20
aug 2021
Redistricting law presents new challenges for Democrats

Democrats and Republicans have been working for months to prepare for a complicated, 50-state legal fight over redistricting, a once-in-a-decade process. Both sides are ready for a new legal climate, where the federal courts will be hostile to any claims...

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19
aug 2021
The testimony of R. Kelly's sex-trafficking accuser continues

Jerhonda Pace resumed her testimony in Brooklyn federal court a day after telling jurors she was a 16-year-old virgin and a member of Kelly's fan club when he invited her to his mansion in 2010. She claimed that she was instructed to "Rob's...

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18
aug 2021
Purdue's ex-chair denies responsibility for the opioid crisis

Richard Sackler was a member the family that owns Purdue Pharma. He was asked by oath whether he, his kin, or the company were responsible during a federal bankruptcy hearing. Sackler simply answered "No" for each. The Sackler family has repeatedly denied...

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17
aug 2021
EU suspends development payments for Afghan Gov't

Josep Borrell, EU's chief of foreign policy, says that there will be no development assistance payments until the Taliban leaders are notified. Borrell, speaking after he presided over a meeting of EU foreign minsters on Tuesday, said that the Taliban...

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16
aug 2021
California fire threatens homes as wildfires rage across West

Weekend thunderstorms in the northern Sierra did not bring much rain but instead created winds and lightning strikes that bedeviled more than 6,000 firefighters who were trying to control the Dixie Fire, which was now one month old. Temperatures are expected...

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15
aug 2021
France sees health pass protestors march again

A week after the Paris health pass was implemented, 1,600 police officers were deployed to three marches. Protesters argued that the health pass restricts their freedom and called for "liberty". According to polls, most French support the health pass....

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13
aug 2021
US accelerates evacuations with Marine vanguard landing in Kabul

John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesperson, stated that "elements of a battalion" were currently in Kabul. This was the vanguard of three Marine Corps and Army battalions that America was sending to Kabul by the weekend to assist more Americans and their Afghan...

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12
aug 2021
Fauci: More children will be born with the coronavirus

At Thursday's coronavirus briefing, the top infectious disease expert in government said that "Quantitatively you will see more kids in the hospital." Fauci stated that at least 117 countries are currently facing the delta variant of coronavirus,...

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10
aug 2021
Senate debates Dems' $3.5T Budget, GOP Launches Attacks

The approval by Congress of the budget resolution would be a significant first step for Democrats towards enacting President Joe Biden's domestic agenda. This would allow for a follow-up measure that will use the government's fiscal power to...

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09
aug 2021
Are gyms going the way of movie rental shops and arcades?

She discovered that she didn't miss the gym. She didn't miss the driving, filling water bottles, changing clothing, and most importantly, spending time with her husband and their two sons. Her gym in Springfield, Missouri is now open. She's...

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08
aug 2021
Half-year earnings for Saudi oil giant Aramco rise to $47B

This puts Aramco right back where it was before the pandemic and brings its earnings down to $23.3 billion for the first six months 2020. Amin Nasser, CEO of Aramco, stated that the company's results for its second quarter "reflect a strong rebound"...

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07
aug 2021
Again, it's golden: The USA beats France 87-82 to win the Tokyo title

Americans were not satisfied with anything less. Their Olympic reign continues to live on at the end. Kevin Durant was 29th in scoring and joins Carmelo Anthony as the only two-time Olympic gold medalists for men. The U.S. beat France 87-82 to win the title...

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07
aug 2021
Olympic News: France wins gold for its first volleyball medal

MEDAL ALERT France won the first Olympic volleyball gold medal by beating Russia in five sets. This was a major win for France, a country with no previous success. France had qualified for the Olympics only four times before this year. They never reached...

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06
aug 2021
Coast Guard: 6 people killed in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

According to the Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration, the emergency beacon on the plane was activated at 11:20 am when it crashed in the Misty Fjords National Monument area, near Ketchikan. Coast Guard crews found the wreckage at 2:40 p.m....

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06
aug 2021
As COVID cases rise, DeSantis squabbles with Biden White House

DeSantis responded that he didn't want to hear "a blip about CoVID from you", adding, "Why don't you do your work?" This exchange was bitter and direct, especially for politicians who are dealing with a crisis that is threatening to kill more Americans. It...

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05
aug 2021
As the economy recovers, US jobless claims are down 14,000 to 385,000

The Labor Department reported that unemployment claims, which are a proxy for layoffs, fell to 399,000 last week. Since January's peak of 900,000.00 applications, the number has been steadily declining. They are still high compared to historical...

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05
aug 2021
Israel launches airstrikes against Lebanon as a response to rockets

According to the Israeli military, jets hit the launch sites where the rockets were launched. They also struck an additional target that was used in attacks on Israel in the past. The Israeli military blamed Lebanon for the shelling, and warned against...

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04
aug 2021
This year's "summer of extremes" hits the wealthier areas

The United States, Canada and Germany are among the wealthier countries that have joined other more vulnerable and less wealthy nations in a growing list if extreme weather events. Scientists believe these events may be linked to climate change. "It is not...

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04
aug 2021
New virus outbreak in Indonesia causes more deaths than 100,000 in Indonesia

It took Indonesia 14 months to surpass the 50,000 mark in deaths at May's end, and only nine weeks to make it double. In the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported 1,747 COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number to 100,636. These figures are...

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03
aug 2021
Biles wins bronze in the beam, returns to Olympic competition

Biles, 24, stood on Tuesday with a bronze medal around her neck, and tears in her eyes. But she may have gotten something more valuable than that: a piece back of her self. From the "twisties" that have haunted her for a week. The endless speculation...

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03
aug 2021
US sends more than 110M COVID vaccines to 60 countries

President Joe Biden was expected to discuss that milestone and more later Tuesday in remarks updating the public on the U.S. strategy to slow the spread of coronavirus abroad. The announcement comes amid a rise in infections in the U.S., fueled...

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02
aug 2021
One year ago: Birth and death at Beirut blast hospital

Jessica Bezdjian, five floors below, was just entering Beirut's St. George Hospital through the entrance. She arrived an hour early to her 12-hour shift in the psychiatric unit as a nurse. Everything went off the rails. Windows burst in an instant...

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02
aug 2021
As COVID cases increase, there will be more pain and suffering

Fauci, the country's leading infectious disease expert, said that he doesn't see additional lockdowns in the U.S., as he believes enough people have been vaccinated to prevent a repeat of last winter. He said that not enough people are vaccinated...

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01
aug 2021
Pandemic Olympics without the crowds: What happens?

The audience is riveted as they watch from their seats. It has, at the very least, the "home" audience. This audience has grown in number to over a half-century and has outpaced those who actually attend. The Tokyo Olympics, at their halfway point are...

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