Trump must watch his language to get Americans behind SCOTUS choice, Frank Luntz says

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is executing “a very smart strategy” by largely staying out of the many controversies surrounding the future of the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, pollster Frank Luntz told “Your World” Monday. “I think it’s smart for Biden to keep quiet for a day and see how everything […]

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After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast. Police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night in a neighborhood near a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building where protesters had marched, according to a police statement. Demonstrators participated in criminal […]

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Why the Coronavirus Stalks Children of Color

One of the notable features of the new coronavirus, evident early in the pandemic, was that it largely spared children. Some become severely ill, but deaths have been few, compared to adults. But people of color have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and recent studies have renewed concern about […]

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The 2020 Party Conventions Gave New Meaning to Political Theater

The largely virtual format of the Republican and Democratic national conventions meant that even more than usual, the messages were embedded within the visual presentation. Here Vanessa Friedman, the chief fashion critic for The New York Times, and James Poniewozik, the chief television critic, discuss what they saw and what it all meant. VANESSA FRIEDMAN […]

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Republicans Turn to Rescued Hostages to Highlight Trump Foreign Policy

With President Trump largely stymied in his efforts to achieve landmark foreign policy victories like a nuclear deal with North Korea or an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, the start of the Republican National Convention spotlighted his record in a narrow category: the release of Americans detained overseas. In an unusual video segment that aired on Monday […]

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WTO largely backs Canada in lumber complaint against U.S. tariffs

© Reuters. World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization largely backed a Canadian complaint on Monday against the United States’ imposition of duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports to counter what it saw as unfair subsidies. A three-person panel determined that the U.S. duties breached global trading rules because […]

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Fact-Checking the Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON — This week’s virtual Democratic National Convention was largely devoted to character, with testimonials to the decency and empathy of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and criticisms of President Trump’s temperament. Few words were spent on policy discussions or fact-based claims. When they did cite statistics, many speakers spoke grimly about the scale of the […]

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Trump backers slam Dems’ ‘socialist snoozefest’ as 4-night convention concludes

Democrats may have been thrilled with their four-night, largely virtual convention, but Republicans backing President Trump didn’t appear very impressed. The Democratic Convention was a “socialist snoozefest,” Boris Epshteyn, a Trump 2020 Campaign strategic adviser, quipped after the event concluded Thursday evening. “It was terrible,” Epshteyn added on the Trump campaign’s convention recap show “The Real Joe Biden.” […]

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Michelle Obama Urged Everyone to Vote. Her Necklace Spelled It Out.

It was a largely red, white and blue evening capped off by a delicate necklace with four letters strung out on a thin gold chain, like four bated breaths: V-O-T-E. The first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention may have taken its unofficial dress code cues (at least for many of the marquee speakers) […]

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Toronto Police to Pay $12.5 Million to Protesters Arrested During 2010 G-20 Summit

As world leaders gathered in Toronto a decade ago they were at first met by largely peaceful demonstrators pressing for action on climate change, and Indigenous and gay rights. But a small group of protesters smashed windows, looted shops and burned police cars in the main shopping district​. At first the police did nothing, but […]

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Blackhawks plan to avoid Golden Knights’ temptations in Game 3

The Knights have largely had their way with the Blackhawks through the first two games of the series. | Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP “[Vegas] makes you want to get out of your structure to try to create offense, and that’s where they get you,” Slater Koekkoek said. The Hawks have struggled greatly in […]

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When Is College Football? It’s Changing Rapidly With the Season in Flux

Remember calendars? Long ago — you know, like March — college football schedules were largely set far in advance. But the coronavirus pandemic has forced the sport’s leaders to reshuffle the 2020 season, and whether a season will happen at all is very much in question. Executives are still hammering out details and cautioning that […]

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There Is Good Reason for Biden to Fear Kanye’s Candidacy

