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Riot declared as crisis fires burn in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago.A group of demonstrators broke into the Portland…

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Belarus strongman president faces strong election challenge

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusians are voting on whether to grant their authoritarian president a sixth term in office, following a campaign marked by unusually strong demonstrations by opposition supporters frustrated with the country’s stumbling economy, political repression and weak response to the coronavirus pandemic.Incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, in office for 26 years, has made it…

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Traditional council frees Taliban establishing peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A traditional Afghan council concluded Sunday with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the way for an early start to negotiations between Afghanistan’s warring sides.The declaration read out in both of Afghanistan’s official languages of Pashto and Farsi calls for an immediate start to negotiations and cease…

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US reaction to the virus is met with incredulity abroad

ROME (AP) — The United States’ failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world’s most powerful country edges closer to a global record of 5 million confirmed infections.Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in…

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Senator launches investigation into USPS as Democrats demand Trump donor in charge reverse reductions

The top Democrat on a Senate committee overseeing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has launched a probe into service cuts after Trump donor Louis DeJoy took over the agency as postmaster general. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, opened an investigation to “get to the bottom…

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N.Y. attorney general is performing conservatives a favor by going after NRA: They’re its victims

On Thursday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association, on the grounds that it’s functioning as a massive grift and not, as it bills itself, a “civil rights” organization for gun owners. There’s no way to know how this will play out — the NRA still…

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“On the Trail” spotlights CNN’s girls colleagues and prompts examination of effort policy bias

Nothing good has come from Donald Trump’s relentless demonizing of the mainstream media, save for the swelling market for series and documentaries dedicated to reminding the public that mainstream journalists are human beings. The humans of CNN, you see, are not evildoers on a mission to mislead the public, but people whose job it is…


PM Modi launches financing facility worth Rs 1 lakh crore under Agri-Infra Fund

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund for agri-entrepreneurs, start-ups, agri-tech players and farmer groups for post-harvest management and nurturing farm assets.He also released the sixth instalment of ₹17,100 crore to more than 8.55 crore farmer beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan…

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Nation hits 5 million coronavirus cases with few signs of slowing

As the U.S. surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases this weekend, the milestone was met with little fanfare as some school districts planned to reopen and thousands descended on Sturgis, South Dakota, for the world’s largest annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts.There were more than 160,000 deaths in the country as of Saturday, according to NBC News…

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“Unconstitutional slop”: Republicans and Dems react to Trump’s coronavirus aid action

Some Republicans joined Democrats in criticizing President Trump Saturday night for taking executive action on coronavirus aid, with Democratic leaders demanding the GOP return to negotiations after stimulus package talks broke down a day earlier.Why it matters: Trump could face legal challenges on his ability to act without congressional approval, where the constitutional power lies…