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‘A global pandemic was not on the radar': Gretchen Whitmer on governing during coronavirus

‘A global pandemic was not on the radar': Gretchen Whitmer on governing during coronavirus

1 hour ago   |   Politico

With little direction from Washington, the nation's governors have pulled together a patchwork of mitigation efforts to fight Covid-19. They limited gatherings, ordered masks...
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After blast, Lebanon has enough grain for less than a month, minister says

1 hour ago   |   National Post

BEIRUT - Lebanon's main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast along with the wheat inside, leaving the nation with less than a month's reserves of the grain...
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Silver to outshine gold thanks to global economic recovery demand growth - analysts

Silver to outshine gold thanks to global economic recovery demand growth - analysts

1 hour ago   |   RT

Gold prices, which have been rallying to record highs, settled above $2,000 for the first time overnight. Analysts say the safe-haven assets' run will continue, with industrial...
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With Debt Deal Done, Argentina Must Now Answer: What's the Plan?

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Argentina's historic $65 billion deal with its private creditors merely marks the first stage of an uphill battle to rescue its crisis-prone, debt-laden economy.
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Sweden's Economy Posted Record Slump During Pandemic Peak

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Sweden was unable to escape its worst economic contraction on record despite adopting one of Europe's softest approaches to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Australia suffers record coronavirus deaths, triggering tighter curbs

3 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

MELBOURNE - Australia reported a record 15 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, all in Victoria state, which was preparing to close much of its economy to control a second wave...
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Australia fears contagion as Victoria state reports record coronavirus deaths

6 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

MELBOURNE - Australia's Victoria state reported a record rise in new COVID-19 cases and deaths on Wednesday, as it prepared to close much of its economy to control a second...
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US sending highest rep to Taiwan since 1979 break in ties

7 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   8 articles

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The U.S. says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since...
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Judge hears arguments in lawsuit over Cooper's shutdown powers

Judge hears arguments in lawsuit over Cooper's shutdown powers

9 hours ago   |   WRAL

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest sued the governor, saying he needs more buy-in before he shuts down large swaths of the state economy.
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Ticker: Bay State business confidence slips; Booking.com cuts thousands of jobs 

11 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Reversing direction after two months of gains, confidence among Massachusetts employers declined in July, with optimism about the state economy overshadowed by a more...
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Chasm grows between President Trump and government coronavirus experts

Chasm grows between President Trump and government coronavirus experts

Until recently, the medical experts on the White House coronavirus task force have walked a tightrope. But as deaths and infections surge, a divide has been growing between the... Read more ...

Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California

Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California

The Navy on Tuesday located an amphibious tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and is preparing to recover the human remains of troops believed to have... Read more ...

President Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

President Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

Supporters say the act is the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century. Opponents countered that the money isn't enough to cover the estimated... Read more ...

'Save Space Camp' drive pulls in more than $1 million in days after pandemic...

'Save Space Camp' drive pulls in more than $1 million in days after pandemic losses threaten closure

A fundraising drive launched to help the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp through the coronavirus pandemic has pulled in more than $1.1 million in just a few days. Read more ...

Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy...

Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay

Rep. William Lacy Clay has represented the state's 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001. Read more ...

Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast

Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast

A massive explosion rocked the capital city of Lebanon on Tuesday, causing widespread destruction and loss of life. So far, at least 60 people were killed in the blast and over... Read more ...

Beijing complains to US about health chief Azar's visit to Taiwan, highest...

Beijing complains to US about health chief Azar's visit to Taiwan, highest official since 1979

China has lodged stern representations with the United States over the upcoming visit of US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry in... Read more ...

Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital Beirut

Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital Beirut

Local news reported multiple people were wounded in the incident. Read more ...

Abreu, White Sox edge Brewers 3-2 for 6th straight victory

Abreu, White Sox edge Brewers 3-2 for 6th straight victory

MILWAUKEE - These don't appear to be the same old Chicago White Sox that have stumbled through seven consecutive losing seasons. Read more ...

Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 100, more victims remain under rubble...

Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 100, more victims remain under rubble - Lebanese Red Cross chief

The death toll from the powerful explosions in Lebanon's capital Beirut has grown to 100 and could increase even more, the head of the Lebanese Red Cross has warned. Lebanese... Read more ...