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- Oregon Closer to Getting Magic Mushrooms on '20 BallotSupporters of making psychedelic mushrooms legal as a drug therapy in Oregon believe they have collected enough signatures to put the measure before the state's voters in November, The Oregonian is reporting.
- Venezuela Prez's Key Financier Arrested in Cape VerdeA Columbian financier who has close ties to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was arrested in Cape Verde.
- Biden: Yank Confederates; Keep Washington, ColumbusArguing there is "a distinction" between those of Confederate leaders and those of America's founding fathers, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden waded Tuesday into the debate over monuments that protesters are tearing down.
- Minor League Baseball Season Canceled Due to VirusMinor League Baseball officially canceled its season Tuesday for the first time in the 120-year history due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
- Disgraced Film Mogul Weinstein, Victims Ask Court to Approve $18.9M Deal- More than half a dozen women who say they were assaulted or mistreated by Harvey Weinstein are asking a federal judge to approve an $18.875 million settlement they reached with the disgraced movie mogul. The female actors and screenwriters sued in December 2017, alleging...
- Ron DeSantis: Florida 'Not Going Back' to Shutting DownEven as coronavirus cases in the state continue to rise, Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis said his state is "not going back" to shutdowns.
- Sen. Rick Scott to Newsmax TV: Dems Are Do NothingsPreferring to keep Republicans from solving problems, Democrats are weaponizing police reform and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in an election year, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., told Newsmax TV.
- Kim Jong Un 'Furious' Over Wife's Depiction in S. KoreaSo furious over a dirty depiction of his wife in South Korean propaganda, Kim Jong Un blew up North Korea's de facto embassy with South Korea and threatened to take military action, according to Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora.
- Newt Gingrich to Newsmax TV: Don't Trust NY TimesBased on that publication's inaccurate reporting on Russian collusion and other issues, The New York Times story about Russian officials putting bounties on the heads of U.S. troops cannot be believed, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told Newsmax TV.
- House, Senate Leaders to Get Intelligence Briefing on BountiesThe Trump administration is arranging a closed-door briefing on Wednesday for the so-called Gang of Eight House and Senate leaders regarding reports that Russian operatives in Afghanistan offered bounties to kill American troops. No specific time or location has been...
- China Enacts Sweeping Powers to Silence Hong Kong’s DissidentsChina's government asserted broad new powers over Hong Kong to rein in those who criticize its rule -- from pro-democracy protesters to news agencies to overseas dissidents -- in a new national security law that risks endangering the city's appeal as a financial hub.The...
- Senators Propose Priority Refugee Status for Hong KongThe legislation was introduced Tuesday in response to the government in Beijing adopting a new national security law that asserts broad new powers over Hong Kong to rein in critics.
- With Pen Stroke, Mississippi Drops Confederate-Themed FlagWith a stroke of the governor's pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem - a symbol that's widely condemned as racist. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed the historic bill that takes the 126-year-old state...
- Journalist Daniel Pearl's Murderer to Be Freed This WeekAfter Pakistan's Supreme Court refused a government request to suspend a lower court's ruling exonerating him of Pearl's murder, the man convicted in the gruesome death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl could walk out of prison this week.
- Calls for UN Probe of China Forcing Birth Control on UighursPoliticians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even as Beijing said it treats all ethnicities equally under the law.
- Rep. Max Rose: Congress Must Investigate Bounty-GateCongress must investigate reports Russia has been placing bounties on American troops in Afghanistan, and specifically whether the Trump administration had knowledge of it, Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., told Fox News on Tuesday.
- Fed Officials Vow to Fighting Racism as 'Economic Issue'Two Federal Reserve presidents said the central bank is committed to fighting racism as an economic issue, following increased disparity in U.S. labor market fortunes this year amid the coronavirus-induced recession.
- States Beg, Borrow and Cut to Close Huge Budget GapsIt's crunch time for U.S. states as they face their worst fiscal crisis in decades brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic that's decimated tax collections.
- Mnuchin: Hardest-Hit Businesses Should Be Next Aid FocusTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Congress on Tuesday that the administration wants the next round of economic aid to focus supporting businesses like restaurants that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis.
- Financial Transfers Aided Intel on Russian BountiesAmong the evidence officials used to believe Russia paid bounties to have American troops killed in Afghanistan was an intercept of large of amounts of funds being transferred from bank accounts owned by Russia's military intelligence, The New York Times reports.
- Ex-Atlanta Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Granted BondThe former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending, a judge ruled Tuesday.Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick set a bond of $500,000 for Garrett Rolfe, who faces charges including felony murder in the...
- DNC Deletes Mount Rushmore 'White Supremacy' TweetThe tweet referenced Trump's July 3 visit to Mount Rushmore in Sioux Falls, South Dakota ahead of the Independence Day weekend.
- Fed's Powell: 'Keep Virus in Check' to Protect RecoveryFederal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell stressed to Congress Tuesday that getting the coronavirus under control was vital as the U.S. economy rebounds from the sharpest contraction on record.
- Biden Says He's Underwent Cognitive TestingPresidential hopeful Joe Biden was asked by a reporter during his first conference in nearly 90 days: "Have you been tested for some degree of cognitive decline?"
- Bipartisan Sens Seek to Stop Trump's Germany PullbackPresident Donald Trump's plans to pull about a third of the U.S. military presence from Germany and relocate the troops elsewhere faces opposition from a measure by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Sen. Jeaane Shaheen, D-N.H., in the Senate.
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