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President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration will feature an extensive U.S. military air show over Washington, D.C., but four other cities will get mini-versions of the air power display on Saturday. The “Salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution” will feature military flyovers in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.... New York Post
This seemingly counterintuitive trend might not last, experts said. But the nation can still learn from the decline. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Bad news for the liberal media.
States with rising COVID-19 cases, including Texas, Arizona and Florida, are pausing reopening, requiring masks or taking other steps. See the list.
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The diocese in Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry after calling Black Lives Matter organizers "maggots and parasites"
VOA VIEW: The Pastor was right and suspicion was dumb.
This combat pilot gave America the highest form of service and nearly the highest form of sacrifice. We need her grit to steer us safely through crisis.
VOA VIEW: Another fool for Biden.
This Fourth of July, American pride is at a 20-year low. Anti-racism protests and the pandemic have created divisions around national identity.
VOA VIEW: Rid the country of fascists'.
"It is about protecting a merit-based system from political corruption and unlawful retaliation," Sen. Tammy Duckworth said.
VOA VIEW: An idiot Senator.
Prosecutors in one Florida office have charged a total of 57 people with rioting and looting that occurred shortly after a black man dying in Minneapolis police custody sparked nationwide protests, officials announced Friday. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said in a statement that charges have ... Washington Times
Small, outdoor gatherings are key to limiting COVID-19 risk this Fourth of July, experts say. ABC
VOA VIEW: Obvious stupidity.
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The U.S. is heading into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans’ self-control ABC
VOA VIEW: The smart will be smart, the fools will be foolish.
The review follows a fresh wave of calls to scrap a team name long-criticised as racist. BBC
VOA VIEW: No name change.
Incident at Hampton Inn allegedly one of a series involving discrimination against African Americans by lodging chain. CBS
The National Institutes of Health director said "people are a little uneasy about the government calling the shots here" CBS
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
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World Federation of Advertisers CEO Stephan Loerke believes the slew of big brands publicly pausing social media advertising aren't likely to come back until real change is made. "We moved from brand safety to, I think, societal safety." CNBC
VOA VIEW: The boycott should grow.
Democrats advocate for another round of stimulus checks as coronavirus cases continue to rise, but Senate Republicans are on the fence or opposed. CNBC
Surgeon General Jerome Adams stopped short of advising people to avoid participating in large gatherings over the Fourth of July weekend, despite warnings from health officials that such events may spread the coronavirus. CNBC
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Locals in the sleepy, ruarl New Hampshire town of Bradford say it was “exciting” to learn that an infamous socialite chose their neck of the woods to hide in — even if some didn’t know who Ghislaine Maxwell was before her bust there Thursday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Many big shots are scared,
Thousands of beachgoers began flocking to the shores Friday to kick off the July Fourth weekend despite a nationwide resurgence in coronavirus cases that has prompted holiday beach closures in some of the hardest-hit areas and other restrictions to prevent more infections. FOX News
While students are keen to return to campus, professors are proving more stubborn. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Professors are acting cowardly.
PM gives Downing Street press conference as lockdown measures are eased againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has implored people to behave responsibly and safely as England’s chief medical officer admitted Saturday’s easing of the lockdown left the country treading a narrow path with serious risks “on either side”.In a press conference on the eve of changes that will allow restaurants, pubs and bars to reopen for the first time since March, the prime minister insisted “we are not out of the woods yet”. Guardian
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Air France said Friday it will cut 7,580 jobs by the end of 2022, citing 95 percent drop in revenue during the past three months and an uncertain future. UPI
VOA VIEW: Others will do the same.
As the United States continues to increase pressure on two adversarial nations, a U.S. judge issued a warrant for the seizure of more than 1 million barrels of gasoline being shipped by four Iranian tankers to Venezuela. UPI
The Trump administration has issued guidance to airports and airlines to mandate the use of face coverings at all times as well as employ social distancing measures to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. UPI
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A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night temporarily blocked a lower court's decision to loosen absentee voter restrictions in Alabama for this month's primary runoff election. UPI
VOA VIEW: The right decision.
Russians overwhelmingly voted to pass constitutional amendments that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036, according to preliminary results released Thursday. UPI
A British court denied the Venezuelan Central Bank access to $1.8 billion worth of gold in the Bank of England, stating that Britain does not recognize Nicolas Maduro as the country's leader. UPI
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