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    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

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  • 2/81   Viola Davis’s message to white women: ‘Get to know me’
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.


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  • 3/81   Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.


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  • 4/81   Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison, Snooki Says
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison


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  • 5/81   'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...


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  • 6/81   Selma Blair reveals she cried with relief at MS diagnosis after being 'not taken seriously' by doctors
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    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me.  Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home.  During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.

    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me. Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home. During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.


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  • 7/81   They won't be loved: Maroon 5 play it safe with dullest halftime show of all time
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.

    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.


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  • 8/81   Do star athletes make too much money?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?

    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?


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  • 9/81   Live animal mascots: Cute or exploitative?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?

    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?


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  • 10/81   Does U.S. women's soccer deserve equal pay?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.

    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.


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  • 11/81   After fighting for 9/11 victims, Jon Stewart turns to Warrior Games
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.

    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.


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  • 12/81   Kevin Love talks anxiety, depression and the time he thought he was going to die mid-game
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.


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  • 13/81   Is there a crisis with our boys? Expert says they need love, not discipline
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.


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  • 14/81   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.


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  • 15/81   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I’m still coping with it
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.


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  • 16/81   For the love of the brain: One mother's fight for CTE awareness
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.

    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.


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  • 17/81   PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.


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  • 18/81   7 tax scams to watch out for this year

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


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  • 19/81   Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.


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  • 20/81   What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.


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  • 21/81   Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle.  The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.


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  • 22/81   Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change Tomorrow

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...


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  • 23/81   'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.


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  • 24/81   Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California.  One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track.  'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. 'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.


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  • 25/81   Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


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  • 26/81   Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned.  “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.


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  • 27/81   Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government Hacking

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter.  In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.


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  • 28/81   Facebook Notifications Get Even More Personal

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day.  The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States.  The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day. The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.


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  • 29/81   How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled.  It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain.  Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled. It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain. Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.


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  • 30/81   Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said.  The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said.  Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said. The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.


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  • 31/81   Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.  The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation.  The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.


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  • 32/81   Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina.  “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina.  It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina. “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina. It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.


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  • 33/81   How a 'Programming Error' Led to an Oregon Couple's $2 Million Cell Phone Bill

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams.  Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November.  'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams. Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November. 'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.


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  • 34/81   Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday.  As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit.  Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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  • 35/81   Enfamil®, the only leading brand to offer DHA in an amount global experts recommend(1), launches a new Switch for FREE* offer as a part of their mission to #RaiseTheDHA for all babies
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    Enfamil® believes that every baby deserves nutrition global health experts recommend – and that includes DHA, an important Omega-3 nutrient. That's why every Enfamil infant formula has DHA in an amount that global experts recommend¹,². However, Enfamil is the only leading formula to provide this DHA amount. The nearly 1.9 million American babies who drink Similac do not get DHA in a global expert-recommended amount and get less than half the DHA found in Enfamil¹. Surprisingly, Similac provides a higher, global expert recommended amount of DHA in the formula they provide to babies in other countries like China and the UK but have a reduced amount for babies in the USA.

    Enfamil® believes that every baby deserves nutrition global health experts recommend – and that includes DHA, an important Omega-3 nutrient. That's why every Enfamil infant formula has DHA in an amount that global experts recommend¹,². However, Enfamil is the only leading formula to provide this DHA amount. The nearly 1.9 million American babies who drink Similac do not get DHA in a global expert-recommended amount and get less than half the DHA found in Enfamil¹. Surprisingly, Similac provides a higher, global expert recommended amount of DHA in the formula they provide to babies in other countries like China and the UK but have a reduced amount for babies in the USA.


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  • 36/81   U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Former Governor Jeb Bush Headline Final Day of National Charter Schools Conference
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    Today marks the final day of the 2020 Virtual National Charter Schools Conference (NCSCvirtual). This year's conference theme, "Remote Learning, Reopening and Reimagining Schools" captures the spirit of innovation within the charter school movement, and the sector's commitment to do whatever it takes to ensure every student has access to a high-quality public school. Today's keynote speakers, former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), represent the bi-partisan support that charter schools have held for nearly three decades, and the across-aisle unity Americans are looking for in our public leaders.

    Today marks the final day of the 2020 Virtual National Charter Schools Conference (NCSCvirtual). This year's conference theme, "Remote Learning, Reopening and Reimagining Schools" captures the spirit of innovation within the charter school movement, and the sector's commitment to do whatever it takes to ensure every student has access to a high-quality public school. Today's keynote speakers, former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), represent the bi-partisan support that charter schools have held for nearly three decades, and the across-aisle unity Americans are looking for in our public leaders.


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  • 37/81   KORE Mining Takes Dominant Position in Cariboo Gold District
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    KORE Mining Ltd. (TSXV: KORE) (OTCQB: KOREF) ("KORE" or the "Company") announces that the Company has increased its land holding in the Cariboo Gold District ("District") of British Columbia by 330%. KORE is now the dominant land holder of the southern half of the District with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd's (TSX:OR) Barkerville / Cariboo Gold Project controlling the north.

    KORE Mining Ltd. (TSXV: KORE) (OTCQB: KOREF) ("KORE" or the "Company") announces that the Company has increased its land holding in the Cariboo Gold District ("District") of British Columbia by 330%. KORE is now the dominant land holder of the southern half of the District with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd's (TSX:OR) Barkerville / Cariboo Gold Project controlling the north.


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  • 38/81   Global Fungicides Market Outlook to 2027 - Featuring Company Profiles of Key Players BASF, Bioworks Inc, Dow Agrosciences and Nufarm Ltd.
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    The "Fungicides - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

