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  • 'Creepy Trump': New attack ad focuses on president's statements about women and his own daughters
    The Independent

    'Creepy Trump': New attack ad focuses on president's statements about women and his own daughters

    A new political attack advert against Donald Trump has hit out at the president's past behaviour around women, including his own daughters. The two-minute clip uses comments made by Kellyanne Conway against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to highlight the president's own behaviour. Ms Conway says that Mr Biden has had “a lot really creepy statements” and “actions” in the past.

  • Russian accused of harassing Black family in Oregon was ordered deported 10 years ago
    Miami Herald

    Russian accused of harassing Black family in Oregon was ordered deported 10 years ago

    One of the seven men arrested after police said they harassed a Black family at an Oregon beach was ordered deported to Russia a decade ago, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Oleg Saranchuk and six other men were arrested on July 4 after they were accused of yelling racial slurs and made a Nazi salute at a Black family at a Lincoln City beach, according to the Lincoln City Police Department. Saranchuk initially refused to identify himself to the police.

  • The Absolute Emptiness of ‘MAGA’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’
    National Review

    The Absolute Emptiness of ‘MAGA’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’

    The two most powerful political slogans of our era are “Make America Great Again”, and “Black Lives Matter.” “America is already great,” say Trump's opponents. “All Lives Matter,” say those who are made uncomfortable by the hint of exclusion in BLM.

  • Texas gov. warns of potential lockdown if Texans don't wear masks
    CBS News

    Texas gov. warns of potential lockdown if Texans don't wear masks

    As coronavirus cases in Texas continue to skyrocket, Governor Greg Abbott warned Friday that he may have to implement a lockdown if the numbers don't come down. In Texas, the number of coronavirus patients who are hospitalized has quadrupled in the last month to nearly 10,000, CBS News' Mireya Villarreal reported. "The last thing I want to do, the last thing anybody in Texas wants to do, is to see another lockdown," he said.

  • Outdoor Dinging Decor That's Sure to Bring Joy to Any Table 
    Architectural Digest

    Outdoor Dinging Decor That's Sure to Bring Joy to Any Table 

    Cheerful furnishings in citrine bring smiles to the outdoor table Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Israel records highest single-day virus tally
    AFP

    Israel records highest single-day virus tally

    Israel has recorded its highest number of coronavirus infections over a 24-hour period, with nearly 1,500 new cases confirmed in the most recent daily count, the health ministry said Friday. Israel had won early praise for its virus containment efforts, but cases have surged since a broad re-opening began in May. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted in a late Thursday news conference that the decision to allow businesses, including bars and event spaces, to re-open may have been made "too soon".

  • Hundreds gather for funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli troops
    Reuters

    Hundreds gather for funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli troops

    Hundreds of people gathered in the occupied West Bank on Friday for the funeral of a Palestinian man shot by Israeli soldiers a day earlier. Israel's army said troops opened fire after the Palestinian and another man started throwing fire bombs at a guard post near the town of Nablus. Palestinian officials dismissed the report and said the man had been walking with friends when he was shot dead.

  • 'Not enough teachers to reopen': School districts expect booming demand for substitutes
    USA TODAY

    'Not enough teachers to reopen': School districts expect booming demand for substitutes

    As if school officials didn't already have a long enough to-do list before reopening classrooms this fall amid a global pandemic, here's one more thing to add: deepening their pools of substitute teachers. "Without a question, that's going to be a challenge for us," said Randy Liepa, superintendent of the Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency, which supports schools in the county that includes Detroit. Schools across the nation struggle during normal times to find enough substitute teachers to fill classrooms when the assigned teacher calls in sick or must attend a training session.

  • Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa
    Associated Press

    Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

    The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp. Medical oxygen is already low in hospitals at the new epicenter of the outbreak, Gauteng province, home to the power centers of Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, visiting a hospital Friday, said authorities are working with industry to divert more oxygen their way.

  • The Supreme Court Just Set a Time Bomb to Explode Under President Biden
    The Daily Beast

    The Supreme Court Just Set a Time Bomb to Explode Under President Biden

    The result may be a time bomb set to go off under a President Biden, as a judiciary packed with Trump appointees now has broad new discretion to involve itself in fights between future presidents and Congress, potentially undermining effective congressional oversight of the executive branch. As Justice John Roberts pointedly implied in his majority opinion, Trump's intransigence is the reason the Mazars case ended up before the court in the first place. Congress has demanded information from the executive branch, often to the great annoyance of presidents, for hundreds of years, but disputes over those demands have rarely ended up before the courts.

  • Police identify bodies found in suitcases on Seattle beach by teens recording TikTok
    Miami Herald

    Police identify bodies found in suitcases on Seattle beach by teens recording TikTok

    Investigators have identified the bodies found in suitcases by some teenagers in a viral TikTok video on a beach, according to a news release from the Seattle Police Department. The King County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as Jessica Lewis, 35, and Austin Wenner, 27, CNN reported. The Seattle Police Department is investigating their deaths as homicides, according to the news release.

  • In Hong Kong Security Law, China Asserts Legal Jurisdiction over the Entire World
    National Review

    In Hong Kong Security Law, China Asserts Legal Jurisdiction over the Entire World

    The Chinese Communist Party's new security law has criminalized any actions it deems to be subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign entities in Hong Kong. The law spells an abrupt end to the political freedoms that Hong Kongers used to enjoy. The text of the legislation's Article 38 is blunt, and makes an unprecedented jurisdictional claim: “The Law shall apply to offences under this Law committed against the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from outside the Region by a person who is not a permanent resident of the Region.”

