and a Facebook page that appears to belong to Amerman, he works as a painter in Saugerties, New York. Amerman faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of civil disorder or civil disorder conspiracy, for which he was charged in a federal complaint this week.Shader allegedly threw the...

An antifa hoax about a
An antifa hoax about a 'peaceful flag burning to resist police' riled up right-wing groups in Gettysburg for no reason

Despite local news outlets and independent fact checkers debunking claims of a flag burning planned for July 4th, some protesters still showed up.

A new strain of coronavirus is more infectious but doesn
A new strain of coronavirus is more infectious but doesn't make people any sicker than before, according to a global study

One of the researchers who worked on the study told CNN that the new mutation is "now the dominant form infecting people."

China accuses Canada of meddling over Hong Kong law
China accuses Canada of meddling over Hong Kong law

China on Saturday accused Canada of meddling after Ottawa said it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong to protest a tough new national security law imposed there by Beijing. In a statement published on the website of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, a spokesperson denounced what he said were Canada's "unwarranted comments" on the new law, saying Canadian leaders had "grossly interfered in China's internal affairs." "Some Western countries including Canada have been meddling in Hong Kong affairs under the pretext of human rights, which seriously violates international law and basic norms of international relations," the statement said, adding that such efforts were "doomed...

Trump Faces a GOP Mutiny on the Russian Bounties
Trump Faces a GOP Mutiny on the Russian Bounties

The battle over intelligence and the Russian bounties amounts to a war by other means.

Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message
Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message

Biden's video message came hours after President Trump accused protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."

Iran: A Budding Drone Superpower? You Decide.
Iran: A Budding Drone Superpower? You Decide.

The Iranian Defense Ministry announced that it has acquired three new drones that are capable of flying almost 1,000 miles and from an altitude of up to 45,000 feet

Florida breaks record with 11,458 new virus cases. Miami-Dade and Broward hit highs, too
Florida breaks record with 11,458 new virus cases. Miami-Dade and Broward hit highs, too

Saturday's update on new confirmed COVID-19 cases from the Florida Department of Health reflected the state, Miami-Dade and Broward record new single-day highs, rocketing past previous peaks.

Berlin metro to complete change of derogatory station name by year-end
Berlin metro to complete change of derogatory station name by year-end

Berlin's public transport company BVG said on Saturday that completing the renaming of a city centre metro station with a name based on a derogatory word for Black people will take until the end of the year. "Mohrenstrasse" metro station literally means Moor Street, using the medieval term for people from North Africa. BVG said on Friday it would change the station name, amid a worldwide reckoning with buried legacies of racism and colonial crimes underpinning many western societies, sparked by the death in the United States of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a police officer.

Florida, Texas post daily COVID-19 records as
Florida, Texas post daily COVID-19 records as 'positivity' rates climb

For a sixth straight day, Texas also registered an all-time high in the number of people hospitalized with the highly contagious respiratory illness - 7,890 patients after 238 new admissions over the past 24 hours. By comparison, New York state - the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak months ago, reported just 844 hospitalizations on Saturday, far below the nearly 19,000 hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients at the peak of its coronavirus crisis. During the first four days of July alone, a total of 14 states have posted a daily record increases in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has killed nearly 130,000 Americans.

Elijah McClain: US officers fired for pictures mocking man
Elijah McClain: US officers fired for pictures mocking man's death

Three officers are sacked in Aurora, Colorado after they shared photos re-enacting a chokehold.

American pride falls to record low, poll shows
American pride falls to record low, poll shows

American patriotism has fallen to its lowest point in nearly 20 years.

Two Injured and One in Critical Condition After Car Drove Into Crowd of Peaceful Protesters in Seattle
Two Injured and One in Critical Condition After Car Drove Into Crowd of Peaceful Protesters in Seattle

The driver sped around a series of vehicles set up by the protesters to protect themselves

Spain locks down a region of 200,000 people indefinitely after it experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases
Spain locks down a region of 200,000 people indefinitely after it experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases

The government's news agency reported that the region had seen 72,860 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12,586 deaths.

Two women fight for lives after driver ploughs into preparations for anti-racism rally in Seattle
Two women fight for lives after driver ploughs into preparations for anti-racism rally in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) _ Two women were struck by a car whose driver sped through a protest-related closure on a freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday. A 24-year-old woman from Seattle suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and a 32-year-old woman from Bellingham had serious injuries, Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Seattle, was in custody, Mead said, adding that impairment was not considered a factor. Charges remain under investigation, as does the motive and point of entry onto the interstate, but Mead said the unnamed man faced multiple felony charges and was suspected to have come on the wrong way on a ramp. Mead said troopers...


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