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Karan Johar reveals two of his house staff tested positive for COVID-19

Karan Johar in a statement via his Instagram story revealed that two of his house staff have been tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote, "I'd like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as t...

Elizabeth Warren, after swearing off top-dollar fundraisers, to hold one for Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren – who during her White House bid repeatedly forswore top-dollar fundraisers with wealthy donors – will host such a gathering for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden next month. The move comes as the progressive s...

Over 2.35 lakh personnel deployed in West Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

Days after cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in south West Bengal, the state government on Monday said that it is working to restore its essential services at the earliest and has deployed over 2.35 lakh police personnel and state officials fo...

Subdued Eid al-Fitr in India, Bangladesh amid coronavirus crisis

Muslims in India and Bangladesh celebrated a subdued Eid al-Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.The three-day holiday that begins with the sighting of the moon is usually a time for ...

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Virgina Gov. Northam criticized after not wearing mask or social distancing on beach

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam faced criticism on social media after appearing on Virginia Beach Saturday without a face mask and not practicing social d...

Finland’s foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations

Finland's constitutional committee said on Wednesday it had asked the country's prosecutor general to investigate the legality of Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto's push to repatriate Finnish children from a camp in Syria and his handling of ...

Trump announces $19B to farmers, ranchers to ‘maintain the health’ of the food supply chain amid coronavirus

President Trump on Tuesday announced a $19 billion coronavirus food assistance program to support farmers and ranchers and “maintain the health of the food supply chain” in the United States amid the coronavirus crisis."The farmers and ranchers are inc...

Presidential debate preview: Bloomberg, on stage for the first time, may become punching bag for Sanders

Leading into the ninth Democratic debate Wednesday night, the ball is in Sen. Bernie Sander’s court.After a strong showing in Iowa and taking first place in New Hampshire, the Vermont Senato...

China plans new national security law for Hong Kong

China will propose a national security law for Hong Kong in response to last year's sometimes violent pro-democracy protests that plunged the city into its deepest turmoil since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997, according to state news agency X...

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Questions remain after US cop kills Muslim man who ‘threw rocks’

The Muslim community in the US state of Georgia is searching for answers after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Sudanese-American man earlier this month. Yassin Mohamed, 47, was killed on May 9 by an Evans County sheriff's deputy near the rura...

Trump threatens to move GOP convention over coronavirus restrictions in North Carolina

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington.Alex Brandon | APPresident Donald Trump on Monday said that he "will be reluctantly forced" to m...

Amazon investors want the company to address worker safety at its shareholder meeting

A group of Amazon shareholders is listening to warehouse workers who have raised alarms about safety conditions at the company's facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.The shareholders, who include the managers of pension funds in New York, Califor...

Top sports news: Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away, Roman Reigns turns 35 & more

In Monday's top Sports News (May 25, 2020), countries around the globe continue to be under lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus. All sporting events have yet begun as many tournaments have been postponed to a future date like the Olympics 2020...

Nearly two-thirds favor voting by mail, but wide partisan divide: poll

As President Trump continues his full-court press this holiday weekend against states moving to expand voting by mail, a new national poll indicates that by a more than 2-to-1 margin Americans favor allowing balloting through the mail in November’...

Texas Daily

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence

The GOP-controlled Senate has confirmed Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe, a Republican, represents Texas’ 4th District that covers Northeast Texas.The conf...

Amid pandemic and pandemonium, Harris County appoints new Clerk

As the GOP’s crusade against safe voting continues here in Texas and nationally, the Harris County Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday appointed a replacement for outgoing County Clerk Diane Trautma...

Abbott’s budget cuts threaten higher education, environmental protection

For several weeks, State Comptroller Glenn Hegar has been sounding the alarm on a looming state budget shortfall.The state’s general revenue that lawmakers use to fund state services and age...

Can a progressive beat the most conservative Democrat in the Texas Senate?

On March 3, 2020, in the shadow of a contentious presidential primary election, incumbent legislators and scores of primary challengers ran to serve in one of the 181 seats of the Texas Legislat...

