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Live updates: U.S. surpasses 2 million coronavirus cases as stock market tumbles – The Washington Post

The United States surpassed 2 million coronavirus cases on Thursday, less than five months after the first known case was reported on American soil.

  1. Live updates: U.S. surpasses 2 million coronavirus cases as stock market tumbles  The Washington Post
  2. Fears of second wave in US as coronavirus cases spike  ABS-CBN News
  3. US coronavirus deaths are expected to go down before a sharp rise in September, model shows  CNN Philippines
  4. Texas reports highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases with 2,500  Daily Mail
  5. Arizona sees alarming surge of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily  The Guardian
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African Swine Fever spread slowed down during COVID-19 lockdown, says DA – GMA News Online

The spread of the African swine fever (ASF), a disease affecting livestock hogs, which hit the country last year has already slowed down amid the lockdown imposed to contain another virus affecting humans —COVID-19, according to the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI).

  1. African Swine Fever spread slowed down during COVID-19 lockdown, says DA
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Arizona sees alarming surge of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily – The Guardian

A Democratic lawmaker has criticised the state’s governor for failing to address the surge which has pushed hospitals to capacity

  1. Arizona sees alarming surge of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily  The Guardian
  2. Fears of second wave in US as coronavirus cases spike  ABS-CBN News
  3. US coronavirus deaths are expected to go down before a sharp rise in September, model shows  CNN Philippines
  4. Fears of second US coronavirus wave rise on worrisome spike in cases, hospitalizations  GMA News
  5. Coronavirus Cases Spike in Texas, Florida, California After Reopenings Stoke Fears of a Second Wave  Newsweek
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Minneapolis police back reform, condemn Floyd death: Live updates – Al Jazeera

Open letter from 14 officers says Derek Chauvin ‘failed as a human’ and ‘stripped George Floyd of his dignity and life’.

  1. Some Minneapolis officers back police reform effort: Live updates  Al Jazeera English
  2. Ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death is released on bond  CNN Philippines
  3. What changes are governments making in response to George Floyd protests?  ABS-CBN News
  4. The Minneapolis police department has a long history of brutality  Al Jazeera English
  5. Amazon removes children’s t-shirt with image of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck  Daily Mail
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Coronavirus: Second US virus wave emerges as infections cross 2 million-mark – The Straits Times

“There is a new wave coming in parts of the country,” said Dr Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

  1. Coronavirus: Second US virus wave emerges as infections cross 2 million-mark  The Straits Times
  2. Fears of second wave in US as coronavirus cases spike  ABS-CBN News
  3. US coronavirus deaths are expected to go down before a sharp rise in September, model shows  CNN Philippines
  4. Arizona sees alarming surge of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily  The Guardian
  5. US Covid-19 cases exceed 2 million; 20000 Americans infected daily | THE BIG STORY  The Straits Times
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Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports – Rappler

(UPDATED) Some 2.9 million people – anyone born before 1997 – are eligible for BN(O) status and Britain has said any citizenship plan will also include them

  1. Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports  Rappler
  2. China warns against Hong Kong school boycott over security law  ABS-CBN News
  3. Hong Kong protest marks anniversary of violent police clash  INQUIRER.net
  4. Hongkongers sing protest anthem 1 year after major clashes  Rappler
  5. Hong Kong Government Rejects UK Criticism of New Security Law as Biased  The New York Times
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The Trump administration does not believe in systemic racism. But it’s so real that Merriam-Webster is changing the definition of racism to include it. – Business Insider

President Donald Trump has been dismissive of conversations on systemic racism, and some of his top advisers don’t believe it exists at all.

  1. Trump admin doesn’t believe in systemic racism. It’s not debatable. – Business Insider  Business Insider
  2. Merriam-Webster revises ‘racism’ entry after woman argues for changes  ABS-CBN News
  3. Merriam-Webster acts on suggestion, changes definition of racism  GMA News
  4. Merriam-Webster to revise racism definition after woman’s campaign  The Guardian
  5. Merriam-Webster to update definition of racism after request  BBC News
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Trump Resumes Fundraising to Build Cash Lead Against Biden – NYTimes

President Donald Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events after a three-month hiatus as his campaign works to maintain a cash advantage over Democrat Joe Biden that it believes is vital to victory in November.

  1. Trump Resumes Fundraising to Build Cash Lead Against Biden  The New York Times
  2. Disastrous choices and tanking approval numbers: Inside DC, it’s become obvious Trump is sabotaging his own re-election campaign  The Independent
  3. Biden campaign launches petition lambasting Facebook over refusal to remove political misinformation  CNN
  4. Joe Biden warns that President Trump ‘is going to try to steal this election’  The Washington Post
  5. US election 2020: What happens if US Presidential Election is CANCELLED?  Express.co.uk
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Trump vision for policing in US: ‘force with compassion’ – Al Jazeera

Trump stated his support for police and said progress would not be made by labelling millions of Americans as racist.

  1. Trump vision for policing in US: ‘force with compassion’  Al Jazeera English
  2. Trump praises US police, rejecting protesters’ cries of racism  ABS-CBN News
  3. Biden gets more aggressive as 2020 campaign heats back up  INQUIRER.net
  4. Trump may be down in the polls – but he is certainly not out of November’s election | Mary Dejevsky  The Independent
  5. Biden is invisible. Trump is running against himself.  The Washington Post
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Alarming rise in Covid cases as states roll back lockdowns – INQUIRER.net

States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn’t done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying

  1. Alarming rise in Covid cases as states roll back lockdowns  INQUIRER.net
  2. Fears of second wave in US as coronavirus cases spike  ABS-CBN News
  3. Coronavirus deaths are expected to go down before a sharp rise in September, model shows  CNN Philippines
  4. Coronavirus Cases Spike in Texas, Florida, California After Reopenings Stoke Fears of a Second Wave  Newsweek
  5. Arizona sees alarming surge of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily  The Guardian
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Study will evaluate drugs prescribed to children with COVID-19 – cnn

Researchers have launched a study to evaluate drugs prescribed to infants, children and adolescents with COVID-19

  1. Study will evaluate drugs prescribed to children with COVID-19  CNN Philippines
  2. NICHD Study to Examine Drugs Used to Treat Pediatric COVID-19 Patients  Monthly Prescribing Reference
  3. NIH Launches Study to Assess Drugs for Coronavirus-Affected Children in U.S.  The New York Times
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My “Greatest Concern” Is Trump May Try To “Steal” Election: Joe Biden – NDTV.com

Joe Biden expressed fear that President Donald Trump will try to “steal” November’s election or not leave office if he loses, prompting the White House on Thursday to slam the Democrat’s comments as conspiracy theories.

  1. My “Greatest Concern” Is Trump May Try To “Steal” Election: Joe Biden  NDTV
  2. Trump says he will ‘do other things’ if he loses 2020 election  GMA News
  3. Trump’s most loyal media ally promised a pro-Trump poll. It didn’t deliver — and then pulled its story.  The Washington Post
  4. It’s the economy, stupid – but will Trump or Biden win the argument?  The Guardian
  5. Trump may be down in the polls – but he is certainly not out of November’s election | Mary Dejevsky  The Independent