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Federal agents use tear gas to clear rowdy Portland protest

Federal agents use tear gas to clear rowdy Portland protest

PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours Saturday, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas dispensed by U.S. agents, lingered above. The demonstration went until federal agents entered the crowd around 2:30 a.m. and marched in …

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Military medics deploy in California, Texas as virus surges

Military medics deploy in California, Texas as virus surges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Teams of military medics were deployed in Texas and California to help hospitals deluged by coronavirus patients, as Miami area authorities began stepping up enforcement Friday of a mask requirement — echoing efforts in many parts of the world to contain surging infections. In California, military …

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Goya CEO, praising Trump, sparks online culture clash

Goya CEO, praising Trump, sparks online culture clash

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The supercharged political landscape in the U.S. has grown potentially more perilous for companies ahead of the 2020 presidential election as Goya, a food company with a tremendously loyal following, discovered this week. The company that makes products used in many Hispanic cuisines but whose following …

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AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial inequality left many debating what should be hallowed and what must be changed. But Tom Roy had given it his …

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Trump’s two Russias confound coherent US policy

Trump’s two Russias confound coherent US policy

WASHINGTON: When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President Donald Trump’s attempts to curry favor and friendship with Vladimir Putin and longstanding deep-seated concerns about Putin’s intentions. As Trump has repeatedly …

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Pelosi pushes Senate with House passage of George Floyd bill

WASHINGTON: Passage of the House Democrats’ far-reaching police overhaul bill returned attention to the Senate on Friday, as the divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she’s willing to negotiate if the Senate is …

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