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Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures childThe Iraqi military said Sunday that a rocket aimed at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child. Iraqi officials said the embassy's recently installed C-RAM air defense system may have attempted to intercept the rocket as the system was operational late Saturday. A recent spate of rocket attacks have struck close to the U.S. Embassy and targeted American troops in Iraqi bases.

7/5/2020 4:30:39 AM

Soaring U.S. coronavirus cases, hospitalizations overshadow July 4 celebrationsIn the first four days of July alone, 15 states have reported record increases in new cases of COVID-19, which has infected nearly 3 million Americans and killed about 130,000, according to a Reuters tally. Florida's cases have risen by over 10,000 for three out of the last four days, including climbing by 10,059 on Sunday, surpassing the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the coronavirus outbreak there. Cases are also soaring in Arizona, California and Texas and trending upwards in Midwest states that once had infections declining such as Iowa, Ohio and Michigan, according to a Reuters analysis of how much cases rose in the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.

7/5/2020 9:30:29 AM

Michael Cohen may have violated the terms of his prison release by eating out at a restaurant in ManhattanThe New York Post obtained photos showing Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, eating out with his wife and another couple in Manhattan Thursday night.

7/4/2020 8:50:09 AM

Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in GeorgiaA predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.

7/5/2020 10:35:23 AM

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirusChinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.

7/6/2020 5:45:06 AM

As divisions threaten America, the pressure to cancel presidents is dangerousAfter Woodrow Wilson, who's next? Thomas Jefferson? FDR? JFK? Jimmy Carter? Gerald Ford? We remove tributes to our imperfect presidents at our peril.

7/6/2020 4:00:12 AM

Letters to the Editor: Comfortable clothing isn't your right as an American. Just put on a maskAmericans are made to wear things all the time that might make them uncomfortable. So why the resistance to masks in a pandemic?

7/5/2020 5:00:36 AM