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Trump extends coronavirus relief as talks with Congress falter – (Al Jazeera English)
Orders would provide $400 per week in unemployment payments, less than the $600 per week passed earlier in the crisis.

US COVID-19 cases hit 5 million; Brazil deaths at 100,000: Live – (Al Jazeera English)
US to extend economic relief to unemployed as country's top health official offered hints of vaccine by year-end.

Belarus leader faces toughest test in years – (BBC News)
President Lukashenko is seeking a sixth term in office as Belarus votes after a series of protests.

The altar that survived Beirut's explosion – (BBC News)
This Greek Orthodox church's altar survived the blast unscathed - even its oil lamp stayed lit.

Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos lands in UAE: reports – (BBC News)
A photograph appears to show Spain's former monarch landing in Abu Dhabi after leaving his country.

American pair jail over failed Venezuela coup – (BBC News)
Luke Denman and Airan Berry were arrested in May while entering Venezuela by sea from Colombia.

Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax – (Associated Press)
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and...

Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic – (Associated Press)
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false push on preexisting conditions – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is teasing the possibility of executive action to require health insurance companies to cover preexisting medical conditions, something that he says “has...

Protesters raid gov't buildings as fury grows over Beirut blast – (Al Jazeera English)
Police use tear gas and live fire to break up crowds amid rising anger over port explosion that killed scores of people.

Brazil makes grim milestone -- 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 – (Associated Press)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushing...

At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience – (Associated Press)
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their...

Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy.Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a...

Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom – (Associated Press)
Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part.As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools’ ability to quickly identify...

Brewery unwittingly names beer 'pubic hair' – (BBC News)
The company said it used the Maori word "Huruhuru" to mean its beer was "as light as a feather".

'Black boxes' from crashed India plane found – (BBC News)
The Air India plane skidded off the runway and broke apart during bad weather in Kerala state.

Thousands prepare to show anger in Beirut streets – (BBC News)
Lebanese furious with their political leaders after a massive explosion want to vent their fury.

Democrats call for probe into US postal service – (BBC News)
The agency's chief, a Trump donor, insists it will be able to deliver postal votes on time in November.

Talking about Beyoncé's Black Is King – (BBC News)
A student, a professor and a film director react to Beyoncé's visual album, Black Is King.

Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with police – (Associated Press)
BEIRUT (AP) — Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who...


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From various sources

New Jersey principal says pro-police flag is 'racist' – (Fox News)
Reaction from Millburn High School parent Brian Nashel.

Austrian tourist taking photo with 200-year-old sculpture breaks its toes – (Fox News)
The tourist, who took the photo at an art museum in northern Italy last week, has apologized.

Third of Americans would say 'no' to COVID vaccine - even if it was free – (Fox News)
More than a third of Americans say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine right now, even if were free and FDA-approved, according to a new Gallup poll.

Victoria records 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths – (ABC News (AU))
Victoria records 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 new deaths — the highest number of people to die in a single day in Australia since the pandemic began.

Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp up – (Google News (Australia))
US approaches horrific milestone; border restrictions tightened in Australian state of New South Wales; Brazil passes 100,000 deaths

Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria records 17 deaths, 394 new cases; 'Deeply sorry': Vic Health Minister admits mistakes - The Australian – (Google News (Australia))
Subscribe to The Australian to get unrestricted digital access, home paper delivery, Apps for iPad and Android, member only +Rewards and much more...

'An administrative nightmare': Trump's executive order is a scramble for unemployment aid – (USA Today)
It’s unclear if Trump has the authority to extend unemployment benefits by executive order while side-stepping Congress.

Are You More Like "Folklore" Or "Lover"? – (Buzzfeed)
It's a cruel summer with you.

Trump Using COVID-19 As A Cover To Gut Social Security And Medicare, Critics Charge – (The Huffington Post)
Americans were looking for "relief," instead the president promised to defund Social Security and Medicare, said a Florida lawmaker.

Hard hit businesses pay only fraction of rents in July – (Financial Times)
Private equity-owned tenants pay less than listed peers, says one US property group

Brent Scowcroft, adviser to US presidents, 1925-2020 – (Financial Times)
Self-effacing retired air force general became the model of how to manage American foreign policy

The disastrous (for me) return of football – (Financial Times)
The ease with which the great game reimposed itself is instructive in a number of ways

Protests turn violent in Beirut as anger against leaders grows – (Financial Times)
Demonstrators blame entrenched corruption and mismanagement for port explosion that killed 150

Hong Kong and China hit back at US sanctions – (Financial Times)
Officials attack ‘unreasonable’ moves after Washington ups ante in fight with Beijing over the territory

Berkshire Hathaway profits surge despite $10bn writedown – (Financial Times)
Second-quarter net income at Warren Buffett’s conglomerate rises by 87% on the previous year

Last call for Europe — meet the Brits buying homes before Brexit bites – (Financial Times)
Residency will become more complicated for Britons when the rules change on January 1

Trump takes executive action on economic relief – (Financial Times)
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

23 Ways High School Teachers And College Professors Are Completely And Totally Different – (Buzzfeed)
"This won't fly in college" - every high school teacher ever.

