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Trump-Biden campaign could be shortest ever, due to COVID, racial tensions and job losses
Trump-Biden campaign could be shortest ever, due to COVID, racial tensions and job losses

During the slow-walk through summer, we should curb the virus, stay safe and watch TV. All I want to hear from Trump and Biden: See you in September.

UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries, Telegraph says
UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries, Telegraph says

The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so that people can go on holiday, the Telegraph newspaper reported. It said the UK would shortly lift a ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Asked about the report, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "As we set out earlier this week ... we will be easing health measures at the border by allowing passengers arriving from specific countries and territories to be exempted from self-isolation requirements."

Poll: Democrats want Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate
Poll: Democrats want Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate

In a new USA Today and Suffolk poll, 72% of Democrats said "it's important" for Joe Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate. CBS news political analyst and democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright joins CBSN to discuss.

Trump Gives Putin a Pass on Bounties So He Can Target Leakers Instead
Trump Gives Putin a Pass on Bounties So He Can Target Leakers Instead

In the days since The New York Times broke the news on U.S. intelligence examining claims of Russian bounties being offered to kill American military personnel in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump has turned his ire not at the Russian government, but instead on two of his favorite enemies: the news media and their confidential sources.According to two people familiar with the matter, the president in recent days has privately expressed-"rather loudly," in the words of one of the sources-his desire for a leak investigation into how that story ended up in the Times, and his wish for the leaker or leakers to face a heavy prison sentence.This happens as the president publicly trashes the...

'Resist until the end!' Crowds spill into streets of Hong Kong facing water cannon and arrest to protest new security law

They had been warned that merely chanting a slogan could risk prosecution under Hong Kong's brutal new security law. But still the protesters came, first in their hundreds, then in thousands. "One Hong Kong, One Nation!" they shouted in unison outside the high end malls of the city's Causeway Bay, waving now-outlawed Hong Kong independence flags. As riot police gathered, they raised their hands with their palms held high - a common symbol of year long pro-democracy protests that Beijing now intends to crush. One group tore down a banner announcing the new law and stomped it into the ground. Police officers in riot gear and armed with rubber bullets were stationed on the corners of the...

Las Vegas: What
Las Vegas: What's open and closed over 4th of July

Las Vegas is planning a quieter Fourth of July celebration.

Descendants of Confederate soldiers sue city over removal of Florida
Descendants of Confederate soldiers sue city over removal of Florida's oldest Civil War statue

Descendants of Confederate soldiers have sued St. Augustine city leaders over their decision to remove a monument honoring the fallen ancestors.

DNC deletes tweet slamming Mount Rushmore
DNC deletes tweet slamming Mount Rushmore

Reaction from Republican congressional candidate Lacy Lee Johnson.

Schools reopen across Thailand with temperature checks, masks
Schools reopen across Thailand with temperature checks, masks

Thai schools reopened on Wednesday for the first time since mid-March, with precautions in place to guard against the coronavirus, ranging from temperature checks to installing makeshift cubicles for social distancing in classrooms. At Sam Khok school, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Bangkok, nearly 5,000 students were told to self-quarantine at home for 15-days prior to the re-start as an extra precaution, Principal Chuchart Thiengtham said. "Once students arrive at school, teachers hand face masks to them because it's mandatory to wear them," said Chuchart, adding that face shields were also provided to pupils for additional safety during some activities.

Sacramento County health officials warn of rising COVID-19 hospitalizations before holiday weekend
Sacramento County health officials warn of rising COVID-19 hospitalizations before holiday weekend

Dennis Shanahan reports

Greta Thunberg called out German Chancellor Angela Merkel for queuing up to take a selfie with her in order to
Greta Thunberg called out German Chancellor Angela Merkel for queuing up to take a selfie with her in order to 'look good'

Thunberg castigated Angela Merkel and other world leaders at the UN summit for stealing her dreams. But they still craved an Instagram moment with her.

Letters to the Editor: Trump
Letters to the Editor: Trump's cynical play against flag burning is about one thing - inflaming voters

The president doesn't care about whether it is illegal to burn the American flag. What he does care about is making his voters angry.

Israel
Israel's Military Is a Powerhouse for 1 Big Reason: It Makes U.S. Weapons Better

An impressive track record.

