August 5th, 2020

World News

Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

By Summer Ballentine, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri’s Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush’s victory came in a rematch of 2018, when she failed ... Read More »

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Clay ousted in Missouri primary after 20 years in Congress

By Summer Ballentine, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri’s Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush’s victory came in a rematch of 2018, when she failed ... Read More »

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US sending highest rep to Taiwan since 1979 break in ties

By The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The U.S. says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei in 1979. The visit will likely create new frictions between the U.S. and China, which claims ... Read More »

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Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

By Bryan Anderson And Sarah Blake Morgan, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

WINDSOR, N.C. – At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck ... Read More »

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Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 5

By Bryan Anderson And Sarah Blake Morgan, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

WINDSOR, N.C. – At least five people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck ... Read More »

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Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 4

By Bryan Anderson And Sarah Blake Morgan, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

WINDSOR, N.C. – At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck ... Read More »

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Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

NEW YORK – Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.” The Grammy-award winning Canadian-born musician filed the lawsuit through his lawyers in Manhattan federal court, seeking up to $150,000 in ... Read More »

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Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

By Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

BEIRUT – A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. The blast struck with the force of a 3.5 ... Read More »

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Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

CALEXICO, Calif. – Dr. Tien Vo’s last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier. The oldest of her four children, a 15-year-old boy, learned he had it that morning. Tilted back in a ... Read More »

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Massive Beirut blast kills more than 60, injures thousands

By Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press on August 4th, 2020

BEIRUT – A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 60 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. Hours later, ambulances still carried away the wounded ... Read More »

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