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The U.S. left behind: Under Trump, the world goes on without us | Salon.com
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What happens when you have a short-sighted, egotistical, isolated president who has trouble processing information caught in multiple, simultaneous crises? The nation’s rivals get mischievous — and they find ways to circumvent the power of the United States on a global basis. Advertisement: Now, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has acknowledged Iran is working actively with China toward […]

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What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World
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Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60. That is the conclusion of geriatric medical doctors, aging experts, futurists and industry specialists. Experts say that […]

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Australian PM Scott Morrison urges US and China to respect international law, resolve disputes peacefully – ABC News
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged the United States and China to respect international law and resolve their disputes peacefully, as tensions between the two great powers continue to escalate. Key points: Beijing and Washington are enmeshed in an increasingly poisonous series of disputes over trade, espionage and China’s military build-up in the South China […]

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English pubs likely to be spared new Covid-19 restrictions, No 10 says | World news | The Guardian
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English pubs are likely to be spared any new restrictions on social contact to stem coronavirus outbreaks, with the focus instead falling on limiting gatherings in homes, Downing Street has indicated. Amid speculation about potential further curbs on freedoms if Covid-19 cases rise following the full return of pupils to English schools in September, officials […]

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July 28: The World’s First Hamburger
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https://todayincthistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/07-28-Wk-TDICTH-Hamburger-.mp3 July 28, 1900 was shaping up to be an average summer day for lunch wagon owner and German immigrant Louis Lassen, who was serving sandwiches and other hot meals to factory workers in New Haven during their lunch breaks. Suddenly, a local businessman, Gary Widmore, rushed up to Lassen’s wagon and desperately asked for […]

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Sesame Street and the International Rescue Committee help Syrian refugee children – 60 Minutes – CBS News
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There are more people living as refugees around the world today than at any time since World War II. And with conflicts dragging on for years, being a refugee now often means not going home for decades. That’s literally a lifetime for millions of young children. As we first reported last fall, the refugee crisis […]

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Converse S’pore having buy-1-get-1-free promo from Aug. 7-10 at 10 outlets, all shoes included – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world
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Converse will be having a buy-one-get-one-free promotion from Aug. 7 – 10, 2020. This will be happening at 10 outlets in Singapore: The promotion applies to all in-store stocks for shoes, except for the National Day Sale bundle (S$55) consisting of a Classic white Chuck Taylor All Star Ox and City Tee. Here are some […]

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In a world where you can be anything, be kind
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The best things in our life are free. Kindness is definitely one of them. It doesn’t cost much to be kind. All it takes is a little grace, consideration, and thoughtfulness. Everyone you meet on your journey is fighting a battle of their own. That’s why you should never judge before you know the whole […]

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