To use his own ludicrous metaphor, President Trump could once shoot someone on Twitter’s Fifth Avenue and get away with it. Not anymore. Twitter — Mr. Trump’s principal means of venting, picking petty fights, governing, campaigning and letting loose with torrents of all-caps — finally decided on Tuesday not to let him behave with impunity.…

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新冠病毒疫情最新消息 Here’s what you need to know: Britain will start mass testing and contact tracing, but other countries are way ahead. Punishment for Myanmar’s lockdown violators? Time in overcrowded jails. The pandemic has pinched China’s long-struggling pro soccer clubs. Scientists are revising their timelines of how the virus spread. Battered by the pandemic, Nissan and…

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The Trump administration is preparing an executive order intended to curtail the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for what gets posted on their platforms, two senior administration officials said early Thursday. Such an order, which officials said was still being drafted and was subject to change, would make it easier for…

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MINNEAPOLIS — Earlier in his career, the African-American chief of the Minneapolis police sued his own department, accusing the leadership of tolerating racism. Once he took charge, he vowed to make mending relations with the city’s black residents a priority. But the department, with its long history of accusations of abuse, finds itself under siege…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For President Trump, it was a chance to rewrite the story line from tragedy to triumph. Even as the United States reached the grim milestone on Wednesday of 100,000 dead from the coronavirus pandemic, he would help mark the nation’s trailblazing return to human spaceflight from American soil. But Mr. Trump’s…

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More than 1,707,700 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 100,400 have died, according to a New York Times database. This map shows where the number of new cases is rising and where it is falling in the last 14 days. Hot spots in the United States How…

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Here’s what you need to know: The tally of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. has surpassed 100,000. Scientists are revising their timelines of how the virus spread. California is the fourth state with at least 100,000 known cases. Washington, D.C., will begin to loosen virus restrictions on Friday. The House holds its first partly remote…

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the State Department no longer considered Hong Kong to have significant autonomy under Chinese rule, a move that indicated the Trump administration was likely to end some or all of the United States government’s special trade and economic relations with the territory in southern…

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Former Representative Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before representing a Dallas-area district in Congress for more than two decades, died Wednesday. He was 89. Mr. Johnson, a conservative Republican, died in Plano, Texas, of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak, said his former spokesman,…

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The protests in Hong Kong this past week have many of the hallmarks of the antigovernment demonstrations last year that came to define the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades. Protesters have tried to target the legislative chambers. They have marched on the streets and waved banners. They have tried to stop traffic. This year,…

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