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Scientists have devised a way to use the plasma of COVID-19 survivors for an upper arm injection that could inoculate people against the virus. LA Times
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed a sluggish economy for New York City’s “uptick in crime” — claiming people are being forced to choose between following the law and feeding their families. “Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now? New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
An Occupy City Hall protester smacked an on-duty Post reporter in the face with a 2-by-4 on Sunday — in view of dozens of NYPD cops, who didn’t lift a finger to help, and even refused to take a complaint of the crime. The journalist, Kevin Sheehan, was using his cell phone to shoot video... New York Post
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They struck a sober note on Sunday’s news programs, strongly urging the vast majority of people in hard-hit cities and states to wear masks and avoid large gatherings. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The numbers support the facts.
Tuesday’s runoff election for Senate may finally settle Jeff Sessions’ yearslong standoff with President Trump, as Republicans referee between a native son and a president they admire. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell the outcome.
Robert Mueller broke his yearlong silence Saturday, penning an op-ed that defends the Russia investigation and the prosecution of Roger Stone.
VOA VIEW: Good - Mueller is a travesty.
Polls got it wrong when they showed Hillary Clinton defeating Trump in 2016. But pollsters say surveys showing Biden over Trump are more trustworthy.
VOA VIEW: The liberal media will have new excuses on November 3.
Democrats from Seattle to New York are working to cut their police budgets, but not on Capitol Hill, where the House — controlled by Democrats — is moving ahead with a budget that freezes but doesn't trim any funding for the U.S. Capitol Police. Instead, Democrats are demanding new training ... Washington Times
Anti-racism protesters took to the streets Sunday in a San Francisco Bay Area city where two people were charged with hate crimes after allegedly defacing a city-sanctioned “Black Lives Matter” mural. The two were charged July 7, the same day that police in Martinez were called ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Reverse discrimination.
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President Donald Trump is slowly coming to accept that the Republican National Convention won't be the four-night infomercial for his reelection that he'd anticipated ABC
VOA VIEW: Trump will make it happen, big.
Republican governor is rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024. ABC
VOA VIEW: The tent will be bigger because of Trump.
China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who’s better at playing the tough guy against Beijing ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden and his son have been paid by China.
The U.S. Navy celebrates a historical moment as Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle is set to become the first African-American female tactical fighter pilot in the Navy's history. ABC
VOA VIEW: Political correctness supersedes ability.
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As the coronavirus pandemic puts a damper on air travel and vacationing abroad, many Americans are satisfying their travel needs by taking vacations in their local areas. Kris Van Cleave reports. CBS
President Trump was seen wearing a mask in public on Saturday while he toured the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Meanwhile, the president is receiving backlash for his decision to commute the sentencing of his longtime adviser Roger Stone. Nikole Killion reports. CBS
As coronavirus surges nationwide, the White House aims to discredit health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci. The infectious disease expert said, in January, the coronavirus was "not a major threat" and "not driven by asymptomatic carriers." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fauci discredits himself.
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Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs has implemented a universal basic income experiment. Now, other U.S. cities are hoping that the plan can be adopted nationally. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Gifts hurt more than they help.
Content, distribution, technology -- it's all blurring together. The path that companies like Comcast, Netflix, Roku, Amazon, Apple and Disney choose will dictate how much they spend on content, their M&A strategies, and ultimately, their stock prices. CNBC
For months, amid the worst pandemic in a century, President Donald Trump insisted all was well between him and the nation's top infectious disease specialist. CNN
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sunday refused to say whether schools should follow guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on reopening, saying those guidelines are meant to be "flexible." CNN
Black Lives Matter is targeting the Black district attorney of L.A. County -- the first Black person ever to hold the office. They say Jackie Lacey refuses to prosecute officers who kill civilians; she says she is just following the law. CNN
VOA VIEW: BLM are a joke.
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Seattle police Chief Carmen Best on Friday accused the City Council of recklessness and “political pandering” by advocating to slash her department’s budget by 50 percent, arguing that cutting funds to that extent would be asking citizens “to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away.” FOX News
VOA VIEW: Realty are the facts.
The U.S. government is set to carry out its first execution in more than 17 years Monday after an appeals court lifted a temporary injunction. UPI
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged that "kids need to be back in school" on Sunday calling on education leaders to plan for in-person learning throughout the school year. UPI
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Coronavirus has spread worldwide since the pandemic began earlier this year, rising exponentially in deaths to more than 567,000 and nearly 13 million cases. But despite those grim statistics, the mortality rate has been UPI
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Good news. The Republican Party has edged out the Democrats in the race to sign up new voters — and coronavirus lockdowns are to blame, a new report says. New registrations cratered in the last three months, says TargetSmart, a Democratic data firm. In May of this year, 194,596 new voters were registered nationwide, according to TargetSmart’s report. That’s just 13 percent of the 1,490,631 who registered in May 2016.
In at least five battleground states, Democrats appear to have borne the brunt of the damage during the COVID-shutdown period. In Maine, for example, 59 percent of new voters registered as Dems pre-coronavirus — but only 40 percent have done so in the months since. Dem declines were also seen in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, TargetSmart found. Additionally, in the swing state of Iowa, the new voters helped the GOP retake the statewide lead in voter registrations last month, Politico reported.