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Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

NEW YORK — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets.
Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4.
Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

NEW YORK — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.
Treasury ramps up auctions as borrowing, virus surges

Treasury ramps up auctions as borrowing, virus surges

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department will ramp up the size of the bonds and other securities it auctions across-the-board in the face of the unprecedented borrowing needs of the the U.S. government as cases of COVID-19 surge in parts of the country.
US trade deficit drops in June on record rise in exports

US trade deficit drops in June on record rise in exports

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit fell in June for the first time since February as exports posted a record increase, rising twice as fast as imports.
Survey: US companies cut back sharply on hiring in July

Survey: US companies cut back sharply on hiring in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring last month, suggesting that resurgent COVID-19 infections slowed the economic recovery as many states closed parts of their economies again and consumers remained cautious about spending. U.S.
Mourners honour Nobel laureate and peace advocate John Hume

Mourners honour Nobel laureate and peace advocate John Hume

LONDON — Mourners remembered activist John Hume on Wednesday, celebrating the visionary politician who devoted his life to peace and forged the agreement that ended violence in his native Northern Ireland.
Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep.
US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979

US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The U.S.
Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

CALEXICO, Calif. — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier.