Trump calls John Bolton a ‘liar’ in advance of book release

Trump calls John Bolton a 'liar' in advance of book release

President Trump called John Bolton a “liar” who “broke the law” in response to the unflattering allegations against the president detailed in his former national security advisor’s forthcoming book. “He is a liar,” Trump told The Wall Street Journal, “everybody in the White House hated John Bolton.” Bolton’s bombshell tell-all from his time in the … Read more

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China says it must improve hygiene in markets after Beijing outbreak

China says it must improve hygiene in markets after Beijing outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Volunteers from Blue Sky Rescue team in protective suits disinfect the Yuegezhuang wholesale market, following new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in Beijing, China June 16, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Low standards of hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and vulnerabilities in its food supply chain need to … Read more

NYC, Albany failed to fund nursing home watchdogs: report

NYC, Albany failed to fund nursing home watchdogs: report

The city and state severely shortchanged a federally mandated program designed to protect nursing home residents, leading to the disproportionate death toll of elderly New Yorkers from the coronavirus, a new report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer charges. The investigation found that New York City has just one full-time ombudsman for every 8,650 long-term-care residents … Read more

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Trump says U.S. will not lock down again amid rising coronavirus cases

Trump says U.S. will not lock down again amid rising coronavirus cases

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about a Trump administration plan aimed at helping to prevent suicides by U.S. veterans and other Americans, in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States would not close businesses … Read more

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DOJ pursues emergency order to block John Bolton’s book

DOJ pursues emergency order to block John Bolton's book

The Justice Department is pursuing an emergency order to block the publication of John Bolton’s book. The order would formally issue an injunction against the publication of the former national security adviser’s bombshell tell-all from inside the White House —  a move Bolton’s publisher Simon & Schuster called a “politically motivated exercise in futility.” The … Read more

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Shooting charge dropped against suspected New Mexico shooter

Nineteen dead in gas-tanker accident in China's Zhejiang

(Reuters) – A New Mexico prosecutor on Wednesday dropped a shooting charge against an Albuquerque man suspected of shooting a protester and called for further investigations after allegations the protester was armed at the time he was shot. Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez said he had serious concerns an initial police investigation into the … Read more

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China warns of countermeasures in response to U.S. Uighurs law

Nineteen dead in gas-tanker accident in China's Zhejiang

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday warned of countermeasures in response to U.S. President Donald Trump signing legislation calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighur Muslims, demanding that Washington stop interfering in its affairs. China’s foreign ministry said in a statement the United States must bear all the consequences of any responses from … Read more

New York kids are packing on the pounds during lockdown

New York kids are packing on the pounds during lockdown

New York kids have packed on an average of almost 10 lbs during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new study. The survey of 5,000 parents on the East Coast found kids in the region put on an average of 7 lbs since lockdowns were instituted in March, according to fitness website Total Shape. Empire … Read more

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Republican U.S. Senator Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes

U.S. Republicans unveil police reforms as Democrats advance more aggressive plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd. Crafted by Senator Tim Scott, the chamber’s only black Republican, the bill would use federal … Read more

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