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NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigns over de Blasio’s handling of coronavirus pandemic: reports

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post Tuesday, reportedly citing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a critical letter.The New York Times first reported that Barbot submitted her resignati...

Zuckerberg was right: Ad boycotts won’t hurt Facebook that much

Major corporations including Coca-Cola, J.M. Smucker Company, Diageo, Mars, HP, CVS Health and Verizon will continue pausing their ads on Facebook after the official end of a major advertiser boycott of the platform. Advertisers announce...

Facebook removes pro-Trump ad aimed at Joe Biden, claiming false information

A pro-Trump ad was removed from Facebook after claims that it contained false information, Fox News has learned.America First Action PAC on Tuesday told Fox News that Facebook removed one of its ads, titled "On Hold," which was placed in Ariz...

Karen Bass faces down past as questions mount over Cuba, Scientology, Nation of Islam events

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., is tackling mounting questions about her past -- on issues spanning her remarks about Cuba and Scientology as well as events affiliated with the Nation of Islam -- amid renewed scrutiny due to her presence on presumptive Demo...

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Attorney General Bill Barr tests negative for coronavirus, 1 day after Rep. Gohmert encounter

Attorney General William Barr tested negative for the coronavirus Wednesday after an encounter with Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert – who said he came down positive with the illness earlier in the day.Due to Gohmert and Barr having been within close proximity...

South Africa’s coronavirus cases hit more than half a million

South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry has announced, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.Africa's most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the re...

Feinstein: Letting Americans sue China over coronavirus response would be ‘huge mistake’

Allowing citizens to sue China for damages caused by the novel coronavirus would backfire and open up the United States to the same level of scrutiny from other countries around the world, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thurs...

US calls off search for seven marines and sailor missing at sea

The US military has called off a search for seven marines and a sailor missing at sea for days, saying they were presumed dead.  The military personnel were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that sank on Thursday in deep water off the coast of ...

The most important elections you’ve never heard of: Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals

Texas is one of just a handful of states in the country with partisan elections for its judges at all levels of the court, from the state’s district trial courts, to its intermediate appeals cou...

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Trump says coronavirus death toll ‘is what it is’ as he insists pandemic is ‘under control’ in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in an executive order signing event on "hiring American" in the very dark Cabinet Room of the White House, with the lights low and curtains drawn, in Washington, U.S., August 3, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | ReutersPres...

Trump on US coronavirus deaths: ‘It is what it is’

United States President Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging interview, has contended the coronavirus outbreak in the country was under control, downplaying  the legacy of recently deceased congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, and again callin...

Congress struggles to break coronavirus aid stalemate as economic pain continues

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speak to reporters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 29, 2020.Erin Scott | ReutersDemocratic leaders and Trump administration officials expect to meet ...

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test Dream11 Prediction: Best picks for ENG vs PAK match in Manchester

Dream11 Prediction: England vs Pakistan - 1st Test match ENG vs PAK Dream11 Team: Fantasy cricket predictions and tips for England vs Ireland in 1st Test match from August 5-9.   England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) Dream11 Wicketkeepe...

BJP leader Vijay Goel demands renaming of Babar Road in Delhi as ‘5 August Marg’

A day before the much-anticipated Bhoomi Poojan ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Delhi BJP leader Vijay Goel on Tuesday demanded that the Babar Road in Delhi`s Bengali market be renamed as 5 August Marg. The former Union Minister also put up a ...

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Cornyn continues to enable Trump’s most autocratic instincts

Sen. John Cornyn provided cover for Trump on Thursday after the president tweeted about delaying the 2020 general election due to concerns about widespread voter fraud.(In reality, there is ...

With Texas in play, Biden campaign staffs up

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announced six new key hires in Texas on Monday, a sign the campaign is staffing up in a state both parties consider a battleground state.Rebecca Acuña, a fo...

The most important elections you’ve never heard of: Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals

Texas is one of just a handful of states in the country with partisan elections for its judges at all levels of the court, from the state’s district trial courts, to its intermediate appeals cou...

Activists in the Rio Grande Valley, hardest hit area in Texas, start mutual aid effort for Hurricane Hanna relief

Volunteer organizers and community members from the Rio Grande Valley have stepped up to fill in for state inaction by creating a mutual aid collective to provide financial assistance to offset ...

