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Testifying before Congress on Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly credited President Trump for coronavirus policy decisions that saved lives. Those measures included Trump’s decisions to ban flights from China, the UK and the rest of Europe, and the administration’s “Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread”  quarantine policy, initially ordered in mid-March and then extended to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A turn around in praise.
President Trump warned of an “election disaster” with mail-in voting, but cited no evidence of fraud. Joe Biden has postponed his planned announcement of a running mate. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Any Biden pick will be bad.
Nearly half of 258 police agencies surveyed this month are reporting that funding has already been cut or is expected to be.        USA Today

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The St. Louis Cardinals had two players test positive, further altering MLB's schedule and casting doubt on the 60-game season.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: It's bad news.
All 50 states have issued warnings about the packages some of which contain morning glory, hibiscus, roses, cabbage, mustard, mint, sage and rosemary.        USA Today
The Justice Department on Friday scheduled the execution of two death row inmates, who were each convicted murder. A third death row inmate earlier this week had his execution scheduled for August. The government this month killed three federal inmates on death row. If the remaining three executions go forward, ... Washington Times
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called out President Donald Trump's administration Friday for not knowing what's happening in Michigan and the Legislature for refusing to work with her to address gun violence. Her comments came during a livestream conference with gun control advocacy groups Everytown for Gun Safety ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Whitmer is an idiot.
The House of Representatives voted Friday to allocate a half-billion dollars toward strengthening and securing U.S. elections as part of a giant spending bill unlikely to face similar success in the Senate. Included within the $1.3 trillion appropriations package approved by the Democratic-controlled House is $500 million. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Wasteful fools.
President Donald Trump says his administration is weighing action against TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national-security and censorship concerns ABC
VOA VIEW: He should.

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Hurricane Isaias strengthened to a Category 1 storm and will hit the Bahamas Friday, forecasters said. ABC
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform’s site’s rules ABC
VOA VIEW: Twitter is a serious joke.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents he turned over to a Senate panel that is investigating Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems had their day.
Though Arizona awarded its 11 electoral votes to Donald Trump in 2016, Biden has tied or topped the president in nearly every recent poll here. CBS

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Under the new rule, the U.S. will start charging for asylum applications for the first time in its history. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
With no extension in sight, some 25 million unemployed workers will struggle to pay their rent or mortgage and other bills. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are at fault.
Congressional Democrats argue that the White House does not understand the severity of the situation facing Americans. CBS

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A series of recent anti-Semitic comments and online posts from celebrities has drawn criticism and backlash. It comes after a report earlier this year found 2019 was a record year for anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, joined CBSN to discuss the rise in incidents and how to combat anti-Semitism in the "cancel culture" era. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok. While the deal doesn't further Microsoft's mission of servicing enterprise customers, it may be too good of an opportunity to pass up. CNBC
James Murdoch resigned from the News Corp board of directors on Friday citing "disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions." CNBC
The White House denied a report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some hard-hit states look bad as "entirely false." CNBC
A divided Supreme Court on Friday allowed continued construction of a portion of President Donald Trump's border wall while legal challenges play out. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good!

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) gets in a fiery exchange with Dr. Anthony Fauci over whether protests should be limited in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a double talking fake.
The order was originally set to last for two weeks, but Justice Department lawyers want the orders removed immediately. FOX News
A Republican Alabama lawmaker said he has no plans to step down from his state legislator position after he resigned as pastor from a Baptist church in Prattville after days of backlash for posting a photo celebrating the birthday of a Confederate Army general and former Ku Klux Klan leader on the same day the state honored the legacy of the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The nation is going through liberal rhetoric.

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Portland Police have reportedly been paid more than $5.3 million in total overtime. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Congress adjourned for the weekend Friday without coming to an agreement on a new coronavirus relief bill as key stimulus benefits expired. UPI
Government officials and residents in Florida were in full preparation mode on Friday as Hurricane Isaias pounded the Bahamas with strong winds and heavy rains, and moved closer to the U.S. mainland. UPI
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top expert on infectious diseases, expressed "cautious" optimism in Congress Friday that a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 will available this fall or early winter. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fauci has never been right on any prediction.
Coca-Cola on Friday introduced its latest attempt to fuse its signature soft drink with coffee in three different flavors. UPI
Google said Friday it will be more aggressive in countering hacked material and misinformation campaigns than in 2016, saying it will penalize websites and advertisers who take part in such efforts. UPI

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