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Trump booed as he pays respects at court to Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump was booed Thursday as he paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He plans to nominate a replacement this weekend for the liberal justice, best known for her advancement of women’s rights. The president and first lady Melania Trump — both wearing masks —… Read

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Trump says he thinks 2020 election will end up at Supreme Court

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he thinks the 2020 election will end up at the U.S. Supreme Court, adding that is why it was important to have nine justices. Trump also declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov 3 election to… Read

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Trump to make court pick by Saturday, before Ginsburg burial

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U.S. President Donald Trump met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a favorite to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the start of a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it’s too close to the… Read

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Tourist spots in Tokyo busy during Silver Week holidays

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People flocked to domestic tourist spots on Monday, the third day of the Silver Week holidays which end Tuesday. Although Japan confirmed on Monday 312 new coronavirus cases, the lowest daily tally in a week, that didn't stop people from going out. Last Tuesday the Tokyo metropolitan government lifted a… Read

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At U.N., Trump raps China for coronavirus as U.S. deaths top 200,000; Xi takes potshots at Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump urged world leaders to hold China accountable for the spread of the coronavirus, in a video address to a scaled-down U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday as America's death toll topped 200,000. Beyond criticizing China, Trump took aim at the very foundation of the United Nations by… Read

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Bach gives pep talk to Tokyo Olympic organizers, Koike

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IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that “hundreds of millions” of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympics open in July. Bach was speaking from Switzerland in an on-line gathering of officials, including… Read

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Japan may see resurgence of coronavirus cases, experts warn

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Japan could face a resurgence of coronavirus infections, although the number of cases has been on a downward trend since late July, a group of experts on virus prevention said Thursday. The pace of decline in the number of new infections has been slowing recently, with some regions even marking… Read

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Japanese sex business operator sues state over virus cash handout snub

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A woman running a sex worker-dispatching business sued the state on Wednesday, saying its blanket exclusion of the sex industry from a cash handout program to support small companies hit by the coronavirus is discrimination banned under the Constitution. In the lawsuit filed with the Tokyo District Court, the woman,… Read

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Japanese artist creates ramen face mask to complement fogged glasses

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Japanese artist Takahiro Shibata's glasses are fogging up because of his face mask - a problem familiar to many spectacles wearers during the coronavirus pandemic. But Shibata has turned the annoying side effect into a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The more his glasses fog up, the hotter and steamier the… Read

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