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China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.

Supreme Court rules 'faithless electors' can't go rogue at Electoral College

Supreme Court rules 'faithless electors' can't go rogue at Electoral College The decision is a win for election officials who warned of chaos if presidential electors could go against the will of voters in their states.

Disappointing photos show how small Mount Rushmore is in real life

Disappointing photos show how small Mount Rushmore is in real life Mount Rushmore is considered one of the most famous monuments in the US, but the attraction appears disappointingly small in real life.

Seven men arrested after shouting racist insults and doing Nazi salutes at black family on Oregon beach, police say

Seven men arrested after shouting racist insults and doing Nazi salutes at black family on Oregon beach, police say Seven men have been arrested after an alleged racist incident on the Fourth of July in an Oregon beach town.Police said that the men allegedly yelled racial slurs at a black family and used Nazi salutes while people spent Independence Day on the beach in Lincoln City, southwest of Portland.

The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities

The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities The agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.

We Fought a U.S.-China War in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy Lost.

We Fought a U.S.-China War in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy Lost. For more than a hundred years, the U.S. Navy has been using naval wargames to test ships, tactics and strategy.

Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus

Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus Grassley said it will be the first time he skips the convention since he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.

South Korea rejects US extradition request over child abuse website

South Korea rejects US extradition request over child abuse website A Seoul court says the man behind a massive child sexual abuse website could help future investigations.

Regeneron COVID-19 treatment enters final stage trials

Regeneron COVID-19 treatment enters final stage trials The pharmaceutical firm Regeneron on Monday announced it was entering the late stages of its human clinical trials investigating a drug to both treat and prevent COVID-19. The drug, called REGN-COV2, is a combination of two antibodies that block the coronavirus' "spike protein" which it uses to invade human cells. This trial, run jointly with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is expected to enroll 2,000 patients in the US.

Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones

Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones A group of fundraisers, political organizations and pollsters filed a lawsuit alleging the prohibition was unconstitutional.

Moscow Has a Field Day With Trump's Fireworks at Mt. Russia-More

Moscow Has a Field Day With Trump's Fireworks at Mt. Russia-More Kremlin-controlled Russian state media set out to tickle U.S. President Trump's fragile ego amid falling ratings after his blustery appearance at Mount Rushmore on Friday. Mentioning that the American head of state had previously toyed with the idea he might be featured alongside Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln, Russia's premier state media channel Rossiya-1 aired a graphic of Trump's mug right up there on the mountain beside them. Given the frequent allusions on Russian state media to Trump as Moscow's friend, even Moscow's "agent" in the White House, maybe the Kremlin would like to see the enormous monument renamed Mount Russia-More. But there were signs on Saturday, July 4, that, for now, Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are trying to keep their longstanding bromance in check, at least where the official record is concerned. Putin sent a telegram congratulating U.S. President Donald J. Trump on America's Independence Day. Interesting move. By avoiding a phone call Putin also avoided any direct pressure to address reports about the Kremlin paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers and coalition forces in Afghanistan.Prior to the bounty leaks flooding out of the U.S. intelligence community, the calls between Trump and Putin had become unusually frequent, but those revelations put the brakes on the presidential chatter. Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Event to Sic Supporters on 'Evil' ProtestersTrump-who is at least as reluctant as Putin to discuss the matter-had also avoided calling to congratulate him on Russia's nationwide vote for constitutional amendments that assure Putin the Russian presidency for life.The Kremlin described the vote as a "triumphant referendum" demonstrating nationwide confidence in Putin. But only a handful of foreign leaders called to congratulate him, and as they rang in from the presidents of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and South Ossetia the impression of Putin as pariah for life was only heightened. While Trump was likely given a "Do not congratulate" input from his national security advisors, the old Chekist Putin can most certainly read between the lines. After all, Trump notoriously took Putin's side in Helsinki, denied Russia's proven interference in the U.S. elections, essentially abandoned U.S. bases in Syria for the benefit of the Russians, toyed publicly and divisively with the idea of re-admitting Russia to the G8, and threatened to remove nearly a third of U.S. troops from Germany-a midsummer night's dream for Putin.Trump-centric Fox News and the GOP follow the lead of America's most pro-Russian president, churning out talking points that increasingly benefit the Kremlin. Russian state media have aired so many of Tucker Carlson's comments that the host of Russia's state television program 60 Minutes Evgeny Popov lovingly described Carlson as "practically our co-host." Likewise, instead of concocting its own divisive propaganda, TASS simply quotes Devin Nunes and Mike Pompeo, both of whom sought to find and punish the leakers who exposed the Kremlin's alleged cash for kills program instead punishing Russia for putting a price on the heads of American soldiers.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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Two French ex-spies on trial accused of espionage for China


U.S. Social Media Companies Cease Hong Kong Data Requests, Citing National Security Law


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Tucker Carlson Praises Trump Speech That Cribbed From His Fox Show


Despite precautions, summer camps have failed to keep out the coronavirus


As divisions threaten America, the pressure to cancel presidents is dangerous


What the top 25 colleges and universities in the US have said about their plans to reopen in fall 2020, from postponing the semester to offering more remote coursework


Auto dealers, restaurants with ties to lawmakers were among the firms that got PPP loans: Treasury report


Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facility


Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Maxwell


China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules


Fire! America Loves to Go to War with the M4 Carbine


Outrage as Mississippi election commissioner complains 'the Blacks' are registering to vote in high numbers


FDA Head Declines to Defend or Deny Trump Claim That 99% of COVID-19 Cases Are 'Totally Harmless'


15 Air-Purifying Plants to Cleanse Your Space of Chemicals and Toxins


What Pandemic? Melania and Ivanka Trump's July 4th Fashion Show Was all About Them


Florida surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 cases as July 4th holiday weekend comes to a close


Applebee's employee dies in parking lot while celebrating July 4, Texas police say


Around 20 million renters could face eviction by the end of September because of the pandemic -with the impact falling heavily on Black and Hispanic renters


Portland Police See 240 Percent Yearly Increase in July Shootings


China Has a Plan to Crush the Tibetan Diaspora


McConnell opens door to more coronavirus stimulus checks for low-income Americans


The Best Glassware to Upgrade Your Summer Beverages


Coronavirus: India overtakes Russia in Covid-19 cases


Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents


A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to avoid tap water, and to swim with nose clips.


Franco's heirs clash with Spanish state over summer home


Chicago's holiday weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded


DHS on deadly violence in big cities: We are there to help, they just need to ask for it


China says could take more action against Canada, says Ottawa and allies 'kicking against the pricks'


'It was totally like a foreign country': South Koreans angered by US troops firing fireworks and brawling on the street


How Israel's Uzi Machine Gun Conquered the World


Russian Village in 'Danger Zone' of Possible Nuclear Missile Test


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