Law professor Xu Zhangrun had already been suspended from teaching and put under house arrest after writing essays critical of President Xi Jinping. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China's biggest mistake is meddling in HK.
After calling for the relocation of a Confederate statue at the University of Mississippi, students are now demanding administrators halt the project. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The black issue is failing.
A firm co-owned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was among the many lawmaker-linked businesses that got Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to data released Monday. Companies owned by or associated with Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pa), Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Rick Allen (R-Ga.) also received the coronavirus loans. New York Post
VOA VIEW: As stated before, the big shots got the most.


The Black Lives Matter Foundation must stop soliciting donations from New Yorkers, who think the organization is affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement, the state attorney general said Monday. The California-based foundation isn’t registered as a charitable organization in New York, making it illegal for it to collect contributions in the state, according to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: BLM are a joke.
Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton slammed city and state leaders Monday for abandoning cops and helping create a “crime virus” to go along with the coronavirus in claiming innocent victims. “The city is a mess and it’s going to get a lot worse unfortunately, New York Post
VOA VIEW: NYC is losing by going against its finest - Cops.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, a staunch Trump ally, said Congress would "probably override" a Trump veto on removing Confederate names from military bases.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
Businesses owned by lawmakers or their families received Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to stem the economic fallout of the coronavirus.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: America's largest rip-off.
An organization of victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy is seeking dismissal of a bankruptcy filing by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests said in a Monday news release that its filing, submitted Friday in U.S. ... Washington Times
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was supposed to be his country's leftist savior — a seasoned grassroots nationalist, an economic populist and a fiery anti-Trump climate change warrior who would solve the country's bloody, long-running drug war through the decriminalization of illegal narcotics. But in the two years Mr. ... Washington Times


Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday announced he's signing a contested bill that will ramp up penalties for gun crimes, second-degree murder and gang crimes. It also would create the crime of vehicle hijacking, which now can be prosecuted as robbery. Washington Times
One of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden's possible vice-presidential picks announced Monday afternoon that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the announcement on Twitter, adding that she had no reason to suspect she had the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Maybe fake or stupidity.
A judge has ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal judges fault.
A northern Illinois auto museum says it has no plans to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate flag painted atop the vehicle ABC

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The finance ministry in Berlin says that the German government has paid more than $1 billion over the past decade to cover costs related to the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The warning came just after a pro-democracy campaigner asked for more international support. BBC
VOA VIEW: China is fighting a losing battle.
Thousands of people of color have shared their own accounts on social media of doctors dismissing their pain or making racist remarks, or of having near-death experiences because physicians did not give proper treatment. One woman told CBS News, "I have to be the angry loud Black woman making a scene for you to do something. ...I used to want to avoid that, but when it comes down to my health, I'd rather you be uncomfortable and me not be dead." CBS
VOA VIEW: The race conflict is growing, again.


There's no time limit for the IRS to go after taxes it's owed if someone hasn't filed a return. CBS
The Supreme Court was unanimous in its ruling against so-called faithless electors. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The Paycheck Protection Program was set up as part of the CARES Act relief law to help companies retain employees during coronavirus lockdowns. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A lot of fraud.
Stocks jumped on Monday as Wall Street tried to build on the momentum from last week's solid performance. CNBC
After a muted holiday weekend -- which saw both measured celebrations and packed crowds -- the country faces a deep coronavirus crisis as cases continue to climb and more hospitals report they're nearing capacity. CNN
VOA VIEW: Bad news.

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Following the huge success of "The Last Dance" and renewed discussions about systemic racism in America, Disney is partnering with one of the most notable voices in the country: Colin Kaepernick. CNN
VOA VIEW: It's time to boycott Disney.
Officials working to remove a Confederate monument from downtown Raleigh discovered an unopened time capsule in its base. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pitiful!
Measures target individuals in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North KoreaThe UK set itself on a diplomatic collision course with one of its key allies after introducing long-awaited sanctions against human rights abusers, including a close aide to the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.The measures announced by Dominic Raab on Monday against individuals in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea include asset freezes and travel bans and represent the first time the UK will alone name and penalise individuals and organisations accused of human rights abuse. The measures came into force immediately. Guardian

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Markets rose sharply on Monday as the Nasdaq Composite rose 2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each climbed more than 1.5 percent behind strong tech stocks. UPI
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a decades-old ruling banning robocalls from cell phones and expanded restrictions to prohibit robocallers from attempting to collect government-backed debts. UPI
House Democrats on Monday unveiled a draft of legislation designed to block funds for the Trump administration's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems acting like the fools they are.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms pleaded with the public to end violence in the city after an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed over the weekend. UPI
VOA VIEW: Bottoms caused the violence.

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