EU holds off decision on borders, Americans set to be excluded
EU holds off decision on borders, Americans set to be excluded

European Union countries failed to settle on Friday on a final "safe list" of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded. Ambassadors from the 27 EU members convened from Friday afternoon to establish criteria for granting quarantine-free access from next Wednesday. The list did not include the United States, Brazil or Russia, one diplomat said.

Here
Here's why Britain is struggling to form a fully effective carrier strike group

Britain's Royal Navy took delivery of two new aircraft carriers, but a government report on the ships achieving operational capability has laid bare some obstacles toward making a fully effective carrier strike group.

Mississippi health official blames spiraling US COVID-19 cases on people ignoring masks and social distancing, says only
Mississippi health official blames spiraling US COVID-19 cases on people ignoring masks and social distancing, says only 'catastrophe' will make them change

In some states, the uptick in infections is prompting authorities to reimpose bans or put a pause on lifting more restrictions.

Malaysia can
Malaysia can't take any more Rohingya refugees, PM says

Malaysia can no longer take in Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday, citing a struggling economy and dwindling resources as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favoured destination for Rohingya seeking a better life after fleeing a 2017 military-led crackdown in Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh. "We can no longer take more as our resources and capacity are already stretched, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic," Muhyiddin said in teleconference with other leaders of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes Myanmar.

CDC Head Estimates U.S. Coronavirus Cases Might be 10 Times Higher Than Data Show
CDC Head Estimates U.S. Coronavirus Cases Might be 10 Times Higher Than Data Show

The estimate is based on wider testing for antibodies, which detect people who have been infected

U.S. urges Russia, China to give Venezuela more aid in COVID fight

The United States called on Russia and China on Thursday to provide more humanitarian aid to their ally Venezuela in its fight against the growing COVID-19 epidemic. Venezuela, which has so far reported 4,048 cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths to the World Health Organization (WHO), has jailed doctors

This Day in History: Battle of Little Bighorn
This Day in History: Battle of Little Bighorn

This Day in History: Battle of Little Bighorn June 25, 1876 The battle was between the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes of the Great Plains, and the U.S. Army. It is also known as Custer's Last Stand, after Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Led by Chief Crazy Horse, the Native American forces defeated Custer's 7th Cavalry near the Little Bighorn River in southern Montana. The members of the Great Plains tribes had gathered near the river in defiance of a U.S. War Department order. Sent in to scout for enemy troops, Custer fatefully decided not to wait for reinforcements. Custer and 200 of his men were killed in the attack. The Great Plains tribes would be confined to...

Iran plans oil exports from the Gulf of Oman to secure crude flow
Iran plans oil exports from the Gulf of Oman to secure crude flow

Iran plans to export oil from a port on its Gulf of Oman coast by March, the president said on Thursday, a shift that would avoid using the Strait of Hormuz shipping route that has been a focus of regional tension for decades. Tensions have spiked between Tehran and Washington since 2018, when the United States withdrew from a 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and six major powers and President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran, hammering its vital oil exports. Iran has often threatened to block the Strait if its crude exports were shutdown by U.S. sanctions, a move Washington has said would cross a "red line" and would demand a response.

Satellite images show new Chinese structures near site of border clash with India

China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Indian and Chinese military commanders agreed on Monday to step back

Massive Sahara desert dust plume closing in on U.S.
Massive Sahara desert dust plume closing in on U.S.

The dust plume appears to be one of the most extreme in recent memory, and it's heading for the southeastern U.S.

How affordable international airline travel could bounce back after the pandemic
How affordable international airline travel could bounce back after the pandemic

After the coronavirus pandemic, will the flight deals of the 2010s return? We spoke with the founder of Scott's Cheap Flights about what could happen.

Turkey releases three journalists on trial for reporting deaths of intelligence officers

A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release of three journalists and three others to be remanded while they stand trial on charges of revealing state secrets in their coverage of the deaths of Turkish intelligence officers in Libya, a lawyer said. The eight defendants in the case, six of whom have

IMF forecasts deeper Latin America recession in 2020
IMF forecasts deeper Latin America recession in 2020

The International Monetary Fund is forecasting a nearly double-digit recession for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020 - a contraction of 9.4% - as the region is dragged down by its two largest economies, which continue to suffer from the coronavirus. The updated outlook for the region, released Wednesday, is down sharply from the 5.2% recession forecast in April, which already would have been the worst performance since at least 1980, the first year in the IMF's World Economic Outlook database. The multilateral lending agency said in its report that in Latin America, "most countries are still struggling to contain infections."

