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President Trump on Thursday announced he will throw the opening pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15. Trump told reporters at a White House coronavirus task force briefing that he was asked to throw the pitch by his friend Randy Levine, president of the New York Yankees. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good, as long as no one takes a knee.
President Trump on Thursday announced the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida has been cancelled as cases continue to spike in the state. During a briefing at the White House, Trump said presidential nominating delegates would still meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was the original planned location. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A mess.
Supplemental checks for laid-off workers are set to expire at month’s end. Republicans and Democrats disagree on what to do next. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, no more money is given so jobs can grow.

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Two days for the inspection, Trump attended a Republican Party fundraiser at the hotel and was seen in the lobby without a mask.        USA Today
A federal judge has ruled that he will allow a recent ordinance approved by the Seattle City Council that bars police from using tear gas, pepper spray and other crowd control devices to go into effect on Sunday. But, U.S. District Judge James Robart reserved the right to ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dumb idea and judgment.
Add "The Gipper" Ronald Reagan to the list of historical giants targeted by "cancel culture" within the last month. Police in Dixon, Ill. — the location of 40th president's boyhood home — are looking for two female suspects who vandalized a Reagan statue Tuesday night. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Shame!
The federal government wants to help Detroit fight violent crime, not patrol streets in search of protesters, city officials said Thursday. Mayor Mike Duggan said Detroit hasn't experienced the protest-related violence seen in other cities. He said he and police Chief James Craig “are comfortable” that any ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday excoriated GOP Rep. Ted Yoho on a fiery speech on the House floor. ABC
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
Gender inequalities in newsrooms have increased during the coronavirus pandemic according to a survey published Thursday by the International Federation of Journalists ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.

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In a move squarely aimed at courting white conservative suburban voters, the Trump administration officially dismantles Obama fair housing rule. ABC
VOA VIEW: As he should.
Joe Biden and Barack Obama are stepping up their attacks on President Donald Trump and defending their time in the White House in a new video ABC
VOA VIEW: Two fools.
The weekly jobless claims tally has been over a million each week since March. ABC
VOA VIEW: It will get worse if the government extend the present $600 program.
Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin objected to creating a new federal holiday, saying he doesn't support adding other paid day off for federal workers. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good decision.

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The UK says the Russian satellite launched "a projectile with the characteristics of a weapon". BBC
VOA VIEW: If true, it should be shot down.
It wasn't clear the agents knew Ted Wheeler was there when they used the tear gas. He'd addressed a mostly hostile crowd of demonstrators. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good for being a fool.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear-gassed by federal agents while speaking to a group of protesters Wednesday night. CBS
VOA VIEW: They are.

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Gonzalo has already set a record in what is expected to be an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season. CBS
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the White House and Senate Republicans had reached a "fundamental agreement." CBS
VOA VIEW: There should be no further gifts.
Stocks traded lower on Thursday as Microsoft led shares of major tech companies lower and traders pored through disappointing unemployment data. CNBC
Speaking just two days after Shelton secured key Senate banking committee approval, Romney said he won't join his party in supporting President Trump's nominee. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Romney should be a Dem.
The United States is expected to surpass 4 million officially recorded Covid-19 cases Thursday -- and a quarter of that count will have come in just the last 15 days. CNN
VOA VIEW: Sad, but only China is at fault.

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President Donald Trump on Thursday joined Republicans who are publicly criticizing GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, who has broken with the President in regard to American military engagement overseas and support for Dr. Anthony Fauci during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN
VOA VIEW: If true, sad.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has once again been accused of pushing an “anti-police agenda” involving prosecuting officers for following orders -- instead of condemning violent demonstrators and city officials -- after another veteran city cop turned himself in Wednesday to face criminal charges related to the unrest that broke out in the city after the death of George Floyd FOX News
VOA VIEW: The DA should be ousted.
The British government announced Wednesday that it will open a new special pathway to obtaining U.K. citizenship for up to 3 million eligible Hong Kongers as of January 2021.   FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good, China's loss.

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A Florida police officer teamed up with a good Samaritan to resuscitate a man after he apparently overdosed and fell unconscious on a sidewalk, authorities said. FOX News
Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty on Wednesday alleged that police “saboteurs” and “provocateurs” are the ones starting fires after infiltrating crowds of demonstrators who’ve dominated the streets for more than 50 consecutive nights – an unsubstantiated claim quickly shot down by the city’s police union before Hardesty later apologized. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Hardesty acted and is a fool.
The first hurricane this season in the Central Pacific strengthened late Wednesday into a major storm as it remains on track to potentially impact Hawaii by this weekend. FOX News
As forecasters monitor what could be the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season over open water, another tropical threat is brewing much closer to the U.S. mainland. FOX News
Portland's City Council passed new policies on Wednesday that will immediately ban all police bureau members from working with federal law enforcement and prevents them from intentionally arresting or using force on journalists and legal observers. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Portland has not learned their lesson, yet.
Democrats on Thursday said the coronavirus relief bill that Senate Republicans and the White House have hashed out falls "very short" of their expectations and said it likely won't pass through Congress. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems want to waste money.
Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at North Korea's Kwangchon Chicken Farm, where he raised concerns about the regime's food supply, state media reported Thursday. UPI
A Chinese researcher wanted for a visa violation has taken refuge in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, U.S. officials said, adding tension the deteriorating relationship between the world's two largest economies. UPI
VOA VIEW: China better get their act together.

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