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STATE DEPARTMENT - The United States is imposing visa restrictions on certain employees of Chinese technology companies, including Huawei, for providing “material support to regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses globally." 

Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said telecommunications companies around the world should also "consider themselves on notice” that if they do business with Huawei, "they are doing business with human rights abusers."

The announcement is seen as the latest move to punish Chinese Communist Party’s alleged human rights abuses against China’s minority Muslim population.

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks to the media in the Press Briefing Room, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., July 15, 2020. (State Department Photo by Freddie Everett)

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, appear on track to break campaign fundraising records ahead of the November 3 presidential election.

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FILE - Biden for President campaign buttons are for sale beside "Impeach Trump Now!" buttons as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden meets union workers at the Teamsters Local 249 hall in Pittsburgh, April 29, 2019.

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of longtime adviser Roger Stone days before he was to report to prison.

Stone was convicted of lying under oath and obstruction during the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and had been sentenced to serve three years and four months.

"Roger Stone has already suffered greatly," the White House said in a statement. "He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!"

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FILE - Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone walks out of a federal courthouse following a hearing, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump won the White House on the promise of bringing a conservative shift to the Supreme Court. But this year and last, even with two justices Trump hand-picked, the court has shown it is no rubber stamp for him or his administration's policies. That's drawn the president's ire and teed up a renewed battle over the court as Trump seeks political advantage ahead of November's election.

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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Hispanic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 9, 2020, in Washington

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday by a 7-to-2 vote that U.S. President Donald Trump is not immune from a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax returns and other closely guarded financial records. 

But in a separate case claimed as a victory by the White House, the high court put a stop to efforts by congressional Democrats to subpoena the president's and his family's business records, sending the dispute back to a lower court to resolve. 

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President Donald Trump speaks about Thursday's Supreme Court rulings, calling them "part of a political witch hunt and a hoax," during a round-table discussion with members of the Hispanic community at the White House in Washington, July 9, 2020.

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned Americans that the Chinese government’s theft of American information is taking place on so large a scale, suspected incidents make up nearly half of his bureau’s counterintelligence cases.

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Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, Wray said that Chinese thefts amount to “one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history,” and that the American people are the victims. Source: Fox News

WASHINGTON - On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million.

The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the social media landscape.

On Twitter, Trump's 82.4 million followers dwarf Biden's 6.4 million. The president has spent years cultivating a ragtag digital "army" of meme makers and political influencers who retweet campaign messages hundreds of times daily. Trump is outspending Biden on Google and YouTube advertising by nearly 3 to 1.  

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FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bojangles Coliseum, in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 2, 2020.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June as it struggles to recover from the business closures forced by the coronavirus pandemic, the government reported Thursday, even as it said another 1.4 million laid-off workers filed for unemployment benefits last week. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the country’s unemployment rate improved to 11.1% in June, compared to the official May figure of 13.3%. But the June figure was compiled at mid-month before a new, record-high surge of confirmed coronavirus infections spread across the U.S. states that were among the first to reopen their economies. 

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FILE - Shoppers walk around Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., as New Jersey's indoor shopping malls reopened Monday from their COVID-19 pause.

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing intelligence reports suggesting Russia may have offered a bounty to Taliban-linked militants for attacks on U.S. forces after top aides said he was fully briefed on the matter.
In a series of early morning tweets Wednesday, the president called media reports about the intelligence “just another HOAX!” and said the source for the original report in The New York Times “probably does not even exist.” 

Trump also cited a statement from the Pentagon that military officials have "no corroborating evidence." 

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FILE - President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, June 23, 2020.

WASHINGTON - Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been fully read in on.  

Members of Congress in both parties called for additional information and consequences for Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, and eight Democrats were to be briefed on the matter Tuesday morning, a day after the Republicans' briefing. Still, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted Trump had not been briefed on the findings because they hadn't been verified.  

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Rep. Michael McCaul, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that lawmakers were told ‘there is an ongoing review to determine the accuracy of these reports.’