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ShowBiz Minute: Judd, West, Morgan
AP, 30 Jul 2020
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment; Kanye West's NJ ballot petition falls short, complaint says; Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage. (July 30)
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Thai students protest to remove gov't and reform monarchy
Al Jazeera, 16 Aug 2020
Protesters in Thailand are planning another large rally on Sunday as they continue their push to remove the government and reform the monarchy.
Pompeo leaves Warsaw after signing US troop deal
AP, 16 Aug 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs Warsaw after he sealed a defense cooperation deal with Polish officials that will pave the way to deploy more American troops to Poland.
Far-Right Groups And Counter Protesters Face Off Near Stone Mountain Park In Georgia | NBC News
NBC, 16 Aug 2020
Far-right groups and counter protesters are facing off in Georgia
Large fire engulfs Athens plastic recycling plant
AFP, 16 Aug 2020
A large fire engulfs a plastics recycling plant in the north of Athens, sending up large clouds of toxic thick smoke that led to the partial closure of the national highway.
Belarusians pay tribute to man killed during protests in Minsk
Reuters, 15 Aug 2020
Thousands of Belarusians paid tribute to protester Alexander Taraykovskiy, who was killed during recent rallies against the presidential election results, in Minsk.
Should Biden, Harris be worried about their pasts? | The Campaign w/ Bret Baier
FOX, 15 Aug 2020
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Michael Smerconish: Beware the 'Blue Shift'
CNN, 15 Aug 2020
We could be headed for a major dispute over the 2020 presidential race outcome even without foreign interference or fraud, because of delays in vote counting.
US election 2020: Trump goes after absentee and mail-in voting
DW, 15 Aug 2020
The coronavirus has put voting by mail in focus ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
Beirut explosion: FBI to arrive in Lebanon to participate in explosion probe
CA, 15 Aug 2020
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale said the FBI would be arriving in Beirut, Lebanon, over the weekend to participate in the probe into the port explosions.
UN defeats US demand to extend arms embargo on Iran
FRANCE24, 15 Aug 2020
The UN Security Council on Friday resoundingly defeated a US resolution to indefinitely extend the UN arms embargo on Iran, with the Trump administration getting support from on...
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro calls Amazon fires a 'lie'
CGTN, 15 Aug 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said, during a video conference, that it is a "lie" that fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest, despite data from his own government sh...
Lowered shields and hugs | The Belarus unrest saga continues
RT, 15 Aug 2020
Belarus’ unrest shows no signs of dying down, but the latest scenes from the capital, Minsk show that the protests may go to a whole new level, with troops lowering their shield...
Protesters in Belarus claim they were tortured while detained
Sky, 15 Aug 2020
Protesters questioning the legitimacy of Belarus's newly re-elected president have claimed they were tortured while detained.
Hidden cameras capture Thai tigers
BBC, 15 Aug 2020
This year 79 tigers were captured on hidden cameras in Thailand’s Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng forest, which is an increase of more than 70% from 13 years ago.
Wall Street Week - Full Show (8/14/2020)
Bloomberg, 15 Aug 2020
Aug.14 -- One of the most iconic brands in financial television returns for today's issues and today's world.
I wandered lonely as a cloud (in lockdown), with Simon Russell Beale
FT, 15 Aug 2020
The actor performs William Wordsworth's most famous poem, which takes on new meaning amid the coronavirus crisis.
Will lifting the “Do Not Travel” advisory save the US economy?
CD, 15 Aug 2020
Will lifting the “Do Not Travel” advisory save the #US economy? Check it out! #COVID_19 #travel.
Trump says he'll only consider additional funding for Postal Service if Democrats make concessions
CBS, 15 Aug 2020
The U.S. Postal Service is warning several states that it may not be able to deliver mail-in ballots on time, as President Trump increases his attacks on voting by mail.
'Time is our weapon': Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai speaks after arrest
Guardian, 15 Aug 2020
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has told the Guardian he believes that how authorities handle his case will likely be a 'litmus test' for the future.
The pandemic has created unexpected summer jobs for these young people
PBS, 15 Aug 2020
The summer job is a rite of passage for many teens and younger adults. Because of the pandemic, however, traditional roles such as camp counselor, lifeguard and waiter, are scarce.