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The median age of people with COVID-19 in the U.S. has declined, with adults in their 20s now accounting for more cases than people in any other age group. LA Times
China's forceful implementation of a new language policy in Inner Mongolia has drawn criticism, even from the Communist Party elite. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China is becoming more radical.
Cuomo has argued for months that Congress needs to approve upwards of $14 billion to stave off massive, permanent spending reductions to areas like healthcare, education and local governments. New York Post
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With partisans on both sides shouting about yet another “most important election ever,” how should Americans in the middle, unhappy with both sides, vote? Realistically, the biggest danger is a Joe Biden victory — since, with Democratic control of Congress, he would likely push through reckless, radical programs. That’s what Democrats did the last time... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump is the only choice.
TikTok asked a US judge on Wednesday to block a Trump administration order that would require Apple and Alphabet’s Google to remove the short video-sharing app for new downloads starting on Sunday. A federal judge in San Francisco on Saturday issued a preliminary injunction blocking a similar Commerce Department order from taking effect on Sunday... New York Post
VOA VIEW: TikTok must be ousted.
Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin — four swing states that could decide who wins the presidency — have officially canceled Election Night. Democrats in all four states won legal battles in the last week to allow ballots arriving days after Election Day to still be counted. In Michigan, ballots can arrive two weeks late.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: In person voting is the only fare and secure voting.
President Trump on Wednesday slammed Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle after she and Prince Harry implicitly endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. “I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump told reporters at a White House press briefing. “And I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Markle is a big fool.
An ex-boyfriend’s run-ins with the law entangled her even as she tried to move on. Interviews, documents and jailhouse recordings help explain how she landed in the middle of a deadly drug raid. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Taylor was not totally innocent.
Unlike some of its competitors, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine does not need to be frozen and may require just one shot instead of two. New York Times
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Bondi's comments drew fire on social media from critics who said she was fanning Trump's rhetoric about lawlessness in cities.
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom sought Wednesday to fight the state's disastrous wildfires by phasing out gas-powered cars, signing an executive order requiring all new passenger vehicles sold by 2035 to be emissions-free. The first-in-the-nation mandate on in-state vehicle sales is expected to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 35% as drivers switch ... Washington Times
Joseph R. Biden is giving President Trump a run for his money when it comes to being "Mr. Unconventional" in the 2020 presidential race. The Biden camp is electing to all-but cede the day-to-day spotlight to Mr. Trump — wagering that the Republican's campaigner-in-chief mode will turn ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
More than 200 federal agents assigned to the anti-crime task force known as Operation Legend have left Kansas City, authorities announced Wednesday. Kansas City was the first city where agents from several federal law enforcement agencies were sent to work with local law enforcement to ... Washington Times
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Illinois officials disparaged a Kentucky grand jury's decision on Wednesday to bring no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, but they asked anyone participating in local protests in response to be peaceful. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A Senate GOP report issued Wednesday on Joe Biden's son's Hunter and his ties to a Ukrainian energy firm found only that his role was "problematic" for U.S. policymakers. ABC
The Acting Department of Homeland Security defended the Department's positions under his tenure. ABC
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Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump are bringing President Donald Trump's law-and-order message to Minneapolis, the city where George Floyd's death set off a worldwide protest movement ABC
Eric Trump offered to be deposed after Election Day, but a judge ruled he must appear by Oct. 7. ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell - bet there will be no deposition before the election.
Four activists have filed a lawsuit against Facebook, the suspected gunman Kyle Rittenhouse and two leaders of online militia group. ABC
VOA VIEW: Facebook deserves the worse.
Four former employees are expected to plead guilty next month for their role in the intimidation scheme. CBS
VOA VIEW: They got caught playing their liberal games.
The fight in Washington over late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement is just getting started. President Obama may pick a nominee as early as next week, but Republicans vow to block it. Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett joins CBSN to discuss Scalia's legacy, and what's next for the Supreme Court. CBS
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"It shouldn't be a surprise that the Senate is willing to push a president's nominee through in an election year when they share the same political affiliation," Barrett said. CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth is clear.
"I think this will end up in the Supreme Court," the president said of the presidential election. CBS
VOA VIEW: It is necessary to be conscious.
Administration health officials testified after the U.S. passed the grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths. CBS
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Breonna Taylor's death, along with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last spring, catalyzed the protest-driven movement to reform police organization nationwide. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Expect return fire when one shoots at police.
It was Biden's first trip to North Carolina since the coronavirus pandemic forced him to cancel campaign travel this spring. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is scared.
Slaoui admitted in a phone interview with CNBC that he still holds shares in GlaxoSmithKline, where he worked for nearly 30 years, and said he plans to use them as part of his retirement. CNBC
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hits back at President Donald Trump's racially divisive attack on her saying "the President clearly loves to prey on people's fears." CNN
VOA VIEW: Omar should lose reelection.
It will be difficult for Kentucky prosecutors to build a case against former Louisville police officer Brett Hankinson after he was indicted in connection to the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, former Washingont D.C. homicide detective Ted Williams told “Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It would be hard to make the charges stick.
Wednesday's announcement comes after de Blasio said that his entire office, including the mayor himself, will be furloughed for a week to help offset losses and fight the city's budget crisis. FOX News
VOA VIEW: How many times will employees have to pay for De Blasio stupidity?
Ten U.S. Marines F-35B fighter planes arrived on the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to begin exercises in the North Sea, the Marines announced. UPI
TikTok on Wednesday banned advertisements for fasting apps and weight loss supplements from its social media platform, citing the need to keep users safe from "harmful content and behavior." UPI
The Justice Department called for reforms Wednesday to the Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act that largely protects Internet companies from responsibility for data posted by users. UPI
Tesla Inc. sued the Trump administration this week in an effort to keep it from collecting tariffs on parts the electric automaker receives from China. UPI
Mars Foods on Wednesday announced the change it will make to the name of its Uncle Ben's rice brand, due to its racial imagery. UPI
Walmart announced Wednesday it will hire 20,000 seasonal workers in the United States for the holiday season, partly to handle what's expected to be a major increase in online sales. UPI
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Change the US history is madness. Not content with aiming to rewrite American history with its 1619 Project, The New York Times and project chief Nikole Hannah-Jones are now trying to rewrite the history of . . .the 1619 Project Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her piece kicking off the series, which explicitly aimed to make the first slave’s arrival on these shores the seminal event of US history — to paint “1619 as our true founding.”
“Out of slavery,” one Times editor explained, “grew nearly everything that has truly made America exceptional: its economic might, its industrial power, its electoral system.” Even the American Revolution was fought mainly to preserve slavery. Yet now, apparently to dodge increasing criticism from President Trump and others, she’s now insisting: “The #1619Project does not argue that 1619 is our true founding” — for claims to the contrary, blame “the right.”
She’s on the public record at plenty of appearances, such as an Ann Arbor event, saying the project asserts “our true founding is 1619 not 1776.” And the 2019 print edition of the project’s introduction says of the moment in 1619 when a ship with enslaved Africans arrived on our shores: “America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began.” That line no longer appears in the online version, so the entire Times is a part of Hannah-Jones’ scheme to falsify her record.
This, after she’s had to correct the original essay several times to retreat from its most ridiculous claims (ones her own sources, such as Northwestern black history prof Leslie M. Harris, had debunked before she went to print). The online version now says “some of” the founders fought to preserve slavery — which is still misleading, since virtually none of them did so. It’s almost as wormy as deleting “understanding 1619 as our true founding” from the project’s founding document — then pretending it was never there. Having won a Pulitzer for her first bid to fake the historic record, Hannah-Jones seems to think she can do it whenever she likes.