Kanye West’s presidential campaign is largely a sideshow, but in swing states like Wisconsin, it matters. West has missed too many filing deadlines to appear on most state ballots come November. But, by successfully submitting in time in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the rap superstar could potentially impact the general election results in a state where […]

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Trump Collapses Under Pressure of Extremely Basic Follow-Up Questions About COVID-19

President Donald Trump has largely avoided subjecting himself to the scrutiny of a one-on-one interviews with actual journalists. There’s a good reason for this. We caught a glimpse of it last month when Chris Wallace of Fox News dismantled Trump’s argument that Joe Biden wants to defund the police. But we saw the complete picture […]

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Black Catholics’ history: Will US Catholic schools teach it?

NEW YORK — The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change. Amid the national tumult over racial injustice, there are high-level calls for the schools to teach more about the church’s […]

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A Navy Veteran Had a Question for the Feds in Portland. They Beat Him in Response.

Christopher J. David had largely ignored the protests in downtown Portland, Ore., but when he saw videos of unidentified federal agents grabbing protesters off the street and throwing them into rented minivans, he felt compelled to act. Mr. David, a Navy veteran, said that federal agents’ use of violent tactics against protesters, without the support […]

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The Massacre That Destroyed Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’

TULSA, Okla. — Incited by a salacious and largely fabricated news story about a young Black man assaulting a white girl, a lynch mob showed up at the Tulsa city jail, where he was being held. A group of African-Americans, many of them soldiers returned from fighting the First World War, rushed over to help […]

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In South Africa, coronavirus surges as oxygen supplies run low in epicenter

South Africa is seeing a surge of coronavirus cases, largely hitting the Gauteng province, home to the capital of Johannesburg, where hospitals are reaching capacity and medical oxygen is running out. The country, located in the southern hemisphere and currently in the middle of winter, is now bracing for what Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned […]

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Travel advisory: City orders quarantine for anyone arriving in Chicago next week from states with COVID-19 surges

A largely empty Eisenhower Expressway, I-290, photographed from the overpass at South Leavitt Street in April. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Violators are subject to fines of $100-$500 per day, up to $7,000. The order kicks in Monday. Starting next week, anyone arriving in Chicago from a state seeing a surge in new coronavirus cases […]

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Hong Kong Opens Door to China’s Hulking Security State

China’s state security apparatus has largely worked in the shadows while the Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, expanded it over recent years into a bulwark against threats to party rule, public order and national unity. Hong Kong could change that low profile. Under a national security law that went into force this week, China will […]

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Father of Slain Marine Finds Heartbreak Anew in Possible Russian Bounty

WASHINGTON — Erik Hendriks has largely avoided news reports since his son, Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, was killed by a car bomb in Afghanistan last April. But the news that several American officials believe that a Russian military intelligence unit paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan has been […]

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Trump fumes as protesters stake out festive zone in Seattle

Following days of violent confrontations with protesters, police in Seattle have largely withdrawn from a neighborhood that protesters have transformed into a festival-like scene that has President Donald Trump fuming By TED WARREN Associated Press June 11, 2020, 7:04 PM 3 min read 3 min read SEATTLE — Following days of violent confrontations with protesters, […]

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How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

When the country was largely under lockdown, at least the rules were mostly clear. Essential workers ventured out; everyone else sheltered in. Bars and restaurants were closed except for dining out; hair salons and spas were shuttered. Outings were limited to the supermarket or the drugstore. Now states are lifting restrictions, but detailed guidance about […]

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Nation’s streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

Protests were largely peaceful and the nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off demonstrations that at times brought violence and destruction along with pleas to stop police brutality and injustice against African Americans. There were scattered reports of looting in New York City overnight, […]

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Trump participates in WWII memorial ceremony commemorating VE Day amid coronavirus

At a largely empty World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., President Trump on Friday participated in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating VE Day, the anniversary of the Nazis’ surrender and the end of the war in Europe. Trump’s participation in the ceremony came after a handful of veterans were allowed to take photos in front of […]

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