    The "Fungicides - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


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  • 39/81   UPS Soars on Delivery Bonanza Spurred by Virus-Era Lockdowns
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    (Bloomberg) -- United Parcel Service Inc. surged toward a record as the courier blew past Wall Street’s expectations thanks to pandemic-era demand for e-commerce deliveries, health-care equipment and goods from Asia.Revenue jumped 13% to $20.5 billion in the second quarter, topping the highest analyst estimate and confounding predictions that sales would drop. Adjusted earnings climbed to $2.13 a share, the company said in a statement Thursday. That was about double the average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg.UPS managed to “crush elevated expectations on surge in volume,” JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Brian Ossenbeck said in a note to clients. “Parcel carriers have a unique opportunity to increase price given demand has never been higher for delivery services.”UPS and FedEx Corp. have been in overdrive to handle soaring residential deliveries while rushing personal protective equipment to hospitals since the novel coronavirus swept the world this year. Both companies applied peak-season-style surcharges on large customers as demand jumped and new expenses arose to protect employees and keep sorting hubs free of the virus.UPS soared 10% to $136.50 before the start of regular trading in New York. That put the shares on track to open above their record closing price of $134.09, set in early 2018. UPS climbed 5.7% this year through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 rose less than 1%.New CEOThe courier’s average U.S. volume climbed 23% to 21.1 million packages a day in the second quarter. That was driven mostly by a 65% jump in residential deliveries.The gains were spurred by “changes in demand that emerged from the pandemic, including a surge in residential volume, Covid-19 related health-care shipments and strong outbound demand from Asia,” Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé, who took the reins June 1, said in the statement.Still, the increase in home deliveries weighed on domestic adjusted profit margin, which fell to 9.3% from 11% a year earlier. That’s because residential service has fewer packages per stop than commercial and requires drivers to travel more between locations.“Moving forward we are focusing on efficiency and revenue quality to improve U.S. operating margins longer term,” said Brian Newman, UPS’s chief financial officer.UPS eschewed providing guidance on revenue or earnings because of the uncertainty surrounding the timing and pace of economic recovery as businesses begin to reopen.Tomé inherited a company that’s in good shape to handle the demand surge after her predecessor, David Abney, stepped up investment in the last couple of years to build out automated sorting hubs, purchase new aircraft and develop technology to route packages more efficiently. Abney will step down as executive chairman Sept. 30.UPS also fared well in the highly profitable international segment, with sales increasing 5.7% from a year ago to $3.71 billion and operating profit jumping 27% to $842 million. Revenue was driven by strong outbound demand from Asia and an increase in Europe’s cross-border e-commerce, UPS said.FedEx has also gotten a boost from the pandemic-related demand and saw revenue soar 20% at its U.S. ground delivery unit during the fiscal quarter ending May 31. In early trading, FedEx’s shares rose 4.1% to $176.50 amid investor optimism that demand has only accelerated since May.(Updates with analyst comment in third paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- United Parcel Service Inc. surged toward a record as the courier blew past Wall Street’s expectations thanks to pandemic-era demand for e-commerce deliveries, health-care equipment and goods from Asia.Revenue jumped 13% to $20.5 billion in the second quarter, topping the highest analyst estimate and confounding predictions that sales would drop. Adjusted earnings climbed to $2.13 a share, the company said in a statement Thursday. That was about double the average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg.UPS managed to “crush elevated expectations on surge in volume,” JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Brian Ossenbeck said in a note to clients. “Parcel carriers have a unique opportunity to increase price given demand has never been higher for delivery services.”UPS and FedEx Corp. have been in overdrive to handle soaring residential deliveries while rushing personal protective equipment to hospitals since the novel coronavirus swept the world this year. Both companies applied peak-season-style surcharges on large customers as demand jumped and new expenses arose to protect employees and keep sorting hubs free of the virus.UPS soared 10% to $136.50 before the start of regular trading in New York. That put the shares on track to open above their record closing price of $134.09, set in early 2018. UPS climbed 5.7% this year through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 rose less than 1%.New CEOThe courier’s average U.S. volume climbed 23% to 21.1 million packages a day in the second quarter. That was driven mostly by a 65% jump in residential deliveries.The gains were spurred by “changes in demand that emerged from the pandemic, including a surge in residential volume, Covid-19 related health-care shipments and strong outbound demand from Asia,” Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé, who took the reins June 1, said in the statement.Still, the increase in home deliveries weighed on domestic adjusted profit margin, which fell to 9.3% from 11% a year earlier. That’s because residential service has fewer packages per stop than commercial and requires drivers to travel more between locations.“Moving forward we are focusing on efficiency and revenue quality to improve U.S. operating margins longer term,” said Brian Newman, UPS’s chief financial officer.UPS eschewed providing guidance on revenue or earnings because of the uncertainty surrounding the timing and pace of economic recovery as businesses begin to reopen.Tomé inherited a company that’s in good shape to handle the demand surge after her predecessor, David Abney, stepped up investment in the last couple of years to build out automated sorting hubs, purchase new aircraft and develop technology to route packages more efficiently. Abney will step down as executive chairman Sept. 30.UPS also fared well in the highly profitable international segment, with sales increasing 5.7% from a year ago to $3.71 billion and operating profit jumping 27% to $842 million. Revenue was driven by strong outbound demand from Asia and an increase in Europe’s cross-border e-commerce, UPS said.FedEx has also gotten a boost from the pandemic-related demand and saw revenue soar 20% at its U.S. ground delivery unit during the fiscal quarter ending May 31. In early trading, FedEx’s shares rose 4.1% to $176.50 amid investor optimism that demand has only accelerated since May.(Updates with analyst comment in third paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 40/81   Free lunch! Bosses lure bankers back where they can see them
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    Investment banks in London are trying to tempt more staff into the office, laying on free food, Friday night drinks and other perks to lure bankers back where they can pass skills to others -- and compliance departments can keep a closer eye on them.  Mass remote-working has been largely successful for many financial firms, improving communications and sparing staff from long commutes during a near-global coronavirus lockdown.  In public, they tend to cite the importance of building teams, boosting morale and mentoring junior staff.

    Investment banks in London are trying to tempt more staff into the office, laying on free food, Friday night drinks and other perks to lure bankers back where they can pass skills to others -- and compliance departments can keep a closer eye on them. Mass remote-working has been largely successful for many financial firms, improving communications and sparing staff from long commutes during a near-global coronavirus lockdown. In public, they tend to cite the importance of building teams, boosting morale and mentoring junior staff.


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  • 41/81   Master of Studies in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law (MSL) for Non-Lawyers Now Offered 100% Online
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    Lewis & Clark Law School is now offering its Master of Studies (MSL) in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law through a distance-learning online option, allowing the school's specialty program to be available to students around the world

    Lewis & Clark Law School is now offering its Master of Studies (MSL) in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law through a distance-learning online option, allowing the school's specialty program to be available to students around the world


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  • 42/81   CNN host says Trump loyalist owes broadcaster an apology over video played at Barr hearing
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    CNN host Jake Tapper has demanded that Republican congressman Jim Jordan apologise for playing an edited video that misleadingly showed reporters describe the George Floyd protests as “peaceful”.On Tuesday, attorney general William Barr took part in his first congressional hearing since he took the role, and faced questions on topics including his response to the protests and the subsequent deployment of federal law enforcement agents to cities such as Portland, Oregon.

    CNN host Jake Tapper has demanded that Republican congressman Jim Jordan apologise for playing an edited video that misleadingly showed reporters describe the George Floyd protests as “peaceful”.On Tuesday, attorney general William Barr took part in his first congressional hearing since he took the role, and faced questions on topics including his response to the protests and the subsequent deployment of federal law enforcement agents to cities such as Portland, Oregon.


