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JUST IN: BBC investigation concludes coronavirus deaths in Iran almost three times higher than health ministry records

Niraj Kumar Singh, BJP MLA & relative of #SushantSinghRajput , raised the issue of the actor's death in Bihar Assembly & demanded CBI probe. RJD's Tejashwi Yadav supported his demand. MLC Nutan Singh, wife of Niraj Kumar Singh, raised the same demand in Legislative Council.

The latest crypto-Trumpian argument against European digital sovereignty in today’s FT is hilarious: Europe shouldn’t aspire to have a robust tech sector — because if it does, it will embolden China. Apparently, being an American tech colony means FREEDOM.

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A cat detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday 🙀 🙀 🙀

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#Breaking | Centre as a custodian of the Constitution, should ask the Governor of Maharashtra for a report on the present ugly Mumbai-Patna clash of States’ Police: @Swamy39 , MP, Rajya Sabha. | #SushantJusticeCampaign 

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Tonight, in change to schedule @RTEOne , we pay tribute to the life of #JohnHume . “In the name of Peace : John Hume in America”, this evening, 9.35pm @RTEOne 

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Authorities in Manchester, England, declare a "major incident" due to the increase in coronavirus infections rates in "multiple localities"

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Euro zone factory activity bounced back to growth in July: PMI

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Scoops of the Day

President Trump arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia at 9:07am, according to pool reports. This is his 377th visit to one of his properties and 284th visit to one of his golf clubs during his presidency.

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

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

Beijing repression forces Hong Kong opposition into new tactics

Hydroxychloroquine is not recommended as a treatment for Covid-19, said Adm Brett Giroir, a member of WH coronavirus task force on NBC’s Meet the Press. “There’s been 5 randomized controlled, placebo controlled trials, that do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine,“ he said

In Arizona, the state government, ineffective in stopping #COVID19 , says schools that don't open by Aug. 17 will lose funding. A superintendent says his poor district needs the $$, but he doesn't want to sicken/kill his students & teachers. @elisaslow 

IPS officer Binay Tiwari who reached Mumbai from Patna on official duty to lead the police team has been forcibly quarantined by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials: Bihar Police#SushantSinghRajputDeathCase 

Stacey Abrams on Pres. Trump and the November election: “What I’m worried about is that we will not be able to effectively count the votes of every eligible American because he’s doing his best to undermine our confidence in the process." #CNNSOTU 

yo gawking bystanders: its worth seeing how fast everyone who "loved" Ellen turns on her so quickly. the low barrier to entry in canceling people means even the least-cancellable can go at any time. Including you.

Prisons and jails aren't drug rehab centers, so why does our country use them as such?

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Scoops of the Week

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

#BREAKING Hong Kong's leader on Friday said local elections planned for September would be postponed because coronavirus cases have surged in the international finance hub, a move that will infuriate democracy supporters

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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

John Lewis asked The NYT to publish this on the day of his funeral. It is necessary reading. He writes, “When you see something that is not right, you must say something ... Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.”

Pretty clear Trump is actively seeking to destroy the post office so as to sabotage free and fair elections in the midst of a pandemic.

A young boy was seen recently in Ecuador putting a face mask on his dog, before putting one on himself. The two then set off on the boy's bike, with the dog in the front.

Lincoln did not delay elections during the Civil War. FDR did not delay elections during World War II.

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."

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