In this file photo taken on February 14, 2020 silhouettes are seen in front of the logo of US social media Facebook in Brussels. More than 100 American business leaders sent a letter to top Congressional lawmakers on August 3, 2020 urging them to lay aside partisan bickering and approve emergency aid for small businesses suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders of companies like Walmart, Facebook, Google-parent Alphabet and Starbucks warned of a "catastrophic" impact on the economy and employment if federal aid is withheld from companies dealing with the devastating impact of the COVID-19 shutdowns./ Photo: Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP In an extraordinary move, Facebook removed the clip from the president's account -- the first time it has taken down one of his posts for violating its content rules. … [Read more...] about Facebook, Twitter take aim at Trump ‘misinformation’
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The defeat is almost certainly a career-ender for Sessions, who emerged as a critical Trump ally after becoming the first US senator to endorse the brash billionaire in 2015, when he donned a red "Make America Great Again" cap and embraced the unlikely candidate on a campaign stage. … [Read more...] about Ex-attorney general Sessions loses US Senate bid as Trump backs rival
As infections rose by a further 55,000 to reach a total of 3,046,351 on Wednesday, Trump called for students to return to their schools in the fall and lashed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for issuing guidance that he said was too restrictive. … [Read more...] about US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening
The nationwide protests over George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police gave a handful of big-city mayors a national platform, as they dealt with difficult issues of racism, law enforcement and civil unrest in their jurisdictions. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, in particular, proved particularly adept at balancing official responsibilities while expressing her personal experiences as a black woman raising four children in these turbulent times. … [Read more...] about Who could be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential candidate?
The pandemic has now killed more than half a million people in six-and-a-half months, and World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there would be no return to the “old normal” for the foreseeable future, especially if preventive measures were neglected. … [Read more...] about WHO sounds alarm as coronavirus cases rise by one million in five days