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Trump Takes Executive Action to Provide Reduced Enhanced Unemployment Payment

President Donald Trump took executive action on Saturday to extend the weekly enhanced unemployment payment at a reduced level. He signed a memorandum during a press conference on Saturday afternoon as the negotiations between the White House and the Democrats collapsed. The new payment will be $400 per week. The federal government will cover 75 percent of the cost while the states will pay the rest, he said. The president said that some governors might not be happy with the actions, suggesting that he didnt negotiate with all governors before the announcement. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) didnt immediately respond to an email request for comment. The president also, via executive orders or memorandums, deferred payroll tax for Americans earning less than $100,000 per year from Sept. 1, authorized The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer eviction protections to renters and homeowners, and extended..

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Trump Praises Portland Mayor for Condemning Rioters

President Donald Trump late Friday praised Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for condemning rioters. Wheeler, a Democrat who is also police commissioner, said the day before that rioters were committing attempted murder. “This is a quote from the mayor; hes come a long way,” Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The president proceeded to share a slightly altered version of Wheelers comments. The mayor told reporters: “When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people that you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder.” “Hes come a long way when he made that statement,” Trump added. Portland officials have struggled to quell the violence thats continued virtually nonstop since late May. Rioters linked to Antifa, a far-left, anarcho-communist group, have inflicted tens of millions of dollars in damage and lost business on downtown. A number of business owners and..

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Americas Toughest Sheriff Joe Arpaio Fails to Win Back Old Job

Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who gained the moniker “Americas toughest sheriff” for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration, lost the bid to regain his old job. The county elections department said Friday that vote tallies showed the 88-year-old Arpaio trailed his former chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan, by 6,280 votes out of 443,056 ballots cast in Tuesdays four-way Republican primary for Maricopa County sheriff. While 2,385 ballots still remained to be counted, the interim tally effectively gave no chance for Arpaio, with 150,116 votes, to eke out a victory over Sheridan, who amassed 156,396 votes. In 2016, Arpaio lost his re-election bid for Maricopa County sheriff, a position that he once held for 24 years. Two years later, he lost a race to fill the seat of the late Republican Senator John McCain. Arpaio was known for his crackdown on illegal immigrants and harsh prison policies, which led to a contempt-of-court charge for continuing to make immigration arrests after a co..

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Tens of Thousands of Voters Receive Sketchy Mail-In Ballot Applications

Voters across the country are receiving mail-in ballot applications that contain inaccurate and potentially misleading information, election officials say. The Center for Voter Information (CVI) and its affiliate the Voter Participation Center, both based in Washington, are sending the applications to voters in 20 states. The groups were founded by Page Gardner, who has worked on multiple Democrat campaigns. The group says it is nonpartisan but was founded with the help of John Podesta, President Bill Clintons former chief of staff, according to documents obtained by watchdog Judicial Watch. Voters in multiple Virginia jurisdictions recently received vote-by-mail applications from the Center for Voter Information with a reply envelope addressed to the incorrect registrars office, the state Board of Elections said this week. Fairfax County election officials warned voters about the “inaccurate, potentially misleading mailing,” emphasizing the mailing was not from the county. Dave B..

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Feedback gets national coverage to sell Bleepa across NHS Trusts

We believe that Bleepa will accelerate the process of requesting a specialist opinion from colleagues, ultimately resulting in better care for patients, faster Tom Oakley, chief executive What Feedback does Feedback PLC (LON:FDBK), through its trading subsidiary Feedback Medical Limited, is a company specialising in medical imaging technology, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and X-Rays. The companys products, TexRAD and CADRAN help radiologists, clinicians, and medical researchers improve their workflows as well as providing insights into diseases such as cancer. The group has also launched a new clinical messaging app called Bleepa. Feedbacks products CADRAN CADRAN is a system that helps users store, manage, and view medical images. It helps doctors access images for diagnosis, treatment planning, and response measurement as well as facilitating knowledge sharing between multi-disciplinary teams. The CADRAN range consists of four products; • CADRAN PACS – The P..

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Small Cap Movers: Redx Pharma joins junior biotech success stories

Redx Pharma PLC (LON:REDX) joined the recent spate of junior biotech success stories with an 80% jump to 45p this week on the back of a licencing deal with AstraZeneca. The FTSE 100 giant will pay US$17mln to develop Redxs RXC006 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, where progressive scarring of the lungs is usually fatal. If it makes it to market, Redx will receive up to a further US$360mln in milestones plus royalties. Thats quite an achievement for a junior player that, until Monday, was valued at £48mln and is now worth just shy of £88mln – up over 200% since lockdown started. The change of fortunes is all the more remarkable given its brief spell in administration three years ago and some struggles in raising funds. Experts say coronavirus (COVID-19) patients can develop lung fibrosis, so perhaps the pandemic has accelerated the markets interest in this condition. Many sector-mates have seen their value rocket on the back of projects related to the pandemic: Genedrive PLC (LON..

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Proactive weekly mining highlights: Glencore, IronRidge Resources, Kavango Resources, Jubilee Metals…

Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) results revealed its commodities trading business intends to make hay whilst the sun shines, at the cost of shareholder payments. The miner and trader said it wont be paying dividends during 2020 though at the same time its trading unit achieved record earnings. Anglo Asian Mining PLC (LON:AAZ) director Stephen Westhead told investors that the company is looking forward to expediting work in the second half of the year, to deliver further positive progress in Azerbaijan. “Both Avshancli and Gilar will be explored by ground-based induced polarisation and magnetic geophysics in the second half of the year,” said Westhead. Kavango Resources PLC (LON:KAV) saw its shares surge after an update on its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) prospect. The Botswana-focused mineral exploration company said the geology of the KSZ might be similar to the Norilsk deposits in Russia, which host some of the world's richest mineralised zones of copper-nickel-platinum group metals. J..

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Trump to Require Health Insurance Companies to Cover All Pre-Existing Conditions for All Customers

President Donald Trump said that he is intending to pursue an executive order to require health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions for all customers. “Over the next two weeks Ill be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions for all customers,” Trump said at a news conference at his golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey. “Thats a big thing. Ive always been very in strongly in favor—we have to cover pre-existing conditions.” “This has never been done before but its time that people of our country are properly represented and properly taken care of.” The president provided no further details about his plan, including whether or how his executive order may be different from that which was required under the Afforable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Under the law passed under former President Barack Obamas administration, health insurance companies cant refuse to cover people or charge people mor..

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House Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Pentagon Funds for Border Wall, Court Rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that House Democrats can sue the Trump administration for diverting $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico. In the newest salvo in a legal battle over the border wall, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that congressional lawmakers can proceed with a lawsuit that would seek to assert Congresss authority to appropriate funds. Since taking office, President Donald Trump has demanded that Congress fund construction of a wall on the southern border—his landmark campaign promise. After a congressional spending bill allocated around $1.3 billion for border security, falling short of the nearly $5 billion Trump requested for the wall, he declared a national emergency and by its authority reallocated $2.5 billion in defense and military project funding appropriated by Congress, sparking several lawsuits. President Donald Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay M..

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Trump Administration Recommends Executive Action as Stimulus Talks Break Down

Trump administration officials stated on Friday that they plan to recommend that President Donald Trump take executive action on several stimulus provisions as talks between Democrats and Republicans falter. “Unfortunately, we did not make any progress today,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters following talks. “We discussed the same issues.” Trump, meanwhile, wrote on Twitter around the same time that his administration will be “going a different way.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are “only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus!” the president said in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!” The $1 trillion in funding to state and local governments has been one of the main sticking points for White House officials. Trump later in a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, told r..

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