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  • China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus
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    China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

    Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.

  • Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones
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    Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to strike down a federal law banning automated calls to the nation's cellphone users. A group of fundraisers, political organizations, and pollsters filed a lawsuit, claiming that the revision made the law unconstitutional because it discriminated on the basis of the content of the call. A victory for them would have unleashed automated calls to cellphones just as the 2020 presidential election campaign heats up.

  • A white Florida man who was filmed yelling at a Black homeowner while waving a BB gun also faked being a Navy SEAL for years, report says
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    A white Florida man who was filmed yelling at a Black homeowner while waving a BB gun also faked being a Navy SEAL for years, report says

    Joseph Fucheck, 58, was arrested last month after being caught on video holding an airsoft gun while harassing a Black man in North Miami-Dade, Florida. The Miami Herald has since reported this claim to befalse. A white man who was caught on video holding an airsoft gun while harassing a Black man last month in Florida is not a Navy SEAL veteran, as he claimed in the tirade.

  • Olson Kundig’s Latest Design Embraces Its Hawaiian Habitat
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    Olson Kundig’s Latest Design Embraces Its Hawaiian Habitat

    On a stunning lava rock field site in Kona, this stunning home seems to hover over the landscape as a series of pavilions Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • President Trump's Mount Rushmore speech draws partisan rebuke
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    President Trump's Mount Rushmore speech draws partisan rebuke

    The mainstream media painted President Trump's Mount Rushmore speech as dark and divisive; reaction from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.

  • Could 'Baby' Aircraft Carriers Be the Next U.S. Navy Super Weapon?
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    Could 'Baby' Aircraft Carriers Be the Next U.S. Navy Super Weapon?

    The Navy can buy smaller, cheaper carriers rather than the $13 billion Ford-class behemoths it is currently constructing, according to a new study by RAND Corporation. The RAND study is a public version of a classified study conducted in 2016 at the behest of the U.S. Navy, which was ordered by Congress to examine cheaper options than the Ford-class carriers. It would be powered by forty-year nuclear reactors that couldn't be replaced, rather than the current twenty-five-year reactors on the Fords that can replaced to extend the life of the ship.

  • NASA's powerful Hubble space telescope has beamed back a striking photo of a 'fluffy' galaxy with a ghostly, empty center
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    NASA's powerful Hubble space telescope has beamed back a striking photo of a 'fluffy' galaxy with a ghostly, empty center

    By contrast, other spiral galaxies — including the Milky Way — have more distinct arms where stars and gas are compressed. Hubble is NASA's strongest telescope — but not for long NASA launched Hubble into Earth's orbit in April 1990. Since then, the telescope has discovered new planets, revealed strange galaxies, and provided new insights into the nature of black holes.

  • FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China
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    FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China

    FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday urged China-born people in the United States to contact the FBI if Chinese officials try to force them to return to China under a program of coercion that he said is led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Wray issued the unusual appeal in an address to a think tank in which he reiterated U.S. charges that China is using espionage, cyber theft, blackmail and other means as part of a strategy to replace the United States as the world's dominant economic and technological power.

  • US mayors warn their cities are being overwhelmed
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    US mayors warn their cities are being overwhelmed

    US mayors warned on Sunday that their cities were in danger of being overwhelmed by a surge in covid-19 cases as they pushed back against governors' decisions to re-open states and President Donald Trump's claims that the disease is under control. Across the US, the nationwide rolling seven-day average of new cases hit 48,361 - an increase of 11,740 on the past week. “If we don't change this trajectory, then I am within two weeks of having our hospitals overrun,” Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, said on CNN's State of the Union.

  • Australia warns of 'arbitrary detention' in China
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    Australia warns of 'arbitrary detention' in China

    Australia warned its citizens Tuesday they could face "arbitrary detention" if they travel to China, the latest sign of growing tensions between the two nations. The foreign ministry issued the warning in updated travel advice, which also noted that Chinese authorities had detained foreigners for allegedly "endangering national security". Australia has already told its citizens to avoid all international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the updated advice did not raise the overall level of the warning against travel to China.

  • McConnell opens door to more coronavirus stimulus checks for low-income Americans
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    McConnell opens door to more coronavirus stimulus checks for low-income Americans

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that the next round of coronavirus legislation could include an additional round of stimulus checks aimed at helping low-income Americans. Asked at one of three public events in Kentucky whether the relief bill would include more direct payments, McConnell said it "could well." Many of them work in the hospitality industry.

  • Nearly 1,000 inmates will be removed from San Quentin prison after its infection rate has gotten so bad it's been dubbed 'the Chernobyl of COVID'
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    Nearly 1,000 inmates will be removed from San Quentin prison after its infection rate has gotten so bad it's been dubbed 'the Chernobyl of COVID'

    REUTERS/Stephen Lam On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a COVID-19 outbreak in San Quentin State Prison was his "top focus and priority," and that nearly 1,000 inmates would be released early or relocated. The announcement came after more than one third of the inmates had been confirmed having COVID-19. Last week, University of California San Francisco infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong told NBC Bay Area the prison had become "the Chernobyl of COVID."

  • Is it safe for Disney World to reopen this weekend as coronavirus cases soar in Florida?
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    Is it safe for Disney World to reopen this weekend as coronavirus cases soar in Florida?

    As Walt Disney World prepares to reopen on Saturday, Florida has recorded the largest weekly increase in coronavirus cases in the country. In just the past seven days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state has added nearly 67,000 cases. With more than 206,000 cases statewide, according to the Florida Department of Health, the Sunshine State is a coronavirus hot spot.

