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Amid protests and a pandemic, what does it mean to be American in 2020? Amid protests and a pandemic, what does it mean to be American in 2020?
This Fourth of July, the coronavirus pandemic rages nationwide, and the 127,000-person death toll continues to climb. The resulting health and economic crises have left more than 80% of Americans stressed about the future of the country and 75% feeling the nation is "pretty seriously" off track. Civil unrest embroils the nation after the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police. And while ...
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Afghan President orders resumption of offensive operations against the Taliban in blow to Trump's deal. Afghan President orders resumption of offensive operations against the Taliban in blow to Trump's deal.
The Trump administration's peace deal with the Taliban was dealt yet another blow Tuesday as the Afghan government announced it was resuming offensive operations against the insurgent group following a spate of deadly terrorist attacks. Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani announced the resumption of offensive operations during a televised address to the nation that took place in the wake of se...
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Brazil's supreme court allows investigation of President Bolsonaro. Brazil's supreme court allows investigation of President Bolsonaro.
Sao Paulo (CNN)Brazil's highest court has authorized an investigation into allegations that President Jair Bolsonaro sought to interfere with police investigations. The decision ratchets up pressure on Bolsonaro, who is under fire over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and a looming economic crisis. The allegations against Bolsonaro were made by Sergio Moro, a popular anti-corruption cr...
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Thomas Thabane: Lesotho's PM sends army into streets. Thomas Thabane: Lesotho's PM sends army into streets.
Lesotho's prime minister, who is accused of murdering his estranged wife, has deployed the army on the streets to "restore order". In a TV address, Thomas Thabane accused unnamed law enforcement elements of seeking to undermine democracy. The decision comes a day after the constitutional court ruled against his decision to suspend parliament. The prime minister has so far resisted pressur...
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The US deported him. Days later, he was hospitalized with coronavirus. The US deported him. Days later, he was hospitalized with coronavirus.
A Guatemalan man who was deported from the United States last week has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to Guatemalan health and migration officials, the man arrived in Guatemala on Thursday on a deportation flight from Mesa, Arizona. He was asymptomatic at the time, but two days later began presenting symptoms and subsequently tested positive for the virus, the officials sa...
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Coronavirus: Senate agrees $1.8tn stimulus package with Trump. Coronavirus: Senate agrees $1.8tn stimulus package with Trump.
A stimulus package worth more than $1.8 trillion ((£1.5tn) has been agreed by US Senate leaders and the White House to ease the impact of coronavirus. It reportedly includes payments of $1,200 to most American adults and aid to help small businesses pay workers. Full details of the deal, which Congress is expected to pass, are not known. Financial markets around the world rose on news of ...
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Guyana election: Top court orders partial recount of votes. Guyana election: Top court orders partial recount of votes.
The head of Guyana's Supreme Court has ordered a partial recount of votes in last week's disputed general election. The ruling is a major victory for the opposition, which has accused the government of fraud in favour of incumbent President David Granger. Judge Roxane George also ruled the electoral body should not declare a winner before the recount is finished. The vote, which was held ...
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Supreme Court questions legality of Elizabeth Warren's CFPB. Supreme Court questions legality of Elizabeth Warren's CFPB.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the legality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, specifically whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s brainchild, created during the Obama administration, can be led by a single director unaccountable to the president. “Congress has always established these as multi-member agencies,” Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh said about independent agencies during oral ...
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GMU Hires First Black President of the School GMU Hires First Black President of the School
George Mason University announced the hiring of its new president on Monday. He will be the first black president to lead the school. Dr. Gregory Washington will join GMU from Henry Samueli School of Engineering at University of California, Irvine, where he is the dean. “He showed tremendous vision for the future of our region and how we fit in, and displayed the ability to motivate and in...
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Trump to sign revamped Mexico, Canada trade agreement that will replace NAFTA Trump to sign revamped Mexico, Canada trade agreement that will replace NAFTA
WASHINGTON – Still facing an impeachment trial in the Senate, President Donald Trump will celebrate the completion of one of his top legislative priorities Wednesday when he signs a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, rewrites the rules for trading agriculture, manufacturing and services with the nation's neighbors and closest trading partners...
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