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America’s Death Gap – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Trump will visit Wisconsin. Biden criticizes him for fomenting violence. And the U.S. leads the world in an unfortunate virus category. Here’s a jarring thought experiment: If the United States had done merely an average job of fighting the coronavirus — if the […]

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Trump news live: Latest 2020 election updates as Joe Biden formally nominated at DNC as Bill Clinton attacks president’s Covid record

Obama in DNC remarks: ‘Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe’ On the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, former president Barack Obama is expected to deliver remarks ahead of the party’s official nomination of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice president. […]

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Lack of Human Capital is Holding Back Latin America’s Growth — Global Issues

Opinionwashington Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) – In 1990, Latin America’s average GDP per capita was a little over a quarter of the United States’ income level, while emerging and developing Asian countries’ GDP per capita was only 5 percent. In 2019, Asian countries had grown fourfold, but Latin […]

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What happened when Black Lives Matter came to a notorious KKK town in Texas

The town of Vidor, in east Texas, has a reputation. It’s the kind of reputation that causes its residents to pause when someone asks where they’re from. For years it was known as a sundown town — a place where non-whites were threatened with violence if they stayed after dark, and where they were barred […]

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Car appears to run over protesters live on-air in Boston amidst George Floyd protests

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. A live broadcast from protests in Boston has appeared to show an SUV drive into a crowd. The incident occurred live on air while WCVB’s Peter Eliopoulos described the action unfolding from the […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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Bolsonaro continues to dismiss Covid-19 threat as cases skyrocket in Brazil

Yet Bolsonaro said earlier this week he believed “the worst had passed” for the coronavirus pandemic, during a press conference outside the Alvorada presidential residence in Brasilia. But as the number of cases and deaths continue to climb, many health experts fear the worst is yet to come. Health Minister Nelson Teich said Thursday that […]

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Trump’s new press secretary vows never to lie from podium in first briefing for more than a year

Donald Trump’s latest press secretary on Friday promised reporters during her first briefing to never utter a lie from behind the familiar blue lectern with the White House seal behind it, and signalled the president is intent on seeking changes from “sanctuary cities” in return for federal coronavirus assistance. “I will never lie to you. You […]

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Nova Scotia shooting: Canadian police failed to issue timely public alert about gunman

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said officers were informed by a witness on Sunday, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., that the gunman was likely driving a lookalike police car and wearing an RCMP uniform. At that point, police said they started the process of issuing an alert but it took several hours to make […]

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