  • Trump Aide Peter Navarro’s Bonkers CNN Interview: ‘Give Peace a Chance, Give Hydroxy a Chance’
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    Trump Aide Peter Navarro’s Bonkers CNN Interview: ‘Give Peace a Chance, Give Hydroxy a Chance’

    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared on CNN on Tuesday morning for yet another off-the-rails interview, this time devoting much of his energy to promoting anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine following a disputed new study finding some efficacy in treating the coronavirus. Last week, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration revoking the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine due to serious safety issues and lack of benefit for COVID-19 patients, a Michigan study found the Trump-touted drug helped patients survive from the virus. Appearing on CNN's New Day, Navarro quickly brushed off a series of questions from anchor John Berman about the rapid surge of new coronavirus cases in several states, immediately hyping hydroxychloroquine as a game-changer that can greatly reduce mortality rates.

  • Reuters

    Chinese law professor who criticised leadership is detained, friends say

    A Beijing law professor who has been an outspoken critic of China's ruling Communist Party and President Xi Jinping was taken away by authorities on Monday, several friends and colleagues told Reuters. Xu Zhangrun, 57, a professor at the prestigious Tsinghua University, came to prominence in July 2018 for denouncing the removal of the two-term limit for China's leader, which allows Xi to remain in office beyond his current second term. According to a text message circulated among Xu's friends and seen by Reuters, he was taken from his house in suburban Beijing on Monday morning by more than 20 policemen, who also searched his house and confiscated his computer.

  • 'Walk a mile in my legs': Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Fox News' Tucker Carlson questions her patriotism
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    'Walk a mile in my legs': Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Fox News' Tucker Carlson questions her patriotism

    Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois sent a one-sentence tweet countering the Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday evening. Carlson made flippant remarks about Duckworth's military service and said she had an "unimpressive" demeanor. "Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?" the double-amputee Army National Guard veteran said on Twitter.

  • Mexican military finds plane in flames and truck carrying drugs
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    Mexican military finds plane in flames and truck carrying drugs

    Mexican military officials said on Sunday they discovered a small plane from South America in flames after it made an illegal landing on the Yucatan Peninsula possibly carrying hundreds of kilos of drugs. Nearby, military officials said they also found a truck carrying drugs that appeared to be cocaine, packaged into 13 parcels weighting 30 kg (66 pounds) each, and likely coming from the plane. With an estimated value of more than 109 million pesos ($4.9 million), the loss would have a "significant" impact on criminal organizations, said a statement from the Mexican military.

  • Portland Police See 240 Percent Yearly Increase in July Shootings
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    Portland Police See 240 Percent Yearly Increase in July Shootings

    Portland police have responded to 17 shootings so far this month, a 240 percent increase when the city saw five in the same timeframe last year, the department announced Monday. In a statement, Portland police chief Chuck Lovell called the spike “alarming.” Portland has faced weeks of unrest following the death of George Floyd in May. Over the weekend, police declared a riot after a bronze sculpture honoring Oregon's pioneers was set ablaze outside the city's justice center.

  • 'We're next': Hong Kong security law sends chills through Taiwan
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    'We're next': Hong Kong security law sends chills through Taiwan

    The imposition of a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing will focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island. China and Taiwan split in 1949 after nationalist forces lost a civil war to Mao Zedong's communists, fleeing to the island which Beijing has since vowed to seize one day, by force if necessary. "The law makes me dislike China even more," 18-year-old student Sylvia Chang told AFP, walking through National Taiwan University in Taipei.

  • College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?
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    College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?

    Zou, 22, is a senior taking online summer classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, which plans to offer classes in person with the option of remote learning this fall. Along with millions of college students across the United States, she transitioned to online instruction when college campuses closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus back in March. For students like Zou, taking online classes was a difficult adjustment.

  • Bongino: Democrats are the cause of New York City's problems
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    Bongino: Democrats are the cause of New York City's problems

    Fox News contributor Dan Bongino reacts to liberal mayors playing the blame game on the surge in violence.

  • 15 Air-Purifying Plants to Cleanse Your Space of Chemicals and Toxins
    Architectural Digest

    15 Air-Purifying Plants to Cleanse Your Space of Chemicals and Toxins

    Breathe easy with these powerhouse plants that purify the air Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • In CA: You weren’t imagining it: There really WERE more fireworks this year
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    In CA: You weren’t imagining it: There really WERE more fireworks this year

    It was a busy weekend for emergency responders as people took the Fourth of July into their own hands. And: Less than 1% of businesses visited get cited for failing to follow the state's coronavirus operating guidelines. Plus: Gentrification is widespread across the state, a new report finds.

  • A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to avoid tap water, and to swim with nose clips.
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    A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to avoid tap water, and to swim with nose clips.

    One Florida resident was infected with a rare and dangerous brain-eating amoeba. The Florida Department of Health warned residents to avoid nasal contact with tap water, and to avoid swimming in warm freshwater. The Florida Department of Health is warning residents of Hillsborough County to avoid nasal contact with tap water after confirming that someone in the region has been infected by a rare, brain-eating amoeba.

  • 1 ad, 3 accents: How Democrats aim to win Latino votes
    Associated Press

    1 ad, 3 accents: How Democrats aim to win Latino votes

    A key to doing that is a deeper understanding of Latino voters' backgrounds thanks to new advancements in “micro-targeting." That means using data modeling of voter populations to produce ads and customize outreach aimed at individual ethnic groups within the larger Latino community. We now have the capacity to do sub-ethnicity modeling,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, said on a recent conference call with Biden advisers.