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Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence News

Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone's request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months. He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Stone was the sixth Trump ... Full story

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence News

Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone's request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months. He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Stone was the sixth Trump ... Full story

FBI investigates reported July 4 lynching attempt in Indiana

(Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a hate-crime report lodged by a Black civil rights activist in Indiana who said he was assaulted by several white men threatening to lynch him before a group of bystanders and friends intervened to stop the attack. The federal inquiry into the July 4 confrontation at Lake Monroe, near Bloomington, Indiana, was confirmed to Reuters on Thursday by FBI and U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington and ... Full story

Brazilian environmentalist Sirkis killed in car crash

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Alfredo Sirkis, a founder of Brazil’s Green Party and a tireless campaigner for policies to curb climate change, died on Friday in a car crash, television network TV Globo said. FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian presidential candidate for the Green Party Marina Silva and environmentalist Alfredo Sirkis attend a news conference after a meeting with the Party leadership in Brasilia, Brazil October 13, 2010. ... Full story

Dolphins return to Lisbon's Tagus river

LISBON (Reuters) - Amid hard times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, one sight is putting a smile on people’s faces in Portugal - dolphins splashing around near Lisbon’s shores. “I have loved dolphins forever,” wrote a social media user left in awe at a video shared online of a group of dolphins jumping out of the water. “It is great to see them up close, and in our very own Tagus river!”. Though dolphins have been sighted in the Tagus ... Full story

Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the ... Full story

U.S. coronavirus cases rise by record for third day in a row, up over 62,500

Adrian Marquez, a juvenile probation officer, prepares to has his blood drawn for an antibody test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Cheney Orr. (Reuters) - The United States reported at least 62,500 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, a record daily increase for a third day in a row, according to a Reuters tally. Seven states reported record increases in cases on ... Full story

The struggle to keep India's Covid-19 patients breathing

Image caption India has the third-largest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world. In April, a sprawling hospital in a village in western India was directed to quickly set up an additional 200-bed ward for coronavirus patients. Infections were surging in Maharashtra state, where the 934-bed Kasturba Hospital is located in Sevagram village, some 50 miles south of the city of Nagpur. The busy not-for-profit hospital was already getting a ... Full story

NAACP president calls Facebook a 'threat to democracy,' says ad boycott isn't dying down soon

Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP and one of the leaders of the ongoing Facebook ad boycott, called the social media giant a "threat to democracy" and said that they won't back down until the platform is safe for everyone. "Facebook is allowing their platform to be used as a gathering point to meet, recruit and plan out harm against communities," Johnson told ABC News. "They've also allowed their platform to be manipulated by a ... Full story

Goya Foods CEO "not apologizing" for praising President Trump

Backlash over Goya CEO's Trump support Backlash over Goya CEO's Trump support. The head of Goya Foods —which sells Hispanic cuisine staples like garbanzo beans and adobo and bills itself as the country's largest Hispanic-owned food company — is not waving any olive branches in confronting a backlash for extolling the virtues of President Donald Trump. Goya CEO Robert Unanue described Americans as "truly blessed" to have Mr. Trump's leadership ... Full story

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