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UK employers should pay wages of those asked to isolate by COVID-19 trace system -minister

23 minutes ago   |   National Post

LONDON - British employers should pay the wages of anyone told to stay at home by England's COVID-19 test and trace system, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.
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From settlement to counseling, Taiwan promises help for fleeing Hong Kongers

37 minutes ago   |   National Post

TAIPEI - Taiwan on Thursday promised to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city due to political reasons, offering help from employment to counseling as China...
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Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police

37 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

MINNEAPOLIS - Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in...
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UK employers should pay wages of those asked to isolate by COVID-19 trace system -minister

37 minutes ago   |   National Post

LONDON - Employers should pay the wages of anyone told to stay at home by England's COVID-19 test and trace system, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.
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Executive Order Is Expected to Curtail Protections for Social Media Companies

55 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms.
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Philippines task force backs easing one of world's toughest lockdowns

57 minutes ago   |   National Post

MANILA - The Philippines' coronavirus task force has recommended President Rodrigo Duterte ease one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the...
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Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft

59 minutes ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter , Facebook and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material...
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Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft

1 hour ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Tweets ‘I Am Heartbroken' As Flames Proliferate Near MPD's 3rd Precinct

1 hour ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Wednesday night's protests at the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct eventually escalated as the evening progressed, winding up in the deployment of...
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House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

2 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to...
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Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

A man was shot to death as violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night Wednesday, with protesters looting... Read more ...

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

SpaceX and NASA have scrubbed Wednesday's attempt at launching astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Read more ...

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

3-year-old honored for saving neighbor's life

3-year-old honored for saving neighbor's life

The Hampton Police Department's lifesaving award is usually given to an officer for heroic actions in the line of duty, but Wednesday, it was given to a 3-year-old boy. Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

NASA chief ‘all in' for Tom Cruise to film on International Space Station

NASA chief ‘all in' for Tom Cruise to film on International Space Station

The International Space Station could become the set of Tom Cruise's next high-flying flick. Read more ...

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Walt Disney World officials proposed a plan on Wednesday that would allow it to begin reopening theme parks on July 11. Read more ...

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Dozens of people protested in Sacramento Wednesday night against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

Black Lives Matter protestors march through downtown L.A., block 101 Fwy

Black Lives Matter protestors march through downtown L.A., block 101 Fwy

Protestors took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday in a demonstration in the name of George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned beneath a Minneapolis... Read more ...