Donald Trump Says Next Stimulus Package to Be
Donald Trump Says Next Stimulus Package to Be 'Generous'

But will a bill get passed?

How China Saved North Korea From Extinction
How China Saved North Korea From Extinction

A major turning point in the Korean War.

North Korea
North Korea's Kim suspends military plans against South: KCNA

In recent weeks, Pyongyang has issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of Seoul over anti-North leaflets, which defectors based in the South send across the border -- usually attached to balloons or floated in bottles. Last week it blew up a liaison office on its side of the border that symbolised inter-Korean rapprochement, while its military said it would take multiple measures against the South. The moves included re-entering areas of the North that it had withdrawn from as part of inter-Korean projects, restoring guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone that forms the border, and stepping up exercises.

Trump orders arrests for monument vandalism as protesters try to topple Andrew Jackson statue near White House
Trump orders arrests for monument vandalism as protesters try to topple Andrew Jackson statue near White House

Gillian Turner reports from Lafayette Park after a night of unrest outside of the White House.

Australia's High Court says former judge sexually harassed six female staff

A former High Court of Australia judge was found to have sexually harassed six female staff, the court said on Monday, one of the country's most powerful figures to face such recriminations amid a global reset in workplace gender relations. Dyson Heydon, who served on the country's most powerful

Celebrating Father
Celebrating Father's Day with the Huckabee family

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and his daughter Sarah Sanders react to the Trump rally in Tulsa and share their Father's Day messages on 'Fox and Friends Weekend.'

No-lockdown Sweden is compelling parents to send their children to school. Some fear their kids could ultimately be taken away if they refuse.
No-lockdown Sweden is compelling parents to send their children to school. Some fear their kids could ultimately be taken away if they refuse.

Parents say schools or local government have said they may contact social services if the children continue to stay home from school.

'He divides us': Tulsa residents are wary of Trump's rally - and the national spotlight

Tulsa artist Gary Stivers said Trump was using the rally "like a show of force, trying to intimidate anybody from speaking otherwise."

US judge allows release of ex-Trump aide Bolton
US judge allows release of ex-Trump aide Bolton's book

A US judge refused Saturday to block the release of a tell-all book in which President Donald Trump's former national security advisor describes him as corrupt and incompetent. With John Bolton's book already widely shipped to stores for sale next week, Judge Royce Lamberth wrote that it is too late for a restraining order sought by the Trump administration to halt the process. The DC district court judge said Bolton appeared to have failed to obtain written White House agreement that his memoir contained nothing classified.

Biden builds out his presidential transition operation
Biden builds out his presidential transition operation

The former VP is preparing to take power amid twin health and economic crises.

NYPD Looking For Man After 73-Year-Old Woman Punched In Face At Bronx Subway Station
NYPD Looking For Man After 73-Year-Old Woman Punched In Face At Bronx Subway Station

A 73-year-old woman is recovering after police say she was attacked at a subway station in the Bronx. The NYPD is asking for help identifying the man they're looking for.

Matt Whitaker reacts to AG Barr revealing his biggest election concerns
Matt Whitaker reacts to AG Barr revealing his biggest election concerns

Attorney General Bill Barr says he is 'worried' about censorship and mail-in ballots ahead of the 2020 presidential election; Former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker weighs in.

North Carolina protesters tear down  Confederate statue and hang it by the neck from a post
North Carolina protesters tear down  Confederate statue and hang it by the neck from a post

Protesters in North Carolina's capital pulled down parts of a Confederate monument Friday on night and hanged one of the toppled statues from a light post. Demonstrators used a strap to pull down two statues of Confederate soldiers that were part of a larger obelisk near the state capitol in downtown Raleigh, news outlets reported. Police officers earlier in the evening had foiled the protesters' previous attempt to use ropes to topple the statues. But after the officers cleared the area, protesters mounted the obelisk and were able to take down the statues. They then dragged the statues down a street and used a rope to hang one of the figures by its neck from a light post. The other...

