Monthly Archives: August 2020

Coronavirus hits Tahiti cruise ship, leaving 340 passengers confined to cabins

Some 340 passengers and crew are confined on a cruise ship in Tahiti after one traveler tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Melbourne declares disaster, enforces curfew as coronavirus cases spike

Nonessential businesses in Australia’s second-largest city to shut down starting Wednesday.

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Millennials, Gen Z now make up majority of U.S. population

A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7 per cent of U.S. residents were under age 40, as of July 2019.

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U.S. Navy investigating video of dogs attacking Colin Kaepernick stand-in

The Navy said in a statement posted on Twitter that officials became aware of the video on Sunday.

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Face masks at home may be needed as U.S. battles coronavirus: task force head

Dr. Deborah Birx told CNN coronavirus is “extraordinarily widespread” in the U.S. compared to spring.

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‘Protracted criminal conduct’: Prosecutor seeks Trump’s taxes, cites probe of business

Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president.

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Fiat Chrysler spent millions to bribe UAW leaders, General Motors alleges

General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union and GM officials with millions stashed in secret foreign bank accounts.

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Trump threatens Tik Tok ban unless U.S. gets ‘substantial portion’ of operations sales price

The turnaround came after Trump Friday he said he was planning to ban the Chinese-owned video app’s U.S. operations as soon as Saturday after dismissing a possible sale to Microsoft.

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Democrat-led House calls new U.S. postal chief to explain country-wide mail delays

The plan imposed by Louis DeJoy, a Republican fundraiser who took over the top job at the Postal Service in June, eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and orders that mail be kept until the next day … Continue reading

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Early Mars was covered in ice rather than warm, free-flowing rivers, new study shows

The study’s findings also provide an answer to a key question of how the planet’s valleys formed 3.8 billion years ago, despite the sun being weaker and Mars being at a greater distance from the sun than Earth.

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