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  • 43/81   A Black videographer got stabbed at the Portland protests, and he says it is because he is pro-Trump
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    The video was released on Wednesday as Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that federal agents would withdraw from Portland.

    The video was released on Wednesday as Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that federal agents would withdraw from Portland.


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  • 44/81   New research suggests COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission -- and might affect tall people more
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    A new survey has found more evidence to suggest that people can become infected with COVID-19 through aerosol transmission, which could be prevented by wearing a mask.  Carried out by data scientists in the UK, Norway, and the US, the study is one of the first to investigate which personal and work-related factors can lead to COVID-19 transmission.  After surveying 2,000 people in the UK and US, the researchers found that the data from both countries suggests that aerosol transmission of the virus -- via microdroplets which are so small that they remain suspended in the air for several hours -- is very likely.

    A new survey has found more evidence to suggest that people can become infected with COVID-19 through aerosol transmission, which could be prevented by wearing a mask. Carried out by data scientists in the UK, Norway, and the US, the study is one of the first to investigate which personal and work-related factors can lead to COVID-19 transmission. After surveying 2,000 people in the UK and US, the researchers found that the data from both countries suggests that aerosol transmission of the virus -- via microdroplets which are so small that they remain suspended in the air for several hours -- is very likely.


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  • 45/81   States with one-quarter of U.S. population see record rise in COVID-19 deaths for second day
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    California had 185 fatalities in the last 24 hours and Florida reported 217 new deaths.  Texas had at least 311 deaths with some counties yet to report.  Coronavirus deaths are rising in 27 states, up from 23 states a week ago, according to a Reuters analysis of deaths the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.

    California had 185 fatalities in the last 24 hours and Florida reported 217 new deaths. Texas had at least 311 deaths with some counties yet to report. Coronavirus deaths are rising in 27 states, up from 23 states a week ago, according to a Reuters analysis of deaths the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.


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  • 46/81   Republican senator David Perdue deletes campaign ad that enlarged Jewish opponent's nose amid charges of anti-Semitism
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    The Perdue campaign took down the ad, but claimed the nose enlargement was "obviously ... accidental."

    The Perdue campaign took down the ad, but claimed the nose enlargement was "obviously ... accidental."


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  • 47/81   Chicago police chief dies in apparent suicide after promotion
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    A 30-year veteran of the Chicago police force is found dead two weeks after being promoted; Matt Finn reports from Chicago as the city marks another deadly night of violence.

    A 30-year veteran of the Chicago police force is found dead two weeks after being promoted; Matt Finn reports from Chicago as the city marks another deadly night of violence.


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  • 48/81   Coronavirus: Vietnam warns of outbreak risk across whole country
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    Vietnam has been lauded as a pandemic success but new cases linked to a resort city are spreading.

    Vietnam has been lauded as a pandemic success but new cases linked to a resort city are spreading.


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  • 49/81   Jim Jordan explodes when asked to put on a mask, pivots to 'unmasking' of Michael Flynn
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    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has successfully twisted a public health concern into a conservative conspiracy theory -- but not the one of the dozens of COVID-19 conspiracies one might expect.During a Wednesday hearing with the country's four biggest technology companies, Jordan used his questioning time to claim Google tried to help Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.) was up next, and started her questioning by saying she would pivot from "fringe conspiracy theories" to anti-trust questions. Chaos predictably ensued."We have the email, there is no fringe--" Jordan interrupted before committee chair Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) cut him off. "Put your mask on," Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) chimed in. Jordan then used Raskin's request to pivot to a favorite conspiracy: "You want to talk about masks? Why would the deputy secretary of the treasury unmask Michael Flynn's name?"> "Put your mask on!"> > Shouting breaks out among members of the House subcommittee during tech hearing, after Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon suggests Rep. Jim Jordan is pushing "fringe conspiracy theories" https://t.co/83sKht0bRx pic.twitter.com/E6fEZKT6tO> > -- CBS News (@CBSNews) July 29, 2020Jordan's outburst came just hours after Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tested positive for COVID-19 and then walked around the House office building knowing he had it. Jordan was also reminded, albeit more gently, to put on his mask during a Tuesday hearing with Attorney General William Barr. Gohmert was also at that hearing, and one of his aides -- and other Republican staffers -- have since anonymously complained about the lack of mask compliance among their congressmembers. > Ever since PM came out, Ive gotten a flood of emails from republican staffers who say they too are being forced to come to the hill without a mask now. > > If you're one of those people, email me or dm me.> > -- Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 29, 2020More stories from theweek.com  The Pentagon wants a new nuke because it might fire off the old ones by mistake  Anderson Cooper: Trump is a 'self-proclaimed wartime president' but ignores 'American lives lost on the battlefield'  5 cartoons about Trump's show of force in Portland

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has successfully twisted a public health concern into a conservative conspiracy theory -- but not the one of the dozens of COVID-19 conspiracies one might expect.During a Wednesday hearing with the country's four biggest technology companies, Jordan used his questioning time to claim Google tried to help Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.) was up next, and started her questioning by saying she would pivot from "fringe conspiracy theories" to anti-trust questions. Chaos predictably ensued."We have the email, there is no fringe--" Jordan interrupted before committee chair Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) cut him off. "Put your mask on," Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) chimed in. Jordan then used Raskin's request to pivot to a favorite conspiracy: "You want to talk about masks? Why would the deputy secretary of the treasury unmask Michael Flynn's name?"> "Put your mask on!"> > Shouting breaks out among members of the House subcommittee during tech hearing, after Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon suggests Rep. Jim Jordan is pushing "fringe conspiracy theories" https://t.co/83sKht0bRx pic.twitter.com/E6fEZKT6tO> > -- CBS News (@CBSNews) July 29, 2020Jordan's outburst came just hours after Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tested positive for COVID-19 and then walked around the House office building knowing he had it. Jordan was also reminded, albeit more gently, to put on his mask during a Tuesday hearing with Attorney General William Barr. Gohmert was also at that hearing, and one of his aides -- and other Republican staffers -- have since anonymously complained about the lack of mask compliance among their congressmembers. > Ever since PM came out, Ive gotten a flood of emails from republican staffers who say they too are being forced to come to the hill without a mask now. > > If you're one of those people, email me or dm me.> > -- Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 29, 2020More stories from theweek.com The Pentagon wants a new nuke because it might fire off the old ones by mistake Anderson Cooper: Trump is a 'self-proclaimed wartime president' but ignores 'American lives lost on the battlefield' 5 cartoons about Trump's show of force in Portland


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  • 50/81   Pelosi says House members who refuse to wear masks will be thrown out
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    Nancy Pelosi has said lawmakers will be thrown out of the House of Representatives if they refuse to wear a mask, after the US recorded more than 150,000 coronavirus cases.Under new regulations announced on Wednesday, representatives must wear a mask at all times while in the chamber, removing it only to address the house. Face coverings may be removed temporarily in office buildings to eat, drink, hold meetings and do interviews.

