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The top official at the Department of Homeland Security said federal agents in Portland were operating within the law and targeting 'violent criminals' intent on destroying U.S. property that local authorities refused to protect. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Legal is good.
"Cohen had objected to electronic monitoring, had been argumentative, and was attempting to dictate the conditions of his monitoring," a Bureau of Prisons official said. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cohen is a loser big mouth.
In defense, trade, technology, media and diplomacy, among other areas, the rancor between the Trump administration and China’s ruling Communist Party is worsening. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China is being confronted for the first time.

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President Trump, struggling against Democrat Joe Biden, announced a federal 'surge' to Chicago at an event devoted to the theme of 'law and order.'        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good!
The bill would require states to remove and replace any statues honoring members of the Confederacy in the Capitol.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Forget slave holders like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Never mind Indian deporters like Andrew Jackson. And who ever heard of segregationists Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt? Joe Biden said Donald Trump is the first racist America has ever elected president. The 77-year-old presumed Democratic presidential nominee made that remarkable ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is the fool ranking.
"We need you to leave right now," Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said. ABC
VOA VIEW: Who will protect federal building and property?
Passengers wishing to board a United Airlines flight will have to wear face masks at ticket counters and in its airport lounges, or risk a flight ban from the carrier ABC
The U.S. gave China 72 hours to close the consulate. ABC
VOA VIEW: China should take their best treat.

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Missouri Gov_ Mike Parson is clarifying comments he made in a radio interview in which he said children returning to school will come down with the coronavirus but will “get over it." ABC
Retail giant says it will spend $428 million in new round of worker bonuses, citing "trying year" for its employees. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
Kardashian West said she has never spoken about West's bipolar disorder publicly in order to protect her children, but added that she wants to destigmatize mental illness. CBS
VOA VIEW: We said that there was something wrong with him.
Gonzalo has already set a record in what is expected to be an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season. CBS

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Some senators said extending an unemployment insurance benefit that currently provides an additional $600 per week could be necessary. CBS
VOA VIEW: There should be no extension or unemployment will stay high.
Of the nation's 10 largest school districts, five will either start the new school year solely with online instruction or are recommending doing so. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell and there has been no threats.
China is vowing retaliation after the U.S. ordered Beijing to close its consulate in Houston. China received the order on Tuesday, before reports that someone was burning documents in the courtyard of the consulate. The U.S. said the facility was ordered closed "to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information." CBS
VOA VIEW: As the US should.

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The closing of Microsoft's retail stores cut into its earnings. CNBC
President Donald Trump has been pushing for a payroll tax cut. An analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found that the highest-income earners would reap most of the savings. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Needed, not more free money.
The call follows tension between the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee and Democratic leaders of the over the hearing format. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
The US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense announced on Wednesday a $1.95 billion agreement with Pfizer to produce 100 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States. The deal also allows the US government to acquire an additional 500 million doses. CNN
VOA VIEW: Will it work?
Former President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden criticize President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a new campaign video. CNN
VOA VIEW: Foolish video.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Cincinnati discovered more than 21 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of women’s boots, officials said Wednesday. FOX News
The House of Representatives debated a plan Wednesday to remove four statues of historical figures from the Captiol who “voluntarily served the Confederate States of America.” FOX News
VOA VIEW: Dems are ok, Republicans must come down - liberal thought.
At least three federal officers in Portland may not recover their vision after demonstrators, who have shown up in the thousands for more than 50 consecutive nights, shined lasers in their eyes and threw fireworks at a federal courthouse, officials said Tuesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The guilty should pay.

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The Western Hemisphere was devoid of hurricanes since the 2020 tropical season kicked off on May 15 in the East Pacific and June 1 in the Atlantic. However, that changed early Wednesday when Douglas strengthened into a C UPI
After three months of declining home sales, the market saw a record bounce in June, an industry report said Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Interest rate reduction makes a difference.
The top U.S. and Chinese envoys to South Korea held a rare meeting to discuss topics of bilateral concern in Seoul. UPI
A Gallup survey Wednesday shows that most Americans feel U.S. law enforcement needs major changes, but few favor doing completely away with police departments. UPI
VOA VIEW: The facts are twisted.
Trade between China and North Korea declined by 69% from January to May as Pyongyang closed its borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Japanese press report. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!

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