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The Trump administration's decision to single out a handful of states that will not be required to pay a portion of National Guard costs amid the coronavirus pandemic has frustrated some governors who see politics at play.
Trump administration covers full Guard costs for just some states, frustrating governors | TheHill

Black Lives Matter protesters in Utah were accused of acting as a gang to vandalise a building.
George Floyd: US protesters charged as 'gang' face life sentence - BBC News

Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle used the racial slur moments before the start of a meeting Tuesday when he was questioned about why he wasn’t wearing a mask as the coronavirus pandemic surges on.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer calls on county official who used N-word during public meeting to step down | TheHill

Lebanon's economy, already sinking before the explosion that knocked out its main port, could now shrink by double the rate previously forecast for this year, making it even harder to secure the financing the country needs to get back on its feet.

Lorenzo Soria, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, has died at the age of 68.
Lorenzo Soria Dead: HFPA President Was 68 - Variety

A new documentary film asks Superman fans to Look To The Sky, telling the stories of real-world superheroes who prove #SupermanIsReal.
Look To The Sky Documentary Will Convince You Superman is Real

The new policy will initially apply to outlets linked to governments on the United Nations Security Council.
Twitter to begin labeling 'state-affiliated media outlets' - POLITICO

A majority of Americans say they support President Donald Trump and his administration's efforts to close the U.S. border, reduce immigration and ban asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll.

The poll asked respondents if they believe the federal government should restrict immigration by doing such things as closing the border, preventing legal immigrants from bringing their extended family into the U.S., banning the entry of seasonal workers and banning the entry of asylum seekers and refugees.

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) on Thursday announced a probe into reports of delayed mail deliveries following leadership changes at the U.S. Postal Service.
Democratic senator launching probe into USPS delivery delays | TheHill

New York's attorney general announces a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the powerful gun lobbying group.
New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA - BBC News

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti blasted house parties on Wednesday, saying that he would instruct city officials to cut off water and power to properties where “flagrant violations” of social distancing rules have taken place in recent days.

Garcetti was reacting to reports of large parties in the hills earlier this week, including one where people reportedly threw money from balconies — and where a gang-related shooting later killed one and wounded four people at the party.
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Blasts 'House Parties,' Will Cut Water and Power to 'Super-Spreaders'

Well-read, well-rounded and very well connected, Hamill was at ease quoting poetry and Ernest Hemingway and dating Jacqueline Onassis.
Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, dies - POLITICO

The Marine Corps has found the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) that sunk off the coast of Southern California last week, killing nine service members, the service said Tuesday.
Marines find human remains, vehicle that sunk in California training accident | TheHill


Oyster farm offshore from Notojima Island, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan

It may look like we've led you into a squishy green minefield, but don't worry, these clustered oysters will only explode with flavor. In honor of Oyster Day, August 5 of each year, we're getting a glimpse of just one method of oyster mariculture, or farming in open seawater. The briny bivalves may be grown on beds, rods, racks, or—in this case—ropes, but the basic process is simple: Growing surfaces are 'seeded' with whole or ground oyster shells before oyster larvae are introduced. The shells attract the larvae, which attach themselves and soon grow into a new layer of mature oysters. Humans have been doing this at least since the days of ancient Rome, but wild-picked oysters have been an important food source to many cultures since prehistory.

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Do you want to know what is going on in the US. Then you've got to start paying attention and watching War Room Pandemic,

Did yo know that the Biden camp has lawyers all lined up working hard to be able to illicit barriers and

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President Trump’s campaign emailed supporters on Monday encouraging them to wear masks when social distancing is not possible as the president has shifted his tone on the practice over the past few weeks.
Trump campaign emails supporters encouraging mask-wearing: 'We have nothing to lose' | TheHill

Days from a key election, President Alexander Lukashenko accuses Russia of a violent plot.
Belarus ruler Lukashenko says Russia lying over 'mercenaries' - BBC News

President Trump on Monday signed an executive order aimed at blocking U.S. agencies from outsourcing jobs to foreign workers, a move partly sparked by outrage among some conservatives over outsourcing plans from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

The order specifically targets the use of H-1B visas and requires federal agencies to prioritize hiring U.S. ...
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Trump order aims to curb US agencies' use of foreign workers | TheHill

Giovanni Cianci, music producer of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” was let go after a woman accused him of sexual misconduct in 2010.
'Colbert' Music Booker Exits After Sexual Misconduct Allegations - Variety


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