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With COVID-19 cases rising in red states, Republican officials are caught between taking a hard line to tamp down the outbreak or staying consistent with Trump. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Stay and backing Trump is the best bet.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed that some of the active-duty service members mobilized to Washington, DC, last month to respond to civil unrest were issued bayonets. And Defense Department documents show that some were not trained in riot response before they were deployed to the nation’s capital, according to the... New York Post
The South Dakota landmark has drawn criticism over the land it occupies, the main sculptor behind it and the legacies of the men it memorializes. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals better leave Rushmore alone.
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Movie-goers who miss the experience of heading to theaters have a new option for the summer.
VOA VIEW: A waste of money.
Donald Trump has resisted wearing a face mask in public but told a television reporter on Wednesday he's open to wearing one in "a tight situation."
VOA VIEW: As he should - positive.
The bipartisan legislation passed after Chinese authorities implemented its so-called "national security law" restricting freedoms in Hong Kong.
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Ohio trial court judges do not have to consider whether defendants have the ability to pay for the cost of their prosecutions now or in the future, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court in a 5-2 vote said judges already have broad discretion to waive, ... Washington Times
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a mask requirement for almost all Texans and limited mass gatherings Thursday as he contends with an explosion of COVID-19 cases. The Republican said residents must wear a covering over their mouths and noses in public spaces within counties with 20 coronavirus cases or more. He ... Washington Times
The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election ABC
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Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations ABC
VOA VIEW: True or not, Russia would deny.
Twin employment reports highlight the ongoing anguish America's labor market. ABC
The reopening of businesses has spurred job growth but a rise in Covid-19 cases may hamper recovery. BBC
Groups that track the incidents related to the coronavirus report physical and verbal assaults, harassment and discrimination CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal negative propaganda.
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In an interview on "The Takeout" podcast, former national security adviser John Bolton told Major Garrett that the president's approach to international negotiations is "naive and foolish." "I think he believed, and he said this to many people in this country and overseas, he can make deals on major issues in a day's worth of negotiations," Bolton said. The full interview airs Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on CBSN. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bolton is an idiot.
Stocks rose as investors cheered a bigger-than-expected jobs increase as the economy tries to claw back from the coronavirus shutdown. CNBC
Governors in Michigan, Florida, Texas, California, Colorado and Arizona are closing thousands of bars again ahead of the Fourth of July weekend as Covid-19 cases in those states surge. CNBC
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Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies, but Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, announcing that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield -- in addition to a face mask or face covering. CNN
Travelers using one of America’s busiest airports faced delays Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration agent tested positive for the coronavirus. FOX News
Top U.S. health officials told lawmakers Thursday they're pursuing multiple technologies to develop a COVID-19 vaccine that could cut months off the normal time it takes to get it to market. UPI
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top-ranking infectious diseases expert, said Thursday there's a risk of an even larger spread of COVID-19 unless a recent wave of new cases is brought under control. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fauci is guessing, as usual.
Chinese Coast Guard boats have been navigating waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea as tensions rise between Beijing and Tokyo over the Senkaku or Diaoyutai Islands. UPI
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Sixty-two countries violated United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea over a one-year period, according to a report from a Washington think tank. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should all be sanctioned.
Facebook will start a voter registration drive over the Fourth of July weekend. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good for liberals.
Ghislaine Maxwell, a close friend and associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday and charged by U.S. officials with aiding him in the sexual abuse of minor girls. UPI
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Nearly two-thirds of Americans, a record share, believe the coronavirus crisis is getting worse, according to a Gallup survey Thursday. UPI
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