  • A patient in their 30s has reportedly died from coronavirus after attending a 'COVID party' in Texas
    INSIDER

    A patient in their 30s has reportedly died from coronavirus after attending a 'COVID party' in Texas

    Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images A patient in their 30s reportedly died from coronavirus after attending a "COVID party," according to healthcare officials in San Antonio, Texas. "This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the COVID virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected," Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, told News4 reporters. "Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said 'I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it's not,'" Appleby said.

  • As a Flag Comes Down, Looking for a 'New Mississippi'
    The New York Times

    As a Flag Comes Down, Looking for a 'New Mississippi'

    The activists were infants when two-thirds of Mississippians voted in 2001 to keep the state flag embedded with the battle emblem of the Confederacy. The activists, a band of Black Lives Matter organizers, marched last month through the streets of Jackson, the flag's removal among their demands. State troopers folded the flag at the Capitol for the last time last week, a turnabout that was powered by a coalition of seemingly unlikely allies, including business-minded conservatives, Baptist ministers and the Black Lives Matter activists.

  • Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power
    BBC

    Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

    The recent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Ethiopia's huge hydro-electric plant, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd), straddling the Blue Nile, was held by teleconference. The Gerd, which sits on the Nile's main tributary, is upstream of Egypt and has the potential to control the flow of water that the country almost entirely relies on. Using similar language, Ethiopia's UN ambassador Taye Atske-Selassie countered: "For Ethiopia, accessing and utilising its water resources is not a matter of choice, but of existential necessity."

  • Neowise comet visible in the night sky
    23ABC News - Bakersfield

    Neowise comet visible in the night sky

    Neowise comet visible in the night sky

  • Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey just announced he will be funding a universal basic income experiment that could affect up to 7 million people
    Business Insider

    Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey just announced he will be funding a universal basic income experiment that could affect up to 7 million people

    On Thursday, Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter, announced he is working with 14 American mayors to fund universal basic income (UBI) trials in their cities. The pilot programs will be run city by city and have not yet launched. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang helped bring the idea of universal basic income into the mainstream and is funding his own UBI pilot program.

  • UN official: 700 people died in Syrian camps for IS families
    Associated Press

    UN official: 700 people died in Syrian camps for IS families

    The U.N. counterterrorism chief said his office received information that 700 people died recently in two camps in northeast Syria, where more than 70,000 mainly women and children connected to Islamic State fighters are detained in “very dire conditions.” Vladimir Voronkov told a news conference Thursday that the people, including children, died of “lack of medicine, lack of food” at the al-Hol and Roj camps, which are overseen by Kurdish-led forces allied with the United States who spearheaded the fight against the extremist Islamic State group. Voronkov did not clarify when the 700 reportedly died or what the source of the information was.

  • Trump claims ‘nobody ever heard’ Abraham Lincoln was a Republican until he pointed it out
    The Independent

    Trump claims ‘nobody ever heard’ Abraham Lincoln was a Republican until he pointed it out

    Donald Trump has claimed that until he became US president “nobody ever heard” that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. The US president's improbable claim came during a roundtable discussion on Venezuela at his Doral golf resort in Florida, in which he largely ignored the issue of the South American country and instead praised his administration's handling of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 135,000 Americans. “The Republican Party has grown incredibly from when it was and we have a whole different group of people in the Republican Party,” Mr Trump said on Friday.

  • The Best Beach Towels That Aren’t Totally Boring
    Architectural Digest

    The Best Beach Towels That Aren’t Totally Boring

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  • KCK police believe they've found body of missing girl
    Hearst KMBC

    KCK police believe they've found body of missing girl

    Kansas City, Kansas, police are gathering evidence after discovering a body that they believe is that of Olivia Ann Jansen, who was reported missing Friday morning.

  • ‘Parents understand risks’: 15 staffers, 3 kid campers catch COVID-19 in Miami-Dade
    Miami Herald

    ‘Parents understand risks’: 15 staffers, 3 kid campers catch COVID-19 in Miami-Dade

    As parents across Miami-Dade County wonder how schools will safely bring students back next month, they can look to local summer camps for an idea of how in-person learning during a pandemic may go. Of Miami-Dade County's 36 summer camp programs, there has been at least one coronavirus case — mostly among staff members — at 16 of them, according to a county spokeswoman. “This is what's going to happen to schools if they open up!” said Patrice Echevarria Cowan, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools employee, in a staff Facebook group Thursday.

  • De Blasio: Black Lives Matter Protests Exempt from Large-Event Ban
    National Review

    De Blasio: Black Lives Matter Protests Exempt from Large-Event Ban

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled all large events in New York City through September, but will continue to allow Black Lives Matter protests in the city, he said. While other areas, including Los Angeles, Seattle, and Miami-Dade County, Fla., have said protests in their cities may have contributed to the spread of the virus, New York has denied experiencing any surge in cases after weeks of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “Based on our health indicators, which measure hospital admissions, number of people in ICU and percentage of New Yorkers testing positive, we have seen no indication of an uptick in cases,” Avery Cohen, de Blasio's deputy press secretary, told Fox News.

  • U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China
    Reuters

    U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China

    The U.S. State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to "exercise increased caution" in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country. "U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime," the State Department said in a security alert issued to its citizens in China, adding that U.S. citizens may face "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" for reasons related to state security. "Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government," it added, without citing specific examples.

  • Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator
    AFP

    Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator

    Mexico is to seek the arrest and extradition from Canada of the former chief investigator in the murky disappearance of 43 students in 2014, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Friday. Tomas Zeron, who was head of the Criminal Investigation Agency, is in Canada and work is underway to extradite him, the minister said. "There is going to be no impunity, part of our function at the ministry of foreign affairs is to guarantee that, when there are cases of this nature, extradition occurs," Ebrard said.