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Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police made their first arrests under a new national security law imposed by China’s central government, arresting at least two protesters Wednesday for carrying flags More…

China: US ‘oppressing Chinese companies’ in new Huawei move

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. The Federal Communications Commission More…

Businesswoman upsets 5-term congressman in Colorado primary

DENVER (AP) — Five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was upset in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary by Lauren Boebert, a pistol-packing businesswoman, ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter More…

Russian vote extending Putin’s rule until 2036 nears end

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s main political project of the year — a constitutional vote that would allow him to extend his rule until 2036 — is set to More…

Dr. Fauci warns U.S. COVID-19 cases could reach 100,000 a day

(UPI) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, told a Senate committee Tuesday the United States could eventually see 100,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. Speaking at a More…

Well, It Was a Nice Try: Some Sports Aren’t Going So Well

It sounded like a good idea. Bring sports back, carefully, slowly, with adequate precautions. So why does it seem to be going wrong in so many places? As major North American More…

Red Velvet’s Irene, Seulgi tease ‘Monster’ EP

(UPI) — South Korean singers Irene and Seulgi are teasing their forthcoming EP. The K-pop stars shared teasers for Monster, their first mini album as the Red Velvet subunit Irene & More…

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star: Losing Followers and Losing Ads

This weekend, the YouTube beauty world erupted into drama. Shane Dawson, 31, and Jeffree Star, 34, two of the biggest stars on the platform, faced renewed backlash after allegations of racism, More…

Support for Putin wanes in his former Russian stronghold

NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — In 2011, the industrial city of Nizhny Tagil was dubbed “Putingrad” for its residents’ fervent support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nine years later, it appears More…

Why Does Trump Put Russia First?

Susan E. Rice Former national security adviser Since at least February, and possibly as early as March 2019, the United States has had compelling intelligence that a committed adversary, Russia, paid More…

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Why Does Trump Put Russia First?

Susan E. Rice Former national security adviser Since at least February, and possibly as early as March 2019, the United States has had compelling intelligence that a committed adversary, Russia, paid More…

Trump’s Napalm Politics? They Began With Newt

Jennifer Senior Opinion columnist / The New York Times Approximately one billion news cycles ago — which is to say, on June 9 — a businesswoman named Marjorie Taylor Greene finished More…

How Texas Swaggered Into a Coronavirus Disaster

Mimi Swartz Contributing Opinion Writer /The New York Times HOUSTON — For one brief, delusional moment in early April, I felt a smidgen of support for my governor, Greg Abbott. Sure, More…

Culture & Arts

The revolution comes again: Miranda and Kail on ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the millionaire, Mr. Howell, from “Gilligan’s Island,” saying the brag. You know the one. “Well, I saw it with the original cast.” More…

La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

ROME (AP) — Italy’s La Scala theater is reopening next week after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a series of four concerts before a reduced audience of 600, a third of More…

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January

NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, More…

Miscellaneous

1 of 2 Oklahoma officers shot during traffic stop dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One of the two Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officers who were shot during a traffic stop has died, authorities said Tuesday. Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Sgt. Craig More…

Police say missing kids’ mom helped keep their bodies hidden

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors say the mother of two children who were found dead in rural Idaho months after they vanished in a bizarre case that captured worldwide attention had More…

SpaceX launches Air Force’s newest GPS satellite

SpaceX launched the military’s newest, most accurate GPS satellite Tuesday after a two-month delay due to the pandemic. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, More…

Entertainment

Red Velvet’s Irene, Seulgi tease ‘Monster’ EP

(UPI) — South Korean singers Irene and Seulgi are teasing their forthcoming EP. The K-pop stars shared teasers for Monster, their first mini album as the Red Velvet subunit Irene & More…

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star: Losing Followers and Losing Ads

This weekend, the YouTube beauty world erupted into drama. Shane Dawson, 31, and Jeffree Star, 34, two of the biggest stars on the platform, faced renewed backlash after allegations of racism, More…

Blackpink becomes highest-charting K-pop act on Spotify’s Global Top 50

(UPI) — Blackpink became the highest-charting K-pop group on Spotify’s main chart with “How You Like That,” the latest single from the group’s upcoming studio album, according to the group’s agency More…

Lifestyle

Well, It Was a Nice Try: Some Sports Aren’t Going So Well

It sounded like a good idea. Bring sports back, carefully, slowly, with adequate precautions. So why does it seem to be going wrong in so many places? As major North American More…

The Reality Behind ‘Below Deck’

PALMA, Majorca — A provocative theory in vogue among physicists and philosophers suggests that we humans are not experiencing, and have not ever experienced, reality. What we understand as reality, the More…

Everyone for tennis? Summer’s smash hit look for all

Wimbledon might be cancelled for the first time since the second world war, but that hasn’t stopped tennis style from taking over parks and Instagram this summer. Influencers are wearing pleated More…