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Doctor runs 22 miles with face mask to prove they don't impair oxygen levels

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Trump questions the American-ness of another non-White candidate

The notion that politicians whose parents are immigrants can’t serve in high office has racist roots. But it’s one President Trump can’t resist, first with former president Barack Obama, and now he’s indulging it with Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.). Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Almost immediately after Biden announced Harris as his running mate, a theory picked up steam on the right that Harris ... Full story

New Zealand reports 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Brian Green, 76, wears a mask as he takes out products from his supermarket shopping cart and loads them into his car outside Pak'nSave supermarket amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Martin Hunter. (Reuters) - New Zealand on Friday reported 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus for the last 24 hours as the country awaits an announcement from Prime Minister ... Full story

AOC’s one-minute tweet reunites her with second-grade teacher

Mai Jacobs tried to instill a love of poetry in all her students, handing out photocopies every week for even the quietest kids to recite and hoping that someday they would hear a poem and think, “I remember second grade.”. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. One of her second-grade students grew up to be U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — and on Wednesday, Jacobs couldn’t help chiming in when the liberal political icon tweeted ... Full story

Oregon State Police leaving Portland over lack of prosecutions

FILE PHOTO: Federal law enforcement officers return to the interior of the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse after putting out a fire set during a demonstration against police violence and racial inequality in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 2, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs. (Reuters) - Oregon State Police on Thursday said they were withdrawing protection from Portland’s federal courthouse over frustration at a prosecutor’s decision not to ... Full story

Ontario to 'unlock' C$500 million for school distancing, ventilation

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Ontario will allow its school boards to dip into reserve funds to ensure physical distancing in classrooms and will also provide money for ventilation upgrades ahead of the new term in September, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: People maintain social distance as they sit at Humber Bay Shores park while the province prepares for more phased re-openings from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ... Full story

New Zealand to announce decision on coronavirus lockdown extension

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to announce on Friday whether a lockdown in its biggest city will be eased or extended, as officials said it appeared the country’s first outbreak in more than three months was an imported strain. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a joint press conference held with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Admiralty House in Sydney, ... Full story

Oil prices rise, head for weekly gain amid cautious hopes for fuel demand recovery

FILE PHOTO: The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant. TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices advanced on Friday and were heading for a second week of gains amid growing confidence that demand for fuel is starting to pick up despite the coronavirus pandemic that has slammed economies worldwide. Brent crude LCOc1 was up 14 cents, or 0.3%, at $45.10 by 0043 GMT, ... Full story

China transformed Hong Kong into a typical mainland city, almost overnight

The two decades beginning in 1997, when Britain handed this territory to China, and ending when it became like every other mainland city, were Hong Kong’s best years, and my favorite. It was a proud, optimistic place. The change of sovereignty had led to no mass exodus, no large contingent of People’s Liberation Army troops and equipment surging across the border. The old colonial symbols on the flag and the currency were replaced. But mostly ... Full story

France welcomes the normalization of UAE-Israel relations

FILE PHOTO: French European and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, wearing protective face masks, leave following the last weekly cabinet meeting before summer vacation break, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. PARIS (Reuters) - France welcomes the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday. ... Full story