A&G's Hot Links! Friday July 31


Armstrong & Getty's Hot Links!

A bunch of stories that we read. Some embraced...some discarded. All worth your time.

Friday July 31

Feinstein: China Is ‘Growing Into a Respectable Nation’

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Thin Blue Line Flags Stir Controversy In Mass. Coastal Community

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News About China--a YouTube Channel

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Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

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Man takes stand against street bonfire amid uncertainty over what happens next in Portland protests

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Britain delays easing of lockdown as virus spread speeds up

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A new strain of the coronavirus is dominant now. Is it more contagious?

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Imperial County was a warning for California. Will its shutdown be a model?

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Apple says workers won’t return to offices until early 2021

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McDonald's CEO says restaurants "might bring in law enforcement" if customers refuse to comply with mask policy

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These are 10 signs your relationship will fail, according to science

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Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for ‘bad behavior’

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Thursday July 30

Michael Pillsbury Reading China Wrong

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Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders

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Titans of Tech Testify in Their Trust-Me Suits

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Axios Harris Poll 100: Corporate trust soars during the pandemic

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Seattle police found explosives in van at protests over weekend

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Bleak economic data point to struggles ahead for US economy

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San Diego’s Truvian enters COVID-19 testing game with low-cost kit that delivers results in 10 minutes

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem disparages face mask requirements for students

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Recovered coronavirus patient regains sense of smell — but only for foul odors

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Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer

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Wednesday July 29

Hire thinkers. Not activists.

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U.S. to order drastic reduction in Chinese diplomats amid surge in spy cases

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National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

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Minneapolis Police Reportedly Identify Viral 'Umbrella Man' As White Supremacist

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Report reveals Rite Aid put facial recognition systems in hundreds of US stores

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This airline will cover funeral costs if you catch COVID-19 while flying

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San Diego councilman Chris Cate calls for home school stipends, outdoor classrooms

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At least one street in SF’s Tenderloin has been cleaned up, but there’s still a problem

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$100 for not wearing a mask? Contra Costa approves fines for health order violators

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Oregon governor announces "phased withdrawal" of federal agents from Portland

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Madonna flagged for sharing 'false information' on Instagram after sharing same coronavirus video as Trump

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Tuesday July 29

Fugitive UC Davis researcher from China ordered held in Sacramento jail as flight risk

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube remove viral video of doctors making false coronavirus claims

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Axios-Ipsos poll: The rise of coronavirus social bubbles

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Molotov cocktail rattles Portland courthouse during protest, police say

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As protests against federal agents grow in Portland, Black activists worry their message is getting lost

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Steelers’ Stephon Tuitt reveals the reason he won’t be kneeling for the national anthem

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Google to keep most of its employees at home until July 2021

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Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Compares Endorsing Biden to Eating a ‘Bowl of Sh*t’

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Warner Bros. examines complaints of toxic culture on ‘Ellen’ TV show

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Monday July 28

Lebron, Mookie And Mlb Promote Divisive, Corporate-approved Blm ‘lifestyle’

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Yankees game against Phillies postponed after Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak

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Willful Blindness: New Damaging Information On The Russian Investigation Is Promptly Unseen By The Media

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Seven hurt, four arrested in scuffle between police and protesters in downtown L.A.

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Protests intensify across U.S.: Portland and Seattle police declare riot

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Two people arrested after gunshots ring out near Portland protest site

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Only weeks after restarting, European tourism runs into coronavirus trouble

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The president's pandemic cues

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300 Kids Dropped Off at Memphis Putt-Putt Center, All Hell Breaks Loose

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Michigan woman seen torching SUV, being knocked back after explosion, reports say

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After protest violence, Aurora police weigh charges against driver, seek help ID’ing shooting suspect

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Austin police investigating shooting death of protester

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UW coronavirus vaccine shows strong immune response in monkeys, mice

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A’s overlook safety protocols during on-field celebration after Olson’s walkoff homer

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Amber Heard reads scathing, unsent email about Depp during closing arguments