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WWII crew honored with Congressional Gold Medal
AP, 31 Jul 2020
In a virtual ceremony, the U.S. Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor to the crew of the USS Indianapolis that was sunk by a Japanese submarine in July 30, 1945. (July 30)
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Oxford Vaccine Trials Consider Deliberate Exposure To Coronavirus For Testing | NBC News NOW
NBC, 07 Aug 2020
NBC News’ Richard Engel explains why researchers at Oxford are considering deliberately exposing people to the coronavirus as part of the third and final phase of their vaccine ...
Saudi crown prince sent kill squad to Toronto in search of ex-intel chief, lawsuit alleges
CA, 07 Aug 2020
A former Saudi intelligence chief has filed a new lawsuit against the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, alleging he sent a hit squad to Toronto, to hunt down a ...
Trump claims Biden, a devout Catholic, wants to 'hurt God'
CNN, 07 Aug 2020
CNN's Jeremy Diamond reports that President Donald Trump has been trying to associate former Vice President Joe Biden with the "radical left" and shore up support among evangeli...
The Voting Rights Act is 55 years old -- but it still faces challenges
CBS, 07 Aug 2020
Fifty-five years ago, the Voting Rights Act was signed in to
Tucker: America was a very different country 7 months ago
FOX, 07 Aug 2020
U.S. leaders taking cues from communist China. #FoxNews #Tucker
Crews battle brush fire north of Los Angeles
AP, 07 Aug 2020
Crews were on the scene of a new brush fire Thursday afternoon burning in Santa Clarita, California about 30 miles north of Los Angeles.
Trump says vaccine could be ready before Election Day
Reuters, 07 Aug 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it is possible the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine before the Nov.
In Japan, young people rush to document Hiroshima survivors' memories
PBS, 07 Aug 2020
It has been 75 years since the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, leveling the city and killing some 150,000 people.
Ivory Coast's Ouattara to run for third term in October election
FRANCE24, 07 Aug 2020
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate and defying o...
Bill Gates Suggests Different School Reopening Solutions
Bloomberg, 07 Aug 2020
Aug.06 -- Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates discusses his thoughts on reopening schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Goalies Have the Loneliest Job in Soccer, Here's Why | Op-Docs
NYT, 07 Aug 2020
In Andre Andreev's Op-Doc "The Lonely Goalkeeper," the legendary goalkeeper Bob Wilson reflects on the “desperate courage” required to serve as the last resort against an onslau...
UK government spent £150 million on “unsafe” face masks for NHS
BBC, 07 Aug 2020
The British government spent £150 million on 50 million face masks that can't be used by the NHS because of concerns that they don't fit properly and won’t protect staff from th...
Ukraine kicks off 'big sale' of old prisons
AFP, 07 Aug 2020
Ukraine's justice ministry begins a drive to sell off its prisons, an ambitious project meant to help finance new jails for the country's ageing penitentiary system.
Nintendo reports wild 428% jump in profits, thanks to pandemic gaming: CNBC After Hours
CNBC, 07 Aug 2020
CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, the After Hours team dives into Nintendo's eye-popping profits, and explores the ...
Are there any survivors in Beirut's rubble?
Sky, 07 Aug 2020
Alex Crawford joins rescuers as they begin the search for survivors in and around Beirut's blast site.
Ground zero | The epicenter of Beirut port explosion
RT, 07 Aug 2020
What had been a busy port in Beirut just a few days ago was reduced to ruins in a matter of seconds, after an immense explosion forever changed Lebanon’s capital, leaving only d...
Beirut explosion: protesters demand political change as Macron tours city
Guardian, 07 Aug 2020
Angry crowds in Beirut have urged Emmanuel Macron to help bring political change to Lebanon as the French president toured the city’s blasted port and the shattered surrounding ...
Guernsey Police recruitment video removed due to online backlash
ITV, 07 Aug 2020
A Guernsey Police recruitment video which featured fire arms,
Macron hugs distraught woman in Beirut who begs for justice
Telegraph, 07 Aug 2020
On a tour of the destruction, Macron got a first-hand glimpse
Saudi crown prince sued over alleged hand in murder plot
Al Jazeera, 07 Aug 2020
The Saudi crown prince is accused of dispatching a group of hitmen to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official - Saad al-Jabari - who is in exile in Canada.