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Government surveillance bill withdrawn in U.S. House

40 minutes ago   |   Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives is dropping consideration of legislation that would have extended U.S. surveillance tools, the chamber's number two Democrat said on Thursday...
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Barr taps U.S. attorney to investigate ‘unmasking' as part of Russia probe review

Barr taps U.S. attorney to investigate ‘unmasking' as part of Russia probe review

1 hour ago   |   Politico

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to scrutinize episodes of the intelligence practice known as “unmasking” that took place “before and after” the 2016...
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U.S.-China Tension Only Set to Get Worse: ‘There Is No Off Ramp'

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

With Donald Trump and Xi Jinping both focused on ramping up domestic support in the wake of the pandemic, the bottom is rapidly falling out of U.S.-China relations. And few in...
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East Europeans Under Lockdown May Keep It That Way on Sundays

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

In deeply Catholic countries in the European Union's east, some politicians are trying to leverage virus-lockdown measures to ban shopping on the Sabbath.
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Bickering and Confusion Stall $150 Billion Meant to Boost States

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

Weeks after states began receiving billions in federal Cares Act money in response to the Covid-19 crisis, lawmakers are fighting for control of it, interest groups are pushing...
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Scotland Urges Caution as It Takes First Steps Out of Lockdown

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged the country not to misinterpret a tentative relaxation of coronavirus restrictions and warned there's still a “real risk” that the...
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Many more likely sought US jobless aid even as layoffs slow

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is set to sketch its latest picture Thursday of the layoffs that have left tens of millions of people unemployed but...
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The Energy 202: ExxonMobil declines to set long-term climate goal, bucking oil industry trend

2 hours ago   |   The Washington Post

CEO Darren Woods told investors it is up to consumers and the governments they elect to set targets.
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U.S. to Expel Chinese Graduate Students With Ties to China's Military Schools

5 hours ago   |   NY Times

The move is the latest in the Trump administration's efforts to impose limits on Chinese students. But many university officials say the government is paranoid, and that the...
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Social Distancing Likely Key to Japan Virus Success, Panel Says

5 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Mask-wearing and hand washing were factors in controlling the virus in Japan, government experts said, but later added that their effect may have been limited compared with...
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Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, owns between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest to his work on the White... Read more ...

Trump Threatens Twitter After Presidential Tweets Get Fact Check

Trump Threatens Twitter After Presidential Tweets Get Fact Check

The president claimed that tech giants “silence conservative voices,” and threatened to regulate them, despite not being able to. Read more ...

Pompeo: China has taken Hong Kong's autonomy away

Pompeo: China has taken Hong Kong's autonomy away

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally certified to Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer views Hong Kong as an autonomous region of China, a move... Read more ...

Trump threatens to shutter social media companies over alleged election...

Trump threatens to shutter social media companies over alleged election interference

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to wield the powers of the federal government to shut down major social media platforms ahead of November's general election... Read more ...

More Than 100,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The U.S

More Than 100,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The U.S

The United States has counted more coronavirus deaths than any other country. Read more ...

U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 as Trump pushes to reopen

U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 as Trump pushes to reopen

U.S. coronavirus deaths surged past 100,000 Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump continues urging states across the country to reopen. The U.S. leads the world in reported... Read more ...

Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate panel on Russia probe

Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate panel on Russia probe

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week on the origins of the Russia probe that ensnared President Donald... Read more ...

Boeing laying off 6,770 employees, with more to come

Boeing laying off 6,770 employees, with more to come

Boeing said Wednesday that nearly 7,000 of its U.S. employees will be involuntarily laid off, a bloodletting that is part of a plan for the aerospace giant to shrink its... Read more ...

‘George Floyd's life mattered': Biden condemns death of black man in...

‘George Floyd's life mattered': Biden condemns death of black man in Minneapolis police custody

Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned on Wednesday the “horrific killing” of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police... Read more ...

On Eve Of Historic Remote Votes In The House, Republicans Sue To Block The Move

On Eve Of Historic Remote Votes In The House, Republicans Sue To Block The Move

More than 20 Republicans will sue in federal court to stop proxy voting in the House during the pandemic. Democrats approved the measure along a party line vote earlier this month. Read more ...