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Beijing's move to tighten its grip on Hong Kong drew swift condemnation from U.S. officials as they weighed options for new sanctions. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A major decision.
With summer camps shut down and beach vacations seeming risky, homeowners are investing in ways to create a summer retreat at home. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Swimming pools are the major move.
With the state's primary election just over a week away, a Montana judge has temporarily suspended a state law that says absentee ballots must be received in a county election office by 8 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. “All absentee ballots postmarked on or before ... Washington Times
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Beto O'Rourke, former Texas congressman and one-time Democratic presidential hopeful, spoke out late Friday against the Lone Star State's response to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Mr. O'Rourke took to Twitter to sharply criticize how the Republican administrations of both President Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have countered the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke should hide.
Jeff Sessions continued to defend himself on Saturday after President Trump mounted an attack on the Alabama Republican's campaign to reclaim his former seat in the U.S. Senate. Mr. Sessions, Mr. Trump's former attorney general, fired back after the president targeted him on Twitter the day before and touted his ... Washington Times
Some dentist offices are cautiously opening with safety measures in place, but fears of coronavirus persist. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dentists have reasonable fear.
President Donald Trump has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions he doesn’t like as he pushes to reopen the country during the coronavirus crisis ABC
VOA VIEW: The so-called scientists have been wrong more than right.
Advances in technology are changing the way we understand brain activity and diagnosing potentially deadly mental health disorders. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., according to the CDC. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Nikki Battiste shows us how researchers are using brain scans to spot harmful thoughts. CBS
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of breaking the law after he didn't show up to a House hearing on the Mueller report. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
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Facebook banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Milo Yiannopoulos, citing its policies against "dangerous individuals" on its platforms. CBS
VOA VIEW: Little nothing.
"I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go," he tells CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Another idiotic statement.
Former Vice President Joe Biden also told CNBC that President Trump's response to the outbreak has cost lives and jobs. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden doesn't have a clue.
A White House reporter fired back at White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany during questioning about President Trump saying he will 'override' governors who do not allow churches and places of worship to remain open. CNN
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A lawyer who represented Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, announced Friday that Reade is no longer his firm's client. CNN
The U.S. Transportation Department said late Friday it had granted tentative approval to 15 airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 U.S. airports because of the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters
White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett on Friday said Beijing's move to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last year's pro-democracy unrest would harm the Chinese economy, and warned that Washington could take action in response to the move. Reuters
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Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Friday for telling a black radio host that he "ain't black" if he was still weighing whether to support him or incumbent Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Biden is a fool.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has treated 1,300 coronavirus patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which a study has tied to an increased risk of death, according to a document released by a Senate Democrat on Friday. Reuters
Three U.S. senators called on the Government Accountability Office on Friday to investigate delays keeping the KC-46 military aircraft from use in missions. UPI
The coronavirus can trigger a rare but serious inflammatory response that health officials are calling multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. LA Times
A sweeping security law signals Beijing's determination to crush pro-democracy protests at the risk of deepening its rift with the U.S. It is a bold strategy from Chinese leader Xi Jinping. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China is looking for a major confrontation.
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A black-owned Oklahoma newspaper would not let the state forget the day white mobs murdered hundreds of African Americans in Tulsa. LA Times
VOA VIEW: More race baiting.
Beijing seems intent on doubling down on its hardline approach. Its officials are becoming more combative LA Times
The CDC laid out detailed guidelines for reopening schools, restaurants, transit systems and other businesses. LA Times
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Joe Biden tried to walk back racially inflammatory comments where he claimed anyone who would vote for President Trump “ain’t black,” telling African-American business leaders hours after the Friday morning interview that he’d acted like a “wiseguy.” “I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African-American community for granted,” Biden... New York Post
VOA VIEW: More Biden stupidity.
Senior White House and health officials have sought new ways to find the extent of infections and deaths, questioning whether official counts are inflating the toll of the virus. New York Times
VOA VIEW: There is no question the death count is inflated.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the White House economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, signaled the Trump administration would punish China. New York Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
President Donald Trump on Friday urged U.S. states to allow the reopening this weekend of places of worship that have been closed due to the coronavirus, and warned he would override governors who do not do so. Rueters
South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Rueters
The Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a legal challenge brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus stay-at-home orders, filing a statement of interest in federal court in support of the lawsuit. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The restrictions are unconstitutional.
Americans are back on the road after more than two months of coronavirus lockdowns that kept them homebound, with beach-area traffic tripling since the low point in mid-April, reports released on Friday showed. Rueters
A builders group says Michigan's governor exposed them to enormous fines without going through the proper process, exceeding her authority.
Republican lawmakers have asked the Department of Justice to look into how Planned Parenthood affiliates received Paycheck Protection Program loans.
VOA VIEW: The should be put in jail.
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