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In rare challenge to Trump, several countries are trying to block his nominee to lead the Inter-American Development Bank. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The left wing countries are going to lose big.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested alongside his sons and several colleagues at Apple Daily under China's harsh new national security law. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China is at a big lose.
Hunter Biden settled a $450,000 tax debt within six days last month, despite recently claiming he was too broke to pay child support, according to a new report, raising further questions about his financial dealings. The son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was slapped with the hefty lien on July 9 by the District... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is a loser.
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President Trump on Monday said he submitted a request with the World Trade Organization asking it to end China’s status as a “developing nation.” China’s WTO status is a frequent talking point for Trump, but the president told reporters at a White House briefing he made his grievance official. “We are putting in and we’ve... New York Post
Disturbing new police body cam video captures the final 17 minutes of George Floyd’s life, providing the most complete account yet of his arrest and death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The uncensored footage, which runs just over 30 minutes, is the first start-to-finish view of the May 25 incident that sparked worldwide outrage.... New York Post
Under the proposal, the government could block a citizen or legal resident’s entry if an official “reasonably believes” the person had been exposed to or was infected with the communicable disease. New York Times
"Black Lives Matter" murals are sweeping the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd's death in the custody of Minneapolis police. But officials in one Pennsylvania town aren't signing off on having the slogan on their streets. A Change.org petition with about 300 signatures called for having "Black Lives Matter" ... Washington Times
Several dozen Black Lives Matter demonstrators at a weekend protest in rural Nevada were greeted by a far larger group of counter-demonstrators, including some bearing military-style weapons and tactical gear, but a sheriff who had made controversial remarks earlier about the racial injustice movement reported no arrests ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It's time that the good stand up to the mad people.
President Donald Trump joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches hoping to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown ABC
VOA VIEW: A tough decision.
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Lawyers for President Donald Trump are making a final pitch to block the release of his tax records for a prosecutor's criminal probe ABC
VOA VIEW: A win would be righteous.
President Trump said someone was shot by the Secret Service outside the White House. ABC
VOA VIEW: The liberal media made a big deal out of it.
Voters in Puerto Rico are demanding answers after some were denied access to voting centers because ballots didn't arrive in time. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joined CBSN to explain what went wrong and what to expect going into the November elections. CBS
VOA VIEW: Typical PR stupidity.
If Microsoft were to complete an acquisition of TikTok it would gain a company with much potential for advertising revenue growth, but with such a purchase, Microsoft would also take on an entirely new slate of problems. CNBC
VOA VIEW: TikTok should be band from the US.
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New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said he would be "very surprised" if there is still a print New York Times in 20 years, but he noted the print paper still has more than 900,000 subscribers and is profitable even without advertising. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Paper is a waste liberal trash.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied as gains in economically sensitive stocks offset losses from mega-cap tech names such as Microsoft. CNBC
President Donald Trump said Monday that he will look to postpone the G7 meeting until after the election in November, after a previous delay due to Covid concerns. CNN
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President Donald Trump is calling for college football games to resume this season, as athletic conferences consider canceling or postponing play due to the coronavirus pandemic. CNN
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump have not spoken in nearly 10 months, even as negotiations between the White House and Congress to address the coronavirus pandemic have stalled. CNN
VOA VIEW: Nothing to say to the fool, Pelosi.
Weekend rioting and looting in Portland and Chicago, respectively, highlights the "mixed messages" put out by those cities' Democratic mayors, Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy told "The Daily Briefing" Monday. FOX News
TSA provides a daily number of people screened through security checkpoints at U.S. airports, which includes ticketed travelers, some flight crew, as well as airport workers who are required to be screened prior to their shift. FOX News
Facebook unveiled Monday a new leadership team for its online payment service ahead of a broad roll out in the United States. UPI
VOA VIEW: Facebook should be sanctioned.
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The United States saw a decline in new COVID-19 cases on Sunday -- under 50,000 -- according to updated figures Monday from researchers at Johns Hopkins University. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good - sad info for the liberal media.
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin said Monday they have completed the second successful hypersonic air-to-ground weapon test on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber out of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. UPI
The U.S. Space Force published Monday its first capstone doctrine, Spacepower, eight months after its creation, outlining what the new military branch calls a guidepost for its mission. UPI
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China announced sanctions Monday against U.S. lawmakers and the heads of several U.S. non-profit organizations over their support for Hong Kong. UPI
VOA VIEW: China will lose.
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Dems will be brought to light. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that FBI officials “misled the hell out of” a Senate committee about the reliability of the Steele dossier during an interview in 2018, citing newly released declassified documents. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee called on the FBI to testify as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” citing documents he obtained through the Department of Justice. The dossier, compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, served as the linchpin of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants the FBI obtained for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page as part of the agency’s “Crossfire Hurricane” probe.
Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the FBI officials told members of the committee that there was no reason to question the primary subsource or the information he gave to Steele. But, according to FBI notes released last month, the subsource said the information mischaracterizes claims made by him in the dossier. “It was Horowitz, during his investigation of the warrant application, found information in 2018 where the FBI was called on the Senate Intel Committee because people were getting suspicious about the subsource … at the Senate Intel Committee level and the FBI was sent over to brief them,” Graham said on the Fox program, referring to Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz.
“And they did to the Senate Intel Committee what they did to the FISA court. They misled the hell out of them. They said there’s no evidence from the subsource to suggest that Steele fabricated anything in the dossier,” Graham said. According to the document, Graham said, the FBI said that “[a]t minimum, our discussions with [the primary subsource] confirm that the dossier was not fabricated by Steele.” Graham, who is investigating the origins of the Russia probe, said he will be asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to “provide me all the details possible about how the briefing was arranged and who provided it.”