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Missouri senator to contest Electoral College win for Biden

WASHINGTON — Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Wednesday he will raise objections next week when Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election, forcing House and Senate votes that are likely to delay — but in no way alter — the final certification of Biden’s win. President Donald Trump has, without evidence, […]

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Three Ugandan journalists injured during police scuffle with Bobi Wine supporters

KAMPALA (REUTERS) – Ugandan police said three local journalists were hospitalised on Sunday (Dec 27) after sustaining injuries when officers used tear-gas to disperse supporters of presidential candidate and pop star Bobi Wine. Mr Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has emerged as the strongest challenger against President Yoweri Museveni, 76, in the country’s […]

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El Paso County jail coronavirus outbreak infects 859 inmates, 66 workers – The Denver Post

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County jail in Colorado has reported 859 of the 1,246 inmates in custody Sunday tested positive for COVID-19 along with 66 employees, authorities said. The El Paso County sheriff’s office said two of the employees were hospitalized over the weekend, The Gazette reported. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deborah Mynatt did […]

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Offering no proof, Trump alleges plane of 'thugs' being probed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said an investigation was under way into alleged “thugs” who boarded a plane seeking to cause damage last week amid his Republican Party convention, but offered no evidence and gave few details about an incident that appeared to echo discredited viral social media posts. Trump made the charge […]

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U.S. Postal Service tells Congress delivery performance has improved

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Postal Service told Congress on Monday that delivery performance has improved and returned to early July levels after it came under harsh criticism. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in mid-July made changes that critics said were significantly delaying deliveries. After criticism, he agreed to suspend operational changes until Election Day but […]

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White House says masks encouraged as precaution at next Trump rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s re-election campaign made the decision to “strongly encourage” masks at the Republican president’s next rally as a precautionary measure, the White House chief of staff said on Monday. The Trump campaign plans an outdoor rally on Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “Obviously we’re looking forward to being in the Granite […]

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Singapore GE2020: New constituency political broadcasts to air from July 3 to 7

SINGAPORE – From July 3 to July 7, Singaporeans will be able to watch political candidates speak during prime time on television, with the special broadcasts arranged for the various constituencies scheduled to run from 7pm on these days. Two party political broadcasts will also be aired during this general election, on July 2 and […]

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Trump campaign raised $74 million in May, short of Biden's haul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $74 million in May, Trump’s re-election campaign announced on Saturday, short of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s haul of for the month. Trump’s fundraising, up from $61.7 million in April, comes as the president is set to hold his first major […]

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El Salvador's president says economic re-opening to begin June 16

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – El Salvador’s president said on Saturday that the nation’s economy could start to re-open on June 16, following weeks of a strict lockdown meant to contain the coronavirus. The process of bringing back the economy will be gradual and pass through several stages, with the airport not restoring operations until Aug. […]