· China buys U.S. soybeans despite order to stop purchases - Reuters →
Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans (NYSEARCA:SOYB) today, even as the government had told them to halt purchases after the Trump administration said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong, Reuters reports.
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· Wallace Stegner and the Conflicted Soul of the West →
Wars and presidential administrations pass almost without mention, perhaps because, even in the post-frontier West, local matters of settlement and subsistence were likely to feel more pressing.
· Soccer out of touch suppressing on-field activism →
The Moroccan was not booked — the rule wasn’t even applied equally.
· Fireworks explode across Japan to cheer up virus-weary public →
Even before the coronavirus spelled the end for many summer festivals, several fireworks displays had been rescheduled or cancelled due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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· Writers who show us who we are →
Still, the homegrown literary imagination has shown the ability to flout, to short-circuit and even to transcend the simplified, sloganized language of politics, embracing what Henry James called the “complex fate” of being an American.
· Grindr says it will finally remove ethnicity filter from app →
“How can we celebrate Pride without acknowledging that we wouldn’t even HAVE a Pride month if it weren’t for the brave black, brown, trans, and queer folks whose uprising against the police at Stonewall gave birth to the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement?”
· Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports →
Even though there is rising anti-immigrant and anti-Asian sentiment in the UK, “it’s still better than Hong Kong,” he said.
· New York City imposes 11 p.m. curfew →
Andrew Cuomo said the outbreaks of violence — which left stores ransacked, police vehicles burned and other destruction in spots around the city — left them no choice, even as they insisted they stood with the throngs of peaceful demonstrators who have spoken out for several days against police brutality and racial injustice.
· Floyd's brother pleads for peace; Trump says governors look like fools →
Trump told the nation’s governors in a video conference that they they “look like fools” for not deploying even more National Guard troops.
· Louisville police chief fired after body cameras found inactive in shooting of black man →
Those policies are under even greater scrutiny as the nation has erupted in protest over the killing of black people at the hands of police.