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Donald Trump claims improved ties as he hosts Mexico’s president

08/07/2020

President Donald Trump, who has denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the US ally with crippling tariffs, welcomed President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the White House, called him a cherished partner and claimed the countries’ economic and security ties were reaching new heights.

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Task force makes policy recommendations for Joe Biden’s presidential bid

08/07/2020

Political task forces Joe Biden formed with one-time rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing recommended that the former vice president embrace proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health care coverage and rebuilding a Covid-19-ravaged economy.

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US Supreme Court backs Trump rule on birth control coverage

08/07/2020

More employers who cite religious or moral grounds can decline to offer cost-free birth control coverage to their workers, the US Supreme Court ruled, upholding Trump administration rules that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception.

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Harvard and MIT sue to block rule on international students

08/07/2020

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying in the US if they take classes entirely online this autumn.

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Hong Kong sees opening of Beijing national security office

08/07/2020

Beijing’s national security office has opened in Hong Kong, just over a week after China’s central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view as a further deterioration of freedoms promised to the former British colony.

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German prosecutors close probe into 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

08/07/2020

German prosecutors said on Wednesday that they have closed their investigation into a bomb attack on Munich’s Oktoberfest in 1980, more than five years after they revived the probe in the hope that new evidence might point to previously unknown co-conspirators.

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Rare gorillas with babies in Nigeria captured on camera

08/07/2020

Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

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Trump niece’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

08/07/2020

President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public, according to a copy obtained by the Associated Press.

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