Israel, United Arab Emirates agree to normalize relations

The Persian Gulf state is only the third Arab country to make peace with Israel. As part of the agreement, Israel will suspend its plans to annex part of the West Bank.
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Trump says he’s blocking Postal Service funding because Democrats want to expand mail-in voting

The president made explicit the reason he declined to approve $25 billion in emergency funding.

Covid-19 death toll rivals fatality rate during 1918 flu epidemic, researchers say

The current outbreak has seen a more dramatic rise in “excess deaths” — the number of fatalities above what would be expected.
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(The Post)

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DHS response to Portland unrest leaves founders dismayed

President Trump has pushed the Department of Homeland Security into a focus on immigration and has put the powerful agency into the center of his domestic agenda.

Maryland county council votes to keep statue honoring Confederate soldiers

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The president told Fox Business that Christopher Wray hasn’t been “forthcoming” with FBI documents.

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Officials said social media fundraising was intended for al-Qaeda, ISIS and al-Qassam.
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Lower-court decisions in cases from Arkansas, Florida and Vermont follow the high court’s momentous rulings during its recent term.

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