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President Trump's Pardons: Stone, Blagojevich and More

NY Times - 4 ore 2 min fa
The president’s decision to commute Mr. Stone’s sentence continues a pattern of his presidency: granting clemency to friends whose cases resonate with him personally.

Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

NY Times - 5 ore 46 min fa
Some officials say that a joint American-Israeli strategy is evolving — some might argue regressing — to a series of short-of-war clandestine strikes.

In Singapore, an Orderly Election and a (Somewhat) Surprising Result

NY Times - 6 ore 31 min fa
The People’s Action Party, which has never been out of power, won yet again, but by a narrower margin than usual. The opposition had sought to deny it “a blank check.”

In Tackling Coronavirus, Scotland Asserts Its Separateness From England

NY Times - 6 ore 37 min fa
The measured response by Scotland’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon, is a marked contrast to the freewheeling approach of Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and appears to be working.

Trump Threatens to Turn Pandemic Schooling Into a Culture War

NY Times - 6 ore 38 min fa
The president might sabotage parents’ best hopes for getting their kids back to school.

Reopening Schools Will Be a Huge Undertaking. It Must Be Done.

NY Times - 6 ore 39 min fa
Officials need to think outside the school building.

Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

NY Times - 7 ore 31 min fa
Two rulings clear the way for prosecutors in New York to seek President Trump’s financial records, but the justices stopped Congress for now.

Amazon Backtracks From Demand That Employees Delete TikTok

NY Times - 7 ore 33 min fa
TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.

Grizzly Bears Around Yellowstone Can Stay on Endangered Species List, Court Rules

NY Times - 7 ore 36 min fa
The decision by a federal appeals court protects about 700 bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from being hunted.

Judge Orders Delay of First Federal Execution in 17 Years

NY Times - 7 ore 39 min fa
The Justice Department immediately appealed the injunction, issued after family members of the victims of the crime argued that the coronavirus made it unsafe for them to travel to witness the execution.

As Trump Demanded Schools Reopen, His Experts Warned of ‘Highest Risk’

NY Times - 7 ore 53 min fa
A briefing packet for federal emergency response teams details the steps schools should take to reopen safely.

U.S. Nears 60,000 New Daily Covid-19 Cases: Live Updates

NY Times - 8 ore 26 min fa
The number of daily global cases also broke a record, with the United States hitting more than 61,000 to be the biggest source of new infections. The U.S. death toll is also on the rise.

How ICE Helped Spread the Coronavirus

NY Times - 8 ore 27 min fa
The New York Times, in collaboration with The Marshall Project, investigated how Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a domestic and global spreader of the virus.

Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone in Case He Long Denounced

NY Times - 8 ore 37 min fa
The president’s friend had been convicted of impeding a congressional inquiry that threatened Mr. Trump.

Dave Eggers: So You Want a Coronavirus Test?

NY Times - 8 ore 43 min fa
You want a coronavirus test? How about next month?

After Trump’s Supreme Court Loss, D.A. Moves Closer to Getting Tax Records

NY Times - 8 ore 45 min fa
A lower-court judge swiftly scheduled a hearing for next week on the Manhattan prosecutor’s demand to see President Trump’s financial records.

Officers Shot Latino Man Five Times in the Back, Autopsy Says

NY Times - 8 ore 48 min fa
Andres Guardado was killed in Southern California last month. His family said he was working as a security guard for an auto body shop the day he was shot.

Pac-12 moves to conference-only schedules for football, fall sports

Daily News - 8 ore 59 min fa

As the start of the fall season in college athletics creeps closer, on Friday the Pac-12 was the latest conference to make a course correction in the face of the ongoing pandemic facing the country.

The Pac-12 announced on Friday that it will move football and all other fall sports to a conference-only schedule in response to the spread of COVID-19. Details of the schedule will be announced no later than July 31.

The Pac-12 is the second Power Five conference to announce it will play only league opponents following the Big Ten’s announcement Thursday. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday that it anticipated a decision on any possible scheduling changes to made in late July.

The Pac-12’s statement Friday said the conference will delay the start of mandatory athletic activities “until a series of health and safety indicators, which have recently trended in a negative direction, provided sufficient positive data to enable a move to a second phase of return-to-play activities.”

The conference also pledged that any student-athlete who decides to opt out of his or her season due to concerns about COVID-19 will have their scholarships honored by their universities.

The decision comes as cases of coronavirus have surged across the country and in the six states where the Pac-12 resides. In his statement, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott implied the move is meant the buy the conference time as it plans for the seasons ahead.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” Scott said. “Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any movement to the next phase of return-to-play activities.”

The cancellation of nonconference games means USC football will no longer open the season against Alabama in Arlington, Texas, nor will the Trojans play rival Notre Dame. This season will mark the first season the two rivals don’t play each other since 1945, which marked the end of a three-year pause in the series due to World War II.

With the Alabama and New Mexico games in the first two weeks of the season canceled, USC would theoretically open the season Sept. 19 at Stanford, though the Pac-12 has kept open the possibility of delaying the start of the season further with the new schedule.

UCLA was set to open its football season with three nonconference games, against New Mexico State at home and then on the road against Hawaii and San Diego State. Now the Bruins’ first game on the current schedule is Sept. 26 against Stanford at the Rose Bowl.

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Del Mar consensus picks for Saturday July 11

Daily News - 9 ore 4 min fa

The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Saturday, July 11 for racing at opening day at Del Mar.

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Trump Says He ‘Aced’ Cognitive Test, but Won’t Release Details

NY Times - 9 ore 9 min fa
President Trump has repeatedly ridiculed Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s fitness to be president. Mr. Biden’s campaign has called it a smear that has backfired.