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Hours after a mostly peaceful protest began Saturday in Portland, in the Northwestern U.S. state of Oregon, police declared the demonstration a riot.  

Police in tactical gear used tear gas and flash bangs to break up the crowd.  Oregonlive.com said, “Most of the officers appeared to be Portland police, although some wore grey jumpsuits. It was unclear what agency they represent.” 

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FILE - Portland police officers walk through the Laurelhurst neighborhood after dispersing protesters from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office early in the morning, Aug. 8, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, a businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name, died Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York, the president said in a statement. He was 71.

The president visited his brother at a New York City hospital on Friday after White House officials said he had become seriously ill.

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FILE - In this photo taken on Nov. 9, 2016, Republican president-elect Donald Trump front hugs his brother Robert Trump after delivering his acceptance speech in New York City.

The most-watched programs on MSNBC and CNN offered little coverage on Thursday night of the Trump administration's brokered peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of an ongoing pattern of avoiding news stories favorable to President Trump and unfavorable to Joe Biden and Democrats.

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 Trump is calling the agreement the "Abraham Accord" after the father of three monotheistic religions founded in the Middle East — Christianity, Islam and Judaism - VOA

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY - President Donald Trump acted Saturday to extend an expired jobless benefit to tens of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and defer payroll taxes after negotiations with Congress on a new package of economic aid collapsed.

As the United States neared 5 million cases of the coronavirus and 162,000 deaths Saturday, Trump called for up to $400 extra in weekly unemployment payments, one-third less than the $600 people had been receiving. Congress allowed those payments to end August 1, and talks to extend them fell apart Friday, with the White House and Democrats far apart on relief aid.

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U.S. President Donald Trump shows signed executive orders for economic relief during a news conference amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Aug. 8, 2020.

President Donald Trump says he intends to ban the operation of TikTok in the U.S.

Trump said Friday he could take action as soon as Saturday to stop the operation of the popular video-sharing social media app in the U.S.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” he told reporters traveling with him Friday from Florida.

He said he would likely use an executive order to prohibit the app.

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FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, photo shows the icon for TikTok in New York.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - The summer's third and final mission to Mars — featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover — is on the verge of liftoff.

The rover Perseverance will follow China's rover-orbiter combo and a United Arab Emirates orbiter, both launched last week. It will take the spacecraft seven months to reach Mars after traveling 300 million miles.

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A replica of the Mars rover Perseverance is displayed outside the press site at the Kennedy Space Center, July 29, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a new coronavirus economic aid package being unveiled Monday would pay the country’s 16 million unemployed workers 70% of their one-time salaries, but tough negotiations lie ahead with opposition Democrats over the scope of more assistance to offset the severe economic effects of the pandemic. 

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FILE - Job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb., July 15, 2020.

A week after revoking sweeping new restrictions on international students, federal immigration officials on Friday announced that new foreign students will be barred from entering the United States if they plan to take their classes entirely online this fall.

In a memo to college officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said new students who were not already enrolled as of March 9 will "likely not be able to obtain" visas if they intend to take courses entirely online. The announcement primarily affects new students hoping to enroll at universities that will provide classes entirely online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, photo, a gate opens to the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass.

WASHINGTON - John Robert Lewis, a champion of civil rights for African Americans and longtime U.S. lawmaker, has died. He was 80. The veteran congressman died Friday after a yearlong battle with advanced stage pancreatic cancer.   

John Lewis rose to fame as a leader of the modern-day American civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. At age 23, he worked closely with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was the last surviving keynote speaker from the August 1963 March on Washington where King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. During the historic gathering, Lewis reminded America of the power of the civil rights movement. 

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FILE - U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, listens during a news conference Sept. 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

PORTLAND, ORE. - Federal agents in green camouflage uniforms have been taking into custody people in the streets of Portland, not close to federal property that they were sent to protect, in what the ACLU on Friday said "should concern everyone in the United States." 

"Usually when we see people in unmarked cars forcibly grab someone off the street we call it kidnapping," said Jann Carson, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon."The actions of the militarized federal officers are flat-out unconstitutional and will not go unanswered." 

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Police stand as protesters gather during a demonstration, July 16, 2020 in Portland, Ore. Federal officers deployed tear gas and fired less-lethal rounds into a crowd of protesters late Thursday.

 

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