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Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Children need to get back to school.
Fort Hood has the highest cases of soldier murders and sexual assaults among all Army installments, officials said Thursday, as they planned to investigate the military base. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy pledged to address the “root causes” of the assaults and series of soldier deaths during a visit to the Killeen, Texas, base on Thursday.... New York Post
Hollywood filmmakers are self-censoring to avoid angering leaders in China, where US-made flicks rake in billions of dollars annually, according to a bombshell report. The makers of big-budget films — including “Iron Man 3,” “World War Z” and “Top Gun: Maverick”— are pandering to the country’s authoritarian government by cutting characters and dialogue that aren’t... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hollywood has become anti America and leftist.
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Earlier Wednesday, the New York Post reported that the rap mogul had flooded Ohio authorities with nearly 10,000 additional signatures beyond what is required New York Post
The Trump campaign had argued that the current schedule would render the debates useless to the many Americans who will vote by mail before they take place. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is a coward loser.
A team of experts who gamed out the Nov. 3 election found an "alarming" risk of a contested outcome and the possibility of a constitutional crisis.
The Justice Department announced that it is surging 40 officers to Memphis, Tennessee, and 50 more to St. Louis during the next several weeks.
One photo, edited to show Biden seated on the floor of an empty room, was actually from an event with several people last December.
VOA VIEW: Biden is running a foolish ad featuring Reagan.
The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks should not have his bond revoked for traveling to Florida because he was never ordered to stay at his home, his lawyers argued in a court filing Thursday. Garrett Rolfe, 27, faces 11 charges, including felony murder, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Rolfe is an innocent man.
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The unprecedented streak of jobless claims has shattered all previous records. ABC
VOA VIEW: Things will change without the $600 per week free ride.
As of this week, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed nearly 400 lawsuits and other legal actions against President Donald Trump's administration ABC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time for all.
Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to “violent racists of a generation ago.” ABC
VOA VIEW: This shows that Dems may not be in the bag, as usual.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is accusing the NRA of an array of “illegal conduct,” according to a press release describing the suit. ABC
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said "we will keep working" with White House officials until a deal is reached. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose, hopefully.
Ready-to-eat products sold at Kroger, Walmart and other stores could contain vegetable linked to salmonella outbreak. CBS
Public health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, do not expect a vaccine to be available to the public before 2021. CBS
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Labeling the 2020 hurricane season "extremely active," meteorologists are now predicting so many named storms they may run out of letters of the alphabet. CBS
The Trump campaign announced $165 million raised last month to Biden's $140 million — but the president's total cash lead has narrowed. CBS
The president branded NBA stars who kneel during the national anthem "disgraceful." CBS
The Trump administration has placed scores of migrant children in hotel rooms before expelling them from U.S. soil, denying them the opportunity to seek asylum. CBS
Pence cited Roberts' vote this year to strike down a Louisiana abortion restriction and in 2012 to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate. CBS
VOA VIEW: Roberts is a disappointment.
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A recent study from South Korea showed children ages 10-19 can spread the coronavirus at least as well as adults can. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook should not have such control.
The department on Thursday lifted its advisory warning US citizens against traveling abroad. CNN
President Donald Trump agreed to continue paying for the full cost of National Guard troops deployed to help with the coronavirus response in just two states -- Texas and Florida -- after their Republican governors appealed directly to him. CNN
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Facebook announced Thursday it was banning ads from the The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC. Facebook did not say how long the ban would last. CNN
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be sanctioned.
A Republican congressman from Illinois who has tested positive for Covid-19 said Thursday the lack of a coronavirus testing program on Capitol Hill is "terrible." CNN
California Rep. Karen Bass said in an interview aired Thursday that she believes President Donald Trump is racist and that he is "essentially giving license to racists." CNN
VOA VIEW: Bass is an idiot.
The Trump administration is making new inroads into the operations of the US Postal Service, raising fears that the agency is degrading services ahead of a surge of votes being cast through the mail in the November election. CNN
VOA VIEW: The Postal system is a mess.
A Black teenager said he was forced to take off his Black Lives Matter face covering during his high school graduation ceremony in Pennsylvania last month, his father says. FOX News
The National Rifle Association is fighting back against a lawsuit filed Thursday by New York’s attorney general by submitting its own civil suit against state officials. FOX News
California could be on track to release a total of 17,600 inmates since the start of the coronavirus pandemic by late August. FOX News
While hand sanitizer has played a large role in public safety during the coronavirus pandemic, it won’t be found on school buses in New York state should classrooms reopen this fall. FOX News
President Donald Trump on Thursday said she signed an executive order designed to lure more medical manufacturing to the United States. UPI
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 185 points on Thursday, while gold futures hit another record price. UPI
This week mortgage rates hit their eighth record low for the year, but affordability is still down from the first quarter. UPI
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that U.S. court administrators have been overcharging members of the public to access court records and documents. UPI
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said North Korea's decision to open the floodgates of a border dam without notifying Seoul was an "unfortunate" decision. UPI
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Trump and Republicans should not give in to Dems. President Trump is prepared to sign executive orders on Friday to revive a moratorium on evictions and the lapsed federal boost in unemployment insurance pay, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday. “By Friday if we haven’t made significant progress and we’re just too far apart, the president is prepared to take an executive action on those two items,” Meadows said in a CNN interview. “The good news for your viewers is if Congress can’t get it done, the president of the United States will.”
Trump repeated the threat — but not the specific date — at a White House press briefing Wednesday night. The president said he was also considering reducing payroll taxes by executive order. “The Democrats are primarily interested in a $1 trillion bailout of the poorly run states,” Trump said. “And we can’t go along with the bailout money. We’re not going to go along with it, especially since it’s not COVID-related.”
The federal eviction moratorium and a generous $600-a-week boost in unemployment pay expired last month. An estimated 23 million people could face eviction by October, and more than 30 million people are receiving unemployment benefits from states. Talks on Capitol Hill are moving slowly. Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are leading the Republican side of talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).