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What We’re Reading Today: Biden Responds To Trump, COVID-19 Death Rates, Hong Kong’s Tragedy . . . And More

San Francisco newspapers after attack on Pearl Harbor. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Some headlines that caught our eye.

2020 Campaign

Biden campaign fires back after Trump interview: Polls show ‘smears aren’t working’ — Fox News

Nearly 30% of U.S. voters not confident Nov election will be accurately counted with correct winner — Just The News

Why Steve Bannon would fuel Donald Trump toward victory — The Hill

New polls show Joe Biden is winning suburbanites by a historic margin — CNN

COVID-19: Face Masks & Death Rates

How COVID-19 fatality reports are distorting the data on daily death rates — Just The News

Fact check: What’s true and what’s false about face masks? — USA Today

Face Masks Really Do Matter. The Scientific Evidence Is Growing — Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong’s Lost Freedom

Hong Kong Teachers Fired and Afraid as China Targets Liberal Thinkers — Wall Street Journal

The Hong Kong Crackdown Is A Financial Disaster For China: Is It Time To Fire The CEO? — Forbes

Facebook Boycott

Facebook’s biggest advertiser, Disney, reportedly slashes ad spending — MarketWatch

Russia Scandal

How Obama, Biden and Clinton helped Russia’s Putin weaponize energy — Just The News

New Russia probe memos expose massive errors in NYT anti-Trump story, Steele dossier — Just The News

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Biden Promises To Outlaw Gas-Powered Cars If Elected President

The Science Is Very Clear: Schools Should Reopen This Fall

Fact Check: Do Black People Suffer Disproportionately From Police Brutality?

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Is The Pandemic Coming To An End At Last?

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