    Nancy Pelosi has said lawmakers will be thrown out of the House of Representatives if they refuse to wear a mask, after the US recorded more than 150,000 coronavirus cases.Under new regulations announced on Wednesday, representatives must wear a mask at all times while in the chamber, removing it only to address the house. Face coverings may be removed temporarily in office buildings to eat, drink, hold meetings and do interviews.


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  • 51/81   British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran prison
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    A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran has been moved to a notorious prison where concerns for her well-being have escalated, the Australian government confirmed Wednesday.  Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was sent to Tehran’s Evin Prison in September 2018.  Iran told Australia that Moore-Gilbert had been recently moved to Qarchak Prison east of Tehran, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.

    A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran has been moved to a notorious prison where concerns for her well-being have escalated, the Australian government confirmed Wednesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was sent to Tehran’s Evin Prison in September 2018. Iran told Australia that Moore-Gilbert had been recently moved to Qarchak Prison east of Tehran, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.


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  • 52/81   Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance robot launches to detect life on Red Planet
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    The Perseverance robot launches from Florida on a seven-month flight to the Red Planet.

    The Perseverance robot launches from Florida on a seven-month flight to the Red Planet.


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  • 53/81   Covid-19: Infectious coronaviruses 'circulating in bats for decades'
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    Research suggests a close ancestor of the coronavirus emerged in bats between 40 and 70 years ago.

    Research suggests a close ancestor of the coronavirus emerged in bats between 40 and 70 years ago.


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  • 54/81   Liftoff! NASA’s Perseverance rover begins odyssey to seek out traces of life on Mars
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    With the fiery flash of a rocket launch, NASA's Perseverance rover headed out today for what's expected to be a decade-long campaign to store up and bring back Martian samples that may hold evidence of alien life. United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 7:50 a.m. ET (4:50 a.m. PT), sending the rover into space for a seven-month cruise to Mars. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the area surrounding the launch pad was restricted, but hundreds of thousands of people watched the liftoff via streaming video. And as… Read More

    With the fiery flash of a rocket launch, NASA's Perseverance rover headed out today for what's expected to be a decade-long campaign to store up and bring back Martian samples that may hold evidence of alien life. United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 7:50 a.m. ET (4:50 a.m. PT), sending the rover into space for a seven-month cruise to Mars. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the area surrounding the launch pad was restricted, but hundreds of thousands of people watched the liftoff via streaming video. And as… Read More


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  • 55/81   How many Mars missions have been successful?
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    Getting to the Red Planet is challenging, and so it working out how many have failed.

    Getting to the Red Planet is challenging, and so it working out how many have failed.


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  • 56/81   Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'
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    Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".

    Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".


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  • 57/81   What the heroin industry can teach us about solar power
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    Afghan poppy farmers have embraced solar power to irrigate their crops, leading to a heroin boom.

    Afghan poppy farmers have embraced solar power to irrigate their crops, leading to a heroin boom.


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  • 58/81   NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover mission serves as ultimate test for working from home (planet)
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    The launch of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover marks the start of a seven-month-long journey involving tens of millions of miles of travel — but it also marks the end of an eight-year-long journey involving millions of miles of travel on the part of scientists and engineers across the country. And perhaps the biggest marvel is that, in the end, most of them got the rover and its scientific instruments ready for launch while working from home. Working from home has been a tough thing to manage for many of the businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing restrictions. It's… Read More

    The launch of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover marks the start of a seven-month-long journey involving tens of millions of miles of travel — but it also marks the end of an eight-year-long journey involving millions of miles of travel on the part of scientists and engineers across the country. And perhaps the biggest marvel is that, in the end, most of them got the rover and its scientific instruments ready for launch while working from home. Working from home has been a tough thing to manage for many of the businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing restrictions. It's… Read More


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  • 59/81   Virgin Galactic set for last key rocket test flights
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    Sir Richard Branson's tourist spaceplane company updates on progress, unveiling a cabin design.

    Sir Richard Branson's tourist spaceplane company updates on progress, unveiling a cabin design.


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  • 60/81   Airbus to build 'first interplanetary cargo ship'
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    The European aerospace company will make a huge satellite to bring Mars rocks back to Earth.

    The European aerospace company will make a huge satellite to bring Mars rocks back to Earth.


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  • 61/81   Bringing Mars back to Earth
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    An audacious mission to bring rock samples from Mars back to Earth is about to begin - find our more with our illustrated guide

    An audacious mission to bring rock samples from Mars back to Earth is about to begin - find our more with our illustrated guide


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  • 62/81   Schneider Electric shows they are acting to build a green and inclusive future for all through H1 extra-financial results
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    Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) which measures their progress towards their sustainability commitments from 2018-2020. These objectives are closely aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and summarize the extra-financial performance of the Group.

    Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) which measures their progress towards their sustainability commitments from 2018-2020. These objectives are closely aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and summarize the extra-financial performance of the Group.


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  • 63/81   NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life
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    The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.  NASA’s Perseverance rode a mighty Atlas V rocket into a clear morning sky in the world’s third and final Mars launch of the summer.  The plutonium-powered, six-wheeled rover will drill down and collect tiny geological specimens that will be brought home in about 2031 in a sort of interplanetary relay race involving multiple spacecraft and countries.

    The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA’s Perseverance rode a mighty Atlas V rocket into a clear morning sky in the world’s third and final Mars launch of the summer. The plutonium-powered, six-wheeled rover will drill down and collect tiny geological specimens that will be brought home in about 2031 in a sort of interplanetary relay race involving multiple spacecraft and countries.


