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Senate approves final sanctions bill to punish China over Hong Kong

The US Senate has approved a final version of legislation that would punish China for moves that lawmakers fear will crush democratic freedoms in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Autonomy Act would impose sanctions on businesses and individuals that help China restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy. It was approved by unanimous consent Thursday, and it will…MORE

Herman Cain is receiving treatment for coronavirus at an Atlanta hospital

Herman Cain is receiving treatment for coronavirus at an Atlanta hospital

Former 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is receiving treatment for coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted to his Twitter account. Cain, a contributor for conservative media outlet Newsmax, was hospitalized Wednesday “after he had development symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization” and was informed Monday that he tested positive…MORE

Fact check: In jobs speech, Trump does more dishonest downplaying of the pandemic

President Donald Trump took a victory lap in the White House press briefing room on Thursday morning on the expectations-beating June jobs report — and, as he has since January, dishonestly downplayed the coronavirus crisis. Trump claimed that, just like in China and Europe, the situation in the US is “getting under control.” He said…MORE

Commerce IG says department is preventing release of report about NOAA officials who issued Hurricane Dorian statement

Commerce IG says department is preventing release of report about NOAA officials who issued Hurricane Dorian statement

The Commerce Department Inspector General’s office claims department officials are “actively preventing” them from releasing a report regarding National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials’ issuance of statements that contradicted with a local National Weather Service statement about Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. A scientific misconduct investigation earlier this month found that NOAA officials violated their…MORE

American among airlines set to receive cash infusion from US government

American among airlines set to receive cash infusion from US government

American Airlines and four other carriers are set to receive an infusion of cash from the government, the Treasury Department announced Thursday. American said in a letter to employees it will receive $4.75 billion, and expects to end the second quarter with $15 billion in liquidity. Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sky West Airlines and Spirit…MORE

US military coronavirus cases more than doubled in the last 3 weeks

US military coronavirus cases more than doubled in the last 3 weeks

The number of active-duty military personnel infected with the novel coronavirus has more than doubled in the last three weeks, according to new figures published by the Defense Department. As of Wednesday, 6,493 US service members had the virus, up from 2,807 on June 10. And in the last two weeks alone, the number of…MORE

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