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  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    Palm_oil-_you_are_%e2%80%9cconsuming_our_sweat_and_blood%e2%80%9d 2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...

  • Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
    Trump_might_ban_alibaba_in_u.s. 2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC
    <p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was &ldquo;looking into&rdquo; whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such...

  • Biden Holds 11-Point Lead in PBS/NPR/Marist Poll
    Biden_holds_10-point_lead_in_pbs_poll 2020-08-15 22:43:11 UTC
    <div class="post__col "><div class="post__col-right"><h2>More Americans trust Biden than Trump to handle the pandemic</h2><a class="post__category" href="https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics">Politics</a>&nbsp; <time class="post__date" content="2020-08-14T05:00:28-04:00" itemprop="datePublished"...

  • Trump Apparently Plans to Sabotage U.S. Election
    Trump_apparently_plans_to_sabotage_the_u.s._election 2020-08-13 19:56:52 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pan...

  • New Poll: Majority of Scots Want Independence From UK
    New_poll-_majority_of_scots_wants_independence_from_uk 2020-08-13 07:05:31 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of Scots support independence from the United Kingdom, a YouGov poll found on Wednesday, with support for nationalists bolstered by a much more positive view of how they have responded to COVID-19 compared with London. The poll for the Times newspaper found that 5...

  • A Strong Kamala Harris Delivers Powerful Speech as VP Candidate
    A_strong_kamala_harris_delivers_powerful_speech_as_vp_candidate 2020-08-12 22:30:42 UTC
    <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Democrat Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden&rsquo;s vice presidential running mate on Wednesday, criticizing Republican Donald Trump for mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic and making an urgent argument for a Biden administration.&nbsp;</p><p...

  • Obama on Harris as VP: Now Let's Go Win This Thing
    Obama_on_harris_as_vp--_now_let's_go_win_this_thing 2020-08-12 22:30:32 UTC
    Former President Barack Obama has led congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris on her selection by Joe Biden as his running mate. Mr Obama released a statement lauding Senator Harris’ career and inspirational life story. He called her an ideal partner for Mr Biden and said that his former vice...

  • Kamala Harris Makes History as the First Black Woman on a Major Presidential Ticket
    Kamala_harris_makes_history_as_the_first_black_woman_on_a_major_presidential_ticket 2020-08-12 22:30:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months after her presidential campaign collapsed amid questions over her political identity, Kamala Harris suddenly and forcefully found her voice – and at a fortuitous time. Harris, a 55-year-old U.S. senator from California, was chosen by Democratic presidential candid...

  • Biden Chooses Kamala Harris as Running Mate
    Biden_chooses_kamala_harris_as_running_mate 2020-08-12 22:30:07 UTC
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald T...

  • Collapse of Stimulus Talks: A Last-Ditch Effort by Democrats Ended in Disappointment
    Collapse_of_stimulus_talks-_a_last-ditch_effort_by_democrats_ended_in_disappointment 2020-08-07 22:06:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefi...

  • A Setback for Trump as Germany and France Quit WHO Reform Talks
    A_setback_for_trump_as_germany_and_france_quit_who_reform_talks 2020-08-12 22:23:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - France and Germany have quit talks on reforming the World Health Organization in frustration at attempts by the United States to lead the negotiations, despite its decision to leave the WHO, three officials told Reuters. The move is a setback for President Donald Trump as Washingto...

  • Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump's Team: I Don't Think They Know What They're Talking About
    Pelosi_slams_trump's_team-_i_don't_think_they_know_what_they're_talking_about_ 2020-08-12 22:26:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump huddled at the White House Thursday with the Senate’s top Republican, searching for a way forward on vital COVID-19 rescue money, while Trump’s top bargainers returned to Capitol Hill amid increasing concern that negotiations with Democrats might collapse....

  • Pelosi Has "No Confidence in WH Coronavirus Task Force"
    Pelosi_has_%22no_confidence_in_white_house_coronavirus_task_force%22 2020-08-12 22:24:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump. “I think the president has been spreading disin...

  • Biden Slams Trump/GOP, Demands to Fix Unemployment Benefits
    Biden_slams_trump_gop__demands_to_fix_unemployment_benefits 2020-08-12 22:25:37 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for letting the Senate go home for the weekend without a deal to extend the unemployment benefits or protect renters facing eviction. “Because Donald Trump is abdicati...

  • WH Signals Willingness to Accept Keeping $600 Benefit For Now
    Wh_signals_willingness_to_accept_keeping__600_benefit_for_now 2020-08-06 03:25:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and some of its Republican allies in the Senate are signaling they want to extend, at least temporarily, a $600-per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move looks to be too little, t...

  • Obama: John Lewis Is a Founding Father of a Better America
    Obama-_john_lewis_is_a_founding_father_of_a_better_america 2020-07-31 03:30:10 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral Thursday as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis’ example and fight injustice. Three former presidents joined in the eulogies at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church after nearly a...

  • Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis To Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol
    Civil_rights_pioneer_and_longtime_u.s._representative_john_lewis_will_lie_in_state_at_the_capitol_building 2020-07-30 19:39:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. H...

  • US: Republican Senator Calls Slavery a "Necessary Evil"
    Us-_republican_senator_calls_slavery_a_%22necessary_evil%22 2020-07-27 01:15:11 UTC
    <p><em>Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) referred to slavery as a &ldquo;necessary evil&rdquo; in arguing against use of The New York Times&rsquo; 1619 Project in the classroom. Cotton introduced a bill last week that would cut funding to schools that adopt a curriculum based on the prize-winning special is...

  • Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas
    Hurricane_hanna_hits_texas 2020-07-26 01:24:52 UTC
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coro...

  • UK Death Toll Edges Close to 50,000: Boris Johnson Says "Maybe There Were Things We Could Have Done Differently"
    Uk_death_toll_edges_close_to_50_000-_boris_johnson_says_%22maybe_there_were_things_we_could_have_done_differently%22 2020-07-25 00:23:45 UTC
    <p>LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been criticised for acting too slowly in the COVID-19 pandemic, said on Friday there may have been things he could have done differently.&nbsp;</p><p>He has pledged to hold an inquiry into his handling of the coronavirus crisis b...

  • A Look at Comet Neowise
    A_look_at_comet_neowise 2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
    LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain. On a recent weeken...

  • Ocasio-Cortez Takes Down Male Chauvinist on U.S. House Floor
    Ocasio-cortez_takes_down_male_chauvinist_on_u.s._house_floor 2020-07-23 20:17:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” whose adherents ...

  • GOP Senators Struggle with $600 Weekly Unemployment Boost
    Republican_senators_struggle_with__600_weekly_unemployment_boost 2020-07-23 02:04:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement late Wednesday for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep disagreements over the scope of the $1 trillion in federal aid have forced a shift in strategy. Facing a GOP revolt, Senate M...

  • Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
    Tesla_quarterly_revenue_fell_to__6.04_billion 2020-07-22 23:42:19 UTC
    (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts’ estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of $5.3...

  • Biden and Warren Get together, Take Aim at Trump
    Biden_and_warren_get_together__take_aim_at_trump 2020-08-12 22:28:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden accused Elizabeth Warren last year of holding an “angry, unyielding viewpoint.” She embraced that label and slammed Biden as “naive” for thinking he could work with Republicans as president. She warned Democrats against picking a “Washington insider” and pointedly refu...