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Trump's WeChat ban angers US users

WeChat users in the US are fuming at US President Donald Trump's signing of an executive order that could ban the app, saying he is putting politics ahead of people's interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 23:45:26

Seattle reduces police funding, signals deeper cuts ahead

Seattle's city council on Monday approved a reduction in the budget of the city's police department of less than 1 percent after months of protests demanding that it defund the force, but it signaled deeper cuts might be on the way.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/11 18:23:40

Black citizens 'over-represented' in Toronto police arrests, shootings: study

Black people in Toronto are disproportionately arrested and fatally shot by police, according to a government report released on Monday showing racially charged police violence in Canada's largest city rivaled that of the US.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/11 18:18:41

Rioters hit downtown Chicago, loot stores

Large crowds clashed with police as rioters vandalized stores in downtown Chicago overnight Sunday, with officers returning fire after being targeted by gunfire.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/11 17:08:41

Man shot outside White House, Trump evacuated from press brief

US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House on Monday, with US President Donald Trump being briefly whisked away in the middle of a press conference.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/11 17:08:41

Biden urged to pick woman of color

Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs led more than 100 prominent African-American men Monday in penning an open letter urging presidential candidate Joe Biden to choose a woman of color as his running mate.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/11 15:28:41

Trump's tech worker visa block harms US jobs

Amazon, Apple and Facebook are among tech industry titans and organizations signing onto a court filing saying US President Donald Trump's move blocking visas for skilled workers hurts the country.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/11 15:23:42

Nobel economic prize winner warns of upcoming greater recession in US

Paul Krugman, a New York Times columnist, has warned that the United States seems to be headed for a greater recession compared with the 2008 financial crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic is still ravaging.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/11 14:23:01

Trump temporarily escorted out of coronavirus briefing due to shooting outside White House

US President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon was temporarily escorted by the Secret Service away from an ongoing coronavirus briefing after a shooting was reported outside the White House.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/11 6:38:57

'Not marijuana': US hemp farmers battle tough market and thieves

When she planted hemp to make extra money for her family farm, Susan Corbett said she did not imagine thieves would find their way to her rural plot in Virginia to steal the plants.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/10 18:13:40

Rare quake shakes N.Carolina

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit North Carolina on Sunday, shaking buildings in the biggest tremor in the area for more than 100 years, though there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/10 15:43:42

TikTok's US users defend for their community after Trump signs order to shut it down

For its users, TikTok is not just another social media app, it's part of their lifestyle allowing the many Generation Z'ers to share laughs, get creative and express their humor with friends and family. Some people are even using it to make a living during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 1:45:22

US COVID-19 cases hit 5 million: Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 cases hit 5 million: Johns Hopkins University
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 21:54:51

LA parties head to the 'Hills' as mayor vows crackdown

With Los Angeles nightclubs closed, party promoters have turned to mansions in the Hollywood Hills to throw lavish, raucous and sometimes deadly gatherings that have enraged neighbors and city officials.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 18:08:41

US Fed official calls for economic lockdown to "crush the virus"

President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Neel Kashkari has called for "a more restrictive lockdown" for up to six weeks to crush the spread of COVID-19, as the "viral fire" continues to "rage out of control."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 13:04:54

Argentine government announces economic subsidy for families of COVID-19 victims

The Argentine government announced on Saturday that it would deliver an economic subsidy to relatives of people who have died from the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 11:16:40

COVID-19 outbreak in Cuba may be "uncontrollable," warns health minister

Cuban Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal said on Saturday that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country may be "uncontrollable," especially in Havana.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 9:03:10

Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths, 3 mln cases of COVID-19

Brazil has registered over 100,000 deaths and more than 3 million cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the government reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 8:56:43