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Nearly 5 million COVID cases: How did US get here?

By PHIL MARCELO, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE | Associated Press BOSTON — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world. Many Americans have resisted wearing masks and social distancing, calling such precautions an overreaction or an infring...
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Groundbreaking trilogy finds Zoroastrian ties in religions

The ambitious project opens the scriptures of seven faiths to anyone who wishes to learn Article by James Christie | Broadview Once upon a time, a mere six centuries or so before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the world’s greatest religious traditions emerged from what German philosopher Karl Jaspers called the Axial Age. The dating is under some debate, but from approximately 650 BCE* to 400 BCE, religious creativity exploded across the ancient world — in India, China, Persia (Iran), th...
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Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed major Olympic reform legislation Tuesday that would demand greater accountability from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in this country in the wake of the USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming sexual and physical abuse scandals. The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act places greater legal liability on the USOPC and NGBs for sexual abuses by coaches, officials and employees and provides C...
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Iran abducts Glendora man in Dubai, says his family

By JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Glendora-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announceme...
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Trump signs $3 billion-a-year plan to boost conservation, national parks

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress. “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said about the 26th president, who created many national parks, forests and monuments to preserve the nat...
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Hart Fuels Flyers’ Formidable Playoff Start

Carter Hart stared down his first NHL postseason game on Sunday and rose to the occasion, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in their first game of the Stanley Cup Playoff round-robin tournament. Related: Top 3 All-Time Blues Goalies In the first meaningful game for either team in nearly five months, the Flyers’ chances hinged on Hart’s performance and they needed every bit of his excellent play in the first period to avoid falling into a big hole. ...
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Capitals Have a Bit of Everything in T.J. Oshie

Surprisingly, one of the most popular players in the NHL is T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals. I say surprisingly because it’s uncommon for such a popular player to have a career-high total of 60 points in a season. However, Oshie has found his way into the spotlight in a league where stardom is reserved for the greats of the game, and that’s because his value to the Capitals can’t be understated. Related: Revisiting the Capitals’ Disastrous Jagr Trade The Capitals acquired Oshie from ...
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A missing teen in Washington was found alive in the woods 9 days after she went missing

A Washington teenager that disappeared for nine days was found alive in the woods over the weekend, her mother and authorities confirmed to CNN.
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Get your early bird pass to Disrupt 2020 — only 4 days left

You have just four days left to access the complete Disrupt 2020 experience for best possible price. You can save up to $300 with early bird pricing, but that’s a fleeting opportunity. Get it in gear and buy the Disrupt pass of your choice before the deadline expires August 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). We’re celebrating 10 years of Disrupt, and while the need to take this milestone online changes things a bit, we’re stoked that this virtual Disrupt, which runs September 14-18, will be the largest and m...
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Pressure Mounts To Restore Low-Cost Legal Services Program

After killing the program earlier this summer, folks in Washington are asking to bring it back.
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GreyNoise announces $4.8M seed investment to filter harmless security alerts

Security professionals are constantly dealing with an onslaught of information as their various tools trigger alerts, some of which require their attention and some which don’t. Unfortunately, it requires addressing the alert to find that out. GreyNoise wants to help by filtering out benign security alerts, leaving security pros to deal with the ones that matter. Today, the company announced a $4.8 million seed investment led by CRV with participation from Paladin Capital Group and several in...
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Primary Live Updates: Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona and Washington

Kris Kobach is running for Senate in Kansas, and some Republicans aren’t thrilled. Rashida Tlaib will face a primary challenger in Michigan. President Trump downplayed the legacy of John Lewis in an interview.
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USA TODAY's Susan Page to release Nancy Pelosi biography in April 2021

Susan Page, USA TODAY's Washington bureau chief and best-selling author, is releasing a Nancy Pelosi biography on April 6, 2021.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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TikTok salary data reveals how much it pays for key US jobs in engineering, product, data science, and more

TikTok and its China-based parent company ByteDance have been on a hiring spree in the US this year, even as the company has faced threats of a ban or forced sale by the Trump administration. TikTok plans to add 10,000 employees in the US over the next three years. Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's third-quarter 2020 disclosure data for foreign workers to shed light on what TikTok and ByteDance paid employees in departments like engineering, product manag...
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Coronavirus relief bill: Both sides dig in as $600 unemployment checks hang in balance

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in the talks. Multiple obstacles remain, including an impasse on extending a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit, funding for the U.S. Postal Service and aid to renters facing eviction. Democratic negotiators spoke of progress Monday...
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Tropical Storm Isaias kills at least one on its way to U.S. Northeast

The fast-moving storm unleashed heavy rain and strong winds across southeastern Virginia, with the center of the storm about 100 miles (160 km) south of Washington as of 8 a.m. Eastern time (1200 GMT), moving toward the north at 33 miles per hour (54 kph), the National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm warning remained in effect all the way to Maine, with major cities such as Washington, Philadelphia and New York in the potential path.
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Smile more? Some see sexism in debate over Biden VP pick

