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Texas Senate runoff asks whether what worked for Democrats in 2018 still works in 2020   10%

Many national Democrats support veteran MJ Hegar, but African American state Sen. Royce West is gaining energy from social protests.

Exotic tetraquark: CERN physicists discover novel particle   7%

Once again, particle physicists at CERN have discovered a previously unknown state of matter. It consists of four charm quarks and is probably the first find in a new class of particles.

Calls to reverse 'absurd' rule on endangered species, boost koala aid   -1%

Labor and environmental groups are calling for changes to how the extinction threat to koalas and other species is set, and for beefed-up protections near Sydney to preserve the state's healthiest koala colonies.

O'Rourke: Trump's conduct 'deadly and dangerous'  

Former Texas Democratic Congressman and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke tells Amanpour the surge in Covid-19 cases seen across the United States is a "crisis of leadership."

Headlines for July 7, 2020   3%

Judge Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Be Shut Down Pending Review, Trump Admin Moves to Deport and Bar International Students If Colleges Go Online in Fall, Coronavirus Surges Across Country as Dr. Fauci Warns U.S. Still "Knee-Deep" in First Wave, Jair Bolsonaro Gets Tested for COVID-19; WHO Warns AIDS Deaths in Africa Could Rise Amid Pandemic, Congressmembers, Trump Associates Among Beneficiaries of Coronavirus Stimulus Funds, Anti-Asian American Hate Crimes Have Been Soaring Since the Start of the Pandemic, Indiana Civil Rights Activist Says He Was Victim of Attempted Lynching, Video Shows Police Officers Fatally Shooting Phoenix Man in His Parked Car, White Woman Who Claimed Black Man in Central Park Threatened Her, Charged with Filing False Report, GA Governor Declares State of Emergency Days After Fatal Shooting of 8-Year-Old Girl, Pentagon Considering Banning Confederate Flag at Military Bases, Questions Remain After Fire at Iranian Nuclear Facility Caused "Significant Damage", Prominent Iraqi Security and Political Expert Hisham al-Hashimi Shot Dead, Sec. State Pompeo Says U.S. Considering Banning TikTok and Other Chinese Apps, Political Outsider Luis Abinader Wins Dominican Republic Presidential Election, Germany Votes to End Coal Use by 2038; Activists Say It's Not Enough to Stop Climate Catastrophe, SCOTUS Rules States Can Require Electoral College Members to Back Popular Winner, #BlackoutDay2020 Encourages Consumers to Support Black Business Owners

New York Zoos and Aquarium Plan to Open This Month  

If all goes as planned with the state’s reopening, the public will be allowed back to see the animals starting on July 24.

Trumps niece says gag order was fraudulent ahead of publication of her tell-all book  

She claims 'the conduct and character of my uncle, the sitting president of the United States' is part of her life story

Trump administrations move on visas is dream-crashing for Indian students and families  

Indians are the second-largest group of international students in the United States.

Peter Beinart doesn't go far enough   -3%

Liberal Zionists are belatedly waking up to the only just alternative: a single state, shared by Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs. But if Israeli Jews won’t endorse a one state solution, will they have to be dragged unwillingly into it?

Detroit Lions sign Ohio State's Jeff Okudah; only 1 draft pick remains unsigned  

The Detroit Lions announced the signings of four players Monday, including top pick Jeff Okudah of Ohio State.


New York To Require Contact Info From Air Travelers From States That Must Quarantine  

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.

Egyptian police ban flying of kites over national security concerns  

Egyptian police have seized kites from people flying them after a ban by a northern governorate for “safety” reasons and a lawmaker’s warning they posed a “national security threat”.Police seized 369 kites in Cairo on Friday, Al-Ahram reported, while Akhbar Al-Youm, another state newspaper, said police confiscated 99 kites and fined five people in the northern region of Alexandria.The ban was brought in “to ensure the safety of citizens after a number of accidents” involving kites, Alexandria’s…

Almost a third of Britons would refuse coronavirus vaccine or are unsure, survey finds   20%

'There is simply no responsible justification for publishing lies and conspiracy theories about vaccines,' research group states

A 'Hard Rain': Five Takeaways From A Treason Charge In Russia   -6%

Prominent former defense reporter Ivan Safronov has been arrested and jailed on a charge of treason, accused of passing state secrets to a NATO country that his lawyer says is the Czech Republic. Safronov denies the allegation, and former colleagues say it is absurd. Here is a look at possible motives and meanings behind the latest prosecution to rock Russia.

New Mexico: Images of the Land of Enchantment   -16%

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New Mexico is the fifth-largest state by area and is sparsely populated, with nearly half of the state’s 2.1 million residents living in the Albuquerque metropolitan area. Below are a few glimpses of the diverse geography and history of New Mexico and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.

This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.

Namibia: 285 Mining Jobs Lost Amid COVID-19  

[Namibian] THE mining sector has lost about 285 jobs as a result of the Covid-19 imposed lockdown and state of the emergency regulations.

Alibaba touts unstoppable digitization as growth engine  

China’s ongoing digital transformation is attracting attention from the state as well as the country's biggest tech companies including Alibaba.

Lebanon's Tajideen freed by US as part of secret talks -sources   -5%

A Lebanese man accused of financing Hezbollah was freed from jail in the United States last month as a result of indirect contacts between Tehran and Washington that are expected to yield more releases, three senior Middle East officials said.

El Al board rejects government rescue plan and offers one of its own   50%

Directors warn that turning the airline into a state company presents too many problems

Trump claims border wall stopped US being inundated with coronavirus despite 133,000 deaths  

President ignores surging cases and deaths in southern states

The killing of 26 people at a drug rehab center in Mexico thought to be part of a gang war  

Authorities suspect the assault was part of a fierce turf battle that has transformed industrial Guanajuato into one of Mexico's deadliest states.

Op-Ed: How the idea of religious freedom is being used to undermine other rights  

Three new Supreme Court decisions further erode principles of religious freedom that require the separation of church and state.

Taiwan will reopen Guam office, a sign of stronger ties with the US in the face of tension with China   2%

Taiwan will soon reopen its de facto consulate in Guam, bringing its total representative offices in the United States to 13, as the two parties forge stronger ties amid rising tensions with Beijing. In a statement on Friday morning, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it had consulted the US and was in the process of reopening its Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Guam, a US island territory, after operations were suspended in 2017 in a reallocation of the ministry’s budget and staff. …

Aoun sends Ibrahim to Kuwait, Qatar on aid mission   -18%

President Michel Aoun is sending the head of General Security to two Arab Gulf states in a bid to drum up financial support for Lebanon as it grapples with the worst economic crisis in decades, an official source said Sunday.

Republicans are endangering their own supporters and destroying Trumps electoral map   10%

The Republican governors of Florida, Arizona and Texas reopened their states too early and recklessly.

First cases of coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome identified in children in South Carolina  

Two children in South Carolina have been diagnosed with the coronavirus-related pediatric inflammatory syndrome, according to the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control.

China sharpens economic espionage penalties in tit-for-tat provision against US accusations of trade secret theft   2%

China is amending its criminal code to cover trade secrets theft by foreign businesses, a change that could give Beijing a tool to retaliate against the United States for alleged economic espionage.The proposed new section on economic espionage by foreign firms, which has flown under the radar of many foreign intellectual property lawyers, is part of a wider amendment to the country’s criminal code.A draft of the law has been released for public review until August 16. If passed, the punishment…

Why College Students May Qualify for Special Covid Pandemic Aid   6%

While traditional unemployment insurance usually leaves out students, they may be eligible for federal pandemic aid. But some states don’t make it easy to get.

Before he died, a 30-year-old US man told nurse of his mistake attending a Covid party  

A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a “Covid-19” party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger people.Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far.“Someone will be diagnosed with the disease, and they’ll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can…

Mexico State Oil Company Files $22 Billion Debt Swap amid IMF Threats and White House Visit   -1%

Mexico's economy is put in the crosshairs by the IMF as the “new NAFTA” takes effect and AMLO is forced to make concessions to avoid an even deeper recession.

The post Mexico State Oil Company Files $22 Billion Debt Swap amid IMF Threats and White House Visit appeared first on MintPress News.

TikTok: Chinese app may be banned in US, says Pompeo  

US Secretary of State hints that Chinese apps - like TikTok - could be targeted.

Bitter brouhaha proves Beinart struck raw liberal-Zionist nerve   -50%

His argument for a non-Jewish one state solution may be flawed but nonetheless exposes deepening angst of two-state supporters

Zion Williamson: Legal fight over NBA rookie takes new twist after allegation of $400,000 payment  

Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit last summer in a Florida state court, accusing Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract

Malian state TV goes off air amid anti-president protests   30%

Protesters in Mali took the streets of the capital Bamako on Friday shouting "Enough is Enough" - they are seeking the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Shots were also fired at the state TV network ORTM as protesters stormed the building. For months now, an opposition coalition lead by a popular imam, Mahmoud Dicko, has been seeking to force Keita out of power.

Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election   50%

Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She also responds to the destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States, and the 2020 election.

Op-Ed: Is the California dream finished?   11%

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state leaders like to talk about the sunny myth of California's promise. But a huge proportion of Californians face staggering economic burdens and very little way out of poverty.

Israels restaurants due to reopen, but will the public dare to eat in them?   9%

Many struggle with debts run up during the lockdown. State aid has been slow to come

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on July 11  

A long-expected upturn in the U.S. for coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Maldives reopening for tourists as COVID-19 restrictions eased  

Here’s some good news for those frustrated by the lack of travel options in the Covid-19 era: The Maldives is reopening to international visitors on July 15. And, yes, that includes United States

PGA Tour Nixes Plan to Have Fans at the Memorial Tournament   -3%

The event had the approval of state and local officials to host a limited capacity of spectators when it opens in Dublin, Ohio, on July 16, but scrapped those plans citing rising Covid-19 cases.