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2020 Aug 10 - 3:01pm
Donald Trump has denied a New York Times report suggesting that he inquired about updating Mount Rushmore to include his own face, but noted, perhaps jokingly, that he was open to the proposal. The US president ascended his infamous Twitter pulpit to lash out at the paper, as well as CNN, which ran a similarly salacious story based on the Times’ reporting.  “This is Fake...
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2020 Aug 10 - 2:52pm
Companies polled by a German think tank, the Ifo Institute, foresee prolonged economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, with some firms expecting the restrictions on public life to continue for more than a year. The survey data published on Monday shows that businesses are expecting the pandemic-related measures to remain another 8.5 months on average. However, those working in the...
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2020 Aug 10 - 1:10pm
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has secured a landslide election victory, according to preliminary results released by the Central Electoral Commission. The aftermath has been marred by anti-government protests. Lukashenko won re-election with 80 percent of the vote, while the main opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, received nearly 10 percent of the ballots cast. The...
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2020 Aug 10 - 10:41am
Billionaire media tycoon and Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of “collusion with foreign powers.” Police also searched the offices of his Apple Daily tabloid, under the new national security law. According to a senior executive at Lai’s media company Next Digital, Mark Simon, the prominent 71yo mogul and supporter of the anti-Beijing movement in Hong...
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2020 Aug 10 - 9:58am
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden seemingly forgot what was made clear by his own administration when he was vice president under Obama: Evidence shows that Michael Brown was killed while assaulting a police officer. That was the conclusion of a US Department of Justice investigation in 2015, during the Obama-Biden administration, when the feds exonerated former Ferguson, Missouri...
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2020 Aug 10 - 9:00am
It only took almost four years, but New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth has finally gotten to the bottom of why black Americans didn't get excited about Hillary Clinton's 2016 candidacy for president: Russian trolls. "We don't talk about this enough, and it has been lost in the 2016 election hot takes," Perlroth said Sunday on Twitter. "While 2016 saw record turnout, it also saw record...
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2020 Aug 10 - 8:00am
Amid chaotic protests in Minsk, Belarus, several disturbing videos posted online show a police van rolling through a crowd with a man clinging to its hood for several chilling seconds before falling near – or under – the wheels. During one of multiple violent standoffs between protesters and riot police in the capital of Belarus on Sunday night, a police van was seen rolling through a...
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2020 Aug 10 - 5:24am
CNN host Brian Stelter has attempted to give viewers what he called "a reality check about the alternative reality" of right-wing media, which he said exists to tear down Democrat Joe Biden, failing to see any irony in the claim. "Let's go on a trip together to a totally alternative universe," Stelter said on his Sunday show. "You never hear what's happening there unless you tune into...
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2020 Aug 10 - 5:07am
Riot police have deployed flashbangs and water cannon against protesters who tried to erect barricades in central Minsk, as thousands of people across Belarus poured onto the streets, angry over preliminary election results. The crowds were pushed away from Victory Square, the main rally point for activists in central Minsk on Sunday night. #Belarus election: Police deploy...
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2020 Aug 10 - 5:01am
Left-wing college activists are up in arms after it emerged that a Massachusetts mayor used dating apps to sleep with students at a university he guest lectured at. While some deemed him "abusive," others say he did nothing wrong. As mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, and lecturer at nearby University of Massachusetts Amherst, Alex Morse is a mainstay of progressive politics in the blue...
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2020 Aug 10 - 4:25am
Protesters are rallying in Belarus despite ongoing clashes with riot police who have deployed teargas and flash grenades, as they express discontent with incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko's projected re-election. Lukashenko is forecast to receive well over 70 percent of the vote, according to early official results and exit polls, while the main opposition candidate, Svetlana...
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2020 Aug 10 - 4:23am
Democrat leaders – ignoring their latest in a decade-long string of failures at legislative compromise – are blasting President Donald Trump for signing executive orders that won't provide all needed Covid-19 economic relief. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the orders signed Saturday by Trump “unworkable, weak and far too narrow.” He also took issue with Trump's...
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