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Divided Senate confirms Trump loyalist Ratcliffe as U.S. top spy

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Representative John Ratcliffe, a staunch political ally of President Donald Trump, as director of national intelligence, but by a far slimmer margin than his predecessors as the top U.S. spy.

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Factbox: New top U.S. spy Ratcliffe known for fierce loyalty to Trump

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence on Thursday over Democratic objections, the second time President Donald Trump tapped him for the position.

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U.S. Senate Republican leader threatens ‘reexamining‘ U.S.-China relationship

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to reexamine the U.S.-Chinese relationship if Beijing pursues a "further crackdown" on Hong Kong, after China was set to impose new national security legislation on the former British colony.

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Brazil suffers record daily coronavirus death toll, soon to be world No. 2

Brazil suffered a record of 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths on Thursday and is fast approaching Russia to become the world‘s No. 2 COVID-19 hot spot behind the United States.

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Asia shares set to fall as Sino-U.S. strains hit confidence

Asian shares were set for another retreat on Friday as U.S.-China tensions curbed investor risk appetite and caused global equity markets to stumble.

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Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede

Floodwaters that breached two dams in central Michigan began to recede on Thursday after displacing thousands of people while spreading to a Dow Chemical plant and an adjacent hazardous waste cleanup site.

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Shooting at U.S. Navy base in Texas ‘terrorism related‘: FBI

A shooting at a U.S. Navy base in Corpus Christi, Texas, that wounded a sailor on Thursday was "terrorism related," an FBI spokeswoman said, adding that the gunman was dead at the scene but investigators were searching for a potential second suspect.

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U.S. strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon

The latest U.S. government action against China‘s Huawei takes direct aim the company‘s HiSilicon chip division--a business that in a few short years has become central to China‘s ambitions in semiconductor technology but will now lose access to tools that are central to its success.

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Third suspect charged with murder of Georgia unarmed black jogger

A third suspect has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man killed while jogging through a Georgia neighborhood, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said Thursday.

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Trump visits Ford plant in politically crucial Michigan, leaves mask off for cameras

President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus pandemic, opting not to wear a protective face mask for the cameras.

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U.S. doctors call for remdesivir data to guide coronavirus treatment

U.S. doctors and others in the scientific community are calling for the release of data that convinced health regulators to authorize emergency use of Gilead Sciences Inc‘s antiviral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19, so they can direct limited supplies on the right patients.

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Democratic U.S. senator blasts Graham‘s subpoena push as political attack

A senior U.S. Democrat on Thursday accused the Republican chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee of trying to misuse subpoena powers for an attack on President Donald Trump‘s political rival Democrat Joe Biden.

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Facebook‘s Zuckerberg embraces remote work beyond Silicon Valley

Facebook Inc will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, accelerating the tech sector‘s geographic diversification away from its home in Silicon Valley.

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Trump says he may support another coronavirus stimulus bill

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he may support another fiscal stimulus bill to help prop up the economy during the coronavirus outbreak, though he did not provide any details on what he would like to see in such legislation.

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Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the Army Corps of Engineers has been galvanized to help with flooding in Michigan, which has displaced thousands of residents near the city of Midland.

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Floodwaters in Michigan start to recede after heavy rains

Floodwaters that breached two privately-owned dams in Michigan began to recede on Thursday after displacing thousands of people and spreading to a Dow Chemical plant and a nearby hazardous waste cleanup site.

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Wall Street finishes down as U.S.-China tensions heighten trade deal worries

Wall Street ended lower on Thursday, a day after hitting two-month highs, on a fresh wave of China-U.S. tensions that raised doubts about the trade deal reached early this year between the world‘s two largest economies.

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Trump visits Michigan Ford plant amid political tensions, does not wear mask

President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid hostility with its Democratic governor over how quickly to reopen its economy during the coronavirus pandemic, opting not to wear a protective face mask.

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Divided Senate confirms Trump loyalist Ratcliffe as U.S. spy

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Representative John Ratcliffe, a staunch political ally of President Donald Trump, as director of national intelligence, but by a far slimmer margin than his predecessors as the top U.S. spy.

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Wall Street finishes down on U.S.-China tensions

Wall Street ended lower on Thursday, a day after hitting two-month highs, on a fresh wave of China-U.S. tensions that raised doubts about the trade deal reached early this year between the world‘s two largest economies.

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The ‘new normal‘ for student life - on and off U.S. college campuses

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted in-person education and student life, leaving U.S. colleges and universities scrambling to make plansfor the fall semester and beyond.

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A U.S. Memorial Day weekend like no other, with parties and biker rallies on hold

Tom McNamara had planned to ride his 2013 Harley Road Glide Ultra motorcycle through the heart of Washington on Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands of bikers in a Memorial Day weekend rally in the nation‘s capital to raise awareness of U.S. veterans.

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House Republicans press TikTok on use of kids‘ data, ties to Beijing

Two leading Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote a letter to the founder of the popular video sharing app TikTok on Thursday, asking about potentially illegal use of data about children and ties to the Chinese government.

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U.S. senators seek to sanction Chinese over Hong Kong

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kong‘s independence, after Beijing moved to impose a new security law on the former British colony.

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