Joe Biden takes on Trump-era traumas in career-defining speech

Joe Biden takes on Trump-era traumas in career-defining speech

 

 

If Joe Biden becomes the 46th American President, his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night will be seen as the moment when the destiny of a man and his nation converged.

In vowing to purge the fear, darkness and disease he sees personified by President Donald Trump with hope, love and light,

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Liverpool to face newly-promoted Leeds in first round of Premier League fixtures

Liverpool to face newly-promoted Leeds in first round of Premier League fixtures

 

 

Liverpool to face newly-promoted Leeds in first round of Premier League fixtures. Leeds United’s long-awaited return to the English Premier League will begin with a trip to Anfield to face defending champion Liverpool.

Playing in the top flight for the first time since 2004, Leeds has been rejuvenated under Marcelo Bielsa’s management and will have its Premier League credentials soundly tested against Liverpool in the opening round of fixtures on September 12.

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Wuhan hosts massive water park party as coronavirus concerns recede

Wuhan hosts massive water park party as coronavirus concerns recede

 

 

Wuhan hosts massive water park party as coronavirus concerns recede. It was ground zero in the coronavirus pandemic and underwent the world’s first — and arguably strictest — lockdown.

Now, the central Chinese city of Wuhan appears to have moved on from the virus, as thousands of revelers gathered in an open air water park for an electronic music festival —

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US finalizes sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan as China tensions escalate

US finalizes sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan as China tensions escalate

 

 

US finalizes sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan as China tensions escalate. Taiwan will receive 66 new American-made F-16 fighter jets in the biggest arms sale to the self-governing island in years.

The deal finalized on Friday comes as China has been increasing pressure on the island, which Beijing considers to be an inseparable part of its territory.
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More than half of Mumbai’s slum residents might have had Covid-19 Here’s why herd immunity could still be a long way off

More than half of Mumbai’s slum residents might have had Covid-19 Here’s why herd immunity could still be a long way off

 

 

More than half of Mumbai’s slum residents might have had Covid-19 Here’s why herd immunity could still be a long way off. Last month, researchers in one of India’s largest cities made a surprising discovery. Of the nearly 7,000 blood samples taken from people in Mumbai’s slums,

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A record number of people are giving up their US citizenship according to new research. Here’s why

A record number of people are giving up their US citizenship according to new research. Here’s why

 

 

A record number of people are giving up their US citizenship, new research published on Sunday found.

More than 5,800 Americans gave up their citizenship in the first six months of 2020 compared to the 2,072 Americans who renounced their citizenship in all of 2019,
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Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

 

 

Doctored videos of Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut are already circulating on every major social media platform.

In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the Lebanese capital, footage of a rising smoke plume at Beirut Port was inverted and made to look like a “negative.” In addition, a missile-like object was superimposed on the video.

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Inside Trump’s TikTok reversal: How advisers mobilized their deal-making efforts

Inside Trump’s TikTok reversal: How advisers mobilized their deal-making efforts

 

Inside Trump’s TikTok reversal: How advisers mobilized their deal-making efforts. Sen. Lindsey Graham wasn’t entirely sure what TikTok was, beyond a source of videos of piano-playing dogs and dancing cats. Nonetheless, he was tasked with a mission: talk President Donald Trump down from his threatened ban on the Chinese-owned platform that is hugely popular with American kids.

So on Saturday,

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Nick Kyrgios won’t compete at the US Open amid coronavirus concerns

Nick Kyrgios won’t compete at the US Open amid coronavirus concerns

 

Nick Kyrgios won’t compete at the US Open amid coronavirus concerns. Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has announced that he will not play at the upcoming US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic.

World No. 40 Kyrgios has been an outspoken critic of exhibition tournaments staged amid the pandemic, most notably the Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic.

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McConnell signal to Republican Senate candidates: Distance from Trump if necessary

McConnell signal to Republican Senate candidates: Distance from Trump if necessary

 

McConnell signal to Republican Senate candidates: Distance from Trump if necessary. Sen. Mitch McConnell is allowing Republican Senate candidates to do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns ahead of what Republicans increasingly fear could be a devastating election for their party.

In recent weeks, the Senate majority leader has become so concerned over Republicans losing control of the Senate that he has signaled to vulnerable GOP senators in tough races that they could distance themselves from the President if they feel it is necessary,

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