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Trump declares TikTok, WeChat “national emergency,” preps bans

Enlarge / If the Trump administration has its way, these logos will be scarce inside the US in a few weeks. Ivan Abreu | Bloomberg | Getty Images The White House’s campaign against the China-based developers of popular apps escalated dramatically in the last day, as President Donald Trump declared both TikTok and WeChat to …

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TikTok vows to fight White House ban with ‘all remedies available’

Justin Sullivan via Getty Images TikTok has issued a statement on the White House’s plan to ban its popular app, saying it was “shocked” by the executive order and that it will respond in court, if necessary. The order, issued yesterday by President Trump, means that TikTok could disappear in the US in 45 days …

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TikTok owner reportedly agrees to sell US stake to avoid ban

NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images TikTok may drop its ties to China in very short order. Reuters sources claim TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has agreed to sell its stake in the social network’s US operations to avert a possible ban. The agreement would have Microsoft protect American user data, according to the report, but Microsoft …

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EU Leaders Approve $2.1 Trillion Budget, US Lawmakers Expect Another Round of Covid-19 Relief Money

Renters Threaten US Real Estate Market, 20 Million Americans Face Eviction The aftermath of the coronavirus-provoked business shutdowns in the United States caused a number of market observers to focus on the U.S. real estate and rental markets. As the federal moratorium on evictions reaches its expiry, a recent Aspen Institute … read more. Crypto …

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It’s becoming clear why the US’ response to COVID-19 is terrible

Enlarge Fox News The United States, already in possession of the largest number of infections in the COVID-19 pandemic, seems strangely committed to making things worse. As new infections have shot up to record levels, a major retailer are made basic protective steps optional before reversing its decision, while the governor of Georgia is moving to …

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US government drops online class restrictions for international students

Boston Globe via Getty Images The Trump administration has backpedaled on a policy that would have forced international college students to leave the US if their fall courseload was entirely online. A federal judge in Boston announced that the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to rescind the original July 6th order.    Had the federal …

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As Trump pushes to have schools open, CDC’s cautious approach leaks

Enlarge / CDC Director Robert Redfield at an event focused on discussing how to safely reopen schools. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images The United States has seen a dramatic surge in coronavirus infections with less than two months to go before the start of the school year. With little indication that the country has even …

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Pediatricians walk back school-reopening stance as WHO gives dire warning

Enlarge / American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Sally Goza (center) attends a meeting with US President Donald Trump, students, teachers, and administrators about how to safely reopen schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the East Room at the White House July 07, 2020, in Washington, DC. Getty | Chip Somodevilla The American Academy …

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CDC to issue new guidelines on reopening schools after Trump blowup

Enlarge / Schoolchildren wearing protective mouth masks and face shields attend a course in their classroom at Claude Debussy college in Angers, western France, on May 18, 2020, after France eased lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. Damien Meyer / AFP / Getty Images On the …

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Trump “officially” takes US out of WHO, but withdrawal is a year-long process

Enlarge Getty Images | Westend61 The Trump administration has officially withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization, according to a Democratic senator and multiple news reports. But the withdrawal process will take a year, so Trump may not be able to see it through. “Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the US …

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