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Trump blames spike in COVID cases on protests, increased travel and cases from Mexico, even as experts point to early reopenings

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed a dramatic uptick in U.S. coronavirus cases on young people who attended nationwide protests over police brutality, summer holidays, a “substantial increase in travel” and migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, even though his own advisers have also attributed the surge to some states’ early reopenings.

Surges across the country have led to 10 states setting seven-day records for new cases while five states saw a record number of deaths over that period, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday.  

“There are likely a number of causes

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Tokyo Says Stay Home, Trump Warns Crisis to Worsen: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Tokyo’s governor told residents to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors over a holiday weekend amid rising numbers of infections in Japan’s capital. Australia, once hailed as a success in containing the virus, hit a daily record for infections.

President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. outbreak will probably get worse before it gets better. The U.S. accused two Chinese hackers of working with Beijing to steal coronavirus research from Western companies.

Aviation regulators in the European Union and Singapore are working together to establish health safety measures for air travel.

Global Tracker: Cases pass 14.9 million; deaths top 616,000First … Read more

Brexit leader Nigel Farage was briefly denied flight boarding to attend Trump rally until the US deemed his travel as ‘in the national interest’

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage.
Donald Trump and Nigel Farage.

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  • Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was denied boarding while trying to fly from the UK to the US for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma.

  • The Department of Homeland Security conducted a review and made an exception for Farage.

  • The agency said it determined Farage’s travel “would be in the national interest.”

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was denied boarding while trying to fly from the UK to the US on Friday prior to President Donald Trump’s campaign rally — but was allowed entry after

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Trump administration orders Marriott to shutter Cuba hotel by end of August

The U.S. Department of Treasury ordered Marriott to shut down its Four Points Sheraton hotel in Havana, Cuba, by Aug. 31, amid continuing tensions between the two nations. The company will also not be allowed to open other planned hotels.

Marriott first entered Cuba in 2016 following permission from the U.S. government, and its license was both reviewed and renewed in 2018.

“We have recently received notice that the government-issued license will not be renewed, forcing Marriott to cease operations in Cuba,” according to a statement from the company provided by spokesperson Brendan McManus. “Marriott continues to believe that Cuba 

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