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MLB returns with thrills amid coronavirus pandemic but red flags remain after first weekend
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MLB returns with thrills amid coronavirus pandemic but red flags remain after first weekend

MLB returned to action this weekend with a flourish of highs and lows as the sport attempts to play a 60-game regular season amid a coronavirus pandemic still plaguing much of the United States.

As Donald Trump turns blind eye to coronavirus crisis, Republicans start to contradict him
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As Donald Trump turns blind eye to coronavirus crisis, Republicans start to contradict him

Many Republican lawmakers have grown exasperated with the administration’s conflicting messages, the open warfare within Donald Trump’s staff and the president’s demands that states reopen faster or risk punishment from the federal government

Donald Trump administration mulls sweeping travel ban on Chinese Communist Party members, their families
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Donald Trump administration mulls sweeping travel ban on Chinese Communist Party members, their families

While the president and his strategists have been intent on portraying him as tough on China for reelection purposes, Trump has vacillated wildly in both his language and actions.

Bizarre, big mistake': Anthony Fauci, top US disease expert, on White House's effort to discredit him
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Bizarre, big mistake': Anthony Fauci, top US disease expert, on White House's effort to discredit him

Fauci has come under criticism from President Donald Trump and some of his Republican allies after cautioning against reopening the US economy too soon.

US considering additional actions against China on Hong Kong's new security law, COVID-19, says White House
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US considering additional actions against China on Hong Kong's new security law, COVID-19, says White House

US and China have sparred recently over China's imposition of new national security law in Hong Kong, treatment of Uighurs, and Beijing's handling of coronavirus

How America lost the war on COVID-19: Policy of trading deaths for jobs and political gain backfired
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How America lost the war on COVID-19: Policy of trading deaths for jobs and political gain backfired

I don’t think any other advanced country has a comparable number of people who respond with rage when asked to wear a mask in a supermarket, writes economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman

Donald Trump administration signals formal withdrawal from WHO, effective 6 July, 2021
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Donald Trump administration signals formal withdrawal from WHO, effective 6 July, 2021

The United States played a central role in creating the WHO in 1948, and has since been one of its largest sources of financial support. The biennial budget for the WHO is about $6 billion

WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency
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WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency

WADA produced a 46-page rebuttal to the ONDCP’s 19-page report, Witold urging Carroll to make the necessary corrections and deliver the updated version to Congress and to let him know when done.

Donald Trump tells news channel he will announce new restrictions on visas for foreign workers in two days
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Donald Trump tells news channel he will announce new restrictions on visas for foreign workers in two days

Asked if there would be exclusions from the new restrictions, Trump said very few.

Donald Trump administration takes steps to stop release of former NSA John Bolton's book, claims it contains 'classified information'
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Donald Trump administration takes steps to stop release of former NSA John Bolton's book, claims it contains 'classified information'

The Trump administration has sued former national security adviser John Bolton to stop the publication of a book that the White House says contains classified information.

US religious freedom report voices concern over discrimination against religious minorities in India; takes note of CAA, NRC, Article 370 abrogation
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US religious freedom report voices concern over discrimination against religious minorities in India; takes note of CAA, NRC, Article 370 abrogation

Voicing concern over the alleged attacks and discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities in India, an official American report said on Wednesday that the US officials have emphasised the need to ensure full protection to minorities as guaranteed under the Constitution.

Former secy of state Colin Powell latest ex-military leader to criticise Donald Trump's use of force against protesters
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Former secy of state Colin Powell latest ex-military leader to criticise Donald Trump's use of force against protesters

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had ordered National Guard troops to begin withdrawing from the nation’s capital, after a week of relentless criticism over his threat to militarise the government’s response to nationwide protests, including rebukes from inside the military establishment itself

Indians prefer Donald Trump over Xi Jinping, 91% support boycott of Chinese goods, reveals Network18 polls
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Indians prefer Donald Trump over Xi Jinping, 91% support boycott of Chinese goods, reveals Network18 polls

An online poll has revealed that most Indians prefer US President Donald Trump over Chinese President Xi Jinping. The poll was conducted across 13 languages and involved all Network18 digital and social news platforms.

In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest
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In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest

Attacks against journalists covering demonstrations against racial injustice have prompted foreign governments to call on US authorities to respect press freedom and protect reporters, both local and foreign

George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'
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George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'

Nick Jonas has extended his support to Black Lives Matter movement, writes the reality of the inequalities in this country, and around the world, are glaring in an Instagram post

'Enough is enough': Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry calls for urgent change after George Floyd death
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'Enough is enough': Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry calls for urgent change after George Floyd death

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has added his voice to protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in the United States, calling for urgent action to be taken to stop racism.

SANSA joins NASA to host a deep-space ground station, that will support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars, beyond
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SANSA joins NASA to host a deep-space ground station, that will support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars, beyond

This partnership comes almost half a century later after a tracking station was built by NASA in 1961 to track probes that were being sent beyond the earth's orbit.

George Floyd death: Activism in America against systemic racism and injustice is a powerful lesson to us all, says Kumar Sangakkara
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George Floyd death: Activism in America against systemic racism and injustice is a powerful lesson to us all, says Kumar Sangakkara

Offering his views on racism after an African-American man George Floyd was killed last week while a white police officer pressed his knee on the handcuffed man's neck in the USA, Sangakkara urged people to create a better society.

Us versus them: It's the poison ethos at the heart of police brutality in America and Donald Trump's philosophy
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Us versus them: It's the poison ethos at the heart of police brutality in America and Donald Trump's philosophy

From the beginning, the police has received a lot of perverse messages from Donald Trump, encouraging them to embrace the bitter angels of their nature