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HONG KONG-Apple Daily – Under financial pressure from Hong Kong authorities, the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper says it will close by Saturday.


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Biden-voting bills – Progressives are increasingly frustrated by what they see as the lack of action by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on voting rights. The White House has described the issue as a “fight for his presidency”. But the more Biden has prioritized his economic initiatives, the more likely he is to win Republican support in the Senate. And he has shown no interest in diving into a slushy debate over changing Senate rules to pass legislation on Democratic votes alone. by Alexandra Jaffe. Sent: 1,130 words, pictures. What’s next now that the GOP has blocked the voting bill – with the Congress-voting bill-interpreted.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK — The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed by the pandemic, aren’t looking to be much fun: not for the athletes. Not for fans. And not for the Japanese public. They are caught between concerns about the coronavirus at a time when few people are vaccinated on one hand and politicians who hope to save face by keeping the sport and the International Olympic Committee with billions of dollars on the line. by sports writer Stephen Wade. Sent: 1,060 words, pictures.

Iran-rocket-launched Iran had unsuccessfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket in recent days and is now preparing to try again, the country’s latest effort to advance its space program in its tornadoes. Amidst tensions with the West over the nuclear deal. by John Gambrel. Sent: 920 words, pictures.

Election-2021-NYC-Mayor – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams appeared to be taking a delicate lead in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, but it may be weeks before it becomes clear that the first citywide election to use rank choice Who’s really on top? vote. by Karen Mathews. Sent: 990 words, pictures. With Election-2021—Manhattan-DA—it’s too early to announce who won the eight-way primary for Manhattan DA; Election 2021—Rochester Mayor – The indicted Rochester mayor lost in the Democratic primary.

People-Britney-Spears — In the much-anticipated hearing in the case that has taken place in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge who has oversaw the conservatism that has governed the pop star’s money and affairs since 2008. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. Sent: 480 words, pictures.

Congress-Big Tech – The tech industry in Washington is under increasing pressure. The House Judiciary Committee is exploring broad bipartisan legislation that could break down tech giants such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. The draft session is an early step in what promises to be a long slog through Congress. By Business Writer Marci Gordon. Sent: 980 words, pictures. Hearing scheduled for 10 am


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Jill-Biden-Visit-Mississippi – First Lady Jill Biden vaccinated in Mississippi in poor vaccinations. Sent: 770 words, pictures.

japan-soccer-transgender-player – Japanese soccer player Yokoyama came out as transgender. Sent: 380 words, pictures.

High-school-game-racism-taunt – California school coach fired after throwing tortilla at team. Sent: 370 words.

NIELSENS – The Olympic Trials sparked spectator interest at the Tokyo Summer Games. Sent: 280 words, photo.




VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLOMBIA – Colombia this week reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, becoming just the 10th country in the world to hit the grim milestone. Sent: 580 words, pictures. THE LATEST WITH VIRUS-OUTBREAK.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-HOSPITAL-MANDATE – More than 150 workers at a Houston hospital system who refused to receive a COVID-19 vaccine were fired after a judge dismissed an employee’s lawsuit over the need for the vaccine or resigned. Sent: 560 words, photo.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-NEW-ZEALAND — After enjoying nearly four months without any community transmission of the coronavirus, New Zealand health officials said a contagious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend. Sent: 420 words, pictures.




NAVY-SHIP-NAME-FILIPINO – Asian Americans, veterans and civilians in the US and the Philippines are campaigning to name a naval battleship for a Filipino sailor who bravely rescued two crew members when their ship There was a fire in the U.S. more than a century ago, from which they earned. A prestigious and rare medal of honour. Sent: 930 words, pictures.

FATAL WRECK-GIRLS HOME – The Alabama Girls Home Director, who lost two children and two nephews in a wreck that took 10 lives, dedicated her life to helping abused and neglected children. Sent: 950 words, photo, video.

Kobe-Bryant-Crash – The widow of Kobe Bryant has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, which killed the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Sent: 380 words, photo.

Newspaper Shooting-Trial – Jury selection is about to begin for the second part of the trial in the case of the man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper in 2018. Sent: 390 words, photo.




Hong Kong-National Security Trial – The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s national security law pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting terrorism and secession by driving motorbikes at police officers carrying a protest flag. Sent: 430 words, pictures.

BREXIT-5 YEARS – Five years ago, Britons voted in a referendum intended to settle Britain’s volatile ties with its European neighbours, but of course it did not. Sent: 680 words, pictures.

Belarus-opposition-interview – Belarus’ opposition leader says President Alexander Lukashenko may have miscalculated last month by sending a Ryanair passenger jet to Minsk, where a disgruntled journalist was arrested. by Lorne Cook. Sent: 860 words, pictures.




Financial Markets – The US inflation spike was probably temporary, Asian stock markets followed Wall Street, as the chairman of the Federal Reserve said, helping to calm fears that central bankers may feel pressure to roll back economic stimulus . By Business Writer Joe McDonald. Sent: 460 words, pictures.

ITALY-ECONOMIC-RECOVERY – The pandemic is giving Italy a chance to improve its poorly performing economy. By Business Writers David McHugh and Colleen Barry. Sent: 1,070 words, pictures.


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