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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Reports Nearly 50,000 New Cases, Another Single-Day RecordGrim virus milestones continue to sweep across the U.S. The United States reported 49,932 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the fifth single-day case record in eight days, according to a New York Times database.
Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials SayKABUL, Afghanistan — He was a lowly drug smuggler, neighbors and relatives say, then ventured into contracting, seeking a slice of the billions of dollars the U.S.-led coalition was funneling into construction projects in Afghanistan.
Republicans fear backlash over Trump's threatened veto on Confederate namesSenate Republicans fear President Trump is putting them into a political no-win situation by threatening to veto a popular defense policy bill over bipartisan language to rename military bases named after Confederate generals.GOP lawmakers are trying to wave the president off his veto threat and may end up delaying the bill to avoid a political disaster before Election Day.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday urged Trump...
Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook is 'not gonna change' in response to a boycott by more than 500 advertisers over the company's hate-speech policies"My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough," Zuckerberg told employees, according to The Information.7
Trump Revives Culture Wars in Familiar Move to Deflect PressurePresident Donald Trump, lagging in polls and facing new questions over possible Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, is resorting again to stoking racial tensions, a tactic he’s used in the past to change the subject and appeal to some of his most loyal supporters.3
Tell-All Book on Trump Can Move Forward Pending Hearing, Judge RulesA New York appellate judge ruled on Wednesday that the publisher Simon & Schuster could go ahead with its plans to release a tell-all book by Mary L. Trump, the niece of President Trump, reversing a lower court’s decision from this week that had temporarily halted publication. The decision by the judge, Alan D. Scheinkman, means that Simon & Schuster can move forward in publishing the book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the...
Google, Facebook Would Face FTC Over Policies in Democratic BillA top Democratic lawmaker wants to empower the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to take action against Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., among other technology platforms, if they fail to remove content that violates their terms of service and community standards.4
Fact check: White House press secretary makes two false claims about the Iraq War in one sentenceFacing a barrage of questions over President Donald Trump's handling of intelligence about alleged Russian bounties to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany responded Tuesday by arguing that Trump has long worked to keep troops out of harm's way.
Trump's anti-mask crusade is coming back to bite himPresident Donald Trump's refusal to set an example by wearing a face covering, despite growing evidence that it may be one of the most effective ways to slow America's increasingly disastrous coronavirus pandemic, was always a political statement.