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Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. Trump flew by

Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump

Joe Biden stood in a Pennsylvania metal works shop, just miles from his boyhood home, and pledged to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans have seen since the Great Depression and the industrial mobilization for World War II. The prospective Democratic presid

Governor Whitmer Takes Swift Action to Save Lives, Signs Executive Order Requiring Mask Use in all Indoor Public Spaces

  LANSING, Mich- Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces. Most significantly, the ord

Trump postpones New Hampshire rally over tropical storm

President Donald Trump is postponing his planned rally Saturday in New Hampshire, the White House said, citing a tropical storm threatening parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters traveling to Florida with the president on Friday that the

Dominican opposition declares victory in coronavirus-hit election

Opposition candidate Luis Abinader has claimed victory in the Dominican Republic's presidential race after voters braved a worsening coronavirus outbreak to cast their ballots for a new leader and legislature. In preliminary results on Sunday accounting for 60 percent of ballots cast, Abinader, 52,

Pence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump's demands

Mike Pence, the US vice-president, on Wednesday followed up demands made by Donald Trump and declared: “It’s time for us to get our kids back to school,” even as the coronavirus surged beyond the bleak milestone of 3 million cases across the US – setting up what could be the

Colombia Offers Path to Civilian Life for Dissident Rebels

Colombia is offering rebels who have rejected the nation’s historic peace deal and remain in arms a path forward as civilians if they agree to surrender their weapons and cooperate with any judicial proceedings against them. The decree announced Wednesday is aimed at dissidents with the forme

US says foreign students must leave if classes go fully online

Washington - The United States said Monday it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if all of their classes are moved online in the fall because of the coronavirus crisis. ‘Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full on

US says Ghosn wired money to man who helped him flee Japan

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman, wired $862,500 last year to a company managed by one of the two men who later helped him escape from Japan, US prosecutors said in a Tuesday court filing.The disclosure came less than a day after the men, Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor, wh

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday 7-7-2020 he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia, and said he is already ta

Former Latin American Presidents Demand Imposing Sanctions on Israel

Former heads of states, foreign ministers, political and cultural figures in Latin America have called on the international community to impose sanctions on Israel for its decision to forcefully and illegally annex large parts of the Palestinian territory. Through a petition signed in this regard,

Trump claims 'victory' as US sees 50,000 new Covid-19 cases for third straight day

On the Fourth of July national holiday, a day after the US reported a third straight day with a more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases and as Florida reported another record rise there, Donald Trump claimed “a tremendous victory” was at hand.“It’s going to happen and it&rsquo

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million. The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the social media l

Much of US Scales Back on Holiday, but Trump Plans to Go Big

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump's style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening” in Washington that could bring

Can Trump’s anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?

President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also reflects a

Wide shift in opinion on police, race rare in US polling

It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Americans’ opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the publ

Biden slams Trump over handling of Russian bounty intelligence

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, saying his actions were a “dereliction of duty.”The White House has said Trump did not receive

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they head into the height of the summer season amid a startling surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. With newly reported infections running a

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