Woman Charged With Burning Philadelphia Police Cars Must Remain In Jail Until Trial
Woman Charged With Burning Philadelphia Police Cars Must Remain In Jail Until Trial

Lore Elisabeth Blumenthal is charged with arson.

The U.S. Army
The U.S. Army's New Marksman Rifle Is One Tough Gun. Here's Why.

This month soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division became the first combat soldiers to receive the new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR). The semi-automatic 7.62x51mm weapon was fielded to soldiers in the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Police die enforcing Latin America
Police die enforcing Latin America's strictest lockdown as Peru's futile strategy unravels

When Peru introduced one of Latin America's strictest lockdowns, national police brigadier David Rodriguez was sent to the streets of Lima to enforce the new guidelines. Just one month later the 55 year-old was struggling to breathe in the police clinic, pleading desperately on social media to be moved to an intensive care unit and for more oxygen. He died shortly after. "They're the ones sent out to protect others from the virus and they end up infected themselves," his daughter Krystell Rodriguez told The Telegraph. According to the country's interior minister, nearly 10,000 police officers have contracted Covid-19 on duty in the country and 170 have died. The numbers not only present a...

Stephen Colbert Slams Trump
Stephen Colbert Slams Trump's 'Stupid' Juneteenth Claim

In an extremely rare walk-back last week, President Donald Trump moved the date of his big Tulsa campaign rally so that it would no longer fall on Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the end of slavery. Then, he undid any sliver of goodwill he may have received by claiming that he is responsible for making that 150-year-old holiday famous."While Trump had his mouth open anyway, a lot of other stupid stuff dribbled out," Stephen Colbert said on The Late Show Thursday night before revealing the comments Trump made in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal. "Far from being ashamed" about the original scheduling decision, the host said, "Trump was proud of it." Juan Williams Leaves...

China charges two detained Canadians with suspected espionage, Trudeau
China charges two detained Canadians with suspected espionage, Trudeau 'very disappointed'

Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage, indictments that could result in life imprisonment, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "very disappointed" and would keep pressing China to release the duo. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested in late 2018 on state security charges, soon after Canadian police detained Huawei Technologies Co's [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on a U.S. warrant.

Not all black people are African American. Here
Not all black people are African American. Here's the difference.

In most cases, it's OK to just say "black."

U.S. slaps sanctions on Mexican firms, individuals linked to Venezuelan oil trade
U.S. slaps sanctions on Mexican firms, individuals linked to Venezuelan oil trade

The United States on Thursday blacklisted Mexico's Libre Abordo and a related company, accusing them of helping Caracas evade U.S. sanctions in the first formal action by the U.S. Treasury Department against Mexican firms involved in trading Venezuelan oil. The Treasury said in a statement it imposed sanctions on three individuals, eight entities and two vessels for activities related to a network attempting to skirt U.S. sanctions on Venezuela aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro.

NATO probes France-Turkey naval incident
NATO probes France-Turkey naval incident

NATO said Thursday it has launched an official investigation into a naval incident in the Mediterranean between alliance members France and Turkey that has infuriated Paris. France has complained vehemently about the incident in which it says one of its ships was subjected to radar targeting by Turkish frigates as it sought to inspect a cargo vessel suspected of carrying arms to Libya. The incident is the latest flare-up in tensions between France and Turkey, which have clashed over Ankara's military operation in Syria and more recently over their roles in Libya's civil war.

The Royal Navy
The Royal Navy 'Tested to the Limit' in Baltic Exercise as Russia Flexes Muscles

The former head of the Royal Navy called the situation dangerous and warned that the drills could become something far deadlier.

Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue
Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue

The owner of a children's clothes shop in Hong Kong has refused a request from his landlord to remove a statue celebrating anti-government protests saying he wanted to teach children about democracy and he was not violating his lease agreement. The life-sized, white statue is of a silhouetted protester with a helmet, gas mask and goggles, holding an umbrella in one hand and a black flag reading "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times!" in the other. Herbert Chow, the 56-year-old owner of Chickeeduck, which has 13 shops across the former British colony, said he will meet the landlord on Friday to discuss the statue in one of his shops, and hoped to renew his lease, which expires...

Ingraham: Four years of punishment
Ingraham: Four years of punishment

Biden will just be a figurehead president with the radical left pulling the strings.


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