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Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run on Twitter

Jul 5 2020 — — Rapper Kanye West marked the Fourth of July holiday with a major announcement regarding his plan to run for president this year. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” Kanye, 43, tweeted on Saturday evening. “I am running for president of the United States!” […]

For nation’s birthday, Trump slams the enemies within

Jul 4 2020 — — On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within – leftists, looters, agitators, he said – in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies. Trump watched paratroopers float to the ground in a tribute to America, […]

World breaks daily record for new coronavirus cases: WHO

Jul 4 2020 — — Pubs, hair salons and movie theatres across England reopened Saturday as part of Britain’s biggest step toward post-outbreak normal, while South Africa and other parts of the world signalled anything but — reporting another day of record confirmed coronavirus cases. Many people relished the easing of restrictions on public life that had shuttered U.K. restaurants […]

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, tests positive for coronavirus

Jul 4 2020 — — Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is dating the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for the novel coronavirus while in South Dakota. She had been expected to attend Friday night’s event at Mount Rushmore. Sources familiar added Trump Jr. tested negative. Neither has been in direct contact with the president and did not fly on […]

Putin orders amendments extending his rule into constitution

Jul 3 2020 — AP — MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 to be put into the Russian Constitution after voters approved the changes during a week-long plebiscite. “The amendments come into force. They come into force, without overstating it, at the people's will,” Putin said after he […]

Texas governor orders most residents to wear a face covering in public

Jul 2 2020 — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered residents of counties with 20 or more active Covid-19 cases to wear a mask in public, according to his office. “We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us […]

Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally

Jul 2 2020 — Aamer Madhani, The Associated Press — WASHINGTON — 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday. It's not clear when or where Cain was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. […]

Florida police laugh about shooting protesters with rubber bullets, video shows

Jul 2 2020 — — Florida police officers can be heard laughing and celebrating after shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a May protest against police brutality, according to newly released body camera footage. In response to a story by the Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale police posted a video on its official YouTube channel Wednesday taken from the body camera […]