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Trump's order enacts a $400 weekly federal unemployment benefit, less than the $600 benefit that expired at the end of July.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dems would make a major mistake trying to stop citizens from getting relief.
Protesters and police weren’t the only ones squaring off in Portland — President Trump jumped into the fray with words. Only hours before cops and activists faced off early Saturday on the city’s east side, the president once again accused “anarchists” and “mobs” of orchestrating the demonstrations. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Portland is out of control.
The protester accused of shouting in a cop’s ear with a high-power bullhorn — and who forced cops to retreat after they tried to arrest him for it — now faces up to seven years prison on felony assault charges. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement Saturday defending Commissioner Dermot Shea ordering his tactical-gear... New York Post

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Emboldened by Republican divisions and a favorable political landscape, the speaker is refusing to agree to a narrow relief measure, unbothered by charges that she is an impediment to a deal. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Pelosi will lose.
Executives have gone unpunished for profiting from undocumented workers, who in turn face housing instability, deportation and family separation.        USA Today
Less than 1% or 60 of the nation's 8,000 breweries are owned by Black people. The Black is Beautiful beer project is looking to remove barriers.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: There is nothing stopping blacks from getting in the brewing industry.
The needle has moved in Neil Young's lawsuit against President Trump's reelection campaign after a federal court judge was assigned Friday to consider his claims of damages done. A civil summons was also issued in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, moving along the musician's copyright ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Trump will prevail - liberal thought.
TikTok threatened legal action Friday in light of President Trump issuing an executive order creating uncertainties about the future of the popular Chinese-owned social media app. Reacting to the order banning Americans from doing business with ByteDance, the Beijing-based company behind the app, TikTok said it was considering suing the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: TikTok must be ousted.
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning. ABC

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The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency, the U.S. Postal Service ABC
Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns. BBC
Roughly 143,000 students in Connecticut did not log on for remote learning after public school closed in mid-March. CBS
Robert O'Brien said Russia and China are both taking steps to interfere in November's elections. CBS

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The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said additional federal aid is needed to address the economic impact of the pandemic. CBS
President Trump's four orders extend unemployment benefits, provide a payroll tax holiday, defer student loan payments through 2020 and extend the federal moratorium on evictions. CNBC
Americans are worried they won't be able to keep paying their credit cards. These are their options. CNBC

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Washington lawmakers are deadlocked on what aid to include in the next coronavirus stimulus package. But $1,200 stimulus checks seem to be one feature they can agree on. The problem is that that money won't carry Americans very far, particularly when it comes to rent payments. CNBC
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday called President Donald Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief "absurdly unconstitutional." CNN
The White House's top economic adviser on Sunday defended a series of executive actions President Donald Trump signed a day earlier to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, attempting to explain how states will be able to work with the federal government to provide assistance to Americans impacted by the crisis. CNN
CNN's Brian Stelter highlights a common theme as right-wing talk radio shows target 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden. CNN
A Georgia school has reported several cases of coronavirus following a viral photo that shows a hallway crammed with students when classes resumed last week, while a separate school district reported 100 suspected cases among students and staff ahead of its online-only start date later this month. FOX News

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A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago. FOX News
A Florida police officer who feared for her life shot and killed a suspect while he was choking her Friday night, investigators said. FOX News
Counterfeit documents are giving criminals a license to commit a host of offenses, including terrorism, U.S. officials say -- and young adults who are lax with their personal information may be their biggest enablers. FOX News

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More than a third of Americans say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine right now, even if were free and FDA-approved, according to a new Gallup poll. FOX News
Some residents in North Carolina were jolted awake early Sunday morning as the largest earthquake to hit the state since 1916 struck near Sparta, N.C.: magnitude 5.1. UPI
After more than 10 days since Douglas dissipated northwest of Hawaii, the East Pacific has come alive with the formation of a new tropical storm, Elida. UPI
Even after an apology, some have concerns about Biden's comments. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden has little chance of being President.
An executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says it is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions ABC
VOA VIEW: Huawei will hopefully implode.
The prime minister is to ask for early elections amid the crisis over Tuesday's devastating blast. BBC
The conference's university presidents made the decision to cancel all fall sports - including soccer and volleyball - and explore making them up in the spring season. CBS
VOA VIEW: Smart decision.
Contaminated onions have now been found in 43 states and sickened 640 people. CBS
China slammed the United States for imposing "barbarous" sanctions in response to Beijing's crackdown in Hong Kong. CBS
VOA VIEW: China will lose.
The Equal Pay Act passed in 1963, making gender-based wage discrimination illegal. However, more than 50 years later women are still paid less than their male counterparts. The pandemic could be making the situation worse, with women suffering more job losses than men. For Black and Latina women, the gap is even bigger. CBS
VOA VIEW: Equality and ability are two different things.
Overall, Apple removed 851 apps in the year between July 2018 and June 2019, and the vast majority of requests came from China. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
National Nurses United is urging the Senate to pass the multi-trillion-dollar HEROES Act, approved by House Democrats but stalled by the Senate, which would utilize the Defense Production Act to generate more protective equipment, bring economic relief and order the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to institute an emergency temporary standard on infectious diseases. FOX News
A state judge has temporarily shut down a barbecue restaurant at the request of the Louisiana Health Department Friday, for refusing to enforce mask mandate laws. FOX News
Firefighters set controlled fires Saturday to clear vegetation around the Apple Fire, which has spread to more than 32,400 acres in Southern California. UPI
Jerry Sheridan has secured the Republican nomination in the race for Maricopa County sheriff in Arizona, defeating Joe Arpaio in a bid to get his old job back. UPI

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