Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville Close Out Alabama’s G.O.P. Senate Runoff

MOBILE, Ala. — Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican and former attorney general who is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat, on Monday declined to answer directly whether he would support his opponent, Tommy Tuberville, in the general election in the event that Mr. Sessions does not win Tuesday’s runoff race against him. On his […]

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17 states, DC sue Trump administration over foreign student policy shift

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the Trump administration on Monday in a bid to block a new policy that would force foreign students to return home if their upcoming courses are entirely online. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts against […]

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Jeff Sessions dismisses Trump’s ‘juvenile insults’: ‘My honor and integrity are far more important’

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted President Trump’s “juvenile insults” on Saturday in a marked departure from his characteristically tepid responses during the years of attacks from his former boss. Trump had tweeted that Sessions was a “disaster” while offering support for Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville, who’s running against Sessions for the Senate seat he held for decades […]

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​Paik Sun-yup, South Korea’s First Four-Star General, Dies at 99

SEOUL, South Korea — Paik Sun-yup, South Korea’s first four-star general, who was lionized as a Korean War hero by the South Korean and United States militaries but dismissed by many in his country as a traitor, died on Friday. He was 99. Though widely credited for leading his troops in a pivotal and fiercely […]

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Dubai announces new economic support package, worth over $400 million

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: General view of Business Bay area, after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai has announced a new package to help the economy cope with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, worth 1.5 billion dirhams ($408 million), the crown […]

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Indiana GOP ousts attorney general after groping allegations

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita prevailed in mail-in voting by state convention delegates after a […]

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Barr: FBI has made 150 arrests, launched more than 500 investigations related to rioting

Attorney General Bill Barr gave an update Thursday on the federal investigations into rioting that took place across the nation in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Barr had previously announced that the Justice Department had evidence that outside instigators — including individuals connected to Antifa — were behind some of the violence that appeared to spin out of […]

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Exclusive: Chinese banks prepare contingency plans over threat of U.S. sanctions, sources say

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the financial Central district in Hong Kong By Cheng Leng, Julie Zhu and Engen Tham BEIJING/HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese state lenders are revamping contingency plans in anticipation of U.S. legislation that could penalise banks for serving officials who implement the new national security law for Hong […]

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Surgeon general says national mask mandate would be too hard to enforce, cause over-policing concerns

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams expressed concerns about a discussed national mandate requiring the use of face coverings, in part due to a lack of enforcement mechanisms and concerns of over-policing in the wake of nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality. “Someone has to explain to me how a nationwide mask mandate would actually […]

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Barr defends necessity of police force in US, but says it must have ‘checks in place’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that police reform must strike the “right balance” between providing security and preventing the possibility of abuse. At a press conference in South Carolina to mark his visit with religious leaders, community members and law enforcement personnel, Barr acknowledged that police need to be checked. “We need a police force,” Barr said in Columbia, S.C. […]

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Judge dismisses GM’s bribery lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

A federal judge in Detroit has tossed out General Motors’ lawsuit alleging that rival Fiat Chrysler paid off union leaders to get better contract terms than GM By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer July 8, 2020, 9:08 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DETROIT — A federal judge in Detroit […]

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Insurer Allstate to buy National General for about $4 billion

US insurer Allstate said late on Tuesday it will buy National General Holdings for about $4 billion in cash, scaling up its auto insurance business at a time when the coronavirus has crushed traffic on roads and reduced claims. National General’s shareholders will receive $32 per share in cash and closing dividends of $2.50 per […]

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General Iron partially reopens in Lincoln Park

General Iron partially reopened at its Lincoln Park facility June 29. | Sun-Times The city approved the resumed operations following two explosions at the controversial metal-shredder’s North Side site. General Iron reopened part of its Lincoln Park operations for the first time since the city shut down the site after explosions in May. Under a […]

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Virus crisis exposes tensions over tighter controls for investment funds

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A general view of The Bank of England and the Royal Exchange By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s market watchdog is resisting calls for stricter rules on investment funds, putting the regulator at odds with the Bank of England which wants tighter controls to prevent them becoming a source of […]

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Despite downturn, Saudi Arabia pursues goal of doubling size of capital city

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: General view of Riyadh city, after the Saudi government eased a curfew, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is pressing on with plans to double the size and population of its capital city in the next decade, a government official said, despite […]

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In bubble we trust? NBA’s tenuous faith in Orlando restart plan will be tested

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is wearing some of the effects of the NBA’s shutdown all over his face. With the kind of beard you’d expect to see on someone cast away on a remote island and talking to a volleyball, Morey has his anxieties concerning what’s to come for the league. Teams will […]

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Kings GM Rob Blake has a lot to accomplish in offseason and a lot of time to do it

Rob Blake, the Kings’ vice president and general manager, will have plenty of time to contemplate the next — and potentially most important — moves in his club’s continued rebuild. Blake’s offseason to-do list is long, from filling a minor league coaching vacancy to preparing for a majorly important draft. But with the Kings not […]

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Japanese diplomat crushes July 4 Jimi Hendrix-inspired national anthem performance

Kanji Yamanouchi, the Consul General of Japan in New York, rang in July 4th with a Jimi Hendrix-inspired rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The 62-year-old, bow-tied clad diplomat crushed a version of the American national anthem on an electric guitar in a video posted to the consulate’s official Facebook page this week. “This year marks […]

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Kentucky 2020 Senate race: What to know about the McConnell-McGrath contest

Now that Democrats have a nominee in the Kentucky Senate race, a highly contentious general election contest is sure to follow between GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath. As Republicans aggressively fight to hold on to their narrow 53-47 majority in the Senate, 23 Republican incumbents are up for […]

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OECD says U.S. still committed to global digital tax talks

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: OECD’s Secretary General Gurria attends news conference at Chancellery in Berlin By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) – The United States remains committed to global talks on the taxation of big digital companies despite its call for a pause, the head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on […]

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As Trump blasts polls, some GOP donors starting to raise concerns

President Trump has hit back at a wave of national and general election battleground polls that show him trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The president pilloried the polls as “fake” and touted, “I am getting VERY GOOD internal Polling Numbers.” TRUMP IN TROUBLE? POLL NUMBERS HAVE SOME CONSERVATIVES NERVOUS And the Trump re-election campaign on Sunday argued […]

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Pols face ire of ‘Defund the Police’ force, from Seattle to New York City

As unrest over the death of George Floyd and racial inequality in general reverberates across the United States, local politicians are facing an intense new wave of pressure from protesters demanding police budget cuts as they attempt to balance keeping order in their cities and enacting reforms. In the latest development, New York City Mayor Bill de […]

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Kings move up to No. 2 in NHL draft, but the lottery winner remains a mystery

Kings President Luc Robitaille looked around the room, from the TV screen to general manager Rob Blake to the small camera set up in front of them and then back to the TV. He smiled, chuckled and began comprehending what just happened, what it all meant. The Kings didn’t lose the NHL draft lottery Friday, […]

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Justice Dept. to Take Aim at Antigovernment Extremists

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr said on Friday that he had created a task force to investigate antigovernment extremists on the far right and left who have used the nationwide policing protests as cover to attack law enforcement officers and destroy property, according to a Justice Department memo. Mr. Barr said that violent […]

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