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  • 64/81   Was Belarus’ Arrest of Russian Wagner Soldiers Staged in a Ploy to Postpone Elections?
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    MOSCOW—The videos were certainly not what Russians have come to expect from their country’s secret warriors abroad; powerful men in unmarked uniforms imposing Russian influence on Syria, Ukraine and Africa. These men were caught on camera by Belarusian security officers totally unprepared. Some were naked except for underwear, with documents, propaganda leaflets and condoms strewn around their hotel rooms. Others wore vaguely marked uniforms, all 33 of them were military-age Russians hunkered down just outside Minsk a few days before Belarus’ presidential elections.Belarusian state news agencies reported the soldiers served as Russian security contractors with Wagner, a Russian private military group close to the government. They were in the country for “destabilization” purposes before the elections, Belarusian officials said. Moscow denied any military involvement in Belarus, and some believe the mercenaries were simply using the country as a staging post on their way to or from their latest assignment. By arresting the Wagner soldiers, Belarus’ embattled president Alexander Lukashenko is likely to be making many enemies in Russia. The Belarusian Security Council accused the arrested Wagner soldiers of preparing “a terrorist attack,” Russian Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. The arrest and subsequent broadcast of the footage, which was aired by a Belarusian state channel, Agency of Television News, was all the more confusing as Belarus and Russia have been allies in an arrangement called the Union State for decades. Some of the men were shown in their underwear with hands twisted behind their backs. They had tattoos on their arms, and one uniform patch read: “Our business is death and the business is good.” The state media report said there were more than 200 such soldiers plotting to upset the presidential elections next month. The Russian private security contractor, Wagner, has reportedly been sending combatants to eastern Ukraine, Syria and African countries including Libya on deadly secret missions that give the Kremlin plausible deniability. When the Belarusian state media published the names of the 33 arrested soldiers, https://www.belta.by/incident/view/pod-minskom-zaderzhany-32-boevika-inostrannoj-chastnoj-voennoj-kompanii-dopolneno-400500-2020/ 17 of them matched up to a Ukrainian list of  “war criminals,” who fought on the Russian-backed side in the Ukraine war. Belarusian weekly newspaper Nasha Niva reported that one of the mercenaries, Andrey Bakunovich, was a commander of Wagner’s group of snipers. The “Belarus-1” channel quoted a source in the Belarusian intelligence agency, still called the KGB, saying that several of the arrested private soldiers were Russian citizens who tried to avoid punishment by demonstrating their paperwork confirming they were serving in various Russian military forces. A well-known Russian nationalist novelist, Zakhar Prilepin, who fought in Ukraine, also said he recognized several of the arrested soldiers. “Hundreds of these people work in the private military forces and take part in various conflicts,” Prilepin told a nationalist website, Russian Spring. The soldiers were merely using Belarus for transit on the way to foreign missions, he said. “It is going to be weird if now the Union State will start some political hysterics because of this story.”But later on Wednesday, Russia’s Federal Security Service, Russia’s successor to the KGB, seemed to accuse Prilepin of talking too much. “I am surprised that some of our idiots confirmed that the arrested men are soldiers of our private military forces,” a retired FSB general-major, Alexander Mikhailov, told reporters.The private forces known as Wagner are financed by Putin’s close friend, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who owns catering companies and is known as Putin’s chef. “Whenever Putin needs to solve an issue abroad, his personal chef and close ally Prigozhin sends his soldiers,” Sergey Parkhomenko, a political commentator, told The Daily Beast. “Prigozhin’s corporation feeds the Kremlin and fights its wars.”   Longtime Belarus watchers, familiar with the almost three-decades long rule of Lukashenko, suggested the arrests were a well-staged “performance” by Lukashenko, to perhaps win support from domestic opponents to Russia before the election on August 9. For nearly 30 years, Lukashenko claimed up to 80 percent of public support but his popularity has recently faded, along with his loyalty to the Kremlin, to Moscow’s frustration.The macho leader, who is known for mocking women—and, recently, those who succumb to coronavirus—as weaklings, is now challenged by three liberal, pro-Western women in the election. For weeks, thousands of people have been protesting in Belarus, demanding to end Lukashenko’s dictatorship; his approval rating has melted down to 24 percent, according to some polls. Lukashenko may be losing favor in the Kremlin, but in Putin’s eyes, there is no doubt he is a better prospect than any of the liberal pro-Western female candidates.Lukashenko’s longtime rival, ex-presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, is convinced that Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin had both been aware of the plans to arrest the Wagner mercenaries ahead of time. “Putin gives Lukashenko the license to stay in power and helps him with this Wagner scandal, to pretend the threat is too serious to continue the election race,” Sannkov told The Daily Beast. “Putin is making a mistake, Lukashenko is a nutcase.”At the meeting with the head of Belarusian KGB, Lukashenko commented on the arrests of Russian soldiers: “I’m looking at the reaction of the Russians. They are already, making excuses, saying that we brought them here ourselves. Clearly, they try to, somehow, to justify their dirty intentions.”Whether he was in on the plan to bring the soldiers to Belarus or not, Lukashenko is certainly trying to capitalize on the apparent Russian meddling. He could even try to postpone the election or cancel it altogether. “You and I should be worried about destabilization of the situation in our country most of all,” he said after the arrests. “The issue of the presidential election is secondary.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    MOSCOW—The videos were certainly not what Russians have come to expect from their country’s secret warriors abroad; powerful men in unmarked uniforms imposing Russian influence on Syria, Ukraine and Africa. These men were caught on camera by Belarusian security officers totally unprepared. Some were naked except for underwear, with documents, propaganda leaflets and condoms strewn around their hotel rooms. Others wore vaguely marked uniforms, all 33 of them were military-age Russians hunkered down just outside Minsk a few days before Belarus’ presidential elections.Belarusian state news agencies reported the soldiers served as Russian security contractors with Wagner, a Russian private military group close to the government. They were in the country for “destabilization” purposes before the elections, Belarusian officials said. Moscow denied any military involvement in Belarus, and some believe the mercenaries were simply using the country as a staging post on their way to or from their latest assignment. By arresting the Wagner soldiers, Belarus’ embattled president Alexander Lukashenko is likely to be making many enemies in Russia. The Belarusian Security Council accused the arrested Wagner soldiers of preparing “a terrorist attack,” Russian Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. The arrest and subsequent broadcast of the footage, which was aired by a Belarusian state channel, Agency of Television News, was all the more confusing as Belarus and Russia have been allies in an arrangement called the Union State for decades. Some of the men were shown in their underwear with hands twisted behind their backs. They had tattoos on their arms, and one uniform patch read: “Our business is death and the business is good.” The state media report said there were more than 200 such soldiers plotting to upset the presidential elections next month. The Russian private security contractor, Wagner, has reportedly been sending combatants to eastern Ukraine, Syria and African countries including Libya on deadly secret missions that give the Kremlin plausible deniability. When the Belarusian state media published the names of the 33 arrested soldiers, https://www.belta.by/incident/view/pod-minskom-zaderzhany-32-boevika-inostrannoj-chastnoj-voennoj-kompanii-dopolneno-400500-2020/ 17 of them matched up to a Ukrainian list of  “war criminals,” who fought on the Russian-backed side in the Ukraine war. Belarusian weekly newspaper Nasha Niva reported that one of the mercenaries, Andrey Bakunovich, was a commander of Wagner’s group of snipers. The “Belarus-1” channel quoted a source in the Belarusian intelligence agency, still called the KGB, saying that several of the arrested private soldiers were Russian citizens who tried to avoid punishment by demonstrating their paperwork confirming they were serving in various Russian military forces. A well-known Russian nationalist novelist, Zakhar Prilepin, who fought in Ukraine, also said he recognized several of the arrested soldiers. “Hundreds of these people work in the private military forces and take part in various conflicts,” Prilepin told a nationalist website, Russian Spring. The soldiers were merely using Belarus for transit on the way to foreign missions, he said. “It is going to be weird if now the Union State will start some political hysterics because of this story.”But later on Wednesday, Russia’s Federal Security Service, Russia’s successor to the KGB, seemed to accuse Prilepin of talking too much. “I am surprised that some of our idiots confirmed that the arrested men are soldiers of our private military forces,” a retired FSB general-major, Alexander Mikhailov, told reporters.The private forces known as Wagner are financed by Putin’s close friend, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who owns catering companies and is known as Putin’s chef. “Whenever Putin needs to solve an issue abroad, his personal chef and close ally Prigozhin sends his soldiers,” Sergey Parkhomenko, a political commentator, told The Daily Beast. “Prigozhin’s corporation feeds the Kremlin and fights its wars.”   Longtime Belarus watchers, familiar with the almost three-decades long rule of Lukashenko, suggested the arrests were a well-staged “performance” by Lukashenko, to perhaps win support from domestic opponents to Russia before the election on August 9. For nearly 30 years, Lukashenko claimed up to 80 percent of public support but his popularity has recently faded, along with his loyalty to the Kremlin, to Moscow’s frustration.The macho leader, who is known for mocking women—and, recently, those who succumb to coronavirus—as weaklings, is now challenged by three liberal, pro-Western women in the election. For weeks, thousands of people have been protesting in Belarus, demanding to end Lukashenko’s dictatorship; his approval rating has melted down to 24 percent, according to some polls. Lukashenko may be losing favor in the Kremlin, but in Putin’s eyes, there is no doubt he is a better prospect than any of the liberal pro-Western female candidates.Lukashenko’s longtime rival, ex-presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, is convinced that Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin had both been aware of the plans to arrest the Wagner mercenaries ahead of time. “Putin gives Lukashenko the license to stay in power and helps him with this Wagner scandal, to pretend the threat is too serious to continue the election race,” Sannkov told The Daily Beast. “Putin is making a mistake, Lukashenko is a nutcase.”At the meeting with the head of Belarusian KGB, Lukashenko commented on the arrests of Russian soldiers: “I’m looking at the reaction of the Russians. They are already, making excuses, saying that we brought them here ourselves. Clearly, they try to, somehow, to justify their dirty intentions.”Whether he was in on the plan to bring the soldiers to Belarus or not, Lukashenko is certainly trying to capitalize on the apparent Russian meddling. He could even try to postpone the election or cancel it altogether. “You and I should be worried about destabilization of the situation in our country most of all,” he said after the arrests. “The issue of the presidential election is secondary.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • 65/81   Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, jailed
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    The Ugandan hunter said that he had killed the animal in self defence when he was attacked.