Phil Robertson: Democrats and Biden are 'senseless, faithless heartless and ruthless' – (Fox News)
'Unashamed' podcast host Phil Robertson addresses President Trump's claims that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is 'against God' and later talks about the role religion is playing in the 2020 election.

Trump attempts to wrest tax and spending powers from Congress with new executive actions – (Google News)
<ol><li>Trump attempts to wrest tax and spending powers from Congress with new executive actions  The Washington Post </li><li>Second Stimulus Package: No Executive Orders Yet, Here Is What Trump Said About Unemployment Benefits, Payroll Taxes, Evictions And…


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All about Trump

'An administrative nightmare': Trump's executive order is a scramble for unemployment aid – (USA Today)
It’s unclear if Trump has the authority to extend unemployment benefits by executive order while side-stepping Congress.

Trump Using COVID-19 As A Cover To Gut Social Security And Medicare, Critics Charge – (The Huffington Post)
Americans were looking for "relief," instead the president promised to defund Social Security and Medicare, said a Florida lawmaker.

Trump takes executive action on economic relief – (Financial Times)
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Phil Robertson: Democrats and Biden are 'senseless, faithless heartless and ruthless' – (Fox News)
'Unashamed' podcast host Phil Robertson addresses President Trump's claims that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is 'against God' and later talks about the role religion is playing in the 2020 election.

Trump attempts to wrest tax and spending powers from Congress with new executive actions – (Google News)
<ol><li>Trump attempts to wrest tax and spending powers from Congress with new executive actions  The Washington Post </li><li>Second Stimulus Package: No Executive Orders Yet, Here Is What Trump Said About Unemployment Benefits, Payroll Taxes, Evictions And…

Trump extends coronavirus relief as talks with Congress falter – (Al Jazeera English)
Orders would provide $400 per week in unemployment payments, less than the $600 per week passed earlier in the crisis.

CNN fact-checker: That was a historic fact-check moment with Donald Trump - CNN Video – (CNN)
When fact-checked by a reporter about his false claim that he signed into law the Veterans Choice bill, President Donald Trump swiftly ended a news conference with reporters. CNN's Daniel Dale has more.

Fact check: Trump makes multiple false claims about Covid-19 relief as he signs executive actions – (CNN)
President Donald Trump made multiple egregious false claims about Democrats during a Saturday "news conference" at his New Jersey golf club where he signed a series of pandemic-related executive actions.

Pelosi, Schumer slam Trump executive orders, call for GOP to come back to negotiating table | TheHill – (The Hill)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader ...

Trump walks out of news conference after reporter asks him about Veterans Choice lie he's told more than 150 times – (CNN)
President Donald Trump abruptly ended a Saturday news conference after a reporter challenged him on a lie about veterans health care he has told more than 150 times.

Trump walks out of news conference after reporter asks him about Veterans Choice lie he's told more than 150 times – (Google News)
President Donald Trump abruptly ended a Saturday news conference after a reporter challenged him on a lie about veterans health care he has told more than 150 times.

Trump signs relief orders as US passes 5m cases – (Australian Financial Review)
The executive orders come after negotiations broke down between the White Hosue and Democrats in Congress and would provide $US400 a week in unemployment payments to millions of Americans.

Trump signs executive orders enacting $400 unemployment benefit, payroll tax cut after coronavirus stimulus talks stall – (USA Today)
Trump's order enacts a $400 weekly federal unemployment benefit, less than the $600 benefit that expired at the end of July.

Trump bypasses Congress, signs executive orders extending some coronavirus benefits | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed Congress and signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

Trump leaves press conference when pressed on Veteran's Choice misinformation – (CBS News)
CBS News' Paula Reid confronts President Trump over his claims he passed Veterans Choice. Reid pointed out that the measure was passed under the Obama administration in 2014

Navarro, Mnuchin clashed in front of Trump in Oval Office over TikTok: WaPo | TheHill – (Google News)
White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro and Treasury Secretary St...

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time – (CBS News)
DeWine first tested positive​ for the coronavirus when he was tested ahead of meeting President Trump, as per the current protocol.

Do Trump's coronavirus stimulus executive orders help or hurt his re-election chances? – (Fox News)
Washington Examiner chief congressional correspondent Susan Ferrechio says she thinks President Trump helped his chances for re-election by signing these coronavirus stimulus executive orders on Saturday because he took action in an emergency when Congress wo…

Donald Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down – (The Hindu)
Some of the measures were likely to face legal challenges, as the U.S. Constitution gives Congress authority over federal spending.

Trump signs limited executive orders on unemployment – (CBS News)
President Trump signed several executive orders on economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, including an extra $400 a week in unemployment benefits. Under the CARES Act, the added benefits came out to an extra $600 per week. Watch his remarks.


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