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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The order is the Trump administration’s latest salvo at China,…

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Virus Talks on Brink of Collapse, Sides Still ‘Far Apart’

Virus Talks on Brink of Collapse, Sides Still ‘Far Apart’

Washington D.C. (AP) — A marathon meeting in the Capitol generated lots of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators on vital COVID-19 rescue money. The talks are teetering on the brink of collapse. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said of the Thursday night talks: “There’s a handful of very big issues that…

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Back-to-back suits seek to dissolve NRA, its charitable arm

Back-to-back suits seek to dissolve NRA, its charitable arm

(AP) New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit. The lawsuit filed Thursday by Attorney General Letitia James followed an 18-month investigation into the NRA, which is a nonprofit group…

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Survivors Mark 75th Anniversary of World’s 1st Atomic Attack

Survivors Mark 75th Anniversary of World’s 1st Atomic Attack

Hiroshima, Japan (AP) — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers to mark its 75th anniversary. They urged the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons. The coronavirus meant a small turnout, but the survivors’ message was more urgent than ever. The United States dropped the…

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Biden won’t go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

Biden won’t go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

(AP) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his party’s White House nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus. Party officials confirmed the change in plans on Wednesday. The move is the latest example of the pandemic’s sweeping effects on the 2020 presidential election and the latest blow to traditional…

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