    The Ugandan hunter said that he had killed the animal in self defence when he was attacked.


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  • 66/81   Contentious budget vote could push Israel toward elections
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    Israel's finance minister said Thursday he would bring a short-term budget up for a vote next week, setting up a showdown between the bloated government's main two coalition partners that could spark its dissolution only months after it was formed.  Israel Katz, of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party, said that given the current economic crisis following the outbreak of the coronavirus, it would be imprudent to insist upon a multi-year budget as outlined in the coalition agreement.

    Israel's finance minister said Thursday he would bring a short-term budget up for a vote next week, setting up a showdown between the bloated government's main two coalition partners that could spark its dissolution only months after it was formed. Israel Katz, of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party, said that given the current economic crisis following the outbreak of the coronavirus, it would be imprudent to insist upon a multi-year budget as outlined in the coalition agreement.


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  • 67/81   Nile dam row: Egypt fumes as Ethiopia celebrates
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    Concerns grow as Nile River nations fail to reach a deal on how to share the vital waters.

    Concerns grow as Nile River nations fail to reach a deal on how to share the vital waters.


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  • 68/81   John James' Talks Tough on China While His Family Does Business
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    As coronavirus infections have spiked nationwide, national Republicans have encouraged the party’s Senate candidates to redirect outrage over the pandemic away from the government’s response and towards China, where the virus originated. John James, the Republican candidate for Senate in Michigan and a rising star within the GOP ranks, has been there in lockstep.“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the danger of America’s supply chain being reliant upon other nations, notably communist China, for the critical goods and services we need,” James wrote in a Fox News op-ed, in which he attacked Xi Jinping’s regime for “predatory trade practices, currency manipulation, dumping, intellectual property theft, espionage, cyber and information warfare and worse.”In another opinion piece for the Detroit News, James called on Americans to “social distance” from China’s “diseased regime,” which he blamed for tolerating the so-called wet markets where the novel coronavirus is thought to have first crossed the species barrier into humans. But James’ increasingly aggressive stance with regards to China leaves out one important biographical detail: his family’s firm has, in recent years, benefitted from a lucrative business relationship between one of its largest clients and a state-controlled Chinese automaker.Republican China Hawks Secretly Approaching Team BidenJames currently serves as the president of James Group International, the Detroit-based logistics and supply-chain business founded by his father. He is also the CEO of subsidiary Renaissance Global Logistics, which coordinates shipment of U.S.-made auto parts to assembly plants worldwide. Among Renaissance’s most significant international shipping destinations is Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd, a joint venture between the Ford Motor Company and Changan Automobile, a state-owned automaker run under the auspices of numerous top Communist Party officials.Changan is a subsidiary of the Chinese defense conglomerate China South Industries Group. The group, which manufactures firearms, mobile assault equipment, ammunition and anti-terrorism devices for the People’s Liberation Army, is included on a list maintained by the Defense Department of Chinese companies that operate within the U.S. and have ties to the Chinese military. Business in mainland China has become increasingly important for automakers in recent years, as the burgeoning Chinese middle class has increased demand in the country. The Chinese market has accounted for 70 percent of the auto industry’s growth worldwide over the past decade, according to McKinsey. That trend has made businesses like Renaissance Global increasingly reliant on the market as well.Online marketing literature for the James Group and Renaissance Global repeatedly refers to the firm’s commercial relationship with China and Chinese-owned firms, the group has participated in trade missions to China to promote business in the country, and an examination of publicly available commercial trade data by The Daily Beast found that the vast majority of the James Group’s international shipments over the past three years have been to Changan Ford’s Chinese facilities.GOP Senate Candidate Chastises Trump and Then Fundraises With Don Jr.The arrangement means that James and his family’s business has benefitted from amicable relations with China. While James has been critical of the country over its handling of COVID, he also has been eager to champion Trump's routine use of tariffs against China as a geopolitical lever.“If we don’t fight this conflict with soybeans now,” James told the National Review in May, “we’ll fight it with bullets later.”James’ campaign strongly emphasized that James Group International’s relationship is with Ford Motor Company, not Changan Ford, and noted that the company simply provides shipping logistics—not actual shipping—of products manufactured in America for potential sale overseas.“John’s business exports American-made products on behalf of an American auto manufacturer to paying customers around the world,” said Abby Walls, the campaign’s spokesperson. “That is exactly how it should go to strengthen our manufacturing and build American jobs at home. Anyone leveling attacks against John James or his business is ignorant to how the global economy works.”The harsh-on-China tone may put James at odds with his own family’s business interests, but it also reflects a shift in approach from just two years ago. During his first campaign for the Senate in 2018, James was much more circumspect about the role of China in global trade—and leaned on his experience as a businessman with dealings in China as part of his foreign policy bona fides.“It’s important to have people who understand the impact on both family business and multinational companies, understanding the impact it will have on the supply chain and the bottom line,” James told Crain’s New York during that campaign, avoiding directly criticizing Trump’s then-bellicose language about escalating a trade war with China. “I think the president has identified the issue and is beginning the conversation.”James is far from the only Republican candidate who has changed the tenor of his stance on China in recent months, particularly as it relates to trade. As The Daily Beast reported in May. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana has begun airing advertisements pledging to hold China “accountable” for the coronavirus pandemic, despite once working in China for a Fortune 100 company and being praised by the nation’s top diplomat as “China’s ambassador in Congress.” Trump himself, who frequently uses an anti-Chinese racial epithet as a shorthand for the virus, once called Chinese President Xi Jinping his “friend” and lavished Xi with praise in the early days of the pandemic.The last time James ran for the U.S. Senate, his campaign made little secret of his company’s strong ties with China. In a YouTube video posted by the campaign in October 2017, one month after he entered the Republican primary for the 2018 Senate race against incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow, James addresses the camera about the “nose-blindness” in Washington, D.C., likening the nation’s capital to a cat owner who has become inured to the smell of urine.