Abbott can’t pick and choose his favorite COVID-19 data

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that most Texas businesses, from bars to bowling alleys, will be allowed to reopen.In a press conference updating Texans about the news, Abbott said he focu...

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Top sports news: Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away, Roman Reigns turns 35 & more

In Monday's top Sports News (May 25, 2020), countries around the globe continue to be under lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus. All sporting events have yet begun as many tournaments have been postponed to a future date like the Olympics 2020...

Defense secretary doubles down on aggressive timeline to have coronavirus vaccine ready by the end of the year

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 18, 2020 in Washingto...

Video: When an army officer told policemen…’We are proud of you’

In a motivating video that will make you feel better in the tough times that the country is going through, an Indian Army is appreciating the work being done by the police and distributing sweets to them. The video, posted on Twitter by Bikaner police...

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Nicaragua’s ‘express burials’ hide true COVID-19 scale: Doctors

Doctors are warning of looming coronavirus chaos in Nicaragua, where victims' families and the opposition accuse President Daniel Ortega's government of ordering "express burials" to hide the true number of infections. To date, the Central America...

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) who have been forced to leave their home countries are now facing greater risks in the United Kingdom due to the spread of coronavirus and the restrictions brought into force to fight it, according t...

Trump considers panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media

WASHINGTON — President Trump is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would likely draw pushback from technology companies and others...

House Democrats introduce inspector general protection bill after Trump fires several watchdogs

Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on D.C. statehood on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call | Getty ImagesHouse Democrats on Friday announced a new bill to protect inspect...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann tests positive for COVID-19

Today Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann and her husband both tested positive for the coronavirus. She is the highest-ranking official in Texas who is known to have tested posit...

China drops 2020 economic growth target: Coronavirus live updates

With 20,000 deaths and more than 310,000 infections, Brazil is fast approaching Russia to become the world's second coronavirus hotspot, behind the United States. China will not announce an annual growth target for 2020 as it tries to rebuild ...

Dallas Morning News

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Obamagate’ is a lot more complex than it may sound

Was it Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi?Or, was it Bain Capital, Bain Capital, Bain Capital?Her emails, her emails, her emails.Maybe it’s Russia, Russia, Russia?Aha. We’ve settled on one for the 2020 presidential campaign. It’s not distilled convenien...

Trump slams China’s ‘incompetence’ over coronavirus: Live updates

US President Donald Trump blamed China for "mass incompetence" and singled out Beijin for "mass worldwide killing".The number of deaths in a single day reached a record in Brazil - which has the world's third-biggest outbreak.China has accused ...

Gov. Abbott’s base comes with gloves and masks off

Texas’ progressive populist Jim Hightower once said, “the only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadillos.” It’s a fate Governor Abbott would like to avoid as he tries ...

Judge in Flynn case hires lawyer as appeals court reviews his decision not to dismiss: report

U.S. District Court Judge Emmett G. Sullivan has taken the unusual step of hiring an attorney to represent him as an appeals court reviews his decision not to immediately grant the Justice Department's (DOJ's) request to dismiss its case...

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Court keeps New York’s Democratic presidential primary on ballot for June

Score one for former Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang.A federal appeals court on Tuesday agreed with a lower federal court judge’s ruling that the Democratic presidential primary contest must be included on the bal...

Russia reports its highest single-day death toll: Live updates

Russia reported 153 coronavirus deaths, the epidemic's highest daily toll, raising total fatalities to 3,541.Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus o...

Abbott’s budget cuts threaten higher education, environmental protection

For several weeks, State Comptroller Glenn Hegar has been sounding the alarm on a looming state budget shortfall.The state’s general revenue that lawmakers use to fund state services and age...

Hanau shooting: Nine dead in attacks at shisha lounges in Germany

At least nine people were killed at two shisha lounges in a German city on Wednesday evening, an assault that federal prosecutors are investigating as a possible far-right attack.The suspect was later found dead at his home early on Thursday after the ...

