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If you haven’t already, watch the full @jonathanvswan  interview with President Trump. It’s a master’s class on journalism and covering this presidency.

I see a president who doesn’t get the gravity of the crisis but also a staff willing to supply him with numbers and graphs that he believes support his view.

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"That video served as my final confirmation that I was doing the best thing for my life by departing the [US] permanently." Demetria Brown is one of many African Americans leaving the US for many reasons, including racism and fear of police brutality.

Happy 230th Birthday United States Coast Guard!!!!

Teachers returned to a Georgia school district last week. 260 employees have already gone home to quarantine.

After scientists find cancer in the bones of a dinosaur that lived 76 million years ago, Matt Hancock wonders how they managed to do a test so quickly.

SAVED: Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say.

#HappyBirthdayMeghan! Thank you for always believing in and working for equality.

James O'Brien on Iain Duncan Smith's tweet on the Withdrawal Agreement: "Of all the Brexit bonkersness, this is one of the choicest morsels of utter idiocy." @mrjamesob  | #Brexit 

#Breaking | Sushant Singh Rajput death case: BJP MP Narayan Rane makes sensational claims saying 'Sushant's former manager Disha's autopsy report indicates rape & murder'. TIMES NOW's Aruneel with details. | #SushantConspiracyTruth 


Scoops of the Day

The front page of tomorrow’s Irish Times. A rare honour indeed.

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Trump: “Countries where there have been very significant flareups over the last short period of time are Spain, Germany, France, Australia, Japan.” Coronavirus deaths reported on Aug. 1: US: 1,244 Spain: 0 Germany: 0 France: 11 Australia: 7 Japan: 1

NEW: The Dept. of Justice says they’ve completed their review of 29 FISA warrants that were flagged by the IG for being out of compliance and have found only 2 material errors and found that all of the applications contained sufficient basis for probable cause, a statement says.

Endless lockdown is not an option. Endless unemployment payments are not an option. Leaving children school-less for a year is not an option. And pretending that these things represent responsible policy options is a lie.

In 1918 and 1919, masks also stoked political division. Then, as now, medical authorities urged people to wear them to help slow the spread of disease. And then, as now, some people resisted. Here's how that started — and what it looked like.

BREAKING: House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary POMPEO, citing resistance to appearing for depositions about the firing of inspector general Steve LINICK.

Just a reminder that one day Ivanka will try to distance herself from her father’s shameful legacy - and it’s our job to make sure she can’t.

Doctors fear Trump will lie about a vaccine to win the election

The largest school district in the state reported Sunday that 260 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus or are in quarantine because of possible exposure as they prepare for the new school year.


Scoops of the Week

Trinity College Dublin has begun transforming its front lawns into wildflower meadows after public support for the bee-friendly project. 🐝 💐 🌱

One of the first school districts in the U.S. to reopen its doors during the pandemic did not even make it a day before a call came from the county health department — a student who had walked the halls and sat in various classrooms had tested positive

Black Lives Matter Louisville is threatening small businesses with "mafia tactics" that don't pay They demand 1.5% of net sales to approved NPOs, diversity training, diversity hires They vandalized a business that refused

Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'

Bill Clinton's closing lines in John Lewis eulogy: "I just loved him. I always will. And I am so grateful that he stayed true to form. He has gone up yonder, and left us with marching orders. And I suggest...we salute, suit up, and march on"

JUST IN: Former Pres. Barack Obama calls for action to ensure "every American is automatically registered to vote, including former inmates...adding polling places and expanding early voting, and making Election Day a national holiday."

Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce used “Colin Kaepernick stand-in" for K-9 demonstration at fundraiser last year #BecauseFlorida 

NEW: Postal Service is experiencing days-long backlogs across the country after a top Trump donor running the agency put in new procedures. Workers warn it could undermine their ability to deliver ballots on time for November. W/ @jacobbogage ⁩