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|Trump's terrible, no good, very bad stretch on the campaign trail
President Trump’s reelection bid has had a rough few weeks, with challenges coming from both his stewardship of the presidency and past controversies that may be catching up with him.
POSTED JULY 09, 2020 8:53 PM
|Ghislaine Maxwell says she hadn't been in contact with Jeffrey Epstein for more than 10 years before his death
Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell filed court documents on Friday asking her released on bail as she awaits trial amid the coronavirus pandemic.
POSTED JULY 10, 2020 2:37 PM
|Judge blocks removal of more Confederate statues in Richmond
A judge issued an injunction Thursday barring the city of Richmond from removing any more Confederate monuments, a process that began last week after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the statues cleared away amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racism. Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley Cavedo issued the decision after a hearing in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by an unnamed plaintiff, local media outlets reported. The lawsuit asked for an emergency injunction to halt the removal of the statues and alleged that Stoney violated state law by ordering their immediate removal.
POSTED JULY 09, 2020 11:14 AM
|U.S. Treasury chief supports more direct payments in next coronavirus aid bill
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that he supports another round of direct payments to individuals as part of the next coronavirus legislation and is working to get it passed by Congress by the end of July. Mnuchin also told CNBC in an interview that not all of the airlines that signed Treasury loan agreements will need to access those loans, as they may be able to meet their financing needs in private financial markets. Despite United Airlines' decision on Wednesday to notify 36,000 employees of potential furloughs, Mnuchin said he believed most airlines wanted to keep as many staff as possible, and healthy airlines were needed to aid the U.S. economic recovery.
POSTED JULY 09, 2020 10:49 AM
|Police are welcome at Seattle ice cream shop — but their guns aren’t, owner says
“Police officers: Molly Moon’s is a gun-free zone,” the sign says.
POSTED JULY 09, 2020 10:21 PM
|Texas gov. warns of potential lockdown if Texans don't wear masks
"The worst is yet to come," Governor Greg Abbott warned.
POSTED JULY 10, 2020 9:44 PM
|Another study finds pregnant women can pass the coronavirus to their fetus, but it's rare
Diseases like Zika and HIV can infect fetuses, and now some researchers think the novel coronavirus can as well.
POSTED JULY 10, 2020 3:02 PM
|Gun violence disproportionately affects minorities. Data shows it's getting worse.
Communities of color have endured the weight of COVID-19, the recession and social unrest. They’re also bearing the brunt of a surge in gun violence.
POSTED JULY 09, 2020 9:51 AM
|Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers, sparking China fury
Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to China's crackdown on dissent, drawing a furious reply from Beijing. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government was suspending its extradition agreement with the city and, in addition to extending the visas of 10,000 Hong Kongers already in the country, threw open the door to thousands more wanting to start a new life Down Under. Morrison said the decisions were taken in response to China's imposition last week of a tough new security law in Hong Kong, which he said "constitutes a fundamental change of circumstances" for the semi-autonomous territory.
POSTED JULY 09, 2020 7:42 AM
|Trump scrubs New Hampshire rally as campaign struggles to reboot
Trump's reelection campaign, once expected to be a juggernaut, is adrift as it faces unexpected challenges unique to this extraordinary election year.
POSTED JULY 10, 2020 3:17 PM