“They can’t smell the cat pee in Washington,” James tells the camera as he strolls the 300,000-square-foot Detroit warehouse owned by his family’s business, walking under multiple Chinese flags hanging from the rafters.The video, one of 100 “unscripted” videos he pledged to do in the first 100 days of his campaign, has since been made private.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    As coronavirus infections have spiked nationwide, national Republicans have encouraged the party’s Senate candidates to redirect outrage over the pandemic away from the government’s response and towards China, where the virus originated. John James, the Republican candidate for Senate in Michigan and a rising star within the GOP ranks, has been there in lockstep.“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the danger of America’s supply chain being reliant upon other nations, notably communist China, for the critical goods and services we need,” James wrote in a Fox News op-ed, in which he attacked Xi Jinping’s regime for “predatory trade practices, currency manipulation, dumping, intellectual property theft, espionage, cyber and information warfare and worse.”In another opinion piece for the Detroit News, James called on Americans to “social distance” from China’s “diseased regime,” which he blamed for tolerating the so-called wet markets where the novel coronavirus is thought to have first crossed the species barrier into humans. But James’ increasingly aggressive stance with regards to China leaves out one important biographical detail: his family’s firm has, in recent years, benefitted from a lucrative business relationship between one of its largest clients and a state-controlled Chinese automaker.Republican China Hawks Secretly Approaching Team BidenJames currently serves as the president of James Group International, the Detroit-based logistics and supply-chain business founded by his father. He is also the CEO of subsidiary Renaissance Global Logistics, which coordinates shipment of U.S.-made auto parts to assembly plants worldwide. Among Renaissance’s most significant international shipping destinations is Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd, a joint venture between the Ford Motor Company and Changan Automobile, a state-owned automaker run under the auspices of numerous top Communist Party officials.Changan is a subsidiary of the Chinese defense conglomerate China South Industries Group. The group, which manufactures firearms, mobile assault equipment, ammunition and anti-terrorism devices for the People’s Liberation Army, is included on a list maintained by the Defense Department of Chinese companies that operate within the U.S. and have ties to the Chinese military. Business in mainland China has become increasingly important for automakers in recent years, as the burgeoning Chinese middle class has increased demand in the country. The Chinese market has accounted for 70 percent of the auto industry’s growth worldwide over the past decade, according to McKinsey. That trend has made businesses like Renaissance Global increasingly reliant on the market as well.Online marketing literature for the James Group and Renaissance Global repeatedly refers to the firm’s commercial relationship with China and Chinese-owned firms, the group has participated in trade missions to China to promote business in the country, and an examination of publicly available commercial trade data by The Daily Beast found that the vast majority of the James Group’s international shipments over the past three years have been to Changan Ford’s Chinese facilities.GOP Senate Candidate Chastises Trump and Then Fundraises With Don Jr.The arrangement means that James and his family’s business has benefitted from amicable relations with China. While James has been critical of the country over its handling of COVID, he also has been eager to champion Trump's routine use of tariffs against China as a geopolitical lever.“If we don’t fight this conflict with soybeans now,” James told the National Review in May, “we’ll fight it with bullets later.”James’ campaign strongly emphasized that James Group International’s relationship is with Ford Motor Company, not Changan Ford, and noted that the company simply provides shipping logistics—not actual shipping—of products manufactured in America for potential sale overseas.“John’s business exports American-made products on behalf of an American auto manufacturer to paying customers around the world,” said Abby Walls, the campaign’s spokesperson. “That is exactly how it should go to strengthen our manufacturing and build American jobs at home. Anyone leveling attacks against John James or his business is ignorant to how the global economy works.”The harsh-on-China tone may put James at odds with his own family’s business interests, but it also reflects a shift in approach from just two years ago. During his first campaign for the Senate in 2018, James was much more circumspect about the role of China in global trade—and leaned on his experience as a businessman with dealings in China as part of his foreign policy bona fides.“It’s important to have people who understand the impact on both family business and multinational companies, understanding the impact it will have on the supply chain and the bottom line,” James told Crain’s New York during that campaign, avoiding directly criticizing Trump’s then-bellicose language about escalating a trade war with China. “I think the president has identified the issue and is beginning the conversation.”James is far from the only Republican candidate who has changed the tenor of his stance on China in recent months, particularly as it relates to trade. As The Daily Beast reported in May. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana has begun airing advertisements pledging to hold China “accountable” for the coronavirus pandemic, despite once working in China for a Fortune 100 company and being praised by the nation’s top diplomat as “China’s ambassador in Congress.” Trump himself, who frequently uses an anti-Chinese racial epithet as a shorthand for the virus, once called Chinese President Xi Jinping his “friend” and lavished Xi with praise in the early days of the pandemic.The last time James ran for the U.S. Senate, his campaign made little secret of his company’s strong ties with China. In a YouTube video posted by the campaign in October 2017, one month after he entered the Republican primary for the 2018 Senate race against incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow, James addresses the camera about the “nose-blindness” in Washington, D.C., likening the nation’s capital to a cat owner who has become inured to the smell of urine.“They can’t smell the cat pee in Washington,” James tells the camera as he strolls the 300,000-square-foot Detroit warehouse owned by his family’s business, walking under multiple Chinese flags hanging from the rafters.The video, one of 100 “unscripted” videos he pledged to do in the first 100 days of his campaign, has since been made private.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • 69/81   Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus
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    Masked pilgrims arrived Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near Islam’s holiest site, to pray and repent on the most important day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.  The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage, which last year drew 2.5 million Muslims from across the world to Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon nearly 1,400 years ago.  Only a very limited number of pilgrims were allowed to take part in the hajj amid numerous restrictions to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