New web tool shows how Austin can reinvest from police

With the city’s budget adoption process now only two weeks away, three Austin councilmembers are proposing amendments that would reallocate $40 million from the city’s police budget.That’s o...

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NASA set to launch robotic rover to seek signs of past Martian life

NASA is set to launch an ambitious mission to Mars on Thursday with the liftoff of its next-generation Perseverance rover, a six-wheeled robot tasked with deploying a mini helicopter, testing out equipment for future human missions and searching for tr...

Trump announces government ‘must’ again seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. government "must" again pursue the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, after a federal appeals court Friday threw out the death sentence because the judge who oversaw the ...

UK seeking US congressional support in coordination of $14B nuclear warhead program: report

The United Kingdom asked U.S. lawmakers for cooperation in adding the controversial W93 nuclear warhead to Britain’s arsenal -- a missile that disarmament critics call a $14 billion “excess.”In an unprecedented letter to Congress, Britain’s d...

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Pompeo sanctions China over human rights abuses against the Uyghurs, calling it the ‘stain of the century’

The United States has increased its pressure on the Chinese government to stop the reported human rights abuses being committed against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of China by hitting them with more sanctions.“The Chinese Communist Party’s ...

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after minimally invasive non-surgical procedure

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at The Library of Congress on February 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)Shannon FinneyThe Supreme Court on Wednesday said that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been hospitalized ...

Belarus arrests dozens of Russian mercenaries: State media

Belarus has arrested dozens of Russian mercenaries after receiving information that more than 200 fighters had entered the country to destabilise it before a presidential election, according to Belarusian state media.The state-controlled Belta news age...

Thailand protesters openly criticise monarchy of King Maha

Speakers at a Thai anti-government protest have demanded reforms to the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, calling for its powers to be curbed in unusually frank public comments. Defaming the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison under ...

Texas Civil Rights Project halts extrajudicial expulsion of child asylum seekers

If there was any reason left to believe that the Trump administration’s immigration policy was centered on the rule of law, it was swiftly put down this week. The Texas Civil Rights Pro...

Fuel prices today: Petrol pump dealers on strike; here are petrol, diesel rates on Wednesday

On Wednesday, the citizens can heave a sigh of relief when it comes to the rate of petrol and diesel (fuel prices today) in India. The fuel rates today are stable in all metros, including at the country's capital, New Delhi and other cities like Mumbai...

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US calls off search for seven marines and sailor missing at sea

The US military has called off a search for seven marines and a sailor missing at sea for days, saying they were presumed dead.  The military personnel were aboard an amphibious assault vehicle that sank on Thursday in deep water off the coast of ...

BJP leader Vijay Goel demands renaming of Babar Road in Delhi as ‘5 August Marg’

A day before the much-anticipated Bhoomi Poojan ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Delhi BJP leader Vijay Goel on Tuesday demanded that the Babar Road in Delhi`s Bengali market be renamed as 5 August Marg. The former Union Minister also put up a ...

International Air Travel: Centre issues fresh guidelines; passengers to undergo mandatory 7-day paid quarantine

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), on part of the central government, has issued fresh guidelines for international air passengers arriving in India. The new guidelines are set to come into effect from August 8. All international...

Mask skeptic Louie Gohmert tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, a rightwing Tea Party Republican well-known for not wearing a mask while lawmaking, has tested positive for COVID-19.Gohmert was scheduled to travel to Midland, ...

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Rhea Chakraborty threatened to prove Sushant Singh Rajput is insane: KK Singh in FIR

In the latest development, DNA has learnt that Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh, in the FIR filed with Bihar Police, had stated that Rhea Chakraborty threatened to prove Sushant Singh Rajput insane. He said that Rhea objected to Sushant's pl...

Philippines orders millions to stay home: Coronavirus updates

Millions of people on the main island of Luzon, including the capital Manila, went back into a partial lockdown for the next two weeks.Australia's second-most populous state, Victoria, said on Tuesday that 500 military personnel will be deployed to...

How Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti reacted to Ankita Lokhande’s ‘truth wins’ post

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Wednesday replied to Ankita Lokhande's "truth wins" post on Instagram with a simple comment saying "God is always with the truth". Ankita's post came just a day after the late actor's father registere...

WB govt extends restriction on flights to Kolkata from six cities till Aug 15

The Kolkata airport has announced extension on restrictions of flights arriving in Kolkata from six cities--Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur, and Ahmedabad, till August 15 in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the city. "The restriction on arriving ...

