More than 150,000 people in the United States died of Covid-19 today, reaching 15 million in global cases. The USA has the most cases with almost 4.5 million, followed by Brazil (2.5 million) and India (1.6 million). Australia and Japan have so far recorded their highest numbers of cases in one day, and places like Italy, which were hit hard at the beginning of the pandemic, are extending emergency measures to the next few months. The medical community has also expressed concern about the state of African countries. The International Rescue Committee claims that the cases are much higher than official figures suggest due to insufficient testing, stigma and damaged medical infrastructure. The World Health Organization has also warned that cases have accelerated in sub-Saharan Africa, an area that was originally considered the worst of the pandemic.
The Department of Justice is sending more federal agents and investigators to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee as part of an initiative to help local and state authorities deal with the violent onslaught of violent crime. Past reports have done the same and it is usually not controversial. But given the Trump administration̵
7;s stance on the current national unrest and the president’s renewed personality of “order and order,” local and state officials are pushing back for his deployment of federal efforts. The administration has just reached an agreement with Oregon to withdraw federal officers from parts of Portland after they were sent earlier this month to allegedly protect federal property amid protracted protests against racial justice and police responsibility.
Congress has set aside trillions to help relieve coronavirus, but a new Treasury report says states and localities have so far used less than 25% of the money. This number underscores a common complaint – that the money came with so many restrictions and was distributed so slowly that it could hardly be used by local leaders. It could also complicate another round of relief. The Home Democrats want to send another trillion dollars to support the state, while the Republican plan does not include any additional funding, but changes the flexibility of existing aid rules. By the way, Congress is reportedly no closer to reaching a final agreement, and times are running out for a weekly $ 600 increase in unemployment. Some economists say additional support is helping to keep the economy afloat, and when it expires at the end of the month, unemployed Americans will not be the only ones in trouble.
4. Hong Kong
Four Hong Kong student activists were arrested for their social media contributions under a major new national security law introduced by China earlier this month. Students aged 16 to 21 are screened under the departure part of the law. The arrests incited human rights activists who strongly opposed the national security law. There are also fears that now that the parliamentary elections in September are just around the corner, wider interventions may take place. However, due to the recent increase in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong, the elections may eventually be postponed.
The United States will withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany, which is good for Trump’s controversial administration plan, which will cost several billion dollars to implement in the coming years. The withdrawal has been criticized by US bilateral leaders and international allies, as many believe the move will weaken the US’s strategic position with Russia and weaken relations with Germany, NATO and Europe. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney even said the move was a “gift to Russia.” The chairman justified the decision by saying that Germany was not losing enough defense money. NATO’s defense spending target is 2% of a member country’s GDP. Germany spends about 1.38% and the US about 3.4%. However, a 2019 NATO report found that only seven of the 29 member countries met the 2% threshold.
Malik B., a founding member of the Roots group, died at the age of 47
The group’s statement called him a “beloved brother” and “one of the most talented MCs of all time.”
Colin Kaepernick and Anthony Fauci to Be Awarded to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
Two of the biggest currencies in two of the biggest crises the country is facing right now.
A landmark study shows what creates a successful relationship
It seems more about what you can build, rather than who you build it with (Aww!).
Lamborghini’s new super car is not legally operated on public roads
Have fun with the tools up and down the driveway.
An Australian hotel bans two vicious ems for misbehavioror
They were probably just … emulated.
According to the International Air Transport Association, global air transport is finally recovering from the Covid-19 crisis. The group claims that a lack of consumer confidence, declining business travel and new peaks in coronaviruses around the world will contribute to a slow recovery.
TODAY IS A QUOTA
“Racism is bad for everyone’s health.”
T Gonzales, a member of Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer. Fischer recommended that the city council of the metro adopt a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. According to his report, racism contributes to poverty and other disadvantages that affect health and well-being.
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AND AT THE END
Rescue small sharks!
It only takes 3 minutes for a guy and this very lost shark to become a good bud.