By SARA BURNETT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press CHICAGO — She’s too ambitious. She’s not apologetic enough. She should smile more. The debate over Joe Biden’s running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had hoped would stand out for its inclusion and diversity. Instead, the vice presidential vetting has resurfaced internal party divisions between the ol...
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China 'to retaliate' if U.S. acts against journalists

China is vowing to retaliate against the the United States if Washington continues, quote, "hostile action" against Chinese journalists - journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days if their U.S. visas aren't extended. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said no Chinese journalist in the United States has been granted a visa extension since the U.S., in mid-May, limited their stay to 90 days, with an option to extend. Wang didn't say how many Chin...
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Live 2020 Election Updates in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington

Kris Kobach is running for Senate in Kansas, and some Republicans aren’t thrilled. Rashida Tlaib will face a Democratic primary challenger in Michigan.
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The little-known story of the Navy women codebreakers who helped Allied forces win WWII

The US had a Bletchley Park of its own in Washington that was key to the Allies' victory in World War II -- and it was women who did the heavy-lifting it took to decipher the Germans' cryptic language.
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Two E-Discovery Companies Merge To Offer Global Data and Discovery Services

HaystackID, a company that provides e-discovery and forensic services and technology to corporations and law firms, and NightOwl Global, a company that provides enterprise data services for corporate legal departments, said today that they are combining as part of a merger facilitated by majority investor Quad-C Management Inc., a middle-market private equity firm. The combined companies will operate under the HaystackID brand. Hal Brooks, HaystackID’s CEO, will remain in that role. NightOwl’s C...
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China Refuses to Accept 'Theft' of TikTok if US Acquisition Goes Ahead

Yesterday we reported on Microsoft's accelerated efforts to purchase TikTok in the United States before President Trump follows through on a threat to ban the Chinese-owned app in the country. On Tuesday, Reuters reported that China's ruling Communist Party blasted those efforts via an editorial in the China Daily newspaper, saying it will not accept the "theft" of a Chinese tech company and is ready to respond if needed. The United States' "bullying" of Chinese tech companies was a consequ...
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Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

China's foreign ministry pushed back, calling Washington hypocritical for demanding TikTok be sold The post Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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China state media accuses US of trying to steal TikTok

Chinese state media this week is blasting Washington for what it calls the United States' "nasty" treatment of TikTok — the wildly popular video-sharing app that has become emblematic of worsening US-China relations.
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Larry King Duped Into 'Disinfomercial' on Social Media By China (and Possibly Russia) (slashdot)

For 25 years, until 2010, Larry King had a live interview show on CNN. But now ProPublica reports "In the twilight of a remarkable radio and television career spanning more than six decades, battling health problems but determined to stay in the public eye, King was ensnared in an international disinformation scheme." It involved filming Larry King asking questions, and then later splicing in responses from Anastasia Dolgova (an employee of a Russia state-owned broadcaster) — and then widely pr...
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98-Year-Old Receives Chinese American World War II Congressional Medal Of Honor

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 98-year-old Sacramento man, Joe Chew, has been awarded the Chinese American World War II Congressional Medal of Honor. Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost acknowledged the honor at a recent meeting, but the recognition comes from the WWII Chinese American Recognition Project. “I wanted to thank him for his service and honor him with this very prestigious award,” Frost said. The official presentation will be done in Washington D.C., and the presentation will be done by c...
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China will not accept 'theft' of TikTok by Trump and the U.S, reports state-run China Daily

China isn't prepared to accept the “theft” of Chinese technology company TikTok, and has the capability to respond to Trump's move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft, state-controlled China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday. From Reuters: The United States’ “bullying” of Chinese tech companies was a consequence of Washington’s zero-sum vision of “American first” and left China no choice but “submission or mortal combat in the tech realm”, the state-...
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Trump threatens to sue Nevada to block universal mail-in ballots

President Donald Trump’s attacks on Nevada’s mail-in voting bill are unsubstantiated, according to journalists and state officials, but that didn't stop the impeached and manifestly unfit racist despot from threatening to sue the state of Nevada today over that very issue. “We will be suing in Nevada. And that’s already been taken care of, we’ll probably file something tomorrow,” he said during a White House briefing. 2020, man. It's weird. Twitter's roundup: Trump criticized lawmakers in Nev...
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A missing teen in Washington was found alive in the woods 9 days after she went missing

A Washington teenager that disappeared for nine days was found alive in the woods over the weekend, her mother and authorities confirmed to CNN.
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Maryland Governor Issues Executive Order Blocking Blanket Private School Closures

Maryland governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order Monday voiding Montgomery County’s order banning in-person schooling at non-public schools. “Private and parochial schools deserve the same opportunity and flexibility to make reopening decisions based on public health guidelines,” Hogan said in a statement. “The blanket closure mandate imposed by Montgomery County was overly broad and inconsistent with the powers intended to be delegated to the county health officer.”Montgomery County’s he...
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