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Trump says he won’t go and pay respects to John Lewis at Capitol | The Independent

Donald Trump, who in recent weeks has stirred racial tensions, says he has no plans to visit the late Congressman John Lewis as the civil rights icon lies in state at the US Capitol.

“No I won’t be going,” the president said. “No.”

The president delivered the news as he left the White House for a trip to North Carolina. As he took reporters’ questions, Mr Lewis’ casket had just arrived at the Capitol, where a military honour guard carried his American-flag draped casket up the white stairs and into the rotunda.

 

Source: Trump says he won’t go and pay respects to John Lewis at Capitol | The Independent

President Trump announces $265 million award to Fujifilm for coronavirus vaccine manufacturing – FujiFilm – really? Money goes back to Japan – Not US born firms? Really, Dude!

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Source: President Trump announces $265 million award to Fujifilm for coronavirus vaccine manufacturing

Millions of U.S. Citizens Could Be Excluded under Trump Plan to Remove Unauthorized Immigrants from Census Data

Joke’s on Trump and GOP – this unconstitutional move would mean fewer representatives for Texas and Florida.

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The Trump administration’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the 2020 Census data used to reapportion 435 congressional seats among the 50 states could misclassify as many as 20 million U.S. citizens, as the result of expected data-matching errors. The effects of this exclusion could be most pronounced in low-income urban and rural communities, reducing their voting power relative to more affluent ones, as this commentary explains.

Who are the Israeli protesters at Netanyahu’s doorstep?

Israelis protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, July 25, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Opposition to Netanyahu is a central theme of the unrest, with many protesters demanding that he resign, arguing that he is corrupt and is pushing an anti-democratic agenda. Some say Netanyahu has reigned as a “king” for too long, while others claim that the ruling Likud party and its coalition enablers are also tainted by association.

Source: Who are the Israeli protesters at Netanyahu’s doorstep?

New Jersey gym owners arrested after defying coronavirus order: ‘We will not be backing down’ (Grow up boys – your business is not risking people’s lives – duh!)

The owners of a New Jersey gym were arrested Monday after they repeatedly defied Gov. Phil Murphy’s coronavirus restrictions on businesses, becoming a rallying point for advocates of small businesses devastated by the pandemic.

The owners of Bellmawr New Jersey’s Atilis Gym, Ian Smith, 33, and Frank Trumbetti, 51, were arrested at around 5:30 a.m. ET Monday morning after they refused to leave the gym and police boarded up their business, their attorney, James Mermigis, said in an interview with CNBC.

Smith and Trumbetti were both charged with fourth-degree contempt, obstruction and violation of a disaster-control act, according to a statement from the office of Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer.

 

Source: New Jersey gym owners arrested after defying coronavirus order: ‘We will not be backing down’

Swedish students forced to foresake exchange abroad – Radio Sweden | Sveriges Radio – Wave good bye to income from foreign students! Thanks Trump for noting?

Picture of two students and a sign about social distancing

Last year, about 23,500 Swedish students spent a semester studying abroad. Due to Covid-19 and the uncertainties around international travel, many universities have had to cancel their students’ exchange semesters this year.

The University of Gothenburg has postponed all but a few exchanges, while Södertörn University strongly advises its students against travelling abroad. Both universities stress the decision was a difficult one, made with the students’ best interest at heart.

Source: Swedish students forced to foresake exchange abroad – Radio Sweden | Sveriges Radio