    Masked pilgrims arrived Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near Islam’s holiest site, to pray and repent on the most important day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage, which last year drew 2.5 million Muslims from across the world to Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon nearly 1,400 years ago. Only a very limited number of pilgrims were allowed to take part in the hajj amid numerous restrictions to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.


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  • 70/81   UK car production slumps to lowest level since 1954
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    The SMMT trade group warns Brexit tariffs could deepen woes for a sector already in crisis.

    The SMMT trade group warns Brexit tariffs could deepen woes for a sector already in crisis.


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  • 71/81   Australia accused of failing scholar jailed in Iran
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    Friends of a British-Australian academic jailed in Iran on spying charges launched a public campaign to win her freedom Thursday, saying that Australia's strategy of quiet diplomacy had failed.  Nearly two years after Kylie Moore-Gilbert was detained while trying to leave Iran, a group of friends and colleagues are demanding that Canberra do more to resolve the situation.  The 'Free Kylie' group said it had respected the Australian foreign ministry's guidance to 'remain quiet' and allow diplomats to do their work.

    Friends of a British-Australian academic jailed in Iran on spying charges launched a public campaign to win her freedom Thursday, saying that Australia's strategy of quiet diplomacy had failed. Nearly two years after Kylie Moore-Gilbert was detained while trying to leave Iran, a group of friends and colleagues are demanding that Canberra do more to resolve the situation. The 'Free Kylie' group said it had respected the Australian foreign ministry's guidance to 'remain quiet' and allow diplomats to do their work.


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  • 72/81   How can the U.S. solve its coronavirus testing troubles?
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    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has struggled to meet the demand for testing. What solutions are there that can bring testing up to the level needed to properly track the virus?

    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has struggled to meet the demand for testing. What solutions are there that can bring testing up to the level needed to properly track the virus?


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  • 73/81   Doctors behind viral COVID-19 misinformation video met with Vice President Pence
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    A group of doctors who took part in a viral video that was taken down Tuesday by social media companies for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus met with Vice President Mike Pence, according to the co-founder of a group that organized the event.

    A group of doctors who took part in a viral video that was taken down Tuesday by social media companies for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus met with Vice President Mike Pence, according to the co-founder of a group that organized the event.


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  • 74/81   Why some Americans say they'll never wear a mask — and what that says about the U.S.
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    While the vast majority of public health experts now agree that wearing face masks could halt the worsening coronavirus pandemic in its tracks, some Americans continue to resist that guidance.

    While the vast majority of public health experts now agree that wearing face masks could halt the worsening coronavirus pandemic in its tracks, some Americans continue to resist that guidance.


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  • 75/81   Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and Texas
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    While President Trump touted improvements in the coronavirus pandemic in the Sun Belt, the CDC warned that nine of the nation’s top 10 growing hot spots are in Florida and Texas, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.

    While President Trump touted improvements in the coronavirus pandemic in the Sun Belt, the CDC warned that nine of the nation’s top 10 growing hot spots are in Florida and Texas, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.


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  • 76/81   U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus cases, ahead of developing countries
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    The United States has fallen further behind Europe and remains the world's leader in both total cases and deaths from the virus.

    The United States has fallen further behind Europe and remains the world's leader in both total cases and deaths from the virus.


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  • 77/81   Trump complains that Americans like Fauci more than him
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    President Trump used a White House press briefing on Tuesday to wonder aloud why he was less liked than Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force.

    President Trump used a White House press briefing on Tuesday to wonder aloud why he was less liked than Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force.


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  • 78/81   President Trump shared video later taken down for providing 'false information' about COVID-19
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    The president retweeted a video that stated hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID-19 and masks were unnecessary, as well as a message saying Dr. Anthony Fauci had misled the public.

    The president retweeted a video that stated hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID-19 and masks were unnecessary, as well as a message saying Dr. Anthony Fauci had misled the public.


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  • 79/81   Pence visits University of Miami for launch of phase III vaccine trial amid dispute over in-person teaching
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    Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida on Monday to tout the University of Miami’s role in coronavirus vaccine testing, even as professors there have expressed concerns about being forced to return to classes in person amid surging numbers of cases in the state. 

    Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida on Monday to tout the University of Miami’s role in coronavirus vaccine testing, even as professors there have expressed concerns about being forced to return to classes in person amid surging numbers of cases in the state. 


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  • 80/81   Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'
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    President Trump continued to urge states to reopen their economies Monday despite the sharp increase in the number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

    President Trump continued to urge states to reopen their economies Monday despite the sharp increase in the number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.


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  • 81/81   'We are living in fear': Florida health department workers write to DeSantis after several employees test positive
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    Employees at the central offices of the Florida Department of Health have written to Gov. Ron DeSantis to express concern that his administration has not done enough to keep them safe from the coronavirus. 

    Employees at the central offices of the Florida Department of Health have written to Gov. Ron DeSantis to express concern that his administration has not done enough to keep them safe from the coronavirus. 


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