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In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

WASHINGTON — The former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III broke his long silence on Saturday to defend his prosecution of Roger J. Stone Jr., forcefully rebutting President Trump’s claims that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was political and illegitimate. Speaking out the day after Mr. Trump commuted Mr. Stone’s prison sentence for obstructing an inquiry into Russia’s role in the campaign, Mr. Mueller said ... Full story

Opinion press secretary to hold briefings. But not like this. Washington Post

Jonathan Karl, the author of “Front Row at the Trump Show,” covers the White House for ABC News and is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. On the Monday following President Trump’s Independence Day weekend speeches, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany opened her briefing as she often does: by reprimanding “the media” for mischaracterizing the president’s words. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. “This vision ... Full story

Mexico reports 6,094 new coronavirus cases, 539 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: People wait in line along the street before entering the area where stores are open, during the gradual reopening of commercial activities in the city, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Health Ministry on Saturday reported 6,094 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 539 additional fatalities, bringing the total in ... Full story

2 officers killed in shootout in south Texas border town

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday in a South Texas border town after reportedly responding to a disturbance call, authorities said. The McAllen police officers were shot on the south side of the city and transported to an area hospital, said Lt. Christopher Olivarez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. A suspect in the shooting was also shot, though that person’s condition was not ... Full story

Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Israel over handling of economy

Image caption Many in Israel are experiencing economic hardship. Thousands of Israelis have staged a demonstration in Tel Aviv to protest against what they say is economic hardship caused by the government's mishandling of the coronavirus crisis. Rabin Square was filled with mainly young protesters wearing masks but not observing social distancing. They say government compensation payments have been slow to arrive. The event was organised by ... Full story

The Pandemic May Spare Us From Another Plague: Bedbugs

This year’s plague, the newly emerged coronavirus, will likely spare many people from being attacked by an ancient scourge: bedbugs. Given the drastic pandemic-induced reductions in travel and nights spent in hotels, motels and other venues outside one’s home, the chances of being bitten by or bringing home these uninvited guests have been greatly curtailed. But that’s not a license to become complacent about a pesky insect that has been around ... Full story

NBA docs worried about lingering effects of COVID-19

League physicians and officials are concerned about the lingering health effects for NBA players who contract the coronavirus, ESPN reported Saturday. FILE PHOTO: The NBA logo is displayed as people pass by the NBA Store in New York City, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. “There are unknown effects it has on lung capacity, unknown effects it has on cardiac health,” one general manager of a team entering the NBA bubble told ESPN ... Full story

Letters of love: 'Our father wrote every day as he waited to be sent to Auschwitz'

Arrested by the Nazis for being a Jew, Daniele Israel spent months in jail in Trieste before being deported to Auschwitz. The letters he wrote to his wife as she hid with their two sons only recently came to light, writes Dany Mitzman, and paint a deeply moving portrait of a family shattered by the Holocaust. "My father was an upholsterer, he knew how to sew," says 85-year-old Dario Israel. His brother Vittorio, 84, agrees. "Sewing for him was ... Full story

Coronavirus: Fake cures in Latin America’s deadly outbreak

Image caption Brazil has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world. Latin America is battling some of the world's most devastating coronavirus outbreaks, and is also facing the scourge of fake cures and unproven treatments promoted on social media across the region. In the week when Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19, we've debunked some of these misleading claims. A video of Mr Bolsonaro taking ... Full story

10 Best Wireless Earbuds WIRED Has Tried (True Wireless) | WIRED

Wirefree (true wireless) earbuds are one of those ideas that sounds like a dream: Pop a tiny little headphone into each ear and listen to music untethered from everything. Until recently, the reality was quite different. Most of the first wirefree buds were gigantic, dead after a few hours, and had a bunch of other problems. Luckily, times have changed. There are a host of new models that sound fabulous and work (almost) perfectly. After ... Full story