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UNITED STATES: Man in Florida shoots Burger King worker dead after an altercation because an order took too long

A 28-year-old woman received the first known double-lung transplant in the US after battling Covid-19

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Tyranny expert explains how Donald Trump has ‘ceded the election’ but is creating a crisis to ‘cling to power’

TikTok owners will relocate to London from Beijing, Sun newspaper says

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JUST IN: World Health Organization chief says there is no silver bullet for coronavirus and may never be

West Bengal: Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended an Indian smuggler & seized 250 bottles of Phensedyl from his possession in Kistopur area of Malda district last night.

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BJP is protesting outside the BMC office against the decision of the civic body to quarantine Bihar SP Vinay Tiwari. Kajal and Shyam with details. | #SushantJusticeCampaign 

Oldest US department store chain Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy

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“I hear senators making $175,000 a year complaining that these ‘lazy workers are getting so much money,’” Sen. Brown says of Republicans. “People haven’t sunk into poverty in significant numbers at all during this pandemic because of the $600 a week.”

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Scoops of the Day

2 Americans just landed safely after spending 2 months in space. 11 years ago, an Obama committee concluded that would take 12 years and cost $26 billion. Elon Musk did it in 6 years-- for less than $1 billion. Private competition is always better. #SplashDown  #LaunchAmerica 

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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 

Pompeo: "No valid reason" for Hong Kong election delay

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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 

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.

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 

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 

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

President Trump said kneeling during anthem is ‘a sign of great disrespect’ and ‘the game is over for me’ if players do. Pelicans guard JJ Redick to @YahooSports : ‘I don't think anybody in the NBA cares if President Trump watches basketball'

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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.

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."

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.

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