Digital health stocks are surging because ‘suddenly now we’re in the future’

Two staff members wheel Amwell telemedicine carts into the entrance of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children's Hospital in Mission Bay, San Francisco, California during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, March 16, 202...

‘Will miss playing in front of huge crowd’: Shikhar Dhawan

Team India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has expressed his thoughts on how all players will miss playing in front of a packed crowd if the tournaments are gonna take place behind closed doors for some time amid coronavirus outbreak. Dhawan was doing a...

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Biden’s campaign responds to pool reporter being booted from Wall Street fundraising call

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The pool reporter who was designated to cover a Joe Biden fundraising call with Wall Street players Thursday evening apparently had an early night.The NBC ...

‘Insane lunch’: Kareena, Karisma cannot stop praising Saif Ali Khan’s Eid special mutton biryani

Saif Ali Khan turned a chef under quarantine and rang in Eid with mutton biryani for family. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor were the few lucky ones who could relish the mutton biryani for lunch and they let Saif know just how amazing the food w...

China drops 2020 economic growth target: Coronavirus live updates

With 20,000 deaths and more than 310,000 infections, Brazil is fast approaching Russia to become the world's second coronavirus hotspot, behind the United States. China will not announce an annual growth target for 2020 as it tries to rebuild ...

Good news for tipplers in Mumbai, BMC allows home delivery of liquor

In good news to tipplers in Mumbai, the BMC has allowed home delivery of liquor via e-commerce platforms in the city as coronavirus-enforced lockdown guidelines have been relaxed by the municipal authorities.  The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporati...

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Domestic flights at Kolkata airport to resume from May 28 in wake of Amphan relief work

Domestic flight operations will not begin from Monday at the Kolkata airport owing to relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan. Kolkata Airport in an official communication has informed that flight operations will retur...

Global dividends are under pressure, but they still offer long-term opportunity: Strategist

Dividend ETFs are down in the dumps.Companies have been slashing shareholder payouts as the coronavirus pandemic slows economic activity and weighs on an assortment of industries, which hasn't boded well for dividend-based exchange-traded funds.Most po...

Congress’ ‘parliamentary distancing’ in the age of coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The Senate was in session last week. Then left. Then the House appeared at the end of the week. Then left, too. The Senate returned this week. Senators lea...

Facebook is giving $20 million to women, minority and veteran-owned businesses, says Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday said the company is giving $20 million to small businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans in the U.S. "We know when crises hit the most vulnerable get hit the hardest," Sandberg told CNBC's Jim Cr...

Brazil overtakes Russia to become No 2 in world for virus cases

Brazil has confirmed more than 330,000 cases of the coronavirus, surpassing Russia to become the nation with the second-highest number of infections, behind only the United States. The grim milestone on Friday came as the World Health Organization (WHO...

Trump assails state efforts to ease voting because of coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his campaign against absentee voting in the United States by threatening to withhold unspecified federal funding from two states that recently moved to make the practice easier because of the coronavirus p...

Did Jaideep Ahlawat just confirm ‘Paatal Lok’ season 2?

Anushka Sharma produced web show 'Paatal Lok' is making headlines currently after the Gorkha community took legal action against the makers for a sexist slug directed towards their women. While the first season of the show has landed into a contro...

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Trump friend Roger Stone is set to be sentenced. Here’s what you need to know

Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, November 6, 2019.Tom Brenner | ReutersR...

Hydroxychloroquine tied to increased risk of death: Study

Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which US President Donald Trump says he has been taking, is tied to increased risk of death in COVID-19 patients, according to a study published in medical journal The Lancet on Friday. The study, which observed more th...

‘Extremely ill-advised to reopen airports in COVID-19 red zone’: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

One day before domestic flight services are set to resume across India amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the reopening of airports in red zones was "extremely ill-advised". Tak...

US says China’s HK national security law could lead to sanctions

China's proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions and threaten the city's status as a financial hub, the White House has said.Beijing, meanwhile, warned of a "new Cold War" with the United States, saying the countr...