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When a powerhouse bloc of the city’s biggest business leaders pleaded with the mayor this week to stop dithering and do something to stem the rapidly declining quality of life in New York amid a sharp uptick in violent crimes, he responded with a brief tweeted message that closely echoed the recent responses he’s given... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio is an idiot.
A tumultuous summer of protests has become a complication in the wildfires raging around Portland. New York Times
Voters can't try to abolish an embattled Georgia police department that was wrapped in controversy even before the department oversaw the initial investigation into the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Charles Paul Rose ruled that the referendum on abolishing ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Interesting!

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Emmanuel Quinones, of Lubbock, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to a single charge stemming from having brought a loaded rifle to a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd. Quinones, 23, faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to making threatening communications, the U.S. ... Washington Times
The Baltimore Police Department revealed Friday that an aerial surveillance system being tested across the city since May has given officers information in 81 criminal cases, including 19 homicides, but acknowledged it does not have enough data yet to determine the program's effectiveness. Of the cases backed by aerial ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Violence under supervision.
A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department ABC
VOA VIEW: It's called running scared.
There will now be a three-way signing ceremony with Israel, Bahrain and UAE. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
The country's war with election misinformation is blurring partisan lines, as Republican and Democratic state officials work to fend off efforts to suppress votes. ABC
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to halt the mailing of absentee ballots raised concerns about creating delays and confusion in the presidential battleground state ABC
VOA VIEW: A good ruling.

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A new CDC study found adults who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have reported eating at a restaurant within 14 days of getting sick. ABC
There are new concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic: cooler weather packing more people indoors and the pandemic merging with the flu season. CBS
The new details were outlined in a prosecution filing before the four former Minneapolis police officers appeared in court Friday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Let's wait and see.
Microsoft is looking to compete with Amazon with a service that connects satellites directly to a cloud computing network. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.

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The rules underscore the tension between Apple's control of its platform, which it says is for safety and security reasons, and emerging gaming services considered by many to be the future of the gaming industry. CNBC
ByteDance has been in talks to sell TikTok's U.S. business to potential buyers including Microsoft and Oracle since U.S. President Donald Trump threatened last month to ban the service if it was not sold. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China is questionable.
Staffers and other employees at the U.S. House of Representatives won't participate in President Donald Trump's deferral of the 6.2% tax workers pay toward Social Security. CNBC

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City leaders in western New York submitted legislation Friday to halt the development of a $12.5 million police building in the wake of ongoing protests over the March death of a Black man while in police custody.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Foolish move.
A U.S. federal judge on Thursday directed the Saudi Arabian government to make 24 current and former officials - including a prince and his chief of staff - available for depositions about what they knew leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans. FOX News
A divided federal appeals court on Friday upheld a 2019 law making it more difficult for 1.4 million Florida felons to vote. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good ruling.

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Paulette is expected to pass close enough to Bermuda to bring hurricane conditions early next week. UPI
Two large wildfires in Oregon, each larger than 130,000 acres, are expected to merge in the coming days near Portland, emergency officials said Friday. UPI
The Pentagon rescinded its order to close down the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the publication announced. UPI

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The Iranian government on Friday disputed claims by Microsoft that it has tried to meddle in the U.S. presidential election. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran is lying.

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