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Facebook’s idea to ban political ads before election pleases no one

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Civil rights groups were swift in their criticism of a plan being weighed by Facebook Inc. to halt political advertising before the U.S. election, saying the ban would do little to address rampant hate speech and misinformation on the social network.

Trump vows to sign executive order to change immigration laws

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President Donald Trump said Friday he would seek sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policy through an executive order, suggesting he might create a “road to citizenship” for certain migrants brought to the country illegally as children and shift the criteria for new arrivals to a “merit-based” system.

Trump says US will review universities’ tax-exempt status

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President Donald Trump ordered the Treasury Department on Friday to review the tax-exempt status of colleges and universities, following his threats to cut federal funding to schools that do not reopen due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump scorns Supreme Court on tax rulings while his records stay private

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President Donald Trump scored a tactical victory from the Supreme Court that will likely keep his personal financial records out of public view through the November election, but he framed Thursday’s two rulings as a loss imposed by his enemies.

NYC mayor helps paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on street outside Trump Tower

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Mayor Bill de Blasio joined protesters Thursday in painting a vibrant yellow “Black Lives Matter” mural on the street outside Trump Tower, delivering a message to the president on his old home turf.

Melania Trump statue set on fire July 4 near her hometown in Slovenia

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A statue of Melania Trump in Slovenia was torched on July 4, Reuters reported. The statue previously stood near the U.S. first lady’s hometown of Sevnica.

Democrats rebuke White House over possibly directing virus aid away from public schools

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President Donald Trump’s apparent proposal that future coronavirus aid for schools be tied to students, rather than school districts, has drawn rebukes from key Democrats.

U.S. formally submits withdrawal from WHO amid surge of COVID-19 cases

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The United States officially submitted its notification of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United Nations secretary-general, setting in motion the country's exit from the global body in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: The shifting politics of face masks: Whose freedom is it?

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Congressional Republicans put out a clear message recently: Face masks are OK. You should wear one.

US ‘looking at’ banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok

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The United States government is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps such as TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Trump is heading to the coronavirus capital of Florida. Will he have to wear...

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With his polling numbers slipping to new depths and South Florida COVID-19 cases spiking to record heights, President Donald Trump plans to return to Miami-Dade County this week on a visit that will mix Latin America policy and campaign politics in the coronavirus epicenter of the nation’s biggest swing state.

Trump support withering in areas where virus cases are rising

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Coronavirus is skyrocketing in Republican-leaning Sunbelt and interior states, where shifting attitudes about the virus and President Donald Trump’s handling of it could spell more trouble for his re-election effort.

Trudy Rubin: Trump puts Americans last on July 4th

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There is something especially grotesque about the timing of President Donald Trump’s pledge to veto a $740 billion defense bill if military bases named for Confederate military leaders are renamed.

Trump to host Mount Rushmore fireworks show with masks optional

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Donald Trump heads to Mount Rushmore Friday for an early Independence Day celebration with thousands of guests who won’t be required to wear masks or socially distance, as the president continues an aggressive public schedule despite a spike in U.S. coronavirus cases.

Senate undoes proposed power shift in nuclear arms budgeting

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The Senate voted quietly Thursday to undo a proposal in its fiscal 2021 defense authorization bill that would have given the Pentagon extraordinary new power to shape the Energy Department’s future nuclear weapon

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U.S. formally submits withdrawal from WHO amid surge of COVID-19 cases

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The United States officially submitted its notification of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United Nations secretary-general, setting in motion the country's exit from the global body in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.