Guy Benson slams ‘slimeball’ Pelosi over criticism of Dr. Birx, calls speaker ‘nasty piece of work’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., showed herself to be a “slimeball politician” by her attacks on White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx’s character, Fox News Radio host Guy Benson said on “The Guy Benson Show.”“Sho...

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West heading for divorce? Here’s what we know

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's marriage has been grabbing headlines this past week. According to reports, the reality star's and her husband's wedding has hit rocky waters and they have been living at the two ends of their house amidst the lockdown.&n...

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Biden campaign blasts Trump over Putin call that did not discuss Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Source: Axios.comJoe Biden's presidential campaign blasted President Donald Trump's conduct as "absolutely despicable" after Trump said he did not ask in a recent call with Russian President Vladmir Putin about alleged Russian bounties on U.S. troops i...

United adds some international flights for September, but remains cautious

A United Airlines plane sits on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesUnited Airlines on Friday said it plans to add a small amount of flights in September, staying cautious as the coronavirus pandemic con...

NHL hockey is back, and it’s TV-only game is sport’s biggest Covid challenge

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - JULY 29: Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks and Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets compete for a faceoff during the second period in an exhibition game prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on July 29, ...

Bush, Clinton, Obama to eulogise John Lewis at funeral

When John Lewis is mourned, revered and celebrated at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday, he returns to a sacred place imbued with civil rights history.The arc of Lewis's legacy of activism will once again be tied to Ebenezer's former Pasto...

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FBI, DOJ claim errors in FISA court filings did not impact orders

The FBI and the Department of Justice claimed in a Wednesday filing that an investigation of 29 FISA court applications that had been audited by the DOJ inspector general showed that there were no errors that affected how the court ruled.The inspe...

The El Paso Massacre, one year later

A year ago, it was an ordinary Saturday in El Paso. At least, that’s how the day started. After a gunman entered a Walmart and started firing at everyone he thought was Latino, it turned into th...

Covid-19 testing delays create a public health nightmare as schools and workplaces try to reopen

Adriana Cardenas, a medical technologist processes test samples for the coronavirus at the AdventHealth Tampa labs on June 25, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.Octavio Jones | Getty ImagesAcross much of the U.S., concerned citizens are lining up to get tested fo...

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after minimally invasive non-surgical procedure

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at The Library of Congress on February 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)Shannon FinneyThe Supreme Court on Wednesday said that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been hospitalized ...

BJP leader Vijay Goel demands renaming of Babar Road in Delhi as ‘5 August Marg’

A day before the much-anticipated Bhoomi Poojan ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Delhi BJP leader Vijay Goel on Tuesday demanded that the Babar Road in Delhi`s Bengali market be renamed as 5 August Marg. The former Union Minister also put up a ...

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton records dramatic seventh home victory, Max Verstappen finishes second

Lewis Hamilton limped to a record seventh home British Grand Prix victory after his Mercedes suffered a dramatic last-lap puncture on Sunday. In an astonishing finish to a race he had dominated from pole position, the Briton stretched his Formula One ...

Mnuchin defends GOP delay in coronavirus bill

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended Senate Republicans for their delay in crafting a new coronavirus stimulus package on Sunday, while pushing back against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that the Trump administration is not trying to en...

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‘Congress, another name for horsetrading’: Ex-Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy slams party over ‘Save Democracy’ slogans

Slamming the Congress for holding a nationwide protest in front of the Raj Bhavans of various states with the slogan 'Save Democracy and Save Constitution" against the actions of the BJP amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Former Karnataka ...

Trump says coronavirus death toll ‘is what it is’ as he insists pandemic is ‘under control’ in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in an executive order signing event on "hiring American" in the very dark Cabinet Room of the White House, with the lights low and curtains drawn, in Washington, U.S., August 3, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | ReutersPres...

Facebook will prepare users for mail-in voting for 2020 election amid pandemic

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg leaves after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France on May 10, 2019.Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesFacebook is preparing for the United States to rely on mail-in v...

Feinstein: Letting Americans sue China over coronavirus response would be ‘huge mistake’

Allowing citizens to sue China for damages caused by the novel coronavirus would backfire and open up the United States to the same level of scrutiny from other countries around the world, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thurs...