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As if 2020 needed to get uglier, the Chinese Communist Party is loudly threatening to invade Taiwan, its democratic and self-ruled neighbor. Beijing has been increasing the militarization of its shores off Taiwan, upgrading its missile bases and deploying its most advanced hypersonic missile, the DF-17, to the area, the South China Morning Post reports.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: China is a threat to the world.
The Justice Department is requesting more data on COVID-19 deaths linked to New York nursing homes after receiving figures that indicate a significant under-count of deaths at publicly run nursing homes in the state. The Justice Department’s civil division on Tuesday night requested from state officials data on deaths linked to New York’s... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
Other outlets continue to verify The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s efforts to monetize his family connections overseas. Yet Twitter, which sought to suppress our story, continues to bar The Post from the platform — two weeks later. The Post obtained a copy of Hunter Biden’s hard-drive, from a laptop left at a Delaware repair... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Twitter should be shut down.
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As the Biden campaign fights to win the battleground state, a court decision has spurred an all-out effort to track down every last vote. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Wisconsin will go in the Red column.
Justice Kavanaugh's opinion comes as President Trump has complained about the length it could take to count all mail-in ballots.
VOA VIEW: Election day should be November 3.
Cassandra Ferebee stood in a long line to vote on an overcast and rainy day, saying she was determined to cast her ballot for Joseph R. Biden because President Trump inflamed racial tensions and tore the country apart. "He's taking us back 200 years. We don't need strife ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems have used blacks for a long time.
New early voting data showed Democrats failing to hit their mark in several battleground states, giving Trump campaign officials more reasons for optimism Tuesday as President Trump rallied voters in key Midwestern states and Democrat Joseph R. Biden made a play for traditionally red Georgia. In Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems and Biden will lose big.
Nicaragua’s unicameral legislature approved legislation on Tuesday mandating prison sentences for those who use online platforms to spread false information or information that could raise alarm among people. The bill had been pushed by President Daniel Ortega’s ruling Sandinista Front party and had raised alarm ... Washington Times
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden's plans to rejoin the Paris accord and transition to 100% renewable energy are popular with climate advocates, but perhaps nobody stands to gain more from the Biden vision than China. Not only does China lead the world in the manufacture of solar panels and ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: China has Biden in their pocket.
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A judge on Tuesday blocked a sudden ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day. Judge Christopher Murray acted just a few hours after hearing a challenge from gun-rights groups. They said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, had exceeded her ... Washington Times
First lady Melania Trump, making her campaign debut, told a crowd in Pennsylvania on Tuesday that her husband has taken the responsible approach to the coronavirus pandemic while Democrats were focused on "a sham impeachment." "While the president was taking decisive actions to keep the American people safe, the Democrats ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Melania was credible.
Tropical Storm Zeta weakened after making landfall in Mexico Monday, and forecasters said it could regain strength as it makes its way toward Louisiana later this week. ABC
VOA VIEW: Zeta will not hit New Orleans, directly.
With just a week to go until Election Day and 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots in hotly contested battleground Wisconsin, the push is on to get all ballots returned ABC
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With just a week left until Election Day, Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, sat down with CBS News for an exclusive interview to discuss what Americans can expect and prepare for during and after November 3. CBS
VOA VIEW: Alert is good for all.
Zeta is expected to regain strength as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico, prompting authorities to issue hurricane warnings in Louisiana and Mississippi. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
There will be no slow transition for Justice Amy Coney Barrett as she takes her seat on the Supreme Court. CBS
VOA VIEW: The time is right.
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Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was killed by police on Monday afternoon after he waved a knife at police. The shooting sparked unrest throughout the city. CBS
VOA VIEW: The left has gone mad.
Political advertisers say they're having trouble with ads that were already approved before Facebook began its planned blackout period for new political ads leading up to the election. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook cannot be trusted.
President Donald Trump's campaign appears to have a victory ad ready to go on Facebook. CNBC
A record number of voters have already cast their ballots in the race between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden as the coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for mail-in and in-person early voting. CNBC
VOA VIEW: We will see what happens.
"I think hospitals are going to be very, very stressed this fall and winter," Dr. Bill Schaffner, an epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University, said in a phone interview. CNBC
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With Barrett seated, GOP pushes for SCOTUS hearing of Pennsylvania voting case. Barrett could transform law in America for a generation CNN
President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, during his rally in Lansing, Michigan, on Tuesday, at one point taking credit for the FBI thwarting a plot to kidnap her and then immediately downplaying the actual threat that had been posed to Whitmer. CNN
Authorities in Philidelphia were bracing for a second night of protests Tuesday following violent confrontations between angry demonstrators and police hours after two officers fatally shot a Black man. FOX News
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President Trump on Tuesday called on NYPD brass to allow the officer who was suspended for blaring “Trump 2020” from his patrol car loudspeaker to return to work. FOX News
The U.S. Army received the first Infantry Squad Vehicle made by General Motors Defense Tuesday. UPI
Housing prices in the United States rose sharply in August and appeared to pick up the accelerated pace the market saw last year, an industry report said Tuesday. UPI
Orders for core capital goods in the United States increased by almost 2% last month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. UPI
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Blacks may learn that Dems are not in their corner. “Gucci Gang” rapper Lil Pump endorsed President Trump in an expletive-laced Sunday night Instagram post — voicing opposition to Joe Biden’s plan for higher taxes. “All i gotta say is Trump 2020, b–ch,” Lil Pump told his 17 million followers in an Instagram live video. “F–k I look like paying an extra 33 in tax for Biden. F–k Sleepy Joe,” he said in the short clip. The musician also posted a photo to his account of him shaking hands with Trump.
“THE DAY I MET TRUMP #trump202022020,” he captioned the picture. Lil Pump is the latest hip hop performer to make waves by allying with Trump. Last week, 50 Cent confirmed he’s backing Trump for the same reason — a desire to keep his taxes lower. Biden supports raising tax rates for corporations and people making $400,000 or more per year, reversing part of Trump’s 2017 tax law that reduced the top federal rate for individuals from 39.6 percent to 37 percent. “Yeah, i don’t want to be 20cent. 62% is a very, very,bad idea. i don’t like it !” the Queens-raised rapper, born Curtis James Jackson III, wrote on Twitter. But 50 Cent, in a Saturday night tweet, appeared to walk back his Trump support after he was publicly shamed by ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler.