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Trump Administration Will Redirect $62 Million Owed to World Health Organization

As the United States withdraws from membership in the World Health Organization, the Trump administration will redirect $62 million still owed for this year’s dues to other health-related causes also under United Nations auspices, State Department officials announced on Wednesday. Most of the redirected money will go to children’s immunization and influenza surveillance, officials said. […]

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End of a dynasty? Joe Kennedy defeated in US Senate bid

Congressman Joe Kennedy BOSTON: Congressman Joe Kennedy, long seen as a rising star, crashed to defeat Tuesday in his bid for a US Senate seat, the first time the storied American political dynasty lost a statewide election in Massachusetts. Incumbent Senator Ed Markey, a political veteran who recast himself as the fiery liberal in the […]


Federal Borrowing Amid Pandemic Puts U.S. Debt on Path to Exceed World War II

The aggressive federal response to the pandemic in March resulted in trillions of dollars in additional government spending, as Washington looked to provide tax breaks, assistance for small and large businesses, direct checks for low- and middle-income individuals and supplemental benefits for the unemployed. Those measures were widely supported, as millions of workers were suddenly […]


Samsung unveils Galaxy products, other appliances via virtual experience

Samsung Electronics announced its latest products in mobile, wearables, TV, audio and home appliances with virtual experience. The event called ‘Life Unstoppable’ will show how the 2020 line-up will look like. ‘Life Unstoppable’ is virtual space which plans to provide a gamified experience that will showcase Samsung’s products in a gamified experience. Using the Life […]


New England Patriots to release Mohamed Sanu

The New England Patriots have informed veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu of their intention to release him, a source confirmed to ESPN. NFL Network first reported the news. The Patriots acquired Sanu last October from the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round pick, a significant investment that resulted in Sanu playing only nine games for the […]

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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Treatment for the severely ill Seven months into the coronavirus crisis, scientists have confirmed the efficacy of a powerful weapon in the battle against Covid-19. In international trials published today, cheap, widely available steroid drugs were shown to reduce the risk of death in seriously ill patients. Until now, the only other drug shown to […]

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Taiwan Strait To Himalayas, China Bullying Neighbours, Says US

Mike Pompeo said China is “engaged in bullying of its neighbours” Washington: Hoping for a peaceful resolution of the situation on the India-China border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday asserted that the Communist Party of China is engaged in a “clear and intensive intensifying pattern of bullying” its neighbours from the Taiwan […]


Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. blames Clippers’ doctor for fall in draft

Michael Porter Jr. said the LA Clippers passed on him twice in the 2018 NBA draft because their team doctor “thought that I would never play basketball again.” The Clippers had back-to-back first-round picks at 12 and 13 and traded the 12th pick for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander before selecting shooting guard Jerome Robinson. Porter slipped to […]

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BBC Lost a Battle Over British Songs, and the War Is Far From Over

LONDON — It had all the ingredients for a juicy skirmish in Britain’s simmering culture war, so when the BBC announced last week that it would strip the lyrics from two popular patriotic songs in its telecast of a beloved annual concert, Conservative leaders predictably lined up to express their outrage. “It’s time we stopped […]

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Prosecutors Charge 19 In North Carolina With Voter Fraud

GREENSBORO, N.C.: Federal prosecutors in North Carolina announced voter fraud charges Wednesday against 19 non-citizens accused of illegally casting a ballot in 2016. Each defendant voted in a federal election in 2016, and one defendant also voted in 2018, according to a news release from United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martins office. In some instances, […]