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Jul 23, 2021
The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates, even while he was seeking a position as an American diplomat.

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NewsPlexus Media
Jul 23, 2021
The overwhelming majority of Americans — about 8 in 10 — favor plans to increase funding for roads, bridges and ports and for pipes that supply drinking water. But that's about as far as Democrats and Republicans intersect on infrastructure, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Business News

Business News

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Jul 23, 2021
The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains "fully committed" to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week's announcement by the company's Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem. But CEO Alan Jope gave no indication that Unilever would force Ben & Jerry's to roll back its controversial decision.

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Headline Stories

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 23, 2021
The United States and Germany have announced a deal to allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions. The agreement aims to stanch fears about European dependence on Russian energy, but it was immediately assailed by critics who said it doesn't go far enough. Under the terms of the deal Wednesday, the U.S. and Germany committed to countering any Russian attempt to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a political weapon. And, they agreed to support Ukraine and Poland, both of which are bypassed by the project and fear Russia's intentions, by funding alternative energy and development projects.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 23, 2021
President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again. Biden, speaking Wednesday night at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the delta variant has led to a surge in infections around the country.

Social (In)justice

Social (In)justice

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 23, 2021
Though there's much excitement and renewed enthusiasm for the women's game, the objectification, pay disparities and opportunity gap have taken its toll. Industry leaders say they're committed to righting the wrongs that have long held female surfers back in the male-dominated sport. The mental, financial and logistical roadblocks for women in surfing date back centuries.

Social (In)justice

Social (In)justice

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 23, 2021
There was history — and her story, too — in the broadcast booth at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. For the first time in Major League Baseball history, an all-female announcing crew called a game as the Tampa Bay Rays played the Baltimore Orioles.

Business News

Business News

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 23, 2021
Netflix reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerge from their pandemic cocoons. So it’s adding a new attraction to its marquee: Video games. On Tuesday, the video streaming giant announced it will offer video games in its existing subscription plans at no extra cost, but didn't say when that service will launch or what kind of games it will be developing.

Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 23, 2021
Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice members who insist on using dish detergent on their plants. And then there's the word “hoe.” Facebook's algorithms sometimes flag this particular word as “violating community standards," apparently referring to a different word, one without an “e" at the end that is nonetheless often misspelled as the garden tool.

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Business News

NewsPlexus Media
Jul 22, 2021
The world's richest man wanted to say thanks to the people who made his brief trip into space Tuesday possible. But for some, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' expression of gratitude went over like a lead rocket. “I want to thank every Amazon employee, and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all this,” the 57-year-old Bezos said during a news conference Tuesday after becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride in his own spacecraft.